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38 Degrees in San Diego this Morning!!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Yikes! It might as well be 0 degrees - I'm absolutely freezing, although it does warm up as the sun comes up. Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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RACEWELLWON 1/17/2013 2:07PM

    I 'll send some sunshine !! I ride my bike in 38 degrees but lately that is cold to me too , Brrr ! LOL emoticon

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JLITT62 1/16/2013 5:39AM

    It's all relative - when you're used to warmer temps, the colder ones feel colder. At least you know it's temporary!

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JILLYBEAN25 1/16/2013 1:57AM

    I'm actually enjoying the sub-freezing weather here. It's been in the mid-20's in the desert. Finally feels like it's actually winter!

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NORWOODGIRL 1/15/2013 11:06PM

    -4 here this morning - regular heat wave emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 1/15/2013 8:40PM

    That happens here in Central Florida too. But sometimes it keeps being cold. So far we have only gotten to the low 40's

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KRISTINE99 1/15/2013 7:36PM

    We're having unusually cold whether in Phoenix, AZ as well!

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CATLADY52 1/15/2013 6:29PM

    That is COLD especially for San Diego!

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RAINYFRIDAY 1/15/2013 4:12PM

    I've been crying about the weather here to my family for a week, lol. I love San Diego, but this recent weather is for the birds!


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SOKKERNUT 1/15/2013 4:01PM

    Can you send the sun down to Texas PLEASSSSSEEEE? It is 45 here and the temps just keep dropping and we haven't seen the sun in days. emoticon

WOW, I was just in San Diego last year during Labor Day week, I loved the weather there during that time. La Jolla beach was beautiful.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 1/15/2013 12:40PM

    It's been as cold as a brass monkey here too. Starting to warm up though.
Stay toasty! Have a great day.

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3G1RLS4ME 1/15/2013 11:03AM

    We are def freezing here in T.J. Brr I'm gonna put a few more layers on lol

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 1/15/2013 10:58AM

    I definitely didn't move to San Diego for 38 degree weather!! It's driving me crazy!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 1/15/2013 10:47AM

    It's freezing here too!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/15/2013 10:46AM

    25 here at 10 in the morning. Winter in the Great Lakes area. LOL.

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WALLAHALLA 1/15/2013 10:35AM

    Made for an extra gorgeous sunrise with the colors reflecting off all our ice and frost. God sure paints a beautiful picture.

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JUSTLLAMA 1/15/2013 10:28AM

    Yikes! It's 12 here this morning but I'm in Iowa lol.

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LIVINGFREE19 1/15/2013 10:20AM

    Stay warm and inside if you can! That is definitely a cold temperature for San Diego!
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SKINNYPOWELL1 1/15/2013 9:52AM

    Bundle up, I'm over the cold weather here in Virginia Beach, bring on some warm temps and sunshine. Think warm.
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NATPLUMMER 1/15/2013 9:50AM

    It's been cold here, too....in the 20's!! Yikes....that is cold for the Californians ;-)

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Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Curiosity

Monday, January 14, 2013

I've read about this for years and wonder if anyone else has, or even tried it. There are supposedly some health benefits to using a few drops in water daily.

Still considering getting a Fitbit, but not really sure I'd use it and really don't want to waste the money if I don't. Everyone here loves it, though, so I'm considering pros and cons.

Have a good day, sparkies!

  
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CATHYGETSFIT 1/15/2013 3:19AM

    I've never used food grade hydrogen peroxide to ingest. I've used for canker sores in my mouth but that's about it. I say to research it before trying it. I've heard that it can kill the good bacteria in your gut so be sure to research it before you do it.

As for the fitibit I was very tempted to get one but after reading many different articles on it, it seems to just be an overpriced pedometer. It may have a little flower motivator thing on it and I may get one some day but for now I think what I really need / want is a heart rate monitor.

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DALID414 1/15/2013 12:06AM

    First I hear about it.
I'm trying not to give in to buying the FitBit because I know myself and won't use it either.

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WALLAHALLA 1/14/2013 10:16PM

    I'd be more like to drink the apple cider vinegar than the hydrogen peroxide.

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LIVINGFREE19 1/14/2013 7:47PM

    I have never heard of drinking peroxide. I would personally never do it.

There have been quite a fe blogs about people's experiences with fit bit and most are positive.
Good luck with your decision.

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NORWOODGIRL 1/14/2013 6:56PM

    I've never heard of ingesting peroxide. Guess I'll have to do some research. Thanks for posing the question.

Put me on the side of fitbit lover!

