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Plan to Keep Planning

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I was excited to see a .8 drop on the scale this morning, taking me to 126.4, just .4 over my HAPPY weight -- also known as my target weight, goal weight, central weight, etc. It's been over a year since I've been at this weight:

The one thing I did differently is to pre-plan my meals and stick to the plan. I eat pretty well on the fly, but pre-planning helps me do even better. I plan to keep planning!!

Several times I've gotten close to my happy weight only to blow it. Well, not this time. I'm keeping my eye on the prize and redoubling my good efforts. Oh, don't think I'm starving; no way! I'm eating1510-1860 calories per day. That is what I get when I burn at least 2200 exercise calories per week and have my nutrition tracker set to lose 6 pounds in a year. It works! For years I tried to lose weight at 800 or 1000 calories daily. In the long run, that does not work for me. I proved it over and over.

Yesterday, as promised, thanks to MIRAGE727, I chose over 35 pieces of clothing that are too big and set them aside. I'm going to ask a few friends and family if they are interested before I donate them to the thrift shop that supports the wonderful literacy and basic needs nonprofit I retired from. I posted the opportunity for my local SparkTeam. Maybe someone local needs these clothes, especially as intermediate sizes. I have three really nice professional suits (like LeSuit) in size 12, a few 10's, and a bunch of 8's - mostly jeans and casual clothing. There are even a few size 6s that are too big. I don't think I have any 12s or 10s left in my closet. I kept my favorite pair of size 8 bermuda shorts. They are a spandex blend that still looks good and feels great -- just a little loose. I kept one medium sized white high V neck shirt, but plan to look for one just like it only smaller. I have a dressy jacket that is too big, but I need to replace it before it goes. Enough details!!

So, I'm going to keep planning my food and giving away the big clothes because my confidence is growing as I'm shrinking -- I'll never be fat again!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAMETHYSTE 3/7/2013 1:50AM

    Awesome! I can't wait to get rid of too-big clothes! emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 3/6/2013 11:25PM

    That is fantastic!! Very nice of you to offer them up to team mates! Nothing like a well thought out plan for success! You are doing it and will soon be enjoying your long sought after happy weight!!

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SLIMLILA 3/6/2013 10:02PM

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AQUAGIRL08 3/6/2013 7:21PM

    Doesn't it feel great to clean out your closet? Bask in that feeling of success because you have certainly earned it, Marsha!

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BESTSUSIEYET 3/6/2013 7:11PM

    Hooray! It is good to get the closet cleaned out of things that say, "you might need me again!"

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TAFODIL24 3/6/2013 6:26PM

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WATERMELLEN 3/6/2013 1:54PM

    Planning to plan is key for me too.

Gotta say, although I've been the happy recipient of many "hand me downs" from girlfriends who got too heavy for their clothes . . . I was completely unsuccessful in offering clothes that were too large for me to others. There seemed to be no way of offering the clothes without implying, "You're fatter than I am". I ended up just taking 'em to a thrift shop . . .

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GABY1948 3/6/2013 1:03PM

    emoticon good going! You are such an inspiration!!!

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BOOKAPHILE 3/6/2013 10:55AM

    Planning makes such a difference... both in meals and closet organization. I'm enjoying watching how you do it and seeing the results. Keep up the good work. You encourage me!

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MEXGAL1 3/6/2013 10:25AM

    woo hoo, good for you Miss Marsha!
You got me thinking about my own closet...I need to get in there and weed things out. I have so many different sizes...I should part with the things that are too big now and just say good bye to that stuff!

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JOYINKY 3/6/2013 10:25AM

    emoticon Wonderful plan for the clothes!

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PMFISH 3/6/2013 10:24AM

    emoticon You remind me of a whirlwind! Wish I could move enough to burn half the calories you do, but you keep me trying. Thanks for being the inspiration!! Congrats on all your accomplishments. emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 3/6/2013 10:16AM

    I love watching your progress -- both physically, mentally, and spiritually!

Thanks for sharing your success.

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PAMDAQTPI 3/6/2013 9:48AM


I've been slowly weeding out my too big clothes too but I've yet to actually find them a new home. I guess I keep worrying that if I gain it back I won't even have my fabulous clothes and I'll have to start from scratch on a nice wardrobe. But I shouldn't think like that, I really should get them out of the house so I have no choice by to stay thin.

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MJREIMERS 3/6/2013 9:21AM

    emoticon Taking care of you and also helping out others! I need to go through my closet again. I realized this morning, that many of my tops are too wide now.

Keep the "prize" in sight! emoticon and you WILL DO it! emoticon

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KANDOLAKER 3/6/2013 9:18AM

    You have so got this!!! Kudos to you and thanks for being an inspiration!!


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KJELLYBEAN15 3/6/2013 9:03AM

    That's great. I am so happy for you.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/6/2013 8:26AM

    Wonderful! Good for you!

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