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Old 05-15-2009, 12:26 PM   #1
Recovering Pantry Pest
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,245

S/C/G: 174.5/157.2/149 for now

Height: 5'7.5"

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Hello, maintainers! I've been spending most of my 3FC posts in Support, 40+, and Chicks in Control. I've lost the 12 pounds that bothered me the most, and while I'm not saying there's none to go, I'm not in a place at the moment where I want to commit to a new goal number for my weight. I have been visiting here and WholeFoods Lifestyle, taking advantage of the wisdom and enthusiasm on the sly.

I took the 12 off with calorie counting to a threshold of 1400-1500. I didn't pay much attention to what kinds of foods I was eating, and nothing's come off since late March. I'm paying more attention now to how I feel, and working through some elimination diets to figure out what it is I'm sensitive to. I had a tendency to binge on salty stuff and occasionally sweet - but I've had a bit of a personal epiphany and the urge disappeared. Thus, I've decided to maintain while I work through the rest of the mental stuff I need to make myself strong for a lifetime.

Action: The Antidote for Despair.
~ Becky ~
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Carmel, IN
Posts: 6,090

S/C/G: 185/see signature/135

Height: 5'4"


Welcome ICUWishing! Please come join us on the weekly chat thread!
08/10/2004: 185 lbs 08/10/2005: 140 lbs 11/28/2005: 130 lbs!

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Old 05-15-2009, 01:48 PM   #3
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Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 11,712

S/C/G: 295/200/175

Height: 5' 8"


Yay! Join us on the accountability thread, too! It's such a great tool for staying on plan.
Goal Met - 10/28/07 - My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story - Where Have I Been?

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!

Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:04 AM   #4
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,751

S/C/G: 250/142/135

Height: 5'2"


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Old 05-18-2009, 11:19 AM   #5
Workin' It
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wherever I go, there I am...
Posts: 7,660

S/C/G: 190/164/135

Height: 5'5.5"


Welcome! I post on the chat thread and the accountability thread, and they both really help me!
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

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Old 05-19-2009, 01:44 PM   #6
Recovering Pantry Pest
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,245

S/C/G: 174.5/157.2/149 for now

Height: 5'7.5"


Thank you for the warm welcome! I'm going to be a little scarce for a few weeks - I have a massive exam that I'm sitting for on June 6 and I need to brush up, but I will certainly make time to be accountable and continue to learn.
~ Becky ~
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:47 AM   #7
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Location: Connecticut
Posts: 235

S/C/G: 224/165/150

Height: 5'4


Good morning all. This is my first post in the maintainer's section. I lost 71 pounds last year following Sugar Busters. I realize now the hard work really comes in maintaining. Since December of last year I've gained back 15 pounds!!
To say I am disgusted with myself is an understatement. I am now trying to lose those 15 pounds, and keep them off permanately. I am counting calories and avoiding all sugar, white flour etc... I eat a lot of fish, chicken, vegetables, and fruit. I try to aim for 1200 calories per day, but allow myself to go over some days.
I need some help in figuring out how many calories I should increase to once I've lost these 15 pounds. I also have to start exercising, since I've never done that either.
I think my biggest problem is I have an all or nothing mentality when it comes to losing weight, and that is what leads to disaster for me.
Any advice?
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