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Congratulations and Thank you for sharing how you maintain. Best wishes, Linda from bean town
Linda from bean town EST
Congrats, and thanks for sharing your perspective!
Maintaining since May 19, 2012
Thank you so much! I know I haven't lost near the weight some have. And I don't fit the mold in another way because I've actually lost more weight this year than "allowed," but my general goal was just to get in my normal BMI range; a low weight wasn't my real goal. My real goal has always been to eat how I would have been willing to eat for the rest of my life and negotiate all eating situations while learning not to binge. I take the body that results in. I've actually been using the same eating plan to accomplish this for over three years so in a certain way, I feel I've maintained for 3 years. I don't worry about it. I don't track, but my appetite has been decreasing, so even though I eat the same number of meals, I eat less and have continued to lose. I didn't intend it, but I'm definitely not undereating. I haven't even been exercising regularly, either. Heresy! I eat well because I just want to. And it makes me feel rather French. Eat discrete meals, enjoy the heck out of my food, and know that I will enjoy the next, and the next, and the next. It feels better to cooperate with my appetite, for the most part, and to eat regular meals. And I save extras for weekends, esp. at social events. It's a great way to live!
I joined this team a long time before I got into my BMI range because I wanted to think of myself as maintaining from the beginning. Had my ups and downs. But the trend is down, and maintenance is a TREND, not an end.
Happy eating to everyone, and thank you!
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
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CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishment and best wishes for many, many more!
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)
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Wow you are Awesome! The way to go! Keep on going. Linda from bean town
Linda from bean town EST
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maintaining between 141 and 145 with a 100# loss
April 20th Cadillac Young Life Spring thaw in Lake City time 34:40
April 27th Harrison 5k time 31:21
May 30 Memorial Day Cadillac Rotary time 36:54 for 3.7 miles
June 8th Cadillac Diaper Dash 30:37
STILL TO GO
July 4th Lake city 5k
July 6th Festival of races 5k in Traverse City
August 3rd Marion 5
Keep it up!
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These are important milestones!
- The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%.
- When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*.
- When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*!
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