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How many of you realize that our own SLENDERELLA61, GABY1948, and WATERMELLEN have initiated a trek with a group of nearly 70 Beck Trekkers?

Well, this trek is quite something! If you’re interested in following the trekkers …

Beck Diet Solution team link:
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The Beck Diet Solution Reboot of August 2015 thread link:
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There are some absolutely fabulous blogs and posts of experience with Beck’s work – worked based on cognitive behavioral therapy.

Although I have not read Beck’s books, I worked with a cognitive behavioral therapist for years and can speak to the profound, personal nature of this work. It changed my life for the better and the skills acquired have been applied to other aspects of my life.

Another has found these skills highly transferrable. For her account, see WATERMELLEN’s blog, “ Beck Pink Reboot: Chapter 4, How to Use the Beck Diet Solution” www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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It would be wonderful to see this trek get more exposure on SparkPeople. Please consider giving their blogs a look and “liking” them.


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Ill read ASAP!
8-14-15 Released 2# emoticon during the week wedding! emoticon 5 more to goal! I WORKED & PLAYED allot! It was SO fun & loving! emoticon Catching up with bills, travel emoticon things & HUGE RAIN storms! emoticon How are YOU? emoticon

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emoticon for sharing Bonnie! Inspiring read.

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emoticon I read it! Lovely!

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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7/9/15 9:57 P

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I have a sparkfriend named Bonnie who has lost 106lbs already in the last year and though she's still not at goal I think that this achievement is huge! She overcomes so much on a daily basis and recently she has the dream to do the Tinkerbell Half Marathon but she would need help to make the dream a reality. I think it would be really neat to get her blog post about her dream featured and I know if anyone can do it it's this team! She's so giving and selfless and it took a lot of courage for her to share this and create a GoFundMe. I'd love to see her be able to live her dream she's a huge inspiration to me and I know would be to so many. If anyone can do this it's her! I believe in her so much! So I thought I'd recommend it for shining the spotlight on her. Here's her blog post about it.

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
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7/2/15 6:36 P

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Maintaning is harder than losing the weight.

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I've been maintaining for 9 years! It is harder than weight loss in so many ways, but so worth the process. Other maintainers on Sparkpeople have been such an inspiration to me. Thank you for all the support!


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GREAT BLOG!

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6-13-15 This is what I am up to: Today is the day for the event of this trip! Disney Legend roast. Ive been hiking hills, daily, feeling GREAT! Home Monday! Be the health you want to be & I will too! emoticon emoticon

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked´ NUOVAELLE’s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.com.

This week, we'd like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by HONEYBEESBLISS. “The heart of why I shared the photos in my blog is that I want each person to know they are completely normal and beautiful just as they are and if they see someone who seems to look perfect on the outside it could be that they are dressing their body very well, you aren't looking close enough, or they are enjoying good genetics for the time being,” said HONEYBEESBLISS. “The truth is we all will get some sort of saggy skin eventually even if it is simply from aging over time. It's simply a part of life and just like our weight doesn't affect our beauty, and our skin being perfect doesn't affect our beauty either. It's freeing to know that and it's a good feeling to look at old photos or current photos and see that truth. It didn't happen overnight for me I had to work on that mental part, and still do. Just like with weight loss, we don't stop all our good habits but keep them ongoing. It helped to share this common experience with others and blog it out and come to realizations during the process. But the benefits of putting in the effort and work is worth it. Part of that work was starting to look at and treat myself just like I would anyone else. I see the beauty in others no matter what and it's nice to turn that around and see yourself that way too. It takes practice, willingness and determination to be kind to myself. And it's worth it! Each one of us is worth the effort and we deserve to enjoy our life just as we are.”

In her blog, HONEYBEESBLISS shares photos of her pre-weight loss body in all its beauty:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=59
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We encourage you to read HONEYBEESBLISS and if you find her photos and perspective inspiring, please ‘like’ it so that it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
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482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
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h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links
Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked´ JEANKNEE’s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.com.

This week, we'd like to turn your attention to a recent blog written by NUOVAELLE. “I had originally lost 42 pounds in 2012 by sticking to a rule that I learned on SparkPeople: We want this to be a change that will last for a lifetime so we only make changes that we know we can maintain,” said NUOVAELLE. “I managed to maintain this weight loss with slight ups and downs for two years. Healthy eating and exercise had become a habit. There was only one thing remaining that was capable of setting me back: emotional eating.

“The last months of 2014 and 2015 so far have almost wrecked me,” said NUOVAELLE. “I've always been a person who absorbed emotions like a sponge. Once felt, they only grew bigger. And if you have turned to food for comfort once, you are prone to do it again. But I'm sure that the habits I learned on SparkPeople and the mindset that has been carved these past five years that I've been here, helped to minimize the damage. This is what I describe in my blog and this is what led me back on the right track where I hope to stay!”

In her blog, NUOVAELLE writes about how she’s managed to hold on to many of her healthy habits in spite of the challenging times she’s experienced recently:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=59
31265


We encourage you to read NUOVAELLE’s blog and if you find her message about holding fast to our healthy habits in tough times inspiring, please ‘like’ it so that it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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6-7-15-I am SO excited YOU got your B'Day wish! emoticon The triple Crown!!!
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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
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5-26-15 Happy B'Day Sara!!!! emoticon Back to work; walking Lucy; emoticon starting new project Flowers emoticon , more later as it develops! Love ALL of you! emoticon

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
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"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

A big ‘thanks’ to everyone who read and ‘liked´ ADARKARA’s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.com.

This week, we'd like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by JEANKNEE. “The improved health and well-being I’ve gained over the last 23 months have been hard earned and well worth the effort,” said JEANKNEE. “Despite the life challenges experienced during this time, I have managed to ‘keep on keepin’ on.’”

“Movement is where my journey began,” said JEANKNEE. “Movement has not only supported my physical health, it has also kept me mentally and emotionally sane. Getting out for a walk, hike, or run does wonders for my soul. Nine weeks ago that would change. An injury became painfully apparent following a morning run. Following a visit to my doctor I learned that it would likely be 12 weeks before a return to running could be considered. Walking and hiking would also be a ‘no go’ for some time.”

“Grateful for what I have learned over the course of this journey, I knew what I had to do,” said JEANKNEE. “My nutritional intake had to be reduced SIGNIFICANTLY and NOW, if the improvements gained were to be maintained and expected setbacks during recovery were to be minimized. I’m nine weeks into recovery and so far, so good. My weight is essentially holding steady with, perhaps, a slight downward trend and I am exploring other ways to maintain my mental and emotional health given my continued physical limitations.”

In her blog, JEANKNEE writes about how the team’s maintenance challenges first helped her to find her way in her early days of maintenance and how they’ve also helped her navigate the challenging waters of coping with an injury and continuing to stay on track:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=59
26013


We encourage you to read JEANKNEE’s blog and if you find her methodologies for staying on track in maintenance useful and inspiring, please ‘like’ it so that it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
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482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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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emoticon (I AM DOING IT, have been since 3-16-12!!!!) emoticon emoticon

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I wrote a new blog about my success, so far this month, "DOWN 3 #'s since going to dietitian" please check it out & reply, ok? emoticon emoticon

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Fabulous photos!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Great ADARKARA

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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked´ GABY1948’s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.com.

This week, we'd like to focus your attention on a recent blog written by ADARKARA. “As someone who really likes logic and math, the hardest parts of dealing with maintenance are the unknown variables: sodium, muscle gain, hormonal water retention, etc.,” said ADARKARA. “I love to know the reasons why things happen, and coming to SparkPeople every day has really helped me discover my own personal biological ‘patterns’, which does often help me navigate the illogical emotional reaction to weight gain on the scale. When I hit goal, the first thing I did was start a decent strength training routine using my favorite tool: kettlebells! I learned I LOVED strength training, but trying to figure out all the variables of maintenance while adding in muscle building turned out to complicate the equation. Add to that a severe bout of anxiety and depression that lasted all winter and BAM! Weight regain!”

