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12/3/13 11:14 A

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emoticon Enjoy the holidays.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie

I lost 122 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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12/2/13 9:06 P

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Congratulations!

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From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.

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12/2/13 12:00 P

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Congratulations and now stay on track! I am so glad you succeeded in reaching your goal. Now is the work to keep that weight. I weigh myself every week and then adjust my food intake or exercise and sometimes both. Linda from bean town

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MJREIMERS's Photo MJREIMERS Posts: 5,721
12/1/13 6:59 P

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emoticon on meeting your goal!!! emoticon You should be so proud of yourself. I lost another 5 lbs after meeting my goal. I wasn't really trying, it's just where my body settled at.

Good game plan for maintenance! Yay for you...YOU DID IT!

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12/1/13 6:29 P

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MammaC what an accomplishment. I am sure you are feeling good and please with all the changes you have made. emoticon emoticon Go do your happy dance

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Challenges are what make life full of stress and anxiety and overcoming them is what can wear you out. Stay stong.

Don't stay down, every storm runs out of rain. Just like every night runs out of dark and turns into day.

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SPARKBJOK's Photo SPARKBJOK SparkPoints: (117,728)
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12/1/13 5:46 P

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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12/1/13 5:00 P

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Congratulations on successfully reaching your goal!
This week marks my 1 year of maintenance. However, with the holiday's and a bit of over confidence I gained back 5 lbs. UGH! I am still UNDER my maintenance goal, but not my personal ideal which I reached 'accidentally' after I went into the maintenance phase.

I lost another 10 lbs. just by maintaining my new eating habits and picking up more activity in the spring. I liked that bonus loss, but then, I lost another 6 pounds and more than I wanted, so started into a big juggling act of eating more/eating less trying to get it just right.

I've realized, for me, my addictive compulsions are just subdued and raring to relapse so I realized early on I MUST not let my guard down too much and must always be mindful of my eating. The biggest, hardest challenge is reminding myself that I am worth it.

Update! NO MORE Wiggle room on my weight! Still figuring out how to keep balance and stay in charge. Staying active but could step it up again.

SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
CW: WAS 124.7 NOW: 143.5
My focus is health AND fitness! And LOSING 10 lbs. again!
(I'm STILL getting
there . . . )


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MAMMAC66's Photo MAMMAC66 SparkPoints: (21,904)
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12/1/13 3:17 P

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emoticon Thank you all for your comments, for sharing in my celebration, and for the good advice. I liked what a couple of you said about trying a new weight on. That makes a lot of sense, especially because it has been a long, long time since I have been this weight, and also because I am older now and know a healthy weight might be a little different than what is was when I was younger. I don't know for sure where I will end up, but the one thing I do know for sure is that it won't be at any higher weight than I am right now! emoticon

I can do all things through Christ because he gives me strength. Phillipians 3:13


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TINAJANE76's Photo TINAJANE76 SparkPoints: (66,024)
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12/1/13 11:27 A

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Many congratulations on reaching your initial goal! You can absolutely consider yourself a maintainer now. Think of this as a testing period where you try to figure out exactly where you'd like to stay. I continued to lose weight for a few months after reaching my initial goal, but still consider hitting that initial number to be my maintenance anniversary. It marks the day I achieved a healthy BMI and that was my main goal. After that, refining my maintenance lifestyle has dictated where my weight is rather than the other way around and I'm becoming more and more comfortable with that idea as time goes on.

My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.

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FELINA's Photo FELINA Posts: 11,487
12/1/13 10:36 A

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Check her ticker, she's lost 123 pounds!!!



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12/1/13 10:30 A

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emoticon on reaching your original goal. And you can call yourself in maintenance ANY time now! Building the mind set for long-term maintenance is a good thing to do again, any time. emoticon to the emoticon

- Barb

Defeat is temporary: giving up makes it permanent! Never give up!

Max lifetime weight 224.5

Maintaining with 122 marked as "goal" since October 2010
Moved maintenance center to 120 on December 21, 2014


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12/1/13 10:24 A

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doing the Happy Dance with you. there is NOTHING so wonderful as reaching that goal - except maybe realizing each month that you're still there. So you do have something to look forward to.
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NELLJONES's Photo NELLJONES SparkPoints: (264,803)
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12/1/13 9:44 A

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You try on a new weight the same way you would try on clothing: see how it feels. You'll know a good fit when you feel it.

Nell
Reston, Virginia

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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12/1/13 9:26 A

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I understand what you mean. I guess we just have to "try it on and see how it feels."

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MAMMAC66's Photo MAMMAC66 SparkPoints: (21,904)
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12/1/13 9:01 A

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emoticon emoticon Today I made my original goal! Although I have recently decided to go at least 5 pounds lower, it feels really good to have reached the goal that I set for myself all those months ago! I am not sure if I am officially in Maintenance now, or not. emoticon I am going to keep eating as I am now for a few more days, then slowly start transitioning over to maintenance. I am not sure I am going to stop with 5 more pounds or not, but I would like to get those 5 pounds off by the end of the year, so I am going to take it slow. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

I can do all things through Christ because he gives me strength. Phillipians 3:13


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