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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

After hours wading through my old photos & blogs under my old Spark name trying to pin down when I really went into weight maintenance, the answer is, well, a grey area.
At a Christmas Luncheon 2007:

This was at My nephew's Grade 12 Graduation June 28 2008:

Then in November 2009, I celebrated getting back into my cherished size 10 outfit, which Mom had urged me to try on again:

Unfortunately, running back through my Jhadzhia blogs, I found I was quite erratic sharing weight losses. I found one putting me under 130 for the first time on Thursday November 12 2009. As far as I could tell I was on a mighty long plateau and was wondering if I should lose any more weight or not. I had joined Sparkpeople May 13 2009.
My family photo November 29 2009 clearly shows I was at a good weight along with my sister:

Then I went on a trip to Hawaii at Christmas time with my brother and his family in December 2009. I gained 9 lbs on that trip as there was nothing but fast food places in the area we were in. IHOP was the eatery of choice and various burger places. I guess I considered myself off mantenance because of the weight gain and how slowly I hd been losing the weight before that.
When I broke my elbow February 1st 2010 (not a fall -just osteoporosis pulling it apart) I was at a weight of 121 and decided to make that my maintenance weight.
So I guess the question is, what is the range of weight regain llowed before you are considered off maintenance, or your maintenance has been broken. Is Nov. 12 2009 when i first hit 129 my maintenance start as that is roughly where my weight has been kept? Then it would mean I have been maintaining for four years coming up!
Confusing!! What do you think? Wish I had been more like my good friend SLENDERELLA in keeping track :PP.
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your evening!
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    emoticon ... what progress you have made. I will be glad when I start making progress again. Keep up the good work! emoticon
    1628 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your accomplishments. Maintenance (I understand, I'm not there yet) takes more discipline even than losing. You are an inspiration of a healthy life.
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    1629 days ago
    Great JOb Linda! Because I didn't know you before your maintenance I had never seen these pics. It was great to see how far you'd come. What was your total weight lost?
    You are AWESOME!
    1630 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I am not walking in your shoes, but, if size 10 is great for you, then that's a more important number than whatever the scale says!
    1631 days ago
    wow, I think that's a great representation of all you have accomplished. Great job!
    Happy Halloween
    1631 days ago
    You've maintained all this time, Linda!! Maintenance is whatever you say it is. If you are happy with yourself and healthy, I'd say you're maintaining--regardless of the weight. You clearly LOOK progressively happier in your newer and newer photos.
    1632 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/21/2013 10:35:31 AM
  • SABLE77
    Hey Linda, I think you are doing great,

    I started at the end of May 2009 and lost 60 pounds by Oct 2009 and then another 15 over the winter. I remember you telling me I should join and I am so glad you did! I couldn't imagine losing wieght by going online but it sure works.

    I can't believe its been 4 years already!

    Have a Great Day!

    1632 days ago
    I think maintenance is a state of mind rather than a number (either weight or years) and you have been living a healthy lifestyle for those four years!
    emoticon and counting!
    emoticon and emoticon photos.
    1632 days ago
    Regardless of the exact timeframe you have done incredibly well and look fantastic my beautiful friend.
    1632 days ago
    I agree - four years. You've done awesome!
    1632 days ago
    Four years, I'd say!! These are fun pics and you should be proud of what you've accomplished.

    1632 days ago
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