“Since the spring, I've managed to climb out of my emotional hole, but even so, being a woman can complicate things at certain times,” said ADARKARA. “During these times, despite feeling like I can't do anything right, I always try to keep these things in mind: I may be a similar weight to this time last year, but I'm a smaller size, I'm eating healthy and working out several days a week, and I have the support I need at SparkPeople.”

In her blog, ADARKARA writes about some of the emotional struggles she’s experienced in maintenance and how she’s tried to keep things in perspective in spite of them::

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=59
27042


We encourage you to read ADARKARA’s blog and if you can identify with her struggles and triumphs in maintenance, please ‘like’ it so that it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
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h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


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All the best,
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P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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5-13-15 LOVE TO MISSLIZZY's family, friends, church & prayers, too! It is a VERY hard time for all of them!

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5-12-15 Tidings of my day: A LOYAL FRIEND ALWAYS HOLDS TO WHAT IS LOVELY WITHIN US & OVERLOOKS OUR SHORTCOMINGS (Tender Thoughts) Hi! SP Friends! emoticon

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5-11-15 My personal update: I'm back to work, even though it is at home & I have LOVELY benefits, we are still back to it! emoticon Yesterday was a blast! DH & I went to visit his mom. Brought fresh veggies & fruit & healthy Chinese food. The restaurants were all filled up! We had more fun at her home, anyway! GOURGOUS day! emoticon

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Gaby's blog is wonderful! I am SO happy for her, finding 'her' way!!!!! emoticon

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"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

A big ‘thanks’ goes out to everyone who read and ‘liked´ SUNNYBEACHGIRL’s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.com.

This week, we'd like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by GABY1948. “‘How did I get here?’ That is the question I keep asking myself now that I have finally slain the ‘last big giant’ in my life,” said GABY1948. “A couple of months ago I wrote a blog about finally, at age 66, soon to be 67 in July, reaching goal weight for the first time in my life. This after a lifelong battle with every form of disordered eating known to man/woman. Problems in childhood, later life and all through life contributed to my erratic and disordered eating. Each step along the way through my battles I felt another layer of ‘scales’ fall away. The Lord was definitely the Leader on my journey and He didn’t take me too quickly, as is His way, so that I would truly learn. I wrote of my introduction to my ‘reaching goal’ on The Beck Diet Solution Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person. But, quite some months before that, I had first spent a lot of time trying to discover a solution of a different kind. The ‘dragon’ that had plagued me since at least nine years of age had to be slain first. It might have been even earlier, but that dragon had traveled in one form or another through my whole life with me...never leaving. That dragon was binge eating. This is my story of that part of my journey. I waited until my first anniversary of being binge-free to share that triumph because I needed to know that it was gone. I now feel certain I will never gain this weight back again, and also know that because of my discovery of coconut oil, I will never binge again. I do not even consider binge-eating over anything. These are both the keys of my healthy life. I will NEVER go back!”

In her blog, GABY1948 celebrates her first anniversary of being binge free and shares some tips on how she’s managed to ward off her binge-eating episodes::

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We encourage you to read GABY1948’s blog and if you find her binge-free status inspiring, please ‘like’ it so that it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

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It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
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Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked´ JEANKNEE’s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.com.

This week, we'd like to turn your attention to a recent blog written by SUNNYBEACHGIRL. “Many of the posts on maintainers and other forums are about weight creep in maintenance and the difficulty in getting back down,” said SUNNYBEACHGIRL. “I have been looking for inspiration for my own weight creep and decided to look back at some of my own strategies. The ‘track everyday, eat fewer fat calories, increase exercise minutes by a lot for a month’ strategy helped me to get over a previous plateau. So it seemed like a good tool to help get off the seven pounds I have put on since December. Not a lot of weight, but sometimes it seems that a small amount is even harder to get off. I am retired and still do some volunteering and spend a lot of time visiting and running after my three-year-old grandson. My mother is 93 and healthy, but is becoming more forgetful and frail, which has added some additional responsibility and stress in the last year. Checking in to SparkPeople every day has really helped me to keep on top of the maintenance struggle, to give me a place to be thoughtful about emotional eating and to realize I am not alone in the process. I have been maintaining for one and a half years and plan to keep it up.”

In her blog, SUNNYBEACHGIRL expands upon the reasons why she finds maintenance to be so difficult at times, but also delves into why it’s important for her to do her best to stay on track:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
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We encourage you to read SUNNYBEACHGIRL’s blog and if you can identify with her struggles and motivators, please ‘like’ it so that it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
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It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
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h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
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emoticon 9 calories make a HUGE difference!!!!!

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
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"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

A big ‘thanks’ goes out to everyone who read and ‘liked´ KRISZTA11’s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.com.

This week, we'd like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by JEANKNEE. “The improved health and well-being I’ve gained over the last 22 months have been hard-earned and well worth the effort,” said JEANKNEE. “Despite the life challenges experienced during this time, I have managed to keep on keepin’ on. Movement is where my journey began. Movement has not only supported my physical health, it has kept me mentally and emotionally sane. Getting out for a walk, hike, or run does wonders for my soul.”

“Six weeks ago that would change,” said JEANKNEE. “An injury became painfully apparent following a morning run. Following a visit to my doctor,I learned that it would likely be 12 weeks before a return to running could be considered. Walking and hiking would also be a ‘no go’ for some time. Grateful for what I have learned over the course of this journey, I knew what I had to do. My nutritional intake had to be reduced SIGNIFICANTLY and NOW, if the improvements I made were to be maintained and expected setbacks during recovery were to be minimized.”

“Six weeks into recovery and so far, so good,” said JEANKNEE. “My weight is essentially holding steady with a slight downward trend and I am exploring other ways to maintain my mental and emotional health given my continued physical limitations.”

In her blog, JEANKNEE expands upon the adjustments she’s made following her injury:

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We encourage you to read JEANKNEE’s blog and if you find her strategies for staying in the game, both mentally and physically, when injury strikes helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
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482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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I went & read her blog.... FABULOUS! She knows herself! I friended her, too! emoticon

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Busy hard day, emotionally for DH. I'm trying to keep up, too! emoticon

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Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked´ ON2VICTORY’s blog, which will further increase the visibility of his blog around SparkPeople and provide a boost to many others who have experienced similar struggles.

This week, we'd like to focus your attention on a recent blog written by KRISZTA11. “I have been on maintenance since September 2011, enjoying a balanced healthy lifestyle most of the time, but occasional clusters of overeating kept bothering me,” said KRISZTA11. “I thought I knew all about maintenance, but Spark Friends mentioned that reading and practicing The Beck Diet Solution helped them to improve their eating habits further--and it helped me too. In the past three months, I have had hardly any problems with overeating, and only one very mild craving which I overcame easily. In March and April, I'm extremely busy at work, but I keep my healthy habits on the very top of my priority list, no matter what. My number one self-help book is still The Spark, and this is my favorite quote: ‘When life is difficult, you've got to take control of what you can. When confidence is low, that's exactly when you need to be at your healthiest, strongest and most energetic. There is no better time to create your own little corner of sanity and positive feeling.’"

