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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,244
9/30/11 10:41 P

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Congratulations on four years of maintenance. What a great achievement.
You're right! Some days, weeks, months, or years, are better than others.
Out of my 7+ years at maintenance, my worst year and the most difficult one was the forth year.

One thing for sure! When we reach maintenance, any issues, problems, etc, we've had... don't disappear like magic. The world does not become rosy and 100% sweet and without any struggles and obstacles when we reach maintenance.
The only difference is that we have better tools to handle life's realities and we can do it while staying at maintenance.

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I'll celebrate 10 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2014!

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9/26/11 3:02 P

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emoticon Keep it up!

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9/24/11 12:16 P

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emoticon , great job

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

Don't make todays choices be tomorrows regret

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9/22/11 8:18 P

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I love reading this forum. It is such a great way to remember that we are all working all the time , but enjoying it because we know it keeps us healthy.

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SLOANARTS101 Posts: 419
9/22/11 7:08 A

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This is inspiring! It is not easy and is def ongoing and always will be. It is work and takes determination and thoughtful choice making. I will be 2 years in healthy range in Jan. Can't wait...
Way to go and thanks for sharing
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9/21/11 11:13 P

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I think the first year or so that we maintain, we feel as if we are in "remission" from our unhealthy habits. We are worried that we might relapse at any time. I think by 4 years, we can declare a "cure."

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9/21/11 9:54 P

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Congratulations from me also. That is so inspirational.
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9/21/11 9:26 P

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Thank you everyone - it is great to have the support! I would love to say it gets easier every day but it is more a matter of it being easier some days and still really hard on others. But SparkPeople has been wonderful and I do credit a lot of my continued success with the support I get from others on the site!

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MIRAGE727's Photo MIRAGE727 SparkPoints: (178,172)
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9/21/11 8:22 P

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Another Spark! Thank you & congrats!
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9/21/11 6:53 P

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WooHoo! Great Job!

Susie South Central WI
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
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When you break down goals into smaller steps, it isn't even that hard. All you have to do is say "yes" to the right thing!



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9/21/11 5:39 P

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9/21/11 2:53 P

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congratulations.

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9/21/11 10:39 A

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Head on over to the page to offer congratulations!

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