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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 LESLIELENORE has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66891096 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinica... Sun, 28 May 2017 21:45:29 EST Daily check in 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66887150 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well, I was able to sleep the whole night without a puppy potty break. Just a little whining once, <BR> <BR> Beautiful abundant sunshine yesterday afternoon for DD and I to enjoy while everyone else napped (except DH who messed around with other boaters who, like us, are working out the invariable kinks in boats that have sat idle all winter. <BR> <BR> No scale, no news broadcasts, just music and good conversation. <BR> <BR> I do hope there is a break in the rai... Sun, 28 May 2017 07:08:59 EST DESIREE671 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66886048 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>SIREE671 </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, 27 May 2017 23:14:07 EST Daily check in 5/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66881522 Good morning ! <BR> <BR> Just took Scamp out to do his business and I think he will go back to sleep. I'm enjoying a cup of coffee so I'm not sure I'll be able to fall back to sleep.... DGD snuggled up with me last night. Smile! <BR> <BR> Welcome Sara! Congrats on your weight loss! Finding this team has made the difference for me. No more yo yo loss/gain for me, except for those daily variations and constant vigilance against "the creep." <BR> <BR> Sounds like some lovely plans out t... Sat, 27 May 2017 05:50:25 EST Daily check in 5/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66875508 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well here comes Memorial Day weekend! What are the plans? <BR> <BR> We will head to the houseboat this evening. DD and family will join us. Weather looks pretty good. DH has grilled mass quantities of assorted meats so we can zap and go. <BR> <BR> I passed on SO many non-compliant foods yesterday. Desserts used to be my reward for sitting through two full days of class, but zip-zero for me. It's become easier to pass when I remind myself how much better I fee... Fri, 26 May 2017 05:40:52 EST Happiness Happens Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66873195 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6bda7895-cbb1-4c35-aaf8-5112ba0a6623.png"> <BR> <BR> If you'd like to join us for the Happiness Happens Day Maintenance Challenge, you may sign up at <link>http://goo.gl/forms/bUEwkM6sIcpr1y4S<BR>2 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's manage our health and wellness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and maintenance as late spring/late fall gives way to the coming summer/winter months ahead. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for... Thu, 25 May 2017 18:39:21 EST Daily check in 5/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66869738 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm proud to report that I resisted afternoon cookies and fancy cupcakes and desserts at the seminar. One more day ahead. <BR> <BR> I'm so glad to see MWOD on the crossfit schedule this morning (Mobility workout of the day). Mostly yoga stretches -- I'll do my PT exercises too. <BR> <BR> I see the closing problem Phebess. Every transaction has its unique aspect. <BR> <BR> I haven't mentioned this before, but I do estate settlement for a living. After 31 yea... Thu, 25 May 2017 06:24:31 EST Daily check in 5/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66863555 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The cleaning lady comes today so I need to pick up and put away. Then Crossfit, then a 2 day continuing education seminar. Two days of testing my food resistance ability. Seeing former colleagues is the bonus. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed the book discussion. Mostly I'm trying to write this and saying "No!" a hundred times to a scampering puppy. Sitting on the front porch now listening to the birds anouncing the day's arrival. <BR> <BR> Phebess, I am disheartened by ... Wed, 24 May 2017 05:14:30 EST Daily check in 5/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66857484 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the puppy compliments. He does make us laugh with his Scamp antics. Poor Jonie no longer eats anything but treats and can barely do the stairs. It'll be decision time soon, I'm afraid. <BR> <BR> Long time periods to read and sew and practice piano sound glorious. So little time to do those things I used to love to do. Will retirement be the only way? Would almost trade upcoming vacation to stay home and indulge. Jamirblaze, you're a good da... Tue, 23 May 2017 05:05:14 EST Daily check in 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66851129 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Beautiful pics, Toni and Bdynamic! I so appreciate the lush green lawn and the bright red knockout roses in full bloom -- DH not so much as he is in charge of mowing. And it is time again. Before the next rain storm for sure. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to see that the Crossfit workout includes a good deal of mobility this morning. I forgot to take my foam roller to the houseboat Friday night, but the rest was good for my left leg. Most strenuous workouts last weekend we... Mon, 22 May 2017 05:43:22 EST Daily check in 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66845575 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Scamp is hard at playing with his toys while I write this. We bought him some chew bones yesterday so he can teeth on something else besides our hands, etc. As for him doing his business in the rain, I stood outside with an umbrella the other day. And towel routine as Kellie mentioned (easier than the litter boxes I used to clean). It's all a trade-off, pet ownership. Luckily the weather broke yesterday and it was beautiful! More of that today. <BR> <BR> Glad you'... Sun, 21 May 2017 06:59:33 EST JANPER1 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66844213 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>NPER1 </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, 20 May 2017 22:10:38 EST Daily check in 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66840062 Good morning <BR> <BR> I'd rather have slept in awhile but had puppy potty duty up the dock -- now watching him play until it's nap time again. <BR> <BR> Nell, so sorry to hear surgery is necessary again. Did dr say what causes this ? <BR> <BR> I just finished a book by a dr, McNutt, on medical decision making, basically how to obtain and analyze medical information, testing and statistics to determine if the potential benefits outweigh the potential harm. I'm grateful that I don't have... Sat, 20 May 2017 05:40:10 EST Daily check in 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66834595 Good morning! Its Friiiiiday!!!!! <BR> <BR> We woke up to thunder and lightning, and a weather alarm from DH's phone. I had to use an umbrella to take Scamp out. <BR> <BR> Safe travels Toni! WTG Kellie, facing a bit of fear and feeling empowered. Reminded me of my ride to Sturgis by myself in 2002. That brought back childhood memories and feelings of the excitement that exploring something new brings. Bet you feel that a lot, Phebess, as you travel the world. I'll check out your blog... Fri, 19 May 2017 05:52:19 EST Daily check in 5/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66828702 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ahhhh, Thursday and no travelling. What a relief! Yesterday afternoon I drove home through a brown out--dust from farm fields blowing across the highway. I Thank God there was no pile up as there were later news reports of just that. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the "puppy love" ---he's still asleep so I have a few minutes to myself. There's a "pile up" of undone chores due to his "cuteness" and training time. Kellie, thanks for tip on getting links to work--I've mis... Thu, 18 May 2017 05:09:16 EST Back after a hiatus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x66825723 Anyone else here ever fallen off the wagon? I reached my lowest weight in 2013 and I just got too comfortable. Then life happened--an unexpected divorce, a few moves, I met a new guy, got remarried--and in the process, I gained 30 pounds back. Last week I saw the number 200.8 on the scale and said enough is enough! I know what I need to do; I've done it before...and I can't go back to the 200s! I've been tracking on here for 8 days and I can't believe I nearly forgot just how great of a resou... Wed, 17 May 2017 13:46:00 EST Daily check in 5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66822998 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, a full night's sleep -- about 8:30 to 4:00. Puppy slept, too. Yes, it's a period of training. We use a kennel. <BR> <BR> And his personality chose his name: Scamp. He truly scampers every where he goes, bouncing all over the place. Plus, it's a name that lends itself to all kinds of nicknames. Yaaay! <BR> <BR> Good job with consistency in nutrition and fitness! My scale took a dip yesterday--I had to weigh twice to believe it. We'll see if it was just a... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:02:43 EST TANYA602 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66819502 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.di... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:21:22 EST MIRAGE727 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66819498 <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... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:20:20 EST Daily check in 5/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66817224 Good morning! <BR> Oh my I'm tired. Hit snooze several times. But then DH and I both were up several times through the night, taking the puppy out . <BR> <BR> I need to bake some chicken thighs for my lunch and prepare for a meeting out of town at 9, plus Crossfit so I have to make this short. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Tue, 16 May 2017 05:54:16 EST Daily check in 5/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66811012 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The puppy (still unnamed at this point) is doing great. He will be seven weeks tomorrow. He awakes and whines around 3 or 4 am for outside potty break and then falls back to sleep. Wish I could join him, but I've got a jammed packed first three days of this week, traveling to significant meetings and a presentation tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Very fun packed, great day yesterday. Hope all your plans for a good day yesterday came together! <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning ... Mon, 15 May 2017 05:30:07 EST Daily check in 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66806046 Happy Mother's day! <BR> <BR> A little distracted this morning as we have a new baby in the house! Yes, we picked up the puppy last night. Couldn't wait! <BR> <BR> Now to decide upon a name! <BR> <BR> He's so funny, watching him explore. <BR> <BR> I'll add pic when I get home to the computer. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day, especially all mothers! Sun, 14 May 2017 07:23:43 EST Daily check in 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66800171 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Phebess, I think your memorial tradition is a grand one. Sounds like you are having a lot of fun with "home ownership" opportunities which are quite a change from your usual lifestyle -- cooking, gardening, weeding! New knee next month? I'm sure there's a lot of prep for that. <BR> <BR> Ah, time off Jamirblaze--hope you enjoy it and I'm sure your parents appreciate the help. Are you saying goodbye to your childhood home as they plan to sell and rebuild? So many d... Sat, 13 May 2017 05:46:47 EST Daily check in 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66794407 Good morning and happy TGIF!! <BR> <BR> Sparkling, how fun to read your "emotion" filled post, with bonus pic of you and your mom! Welcome, Mermaid, and congrats on good planning food choices. That's what it takes to maintain weight loss, one good choice after another until it becomes a lifestyle. No turning back to the old way. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the "beagle" comments--a first for me and DH. Labs, golden, shepherd-mix have always picked me. DH has had plenty of experience with t... Fri, 12 May 2017 06:19:27 EST Am I still maintaining?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66790687 Had to do a physical because we got a new family doctor. For the past 7 years my scale has told me I weigh between 120 and 127 pounds fairly consistently, step on the doctor's scale and it says 142.7. I will admit I freaked out a bit because at 5' 2" that puts me back into the "overweight" category. My scale told me I was 120.4 lbs 2 days before weighing in at the doctor's office. Now I don't know what to believe. I know I am not as toned as I was before because I quit the job I had that... Thu, 11 May 2017 11:42:38 EST Request from Spark Coach Jen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66790246 SPARK_COACH_JEN <BR> At Goal &amp; Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance <BR> 7:27 AM 5/11/2017 <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> A reporter has reached out to us, looking for weight loss success stories to feature in a national magazine. Here are the requirements: <BR> <BR> - A woman in her 30's or 40's <BR> - Must be located in the U.S. <BR> --IMPORTANT: you should not have already shared your story with another publication. <BR> - Someone who has lost 35 pounds or more. <BR> - Someo... Thu, 11 May 2017 10:33:48 EST Daily check in 5/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66788277 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Shower door is installed! Yaaay! The seals have to cure for three days, DH promised to install medicine cabinet and light fixture Monday when we return from the river. It looks SO nice. Pictures to come. <BR> <BR> Today would have been Huckleberry's 14th birthday, Jonie turned 11 on Tuesday and DH's buddy announced the beagle puppy is ready. We may go visit him Sunday, but decided we should wait until June 17 when we return from vacation to take him. We'll see..... Thu, 11 May 2017 05:33:19 EST CBULLIS1 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66784770 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CB<BR>ULLIS1 </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, 10 May 2017 13:04:07 EST Daily check in 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66782454 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Shower door installation today or tomorrow. The remaining work is in DH's court--medicine cabinet, light fixture, towel bar. I can do the trim painting (although he usually does that) and then I need to shop for window covering, rug, towels, art. Getting close! <BR> <BR> I like hearing Mother's Day ideas. I'll have DD and DGD at the houseboat this weekend and DH usually treats us to do whatever we want. So far, weekend forecast is mid 70s and sunny--pe... Wed, 10 May 2017 06:16:32 EST Facial Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66778026 After watching a few episodes of supersized vs super skinny, where they tell the participants about the damage being done to their body by overeating or undereating, I started reading up on the way being overweight or underweight can affect bodyhair. <BR> <BR> Just curious of any of you in here who have lost weight and maintained it for awhile, had been experiencing excessive facial hair at your higher weight that was improved by being a more normal weight. <BR> And, if you did experience ... Tue, 9 May 2017 09:44:27 EST Daily check in 5/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66776487 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My sleep was interrupted last night but luckily I was able to get back to sleep after a cup of hot tea. Challenging day yesterday. <BR> <BR> Nell, I'm glad your meeting went well and hopefully you'll have more support going forward. <BR> <BR> I'm running late. Crossfit, packing lunch and traveling today for work today. 85 degrees predicted. Forecast for the weekend looks perfect for Mother's Day get togethers! What are your plans? <BR> <BR> Hope all have a gr... Tue, 9 May 2017 05:57:12 EST Daily check in 5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66770402 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a good night's sleep! I wanted to watch the special on Diana, but didn't make it very far. Body needed the rest, obviously. <BR> <BR> I stopped eating bread, actually all grains, last Christmas when I started Whole 30. Although the plan provides for reintroducing grains, I don't miss them enough to chance the return of the inflammation I believe they were causing in my body--especially after reading Grain Brain. I was surprised I could do it, after being a b... Mon, 8 May 2017 05:58:31 EST Daily check in 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66764465 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Donna, sending healing prayers and good wishes your way. My goodness, that's a lot to deal with. <BR> <BR> The gobblers did not come within range yesterday, but DH loves the sport of it and has recounted to me every moment of the success he had 2 weeks ago. He just saves the breasts -- huge, vacuum packed and in the freezer. Marinated turkey breast is a staple for grilling at our house, so I expect that's how we will fix it. <BR> <BR> Bess, I can relate to th... Sun, 7 May 2017 05:51:20 EST Daily check in 5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66758757 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Just kissed DH goodbye as he and a buddy head out on the river to hunt turkeys on the islands. Tomorrow is the last day of the season. Breezy out there, but it's warm. <BR> <BR> Today is packed full of events at the local fairgrounds to raise funds for cancer research in memory of DH's uncle. 5k at 7:30 am (still considering), washer tournament DH competing at 1:00, dinner and DJ-dance this evening. So, busy and fun day. <BR> <BR> Yesterday when I donated blood ... Sat, 6 May 2017 05:50:49 EST Daily check in 5/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66752628 Good morning!! Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> Good day yesterday--celebrating a milestone in a major project. By taking some vacation time today. <BR> <BR> Nell, when I had my annual physical, my doctor cautioned me about having a low weight with no reserve in the event of illness. Don't think my body releases weight in response to stress--probably just the opposite. Tough decisions--too bad there's not a group of PhDs who volunteer to visit shut-ins. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed all the posts yesterday... Fri, 5 May 2017 05:43:59 EST Daily check in 5/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66746835 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Goodness I overslept by 40 minutes! Catching up I guess, after only sleeping 4 hrs Tues night. Thanks, I needed that! <BR> <BR> Hugs, Kellie. So glad your DD is okay, --that would scare me, too. <BR> <BR> Glad to hear lbs being released, nutrition and fitness minutes and just taking it easy when needed. <BR> <BR> I need to scoot. Hope all have a great day! Thu, 4 May 2017 06:00:45 EST MGEDDES1 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66742946 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MG<BR>EDDES1 </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, 3 May 2017 13:38:12 EST DIANNEMT has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66742937 <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... Wed, 3 May 2017 13:36:19 EST JSTETSER has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66742927 <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... Wed, 3 May 2017 13:34:36 EST Daily check in 5/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66740144 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a sweet sharing of a major life event, Bess! Congratulations! I'm sure you'll be hearing that greeting a lot over the next few months. And taking many walks down memory lane. I feel privileged to be able to (virtually) walk along with you, as my day will come. <BR> <BR> Six years ago, on May 1, I began a lifestyle change which finally resulted in the attainment of my goal weight on June 15. Tweaking required five months ago. I'm grateful to discover what wo... Wed, 3 May 2017 04:17:24 EST Daily check in 5/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66733618 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So, not much new here, same ole Tuesday routine--Crossfit, traveling for work, trying to move work projects forward. <BR> <BR> Staying at goal. Which doesn't produce any accolades--no comments from friends, family, co-workers. One of those big differences between those folks losing weight and those maintaining weight loss. But, for me, it still takes just as much vigilance. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 2 May 2017 05:35:02 EST Daily check in 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66726651 Good morning! <BR> <BR> New month, new week. And ... drum roll.... the bathroom vanity is installed! DH arrived home from the river around noon, and announced his plan for the day. Once the medicine cabinet is in, I can "move back in" for my morning primping. Shower door installation is scheduled for May 12. Thick, heavy frameless door -- will send in order today. <BR> <BR> Today is Crossfit Total, where we work up to our one rep max in the overhead press, back squat and deadlift, then... Mon, 1 May 2017 05:49:00 EST SRWYLIE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66722532 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SR<BR>WYLIE </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, 30 Apr 2017 12:28:46 EST Daily check in 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66720327 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, busy ladies yesterday! I would have loved spending the day "baby"(truly)sitting, jetskiing, kayaking, piano-ing, enjoying art, the woods, flowers -- warmth and sunshine. *Deep breath* <BR> <BR> I spent the entire morning in my home office, catching up, paying biils, filing, doing some planning. Felt good to be so productive. <BR> <BR> My hairdresser recommended a drop of dish soap to lighten my hair a bit, so I primped and went shopping to use birthday discou... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:19:07 EST Daily check in 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66715152 Good morning! Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Nell, Phebess makes a very good point. And your description of your mom's behavior and needs leads to the conclusion that her safety would be greatly enhanced by your proposed plan. Best wishes through this process. <BR> <BR> Glad we have the weekend to recharge and rebalance, especially those of us who have had a rough week. Good thing we all know how nutritious food choices and challenging workouts give us the strength and balance we need to po... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:21:15 EST Daily check in 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66708508 Good morning! Yaaay, it's Friday! <BR> <BR> I'm so disappointed with the weekend forecast--solid heavy rain all day Saturday and Sunday. Plans for DD and DGD to come to the houseboat, and all of us attending the Marina "Spring Fling" are all up in the air. I have a few birthday coupons to use before they expire on Sunday. So, I just need to make a decision. An old mantra: "Rain or shine, I create my day." <BR> <BR> Nell, hope your mother will wear the shoes. Bess, I was also interested ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:45:06 EST Daily check in 4/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66702315 Good morning, friends. <BR> <BR> Stories of repairman fraud just highlight why it's so hard to trust people these days. <BR> <BR> So Tues evening I went to the hairdresser for my usual, every 7 week, cut, color. I commented that the color seems to fade, resulting in a lighter and lighter blond at then end of the 7 weeks. She's been pulling a darker color through, but OMG is my hair dark! I am embarrassed by drastic changes to my hair, despite some compliments. I'll be able to wash it t... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:28:30 EST G1NNY7 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66698146 <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... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:01:33 EST Daily Check in 4/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66696001 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day already! Yaaay! Progress at my house -- the bathroom flooring is installed, DH will put second coat of paint on the walls, the vanity and top will be delivered later this week (or DH might be able to go pick them up if it's not raining--although it's supposed to rain today). I need to decide whether to purchase a new toilet--nothing wrong with the old one, but it's the shorter model and now that we have a taller vanity, it might dwarf the toilet. Ah, deci... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:45:27 EST Daily check in 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66689820 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'll have to check out your blog, Kellie. <BR> <BR> Bess, when I took this job in January 2015, I told myself I'd stay 10 yrs. 2025. But, I agree, there's a lot to consider, and I feel like I need to develop a grand plan--Medicare, Social Security, Required Minimum Distributions from IRA, now a pension and a 401k with a small employer match. Good source? From someone who isn't selling something. Lots of life changes--I can just imagine the conflict. <BR> <B... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:28:26 EST Daily check in 4/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66682947 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I guess all that sunshine and fresh air I enjoyed yesterday contributed to my good night's sleep. I'm having trouble waking up this morning! But it'll happen. Always does! Ha! <BR> <BR> Toni, I can't even imagine a snake in my living space! Yikes! Glad it was harmless. <BR> <BR> Good to have you back, Bess. Hope you and your computer perk back up! I bet your garden is lovely! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I feel very blessed. <BR> <BR> Of... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:06:15 EST Daily check in 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66677198 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today's my happy birthday! I'm getting a bright sunshiney day, about 70 degrees! And spending it in my happy place. DH also ordered me the new bikini I promised myself if I "beat the creep", which I have (for now). <BR> <BR> Did you all read Sparkguy's post about Miss Willow and her fight against liver cancer? I read her page and joined the team to eat to defeat cancer. Reminds me of the song: "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw. My dad died of cancer ... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:14:37 EST Daily check in 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66671402 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> I'm writing this from the houseboat and looking forward to a relaxing weekend. DH just left in the john boat to hunt turkeys on the islands. Last Monday he and his buddy logged 8 miles of walking. <BR> <BR> Chilly and cloudy forecast today, but dodged the rain. Warmer and sunshine tomorrow! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I brought my running shoes and may venture out, inspired by Kellie. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:30:37 EST Daily check in 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66665094 Good morning!! It's Friday!! <BR> <BR> I had a great time at the dinner; just said no thank you to dessert. Small taste of chardonnay. Scale is happy--I was prepared for a bump up. <BR> <BR> Running late since slept in a bit, but heading to Crossfit. Have a 9 am meeting, or would be tempted to sleep in...maybe early out today. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!!! Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:15:22 EST Q about SP calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66660613 So, I've gained 4 more pounds this week. For a total of 14 pounds in about a month. I have to do something or else I will keep gaining. But I don't want to become obsessed again. <BR> <BR> I think one of the reasons I got obsessed is because I had lack of patience and was jumping from one thing to the next, and getting more and more extreme. <BR> <BR> I was thinking that if I used no s diet as my core plan, and modified by calorie counting and not going nuts on the weekends I will slowly lo... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:59:01 EST Daily check in 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66658061 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Healing wishes going out to you, Sparklingme. Although SP doesn't embrace diets under 1200 calories, there is a community of believers of Calorie Restriction diets who believe it is a healthier option. We all have to find what's best for us. My DD is working through a back injury and is having success with some Keo plan, basically high fat, low carbs. <BR> <BR> Long day ahead for me, as I'm traveling for work, and have the "All Star" recognition dinner tonight--th... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:49:52 EST Daily check in 4/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66651650 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Oh, man, do I feel better!!! Slept well after transaction was 95% funded and closing complete--waiting on one wire. What a relief! Onward to the next issues! <BR> <BR> Oh, Bess, how dainty your flower creation looks! Sweet sweets! So creative, talented you are! <BR> <BR> Glad you're feeling better Poindextra. How exciting Strongdawg! Isn't it cool to have such good SP friends -- reminds me of the old pen pal days of my youth. Yes, Toni, women have com... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:45:07 EST Daily check in 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66645140 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The closing drug on all day yesterday, too, past the cut-off for wires. It's supposed to be funded today. I can't believe it took so long; felt chained to my desk, too stressful. My sleep was interrupted several times last night, and then I ignored the alarm. So now I'm behind and need to rush... ugh. <BR> <BR> We kissed our girls goodbye yesterday morning, and the dog didn't move all day. Guess the two days at the park wore her out. She finally went out this m... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:49 EST WENDYANNE61 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66640356 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:35:53 EST KATIE3908 has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66640331 <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... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:31:53 EST Daily check in 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66637962 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sorry for the "fly by" check in the last couple of days. DD and DGD leave today and, as always, it's been action packed. <BR> <BR> Nutrition was good--lots of broccoli, roasted with garlic and topped lightly with fresh grated parmesan cheese, and marinated, grilled flank steak. We went to a restaurant for breakfast after church and had omelets. I ate one white chocolate candy kiss. So a little variance from Whole 30, but shall return to the regimen today. Looki... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:35:00 EST Daily check in 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66632072 Happy Easter! <BR> <BR> 6:30 church so I 'll get us started and then be back. Rain.... <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!!! Sun, 16 Apr 2017 05:41:55 EST MJREIMERS has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66631289 <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... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 23:28:26 EST CDCSMITH2013 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66631280 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinica... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 23:26:42 EST MARTHA324 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66631270 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.d... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 23:23:38 EST Daily check in 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66626287 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy tax day! Luckily there's a few more days to complete that nasty job, but a good time to take stock of where we stand financially and making necessary changes to our planning documentation! Do it for those you love who may one day have to deal with the pain of loss or other uncertainties. <BR> <BR> But for now, we're all here and doing the very best we can to live life to its fullest, taking the very best care we can of these "wonderfully made" bodies! DGD a... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:38:01 EST HONEYBEESBLISS has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66624800 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>NEYBEESBLISS </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, 14 Apr 2017 22:00:42 EST GLITTERCURLS has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66624758 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GL<BR>ITTERCURLS </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, 14 Apr 2017 21:55:52 EST Daily check in 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66620125 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So ... we had a dry closing, in other words, we signed all the paperwork, but the funds will be wired Monday. I was disappointed, but everyone else was very happy. <BR> <BR> I made it back to the office but kept my "out of office" automatic reply turned on and finished up a few items. I was wiped out ... until I packed up at 4:30 to go home. I opened all my car windows, including the sunroof, popped in a Kenny Chesney CD, and let the wind blow through my hair. D... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:02:35 EST Daily check in 4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66613815 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Although we solved some major issues, another issue surfaced yesterday afternoon which may cause delay. So frustrating. I'm operating as if it will be resolved--heading to pick up original signed documents at 8, and heading to closing. So I need to attend the 5 am Crossfit class and cut this short. By the way, I finished the 150 wall balls and burpees in 28 minutes--broke them up into 5 wall balls, 5 burpees for 30 sets. <BR> <BR> I also won 3rd place at the gy... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 05:13:49 EST Daily check in 4/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66607265 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Today our team at work, and the professionals we've retained, are all focused on finalizing documentation for tomorrow's big closing. I'd appreciate prayers, good vibes that everything falls into place. Assuming it does, I'll be traveling early tomorrow. And then my reward--DD and DGD will be here Thursday evening through Monday and I am taking Friday as a vacation day. Yaaay! <BR> <BR> Nell, that's a good investment that sure keeps you busy--I assume ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:42:09 EST AUTIEJ has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66602643 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AU<BR>TIEJ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:37:00 EST Daily check in 4/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66600884 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Simultaneous sunsets and moonrises are high on my list of nature's blessings, too. Especially across the water--such sweet memories of last summer... <BR> <BR> I'm finding that the longer I'm following Whole 30 plan, the easier it becomes to resist the "non-compliant" foods. I'm enjoying the "compliant" foods so much that I can do without the non-compliants, especially roasted vegetables. Scale isn't moving down at all, but is staying at goal. Too many servings of... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:14:18 EST WWBULBS has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66595229 <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>... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:01:41 EST Daily check in 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66593734 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ooo, I never made it back yesterday. DH and I boated to 2 islands and just listened to the birds--including some "gobbles." Back at the dock, I lazed in the sun and wrote a letter to a gf in cursive with new colorful pens. Now that's unplugged! <BR> <BR> Happy 53rd anniversary, Donna! And yes, lots of spring activities! I'm really moving slow today, though. Guess it's all that fresh air. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and need to pack my lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope all have ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:54:47 EST Daily check in 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66586908 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in to get us started. I'll be back after a boat ride. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 9 Apr 2017 06:54:29 EST Daily check in 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66580453 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A little chilly as I write this from the galley of the houseboat, but come 7 am, we are about to be blessed with abundant sunshine all day long and temps in the 70s! "Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy" <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> I sent Terri a message-- thankful to get to know her and that all the friends she has made here will lend support should she ever have a need. And "lurk" away!!! <BR> <BR> Kellie, wishing you warm wind in your face as you take your fi... Sat, 8 Apr 2017 06:20:00 EST Learning how to lose weight the right way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66578409 I really thought I could avoid doing this, I thought I could just get to goal and then figure this all out and be healthy. But I need to come clean and get this right. <BR> <BR> The truth is this; if I were to be honest i would say that most if not all of my weight loss since starting this journey November 2015 has been due to fasting. I have been either intermittent fasting, or straight water fasting for days at a time. The longest being last month for 27 days (how I got down to 115). I di... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 19:39:38 EST Daily check in 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66574058 Good morning!! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> So happy it's Friday, goin' to the river day. Like a kid on Christmas morning, I was up early to finish laundry and packing. We're pulling the jon boat over and the forecast in the 70s will have us out on the water for sure. <BR> <BR> Bess, cashews are Whole 30 compliant, but oooo is it hard to stop at one serving. I seem to have better control with almonds (I buy plain, sea salted, hickory flavored and wasabi flavored) and enjoy them every evening.... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 05:10:27 EST Daily check in 4/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66567916 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, slept well. I hope this continues. Cold and windy here today, wind chill right now is 33. But there's hope in sight, 70s and sunshine for the weekend. Perfect timing. <BR> <BR> DD had to have a cortisone injection in her back yesterday. The surgery she had last April brought complete relief, but as a journeyman carpenter, she must have re-injured it late last year. Laid off now for about 3 weeks, she's been applying for new jobs. She wanted a physical pro... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 05:47:48 EST Daily check in 4/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66561565 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We are caught up in the unstable weather--cold front from the north clashing with warm front from the south, so rain and such again today. But sunshine and warmth predicted this weekend--I'm SO ready. DH de-winterized the jon boat yesterday so we will definitely be out on the water. Ah... <BR> <BR> Cheering the completed bathroom, Bess. (Looking forward to pics!) And the countdown to retirement. My plan has been to work until age 72. We shall see. I might nee... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 05:45:11 EST GET2BEFIT has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66557784 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>T2BEFIT </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, 4 Apr 2017 13:00:22 EST Daily check in 4/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66555049 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> Ah, "skinny" mirrors. There is a full length mirror in the ofc restroom--makes me look "model" slender--unsustainable, even if attainable! <BR> <BR> Lots of shout-outs: Sharon's Half Marathon, Kellie and Jamirblaze back at it after being sick, Bess' new Grand Plan, Poindextra's staircase workout, Sunny's beach walking (mmm, sounds wonderful--memories of sunrise walks on Waikiki). <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning, lunch packed, traveling today. Still work... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 05:27:41 EST Daily check in 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66548247 Good morning! Monday, Monday... <BR> <BR> We arrived home around noon yesterday. I roasted vegetables for the week (sweet onion, carrots, red and orange bell pepper, cauliflower, sweet potato), hand washed the car, finished laundry, and did some reading and talking on the phone with DD and DGD. <BR> <BR> Was nice to have sunshine as we are back to rain today and a good part of the week. It's April after all. <BR> <BR> Glad to hear you're feeling better Kellie, and that you're almost hom... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 05:40:44 EST Daily check in 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66542346 Good morning ! <BR> <BR> Ah. Look at me sleeping late! Yaaay! <BR> <BR> We are at the houseboat and I'm happy to report that all systems are go! All wintered well. Quiet on the dock though. People at track meets and such. Little chilly but enjoyed the sun for a much welcomed change. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! <BR> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 07:05:08 EST CHANGINGHORSES has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66537574 <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> *... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:31:15 EST GLITTERCURLS has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66537555 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GL<BR>ITTERCURLS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:28:26 EST Daily Check in 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66536011 Good morning! <BR> <BR> For the first time ever in the 40+ years I've been donating blood, my hemoglobin count wasn't high enough to donate. Although within normal range (12.5) (normal is 12.0 to 15.5 for women), it wasn't high enough to meet their standards (nurse didn't tell me that number). She tested it twice since that's never happened and I am usually well over. Of course, I wanted to know why my count would be down; Whole 30? Nurse couldn't see how that would affect it, but also k... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 05:15:17 EST WESTCOASTKID has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66531514 <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> * <... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:23:14 EST --KREN has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66531476 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=--<BR>KREN </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, 31 Mar 2017 10:19:10 EST Daily Check in 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66529758 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaaay! <BR> <BR> Whooo, baby, yesterday was a full day--travelling through a driving rainstorm to and fro meeting, then lots of good news of project coming to fruition, which signals a major push to complete documentation to get to the finish line. By end of April... I can do it... <BR> <BR> Oooo, Bess, so sorry to hear of the flare-up again, but thank you for educating us all on what to watch out for. My doctor is suggesting the shingles vaccine next year, I t... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:05:10 EST PCASEY7 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66525513 <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>... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:19 EST Daily Check in 3/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66523446 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today I'm writing this post from my PC (I went with a new desktop Windows a couple of weeks ago) instead of writing on my phone. I couldn't believe it yesterday when the screen froze just as I was writing my sign off. So far, this PC is just fine. I have never even tried a Mac--guess I gravitate toward recommendations of friends and family and none of them have Mac! <BR> <BR> So, as I was saying yesterday before I was so rudely interrupted by the cyber-thieves, I ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:32:18 EST Daily check in 3/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66517233 Good morning. <BR> Screen froze and I lost my long cheery post. No time to reconstruct. Grrrrrr. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great hump day! Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:01:35 EST Daily check in 3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66511461 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, slept late again. This is good for me. Hope the busy is settling down, Jamirblaze. And those under the weather feel better soon. <BR> <BR> I had a great day yesterday, was named an "All Star" at work which means a dinner in April--not sure what else. The credit really goes to my team. Grateful for this wonderful opportunity to cap off my career. <BR> <BR> DD and "speaking cat", take 2: I didn't mention they have a cat they call "Mister", a yellow tabby... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:08:20 EST Daily check in 3/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66504947 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The stars must have been perfectly aligned last night--I slept so well and long. If I didn't have an appointment set at 9:15 today, I might have taken the day off to make up for working Saturday. <BR> <BR> Moved all the winter clothes out and spring/summer in yesterday. I'm so ready! <BR> <BR> My DGD funny story of the day: DD is fostering a cat and he keeps crying at night. DGD finally got so frustrated with the crying and asked DD "what does he want?" DD sa... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:05:47 EST Daily check in 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66499434 Good morning! <BR> Quick check in as I slept late after waking up around 1 am and being up an hr or so. I needed the rest as the auction was exhausting! But exceeded expectations of the auctioneers. Very stressful--can't imagine doing that for a living!! Talented team, though, wow. <BR> <BR> I'll be saying lots of prayers of thanksgiving at church, then walking with SIL, then DH and I will be cleaning gutters at the rental house and painting the bathroom. Weather cloudy with chance of ... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:26:51 EST Daily check in 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66493249 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> What a beautiful, warm peaceful morning. It's 60 degrees! Fresh fragrances after early morning rainfall and even the birds are still asleep--so quiet. I'm in love with this season. <BR> <BR> And my scale reflects progress; anxious to see if the fancy-schmancy gym scale agrees. Looking at my own records, my weight is down 10 lbs from a high on 10/2/16. <em>9</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I've received tel calls from my physical therapist and the orth... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:44:40 EST NEW-CAZ has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66490243 <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>... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:19:00 EST Daily check in 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66487459 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Phebess, welcome back! We've missed you. <BR> <BR> Sorry to hear about the tummy issues, Kellie, Terri--hope all are on the mend. Glad to hear you're all able to travel, Toni--hope you have a great trip. Jamirblaze--hope your repairs hold. <BR> <BR> Our Crossfit get-together was fun AND inspiring last night. Two of the coaches did the 17.5 workout--9 thrusters @ 95 lbs and 35 double unders for 10 rounds for time. The food spread temptation was ea... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:46 EST Daily check in 3/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66480999 Good morning! <BR> Welcome, Gill. I can relate as I, too, am a 20 lb (or so) loser, but those lbs sure make a difference in my life. My focus has recently turned to nutrition as a means of fueling healing at a cellular level, reducing inflammation to maximize health. We look forward to getting to know you. <BR> <BR> Yaay, Bess, on goal anniversary! And Kellie, getting back at it--Feels good to get back to routine, doesn't it?! Glitter, I'm happy to report that our daffodils survived t... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:42:57 EST ADRIENALINE has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66476778 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AD<BR>RIENALINE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:56:43 EST Daily check in 3/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66474693 Good morning SP friends! <BR> <BR> Hey, Dawn, congrats on 7 yrs of maintaining. It's always inspiring to hear how folks maintain. June 15, 2011 is my date but I still have to work hard at it, tweaking diet and exercise. <BR> <BR> Love the idea of carb/cheese-free stuffed peppers. I'll have to check those out, Toni. DH requested that I make a batch last week, but I used my ole recipe with brown rice and parmesan cheese and then ate them sparingly. <BR> <BR> Welcome back Kellie! What... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:14:49 EST BESSHAILE has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66470024 <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... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:47:06 EST Daily check in 3/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66467974 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the "sleep" wishes. I was able to catch more zzzzz's-- Last night was another challenge as it was nearly 9 pm before I arrived home from an out of town appointment. I'm really trying to focus on a healthy lifestyle and good sleep is an important element, which can be a challenge for me. I picked up 2 more of Dr Perlmutter's "Brain" books from the library yesterday--Brain Maker and Grain Brain Cookbook. I want to see how it stacks up against Whole 30... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:54:17 EST OOLALA53 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66464105 <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... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:33:35 EST DAWNFIRE72 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66464060 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>WNFIRE72 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:30:43 EST Daily check in 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66460869 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Up too early as all the undone tasks nagged at me. It started with a stuffy nose and the thought that I should take some Airborne--lots of coughing in church yesterday. <BR> <BR> The bathroom is demolished. That was a lot of work! Stripping the wallpaper was the worst job for me--despite the sizing I did 30 yrs ago when I put it up. Then cleaning the mess. Wore me out! The onyx installer plans to have it delivered tomorrow and start Tuesday morning. Yaaaay! <BR> ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:16:17 EST Daily check in 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66454516 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Our dog has a new way of communicating when she wants something, a biscuit or to go outside--she does this "stomp" thing. There's no ignoring her, that's for sure. <BR> <BR> As we drove around yesterday, DH reminisced about big ole lovable Huckleberry. <BR> <BR> DH really enjoyed the small town brewery and quaint tavern. I was the only water drinker, and dinner turned out to be almonds and jerkey from a convenience store. A late night but good to see our former t... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:50:13 EST Daily Check in 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66448487 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, here's lots of good healing thoughts coming your way for all of your loved ones who are having medical procedures/treatments. I think about the good health most of us on this thread enjoy, and how much we appreciate being able to be of help. It reminds me of a sermon that really touched me: Blessed to be a blessing. <BR> <BR> Bess, I guess I didn't realize your bathroom addition included a walk-in closet. How cool is that! And I have those same thoughts ab... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:53:30 EST SLENDERELLA61 has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66444880 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SL<BR>ENDERELLA61 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:02:10 EST Daily check in 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66443142 Good morning! Anyone wearing green today? <BR> <BR> Toni, healing prayers for your daughter. How are the 15 treatments spaced out? Weekly? <BR> <BR> I avoided the breakroom altogether. I really don't understand the "Eat Day" tradition for March Madness--it looked to me that folks just load up a plate and take it to their desk--no socializing component. So easy to avoid. <BR> <BR> My shower onyx has arrived so DH will demo the bathroom Sunday. Installer will begin work next week. I ha... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:04:52 EST SPARKLINGME176 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66439285 <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> *... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:19:48 EST Daily check in 3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66436641 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I guess my sleep cycle is out of whack after staying up so late Tuesday. I ran out of steam and came home a little early. <BR> <BR> It was supper time, but I struggled: which does this body need--sleep or nourishment. Laying down early just further messes with regular sleep. Another example of the benefits of "routine". <BR> <BR> Today brings another challenge: it's an "eat day" at work for March Madness. So, knowing who I am, I should just resolve not to e... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:12:30 EST Daily check in 3/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66430749 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Late night for me, attending Chicago, the Musical. Oooh, risque, sexy--long legged, black nylons, great singing, dancing, orchestra. Inspiring....and all that jazz!!! [Totally avoided reception food and drinks] <BR> <BR> Toni, I have never had any desire to "drink my meal." To the contrary, I want to chew and savor every single bite. Too few calories to waste. So no smoothies for me. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed the visions created by yesterday's posts--a yar... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:02:01 EST GABY1948 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66425622 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GA<BR>BY1948 </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, 14 Mar 2017 09:49:01 EST Daily check in 3/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66424332 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, sleep ... an extra 20 minutes after the alarm...again. I think this is good for me. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Awaiting the coffee. Our snow hasn't melted off the lawns and trees. It's pretty. Roads are clear, though I will watch for icy patches as I'm traveling today. Kellie, hopefully the airport will be clear for your vacation flight. The news about the snow out east sounds like a lot of folks will be staying home today. Stay safe! <BR> <BR> Crossfit t... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:02:15 EST Daily check in 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66417444 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, wow. I slept an extra 20 min and thought "I've been robbed" as I crawled out of bed (weekend was mostly devoted to purchasing Turboxtax, a new desktop computer, loading the software and completing the tax return). But it is done--remember all that decluttering I did last year? Each item was entered into the "It's Deductible" feature so it took a long time. And resulted in a substantial deduction. This was my first time using software; I've done it manually all... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:55:48 EST Daily check in 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66410757 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Your date night sounded wonderful Bess! DH and I got all dolled up and went out to our favorite restaurant last night. Gourmet meals, always unusual and delicious. We visited some friends while there and stopped in to see my SIL. Fun evening. <BR> <BR> Gym scale was recalibrated and my percentages were improved. Weight is a bit higher on gym scale but still squarely at goal. It recommends I lose 4.9 lbs of fat. Well, okay. I plan to stay on Whole 30 through th... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:52:18 EST LRSILVER has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66407879 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LR<BR>SILVEr </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:34:19 EST FELINA has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66407863 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FE<BR>LINA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:32:05 EST Daily check in 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66405092 Good morning, my dear friends! <BR> <BR> The new Start Page really caught me off guard yesterday, too. I kept searching for the Team points and finally realized the feature had been eliminated. It seems like team leaders used to receive messages about upcoming changes. Oh, well. Life is full of changes and I shall just try to embrace them. <BR> <BR> After 7 days of the scale staying on the exact same number, right down to the tenth (never happens!), I bought some new batteries. So I wo... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 04:53:24 EST Daily check in 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66398655 Good morning! It's Friday!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the support. Freeing myself from those few extra pounds has me feeling stronger in the gym--less weight to "pull up", lighter on my feet for skipping rope (and traipsing around in high heels all day), not to mention better fitting clothes! <BR> <BR> I've been reading nonfiction (except "A Dog's Purpose")--I guess I feel like I need to learn something. I agree the reader's voice is important. "Grain Brain" has convinced me not to rein... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:01:43 EST Daily check in 3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66392321 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept an extra 20 minutes after the alarm. It seems that my sleep has improved with the Whole 30 eating plan. I have been stuck on the same weight for 6 days--unusual for me as the scale usually bounces around. It's slightly under goal so I can't complain, but I have the gym weigh in Saturday morning and would like to see improvement in percentages. <BR> <BR> Author evening sounds fun, Bess. Those workout endorphins keep us coming back, Kellie. Yesterday the w... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 05:52:10 EST Daily check in 3/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66385543 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nothing like a new dress, Bess. I need to think about buying one for the weddings I'll be attending in TX in June and here in August. I'm so ready for spring clothes and to put away the winter stuff -- even though snow is predicted Saturday. Crazy March weather-- lions, lambs.. <BR> <BR> Ah, waterfront walks sound great Toni. Soon... Sorry to hear your cold returned, Sunny. My dr said this has been a rough year for nasty colds. Terri and Bess, sounds like it w... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 05:49:10 EST TINAJANE76 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66379589 <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... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 09:07:56 EST DDOORN has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66379540 <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... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 09:06:05 EST Daily check in 3/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66378074 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Vacation days sound great Jamirblaze. I have some big work events late this month through late April and would like to plan a few days off myself. DD may need some help if she will need another back surgery--will find out Thurs. So I'll wait to make plans. <BR> <BR> Bess, our library director of 20+ yrs is retiring soon, too; local newspaper article outlined all she's done and the challenge to find a replacement. I bet you're feeling lots of emotions! <BR> <BR> K... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 05:03:32 EST Sneak Peak: New Community Goal Feed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66375784 I have copied this message from Coach Jen. I thought this would be of interest to some of you. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to give you a heads up about a new feature we'll be launching in the next day or two. We're very excited to introduce our Community Goal Feed, a place to post updates and photos, share your goal progress and tell others a little more about yourself! This feed will be found on your Start page (on the full site) or homescreen (throu... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 19:21:12 EST Daily check in 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66370726 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Movin' a little slow this morning. When's our next holiday? Ugh, Memorial Day end of May. I think I need to schedule some vacation time before then. Poindextra, I agree that the job gets in the way of the personal to do list. I bet the piano concert was beautiful. <BR> <BR> I have my annual physical today. It will be nice to report improvements to my shoulder and biometric testing. I have less fear this year-- I'm doing my best to be healthy. <BR> <BR> Crossf... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 05:51:44 EST Daily check in 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66363887 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Look at me, sleeping late! 9 hrs of sleep. Yaay! DGD had a little friend for a sleepover and she is whining--wants to go home... <BR> <BR> Welcome back Kendra. Nice job on the smaller sized sweater, Patti. <BR> <BR> Beautiful warm sunshiney weather yesterday and today. Had to borrow shorts from DD and we sat in the sun. <BR> <BR> Read through Refuse to Regain book; pretty good--still have a few chapters to read closely. <BR> <BR> Better scoot and get this... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 06:56:32 EST Daily check in 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66357169 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> I'm the early riser at DD's house this morning. DH will be leaving around 6 am to spend time with his hunting buddy (season is over but they are going to run the dogs--beagles). I will miss him. But DD, DGD and I will have lots of fun. I need to shop for bathroom vanity light and a friend told me Lord and Taylor's has dress pants in "curvy" that fit us girls with small waists and, shall we say, full hips and thighs. "It's all about that bass" <em>335</em> So,... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 05:30:26 EST Daily check in 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66349729 Good morning! <BR> It's Friiiiiday!! <BR> <BR> I hope to have time to catch up on blogs this weekend, especially Toni's--congratulations!! <BR> <BR> I hope this day improves--it started with the discovery that although I plugged my phone in last night, the other end of the charger had become unplugged. So, now I have 15% and must try to catch a charge before I head out. Then, I have an 8 am meeting with former partner who says he doesn't understand the draft income tax return--the busines... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 05:56:48 EST Daily check in 3/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66342381 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, I've researched paleo as fellow crossfitter friends have gone on similar 30 day challenges and agree with Jamirblaze's summary. "Processed &amp; unnatural sugar is poison", if I had to summarize. Both have a lot to say about science, and attribute the rise in the production and availability of those foods as the cause of the increase in obesity and chronic disease. I'd like to read "Refuse to Regain", will check library. Also, Toni, the SP Paleo team I jus... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 05:26:25 EST FOXBAY99 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66337827 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FO<BR>XBAY99 </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 Mar 2017 13:14:34 EST MERRY_XMAS has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66337803 <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 Mar 2017 13:12:49 EST GLASSART43 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66337799 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GL<BR>ASSART43 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 13:11:46 EST POINDEXTRA has maintained for FOURTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66337792 <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... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 13:10:27 EST Daily check in 3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66334781 Good morning! Celebrate 1st of March and hump day! <BR> <BR> Storms rolled through around 2 am and woke me up. I couldn't get back to sleep, so decided to start my day really early. We were lucky; no damage. Tornadoes touched down in the area; hope everyone is safe. <BR> <BR> My trainer and I are having a friendly dispute about "calories in, calories out." It's just not that simple--we are not mere mathematical equations. I agree nutrition is at least 80% of the picture--much mor... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 05:23:17 EST RJSCHWEITZER has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66330768 <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> * <... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:51:42 EST Daily check in 2/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66327297 Good morning! Yaaay--last day of February! "March" just sounds like "spring" to me. Time change coming soon, longer days, daffodils and forsythia bushes will bloom--ah, leading up to time on and in the water. Just makes me happy all over!!!! Plus now I am solidly at, and even below, goal weight. All those cute spring clothes are gonna look great on me again!! Wow, I am feeling GREAT! <BR> <BR> Diane, look back through Kelliebean's posts as she has a link for those suffering from eatin... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:55:43 EST Daily check in 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66319719 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Late (for me) check in as I slept an extra 50 min! Headed to crossfit class, will walk at noon with a friend and already have my Whole 30 lunch packed. <BR> <BR> Good luck with your first day, Poindextra! <BR> <BR> Jan, run or walk or whatever you enjoy--maintainence is very individualized. <BR> <BR> Better scoot. Hope all have a great day! Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:10:33 EST Daily check in 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66313290 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Congratulations Nell! What fun, karaoke for an 87th birthday! Singing is so good for the soul. Let us know the songs your mom enjoyed singing the most, Sharon!! <BR> <BR> Both scales showed weight loss (below goal!!), but gym showed percentages of muscle mass down and fat up, whereas my WW scale showed loss in fat percentage. Not going to worry about it; just plan to keep up my workouts and Whole 30 as I'm 3 lbs under goal and glad to be able to comfortably wea... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:33:05 EST Daily check in 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66307213 Good morning! <BR> Congrats, Jan, on your 5 yr anniversary and featured blog! We all learn so much from each other, that's for sure. <BR> <BR> I have my gym challenge weigh in this morning at 7:00, so I've been especially careful this past week. To be real honest, I'm hungry. I woke up early because I was hungry. I've had some tea and coffee, but won't eat until after the weigh in. According to my scale, I'm actually a little under my goal. The fancy schmancy gym scale says I should ... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:29:21 EST Daily check in 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66300143 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Days, weeks, months, years -- they all seem to fly by. So glad it's Friday--the last one in Feb! Warm today, mid 60s, but a dip to 38 and 48 for this weekend. Maybe that's what I need to get back to my filing project. It's been too nice to stay indoors this winter! <BR> <BR> Retirement is certainly a big milestone, Bess! Somehow I don't think you'll struggle for a minute! Kinda like shifting from weight loss to weight maintenance... <BR> <BR> Th... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:38:53 EST Fear of gaining the weight back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66297265 Was there a point during maintenance when you finally let go of the fear of gaining your weight back? <BR> <BR> How long into maintenance were you when the little ups and downs on the scale didn't freak you out anymore? Does weighing in daily help with that, or create obsession? <BR> <BR> Do you have a weight that you do not allow yourself to get higher? What about if you start weight training? <BR> <BR> Do you trust in your ability to keep the weight off? <BR> <BR> And also, does it see... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:36:06 EST Daily check in 2/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66293369 Good morning, friends!! <BR> <BR> Woke up a little too early, but the coffee is hitting the spot and I feel great. Come this afternoon I might feel like laying my head on my desk, but can't complain about a day in February with mid 60 degree weather forecasted. I'm ready for spring clothes! <BR> <BR> I have a WW digital scale and yesterday I stepped on and saw a 3+ lb gain. Shocked, I decided to try again. Much better. Stepped on a third time just to make sure; matched the 2d try. Not... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:06:39 EST Daily check in 2/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66286501 Good morning! Hump day already! <BR> <BR> I passed on the luncheon yesterday--pasta salad, chips, sandwiches consisting mostly of bread and cookies. Carb crazy. There was SO much left over; but no one asked me... I'll continue to suggest healthier options when appropriate. Don't want to be a "know it all." <BR> <BR> It is becoming easier to pass on the "non-compliant" as my brain has adjusted. Roasted vegetables are now my sweet treats (sweet potatoes, sweet peppers, sweet onions, car... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:28:20 EST PLMITCH has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66281417 <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>... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:13:00 EST Article about maintainers who lost slowly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66280947 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm writing an article about the benefits of being a "slow loser" when it comes to weight loss. I'm looking for members who lost weight slowly and are now in maintenance. If this describes you and you'd be willing to share your story with me, can you send me a SparkMail? Specifically, here are the questions I'd like you to answer: <BR> <BR> 1. How much weight did you lose and how long did it take you to lose it? <BR> 2. Did you intend to lose as slowly as you did, or... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:40 EST Daily check in 2/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66279190 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Okay back to work, and traveling today, with back to back meetings beginning at 8:30 to 3:00, with one being a luncheon seminar. I just wish the "good health" corporate policy carried through to the lunch choices for events like these. I keep trying to influence the choices, but in the meantime, I'll carry my lunch to eat at my desk in the event there's nothing Whole 30 compliant on the menu. <BR> <BR> Crossfit class this morning. Yesterday's fresh air and sunsh... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:39:10 EST Daily check in 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66271781 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy President's Day! I'm happy to report that I have a holiday from work today and we have a 70 degree sunshiney day forecast. At some point I'll be driving to meet DD to return DGD. We sure had a fun day in the sun yesterday--farm, then Washington Park. It was a gorgeous day! <BR> <BR> Crossfit class this morning and a walk with my friend around lunch time planned. <BR> <BR> Nutrition has been Whole 30 compliant despite all the sugar and snack temptations pr... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:39:00 EST Daily check in 2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66265466 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Slept late again--must have needed it, and may have been all that fresh air. I wore layers and sat outside in a tank top but it was still a bit chilly with the breezes. But oh my goodness, it was a beautiful day!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone's plans for today come to fruition! Congratulations Poindextra!!! <BR> <BR> Another beautiful sunshiney day with DH and DGD! So wonderful! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:56:37 EST Daily check in 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66258709 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yaaay, I slept late (after awaking at 2:30 am). I have a new technique: I talk to myself as if I were talking to my granddaughter--"try to sleep 2 more hours...") <BR> <BR> DGD is here! DH is taking her to friend's farm where he is managing the coyote problem. His alarm just went off. Later this morning we will head to the river!!! A family shindig, but I'm wearing a bikini for underwear just in case "sitting in the sunshine" becomes an option. Would LOVE a b... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:21:34 EST Would you rather?.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66254748 Lemme pick yalls brains again!! <BR> <BR> Would you rather...be obese but in tip top health (I know not possible probably) , or be at your goal weight for life never to gain it back BUT have health problems associated with obesity? Diabetes, high blood pressure, food addiction etc? No getting healthier either. <BR> <BR> Hmmmm. . <BR> <BR> Im supposed to say i would rather be obese but healthy, so I can be here for my family. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:15:19 EST Daily check in 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66252080 Good morning! Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> Donna, did you notice that your long post did actually post? That exact same thing happened to me, where I hit the "Post Message" button and nothing happened, I posted a small message and then discovered the first message posted after all. <BR> <BR> I'm on an early schedule (5 am crossfit class) since I have a 7:30 am physical therapy appointment, and then a client meeting at 9 am. Then another glorious, record breaking warm, sunshiney day. DGD will ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:11:52 EST Daily check in 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66244928 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm getting closer on our bathroom remodel. I have purchased faucets for the vanity and shower, the mirrored medicine cabinet, confirmed the "chocolate" vanity cabinet, the onyx countertop (that matches the shower walls), chose the bowl shape, confirmed onyx shower base and walls. I found flooring. Just need to find light fixtures and obtain the shower installer's estimate. Looking forward to getting started! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was "running" day at crossfit--had t... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:34:23 EST CHRISTIECAT has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66240211 <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... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:46:07 EST Daily check in 2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66237530 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So sorry for your losses, Poohscout. Those new puppies remind us that life goes on. <BR> <BR> It has been 10 mos. since our ole lab Huckleberry passed away and last night DH confided that he really misses having a "working dog" and has been considering a beagle puppy. That breed would be a first for both of us--I've always had golden, shepherd, chow mixes, until Huckleberry--full blooded lab. No decision yet, still checking them out. <BR> <BR> Great dinner last... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:53:46 EST Daily check in 2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66230717 Good morning and Happy Valentines Day! <BR> <BR> Who has plans with their sweetie today? DH will fix a surf (lobster tail) and turf (steak) dinner and we'll likely exchange cards--I have a little surprise for him. <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, last time I lost my log in streak (before I had a smart phone), I had asked DD to log in for me and she forgot. It's a bummer, but yes, just gotta start again. <BR> <BR> Poindextra, it sounds like all your hard work is about to pay off. Yaaaay! <BR> <... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:43:45 EST Daily check in 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66223342 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling kinda foggy this morning, like Im cellularly tired. I think I need a vacation... But, no, I must be "on" today. I have to travel for a face-to-face meeting, but mid way I will pull over and make a presentation to Company employees about what I do. I'll wake up here in a minute. <BR> <BR> Granddaughter and I took two of her dolls (one being her new Rapunzel) on a wagon ride in the morning sunshine. That, and standing at the open house and grocery sho... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:18:52 EST Daily check in 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66217096 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today we drive home and I have a reception/open house to attend for a good friend who has taken a new job and is moving to Texas. I brought my running shoes and hope I can talk my DD into a walk with me this morning before we leave. <BR> <BR> Last time I checked yesterday it was 67 degrees, a record breaker for Feb 11 here. It was great for the kids, we played kickball (they call it soccer), basketball, saw flowers peeking through. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to report s... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:30:35 EST Daily check in 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66210519 Good morning! Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> I had my weigh in at the gym yesterday and only had a second to look at the print out (it's at home), but trainer pointed out good progress: weight down, fat percentage down, muscle percentage up. Keep doing what I'm doing. I attribute my success this time to this "accountability" challenge. So I'm learning a little more about myself throughout this process. <BR> <BR> "Disney on Ice" at 11 this morning and then to a favorite restaurant of DD. It'... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 05:52:34 EST Daily check in 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66203282 Good morning teammaties! It's Friiiiiday!! <BR> <BR> And the body seems to have decided to release some weight, 2 days in a row--below goal! I have a gym weigh-in this morning on the fancy-schmancy scale (that measures the weight of each arm and leg, in addition to %s) so it will be interesting to see if it agrees. Biometric testing yesterday (which included an analysis of a teeny blood sample) by the lab the employer brought in was "optimal or normal" in all categories. Employer rewar... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:54:17 EST Losing weight not the problem-solver you thought? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66197394 Did you go into your weight loss journey thinking that losing weight would be the answer to all your problems, only to find out all (or some) of your problems were still there when you lost the weight? If so, message me. I'm writing an article for SparkPeople about this very thing and I'd love to hear your take of this very common conundrum. <BR> <BR> Elizabeth Lowry <BR> Assistant Editor Thu, 9 Feb 2017 08:48:06 EST Daily check in 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66196323 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yes, Sunny, I see a pattern--great job taking advantage of that sunshine when you can! Lots of great exercise on yesterday's posts. This morning my employer brings in a team to provide biometric testing. I signed up for the 9 am time slot since we're supposed to fast for 12 hrs. So, I will have to do my workout with no fuel and then drive (travel day). I ve decided not to deprive myself of coffee, though. <BR> <BR> Quick post since I need to leave early. <BR> ... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 05:29:41 EST JESSIHOVER2 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66190822 <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... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:34:15 EST Daily check in 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66188820 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day! And after balmy temps in the high 50s yesterday, we have snow in the forecast today (1" to 2"). Not nearly the storms predicted on east and west coasts. Take care! Spring temps back in the mid 60s predicted for Saturday--perfect for our trip to DD's! Tastes of spring for sure. <BR> <BR> Count me in on stepping on the scale every day. I'm proud to be on a plateau of my goal weight. A couple of lbs below would be a nice cushion, but we'll see what th... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 05:54:05 EST Daily check in 2/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66181567 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Coffee is hitting the spot this morning. Yesterday I had the yearning to live in a Whole 30 compliant world where there are no temptations and all easy decisions. Even a few restaurants that had a section on the menu would be nice; a grocery store divided into "compliant" and "noncompliant" sections. <BR> <BR> My scale is seeing "goal" weight more often, but will jump up a lb or two for no justifiable reason. Never jumps down like that. I just kick it back i... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 06:03:33 EST Daily check in 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66173835 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hugs, Sunny. We never know how our lives may take a turn; good for you to find new ways to take care of yourself. <BR> <BR> After the very brisk walk with SIL yesterday, I came home to a beautiful sunshiney unseasonably warm day which I basked in for 2 hrs as I raked leaves. Whew, wore myself out! <BR> <BR> Which I guess is the reason I fell fast asleep just before the half time show, waking up to see the game changing Patriots touchdown. <BR> <BR> Found the med... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 05:44:51 EST Daily check in 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66166966 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday! Toni, memories of being on the water in the warm sunshine are what get me through the winter--especially my Hawaii memories from last February. Paddle boarding, early morning walks on the beach, the sunrise, the sunset, the beach... <BR> <BR> Hugs for your DD and the whole family, Toni. <BR> <BR> Bess, happy hunting! I spent several hours yesterday and Friday evening picking out vinyl flooring, tile for the shower ceiling to coordinate with the on... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 05:09:03 EST Daily check in 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66160348 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept late. Feels good and like what I needed. The dog didn't even bark to announce the newspaper's arrival. <BR> <BR> Toni, sending prayers for wisdom. <BR> <BR> I better scoot and get this posted! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sat, 4 Feb 2017 06:43:09 EST Getting back "on the wagon" and regaining control http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66155286 I'm a veteran SP member for a good many many years,use SP religiously, and have been a member of this team for the past 2 or so. Lost 50 # in 2013 and adhered to a very robust and balanced exercise regimen and nutritional program with reasonable trade-off provisions for vacations, holidays, etc. <BR> <BR> But the past 6 months have been a rocky road, and I completely lost it. Succession of vacation, holidays, illness and (minor) depression -- and not looking in the mirror -- seduced me in... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 11:34:07 EST Daily check in 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66152885 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> My Friday is packed--8 am physical therapy appointment; stop at bank for cash for the half side of beef DH will be picking up, drop it off to his ofc, errands for work, lunch with two friends from the old office, and meeting the bath remodel guys at 4:30. DH is heading out of town for a hunting weekend. So I plan to tackle my filing project and make a huge dent. <BR> <BR> I better scoot to make crossfit class and PT appointment. <BR> <BR> Hope all h... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 05:48:48 EST Daily check in 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66145644 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Pooh, so sad to see a life cut short. I offer my sincere sympathy and hope the funeral service provides comfort. <BR> <BR> Terri, I had braces in my late 20s--used to say that I drive an old car, but will have a healthy bite. It was a Good investment. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I have been reading Whole 30 posts of those finishing the 30 days, and the "what now" question. We've all been there, accomplishing a goal and trying to stay there. <BR> <BR> So one as... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 05:57:35 EST SHERRYLHBB has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66140774 <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... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 12:03:57 EST Daily check in 2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66138063 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations Jamirblaze on your 3 yr maintenance anniversary, such a significant weight loss. And for continuing to take care of yourself to deal with the skin condition. <BR> <BR> Bess, don't you love how your little "pwincess" lights up when she sees you! I was SO amazed at the love connection, and fell deeper in love with DH watching him cuddle and bond with her. As for Thai food, my DD loves it and we always spring for it when she comes to visit. I skipped... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 06:01:43 EST Daily check in 1/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66130513 Good morning! <BR> <BR> And goodbye to January! We're getting closer to spring! Rachel, good for you to walk in the rain to get in your fitness goals. I see a lot of snow forecast; hope you all stay safe. <BR> <BR> Toni, I hope the appointment with surgeon went well and that your daughter has a clear path to beat this. So scarey. <BR> <BR> Hoping to hear a good interview experience, Poindextra. Think it might be a good fit? <BR> <BR> What a delicious day, Bess! I'm grateful for audi... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:56:03 EST GISSELLET has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66129857 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GI<BR>SSELLET </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, 31 Jan 2017 00:12:04 EST JAMIRBLAZE has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66129840 <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... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:08:01 EST Daily check in 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66123412 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Here we are at Monday again, and I'm dragging a bit. I had a productive day yesterday, and slept an extra 20 min this morning. I worked around the house and finished the former office's tax prep work. Our walk was chilly, but always good to reconnect. My SIL is diabetic and determined to avoid insulin injections as long as she can. We shared nutrition tips. <BR> <BR> Sunshine returns with colder temps. Crossfit class this morning and a luncheon walk with a frie... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:05:20 EST Daily check in 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66116497 Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> Happy dance!!!! <em>9</em> <em>590</em> <em>334</em> I am at goal again! But now that I think about it, I donated blood yesterday morning, so that may be a contributing factor. Looking back at the records I have kept (sporadically), I have been fighting the 5-6 lb creep since 2013. The creep has now been slain. And I shall remain much more vigilant to stay here. <BR> <BR> As for the weigh in at the gym, the fancy schmancy scale said I had only lost .... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 06:34:52 EST Daily check in 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66109946 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, St Thomas... (Christmas 1989, and where I resolved that life would go on, despite the loss of my fairy-tale ideal). I would love to go back, at least one more time--maybe I could pick your brain sometime, Phebess, about traveling there. <BR> <BR> I stepped on scale, a preview of the formal weigh in at my gym at 7:15. Down 1.5 lbs in 2 weeks, % fat has remained the same, slightly lower BMI. We'll see what the "fancy sophisticated" scale says. It has an unreal... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 05:12:11 EST Daily check in 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66102977 Good morning team! It's Friiiiiday!! <BR> <BR> "Ain't no sunshine when she's gone..." <em>335</em> Sadly, no sun in our forecast until Monday. Hope it's wrong. I can live with 30 degree high, but REALLY miss my sunshine. License plates on my car, truck and motorcycle is "LUV SUN 7". Seven days a week; the biblical number for complete. Sunshine completes me, the sun comes up no matter what, an assurance of His love. What better feeling to know that you're loved "no matter what." ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:40:04 EST Daily check in 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66095951 Good morning! <BR> <BR> On the downhill toward the weekend and I'm looking forward to it. I'm just starting to think about what I would do if I were retired. My annual review is Friday--interesting process after being self-employed for over 30 yrs. I hear that one can "purchase" an extra week of vacation after 3 yrs with the company. Five weeks might be a good way to transition. But for now, I shall plan out my 4 weeks. <BR> <BR> Which might include some time off next month. Nell, ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:14:41 EST Daily check in 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66088251 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, Toni, your daughter is in my prayers--very scarey, glad it was found early, praying for wisdom for her medical providers and in the journey that lies ahead of her. <BR> <BR> My travels north yesterday took me to cloudy weather and a luncheon of salad, multiple pizzas and adorable, huge cookies. I had salad to be polite, and ate a bit of the lunch I had packed to round out protein nutrition needs. It is so much easier to resist these temptations once the brain i... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:35:01 EST Daily check in 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66081020 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lots of dreary weather in the posts yesterday, except Phebess who is exploring the many wonders of the world in the warm sunshine. Last night the weatherman said we'd have sunshine today, but this morning's report doesn't look too promising. First day of spring in less than 60 days... it will come. <BR> <BR> Poindextra, we're all pulling for you! Hope the right opportunity comes your way soon. <BR> <BR> I have a luncheon seminar today, but have a Whole 30 compl... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:49:28 EST Daily check in 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66073013 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations on the Grandbaby, Bess! So glad baby and mom are healthy and hope you join those ranks soon so that you can cuddle and bond with the new bundle of joy! <BR> <BR> I hope the FL and east coaster SPs stay safe through the storms out that way. Seems more like spring with the tornados and high winds. <BR> <BR> DD and I did some shopping and scored some incredible deals! It's been a long time--I treated myself to a new robe and blouse. Fun! <BR> <BR... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:54:11 EST Daily check in 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66065996 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh my goodness, yesterday was BEAUTIFUL!! It was at least 65 degrees, with bright sunshine. Us girls had a great walk through hilly Washington Park. I hope this beautiful weather blesses all our east coast friends. What a gift! <BR> <BR> I haven't listened to any news reports of the protests and, Nell, have the same sentiments about the crime many commit. I guess they are hoping for their 15 min of fame, and thinking a criminal record won't have any long term ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:36:38 EST Daily check in 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66059118 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up at my usual early time, with my two girls sleeping, DH up and having some tummy trouble (hope it was just the Thai food they had last night--I stuck with Whole 30--pat on the back). Scale is trending down and inching ever so slowly to that number that I have chosen is best for me. <BR> <BR> DH and DGD will head to the farm to do their "hunting" bonding while DD and I will head to our beautiful Washington Park to meet SIL/aunt for a nice long brisk walk in t... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:57:36 EST Daily check in 1/20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66051887 Good morning!! Happy Friiiiiday! <BR> <BR> And a special day it is because DD and DGD are coming "over the river, and past the woods" today after work! I'm especially excited because the weather this weekend is a sneak peek at spring -- sunshine and near 60 degrees! A near record. <BR> <BR> I've managed to completely avoid all candies/chocolate and grains of any kind for at least 19 days while on this Whole 30 experiment. Almonds and cashews, allowed on Whole 30, are my "chocolate"--I'm... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:59:58 EST Daily check in 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66044687 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations on the big 500 check-in number!! [My "number" (scale) made me cheer today, too.] And, to Bess, to have that project completed; waist whittling, Jamirblaze; killer workouts, Kellie; great adventure, Phebess (looking forward to your blog); Nell's son's milestone; staying on track; lots of great accomplishments! <BR> <BR> DH put on his Chef's hat (not really) and made a fancy pants recipe from the second Whole 30 book -- short ribs and bell pepper, appl... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:13:06 EST Billboard Hot 100 Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66039892 We are preparing to launch our next maintenance challenge - The Billboard Hot 100 Maintenance Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a04f7d0-ffdf-412a-807a-0ccdd19798d0.png"> <BR> <BR> Let's continue our maintenance efforts by focusing on healthy habits. Those of us residing in the northern hemisphere will see this challenge take us from the depths of winter into early spring. Our neighbors to the south will see the heights of summer transition into early f... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:34:04 EST Daily check in 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66036538 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day. I'm not sure why I was so tired last night, but I was sound asleep before 7 pm. And then ready to arise by 2:30 am. Is that abnormal? <BR> <BR> To be honest, I think it's my way of avoiding evening snacking. Or winter hibernation. <BR> <BR> Too bad us early risers don't live closer; we could all go for a brisk walk before the sun comes up. Wouldn't that be fun? <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of outside workout options for DD and I this Saturday with temp... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:21:36 EST Daily check in 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66028693 Good morning! <BR> <BR> 46 degrees this morning and warmer than normal temps all week! I'll take it! DD and DGD are coming this weekend--so excited to see them and get outside! <BR> <BR> I wriggled into my skinny jeans yesterday and finished mending the lining of a couple of skirts to add to my wardrobe. That makes me happy. I am very happy with my productivity yesterday. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the link Bess. We're all booked for the family vacation to Myrtle Beach in mid June. DH and I... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:03:09 EST Daily check in 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66020355 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Holiday from work for me, so DH and I spent the evening in front of a roaring fire, sorting and playing old 45s. Ah...memory lane! <BR> <BR> Today the temperature is predicted to reach 50 degrees! But 90% rain and no sunshine until Wednesday (sigh). Plan is crossfit at 6, maybe some extra cardio, finish mending projects (skirt linings are falling apart!), and then time in my home office, updating my estate planning documents and making a dent in filing project. <... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:22 EST EMARTIN1974 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66014780 <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, 15 Jan 2017 11:31:56 EST Daily check in 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66012516 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm listening to a vinyl record of a men's seminary choir that my mother owned. I plan to venture out to church at 8, then call my former walking friend who moved away and catch up (I'm planning a trip to see her to attend her son's wedding the first of June), and then a walk with SIL at 11, provided rain and ice holds off. <BR> <BR> Roads yesterday were fine, but I was disappointed to find a sign on the gym's door announcing cancellation of cyclefit. My trainer w... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:00:34 EST GRACEINAZI has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66007484 <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... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:59:45 EST DENISEFULLER has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66007472 <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, 14 Jan 2017 11:58:29 EST Daily check in 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66004987 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Terri, hope the re-test was clear. <BR> <BR> The freezing rain held off until last night. It's raining right now. But I'm not sure if the roads are icy. I can (carefully) walk to the gym for the weigh in and cyclefit class at 7:15 if I can't drive safely (and they don't cancel). It's only about a mile from here. <BR> <BR> That's the ONLY thing I have planned for the long weekend. The rest is glorious home projects, some paperwork, filing project and some sewi... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:47:15 EST Daily check in 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65997562 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday -- the 13th! Any superstitious sparkers out there? I think it is always a good day because it's Friiiiiday! <BR> <BR> As I was awakening this morning, I thought it was Saturday and I was heading to the gym for the Challenge Weigh in and a Cyclefit class and reserving my bike. But then reality set in and I realized I have one more day of work first. I guess my psyche had become accustomed to a 4 day work week with the holidays and a Dec vacation day... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:53:39 EST Daily check in 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65990000 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today is my 2nd anniversary at my new job. It certainly has been a blessing--"Never too late to begin again". Sounds like an interesting book, Toni. <BR> <BR> What a roller coaster we have with temps. Mid 50s last night (spring making a sneak peek), mid 20s this morning. I'm checking roads before I head out to travel for work today. There's no reason I have to drive if it looks like ice--lots of it in the forecast, unfortunately. <BR> <BR> Weight hovering ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:01:35 EST Daily check in 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65982059 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome T604! I laughed out loud about the big bear sleeping in the other room. The library notified me that it's my turn to check out the Whole 30 book, so I'll pick it up today so I can tweak what I'm doing with the Cookbook (which has a short summary of the rules). <BR> <BR> Congrats on your stats, Strongdawg! I have those exact same "trouble spots" or shall we say, "attributes"! This baby's got back! Ah, brings back memories of the days DH and I would dance... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:55:55 EST Daily check in 1/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65974416 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm amazed at how much better I am sleeping now that my shoulder doesn't hurt and I'm not tossing and turning to find a comfortable position. So grateful. I am very cautious about what I can do at crossfit, though. I have a return visit to the orthopedic in a month and will have a list of questions. <BR> <BR> Nice to hear the variety of exercise and new recipes being tried. I'll check out that link, Bess. <BR> <BR> Since I slept an extra 20 minutes I have to ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:56:45 EST 4A-HEALTHY-BMI has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65969112 <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> *... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:49:37 EST Motivation Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65968425 I have a problem. My husband's motivation techniques are horrible. Basically, he doesn't have any. I'm having trouble finding any way to motivate him. I can't mention food, EVER, because food is the devil. I can't talk about MY weight loss because he's mad at himself for gaining 6 pounds and thinks I'm throwing it in his face. He won't even tell me I'm doing a good job because he's not doing a good job. He won't listen to any of my advice. How can I motivate him without him thinking I... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:37:13 EST Daily check in 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65966567 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here we are at Monday again, back to a full week after 3 weeks of 4-day weeks. "Suck it up Buttercup" I tell myself. Hopefully the icy snowy roads out east have been cleared for you gals out there or you can stay in. Lovely pictures Toni and Bess! Hope you and your hubby enjoyed your anniversary day, Nell. <BR> <BR> We are warming up here in the Midwest and I had a nice walk in the sunshine yesterday and will see if my lunch walk buddy is available today before t... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 05:52:10 EST Daily check in 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65959034 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I applaud you and your husband's efforts to cut out sugar, Toni. My slogan is: "Sugar is poison". (I develop these 3 word shortcut slogans/mottos to help me stay on track and/or resist temptation--not that it really is poison, just what it does to my brain [lights up addictive tendencies] and my body). <BR> <BR> Yesterday's spinning class was 90 min and I was rewarded for staying the entire class as the (incredibly WONDERFUL) instructor gave a few nutrition tips, ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 07:07:27 EST MAMABUGAZ has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65953438 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>MABUGAZ </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, 7 Jan 2017 11:12:26 EST Daily check in 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65951380 Good morning Team!! <BR> <BR> A big Welcome to Eaglemom and welcome back Poohscout (fellow scout ladies!) No judgments made here when the "creep lbs" appear. Key for me is to face them (get on scale) and cut out food indulgence. ("No, not one" became my motto once Halloween candy came into the house, and it helps me through all seasons). At my age, I can no longer "out-exercise a bad diet." Sugar and its buddies (most carbs that process into blood sugar) are my enemies. Sadly. I acce... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 06:15:25 EST MICAROO has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65946536 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>CAROO </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 Jan 2017 11:30:42 EST Daily check in 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65944291 Good morning team! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Welcome Dianne and congratulations on your weight loss! As Bess says, maintenance is a lot like losing weight (because we have to be vigilant and lose any "creep" pounds), but with cuter clothes! (Did I get that right, Bess?) <BR> <BR> So I agree with you all, and my trainer who said to keep up my good habits of weighing and tracking--that a maintainer isn't the average buyer of the Whole 30 book. I am becoming accustomed to black coffee (givin... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 05:17:02 EST JSTETSER has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65938912 <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... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 11:34:00 EST Daily check in 1/5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65936258 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I've been awake for over an hour, reading blogs that BrooklynBorn highlighted for us. They are always inspiring, but goodness, does time fly. The Whole 30 rules include; (1) no weighing; and (2) no tracking. I think all of us SP Maintainers would agree that those two tools keep us on track and to ignore them for 30 days might just result in a huge disappointment for me. I think those rules are for non-maintainers who haven't been on a healthy plan, but for me, it ... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 04:41:14 EST Daily check in 1/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65928405 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The cleaning lady is coming this morning so I have been busy tidying up the house. I ran out of steam last night and went to bed early. I hadn't slept well the night before, between the pain in my right shoulder and the "returning" pain in my right hip, I just couldn't get comfortable. <BR> <BR> But the good news is, I went to the orthopedic doc yesterday, who after taking multiple x-rays, determined that although he saw some arthritis and the beginning of a spur... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 06:04:18 EST Daily check in 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65920546 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Back to work today - along with all my colleagues returning from vacation-- it's "use it or lose it" so the place is a ghost town as people squeeze in the days they saved. Some of the old timers get 5 weeks (I get 4); some take every minute; some don't care if they lose time. I'm just extremely grateful for the 10 holidays, 20 vacation days and the 1 or 2 personal days--I just need to stop checking email and making exceptions to join scheduled calls. Another New Y... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 06:18:07 EST _JODI404 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65913960 <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, 2 Jan 2017 10:50:51 EST Daily check in 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65911976 Good morning! <BR> <BR> SIL postponed yesterday's walk until 1:30 when the sun had warmed the day to about 45 degrees and her antihistamine kicked in. I took Airborne last night, but have congestion this morning that has settled in my ears so I've taken decongestant. <BR> <BR> Good attitude Kellie. Positivity (or focusing on feelings of gratitude) is a great tool for battling depression. I am happy to have learned that skill about 10 yrs ago--I no longer allow myself to "wallow" in sadne... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 06:17:36 EST DAKOTACAT has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906915 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>KOTACAT </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 Jan 2017 13:42:44 EST GEE-KNEE has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906907 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>E-KNEE </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 Jan 2017 13:41:31 EST MOONCHILD8 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906893 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>ONCHILD8 </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 Jan 2017 13:40:12 EST HAPPYSOUL91 has maintained for THIRTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906878 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HA<BR>PPYSOUL91 </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, 1 Jan 2017 13:38:54 EST ECCOVISION1 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906860 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EC<BR>COVISION1 </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, 1 Jan 2017 13:37:30 EST MAMMAC66 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906798 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>MMAC66 </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 Jan 2017 13:31:23 EST Daily check in 1/1/** 2017 ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65904048 Good morning and Happy 2017! <BR> I truly wish each and every one a year of good health and happiness. <BR> <BR> We went to our favorite sea food shop and bought two servings of stuffed mushrooms, scallops and lobster and DH cooked our New Year's Eve dinner, made a roaring fire in our fireplace and listened to some of our favorite vinyl records and CDs. <BR> <BR> I was sound asleep at 9:30 (actually late for me) so I rang in the new year like many of you, when I woke up this morning. Not ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 06:04:04 EST Daily check in 12/31 New Year's Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65897019 Good morning, teammates! <BR> <BR> Kellie, my heart goes out to you -- so many emotions I hear, especially sadness and fear, I'm just sure, though, that you have passed along to your son all of the life skills he will need to "make it in the big city." I expect he views this move as a stepping stone to "growing up" and will appreciate his visits with you even more. I'll be thinking of you today. <BR> <BR> I agree that Terri deserves the Declutter Queen crown because moving requires that ... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 05:18:24 EST CTYONIT has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65892561 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CT<BR>YONIT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:31:12 EST KIMPY225 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65892532 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KI<BR>MPY225 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:28:20 EST Daily check in 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65890531 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Last workday of the year, and time to complete any payments for deductions! If I have any energy left tonight, I'll gather another load to donate Saturday morning. Wonder if IRS will send me a "Decluttering Queen of the Year" award with my refund this year! Bwahahahaha! (Not too often that I receive a refund, but one can only hope!) Just hope the donations don't trigger an audit--not really a risk though. <BR> <BR> Strongdawg, I'm looking forward to reading your... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:52:00 EST Daily check in 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65884251 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, you ladies know a lot about coffee and how to drink it. Always learning something new. "Hot" is one secret. I use a teapot of steaming hot water when I mop floors. <BR> <BR> What a relief, Strongdawg. I hope the tests confirm all is well. Nell, nice new pic! I hope the TV can be fixed. My DH once took the back off a TV that DD was going to throw away and pulled some strip off and put it back on and it's still working fine now, down in his "cave." He found ... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:57:04 EST IAMAGEMLOVER has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65880264 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IA<BR>MAGEMLOVER </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, 28 Dec 2016 11:39:44 EST Daily check in 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65878182 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Mmm, coffee tastes good this morning. Congrats to those stepping on the scale and staying within range. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on capping the holiday, Bess. DD sent me a link to sign up for Whole 30 beginning January 1. It's free and I bought the new cookbook so I may try it, as support for DD and boost for me. The biggest change will be drinking my coffee black as I now enjoy sweetner and sugar-free French Vanilla creamer and I drink decaf all day at w... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:43:16 EST Daily check in 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65871844 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I took advantage of balmy temperatures and sunshine yesterday--starting with crossfit workout (100 air squats, 1 mi run, 100 squats for time) and later hand washing the car. It felt SO good to be home and productive (grocery shopping, Hobby Lobby stop for next year's Christmas cards and a few tree decorations, 3 loads of laundry (including sheets), ironing, scrubbing Kitchen floor (including behind the refrigerator), etc.) I need to work on end of year tax planni... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:55:16 EST Daily check in 12/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65866058 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday... I hope everyone enjoyed the day yesterday. It was a long day of food preparation and a very late night. Crossfit workout is listed as air squats and running, but it is raining so unless it stops here pretty soon, we'll be rowing. It's 47 degrees with a high of 57 predicted. <BR> <BR> Might be a good day to wash the car inside and out. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 26 Dec 2016 06:05:08 EST JEWELY_ROADS has maintained for FORTY FIVE years!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65864655 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>WELY_ROADS </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, 25 Dec 2016 19:22:50 EST Daily check in 12/25 Christmas! Hanukkah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65861438 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Finally...the day is here. Merry Christmas!! Ho ho ho! Happy Hanukkah Phebess! <BR> <BR> All the preparations will come to fruition today. We are at DD's house and we will be cooking prime rib, ham and all the trimmings. DD has everything looking grand. We'll travel home late today for a quiet day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone 's day meets your own expectations and if something doesn't go as planned, you can laugh and make a memory!! Sun, 25 Dec 2016 05:35:30 EST Daily check in 12/24 "Eve" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65856401 Good morning friends and happy Christmas and Hanukkah Eve! <BR> <BR> Unlike Nell, I do not limit my cookie eating to one day a year, but like Toni, I've discovered that I can eat sweets in "moderation" this year. I count that as a NSV. <BR> <BR> But I did have an "ah ha" moment yesterday as I told my crossfit trainer and classmates that "every cell of my body is tired." Why? Could it be what I have allowed to pass through my lips? And could that be the reason I am looking forward to "ro... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 05:16:35 EST Daily check in 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65850928 Good morning! Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> I have a Yankee Candle to wrap this morning and pumpkin bread to bake this evening and we will be ready to go to MIL's tomorrow and then on to DD's from there for Christmas Eve night and Christmas day. <BR> <BR> DH will fry a turkey and some chicken wings and some shrimp for the gathering at his mom's. <BR> <BR> Making my list of items to take with us now! <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning! Full day at work, although I expect to receive an email f... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:31:43 EST Daily check in 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65845304 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday morning I was able to go back to sleep, but it was a travel day and busy packing up presents, etc. Attended crossfit class and spent the whole evening playing "house" with DGD where she is the mom and I'm her "honey!" (The kid). Candlelight was her fascination last night. <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning and I may have a luncheon. I'd rather get back to routine but think that luxury won't happen until next week. <BR> <BR> I'm taking Jonie in for a profes... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:15:52 EST KIM--POSSIBLE has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65840794 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KI<BR>M--POSSIBLE </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, 21 Dec 2016 10:28:03 EST Daily check in 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65838836 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I woke up too early, had a cup of tea, but am going to lay back down. Worrying about work won't solve any problems. <BR> <BR> I hope to check back in later. If not, I hope all have a great day! Wed, 21 Dec 2016 04:20:19 EST GUGY16 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65835352 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GU<BR>GY16 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:08:19 EST Daily check in 12/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65832800 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's like Monday for me since I took the day off yesterday. We have DGD here and she just had to sleep with us--the last two nights actually. She's 5 so small enough, but I'm dragging this morning. <BR> <BR> Back to routine (sorta), crossfit class this morning and I've got flank steak marinating for dinner. Thank goodness, it's warming up. Forecast doesn't look hopeful for a white Christmas. But the frigid is moving back to Canada. DH is taking DGD out to his... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:48:15 EST Daily check in 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65826655 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, Glitter, no bare legs and sandles here! I bet you have to keep reminding yourself that it's Christmas time, now that you've moved south!! (Nice pic!) Bess, loved pic of your tree, dogs and men--"some of your favorite things!" DH bought a gadget called "Light Pro" for $16 that identifies which light bulb is out or where there's a break in the connection and then fixes it. He used it on all our strands of lights and lent it to several friends. But not sure you... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:19:48 EST Daily check in 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65820345 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a wonderful Christmas Breakfast! It was her 19th. I ve been drafting a "thank you" note in my head ever since I left, so I have my favorite calligraphy pen out to put it to paper. One of her friends hinted that next year she will be handing out cookbooks of all her recipes. I forgot to tell you that she has a pianist playing Christmas songs. But it's the people.. By the way, she has been elected to two terms on our local school board and just announced she w... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 05:15:04 EST JEWELY_ROADS has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65816028 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>WELY_ROADS </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 Dec 2016 11:17:18 EST Daily check in 12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65814214 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Aaaahhhh, sleep. 7 pm to 4 am. I left work a little early yesterday as the roads were beginning to ice up. I went straight to bed after dinner, and boy did I need the rest. Light at the end of the tunnel for the huge project at work so I guess the mind and body worked together to really shut down and relax... So grateful. (Kellie, I'm sure you can relate and hope your day away from work revived you!) <BR> <BR> Today a long-time friend is having her annual Christ... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 06:07:32 EST SUNSHINE20113 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65810062 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>NSHINE20113 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:37:43 EST Daily check in 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65808126 Good morning! It's Friiiiiday! <BR> <BR> I awoke early and took some Airborne as I'm feeling a little congested. I hope to run off any germs that may be thinking of settling in. <BR> <BR> I just looked at the crossfit workout that's posted and am strongly considering the Ripped class instead. I'll check that schedule to make sure it's still being offered at 5:30 am <BR> <BR> Good day at work yesterday. Although it was really really cold. And I ate a donut which I later regretted. ... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 04:50:30 EST Anyone sugar/refined carb free? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65804993 I am realizing that sugar and refined carbs are big stumbling blocks for me, I can't seem to ever eat them in moderation. I do good for a while, but start to crave them more and more. I've been reading about people who have cut them out of their diets completely. I can't eat them without repercussions like I used to. Now I feel yucky and foggy headed. <BR> <BR> By refined carb I mean bread, pasta, anything with wheat basically. I think that's called refined carbs. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:11:28 EST Daily check in 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65802115 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I guess my Christmas traditions are much more scaled back. And DH is not a big fan as long as he does the usual--namely, Christmas Eve at his mom's house where he cooks mass quantities of shrimp and chicken wings, and his (much bigger than mine) family all come over. There's so many little kids in his family now, mostly great nieces and nephews, that the parents just bring a small gift for them to open instead of each of us trying to shop for all of them. So I have... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:11:16 EST Declaring maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65800802 I have been thinking about this for a while, and I think I am going to go ahead and call this my maintenance range. I have been living the maintenance life for a few months now, and my weight has been pretty stable, fluctuating a few pounds up and down. But basically its been between 127-132. But more importantly, I can live with this and be at peace. <BR> <BR> I realized that my life is too short to keep chasing after skinny. And I should just enjoy eating healthy for the sake of liking ho... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 21:49:12 EST Daily check in 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65795867 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm still limping from Monday's workout--150 wall balls with 12 lb medicine ball. Quads will never be the same. <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Travelling for work today and there will be a Christmas party at work, with lots of food and visits from retired employees. I made pumpkin bread last night to take. <BR> <BR> DH put a roast in the oven last night and I think the smells wafting through the house contributed to my early wake-up, together with that bright moo... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 04:50:16 EST Daily check in 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65789919 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in. I arrived home about 10:30 pm, very late for me. So I slept a little late. I'm not sure I'll make it to crossfit. Meeting went well, though. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a much better day, Nell. Goodness! <BR> <BR> And hope that all have a great day!! Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:08:51 EST VTRICIA has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65784889 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=VT<BR>RICIA </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 Dec 2016 09:56:48 EST Daily check in 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65783453 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good reminder about backing up data, Nell. I'm blessed with IT folks at work who do all those things automatically so all I have to manage is the data and pictures on my phone. I rarely use the desktop; it holds data from the (now closed) office. We are almost done, but will have a tax return for 2016, and possibly 2017. <BR> <BR> I, too, have several presents to wrap. I have my wrapping station set up now in my office so I'll have everything at my fingertips. ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:46:57 EST Daily check in 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65777490 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept a little late after having a disturbing dream, about work, I think. I promptly forgot it, and I had to soothe myself, that it wasn't real. It's bad enough to worry about and lise sleep over the real matters I'm working on, let alone imaginary ones. Geesh! <BR> <BR> Oh, Toni, how awful! Baby raccoons tried coming down the chimney at the rental house a few years ago, but got stuck in some pipework. Yikes! Maybe they heard about Santa. We added additiona... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:24:15 EST RAVELGIRLY has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65773360 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RA<BR>VELGIRLY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:57:40 EST Daily check in 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65771426 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We were out late with Santa. DD's good friends dress up and hand out candy canes to folks driving through their lit up neighborhood. Granddaughter was reunited with her BFF and they had helper elf hats . Ho ho ho!! <BR> <BR> Baby it's cold outside!! <em>335</em> Stay warm and enjoy the season! <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:15:41 EST Daily check in 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65765340 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today after work I'm heading to DD's to spend some time with her and granddaughter and do some Christmas shopping. Hopefully all of it. <BR> <BR> Crossfit class this morning, but not excited to go. I miss my one morning of long walks with my puppy dogs and fitness buddy. My friend moved away and my dog is too old. But I'm sure I'll find a new early morning walking friend eventually. <BR> <BR> Hope those suffering from colds etc heal up soon. And ... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 05:43:00 EST Daily check in 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65758561 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your anniversary Toni as well as the progress you've made on the slopes. I've never been tempted to try snow skiing, probably because we have no readily available slopes or equipment, inconsistent snowfall, and no great son as an instructor! So happy for you! <BR> <BR> My friend is not the typical designer--she and her husband have been building high end homes for over 30 yrs, remodeling too, and she embellished her natural talent with color and ... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 05:38:10 EST GEMLADYONE has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65753748 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>MLADYONE </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, 7 Dec 2016 10:21:18 EST Daily check in 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65751803 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> The cleaning lady comes today, so I need to tidy up a few things before I leave for work. I sure enjoy having a tidy house, but really need to get back on task with donating and selling items. I had some steel shelving to sell and DH loaded it up and gave it to some friends of ours who just moved. Well, okay... My designer friend says I need to ditch all my artificial plants. But, but.... Perhaps I'll box them up and see if I can live without them. <B... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:34:09 EST Daily check in 12/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65745041 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I just finished a cup of Sleepy Time hot tea, after waking up around 2 am. I read all of yesterday's posts and let the dog out. Read work email and sent a meeting invite. <BR> <BR> Donna, how are you doing with the shingles outbreak? The TV commercials just make me cringe. <BR> <BR> Glitter, it sounds like you have the perfect skills for the Habitat project. <BR> <BR> Okay I'm going to try to go back to sleep. Then crossfit class and traveling for work. Lu... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 04:25:38 EST Daily check in 12/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65738657 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here we are at Monday again. Kellie, I hope you are able to take some time off after working all weekend on your "go live." We have snow, too, only about 3 inches, but it stuck to the tree branches and made for a beautiful winter Wonderland! I see on the news that Hawaii had snow! <BR> <BR> DH and I ventured out in it to buy a new kitchen light fixture and have lunch. It was on sale, LED strips, 5000 lumens and is supposed to last 45 years. Uh, that should be ple... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 05:40:54 EST Daily check in 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65732300 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a beautiful day I had yesterday! After SPing, I listened to my vinyl albums while decorating the Christmas tree when suddenly I realized it was time for my blood donation. I rushed out and afterwards did some shopping. I scored! I found a new leather Calvin Klein purse which has the same zipped side pocket for credit cards (wallet) as my old fraying purse. Perfect smallish size, all my stuff fits perfectly inside the compartments. I couldn't have desig... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 05:47:13 EST BABARR67 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65728149 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>BARR67 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:18:44 EST THETURTLEBEAR has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65728127 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TH<BR>ETURTLEBEAR </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, 3 Dec 2016 11:15:43 EST Daily check in 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65726485 Good morning, my dears! <BR> <BR> So nice to see you all (read all your posts)! Glittercurls, Nell and Charlene had some great suggestions, and I would encourage you to speak with a trusted medical professional (whether it's your general physician, or a registered dietician, etc) and find out what your body needs and when. Sweetie, Nothing, I mean nothing, is more important than taking good care of ourselves. Please promise us that you will call and make that appointment. <BR> <BR> Kelli... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 06:32:52 EST PRESBESS has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65721473 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PR<BR>ESBESS </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, 2 Dec 2016 09:51:29 EST Help! Low blood sugar is driving me crazy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65720934 Good Morning and Merry Christmas! When we moved from Wisconsin to Texas two months ago I took a break from SP while we settled in. You may not recognize me, because I always had a grapefruit graphic for my photo. Now that I am happy in Texas I have a smile worth sharing! <BR> <BR> I look forward to catching up with all of you, and enjoying a Healthy Christmas! <BR> <BR> Hopefully someone will have a suggestion for an issue that is new to me. Low blood sugar. I forget to eat, because I ... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:46:39 EST Daily check in 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65719919 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sorry about the double thread yesterday--when I hit "post message" I received a "nope!" message and started over, only to discover later in the day that the first message did in fact post! Oh well. <BR> <BR> Frustrating, Nell. Being able to diagnose the problem is the important skill of a mechanic--anyone (well, almost) can be a "parts-changer!" Ah, the memories I have of working on my '56 Chevy. A half hour job always turned into a whole day project. But that ... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 05:05:20 EST HAKAPES has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65714854 <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>... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:23:11 EST ELLEKTRA has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65714843 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EL<BR>LEKTRA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:22:06 EST NOLAHORSERIDER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65714830 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NO<BR>LAHORSERIDER </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, 1 Dec 2016 10:20:30 EST Daily check in 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65712781 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Great pics, Toni and Phebess. Great to hear from you Kellie. <BR> <BR> Cyberspace ate first post and I need to scoot. Walking this morning with fitness buddy who is in town for work. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:28:14 EST Daily check in 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65712775 Good morning. <BR> <BR> It was good to read all of yesterday's posts and have Kellie back--hope your project is successful! Nice new photo of you, Toni, and of your kitties, Phebess. <BR> <BR> I'm heading out for a walk with my fitness buddy who is in town for work, so I need to bundle up -- in bright reflective yellow. We'll meet at the crossfit gym so I'll have the option to join the class if we finish walk early. However, I am traveling for work today so busy morning! <BR> <BR> H... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:25:16 EST AMARILYNH has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65707980 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AM<BR>ARILYNH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:49:45 EST Daily check in 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65706007 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, feels good to have slept well. Tonight I have a hair appointment, tomorrow my ole exercise buddy will be in town and we are set to walk Thursday and Friday mornings at 5 am. Can't wait to catch up. She is a very fast walker and I know it'll be a challenge to keep up with her. <BR> <BR> DH made a new recipe last night, a roast with sweet potatoes, celery and carrots, beef broth. It was yummy and a nice change from the mushroom soup version. <BR> <BR> Phebess,... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:54:02 EST Daily check in 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65698836 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm a mess. Rough Monday -- one challenging issue after another at work, rain and strong winds all day, so I went to bed early, fell sound asleep from about 7 to 11 and now I am awake and have tried the hot tea regimen, trying to get back to sleep but ruminating about all those challenging issues at work. <BR> <BR> I feel congested and that it's settling in my ears. I took some medicine and hope it clears so I can hear... ugh. <BR> <BR> I guess that's why they ca... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:32:20 EST Daily check in 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65692108 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I enjoyed all the Christmas memories in yesterday's posts. It's interesting to hear other traditions. We purchased a 6-7 ft Frasier fir and have it set up undecorated in the living room. DH was busy checking and fixing strands of lights with his new gadget "Light Keeper Pro." I put on some Christmas CDs, but the John Fahey Christmas Guitar vinyl record sounds SO much better. <BR> <BR> Back to crossfit class this morning and a full week of work ahead. Grilled tur... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:38:58 EST Daily check in 11/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65685711 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, I slept well. FedEx delivered the cartridge around noon, my brother came over with my 10 albums he cleaned and his precision tools to install it all and we played my vinyl version of Stairway to Heaven. And then both sides of all 10 albums! Happy times! DH and I picked out 40 more albums to clean at my brother's. <BR> <BR> Phebess, DH and I set the globe on the counter and talked about next year's vacation. We found Tuvalu Islands and I wondered if you h... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 06:39:13 EST Daily check in 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65679378 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, so sorry to hear of shingles, Donna, but relieved it is only a mild case. And hope you are able to get plenty of rest. <BR> <BR> Dawg, it's good to hear you are feeling better. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping for sunshine today, as we have had a series of gray, cloudy, cold days. Granddaughter woke up coughing yesterday so we didn't get to go walking the woods with DH. Instead we played school and tea set on the dining room table. DD and fiancé went shopping and pick... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 03:34:30 EST BROOKLYN_BORN has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65676466 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BR<BR>OOKLYN_BORN </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, 25 Nov 2016 14:22:14 EST KELLIEBEAN has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65676460 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KE<BR>LLIEBEAN </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, 25 Nov 2016 14:20:43 EST Daily check in 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65674014 Good morning! <BR> <BR> How was everybody's day yesterday? <BR> <BR> I need to venture out to Best Buy to purchase speaker wire, but I dread the anticipated crowds. I may take a rest day from crossfit class and spend time walking the woods with DH or a walk in the park--something a little different. I took a vacation day today and plan to enjoy it. <BR> <BR> I hope all who are under the weather see improvement today. And that the holiday was full of hugs and love from family and frien... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:05:34 EST Daily check in 11/24 Thanksgiving Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65668887 Good morning teammates! And all stopping by today! <BR> <BR> I include each and every one of you as I count my blessings on this Thanksgiving Day <BR> (and that you take the time to reply and share your lives with us). And, it goes without saying that, for us, this day of sharing a bounty of tasty foods will be centered on enjoying the people (and furry creatures) we love and maybe sneaking in a walk or throwing a football in the backyard. Small portions of those special "once or twice a ... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:07:34 EST Daily check in 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65662484 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yikes, day before Thanksgiving!! I need to check with my hostess about what to bring!! I'm happy to report 9 hrs of sleep last night, making up for the hours I lost the night before. <BR> <BR> I love cookbooks too. Since DH and I have been together, he has taken over that job, fir two main reasons: 1. He arrives home first; and 2. He's better at it. 90 % of our meals are grilled meats though. We invested in a wood pellet smoker/grill a few years ago; helps me ... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:03:37 EST THOMASINA57 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65658569 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TH<BR>OMASINA57 </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, 22 Nov 2016 12:49:48 EST PERRYBABE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65658551 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>RRYBABE </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, 22 Nov 2016 12:46:32 EST Daily check in 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65655887 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Had a bit of excitement last night around 3 am, when I thought I heard the door from the garage to the lower level and then Jonie started making noises, not a bark, but a whine/growl. I didn't trust my hearing, but I do trust hers. So I woke DH and he went into his plan of attack. I am happy to report that we are safe and sound and found nothing. But DH is not one to go back to sleep so we're both up and at 'em. For now... <BR> <BR> Oh, and Jonie is sound asleep... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:56 EST Daily check in 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65649049 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Short week -- as I am planning to take Friday off. Usually that means doing 5 days of work in three, right? I have a lot to look forward to this week, starting with a "new" stereo system. My vinyl record collection hasn't had a turntable to dance on since 2004 when the ex-husband (self-described cad [I had to check that definition, but he nailed it]) moved his stuff out. My brother located a vintage turntable on Ebay, and I purchased two new speakers Saturday. ... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:41:45 EST Daily check in 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65642264 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Charlene, do share the low carb pumpkin recipe if you give it a favorable review. Since I spent several hours cooking down a pumpkin yesterday -- froze six 2-cup packages and refrigerated one as I had planned to make mini loaf pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving. But perhaps I would try your recipe! I'm always on the lookout for good pumpkin recipes. I have one that uses a gingersnap cookie as the base and it sets up in foil baking cups. I have a problem avoiding th... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 05:25:49 EST Optical illusion? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65638696 I wanted to talk about a strange phenomenon that I've noticed lately. Maybe you guys have noticed this yourselves too. <BR> <BR> So, when I look at my whole body in the mirror I look like Im still in the 140s, but when I put on my khakis (infamous khakis that I blogged about) they are falling off, and I have to wear a belt and the belt notch is on the smallest I've ever had it. And my shirts that I used to stretch out to fit over my belly, just hang down on me away from my belly. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 13:35:18 EST Daily check in 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65636160 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Weekend: two full days with NO plans. Cold, windy weather has charged in and dropped a gazillion leaves, so that may be Sunday afternoon's workout. Otherwise, it's laundry, tidying up the piles that accumulated during the "too busy " work week, continued work on decluttering and filing projects. Yaaay for "routine"! <BR> <BR> I like your attitude Phebess toward the cardiac cath. Certainly you've done everything recommended to keep your heart healthy--fitness and... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 05:57:28 EST Daily check in 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65629352 Good morning team and Happy Friday!!! <BR> <BR> I SO enjoyed the bright warm sunshine walk with my friend yesterday. I know those 70+ degree days are numbered. <BR> <BR> The Whole 30 book is big (400+ pp), half recipes with glossy pictures . I understand that a full recipe book is scheduled to be released soon. I'll provide opinion on content soon. <BR> <BR> Phebess, sending good thoughts your way as you go through this cardiac cath testing. Bess, I love vegetables, but I'm with Nell ... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 04:52:58 EST