In her blog, KRISZTA11 elaborates on why keeping up with our healthy habits is so very beneficial, especially when life gets a bit hectic:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=59
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We encourage you to read KRISZTA11’s blog and if you find its message about how making consciously good choices can help us push through stressful times helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
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482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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Todays Update: Happy hump day! emoticon emoticon I just signed up for 2 Flash Mobs emoticon , this month! FUN! Off to ZUMBA emoticon & work emoticon ! Be healthy, we are worth the effort! emoticon


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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Update for today: Today I won most popular blog for my 3 yr Sparkaversary, WOW! Also performing my marionette today @ a flash mob for children! BE HAPPY! emoticon



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

A big ‘thanks’ to everyone who read and ‘liked´ WATERMELLEN´s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we'd like to shine the spotlight on a familiar face to many people who have been around SparkPeople.com for a while, ON2VICTORY. “I’m turning 46 years old this year and have been on this journey now since 2008,” said ON2VICTORY. “My starting weight was 385 pounds and I have lost a total of 118. During the course of my journey, I really fell in love with running and endurance sports and was very successful up until last year when I experienced an injury and surgery at the same time and, as a result, wound up regaining about 35 pounds. I am currently working hard toward getting back on track and regaining my momentum.

In his blog, ON2VICTORY delves into some of the issues that have caused him to backslide during a very trying period in his life:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=59
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We encourage you to read ON2VICTORY’s blog and if you can relate to the inner turmoil he writes about, please leave some words of encouragement and support and ‘like’ his blog so that more people can do the same. Many of us go through periods of intense struggle, whether we’re on maintenance or not yet at goal, and the support offered by the community here can go a long way in giving each other a much-needed boost during those difficult periods.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
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482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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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My tablet would not let me go to my teams, while I was traveling! emoticon I have missed you all so much!!!!

I found out yesterday, I was Spark People Motivator of the day on 4-8-15 ! Please see my blog, dated today 4-10-15 emoticon emoticon WOW! I'm thrilled!!!!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked´ GABY1948´s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we'd like to turn your attention to the first in one of a series of recent blogs written by one of our maintenance veterans, WATERMELLEN. After losing 80 pounds and going from 230 to 150 in 2001-2002, WATERMELLEN maintained her losses for several years. In 2009, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and subsequently gained 22 pounds. While undergoing radiation therapy, she found SparkPeople.com and was able to get comfortably back into her size 8s once again. Initially frustrated by her ups and downs on maintenance, she credits her discovery of Judith S. Beck's Beck Diet Solution in January 2011 with helping her to take off another 10 pounds and teaching her how to take the yo-yoing out of her maintenance range.

In her blog, WATERMELLEN raises a series of questions about the possible correlation between mental health issues and obesity and the stigma that is attached to both:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
99239


We encourage you to read WATERMELLEN’s blog and if you find her questions surrounding these issues helpful and thought-provoking, please ‘like’ it so it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople. WATERMELLEN also followed this blog up with several others on the same topic, and we recommend that you check those out as well.

( www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
99912
and www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=59
00490
)

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ PEGGYT3’s blog, which will increase its visibility and her wonderful success story around SparkPeople.com.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by GABY1948. “I have been on a whirlwind ride of my life for the last few months since I joined the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team,” said GABY1948. “My world has absolutely opened since becoming a member. I have belonged to SparkPeople since October 2008, but before I just used it for basics--tracking fitness and food, playing games and reading articles and a few short blogs.”

“My life changed when I joined the AGM&TM team after my wonderful friend SLENDERELLA61 suggested I join for more support and learning,” said GABY1948. “Well, I got more than support out of this team. I began researching the great materials that are there for all of us. There is so much information on this team--one could never run out of new things to learn no matter what stage we are at as losers or maintainers. I began reading the blogs of the multi-year maintainers and started learning that they are all people too--just like me with ups and downs and honesty about all their journeys. And somehow I got the ‘SPARK’ too. I absolutely owe my newly-attained maintenance status to this team and its members. My ultimate reward is to finally be at goal and happy and know that I'm not ‘unhelpable.’”

In her blog, GABY1948 writes about how joining the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team BEFORE she reached goal helped give her the extra motivation and support she needed to reach her goals:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
93463


We encourage you to read GABY1948’s blog and if you find its message about why maintenance support can be useful regardless of what stage we’re at in our journeys, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

A big ‘thanks’ to everyone who read and ‘liked’ KANOE10’s blog, which will increase its visibility and her wonderful success story around SparkPeople.com.

This week, we’d like to turn your attention to a recent blog written by PEGGYT3. Having just celebrated her 84th birthday on March 17, PEGGYT3 says that she has many exciting events in the months ahead. “May and June will be busy months because I'll be traveling to a granddaughter's graduation at the University of North Carolina, another granddaughter's wedding in Chicago and a grandson's wedding in Texas,” said PEGGYT3. “I'll keep logging on to SparkPeople and keeping records of my calories and exercise as much as possible while I'm traveling. Always being aware of the need for small portions of food and large portions of exercise are what keep me at my goal.”

In her blog, PEGGYT3 writes about how these upcoming events are providing her with fresh motivation to keep up her healthy maintenance habits:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
90661


We encourage you to read PEGGYT3’s blog and if you find its message about continuing to look for new motivators in maintenance helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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Great job Jessihover2

If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.

~Robert Conklin



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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ BANANAMAG’s recent blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog by JESSIHOVER2. “I started off as 300-pound stay-at-home mom who refused to be the big mommy when my daughter started school,” said JESSIHOVER2. “I very slowly started to exercise and combined that with learning how to eat right. I fell in love with exercise and have learned how to fuel my body, not just eat. In maintenance I've learned that life is all about balance, not just in eating and exercise, but also in mental health. I've learned that having a bad day doesn't lead to a bad life. If I eat the ‘wrong’ thing I have learned to get over it.”

In her blog, JESSIHOVER2 writes about her ups and downs in her three years on maintenance and how she’s started to come into her own in her healthy lifestyle:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
79029


We encourage you to read JESSIHOVER2’s blog and if you find her path to greater balance in maintenance inspiring, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


 current weight: -2.0  under
 
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Thanks, Barb. It's a good one, so I'll definitely be looking to feature it in the coming weeks!

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Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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KANOE10 did a really great retrospective this morning on nearly four years of maintenance and learning to be an "imperfect maintainer" rather than a "perfect dieter". Really resonated with me, and I'm both liking it and recommending it to be a team highlight.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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- Barb

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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

A big ‘thanks’ goes out to everyone who read and ‘liked’ SLENDERELLA61’s recent blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story.

"I have never been a very active person," said BANANAMAG. "Even as a child, I would much rather have read a book than play outside. And although my parents always tried to provide healthy foods for me, I've been overweight most of my life. When I found out about SparkPeople through my younger sister (TALVARADO6), the biggest eye-opener for me was that I could get down to a healthy weight by simply losing one pound a week for a year. My husband and I were also planning to start a family in about a year, so it seemed perfect. I had watched my sister struggle with weight-related issues in her pregnancy, and I knew that I needed to get my body in shape for this very important task.”

"I started slowly, tracking my food only four days a week and not adding any additional exercise," said BANANAMAG. "As a preschool teacher, I figured my job was my workout! As time went on, I got more and more serious and more and more determined to get to a healthy BMI before the end of the school year. Little by little, things added up until I was probably a bit too serious about it. I walked at least 10,000 steps in every day, including a (normally tough) workout of at least 45 minutes. I had a food scale that I put almost every morsel of food on, from the main dish to my veggies. I stayed at a 1,000-calorie deficit almost every day, except for two days a week when my husband and I would go out for dinner and then I would often come home and continue to eat. I don't remember ever losing more than two pounds a week and never had any exercise-related injuries, so I had no motivation to stop. And I didn't really realize how much I was doing because it had built up so slowly over time."

