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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I have been treading water for the past year maintaining my weight.

Yes, I *know* once one has lost a significant amount of weight like I have it is a REAL accomplishment to be able to maintain. And I DO give myself credit for that. After a LIFETIME of roller-coastering up and down the scales to get through the past year with little more than 5 pounds variation one way or the other is really AMAZING!

But yet the lure of getting closer to and perhaps even CROSSING the 200 pound weight has been nagging at me.

However, despite the desire to drop more pounds I just haven't seemed to be able to make enough changes (ramping up the workouts, tightening up the calories) to do this.

Until this week!

As some of you may know, I rebel mightily over logging calories. Haven't done it yet and if there was a way to continue to lose *intuitively* without counting calories I am going to keep trying!

Strategy: an "allowable" indulgence for me has been peanut butter. However I've noticed a tendency on my part to go OVERBOARD with peanut butter similarly to how I used to lose control with the high-carbie, sugary, sweet foods of the bad-old-days. So a couple of weeks ago I made my mind up that I would cut peanut butter from my diet and see what happens.

Today? Dropped 3 pounds since last week's weigh-in!! Woo hoo!!

Feels SUPER to be able to have the self-control to "tweak" my approach to food and see my body respond in kind!

Everybody keep on SPARKING out there!

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  • JIBBIE49
    Have a fun week-end and enjoy the summer sunshine!
    3207 days ago
    Oh my, peanut butter is a staple for me! Funny thing is that I don't go overboard with pb, but peanuts are currently banned from the house.

    Looking forward to your leaving 200-ville. SP will really rock when that happens!

    Cool on the t-shirts - I guess that means you and the team are really committed now - no going back!

    Thanks for your good thoughts and happy weekend,
    3208 days ago
    Wow congrats. It is amazing what little changes do to make the big changes.

    You should be very proud of yourself.
    3208 days ago
    Congrats! :D
    3208 days ago
    Well "Sparken" my friend! Soon I will be welcoming you to the "Onederland" world! It is sureal to think that this is simply making the right choices! Who would have "thunk" it!

    Congrats on new progress!


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    3208 days ago
    Congrats on the breakthrough!!!! I am very happy for you!

    It takes strength to eliminate those "indulgences"...especially when you've already eliminated so many from the past. Kudos to you!!!
    3209 days ago
    wow! now, THAT'S what I'M talkin about! look at what one, mindful, important, little tweak did for you! it's very easy to overindulge in peanut butter. it, too, is and always has been one of my all-time-favorite foods. i'm confident that, if you measure your portions of food that you tend to have issues with, instead of eyeballing it, you'll be able to have peanut butter and so many other "forbidden foods," all in moderation. your progress is terrific! n
    3209 days ago
    Dan , congratulation! on many fronts: your weight loss, weight maintenance, and eliminating peanut butter...

    The hard part is to find out what are the things that , give us craving, most of course are obvious like chips, ice cream..etc. But things that are supposed to be healthy may cause us some minor intolerance , like pea nut butter for you, and look at you 3 lbs less. wooo

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    3209 days ago
    Don, I look forward to under 200. I am getting there. I have been consistent the last 3 months and have been losing about 7 pounds per month. I should be close to the 200 goal by August. Great Job! Your awesome and an inspiration. I am headed out for my 5 mile run. again great job!!!

    3209 days ago
    Super !

    I'm just starting the "serious" time in my life. I've managed to hit nearly 200, and freak out, saying 'ok, girl, get with it".

    your story was very familar! thanks
    3209 days ago
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