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Thursday, January 09, 2020

It’s not a big weight gain but I’m higher than I’ve been since I got into maintenance, and it seems to be sticking around. I suppose the holiday period started it off. I’m wondering whether to drop out of the maintenance challenge because it doesn’t make me feel good to keep recording weights which are out of range. Of course I’m rolling up my sleeves and taking this on, mentally anyway. I have to admit, I don’t actually have a plan.

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    YOu've gotten a lot of good advice, so I'm not going to add any more, except to just say do what makes you feel comfortable. I do not people are judging you if you stay (or not). Just find what supports your efforts.
    42 days ago
    I'm right there with you as far as the extra pounds go. It is time to buckle down and do something about it for me too. I've never been consistent with challenges, teams, tracking. I don't really have a clear plan either.
    Well, time to get it done - somehow :)

    42 days ago
    But every one in maintenance is someone who just finished taking off the extra weight or is working her way back to her goal. I promise. Maintenance of humans is definitely not the same thing as maintenance with machines.

    But do not do something that makes you feel bad - Life will give you enough of those. Only stay with the challenge if you can find it useful. This is not a contest.

    me too, btw. 7 stupid lbs that seem to love me way more than I love them.
    43 days ago
    Most of the challenges on Spark are for weight loss or exercise promotion. Pick one that best serves you, you'll be happily back to the maintenance challenge in no time.
    44 days ago
    Do whatever makes YOU feel good along the journey!
    44 days ago
    Hi Margaret, I echo Jeanne's advice about the challenge - the purpose is to motivate us.
    I know what you mean, in the past 5 months I'm lingering at the top of my maintenance range, sometimes over... and it really bothers me, because I used to "fall out" of the challenges at the low end! Even stopped logging into SP for a week, and missed last week's entry in Old Rock maintenance challenge. But here we are doing the best we can!

    44 days ago
    It's a temporary thing Margaret and even those maintaining, including me, gain a little.

    The point is you're not letting it slide.

    Don't be so hard on yourself, accept it for what it is and just modify your intake a little over the coming a few weeks and I promise you you'll see results. The key is not to have a KNEE JERK reaction and starve or over-exercise. You'll only burn out for feel crudy.

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    44 days ago
    You are not alone, we all experience winter holidays weight gain. Keep going with your health journey.
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    44 days ago
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    Go off maintenance for a bit. Perhaps you can lose a bit to get back to where you want.
    44 days ago
    Your blog made me smile, Margaret! That face! So cute! But I'm sorry you're a little frustrated with the extra pounds.

    Good for you for rolling up your sleeves and facing the problem! I've never gotten anywhere near maintenance, so I'm afraid I can't offer any advice or suggestions, but I can say that I'm sure you will soon resolve the issue.

    Hope you have a very good weekend!
    44 days ago
    Do what will support your efforts. I

    f withdrawing from the maintenance challenge will support you, withdraw. You can always return at a later date, if you change your mind.

    There are many successful maintainers not participating in weight maintenance challenges. And, you know that we're here to cheer you on in whatever supports you in being the best version of you.

    44 days ago
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