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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,390
4/11/11 10:32 P

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I just refuse to go back to my highest weight. It was not fun at all.
Now I'm more determined not to gain the weight, because I've been almost 7 years on maintenance and no way I'm going to blow away all the hard work I put in to stay at maintenance.

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

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4/10/11 9:08 A

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For me it was also a lifestyle change. I wanted to focus on getting healthy. I knew I was growing older and both parents had heart attacks at early ages (my Dad died of sudden cardiac arrest at age 41). All of my siblings were on meds for blood pressure and cholesterol and I wanted to do all I could to avoid having to go on medications. I knew losing weight was part of the solution. As I lost the weight, I got rid of my larger clothing, making it difficult to regain the weight.

I did not want to be "typical" and regain my weight. I promised when I got to goal, I'd still attend meetings and weigh in each week, which I do. That keeps me accountable!

~Nancy



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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,390
4/9/11 8:52 P

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I'm so glad that you're forming new healthy habits.
I like your second sentence the most:
"The last time I was always wanting to loose this time I am on a mission on eating right and getting into this routine of it. The weight will come off."
I had the same pattern as you. Always wanting to loose the weight and FAST, instead of learning new healthy habits. The scale had too much control.


We need to remember what were the "bad" habits that caused us to gain the weight in the first place, so we can make the correct changes and work on healthy habits that will help us stay at goal.
The best time to work on new healthy habits is while loosing the weight. That way, we we reach maintenance, we're more likely to keep the weight off, as long as we continue working on those habits and monitoring our healthy behaviors.
Not always easy, but can be done.
Being almost 7 years at maintenance, the first 3 years went by like a charm. I had tons of discipline.
The 4th year was the hardest. It was difficult to maintain. I've learnt from that 4th year a lot.
I applied the experience and it is easier now, but I still need to be on my guard 24/7.


Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 4/9/2011 (21:04)
I'll celebrate 10 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2014!

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CHEFBLUEROSE's Photo CHEFBLUEROSE Posts: 4,054
4/9/11 7:50 P

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This time is more of a life change instead of a diet.

Last time I did not make the effort to make a certain meeting that meant so much to me. I tried other groups & lost interest.
Now I make it a point to go to this one meaning group.

The last time I was always wanting to loose this time I am on a mission on eating right and getting into this routine of it. The weight will come off.

Last time I did not use spark with W8W like I should have. This time I am changing that and I already see some good habbits foarming.

One step at a time!

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,390
4/9/11 5:46 P

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....and Maintenance for Life?

Many of us have played the Yo-Yo game of losing, gaining, losing, gaining......etc.....( I think I've played this game more times than anyone else in the universe....smile....)

emoticon What make you stronger and so sure this time around, that you know you'll reach your goal weight and maintain it for life?

emoticon Why are you stopping the Yo-Yo game?

emoticon Why this time around quitting is not an option for you?

emoticon emoticon emoticon How you'll achieve it? especially when the scale doesn't move down or your motivation is lower than usual?



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