Welcome back to Carol’s Corner. Hopefully now that I’m back home we can get back to normal here. We’ll do some pictures stuff before we get started on a topic. The above picture is my church and Sunday attire. I had this dress and hadn’t worn it yet. It’s a deep deep navy and fits like a glove. I still can’t believe I can wear all these dresses that I only dreamed about wearing before. I’m calling this ” Indigo Blues”.

This is the amazing bracelet that houses my exercise tracker that my daughter bought me for Mother’s Day. I also have a really cool black one my husband bought me. They can be purchased from FUNKtional Wearables. Check out their website. They have an amazing selection of things to choose from.

Just gotta introduce you all to my youngest grandchild, the beautiful Caitrin Maeve Cannon. And let me tell you this little girl is a trip.

This and the next picture are the ones they allowed us to take in the waiting area of the pentagon.

These were just fun pictures while we were waiting to be escorted to the promotion ceremony. We get to go back to DC next month for a retirement party also at the pentagon.

Our topic for the night is going to be maintaining your weight loss after you’ve reached your ideal weight. This is something any of us who have gone through our own journey , struggle with from time to time. We will start this out with information from, in an article titled ” Best Tips For Maintaining Weight After Weight Loss”.

The article starts out by relating a story the author had about a patient he helped to lose 60 pounds. The day his patient reached his goal weight he decided he was done. In the patient’s mind his weight loss task was finished. As he said good by to his patient he left him with this. “There’s a reason we call it weight management, Frank”.

What he was trying to say to him, was once you reached your weight goal, there was still plenty of work to do. Only 1in 6 people say they’ve held on to even small weight losses for as little as a year-which says that maintaining weight loss is is a huge challenge for a lot of people.

If you don’t want that weight loss to come back and find you, you just can’t stop what you were doing. What you did to lose weight is pretty much the same as what you need to do to maintain your weight loss.


1.) Remember what got you in trouble in the first place. Was it too much fast food? Eating when you’re stressed? Too many sweets? You know yourself well enough to know when you’re falling back into old habits-so catch yourself before a slip becomes a fall.

2.) Continue to keep track of what you’re doing. Keeping a food and exercise log and tracking your weight are great tools when you’re in the weight loss phase-but don’t stop there. Self-monitoring is key to weight maintenance. (Boy do I ever agree with that one.). You’re more likely to be successful if you keep track.

3.) Stay active. Once you’ve lost weight, your body burns fewer calories than it did when you were heavier-so exercise plays a critical role in helping to burn calories and keep your weight off.

4.) Recognize what your true, best, and natural weight is. In your efforts to lose, you may have ended up at a weight below what your body’s natural healthy weight is-and it may be difficult to maintain. But that’s not to say you should let all your weight come back. But sometimes you may find it easier to maintain a weight that’s slightly higher than you had intended. If you live a healthy active lifestyle, chances are your body will arrive at it’s healthy weight.

5.) Reward yourself. When you were losing you probably found ways to pat yourself on the back for sticking to the plan-but don’t forget to reward yourself for continuing these new habits every day.

6.) Remind yourself of how much you’ve accomplished. Keeping photographs around is good -old ones to remind you of where you were , and new ones to remind you of how far you’ve come. Remind yourself of all the positive steps you’ve taken to improve your health-and how impowered you are, now that you’ve managed to take charge and manage your weight successfully.

So that is from one source. Now I will provide you with other various links to pursue on the subject. 13 ways to maintain your weight loss. Looks like a good one. 9 Secrets of Successful Weight Maintenance. Looks like another good one from web MD.,,20578117,00.html. Everyday ways to maintain your feel good weight. 5 Key habits to maintain your weight loss. 6 Ways to maintain your weight loss. 8 Ways to maintain your weight loss.

So there you have it folks. Lot’s of great material here. I myself am going to have to get back on track. Up about 5 pounds and don’t like it. This happens periodically, but don’t ever let it get above that. Hope you find all this information useful to you now or in the future. Tomorrow will be seeing what I can find on stretching and especially for the over sixty crowd.

Remember, it doesn’t matter if you mess up, it only matters that you decide to get back on track and above all, never ever give up. Till next time, God Bless.



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