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8/16/2012PERIWINKLE888/14/2012Maintenance PlanPERIWINKLE88 came up with a comprehensive plan for her transition into maintenance and continuing it.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5015442yes

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8/21/2012NELLJONES8/19/2012Maintaining isn't really like Losing, Yet it isNELLJONES considers the WHY behind continued maintenance, which is an aspect different from weight loss, and rarely discussed. Nell knows what she’s talking about; she’s the longest maintainer we know about here on SparkPeople.com (41+ years!).http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021780yes

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8/28/2012ONEKIDSMOM8/16/2012The Final FrontierONEKIDSMOM focuses on her identity as a maintainer, her fears, and how she works to overcome them and why ongoing support has been so vital to her successhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5017681yes

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9/4/2012WATERMELLEN9/2/2012Productive Failure: Motivation and Maintenance Take Grit!WATERMELLEN posits that persistence, curiosity, optimism and above all grit are all qualities of character essential to sustain weight loss: and we learn themhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041615yes

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9/11/2012SLENDERELLA619/3/2012Please Read This Blog If You've Gained Weight Back BeforeSLENDERELLA61 focuses on the things that have been different about her weight management journey this time compared to her past efforts.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042750yes

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9/20/2012_LINDA9/12/2012Stand Tall And Walk ProudAt one point bound to a wheelchair due to her extreme pain, _LINDA's blog, "Stand Tall and Walk Proud", chronicles her battle to reclaim her health, develop an amazing level of fitness and live her life to the absolute fullest in spite of joint replacements, countless rounds of surgery and still-daily painhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055385yes

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9/27/2012TINAJANE769/9/2012Demystifying MaintenanceTina wrote talks about her first six months of maintenance and how her experiences compare with some of the research on successful maintenance. One of the interesting points she brings up is that just because a strategy is less common, doesn’t mean it won’t work for some people. As in weight loss we each have to figure out what will work best for us. And the longer we keep seeking strategies, trying them, and evaluating them, the better we will get at this.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051030yes

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10/4/2012BREWMASTERBILL9/28/2012Maintenance - My Take"Maintenance is simple, but not easy. Head in the game, reasonable diet and exercise regimen that can be performed for life. The rest are byproducts."http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078058yes

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10/11/2012TINASWEEP9/17/2012Maintaining StratagemsStrategies that work for her, and why they workhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063266yes

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10/18/2012KANOE101010/13/2012Celebrating 1 year of Maintenance: This is who I was meant to be.I especially like that it's mostly about celebrating maintenance, not just about the difficulties.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097370yes

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10/25/2012MOBYCARP#REF!9/26/2012Fitness Maintenance MusingsHow do you structure your life and motivations for maintaining fitness?http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076282yes

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11/1/2012NUOVAELLE#REF!6/14/2012The ugly truth about maintenanceIt deals with preparing for maintenance long before you reach goal, which could be useful to a broader SparkPeople.com audiencehttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4925912yes

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11/8/20124A-HEALTHY-BMI138/20/2012Get off the merry-go-roundstop the gain-loss-regain cyclehttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023938yes

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11/15/2012BROOKLYN_BORN11/7/2012How to celebrate an anniversary? - 3 yrs of maintenanceexpands upon her comparison between maintaining successful long-term weight loss and maintaining a happy marriagehttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126926yes

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11/22/2012MAGGIEROSEBOWL11/17/2012"I'm Ready for My Close-Up Mr. DeMille!"MAGGIEROSEBOWL’s preparations for her big trip to New York Cityhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138411yes

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11/29/2012WILLOWBROOK5WILLOWBROOK511/18/2012Not Gonna Relax -- Gonna Beat the OddsI'm thinking of maintaining as a new hobby or maybe a second job. Not something I am going to take for granted or get lazy about. So don't mind me if I don't relax about eating, exercising or my weight. I am beyond happy with my decisions and the results they bring.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139774yes

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12/6/2012ROOSTER7211/13/2012A year in maintenanceROOSTER72 touches upon some of the changes she has experienced since she began her journey to better health, most notably the disappearance of her symptoms of mild depressionhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134281yes

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12/13/2012FITFOODIE80611/15/2012why I weigh everyday FITFOODIE806 talks about how the scale has helped her to lose weight and stay on track in maintenance. Although many successful maintainers don't rely on daily weigh ins as a maintenance tool, her blog presents a compelling argument about how it can be used by some to help keep your head in the gamehttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136490yes