"When I reached my goal, it was a sigh of relief for me," said BANANAMAG. "I realized that my strict measuring of food was not going to work in the long run and was actually causing stress in my relationship with my husband. So, I started being a bit more flexible there, allowing a bit of eyeballing with produce and not keeping track of every little spice my husband might put into a meal. I also stopped weighing in daily and started only stepping on the scale three times a week, which released some more stress that I had unintentionally been causing myself. I thankfully had reached my goal a few months before the end of the school year, which is when my husband and I were going to start trying to start a family. So I was able to keep the pressure off myself by transitioning slowly to eating enough calories to truly maintain."

"It's a bit of a Catch-22 that my efforts to get down to a healthy weight in order to have a healthy pregnancy actually caused my hormones to stop functioning as they should," said BANANAMAG. "But it has given me time to enjoy this new body and learn how to manage it. And I've gotten more precious alone time with my husband. I don't regret losing the weight at all, but I do hope that others can learn from my experience. The gentler you can be with yourself, the better!"

In her blog, BANANAMAG expands upon the lessons she’s learned in her first year of maintenance and how they’ve led her to strive for greater balance:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
70368


We encourage you to read BANANAMAG’s blog and if you find her the strategies for cultivating greater life balance in maintenance helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


 current weight: -2.0  under
 
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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ TINASWEEP’s recent blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story.

This week, we’d like to shine turn your attention to a recent blog written by SLENDERELLA61. “I have considered myself in maintenance since March 2009 and have kept off around 80 pounds since the,” said SLENDERELLA61. “I tried intuitive eating for eleven months, most of 2014, but found that I was maintaining five to six pounds over the weight I wanted and having to consciously cut back food at least for a couple days a month. But using the book referenced in my blog, I'm back down celebrating 85 pounds gone, and planning to maintain this weight! Since I was last featured, I've run my 5th and 6th half marathons and am now training for Senior Games 5K run, 5K walk and 1.5K walk. I am particularly proud of my perseverance despite recurring foot problems. Also, I continue to ballroom dance regularly with my husband and am glad to report that we have finally mastered the tango.”

“Although I lost most of my weight while working full time, I adjusted to retirement without regain and then adjusted to long hours of infant care while my daughter works,” said SLENDERELLA61. “Life continues to change as my granddaughters, now 4 and 7, grow and develop new interests. These days there is homework to supervise and piano practice to oversee, as well as swimming and gymnastic lessons to get the kids to timely. But being a healthy role model for my grandkids is probably my most important role these days. I love being able to chase the kids all over the yard!

“I've been a regular on SparkPeople for over 5 years now,” said SLENDERELLA61. “I love my SparkFriends and this SparkTeam. I really appreciate the maintenance challenges. If I'm counting right, I've now participated in eleven of them, successfully completing six, weighing in timely once a week for nine weeks and in goal weight range. I doubt that it will ever be easy for me, but I know without a doubt that it is well worth it!”

In her blog, SLENDERELLA 61 writes about about how to stay motivated in maintenance and set yourself back on the right track when little slips rear their heads:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
67046


We encourage you to read SLENDERELLA61’s blog and if you find her the strategies she shared for getting back on track helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

A big ‘thanks’ to everyone who read and ‘liked’ BROOKLYN_BORN’s recent blog and nominated her as a SparkPeople Motivator, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by TINASWEEP. “I lost a total of 95 pounds, regained 20 and am learning how to deal with working off flux weight during the maintenance phase,” said TINASWEEP. “I continue to struggle with food addiction, though my struggles with it do not consume my thoughts as they once did. I also continue to struggle making exercise habitual, when everything else is clamoring for attention in my day. The tools I was able to use up until now are not as efficient as I need for a busy life, but the work I've invested previously using them becomes second nature as you keep going and that's where I'm at. My next goals include finishing my tattoo, burning off the flux weight, purchasing a home, meeting new people in the community, and spreading asexual awareness as I have the time available.”

In her blog, TINASWEEP reflects on her four years of maintenance, how she’s managed with her goals in tandem with a busy lifestyle and expands upon her goals for the year ahead as she seeks to create greater balance in all areas of her life:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
58320


We encourage you to read TINASWEEP’s blog and if you find her reflections on seeking balance in maintenance through life’s ups and downs helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
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482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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Thanks so much! I've added to her blog to the list and have contacted her to see if she'll agree to let us feature her blog.

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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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I just read her blog and my jaw dropped when she said she sustained a 1000 calorie deficit for a whole year!!! And then she's had health issues and the doctor says her body went into starvation mode when she thought she was doing something healthy. I like how at the end of her post she tells others to listen to their body and hunger if it's really hunger and not just cravings. So many people tend to do this because we all want to reach our goals as soon as possible but sometimes slow and steady really is the best thing we can do for ourselves! I just thought this is one that more people should read! www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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1/29/15 9:59 A

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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ HONEYBEESBLISS’s recent blog and nominated her as a SparkPeople Motivator, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story.

This week, we’d like to turn your attention to a recent blog written by BROOKLYN_BORN. BROOKLYN_BORN says that she had been in denial about her weight for 25 years. She believed that her weight gain was an inevitable part of getting older and blamed her age, job stress and hormones. She ignored it since she was healthy and quite fit "for her age". She ran 20 miles per week, drank only water and, thanks to sizing-creep and forgiving fabric, was still wearing the same size. When she retired and two of her three excuses disappeared, she started to face reality. She discovered SparkPeople and the truth: she was eating enormous quantities of food. As a math/computer science teacher she loves numbers and the tracker put the numbers front and center; numbers that she didn’t love so much. It took BROOKLYN_BORN almost a year to lose 25 pounds, not a pace that gets much attention. However, as she says, "I believe in gradualism, baby steps, as long as they were moving in the right direction.”

Having maintained her losses for more than five years, BROOKLYN_BORN attributes her success to the habits she describes in a recent blog. “Those three habits I described--hop on scale, get my coffee, log in to SparkPeople--have kept me doing just fine,” said BROOKLYN_BORN. “I’ve got two half marathons on my spring schedule, one with my daughter, Sparker Hayburner1969, and one in Europe when DH has a conference. If I’m going to be there anyway, I might as well run 13.1 miles. I’m also on the steering committee of our church’s ‘Health and Holiness’ program where we promote taking care of ourselves in all aspects of our lives by providing activities, resources, support and encouragement--just like SparkPeople, but with a spiritual context. My daughter and I have been invited to give a presentation on this at a state conference. I’ve found that helping and encouraging others is actually helping ME stay on track.”

In her blog, BROOKLYN_BORN writes about the habits that have kept her on track for the past five years, including daily weigh ins, a sometimes controversial topic for people who are trying to get healthier and lose or maintain their weight:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
57678


We encourage you to read BROOKLYN_BORN’s blog and if you find her strategies for staying on track in maintenance and the reasoning behind her daily weigh ins helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


 current weight: -2.0  under
 
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1/22/15 6:04 A

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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

A big ‘thanks’ goes out to everyone who read and ‘liked’ JCORYCMA’s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to focus your attention on a recent blog written by HONEYBEESBLISS. “I used to think I was doomed to being overweight after attempting many times to get fit,” said HONEYBEESBLISS. “Now I feel like this time I actually am in control of my weight. In the past I always felt like I was barely holding on and any little thing would cause me to slip up. As I look back on those times, I can see the things that led to my failure and feel confident that I won't be repeating them anymore. I'm amazed at how my life has changed and this time I approached it as life changes as I went, it was lots of small things over time that I slowly changed or I focused on that started fitting into place like putting together a puzzle. Each individual has different things that work and don't work and so problem solving along the way is huge because you learn to see anything you come across as simply a challenge to creatively think through or problem solve and once you hit upon the solution that helps you the most you repeat it moving forward and continue doing the same for any other challenges that pop up. No challenge, set-back, or perceived failure is actually ‘The End’ and is permanent failure unless you quit!”

