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Blog Prompt - Am I afraid of regaining lost weight...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Ain't gonna happen!

I haven't been "good" these past few days, but I haven't been bad either. Just maxed out my calories for several days. My dad, the baker, has been working on his strudel recipe and since he is famous for his NY Cheesecake he is making Cheese Strudel! Sadly this last batch was "too good" and I had 2 portions! I froze what was left.

Then I was given some hand-me-down jeans that I know are too small but figured, what the heck and tried them on. 2 pair almost fit and 3 pair are inches away from closing.

I know I am not going to put back this weight. What I don't know is if I have reached the bottom yet, lol.

Good day all!

Here is the reply I gave to MSLZZY & FINDINGREALME:

What I did was first find my "happy weight" and I have passed that, 129.

Now I am looking to my "Ideal Weight" according to the charts. I should be somewhere around 117-119 according to my frame and height.

But I am thrilled to be 123 this morning. For myself I don't think it hurts to keep a goal weight in front of me. But I am also thrilled to be where I am so it is no longer really obsessive. Maybe mildly obsessive, lol.

I do know that if you start getting dizzy and/or no energy, you are too low.

My doctor asked me how far I walk daily and when I told him I am averaging 5 miles daily he informed me that I am not to light and gave me the green light to go for the Ideal Weight.

I hope this helps.

To find the Blog Prompt, you can click on the link at the bottom of my blog. But I am signed up for Spark Emails and the Blog Prompt came in one of today's emails. I can only tell you it was a "weekly roundup" email I think. I can't find it now to tell you more. Ok, just found it, the email is called "The Weekly Spark"
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  • _VALEO_
    I'm sure you won't regain this weight, you have built up such healthy habits through your journey, and worked so hard for it. Those pounds are lost for good!

    3273 days ago
    Question -- do you sign up to receive these blog prompts? I looked at my account and preferences and did not see where to do this. I did look at SP Help before posting this...but sorry if I missed it:-)
    3274 days ago
  • MARTY19
    I really feel you shouldn't lose any more or you might become invisible. LOL AND i KNOW YOU WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW, YOU WON'T REGAIN THE WEIGHT. yOU FOUGHT TOO HARD TO LOSE IT.

    3274 days ago
    You'll know you're at the bottom when you look in the mirror and say I like this just fine. Remember that as you tone your weight will keep changing too. Good work and keep your quit.

    3274 days ago
    WTG on the "normal" eating! Cheesecake is hard to resist but it will be there in the freezer when you want a treat!

    Very cool news on the jeans and I have the same question as MSLZZY -- how do you know when you've hit bottom?
    3274 days ago
    How COOL is that.........to think that you could be close to the end of your weight loss journey and that maintaining is your next step. So many of us would love to be in your shoes Linda. We know it's hard work and that none of us are perfect, but you give us hope and inspiration in knowing that it's possible!!!

    AWESOME!! emoticon emoticon
    3274 days ago
    Do you ever know when you reach the bottom? I'm still trying to figure that out. Any hints?
    3274 days ago
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