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CHESAPEAKE60 SparkPoints: (7,707)
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2/14/13 6:09 P

I can't believe I have 2 woot woots in one week! I decided it was time to check my BMi since I hadn't done that for a bit. And for the fist time inYEARS I have slid into the healthy range. Not obese range (where I started). Not the overweight range where I have been hanging out recently. But the healthy range (just barely) but I will take it....

And this my main goal. We say we want to get healthy but I wanted some authority to confirm my healthy status. Very sad but true!

So where I go from here will just depend on where my weight settles out. For now I am doing the happy-to-be-healthy dance.

Edited by: CHESAPEAKE60 at: 2/14/2013 (18:10)
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2/14/13 11:50 A

Most excellent! The best surprises can be the most unexpected! Hooray! emoticon

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2/14/13 8:45 A

High 5 emoticon emoticon

CHESAPEAKE60 SparkPoints: (7,707)
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2/11/13 11:49 A

I do appreciate the positive comments and continued encouragement. It really gives me a boost for my day!

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2/11/13 10:58 A

That is so awesome. It sounds like the knowledge needed when dieting does carry over and help teach us to make better choices for ourselves. Great job and keep up the good work.

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2/11/13 10:34 A

Yay! Congrats! That is fantastic. Very encouraging as well. Have a beautiful day!

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2/11/13 10:11 A


CILER11 Posts: 265
2/11/13 9:34 A

Congrats!!! That's awesome.

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2/9/13 7:04 P


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2/9/13 3:52 P


Thank you for this honest post. Keep up the good work!

CHESAPEAKE60 SparkPoints: (7,707)
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2/9/13 11:00 A

Let me start this post with a bit of history. I know how to lose weight. Have done so successfully way too many times. And I certainly know how to gain weight (scales topping at 224 at one point in my life certainly proves that)! What I do NOT know how to do is maintain.......

Fast forward to my most recent efforts at learning to live a healthy way of living for life. I steadily lost weight (that good at losing thing) all fall. Weighed in at Curves on Dec. 22 at 145.5 pounds. I was very happy.

Then came Christmas and New Years, and the month of January in HIlton Head followed by a week's cruise! And during all this time I did not go crazy but I did not track eating or go to exercise (was active and walked a lot however) during those 6 weeks. Basically lived life and enjoyed the extended holiday with lots of eating out and bites of dessert and much more wine than I drink at home.

Soooo, I am back home now and this morning i made my first visit back to Curves since Dec. 22. I went telling myself I was NOT going to get depressed at what the scales said. I would just get back on the wagon of being strictly good. You can imagine my surprise and joy when the scales said I had lost 3.5 pounds!!!

But, even more important than the loss, was the fact that I had taken a small step in learning to maintain. Healthy choices and knowing the BIG no-no's had become ingrained. And I could be happy ordering dessert and having 3 or 4 bites rather than licking the plate clean. I could try the wonderful bread occasionally and only sample - not have 2.

So now I will work on losing those last 10 pounds and then hopefully take those lessons learned into maintenence for real.

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