“I've found that enjoying what I eat, exploring new foods and finding new loves has overhauled my diet in huge ways that I would have never expected,” said HONEYBEESBLISS. “It was one recipe at a time, one experiment at a time and finding new things to crave pushed the old unhealthy cravings to the back and lessened their hold. This is also like a puzzle to figure out for yourself and there are so many wonderful ideas on Pinterest to try, simply searching and getting excited to try a new recipe helps motivate me to cook more and the more I find that I love the more excited I get to try more new things. I like to say I became a foodie on my weight-loss journey. That might seem counterintuitive, but we eat what we love and we always go back to what we love, so finding new loves is really helpful in supporting a healthy weight. Instead of food being the enemy, it's my friend. Now I look forward to trying new snack ideas and things for lunch and dinner, whereas in the past I looked forward to making new cupcakes, LOL! I feel like I'm more adventurous that I ever was before and very much happier with my overall diet than I ever have been in the past and seeing that change also helps me know I'll stick with this life-change. Instead of feeling restricted, I feel like a whole new world of food has opened up to me that I enjoy more.”

In her blog, HONEYBEESBLISS expands upon the idea of how she’s identified the things that have held her back from reaching her goals in the past and how she’s reframed her thinking to help her reach her weight-loss goals in a happy and sustainable way:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
55850


We encourage you to read HONEYBEESBLISS’s blog and if you think the changes she’s made and the lessons she’s learned are inspiring, please 'like' it so it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.

HONEYBEESBLISS has also yet to be named a Motivational Member in spite of everything she’s achieved. We encourage you to also consider nominating her as a Motivational Member in the category of ‘Weight Loss’, the most visible one here on SparkPeople:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as
p?id=HONE
YBEESBLISS


If you see the SparkPeople Motivator button on her page, this means our efforts have already been successful and more people will have access to her inspiring story and achievements.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x4948R>2091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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12/14/14 6:22 P

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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

A big ‘thanks’ to everyone who read and ‘liked’ TUTUNAN’s blog and nominated her as a SparkPeople Motivator, which will further increase the visibility of her wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to focus your attention on a recent blog written by KELLIEBEAN. “When I came home from my honeymoon in 2006, I was 172 pounds,” said KELLIEBEAN. ”A new all-time high. I'm not sure how much more I went up after that because I stopped weighing myself. I didn't want to see those kinds of numbers anymore. So I kept eating and sitting. I would get so upset when a big event came up like a reunion, wedding or family event. People I hadn't seen in a long time always saw me overweight and unhealthy. I would weep on the inside wishing I had maintained the last weight loss I had achieved.”

“What occurred to me this year is I have FINALLY maintained a healthy lifestyle,” said KELLIEBEAN. “Forget the fact that I am keeping my weight at or just below 140 pounds these days but I have muscles, I can run up three or four flights of stairs, I have stamina, I can run 5Ks. I could never run five blocks before, nor did I want to. It brought tears to my eyes recently when DH and I started planning a trip to Mexico in March next year. I realized that I do not have to start restricting my diet and working out like crazy to get ready for the trip. I just have to keep doing what I'm doing, living my healthy lifestyle. When we leave for Mexico, I will not be weeping on the inside that I didn't maintain yet again.”

In her blog, KELLIEBEAN reflects on important historical events in history on the day she wrote her blog, including her maintenance anniversary and how SparkPeople has helped her reach that important milestone:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
22527


We encourage you to read KELLIEBEAN’s blog and if you think the confidence she has that she’ll continue to keep her weight off is inspiring, please 'like' it so it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x4948R>2091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links







Never, ever, EVER give up!

From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.

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12/4/14 5:44 A

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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

We hope all of our American members had a lovely Thanksgiving and that everyone is ready for the rest of the holiday season.

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ PMRUNNER’s blog, which will further increase its visibility and hiswonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by TUTUNAN. “My story is similar to so many others,” said TUTUNAN. “I have spent a lifetime dieting with only fleeting successes. I hated myself, and could not understand why I was so obsessive over food.”

“Early in 2010 I saw a short article in Good Housekeeping magazine about SparkPeople, so after a dressing down by my doctor--he was stunned that I had gained five pounds in three months--I decided to give it a try,” said TUTUNAN. “In the beginning I was very strict. I kept my food at 1,200-1,300 calories and walked two miles a day. I logged and followed my program to the best of my ability. I have learned so much from the SparkPeople articles, as well as from member blogs. Just this week as I was reading a blog about snacking, a bell went off and I figured out (finally) that I can control a certain salty cracker just by not eating the first one! It works.”

“I am getting more comfortable with maintenance, said TUTUNAN. “I weigh every day, and adjust my food accordingly. I avoid my trigger foods, and I have a running calorie count in my head. I eat and drink everything in moderation. I tend to make my food choices by their satiety factor. Trust me, it is never too late to lose weight. I am 81 years old, and am in great shape. I am healthy and I walk two to three miles or play golf nearly every day. My doctor is happy, and so am I!”

In her blog, TUTUNAN addresses the fear of regain that many maintainers experience at one point or another:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
15597


We encourage you to read TUTUNAN’s blog and if you find her determination to keep her weight off inspiring, please 'like' it so it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.

TUTUNAN has also yet to be named a SparkPeople Motivator in spite of everything she’s achieved, so please also consider stopping by her main page and nominating her as a Motivator in the category of ‘Weight Loss’, the most visible one here on SparkPeople:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as
p?id=TUTU
NAN


If you see the SparkPeople Motivator button on her page, this means our efforts have already been successful and more people will have access to her inspiring journey and success story.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x4948R>2091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


 current weight: -2.0  under
 
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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

We hope everyone is geared up for the Thanksgiving weekend and that you’re able to relax and enjoy your time with family and friends.

A big ‘thanks’ to everyone who read and ‘liked’ KRISZTA11’s blog, which will further increase its visibility and her wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to turn your attention to a recent blog written by PMRUNNER. Having been on maintenance for just over two years so far, he says that after his last deployment, where he had limited exercise and did not eat well for 12 months, he found himself the heaviest he had ever been. “I was frustrated and wanted change,” said PMRUNNER. “While I lost some weight on my own, I started to gain it back and was looking for a better long-term solution. I stumbled upon SparkPeople and have been using it since, initially to lose weight and then to maintain the loss. I have learned a lot about myself and a lot from the others in the community.”

Although he says he initially focused on weight loss and fitness, he has recently been noticing and appreciating other health benefits as well. “I have had reductions in resting heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and have had positive checkups,” said PMRUNNER. “At my last check up, after the nurse took my vitals, he said, ‘You must be a runner’ and I replied, ‘Yes, I am!’ I want to be a positive role model for my kids, and want to be around for them. That means taking care of my health and lowering risk factors. Seeing the seemingly healthy tree in my yard that was hollow and rotten inside really resonated with me and my journey.”

In his blog, PMRUNNER writes about that tree in his yard and how it inspired him to continue on his journey of working to be healthy inside and out:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=58
21470


We encourage you to read PMRUNNER’s blog and if you find his message about good health being more than skin deep, please 'like' it so it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.

