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3 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Ladies, you probably already know this, but i’ll say it anyway for the benefit of anyone else reading this: being afraid does nothing for you, especially for something you have some sort of control over. You are prime examples of weight loss success and YOU did this yourselves.

As we all know, weight doesn’t come back on by itself. Its the result of lifestyle choices given your current situation. Yeah, it may be a little more difficult to maintain a certain weight and require more effort than previously expensed as time goes on, but you already know how to do it (and are doing it presently). Don’t be afraid of doing what you’ve already been doing!

❤️

P.S. further, you may find that any further weight gained or lost is just fine with you and not worth the effort to change.

P.P.S. Or you may just stay they same with no changes at all!

Bottom line…being scared is a waste of time and energy that could be better utilized for funner stuff lol. But yeah, i know, easier said.

1000% agree as usual

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2 hours ago, sillykitty said:

Hi! 😀 Long time no see everyone!

I don't post much, but I had to chime in and agree with this. I'm up 20 lbs from my lowest weight. At first I was scared. I mean, we've all lost weight, just to gain it all back again, right? But then, as @ms.sss said, I realized that I'm in control of this. I could IF, count my calories, and drop weight, it was totally within my power.

Then I had a second realization. Not all weight gain is bad! I objectively look better at the top of a healthy BMI, at the bottom of an overweight BMI. My face looks my youthful. My arms and inner thighs lost most of their crepey-ness. My breast are bigger. I have thicker thighs and hips, and a juicier butt.

Long story short, I'm glad I didn't panic at my weight gain. I loved seeing that low 120's number on the scale. But I'm glad I got over that, because it's more important what I see in the mirror.

1000% agree also

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Really value and appreciate what each of you have said here. Thank you for your perspectives! I balance and evaluate the nutrition, how clothing fits/the mirror and how I feel. I, too, could not maintain the lowest weight at 113. Unrealistic. I was too gaunt. Then, it was 118. Then, 122. I feel my best at 125 pounds. Very realistic. However, when it began to creep up to 130 this winter (adjusting to a new climate) - that was unacceptable! Sooooo a combination of re-grouping my strategy, getting back to a regular routine after many major life changes along with intermittent fasting - this week, I'm at 128. I do look forward to working on the remaining 3 pounds by the end of the month. I know this is not the fashion post - but I believe it is good to remind ourselves, like Silly Kitty said - the mirror speaks volumes. Another very important tool to our health and well being. We all know some fluctuations are normal. But aren't you glad our conversation with ourselves has changed? And, we do care now. Not obsess, just vigilant. I went for years before my sleeve tool - once allowing my weight to pile on and upwards to 298! I am so proud of all of us that we can dialogue and have this honest conversation. This week at 128. I never dreamed I'd ever wear stretch pants, wear tall slender boots and a belted jacket... It just spurs me on to reach my 125 goal in a healthful and satisfying manner. Red cabbage and date salad tonight.

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Thank you everyone. I’ve known the possibility of regain was there. It was one of the reasons I was ok with exceeding my weight loss goal - room to move. The challenging aspects for me is in understanding why. I can accept the return of hunger but the fact I haven’t changed my diet or calorie intake (except for those two Christmas weeks) & if anything I’m a little more active (not building muscle so I can’t blame that 😉) messes with my head. And I know it’s only a very small amount so far but … more reflection & introspection needed I think.

Anyway, I love a lamb cutlet as you know so last night I baked some with a pistachio dukkha crust. Those brown crunchy bits were super yummy. Ate two last night, two tonight & will freeze the last two. I love this baking tray. It was originally my mum’s biscuit tray. She gave it to me 35 odd years ago. I use it for everything including roasts, baked vegetables, as a drip tray, etc. If it goes into the oven I use the tray - hence the darker, burnt baked in flavour you can see in the corners 😁. Do you have a favourite cooking pot or pan?

PS - looking gorgeous as usual @Sophie7713.

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Not sure if this is the right place but I just discovered this and it's pretty good and starts your day off with 147 calories and 25g of Protein.

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12 hours ago, Sophie7713 said:

Really value and appreciate what each of you have said here. Thank you for your perspectives! I balance and evaluate the nutrition, how clothing fits/the mirror and how I feel. I, too, could not maintain the lowest weight at 113. Unrealistic. I was too gaunt. Then, it was 118. Then, 122. I feel my best at 125 pounds. Very realistic. However, when it began to creep up to 130 this winter (adjusting to a new climate) - that was unacceptable! Sooooo a combination of re-grouping my strategy, getting back to a regular routine after many major life changes along with intermittent fasting - this week, I'm at 128. I do look forward to working on the remaining 3 pounds by the end of the month. I know this is not the fashion post - but I believe it is good to remind ourselves, like Silly Kitty said - the mirror speaks volumes. Another very important tool to our health and well being. We all know some fluctuations are normal. But aren't you glad our conversation with ourselves has changed? And, we do care now. Not obsess, just vigilant. I went for years before my sleeve tool - once allowing my weight to pile on and upwards to 298! I am so proud of all of us that we can dialogue and have this honest conversation. This week at 128. I never dreamed I'd ever wear stretch pants, wear tall slender boots and a belted jacket... It just spurs me on to reach my 125 goal in a healthful and satisfying manner. Red cabbage and date salad tonight.