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12/20/2012ANNIEONLI11/18/20123 Years on Maintenance... and I forgot!Thanks, Sparkers, for being there (and also for reminding me that it has actually been 3 years on Maintenance on Spark!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139578yes

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12/27/2012GERMANIRISHGIRL2012/12/2012What I learned on the school bus on the way to MAINTENANCEDeals with learning lessons about maintenance before reaching goal and why maintenance is hard but worth it.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164085yes

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1/3/2013MERETONI2112/16/2012YOU are STRONG.How struggles and our recovery from them are an important part of our journeys to better healthhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168124yes

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1/10/2013CATS_MEOW_0911226/30/2011Getting Ready to Stay the Same: Considering Maintenance While LosingCATS_MEOW_0911 talks about the strategies she has learned to incorporate into her daily routine to ensure her losses will be permanenthttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4332094yes

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1/17/2013JMERLAU#N/A12/20/20122 year maintenance videoInspirational video chronicles where he came from and the progress and success he's had since losing and maintaining his weight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171735yes

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1/24/2013POPSY190241/16/2013The importance of AGAM+TTM teamWeight maintenance doesn't hold out the necessary commercial carrots to be a popular candidate for investment: which is why the Spark team At Goal and Maintaining+Transition to Maintenance is so valuable to its current and prospective members. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209301yes

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1/31/2013VTRICIA251/9/20134 weeks at maintenanceif you are cut out to be a writer, writing a million words shouldn't scare you, it should excite you. And it's the same with a healthy lifestyle. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198733yes

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2/7/2013WALKINGMAMMA261/17/2013Being content with NOT being a success story!Maintenance is difficult enough without the added burden of people equating you with your weight loss alone. I feel really bad for people who have battled their maintenance in the limelight. It is a lifetime battle that is for our health, plain and simple.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211471yes

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2/14/2013JESSIHOVER2272/6/20131 Year!!For me losing the weight was a crazy, fun, trying experience, and although physically hard it didn't take nearly the toll that maintenance has on my mind and soul. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240681yes

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2/21/2013KRICKET4282/7/2013Maintenance... Really!?Even in maintenance there is room for improvement.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240997yes

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2/28/2013PEGGYT3292/15/2013Maintenance is a Balancing Actsmall changes can either throw us off balance in our maintenance journey or put us back into balancehttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251741yes

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3/7/2013KELLIEBEAN302/23/2013Six Month Sparkaversary & Three months maintaining there are so many gizmos and plans on the market to help you lose weight but not so much in the area of maintainancehttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261611yes

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3/14/2013MKELLY72312/27/2013Beginning Year Two of Maintenancerewards are so important to a maintenance journey--just like they are during the loss phase.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265801yes

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3/21/2013FELINA323/11/20135 Years at Goal Today !!! I can't believe it !I promise myself to continue this healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life. Motivation got me started, habit keeps me going. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282233yes

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3/28/2013MILLIE5522333/17/2013Celebrating 6 Months MaintenanceI am getting some great support from the "At goal and maintaining" team...here's to the next six months....it may not be easy but it is definitely worth it!http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290014yes

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4/4/2013TORTISE110343/15/2013It's a Little Thing: 6 Months Maintaining I must thank the At Goal and Maintaining Team for being with me every step of the way. What a great team, what fun friends, what an upbeat message board! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287411yes

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4/11/2013BESSHAILE354/3/2013Officially at Maintenance = More Goals!I kind of like this goal achieving thing and I've got New Goals I'm excited to start striving for.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309757yes

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4/18/2013BOOKAPHILE364/13/20133 Weeks at Maintenance... sort of.I seem to need more than 1300 and less than 1420 calories at my current activity level. It's a balancing act at which I am not yet proficient. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322144yes

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4/25/2013MANDELOVICH374/20/2013Letting GoI think I've been at goal for years now but I've been fighting against accepting this weight since I was a teenager, and I’m finally ready to let go of that particular story.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329548yes

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5/2/2013SUNSHINE20113384/2/2013Destroying my negative thoughts, one karate chop at a time!!Sometimes I feel like maintaining my weight is turning me into a Warrior Princess when it comes to dealing with inner negativity.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308898yes

