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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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Yesterday was my one month weigh-in at my Weight Watcher's meeting. Yes. I do use both WW and Spark People to reach my goals. I figure I'll pick up any tool I can find to get where I need and want to be. And I weighed exactly what I weighed last time - 151.2. That's within the 2 pound spread that WW allows and still be able to count myself "At Goal" It was SUCH fun to be there with friends and to celebrate that first step in my new adventure.

But just because I've met the WW goal doesn't mean I'm stopping here. I kind of like this goal achieving thing and I've got New Goals I'm excited to start striving for. One is actually a different weight goal. I've mentioned this before - I'm an inch shorter than I was 9 years ago. I think I will be more comfortable at 145 lbs, so I plan to continue to eat at a weight loss level of about 1500 calories a day.

But I have other goals and the one most dear to me is to do 25 deep full body push-ups. When I can do that I'm going to treat myself and a girlfriend to a 2 day jaunt to Virginia Beach - this summer - with a stay at one of the pretty beach hotels. I have always hated push-ups and yet always had a strange attraction to them too. As I've been working this year with the personal trainer at the gym I've realized how much stronger I am. Two sets of 25 deep full body push-ups just doesn't seem that out of my reach any more.

Another goal I want to achieve this year is 12 months at maintenance. I'm thinking about creating a visual display of that one. Maybe special stickers on a chart that show each month I've kept the weight off. I'll think about it this week and see what I can come up with.

The big fun part of this is emotional boost being able to keep that weight down in spite of the 2500 calorie birthday dinner on Saturday. Staying at goal for a month is proof that I can live a life with celebrations in it without having to wear extra pounds.

Something to think about. Today. At Tara.

Happy Hump Day to you all.
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THOMS1 4/26/2013 6:02PM

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MJREIMERS 4/22/2013 9:34PM

    emoticon on your accomplishment and emoticon creating new goals for yourself! I love developing muscle definition and those push ups will help! Keep at it and you will achieve ALL the goals you set for yourself!!

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KANSASROSE67 4/15/2013 1:35PM

    Way to go!!! Your reward sounds perfect...I don't love push-ups either but with a reward like that I'd go for it!

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GLASSART43 4/15/2013 9:28AM

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Congrats on reaching maintenance!

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FITMOMINNJ 4/15/2013 8:37AM

    emoticon Welcome to the maintainers club:)

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LOGOULD 4/15/2013 8:36AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!...and thank you for speaking to the importance of continuing to set and go after goals. The thing that keeps us on the teeter-totter is looking at a number on the scale as the destination, and once there, we quit striving. New goals to persue keeps us on track and getting better and better. emoticon emoticon

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GATORJOY 4/14/2013 9:38AM

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KAB7801 4/12/2013 10:13PM

    Congrats! Wish I was there. emoticon

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AMARILYNH 4/12/2013 12:34PM

    Congratulations on reaching (and staying at) your goal weight!! Awesome!! emoticon

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 4/12/2013 10:36AM

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Hearty congrats to you on reaching your goal weight and planning ahead to set more realistic, healthy goals for yourself. Great job!!

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_LINDA 4/12/2013 2:05AM

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That is fantastic! Way to keep your interest high and set new goals! Keep that fire burning, keep the Spark alive!
You go girl!!

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KEEPFIT2013 4/11/2013 11:43PM

    Great goals....... emoticon

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MOONCHILD8 4/11/2013 8:34PM

    You are Awesome! You rock! Best wishes on your goals. Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ADRIENALINE 4/11/2013 7:56PM

    Totally awesome. We are in it to win it!!

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MKELLY72 4/11/2013 4:05PM

    Rewards and new goals are so rewarding to this process!! Great job staying on top of that!
Congratulations on your successes!
Michelle


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DESERTJULZ 4/11/2013 2:19PM

    Congratulations on reaching your weight goal! I love that you've set a fitness goal to take its place. :D

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/11/2013 1:12PM

    Congratulations! You weight goal has been reached and you have that push-up goal in sight. Keep up the good work.


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_JODI404 4/11/2013 12:38PM

    emoticon on reaching Maintenance!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MY1FAN 4/11/2013 11:45AM

    emoticon keep up the great work.

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RUTHXG 4/11/2013 11:42AM

    Big emoticon on reaching your goal--& setting new ones to work on! So inspiring!

