MARITIMER3
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March 11 - down 33 lbs., 9 lbs. to go. Working hard, but these last pounds are sticking like glue. I've added swimming and a new virtual walk on the treadmill to try to budge them.

February 1, 2017 - down 31 lbs. Since May 2016; big push to lose final 11 lbs. and reach goal of 150 lbs. Ramping up exercise.

October 23/16
Woo Hoo! Back from train/cruise vacation and down 1.6 lbs. O.9 lbs. to go to reach my goal of 165 by the end of the year... let's set a new goal... 160 lbs. by January 1... I can do it... I WILL do it!

My next goal will be to lose the "final 15" during 2017. I'm gaining confidence that I can do it!

A very special thank you to my Spark Friends for your encouragement, cheering me on, and for the pushes when needed.

Gail


April 16/16

I joined Spark People in January, 2011, to lose weight before my son's April wedding.

Since that time, I've lost weight, regained it, lost again... you get the picture. Spark People doesn't offer any magical solutions. It offers good advice on nutrition and exercising. It offers a network of teams, challenges and wonderful friends.

Even though I haven't reached my goal, I believe that Spark People has helped me break the pattern of gaining weight each year. I plan to follow this program for the rest of my life, and to gradually reduce my weight.








Member Since: 1/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 102,706

My Goals:
My husband and I love to travel, and I want to be able to walk, climb, explore and enjoy new places with him.


My Program:
- track all food, water and exercise, as follows:

- eat NOTHING directly from the container; e.g., cereal, chips, nuts

- 8 glasses of water/day

- 5 or more fruits and vegetables/day

- lean protein every meal, eating meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cottage cheese, legumes

- eat mindfully, avoiding high sodium foods

- include afternoon and evening snack in daily meal plan

- in the summer, much of my cardiovascular exercise is working in the garden, walking and cycling. In the winter, I swim and use the treadmill

- ST including resistance band, medicine ball, stability ball, floor exercises and free weights





Personal Information:
- born 25/09/43 in Nova Scotia, live in Southern Ontario

- wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend

- reader, gardener, traveller, volunteer

- cat lover

- active in my church (Anglican)



Other Information:
Weight loss goals:
- 178 lbs. by June 30/16
- 170 lbs. by Sept. 30/16 - actual 167.2 September 18/16
- 164.6 lbs., November 2/16
- 162.4 lbs., November 18/16
- 160 lbs. by Dec. 31/16 - 159.9 lbs. December 9/16!
ACTUAL WEIGHT 1 JAN 2017 = 157.2 lbs. 34.9 lb. loss in 2016!
Long-term goal 150 lbs. by June 30/17




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  • v KDYLOSE
    Being on a plateau can be so frustrating - here you were going along on a roll, merrily watching the scale go down, and now you're doing the same tracking and exercise with nothing to show for it. I know it's led me in the past to give up for a while. My advice is to stay focused on how much you've achieved and what a winner you are, and let your body take its time to adjust to its current weight. I do think the body tends to find setpoints where it wants to stay for a while.
    7 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 3/29/2017 10:06:55 AM
  • v KDYLOSE
    I had one of those awful nights last night - asleep at 10 and up at 1:30, wide awake and with no return to sleep in sight. I was willing to ingest absolutely anything that would put me back out. Had a shot of whiskey, some food, and a few hours later did fall back. But I thought of you this morning and sat down and tracked what I'd had, just shy of 600 calories, and then fasted till lunch. Should come out fine today. (Also had my morning Y class which was good, seemed like there was some extra nasty sweat coming off me!)
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/27/2017 12:30:37 PM
  • v NANA2JONEMIMAT
    I do most of my posting on the Cancer Survivor page. Usually use my cell for posting, while laying in bed. Takes a while to post while typing with 1 finger.

    Been getting better, walking with came now. Not doing any sprints yet. Never did anyway.
    3 days ago
  • v NANA2JONEMIMAT
    I do most of my posting on the Cancer Survivor page. Usually use my cell for posting, while laying in bed. Takes a while to post while typing with 1 finger.

    Been getting better, walking with came now. Not doing any sprints yet. Never did anyway.
    3 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    Hi Gail
    Thanks for your support and comment on my blog yesterday. You get to wondering what you ever did in your past life to deserve the pain and hassle emoticon

    This too shall pass...........hopefully emoticon
    4 days ago
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