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RACEWELLWON 1/14/2013 6:09PM

    I too rinse with peroxide but have never ingested. Will have to get back to you on that one. No , fibit but I have heard nothing but good things in regards to the fibit. BTW you would love Tai Chi - thanks for the visit - always a pleasure - Hugs K

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DEBBY4576 1/14/2013 6:04PM

    We use food grade hydrogen peroxide, diluted to about 3% as a throat spray we carry with us everywhere. I even use a spray or two up the nose. We use it this time of year after going to the grocery stores etc. My husband has an autoimmune disease, and my mom is 91, so I had to figure out something to keep them from getting sick. So far, my husband started getting a sore throat and went to bed, he used 5 sprays about 10 times and was well by morning. My mom was exposed to a bad cold and never caught it. So right now I am swearing by the stuff. Oh and I swear by the fitbit too Haha.

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/14/2013 5:54PM

    everyone seems to love fitbits but i am low tec and am going to replace my pedometer soon, when i found one on sale . sot sure if fitbit is pacemaker compatable. peroxice i haven't heard and sont think i want to try it tried the vineger in water thing once did't even like that. hugs

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JILLYBEAN25 1/14/2013 5:50PM

    I would like a FitBit to see if it would help me with stuff and tracking, but I don't think I'd actually buy myself one. I'd have to receive it as a gift. So many people love them, I'm really curious. I've also never heard of the hydrogen peroxide thing before.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 1/14/2013 12:33PM

    I tried using a Fitbit to get me to walk less because walking is really bad for my feet, but just like with everybody else, it perked up my competitive side and made me walk more. I ended up giving it to a friend. I don't know about the peroxide.

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ARCHIMEDESII 1/14/2013 12:31PM

    I'm one of those folks who "swished" a weak solution of hydrogen peroxide and water after I brushed my teeth. It is supposed to help reduce gum inflammation and gingivitis. Well, I was talking to my dentist and he says it isn't necessary. You could use a solution of table salt and water to achieve the same results. he hydrogen peroxide was overkill. I know some folks use it to whiten their teeth, but I was told that baking soda was better. that's why I use a toothpaste with baking soda.

Fitbit... I am currently using a Fitbit that I found on the street. I posted an AD on craigslist to see if I could find the owner. For now, I'm using it until the battery runs out. it's not a bad little fitness device. It can be very motivational when it comes to being more active.

It tracts number of steps, stairs (this is actually elevation, not stairs), distance, calories burned, etc. How accurate is it ? I'm still working that out. On Saturday, it said I walked for 20,000 steps or 10 miles. Which isn't out of the realm of possibility for me. I have walked 10 miles in a day. However, that day I think it was closer to 8 miles by my own calculations.

Would I buy one for myself ? Probably not. I really do like it, but I think it's too expensive for what it does. I think a pedometer is more economical.



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YOUNGNSMYLIE 1/14/2013 11:55AM

    I've heard about the hydrogen peroxide benefits, too. I've swished it around in my mouth from time to time, but I've never added a few drops to water. I would love to know what you find out!

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NATPLUMMER 1/14/2013 11:48AM

    I have never heard of injesting hydrogen peroxide but I don't think it would be a particularly good idea. It's an oxidizer...like bleach.
I do love my FitBit, though.

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-LINDA_S 1/14/2013 10:56AM

    I have no Fitbit knowledge, but I've read quite a bit about hydrogen peroxide and find it pretty fascinating. I have yet to try it, though, and think it's something you need to be a bit careful about, although our bodies do produce it.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/14/2013 9:49AM

    I would love to have a fitbit but hate ordering things. I wish they sold them locally.

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KRISTINE99 1/14/2013 9:34AM

    Well, I've heard of hydrogen peroxide use for teeth cleaning. You might want to check out www.earthclinic.com. The website is a great source of information for alternative and holistic health remedies.

I keep hearing about the Fitbit from other sparkies, too! I am still undecided, especially as I am a relatively low-tech person. I don't even have a smart phone or Wii system. I've done the Wii Fit and Zumba, though, at a friend's house and really liked it. I might go for the latter device if I save up enough money.

And thanks again for reading and commenting on my blog, Slimmerjesse. I really appreciate your support and encouragement! Have a wonderful and healthy day :D

P.S. You asked about my Vitamin D intake. I was taking 10,000 units a day. Actually, I get another blood test tomorrow because of my yearly endocrinology screening. We'll see if my staving off of Vitamin D supplements has taken me out of the "toxic" range into the optimal range of 50-100.

