I think it’s high time to high-five, fistbump, hug, give some recognition to, wink at, show some love to, appreciate and congratulate the ones who have managed not only to reach their goal weight but even more impressively, managed to maintain their goal weight!!!
Maintenance is not as easy as pie! Maintenance ain’t no walk in the park! Maintenance ain’t no picnic! Maintenance is not a piece of cake!
Well sometimes it does involve these things, but the point is: it’s not easy! It’s hard! It’s difficult! The struggle is real!
And then on top of that we maintainers don’t get the added boost of basking in the glory of anyone noticing how hard it is to stay (within a range of) a given goal weight. No “congrats, you’ve stayed the same!” No “wow, your weight hasn’t deviated significantly in the direction you don’t want it to!” No “awesome, you still fit in your clothes!” No “amazing +/- !!!”
There are no “maintenance challenges” to join because there’s no excitement in that since it would be slower than watching snails race, in the summer, when they aren’t even moving (let’s face it, maintenance is not exciting at all)
MFP doesn’t give us auto-generated posts when we enter the same weight every week at our weigh-ins. Could we get an enthusiastic autopost saying “(mfp username) has maintained +/- their goal weight for ...... days!” That would be nice once in awhile.
Since we get no recognition for maintaining, this thread is for us to reach out and spread the love to our under-appreciated, unsung heroes, who most of us MFPers are ultimately striving to be... the maintainers
for working so hard just to stay the same!