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5/9/2013RUSSELL1960394/13/2013Maintenance - Not What I Expectedthere is not likely to be a magical number of calories that will permanently be the "right" amount for me! That too will change over time as metabolism and activity/exercise levels change.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321715yes

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5/16/2013COACHMOMMY 405/1/2013Back to Goal!I truly believe weight loss & maintenance is a individual journey. [...] Maintenance is not easy. In fact for me, it was harder because I didn't have that "gratification" of loosing weight.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341882yes

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5/23/2013CELIAMINER#N/A5/19/2013My Miracle: One Year of MaintainingCELIAMINER's blog delves into the strategies she's used in her first year of maintenance to stay successful in both normal times and during vacations and holiday periods. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360946yes

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5/30/2013SERENE_ME425/15/2013I hate exercise.I know I cannot, in any way, maintain this 85lb loss into my mid-50's without it. I cannot live the active, healthy, fit lifestyle I crave without it. I cannot wear my sexy jeans and tight pencil skirts without it. I cannot maintain my health without it. I cannot fight off the rampant cardiovascular disease that plagues my family without it. I cannot manage my menopause without it. No matter how much I hate it - absolutely hate it - I cannot live without it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357621yes

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6/6/2013CAROLISCIOUS5/25/2013A Year of 5s - Accountability and MaintenanceOn Monday, May 27th, I will be 55 years young. This year also marks 5 years of 60 pound weight loss maintenance for me. As these milestones approach, I have been thinking a LOT about how I maintain this weight loss accountability, and mostly, what I've learned these past 5 years. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367700yes

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6/13/2013IAMAGEMLOVER#N/A5/26/2013There is no pleasing her.I may as well just eat what I want and how much I want because I am going to get criticism no matter what.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368519yes

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6/20/2013LIBERTYWALK16/9/2013"Have you gained any weight back yet?" No, and I don't intend to. I'm buying new clothes, one to two sizes smaller than my previous wardrobe...and I don't even know if I'm done losing weight yet. I'm going to continue with what seems to be working for me and see what happens.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383755yes

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6/27/2013MARF22616/13/2013You Worry Too MuchIf an alcoholic were to dry out, no one would tell her in 18 months – hey you’ve been doing good for so long, go ahead and have a couple beers; you don’t do it every day. Why is acceptable to tell someone who abused food, go ahead and eat like crap, it’s not a big deal.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387825yes

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7/4/2013MILLIFRED16/7/2013At Goal; At Last after 4 yearsChronicals her journey back to good health after botched surgery to remove kidney stones, which left her unconscious for a month with multiple organ failure and partially deaf.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381413yes

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7/11/2013LORILEEPAGE16/26/2013My AH HA! momentCaught in a cycle of maintaining that features binges followed by excessive restriction and exercise, she has hope after reading a blog that describes overcoming this issue by gently increasing calories and not overcompensating.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402334yes

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7/18/2013KSCHRAUT17/2/2013Dr Seuss & Weight LossI may be maintaining my weight, but that doesn't mean my goals stop or that I have nothing more to work towards.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408248yes

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7/25/2013KSIGMA122218/30/2010My answer to what Maintaining isAll about finding your balance and learning how to maintain that, within reason.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3589501yes

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8/1/2013HMMILLER00717/21/2013Maintenance sucks sometimes!By all outward appearances, I'm a successful maintainer. But inwardly, I often feel like a failure and discouraged. It reminds me appearances are deceiving.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428164yes

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8/8/2013-AMANDA79-17/19/2013Still Maintaining - Must Focus on Quantity and Quality the need to stay conscious of our choices in maintenancehttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426330yes

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8/15/201311TERRY2016/23/2013exercising too muchI tend to overdo everything, so I think my previous plateaus have all been about overtraining and not paying enough attention to nutrition.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399021yes

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8/22/2013LOGOULD19/27/2012Finding my Balancing Point in Search of MaintenanceI may never see the lowest weight that I reached the first time, but I am learning to set goals that are not only acheivable, but that are MAINTAINABLE. Like we always say, this is a LIFESTYLE and I want to be able to keep it up for LIFE.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077722yes

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8/29/2013LESLIELENORE18/16/2013Questions I am asking myself in maintenance...I don't want to stop striving to move forward now that I am in maintenance and have been for a couple of months. It has felt like my motivation has stalled a bit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457577yes

