THEIS58's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=THEIS58 THEIS58's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Back at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479741 Well I guess I had to learn (again) that I cannot eat whatever I want and maintain the weight I want to be at... so I am starting again to lose the same 10 pounds I have lost many times before... off we go. Sun, 8 Sep 2013 18:08:04 EST Day off to good start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289724 Today started with a good breakfast and a workout - off we go! Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:47:47 EST Still the same.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288756 ....in a good way! No gain, maintaining in all ways. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 12:17:09 EST Maintaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270808 Maintaining my weight loss, wonderfully! So happy about it. <BR> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 08:58:15 EST still doing well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203703 Well I am a bit amazed that I keep losing weight - scale holding at 120 now, and hoping for a couple of pounds less at this point, maintenance is great! Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:59:12 EST Holding steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192281 Fluctuating a bit between 120-122 lbs - my pattern is to do this before the scale moves permanently downward so I continue to be really happy with my progress. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 22:02:07 EST got through one holiday without gaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148209 made it through Thanksgiving without gaining any weight back, which is great... looking ahead to a month of vigilance but yet enjoying time with family and friends! Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:13:01 EST still at 121 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127069 well holding steady every day at 121-122 pounds, trying to get to 120... optimistic - going to step up the workouts this week - doing 60 daily cardio min instead of 30-40 every day, hopefully that will get me to the goal of 119-120! Wed, 7 Nov 2012 09:28:04 EST interesting times toward goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118088 well i'm at 121 pounds, one away from adjusted goal... doing great, hope to reach that 120 goal within the next 2 weeks! Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:29:32 EST continuing on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114620 maintenance going well, hovering around 122-123 pounds every day, with an occasional dip to 121... hoping to get to 120 and maintain that, so have upped daily exercise and looked at food intake... continuing on. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 12:02:56 EST Holding steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093672 Brain scan showed no brain tumor, having echo test today. Still doing daily workouts, feeling good and weight is 122. Happy in spite of the testing! Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:22:13 EST Inching toward new goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090560 Now at 122, almost to newly revised goal - yeah! Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:58:07 EST More medical tests http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084786 Aging is truly not for the faint of heart. This morning am having an MRI to see why I had an episode of vertigo or possible TAI... Could be caused by taking tamoxifen but maybe not... All of these are a process of eliminating possibilities so that we can figure it out. I feel fine except for that one episode. Weigh less than ever! <BR> <BR> Continuing on. Wed, 3 Oct 2012 07:55:50 EST holding steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068003 I am having some complications from taking tamoxifan post-breast cancer radiation treatment but in spite of that am maintaining a daily workout schedule and eating within my calorie range, and staying at 123-124 pounds each day. Would like to get to 120 but it will happen eventually, as the medication problems get straightened out... will be switching to a different medication, I suspect. <BR> <BR> Continuing on! Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:34:43 EST Down another pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045095 well now I am at 123, only three pounds away from my NEW goal... making good progress once again... feeling strong and healthy! Wed, 5 Sep 2012 07:20:10 EST Food.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035356 Well today was not a good food day, I ate far too much! Back on track tomorrow.... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:21:09 EST It's Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033090 and it's Monday again, and for me trying to be consistent every single day (weekend or weekday) has paid off so that is what I am continuing in my new quest to lose another five pounds... <BR> <BR> Good day so far! Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:42:26 EST forging ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031513 a new commitment today to lose another 5 pounds - I am committed to making sure that i continue on this path, and have decided that my ideal weight is 5 pounds away. So a renewed commitment to the SP way of eating and calorie-burning! I am going to ratchet up my cardio minutes a bit each day and maintain calorie intake at 1300-1500 a day and see what happens. <BR> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:33:37 EST still maintaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030344 On a very even keel with the weight maintenance, would still like to lose a couple more pounds but my clothes are definitely looser so something is changing even if the scale is not moving at the moment. <BR> <BR> All good! Sat, 25 Aug 2012 10:11:28 EST maintaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024664 So I am now in maintenance mode, although I'd like to lose another five pounds... working on it! Keeping up with food, and with exercise. Think I will step up the exercise mode and see if I cannot get the five pounds OFF. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:06:02 EST back from a great vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016389 Just returning from 6 days at the beach, which was wonderful... worked out every day, ate sensibly, got alot of beach time, and managed to keep weight exactly as is... feeling really good!! Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:00:20 EST Another pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005850 Gone! Very excited about the continued success! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 22:25:46 EST doing well today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995125 well I am up a pound but I am okay with it - now fluctuating between 123-126, which always happens until I finally lose the pounds... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:17:07 EST Feeling thin today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990733 Well today I think I have lost more weight, even though I haven't weighed myself. Clothes very big. Time for some new things!! <BR> <BR> All good. <BR> <BR> I am feeling GREAT today, even though I had to work most of the day :) Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:52:06 EST glad a busy week is almost over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989598 really glad that this busy week is almost done.... i am working Saturday morning going to a client's board meeting but after that I should get some down time... <BR> got a workout in every day, continued to lose weight, and life is good. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:51:19 EST Still losing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987906 Down another pound, now one pound under goal. Can hardly believe it. think i will lose a couple more pounds just for insurance! Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:26:24 EST Goal met! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972457 125 lbs this morning! Am thrilled!! 3 years and almost 45 pounds lost!! Yeah! Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:11:22 EST One more pound gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4970966 This morning the scale says 126, down one more pound. I am thrilled!! Sun, 15 Jul 2012 09:04:49 EST no gain/loss today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4970217 So close to goal (2 pounds) and no gain or loss this morning... hopefully within a week or so I will be there! Think I will adjust to lose another 3 pounds or so when I achieve that milestone. That increasingly feels like where I should be. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 16:23:17 EST really busy week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4968576 busy week but down to 127 pounds, only 2 pounds away from the original goal!!! <BR> Almost there (think I may try for 120 now!) Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:11:49 EST Getting things done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959422 Working on taking care of items around the house & in life.... Enormously productive the past few days. Feeling good. 3 pounds from new goal weight & loving life! Sat, 7 Jul 2012 15:12:32 EST Another good day starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944158 Getting underway. First, a weigh in. Then breakfast. Then treadmill. Then business work to do followed by lunch with a friend and a memorial service for a friend. Then back to work. No evening meetings today, which is a good thing. <BR> <BR> On we go! Wed, 27 Jun 2012 06:22:32 EST Continuing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4942868 Well I am down another pound today. So close to the overall goal that I can totally see it. Feels good. These last few pounds have been the toughest to lose! It is great to be wearing my clothes again and to have gone from 160 to 129 (was at 145 when I joined SP.) feeling like my old self - except better! Tue, 26 Jun 2012 09:25:51 EST Down 1 pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941747 So the ongoing saga of the 2 pounds continues, except now I am down one of those pounds... hopefully that will last, and by next week this see-saw for these pounds will be over! Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:08:26 EST More to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940207 So today I back down a pound - seem to continue fluctuating about 2 pounds up and down, which is my pattern before I finally lose that fluctuating weight. I am hopeful that by weeks' end, I'll be down the 2 pounds for good! <BR> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:56:31 EST Excellent working Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4938732 Facilitating a wonderful planning session today for a client and it is great. Going to get a workout in this afternoon followed by dinner and a movie tonight. <BR> <BR> Great day. Weight holding steady. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:15:10 EST hanging in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4936161 managing to maintain weight today, although i think the past two days of eating may have made my weight climb up a pound... need to be patient with these last 5 pounds! Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:44:16 EST Still looking ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4933650 Down another pound today. Almost there! Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:11:27 EST Looking ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4931381 well today I weight 129 pounds, holding steady and very glad of it - think my goal of 125 pounds is actually in sight at this point! yeah! Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:07:40 EST Life is better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930445 So, today was a wonderful day (again) and I am in such a happy place right now that it is hard to believe. Feeling great, got in a workout, got a lot of work done, brunch with a friend... all good. 2 pounds away from goal! Sun, 17 Jun 2012 18:49:39 EST Life is Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4929031 Has been extremely busy the past several days, but good in terms of weight loss (2 more pounds lost) and eating/working out. Enjoying all of it! Sat, 16 Jun 2012 13:34:08 EST moving ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4918903 well it's been a really busy few days but I have worked out every day and managed to lose at least one pound... will weigh myself tomorrow! Almost to goal. Sat, 9 Jun 2012 12:42:29 EST another travel day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4916129 Travel day again with clients - all good. Got a 40 minute workout in this morning - yeah! Thu, 7 Jun 2012 10:56:39 EST keeping up the momentum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915542 ...on the changes I'm working on... daily exercise with more intensity is paying off. I am going to weigh in tomorrow! Wed, 6 Jun 2012 22:58:06 EST thinking about life changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913746 well so many changes in the past year - losing weight, getting breast cancer, continued growth of our business, and the start of a new relationship... really changing a lot about my life in a relatively short period of time - and it is all ok - need to keep positive & stay focused! Tue, 5 Jun 2012 19:41:19 EST Catching up on work & everything else http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909968 Continuing with my wonderful weekend after a great day with my clients yesterday... a good workout this morning, breakfast with friends, now back to work. Getting a lot done and enjoying every minute of it! Sun, 3 Jun 2012 12:35:32 EST Facilitating today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908530 Working with one of my favorite clients today, facilitating their planning session. A wonderful park conservancy. Got in 21 minutes on treadmill this morning prior to leaving for our 8:30 start. Life is good. Sat, 2 Jun 2012 09:41:31 EST glad it's Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4906976 Looking ahead to a great Friday, had a wonderful birthday yesterday, filled with good wishes and friends and family. All feels right with the world, at least for today. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:10:16 EST 59 minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904421 that's how much cardio I got in today, which is great... 20 minutes on treadmill, 39 minutes walking the dog... all good. Staying ahead of a large workload, which is also good. <BR> On to 3 conference calls, which is how I am spending my afternoon. <BR> Glad to be able to do it. Wed, 30 May 2012 13:54:04 EST Back to a busy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902715 Doing a day trip to another city by air today, but got a walk in with the dog this morning and had a great breakfast before getting ready and leaving. Have a couple of meetings scheduled and then will return home tonight. I expect the day to continue to be productive and am looking forward to it all! Tue, 29 May 2012 12:30:50 EST