PMRUNNER has also yet to be named a SparkPeople Motivator in spite of everything he’s achieved, so please also consider stopping by his main page and nominating him as a Motivator in the category of ‘Weight Loss’, the most visible one here on SparkPeople:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as
p?id=PMRU
NNER


If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x4948R>2091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,

Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


 current weight: -2.0  under
 
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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ PATTI_PAL1’s blog and nominated her as a SparkPeople Motivator, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by KRISZTA11. “I always sign up for the maintenance challenges organized by 4A-HEALTHY-BMI,and before signing up for these I noticed that I can guess my weight quite well, based on how I was doing in the past few weeks,” said KRISZTA11. ”I don't mean predicting the weight accurately, but knowing that eating well equals being on target or below and overeating equals being above target. This gave me the idea to see if I could go nine weeks without weighing in.”

“Not tracking my food and not weighing in was possible for me because I did track all my food for the weight loss phase and more than a year in maintenance, and learned what is the right amount of food for me,” said KRISZTA11. “I also adhered to my exercise plan just like before. Now I'm going to weigh myself every week or every month, I haven't decided yet.”

In her blog, KRISZTA11 writes about the results of her nine-week maintenance experiment of forgoing tracking and weighing herself:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
ur
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810514


We encourage you to read KRISZTA11’s blog and if you find the details of her maintenance experiment helpful, please 'like' it so it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x4948R>2091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

A big ‘thanks’ goes out to everyone who read and ‘liked’ ISHIIGIRL’s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to focus your attention on a recent blog written by PATTI_PAL1. “My story with SparkPeople started in 2012,” said PATTI_PAL1. “It was after the worst two years of my life when I was seriously depressed. I had been told by my doctors that I was into the obese category. In 2013, my back started hurting all the time. After a trip back to Pennsylvania (from Washington State), I couldn’t walk! The blood supply to both hips was ‘dying’. So, last November and December I had total hip replacement.

Somehow that surgery and recovery from it made me have a great desire to change my life. When the doctor told me I could finally exercise again, I got a personal trainer,” said PATTI_PAL1. “I really started tracking in earnest every day. I joined a few SparkTeams that reflected my interests. It became fun to learn what was happening with others on this SparkPeople journey.

“Around the same time that I joined SparkPeople, I also learned to spin yarn with a spindle,” said PATTI_PAL1. “Somehow the process of spinning with my hands soothes me. Now I'm also learning to weave. My life has been about crafting since I was nine years old. Crafting is my passion and I love to teach the crafts I know. So, it was a natural extension for me to join the ‘Spin Me a Yarn’ Team. Now I'm the leader of the team.”

In her blog, PATTI_PAL1 writes about her plan for navigating her early days of maintenance:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
ur
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810697


We encourage you to read PATTI_PAL1’s blog and if you find her tips on getting acclimated to maintenance helpful, please 'like' it so it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.

PATTI_PAL1 has also yet to be nominated as a Motivational Member in spite of her wonderful accomplishments, so also please consider stopping by her page and nominating her as a SparkPeople Motivator in the category of ‘Weight Loss’, the most visible one here on SparkPeople:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PA
TT
I_PAL1


If you see the SparkPeople Motivator button on her page, this means our efforts have already been successful and more people will have access to her page and inspiring story.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x4948R>2091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ MJREIMERS' blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a blog written by ISHIIGIRL last month. Having lost 60 lbs with Weight Watchers, she says she turned to SparkPeople to help her lose the last 10 and to help keep it all off. "For me, weight loss has always been about the journey," said ISHIIGIRL. "My motto is slow and steady wins the race and that's why it took me over three years to reach my goal weight. It's not a dash, it's a marathon. For long term success to last, the blocks we use as our foundation are paramount. I keep coming back time and time again to the basics of weight loss, tracking food, watching portion sizes, exercising and making this journey about living a balanced healthy life and not about being skinny."

In her blog, ISHIIGIRL writes about the struggles of long-term maintenance:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
ur
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796742


We encourage you to read ISHIIGIRL’s blog and if you find its message about reconnecting with the reasons we want to stay at goal to help keep us motivated in the long term helpful, please 'like' it so it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x4948R>2091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,

Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: docs.google.com/document/d/1AkUBsUAC
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rZ5GsdF7jT9YcD1Xa80VFGiJ5JeUkur8A/pub



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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ MJZHERE’s recent blog and nominated her as a Motivational Member, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to turn your attention to a recent blog written by MJREIMERS. Having originally lost her weight by warhcing what she ate and walking ever day as part of a Biggest Loser Contest at work (which she won!), she lost 40 pounds in a quarter, which is about 45 days on the school calendar. "I have now maintained it for over three years with the help of At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team and from others that I have met on SparkPeople," said MJREIMERS. "The best part is I have had to opportunity to meet some of my 'supporters' in person, including ONEKIDSMOM, KALIGIRL and SPINNINGJW. SparkPeople is such a supportive place and I am so glad that I found this community. Thank you SparkFriends--if I can do it, EVERYONE can!"

In her blog, MJREIMERS writes about experimenting with her goal range in maintenance and how adjusting that range upwards can be a good thing:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
ur
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787867


We encourage you to read MJREIMERS’s blog and if you find its message about reassessing our goal range from time to time in maintenance helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x4948R>2091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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Tina has patchy internet access while she moves from Italy to Germany, so I'll post a few of these for her while she's away :-)

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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

A big ‘thanks’ goes out to everyone who read and ‘liked’ POSITIVEHOPE’s recent blog and nominated her as a Motivational Member, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by MJZHERE. Having started this particular journey a little over two years ago, initially with a weight loss goal, MJZHERE says she soon realized her goal was really to maintain the weight once she reached her goal and stop her lifetime of yoyoing. Surprisingly, she says, she had never addressed this issue of yoyoing before, even though it is now clear that had been the issue all along.

“Losing the weight was more difficult this time,” said MJZHERE. “I was older and we all know what that means. Once I reached my goal, I was undereating and that took a period of adjustment. It was only recently that I finally decided on a number on the scale that I plan on having be my high--that number that tells me I need to adjust what I am doing food and exercise-wise before I go any higher. I will have to lose a few of my regained pounds to get there, but this time I am a little older, a little more experienced, and hopefully, a little bit wiser.”

In her blog, MJZHERE reflects on her experiences as a maintainer and writes about the progress and doubts she’s encountered over her past two years as a maintainer:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=57
91746


We encourage you to read MJZHERE’s blog and if you find her reflections on maintenance helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

MJZHERE has also yet to be named a SparkPeople Motivator in spite of everything she’s achieved. Please also consider stopping by her page and nominating her as a Motivator in the category of ‘Weight Loss’, the most visible one here on SparkPeople:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as
p?id=MJZH
ERE


If you see the SparkPeople Motivator button on her page, this means our efforts have already been successful and more people will have access to her wonderful and inspiring story.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links



Never, ever, EVER give up!

From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.

Media
tinyurl.com/4a-healthy-bmi-me
dia


Weight chart
tinyurl.com/4A-HEALTHY-BMI-graph

Blogs
tinyurl.com/4a-healthy-bmi-in
dex


Maintenance Info
tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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I see there are SPARK PEOPLE event around the nation! My comment to that page:
Come to Las Vegas! Come to Sedona Arizona! Come to Hollywood, CA How do we 'find' this list, again? I want to keep checking back! I'm on a team " Las Vegas Santa 5K Run/walk " This year is Dec. 6, 2014 morning on the Freemont experience. We have won the Ginnis record 4 years in a row for most Santa's walking. (London & Japan included) I represent Spark People there! There are only a few of us on the team, but would LOVE to see the numbers GROW from the Spark Community! Not sure how to let everyone know, any ideas???? emoticon

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Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Tina has patchy internet access while she moves from Italy to Germany, so I'll post a few of these for her while she's away :-)

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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ MAGGIEROSEBOWL’s recent blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to focus your attention on a recent blog written by one of our members who is in the ‘transition to maintenance’ phase, POSITIVEHOPE. “I started this journey to lead a happy life without the restrictions of being overweight and feeling deprived,” said POSITIVEHOPE. “I call that life ‘Physical Freedom’. Physical Freedom is where I can do exactly what I want without physical limitations. Where there are no situations where my size affects my memories of the day. Where I can be relaxed and at peace with all of me.