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9/5/2013GETFIT2LIVE18/21/2013Maintenance: Nirvana?I've lost weight before and always gained it back, and now I know it is because I let myself believe the myth that the weight would somehow not find me again once I lost it.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462170yes

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9/12/2013JCORYCMA18/22/2013Exercise is another word for being good to yourselfThat's -- why I watch every bite that I put in my mouth, track my food on SP, exercise every day... Because I love myself!http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463419yes

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9/19/2013KIMBERLY_Y19/7/2013Maintenance "Funk"I am afraid of this "funk" because I have set high standards for myself. If I cannot keep up with myself then how do I maintain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478727yes

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9/26/2013LESLIE87194819/15/2013Dodged a bullet and found a new maintenance toolDiscusses a mental shift from resenting food logging to welcoming it as a tool for maintenance.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486216yes

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10/3/2013SUNNYBEACHGIRL19/19/2013Maintenance at 60 is a different gameif I like being at my current weight I have to really watch what and how much I eat every single day and be committed to a regular (no excuses) exercise programhttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489797yes

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10/10/2013HMAZIS19/29/20133 months into MaintenanceI have learned that maintaining requires just as much dedication and diligence as losing. It is well worth the effort. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499447yes

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10/17/2013KRISZTA1119/28/20132 years in maintenance - I love it!The first healthy choice prepared me for the next one which I couldn't have made before the first one. And once a healthy choice became a habit, somehow I always read or heard about something new that now I was ready to do. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498260yes

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10/24/2013MOBYCARP210/7/2013Two Years of Maintenanceforgetting when my maintenance anniversary is doesn't really matter, because maintenance is something I need to do all the time, even when I'm not thinking about it.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507368yes

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10/31/2013ANNIEONLI210/18/2013Finding joyThe author discusses reconnecting with herself and joy in general after 3+ years of maintenancehttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516875yes

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11/7/2013KANOE10210/26/2013How Trying to Control Your Weight is Like Running Down the Up escalatorI find it amusing to use this visual tool of me being on as escalator that is moving upward, This is realistic. If stop my successful habits for maintenance I definitely will head back up to the top of the escalator where I started. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523781#VALUE!yes

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11/14/2013ONEKIDSMOM211/6/2013How casting the rebel as my teenage self HELPEDeventually the rebel remembered that she was NOT maintaining healthy habits for anyone elsehttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533608#VALUE!yes

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11/21/2013NUOVAELLE211/15/2013Being off track is terrifyingly difficult!Being off track is really difficult if you think about it. And I don’t mean it’s difficult to happen. We all know that’s the easiest thing in the world. I mean its consequences are difficult.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541589#VALUE!yes

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11/28/2013FIT4MEIN2013111/18/2013Managing MaintenanceI have reached goal before. In 1993 I was at goal for about 10 minutes. The problem was, I had the losing weight part down pat. The articles, classes and groups all focused on how to lose weight, not how to stay at goal.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=554425311/21/201311/21/2013yes

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12/5/2013MEXGAL119/6/2012Journey of the 'Butt'Follow up to a previous Popular Blog Post. It gives a bit of her weight loss history and deals with maintenance strategies and how she's learned to manage her triggers.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=504734511/22/201311/22/2013yes

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12/12/2013BESSHAILE212/4/2013Still At GoalBelieving I can live the rest of my life fit and healthy doesn't come naturally to me - but it's a belief that has taken root in the tender soil of my psyche. I plan to do everything in my power to keep this great lifestyle going.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=555658612/4/2013yes

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12/19/2013SLENDERELLA61312/16/2013A Maintainer Who Runs; A Runner Who MaintainsWeight management/maintenance as part of my overall health comes first. If I had to quit running to be healthier, I would. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=556581912/16/2013yes

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12/26/2013AMARILYNH112/19/2013Learning from our mistakesDon't let the holidays blow your weight loss/maintenance success! If you find you are kicking yourself about your choices, STOP! If you feel the food enjoyment wasn't worth the outcome, resolve to make a different choice the next time. But DO NOT get down on yourself!! If weight loss/maintenance was easy we wouldn't be here!! Its NOT, but it is SO worth the effort.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=556804612/19/2013yes

