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EWL978 Posts: 2,021
10/2/13 3:57 P

Slow & steady wins the race!!

TODAY well lived makes every YESTERDAY a memory of happiness and every TOMORROW a vision of hope!!

(Originally of Boston, MA now living in Boynton Beach, FL)
CJSNLOVE3 Posts: 404
10/2/13 3:56 P

roller coaster

FURUDE SparkPoints: (644)
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10/2/13 3:48 P

Merry Go Round. I'm so good during the day, then it comes time to go to bed, and I'm battling with myself not to go eat everything in the fridge. Sucks. emoticon

MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (190,535)
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10/2/13 3:40 P

I am maintaining, but I have to work at it daily. I have challenges with my diet because I have gastroparesis, and challenges with exercise because I have chronic bone pain from cancer and chronic anemia from chemo. I am not using cancer as an excuse to give up though!

My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A. A. Milne

CHAPELSMACK SparkPoints: (29,288)
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10/2/13 12:27 P

Definitely a roller coaster, but not a very steep one. Like a kiddie roller coaster. Up a little, down a little, up, down...and pretty relaxed about it. Now that my mindset is back into focus, though, I am working on climbing the mountain. emoticon

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." ~Mohandas Gandhi
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10/2/13 10:53 A


WRFTAZ SparkPoints: (12,748)
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10/2/13 10:53 A

sugar & gmo's

TCANNO SparkPoints: (172,393)
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10/2/13 9:29 A

same here maintaining it

Trev, Kent Southeast UK

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SUNSET09 SparkPoints: (272,404)
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10/2/13 9:22 A

maintaining! emoticon

ASHLEYGILLE SparkPoints: (12,719)
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10/2/13 6:36 A

Lately my effort has been like a light switch, 4 days on, 3 days off. Not good considering I used to have 6 days on then 1 day off. A couple of pounds heavier, I am now trying to get back on track!

Striving to maintain!
1DRWOMAN SparkPoints: (66,376)
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10/2/13 2:49 A

Food good...injured and love working just allowed to walk and I feel like a nana! I want my weights just putting along... boring!

Happiness is a choice! Live with Passion!


Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle- Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President

"There's nothing you've ever been successful at that you didn't work on EVERY day." Will Smith
ROADRRUNNER007 Posts: 1,369
10/2/13 1:20 A

scale vs measuring tape, measuring tape is winning

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,273
10/1/13 9:35 P

Very slow uphill climb. I'm almost where I want to be, so it's slow but steady.

ERINTFG SparkPoints: (42,119)
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10/1/13 9:12 P

hamster wheel . . . I just keep working and working but with no results . . . SO FRUSTRATING!

ETHELMERZ Posts: 8,676
10/1/13 8:57 P

Off and on, like a light switch, sometime you leave it on for a long time, and other times, you shut it off, often. Been that way for around 50 yrs. I'm used to it. It means I really don't want to do it, and I need to face that fact.

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (204,012)
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10/1/13 8:31 P

Standing still as it has for the last 15 months. I even went to an endocrinologist. During the initial appointment, I think he didn't believe that I work out as much as I do. I still don't think he believes me but I finally am going in for some additional tests.

KRMFREEONE Posts: 1,005
10/1/13 12:55 P

I am definitely on a roller coaster, up and down and loop to loop. I need a consistent ride..

"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"
GRACE1054 Posts: 605
10/1/13 12:09 P

I'd have to say "merry go round". It does seem as though I just keep going around the "mountain" rather than climbing it. It's the same thing over and over. the thing that SP has changed about this time is that I recognize it and there are members out there who are struggling with the same things and who challenge me every day to do better for myself.

Thanks for a great question for self-reflection! emoticon


If you don't love your body now, you won't love it after you reach your goal!!!
JMOUSE99 SparkPoints: (141,374)
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10/1/13 11:19 A

probably see-saw. The low dips get a little lower every fairly consistently though

Lenore (Vancouver, Canada)

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Shared pain is lessened. Shared joy is increased. Thus we refute entropy.
- Spider Robinson

What fits your busy schedule better: exercising 1 hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?
- Glasbergen

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TINIERTINA Posts: 5,090
10/1/13 11:16 A

None of those.

I call my struggle "Depth charge"

I blogged about it today.

I am below my "happy weight" (which has been lowered and lowered and lowered - should now be 127 pounds on my home scale), but due to my condition I have to be hovering over my "ideal weight".

So, I'm doing a type of workout now that causes total body soreness the next day ... then some of my blood sugar readings go back up, and I have to repeat the cycle ...

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

- Igor Stravinsky

Find a way.

--Diana Nyad

(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

My blog is at (topics vary; words are the most important things)

Now 110 pounds less than at age 24--w/o weight-loss surgery!
TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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10/1/13 11:02 A

I'm like Karen - up a bit, down a bit, up a bit more, back to my low weight. Today is my new start so back to exercise and eating better.

Lay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.
KKKAREN Posts: 12,149
10/1/13 10:55 A

I'm on the old see saw! Up a lb, down 2 lbs, up 2 lbs and down a lb! I'm getting dizzy, I want this to stop!

10/1/13 10:42 A

Standing still, but on purpose. I need to work on my thoughts and why I wanted to loose weight in the first place!

God is not finished with me yet. Philippians 1:6
EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
10/1/13 10:39 A

I am maintaining within a range and it is no struggle at all. I am at peace with weight.

Moving in new directions.
MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
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10/1/13 10:05 A

Right now I am at a stand still...

GINNABOOTS Posts: 7,133
10/1/13 9:29 A

I have been in a long plateau so it would be standing still.

SUSAN727 Posts: 1,505
10/1/13 9:18 A

mountain climbing

Haven't gotten really serious and trying not looking at the mountain.


"If it is to be, it starts with me!"
SHERYLDS Posts: 13,702
10/1/13 9:14 A

Right now...which of these describe your current battle with weight loss emoticon
is it... and why

mountain climbing
roller coaster
standing still
merry go round

I'm on a merry go round...I keep moving but I keep coming back to the same place
I need to get off and get on a better ride....I'd like to climb that mountain

Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 Summer final wt. 225
EL for 2015 5% Challenge...Spirited Underdogs Team
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