Prior to joining SparkPeople, my comfort zone was ignoring my weight. In 2009, I lost 80 pounds with SparkPeople, but faltered and regained 60 pounds. Reflecting back, I was too focused on losing weight and not focused enough on learning the tools, techniques and behavior changes for a lifestyle change. I bravely restarted my journey in December 2013. I let fear keep me from even trying for years. It was scary to make this decision but I promised myself, I will be fearless just for today.

I've lost 50 pounds since December 2013, and I have another 50 pounds to lose. I joined the At Goal & Maintaining + Transitioning to Maintenance Team several months ago when SparkPeople temporarily dropped links to members blogs. I hurriedly joined this team and subscribed to as many blogs as I could because I want what these people have.

I lurked on the team just reading blogs for a while because I thought it was odd for someone so far from goal to be on that team. I was wrong. They welcomed me and when I have a question, they are there for me. People on that team are my personal heroes. I am learning from people who have been successful what changes are necessary and how to focus on tools and self care. Most importantly, how to make those lifestyle changes permanent.”

In her blog, POSITIVEHOPE summarizes the lessons she’s learned from other members of the team as someone who is working on her maintenance mindset. A few years ago, we added ‘Transition to Maintenance’ to the team name to encourage people just like POSITIVEHOPE to begin thinking about maintenance and the permanent lifestyle changes that go along with it BEFORE they reach goal. We think that POSITIVEHOPE’s blog beautifully spells out why that’s so very important and why we work to create a welcoming environment on the team for all people who are interested in preparing for and living a maintenance lifestyle, regardless of what phase of their journey they happen to be in:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=57
93743


We encourage you to read POSITIVEHOPE’s blog and if you find her message about learning from the experience of successful maintainers so that we can chart our own courses to success helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

POSITIVEHOPE has also yet to be named a SparkPeople Motivator in spite of everything she’s achieved. Please also consider stopping by her page and nominating her as a Motivator in the category of ‘Weight Loss’, the most visible one here on SparkPeople:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as
p?id=POSI
TIVEHOPE


If you see the SparkPeople Motivator button on her page, this means our efforts have already been successful and more people will have access to her wonderful and inspiring story.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best,
Tina

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links


Never, ever, EVER give up!

From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.

Media
tinyurl.com/4a-healthy-bmi-me
dia


Weight chart
tinyurl.com/4A-HEALTHY-BMI-graph

Blogs
tinyurl.com/4a-healthy-bmi-in
dex


Maintenance Info
tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

Goal 155 +/- 3%


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A big ‘thanks’ goes out to everyone who read and ‘liked’ PEGGYT3’s recent blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by MAGGIEROSEBOWL. Having lost 178 pounds which enabled her to reclaim her life, MAGGIEROSEBOWL began to struggle at the end of 2013, resulting in some regain. In mid-June this year, she joined a Diet Bet after many failed attempts to get back on track. “I was dismayed to see my starting point--182.6 pounds--well over the 160-lb goal I had maintained for over two years,” said MAGGIEROSEBOWL. “The Diet Bet motivated me and got me back on track. I am currently finishing (and winning) my third consecutive Diet Bet and am once again below that magic 160-pound mark, having re-lost 24 pounds so far. Betting that little amount of money ($25) somehow made the difference in getting my mojo back. Of course I continue to Spark every day. I got more involved in the Maintenance Team too. I take inspiration and motivation in this struggle anywhere I can. Once again, I feel like a success story!”

In her blog, MAGGIEROSEBOWL writes about the challenges and frustrations that come with not receiving the recognition and accolades in maintenance that are often abundantly doled out during the weight loss phase:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=57
75929


We encourage you to read MAGGIEROSEBOWL’s blog and if you find her message about proudly soldiering on in maintenance in spite of the absence of many external motivators helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com. MAGGIEROSEBOWL has also written a number of blogs recently connected to the idea of staying motivated in maintenance, so we also suggest perusing her recent blogs for more interesting ideas.

We would also like to point out here, that acknowledging maintenance success is exactly why the AG&M+TM team keeps track of maintenance anniversaries and celebrates them. If you’d like to get onto the list to celebrate YOUR maintenance anniversary, fill out this form here: tinyurl.com/My-Maintenance-An
niversary
. Because even if the outside world doesn’t notice, WE sure do!

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


 current weight: -2.0  under
 
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Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ SUSANNAH31’s recent blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to focus your attention on a recent blog written by PEGGYT3. Having begun her weight-conscious journey as a teenager living in Germany where her father was in the military, she says that chocolate bars and German pastry were two of her favorite things. Just before she got married, she lost weight to fit into her wedding dress and continued a cycle of yo-yo dieting throughout her married life until she found SparkPeople. At 83, she has stayed at goal for more than seven years by logging on every day and keeping track of her weight and exercise.

PEGGYT3 recently went on a weekend women's retreat and says she was so happy to find she hadn't gained any weight despite having different food from what she has at home. “I did quite a bit of walking so that helped me use any extra calories, said PEGGYT3. “I was also very selective, passing by the dessert table and getting lots of vegetables and had scrambled eggs, strawberries and yogurt for breakfast. When I got home at the end of the retreat, my husband and I had our usual strawberries, blueberries and yogurt for supper. Some people might say we're in a rut as far as our way of eating is concerned, but we think of it as a very pleasurable, inexpensive and nutritious way of eating. It has now become a way of life for us and we don't spend as much time as we used to when we were younger on ‘what will we have for supper tonight?’ It's very freeing and fun. We're both slim, trim, healthy and happy.”

In her blog, PEGGYT3 writes about how “getting her head on straight” has helped her to maintain a healthy weight for more than seven years:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=57
86185


We encourage you to read PEGGYT3’s blog and if you find her message about connecting all of the pieces of our healthy lifestyles helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc



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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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Enjoy the extra support and thank YOU for writing such a helpful blog!
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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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To my team AT GOAL & MAINTAINING & TRANSITION TO MAINTENANCE:
Thank you so much for featuring my blog... "How I eat in restaurants & maintain (August 26, 2014) it is very humbling & supportive! I've had about 60 responses & everyone seems to be helped by my tips! They sure help me! I'm so glad they can help others, too! I love Spark People!
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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ BROOKLYN_BORN’s recent blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by SPARKLINGME176. Having gone on her first diet at 13, she says her weight yo-yo’d for many years after that. A few years ago, she decided to get healthy along with her husband when she attended a weight-loss program the VA has for vets. During their first meeting, one of the teachers suggested SparkPeople as a way of tracking food and since then, she says she started learning everything she could about healthy living around the site and has been hooked ever since.

“My start date was March 16, 2012. I joined teams, 'met' new friends and spent several hours a day tracking and exercising while eating less,” said SPARKLINGME176. “I have always been a healthy eater, I just ate too much. I remember the day I measured out two tablespoons of peanut butter--I was shocked to learn I had been eating four or five times the as much as a standard serving. I have Sparked every day since that day. I aim for 100 SparkPoints daily and 100 exercise minutes a day, too.”

She says that she also uses other SparkPeople resources such as Chris Downie's “THE SPARK” book on CD, which she listens to three or four times a week. “I have ‘released’ 51 pounds--I don't like the lost idea, I am very good at finding everything I lose, really, not just weight--and am now maintaining,” said SPARKLINGME176. I have gained and lost as much as 100 pounds three or four times in my life, and this time, I know I can do it. I know how to release weight, but maintaining is harder for me.”

