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 6/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61886664 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well I didn't face the scale yesterday morning but I did today. Only 1 lb setback. Not bad considering some of the snacks I had over the weekend. Hanging out with a 4 yr old means exposure to crackers and other carbs I usually avoid like the plague. <BR> <BR> I'm travelling today and tomorrow so will have the challenge of finding healthy choices. Downtown Chicago. Don't suppose you're downtown, are you Kellie?! My train arrives around noon and I plan to walk th... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:30:23 EST Daily check in 6/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61877120 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a lazy day for me and granddaughter. DD had to work and DH golfed 18 holes with his buddies. Granddaughter was feeling a little puny so was a good nap day for her. I caught up on work. <BR> I'm sure the scale will bump up as it always does on Mondays. I'll spend the remainder of the week getting it back down. <BR> 90 min of cardio and crossfit this morning. Healthy lunch to pack. <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:41:49 EST Daily check in 6/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61869054 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Granddaughter, her little friend, DH, his daughter and I spent 4 hrs at the Bridgeton pool yesterday. They have a "river" with current built into it. Amazing! We pretended we were on the Mississippi river , without beer! Beautiful day! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a happy and healthy Sunday!! Sun, 28 Jun 2015 06:46:51 EST LOGOULD has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61863540 <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>... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:22:26 EST Daily check in 6/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61861291 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Linda from beantown! Has your snow all melted? There must have been huge mountains of pushed snow from last year's record breaking snowfalls! <BR> <BR> In st Louis today and will be entertaining 2 little girls, granddaughter and her friend, and DH's 22 yr old daughter while my DD goes to work. On agenda, a walk to the donut shop (none for me!!), and the pool this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Pat on the back for me as I carried my lunch yesterday even though I had a lun... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:14:30 EST MLB570 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61854863 <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, 26 Jun 2015 09:28:05 EST Daily check in 6/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61853190 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Up early again. I'm hot and hungry, so I'm having a glass of ice water. And then I'll try going back to sleep. Scale is better but Friday is always my low day. DH has really been helpful with my eating goals. Yesterday he bought freshly flown in tuna steaks, He marinated them in teriyaki and lime, and made tzatziki sauce (greek yogurt, cucumber, fill, garlic, lemon). Yummy. <BR> <BR> I was able to resist the sandwiches and cookies served at seminar luncheon yes... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:44:17 EST Daily check in 6/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61844915 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Up early because I fell asleep early -- I laid down after dinner and fell fast asleep. DH made Spicey Cajin Turkey Burgers with a package of ground turkey I bought Tuesday at Aldi. He got the recipe from a Dukan Diet website. Pretty sweet of him; they were delicious and I'll have a lean lunch to pack today! <BR> <BR> At the chiropractor's office yesterday I saw a clinical kinesiologist. He tested 180 muscles and found about 20 in my glutes, hamstring, calves tha... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:59:27 EST Daily check in 6/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61836513 Good morning! <BR> Scale is happier today. Patting myself on the back for declining a piece of retirement cake and the big cookies served at seminar luncheon yesterday! It's true that once you give up sugar, the cravings for those treats fade. <BR> Travelling exhausted me yesterday. Today I have an appointment north of here late afternoon when storms are predicted. I shall keep my eye on the sky. Glad you are all safe Kellie. Terrible tornadoes in northern IL the other day. <BR> Heard abo... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:29:21 EST Daily Check in 6-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61836503 Hey everyone, good morning. Running to the gym. Be back later (-: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:25:43 EST Daily check in 6/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61828053 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Travelling today and tomorrow and Thursday. Not a big fan of all that driving but, oh well. <BR> <BR> My trainer suggested using compression to ease my golf elbow. It worked! Funny, I'm not a golfer and strained it when I was helping our big ole lab up the boat ladder after a swim in the river. I bought compression strap that they sell for use on knees. Compression is my friend. <BR> <BR> Scale was up a bit yesterday as I expected. I'll step on here in a minu... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:36:11 EST Daily check in 6/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61819403 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ugh, tired. We came home from the river early yesterday to beat the storms that appeared to be brewing. DH was able to mow. And then I took him shopping for new shorts and workout shirts. We tried a new restaurant - I ordered ahi tuna and asked to substitute the rice with salad. Taking the leftovers for my lunch today. We'll see what the scale says about my weekend. I expect a bump even though I did pretty well with calories. <BR> <BR> Bess that cake sounds like... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:17:26 EST NAVYMOM133 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61814073 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NA<BR>VYMOM133 </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, 21 Jun 2015 12:17:37 EST Daily check in 6/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61811378 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a nearly perfect summer day on the river. With high water we are able to take the jonboat down sloughs that are not usually accessible. Two of our very best river friends went with us for a 4 hr tour. Hot, but breezy, full sunshine. A really good day! <BR> <BR> Nutrition was okay. Storms are roaring through now but I brought my running shoes and plan to use them! Yesterday's exercise was just dog walking. Just got a flash flood warning for this a... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 05:07:05 EST Daily check in 6/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61804202 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Boy, June is slipping away. First official day of summer tomorrow, the longest day of the year, and my favorite. Not much makes me happier than the long, warm days of summer. Spending them on the water is defintely my happy place. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed everyone's posts from yesterday. No scale at the houseboat so vigilance will need to occur without that tool. My Friday weigh in is usually my best or lowest. Goal this weekend is to have a good Monday too. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:41:02 EST Daily check in 6/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61796301 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> My goodness, this has been a long week. The seafood twice a week has been a really good solution. DH has really helped by getting creative with new recipes! Last night we splurged on fresh, flown in halibut and he made pecan encrusted halibut. And asparagus. Yummeeeeee! And so easy (his words). Scale is very happy again today. And I have leftovers for lunch! <BR> <BR> Yes, vigilance and daily weighing is best for me, too, Toni. I can't always ex... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:13:51 EST finding a "happy" maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61792340 At what point did you feel like you were eating to satisfaction and happy with your maintenance? I'm curious as to what you eat daily to try and prevent binges in my life. I'm a binge/restrict sufferer and have been in maintenance since january but not happy. Hungry all the time. Posted a blog about it, I'm interested in your typical day to day meals to help me cure my binge/restrict cycles: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947260 </link... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:12:53 EST Daily check in 6/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61788320 Goooood morning! <BR> <BR> Victory to share: once again we had a seminar lunch but this time I didn't receive a call asking what sandwich I wanted (i was prepared to order a "naked" turkey). So I packed my own grilled turkey breast. So about 11:30 local restaurant brought in about 6 pizzas and salad. I had a polite plate of salad and ate my turkey later. Scale has dropped quickly since Monday. I have 5 lbs to drop to get into high range of goal but 8 lbs for my happy, "comfortable pants... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 04:48:02 EST Daily check in 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61779514 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A little trouble sleeping so I'm checking in early. I managed to keep calories in check yesterday. Looking forward to doing the same today. But I'm travelling again and it makes it more of a challenge. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for 90 min this am. Gonna try to get back to sleep now. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 17 Jun 2015 01:10:19 EST Daily check in 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61771394 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Chiropractor thinks he knows what is wrong and that he can fix the cause of my pain. It will start with some tests. I have an appointment for that next Wednesday. Hopeful! <BR> <BR> Good nutrition day yesterday. A step on the scale gave me a reality check. Time to get serious. "Naked" sandwiches from now on. Thanks for that tip. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for90 min this morning! <BR> <BR> Kellie, that's disappointing about the dash cancellation. No attem... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:26:20 EST Transitioning to maintenance, while on vacation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x61766875 It so happens that i'll likely hit my goal weight a week or so before I am going on vacation - out of the country for two weeks. I lost 40 lbs in the last 6 months, for the first time in my life. Am I crazy for feeling a little nervous about losing my fat-loss mojo during this trip? <BR> <BR> - No SP phone app to log any calories in/out or track my weight trend. <BR> - No scale to weigh myself <BR> - Lots of food/drink temptations during social gatherings with substantial potential for "pe... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:06:42 EST CSHULLCSHELLS has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61764998 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CS<BR>HULLCSHELLS </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, 15 Jun 2015 10:17:25 EST JEANKNEE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61764982 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>ANKNEE </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, 15 Jun 2015 10:16:19 EST Daily check in 6/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61762276 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday. Monday..... No appointments at work, so I'm hoping to complete some coursework today. And this morning I have an appointment with a chiropractor, my first ever. We shall see what he recommends. <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min crossfit. Lean lunch to pack. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 15 Jun 2015 04:47:18 EST Daily check in 6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61754231 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> My visual this morning after reading all of yesterday's posts is a "girls night out" with all of us together, but it wouldn't be at night and it wouldn't be at a bar! We would be spending a day hiking/running/walking and boating (kayaking works here) and laughing!! Just Celebrating friendships! <BR> <BR> Dock hop was great for seeing friends but disasterous for my healthy eating plans. I did skip the last dessert stop (pat on the back). <BR> <BR> Leaving ... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 06:27:33 EST Daily check in 6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61746933 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ha! Lobster cups are the frozen philo dough cups that are heated and then the lobster mixture is scooped into them. Lobster mixture includes , what else, cream cheese, spices etc. Maybe I'll have my lobster without the shell. <BR> <BR> My best intentions for lunch were thwarted by a working lunch with a client, and a Jimmy John sandwich. I'm eating way more bread than my body can handle and still maintain. Guess I'll have to consider drastic measures. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 06:52:02 EST Daily check in 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61738638 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Didmis (and all others with ailments), I hope you have a much better day today. <BR> <BR> Dogs woke me up again at midnight; their water bowl was empty. After unsuccessful attempt to get back to sleep, I am now up and finishing laundry. Although I can't get in the bedroom to put it away until DH awakens. <BR> <BR> He made blackened mahi mahi tacos with chipolte mayo for dinner last night. A new recipe. I'm upset with myself for eating too large... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 03:38:41 EST BETH7CAM has maintained for TWELVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61732153 <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... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:06:11 EST Daily check in 6/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61730351 Good morning all! <BR> <BR> Ok NOW I have a cup of coffee. First pot did its thing with NO coffee. I must have missed that step last night. I need a vacation... <BR> <BR> Up early to get some things done as I must drive an hour for work today. With lots of meetings. Lots of sitting. It's hot and humid so I need lots of water. It's just easier to do that when I'm in my home turf. Large water bottle is coming with me today so I can refill as necessary. <BR> <BR> It's another seminar ... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 04:51:21 EST Daily check in 6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61721319 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Either I'm really dense or the estimated"time to complete" one of my training courses was WAY off. 90 min turned into 4 hrs. Granted, I had some interruptions, but really?!?!? I left ofc at 7. This was a topic I thought I'd sail through. Ok a bit of a different slant. And I learned some new concepts. <BR> <BR> DH made blackened shrimp for dinner. Yum. Leftovers to pack today. <BR> <BR> 30 min cardio and 60 min crossfit this am. Enjoyed a very warm walk with m... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:11:00 EST Daily check in 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61712486 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy birthday Toni!! Congrats on last day at work Fairhavenqueen! <BR> <BR> Nothing on my calendar today (highly unusual) so I'm hoping to complete some training and some projects and get a walk in with my friend at lunch. Forecast is sunny and 88 degrees. <BR> <BR> Better luncheon and dinner choices today. 30 min cardio and 60 min crossfit this morning. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> Tue, 9 Jun 2015 05:03:12 EST Daily check in 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61703019 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Jonie, the dog, decided I needed to get up at3:30 instead of4. Ugh. Otherwise, I sure got some much needed sleep. <BR> <BR> All back to work today, including Bess! Refreshed from the time off I hope! And runners and those who are maintaining in range feeling accomplished, as you should! <BR> <BR> Since the PT exercises don't seem to be working anyway I think I'll skip them this morning and do some running before my 6 am cross fit class. <BR> <BR> Panera for a sem... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 05:29:32 EST Daily check in 6/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61694808 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Can't sleep so might as well post a little early. <BR> <BR> Not a good nutrition day yesterday. DH and I did go for a VERY hilly walk. I spent an hr on the phone with lady who retired from the position being offered to me. That decision has me a little stressed. And something is going on with DD that has me worried. She's stopped communicating with us and that's not a good sign. <BR> <BR> I see I need to do some soul searching and praying for wisdom. <BR> <B... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 03:30:49 EST Seasonal changes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61693596 I thought I had maintenance figured out, been steady since October with only slight fluctuations. However, recently I've been experiencing some weight gain, but not doing anything different. The only change has been that the weather has been nice enough to bike outside again instead of on the stationary bike. I also significantly increased the time spent cycling, just because it's fun outside (I get bored on the stationary bike after 30 min) Could the switch from indoor cycling to outside... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 22:55:08 EST ISHIIGIRL has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61688761 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IS<BR>HIIGIRL </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... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 09:56:58 EST Daily check in 6/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61687160 Good morning! <BR> Good advice Kellie for those of us who have lost mojo. A little more water, a little smaller portions, a little more movement. <BR> Good luck to those running races today! <BR> This may just be a rest day for me. Granddaughter was supposed to be here this weekend but DD had to work. So it's just us and the ole dogs. Yes puppies are SO cute but we, too, are vowing to take a break . <BR> <BR> Gotta run. Hope all have a great day! Sat, 6 Jun 2015 06:11:12 EST Daily check in 6/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61678656 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was resteraunt day. A Potbelly sandwich for lunch (only ate half) but then I ended up eating it while driving home. Plus dinner out -- Salman at Coppers Hawk. Calorie count was too high. Very difficult to recover. <BR> <BR> Just not sure about new job... Still investigating. <BR> <BR> Headed to the gym for the usual. Its Friday!!! And we are houseboat bound. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Fri, 5 Jun 2015 04:50:25 EST Daily check in 6/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61669534 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Full day ahead for me, starting with cardio and cross fit for 90 min at the gym (mobility day, yaaay!). Then 1 hr drive and back to back meetings from 10:30 to 4:00. Then 1 hr return drive, and meeting with former client for dinner. Luncheon meeting is with boss who yesterday offered me a promotion and will be discussing details today. It includes more territory and travel which is the downside. We shall see. <BR> <BR> Sorry to hear about death of friend Bess. My... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 05:16:48 EST Daily check in 6/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61660528 Good morning! Yaay hump day! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's drive home irritated my back, sidelining any plan for the evening. This pain is really affecting my lifestyle. I look forward to the 15th and my appointment. <BR> <BR> Thanks Phebess for college gift suggestions. This kid has been in numerous schools for God knows how many years and went from goal to be a heart surgeon to graduating with a chemistry degree (I think) and plans to work in the wine industry!! I hate giving money but includi... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 05:05:57 EST Daily check in 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61651464 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Loved your staycation / playcation story, Bess. And glad to hear lots of good news posted yesterday. Sounds like June is starting out on the right foot! <BR> <BR> I had a PR in cross fit yesterday which is always rewarding - getting stronger! In smaller increments than the youngens in class, but good for me. I'll be stuck in car driving a couple of hours today. Busy week ahead! <BR> <BR> Ideas for college graduation present? Money? <BR> <BR> To the gym for c... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 04:53:11 EST SKYVALLEYGAL has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61642274 <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> * <... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 08:58:01 EST SUZYMOBILE has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61642208 <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, 1 Jun 2015 08:51:34 EST GOLIONS has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61642192 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GO<BR>LIONS </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, 1 Jun 2015 08:50:01 EST RENATARUNS has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61642147 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE<BR>NATARUNS </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, 1 Jun 2015 08:45:54 EST GOING-STRONG has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61642105 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GO<BR>ING-STRONG </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, 1 Jun 2015 08:42:26 EST Daily check in 6/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61640478 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yaaay Poohscout, such good news on the puppy. And nice kayak ride, Bess; loved the description. Welcome to IL, Toni, and cool temps. <BR> <BR> DH and I had a great day at home and got a lot done. <BR> <BR> Gym this morning to do PT exercises, cardio and cross fit. Then to work to start a training class at 8 am. 13 week course ending with a presentation in Chicago. I expect it to be challenging. Healthy lunch to pack. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 1 Jun 2015 05:17:30 EST RPCLEM2000 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61632864 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RP<BR>CLEM2000 </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, 31 May 2015 09:01:11 EST Daily check in 5/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61631700 Good morning! This last day of May. <BR> <BR> Yesterday DD and granddaughter came to town for a family "pool party" which, due to rain and cool temps, turned into a muddy mess for the kids (and Paw Paw, that is DH who is the big kid). We had not planned to go but DH will not miss an opportunity to play with granddaughter, and it was good to see everyone. It was a fairly healthy day and we got a lot done. <BR> <BR> Church this morning and more chores all day. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a gre... Sun, 31 May 2015 06:06:13 EST Daily check in 5/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61623754 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So sorry to hear about your puppy Pooh; prayers that he is better. My pets are needy this morning; Huckleberry has ear itches so cleaned them. Then had to clean up cat puke. The hair around this house is a constant battle. <BR> <BR> DH and I are having a weekend staycation. Will miss the houseboat but just too much to do here. And it's rainy anyway. He got his first pair of prescription glasses yesterday and he's having a terrible time with them. Bifocals. I ... Sat, 30 May 2015 05:55:58 EST Daily check in 5/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61614749 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Thanks for sharing Pooh, that's an amazing story. I hope the new regimen helps you achieve your goals. <BR> I received a 10 pp survey from the new doctor in which I need to list what I eat so nutrition counseling will be a part of the discussion I'm sure. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for 90 min. Fish for lunch. It all matters. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Fri, 29 May 2015 04:58:28 EST Daily check in 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61606053 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So only 7 hrs of sleep last night. Not bad I guess. <BR> <BR> Congrats to those who had good weigh-ins yesterday and thanks for sharing your new mantras, Bess. "It does matter" and "no choice". I have only thumbed through Beck, but expect that you developed these mantras after some soul searching. Anyone else have a mantra to share? <BR> <BR> And yes Toni the traveling without a scale presents another challenge, although I noticed a scale in the hotel's fitness... Thu, 28 May 2015 04:40:53 EST ALIIDA has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61598392 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AL<BR>IIDA </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... Wed, 27 May 2015 08:47:00 EST Daily check in 5/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61597010 Good morning. <BR> <BR> 3:30 am alarm woke me up but that was set last week when I was traveling. Deleted! 4:00 is early enough! Boy did I sleep last night! Guess I needed it. <BR> <BR> Welcome back Fairhaven! Safe travels Toni to my neck of the woods! <BR> <BR> To the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min crossfit. Healthy lunch to pack. Eye exam at 5 pm. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 May 2015 05:05:41 EST Daily check in 5/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61587807 Good morning. Feels like Monday, doesn't it? Back to the grind, and need to put it in high gear. Crossfit at 5 am, then to the ofc to pick up some files, then on the road for an hour, then back to back meetings. And then there's this house, screaming for attention after having left it in DH's hands while I was in TX. It needed attention before I left, I must admit. <BR> <BR> Hope you are still on the mend, Bess. We were blessed with perfect boating weather yesterday and my wound is heal... Tue, 26 May 2015 05:24:00 EST Daily check in 5/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61579299 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Reflecting and feeling grateful this memorial day. <BR> <BR> We went to the sandbar early yesterday and the cool temp and strong wind reminded me of my one and only visit to the northern Pacific ocean, your old stomping grounds, Toni. The rest of the day was a weather buffet, a little light rain, then sun, then heavy rain, then high winds (which blew a chair into my face leaving me bloody), then heavy rain and a tornado warning. So we spent the rest of the day clos... Mon, 25 May 2015 06:05:24 EST JULENA1 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61572317 <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>... Sun, 24 May 2015 08:52:49 EST Daily check in 5/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61571194 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Beautiful day yesterday. We went to birthday party for a 2 yr old niece and the kids had a lot of fun. Weather may not be as promising today. <BR> <BR> Sounds like 4 hr naps are very popular this weekend. Lazy days of summer have begun! Yaaay! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 24 May 2015 06:26:33 EST Daily check in 5/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61563823 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Running late so will make it quick. Sorry about the auto correct on my welcome to Deby which showed up as welcome debt. Yikes! Would rarely do that! <BR> <BR> At my houseboat sweet spot with my sweeties so all is well. Now to eat healthy and get some exercise ! <BR> <BR> Hugs to all. Glad to be home after delayed travel yesterday! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sat, 23 May 2015 07:26:13 EST Daily Check in 5-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61563800 Good morning! Let's get the weekend rolling, shall we? Sat, 23 May 2015 07:22:08 EST Daily check in 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61554913 Good morning and yaay Fri. <BR> <BR> Welcome Debt! <BR> <BR> Had a great time in TX and glad to be heading home today. Just not looking forward to sitting for hours at a time. <BR> <BR> Ok down to fitness room. Its not crossfit but it's something. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Friday!!! Fri, 22 May 2015 05:38:16 EST Daily check in 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61546919 Good morning! Howdy pardners and greetings from TX. All is well and enjoyed the River Walk. <BR> <BR> I'm heading down to check out the fitness room. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 21 May 2015 06:20:40 EST LESLIELENORE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61538970 <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> * <... Wed, 20 May 2015 09:14:38 EST Daily check in 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61537073 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Great picture Toni. How nice for everyone to turn out for the event to cheer your son's accomplishment! Does he have plans for career or further education? <BR> <BR> Today I am traveling by airplane to TX. Got my new carryon and debating whether to take work laptop. With smartphone I could probably get by but I never seem to pack the right stuff. Just don't want to embarrass myself in front of coworkers and client. <BR> <BR> Better scoot as I must be at airport ... Wed, 20 May 2015 04:42:39 EST Daily check in 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61527564 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> I'm having trouble sleeping tonight. Not sure what that's all about. I was thirsty and drank lots of water, read all of Monday's posts and now will try to get back to sleep. <BR> <BR> I'll be going to gym for30 min cardio and 60 min crossfit. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 19 May 2015 01:55:42 EST Daily check in 5/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61518111 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm moving slow today. But after a few cups of coffee I'll head to the gym for cardio and crossfit for 90 min. Since I'll be traveling Wed through Friday I'll be missing class those days. We'll see what the hotel has available. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 18 May 2015 05:04:35 EST Daily check in 5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61509631 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Dogs decided it was time for me to get up. Huckleberry is restless and pants heavily so Jonie comes to the side of my bed with her whine that I need to get up and let him out, get him water, biscuit whatever! <BR> <BR> Congrats to your son Toni and all other graduates! It's a great accomplishment. Also to the runners and bikers reaching new goals! <BR> <BR> We will be heading home today. I found a carryon luggage on sale and will plan my packing for work trip to... Sun, 17 May 2015 06:21:46 EST MIRAGE727 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61502217 <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... Sat, 16 May 2015 07:37:22 EST Daily Check in 5-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61502018 Good Saturday morning all. Long drive up the coast yesterday to get to Harford, CT for my son's graduation. Breezed through NYC but CT, not so much! Yikes, what traffic. <BR> <BR> Glad to be settled and getting ready for graduation tomorrow. Meanwhile had a lovely dinner with my son and his girl friend. Worth all the miles! <BR> <BR> Have a good one, wherever your weekend takes you, maintainer friends! Sat, 16 May 2015 07:00:19 EST CDCSMITH2013 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61494762 <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, 15 May 2015 09:29:37 EST Daily check in 5/15/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61492960 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well if 5 is your lucky number, today's your day. Scattered showers in forecast for the outdoor wedding so crossing my fingers for bride and groom. This Will be a long busy, but fun day! <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning for 60 min. Not sure I'll get in my 30 min of treadmill work as I'm still working on laundry etc. So many chores, so little time. Working till noon, then 2 hr drive to DD's house, see her and granddaughter and then off to the wedding. <BR> <BR> Ho... Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:33 EST Daily check in 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61483838 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Glad to see Kellie back and better and Dalid's bf recovering. <BR> <BR> Bess, I feel your pain as I have the same disappointing results lately. Even the old techniques I used 4 yrs ago aren't working. But this time I haven't been as stubborn and strict with my diet. Do I really have to give up every indulgence? I guess so. :(( <BR> <BR> I tried on about 6 dresses at Macy's and ended up buying one last night. I'll be able to wear it to work too. It's an A lin... Thu, 14 May 2015 02:00:05 EST Daily check in 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61475143 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Whoa I'm tired. I'm surprised at how exhausting it was to sit in a class all day. Another day today. <BR> <BR> Plumbers and appliance repairman seem to be the popular need; I could use a visit by several fixers. Too much. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for 90 min this morning. <BR> <BR> No dress yet. Ugh. Plan to check Wed sales after class tonight. Weight at high range equals no motivation to dress shop. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a good day. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:14:42 EST Daily check in 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61465965 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thinking of you Kellie as you have your test this morning and sending prayers and good vibes that all is well. <BR> <BR> I have an all day continuing education class today and tomorrow. I attend it annually and it's mentally exhausting and a challenge to avoid the yummy snacks and desserts they offer. <BR> <BR> Somehow I need to work on my outfit for this wedding Friday and I'm running out of time. DH had an impromptu birthday visit for Huckleberry by good frien... Tue, 12 May 2015 04:43:41 EST Daily check in 5/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61456361 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Storm woke me up, after the dogs woke me up so I just gave up and got up. Coffee is brewing. I got a lot of sleep this weekend. Granddaughter still takes a nice long nap so I did too. <BR> <BR> Great day with sunshine yesterday was especially welcome because weather prediction was not good. I will pay for all the calories consumed yesterday. But happy to report that the pain meds are really working well for Huckleberry. <BR> <BR> Back to the gym for 90 min cardi... Mon, 11 May 2015 04:43:32 EST DAISYBELL6 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61450177 <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... Sun, 10 May 2015 09:32:15 EST NICKYCRANE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61450164 <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... Sun, 10 May 2015 09:30:27 EST TANYA602 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61450143 <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... Sun, 10 May 2015 09:27:57 EST Daily Check in 5-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61448792 Happy Mother's Day. I'm separated from my kids this year, but thinking of my own mom and our daughter and daughters-in-law and how fortunate I am to have so many wonderful mothers in our family. As much as I love my grandchildren, I love seeing my children be good parents. <BR> <BR> My husband's in charge of my 'duties' today so I am relaxing. I plan to take a good walk and perhaps to hop on a jet ski this afternoon to go to a restaurant on the water for lunch. <BR> <BR> Have a great... Sun, 10 May 2015 06:00:40 EST Daily Check in 5-9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61441626 Good morning, team. It's a rare morning I am ahead of Maree. I hope she is on the water living the life and having fun! <BR> <BR> Laughing at Dalida's breakfast with kindergarteners. I guess the moral is hanging out with gangs of little ones is not for the faint of heart! And as for Speedo, well I'm so with her. I'm grateful there are lots of other swim suit brands. <BR> <BR> Our weekend in VA continues to be exquisite. I'm heading out on my kayak for a second morning in a row. My ... Sat, 9 May 2015 06:39:59 EST Daily check in 5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61432424 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yeeowch, Mandycat. Hope all that good care you received has you feeling better this morning and on the mend. Helmets are another must as some minor falls can result in major injuries if head is hit. <BR> <BR> Thinking of Toni on that kayak this am. We are headed to river with DD and granddaughter scheduled to meet us there late today. Rain and 80 degree weather predicted. DD never apologized for the outburst a couple of weeks ago and I expect there may be some se... Fri, 8 May 2015 05:22:46 EST maintenance . life-changes . readjusting . prespec http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61430258 After returning from the US to Taiwan I found that I was slowly gaining weight again. <BR> <BR> In the states my wife and I trained for a marathon, had complete control over our food and our schedule was not as packed. Returning to Taiwan, not running as much, because we are so busy. And in a food culture when you visit folks you have to eat some, and people love to show hospitality. Boy, a culture of food pushing folks. Less time, less running, less control. <BR> <BR> So what to do.... Thu, 7 May 2015 21:07:42 EST Daily check in 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61423095 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well I remember this old habit, waking up after about 4 hrs of sleep. I had a cup of hot mint tea and hope to fall back asleep. I'm going to try to get through the newspapers that stacked up on me. I have one week to figure out what I'm going to wear to a wedding next Friday. Yikes! Something old or try to find new dress?! <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit (mobility day) this morning. No meetings in the office today so should have time to get a lot done. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 7 May 2015 03:13:59 EST Daily check in 5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61413890 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Kellie, so glad you're getting the follow-up you need and hope and pray all is okay. <BR> <BR> DH and I went to visitation last night for his 37 yr old cousin. Sad. Long drive and I'm tired this morning <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for90 min this am. Healthy lunch to pack. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 6 May 2015 05:22:59 EST Daily check in 5/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61404598 Good morning! Happy cinca da maya! And yes we did a "May the fourth be with you" WOD yesterday at cross fit. Lunch at a restaurant today with a lady I hope to build a professional relationship with for work. Should be interesting. <BR> <BR> I slept so well I'm kinda in a fog. Awaiting coffee. Then 90 minutes at gym cardio and crossfit. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 5 May 2015 05:18:20 EST Daily check in 5/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61395000 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a nice weekend. Congrats on new baby Colt; nothing compares with new life; so precious. I can just feel those endorphins oozing out of teammates running12 miles, walking fast, sitting in the afternoon breeze with adult son, kayaking... DH and I spent the entire afternoon on the river, took two of our best river friends on their 1st boat ride of the season and puttered down Buffalo Creek stopping at a sandbar, laughing and telling stories the whole time. They've... Mon, 4 May 2015 04:41:12 EST Daily check in 5/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61386990 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Another good night's sleep. This is becoming a great habit. But I noticed I'm not getting all those chores done that I used to do in the middle of the night, like online banking and other such paperwork. Guess I'll have to rearrange schedule again. <BR> <BR> Another beautiful day today. And we will be on the river this afternoon! <BR> <BR> Sounds like a lot of the team is navigating around the treats that tempt at every turn. Don't you wish every event would ser... Sun, 3 May 2015 06:44:51 EST JANCARD has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61380296 <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, 2 May 2015 10:23:17 EST Daily check in 5/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61378681 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Slept in and appreciating the sunrise across the water! <BR> <BR> Exercise will be washing the exterior of this 50 ft houseboat, starting up top at the flybridge and working our way down. A labor of love! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 2 May 2015 07:03:41 EST What's Cookin', Good Lookin'? | May Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61372497 Thank you to everyone who participated in the April Edition! Here is the new May Edition to have fun with! <BR> <BR> 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 som... Fri, 1 May 2015 11:30:02 EST PMONIER has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61370118 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PM<BR>ONIER </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, 1 May 2015 08:12:34 EST G1NNY7 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61370110 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=G1<BR>NNY7 </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, 1 May 2015 08:11:29 EST DIANNEMT has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61370103 <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... Fri, 1 May 2015 08:10:38 EST OHMCRICKET_93 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61370097 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CR<BR>ICKET_93 </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, 1 May 2015 08:09:44 EST LGREEN521 has maintained for FIFTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61370083 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LG<BR>REEN521 </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, 1 May 2015 08:08:38 EST OHMEMEME has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61370062 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OH<BR>MEMEME </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, 1 May 2015 08:06:17 EST Daily check in 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61368971 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy first day of May ! Happy Friday! I watched the 2 hr episode of Grey's while folding laundry etc. There were some happy moments, Kellie. But I agree, my psyche can't handle the gory stuff. <BR> <BR> And my quads are still really sore. Sitting in the car and not having my regular resources of water and decaf while travelling out of town yesterday didn't help. The crossfit workout today includes running. I'm not sure I can do it. Maybe I'll feel better? <BR> <B... Fri, 1 May 2015 05:11:32 EST JULENA1 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61362116 <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>... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:32:00 EST Daily check in 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61360171 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Celebrating another great night's sleep. Mmmm, coffee. <BR> <BR> Welcome Imemine1! And congrats on hitting goal and achieving a healthy lifestyle! <BR> <BR> I had a great day at Crossfit yesterday; outshined the youngsters with jump rope, wall ball and front squat workout! But ouch my quads are screaming this morning. Good thing it's mobility day today at crossfit. 90 min at gym. <BR> <BR> Traveling today but loaded up with healthy choices at grocery store last ... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:17:06 EST MARIO432 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61353208 <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... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:00:23 EST Daily check in 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61350576 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow another solid night's sleep. I was in bed really early too as the sciatic nerve pain was back after work. It seems like it's on a timer and begins as I head home from work. Lately it's been a lot better so I'm not sure what triggered it yesterday. <BR> <BR> PT exercises this morning followed by 60 min crossfit. <BR> <BR> Seminar luncheons today and tomorrow so nutrition will be a challenge. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:17:58 EST Daily check in 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61341378 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow I slept well. Awaiting that first cup of coffee. Cardio and cross fit for 90 minutes this am. Sunshine and 68 degrees forecast so I'll be motivated to get outside. Pure protein day for nutrition. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:07:11 EST Daily check in 4/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61331491 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I agree 100% that the weekend isn't long enough. Great for getting a lot done. <BR> <BR> 90 min at the gym this morning doing cardio and Crossfit. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:14:14 EST Daily check in 4/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61322865 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Forecast was true to a rainy cloudy day yesterday but we got so much done! Pickup truck load to metal recycler (+$27), then a load to dump (-$65), then a load to electronics recycler (-$100)(we have to pay for old tv sets). So overall down $138, but rid of"stuff"! And no long lines as everyone else was held off by the weather. We celebrated by going out to dinner at one of our favorites. <BR> <BR> Thanks for support. We talked on the phone a couple of times, with... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:03:29 EST Daily check in 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61315150 Good morning. <BR> <BR> My "sleeping well" streak has apparently come to an end, although I'm going to try to go back to sleep after posting. I can hardly believe what a downturn my emotions have taken. Birthday weekend plans were to meet DD and granddaughter at houseboat but cooler temps and rain forecast put damper on that idea. She didn't want to go and suggested we come there. I asked her to come here to help me shop for a dress for the upcoming wedding and said we had some work to d... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:52:54 EST Daily check in 4/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61306923 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thank you for all the kind birthday wishes. It was a beautiful day. DH surprised me with a surf and turf dinner. Hamburgers and lobster! It was yummy! Then the FB messages, must be 100 of them with birthday wishes! Certainly makes one feel loved! I just feel like the luckiest girl in the world! <BR> <BR> We said nothing at Crossfit as last year we "celebrated" by doing 2 burpees for every one year. I spared my classmates that fate! We'll see what we do this mor... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:14:58 EST Daily check in 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61297555 Goodmorning! <BR> <BR> Wow Sharon that is scaredy. Glad you're ok. I've had some close calls over the years. People get so distracted with phones etc we really have to practice"defensive" running/walking these days! <BR> <BR> Treated myself to a pedicure last night for my birthday today. Coworkers surprised me and another girl with a big cake. Wow that was nice as this is my first birthday at this new job. BUT!! Not what I needed. I encouraged everyone to take cake home to share. <BR> <... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:19:17 EST Daily check in 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61288182 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The crossfit WOD (work out of the day) yesterday was a real killer but the 800 m run, done at the beginning and at the end of the WOD, caused the release of endorphins and I had that familiar runner's high or pride anyway. All was great until about 6 pm and the pain kicked in. It was an Aleve night. But slept well. <BR> <BR> Busy day today. PT exercises and crossfit for 90 minutes. Salmon for lunch. All is good! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:23:07 EST Daily check in 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61278810 Good morning! <BR> Toni, I hope your son's test goes well and yes I'm happy to have all the tests behind me. Now it's tests that doctors perform on this ole bod of mine that cause concern. I had MOHS procedure to remove basil cell spot just below my eye a couple of years ago and I worry a bit every time my eye gets itchy. I think I feel a bump and called for an appointment yesterday. Ugh. Getting old isn't for sissies, so they say! <BR> <BR> Great way to use exercise as a motivator to get yo... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:17:00 EST KEEPITSIMPLE_ has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61270723 <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, 20 Apr 2015 09:06:37 EST Daily check in 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61269123 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh man I could have slept longer. But alas it's Monday and I'm headed to gym for cardio and crossfit and then a full day of work. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:12:56 EST Daily check in 4/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61259939 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm awake too early. I bought some melatonin and just took one. Probably bad timing, but what the heck. <BR> <BR> Our Marina had a nice event last night, served dinner to all the dockrenters. Salmon was excellent, was made with soy sauce, Brown sugar, etc. They handed out door prizes and let us take anything we wanted from the clearance rack. I scored a jacket and a couple pairs of rain pants -- they were size small and it seems most of our neighbors are not size s... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:07:52 EST WENDYANNE61 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61252005 <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... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:31:13 EST Daily check in 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61251594 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Prayers going out for you Jenfrog. I have orders to get that done too and always dread it. Hope new images show all ok. <BR> <BR> Happy anniversary, Bess! I'm sure you found a n adventure on memory lane. Hope all have fun at their exercise activities this weekend. I laughed out loud at the "new trend" SP posted, the dance walking! My walking this weekend will be hiking for mushrooms again. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Saturday! Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:49:28 EST KATIE3908 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61245909 <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... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:47:15 EST Daily check in 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61242435 Good morning! It's Friday!! <BR> <BR> So a major exercise in willpower yesterday evening ... I went to Walgreens for some items on sale and I resisted six different packages of red licorice. They were 2 for the price of one, all nice and soft, cherry and strawberry, I had them in my hands and put them down. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for 90 min this am. Heading to the river this evening for the weekend. Slept well. I'm expecting a good day. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:01:53 EST FATGIRLRUNN has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61235419 <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... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:23:49 EST Daily check in 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61233646 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Another long brisk walk with old fitness buddy this morning as we take advantage of her last day in town. That's okay to miss cross fit as my muscles need a break. Unfortunately I'll miss mobility but I can do some stretching on my own. <BR> <BR> Yes those box lunches that come with a cookie get me every time. I used to be able to resist the cookie but lately I've been eating it. I bring the chips home for DH. Not sure where my willpower went. <BR> <BR> Hope a... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:18:19 EST MJREIMERS has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61226125 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MJ<BR>REIMERS </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, 15 Apr 2015 09:12:02 EST MAGGIEROSEBOWL has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61226123 <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> *... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:11:48 EST Daily check in 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61224110 Good morning! Tax day in US; mailed mine yesterday. <BR> <BR> Good discussion yesterday about the "creep". I'd venture to say that the "creep" is THE biggest challenge for all maintainers and the fact that we recognize it and resolve to stop it in its tracks is what separates us from the great majority of "losers" who report regaining all lost weight plus more. How many of us have been on that yo yo? (my hand raised). <BR> <BR> So Dee, there's no getting kicked off this team!!! Team le... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:14:11 EST MARTHA324 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61216726 <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, 14 Apr 2015 09:47:20 EST Daily check in 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61214427 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Fitness buddy's flight got messed up so we skipped the movie in favor of a two hour dinner and conversation. She and I are going on a long walk at 5 Am. We'll find more to talk about I'm sure. <BR> <BR> I plan to read that blog Toni. I can always use some inspiration. I mustered up my courage for weigh in yesterday morning and it was as bad as I expected. It inspired me to get back to basics which I did. Scale looked better this morning and I'm on a mission. I ... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 04:55:18 EST Daily check in 4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61204210 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Here we are at Monday again. After cardio and Crossfit for 90 minutes this morning and a busy day scheduled at work, I am meeting up with my fitness buddy (the one who moved away last Fall) and our 2 other fitness friends for dinner at Panera and the movie Woman in Gold. A girls out night. How will we ever be able to stay quiet through the movie?! We all used to run together and the conversation was non-stop! <BR> <BR> Glad all had a good weekend. No mushrooms... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:20:34 EST KIMBERLY_Y has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61196550 <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... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:50:52 EST Daily check in 4/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61195284 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a beautiful sunshiney day we had yesterday! No morel mushroom to be found but we did come across another eagle's nest guarded by two adults who chided us to leave the area. I tried to take some video. We ended the evening with dinner with dock neighbors and I was proud to be able to skip all the yummy-looking desserts. <BR> <BR> Clouds predicted today but we'll do more of the same before heading back home. <BR> <BR> Mandycat, your projects are always so inte... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:43:03 EST Daily Check in 4/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61187113 Getting the ball rolling for us. Hope Maree is sleeping in and enjoying it!! (-: <BR> <BR> I'm feeling better and so appreciate the well wishes. I've had several little illnesses this past few months and I'm not keen on it. That said, there are worse things in life than colds for sure. I slept pretty well last night and I think I'm on the mend. Plan to do some walking and maybe, just maybe get on the water in a kayak. We'll see. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone enjoys Saturday--whatever yo... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:15:09 EST Daily check in 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61177437 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Kellie, hope you are safe and sound as tornadoes were near your area. We were passed by, luckily. <BR> <BR> Dogs woke me early. I didn't take Aleve PM last night so maybe I wasn't sleeping as soundly as I ha e been the last few nights. I've noticed improvement in the sciatic nerve pain and in my energy level after work. I think the PT is working. I've also started paying close attention to my posture at work and while driving and I'm studying how to improve these a... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:27:24 EST CHANGINGHORSES has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61170090 <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> *... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:14:57 EST Daily check in 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61168208 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thunder and lightning this morning and storms predicted all day today. Dog hotel? Is that the same as a kennel? Could be fun! <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for 90 minutes this morning. <BR> <BR> Will have more control over nutrition as I'll be packing my own lunch today. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 9 Apr 2015 05:19:52 EST Daily check in 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61158691 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We will have a new Mayor today. Yaaaay for a break from political ads for a while. I made it to the polls 15 min before closing. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio this morning for 90 minutes. Another luncheon seminar. This is not ideal for my diet. It's the big cookies they serve that pull me in. I need to pass them up or bring it home for DH. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 8 Apr 2015 05:03:58 EST Daily Check in 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61148438 Good morning. Heading to gym with my buddy who is actually staying with us while her floors get refinished. So off we go. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone enjoys their Tuesday! <em>67</em> Tue, 7 Apr 2015 05:04:57 EST Daily check in 4/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61138028 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to roll with the changes now that granddaughter is here and DD is grown and has her own home, but it doesn't feel like the Easter of old when I used to be up at the crack of dawn, singing in the choir at two church very traditional services, cooking a turkey for a house full of guests. This year we went to DD's house, attended a service Saturday night at a non-denominational church that culminated in a glow in the dark egg hunt for the kids. Sunday morning ... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 04:53:05 EST Daily check in 4/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61130116 Good morning and Happy Easter! <BR> <BR> Gotta hide eggs so just a quick hi for now! Sun, 5 Apr 2015 06:13:37 EST CHEESER22 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61122709 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CH<BR>EESER22 </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... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 09:52:01 EST Daily check in 4/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61121029 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I tried Aleve PM last night and slept pretty well. <BR> <BR> We are taking some folks from Canada for a river ride to see the flying Asian carp. They are slimy nasty creatures. But these friends of DH want to see them so off we go about 9 o'clock. It'll be a cold boat ride. Then to DD's house to spend Easter with her and granddaughter. <BR> <BR> Hope all racers do well and all have a great day!! Sat, 4 Apr 2015 06:12:12 EST What do you eliminate/ severely restrict? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61115769 I ask this question periodically. Do you eliminate or purposely severely restrict anything? Anyone Paleo, vegetarian? Strictly no refined flour? Etc.? <BR> <BR> Or have you just found that you have dropped or greatly reduced certain foods because you've developed new tastes? <BR> <BR> I have never set out to eliminate anything but between-meal snacking and sweets on weekdays. I eat a lot fewer carbs and a lot less sugar than I used to. I had been eating a lot more fiber, whole grains, and ... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 12:53:18 EST Daily check in 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61112307 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's Friday ... but Sunday's acomin'. That's the title of a powerful sermon that I remember every Good Friday. I bet I could find it again now that everything is available on the internet. What a different world it is! <BR> <BR> Back to cross fit and cardio this morning for 90 minutes, then work and then we're heading to the houseboat this evening. I will fit in my PT exercises and bought Aleve PM to try tonight in an effort to get some sleep and get back on track. ... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 05:11:09 EST What's Cookin', Good Lookin'? | April Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61105571 Thank you to everyone who participated in the March Edition! Here is the new April Edition to have fun with! <BR> <BR> 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 ... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:13:57 EST NEVERGIVEUP has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61103468 <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... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:02:35 EST Daily check in 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61102497 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Busy day yesterday so I missed the SP April fools day joke. I hope to catch up and find that. Today I have routine lab work so can't have coffee or anything. And I have to drive an hr without coffee or breakfast. Yikes! <BR> <BR> What a nice day, Bess, for your husband's birthday. Sounds like spring has everyone active and renewed, and up for new challenges! Very inspiring. <BR> <BR> I'll have to skip crossfit today since I have to go out of town and leave early... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 05:08:36 EST MERRY_XMAS has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61093862 <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, 1 Apr 2015 09:20:24 EST Please disregard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61093850 <em>213</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:19:46 EST UPTOIT59 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61093837 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=UP<BR>TOIT59 </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, 1 Apr 2015 09:19:07 EST Daily check in April1st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61092033 Good morning and happy April! <BR> <BR> Get ready for the practical jokers! I have nothing up my sleeve; not really good at that. <BR> <BR> Early workout for me as I have follow-up appointment with PT at 6:30 am. So I need to scoot and get ready. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 1 Apr 2015 05:27:46 EST PCASEY7 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61084452 <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>... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:07:37 EST COACHMOMMY has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61084447 <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... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:07:08 EST WESTCOASTKID has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61084423 <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> * <... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:05:12 EST Daily check in 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61081896 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's 53 degrees at 2:30 am with a high of 66 and sunny so I'd say March is leaving like a lamb. I enjoyed a walk in the sunshine yesterday. <BR> <BR> It was PR day yesterday at Crossfit for back squats, strict presses and deadlifts. I improved, 143 lb back squat, 58 lb strict press and 158 lb deadlift. <BR> <BR> But my main goal is to fit into my spring and summer clothes. No excuses, time to buckle down and find my groove again. <BR> <BR> Okay off to do my PT ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:00:02 EST Daily check in 3/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61071716 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday Monday....can't trust that day... <BR> <BR> I can though. I've got a date with my hairdresser late this afternoon which is always relaxing and a treat. Got SO much done around the house this weekend which always feels good. And we finally have spring weather today. Hope it reaches the east soon! <BR> <BR> 3O min treadmill 60 min crossfit and maybe a walk at noon. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:13:22 EST Leaving...but I'll be back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x61069248 Just don't feel comfortable here --- yet. When I'm about 10 lbs to goal, I'll come back and join. Right now I just feel like a fake. <BR> <BR> Thanks for everyone's support. <BR> <BR> Arlene <em>67</em> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:20:45 EST POSITIVESPACE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61064159 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PO<BR>SITIVESPACE </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, 29 Mar 2015 08:53:37 EST Daily check in 3/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61063019 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I got a lot crossed off my to do list yesterday. Including setup of my old ofc desktop and printer (with DHs help)! Actually that wasn't on the list but has been since mid February. <BR> <BR> Another chilly day for us too so will be a full day of chores after church. We seem to be in a cycle of warmer temps during the week. Almost April! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:51:15 EST Daily check in 3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61055255 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hope the angels scare away your blue devils, Bess. Happy birthday Aschu! And yaaay for good moods and planned long runs this weekend. <BR> <BR> I hit a high of14 in the death by thrusters yesterday. That's doing 14 thrusters in 1 min. After doing 12 in 1 min, after doing 10 in 1 min After doing 8 in 1 min. Not real heavy weight but good for me. (thrusters are squats and then stand up pressing the barbell above your head) <BR> <BR> I'm donating blood at 7 then a ... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:15:00 EST Daily Check in 3-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61045834 Dropping by quickly as we are out the door for a weekend trip. So good morning to all. Let's get out and make it a solidly Sparky day (-: <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:01:04 EST Daily check in 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61036353 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Fever sounds scarey...hope you're better Phebess. I can't even imagine how I would feel living your lifestyle. Comparatively I live a very sheltered life. <BR> <BR> Workout yesterday was a lot of deadlifts and box jumps, working up to one rep max on the deadlifts. Today is mobility and a good rest for our muscles. <BR> <BR> I'm beginning to plan my weekend. We're staying home and my "to do" list will be long. It's the last weekend of DH's hunting season and I've ... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:31:21 EST MEADOWBUTTERFLY has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61029053 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME<BR>ADOWBUTTERFLY </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, 25 Mar 2015 09:38:36 EST Daily check in 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61027038 Good morning! Happy hump day. Can hardly believe we're in the last week of March. <BR> <BR> Hey Oneweigh! I've been wondering about you. Hope your aches and pains heal up soon. <BR> <BR> Wow I slept soundly last night. Aleve likely helped. 30 min cardio and 60 min crossfit this morning. Luncheon seminar usually serves Jimmy John's. <BR> <BR> Agree that a "like" button would get a lot of use on this forum. <BR> <BR> Gotta scoot. Hope all make this a great day! Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:39:32 EST NANCYANNE55 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61018836 <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, 24 Mar 2015 08:13:32 EST Daily check in 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61017693 Good morning! <BR> <BR> While I don't comment on every post of our daily check-ins, please know that each one inspires, motivates or teaches me some valuable nugget that I tuck away for the right moment. I haven't read the blog yet, but Bess, the quote you shared packs some amazing wisdom and probably summarizes a couple of years worth of emotional intelligence training. Thank you for sharing. <BR> <BR> My manager is travelling to spend the morning with me today. I'm mostly excited to le... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:51:32 EST NEW-CAZ has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61008866 <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>... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:11:23 EST BOOKAPHILE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x61008861 <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... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:11:02 EST Daily check in 3/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x61007126 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a full weekend enjoying DD and DGD... Busy busy busy! Did I mention DD's 90 yr old grandmother refused to attend her own birthday party? A little stubborn apparently. <BR> <BR> DD got my desk set up in my home office, all properly leveled. She disassembled the crib. Got so much done! Now to organize! Yaaay! <BR> <BR> 30 min cardio and 60 min crossfit. Packing a healthy lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:10:05 EST Daily check in 3/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60998399 Good morning. <BR> <BR> I ate too much at the party yesterday. I feel it now. I can't seem to resist like I used to be able to do. I think the pain from my sciatic nerve has me reaching for comfort through food. Been there, done that. I need to chart a new course , that's for sure. Working the exercises the PT gave me is helping I think. Lots of time in the car today though, which seems to aggravate the situation. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and these first days of spri... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:08:31 EST OOLALA53 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60992147 <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... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:01:27 EST MARF226 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60992142 <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>... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:01:01 EST Daily check in 3/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60990291 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday! DD's maternal grandmother is having her 90th birthday party today. After restaurant lunch (grouper hmmmm) and dinner (Thai), I think I need to reign in the calorie count! <BR> <BR> Lots of playing to do outside with granddaughter today. ;))))) my exercise of choice today. <BR> <BR> I'm in on the cheap plane ride south next winter!! What a great trip that would be! Kellie could be in charge of sunscreen!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day ... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 06:18:29 EST Daily check in 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60981122 Good morning! It's Friday! Yaaaay! <BR> <BR> DH is coming home after a week's vacation hunting at the houseboat, DD and granddaughter will be here this evening and it's officially Spring!!! <BR> <BR> I need to spruce up the house a bit before these arrivals so must get busy! Gym and a busy day at work. I love what I do! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Friday! <em>67</em> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:19:14 EST Increased Hunger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60976870 I've been at maintenance now for 20 weeks and have been finding my appetite keeps increasing. I'm trying to stave it off and staying within my recommended maintenance calorie range, but I think its odd that I'm more hungry at the upper calorie levels (1600 - 1700). Did anyone else find this happening and what did you do about it? Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:44:28 EST Daily check in 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60972061 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The physical therapist found some very tight muscles and some weak muscles that are causing the periformus muscle to press on the sciatic nerve. He prescribed about 6 exercises to do 3 times a week and I go back Apr 1. I worked with this same PT 10 yrs ago and he worked magic on knee pain by this same method so I have a lot of confidence and high hopes for relief. Thanks for all concern and suggestions. I do have those "toning" shoes and believe any shoes with lots of... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:43:33 EST Daily check in 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60962794 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Haven't seen the sweaty betty ads, but I ignore a lot. <BR> <BR> Today is my first appointment with the physical therapist. Last night was a painful one and the Aleve didn't aleve my pain so I am SO ready and hopeful for solutions. <BR> <BR> 90 min at gym and Lean and clean nutrition on the agenda. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great hump day! Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:30:09 EST Parents' Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60959551 Deadline to sign up is Monday 3/29/2015 (Midnight, Central Time). <BR> <BR> <link>http://goo.gl/forms/o2fIAJuqft </link> <BR> <BR> Let's prepare for summer fitness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and maintenance through the end of Food season and into spring. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (March 30 - May 31) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our pre-selected target weight. <BR> <BR> You do not need to be a "perfect" maintainer to join these... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:33:49 EST Daily check in 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60953598 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy St Patrick's day! I have two green dresses, one of which buttons up the back and I need help reaching that center button and the other one zips up the back. DH is off hunting so if I wear either one I may need to ask for assistance when I arrive at work. And I'll be at an out of town location today so not sure about the female staff available to help. Hmmmmm. Think I'll go with the button dress. Gotta do green, right?! <BR> <BR> Glad to be getting back to the ... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:33:34 EST SPARKLINGME176 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60945924 <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> *... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:31:59 EST Came back to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x60944226 About 4 years ago, I lost over 40 lbs with SP, then thought I could do it alone and left SP. Big mistake!!! After 2+ years of maintaining a 40 lb loss, my dh had two strokes and the emotional/stress eating overtook me and WHAM -- I'mm baacckk!! But that part is a good thing. <BR> <BR> GABY1948, in her recent blog suggested we join here, even if we're not where we want to be yet. So, here I am and I will be reading and reading and reading. This is great!! <BR> <BR> Arlene Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:05:57 EST Question about food tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60943270 Hi all - <BR> <BR> I am very good about food tracking as long as I'm following a routine. But then something happens that is out of routine, and I eat things that I really have no clue how to enter into my food tracker. I could sit forever and try to find approximations to what I ate, either by similar recipes or by breaking down the ingredients and trying to enter them one at a time. But this is really, really time consuming and so I have to make decisions about how to spend my time. I don... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:37:15 EST Daily check in 3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60943268 Good morning mates! <BR> <BR> Big smile on this face as I spent Sunday in my happy place. I packed up the puppies and went to the River. DH really appreciated it and was happy to see me. A lot of dock neighbors came too so we shared our usual laughs at the picnic table in the warm sunshine! DH and I took a short boat ride; lovely!! Was absolutely worth the 3 hr drive. <BR> <BR> I have an 80 mi drive for work today so no time for Cross fit class. Trying to get a walk in at a minimum as mus... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:35:54 EST Daily check in 3/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60934576 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Feeling like I accomplished a lot yesterday including...drum roll....I found my navy slacks as I was moving out winter clothes! Yaaay! And I sketched out the income tax return and have it figured out how much to pay in to my health savings account to avoid having to pay anything more in taxes. <BR> <BR> Beautiful weather here and I wish I was at the River. Is it worth3 hrs (total) of driving to spend a day there? I'm really considering it! <BR> <BR> Love hearing... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 06:24:59 EST Daily check in 3/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60926100 Good morning and happy Saturday! The dogs decided it was time for me to get up and let them out so here I am. -- early as usual. <BR> <BR> DD went home from work with the stomach flu yesterday and heard on the news that it is highly contagious and thought I had better not travel her way. So I'm still here with my bag packed. So much to do here - not sure how weekend will play out but am planning to get outside for sure. I offered to pick up granddaughter and take her to houseboat(a lot of... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:04:28 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x60920346 Hello. Nola here. I am 63 y/o and I've been on SparkPeople since July 2014. I have lost 37 pounds and just love the new thinner me! Haven't been this size since 1993. I am still adjusting to the smaller sizes. <BR> <BR> For me losing was the easy part. I have not been at a "goal" weight since my mid 30's where I was in Weight Watchers and followed their maintenance plan. I found SP in July by accident and have been in love ever since! Now that I am at nearly 40 pounds down, I am adjusting... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:21:31 EST Daily check in 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60916947 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Friday! The 13th... <BR> I'm torn. DH is at the houseboat doing some hunting and wants me to join him. But water to dock hasn't been turned on so boat is still winterized. DD wants me to come to her house. And "to do" list says I should stay here. I still don't know what to do. <BR> <BR> I'll go to the gym soon for 30 min cardio and 60 min crossfit class. Lean lunch to pack <BR> <BR> Talked to my boss yesterday and received all positive feedback!!! :)))) <B... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:05:58 EST BESSHAILE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60909240 <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... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:38:54 EST Daily check in 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60907497 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ravelygirl, how did you finally get rid of the pain? After 16 yrs? <BR> <BR> Okay I have this vision of a white mohair sweater atop navy slacks swaggering across the US vacation spots... <BR> <BR> 68 degrees here yesterday and 63 predicted today. Walking with my friend at lunchtime. First time we've been able to go this year. She retired but is volunteering at old job and meeting me downtown. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio for 90 minutes this a.m. <BR> <BR> Hope a... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:02:23 EST Daily check in 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60897932 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Counting the days until I get in to the physical therapist for this sciatic nerve pain as it is really interfering with my lifestyle. A week from today. The anti-inflammatory has helped some. I now have greater empathy for those living with chronic pain. I just hope that no permanent damage has been done. Pilates one day a week and extra stretching. Can't wait for the pro's recommendations. <BR> <BR> Do your clothes disappear? My navy slacks walked off. Maybe the... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 04:30:13 EST Daily check in 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60888504 Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> I sure enjoyed coming home last night "an hour earlier" . LOL. I love spring SO much, the inconvenience of the time change is outweighed by the euphoria of the fresh warm air, and the sights and sounds of new life! I'm packing up the ski sweaters and calling winter done. Now I just need a little sun tan to go with the spring colors coming out of my closet. <BR> <BR> Cardio and Pilates this morning for 90 minutes and maybe a walk later in the day. Feeling better... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:33 EST SLENDERELLA61 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60880686 <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> * ... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 10:00:14 EST Daily check in 3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60878313 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Whoa, this feels early. Even for me. I woke up at 1:30 regretting my Sunday eating . ugh <BR> <BR> Today is a new day, a new week and Warmer weather. I shall do better. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for 90 min this morning and a walk at lunch is the plan. Lean lunch to pack. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 9 Mar 2015 05:24:03 EST EMARTIN1974 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60870211 <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... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:28:20 EST Daily check in 3/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60868746 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I made some progress in the "home ofc" project. I'm letting go of mountains of paperwork I never want to read again and don't want anyone else to have to go through when my maker calls me home. A lot of journaling through some pretty rough spots. This has to be done before I can move in my desk. Large pile of donation items accumulated too. That room has been a catch all and needs one purpose. <BR> <BR> A sore throat is trying to weigh me down so I've been hitting t... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 03:30:44 EST ICEDEMETER has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60862200 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IC<BR>EDEMETER </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, 7 Mar 2015 09:48:26 EST TINAJANE76 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60862191 <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... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 09:47:51 EST Daily check in 3/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60860471 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A delicious day at home to tackle huge cleaning and organizing project. Warmer weather and sunshine and time change all have me geared up for spring cleaning. <BR> <BR> Love the way you look for the silver lining Bess. I agree that it's always there. And worth finding. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sat, 7 Mar 2015 05:46:46 EST KSCHRAUT has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60853286 <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... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:25:12 EST Daily check in 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60851355 Good morning! And happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Kellie I share your rage at these scammers. I hope you guys notified your Atty Gen and police so they can work on stopping these thieves. Our newspaper reported the jury scammers are active here but so far haven't asked for money. Acting on your anger to help get these guys may help with the emotional wound and sleep. <BR> <BR> Warmer weather and sunshine on tap for the next week! Hearing from dock neighbors who are just as anxious as we are. My s... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 04:38:02 EST Daily check in 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60841399 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We are in deep freeze today with promise of beautiful weather for the weekend and next week. SO thankful for spring. <BR> <BR> My fitness buddy that moved away was in town so we got together for dinner last night. Her flight had been cancelled. Too cold to walk though. Neg 5 with wind chill. <BR> <BR> Cross fit and cardio for 90 min this morning <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 5 Mar 2015 05:20:47 EST Daily check in 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60830881 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Great job Kellie! You've worked hard for that bikini bod! Ah, vacation. Sounds wonderful! <BR> <BR> Very stressful one hour drive yesterday morning and then back to back meetings all day rounded out by an hour drive home equalled too much sitting and incredible sciatic nerve pain. I called the doctor for a stronger anti inflammatory than Aleve. Can't wait for PT appointment Mar18. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for 90 min this morning. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 05:00:43 EST Daily check in 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60820775 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was hoping to take a long walk with my ole fitness buddy who is in town today but we had freezing rain overnight and Huckleberry slipped on the stairs as I let dogs out so I'm thinking we won't risk it. Pilates is alternative. <BR> <BR> Yesterday 's workout at crossfit was rowing. Great cardio! <BR> <BR> I'm travelling out of town today and hoping not to fight the ice. I called my 9 am appointment and asked to reschedule to afternoon when temps are to climb to 4... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 04:57:26 EST What's Cookin', Good Lookin'? | March Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60815221 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> <BR> <link>www.sixsistersstuff.com/ </link> <BR> <link... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:52:29 EST Daily check in 3/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60809035 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We arrived home mid afternoon yesterday to a driveway with about 8 in of snow so DH used his snowblower to make short order of it. After going through the mail, I gave in to my weariness and stretched out to watch the news. That turned into a 2 hr nap. Playing in the snow still wears me out. It wasn't a packing snow so no snowman but lots of sledding and attempts to build objects. <BR> <BR> Back to routine with cardio and crossfit for 90 min this morning. Healthy lu... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 03:50:17 EST SHAWFAN has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60800375 <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>... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:22:18 EST KNH771 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60800323 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KN<BR>H771 </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... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:18:47 EST JOANNEEMERALD has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60800291 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JO<BR>ANNEEMERALD </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, 1 Mar 2015 09:15:34 EST JSTETSER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60800272 <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... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:13:37 EST POINDEXTRA has maintained for TWELVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60800229 <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... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:09:28 EST Daily check in 3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60798823 Good morning! Yaay March 1st! <BR> <BR> However we have about 6 inches of fresh snow. Roar! "Do you want to build a snowman?" That's on our agenda for today as we spend our last day with DD and DGD. <BR> <BR> I got to drive the old Eldorado to the bridal shower yesterday. We're planning to leave it here to sell. <BR> But it's still insured and the plates aren't fully transferred so I enjoyed my drive. It was great seeing my old buddy who now lives in TX. It's her daughter who is getti... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 04:55:38 EST RJSCHWEITZER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60791705 <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> * <... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:48:10 EST WWBULBS has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60791665 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WW<BR>BULBS </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, 28 Feb 2015 09:43:06 EST Daily Check in 2-28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60790035 Good morning! Eager to hear from Maree about her adventure with her GD to see Frozen on ice. Those of us with snow on the ground feel like we are living Frozen on ice. LOL <BR> <BR> Watching the scale inch down toward the weight I want. Try as I will, winter is just tough for keeping it off. But as I say to myself, maintain I will. Worth it. <BR> <BR> That said I'm glad it's the weekend and I hope to do some easy activity today. Perhaps a walk between snow storms. Grateful to have a h... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:28:55 EST Daily Check in 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60780371 Good morning, <BR> <BR> Starting this thread quickly in case Maree and I are typing at the same time. Trying not to get 2 threads going. Hope everyone has a terrific day. I'm off to the gym. <BR> <BR> It's the weekend!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm excited about new picture option. You? <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:11:40 EST Daily check in 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60770230 Good morning! <BR> <BR> This is like Friday for me as I'm taking a vacation day tomorrow. We are taking the granddaughter to Frozen on Ice. <BR> <BR> I'm also going to the doctor today for annual physical and to check out this sciatic nerve pain (although it's been better since I've substituted Pilates for crossfit one day a week). I always have a little fear that something bad might show up . <BR> <BR> 30 min cardio and 60 min crossfit (mobility day) . yaaay! <BR> <BR> We have about a... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:52:42 EST MEXGAL1 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60762782 <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>... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:40:06 EST Daily check in 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60760713 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> Once again, Mandycat has us giggling, this time with her "possum" method to ward off illness. Hope it worked, Bess! <BR> <BR> Ravelygirl, good plan to talk to your Dr about your nutrition. I had similar experience in my 50s and drastically changed what I thought was a healthy diet (to the Dukan diet), less veggies and whole grains and more lean protein. It took a while and my body still hangs on to every calorie I consume, but I beat off the pounds that sep... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:26:49 EST Daily check in 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60750826 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations Bess on SP recognizing you as Motivational. Of course this is something all of us already know and love about you! <BR> <BR> Did you all see that Dead Center recently blogged and is back at it? Always glad to hear from/about old friends from our "Daily check in" circle. You guys always amaze and inspire me and I love the diverse interests I hear about every day. <BR> <BR> Exercise planned today: 30 min cardio, 60 min Pilates and, if the temp reac... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:33:26 EST MKELLY72 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60742756 <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... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:06:18 EST Daily check in 2/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60740177 Good morning! <BR> <BR> And good it was yesterday as I drove away from the old office, in my packed-full Crosstour, absolutely euphoric that I am done! Done emptying that space, that is. I went there after church and finished by 1 pm. The balance of the afternoon was spent setting up my new home office. It will be SO nice. <BR> <BR> The computer my 2 partners took out to the bookkeeper we hired failed to boot up so they retrieved it yesterday and are trying other options. Luckily not all ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:55:39 EST Daily check in 2/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60730806 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm happy to report that it is Sunday and I have a clean bedroom, clean kitchen floor, swept staircase and laundry done. New sheets out of the closet and on my bed. It is time; I've earned them. <BR> <BR> A total of 12 inches of snow yesterday. Workout was assisting DH in shoveling same. Light powdery type so not bad at all. <BR> <BR> Instead of getting work done yesterday at the office, we had a 3 hr meeting. Meetings don't empty the office. So I 'll be going bac... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 02:42:15 EST PLMITCH has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60723668 <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, 21 Feb 2015 09:46:23 EST POOKASLUAGH has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60723666 <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... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:46:02 EST Daily check in 2/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60722132 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So sorry to hear you were caught up in a scam Fairhaven queen. I hope the authorities catch the scammers. <BR> <BR> Up too early. Oneweigh, congratulations on your decluttering. I long for that feeling that comes with a tidy home. This weekend will be the last in the old office but all that's come to my house needs to be organized. At least I'm in town this weekend <BR> <BR> We have about 6 or 7 inches of fresh snow. I think the first layer was sleet though so it ... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 03:30:35 EST Daily check in 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60712533 Good morning. Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Congrats Toni on the award. I expect it is awarded to blog writers and people who visit their SP Page since you and Kelli are bloggers. I think there's a way to click and vote on your SP Page. You could check with team leader Tina Jane for the scoop. <BR> <BR> 8 hrs of sleep last night. The day wore me out. But it was a great day and I love my new job. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio this morning. Lean lunch to pack. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great ... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:44:59 EST Daily check in 2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60702668 Good morning! Thursday already which is mobility day at crossfit class--always welcomed by these sore muscles. I've kinda decided to just try to maintain the muscle tone and strength I've achieved instead of pushing too hard for PRs . I really want to avoid injury. <BR> <BR> Glad you have a diagnosis on your foot and hope you pass all your tests, Dalid414! It's important to do that every so often. <BR> <BR> Love hearing how maintainers take care of themselves, reg visits to Dr., Kelli ... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:04:24 EST STORYCRAFTER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60694817 <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> * <... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:02:09 EST Daily check in 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60692483 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Ah, those of you who are able to go outside in warm weather ... This girl has cabin fever. <BR> <BR> Figuring out that cushy shoes relieve sciatic pain. I think it all relates back to foot surgery done on my left foot to fix bunyon and hammer toe over 10 yes ago. Surgery is never as good as what God gave ya. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio today for 90 min and packing lean lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope your knee cooperated Toni. Congrats to those making the most of cold ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:53:55 EST Bingeing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60684941 Hi - I'm relatively new to this group and so happy I found it. <BR> <BR> I began my journey in December 2012 and didn't really start losing weight until February 2013. <BR> <BR> From February 2013 to September 2015, I lost 125 lbs by "cleaning eating" (low-carb-ish) and working out. Weight went from 250 to 125. My goal was never to be that low but I was happy I was there. <BR> <BR> I stayed at 125 until around Christmas. Since then I've been fighting occasional (but very bad!) binges. ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:09:33 EST Daily check 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60682190 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Long day at old ofc. Filled all trash cans emptying bookkeeper's desk and secretary's desk. Unbelievable the stuff people keep. There's still more. <BR> <BR> The sciatic has calmed down thankfully. I also appreciate the longer days. Even though this arctic blast will keep me inside. <BR> <BR> Pilates and treadmill this morning for total of 90 min. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 17 Feb 2015 03:22:07 EST Daily check in 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60672249 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Presidents Day! DH and I are cross fitting this morning. And then I'm heading into the old ofc for a hard push to get the space vacated. The 2-3 week reprieve given to us by our landlord is nearly up. Whatever needs to be done will just have to be moved offsite. Amazing what they leave for me to do...like going through Accounts Payable files to see if we need to keep them. If the last thing in it is from 2009, duh, pitch it! <BR> <BR> Yoga was great yester... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:17:32 EST CHRISTIECAT has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60664609 <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, 15 Feb 2015 10:00:12 EST Daily check in 2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60662896 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The "yuckies" hit DDs household. Granddaughter caught the tummy flu that her babysitter's kids had last week so the birthday Italian dinner has been postponed until the 27th. DD and I went to her Yoga class; not "hot yoga" but a very warm room and if the goal is to sweat, I certainly did so. We're going again today and this class is focused on stretching. <BR> <BR> I read a SP article on sciatic pain yesterday. It said to rest for six weeks. And give up high heels.... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:31:10 EST Daily check in 2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60654547 Good morning! Happy Valentine's day! <BR> <BR> We are going out to dinner at an Italian restaurant on The Hill in St Louis. But mostly to celebrate DDs 40th birthday. Ok with me if it doubles as Valentine's day celebration. I'm thinking about venturing out to Walgreens or whatever is open this time of day/night to buy cards. So behind... <BR> <BR> DD and I are going to Yoga classes today and tomorrow morning. Hopefully that will help the sciatic problem. Dr appointment made for Feb 26. <B... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 04:53:23 EST DONNAEDA has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60646821 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DO<BR>NNAEDA </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, 13 Feb 2015 08:39:17 EST Daily check in 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60645644 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday the 13th! <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio for 90 min, then team meeting starting at 8:30 at work and after work we will be heading to DDs for her birthday weekend. 