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I have started Maintenance!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I am leaving my goal as 119 but I am satisfied with 125 so I decided to change up my calorie range to stay at 125. I think I can be happy with 1730-2080 calories.

But, I am going to try to eat the calories daily for 119 pounds! 1836 daily plus whatever calories I am burning. This will still give me 2000+ calories to eat daily and allow my body to become accustomed to the proper range and maybe even still drop a pound or six.

I went back up to 125 from 123 this past week but I measured today and I have lost inches everywhere. On average 1/2" in arms, thighs, calves, waist, hips and bust. So the strength training is obviously taking some effect on my body.

I am back up to 5+ miles for my morning walk and want to go back to the WATP videos as I really think my body seemed to feel and look better with the shrinkage. And they are just so much fun!

As I learn about Maintenance, I will share the information. I have heard a few tell me it is difficult but I prefer to go into this with an open mind and positive thinking. If I could lose 85 lbs, I can certainly learn how to keep it off.

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    Linda...YOU can do anything!!! Congratulations on starting maintenance. I know you'll be an inspiration to us all as we look forward ourselves!

    emoticon Laurie
    3250 days ago
    Way to go!! You are truly an inspiration to me. Every time I see your steps posted on the challenge, it motivates me to get on the treadmill more. I am sooooo glad you joined our team!

    You go girl!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I am proud of you!!!
    3251 days ago
    I'll be looking for information on maintenance pretty quick so I'll be checking in! Thanks!
    3252 days ago
  • MOLLYJ96
    You are an inspiration! Thank you for your blog; I think I especially needed to hear it today.

    Good luck on your maintenance journey. Just remember you've already done the hard part. You should have no problem with this!

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    3252 days ago
    OMG- how exciting.
    Your journey continues!
    We will all be continuing to learn from you so that when WE are there, we'll be prepared.
    thnx, Linda.
    3252 days ago
    emoticon I'm very happy for you Linda, keep up all your good work!
    Have fun walkin' those calories and pounds off.
    Maintenance is a distant dream for many of us, we are behind you all the way! emoticon
    3252 days ago
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