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3/22/13 3:51 P

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Congratulations and Thank you for sharing how you maintain. Best wishes, Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3/22/13 12:40 A

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Congrats, and thanks for sharing your perspective!

Celia
Maintaining since May 19, 2012


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3/21/13 10:17 P

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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!



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3/21/13 9:22 P

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emoticon CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishment and best wishes for many, many more! emoticon

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

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3/21/13 3:20 P

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Wow you are Awesome! The way to go! Keep on going. Linda from bean town

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3/21/13 1:28 P

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Cadillac Mi

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maintaining between 135 and 140 and a 110# weight loss

These are the runs for 2014 season

4-19 young life 5k 31:52
5-26 Strive for 5 5k 29:54
5-31 Kalamazoo run or dye 5k
6-14 Higgans lake Sunrise 5k 33:03
7-4 Lake city 5k 29:50
7-12 traverse city 10k 1:05:25
8-23 buckly 15k 2:00
10-4 Crystal Mountain half marathon 2:37

These are races from 2013 and times

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FELINA's Photo FELINA SparkPoints: (166,139)
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3/21/13 11:06 A

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3/21/13 9:52 A

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emoticon Keep it up!

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3/21/13 9:39 A

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Congratulations!

Maintenance is as much work as losing, but it has the advantage of allowing us to do it in cuter clothes - BESSHAILE

Maintaining since March 2003
Original goal weight 133
Current goal weight 120 (+/- 3% = 116.4 to 123.6)


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3/21/13 9:26 A

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Head on over to the page to offer congratulations!
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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%*!

* clinical.diabetesjourn
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There are lots of us maintaining!

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To get onto the list and celebrate your anniversary, fill out this form:

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Let's see if we can beat the stats by keeping each other focused and engaged!


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