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1/2/2014VTRICIA212/12/2013Happy Maintainversary!Maintenance is a journey of the heart, of self acceptance and nurturing and building up this amazing body. Life, from a biological standpoint, is breathtakingly complex. Inhabiting our bodies in a respectful way, like indigenous people respect the Earth, and not exploiting our resources for passing indulgence, that's my vision.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=556266112/12/2013yes

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1/9/2014MELFOUCH112/26/2013A Lucky BreakIn a lot of ways my middle-age is a lot more lively and fulfilling than my thirties and I find myself in the odd position of almost being glad I put the weight on. Having to lose it made me realise that there were some major problems with the way I was living my life, and I have no doubt I would have carried right on with those behaviours and unknowingly getting a lot less out of life quite aside from the weight gain if my body hadn't forced me to face up to the facts.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=557202412/26/2013yes

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1/16/2014SUNSHINE2011321/2/2014Sometimes saying "no" can be a good thingI hadn't thought about maintaining weight in terms of me protecting and honouring all the hard work I put in to losing weight. Sometimes we just forget what an achievement that is - it's worth refusing the extra cookie for!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=55789241/2/2014yes

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1/23/2014HAKAPES11/3/2014How to maintain - learning from my two year experienceHAKAPES writes about the lessons he's learned in his two years of maintenance.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=55803851/3/2014yes

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1/30/2014NELLJONES11/25/2014I am a Pickle.NELLJONES reflects on the process of self-inventor and how to use it to improve her life. These are principles that can be applied to maintenance as well as other aspects of life.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56051511/25/2014yes

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2/6/2014POOKASLUAGH02/1/2014A Perfect End to JanuaryThis was a good month in just about every way possible. My 90% goals are going great: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56118832/1/2014yes

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2/13/2014ELLEKTRA02/5/2014150 Calorie refusal3 years I have been maintaining, and am still fully dedicated to my healthy lifestyle.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56155842/5/2014yes

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2/20/2014KANSASROSE671/27/2014Thoughts on my Fourth Spark Anniversary the support she’s found here on SparkPeople has helped her through the past four years, which has included three years on maintenancehttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56071781/27/2014yes

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2/27/2014SEMISWEETCHICK01/21/2014Day 1: I reset my goal weighthttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56011181/21/2014yes

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3/6/2014OHMEMEME12/13/2014On a roll...NSV AND SVThe new year is going good for healthy eating, regular exercise, weightloss, and mental toughness about all of it. It feels good to make wise choices. I feel in control and confident. I am not richer, more famous, younger, nor do I look much different but I FEEL so much better about it all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56234872/13/20142/13/2014yes

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3/13/2014DDOORN12/28/2014A Change in Perspective: Preparing for Maintenancethe care and precision in tracking our food which is necessary for folks like us to achieve and maintain healthy weight truly is "normal" within the context of own unique realitieshttp://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56360662/28/2014yes

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3/20/2014SWEET_CAROLYN13/5/2014The Failure to Be PerfectBaring my soul today has been really tough, but I needed to be honest with you guys. Thank you for giving that to me, for always being a support when I need it. And while I am trying not to let you down, I'm also trying not to let myself down too!http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56403913/5/2014

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3/27/2014UNSWEETMAMA13/3/2014When I grow up I want to be a unicornI cannot even fathom what being a “normal” eater would feel like. Do normal eaters really exist or are they imaginary? Like unicorns. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56387463/3/2014

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4/3/2014PUPPYWHISPERS13/19/2014Something happened while the rest of us were making excuses…The thing about losing weight and maintain the loss is that there is no end date or finish line. I realize that it’s something I will have to work on and think about for the rest of my life.http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56516203/19/2014

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4/10/2014FAIRHAVENQUEEN 13/21/2014I'm So Thankful I Found SparkPeople! Checking in with the Maintenance Team first thing every morning is a great encouragement. That is an amazing and helpful team, by the way. Learning to maintain my weight is something I had never been successful at before, but with the support, advice, and encouragement from that team it has become a fun adventure. I now feel confident that I'll be able to keep the weight off permanently. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56535933/21/2014

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4/17/2014SLENDERELLA6133/11/20145 Surprises After 5 Years of MaintenanceWhat can I add at this 5 year milestone? Well, I am really surprised about a lot of things. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56452813/11/2014

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