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THOMS1 4/11/2013 11:01AM

    emoticon Keep up the great job with those goals. emoticon

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SUSIEMT 4/11/2013 10:40AM

    Congrats on your maintenance! Keep up the good work and good job on creating your maintenance goals. You are AWESOME!

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MEXGAL1 4/11/2013 9:59AM

    Congrats! One thing I know for sure is that one can not go back to their old ways to maintain.
Have a terrific day.

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LIVIN2LOVE1 4/11/2013 9:57AM

    Congrats!
I love your push up challenge! I have the same love/hate relationship with push ups myself. Keep up the good work!

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MANILUS 4/11/2013 9:56AM

    Congratulations and way to go setting goals for what you want! You can do it!

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VTRICIA 4/11/2013 9:24AM

    Yay for strength training goal!

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HIKERBECKY 4/11/2013 8:52AM

    emoticon emoticon Great job!

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MANDELOVICH 4/11/2013 8:44AM

    Congratulations! I love all your goals and how great to be maintaining! Bravo!

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WATERMELLEN 4/11/2013 8:18AM

    Nice work and congrats to you!! I'm betting that you'll meet your pushups goal with the same determination and discipline!!

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MOMMY445 4/11/2013 7:58AM

    congratulations! awesome! woo hoo!

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KANOE10 4/11/2013 7:53AM

    Great job on reaching your goal weight and maintaining for a month. I like your new goals. Goals keep you motivated in maintenance!

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SLENDERELLA61 4/11/2013 7:53AM

    I use WW and SP, too: a great combination!! Love those annual Keys to Lifetime at WW. It's something I can carry around and look at, while monthly trophies here on SP are motivating, too. Love that more frequent reinforcement. Good for you for setting new goals. I got involved in running after meeting my goal. Never thought I would, but I love it. If there's a Galloway group in your town, you may want to check it out. So much fun!! -Marsha

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KELLIEBEAN 4/11/2013 7:48AM

    Congratulations! I was the same way about push-ups so I started doing a couple each night and kept building up. You can do it and what a nice reward when you do!

I'm very happy for you! Keep moving forward!

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LRSILVER 4/11/2013 6:45AM

    Congratulations. Great goals!! Enjoy this new phase of your journey. emoticon

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WENDYANNE61 4/11/2013 6:23AM

    That is brillant - I love the idea of creating new goals to keep things exciting and moving in the right direction. emoticon

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FELINA 4/11/2013 6:23AM

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Congratulations on reaching goal ! Great idea to add maintenance goals !
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TORTISE110 4/11/2013 5:35AM

    Boy, nothing like maintenance to make us realize we have made a life style change and have not been on another "diet." I'm so happy for you!! Have a razzle dazzle day, enjoy your time in the spotlight and thank you for being my friend at Spark!

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POPSY190 4/11/2013 4:25AM

    Great blog and new goals!

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CHICVINTAGE 4/8/2013 11:15AM

    Congratulations!!! Doing a fair amount of "real" push-ups is one of my goals too. I'm doing modified ones right now and they are so hard it's hard to imagine doing the real ones anytime soon. I'm determined though! Maybe I should have a reward like your for reaching my goal. It sure sounds fun!

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KRISKECK 4/3/2013 4:06PM

    Hurray! That is awesome.

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Kristin

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HAKAPES 4/3/2013 3:15PM

    I like your goals, and your approach of using all available tools to help you to get forward. Congratulations for the month!

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MSLZZY 4/3/2013 10:19AM

    Good goals, even the pushups. I'll wait to see how you do LOL! You are handling maintenance pretty well so far.

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MIDROAD 4/3/2013 10:00AM

    So very happy for you! I hope to soon be able to post a blog announcing I've reached goal also. Thank you for your inspiration! So glad to see you planning new challenges too. Best wishes and hearty congratulations!

Jeannie

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TINAJANE76 4/3/2013 9:01AM

    Many congratulations on reaching goal! Looking forward to cheering you on through many, many maintenance anniversaries now.
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DTCATSPARK 4/3/2013 9:00AM

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Congrats...


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CELIAMINER 4/3/2013 8:57AM

    Good show, Bess! Glad you're working hard at maintenance, and thank goodness for our maintenance team for support and great leaders.

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