What an accomplishment! You're off to a great start and you seem to be determined! That is definitely the key to the last few pounds. I discovered that if you look at your new eating style as a permanent change to healthy eating and better long-term health, it is easier to maintain. I've been in maintenance for over two years and I think that the key to my success was to realize that I can never return to the highly "white" diet that I used to enjoy (sugar, processed carbs, etc.) It has honestly been easy as long as I stay away (most of the time) from those foods that lead to my downward spiral.
Thanks for posting this. I allowed myself enjoy some of our family favorite Thanksgiving foods. Posting my maintenance story has been a good reminder that today starts a new week. :-)
Good luck the rest of the way.
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