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Well, Duh!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Please don't comment "Duh" after you read this blog. Although, I would understand if you did!

I finally put 2 and 2 together and figured out why my weight went up a handful of pounds last year. I realized that whenever I reached the top of my goal weight range that I would relax a bit and estimate more. Although I'd say I was aiming to get back to 126, the mid-point of my range, as soon as I hit 129 I didn't feel much pressure to lose more. So although I weighed 124-129 in 2011, I weighed 128-133 in 2012.

If I'm going to get back to the 2011 range I prefer, I have to keep losing below the top of my goal weight range. Although I'd rather you not say it, I will: Duh!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 12/31/2012 2:19PM

    Estimating never worked for me, I am lousy at it. If I gain weight, its easy to see every single calorie that I tracked and put back on my waistline, so I have no excuses if I gain weight. Here is to being more accurate tracking in the New Year
For an example a banana varies extremely in weight and you can't tell from looking at it alone. I always look for the smallest ones possible and can still be surprised that they weigh 100 g anyway! That really goes for just about anything you eat, and the higher in calories the food, the more easy it is to get too much!
Good luck with it!

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DONNABRIGHT 12/31/2012 8:01AM


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FROSTY99 12/28/2012 10:04PM

    I'd say Lightbulb Moment!

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AQUAGIRL08 12/28/2012 5:18PM

    Great job of analyzing, Marsha. I love to collect facts and piece them together so I can get a clear picture of my own behavior. I love the way you've done that! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/28/2012 1:28PM

    It is so helpful when we can figure these kinds of thing out. Good for you!

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MEXGAL1 12/28/2012 12:13PM

    Marsha good for you to take a hard look and decide what to do. You know what to do and can do it. You have been there and done that!
Best of everything to you for success in 2013!

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JOYINKY 12/28/2012 11:09AM

    Your self awareness is getting sharper and sharper and will get you there. No, not duh; eureka!

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MSLZZY 12/28/2012 7:29AM

    Smart move!

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MIRAGE727 12/28/2012 7:06AM

    It's all good, Marsha! It's also about how you feel. You do what makes you feel good and healthy. I still can't get used to my runner body. I saw a recent local tv interview of me and didn't recognize myself!
It made me wonder if I should gain weight! Then I realized I liked healthy!

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MAGGIE101857 12/28/2012 6:42AM

    I think you are perfect! But I couldn't agree more - once we get comfortable, the weight does seem to sneak back up on us! Better to have a maintenance plan in hand!

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FRAN0426 12/28/2012 12:37AM

    Nice for you that you had an ah-hah and figured out your weight gain. From now on emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PMFISH 12/27/2012 10:20PM

    emoticon emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/27/2012 10:20PM

    I think it's a matter of putting what we know into a realistic practice, which takes some time to learn. ;-)

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TECAVINESS 12/27/2012 8:47PM

    You are doing great. Hope I can do as good as you. Keep up the good work.

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RUN4FOOD 12/27/2012 8:37PM

    If that's the worst problem you had all year, I'm jealous.

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/27/2012 8:32PM

    Insights can come at any moment... looks like you've had one! emoticon

P.S. I certainly have my own share of "duh" moments! Some of them are surprising.

Comment edited on: 12/27/2012 8:33:50 PM

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GABY1948 12/27/2012 8:25PM

    The point is YOU figured it out. I think that qualifies for a mini "ah-hah" moment. Good going...I don't think I would have caught that...well, maybe...anyway, you are STILL my inspiration...DUH, or not! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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I understand completely.

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WATERMELLEN 12/27/2012 8:13PM

    All the time in this maintenance journey I hit up against my own "duhs" -- as in, for example, my persistent confusiton of "abundance" with food food food. So: can't direct any "duhs" at anyone else. Just celebrating with you on figuring it out!!

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NATPLUMMER 12/27/2012 7:31PM


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JAMBABY0 12/27/2012 7:28PM

    Well you got that figured out, so good luck!

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GRACIE4ONE 12/27/2012 7:26PM

    It's ok. You're still good!

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