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11/22/13 6:58 A

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Keep us up on what's going on.

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11/22/13 12:09 A

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In preparation for January I encourage you to browse the "Transition to Maintenance" section of our Big Page of Links - there are answers to a lot of common questions in there:
tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

And when you do reach goal, don't forget to sign up to celebrate your maintenance anniversary with us!
tinyurl.com/My-Maintenance-Anniversa
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From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.

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11/20/13 1:51 P

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Way to go

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11/20/13 10:45 A

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Hi and welcome to the team! Congratulations on reaching your goal and looking around the site. Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon

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11/19/13 8:55 P

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Hope you are enjoying the site.

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11/19/13 8:23 P

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welcome and we're glad you took the step to introduce yourself. Finding this team was a big step in the right direction for me and it sounds like you have picked up on the main ideas for maintenance. Wish you the best in health and fitness!

Oh, and a perfect reward for reaching goal would be to try out some classes at the gym. I love the variety my gym offers and love the sense of accomplishment.

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11/19/13 5:23 P

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Keep pushing.

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11/19/13 2:23 P

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Hi. Welcome and congratualtions on your accomplishments.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

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11/19/13 7:22 A

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Congratulations and welcome!!

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11/18/13 10:33 P

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Congrats and welcome. You have it all worked out whuch is really great. Keep the good work up. Good luck.

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11/18/13 9:24 P

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Thanks, everyone! I've lost weight in the past, but I've never gotten this light since probably childhood. I'm determined to keep it off this time, so I'm sure I'll be here for lots of support.

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11/18/13 6:25 P

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Congratulations!! Good plan!! About the holidays, I've been through them a couple of times since I've been in maintenance and have managed to make it to the end of the year without gaining (I do sometimes have a temporary gain from sodium). I don't rule any food out entirely but I do take small portions. I use a small plate knowing I can always go back for seconds if I'm not full when its done. And I'm ALWAYS full!! Part of our problem with holiday eating is taking too much then getting involved with talking to our family and just eating mindlessly. I've also learned that I enjoy a sliver of pumpkin just as much as a full slice - and I REALLY enjoy leaving the table without being stuffed!! Good luck!! emoticon emoticon

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11/18/13 5:54 P

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Congrats on getting so close to goal!! I agree that it's probably a good idea to think about changes after the Holidays, just keep on doing whatever you are doing until then. Change is tough under the best of conditions, and the holidays are hardly the best time to try to find that new normal.

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11/18/13 5:30 P

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Congratulations on all of your success so far and welcome to the team! Many of us, myself included, continued to lose weight after reaching our initial goals and making the transition to maintenance. My original goal was to get my BMI under 25 and I'm around a 23 most of the time now.

Keep up the great work and let us know if you have any questions navigating maintenance.

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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11/18/13 5:05 P

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Congratulations on your accomplishments, and welcome to the team! You've got a workable plan. Maintenance is tricky, but we're here to help.

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11/18/13 4:48 P

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Hello all! I've been lurking around this group for a few weeks, checking out all of the resources. Since I hit a healthy BMI, I've transitioned more from weight loss more to fitness and body comp, and the weight had been very, very slow coming off. I figured that I wouldn't get anywhere near my original goal until after the first of the year. Then I had a couple of spurts where I dropped pounds quickly, and am now 1-2 lbs from goal.

I'm pretty happy with the size that I am now (a 2/4), and I don't want to be smaller. I just really want to keep progressing with my fitness level and strength training. I do have a bit of anxiety about 140lbs as the stopping point because it is in the higher end of my BMI , but I also didn't think I'd ever have a pair of pants that say "4" at this weight either.

My plan, at this point, is to not start to transition until after the Holidays (when I have historically gained; I've done really well so far and only had one piece of candy for Halloween, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming). Then to start to try to find balance with increasing my calories slowly and see what happens. I primarily workout at home now, but I'd like some more variety and perhaps to get a trainer to shake things up for a bit.

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