I joined in August, 2011 and lost quite a bit of weight in the year following! I want to be at my target weight of 164 in August for 5 year anniversary! I have gained a couple pounds per year, and they add up! This is why I am back, but not ... Read more
What is going on?
I have maintained the weight loss until about 2 months ago. I noticed an upward trend and last week started logging my food sporadically, and this week? another 2 pounds up!
Well, it is back to the basics. Daily logging of food and exer... Read more
6 months of maintenance!
My exercise is so-so, but eating healthy and consistently weighing in at my target weight (up to + 2 lbs) for 6 months now!
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Exercise is a struggle...
I have managed to maintain my weight since August, but I am not exercising the way I want to. I want to walk 3x/week at a minimum, but last week I didn't walk at all!
I have walked today and will be recording my workouts until I am back on... Read more
5 months of maintenance .. WOW!
I returned from the holidays and weighed in this morning. I was pretty fearful because I had been trying to eat healthy, but I never can trust my judgement. I had to weigh in as part of my commitment to healthy living, but really didn't wan... Read more
Week 1 of Maintenance -- round 2 and it went well :-)
I weighed in 1 pound less than last week!
What did I do differently than last month when I attempted maintenance and gained 3 pounds? Well, I made sure I exercised and logged my food at least every other day. That is it. Week 1 == success... Read more
Target weight, size 10 and on the road.
I weighed in today and I am at my target weight (again) and wearing size 10 capris. My size 12 capris, from this manufacturer, are too loose. I just can't believe it! I have learned a lot and hope to continue to learn, but self-care really re... Read more
Overall cholesterol was up BUT
.. So, my cholesterol was 212 a year and 40+ pounds ago. Returning to the Dr. today, she told me it was up to 221. This was a disappointment until she told me that the good news is that my HDL is 70 and the ratio is just fine!
I GOT A CL... Read more
This can't be maintenance!
Well, I hit my goal weight a few weeks ago and have been weaning from daily logs of food. This is the 2nd week of weight gain, so back to logging!
As we say back east, it was dawn on Marblehead. I am new to maintenance. I probably can b... Read more
Shopped for clothes in a store for the first time in over a year..
I don't think I have been purposeful avoiding clothing stores. I have been able to get clothes online and on ebay through this weight loss journey. Who knows, but today I found myself having to shop for walking shorts and sneakers. I then ... Read more
1 pound to go; 2 pounds; hovering on this side of maintenance
I have been within 2 pounds of my target weight for over a month. I lose a pound, gain 2 pounds, lose 3 pounds, gain a pound.
I am afraid to move out of weight loss and into maintenance. I tend to be an all or nothing kind of gal. I jo... Read more
Two years, two awards .. pictures telling the truth.
I work in Higher Education, so spring is award season. For some lucky reason, I won an award last year and this year.
May, 2011 --
... and May 2012
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How to handle the unsolicited 'you are getting too thin' comments?
I am struggling a bit emotionally. I ate whatever I wanted today so let's nip this in the bud.
This week more than 1 person (ok, 2 but another said something 2 weeks ago) has come up to me and told me I need to stop losing weight. They ... Read more
Been on both sides...
First, thank you sparkpeople. I am still in the 'losing weight' phase and the last month have been kept on track by the check-ins and blogs. I have 6 pounds to go until my goal. I can't believe it. It hasn't been that hard but a few confes... Read more
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Size indicators and other random Monday thoughts...
As I gained weight in the early 2000's there were little signs along the way that I conveniently ignored. I am getting a train trip down memory lane. I am probably missing some 'size' indicators, but here you go:
1. My feet are losing ... Read more