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Welcome Didi! It is a whole new adventure. :)
I've backslidden... I reached my goal and was now maintaining, but now I need to lose 10 pounds and firm up.
Orig SW 150, GW 134, CW 134, new goal weight 123
Hi Didi. It is a new thought process so take your time to settle in. As mentioned it is hard to go from one set of habits, losing, to andother. This has been a life saver for me and i think you will be happy you dropped by.
Don't set your limits until you have tested them...
Upcoming 2010 Races:
--2/14 Birmingham, AL Mercedes Benz full
--4/11 Martian Marathon
--4/25 Road Ends Trail 1/2
--5/1 Kenosha, WI Cheesehead Marthon
-6/5 Sunburst Hall of Fame to Notre Dame marathon, IN
-Rest...then figure out more
-10/10 Towpath Marathon
-12/5 Dallas Whiterock Marathon
-12/13 Run like the Dickens 10k
-12/31 New Years Resolution 8k-try for a 4peat
States completed: MI,
Hi Didi and welcome!
I think maintaining is just as much work (at least at first, until we create newer habits) as starting to lose weight is. Especially since it requires a slight readjust in how much we can "let" ourselves eat (more than weight loss, but not as much as pre-weight loss!).
Welcome and congrats on hitting your target!!!
I'm new to maintaining too - and am not great at it yet.
I think I've put such huge commitment into establishing great habits over the last 8 months that now I'm finding it difficult to change them.
I hope you do better than me!
All the best
WELCOME TO MAINTAINANCE. SOME PEOPLE FIND IT HARD TO FIND THE RIGHT CALORIE RANGE. A LOT DEPENDS ON HOW ACTIVE YOU ARE.
GO TEAM GO!!!!!!!!!!!!
RNY WLS SEPT 20, 2005
SW - 222/CW - 120/ GW - 120
Welcome Didi! I have been here a few months and find that it's a great, supportive and informatiove team to belong to!!
Ticker shows Maintenance Range
SW: 139 Aug 06
GW: 125 Oct 06
MW: 121 - 124
I love this quote from Master and Commander, "Name a shrub after me, Be sure it's something prickly and hard to eradicate." Determination will win the day!
Congratulations on reaching your goal and welcome to the Team. I just recently reached my WW goal and am also new to maintaining. We can learn to maintain together as I too am looking to other team members for their experiences, insight and support.
Happiness is within us all, it's up to us to find our joy - we can't expect others to find it or provide it for us.
The only 'real' thing in our lives thats an absolute constant is CHANGE...and somehow, someway, me must be willing to except and adapt.
Hi, I'm new to maintaining and am hoping I could come play here with you guys. I need your experience and support to stay within my maintainence range. it's so new, but really exciting!!!
Chat later, Didi
GOALS FOR 2009
Maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle (110-118lbs)
Run 1000miles in 2009
Strength train three times weekly
Run 2 out of Province Half Marathons:-
Without sacrafice there is no victory!!!