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You look fantastic! I know you can get where you want to be. I had surgery 11/9/21 at 59 and hope to follow in your footsteps. All the best!

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He brought home Five Guys for dinner.

I don’t normally eat burgers with Buns This was probably my 2nd (maybe 3rd?) time eating a burger (well PART of a burger at least, lol) since surgery 3+ years ago.

I had a Little Bacon Cheeseburger w/ ketchup, mustard, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, jalepeños with a handful of fries.

Ate all the fries and 1/4 of the burger. Estimated 304 calories + another 75 cals for the toppings i forgot to add to MFP before i took the pic below.

Was good, but probably would’ve enjoyed a salad more. Or a cookie. 😂

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@sofie7713 you look great!!
@ms.sss looks good! I’ve had a
Five Guys before but w a lettuce wrap. Still pretty good! I don’t do Buns anymore but I don’t feel like I miss that part anymore though. I’m craving a burger now-yours look sooo good!!
My husband is making a new recipe tonight!!
I’ll send a pic once he is done. He loves to experiment and to cook. I on the other hand don’t like to and do it out of “having to” mostly lol
Pics coming in a little bit

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Garlic steak and asparagus
W homemade Gouda Mac and cheese (boys all tore that up I didn’t have any)

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4 minutes ago, Kris77 said:

Garlic steak and asparagus
W homemade Gouda Mac and cheese (boys all tore that up I didn’t have any)

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Oh dear lord that look Ah-may-zing 🤤

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On 2/4/2022 at 10:49 PM, Arabesque said:

Thank you everyone. I’ve known the possibility of regain was there. It was one of the reasons I was ok with exceeding my weight loss goal - room to move. The challenging aspects for me is in understanding why. I can accept the return of hunger but the fact I haven’t changed my diet or calorie intake (except for those two Christmas weeks) & if anything I’m a little more active (not building muscle so I can’t blame that 😉) messes with my head. And I know it’s only a very small amount so far but … more reflection & introspection needed I think.

Anyway, I love a lamb cutlet as you know so last night I baked some with a pistachio dukkha crust. Those brown crunchy bits were super yummy. Ate two last night, two tonight & will freeze the last two. I love this baking tray. It was originally my mum’s biscuit tray. She gave it to me 35 odd years ago. I use it for everything including roasts, baked vegetables, as a drip tray, etc. If it goes into the oven I use the tray - hence the darker, burnt baked in flavour you can see in the corners 😁. Do you have a favourite cooking pot or pan?

PS - looking gorgeous as usual @Sophie7713.

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Ok I saw lamb so I’m booking my flight right now, please meat me at the airport 😂😂😂

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21 hours ago, Pollito said:

Not sure if this is the right place but I just discovered this and it's pretty good and starts your day off with 147 calories and 25g of Protein.

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This is definitely the right place for this 😍

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On 2/4/2022 at 10:19 PM, Sophie7713 said:

Really value and appreciate what each of you have said here. Thank you for your perspectives! I balance and evaluate the nutrition, how clothing fits/the mirror and how I feel. I, too, could not maintain the lowest weight at 113. Unrealistic. I was too gaunt. Then, it was 118. Then, 122. I feel my best at 125 pounds. Very realistic. However, when it began to creep up to 130 this winter (adjusting to a new climate) - that was unacceptable! Sooooo a combination of re-grouping my strategy, getting back to a regular routine after many major life changes along with intermittent fasting - this week, I'm at 128. I do look forward to working on the remaining 3 pounds by the end of the month. I know this is not the fashion post - but I believe it is good to remind ourselves, like Silly Kitty said - the mirror speaks volumes. Another very important tool to our health and well being. We all know some fluctuations are normal. But aren't you glad our conversation with ourselves has changed? And, we do care now. Not obsess, just vigilant. I went for years before my sleeve tool - once allowing my weight to pile on and upwards to 298! I am so proud of all of us that we can dialogue and have this honest conversation. This week at 128. I never dreamed I'd ever wear stretch pants, wear tall slender boots and a belted jacket... It just spurs me on to reach my 125 goal in a healthful and satisfying manner. Red cabbage and date salad tonight.

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You look very chic in this terrible cold snap

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On 02/06/2022 at 01:35, GreenTealael said:






You look very chic in this terrible cold snap


We are having a cold snap too!!
Woke up to 29 this morning. Eeeekkkk (I’m in Texas)
This week is suppose to be warm though.
You’re in one of the Carolinas right?

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52 minutes ago, Kris77 said:

We are having a cold snap too!!
Woke up to 29 this morning. Eeeekkkk (I’m in Texas)
This week is suppose to be warm though.
You’re in one of the Carolinas right?

Ugh 😑

and yes but apparently the Wrong Carolina, lol. I came here for fair weather, no luck.

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