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Saturday, February 16, 2013

This morning was my 1st weigh in after starting the PT 24/7 workout last week
I had gained wieght from m birthday and was back to 180 prior to starting the plan. Well the scale surprised me this morning..176.4 emoticon

OMG- I weighed myself like 3 times before I believed it.
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I have less than 5 pounds before hitting my goal of 60 lbs GONE. I must admit I am scared. I know it sounds crazy to some people but I have lived this journey for almost 2 years. Getting on Spark tracking my food, blogging, and participating in challenges has become one of my social outlets. So when I reach goal what will I do? emoticon

I know what you are thinking- Is she crazy??? But is this kind of thinking that has caused me to self- sabotage in the past so I have to be honest with myself. So here are my options:
Keep Going: I am still in the overweight area of my BMI- BMI chart says I should be 159. Very many years ago I weighed 155 lbs- I was like 16! Although I was a smokin 155 and I really do not have desire to be at weight again. I made it to a size 10 and I am loving that. So I don't think I would go much pass my goal if I decided to push on- maybe 3 more pounds to get me to 169??

Focus on toning rather than weight loss: I just turned 38 and so with age and the weight loss there are some loose areas that need to be tighten up. I do plan on doing more toning workouts. This PT 24/7 is a big part of that. I also looked into some keattlebell workout DVD's

Encourage others: I plan on staying on SP to track something other than weight loss when I hit goal. I love the support I got from SP during my journey and plan to do that for others.

So I guess these are my next steps. Thanks for reading. About to change cause me & Billy got a date this morning- Cardio Burn emoticon emoticon
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    Hang in there! emoticon
    2221 days ago
    Good job and you worked so hard to get here...just stick to maintenance! You will be okay
    2222 days ago
    Great Job! Keep up the good work! It looks like you're heading toward maintenance-ville! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2222 days ago
  • PRIN1978
    Way to go girl! Just keep on pushing & work on staying healthy is the key emoticon
    2223 days ago
    maintenance is the magic word, I made my goal, and forgot about the maintaining, and gained 10 pounds back in 2 years, well I havr got rid of 1 of those 10, but will get the other 9 gone also, (HOPE) and then remember about maintaining
    2223 days ago
    I am just past being into two years of maintenance at a healthy BMI probably for my first time ever and I still participate in challenges, and spark, etc. Why do you have to change your support system because you are close to maintenance? I have to keep exercising and watching those calories or I will gain it back. I know I will. And yes, it took me about 2 years on spark to loose my just over 50 pounds, and then two years more in maintenance and I am still here.
    2223 days ago
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    2223 days ago
    emoticon to your success!
    Staying here on SP after reaching your goal is a great idea, it really makes the difference.
    Most people outside SP don't care much about being physically active and eating well, so it is good to be part of a community where this behavior is normal : )
    2223 days ago
    Fantastic! emoticon
    2223 days ago
  • AGK3112
    emoticon emoticon for your weight loss. It is great idea for keeping others motivated. You have prove yourself by losing all excess weight and people like us sure will get motivations from you. Keep up the good work
    2223 days ago
    my advice to you , stay here and keep tracking. everybody says that maintaining is harder than losing. and it's true. it's my second time on spark , first time I lost more than 70 pounds. one year and half of sickness and surgery and I 'm back.
    congrats for being so close to your goal! emoticon
    2223 days ago
    That is awesome! Great Job!!
    2223 days ago
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