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Whole30 for the month of September ...

"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston ...
"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston

I CAN DO THIS AGAIN! I WILL DO THE WORK!

September 2014 - Whole30 Program!! WOO-HOO!
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September 1st - Starting weight = 144 (after major binge weekend)
September 8th - End of Week #1 - 134
September 15th - Enter of Week #2 - 132

Previous updates:
2012 "Columbus Day Maintainers' 10-week challenge"
At Goal and Maintaining team - weigh-ins on Monday
Cannot deviate +-3% of starting weight!
July 30 = 119.5
Aug 6 = 120.5
Aug 13 = 120.0
Aug 20 = 120.0
Aug 27 = 121.0
Sep 3 = 119.0
Sep 10 = 121.5 (average from week)
Sep 17 = 121.0
Sep 24 = 122.5

2012 "Countdown to ONE YEAR Maintaining" challenge:
Doing this challenge with my Sparkfriends KATHYD62 and MUSTANGAMORE!!
Start July 9 - End July 26 (One year maintenance anniversary!)
July 9 - Weight ticker update, tracking, ST/recumbent, less snacking
(Update = accountability rocks. Fitness sessions, tracking food! Need to STOP the evening snacking!)
July 16 - Continue reintroducing consistent fitness habits, STOP snacking and get the scale to move! Am within +3% but not working it. Still allowing snacks... UGH! Pretzels are not an in-moderation option for me. Face it!
July 23 - Awesome strength session and a healthy food day. I dumped the rest of the bag of pretzels. Just cannot eat a single serving! COUNTDOWN!
July 24 - Lived through no evening snacking and here to post the proof! Maintenance ROCKS! Biking & healthy eating on tap today. Below 7/26/11 weight. Looking for 118 lbs. COUNTDOWN!
July 25 - On track to Stand Tall & Proud tomorrow!! Weight workout today, plenty of vegetables and lean protein. No evening eating last night, again. It's a choice. It's always a choice!!! COUNTDOWN!!
July 26 - ONE YEAR MAINTAINING!!! And, down one lb this am! Yes! Three nights in a row of no evening eating - hard work pays!! Here's to the second year!
July 27 - Th day is here. This is the day I stood at a very important family event and looked and felt my very best! I was SO PROUD! One year later, I am pressing on. Fixing things when I break them, aligning all the parts of this healthy lifestyle - it's for KEEPS! Thank you, my friends!!

2012 SPRINGIEST MAINTAINER 10-week Challenge
Starts January 30th - Finishes April 2nd!!
The person who deviates the smallest from entry weight will win the honored title of : "The Springiest Maintainer"
PERSONAL GOAL - Do not deviate past the 3% this time!!!
Signed up weight = 118
Week # Weight
1. 02/01/12 - 119.5
2. 02/08/12 - 124 (Ahhhh!)
3. 02/15/12 - 120.5
4. 02/22/12 - 118.5
5. 02/29/12 - 119
6. 03/07/12 - 121
7. 03/14/12 - 118
8. 03/21/12 - 118
9. 03/28/12 - 119.5
10. 04/04/12 - 118

2011 MERRIEST MAINTAINER 8-week Holiday Challenge
Starts 11/7/11 - Finishes 1/2/12 !!
The person who deviates the smallest from entry weight will win the honored title of : "The Merriest Maintainer"
Week# Weight
1. 11/07/11 - 117.5
2. 11/14/11 - 122.5 (officially OUT for a title win, over 3% gain. Can stay in...)
3. 11/21/11 - 117
4. 11/28/11 - 117.5
5. 12/05/11 - 119.5
6. 12/12/11 - 117 (back down, phew...)
7. 12/19/11 - 117.5
8. 12/26/11 - 119
9. 01/02/12 - 121.5

2011 FALL SEMESTER INVESTOR CHALLENGE:
"Invest in ME and my Sparky Plan - Operation Stabilization"
September 6, 2011 - December 20, 2011
**** This is a challenge to help me navigate the waters of maintenance, stay in my 118-123 target range, adding to the healthy food repertoire and nailing an exercise routine for GOOD! ****
11/10/11 - Update - weigh-in this week at 117.5.
12/20/11 - I made it in style! Living the maintenance dream with vigilance and happiness!! All with a little help from my Sparkfriends!

