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5/14/13 12:37 P

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I think we should all notice that after years of being victim to our weight, of BEING a weight, we are now talking about which weight we want and are able to select it.

Talk about a miracle!!

Nell

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5/14/13 12:24 P

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emoticon I am still experimenting with my calorie intake. I just started maintenance in January at 128.8 pounds. Now I am 125.6 I am increasing my calories about 100 per week.

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5/13/13 12:08 P

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Jaynee, it's great you are willing to listen to the wisdom of your own body! I reached my goal and decided to see where my body would go from there. At first I lost a few more pounds, but every time I would go on travel, I'd gain them back. Turns out my body just keeps gravitating to the same weight, which happens to be my goal, so I'll take it.

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5/13/13 6:37 A

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Yes, there is a wealth of wisdom and experience on this team. I, too, decided to lose another 20ish pounds after reaching my initial goal. I did lose it, but then events of life got in the way and the strict nutrition and exercise required to maintain that lower weight just was not possible and I, to regained - big! Now I am just .5 pounds over the center of a "re-re-adjusted" target range. Ten pounds over my lowest, but 10 pounds under my initial range, It will take some time and experience to know what is going to be maintaianable "for life". CONGRATULATIONS on all your success so far and best wishes to you on your continued journey!

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin



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5/13/13 6:09 A

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So much great information. You all know what to do! If you want to lose more then you can and if you want to stay the same you can do that too. Best wishes, Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/13/13 4:56 A

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emoticon I reached my lifetime goal at Weight Watchers and then lost another 20 lbs.....

I gained 6 lbs over the winter. I'm still well within a healthy goal ranger at 116 - and 5'0". But I'd like to take off the 6 lbs. My body is being pretty stubborn about it, so I'm shaking things up a bit.

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5/13/13 3:55 A

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The good thing is you can stop dieting if that is what you have done to get here. Enjoy healthy food and exercise and if you lose more weight, great, if not, you may still be gaining muscle, even better.
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5/12/13 9:07 P

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It seems to me that we all have to spend some time playing around with what our maintenance rage should be. We begin with a number - a weight - we want to reach, but we don't really know what that number (weight) will feel like till we're there. It may be just right - but it may need adjustment. I know mine does. I'm still fiddling with it.

Best thing is that here you can experiment, listen to how others have experimented - and share your successes.

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5/12/13 8:52 P

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works for me, your body will know when its at the weight it needs to be at. I just plan on doing the same stuff i did to lose. as for me too its the new life style for me.

MOVING AND MAINTAINING. Yesterday is gone, let it go, tomorrow hasn't happened, don't long for it. Today is the present .........enjoy it


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5/12/13 7:22 P

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Not wanting to rain on anyone's parade, but having reached "goal" three times in my life, I just feel compelled to add a cautionary note. In 1989 I went from 230 pounds to 135 (the middle of my current weight range). And I decided that I needed to weigh about ten pounds less. I ended up at 116 - my body absolutely could not lose another pound (I'm 5'3" so 116 is within the 'normal' range for height) and while I stayed at that weight for about six years, when I regained, I regained big. Now at this higher-but-still-in-normal range weight, I'm stimply trying to maintain. What will it take to not lose and not gain? At 116 I needed to eat less than 1200 calories a day and exercise two-three hours a day. Now, it's not quite so difficult to maintain this very normal weight. So what if you simply stayed put for a couple of months? What if you just waited a bit? See what your body tells you it needs at the weight you're at today. You can always go back to a weight loss eating plan.

Food for thought ... pun intended....

Stacy, KS

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5/12/13 6:54 P

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Exactly right. I joined what was then the "At Goal & Maintaining" team four pounds before my initial goal. And I had the same kind of attitude you express: I liked the level I was eating at. I liked my activity level, too. Why not let my body decide when I was "done". And it did... about 20 pounds lower.

Good luck with your changed goal. As NellJones said, "you'll know it when you get there."

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5/12/13 6:45 P

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You'll know it when you get there. Welcome to Forever!!

Nell

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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5/12/13 6:33 P

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Sort of. I reached my goal today, but decided that I want to drop another 15#, so I readjusted it. I am considering myself 'at goal' even though I am continuing on. My thinking is this....I will continue what I am doing anyway, as this is my lifestyle now. When my body reaches it's 'setpoint' I will stop losing.

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Jaynee-Pacific Time Goal reached with 130# loss, 138# total loss

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