SparkPeople At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1111 Support for people who are grappling with the idea of maintenance and working to continue their new healthy habits and lifestyle. Weight maintenance is achievable and worth the effort! SparkPeople At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1111 Daily check in 7/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58485998 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Jeanknee, congratulations on eliminating sleep apnea and getting thumbs up from your doctors on improved health! I love, love these stories! If only the remaining 2/3 of obese in America, and throughout the world would adopt a healthy lifestyle! Think of the impact on healthcare, productivity, etc! How many of you watched the video SP posted of the obese disabled vet who walked with two braces and started with yoga to lose about a hundred lbs and become a runner!... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:30:02 EST Daily check in 7/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58474914 Good morning, dear maintainer friends! <BR> <BR> Breath of fresh air moving across the Midwest-- lower temps and humidity. Forecast looks really nice too. Great for those outdoor runs, walks, hikes, bikes, manure hauling, etc! The cross fit trainers will move class outside for variety. Next Tuesday we're scheduled to work out in the pool -- treading water the length of the pool and ball slams, I think. There's talk of using the bikes in the spinning room, too. (No horse barn work on the... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 04:23:32 EST Daily check in 7/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58463790 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hope those with migraines, mass mosquito bites, jet lag, etc are on the mend today. <BR> <BR> Transmission shop called and gave us quote for repair. It was quite a bit lower than we feared. Whew! Now I just need to figure out how I'm going to get there to pick it up later this week. Maybe Amtrak will work. <BR> <BR> Go Kellie go! I wear a lot of caprie style spandex. Go for comfort and know that you are strong! Strong is the new skinny! <BR> <BR> Gonna go get ... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 04:45:00 EST Daily check in 7/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58452644 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy birthday Dellmell! <BR> <BR> Back to routine today. 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. Basically I've had 3 rest days. That's okay though. Hoping the transmission is just a standard rebuild and not really bad. <BR> <BR> OK coffee is ready! Hope all have a great day! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 05:11:21 EST Daily check in 7/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58442791 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good friend is coming to pick us up today so we don't have to rent a car. It's been a long time since I can remember such kindness. Sometimes it just helps to hang your head and cry. Flushes it out and you can move on. We're limping truck to transmission place this morning and depositing the key. <BR> <BR> Have enjoyed granddaughter, learning hoola hooping and watching her dance with pawpaw. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a good day! Sun, 6 Jul 2014 05:46:02 EST Does Muscle weigh more than Fat? (article) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x58436165 Fitness MythBusters: Does muscle weigh more than fat? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> One pound of mashed potatoes weighs the same as one pound of raw potatoes. No matter how you slice, scallop or roast it, a pound is a pound. So why do the weight-watching women of the world preach the misinformed belief that lean muscle weighs more than fat? I find most individuals use this erroneous rationale to soften the blow of the scale. When the numbers on the scale begin to tip in an unfavorable direction, it... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 11:39:57 EST Daily Check In 7-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58433994 Up early and starting the thread. I hope everyone is having a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Our family is gathering today for the local fireworks--dinner before. Should be fun. And it's summer and lovely here today, a really pretty day. <BR> <BR> Enjoy everyone and let's remember to keep it healthy!! <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 07:22:08 EST SUSIEMT has maintained for FOUR YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58426809 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>SIEMT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:28:17 EST LIVIN2LOVE1 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58426803 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LI<BR>VIN2LOVE1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:27:53 EST Daily check in 7/4 Independence Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58424528 Good morning! And happy holiday for all of us USA sparkers! <BR> <BR> I feel like Debbie Downer; another setback-- just as we were coming across the bridge in our Silverado pickup truck I accelerated to pass and the transmission went out. Started whining and we lost reverse and high gear. Limped it to DD's house and got recommendations for repair. It was after 5, so couldn't call. I'm praying they are open Saturday and am resolved to having to rent a vehicle to get home. At least we weren... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 04:28:35 EST HMAZIS has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58415965 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HM<BR>AZIS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:08:26 EST Daily check in 7/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58413987 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the cheering up and listening to my little rant. So we're going to DD 's (over the river and past the cornfields, to granddaughter's house we go). I forgot to put the chicken salad together so will do that now, since I couldn't sleep. (Was in bed before 8 pm). <BR> <BR> Fairhavenqueen, I too have considered hauling my scale to the houseboat for long weekends, but I resisted, because I decided it was being too obsessive and I was concerned that its dig... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 03:46:04 EST NEWNANCY2012 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58403819 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>WNANCY2012 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 07:54:56 EST PERSISTENCEMIMI has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58403808 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>RSISTENCEMIMI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 07:53:59 EST Daily check in 7/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58402835 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I know I should just "get over it" and make alternative plans for the holiday, and be thankful for what I have, blah, blah blah. We spent last weekend planning the food, how we were going to take granddaughter up to the pool and teach her to float etc, the weather is going to be perfect, fireworks on the riverfront on a Friday night. All of which (except food) already included in the dock rent I've already paid. We left all the swimsuits, beach towels and toys over ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 04:52:35 EST DAWNDMOORE40 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58394452 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>WNDMOORE40 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:07:29 EST XRAYLADY65 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58394438 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=XR<BR>AYLADY65 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:06:33 EST JOHN__ has maintained for THIRTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58394423 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JO<BR>HN__ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:05:33 EST MOMMY445 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58394411 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>MMY445 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:04:20 EST LYNCHD05 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58394402 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LY<BR>NCHD05 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:03:29 EST HOLLY255255 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58394375 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>LLY255255 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:01:22 EST BEC5060 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58394348 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>C5060 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:59:19 EST CROSSLITES has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58394341 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CR<BR>OSSLITES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:58:28 EST ALISONCH ISTIAN37 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58394288 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AL<BR>ISONCHRISTIAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:53:38 EST ELYMWX has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58394276 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EL<BR>YMWX </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:52:02 EST Daily check in July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58391900 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept from 7 pm to 4 am. And still feel like I'm in a fog. A most exhausting day yesterday! It will be 10 days before I receive outcome at work. <BR> <BR> Our marina sent out the bad news that we will be flooded out for the holiday weekend. I can't begin to tell you how disappointed I am ... <BR> <BR> To the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. A walk at lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope it's a great day for all! Tue, 1 Jul 2014 05:19:21 EST BAMAGRAMA2 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58381583 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>MAGRAMA2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:37:54 EST Daily check in 6/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58380013 Good morning on this last day of June! <BR> Welcome Pranadancer! Yes, this maintainance thing is one of trial and error and very personal. The Big Page of Links is a wealth of information I highly recommend! And Jeanknee, if you are feeling strong, energetic and great, I'd say you trust what you're doing. No one knows you better than you! <BR> <BR> Bess, I should be so lucky to spend an afternoon with you and Himself. What a fun day you described! <BR> <BR> Stressful morning ahead at w... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:17:44 EST Daily check in 6/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58370187 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Potluck=danger. Our marina has a monthly potluck and every month the desserts get more extravagant. I had a taste of several. Ugh. At least they are not in my house to tempt me further. One "celebration" meal a week is allowed on my routine. <BR> <BR> Poohscout, maybe that mindset would help you stop the evening munching. "Just once a week.". Or another one I use: " do I really need this?". Or envision a big stop sign. <BR> <BR> Workout today will either be was... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 05:17:36 EST Daily Check in 6/29/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58370186 I'll start us off today. <BR> <BR> Brilliantly beautiful here in Central Va yesterday and should get another today. <BR> <BR> Off to the lake later after chores for a picnic, hiking, and some rest. <BR> <BR> Best to all and please be safe. <BR> <BR> -DC Sun, 29 Jun 2014 05:15:04 EST How did you determine your goal weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20386x1111x58362427 I'm trying to set a realistic goal weight -- I have the one set by my PCP, but it's higher than what I weigh now. <BR> <BR> How did you determine your goal weight? <BR> Do you follow a specific diet plan for maintenance (Atkins, WW, Zone, etc)? <BR> How did you determine your calorie intake? And ratios of protein, carbs, and fats? <BR> <BR> I value your expertise in this matter!! Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:21:25 EST Daily check in 6/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58360309 I'm going to jump the gun on this because it's almost 10 p.m. on Friday anyway. I can't always check in early enough. <BR> <BR> I'm staying in the hills north of San Francisco and it sure makes getting a workout in easy. The weather is so cooperative! I did a hilly walk this a.m. and supplemented with short bouts of rope jumping, but never got hot enough to sweat much! I did on my evening walk but there was a lovely breeze to cool/dry me off. <BR> <BR> You know, some of the claims out ther... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:00:53 EST CRUISEBOUND2014 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58352415 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CR<BR>UISEBOUND2014 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:09:21 EST BOPPY_ has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58352405 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BO<BR>PPY_ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:08:51 EST LOGOULD has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58352395 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LO<BR>GOULD </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:08:15 EST Daily check in 6/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58350646 Good morning! Yaaaay Friday! <BR> <BR> Trainer announced today's workout, and it's a hard one. "Fran" is the name of it, thrusters and pull ups! 21 15 9. I'm not really looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> Busy day at work. But I slept well, so I shall meet these challenges head on ! <BR> <BR> Gotta scoot. Hope all have a great day!! Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:19:44 EST Daily check in 6/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58340472 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, June is flying by! Actually I am saddened by the first day of summer as from there the days begin to shorten. Not too sad though because I love the sunshine, the warmth and my time on the water! We'll have too much water this weekend; river is up and predicted to crest at nearly 19 ft. Normal pool is 12 ft. Houseboat remains docked during high water as it's not worth the risk of hitting the extra debris that floats below the surface. We will take the small boat... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:31:20 EST FOXYPHAEDRA has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58331950 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FO<BR>XYPHAEDRA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:36:30 EST Daily check in 6/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58329706 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome back Amanda, I'm so grateful for our active team! And I always learn something (salad in a jar -- cool idea -- and I have some real large jars which might work for potlucks); I'll check out that link Mandycat. <BR> <BR> The animals just couldn't stand me sleeping past 3 a.m. Dogs want out and start the heaving panting and squeeking noises, cat starts the hairball expulsion. I said I wouldn't complain last winter when it was below zero for day on end, but t... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:29:39 EST ALISONCHRISTIAN has maintained for ONE year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58319565 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AL<BR>ISONCHRISTIAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:08:20 EST Daily check in 6/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58318966 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Great find Mel, free treadmill! <BR> <BR> Glad to read all posts from yesterday and learn of all attempts to stay on healthy track! <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min crossfit class. Yard work after work. Last night I made turkey burgers and stuffed bell peppers so we have plenty of healthy options to warm up. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Tuesday!! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:08:58 EST Daily check in 6/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58307168 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Up too early despite numerous attempts to fall back to sleep. After DD and granddaughter left yesterday, DH and I went to a winery to meet up with our Crossfit friends. A dueling piano gig performed, and they made it SO much fun. Because we arrived late, food was sold out. DH was starved so we went to Texas roadhouse. I had the salmon but it was way too salty. I kinda feel like that's what is keeping me awake <BR> <BR> Headed to the gym at 5 am for 30 min elliptic... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 03:50:44 EST Daily Check in Sunday 6/22/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58297295 Happy Sunday Everyone. <BR> <BR> I'll get us rolling. <BR> <BR> Had a great dinner last night at the Indian restaurant. Excellent eggplant dish done perfect. Never knew how much I like Indian foods. Well at least what I have had recently. <BR> <BR> Should be a beautiful day here today in central Va today. Heading out to the lake for some R and R and a picnic late morning. My dog loves it. We do too, <BR> <BR> C'ya <BR> <BR> -DC Sun, 22 Jun 2014 05:40:20 EST Daily check in 6/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58287264 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I,too, am quite familiar with that dog pout look! Jonie, the golden shepherd mix is the queen of "pout". Huckleberry, the lab, is very much in tune with my feelings and wants to make sure I'm OK. Man's best friend! I'm sure your puppy dog wants you to get better soon, Kellie. <BR> <BR> The reason I am up so early on a Saturday morning is the barking at the paper carrier. Busy day ahead! <BR> <BR> For me, popcorn of any type is never a " one serving" deal. There ... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:17:22 EST Daily check in 6/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58276903 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Waking up with my second cup of coffee to a light rain and 72 degrees. Unfortunately it's not going to clear the humidity. Yesterday our Crossfit WOD ( work out of the day) was outside -- 2 rounds of 24 squats, 24 pushups, 24 walking lunges, 1/4 mi run. Not bad, but was hot. <BR> <BR> We've got a full weekend planned with DD and granddaughter arriving this evening, grilling burgers and having her cousin and friend join us, pictures tomorrow morning, b... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:17:54 EST KFH3107 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58266921 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KF<BR>H3107 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:38:41 EST Daily check in 6/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58265931 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Wow, the week sure flies by when you take Monday and Tues off! Lol, duh. <BR> <BR> Family photo shoot this Saturday and I volunteered to alter DH's shirt (added two 2-inch darts to accommodate his 60 lb weight loss) and DD's new top (added darts to give it a more fitted look). I worked on those projects after hair appointment last night. <BR> <BR> Long walk with fitness buddy (and one of the dogs for part of the way) at 4:45 and then Crossfit class at 6:00 for 60... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:24:28 EST Daily check in 6/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58254920 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Back to routine after taking Monday and Tuesday off work. Walking the zoo for 4 hrs in the heat and humidity was my exercise yesterday. We followed it with a big lunch at an Irish pub. Back to basics today. 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. <BR> <BR> Kim, what a shock. I'm so sorry for your loss. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great Wednesday! Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:59:23 EST So Close, yet... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x58247247 So close to my ultimate goal of 120, but stuck at 135. Began binging last week (one day) and am seeing myself fall back into old patterns. Attempting to stop the 30-year trend of losing a ton of weight and gaining it all back, so decided to join this active team after getting back on Spark Coach (Which I attribute to my 48 pound weight loss), Stopped doing it, but decided I would follow through. (Still have 4 mos. left). Yesterday's post about encouraging others was useful, but now I'll c... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:24:26 EST Daily check in 6/17/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58243484 I'll get us going this morning.. <BR> <BR> HAPPY TUESDAY......... <BR> <BR> Sleeping only five or six hours lately. Can't seem to stay in bed. <BR> <BR> Coffee --- Please....... <BR> <BR> Have a great day all. Be safe and be good to yourself. <BR> <BR> -DC Tue, 17 Jun 2014 04:39:29 EST Daily check in 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58232102 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I forgot yesterday was my 3 yr anniversary. I won't be able to weigh in until Wednesday since I am at DD'S house. Thanks for all the well wishes. Still need to work off about 5 lbs that crept on over last winter. No worries, I feel Crossfit strong!! <BR> <BR> Today we are planning a run to the park with granddaughter in stroller. Yesterday she had us put blankies around our necks like capes and run in circles around the kitchen table about 3 times and then run to th... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:28:17 EST MAREE1953 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58225589 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>REE1953 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 12:46:53 EST PETITGABRIELLE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58225586 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>TITGABRIELLE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 12:46:31 EST Daily Check in 6/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58222227 I'll start us off. <BR> <BR> HAPPY SUNDAY! HAPPY FATHERS DAY! To the fathers of course, To the mothers -- Thank you for all you do. <BR> <BR> Lot's of R and R yesterday. Beautiful day to be at the lake. <BR> <BR> Love it. <BR> <BR> Be good and Be Safe <BR> <BR> -DC Sun, 15 Jun 2014 06:15:14 EST Hunger, Stress or boredom ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x58220797 Hey, <BR> <BR> I have been dealing with a lot of stress recently. And I have found it a lot harder to stay at the same level. <BR> <BR> I find myself in front of fridge just looking for "something" <BR> <BR> I find myself asking am I hungry bored or stressed. What do you use to tell the difference? Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:19:38 EST Daily check in 6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58212660 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up early, waiting for the pink stuff I just took to kick in and make my tummy feel better. I ran out of Aleve for these sore muscles. Five rounds yesterday of overhead squats 15 reps and 1/4 mi runs. Completed in about 22 min, 2 rounds with 53 lb on barbell and 3 rounds of 45 lbs. <BR> <BR> I forgot to step on scale before putting my shoes on so I'm not sure where I ended up for the week. We are taking Monday and Tuesday off work and Crossfit to go to DD's house... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 04:43:27 EST MLB570 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58203071 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ML<BR>B570 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:35:22 EST Daily check in 6/13 - Fri the 13th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58202057 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm not superstitious and just happy it's Friday, the day we get to head for the River! <BR> <BR> "Mobility' was " hurts so good" massaging with small balls, foam and other rollers and PVC pipe. Good for sore muscles! <BR> <BR> I ran my errands last night, loading up on healthy foods for the weekend. My mantra: give body what it really needs. Like sleep or water, instead of food. Trying to do better at this. <BR> <BR> Gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Cros... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:59:38 EST Journal Feature? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58194728 Does anyone know where I can find the journal feature that used to be with the calendar? Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:07:25 EST Daily check in 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58190416 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I must be on the 7 pm to 3 am sleeping schedule. I couldn't force myself to run errands last night; I was just too tired. Does anyone else turn to food when they're tired and need sleep? I ate a chunk of cheese, way more than I should have, because I was tired. Lesson learned. <BR> <BR> Walking at 4:45 with fitness buddy, then Crossfit class at 6:00. It's mobility Thursday, new for me, but I think it will be a lot of stretching. I look forward to it. <BR> ... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 04:23:54 EST STARDUSTD has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58181741 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>ARDUSTD </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:39:16 EST BETH7CAM has maintained for ELEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58181724 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>TH7CAM </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:37:54 EST Daily check in 6/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58179220 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, big political news in Virginia. Interesting. However, it's too much news coverage. <BR> <BR> Gym this morning for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Dynamic ST class. Yesterday we had a different trainer at Crossfit and workout focus was pistol squats and wall balls. Hello glutes! <BR> <BR> I'm up early to get some cleaning done and because I couldn't sleep any longer. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 11 Jun 2014 04:25:13 EST Daily Check In 6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58168058 Very short on sleep last night. Must be too excited about vacation. <BR> <BR> Fell good though. <BR> <BR> I will be checking in daily. Good day to all. <BR> <BR> Be Safe, Be Happy. <BR> <BR> -DC Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:48:49 EST Nudging another onto the path http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58161632 I've been at the whole "new" lifestyle thing for 7 years. I've lost my weight once and am now working on those last few pounds from baby 2. I'm a slow loser. :) <BR> <BR> But, while my hubby has modified some of his behaviors to support me, it hasn't been anything significant for him. He's not heavy and he doesn't need to lose weight. But, we applied for life insurance to protect our children-- just in case. I received my acceptance right away-- and a major discount off the quoted price, bec... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:37:35 EST Daily check in 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58157070 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm heading to the gym for 30 min elliptical with my fitness buddy and then a 60 min Crossfit elite class with DH. The Crossfit program officially starts today. We will have a different trainer, the one who has been teaching Dynamic ST. He's very good so looking forward to it. Will step on scale in a minute; expect usual weekend upswing but want to face it. <BR> <BR> Appointment with my dermatologist at 8:00 for routine checkup, so it's a busy morning. I will hear... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 05:23:18 EST Daily check in 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58146321 Good morning! Yaaay I finally slept until the sun came up, although I woke up at 2:30. Luckily I was able to get back to sleep. <BR> <BR> It rained almost all day yesterday. It quit in time for the dock hop. We hope to get to sandbar today. Not sure we will get a run in but I'll head out with dogs for a walk in a min. <BR> <BR> Nutrition will be better today <BR> <BR> Hope it's a great Sunday for all!! Sun, 8 Jun 2014 06:29:25 EST BABARR67 has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58138467 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>BARR67 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 09:15:40 EST Daily check in 6/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58136872 Good morning!!! <BR> Lots of trouble with web today so I'm going to say hi real quick and hope to add more later! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a great, healthy day!!! Hugs to all! Sat, 7 Jun 2014 04:36:26 EST Daily check in 6/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58125966 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept only 4 hrs. Just made a cup of hot tea, Trader Joe's Well Rested herbal tea, and hoping to fall back to sleep. Could it be the "going to the houseboat Friday" excitement that has me awake at 1:00 a.m.? DD and granddaughter will be joining us tonight. I'm hoping to leave work around 3:00 so we can be there in plenty of time to watch the sun set. <BR> <BR> I'll head to the gym around 5 am for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. DH has grilled plenty ... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 02:19:06 EST Daily check in 6/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58115030 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in as I am meeting fitness buddy at gym at 4:45 for our long walk until Crossfit class at 6:00 for 60 min. Weight staying steady, which is better than it moving back up. Sometimes maintaining at a plateau is a victory, right Bess?! (Great blog, and congrats on the recognition). <BR> <BR> Hugs to you, Kim. And agree that it's important, and good for the soul, to express the love you feel for family and friends, and spend some time each day to reflect on... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 05:04:37 EST Daily check in 6/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58103417 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Awakened by the storm, I am unable to go back to sleep, so here I am. Crossfit is in full swing; yesterday trainer brought in the rowing machines. That was a nice change of pace. <BR> <BR> I'll head to the gym at 5:15 for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Dynamic ST class. Then the race is on to make it to eye doctor by 8:00 for checkup. Business luncheon so I don't have to pack a lunch, although I'll probably take some snacks -- broccoli, honey mustard dressing for dip... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 03:53:22 EST Daily check in 6/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58091607 Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> Poohscout1, your fishing weekend sounded wonderful--what a great way to introduce the sport to a bunch of kids. Your community is so blessed to have you! <BR> <BR> We finally turned on the air conditioner last night. The humidity was too uncomfortable. I slept better. <BR> <BR> Scale has FINALLY started to move downward! I shall not stick my head in the sand and ignore or avoid this measurement. I have the skill to reach my goal weight and I shall do so! Let'... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 05:12:49 EST Daily check in 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58079126 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Dee, I giggled at the comparison but completely relate to being held hostage by the mobile phone industry. There's gotta be a better way! <BR> <BR> Enjoyed my walk / run with DD yesterday morning through the hot humid summer climate. Boat ride was reward! <BR> <BR> Heading to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Dynamic ST. Hopefully, a walk at lunch. Will step on scale in a minute. Feel good about nutrition so hope scale agrees. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great d... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 05:24:57 EST SUZYMOBILE has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58078105 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>ZYMOBILE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 00:02:05 EST GOING4MUSCLE has maintained for SEVEN YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58077979 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GO<BR>ING4MUSCLE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.diabetesjourn<BR>als.org/content/26/3/100.full </link> <BR>... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:51:25 EST Daily check in June 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58067503 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, June already. We soaked up some sun yesterday on the sandbar and once again got back into the dock just in time to take cover from a pop up shower. The deep fried pork loin was a lot like deep frying a turkey. Nice and moist with Cajun seasoning injected. It was a fun evening -- lots of deserts though. <BR> <BR> DD and I are planning a run this morning. DH is golfing with his brother and his 4 yr old niece. <BR> <BR> Ok dogs want to go for a walk! Gotta go... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 05:30:05 EST Daily check in 5/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58056942 Good morning team maties!! And happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> I can totally relate to the "body having no mercy" with extra calories. Makes it hard to live life, that is, participate in social events with food because you have no idea how it's been prepared and calorie content. We've been invited to D dock for deep fried pork loin tonight -- what do you think that will be? I doubt that's an option on the tracker. I could forgo but dang it, I want to try it! Small portion maybe. <BR> <BR> Res... Sat, 31 May 2014 04:29:18 EST RENATARUNS has maintained for ONE year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58049900 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LI<BR>SAW/3 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 30 May 2014 11:24:14 EST LESLIESENIOR has maintained for EIGHT YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58049882 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>SLIESENIOR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 30 May 2014 11:22:27 EST Daily check in 5/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58046096 Good morning! It's Friday! <BR> <BR> It's "heading to the River day". And I had that excitement type of sleep... It will be a quiet weekend. <BR> <BR> Yesterday we did one of the most difficult Crossfit workouts, called " Linda" also known as death by barbell. Bench press, power clean, deadlift. Heavy. Reps 10, 9, 8, etc. Ouch. I usually take Aleve only once a week, on Friday after the workout, but I made an exception and took 2 around 9:30 am to quiet my screaming muscles. That stuff ... Fri, 30 May 2014 05:02:29 EST Daily check in 5/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58034676 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in, as I meet fitness buddy at the gym at 4:45 to walk outside until my 6:00 am Intensity class. We've been exercising together for over 15 yrs and she is planning a move out of state within the next year. So I'm not taking this time for granted. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Thu, 29 May 2014 05:06:24 EST Daily check in 5/28/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58022728 Good morning! Happy hump day - already! A 4 day work week would be great, especially this time of year. I use vacation time to extend my weekends during boating season, but a sabbatical sounds really good. <BR> <BR> We were spared yesterday at Intensity class as the workout I described in yesterday's post, called the Murph, was for Memorial Day only. Whew! My shoulder and arm muscles are screaming from the ring dips though. <BR> <BR> Today is 30 min cardio and 60 min Dynamic ST. <BR> ... Wed, 28 May 2014 04:49:11 EST Daily check in 5/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58010330 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Headed to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Intensity class. I've seen the workout of the day, 1 mi. run, 100 pull ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, 1 mi. run. <BR> <BR> Beautiful day yesterday. Now to catch up on email, etc that accumulated over the weekend while I have intermittent internet access, and newspapers that accumulated at my door at home. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Tuesday! Tue, 27 May 2014 05:07:33 EST Daily Check In 5/26/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57999291 I'll get us rolling. <BR> <BR> Happy Memorial Day everyone. <BR> <BR> Be Safe. <BR> <BR> -DC Mon, 26 May 2014 05:12:37 EST Daily check in 5/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57988839 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Had a great run yesterday but it was hard and we are all sore. Marina organized a potluck last night. Great food and I was uncomfortably full. Today is a rest day with just some walking and eating clean. <BR> <BR> Remembering those who served to make a better world. <BR> <BR> Hope it's a great day for all! Sun, 25 May 2014 04:47:00 EST I did it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x57984736 Stepped on the scale this morning and it said 135!!!!!! Go me!!! The last time I weighed this much was 19 years ago. I never thought it was possible, now for my secondary goal of 128. Sat, 24 May 2014 16:48:56 EST Daily check in 5/24/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57979516 I got up way too early. Could not fall back to sleep and stay asleep today. So up and at em. Delicious cup of coffee and feeling good about the long weekend. Please celebrate safely and watch yourselves out there on the roads. <BR> <BR> Talk later <BR> <BR> -DC Sat, 24 May 2014 05:02:58 EST Daily check in 5/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57968972 Good morning! And happy memorial day weekend! <BR> <BR> Caught up on some of the sleep I missed Wednesday night. Whew, I needed that! Studies about childhood obesity and lack of enough sleep in the news again this week. I <BR> am guilty of reaching for food when tired, instead of listening closely to what this body really needs. I'll join in prayer with you, DC, and ask for Him for help with discerning what I really need and making good decisions and choices to care for this vessel that H... Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:41 EST Daily check in 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57957947 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Tummy hurts this morning. Yesterday we drove for 2 hrs to watch granddaughter's gymnastics show day. So cute! Then took them to dinner -- Mexican. I had a fajita, came with refried beans. Tears me up and I'm sure I was over on calories. <BR> <BR> I'm headed to gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Intensity class. <BR> <BR> Crossing my fingers for you, Logould. Hope you find relief from migraine Joanne. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 22 May 2014 05:03:24 EST Daily check in 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57946045 Good morning maintainers! <BR> <BR> Lots of gardening going on! We haven't even discussed whether we're planting tomatoes--blame the late start after the long winter. I thought I lost all my knockout roses, but cut them way back and growth is starting. Drought and crazy cold winter was hard on them. <BR> <BR> Headed to the gym to meet fitness buddy for walk at 4:45, then Dynamic ST class at 6:00 for an hour. Traveling to DD's at 2:00 to watch granddaughter's little gymnastics recital. W... Wed, 21 May 2014 04:34:39 EST Daily check in 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57934096 Good morning! <BR> Welcome, new posters, and glad to hear from returning posters! <BR> Look how fast this month of May is flying past us. I love these longer days, and being greeted with warmth as I step outside without a jacket. Feelings of gratefulness for the sights, sounds, smells of spring and good health are most prominent today! <BR> <BR> I will be heading to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Intensity/Crossfit class. And a 35 min walk at lunch with a friend. <BR> <BR> I'm al... Tue, 20 May 2014 04:00:33 EST CELIAMINER has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57924983 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CE<BR>LIAMINER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Mon, 19 May 2014 10:21:09 EST Daily Check in 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57921504 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Dynamic ST class. <BR> <BR> DD's visit without granddaughter was jammed packed with events, reconnecting with family and friends! And food and drink. Those "tastes" add up and I'm afraid my "maintenance" ideal will simply not accommodate it. I'm gonna check out your "no excuse" link Bess. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Mon, 19 May 2014 05:19:06 EST Daily check in 5/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57911057 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Full and fun day yesterday! Another one planned today! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Sunday! Sun, 18 May 2014 06:20:29 EST Weight is gone, guilt is not http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57904039 Fellow maintainers - <BR> <BR> I'm looking for some feedback on the psychology of maintenance. Some history here: I've been at this weight before, even maintained it for about ~5 years in my 20s. But since then whenever I've gotten my weight to a normal weight range, within a year or so I've gained some or all of it back. Last fall I started on a low-carb eating plan and have lost ~54 pounds; I'm continuing with lower-carb eating and have been maintaining for about a month. <BR> <BR> I ... Sat, 17 May 2014 10:53:57 EST LESLIELENORE has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57903869 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>SLIELENORE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 17 May 2014 10:37:16 EST LJR4HEALTH has maintained for THREE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57903862 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LJ<BR>R4HEALTH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 17 May 2014 10:36:44 EST Daily check in 5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57901117 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well, I wasn't able to re-post yesterday. Nothing earth shattering. I tried a 45 min kick boxing class which started at 5:15 am at the gym Thursday. I didn't know about it as my usual Thurs routine is my long walk with my fitness buddy, who has back problems. Since we got rained out, the nice young man at the desk asked if I'd like to try it. Great workout, followed by Dynamic ST from 6 to 7. Now I might have to ask fitness buddy to change walk day! <BR> <BR> It's... Sat, 17 May 2014 05:14:35 EST MIRAGE727 has maintained for THREE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57891712 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>RAGE727 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Fri, 16 May 2014 08:41:07 EST CDCSMITH2013 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57891657 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CD<BR>CSMITH2013 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 16 May 2014 08:38:36 EST KATHIEEM22 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57891646 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KA<BR>THIEEM22 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 16 May 2014 08:37:40 EST Daily check in 5/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57890079 Good morning! <BR> Wrote a long post that was swallowed up by cyberspace <BR> <BR> Will post again later <BR> <BR> Grrrrrr <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Fri, 16 May 2014 05:16:55 EST EPONABLACKHORSE has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57881321 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EP<BR>ONABLACKHORSE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 15 May 2014 09:45:17 EST Daily check in 5/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57878673 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to convince myself that I can have a good day despite the rain and chill in the air. Several days in a row of this tends to affect my mood. I'm pulling out the old mantra I have in my emotional skills kit: Rain or shine, I create my day! <BR> <BR> Scale (and post of BEHKHEKKHUN) has reminded me that every small decision I make about what passes through my mouth adds up. My choices have been too indulgent and I must restrict them. That's all there is to i... Thu, 15 May 2014 04:42:24 EST My maintenance mindfulness mnemonic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x57875829 One of my trickiest things is being mindful of my maintenance. I really don't like to track food. Now that I eat a good bit healthier I find my weight gain/loss/maintenance comes down to small decisions through the day. OOOH - M&M's in a bowl should I? Or Pizza, OMG, PIZZA. 1 slice isn't enough is it? or simply should I let my food settle or get just a little tiny bit more? <BR> <BR> Sometimes a Yes or No is okay. But being aware of how many times a day, a week or a month I say that is the ... Wed, 14 May 2014 21:04:53 EST Daily check in 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57866383 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Mandycat, you are so blessed with the gift of humor! I must confess that my falling asleep while standing was far from "horse-like". I was leaning on a kitchen counter and nearly fell on the floor. Definitely was a sign this ole bod needed rest. <BR> <BR> The rain and cold front came through yesterday. If I was retired, I would have spent the day pulling weeds from the flower garden -- so much easier to get the entire weed, root and all, when the ground is saturated... Wed, 14 May 2014 04:42:15 EST Daily check in 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57854696 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, did I sleep! Have you ever fallen asleep while standing up? First time for me last night while watching the news about 6:30. All that fresh air and sunshine over the weekend wore me out! Our phrase: you have to be tough to live on this river! <BR> <BR> And tough I'll be after workout today, 30 min cardio and 60 min Intensity class ! <BR> <BR> Beans, beans ... More than a musical fruit! <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day!! Tue, 13 May 2014 05:19:12 EST Daily check in 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57842364 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Mmmmm, coffee tastes good today. Beautiful day yesterday, a boat ride in the sunshine, a visit with MIL, little celebration with Mother's day cards with DD and granddaughter. We returned home at 8 pm and I watched The Good Wife, and then a little Revenge because I couldn't sleep. Tummy ache from the Mexican food leftovers - beans! <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Dynamic ST class. I hope to walk at lunch with a friend for 35 min. Light a... Mon, 12 May 2014 04:58:46 EST CDCSMITH2013 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57834324 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CD<BR>CSMITH2013 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sun, 11 May 2014 09:18:45 EST Daily Check in 5/11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57832316 Morning all, I'll get us going. <BR> <BR> Beautiful morning here in central VA. <BR> <BR> Enjoy people. <BR> <BR> -DC Sun, 11 May 2014 06:31:42 EST NICKYCRANE has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57828682 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NI<BR>CKYCRANE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 10 May 2014 18:45:56 EST TANYA602 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57828657 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TA<BR>NYA602 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 10 May 2014 18:42:01 EST HEALTHYCALM has maintained for THREE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57824800 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HE<BR>ALTHYCALM </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sat, 10 May 2014 10:01:24 EST DAISYBELL6 has maintained for THREE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57824784 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>ISYBELL6 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 10 May 2014 09:59:56 EST Daily check in 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57822896 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday to all. We're trying to plan a run but DD forgot to bring the stroller so we will have to improvise. Hope those migraines go away. <BR> <BR> Here's wishing everyone an absolutely wonderful day!! Sat, 10 May 2014 06:03:22 EST Daily check in 5/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57810949 Good morning! It's Friday!!! Packing it up to head to the houseboat day! DD and granddaughter will be traveling to join us for Mother's Day weekend. Warm weather and sunshine predicted and this makes it extra special! <BR> <BR> It's "Challenge Friday" at Intensity Class (60 min) after 30 min on the elliptical. Then to the office until about 1:00 and we'll be off. <BR> <BR> I am extremely grateful for these many blessings. I wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy day, and a... Fri, 9 May 2014 04:35:59 EST I'm Nearly There Need Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x57810890 Hi <BR> I'm 20 kilos from my goal weight, I'm finding I'm stuck here and have been for a while. I have back and neck issues and I use Zumba (2 hours a day on Intermediate hard), Pilates and walking (2-3 hours a day) to exercise 5 days a week and 2 rest days. One is a non exercise day and one light walking. <BR> In the beginning...I was losing 3-4 kilos a month... oh for those days :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm a new person having lost over 33 kilos and want to get to my goal for me. It has b... Fri, 9 May 2014 03:33:16 EST Daily check in 5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57799025 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Jonie announced the arrival of the newspaper at 3:45 so time to get up. I took a nap when I got home from work too. I was folding laundry on the bed and succumbed to its lure. Lol. Unusually warm yesterday so that may have zapped me. The Italian luncheon was SO delicious! <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Intensity class. With some luck I'll get a luncheon walk in too <BR> <BR> I hope all have a great day!! Thu, 8 May 2014 05:05:03 EST Daily check in 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57786530 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I had a personal best in deadlifts yesterday, 145 lbs. In my old body pump classes, I used two 15 lb dumbbells. In my Art of Strength Intensity Class, I progressed to the barbell, and I remember how hard it was to lift 90 lbs. I've started writing these down to track my progress. Hmmmm, wonder if there's a place to track this on SP. I'll have to check on that. One girl in my class dead lifted 300 lbs. My DH dead lifted 325 lbs. I noticed that I have an easier time... Wed, 7 May 2014 04:43:11 EST MARTHAWILL has maintained for THREE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57776577 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RTHAWILL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Tue, 6 May 2014 09:14:02 EST Daily check in 5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57774173 Good morning friends and teammates! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the nice comments re granddaughter. I went to sleep really early last night to make up for the lost sleep, but here I am, up way too early. I think I banked some "sleep points" over the long, relaxing weekend at the houseboat as I really wasn't that tired. I also enjoyed a luncheon walk with my friend and without a jacket. I love spring. <BR> <BR> I packed a healthy lunch yesterday, but came home with the "I'm starved" attitud... Tue, 6 May 2014 03:52:13 EST Daily check in 5/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57760886 Good morning!! Happy Cinca de maya! <BR> <BR> DD had to take granddaughter to ER last night -- turns out she is fine, but lots of lost sleep last night until we found out. <BR> So quick check in, Headed to gym for 30 min cardio, 60 min Dynamic ST. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day! Mon, 5 May 2014 05:18:02 EST Daily check-in 5/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57748670 Wow. I'm first! That's new!! <BR> Over ate again last night. Two nights in a row! Yikes! Time to get it under control. <BR> <BR> And, I'm up so early sucking down coffee because I have my second race this morning. I am so not a morning person, and I've got an hour drive to the race-- and they have a record 7000 people running today, so I suspect parking may be a teensy bit challenging. <BR> <BR> Blessed Sunday all!!! Sun, 4 May 2014 04:35:39 EST JANCARD has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57739955 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>NCARD </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sat, 3 May 2014 09:31:12 EST Daily check in 5/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57738048 Good morning! <BR> <BR> After spending another hour plus on the phone with Verizon, we discovered my tablet needs 4G to work and it's not available here. So we added a hotspot to DH's IPhone and now I can connect to you, my friends, while at my River home. Frustrating as we were assured tablet would work here. <BR> <BR> DH and I hiked for nearly 3hrs yesterday hunting for morel mushrooms. Just a few but, boy, did we get some exercise! DH buddy-carried me across a patch of water as he had ... Sat, 3 May 2014 05:04:27 EST Daily check in 5/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57725498 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Come on, coffee! And thank God it's Friday! <BR> <BR> Good news for team members who use the team page and like the team blog feature -- SP is adding it back. This is something I have never explored, but hope to do so this weekend, especially after reading all the passionate pleas for the restoration of that feature. <BR> <BR> Heading to the houseboat after Intensity class and an hour or two at the office. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. It will inc... Fri, 2 May 2014 04:57:32 EST May Edition - What's Cookin', Good Lookin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12988x1111x57722004 This is a fun way to try new healthy recipes and to get ideas by seeing what everyone else tried. You are all welcome to participate (or lurk!). <BR> <BR> Step 1 - Pick and post a recipe! <BR> This can be a recipe from an online source, a cook book, or a magazine. Post the link here or if you are reproducing it from a paper source, do that here. The general idea is to try something new. Here are some great websites to browse... <BR> <link>www.sparkrecipes.com </link> <BR> <link>w... Thu, 1 May 2014 20:48:46 EST DIANNEMT has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57717652 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>ANNEMT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 1 May 2014 13:25:13 EST SHAWFAN has maintained for THREE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57717622 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SH<BR>AWFAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Thu, 1 May 2014 13:22:42 EST VANANDEL has maintained for SEVENTEEN YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57717606 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=VA<BR>NANDEL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 1 May 2014 13:20:33 EST Link to Team Member Blog Posts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57717416 We just wanted everyone to know that we've found a way to connect to other team members' most recent blogs. Just use the following link and you'll find a chronological listing (from most recent to least) of blog posts from our team: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_recent_bl<BR>ogs.asp?groupID=1111 </link> <BR> <BR> Until SparkPeople decides what they're going to do, you can use this link so we suggest bookmarking it for easy reference. <BR> <BR> You can also find a similar li... Thu, 1 May 2014 13:00:37 EST Daily check in 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57712021 Good morning! <BR> Quick check in as I am heading out for a walk with fitness buddy at 4:45, then Intensity class at 6 am. <BR> Change made to Team Page with a wall to make comments. I don't think it will replace our check in. <BR> <BR> Gotta Go! Hope you all have a great May day!! Thu, 1 May 2014 05:14:39 EST MONGO2TEN has maintained for SEVEN YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57700786 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>NGO2TEN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:26:51 EST Daily check in 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57698040 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome back Toni! So glad you had safe travels and a great time. <BR> <BR> DC, morel mushrooms are quite a treat and are responsible for getting lots of people out in the woods for hours hunting them down. Sometimes grocery stores will carry them, but the per lb price will knock your socks off! Last night DH floured and fried a batch. Mmmmmm! $100 plate if you had to buy them. I rarely eat fried food but this is an exception! <BR> <BR> OK, off to the gym for 3... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:19:25 EST Daily Check In 4-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57698035 Good morning, team! Have a great Wednesday. Posting quick so we don't get two threads going. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:17:36 EST MARIO432 has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57686300 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RIO432 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:22:19 EST JULENA1 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57686278 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JU<BR>LENA1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:20:18 EST Daily check in 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57685459 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH fixed me a burger with sauteed morel mushrooms for dinner last night. Mmmm. First morels of the season. I fixed myself fish for lunch and snacks. (Still need to track it all). <BR> <BR> I have to really sit with the fact that 80% of my weight loss success depends on what I eat. Exercise comes much easier for me to accomplish, but it will not overcome consumption of too many calories. For me, I must also commit to daily weighing. There, I said it. Now to "just d... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 04:56:54 EST *almost* there..... Can I join you all? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x57673059 If you folks don't mind, I am jumping the gun a bit to join this team -- I am still 10 lbs from goal, but I have gone from 235 to 170 in 9 months. I can always get it off, but I've never been able to KEEP it off, so I want to have a solid maintenance plan and support in place the minute I get to 160 (hopefully, in June). <BR> <BR> My name is Sorcha and I go by Keltik Heart on SP. I will not jump in with posts until I make it official by hitting goal, but I will start avidly reading all of ... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:33:45 EST Daily check in 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57672148 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Mmmm, the coffee tastes good today. DH and I really didn't want to come home yesterday. We went for another jonboat ride at the height of the sunshine, got back in the marina and pulled the boat before the storm came through. I'm just hearing about tornadoes in Arkansas. Awful <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Dynamic ST class. I really need to get my nutrition and weight back under control. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! Mon, 28 Apr 2014 05:07:21 EST Daily Check In 4/27/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57659934 Bright and early again today. At least I did get some much needed rest last night. Still fighting a little headache again this morning. Could be all the blooms this time of year causing it. <BR> <BR> Skeet today after working out and a little yard work. Then Sunday chores and some cooking for the week ahead. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a better week and a better month come May. Some tell me to take my own advice. I am trying to do that. Tough to listen to yourself sometimes. Easier to tel... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 05:02:31 EST Daily Check In 4/26/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57649017 I hope you get this Maree before you post. <BR> <BR> Have fun on the boat this weekend. <BR> <BR> Up WAY to early. Slept terrible. WAY too much on my mind and plate. <BR> <BR> That should keep me very busy today. <BR> <BR> Everything is good. Calories went a bit out of range yesterday but mentally I am back on track and in the right frame of mind. <BR> <BR> You all have a great weekend. Should be beautiful here in central VA from what I hear. <BR> <BR> Out comes the Shelby later today ... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 04:58:31 EST Newbie to maintenance from Mariposa, CA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x57639266 Howdy everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Carol Thomas and I reached my goal weight of 134 pounds with a BMI of 22.0 two weeks ago. I was able to lose 100 pounds over the course of 8 months with the help of gastric bypass WLS, a new healthy eating lifestyle, and walking, walking, walking. <BR> <BR> I suffer the fate that most WLS patients do -- saggy skin and un-toned flabby areas that come with losing weight so quickly -- so my new goal for this year is to tone, tone, tone with strength traini... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:14:05 EST Daily check in 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57637268 Good morning!! And happy Friday! <BR> <BR> We are heading over to the river this morning. I had planned to do Intensity class but it was full. Something screwy happened when we tried to sign up. The class disappeared from the schedule and when it was restored it was full. I think there was some shenanigans going on. But we will get plenty of exercise washing the boat. <BR> <BR> I agree with the sugar problem. Once I indulge it's hard to stop. Best to leave it alone altogether. <BR> <BR... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:05:10 EST Daily check in 4/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57624554 Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> "I'm so excited, I just can't hide it! I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!" <em>335</em> we're taking Friday off work and are headed to the river to open the houseboat for the 2014 boating season! Friday will be the day to dewinterize engines and water system and swab the decks (hopefully in the warm sunshine). Then DD and granddaughter will join us after she gets off work. Birthday week celebration! <BR> <BR> At workout yesterday the trainer ma... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:42:28 EST Daily check in 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57612089 Good morning! Thanks for all the early birthday wishes, and sending same out to Fairhavenqueen and Valerx, too! It's always a plus to have a beautiful sunshiney day! <BR> <BR> I have a luncheon seminar so will have a nice lunch and it's our bookkeeper's birthday too so there will be cake too. Still wish there was a healthier way to celebrate that was the "norm". <BR> <BR> Going to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Dynamic class. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:21:52 EST Daily check in 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57599538 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept from about 7 pm to 3 am, felt good and I know it's good for me. <BR> <BR> The posts reflect a lot of over indulging Easter and resolve to get back on track. So, how did it go yesterday? I had great intentions, too. My secretary brought in cupcakes for my birthday, which is Wednesday. So I thanked her and set one on my desk. I finally cut into it late afternoon and asked her about the homemade icing that she had obviously gone to a lot of trouble to make,... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:51:12 EST KEEPITSIMPLE_ has maintained for FOUR YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57589601 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KE<BR>EPITSIMPLE_ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:11:13 EST Daily check in 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57586537 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Whoa, I'm dragging this morning, after a very full day yesterday. We had a great day playing outside with granddaughter. Fresh air and sunshine! Got home at 9 pm which is past my bedtime. Once the coffee kicks in I'll be OK. I'll head to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Dynamic ST class. If the rain holds off I'll take a luncheon walk. <BR> <BR> Glad everyone had a good day and I'm joining in on getting back on track today. No problem DC, I have no claim to star... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:22:11 EST Daily check in 4/20 Easter Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57576257 Good morning! A happy and blessed Easter to all (who celebrate)! <BR> <BR> OK, checked for other posts and saw none so here goes. Exciting Turn of events yesterday; DH decided we should go to DD's and redeliver her riding mower as he got it fixed. So we will head out after the sunrise service! So glad to be able to spend holiday with DD and granddaughter who will come home at noon! <BR> <BR> So I had to ramp up my chore list. Since the refrigerator was the emptiest it's been a while, I st... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:03:41 EST Daily check in 4/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57565603 Good morning! So glad it's Saturday! <BR> <BR> Joanne, you are one smart cookie (or ugh something healthier, carrot, hmmm, doesn't sound right!). Anyway, good advice, and suggestions to turn a "bad" day into a good day--it's up to us! Mantra I use, "rain or shine, I shall have a good day!" <BR> <BR> Yaaaaay for Mandycat!! You can buy our coffees this morning with all those riches! Oh, I forgot, you're just solvent. Oh alright, we'll go dutch. Happy new home! <BR> <BR> It's going to be ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:43:00 EST Daily Check In 4/19/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57565481 Good morning all. <BR> <BR> I must say the past two nights I have been short changed in the sleep department. Waking at two in the morning and rising at four is way too short on sleep time. I guess my brain is running crazy even when I am trying to rest <BR> <BR> Anyway, no complaints. I am happy to be here and happy to have my health and all the wonderful family and friends in my life. <BR> <BR> First shoot of the new 2014 season today at the range. The wife and I are heading over arou... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:51:21 EST BLONDBIKEGIRL has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57556225 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BL<BR>ONDBIKEGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:32:57 EST KIMBERLY_Y has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57556204 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KI<BR>MBERLY_Y </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:31:10 EST Daily check in 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57553993 Good morning!! Happy Good Friday! ("It's Friday, but Sunday's a-comin'!") <BR> <BR> Thanks for letting me know I had been posting under an erroneous category--like standing in the wrong room and trying to carry on a conversation. Ya know, like going to a party where everyone is in the kitchen (no matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best!), but I'm in the adjacent room yelling out "good morning, let's kick it!". Lol! <BR> <BR> In class yesterday we worked on reach... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:12:43 EST WENDYANNE61 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57545576 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WE<BR>NDYANNE61 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:12:15 EST KATIE3908 has maintained for FIVE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57545557 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KA<BR>TIE3908 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:10:22 EST Daily Check in 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57542243 I know that I am not the first to check in this morning . . . I too posted yesterday and it disappeared. So, I am trying again this morning. <BR> <BR> Weight is down this morning after some salt on Monday. Usually takes a few days. Did yoga and Step class yesterday. Today, I will hit the gym for advanced step. Need to make the most of it before this holiday weekend of eating. And I love jellie bellies too. Happy Friday Eve everyone. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:12:54 EST Daily check in 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x57541782 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I woke up with work on the brain -- edits I needed to make, and after tossing and turning, I just got up and did it. I'm gonna try to go back to sleep, but decided to quickly check in. I fell into the old habit of dealing with stress and ate unhealthy crap -- white chocolate chips, chunks of cheese. No Easter candy here, thank goodness, so once deadline project is submitted, I'll reward myself with Non-food treat. <BR> <BR> Long walk with fitness buddy at 4:45 am, ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:37:51 EST FATGIRLRUNN has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57532099 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FA<BR>TGIRLRUNN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:25:52 EST Daily check in 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57531384 Surely I am not the first check in at 7:30 central?? I even logged out of SP and logged back in thinking it was some sort of fluke. <BR> <BR> Work has been crazy stressful and I've been eating too much. "If hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the solution." Have my meals pretracked for the day. Will do better. <BR> <BR> Everyone have a great day! Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:34:48 EST Daily check in 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x57529653 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day! I'm very thankful to have slept well last night. And to have all deadlines at work under control. DC, hope you enjoyed Stomp. DD was a member of the local ballet company so a good part of our life has been spent at performances of all kinds, including Stomp. Love the talent! <BR> <BR> Biceps are screaming today from yesterday's workout. I spoke with trainer and Crossfit classmates about the Abe's Amble training program; problem is I would have to scale... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:02:38 EST CHANGINGHORSES has maintained for FOUR YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57519819 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CH<BR>ANGINGHORSES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:39:48 EST MARTHA324 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57519798 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RTHA324 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:38:24 EST MAGGIEROSEBOWL has maintained for THREE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57519758 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>GGIEROSEBOWL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:36:13 EST Daily check in 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57516869 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today I mail my income tax returns (and nearly all my savings). It's frustrating when you have a philosophy of living frugally and then send so much of your hard earned money off to those who seem to care less about the waste and corruption. Oh well, such is life. <BR> <BR> We had snow fall late yesterday but no accumulation. Dogs did a slip and slide on the deck when I let them out this morning. Down to 32 degrees out there right now, with a predicted high of on... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:18:54 EST Daily check in 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57504124 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Come on, coffee! I am dragging today. I stayed up to watch The Good Wife, and could have slept another hour or two. But alas, I am headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Dynamic class. <BR> <BR> I missed all the Palm Sunday tradition at my church. The 90 member choir sounds very cool! Nothing like singing in a choir, although the ones I've sung with are much smaller - 20 to 30. <BR> <BR> Nutrition included too many indulgences this weekend. I don't fee... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:20:21 EST Daily check in 4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57492700 Good morning! Slept like a rock, and longer too. Birds are chirping loudly and the temp is about 60 at 5:30 am! It feels absolutely glorious! <BR> <BR> We finished the waterproofing project early. So today is cleanup and then something fun! The guys are going golfing. (Me, not a fan). So us girls will probably go to the park or something. I rode my DD's bicycle with the little cart on the back and took granddaughter to the park. That was a good workout. The guys took over the hard labor ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:42:30 EST Daily check in 4/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57481343 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Welcome, Sally, and congratulations on your weight loss. <BR> <BR> Whoo, hard labor yesterday afternoon. My job was wheelbarrowing concrete chunks handed to me through my DD's basement window around to the front of the house into a dumpster. I should log those minutes, but I shall consider the fried fish dinner served by a local catholic school as a more than sufficient offset. <BR> <BR> Beautiful sunshiney day yesterday and another one on tap today. Today we wi... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:23:50 EST Daily check in 4/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57469294 Good morning and happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Welcome NeverGiveUp and all those reading posts here. I'm up early to finish laundry and weekly chores as we are leaving for DD's house at noon today to help with her basement waterproofing project. These muscles I've been developing will get a test, between hauling concrete chunks up and out and caring for the wiggly 30 lb 2+ yr old granddaughter. DH smoked a pork butt for pulled pork sandwiches for the crew. Mmmmm, melts in your mouth like budder... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:56:25 EST Hello from someone with extremely slow metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x57467930 <BR> I have an extremely slow metabolism. I have gone to a doctor who is an expert on thyroid problems and she agreed that my metabolism is extremely affected by hypothyroidism. <BR> <BR> Due to my challenge, I need to do many interventions to succeed at the weight loss game. <BR> Here are some of the things that I need to do: <BR> <BR> No sugar <BR> No starches <BR> No processed foods <BR> Eat mindfully and slowly without distractions, <BR> Only eat when hungry and stop when full. <BR> ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:27:00 EST Daily check in 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57456437 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Slept well again and wholeheartedly agree that it is an important element of a healthy lifestyle. Enjoyed the beautiful sunshiney day and took a walk at lunch. Today I'll head to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Intensity class. <BR> <BR> I'm glad to hear teammates with injuries and colds are feeling better and hope it continues. Hope everyone has a great day! Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:12:08 EST Daily check in 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57443756 Good morning! <BR> Two nights in a row of 8 hr sleep! Yaay, even though not entirely uninterrupted. Also finished three deadline projects yesterday BEFORE due dates next week. That feels good! <BR> <BR> Great weather yesterday and took advantage with two walks outside. Plan to walk outside at lunch again today. Headed to the gym this morning for 30 min treadmill run and 60 min Dynamic ST class. <BR> <BR> Hope those with sickies heal soon and that all have a happy and healthy day!! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 05:17:05 EST Daily check in 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57430391 Good morning teammaties! <BR> <BR> Oh yes, eight hours of sleep. Lord knows I needed that! Since my fitness buddy is leaving on vacation tomorrow, we are walking this morning. 46 degrees out there right now. We'll meet at 4:45 and speed walk till 5:55, then I'll take my 60 min Intensity class. My lunch walking buddy will get a call too for a 35 min walk. <BR> <BR> I must say that when we were moving DD's furniture Sunday, I felt a sense of pride in the strength I've developed in all of m... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 05:04:42 EST Daily check in 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57416327 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quite a productive day at my DD's house yesterday. She has to have waterproofing done so we moved everything from the basement -- workout of the day. She called at 2:30 am, finally decided to take the cat to emergency vet. One thing after another. <BR> <BR> Headed to the gym at 5 for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Dynamic ST class. <BR> It's gonna be a long day; I'm really tired. <BR> <BR> Hope it's a great day for all! Mon, 7 Apr 2014 05:00:35 EST Daily check in 4/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57403831 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> What a beautiful sunshiney day we enjoyed yesterday. DH (former union laborer) and DD(current union carpenter) demo'd DD's bathroom and laid new tile floor.(that explains why we are DIYers). Looks great! Finishing with grout etc today. I ran errands and stepped into the 21st century by using the Google map app lady to provide me with directions. Nice! I slept so much better than Friday night so I'm hoping for more energy today! <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a g... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 06:44:09 EST Half Marathon Training - eat more? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x57396345 I've done a 5k and a 10k. All winter, I kept my long runs around 5-6 mi to stay 10k ready for the summer. I'm ramping up my running to train for a half marathon in October. <BR> <BR> I'm worried about keeping my weight steady while training. <BR> <BR> Do you eat more when training? How much more? What kinds of things do you add to your diet? Do you add nutrition during your long runs or just eat afterwards? <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 13:02:51 EST Daily check in 4/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57391657 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yep, DC missed roll call yesterday. Drop and give me 20! Lol. Intensity class yesterday was the hardest WOD workout I have ever done. Classmates lit up Facebook about it, so I wasn't the only one complaining. Muscle soreness woke me up early and I even took some Aleve. <BR> <BR> Today DH and I are driving to DD's to help install a new bathroom floor. Granddaughter will be with her dad so we'll miss seeing her. She also got water in her basement and has to have wa... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 05:25:23 EST Daily check in 4/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57379549 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> How is everyone? Hope those injured teammates are healing well. I'm very sore from all the strict presses this week. I'm headed to the gym this morning for 30 min on elliptical and 60 min Intensity class--challenge day. <BR> <BR> I'll step on the scale in a minute (not sure how much robe weighs - lol). Doesn't seem my body wants to let loose of these 3 extra lbs. Ugh! <BR> <BR> OK, I'm off. Hope everyone has a great day! Fri, 4 Apr 2014 05:25:40 EST Daily check in 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57366915 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Just a quick check in as I am meeting fitness buddy for long walk before Intensity class at the gym. Hoping we can beat the rain! <BR> <BR> Finally got some sleep last night. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Thursday! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 05:14:02 EST ELIZABETH5268 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57355607 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EL<BR>IZABETH5268 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:09:16 EST MERRY_XMAS has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57355587 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME<BR>RRY_XMAS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:07:32 EST Daily check in 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57353194 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up too early because I went to bed too early because work was exhausting and stressful. Plus I've got a bit of a sore throat I'm nursing with Airborne and chicken noodle soup. Might be sinuses. <BR> <BR> I need to finalize the income tax return now that I've got the final paper work. That's one April chore I could do without. Due in 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> I'm heading to the gym at 5 am for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Intensity ST class. Skill in Intensity this ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EST Bannockburn Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x57350717 Go here for more information and to sign up: <BR> <link>docs.google.com/forms/d/1lqeyU14noDL<BR>1If8-m-qpWTMxDvTO9vhQn6EZoQy4awE/viewform </link> <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (April 22 through June 23) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our pre-selected target weight. <BR> <BR> Signup deadline : M 4/21/2014 (Midnight, Eastern) <BR> <BR> Week 1 : Tu 4/22/2014 - M 4/28/2014 <BR> Week 2 : Tu 4/29/2014 - M 5/5/2014 <BR> Week 3 : Tu 5/6/2014 - M ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:37:40 EST GLASSART43 has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57340675 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GL<BR>ASSART43 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:42:18 EST SUEINTHEPARK has maintained for FOUR YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57340659 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>EINTHEPARK </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:40:35 EST Daily check in 4/1 Awesome April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57339647 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> It's a brand new month and I am adopting Mel's phrase "Awesome April" for my attitude today! Watch out for those April fool's day practical jokers today! <BR> <BR> I had a great workout yesterday, although our trainer had to cover both Dynamic and Intensity class because one trainer was a no show. I'm headed to the gym at 5 am for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Intensity HIIT class. <BR> <BR> Stressful day ahead at work. Deep breaths! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a gr... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 05:06:28 EST PCASEY7 has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57328863 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PC<BR>ASEY7 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:23:00 EST Daily check in 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57325376 Good morning on this last day of March, which is going out like a lamb! <BR> <BR> Arrived home safe and sound about 6 pm last night. DH grilled NY strip steaks. Yum. Slept really well. Must have been all that fresh air and sunshine! ;)) <BR> <BR> Headed to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Dynamic ST class. May get a luncheon walk in too. <BR> <BR> Welcome Livergiver! Hope everyone has a great day! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:21:28 EST WESTCOASTKID has maintained for THREE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57315153 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WE<BR>STCOASTKID </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:50:51 EST COACHMOMMY has maintained for THREE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57315136 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CO<BR>ACHMOMMY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:49:27 EST Daily check in 3/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57313219 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, slept well. It wasn't warm and sunny as predicted yesterday. After her nap, granddaughter looked outside and said " there's the sun, time to go to the park!". So we bundled up and walked to the park. Today is supposed to be better. So fresh air and another trip to the park is on the agenda. Then the drive home (ugh). <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great Sunday!! Sun, 30 Mar 2014 06:20:23 EST Daily check in 3/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57301528 Good morning team! Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> I'm at DD's house this weekend, as DH is hunting and granddaughter summoned me! Lol. I'm grateful my car made it here, praying it makes it home too. I have a contingency plan in place and it ran OK, just have messages flashing at me about servicing this and that. Eh, get over it! <BR> <BR> Woke up early -- muscles screaming from yesterday's workout, so I'm having some hot tea and maybe an Aleve. We're looking forward to warm spring weather th... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 04:29:15 EST Daily check in 3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57289343 Good morning! Can you believe this is the last weekend of March? I concur with DC and others in feeling so grateful for my good health and joyful about the life I have. <BR> <BR> A special welcome to Meadowbutterfly! Your "handle" Brings to mind a beautiful spring day! I look forward to all the posts on this thread every day-- always learn something!! <BR> <BR> Nutrition on track! Heading to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 Intensity Class. Tough workout yesterday, included wall wal... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:15:17 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x57277106 I'm new to this team. I've been a yo-yo dieter most of my life. When I'm over weight, I diet. Then, when I reach my desired weight, I go back to the way I was eating, and gain it back. I'm tired of that way of life! And my skin isn't as stretchy as it used to be. :) It took some digging but I finally found this team!! YAY! And it looks like it's pretty active! I just the other day reached my desired weight, yet again, and looking for motivation and support in keeping it there! Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:48:05 EST Daily check in 3/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57276989 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Big sigh of relief for Donna. So glad you don't have to ride that horse. <BR> <BR> Get this, I talked to the trainer of my Dynamic class yesterday about my muscular thighs and fitting them into my pantsuits. His answer (basically) is to reign in the calories. I'm giving up the "winter" evening snacks (almonds and chunks of cheese), and DH's theory is that our bodies naturally hold on to calories over the winter. Weight is up about 3 lbs from goal, so I'll get that o... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:14:34 EST Daily check in 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57264404 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Deadlifts weren't too bad. Trainer had us focus on form with PVC pipe before loading up with weight. Strong legs and flexibility helped me get through it. I've been eating less this week and feeling better. I agree though, it affects my sleep <BR> <BR> Heading to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Dynamic ST class. Last day of wintery weather. <BR> <BR> Hoping for good news for Donna and that all my teammates have a great Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:20:20 EST NANCYANNE55 has maintained for FOUR YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57253705 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NA<BR>NCYANNE55 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:33:23 EST Daily check in 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57252039 Good morning! It's snowing... Last year on this same date we had our 18 inch record snowfall; this is supposed to stop at a half inch and will soon melt away. 50 degrees tomorrow and a beautiful weekend in the 70s predicted. <BR> <BR> Donna, we're all hoping for the best for you. <BR> <BR> I'm up extra early as I tried to watch Good Wife Sunday night too. Unfortunately I was misinformed about the delayed starting time and only saw the last 10 minutes or so, but definitely saw the surpris... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:32:45 EST What's changed most for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57239992 As someone who had been on the weight-loss roller coaster for years prior to my most recent efforts, I often think about why I've been able to maintain my losses this time whereas, in the past, I always regained any weight I had lost. Although there are many different facets to the issue for me, I think sustainability has probably been my biggest factor--choosing a goal range that was healthy, but allowed me some flexibility in terms of eating and exercise. Looking back on my past efforts, it... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:22:53 EST Daily check in 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57239194 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in as I have to be at the dentist at 8:15. Heading to the gym first for 30 min cardio and 60 min Dynamic ST class. Gotta make my lunch. I tried a new recipe for tilapia yesterday... Would have been much tastier if it would have been halibut (Toni)! Trying to add more fish to the weekly repertoire. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great Monday!! Go team! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:26:00 EST NEW-CAZ has maintained for SIX YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57229656 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>W-CAZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:39:50 EST BOOKAPHILE has maintained for TWO YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57229650 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BO<BR>OKAPHILE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:39:04 EST NEVERGIVEUP has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57229646 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>VERGIVEUP </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:38:31 EST Daily check in 3/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57227697 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lots of to-do lists getting knocked out by this energetic group! My exercise was walking dogs at the county animal control and then I worked with a very scared kitty, socializing him so someone will consider adopting him. <BR> <BR> Colder today but plan to run, go to church and work on some office work. Checking out Practical Paleo. Anyone here follow that? <BR> <BR> Hope it's a great day for all! Sun, 23 Mar 2014 05:26:22 EST Daily check in 3/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57216658 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I can't believe how fast we are blowing through March! Late start on the boating season, that's for sure. As you all know, those of us in the Midwest are about to go through another"January" weather cycle. Let's push through! <BR> <BR> I'm with you, Toni, on the scale showing gain with serious ST. I'm getting stronger, improving my running, but not getting smaller or lighter. And I'm busting my arse 5 mornings a week. Plan to talk to trainer as I will want my spring... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:13:19 EST TX for my 2-year anniversary goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57212750 Although I'm trying to make sure my life revolves around other issues now, it's still fun to get recognition for the journey I started 4 years ago. (Yes, it took awhile to get to goal, but I was determined to do only what I was willing to live with permanently, and I am basically still following the same plan. I lost another 10 lbs. in the first year of "maintenance" and have kept it off, pretty much. Eating well doesn't solve all my problems, but it sure doesn't add to them, either! <BR> <B... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:24:56 EST OOLALA53 has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57207902 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OO<BR>LALA53 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:51:29 EST SLENDERELLA61 has maintained for FIVE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57207870 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SL<BR>ENDERELLA61 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:49:51 EST MARF226 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57207809 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RF226 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:47:29 EST Daily check in 3/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57204980 Good morning! <BR> It's Friday! It's spring! There's hope! <BR> <BR> Workout will be tough as it is"challenge" day in Intensity class;DH said he thinks it includes intermittent runs. I keep telling myself I'm getting stronger. Even if I'm not getting smaller. And the competition with DH is fun--yesterday the class laughed at our bear crawl race! <BR> <BR> Hope all struggling with medical issues experience relief soon. <BR> <BR> Headed to the gym at 5:00 am for 30 min elliptical and 60 m... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:51:13 EST Stopping in to say THANK YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57197630 Hello fellow maintainers, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to stop by the group and thank you all for your support and wonderful comments and goodies on my 4 year anniversary of maintaining. <BR> <BR> I guess it is true that anything you do for more than 21 days becomes habit because for me it certainly doesn't feel like it has been 4 years since I moved from weight loss to maintenance. I look forward to many more years of maintaining and Sparking <em>304</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:50:36 EST ADRIENNIE has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57194952 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AD<BR>RIENNIE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:07:56 EST Daily check in 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57192655 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Eight hours of sleep last night. Great workout yesterday morning, good on nutrition... Until I got home from work. DH made Reuben sandwiches -- he smoked the corn beef and went to a lot of work. I wish I would have remembered my old "weight loss" tactic of raving about it but only eating half of it. "I can have it if I halve it". But alas I will need to make up for that indulgence. <BR> <BR> Headed out for long walk with fitness buddy at 4:45, then Intensity class a... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:51:48 EST Activity Trackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57186458 Do you have one? Do you find it helpful? What do you love about it? Hate about it? <BR> <BR> I am thinking of buying one and am torn between Fitbit, Spark, and the new Garmin Vivokii or Polar Loop. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:48:28 EST Hungry 24/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57185043 Hey SparkBuddies, <BR> <BR> This may be a very stupid post, but I’m at my wits end. I feel like I’m hungry all of the time and I am just not sure what to do about it (besides the obvious). I’m currently trying to get back to my original goal weight and have been cutting back in order (healthily) to get there. If I eat more, I’ll go over my calorie range and while the hunger may subside, the scale will tell me that was a bad idea. As I’m sure most of you know if you restrict too much you will... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:24:53 EST Daily check in 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57180532 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up way too early, because I went to bed too early because I had an exhausting day at work. When I try to stay up, I tend to turn to food for energy, when what I need is rest. So this sets me up for a long day ahead. Not sure what to do about this vicious cycle. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed a lunchtime walk in the sun yesterday although the strong wind gave me a new hairstyle! The Intensity Workout was a killer and I am so sore! <BR> <BR> But I am headed back to the gym... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 03:50:11 EST Daily check in 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57168191 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Phone ringing off the hook and email messages flying yesterday but was able to take a walk in the chilly sunshine at lunch. Roller coaster temperatures will be up today to 60! Yaaay! <BR> <BR> Heading to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Intensity HIIT class. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!! <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:09:12 EST Daily check in 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57155109 Good morning! Happy St Patrick's Day! <BR> <BR> Tired today. Yesterday after posting I took some Peptobismal tablets and went back to bed till almost 7. But I feel better. Probably from eating stuff out of the normal for me. Not ready to face the scale yet. It was so cold in the house with the wind blowing so hard I wore a big robe over my down vest. 17 degrees outside with 5degree wind chill. Please, pretty please, spring! <BR> <BR> Headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Dynamic S... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:17:09 EST 7 Effective Ways to Prevent Overeating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57149675 Can you tell I am going through my email. <BR> <BR> Honestly I am so involved with fitness, cooking, spark people, and how to better my life and health that a lot gets pushed to the side. A lot of email subscriptions have fallen to the side. <BR> Trying to catch up and came across this. <BR> <BR> This is another useful article. <BR> <BR> 7 Effective Ways to Prevent Overeating <BR> <BR> <link>www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP04915/7-Effe<BR>ctive-Ways-to-Prevent-Overeating.html </link> <BR> <... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:46:29 EST Eating When Anxious? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57149385 I received this in a general email message so I did not see the harm in posting it in regards to copyright information. <BR> <BR> I do see it has value to you and I and thought it useful. So here it is..... <BR> <BR> <link>www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP05128/Eating<BR>-When-Anxious.html </link> <BR> <BR> -DC Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:15:55 EST SPARKLINGME176 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57145117 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SP<BR>ARKLINGME176 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:26:34 EST Daily check in 3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57143467 Good morning! <BR> Busy day yesterday. I've been listening to the north wind blow in the 20 degree weather. Ugh. <BR> Tummy ache this morning <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great Sunday! Sun, 16 Mar 2014 05:46:17 EST Struggling with maintenance? Ali Vincent is, too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x57140609 Ali Vincent won season 5 of The Biggest Loser, and now, five years later, is struggling with maintenance. So if you're feeling discouraged or alone, it might help to know that even high-profile weight losers share the same challenges. <BR> <BR> <link>livewellnetwork.com/Live-Big-with-Al<BR>i-Vincent/episodes/Ali-Vincent-Steps-o<BR>n-Scale-and-Reveals-Her-Weight-Gain/9405085 </link> <BR> <BR> I wonder if the enormous pressure she is putting on herself might have contributed to the 7 lb g... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:41:01 EST LRSILVER has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57134903 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LR<BR>SILVER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:29:10 EST JENNILACEY has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57134885 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>NNILACEY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:27:57 EST Daily check in 3/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57132729 Good morning! Dogs were doing a dance wanting to go out so I m up and at 'em. <BR> <BR> Overhead squats 45 lb bar for 10 reps, then 10 burpees. Repeat for 20 min. Then plank work. That was yesterday's work out. Shoulders are screaming. <BR> <BR> Go Kellie, go. Great day for a 5K! DD, granddaughter and I will be running errands and hope to include some time at the park. Beautiful forecast ahead. So, so grateful (as tomorrow to be cold, rain and/or snow). <BR> <BR> Best wishes to all... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:28:21 EST Hit goal this week down 57#; now to maintain!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x57126346 Hi everyone-- <BR> <BR> I'm Linda and I've been rebuilding my body and nutritional lifestyle over the past year. Since March 23rd, 2013 (when I weighed in at an all time high of 173!) I've lost 56-57 pounds (depending on when I weigh in), and now weigh between 116 and 117 lbs. (I'm 5ft 2in tall). Did/doing it through serious and determined commitment to portion control (I'm also a "pescatarian, so I eat fish and dairy, but no meat at all), and regular (4-5 x wk) exercise comprising cardio, ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:55:07 EST Daily check in 3/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57120469 Good morning and happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> I'm up too early. When I can't talk myself into getting back to sleep, I just get up. Excitement in the house as DD and granddaughter will be here for the weekend. (A wiggly 30 lb workout!) Toni, hope you have a great visit with your kiddos. Forecast is decent and I expect to see signs of daffodils popping through soon, and those glorious forsythia bushes. Yellow=happy! <BR> <BR> Good tips DC! Thanks for sharing those with all of us here. <BR> <... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 03:14:37 EST How did you decide you goal weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x57117018 I'm transitioning to maintenance. I've passed my first goal of getting under BMI 25 - around 70 kilos. I was around this weight about five years ago. I haven't been lower than this for twenty years. My gym recommended 65, which I weighed before 40. (I'm 63.) I agree with them, but that goal feels too far away. I'm shooting for 68 for now. Another way I may decide is looking in the mirror undressed and deciding if some parts of me look fat - at present my thighs, upper butt and upper arms. <BR... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:00:34 EST This SparkTeam Just ROCKS! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57111256 Thank you SO MUCH everybody for stopping by my blog and offering such high praise and support! <BR> <BR> I know Team Leaders can give SparkGoodies from the Team to individual members, but hey, there oughta be a way for us to give a big ol' SparkGoodie to our team for all your strength, wisdom and warm, boundless support! <BR> <BR> We are all such ROCKSTARS! <BR> <BR> Don Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:27:56 EST Daily check in 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57108451 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Blessings, Kim, welcome back! Blessings, I hope you will quickly recognize that this team is made up of people who struggle to maintain, who gain and lose the same few pounds over and over, and celebrate when the scale hovers around a chosen number and sometimes choose to revise that number. No judgments made here; we're all in your court! <BR> <BR> Speaking of blessings, thanks DC for sharing the prayer. How nice and appropriate as I listen to the news about ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:05:11 EST Has anyone ever tried HIIT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57102570 Has anyone ever tried HIIT (high intensity interval training)? If so how has it worked for you? Thinking of adding it to my routine a few times a week. <BR> <BR> Erica Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:30:10 EST Scale question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x57100973 I like using the scale as a tool. I used it once a month on the way down, and have been using it once a week since October as I try to find a good maintenance range. The scale is a Taylor digital I didn't pay too much for. Sometimes it gives small varying results within just 3 to 5 minutes...but today it really popped around wildly. Is it time to change the battery, or should I invest in a better scale? Basically I'm looking for recommendations on scales. I like NSV's but I find the sca... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:07:06 EST BESSHAILE has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57097543 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>SSHAILE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:28:51 EST Daily check in 3\12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57095219 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Celebrating with those coming off the injured list and planning reentry into their favorite sport/fitness activity!! We're cheering for you! I must live a sheltered life as I have not heard of the Flylady, but my"clutter" is also paper, the "to be filed", but the tallest stack is "stuff I want to read". Guess I'll have to check out the 15 min solution. And take a relaxing vacation, or how about a weekend on the houseboat sitting in the sun (after having run a 5K, o... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:15:13 EST I can have what I want, I just choose not to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57088575 I was out for lunch this weekend at a burger place and looked at all the choices and realized that I could have whatever I wanted. BUT I didn't want the greasy onion rings, or the big burger. It was sort of an epiphany that just knowing that I could have anything made it my choice to not select the foods that were less healthy. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:57:46 EST FELINA has maintained for SIX YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57083981 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FE<BR>LINA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:14:08 EST Daily Check In 3-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57082898 Good morning, team mates. Looking for Maree, but don't see her so starting this off. Did both ST and cardio yesterday at the gym. Solid workout. Looking forward to Spring for real now, adjusting to the time change and trying to be consistent. <BR> <BR> The thought of spring sort of makes me want to do these: <BR> <BR> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> It's been a looooooong time. Have a great day everyone! Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:15:45 EST Anyone else using the Pact app? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57075199 Just curious to find out if anyone else here uses the Pact app (used to be called Gympact) to keep yourself motivated to exercise, log food or eat your fruits and veggies? I've been using it for a few weeks now to keep myself motivated to log my food and eat my fruits and veggies. Have only made about 1.80 so far, but I'm hoping as time goes on and I add more fruits and veggies to my fruit and veggie pact that I'll make more. Those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, check out t... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:45:07 EST Daily check in 3\10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57069845 Good morning! How is everyone handling the time change? We had such a beautiful day yesterday that I hit it running and was wide awake until nearly 10 pm and slept only till 3 am. My fitness buddy called and we walked briskly for about 5 mi. She has back problems and no longer runs, but man can she walk fast! We took our hilly route and caught up. The fresh warm air was so welcome after about 8 weeks of winter hibernation. Ah, "spring", I love you! <BR> <BR> Plus DH spent the entire weeke... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:57:36 EST Daily check in 3\9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57058401 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> 5:00, only because we "sprang" forward last night. Some radio announcer told his listeners that they had an extra hour to get ready for church. What a dip. <BR> <BR> I agree that the missing airplane is very disturbing. No answers yet. <BR> <BR> I test-drove two vehicles yesterday. Boy, that's a great way to waste time. Now even more information to weigh. DH took me to a local brewhouse for lunch. We ordered the special which was plenty of calories for the whole... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 06:13:20 EST Shopping for clothes after reaching goal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x57050144 Those of you who have reached goal, do you have a hard time finding clothes that fit you properly? I've avoided doing a lot of clothes shopping because I have a hard time finding clothes that fit me well, especially pants, because I have a small waist and large hips. I would be interested in any tips that anyone has. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Erica Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:36:55 EST EMARTIN1974 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57049450 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EM<BR>ARTIN1974 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:33:22 EST DAWNFIRE72 has maintained for FOUR YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57049433 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>WNFIRE72 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:31:30 EST Daily check in 3\8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57047506 Good morning, friends! <BR> <BR> It's 3 am and I slept about 7 hrs--yes, that's my body clock. "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a (wo)man healthy, wealthy and wise!" Baaaahaaaaha! When I was 43 I joined the gym I belong to now (it's open 24 hrs) and began taking the 5:30 am class, then going early to run or bike, and just slowly evolved into this pattern. With the time change and longer days a coming, I'll have incentive to stay awake a little longer. <BR> <BR> Mandycat, my friends tra... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 04:33:31 EST Groupings on Nutrition Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57043129 Does anybody use groupings on the nutrition tracker to easily record some meals that you eat fairly frequently? Here are some of my groupings: <BR> <BR> egg white omelette <BR> eggs, toast and orange <BR> melon with yogurt and almonds <BR> oats and berries with yogurt <BR> salad with chick peas <BR> sandwich veggies <BR> steel cut oats with berries <BR> turkey sandwich with carrots and celery <BR> <BR> I thought it would be interesting to get some meal a... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 17:47:39 EST TINAJANE76 has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57038179 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TI<BR>NAJANE76 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 09:34:07 EST NICKYCRANE has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57038176 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NI<BR>CKYCRANE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 09:33:45 EST Daily check in 3\7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57035570 Good morning team mates!! So excited that it's Friday and our temp is forecast to be 56 degrees!! How I wish I could join the meet up tomorrow! Have fun, you Virginians, you! <BR> <BR> Loved reading all the posts. Mel's lament about that plateau brought to mind Bess' saying: you can't outrun your fork! Or what many of us have had to accept, you can't out exercise a bad diet, that is, a diet which contains too many calories or fat or sugar. Finding that balance is what we do here. <BR> ... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 04:16:42 EST KSCHRAUT has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57025723 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KS<BR>CHRAUT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:23:58 EST Daily check in 3\6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57023415 Good morning!! Wow, slept well - making up for last night I guess. I'm meeting my fitness buddy for a long walk at 4:45 am before my 6 am Intensity class. We've been frozen out for weeks so finally going to give it a try. 21 degrees but wind chill of 11so should be interesting. <BR> <BR> Better scoot so I can get ready! Hope everyone has a great day!! Thu, 6 Mar 2014 05:11:52 EST Daily check in 3\5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57010312 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> I have been awake since 1am, although I fell asleep around 7:30, so I guess 5.5 hrs isn't too bad, after having well over 8 hrs night before. Those tricks to get back to sleep don't always work. <BR> <BR> Molly Galbraith has been featured on SP and has a new blog and challenge to love your body. Very refreshing -- focus on acceptance and being the best you can be without going crazy, obsessive -- lots of strength training. Good stuff, and a 28 day challenge I plan... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 04:17:59 EST Looking for your experiece and input http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x57001778 New SparkPeople members often worry that they’ll have to deal with excess skin after losing 50+ pounds. Is this something you’ve experienced in your own weight-loss journey? Are you willing to share your experience or advice with other members? <BR> <BR> Whether you’ve learned how to emotionally deal with having excess skin or you had it surgically removed, We'd love to hear your story. One of our Editorial members, Megan, will be compiling all the advice into an article that shares her own... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:55:27 EST Daily check in 3\4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56997501 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Wow, I slept past the alarm. The soreness in my shoulders nagged at me throughout the night, so it wasn't the most sound sleep. <BR> <BR> I got slammed at work yesterday; typical after taking one day off, it seems. <BR> <BR> Headed to gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Intensity HIIT class. Better get ready! <BR> <BR> Hope it's a great day for all!! Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:37:20 EST Daily check in 3\3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56983178 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Drove home through sleet yesterday but made it safely and the big snow turned out to be just an inch or so. Temp is minus one with wind chill of minus 18. But there is hope of warmer temps on the horizon!! Let's all cross our fingers. <BR> <BR> Headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Intensity ST. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 05:20:39 EST Daily check in 3\2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56970378 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Sleet started here about 3am. Forecast to turn to snow at noon. I'd rather wait until it is snowing before heading back home. Something tells me our 1.5 hr drive home is going to take much longer. <BR> <BR> Well, all you yoga lovers, I can now appreciate it because I finally had a good instructor. Hot yoga had me sweating, but it was a very nice well ventilated studio, very popular and lots of young people. I enjoyed it very much! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a saf... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 06:38:50 EST JSTETSER has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56959792 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JS<BR>TETSER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:36:00 EST SKYVALLEYGAL has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56959780 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SK<BR>YVALLEYGAL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:35:29 EST POINDEXTRA has maintained for ELEVEN YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56959763 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PO<BR>INDEXTRA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:34:01 EST CHELISMOMMY8 has maintained for FIVE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56959744 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CH<BR>ELISMOMMY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:32:56 EST Daily check in March 1st!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56957739 Good morning!! Yaaay March!! Coming in like a lion here in the Midwest. We may have to cut our weekend short as the forecast includes sleet and significant snow accumulation. <BR> <BR> Yesterday our workout was keeping up with a wiggly 30 lb weight -- granddaughter! It was a great day! Our workout buddies from Intensity Class posted pics of the aftermath on FB and what we missed. Lol! Trying hot yoga this am with DD. <BR> <BR> Ravelgirl, I had to laugh at Mandycat's post! I was think... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 05:15:53 EST Fear of relapsing/ /obsession with food ever fade? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x56947662 I was glad to stumble across this forum (for some reason it didn't show up when I searched.) <BR> <BR> I've been maintaining for a couple of months, but am living in fear. <BR> <BR> I SO don't want to join the dreaded, oft-repeated stat of 99.5% of people who relapse and gain back all of the weight they lost or more. (Been there, done that about 6 times before.) <BR> <BR> I also don't want to remain obsessed with food. I had to really focus on it to achieve my goal, and plan track and pl... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:24:30 EST DIVIERO968 has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56946169 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>VIERO968 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:42:43 EST RJSCHWEITZER has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56946133 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RJ<BR>SCHWEITZER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:40:35 EST Daily check in 2\28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56944364 Good morning!! It's Friiiiidaaaaay!!! And the end of February!! Yaaaay!! And we are at DD's house awaiting the awakening of DD and granddaughter. Up a little early, read yesterday's posts and giggled about the chirp, chirp and that fish from Hell's Angels. You guys crack me up!!! Toni we had to replace our smoke alarm a couple weeks ago too. But no cathedral ceilings, no hardwire. Good attempt at fixing it though. Hope electrician is able to do so! Chirp, chirp!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for a... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:07:43 EST I Don’t Belong Here…For Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56936605 I just wanted to take the time out to publicly say that you are all amazing in my eyes. Since I’ve gained close to 50lbs back of my original 100lbs, I simply cannot continue to live a lie and say that I’m in maintenance mode. Heck, I’m not even close to transitioning. I have failed. There are members that deserve to be here and I, for now, am not one of them. It saddens me, but I know I’ll be back and I know that once I’m able to truly focus, I’ll join you in this group once again. If I don’t... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:06:56 EST Daily check in 2\27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56931140 Good morning! Up early, trying out the new coffee pot. I am so sick of these high priced brewers that shoot craps after, in this case, only 6 months; last two only lasted a year. Might have a warranty but in the mean time, DH bought an inexpensive basic model. See, he is hooked on the fresh morning cup now, too. <BR> <BR> I've also got laundry going, as we are packing up and heading over the river and past the woods to granddaughter's house tonight after work. We are babysitting tomorrow.... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:11:38 EST Daily check in 2\26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56918078 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Not very happy-- the coffee pot won't come on. So I'm making hot tea. I've tried unplugging the thing and messing with the switches. Maybe DH can figure it out. <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Dynamic ST class. <BR> <BR> Arctic temps and too busy at work. Maybe the sun will shine. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!! Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:24:07 EST MOM2OR has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56906632 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>M2OR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:47:27 EST Daily check in 2\25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56905398 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Arrived at work yesterday to find emails requesting rush action on my part, on top of all the work already scheduled on my calendar. Needless to say, it was a very busy Monday and I brought work home that I'll do after I finish this post. Ugh! <BR> <BR> Woke up to freshly fallen snow, looks like an inch or two. With the cold temperatures predicted, it will stick around. More snow forecast for later this week, too. Winter just won't let go. <BR> <BR> Headed to the... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:15:38 EST Stickk.com Maintenance Contracts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20386x1111x56898011 I have used Stickk.com to help me lose weight for accountability and now I am using the Wieght Maintenance contracts! <BR> <BR> It really helps keep me on track. <BR> <BR> Other similar sites are HabitForge BeeMinder ect... <BR> <BR> Has anyone tried this? It has worked Fabulous for me to be accountable to myself and have to report my weight every single week. I don't pay a penny unless my weight goes above my 5 lb Maintenance Range Number!!!!!!!!! Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:08:58 EST Daily check in 2\24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56891894 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Coffee tastes good this morning. Yesterday was a rest day, except for cleaning the house after church. Wind chill kept me inside despite the sporadic sunshine. Spent several hrs preparing a draft of my income tax return. You've heard the joke--"how much do you have; send it all in". That's about where I am, so I guess I saved enough. I've got a month and a half before I have to file and pay. Ugh. <BR> <BR> It will feel good to head to the gym and do 30 min ellipti... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:17:24 EST Thank you...and...is it officially "maintenance"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56883912 Thank you for the congratulations!! <BR> Is it officially "maintenance when I am 14 pounds over my goal?? I was 20! and I have been ever so slowly creeping back down...so I'm super psyched about that...I am aiming to be back to my official maintenance range by the end of April. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:02:11 EST MKELLY72 has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56883406 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MK<BR>ELLY72 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:59:47 EST Daily check in 2\23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56880014 Good morning!! Wow, I slept late, and well! What a wonderful day yesterday!! Sunshine and 47 degrees! I ran the 5k route at the park and was pleasantly surprised how good it felt although my partner, the Shepherd-golden mix, is not as conditioned as I. She will be 8 in May--maybe I am expecting too much. Then I was able to work outside cleaning leaves off the patio. I bought a new tapered curling iron and fluffed my hair up -- DH and I had a nice dinner out. I got the salmon and brought ha... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:25:32 EST PLMITCH has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56869920 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PL<BR>MITCH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:58:43 EST Daily check in 2\22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56868544 Good morning! Can you believe it--only one more week and it will be March!! March just has that "Spring" ring! Today's prediction is a high of 47 and then it's all downhill. So I plan to put on the running shoes and hit the park while I can. Grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning and then DH and I are going out for dinner to use a gift certificate he received. I already checked out the menu and see grilled salmon. <BR> <BR> DC, I hope you will learn a lot about yourself from your scale exp... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:09:26 EST Peanut butter helps wieght loss AND Maitenance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56863006 I have been eating peanut butter for a while, and it really does control the appetite. Studies show people lose more wieght and keep it off better when injesting peanut butter regularly. I found that 1/2-3/4 Tablespoon of Peanut butter at each of my 3 meals a day makes a difference in suppressing my appetite, and feeling full!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Read about the studies on Peanut Butter and Weight Maitenance here <BR> <BR> <link>www.peanut-institute.org/images/defa<BR>... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:30:00 EST Needing to connect! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56857680 I've been "maintaining" for quite some time now. I had a baby 2 years ago and it only took a few months to get to where I am now with my weight. I struggled for a long time with deciding if I wanted to put forth the effort to break through this weight. I've been in a 10 lb weight range (140-150)for almost 18 months. I'm at the high end of that range right now, which puts me at risk... but I don't really need to lose too much either. <BR> <BR> I've found some extra gas in my tank lately ... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:47:59 EST over 70 lbs down and now in Maintenance Mode http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x56857563 Ive lost over 70 lbs in around 18 1/2 weeks and now I am in Maitenance Mode! I looked for maintenance groups on Spark and found this! <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:40:23 EST POOKASLUAGH has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56857128 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PO<BR>OKASLUAGH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:00:32 EST Daily check in 2\21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56856033 Good morning!! And welcome Mickey! <BR> <BR> Tornado was spotted at a town just 30 mi from my house yesterday afternoon. No touch down or damage thankfully! Yikes! <BR> <BR> I actually slept until the alarm went off. DC, I've started something new-- when I wake up too early, I tell myself to close my eyes and sleep X more hrs (so it totals 8). I have been falling back to sleep. Doesn't always work, but lately it has. Amazing to me; hope it might help you or any others suffering from ins... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:16:03 EST Daily check in 2\20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56842945 Good morning!! Listening to the roar of the wind outside which will blow in 50+ degree weather and rain storms and now thunder! That should wash away the rest of the snow. I'm headed to the gym soon for 30 min treadmill interval work and 60 min Intensity class. More shoulder work yesterday so no reprieve. <BR> <BR> Hope those not feeling well or dealing with injuries are on the mend, congrats to those maintaining weight despite the adversity of vacation (lol) and travel, and hope these war... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:16:18 EST frustration! At top of my Maintenance range ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x56839369 Over December I ran more than I had in my life, but still gained weight a little. Still within my maintenance range, but the high side, pushing the red line.:) On the positive side I do feel my fitness level has been good. PB for half marathon. And I am continuing to run a lot. But I have been rather inconsistent with the eating habits. <BR> <BR> I general eat a half portion to one portion of White stuff (flour, sugar, rice) a day while in Maintenance. And have been able to keep to that for... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:16:54 EST Hi! New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x56835679 Hi, <BR> I joined Sparkpeople back in November and just now getting active. <BR> After years of yo yo dieting, I decided to change the way I did things back in October 2011 and focus on eating healthy, tracking my food, staying at my calorie goal (which I didn't set too high). One thing I did that was very helpful was to see a hypnotist. She helped me to eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm full, and to keep to my calorie goal. She reminded me that hypnosis won't let us do anything we don't wa... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:23:54 EST Daily check in 2\19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56829871 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday our trainer focused on strict press skill and my shoulders are smoked! Pull ups and jack knifes, too. I'm very sore, but also slept well for a change. <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min treadmill run/walk and 60 min Dynamic ST class. Hope to walk at lunch to enjoy this warmup. <BR> <BR> Hope those under the weather feel better soon. And that everyone has a great day!! Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:12:51 EST STORYCRAFTER has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56817701 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>ORYCRAFTER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:33:34 EST Daily check in 2\18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56816638 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a day yesterday! Greeted with freezing rain as I left the gym, scraped later of ice off the windows, skated home (luckily most everyone else was home in bed for the holiday), showered etc and then to the dentist for check up (all a-okay), warmed up so roads were better but oncoming trucks were flinging slush up on my windshield, got to work and we had sleet, thundersnow, snow, then rain. Melt down today as temps forecast at 48 with sunshine. Bizarre. <BR> <B... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:07:09 EST Normal BMI Range http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56809583 Today, is my first day in over almost two years that I have made into my normal BMI range! <em>244</em> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:30:11 EST LORILEEPAGE has maintained for TWO YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56806412 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LO<BR>RILEEPAGE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:13:06 EST Daily check in 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56803710 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Headed to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Dynamic ST class. I had hoped to go for a long walk with my fitness buddy but temp with windchill is only 7 degrees and rain (wintry mix) is on it's way. 36 degree high predicted. No holiday for this girl until Memorial Day. Hope those of you who have the day off have some fun! <BR> <BR> Okay time to get ready. Hope it's a great day for all!! Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:19:39 EST CHRISTIECAT has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56794513 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CH<BR>RISTIECAT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:57:06 EST Daily check in 2\16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56791866 Good morning!! <BR> We had a great day yesterday. Despite the false advertising on the warmer weather. Lol. My nephew came over and DH grilled rib eye steaks and lobster tails, I made a cake and we had a great time reminiscing as we went through the pictures albums of DD's childhood. Was up late but slept well. <BR> <BR> Rest day for exercise, but still feeling last week's workouts in my arms and shoulders. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!! Sun, 16 Feb 2014 06:18:52 EST Help finding maintenance range http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x56785905 I'm feeling a bit lost. <BR> <BR> I am 5'2" and in my 40s. I burn approx 1600-1800 cals through exercise weekly. (Cardio + weights) <BR> <BR> I was eating 1250 on rest days and 1350 on workout days for months during my losing phase. This was the low end of my spark range. <BR> <BR> My goal weight is to be under 125 but above 120. <BR> <BR> I weighed 122.5 when I left for Hawaii last month. I estimated that I ate 1400-1500 while on vacation. I missed one workout due to flying but was other... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:25:00 EST MEXGAL1 has maintained for NINE YEARS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56782390 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME<BR>XGAL1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 09:04:10 EST Daily check in 2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x56780730 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Enjoyed reading all the posts from yesterday and hearing about all the celebrations for Valentines day. Another celebration for our family today. It's DD's birthday. Such fond memories. We are going to Merle Norman for an hour of pampering while DH babysits. <BR> <BR> We got nearly 6 inches of new snow yesterday. Really? And now temps aren't going to reach the 30s. Ok, it's February. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!! Sat, 15 Feb 2014 05:36:21 EST