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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I haven't been on SP very much over the last year....I'm coming up on my 3 year surgery anniversary in September. Can't believe it's gone by so fast. Something I've realized over the past couple of months is that I will always need support in keeping all of the weight I lost off forever. Maintenance is really hard. It's harder than the losing part. I originally joined SP and was close to a group of women that all had surgery within a week of each other. We have stayed "friends" on FB, but the day to day contact and support is gone. I miss them and I miss being able to share my triumphs and missteps with other people that are going through the same thing. They're not kidding when they tell you it's a life long commitment! I'm still at my goal weight, give or take 2 pounds on any given day. Some days I make bad food choices, but I'm always conscious of those choices and the consequences of them. I have told myself should I go up 5 pounds from my goal weight, that's the time to nip it in the bud. So far, so good. I still think I made the best choice for me and my circumstances.
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    Hey it is good to see you (yeah I am behind on responding to blogs) MY goal for this year is to end it in 3-dom! I can and will do it!
    3366 days ago
    Hey, Donna! I have been totally MIA from SP for forever! Looking through your pictures you have done amazingly well sticking to the whole maintenance thing. So good to see that smile again when I popped on here!!! look me up on facebook Dawn Marchak Cundy!! (I seem to be on there a whole lot more frequently than on here!) Miss you!!
    3419 days ago
    Im still here!!!! I cant believe its almost been three years. Im just not one to chat too much. I still have to supplement to get all my protein in. Dont reach my MD's goal of 80 very often. Neglect to take vitamins sometimes. Just goes to show the surgery is only a tool, what you do with it is up to yourself.

    You look Beautiful BTW
    3443 days ago
    You are so right! When I don't stay close, I tend to get lost. Thanks for the reminder and Happy Anniversary!!!
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    3443 days ago
    Right on! Your right it is a life commitment.
    3443 days ago
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