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Sunday, September 29, 2013

What have I learned while maintaining? Well, I have learned that maintaining requires just as much dedication and diligence as losing.
It is well worth the effort.
I am at the same weight at 12 weeks out as I was when I decided to maintain.
I still measure, I still weigh my food, I still count calories and track fitness.
It is a lifestyle, and it is a wonderful one.
I feel healthy, I very rarely get sick, I feel great, my back never hurts.
I can run over 3 miles, something I never thought I could or would do.
I fit into size 10 pants and medium and sometimes small tops. Again, something I never thought I could do.
I exercise daily.
I walk more than 5 miles a day, usually closer to 7.5 or 8.
It is all due to Spark and my great friends that I have met here and the teams that keep me motivated.
I still tell everyone I can about this website and encourage people to check it out.
Some people stick to it, others fade away shortly after finding out that it takes a lot of determination and dedication to making good choices pretty much every day.
It is not for the faint of heart, but anyone can do this if they set their minds to it.
So to all my spark friends, Thanks for being with me as we go along this journey.
You are all so very wonderful and I appreciate you all.
I wish you all continued success as we continue to make good and healthy choices.
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  • no profile photo CD13370898
    Aw, what an awesome blog! I can't imagine reaching maintenance, but seeing you talk about it makes it seems somewhat possible. You worked hard to get what you wanted, and you've earned it. Enjoy it!

    2785 days ago
  • _VALEO_
    I fear maintenance, but I am not there yet! You're the proof that it is not because the set goal is reached that we can stop our efforts.
    It is inspiring to see how focused and dedicated you still are!

    emoticon to all your accomplishments and successes!

    2785 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13976750
    Such an encouraging post. Thanks for the motivation and encouragement. This is great news.

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    2785 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13099273
    Wow Holly - what a power message ! You are awesome . What a inspiration you are to many. Size 10 - I would have guessed smaller by the Photo !! You Rocked that 5k today !! emoticon emoticon - feels so exhilarating to cross that line just for self competition . Accomplishing all those wonderful goals. Your right its not for the faint of Heart , sometimes peoples feeling do get hurt on this site. I do not think its meant intentionally it just happens as life happens -it sometimes gets in the way. A lesson I have been learning myself on this journey. Thanks Holly - You're Awesome - Looking Good Mama! emoticon emoticon
    2785 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/29/2013 10:33:19 PM
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