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3 LBS TO GO UNTIL GOAL!!!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Four years ago, when I set out on this adventure and set this goal, it seemed like the impossible dream. It was the first time in my life that I had to deal with weight and I stayed at a plateau for the first three years after losing 34 lbs. Then, last November, I got totally serious with myself and tried something that I never tried before. Since November, I'm down 9 lbs. - 43 total. I was thin all my life, but hit a patch about 7 years ago where several factors really ganged up on my body.

For me, carbs is the key. In November, I put myself on very limited carbs and the weight came rolling off (plus, lots of exercise). The holidays hit and I have to admit that I did a little damage, but not much to speak of.

Last week, I started my limited carbs again and am down two lbs in three days. 3 more until goal. At that point, I will take a realistic look at how my body looks and feels at this goal weight. As I blogged recently, this is the weight I feel best at, not the one that's on the charts.

Have a happy day.

  
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SOKKERNUT 1/15/2013 4:04PM

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WALLAHALLA 1/14/2013 10:15PM

    emoticon Do what you believe is best, not what some chart, that has never seen your build or bone structure, dictates.

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JLITT62 1/14/2013 5:39AM

    Good luck! Just make sure this is a way you're happy eating for the rest of your life - cause you can't really change it that much once you're at goal.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/13/2013 9:54PM

    You are truly amazing!! I am so happy for you and proud of you as well. The finish line is in sight.

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NORWOODGIRL 1/13/2013 9:43PM

    Super progress! You'll have to let us know what you decide about your weight.

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CATLADY52 1/13/2013 6:49PM

    You will do it. emoticon

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IAM_HIS2 1/13/2013 5:34PM

    Wow, Jesse, I know you will meet your goal soon!! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/13/2013 5:29PM

    awesome job you are doing you will get there and soon

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DEBBY4576 1/13/2013 5:27PM

    Wow, you've done very well. Glad you lost so much and maintained before you did the last 10-12 lbs, because you've learned to maintain already!!! What's your final goal weight number?

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RACEWELLWON 1/13/2013 4:21PM

    I agree with you , I am staying with what feels good to me , not what's on a chart. I never agreed with those charts. Low Carb , hugh? My weakness , then sparkies always tell me I need more , but I am making a conscious effort to limit my carb. I am so Happy for Jess- Major Congrats !! Hugs -Karen - PS. Thanks for your support - I love the Journey I am on - we will see about DH in mid Feb, Medical Bureaucracy LOL emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 1/13/2013 3:56PM

    You can definitely do the last 3 pounds!
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BARCLE 1/13/2013 3:11PM

    emoticon - go you!!! emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon You're doing fantastic and I'm really happy for you! Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRISTINE99 1/13/2013 1:53PM

    Wow! Three pounds away... I'm very excited for you :) Plus, I love your attitude. Opposed to thinking in terms of "struggle" or "battle," you regard weight loss and lifestyle changes as an adventure. Keep up the good work!

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SIGNAL38 1/13/2013 1:18PM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 1/13/2013 12:26PM

    Amazing work! Give yourself a high five for me!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/13/2013 11:06AM

    I'm really happy for you!

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NATPLUMMER 1/13/2013 9:46AM

    Yay!

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1st LB LOST IN 2013, INTO NEW ZONE

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Into the new set of next lower numbers, and the first lb of the "new" year gone, yes, I'm excited!

Have a good weekend.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/13/2013 9:48PM

    Good job!!

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RACEWELLWON 1/13/2013 4:16PM

    Almost there !! Goal Weight ! Goal Weight ! (chant) Awesome Jess - Keep going !! I still have the scale away from me right now- maybe after I adjust to the new schedule! Hugs K emoticon

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KRISTINE99 1/13/2013 1:46PM

    Excellent work, Slimmerjesse!

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WALLAHALLA 1/13/2013 12:26AM

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JILLYBEAN25 1/12/2013 11:53PM

    Woo! Off to a great start for this new year! emoticon emoticon

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RYDERB 1/12/2013 9:30PM

    emoticon Way to go!

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    That's the way to go! emoticon emoticon

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JULESRULES78 1/12/2013 8:42PM

    Way to start off right! Great job!



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DBELLE39 1/12/2013 7:10PM

    Fabulous, what a great start to 2013!

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LIVINGFREE19 1/12/2013 6:28PM

    Awesome!!

Big (((HUGS)))!

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JUSTLLAMA 1/12/2013 4:34PM

    YAY! Glad to see you have your excitement back!

