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Old 10-27-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Officially introducing myself.

I read the maintainers forum a lot, and with my copy of Refuse to Regain shipping today, I thought it would be good for me to really get in the groove of a maintenance mindset - even though I have about 6 more pounds to lose to reach goal.

I guess I am a maintainer who is at the red line currently

I started this final journey to my goal weight in January of 2004 clocking in at 250 pounds. It has been a long slow journey, with a foray into Plateau land and then Bakeryville a couple years ago, where I stayed for a bit.

I think I finally 'get it' now, and have really focused on how my body responds to what foods I put into it and what exercise I do - and have been very surprised at what my body has given back to me in terms of fitness and confidence. I am in better shape at 40 than I have ever been.

So, here are my old and current photos. And I want to thank all of you maintainers for sharing your struggles and triumphs at this.

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Old 10-27-2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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Congrats Lori, you've done great and look great too, infact years younger! Nice pipes! Welcome to maintenance-ville! Is bakeryvILLE near wineville? Been there, done that! Welcome aboard!
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:45 PM   #3
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Welcome and congratulations!
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:28 PM   #4
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Oh Lori, what an inspiration you are!!! I really thought I would need surgery to remove the access skin on my arms - TELL ME THIS WAS NOT THE CASE FOR YOU...

YOU LOOK GREAT! CONGRATULATIONS!

Going now to read your blog
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:45 PM   #5
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You look awesome!

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Old 10-28-2008, 05:15 AM   #6
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Hi Lori!! Good to "officially" see you here!!!

You look amazing and I'm pretty certain you FEEL amazing. Great to have you on board.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:45 AM   #7
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Welcome, Lori! We delighted to have you "officially" join us, though you've really been one of us for quite a while now.

Your arms look awesome! Woohoo for weightlifting!

I love what you said about being in better shape than you ever have before. It's never too late to be who we've always dreamed of!!
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:27 AM   #8
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Welcome "officially" Lori! You look fantastic! Congratulations
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:31 AM   #9
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Just had to pop in here again. I wanted to mention something about your incredible before and afters.

I so clearly remember those days of wearing oversized T shirts, like the one you are sporting in the first picture. But not anymore......... the days of oversized T's are gone, like in pic 2. Love it!!!!
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:05 AM   #10
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I must say that you are radiant in both photos. But I bet you feel about a gazillion times better in photo #2!

Your posts are a joy to read. Congrats!!!

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Old 10-28-2008, 10:56 AM   #11
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Oh Lori, what an inspiration you are!!! I really thought I would need surgery to remove the access skin on my arms - TELL ME THIS WAS NOT THE CASE FOR YOU...

YOU LOOK GREAT! CONGRATULATIONS!

Going now to read your blog
Thanks! I actually do have loose skin under my arms, you can see it in the pic, although when I flex it is much less noticeable. Too bad I can't walk around that way all the time.
I have loose skin in other places, but clothes hold it in well.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:08 PM   #12
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Welcome Lori!!! You look fantastic, and I'm already excited about your recipes for Pumpkin Cranberry & Chocolate Oat Bars. Mmm chocolate... Glad you're here!
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:23 AM   #13
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Hi Lori! You look amazing! What an inspiration you are.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:47 PM   #14
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Wow Lori! You look fabulous!
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