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Still Working On It

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Yesterday I didn't do a very good job of communicating. Yes, of course, if I stay within my calorie range more often I'll do better.

What I was trying to say is that the lifestyle I have lived the last four years results in me weighing just a little more than I want to weigh. I can maintain an 80 pound weight loss with about a 7 pound fluctuation even if I go over my calorie range a bit several times a week and a couple times a month really lose it and eat an unplanned extra 400-1000 calories. But that isn't what I want.

I want to maintain an 86 pound weight loss and fluctuate no more than 5 pounds. That is going to require sticking to my calorie range more often and cutting back on the frequency and amount of those indulgences. Exactly how often and how much I won't know until I try. I would love to get where I could plan even the splurges. No guarantee it will happen, but I'm working on it!

Right where I want to be: 125.8 weigh in today!!


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AQUAGIRL08 10/25/2013 8:58PM

    Good job Marsha!

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JOYINKY 10/24/2013 8:34AM

    The secret is getting the range you want and the lifestyle you want in sync. emoticon

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PMFISH 10/23/2013 11:07PM

    You can do it! Your weight today shows that.

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/23/2013 11:01PM

    emoticon emoticon Yes, the little things that count. Keeping track of those things matters. Great work on your maintenance and I know you can stay in the range you want.

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SEAJESS 10/23/2013 10:02PM

Your goals for yourself sure sound S.M.A.R.T. to me! I like the idea of narrowing down the range. Sneak in on that sneaky pound!

I learn so much from you. You're doing this for all of us and doing it so well.

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COCK-ROBIN 10/23/2013 9:25PM

    I'm proud of you!

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WATERMELLEN 10/23/2013 7:58PM

    I thought you did an awesome job of communicating, actually -- but that could be because we've been on the same page for a long time!

I am not sure I'll ever figure this thing out once and for all but I'm sure gonna keep on experimenting and changing it up and tweaking and . . . we do what it takes, right?

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FRAN0426 10/23/2013 7:50PM

    The journey continues for strike that happy balance emoticon emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/23/2013 7:23PM

    Yeppers... tweak, tweak... You're doing FINE... and will only keep getting better at it with diligent practice! emoticon May your magic number keep glowing back at you.

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GABY1948 10/23/2013 6:44PM

    I totally understand you, Marsha! And you are one of my key people I watch in maintenance for when I get there finally! emoticon

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PLMITCH 10/23/2013 5:31PM

    Isn't that the battle for all of us who are in our goal range? My only comment / suggestion is to stay away from indulging "several" times a week. Maybe 1 or 2x?

Just a thought...good luck!

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_LINDA 10/23/2013 2:34PM

    It does take a lot of 'tweaking' to find that sweet spot that will work for you. I am sure you will find your happy place. As you know it isn't about total deprivation. We are entitled to our treats and time outs. Just need to find that balance.
Here is to accurate record keeping over time to give you the answer!
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and emoticon on being at your happy weight today!

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NATPLUMMER 10/23/2013 2:03PM

    We are all an experiment of one....the experiment continues.

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