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Maintaining 80 Pound Loss with SP & Relentless Determination!

I'm 80+ lbs below my all time high and I've lost over 50 pounds since Dec. 2008. In 2009 I achieved a healthy BMI 25. Then with SparkPeople I was able to achieve BMI 21, a weight I always wanted!
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I've gained this weight back many times. But now with SP I've learned the relentless determination it takes for long term success! -Marsha
I'm 80+ lbs below my all time high and I've lost over 50 pounds since Dec. 2008. In 2009 I achieved a healthy BMI 25. Then with SparkPeople I was able to achieve BMI 21, a weight I always wanted!
Check out my SparkPeople Success Story: http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?p
ost=86_pounds_down_marsha_is_one_activ
e_grandma

I've gained this weight back many times. But now with SP I've learned the relentless determination it takes for long term success! -Marsha


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Member Since: 9/2/2009

SparkPoints: 164,855

Fitness Minutes: 119,784

My Goals:
* Maintain 80+ pound loss.
* Focus on eating sensibly, healthy foods enjoyed with dignity. Go back to tracking if average weight exceeds 132 pounds.
* Keep on running. Go for PRs.

Current PRs:
.5 Mile=4:01 (12/21/13)
1 Mile = 8:47 (4/13)
5K = 27:33 (4/13/13)
10K = 1:01:13 (3/16/13)
HM =2:26:02 (11/24/13)


My Program:
Clean SWEEP:

Clean = eat with dignity
S = 7-8 hrs sleep
W = 8 glasses water
E = eat healthy
E = exercise 6 times/wk
P = persistence



Personal Information:
65 years old, 5'6", 129-134 pounds. Retired social worker-grant writer-nonprofit administrator. One adult daughter. I keep my two darling granddaughters 6 days a week when my DD & DSIL work. Weigh less right now than I did in junior high. Have struggled with weight all my life, but I just may have it now!!

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You don't have to be perfect to succeed, but you do have to be determined. Never, never, never give up!

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ONEKIDSMOM
12/21/2014 8:48:30 AM

Interesting thought about the coconut oil. I know it is saturated fat... and one of the tough things about it is its solid/liquid conversion temperature... but it supports the high temps of popping corn, doesn't add a "bad" flavor or odor. I reduced the amount probably a bit too far... ended up with un-popped kernels and burnt ones. Next time it will be TWO tablespoons to pop my 1/4 cup of kernels.

I picked it up after reading "It Starts with Food". Which might qualify as fringe elements (Whole 30 advocates). At that point I also started mixing in some other nuts - macadamia, cashews, and hazelnuts rather than always using walnuts.

Other point of interest: coconut is one of my sisters severe reaction foods. I love it, but I limit its amounts. There is some debate about so many of the fats these days, including coconut oil. It's very high calorie (130 per tablespoon). One of these days I will probably bite the bullet and spring for that blood test to find my own list of foods that cause a reaction on the cellular level. It's not covered by medical insurance unless you've been through the whole nine yards of allergy skin and saliva tests first. Which also might be a bad idea, but since (knock wood) they haven't been giving me as much trouble this year...

Have a blessed Sunday!



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WATERMELLEN
12/20/2014 7:54:08 PM

Enjoyed your comments on "secondary gains" blog -- I wonder how many of the high school girls with whom you then thought you were unable to compete in the dating arena look as utterly fabulous as you do right now!!!!! (And I'm betting: zero).



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WATERMELLEN
12/19/2014 6:31:51 PM

Love your comment about hunger at 230 pounds being "mouth hunger" and not real hunger and of course you are right -- which is probably why I don't pay a whole lotta attention to hunger (NOT AN EMERGENCY) now. It's just "me" . . . but the additional protein (within my calorie range, of course) can't hurt!!



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GABY1948
12/17/2014 4:49:53 PM

I just RE read your comment on yesterday's "maintenance question" blog and that was one of the MOST helpful remarks yet! You always know JUST what to say to me! I'm still just a BIT confused at what calories I should use, when I figured out my calories on the BMR chart...it was pretty much what I am eating now so may take more time to figure it out...but your 100 calories sounds maybe about right?

THANKS for all your knowledge that you "lend" me so often!

Hugs,
Gaye



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FROSTY99
12/17/2014 10:11:54 AM

May the last month of 2014
be your BEST month EVER!!!

May this time only hold good health, successful projects, professional growth and happiness for you and your loved ones!

Hugs
Pat



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