In her blog, SPARKLINGME176 writes about something many people struggle with in their efforts to manage their weight--eating out:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=57
67449


We encourage you to read SPARKLINGME176’s blog and if you find her tips for managing maintenance when we’re out of our comfort zone helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
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It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
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h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
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My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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30 months with SparkPeople! The changes in me emoticon ;
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I am a beloved fan of this amazing website! emoticon

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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2 years 6 months with Spark People! 30 months of health! WOW! emoticon
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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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YES! Brooklyn's mini-maintenance is fabulous!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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Love BROOKLYN_BORN's plateaus as mini-maintenance blog!

I found this one from KANOE10 to be insightful, too:

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A big ‘thanks’ goes out to everyone who read and ‘liked’ NUOVAELLE’s recent blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to turn your attention to a recent blog written by BROOKLYN_BORN. BROOKLYN_BORN says that she had been in denial about her weight for 25 years. She believed that her weight gain was an inevitable part of getting older and blamed her age, job stress and hormones. She ignored it since she was healthy and quite fit "for her age". She ran 20 miles per week, drank only water and, thanks to sizing-creep and forgiving fabric, was still wearing the same size. When she retired and two of her three excuses disappeared, she started to face reality. She discovered SparkPeople and the truth: she was eating enormous quantities of food. As a math/computer science teacher she loves numbers and the tracker put the numbers front and center; numbers that she didn’t love so much. It took BROOKLYN_BORN almost a year to lose 25 pounds, not a pace that gets much attention. However, as she says, "I believe in gradualism, baby steps, as long as they were moving in the right direction.”

“The longer I stay in maintenance--Thanksgiving will mark five years--the more I need and want to participate with SparkPeople,” said BROOKLYN_BORN. “I know that my chances of regaining are dropping significantly with the passage of time and it’s so motivating to stay on track by staying connected to this community. I’m amazed that there’s always something new to learn, from the articles, the videos and the blogs of Sparkers who post their own stories and links to other information they have discovered. I start each day with a cup of coffee and logging in to SparkPeople.”

She also says she recently passed a bit of a personal milestone that demonstrates how important SparkPeople has been in her life--she purchased a SparkPeople T-shirt. “I began this journey as a SparkHermit--successful, but alone,” said BROOKLYN_BORN. “My only friend was SparkGuy whose job it was to be my friend. Now I’m going to be a walking advertisement. I don’t share my journey unless asked. Maybe when I wear my shirt, people will ask.”

In her blog, BROOKLYN_BORN writes about her unique perspective on those dreaded “plateaus” most people experience from time to time:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=57
73099


We encourage you to read BROOKLYN_BORN’s blog and if you find its message about viewing plateaus as useful practice for maintenance helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.



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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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9/4/14 4:33 P

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Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ ALIIDA’s recent blog and nominated her as a SparkMotivator, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by NUOVAELLE. Having maintained her weight loss for more than two years, she has experienced her share of ups and downs along the way. “I've noticed a tendency of regaining while reading other people's blogs and that's the reason I decided to write mine,” said NUOVAELLE. “I've been there before, experiencing all the negative feelings of full regaining, the back-to-square-one type, and I know how frustrating it can be. I'd hate to see anyone quitting because of a few returning pounds. But I also wanted to stress the importance of acting immediately as soon as the weight starts coming back. For me, this time the regain came in an unexpectedly sneaky way. Those seven extra pounds crept on over a one-year period and the difference they made between months was negligible. That's why we should never underestimate the power of returning pounds.”

In her blog, NUOVAELLE talks about how she plans to deal with her small regain before it turns into a larger one:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_jour
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=57
69201


We encourage you to read NUOVAELLE’s blog and if you find its message about periodically reexamining our maintenance strategies so that we can more easily tackle small gains before they spiral out of control helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
eam_messa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x11
11x49
482091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
1bGc


Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


 current weight: -2.0  under
 
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Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked´ SWEDE_SU´s blog and who nominated her as a SparkMotivator, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we'd like to turn your attention to a recent blog written by ALIIDA. Having joined SparkPeople in October 2013 on recommendation from someone on another website, she says she had just started tackling a big rise in weight for a third time. Until middle age, she was average weight, but between 40 and 50 her BMI went from about 22 to over 30. “I actually didn't know that you need to eat less in middle age just to stay the same weight,” said ALIIDA. “Since joining the Maintainers team, I've learned that you can't just diet the extra weight off and then forget about it. I'll have to keep going with the same tactics forever to keep it off. These are: lots of exercise, portion control, infrequent desserts or snacking, drinking lots of water, and the constant and warm support of other people on SparkPeople.

In her blog, ALIIDA writes about selecting her goal weight as she transitions to maintenance:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
ur
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759164


We encourage you to read ALIIDA’s blog and if you find its message about finding our goal weight in maintenance helpful, please ‘like’ it so it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.

ALIIDA has also yet to be named a SparkMotivator in spite of everything she´s achieved. Please also consider stopping by her page and nominating her as a Motivator in the category of `Weight Loss´, the most visible one here on SparkPeople:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AL
II
DA


If you see the SparkMotivator button on her page, this means our efforts have already been successful and more people will have access to her wonderful story.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x4948R>2091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc


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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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A big ‘thanks’ to everyone who read and ‘liked’ WATERMELLEN’s blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story around SparkPeople.

This week, we'd like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog written by SWEDE_SU. She says although she never had weight issues growing up or after her first two pregnancies, after her third pregnancy her weight was a bit more stubborn and she had to actively get out and do something about it for the first time. This wasn’t a big issue until she started a sedentary job at the computer in the 90s and that's when, she says, “the roller coaster began.”

“From the low 100s, I managed to hit 160 (I'm 5'2"), and then it was up and down through the years, though I never made it below the 120s,” said SWEDE_SU. “I joined SparkPeople somewhere along the way, but never really learned what it could do for me. Then the year I hit 60, a good friend who was the same age and height managed to get down from about 160 to under 110, and I thought ‘If she could do it, so could I.’ As I learned to use the Spark tools--most importantly, nutrition tracking, 20 pounds came off from late-March to August 2012, and I was once again at my twenty-year-old wedding weight. After that, I maintained well under 110 until this past spring when life got in the way and coincidentally I had also faded away from SparkPeople. In May, I made up my mind that it was time to get back on track and back to Spark--and with a streak of more than 90 days here I managed to get down to the same weight for my two-year maintenance anniversary as on my one-year anniversary.”

“What I've learned in this journey is that I have to remain vigilant, that while certain things have become lifestyle, other triggers can't be ignored, and life will always throw curveballs,” said SWEDE_SU. “So I am back here Sparking away as best I can, and working on year three.”

In her blog, SWEDE_SU writes about her imperfect maintenance in honor of her recent two-year anniversary:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
ur
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759951


We encourage you to read SWEDE_SU’s blog and if you find its message about staying connected and focusing on the strategies we know work for us in maintenance through all of its ups and downs helpful, please ‘like’ it so it can be seen by a wider audience here on SparkPeople.

SWEDE_SU has also yet to be named a SparkPeople Motivator in spite of all of her wonderful achievements. Please consider stopping by her page and nominating her as a motivator in the area of ‘Weight Loss’, the most visible category here on SparkPeople:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SW
ED
E%5FSU


If you see the SparkPeople Motivator button on her page, this means our efforts have already been successful and more people will have access to her inspiring story.

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x4948R>2091


It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
0A
h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZR>XI1bGc



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

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!
Song & lyrics by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Team Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Team Leader
"Losing It For The Love Of Performing"~Co-Team Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run 12-2015~ Co-Lead


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