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vilanteira 07-21-2013 06:06 AM

One Year of Maintenance
 
Hi there! I've missed you all! It's actually a few weeks beyond my one year anniversary of maintaining since I reached goal July 2 last year, and I kept meaning to come update here but life is crazy right now! I tell you, maintenance was a rollercoaster this past year, partly due to job loss, health issues, a really rough breakup and an injury, but through it all, the only thing that never failed me was JUDDD.

I'm maintaining easily at 108-112, and after an entire year, I believe this is just where my body wants to maintain. The extra pudge around my waist just isn't meant to be whittled down, and a lot of it is just loose skin, but my overall shape has shifted and settled in a better way than when I first reached goal. I did reach goal of 105 and tried to maintain around 104-107, but that required a much more strict calorie level and rotation than I wanted for maintenance and for life.

I don't count calories anymore because I'm really good at estimating now, but I still do my rotations. Some weeks I have two UDs on weekends. The two hormonal times of the month, my weight will jump up to the high end, and then it'll come back down, like clockwork. I had several periods where my weight jumped out of the safe range, but at my vertically challenged height of 5'1, I literally couldn't let it get more than a few pounds beyond that because my clothes wouldn't fit then and I couldn't afford to buy new clothes. I'm one of those that kept getting rid of all larger old clothes during my weight loss journey because in the past, having them somehow always enabled weight re-gain and denial. Luckily with JUDDD, strict rotations and WLM calories always worked to bring me back in range.

I'm still so thankful that I discovered JUDDD and this wonderfully supportive forum :love:, because this is the only and best way to lose weight and maintain that I have ever come across. I hope you all are doing well here, and I apologize for not being around to give support. I finally found a job and am actually considering dating again. :stars: Things are busy, but in a good way finally!

SlowSure 07-21-2013 06:28 AM

I'm utterly delighted to read such a positive report from yet another successful maintainer alongside Kissa/Cindy, Carly, Dawn, Leo41, The Redhead etc.

Thank you so much for this.

Congratulations on the job and good luck with the 'shall I, shan't I' thoughts about dating. :love:

KeirasMom 07-21-2013 06:50 AM

Awesome report, and it's so good to see you! I'm glad things are settling down and life is treating you well these days. :hugs:

Monkeypenny 07-21-2013 07:12 AM

Congratulations (to your job and maintenance)! :up:
This is such a huge motivation and it confirms me even more that restarting JUDDD was the best idea! Thank you!

adillenal 07-21-2013 07:14 AM

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments especially JUDDD and a job. Way to work JUDDD to fit your lifestyle.

Carly 07-21-2013 07:41 AM

Congrats on your successful maintenance and other good things in life. I'm glad you popped in and hope you won't be a stranger.

pooticus 07-21-2013 07:45 AM

Congrats on your maintenance and on life moving in such a positive direction. Love your positivity too!!!! Wooohoooo!

This woe totally works wonders!

calichris 07-21-2013 10:39 AM

Thanks so much for the update! I love JUDDD maintenance stories! :up:

Kimmietoo 07-21-2013 01:58 PM

Woot! Woot! Another successful JUDDD BUDDD!

What an awesome success story! You have had some extremely difficult challenges to work through and you have successfully maintained through all of that!! High kudos to you!!

Good luck with the dating re-entry; we will be rooting for you!

Kimmie

LoCarbGal 07-21-2013 02:25 PM

It's so good to hear from you and know that you're doing well on so many fronts. It does sound like you've had quite a rough year, but you've overcome and I'm so impressed at your maintaining your wonderful losses!

sloppail 07-21-2013 02:38 PM

Thanks for stopping in and updating us all on your JUDDD success :) I am so happy for you...and inspired :)

Kim :heart:

Librarygirl 07-21-2013 06:12 PM

Thanks for the wonderful update!! So happy JUDDD is continuing to work for you. Please stick around and continue to post when you have the time. :) Congrats on your new job AND your foray into the dating world again.:clap::up:

Flossyliz 07-22-2013 03:38 AM

Thanks for your inspiring share. I wish you every success with your new job and new relationships.

cici52 07-22-2013 03:56 AM

So happy for your success and grateful you came back to share. Very inspiring. Congrats on the new job and moving past the difficulties of the past year. Best wishes.

Sirtain 07-22-2013 04:09 AM

So heartening to hear that you have had this long-term success. Thanks for sharing your status with us. It is great to see what we have to look forward to.

zipp2play 07-22-2013 05:34 AM

Good to hear from you! SO glad that things are turning around for you. Life does get tough/in the way, glad maintenance has suited you well!

Kissa 07-30-2013 01:24 AM

Thank you so much for coming back to share your ongoing success.

It is so good to know that you are another of the JUDDD maintainers and we love it!

Flutter 07-30-2013 03:46 AM

I am SO happy you checked back in and shared how much you have overcome this year! Major kudos to you sweet friend & huge congratulations on maintaining for a year! You are amazing!!! :heart:

sterlinggirl 08-02-2013 08:46 AM

Awesome to hear another sucess story here of how this WOE can keep the weight we lost off :heart: Good luck letting go and re entering the dating world. Just remember.. you are a JUDDD rock star so Dating will be a breeze!!

deedee 08-02-2013 10:21 AM

It's so so encouraging to hear these success stories, and long-lasting success stories at that! Thank you for coming back to share

Barbo 08-03-2013 04:31 PM

Vilantiera
 
Your story sez it all. If you can do it (maintain) we all can do it.

Thanks for sharing.


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