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Home Again, Home Again...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

After 10 days in a 23 ft RV with limited wifi access, 2 dogs and 1 husband, I either need a bigger RV or an attitude adjustment! We completed our retirement house purchase and drove 225+ miles back home in a rain storm. Mail, laundry and chores need attention. I'd like to see some of my friends as well, but in 4 days we hit the road again for Thanksgiving and a long week-end. My "to do" list is overwhelming at the moment; I'm contemplating a bubble bath. emoticon

I'm also a few pounds over my maintenance weight and can't seem to move the scale down. My activity level is fairly good - I deliberately exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes every day. I suspect that my body has gotten used to my usual exercise - from what I've been reading I need to change things up. I read an article on circuit training and will see if I can create a new daily routine. I'm still logging food and mostly staying within calorie range - going into the holidays I'd be more comfortable without these 4 extra pounds. The sad fact is, that as soon as I spend less time devoted to food planning, exercise, and Sparking, the weight starts to creep back up! emoticon

Patience is not my strength. We have to remodel the new house in order to move and it's clear that will take at least 3-4 months, and probably longer, since we'll be traveling back and forth. We've started downsizing and have made some progress. - I need to remember "slow and steady wins the race."
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ATGOAL135 11/22/2012 9:32AM

  Marianne
Best of luck with "de-stressing".....if you learn the trick to actually doing that....please pass it on....lol. My weight is still holding between 139/140...so I am over my hard won goal of 135. I had held it almost one full year even dipping down a few pounds once in a while. However, when I put those 5 lbs on this fall (stress) I have been rather helpless to take it off....just doing my best NOT to let it go higher (stress is what I am blaming for my gain and the stubborn scale, too).
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Di

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SHARONSPARKLE 11/20/2012 1:04PM

    Stress also is a big factor in you gaining a few lbs! Hopefully, as you settle in to this new phase of your life, you will adjust and the weight will go away. In the mean time relax and enjoy a lot of bubble baths. We have a 38 ft MH and some days it's still too small!

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NORASPAT 11/17/2012 9:03PM

    I LOST MY COMMENT! -----GRRRRR.

I am happy you have all the house situation under control Well done, IT's a long drive for sure.
In case you do not find any Wi-Fi i will wish you and yours a

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Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon

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PMFISH 11/17/2012 6:03PM

    The bubble bath should adjust the attitude. As you say slow and steady gets the job done. Do not too stressed out as that seems to have us hanging on to the weight.

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MOBYCARP 11/17/2012 4:40PM

    I need to move my calorie range up and down to maintain my weight. I tend to focus on the number at the bottom of the 350 calorie range; that number has fluctuated by 20-25% over the 13 months I've been maintaining.

Sometimes I can see an obvious reason why the range needs to shift in terms of how active I am. Sometimes I can't. Sometimes the range needs to move more (or less) than I would expect given my perception of how much my activity has change.

And yes, sometimes I try to adjust how active I am instead of adjusting the calories. I have mixed success with that strategy. I hope you find an adjustment that works for you.

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RONNIEHUEY 11/17/2012 1:26PM

    Good luck! Have fun on your trips to the new home. emoticon

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JSMC10 11/17/2012 1:20PM

    I hope the changes help :) I have a feeling a bubble bath will help for the moment though :)

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