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8/31/18 11:43 P

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Thanks for all the comments, everyone has a different path where they find solutions to why they are in a condition that they got themselves into. There are many reasons why we are unhealthy the largest reason is our food source as 90% of what you eat leads you to a path that can determine your health. We have been told what to eat instead of us learning what is best for us to eat. We can not all be experts and the people that tell us what is good to eat are making a profit. Most of my weight loss has been nutrition as now that I am thinner I can exercise. I find this to be the case with most people that lose weight. I lost my weight with a whole food plant based way of eating. My go to doctor is https://www.drfuhrman.com/recipes

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8/29/18 10:13 P

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I agree with LOSERLAURA63 you have to keep going. I lost 291 pounds. Took me almost 3 years and I am slowly gaining back some weight. Enough where I am back here trying to get into the groove again. It's much harder to maintain than it is to be on your weight loss mission. Give it all you have... Proud your almost at goal. Keep up the good work and never think you can just relax again... be on your toes.



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8/27/18 11:29 P

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Well I have only 4 lbs before I reach my goal that I set 11 months ago. I gave myself a year and read many books on nutrition, exercise and sleep hygiene. Iit have learned a lot about my health and have made many strides, there have been a few bumps along the way but I am 100% on track now. I did not start out to lose weight but to reverse some health conditions. I had great success with reversing diabetes, arthritis and leaky gut syndrome. I went from 221 lbs to 159 lbs. eating a whole food plant based diet. I also do fasting which helped mostly with diabetes. I found this site after not using it for the last 10 years while looking at old emails. To maintain my weight I will continue to eat and exercise as a way to live as I am 62 and very healthy now.

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8/21/18 1:21 P

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I have found that to maintain you pretty much have to keep doing what you are currently doing. If you make any big changes, you will start to gain it back again. I used to think that once you lost it, that you could just "coast" but that does not work. I still had to weight myself everyday to make sure that I was not putting it back on.


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8/15/18 5:34 A

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Get skin surgery.

Mayby 59 is too old to get it

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8/9/18 8:32 A

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that's when the challenge begin. My guess it's a battle between your brain and the weight that it set after years of abuse.



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6/28/18 10:55 P

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Great advice about maintaining a healthy lifestyle after reaching your goal!

I was wondering about that myself and certainly don't want to slip into bad habits from my previous times! emoticon



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SPUNOUTMOM Posts: 1,253
6/27/18 11:53 A

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Just keep doing what you are doing. Maintaining is hard, but exercise and healthy eating helps. Exercise, drink water, eat healthy and healthy amounts of food.



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6/27/18 10:57 A

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Maintaining is simply continuing to do the healthy lifestyle that should have been acquired.
You still have to eat the proper amount of calories.
You still should exercise.
You still should hydrate.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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6/26/18 11:17 P

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I wish I could help you. But I see a person who made great strides for 9 1/2 months. That is awesome! You may want to look through the Spark teams to find one that can help you.

I hope I can join you in the future. emoticon

Alice

"I have not been placed on this earth to fit your mold or conform to what makes you feel more comfortable with my existence." Michelle Steinke

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


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6/12/18 2:16 P

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My goal was to learn and live a healthy lifestyle, with exercise and nutrition. It started as weight loss, which ended up turning into eating healthy and creating a habit to move more (walking, dancing, resistance exercise). I gave myself ONE full year of being fully committed, not allowing anything or anyone else to derail me with a "just this one-time" excuse to get side-railed. My hubby agreed to take care of his own meals during this year, so I could focus on mine. It am 2 1/2 months away from the goal and am getting nervous about the next step of maintaining. Does anyone have tips to share?

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