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Broke Even! YAY!

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I can’t believe it. With my Vegas trip and then the hectic toddler week, I actually broke even after not weighing in for 3 weeks. I weighed exactly the same! What a confidence booster that I’m actually doing this! I’m maintaining!

I also hit my old Weight Watchers meeting, the one with my favorite leader who I lost the bulk of my weight with. She cracks me up. During the meeting, she asked me to share some stuff with the group and she made the funnies comment. “No one congratulates you and says, ‘hey you look like you are maintaining nicely, congrats!’”. She is so right, when I was losing the compliments and celebration losing weight kept me going week to week. I worked toward my next goal, my next compliment and my next clothing size. There was a mission there, a process, something I was working towards. Now that I am maintaining I have to learn to live without all of that. I have to learn to be happy with who I am and what I have accomplished. It’s a different sort of challenge. So I’m patting myself on the back today.

Well this maintainer had a good day. I ate traditional meals in contrast to my normal snacking all day. Bear with me I don’t feel like doing the table tonight.

Breakfast: Shredded Wheat with skim milk
Lunch: Veggie Quesadilla with a side of rice (restaurant)
Dinner: Tomatoes with Creamy Balsamic Drizzle, light hot dog, baked beans, Sweet Potato Fries, ½ of the toddlers cheeseburger

I had a big dinner but I’m a little hungry right now. I may have a snack. I’m just not sure what.

As for site updates, I added a few more old posts from my journal. There is just no way I can duplicate my old site. There is too much. I’m plucking the more “important” posts from the old site and I’ll be adding them back slowly. I guess this is more form me then you. I like having a written progression of my weigh loss AND MAINTENANCE journey. ;~)




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Discussion

There are 12 comments so far.

    zazu

    July 12, 2007

    congrats on maintaining during your trip and on keeping the weight off in general!
    enjoy your trip to the beach – sounds fun!

    (P.S. Is something up with the site? I haven’t been able to access the boards or my blog?)

    Calyn

    July 12, 2007

    Wow, that is great news! Maintaining after all that is a feat in itself :) And your dinner looked fantastic!

    Anne

    July 12, 2007

    Awesome! A maintain is great after three weeks. Congrats.

    Ellen

    July 12, 2007

    Congrats on maintaining. I love when I think I may have gained and I have maintained or even lost! I am new to your site and I love it. BTW, you should pat yourself on the back, you have done a great job.

    Pam

    July 12, 2007

    That is just wonderful!!!! many may congrats

    bonita

    July 12, 2007

    Great job, Roni! I’ve been inspired by all your enthusiasm and just started blogging myself. Have a great time at the beach.

    holly

    July 12, 2007

    Great job on maintaining! Have fun on your vacation.

    Emily Henderson

    July 12, 2007

    I’ve been LT for 2 years now so I understand the stress with maintaining! Way to go with the vacation and everything- I KNOW how hard it is. I love your site; you’re an inspiration when I feel like going and eating a pint of ice cream and dipping french fries in it!

    Steph

    July 12, 2007

    Great job, that is great to maintain on vacation. You are an inspiration to put your mind to it.

    MtngirlinCali

    July 12, 2007

    Your thoughts on maintenance really ring true for me! The thrill of the quest for losing more weight was what kept me going back every week for weigh-ins….it’s hard to motivate when you are going there just to stay the same. (Although now I’m in weight loss mode….kind of….but it seems like I’ve steadily maintained for 4 months now!) Your continued story is the kick in the rear some of us Lifetimers need AND appreciate. Good job on holding steady through all those vacations!

    Swizzlepop

    July 13, 2007

    Congrats on maintaining after 3 weeks that included lots of opportunity to go OP. You ARE maintaining nicely :)!

    Gina

    July 17, 2007

    I just found your site and I have enjoyed reading your posts. I too am concerned about what will happen once I reach goal and the attention and compliments which have kept me motivated cease. It is nice to know I’m not alone.