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6/29/13 10:47 P

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emoticon that's do hard to maintain. I go up and down. But I try to exercise everyday to keep my weight down. But something always can get in your way to try you.

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6/29/13 9:50 P

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emoticon and congratulations on reaching your goal. I totally understand your fear, I had the same when I reached my goal. I continued tracking my nutrition and exercise. I have been successful for 6 months so far. Hang in there, you can do it! Try to take one day at a time and remember we are all in this together!


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6/29/13 7:57 P

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Welcome and congratulations on reaching your goal weight. Best wishes maintaining. Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon

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6/29/13 1:42 P

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I don't think I'll ever be comfortable with maintenance. For me, it takes eternal vigilance to keep from gaining...witness my striving to take off the 4 lbs. or so I picked up on vacation! I still need the discipline of logging my food intake. Welcome to the team, you'll find a lot of wisdom and support here. emoticon

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6/29/13 12:53 P

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Congratulations! You made it! It is a huge adjustment, and you are smart to be aware of it. Just like with losing weight, maintenance takes practice, but the folks here are incredibly supportive, and they'll make it easier.

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6/29/13 12:45 P

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Hi. Welcome to the team. Congratulations on reaching your goal. Feels fantastic doesn't it. I reached goal in January. I still am not comfortable with maintaining. Every week my weight is different. This week I am up .5 pound. I think maintaining is a lot harder than losing. I haven't exercised this week though except in the water. I wasn't exercising really, just in the pool. Lazy lazy week. Plus my niece graduated high school Monday night and there was a party last Saturday. I didn't think I over indulged but...........

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6/29/13 12:13 P

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Congratulations on reaching goal!

The nervousness you're experiencing is quite common among people who are newer to maintaining, especially those of us with yo-yo dieting histories. I spent 25 years in that pattern before I was finally able to break free from it. For me, it has become easier with time. It was hard to initially snap out of the weight-loss mentality and I still had some bad habits that I needed to break even if I was maintaining my weight. Once I became more comfortable with staying the same and began to really ditch my extreme attitudes (I'm the type who was frequently either perfectly on track or horribly off track and I've had to work hard to moderate my behavior), I became more comfortable. I still wouldn't say that it's easy, but it's easier and I feel more confident that I can keep this up for life.

I suggest staying connected here, reading the blogs of our other maintainers and learning from the many pros we've got here. I've learned a lot from the wisdom and experience of those who have come before me and our members are very generous with their advice and support.

My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.

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Hi Everyone,

I have just officially hit my goal and very excited. Right now I'm having a hard time adjusting to the idea of maintaining weight versus losing weight. I hope it gets easier over time. I plan on continuing to exercise 4-5 times per week and track everything I eat. I feel very nervous and during my entire life I have never been able to maintain my weight and have always been a yo yo dieter but not this time I'm committed to this lifestyle change.I was just wondering how long did it take all of you to get comfortable with maintaining your weight and feel that you actually have a handle of things.

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