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5/20/13 9:22 P

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Yes we have to keep them in our prayers. Texas and Moore OK. They ste in need of all our prayers. Still got you and your family in prayer.

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5/20/13 8:53 P

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Thank you for your caring, concern and prayers. I need to pray for all the people in Moore, OK. I pray for the safety of all those children. Best wishes, Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/20/13 8:30 P

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Oh, Linda, I am so sorry! Losing a pastor is like losing a family member. I'll be praying for you and your whole church family.

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5/20/13 8:15 P

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Thank you! All of you have helped me feel better. Today my pastor pasted away. I will be going to church more this week before Memorial Day. I will be going to wakes and funerals if I can get my son or brother to watch my Mom. If I can not go then I will be sending cards and flowers. Best wishes, Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/19/13 6:15 P

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Great. I don't like to weigh in everyday. But I just do small portion and exercise.

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5/19/13 4:52 P

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TinaJane, I have never been able to reach an intuitive ability to eat to my program. It reminds me of when I was in school and for years I sang in the chorus. I remember the director giving us a note to sing a cappella. We knew the song and how each part related to each other. And the end, EVERY TIME, he would play the note we were supposed to end on, and we'd always gotten off. It sounded fine to me, but was in a different key. Unless there was someone in the group with perfect pitch to center on, we all always slipped. It wasn't just me, it wasn't anything wrong with any of us, we just none of us had perfect pitch. It's something you are born with or you aren't. It is the same with eating. If I go any period at all without weighing the components of my meals, those components will get bigger, little by little. So I still weigh and measure for the same reason the director used a pitch pipe. We didn't feel stupid or lacking for not having perfect pitch, it's not like we would "grow into it", we just relied on his little round pitch pipe. I don't feel any lack for having to measure my food for the same reason. I'm just grateful now to have really good kitchen scales instead of that little spring scale that was the only choice way back when.

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5/19/13 4:25 P

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So sorry to hear about your aunt, Linda.

My approach to maintenance has been essentially the same as my approach to losing was, but with a different goal--to hold steady instead of losing. I'm a tracker and daily weigher and still do both of those things after a more than a year of maintenance. Maybe I'll eventually be able to eat more intuitively and keep my weight in check without having to rely on the scale so much, but years and years of poor eating habits and complete portion distortion mean that I need some sort of coping mechanism to keep my food intake in line most of the time and to keep me honest about my upticks. Tracking and regular weigh ins are really a small price to pay for successful maintenance, so they're coping mechanisms I'm happy to keep!

If tracking and regular weigh ins helped you to lose the weight, they're probably good tools for you in maintenance. I don't think successful maintenance is about reinventing the wheel for most of us, but making small adjustments to make it roll more smoothly.

Good luck, do check out the links in the document BOOKAPHILE suggested--there are lots of great resources there--and give us a holler if you need additional help.

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5/19/13 3:31 P

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You want to keep doing what you are doing. You want to maintain the weight. You don't want to gain it back. Just eat right and exercise and drink water. But this is an on going process.

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So sorry, Linda. emoticon

Sandy, I didn't get there with a scale and tracking, so I won't speak to that. I've just always done what I would be willing to keep doing, so I never cut my food very low on purpose to lose. I feel I've been on maintenance from the beginning. But I can tell from past diet that maintenance is really pretty much like the losing phase, except that you might have slightly bigger portions of some things SOMETIMES, or ONE portion or two a week of something richer or more dessert-like. (In the past, I wouldn't go back to exactly what I'd done before, but I slowly let the extras get bigger and bigger. That is typical, but a mistake.) That's why it's so important that you have found and keep developing meals you really enjoy. Most of my lunches and dinners have similar ratios of nutrients even if the ingredients and sauces change, and I keep it to a plate, so the calorie count averages out. Breakfasts can be more starchy.

Weight loss and maintenance has a 5-year learning curve, so don't feel you have to have it all learned by next week. Remember that each overeating event does not mean total failure, but keep recognizing that it's rare to regret NOT overeating.

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Linda, I'm so sorry to read about your Aunt. Hugs to you!

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I'm so sorry:(

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5/18/13 10:43 P

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Linda I am so sorry about your Aunt. Crying helps, eating doesn't. I will pray for you all.

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5/18/13 9:32 P

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I am very sad. I learned my Aunt Eleanor pasted away in a car accident today. Usually I would eat to take away the pain. I am not hungry and all I can do is cry. I had to call family members for my cousin. I was crying on the phone. Please pray for my Auntie and her family. Thank you, Linda from bean town

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Hi Sandy,
Here is the link to an amazing amount of transition to maintenance info here on Sparkpeople: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links I highly recommend reading through this stuff.

I reached my goal in March. I found I couldn't just jack my calories up to whatever maintenance range might be because I gained weight. At the suggestion of others, I found if I increased my calories by about 100 calories at a time and watched the scale, I could add another 100 when the weight went down at the previous range. (I might spend a week or better at that level before I moved up.)

I'd been eating about 1200 calories. When I first started maintenance, I gained weight at 1420 calories. I'm now eating 1600-1700 and staying within a pound or so depending on my activity level. This, too, may change over time. The trick is to learn how to change what you are doing to achieve the result you want.

I continue tracking and weighing to keep myself accountable. I lost 30 pounds before and gained it all back because I didn't track my intake and ignored my scale. I'm not letting that happen again!

Good luck! This is a great place to learn and share experiences!

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5/18/13 8:59 P

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For me I have to weigh in daily and I must track my foods when I don't I go over m range that I have set for me

Have you set your maintenance range? I have found that very helpful as well good luck I'm not going to tell you it is easy just as hard as losing I think its even harder emoticon

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Never been 'maintaining' weight on purpose before - I have very basic questions:

- do I continue to behave like I'm trying to loose weight? the weighing in, the tracking etc. Or how does this work?

thanks (because since I've reached my goal weight range, I've been lost as to what to do now)

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