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Hi everyone

Angy

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#1
Hi all

I am new to this forum and my name is Angharad. I have lost 4 stone and 2 lbs by calorie counting going from 13.2 to 9. I gained 3 stone whilst quitting smoking a few years back, stayed off the ciggies for 18 months but then started again while I was getting divorced. I lost 3 stone in 9 months then gained a stone back in the first 6 months of being with my boyfriend. I have in the last 6 months lost the last 2 stone and reached my goal of 9 stone on 3rd July. I started exercising 6 weeks ago, going to yoga classes several times a week and doing some swimming with the odd gym session in the hopes of toning up what is left. I want to quit smoking again soon but I am so petrified of gaining weight again.

I must admit to be very scared now about the whole maintenance aspect and feel a bit lost. I thought I would be happy when I got to my goal and don’t get me wrong the sense of achievement is amazing, but I also feel a bit sad. Did anyone else feel like this? :cry:

Thanks for reading my story x
 
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I can identify with that. I think it's quite emotional, You've won the battle, or think you have, because then you face the battle of maintaining. I missed the weekly thrill of the weigh in, but here we are 4 years on and I hardly ever step on the scales. I go by my belt, if it's loose, I'm OK, if it's tight I need to be a bit stricter on the carbs.
 

Angy

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Thanks for your kind words Jim. I have been feeling a bit lost. But I am hoping I can lose another few pounds whilst I try to up my calories and move into maintenenance. It'll be another little project to keep me out of trouble.

Well done on your fantastic achievement!
 
#4
You have done well too, and only 7lbs to go. I'd up your calories very slowly over the next month or so. I added 5 carbs a month in pre maint until I stopped losing weight and at that point considered myself in maint angy.
 


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