2011 KICKOFF CHALLENGE: It was successfull!!!!!
"Six Month and 16 Days - Lose Weight and Get Fit Challenge"
January 10, 2011 - July 28, 2011

* STARTING WEIGHT 1/10/11= 161 lbs

** WEIGHT GOAL MET - 138 lbs - April 6, 2011 Clean Eating!
***AND THEN SOME! - 129 lbs - June 8, 2011 Clean Eating!
***AND THEN SOME MORE! - 125.5 - July 5, 2011 Yippity-do-DAH!
**** AT GOAL WEIGHT!!! 118 - July 26, 2011 Maintenance Begins...

Successful challenge! I went out to graduation looking and feeling my best, under 125lbs and ready for anything! I DID IT * I DID IT * YES!!

I have been overweight most of my life, except for several forays into fad diet land. Exercise was never part of the equation, nor was the notion of a truly healthy "lifestyle" until I joined Sparkpeople in 2008. I came to know and love the food tracker and really started to understand what makes up a good, balanced diet. I also joined in with regular exercise, though the food part seems to come a little easier for me when I am on a roll.

Then I hurt my knee and tests showed an unrelated but scary bone disease that had my orthopedist saying it's time for non-impact exercising only. Great, just when I was getting my groove on!

I got myself down from 173-171 to within 5 pounds of 133, my original goal that first year here, and let the diagnosis and other things totally derail me for far too long!!! With some retooling I am figuring out the magic Sparky formula to conquer the weight and fitness for GOOD!! I'm back to Sparky basics. Accountability is the order of the day - EVERY day! Open trackers that are getting populated with healthy choices and good, consistent exrcise. I am feeling SPARKY! WOO-HOO!! Who's with me? Here's to my Sparky accountability buddies and SparkPeople!

It's time to stay serious about my fitness and clean eating habits. Consistency, no matter what!

We're all in this together, we're all in this together.
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NAVYMOM133 is on Day 17 of my Whole30! More than half-way through!
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My Goals:
I want to learn how to navigate maintenance. I need to stay focused on my short-term goals (am I drinking my water? have I exercised today? have I entered in my food each meal?), while keeping the long-term behavior- changing goals in sight.
I also want to be able to help others stay motivated and excited by participating on the message boards and making new SparkFriends!

My Program:
- Drink 10 glasses of water a day!
- Eat mostly clean, whole foods - TRY NEW VEGGIES!!
- Whole30/Eat to Live combo when it comes to my food intake!!! Lean protein, healthy Fats, loads of Vegetables!
- Exercise at least 15 minutes a day no matter what!
- Lift weights every other day!

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MUSTANGAMORE
9/4/2014 8:49:24 AM

I am re-reading Outlander (Highlander!) I have not watched the show yet- saving it as a treat when Abbie leaves (GULP-TOMORROW!!)

I had a bunch of chocolate yesterday- stress eating- need to get a grip and eat those veggies! How do you like toe Whole 30? Must be similar to what you were doing with more protein? I think it's very healthy- the healthiest I have ever eaten by far...

I missed my dairy and even conveniences like an Atkins shake but I drink my coffee black now- no problem- it makes it easier whether at home or out! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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KATHYD82
9/3/2014 7:12:51 PM

I mean I am reading Outlander....I keep calling it Highlander, lol emoticon



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KATHYD82
9/3/2014 7:10:02 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon ...how's it going so far Melly?? I'm pulling for you!! Guess what I ate for a snack after over an hour on the elliptical? An entire large tomato, all by myself emoticon emoticon ...it was right from a friends garden and very tasty. I'm trying to eat more veggies and fruits...what I need to keep improving on. I got the stuff to make this delicious spinach/orzo soup...just need to DO it...I'm kind of tired today! Jan got me going on the first Highlander book, and I'm almost done with it...but I stayed up way too late reading it last night! Plus this part is pretty disturbing...not a good choice for right before bed emoticon But anyway...I am enjoying the book and just found out that there are several more after this one! I'm hooked. Ok, well let me know how you're doing so far this week. emoticon Kathy



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KATHYD82
9/2/2014 4:24:49 PM

How's Day emoticon emoticon going for you Melly? I'm sure the first few days are tough getting back in the swing of extra clean eating...but hang in there!! You will be so happy you are doing this for yourself! Its harder to feel yuck when you regret other food choices. I'm glad you are back to exercising too!! emoticon Tell me about your whole 30 experiences when you get a chance!



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KATHYD82
9/1/2014 12:04:58 PM

So you are starting today?? emoticon Keep us updated on your journey with this challenge Melly! Off to get his day going...Bob and I are going over to his Moms house to help her start to organize things to move eventually. She is getting a small storage unit, and looks like she will be listing her house this fall. A rainy day here, so no beach day emoticon Oh well, still a day off! Congrats on starting your Whole 30!!



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