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Old 07-21-2013, 06:06 AM   #1
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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 , 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. Things are busy, but in a good way finally!
* wheat/gluten-free
* whole foods and low carb
* goal reached on 7/2/2012
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:28 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:50 AM   #3
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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.

JUDDD got me where I want to be!
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:12 AM   #4
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Congratulations (to your job and maintenance)!
This is such a huge motivation and it confirms me even more that restarting JUDDD was the best idea! Thank you!

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Old 07-21-2013, 07:14 AM   #5
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Congratulations on all of your accomplishments especially JUDDD and a job. Way to work JUDDD to fit your lifestyle.
adi 5'7" 69 years old
181/155/145 LC MY WAY 3/15/03
155/144/140 LFL 5/05/04
181.0/168.0/145 07/25/11 The Rice Diet
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169/161/139 JUDDD 08/01/2015
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:41 AM   #6
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Start Date: 2/21/12- Low carb (199lbs) 3/28/12 JUDDD (189lbs)
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.
JUDDD changed my life. It transformed my health, gave me freedom and restored my confidence.

JUDDD is very simple, very livable and very flexible. JUDDD allows weight loss and life to happen simultaneously.

See my before and after pictures
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:45 AM   #7
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Congrats on your maintenance and on life moving in such a positive direction. Love your positivity too!!!! Wooohoooo!

This woe totally works wonders!

10/20/07-314; 11/26/07-275 Surgery - Tot.Hyst.; 08/5/10-275.0; 09/1-271.8-(Started JUDDD); 10/2-260.4; 3/1/12-231.0lbs 5/25/12-227.2lbs; 8/19/12-222.8lbs
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:39 AM   #8
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Thanks so much for the update! I love JUDDD maintenance stories!
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:58 PM   #9
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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!

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Old 07-21-2013, 02:25 PM   #10
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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!
~~~LCG aka Carol~~~

Ordinary things, done consistently, produce extraordinary results. ~ Keith Cunningham

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Old 07-21-2013, 02:38 PM   #11
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Thanks for stopping in and updating us all on your JUDDD success I am so happy for you...and inspired

Hi I'm Kim

If it's going to be, it's up to me!
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #12
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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.

"Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."

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Old 07-22-2013, 03:38 AM   #13
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Thanks for your inspiring share. I wish you every success with your new job and new relationships.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:56 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:09 AM   #15
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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.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:34 AM   #16
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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!

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:24 AM   #17
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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!

Embrace a little hunger. It is the sign of healing.

Hunger is not an emergency.

It's not what you eat between Christmas and New Year that makes you fat, it's what you eat between New Year and Christmas.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:46 AM   #18
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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!!!

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Old 08-02-2013, 08:46 AM   #19
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Awesome to hear another sucess story here of how this WOE can keep the weight we lost off Good luck letting go and re entering the dating world. Just remember.. you are a JUDDD rock star so Dating will be a breeze!!

1991 Highest Weight 296#
1995 Low Fat 190#
2012 225#Job change.
2012 lost 60# on JUDDD. 166 N Lw
2015 185# Depression.
4/1/2015 NK new Woe. @ 185
My whole life has been a battle BUT I always get back up when it knocks me down.. Never give up!!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:21 AM   #20
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It's so so encouraging to hear these success stories, and long-lasting success stories at that! Thank you for coming back to share
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:31 PM   #21
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Your story sez it all. If you can do it (maintain) we all can do it.

Thanks for sharing.
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