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Congratulations on the major loss, but especially on the long-term maintenance! I wish more folks who have managed to sustain significant weight loss would stand up and talk about their experiences. Motivated by a couple crises of health, I lost 115 lbs and have kept it off with only minor variation for over 15 years. My wife also lost 55 lbs at the time and has also maintained. It was and is a team effort. I suspect that's a big reason we've been able to keep at it so long. For us, perhaps no other single thing has more positive impact on our maintenance than cooking and eating for satiety. CICO is great and a skill to be cultivated, but is not sustainable itself until one works out a regimen in which they will be generally satisfied with what they're eating. A person can grit their teeth and tolerate a calorie deficit or even a break-even with poorly satiating food for a time, but I see a lot of folks eventually worn down and relapsing trying to eat like everyone else, only less. That was certainly the case for me in many early attempts. Minimally processed, low-glycemic has worked well for us. Everyone is a little different in what they can tolerate or enjoyably sustain. I've come to believe everyone should map their own responses to food and plan accordingly. Only second to the above is some form of honest self-monitoring and regular exercise. There is some evidence to suggest that exercise does not properly scale up for CICO even if it were practical to offset huge amounts of calories. It is certainly my anecdotal experience. Even so, exercise is a critical part of our regimen maintaining muscle mass and burning some calories. Hiking and body weight exercise has served us best. Overall, it's a very personal balance to be struck through enormous trial and error. For me it took a very good reason to drive the kind of mindfulness required to stick through all the discomfort and learning. And the observation and correction continues every day. It has been entirely worth it! Our quality of life can't be compared to what it was before. That drives us now. Thanks again for getting the word out. It can be done!
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