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I SHOULD BE EXCITED, BUT NOT

Friday, January 11, 2013

This is crazy, I know. I'm 5 lbs away from my goal weight and already feeling disappointed. Why? My goal weight is what I set for myself based on how I feel I look best. It is not the number on the charts of what I "should" weigh. I know, I know. Go by what feels best for ME, right? Well, sure, I know that. If I lose any more than the remaining 5, my opinion is that I look too thin and face gets gaunt. I guess I'll cross this bridge when I get there. Meanwhile, yes, I AM excited a bit and shouldn't let anything take the edge off the thrill.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 1/12/2013 7:33PM

    so happy you are almost there you know what is best for you hugs as you continue your journey

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JUSTLLAMA 1/12/2013 2:45AM

    I hope you find the excitement you want AND the answer to your goal question. Best of luck to you my friend!

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WALLAHALLA 1/12/2013 12:33AM

    that 5 lbs does not mark the end of a journey, merely a bend in the road

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DDHEART 1/11/2013 8:18PM

    It's been such a long journey and we aren't the same women we were when we started this....like I said in my blog today, it's not just the weight and I know for you too, it's been an emotional journey at times and one of learning and change. We're still evolving...LOL I wonder (what/who) we will be like when/if we ever decide we're actually fully evolved! emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 1/11/2013 7:10PM

    I'm excited (and a wee bit envious!) that you are so close to your goal. Congratulations! But even when you reach your desired weight, the journey isn't over. You still have the maintenance phase to work through. Many people have difficulty with that. And don't think gaunt - think chiseled or elegant or defined like a fashion model. If you say positive words about your appearance, you will believe them.

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JIBBIE49 1/11/2013 7:10PM

    i KNOW in the BECK DIET SYSTEM she says we often aren't happy when we get to our goal. Don't listen to that negative voice.

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PATRICIA441 1/11/2013 5:13PM

  When I reached my goal, I had a hard time realize that slender person in the mirror was me . Body image is a hard thing for most of us. When you do reach your goal remember to continue to watch your food ,exercise and completely enjoy the New You! Wishing you the very best!

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JLITT62 1/11/2013 4:20PM

    It's not unusual to feel sort of post partum blues when you get there . . . but you should definitely be excited about getting there! You worked hard for it!

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KRISTINE99 1/11/2013 1:29PM

    Congratulations on nearing your goal weight! Actually, I have the opposite problem -- even when I am at a healthy weight my face looks much plumper than my body. And when I am overweight (as I am now) my face and neck look ridiculously chubby. I guess this is more akin for apple-shaped women.


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BARBIE176 1/11/2013 1:10PM

    Congratulations on being so close to your goal. I think my "ideal weight" according to the charts is unrealistic too.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 1/11/2013 12:44PM

  I am excited for you also...Listen you have to do what works for you as we are all individuals and what works for one will not work for another.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/11/2013 12:41PM

    Most doctors will tell you that all bodies are not created equal. I hate the sick gaunt look too. Go with what you feel is best.

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GOLFLADY11 1/11/2013 12:02PM

    Firstly congratulations on getting so far on meeting your goal! It's really terrific! I think the let down is a normal reaction as your mind unconsciously wonders what to focus on next. I was on someone's page today and they saed this: "once you arrive at a goal, a new one is set", or something to that effect. Maybe once you get there you want to focus on pampering your new self with yoga, Tai Chi, taking a class in photography to express the beauty around you, or whatever it is that you find will give you a higher purpose and a keener appreciation of what you have accomplished. emoticon emoticon You are an inspiriation. I can only dream of reaching my goal; doesn't it just seem like 2 steps forward, one step back. Good luck, my friend!!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/11/2013 11:57AM

    The charts are just averages.....maybe you are not "average"!

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LIVINGFREE19 1/11/2013 10:59AM

    That would be very frustrating, but I would also be soooo happy I got as far as i did, I might not even bother with the last 5 pounds but that is me.
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ERICADAWN1986 1/11/2013 10:45AM

    I can relate to this. I was within 5lbs of my goal weight (now w/in 10lbs thanks to the holidays) and it's frustrating. I feel like my face looks guant and it's not a "pretty weight" for me to be in some ways but at the same time, I still have tummy flab! I know it's impossible to "spot" lose so what's a girl to do? I think it's part of the journey, trying to figure out your own comfort level and level of optimal health. You have the rest of your life to figure out at what exact weight you feel and look more comfortable and happy. Good luck getting to that goal number and ENJOY! You worked hard for it!

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