40Th. Then on Monday, the big push to clear out the old office. I SO need that to be done. <BR> <BR> Healthy lunch already packed. <BR> <BR> Hope every single one of you has a happy, healthy and lucky day!! Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:37:20 EST Daily check in 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60635693 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I always enjoy catching up on the daily posts. I'm listening to howling wind as an arctic blast comes through. I'm grateful that I don't have to do any travelling for the rest of this week. Next travel will be Fri to DDs for her birthday, her 40th. We are taking her to dinner (Italian) so I need to conserve calories for that. <BR> <BR> Heading to the gym for crossfit and treadmill work. Mobility day at crossfit. Exactly what I need. Healthy lunch to pack. <BR> ... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 04:00:27 EST Daily check in 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60625366 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I agree that Tuesday was a long day. I fell asleep at about 6:30 once the Aleve kicked in to relieve the sciatic nerve pain. I must take time to call doctor tomorrow. Too bad I can't get all these errands done in the middle of the night when I'm up. <BR> <BR> I feel so sorry for Boston and all of that snow. <BR> <BR> Plan to go to the gym for 90 min and pack a healthy lunch <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:41:01 EST Daily check in 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60615568 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Pilates class and treadmill work this morning for a total of 90 min. Then I'll hit the road for work in the new ride. Traveling a lot today. <BR> <BR> Cold weather is back but thanks for the reminder Bess that spring is only 40 days away. Ah, spring! Let's build these bods for spring and summer!! <BR> <BR> Hope it's a happy and healthy day for all! Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:02:48 EST JESSIHOVER2 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60606603 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>SSIHOVER2 </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, 9 Feb 2015 09:30:14 EST Daily check in 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60604659 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni can't wait to hear how the kayaking went. Hope the knee cooperated. Hope all those with injuries and other stages of sickness bounce back soon. <BR> <BR> 67 degrees yesterday had me outside cleaning out the ole Eldorado and giving her a loving hand wash for whomever is her next owner. This is a beautiful piece of machinery. I'll try posting a pic of the new and the old. What a treat to have a taste of spring at this time of year!! <BR> <BR> Nothing more frus... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 05:07:05 EST Daily check in 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60595028 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I can't believe this but I bought a brand new car yesterday. A Honda Crosstour - pearl white with tan interior. Same coloring as the old Eldorado. It will be nice not to worry but I still hate the whole process. <BR> <BR> Today will be play day with DGD and then I will head home around 4. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a good day! Sun, 8 Feb 2015 04:24:43 EST Daily check in 2/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60586074 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Off to DDs and DGDs. Happy Saturday to all. Hoping massage therapist makes a huge difference. <BR> <BR> Interesting point calculations Bess. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 7 Feb 2015 06:02:14 EST Daily check in 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60576207 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, Friday! I "should" stay home and work on this poor neglected house , but instead I have a weekend planned of being with people I love and taking care of me. Dinner tonight with my sister in law, her husband and DH. They are excellent cooks and love them so. Saturday I'm travelling (in old car and crossing my fingers the additive did its magic) to DD, where just the two of us can hang out until Sat night when we pick up DGD. Massage and maybe some car shopping. ... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 05:03:05 EST Daily check in 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60566014 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It seems like all the meetings scheduled this week have been cancelled for one reason or another. Snow and below zero temps keep me in town today. Thankfully. I'm going to perform the second head gasket fix on my car this morning. The last bottle kept my car from burning coolant for over a year. Hopefully this will limp me along until I can shop for a car. I was hoping to wait until I know what my tax bill will be. <BR> <BR> 90 min at gym. Nutrition on track. Sca... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 04:13:49 EST Daily check in 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60555471 Good morning! <BR> <BR> 90 min gym. Healthy nutrition to pack for lunch. Massage scheduled for Saturday. <BR> <BR> This is 2nd time I've written message as I received an error when I hit "post message" I'm going back to bed with a heating pad and hope Aleve kicks in soon. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 4 Feb 2015 02:51:02 EST Daily check in 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60544512 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up too early trying to ease this sciatic pain - ice pack, heating pad, foam roller, lacrosse ball, Aleve. I'm scheduling a massage this Saturday at DD's therapist. And reading up on causes, treatments. Now that new insurance is in effect and I might actually have a minute I'll go to the doctor. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and treadmill for my 90 min of workout this morning. Healthy options for my lunch. Driving out of town today. Hoping car makes it. Next big project is ... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 02:58:38 EST SHERRYLHBB has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60534017 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SH<BR>ERRYLHBB </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 Feb 2015 08:30:09 EST Daily check in 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60532728 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Groundhog day. I shall think spring, no matter what that critter sees. I took the day off yesterday. Snow ice kept me in town so I went to church, took a nap, went shoe shopping (2 PR running; 2 PR high heels), watched some Super Bowl and updated my FB profile with new job. Lazy day. <BR> <BR> Back to routine of Crossfit with DH at 6 am; I'll do the treadmill for 30 prior to class. I'm hoping the new running shoes will make a difference in the sciatic. Glad to hear ... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 04:38:09 EST BREWMASTERBILL has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60524953 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BR<BR>EWMASTERBILL </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, 1 Feb 2015 11:19:30 EST BANANAMAG has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60524923 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>NANAMAG </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, 1 Feb 2015 11:15:10 EST Daily check in 2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60522361 Good morning and welcome February! <BR> <BR> Look at me sleeping until 4:30 like a big girl. Almost 8 hrs. After all the hype we received only a dusting of snow and forecast now says less than 1 inch. But rain too so I'm not sure I should spend 4 hrs driving (both ways) to spend the day with DD and granddaughter. <BR> <BR> But in any event I'm taking a break from the ofc. <BR> <BR> Donated blood yesterday and ate "rewards" foods. I need to quit that. There are other rewards non food! <B... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:55:02 EST JAMIRBLAZE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60513980 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>MIRBLAZE </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, 31 Jan 2015 10:00:43 EST GREENGENES has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60513967 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GR<BR>EENGENES </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, 31 Jan 2015 09:59:18 EST Daily check in 1/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60511950 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Time marches on and here we are at Jan 31. Last night DH loaded the pickup truck with my stuff and it will become my next project. But I will be able to work on it at my own pace -- and from my own home. I have visions of a nice, organized, home office, a clean, uncluttered home. It's time. <BR> <BR> So! I considered rewarding myself by travelling over the river and past the woods to granddaughter and DD's house on Sunday. But alas, we are under a winter storm war... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:19:20 EST MRSJERRYBUSH has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60504492 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MR<BR>SJERRYBUSH </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 Jan 2015 10:10:50 EST Daily check in 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60501988 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, Friday AND the 30th. I've never liked the month of January but the end of THIS particular January will be the most celebrated of my life. As I left last night at 7, I thought about the last day for our secretaries. Did any of the guys think about bringing donuts or lunch or something nice? <BR> <BR> The good news is we found a bookkeeper to help ys out at a very reasonable rate. Former bookkeeper has offered to help her out. Thank you Lord. And team for all your... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:49:02 EST Please help me succeed with maintenance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60497655 My weight is on a one-year roller coaster cycle. For the past five years I do the same every year at the same time and I have promised myself that I am not going to fall into the cycle again this year. I am 42, 5'1" and I am at my goal of 110 pounds. I would like to lose two more pounds but at my age I feel like all that will accomplish is a lower number on the scale and some more wrinkles. So, I have promised myself to be content at 110. <BR> <BR> This is my cycle: For the last five y... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:46:20 EST Daily check in 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60491691 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Back to back meetings yesterday from 8 am until nearly 4 pm with barely enough time to hit the ladies room or eat my lunch. But it was fun and I think we provided a valuable service. <BR> <BR> Today no driving. Furniture from my ofc is being moved to my home. It's so much nicer than what I have here but will temporarily overload the house. So next project will be to tackle this place. <BR> <BR> Crossfit class in our new building this morning, about 2 blocks from m... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:58:09 EST Changes around age 40? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60489213 Hi there! <BR> I used spark people to take off 39 pounds after having three children, and I have now maintained that weight loss for four years. For the most part, I know around how many calories I should eat and I exercise heavily 4x/ week. I know that calorie choice counts too, and stick to a really healthy diet, with a few treats of course! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am 39, and this past year, for the first time in four years!, I'm noticing the scale is slowly moving up. It seems that even wh... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:05:11 EST LORAC67 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60483266 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LO<BR>RAC67 </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, 28 Jan 2015 09:57:53 EST Daily check in 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60480845 Good morning. <BR> <BR> I woke up plotting out what time I would need to go to the gym to give me enough time to hit the shower , stop up at the ofc and head out of town by 6:30 am. I am so grateful to have a 24 hr gym available so close to my house. <BR> <BR> If you heard a BIG sigh of relief coming from the Midwest yesterday at about 4 pm, it was me learning our landlord granted (my suggested) request to let us leave our bookkeeping desk etc for a few weeks while we finish up January b... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:19:35 EST BRIGHTANGEL has maintained for NINE YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60472947 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BR<BR>IGHTANGEL </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, 27 Jan 2015 10:48:07 EST Daily check in 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60469821 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, glad you got the care you needed, Phebess. My daughter makes a wonderful mango salsa every summer so that's what came to my mind when you said mango encounter. <BR> <BR> File wasn't in my trash can. I asked my secretary to keep an eye out for it. Weird. Now bookkeeper problems. Our recovering bookkeeper can't help us after all. Current secretary doing the billing wants to be done with this place Jan 30. Some way, some how. <BR> <BR> The workouts save my sani... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:40:48 EST LLTHOMAS1117 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60461780 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LL<BR>THOMAS1117 </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, 26 Jan 2015 11:09:20 EST Tracking Bad Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60461538 On the days when I know I have back slided, I don't want to track it. Today I did anyway. I knew that when I went out with my family last night, I lost control with my eating. It was just too hard to resist those chow mien noodles when they were put right in front of me! I know I would wind up way out of my calorie range and I was right! I am beating myself up for it. I was good for the rest of the week though. Any thoughts? <BR> <BR> Do you guys track your "bad" days? How does it ma... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:44:23 EST Daily check in 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60457922 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Sounds like the East Coast might get hammered today. Flurries and snow showers are predicted here but percentage chance must be pretty low because it's not even stated. Hope all stay safe. <BR> <BR> Oh Mandy, prednisone. "Scare-oids" is right. I took it once when I had a bad case of poison ivy and swore I wouldn't ever again. <BR> <BR> Hot tea and ibuprofen to help me get back to sleep. Meditation to quiet my mind might help because all I can think about is the... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:16:04 EST Daily check in 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60447651 Good morning. Having some difficulty sleeping so just got up, checked ofc email and made to do lists. Too spooky to go downtown to work at this hour. Very few firms would accomplish closing out 40+ yr practice in 45 days. I kept having a nightmare but maybe it is gone now and I can go back to sleep. <BR> <BR> 11 weeks to heal cracked rib Mandy. Hope yours heals quick!! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Sunday! Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:14:57 EST Daily check in 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60437480 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh guess what I'm doing today? Working at old ofc of course. Temperature is supposed to hit 40+ so I'm hoping to take a "walk break" with a friend. <BR> <BR> Olive Garden last night so scale will likely chastise me even though entree was salmon and broccoli. Salty! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:17:29 EST Daily check in 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60426835 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> 8 days left in January. Starting to see that faint light at the end of the tunnel. <BR> <BR> Discouraged yesterday as the easy workout (squat cleans with a 12 lb medicine ball) irritated hamstring. Really?! Trainer gave me some tips that I shall try. May try to get an appointment with physical therapist. After January "move out of ofc project" is complete of course. <BR> <BR> Okay all you scales out there. Hear ye hear ye! We shall conquer the c... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:20:23 EST Daily check in 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60416127 Good morning my dear friends! <BR> <BR> Yes I suspect one of the many reasons I love summer so much is that memory of "School's out for summer." Ah this year will be great. <BR> <BR> Life is like a box of chocolates. And I've been treating myself after dinner with several from a box received as a Christmas present. Only 8 more days of January when our ofc must be fully moved out of space. I can do anything for 8 days. Right. Only one of my partners shares the urgency and enormity of this ... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:50:00 EST Daily check in 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60404784 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Hump day already. Boy yesterday zoomed by. I have several projects at new job; love it!! Lots of action planned this week and MY part of the files project at old ofc is done. <BR> <BR> Hamstring seems healed but I will approach workouts cautiously. And continue sciatic stretch routine. Cardiac on treadmill. Elliptical and or bicycle this am. Leaving in a bit for the gym. <BR> <BR> Toni and Bess your time with sons sounds wonderful!! Really looking forward to e... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:02:41 EST Reducing sugar intake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60394508 Hi, <BR> I'm wondering how other maintainers have managed to reduce their sugar cravings? I have dealt with it by incorporating it into my diet - eating chocolate rather than something healthy and making sure I stay within range. But, I'm starting to feel that I want to be eating better food and that I've missed something about living a healthy lifestyle because I still trip up when it comes to my sweet tooth. <BR> I know sugar is not good for me and I want to work on challenging this bad h... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:29:16 EST Daily check in 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60393339 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I performed my sciatic stretches in the sauna room at the gym. I thought a little extra heat would help. I think it's feeling better. Pilates this morning at the gym plus some elliptical. <BR> <BR> I slept till the alarm at 4. Yaaaay! I took 3 online training courses at the New job and got quite a bit more done at the old. <BR> <BR> Revelling in the fun posts you all are making and the well wishes. Yes it will be over soon. I will miss some of the fol... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:24:41 EST TINASWEEP has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60382872 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TI<BR>NASWEEP </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... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:25:37 EST Daily check in 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60380716 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I left the office at 4 yesterday so at least I enjoyed being out in the sunshine as it set. I ran the car through the car wash so I can see out of my back and side windows now. Might as well take advantage of our "spring" weather! It actually made it to 52 Saturday and high 40s today and tomorrow and hovering around 40 all week. Yaaaay! A welcome reprieve from deep freeze. <BR> <BR> Gym this morning, then old ofc. (Holiday at new job) I'm up early going through... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:45:25 EST Daily check in 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60369564 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling very overworked as I was in the office from dawn to dusk and missed all of the "spring" weather. I'm sorry to be such a whiner; I may need to take some time off so I can grocery shop and do some laundry. I think I've forgotten how to have fun. On the bright side I feel like we are making progress and I wasn't the only one working. Today 3 others are supposed to come in. <BR> <BR> Worked on sciatic stretches yesterday and plan to set aside time for ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 04:22:58 EST DENISEFULLER has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60361634 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>NISEFULLER </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 Jan 2015 09:39:25 EST Daily check in 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60359626 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> It's Saturday so I could sleep late but here I am, up at 2:30 as usual. Hot tea and Airborne and Aleve and I'll try to go back to sleep. I'm making a concerted effort to do stretching and take anti inflammatories to heal hamstring and sciatic. Heat and ice too. <BR> <BR> The good news to report is that I faced the "scale fear" and was 4 lbs down, meaning that the post holiday weight is gone. Wow was that a relief! <BR> <BR> Working on office this weekend and ho... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 04:08:35 EST Daily check in 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60348619 Good morning! Happy Friday teammaties! <BR> <BR> I spent the day in my new office and completed one required training certification. And participated in an interesting meeting where I felt I made some helpful contributions. <BR> <BR> I've been off schedule going to the gym earlier and have missed my weigh ins. I have to admit that some fear has crept back in, that the number is going to be worse than it was post holiday. Old bad pattern. It is always better to face reality and deal with i... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:21:19 EST Daily check in 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60336943 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was up way too early after only 4.5 hrs of sleep. Ugh. I'm reviewing final bills to send out; I won't miss this chore. Still so much to do at old place. Marathon session planned for this weekend. Each day this week has seemed to last a week instead of 24 hrs. I must finish! <BR> <BR> Going to the gym for at least 30 min cardio and to the Crossfit class for mobility to work on these sore muscles. Right hamstring much better; left sciatic pain lingers. Nutrition ne... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:16:17 EST GRACEINAZ has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60327724 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GR<BR>ACEINAZ </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, 14 Jan 2015 09:38:28 EST MELFOUCH has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60327717 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME<BR>LFOUCH </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, 14 Jan 2015 09:38:07 EST Daily check in 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60325591 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Pilates and elliptical were good choices yesterday. Hamstring in right leg feels much better but I have the sciatic pain in the Left leg. I'll take it easy again today. Gauntlet, elliptical and rolling out sore muscles is on agenda. <BR> <BR> Striving to find a routine in the new job. Traveling out of town again today. Very different. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good day! Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:01:04 EST Setting New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60324423 As most of you know, I've been on Maintenance for 4 months. My goal was 125 and since I'm only 5' (actually 4'11" now due to age) even with the weight I've lost, I'm still at 25 BMI. So, I've decided to go down 5 more pounds. Then I'll see if I can Maintain at the new weight and how I feel. <BR> <BR> What am I going to do differently? <BR> <BR> 1. Change my Calorie Goal Range to 1350-1550. That's 150 less than I've been tracking. <BR> <BR> 2. Increase my exercise intensity. Although... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:24:49 EST Daily check in 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60314234 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Boy did I sleep well. Ah glorious 8 hrs. It was a great day of meeting folks and shadowing my contemporary in that city. The snowfall was beautiful, the kind that sticks to all the branches and the roads weren't too bad. All in all a very good day. <BR> <BR> Today I'm headed to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Pilates. I'll be at my New ofc here in town with my team. So happy. <BR> <BR> Mandy I hear ya on the fight with sports bras. I opted for the model ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:28:15 EST HAKAPES has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60303927 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HA<BR>KAPES </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, 12 Jan 2015 09:48:33 EST _JODI404 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60303915 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=_J<BR>ODI404 </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, 12 Jan 2015 09:47:46 EST Daily check in 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60301132 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The day has finally come. Funny how time marches on despite our fretting. Thanks for all the kind wishes. I shall report back on my first day of new job. I'm so excited about this new adventure! <BR> <BR> I spent another 7.5 hrs at ofc yesterday. Lordy this is a time consuming project. Walk with my friend was a nice break but hardly felt like a workout. Mentally helpful. <BR> <BR> I had planned to skip my workout this morning because the gym doesn't open until ... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 03:29:13 EST Daily check in 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60289732 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was at the ofc from 7 to 4 yesterday. My Secretary brought a half dozen Melocream donuts and a package of donut holes to celebrate my new job. Sweet of her but the LAST thing I needed. She worked from 8 to 10:30. One guy came in for an hour and ate one. As the day wore on my resolve weakened and I ate several donut holes. Then DH wanted to go out to dinner. Not a good nutrition day. <BR> <BR> Lots of up and down getting letters out to clients with old documents ... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 04:39:11 EST binge eaters? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60282512 How many here think that bingeing was her main problem? Although I sometimes ate big meals, my biggest problem even when I was young before ever dieting was sneak eating, mostly sweets. The habit grew over a period of decades. For years I ate good meals and snacks, but still binged, as opposed to becoming overweight because of overeating in other ways. Maybe I wasn't a true binger because I wasn't eating 3000 calories in a sitting, but it was a lot and fast. The sense of feeling driven to do ... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:04:48 EST Daily check in 1/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60278594 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Someone told me when I cracked a rib that it would feel better in 11 weeks. And sure enough , it healed in 11 weeks. Take care Martha. <BR> <BR> Speaking of resting weary bones, I think I over did it at Crossfit this week as the strained hamstring screamed at me yesterday, refusing to do box step overs. Okay I shall skip it 4 days. Weekends I take off, Monday I have to go out of town and leave early and Tuesday I'll do Pilates. <BR> <BR> Last day in office with cl... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 05:26:29 EST 4A-HEALTHY-BMI has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60269159 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=4A<BR>-HEALTHY-BMI </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, 9 Jan 2015 09:05:57 EST Daily check in 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60267421 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Although it won't be much of a weekend, I'll be working toward a better day. On my first day Monday I must drive to the regional ofc 70 some miles N of here for "onboarding" I'm hoping that wintry mix forecast won't sideline me. Eh, what's a little more stress ! <BR> <BR> Cleaning out old files over a 30 year career remind me of a lot of challenges I tackled and make me Feel proud. Once a case was over and the file put away, I was moving on to the nex... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 03:43:57 EST Daily check in 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60255368 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So it seems my winter sleep schedule is settling in at 7 pm to 2 am. 7 hrs so not bad, just a little weird. Flip flops, a beach and warm sunshine....ah, what a dream. Thank God for those fond memories that sustain us. Looking forward to the day that closing the office is a distant memory and hoping for no big regrets. Unfortunately no break before New gig. I'm praying for a measure of wisdom and energy fueled by the adrenaline that comes with something New to carry... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 03:58:46 EST Daily check in 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60243600 Howdy teammates! <BR> <BR> I so enjoy reading all the posts. So glad you found your ring, Kellie, and hope you are all patched up with hubby. Getting it sized? You're a maintainer so it's time, right?! <BR> <BR> An ofc furniture store proposed to take 5 nice desks and file credenzas, file cabinets and bookshelves off our hands and give us $500, a pittance really, but factoring in the moving cost we probably have no other choice. The catch is they must be entirely emptied by Tuesday at the ... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 03:53:03 EST ELIZADUCK has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60233938 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EL<BR>IZADUCK </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, 6 Jan 2015 09:55:14 EST Tubilustrium Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60232874 Deadline to sign up is Monday 1/19/2015 (Midnight, Central Time). <BR> <BR> <link>http://goo.gl/forms/fkaiCce47z </link> <BR> <BR> Let's prepare for summer fitness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and maintenance through the end of Food season and into spring. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (January 20 - March 23) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our pre-selected target weight. <BR> <BR> You do not need to be a "perfect" maintainer to join t... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 08:35:16 EST Daily check in 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60231148 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hot tea brewing while I check in; hoping to get back to sleep. Worked way too hard yesterday and I feel that ole "martyr syndrome" roaring its head. I'm becoming very resentful as it seems I am the only one busting arse. Just need to get through it. <BR> <BR> Bum is sore after doing 110 one leg deadlifts at 60% of my one rep max, and 80 bent rows at Crossfit class yesterday. Lordy that was tough. Going back this morning for 60 min Crossfit class and 30 min treadmil... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 03:32:47 EST SCOUTMOM715 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60221144 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SC<BR>OUTMOM715 </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, 5 Jan 2015 09:56:00 EST Daily check in 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60218147 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Yesterday went well with nutrition choices. DD and GD Left early, 8:30 am. Always sad to have the house so quiet again. Arctic air with snow blowing sideways averted my ideas for a fresh air walk so I spent about 6 hrs at the office, mostly answering emails and getting files ready for pickup, etc. This,too, is a sad process. But I felt productive as I drove home. I taught DH a sewing stitch to use on a coyote hide and gave in to exhaustion by 4, sleeping for a ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 03:50:08 EST Daily check in 1/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60205839 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Dogs had to go so I'm checking in and going back to bed. With DD and GD in town we are having company and going to visit and yesterday was way over on calories. <BR> <BR> This must stop. <BR> <BR> Today it will be lean and clean and some form of exercise. They go home this morning. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good day! <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 04:46:45 EST Daily Check in 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60194776 Good morning, team <BR> <BR> I'm up early. I was too lazy to start a fire so I am writing by candle light (-: Need some fire in January, that's for sure. <BR> <BR> Had a great work out day yesterday and will get one in today. I'm behind for the week so I'm going to put some extra minutes in today. <BR> <BR> We are still in holiday mode until Tuesday, Jan. 6th. We keep our real tree up until then. Like so many of you, I enjoy the lights on these dark days. <BR> <BR> I too want to se... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 05:39:22 EST Holiday weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60190056 Was just reviewing a website that showed charts that suggest several reasons why Americans have gained weight over the last 60-ish years. (Probably nothing new to this crowd, but I like to review the basics, as I'm not a calorie counter and rely more on implementing general practices of slim cultures.) One of them was that people gain some weight during the holidays that they never take off. I'd guess that that is combined with the other factors. I'd bet 100 years ago, people probably gained ... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 17:24:53 EST