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Old 07-29-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Maintaining for 1 year!

Today marks 1 year since I hit my goal weight! I weighed in today 2.5 pounds less then when I hit goal, so I guess that means I've been pretty successful.

I have huge ups and huge downs - more mentally then physically.

I feel like being able to maintain 1 year now opens some new doors for me, and I hope to be as successful in the future as it appears I've been over this last year, without such internal turmoil and drama!

"I'm through accepting limits, cause someone says they're so. Some things I cannot change but 'til I try I'll never know!" ~ Wicked ~

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said 'I just don't care!'" ~ Pink ~


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Old 07-29-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #3
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Woo hoo, Jen!
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

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Old 07-29-2013, 02:04 PM   #4
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That is an amazing accomplishment and I'm so impressed with what you've done! I have never been able to keep my weight off for any extended period of time so I get how challenging it is! Major congrats to you!

First goal: under 180:
Second goal: 175 or below:
Third goal: 168 (no longer overweight):
Fourth goal: 160 or below:
Final goal: 145-155 (not sure if this will ever happen):
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
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Jen, honestly, I thought it was longer. To me, this is a thing you're experienced at doing.

I think we're always going to have some noise in our head about eating and exercise, or at least more than the average person, but that it needn't be tumultuous.

My own struggle goes something like this: 1) I seem to maintain better when I follow a routine and schedule, but 2) Life isn't really like that, and 3) Guarding the routine leads to me becoming too obsessive-compulsive for comfort, and I find I'm guarding the routine rather than my weight -- the two get blurred in my head sometimes. Also 4) I start feeling imprisoned by the routine, and then get rebellious or low-spirited and unimaginative, like a form of mental agoraphobia. That is really my battle, with my weight almost being a side effect.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:29 PM   #6
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:34 PM   #7
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Wahoo!!!!! Congrats! So excited for you!

2016 workout goals: (edited)

100 Bikram yoga classes mimimum

365 workouts minimum

So far:
103 bikram yogas
350 total workouts
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:05 PM   #8
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Huge congratulations! Can you share some of your secrets (or just insights) with us?

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Old 07-29-2013, 05:28 PM   #9
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Pat yourself in the back. Your journey is amazing. You have shown so much determination and persistence.

Here is to a healthy you!
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #10
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Super congrats!

One for every five pounds lost!
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
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Wow, how inspiring!
Losing as much as you have is a huge deal but keeping it off for year is simply incredible! I am so impressed and inspired by you!
~Restart 7/13/13~
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:08 PM   #12
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Congratulations!! As a fellow maintainer I couldn't be happier for you and wish you continued success.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:15 AM   #13
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WOW what a huge weight loss! I am really motivated by your story.

Would u share some of the things that worked/did not work for you? Was it harder to lose or maintain the weight?

Each = 5 lbs gone for good

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:58 AM   #14
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Happy maintainniversary Jen!
Push on some more!

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Old 07-31-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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Way to Go!!

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