SparkPeople At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1111 Support, encouragement and useful information for Sparkers at or around goal weight. 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 Salt intake ... What have you noticed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64828982 I found the following two passages from today's Spark article on salt interesting: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=166&amp;page=2 </link> <BR> <BR> "The average American adult consumes about 2,500 to 5,000 milligrams of sodium a day. But we only need 1,100 to 3,300 milligrams, or about 1/2 to 1-1/2 teaspoons. That can be a pretty big difference." <BR> <BR> "One thing that the experts do agree on is that getting a balanced diet with more fruits and ve... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:00:16 EST Daily check in 7/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64827323 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good plan Kellie on postponing the outdoor run. Some folks even stayed home instead of coming to the river. But several of our dock neighbors had big parties, one of the daughters bringing 12 friends. Thirty somethings, some with little kids. Our DD and granddaughter made it and we all had a grand time at the sandbar. [Like you all, I love having family and youngins to hang out with] <BR> <BR> Hope to tackle picture book project today. I have my options narrowed ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:22:54 EST FIT4MEIN2013 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64823326 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FI<BR>T4MEIN2013 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 23 Jul 2016 12:01:35 EST Daily check in 7/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64821315 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Waiting for the coffee to brew. <BR> We arrived around 7:30 last night to a very quiet dock. A group of boaters went on a river trip down to Grafton for the weekend . Another boater is cruising down the Mississippi and then up the Illinois River to Chicago. Ah, that's what I love about the river--as opposed to a lake--just so many places to go. And yes, I think it's cooler on the water, Nell. Refreshing to stand in the sand in waist deep water, with a drink in ha... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:59:18 EST Daily check in 7/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64814872 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> I too am ready for the weekend--planned to be at the houseboat with DD and granddaughter coming Saturday and Sunday. With all the heat warnings, I was worried they might cancel. The air conditioners will be getting a workout, that's for sure. <BR> <BR> I'm glad I posted my plan to attend cycle fit class yesterday because that simple gesture kept me from staying home instead. I miss DH attending crossfit class with me. He hasn't attended regularly ... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:18:32 EST AEHEGE has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64810038 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AE<BR>HEGE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:16:13 EST Daily check in 7/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64808464 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept much better last night--I was actually awakened by the alarm. That rarely happens and always surprises me. But the Charlie horses at midnight had me limping to the bathroom and drinking water from the faucet! I guess that's what I needed?! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the eyebrow advice and I'll let you all know how this steroid gel works. I plan to check out Dee's remedy and the results! I love how we learn from one another! <BR> <BR> Hope all the loved ones... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:44:04 EST Needing a "spark" - help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x64801682 Hi - <BR> I am busy losing the baby weight. <BR> I was a successful maintainer for three years and then had a baby! <BR> My goal is to be back at my pre-baby weight in November. <BR> I have lost 8kg (around 16 pounds) so far, but I am struggling to stay consistent and motivated to lose the last 4kg (around 8 pounds). These last few pounds are proving difficult to lose, but mostly I am struggling to keep motivated about monitoring what I am eating and sticking to a weight-loss programme. <B... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:00:06 EST Daily check in 7/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64801464 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up too early. Jonie started whining at me to go outside. She is now parked in front of a small fan we set out for her. I expect that fatty tumor increases her body heat. She just isn't the same since Huckleberry passed. <BR> <BR> I just had some hot tea that's supposed to help one sleep so I plan to try this again. <BR> <BR> Thyroid is normal so dermatologist prescribed a topical steroid to massage into my eyebrows. Did I mention that they are so thin that I n... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:45:29 EST Unwarranted praises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64799180 I really had no idea how to word the topic. <BR> <BR> This is something I've been thinking about lately, maybe you guys can relate. I'm not very good at articulating my thoughts but I will try. <BR> <BR> I have watched shows like The Biggest Loser, Extreme Makeover Weightloss Edition and many others, and at the very end of the show when they are revealing the person's new body transformation everyone is cheering, some people are crying, people are just going nuts. These formerly obese peop... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:56:02 EST Daily check in 7/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64794817 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the nice comments. I spent too much of my years stuck in the muck of life--once I pulled myself out and discovered I possessed all the wisdom I needed to live a joyful fulfilling life, I feel compelled to share the joy. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1fe72525-d8a8-4ce9-9776-f05617f7140b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> With some luck, I just figured out how to share a picture! <BR> <BR> Welcome Moriarty. It's good to hear how everyone is coping wi... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:51:48 EST Daily check in 7/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64787862 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Looks like we all had a busy weekend. DH was busy with maintenance jobs on the houseboat--changed the oil in the engines and generator, changed sparkplugs, worked on a faucet leak. So we decided to take it to the sandbar Saturday--we usually run up there in the little boat. It was such a beautiful day, warm sunshine, low humidity, I suggested we spend the night. So we did. All our friends returned to the marina by about 7:30. We heated up some dinner and turned ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:41:22 EST Daily check in 7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64781689 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in as DH and I spent the night on the river in the houseboat. Im going to watch the sun rise across the water. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day! Sun, 17 Jul 2016 05:58:50 EST Q about goal and holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64780351 Do any of you go a bit lower than your normal maintenance weight before going on a holiday or before the holiday season? <BR> <BR> I kind of thought that would be a good idea, create a little buffer with the goal weight in case of off days. <BR> <BR> I actually don't have a goal weight anymore, I was just curious. <BR> <BR> Also... This just came to me... Would I be considered at "maintenance" if I don't mind staying this way, but am also allowing my body to continue to lose? I won't b... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:49:42 EST ANNIEONLI has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64777727 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AN<BR>NIEONLI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:14:05 EST 50YEARSAWIFE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64777707 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=50<BR>YEARSAWIFE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 16 Jul 2016 12:11:14 EST Daily check in 7/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64775728 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I am sending good thoughts to all my friends here, with a special dose of wisdom to Nell in dealing with son. It's heartbreaking. <BR> <BR> Sounds like we're all dealing with some summer time heat. The humidity is giving us a reprieve this weekend and boy did i sleep well with the houseboat windows open. No company this weekend, no plans, just relaxing, reading all the newspapers that accumulated over this way too busy week. <BR> <BR> My flooring is completely i... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 06:53:58 EST ELIZABETH5268 has maintained for ONE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64770732 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EL<BR>IZABETH5268 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:57:51 EST WATERMELLEN has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64770704 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WA<BR>TERMELLEN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:55:11 EST JACKIERN has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64770695 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>CKIERN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 15 Jul 2016 09:53:59 EST Daily check in 7/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64769274 Good morning! It's Friday!! <BR> <BR> Oh my. This is going to be a tough day to get through. The concert was WONDERFUL! My DD talked me out of the boots and hat as being too hot. We wore tank tops, shorts and sandals--thank goodness! It was hot! What a workout! We were on our feet, jumping, dancing and singing along for the entire show. If I can figure out how to post a picture, I wll! <BR> <BR> Leaving the parking lot is the big challenge. Back to DD's at midnight and only 4 hr... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:37:26 EST Johnny Appleseed Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64768346 We are preparing to launch our next maintenance challenge - Johnny Appleseed. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad28abb9-3461-4011-8e0c-8ebc18bef712.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Let's continue our maintenance efforts by focusing on healthy habits through the end of summer and into fall's start. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (July 27 - September 27) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our pre-selected target weight. <BR> <BR> You do not need to be ... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:40:20 EST PEZMOM1 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64763268 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>ZMOM1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 14 Jul 2016 08:19:56 EST BABYCHOOKIE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64763263 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>BYCHOOKIE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:17:34 EST Daily check in 7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64762610 Howdy partners! <BR> <BR> I pulled a pair of cowboy boots (white with fringe) and hat from the closet for the concert tonight. What a day today! It will include Driving for 5 hrs total for work and the concert. <BR> <BR> I was hoping for a good night's sleep but a storm with thunder and lightning, DH coming to bed and shoulder pain all ganged up on me just before midnight to wake me and keep me up. I finally took some Aleve and was able to get back to sleep. The cat then woke me up ... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:49:21 EST Daily check in 7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64755687 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Whoa, I'm wiped out--foggy tired. I'll awake here in a minute as coffee takes hold. DH and I worked on removing carpet from office last night when I got home from my travelling work day. Only items remaining are my desk and matching credenza. These pieces came from my former firm. The credenza will be moved out; the desk will remain and the flooring installer will work around it, moving it only as needed. My goodness, this has been a huge project! It'll take me ... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 05:57:35 EST New header launching tomorrow (Wednesday, July 13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64752348 Passing along a message from Coach Jen ... <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to give you a heads up about a new header that will be launching on the site tomorrow. Here's a look: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bdfddfc5-793f-49d7-b8ca-adf96e1ae211.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The menus will work in basically the same way, except that there are a few new options like videos and challenges. Hopefully these changes will help you access the features you use even more ea... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:04:04 EST AUTHENTICALLYME has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64749500 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AU<BR>THENTICALLYME </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 12 Jul 2016 09:09:36 EST Daily check in 7/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64748388 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Work was very demanding yesterday, I was on a call until 7:30. But compared to my last career, this return from vacation was a piece of cake. <BR> <BR> No more Mayberry indeed! DH is known to tune in to that classic show as often as possible. And you know the song "Rolling on the River ", which includes the phrase "people on the river are happy to give." We heard they are on their way and that the problem was water in their fuel. No doubt we'll be tracking t... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 05:47:29 EST Daily check in 7/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64740747 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Either the website or my Internet connection has been temperamental this morning. I woke up really early and tried to post but received error messages. So I turned off the WIFI in hopes of trouble-free posting. Crossing my fingers... <BR> <BR> The sunburn has subsided, back to routine this week, no vacation or holidays. It was good to be away from work (I resisted checking work email for 3 days straight!) and the news. <BR> <BR> I need to make appointment for annual... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:18:05 EST Daily check in 7/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64734040 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Fairhavenqueen, nice to hear from you . Congrats on the 10 lb loss and the "hay" WOD! <BR> <BR> And yes it does feel like we're all friends even though we've never met face to face. <BR> <BR> Cat, hope life has settled down for you. And, Sunnybeachgirl, I can relate to life with a 4 yr old grandchild! <BR> <BR> We returned from our river trip. I'm sunburned and tired. Along the way we met a group of boys jouneying from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the ... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 06:33:50 EST Daily check in 7/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64727457 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in! Trip up river was absolutely gorgeous. Another beautiful day ahead. Feeling Sun-kissed ! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 9 Jul 2016 06:29:06 EST Daily check in 7/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64720622 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Safe travels Toni and so sorry for your loss. <BR> Hope all went well, Kellie. I wonder what happens to cause a fatty tumor. Not to compare a person to a dog, but DH, DD and I have been discussing them, due to Jonie's fast growing lipoma and wondering just how much bigger it might get. A friend had a 14 lb fatty tumor removed from her 70 lb lab at age 12, and she only lived a year or so afterwards. It's troubling. Could I have prevented this? <BR> <BR> I spent... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 06:09:28 EST Daily check in 7/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64713329 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Aaaaahhhh! Sorry about the double posts yesterday. If you saw them both, you saw that the second post was merely bemoaning that my first long post was lost in cyberspace. Message appeared that "something went wrong " when I clicked "post message". Thus, my second post. I was shocked to see my long post this morning as I read Replies. Pleasantly surprised--but I apologize for confusion. <BR> <BR> Congrats to those stepping on the scale after long holiday weeken... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 05:05:12 EST Daily check in 7/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64705957 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lost my long post in cyber space. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Will write again if I have time... <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 6 Jul 2016 06:03:41 EST Daily check in 7/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64705936 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Whoo! What a weekend! I'm slowly waking up. We stayed at the marina after everyone left; DH washed the outside and I cleaned the inside of the houseboat. About 4 hrs of heavy cleaning. We arrived home about 2:30, and I did about 5 loads of laundry, cleaning and hauling all the artwork from the lower level up to the living room. Another 5+ hrs of cleaning until I dropped into our new comfy mattress for a great night's sleep. Three more loads of laundry to do (she... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 05:59:10 EST Daily check in 7/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64698710 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A quick hello as i took a vacation day. We were out very late watching fireworks. Great day yesterday as the. Sun made a fabulous appearance!! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 5 Jul 2016 05:55:05 EST SUSIEMT has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64694126 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>SIEMT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 11:20:20 EST LIVIN2LOVE1 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64694110 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LI<BR>VIN2LOVE1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 11:17:28 EST Daily check in 7/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64691968 Good morning! <BR> Happy Independence Day! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the well wishes. I felt much better yesterday. It finally stopped raining and as soon as granddaughter woke up from a long nap (which was sorely needed), we took boat rides touring our favorite nooks and crannies. No sunshine, but definitely a better day. Today the rain is to be gone, but cloudy. <BR> <BR> We're planning breakfast on the dock and then we'll be heading out in the houseboat and DD will take her little... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 06:25:31 EST Daily check in 7/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64685032 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm generally a pretty optimistic person, but yesterday was just miserable. I woke up with congestion that settled in my ears. I took three doses of medicine over the course of the day. But I still have ringing in my ears as I type this. When this happens, music and children stomping and screaming is amplified tenfold but I can barely hear conversation. So we're all stuck in the dock because it's pouring rain and all I want to do is hide. DD has lots of company, ... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 05:02:52 EST A powerful retrospective ... dare to be inspired! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64682869 I just cannot sit back and not give a much deserved shout out to KRISZTA11. <BR> <BR> Today, she posted a series of journal entries from the weight loss phase of her journey that have been tucked away in a long forgotten place. (The Spark Planner.) She wrote these entries 5 years ago. They are powerful people. Truly! <BR> <BR> Do give them a read ... <BR> <BR> June 2011 ... <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193388 </link> <BR> <BR> July 201... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 18:58:23 EST MOMMY445 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64679878 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>MMY445 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 10:15:44 EST NEWNANCY2012 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64679863 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>WNANCY2012 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 10:12:53 EST LYNCHD05 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64679832 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LY<BR>NCHD05 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 10:07:10 EST Daily check in 7/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64678376 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Look at me sleeping so late. But then we were all up late. Since we now have rain in the forecast today and tomorrow, I suggested we go for a sunset boat ride once all our company arrived. It was so nice. This time of year the water temperature is so warm. So the warmth hits you in the face. Sunset was gorgeous! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 2 Jul 2016 06:28:25 EST Daily check in 7/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64670770 Good morning! Happy July 1st! Happy Friday! Happy Independence Day weekend! <BR> <BR> Fridays are usually a "catch up" day for me, but not today. I'll be travelling for an hour and meeting with a person who will very likely be somewhat contentious. But alas we must deal with him and it's just part of the job. I have done this before and I'll be fine. There's just some parts of life that we have no control over, right? But I believe each of us is equipped with all the wisdom we requir... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 05:09:02 EST Daily check in 6/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64663482 Good morning ! <BR> <BR> I'm up early despite the nice new comfy mattress and soft sheets. Tonight it was Jonie who whined to go out at 2 am. I let her out and laid back down but then she started barking so I brought her back inside. It's really nice- 60 degrees. I must say, we have a gorgeous weather forecast for the holiday weekend. <BR> <BR> I planned to take some vacation time next week, but have already been requested to attend two meetings... I know, I can say "no". I love this w... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:34:06 EST Daily check in 6/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64656080 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I agree, Phebess, June has just slipped away. Every morning when I add the new date in the Topic line, I'm reminded that time marches on and to be grateful for each and every day, that it is I who has the power to make the most of it with good choices and attitude. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for all the sheet advice. DH and I went to Tuesday Morning last night and bought Egyptian Cotton sateen, but the checkout lady also raved about bamboo. I didn't see any bamboo, an... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:52:32 EST Daily check in 6/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64648709 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sue, that must have been a great tune-up! Im sure you're relieved. Hope sunburn has cooled, Kellie. Ouch. <BR> <BR> Today the floor installers return to complete all but the office, then we will move out furniture etc from ofc to other rooms so they can finish. It's getting closer! <BR> <BR> We picked out a new mattress and DH will pick it up late today or tomorrow. I am SO excited, but will need to buy deep pocket sheets. <BR> <BR> Lots of nice new things fo... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:28:28 EST Daily check in 6/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64641225 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sounds like everyone had a great weekend, that was too short. And many are looking forward to a long 3 day weekend. We are expecting lots of company at the houseboat. They will be staying in campers/RVs at the campground at our marina. It should be fun but extra stress. After last weekend's dock hop dinner, we are planning more fruits and vegetables, whole foods for this weekend. Shall we practice what we preach? <BR> <BR> And today will be back to routine. Cro... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:08:56 EST MLB570 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64637801 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ML<BR>B570 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:04:36 EST Daily check in 6/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64634146 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm happy to report a good night 's sleep. Thanks Toni for sharing the sleep apnea tip. That was so enlightening. My problem is waking up after about 4 or 5 hrs and not being able to get back to sleep. DH and I are going to pick out a new mattress tomorrow morning. I'm hopeful that will help since I sleep better at hotels than at home. I may get a new mattress for the houseboat too. <BR> <BR> I hope you're dad is okay Sue and wish you safe travels. <BR> <BR> Yes... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:33:01 EST JOHN__ has maintained for FIFTEEN YEARS!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64627666 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JO<BR>HN__ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:19:00 EST Daily check in 6/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64627414 Good morning ! <BR> <BR> Sleep has alluded me all week so im catching up <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day! Sat, 25 Jun 2016 06:19:46 EST Daily check in 6/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64620330 Good morning!! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> The last one in June--can you believe it? Savoring these long days of summer, despite the discomfort of heat and humidity. <BR> <BR> The installer and crew was happy to see our flooring choice, commenting how fast it would go. But alas the glue was taking forever to set up. So it didn't go fast after all. But the portion that is done looks fantastic, especially with the new paint. Only thing that could make me happier is it being all done! <BR> ... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:54:57 EST Daily check in 6/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64613568 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Not that surprisingly, the flooring installer was delayed on another job so he is supposed to be here this morning between 8 and 8:30. DH will be here to let him in and help him get started. Some day soon I'll be enjoying that lower level. As it is now, once he finishes the main family room, den, bath, laundry room and large storage closet, we'll move out the contents of the office (except the large pieces of furniture which he will need to move around) so that he... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:42:29 EST Daily check in 6/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64606501 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome back Kellie! So glad you had a safe trip. <BR> <BR> Dee, I agree that yesterday was extra long. I pulled in my driveway at 7 pm from my Oak Brook travels. I couldn't pull into my garage though, because DH had moved all the lower level furniture into my bay. Temporary, because the flooring installer is scheduled to arrive this afternoon! Yaay! <BR> <BR> Back to crossfit class and my normal routine today. I am having success with my shoulder pain by consci... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:56:12 EST NAVYMOM133 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64600830 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NA<BR>VYMOM133 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:12:40 EST Daily check in 6/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64599610 Good morning! <BR> <BR> How nice to sleep well! I'm at a hotel and once again I am reminded, we need a new mattress. <BR> <BR> We have a meeting from 8:15 to 3:00 and then the drive home will take about 3 1/2 hrs. I will be presenting a short program, but it is mostly storytelling. I can do that, right?! <BR> <BR> I'm going to check out the workout room to see what's available. Be careful with those shoulders-- physical therapy and occupational therapy (repetitive motions) worked be... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:57:01 EST Daily check in 6/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64592202 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy first day of summer! <BR> <BR> I love the long days of summer. We had another great day on the river yesterday with friends. I'm feeling it today though, especially tired, and my tummy is reacting to the bean dip a friend brought to the sandbar. <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning, then travelling up your way, Kellie, for a meeting tomorrow. I'll pack my running shoes and see what my options will be at the hotel (in Lombard). <BR> <BR> Hope all have a grea... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:44:37 EST Compliments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64591901 Sorry for the barrage of posts lately, I don't know maintainers in person to bounce questions off of ha ha! <BR> <BR> Have any of you ever noticed how you tend to get the most compliments from people who are either thin themselves or have lost weight/losing weight? I've been noticing this. No one in my family has said anything regarding my weight, except my slim Grammy. A friend of mine has been losing weight and gave me the biggest compliment yesterday, in fact I changed the subject but he ... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:57:05 EST Daily check in 6/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64585739 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good wishes going out to all the dads out there for Father's day. My own father died when I was two. My mom never recovered from that; she never dated or remarried so our family consisted of my two older brothers, me and her. We got along alright somehow but I can't say there was a man who "raised" me. Later in life I met a man (and his wife) who provided guidance and moral support . Unfortunately he passed in 2004 (and she in 2006) and so today I celebrate DH, m... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 05:40:35 EST AUTHENTICALLYME has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64581723 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AU<BR>THENTICALLYME </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 18 Jun 2016 12:34:50 EST Daily check in 6/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64579458 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So after spending a half hour on the phone and another 2 hrs at the AT&amp;T store getting the phone re-set, I ended up going back after work and buying a new phone. The SD card was corrupted too so it appears I've lost the last year + of pictures, including the last picture of Huckleberry:((. DD has several recovery ideas which I shall check out. <BR> <BR> I got the same kind DD and DH have and he happily went with me after work to pick it out, choose accessori... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 04:55:58 EST Wanting to maintain and/or lose. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64577134 This is odd but I will try and explain. I am very happy where Im at right now. Im in no rush to lose weight and get to a particular goal. And at the same time I don't want to gain. So my goal is to either stay the same or slowly lose and allow my body to go to its happy weight. <BR> <BR> Even though Im about twenty over my "goal weight", Im comfortable with the way I look. Today is my treat day and Im sitting here in Mcdonald's not at all embarrassed about eating ice cream and a burger. I d... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:10:13 EST Daily check in 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64572665 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My mobile phone is not working, so I'm on my desktop and feel lost without all my apps. Unfortunately, I don't remember passwords so when trying to log into Facebook, they expect me to come up with my password! I tried calling AT&amp;T and their call center doesn't open until 7 a.m.-- I thought support was available 24/7. We certainly have higher expectations these days. Lost without my portable computer. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the well wishes and kind words. ... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:11:43 EST Daily check in 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64565988 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a stressful week in Orlando -- I don't blame you, Jamirblaze, for seeking the comfort of your own home and taking time for yourself. The more we learn about the events, the sadder it is. Accidents are one thing; intentional acts are another. Awful... <BR> <BR> I've always been fascinated by the big cats Phebess. Lots of cleaning -- it's technically still spring, after all. Although it feels like August with the heat we're having. New flooring and paint in ... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:58:56 EST JEANKNEE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64562251 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>ANKNEE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:41:23 EST MAREE1953 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64562235 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>REE1953 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:39:22 EST Daily check in 6/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64559200 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The flooring is here... at my house...finally! The installer plans to start by Wed of next week. I'm SO looking forward to it being completed. <BR> <BR> How nice to have cleaners! I've had such bad experiences, but a friend has made a recommendation -- I need to follow up. Especially when lower level is complete. <BR> <BR> Hot and humid and the Crossfit workout includes three rounds of 400 meter runs outside this am. (as one of three moves). Ugh! <BR> <BR> A ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 05:28:56 EST Daily check in 6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64552542 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, I can't imagine how shocked your community must be. So sorry and sending prayers for victims' families and loved ones. The news keeps getting worse. <BR> <BR> Heat wave makes it feel like August here, complete with high humidity. I'm thankful for a good night's sleep. But still feeling tired until coffee kicks in. <BR> <BR> DH joined me in Crossfit yesterday. It was good to have him back. We did Crossfit Total, where 3 lifts (backsquat, strict press ... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:52:40 EST Daily check in 6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64545288 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a full day yesterday! DD often wants to leave by noon on Sunday but now that she has a new position, she announced she would be staying the entire day. So we took the houseboat up to our favorite sandbar and had a glorious day as friends arrived, some of whom we hadn't seen since last fall. We got home around 7:45. A very full weekend! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to DH joining me at Crossfit this morning. He has taken a lot of time off, but promised he would ... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:28:33 EST Daily check in 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64539056 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sleep in Sunday for me. DH and I had to attend his nephew's wedding yesterday. We left the houseboat at12:15 for the 1:00 wedding and then waited from 2 pm until the 5 pm reception and got back to the houseboat at about 11 pm. It was a beautiful wedding and DH was glad to see relatives, we visited and danced. But I felt bad leaving DD and DGD at the houseboat. They took the little runabout boat out to the sandbar and sent us pics of all our friends. Ever want to be... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 06:35:40 EST BETH7CAM has maintained for THIRTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64534305 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>TH7CAM </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:23:23 EST Daily check in 6/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64532898 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I have an unpleasant job today: cleaning up Jonie's accident. My fault for not walking her up the dock; her fault for not whining enough to wake me up. DH 's fault for stepping in it last night as he came back from visiting another dock neighbor--made it worse. He grabs a bottle of foaming bleach for me to use on the carpet. <em>227</em> I said in my half asleep sign language. I find Tech cleaner to work best but this spot will take some work. Ugh. <BR> <... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 05:32:31 EST where I'm at & NSV! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64530517 I have been doing some thinking lately, and since I think out loud I thought I would share. <BR> <BR> Even though I have twenty some pounds to lose I have not been as desperate and obsessed as I was dyring the first half of my journey. I think this is good and bad. Good because I'm stressing less and able to use more mental energy for other things, but also bad because this is how backsliding happens. <BR> <BR> What I want is to find balance. Be able to remember to make good eating choice... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:27:02 EST Daily check in 6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64526027 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, I'm glad you were able to see your doctor yesterday and praying all is okay. My DD contacted her doc after her surgery when she felt something funny and the response stuck with me: "not every headache is a brain tumor." Not discounting her fears, but reassuring her. By the way, she recently had her 6 week checkup and all restrictions were lifted, she is taking classes again at the Y, doing cartwheels and feels like the surgery was a magic wand. Her beau... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:05:14 EST Daily check in 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64519266 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I feel like I'm repeating myself: tired, tired tired. (every day this week). But I have to be grateful to have a very full and active life which tired me out, right?! I'm looking forward to the weekend at the houseboat with just DH, DD and granddaughter. Although DH and I have a wedding to attend on Saturday... 99 degree weather in the forecast. Whee! <BR> <BR> Posts were enlightening as always. I like Chalene and her Turbo Jam, although Crossfit at the gym is... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 05:40:26 EST Daily check in 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64512178 Good morning team mates! <BR> <BR> I'm on my Second cup of coffee and it hits the spot. So this book I'm listening to is a doctor's science-based opinion about the benefits of a plant based diet to avoid and heal chronic disease. The downside of an audio book is the inability to page ahead to Part Two - the recommendations. I'm pretty sure it will be to avoid meat and dairy. <BR> <BR> For YEARS I ate blueberries in my oatmeal for breakfast, broccoli for lunch and big salads for dinner --... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 05:29:31 EST Daily check in 6/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64505613 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy happy birthday Toni!!! Hope it was a good one. <BR> <BR> Wow , 2 days in a row that the alarm went off to wake me up. I must be sleeping better. <BR> <BR> I asked my PT about Occupational therapy and she mentioned my mouse and keyboard, that I need to have them close to my torso as opposed to having my arm extended across my desk to a mouse pad since that just pulls my right shoulder forward. And that's the problem with my capsule. And to think about sq... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 05:54:26 EST ISHIIGIRL has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64499392 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IS<BR>HIIGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:15:26 EST Daily check in 6/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64497934 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Tired, tired. A very full day yesterday--dance recital was 2 hrs. With No intermission. And there were 3 shows. We did not attend the other two but I was curious to see dancers' enpointe technique . Not curious enough to stay longer though! Granddaughter exclaimed "I love dance!" after the performance--she has the fever, just like her mom! It was a beautiful sunshiney day. <BR> <BR> Speaking of sunshine, congratulations Sharon on your 3rd place win in your HM! ... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 05:39:32 EST Daily check in 6/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64491228 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> We will be heading to DD's early today for granddaughter's first dance recital. <em>90</em> With a celebration afterwards at DD's house. Then the drive home. So, it will be a very long day. Forecast is beautiful. <BR> <BR> I'm actually disappointed in the dance studio for making such a big deal if this recital. DGD is 4 (will be 5 in Aug), and the instructors do not teach much real dance moves. A recital should consist of allowing parents to come in an... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 05:48:38 EST Daily check in 6/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64484560 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well my PT suggests I get an MRI done on my shoulder. I'm going to make a concerted effort to do the exercises and stretches and concentrate on posture and keeping my shoulder blades back for a month and see if it improves. <BR> <BR> Not sure what we'll do today, rain in our forecast too. Rest day for sure. My quads are still screaming from Wed workout. "Death by front squats". <BR> <BR> Scale was okay yesterday. Got a few more lbs to knock off but getting closer... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 06:14:13 EST SP coaches? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64481242 Does spark people have personal coaches? Has anyone done this? What is it like? <BR> <BR> Thank you :) Fri, 3 Jun 2016 14:59:23 EST Daily check in 6/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64477474 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> It's Frid-yaaaay! For a short week, I sure am exhausted and it sounds like I have a lot of company--we are a busy, busy group. But that's good. I'd say we all have very full lives. <BR> <BR> Lots of sore members in our Crossfit class yesterday working on mobility so I wasn't able to discuss Whole30 with trainer. I did hear him say he and his wife feel great and plan to eat whole30 M-Th and he spoke often of digestive system improvements. <BR> <BR> Lots to ... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 05:29:14 EST ASHLEYGILLE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64471831 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AS<BR>HLEYGILLE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:35:10 EST Daily check in 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64470325 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the link to the article Bess and the reminder of the positive effects of a healthy lifestyle that goes on within every cell of our bodies despite the number on the scale. Congrats to you, and all others, who stubbornly stick with the program, and have the added bonus of seeing goal weight on the scale. <BR> <BR> So sad to see flooding in TX. <BR> <BR> Our Crossfit trainer and his wife finished their month of Whole 30. Thursdays are mobility day and a ch... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 05:14:40 EST Biggest Loser being investigated by LASD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64464401 The television show Biggest Loser is being investigated for giving contestants illegal diet drugs. Do you like the show and watch it. Would you be a contestant? Why or Why not? <BR> <BR> I watched the first couple seasons and when I started to lose weight knew it was bull crap. Especially after talking to my Dr. and asking him why I wasn't dropping pounds like they were and he said that was dangerous and he wouldn't let me. No I would not be a contestant. There is a article on Yahoo about t... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:44:19 EST GOING-STRONG has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64463899 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GO<BR>ING-STRONG </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:00:37 EST LESLIESENIOR has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64463895 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>SLIESENIOR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 09:59:44 EST SUZYMOBILE has maintained for ELEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64463885 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>ZYMOBILE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 09:58:41 EST JANETRW50 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64463873 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>NETRW50 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 1 Jun 2016 09:57:25 EST RENATARUNS has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64463860 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE<BR>NATARUNS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 09:56:27 EST Daily check in 6/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64461837 Good morning! <BR> <BR> June... I'm savoring these long days of spring/summer. I enjoyed yesterday's fitbit discussion although I've never indulged in counting steps. It would be interesting to know; maybe I'll use one some day. Yesterday my lunch walking friend and I got rained out...again. Sun was out before and after the lunch hour but it poured at noon. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Another day in town today and glad to have that extra time to get work done. My mileage reimbursement is making... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 05:19:59 EST Daily check in 5/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64454489 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Back to work after 4 day holiday weekend... I am so glad I decided not to travel today as Tuesdays and Thursdays are my usual travel days. Plus I'll be the only one in the office today. This will be a good day to catch up. <BR> <BR> We had to turn on our air conditioner too. I didn't think it was bad but DH complained so we turned it on. <BR> <BR> Okay, crossfit this am, light lean nutrition planned. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great last day of May! Tue, 31 May 2016 05:36:58 EST OHMEMEME has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64448568 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OH<BR>MEMEME </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 30 May 2016 08:44:34 EST Daily check in 5/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64447831 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Remembering today all those whose service resulted in the ultimate sacrifice. <BR> <BR> My alarm went off at 4 and it feels delicious to shut it off and be able to share another day with DD and family here on the river. The weather was perfect for boating. But I agree with all that ventured in -- it's refreshingly cold. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a happy and healthy and safe day! <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 06:16:26 EST Daily check in 5/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64441587 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling grateful this morning for sound sleep. It's late for me. We turned on the air conditioning and it's "hang meat" cold. I expect that helped with sleeping, together with all the fresh air and sunshine. <BR> <BR> The wind from the south at 14 mph made our river feel like ocean swells. There was no speedboating to or from the sandbar yesterday. Today is clear abundant sunshine and DH and family will be here for the next 2 days. Yaaay! I hope to take house... Sun, 29 May 2016 06:34:41 EST Daily check in 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64435463 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Much better today, sipping my coffee and watching the sun wake up. At about 6:30 yesterday morning, DH began to stir and I greeted him with: I'll make you some coffee if you start the generator. He was on it! Coffee was served before 7 am. Turns out, the breaker blew on the transformer and the utility company had it fixed by about 10 am. Our marina office was not as lucky, the lightening struck close enough to disable the phone, computers and our cable tv. Not a g... Sat, 28 May 2016 06:25:08 EST Slow weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64431635 How did you stay motivated when your weight loss was slower than expected? I know I should be patient, but I get scared that my weight loss will just stop and reverse. I figure as long as the weight is going down I will EVENTUALLY get to goal. Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:33 EST DESIREE671 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64430525 <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... Fri, 27 May 2016 09:10:26 EST Daily check in 5/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64429352 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling a little deprived. No coffee. We're at the houseboat and last night around midnight a big thunderstorm moved through and knocked out the power to our dock. So my choices are to run across the river to a quickshop, or wait for DH to rise and shine and get the generator dewinterized. Hope it gets fixed soon! <BR> <BR> I can totally relate to your feelings Bess. A suggestion. Go out into the woods and Scream: Life's not fair!!! <BR> <BR> My plan is to ... Fri, 27 May 2016 05:38:31 EST Daily check in 5/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64422404 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Long day yesterday, with travelling an hour and a half away for a long, but productive and successful meeting. I had nothing left when I got home but managed to get 3 loads of laundry done in preparation for leaving for the river tonight. I'll pack up this morning so we can head out when I get home. I'm travelling again today... <BR> <BR> Great pic Bess! And I'll be singing right along with you once the holiday weekend begins and we're in the water. Nothing like ... Thu, 26 May 2016 05:52:31 EST Daily check in 5/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64415717 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day -- will be glad to be on the downhill side of this day. I'm worn out from all the traveling and my long morning walks. I went to dinner last night with workout buddies and we decided to meet for a shorter 5 am walk this morning before our TX friend heads home. It's been so good to catch up. <BR> <BR> Note to self: when plugging in phone to charge all night, make sure the other end is plugged in too. Duh... <BR> <BR> Hope blood test results are good Ne... Wed, 25 May 2016 05:15:45 EST JULENA1 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64409705 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JU<BR>LENA1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Tue, 24 May 2016 08:47:21 EST Daily check in 5/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64408281 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm on my 2 am wake up schedule today. Ugh. My travel plans for yesterday were rescheduled for Wed; it's probably a good thing. As of now I'll be travelling today, tomorrow and Thursday. And Bess I'm with you -- Friday sounds like a great vacation day. DH asked me to take the day so we can get a early start on the holiday weekend at the houseboat. <BR> <BR> I'm meeting my workout buddy for a walk again this morning, then dinner with her and several girlfriends ... Tue, 24 May 2016 04:01:48 EST Daily check in 5/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64401465 Good morning ! <BR> <BR> Just a quick hello as I am meeting my workout buddy who is in town visiting for a few days for work for a long walk. Two days on the river with sun and fresh air has wiped me out! <BR> <BR> Full day of work including travel. Healthy lunch to pack. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 23 May 2016 05:22:35 EST Daily check in 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64394781 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Snuggled in with granddaughter in the stateroom while Paw Paw slept in the cuddy cabin. DD and granddaughter usually sleep in the cuddy but when it's just the three of us, granddaughter wants company so ... Slept well under a bright mostly full moon. It was a great day. <BR> <BR> Author sounds cool. I'll look for his books. I've been listening to Ben Bernacke's Courage to Act about the 07-08 financial mess. It's stuff i thought I should know. It's 18 discs and I'm... Sun, 22 May 2016 06:46:23 EST Daily check in 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64388509 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow! I slept late ( for me). DD's pillow top mattress. I must get one! <BR> <BR> Yaay Poindextra. Good job biking! And yes Nell it's sad to hear of all the young people who become heroin victims. One of the partners in my old firm has a secretary that we all wanted to terminate due to her absenteeism etc. She finally admitted herself to rehab and resigned. About a year later she died. Overdose was the only explanation. Hard telling how much she stole from us over ... Sat, 21 May 2016 06:41:16 EST My weight loss graph... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64386463 I have a really cool app called Monitor Your Weight, it's full of fun stuff to help track your weight. I especially love the line graph. I entered all of my weigh ins from my heaviest in 2010 till now. It's interesting to see how I keep getting into the low 130s and then backsliding. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ffd7e03-2afb-4a6f-b2c8-9ea18f57b277.png"> <BR> Fri, 20 May 2016 20:48:03 EST LESLIELENORE has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64382839 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>SLIELENORE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 20 May 2016 09:05:23 EST Daily check in 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64381566 Good morning! Especially on this Friday. <BR> <BR> Yesterday can be summed up in one word: challenging. I won't even elaborate; sometimes life is just hard... Nothing life threatening; we'll get through it and it always works out. <BR> <BR> Welcome to our neck of the woods, Toni! Yes, we are scheduled to have a gorgeous, sunshiney warm weekend. DH and I (and Jonie dog of course) will head to DD's house to pick up granddaughter from babysitter's (DD is travelling to MD for weekend), spen... Fri, 20 May 2016 05:23:28 EST Daily check in 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64374796 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It was so nice of you to share your story Bess! And pictures! How interesting! Yesterday at the seminar a colleague asked me how I liked my new gig, and then said I was "lucky". Not entirely sure why, but that word struck a nerve. I'd thought "blessed", recognition for a career of hard work and earned reputation, not luck. But I just smiled and said some nicety. <BR> <BR> I caved too Dee and had a piece of cheesecake. But oh my gosh, the food I passed up! Cook... Thu, 19 May 2016 05:56:18 EST Anxiety about getting to goal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64371385 I have been down this road several times before, I will be inching my way closer and closer to goal and then it seems out of nowhere anxiety kicks in. My goal is about 115, the closest I've been to that in the last 10 years has been 128. I always freak out and gain it back. And Im trying to pinpoint why. <BR> <BR> Some things I've noticed; a slight panic when the scale says I've lost weight, an unnerving feeling when I can see and feel more bones, wanting to run and hide when I notice men no... Wed, 18 May 2016 16:05:56 EST Daily check in 5/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64367558 Good morning! <BR> <BR> At least 1 or 2 days a week I wake up too early and today was the day. I tried some hot mint tea thinking I might get back to sleep but no... Too much to do, to think about, I guess. <BR> <BR> Dee, I got through my seminar with just 2 cookies, too. I resisted huge muffins, cupcakes and brownies and had a chicken breast, salad - pretty healthy lunch. Stood at the back, as you once suggested, Toni, because otherwise it's just too much sitting! <BR> <BR> So, Bess, ... Wed, 18 May 2016 05:06:38 EST Daily check in 5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64360293 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yes, Bess, do tell! Violin? I spent many hours backstage and in audiences watching ballet and youth symphony performances as my artsy DD danced and played violin. So I can definitely appreciate the "leap to the feet" after a spectacular performance. It's just good for the soul... <BR> <BR> Long, but productive day yesterday. Seminar today but I'll take my laptop and monitor email in between lectures. The provider always overdoes the food available--you would thi... Tue, 17 May 2016 05:49:22 EST Daily check in 5/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64352963 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Weekend just flew by! But boy was it jam packed with visiting, playing, shopping, baking, sweets, family and love. And work on lower level. Great weekend! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a busy day today, which includes travel 1 1/2 hrs away. Tues and Wed are continuing education seminar days and travel again on Thursday. It will be a challenge to stick to my routines, so it's best to come up with a plan right now. I'm glad I sent all the baked goods home with DD!... Mon, 16 May 2016 05:31:21 EST TANYA602 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64346818 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TA<BR>NYA602 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sun, 15 May 2016 08:51:58 EST KATHIEEM22 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64346765 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KA<BR>THIEEM22 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 15 May 2016 08:48:52 EST MIRAGE727 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64346739 <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... Sun, 15 May 2016 08:47:07 EST CDCSMITH2013 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64346687 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CD<BR>CSMITH2013 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sun, 15 May 2016 08:43:43 EST Daily check in 5/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64345886 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, restorative sleep. Toni, I can remember naps like that on the houseboat after times of stress, when every cell of the body seems to fall into a deep sleep. Very renewing. Glad to hear your family is on the mend. <BR> <BR> I'll second the sainthood nomination for dedicated teachers and nurses! You're so right about that, Bess. <BR> <BR> Good job on those long runs Sharon, and getting those bicycles out, Poindextra and Bess. May the wind be at your back. <BR>... Sun, 15 May 2016 05:59:47 EST Daily check in 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64339357 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I woke several times through the night, not sure why. Had scallops for dinner and tummy may have reacted a bit. <BR> <BR> DH and I plan to clear out as much as possible from the lower level to make room for the flooring. Luckily the attached garage has an empty bay right now to store furniture etc . Although we have not received the call that it's come in, it should be here any day. Frustrating about your countertops, Cat! <BR> <BR> Never forget, in my first ho... Sat, 14 May 2016 06:13:20 EST Daily check in 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64332492 Good morning! Happy Friday(the 13th)! <BR> <BR> No superstitious maintainers here, are there? <BR> <BR> Me too - I don't get on the scale unless circumstances are "juuusstt right!" LOL. <BR> <BR> Severe weather forecast tonight combined with a cold front over the weekend means that we are staying home this weekend. But not to worry since DD and granddaughter are coming to town Sat and Sun! We have a family party to attend Sunday, so all is well. <BR> <BR> Hope that son enjoyed his 40... Fri, 13 May 2016 05:51:53 EST Daily check in 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64325399 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I've been up since 2 am working. Sent off an email at 4 am and now taking a min to check in. I need to pack my lunch, go to Crossfit, take a call at 7:30 and head out of town at 8 am. <BR> <BR> So just a short check in today. Hope all have a great day! Thu, 12 May 2016 05:22:34 EST Does exercise help your weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64320069 I had heard a lot of stories on the radio lately that exercise provided little benefit to a weight loss program. There were a couple articles posted with the same information. When we exercise, we tend to inflate the calories burned and then consume more calories than we should because we think we've earned them. It reminded me of when I was in college and would take two desserts because I drank a diet soda with dinner. I realize that doesn't work from a weight loss/health management perspect... Wed, 11 May 2016 09:54:54 EST Daily check in 5/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64318495 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> I rolled over to look at the clock and it was time to rise and shine (alarm went off 30 seconds later). Wow love it when I sleep soundly. <BR> <BR> Bess glad you revived with water. I tend to get too busy and forget water too , especially in my out of town office. I realized that lack of hydration was a cause of my driving fatigue so I vowed to take more walks to the water fountain. Unfortunately the jug is in the break room which usually is stocked with p... Wed, 11 May 2016 05:59:39 EST DAISYBELL6 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64312875 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>ISYBELL6 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Tue, 10 May 2016 09:05:36 EST Daily check in 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64311355 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for caring comments about Jonie. I'll keep you posted. Phebess, I'm going to get my globe out and check out your current location. So interesting! <BR> <BR> I had an interesting PT appointment yesterday. She used Dry needles, or acupuncture on my shoulder. She thinks she can achieve more mobility and less pain in the visits we have left. It's already improved significantly; I'm so grateful to have found exercises and stretches I can do to fix it. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 10 May 2016 04:55:16 EST Daily check in 5/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64304201 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh my, did I sleep well. I hit the alarm and slept soundly for another 20 min . Considering all the trouble I have sleeping, I can only attribute the renewing shut eye to the fresh air and"levelling" effect of our houseboat retreat. So grateful to have this "forced" R &amp; R. <BR> <BR> Sounds like a lovely weekend was had by all -- sorry to hear of Nell's challenges with her mom... <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning, healthy lunch packed and a busy day ahead. Appoi... Mon, 9 May 2016 05:54:00 EST Daily check in 5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64297804 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm thinking our team had a busy Saturday. I never made it back. We had a beautiful sunshiney day. Took the little boat to the sandbar and basked in the warm sunshine &amp;#127774;. Until about 3:00 when it started getting dark to the north. DH checked the radar and the mad dash to the Marina was on. We all made it safe and sound and sat on the dock while it let loose. After the sun came back out, friends from another dock went on a harbor cruise picking up pass... Sun, 8 May 2016 06:04:39 EST Daily check in 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64291633 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oooo, slept late. It's the river. I'm level.🚤 <BR> <BR> I'll read yesterday's posts and stop back by. <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 7 May 2016 06:40:15 EST Daily check in 5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64284025 Good morning! It's Friiiiiddddaaaaayyy! Sounds like we're all ready for the weekend. [Goodness, Phebess, glad you made your flight!!] <BR> <BR> Oh my, what a busy day yesterday was. It started with a very important conf call for work at 8 a.m. but 2 out of the 4 of us who were supposed to be on the call failed to call in. They had notified the chairperson of the call, but I had my file all spread out on the kitchen table, my computer geared up and ready for questions. I had planned to l... Fri, 6 May 2016 04:33:17 EST Daily check in 5/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64276851 Good morning friends. <BR> <BR> Second cup of coffee. Mmmm tastes good. And I'll wake up here in a minute. We had a young couple over last night who are considering purchasing a new (to them) house and I was up past my bedtime. Thankful to have slept well. <BR> <BR> Crossfit trainer doesn't seem to believe that the previously overweight have a harder time with metabolism but was open to reviewing the studies we have posted on our Big Page of Links. It's been a while since I've read the... Thu, 5 May 2016 05:26:44 EST Daily check in 5/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64269057 Good morning my friends! <BR> <BR> Did every SP maintainer smirk when the reports came out in the news yesterday about the studies on the Biggest Loser regain phenomena? I, for one, know first hand the battle I feel I fight to change my homeostasis to a lower number - that I'm burning less calories than that person next to me who has not had to lose weight or experienced the dreaded yo yo several times, feeling hungry most of the time, how my body can hang on to every calorie for dear life,... Wed, 4 May 2016 05:23:18 EST JANCARD has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64262829 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>NCARD </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Tue, 3 May 2016 08:27:19 EST Daily check in 5/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64261992 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Phebess another interesting location. Safe travels! <BR> <BR> I slept a little late this morning and hope the extra zzzzz's carry me through the day as yesterday I was falling asleep at my desk. Coffee is starting to kick in so that'll be good to get me to Crossfit class and then travelling out of town for work. <BR> <BR> Chicken baked with planko packed for lunch. Leftover from dinner last night. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 3 May 2016 05:56:12 EST Daily check in 5/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64253804 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday, Monday... And the cat is puking. Sorry, no one needs that image first thing in the morning. Although with all the pet owners we have on our team, I doubt I've offended anyone. <BR> <BR> Kathleen, hope the bad news turns around for you and yours. Kellie, sounds like an inspiring run. Glad you made it safely home Toni--check under the table for that hidden routine -- or the pantry. That's a good place to hide. Loved Nancy Drew, my brothers read the Hardy bo... Mon, 2 May 2016 05:37:10 EST Daily check in 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64245724 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Whoa, I slept well after an exhausting day of running errands and working on the painting project in the lower level. I'm sore all over. <BR> <BR> One of the errands was to pick up Huckleberry's ashes. The cremation co included literature on the loss of a pet, which just brought the tears again. It's a process... <BR> <BR> It was a good (rainy) day to paint, to pick out light fixtures, wash down the wood trim and wooden shutters, etc. Met with designer friend w... Sun, 1 May 2016 06:28:53 EST Daily check in 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64238733 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Farewell April. Oh how I love thee--your fresh green grass, warm sunshine, new life all around us. <BR> <BR> Great day yesterday! Started out strong, lifting 3500 lbs at Crossfit. No, not all in one rep. The move was a "clean" but the lifter's choice of weight and reps, with a time cap. Yaay muscles, I feel you today. I'm SO grateful to have found a physical therapist who taught me how to heal my shoulder. It hurts less and I'm gaining strength. I should hav... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:48:37 EST SHAWFAN has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64235440 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SH<BR>AWFAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:12:06 EST RONNIMICHELLE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64235429 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RO<BR>NNIMICHELLE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 29 Apr 2016 15:10:06 EST RPCLEM2000 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64235425 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RP<BR>CLEM2000 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:08:09 EST DIANNEMT has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64235416 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>ANNEMT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:05:53 EST HEALTHYCALM has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64235407 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HE<BR>ALTHYCALM </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:03:40 EST SRWYLIE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64233456 <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>... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:25:10 EST Daily check in 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64231892 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I have a new toy--a premium wireless stereo headset. You've probably seen them. It is worn around your neck and has retractable earbuds, with blue tooth. My DD has one and can walk and talk and has both hands free to work around the house etc. With the earbuds I'm hoping I can hear better than trying to hold the phone up to your ear or put it on speaker. Or accidentally hang up or put the call on hold while trying to hold the phone between your shoulder and your ea... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:06:22 EST Why You Shouldn't Exercise to Lose Weight ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64226203 II bumbled across an article this morning that I found interesting. I have not finished reading it. But, I will! <BR> <BR> Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies <BR> <link>www.vox.com/2016/4/28/11518804/weigh<BR>t-loss-exercise-myth-burn-calories </link> <BR> <BR> Curious to hear others thoughts. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:57:46 EST Daily check in 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64224989 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yaay! I finally slept straight through until the alarm. I think I was getting too cold with the windows open so I shut them last night. Our temps are to be more seasonal the next week, with rain for the weekend. No boating 😩 <BR> <BR> Hope all were safe through the severe weather. Rain cancelled my luncheon walk. <BR> <BR> So good to hear your updates Toni and that your son is recovering well. <BR> <BR> DH baked chicken breasts with planko last night for din... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:40:57 EST Daily check in 4/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64217528 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here I am again, awake way too early. I'm not sure why. Bess I too saw that post about what mothers had taught their children. I think it's neat that kids can now have a birthday party centered around learning how to cook. My niece just posted pictures of her daughter's 8th birthday party, where the kids learned how to cook their own lunch-a small personal pan pizza. My mom was territorial about her kitchen so I learned about cooking from a lady I worked with at ... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:50:23 EST Daily check in 4/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64210499 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well I've been awake since about 2 am. But I fell asleep early so hopefully got enough sleep to carry me through the day. It's a travel day and I need to get out the door earlier than usual. Crossfit workout includes sprints today -- always a great challenge. <BR> <BR> Good to hear from everyone yesterday. I appreciate all the ideas for staying on track and maintaining our health and fitness goals. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:41:47 EST 208.8 trying 2 reignite the spark of motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64209568 I had a great day of workouts! I also logged food today. I am always amazed at what i neglected to log. Even sitting here I am remembering a banana I ate and didn't avert to in the log. <BR> I am hoping to be under 208 by tomorrow, and to stay there. I do have to vote tomorrow. Then I will hike with my buddy Vaughn. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:51:21 EST Daily check in 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64203413 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh Toni, what a frightening experience! Those close calls really make us appreciate life, don't they? So thankful he made it through the surgery and wish you all the best as he recovers. <BR> <BR> Goodness , I indulged for my birthday -- but today I reign it in and get back to plan. Crossfit is working on deadlifts for the strength move and lots of sit ups--both of which I am pretty good at, so I shall tackle the workout as if no birthday had occurred--I'm 10 yrs ... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:11:17 EST Daily check in 4/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64196549 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Very full day yesterday. Loved my time at the Marina with my favorite dock neighbors! Had a great time with family at the wedding. Got to dance at the wedding reception. Fun! <BR> <BR> Now we're at DD's to celebrate birthday. Love being here! This pillow top mattress is SO wonderful. I have to get one! <BR> <BR> Congrats on the muscle definition Gugy AND the life lesson you learned! Thanks for sharing. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 05:56:57 EST Daily check in 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64190015 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday. Thank you for all the pre birthday good wishes. Today is actually the day. Abundant sunshine and above average temps are predicted. What a prefect gift. <BR> <BR> Toni I hope your son is okay and on the road to recovery. Literally. Glittercurls I hope your husband is okay. Enjoyed all the posts and hearing what everyone is doing to stay on track. Go team go! <BR> <BR> I love the feelings of pride I have when I'm on track. Interestingly, my bo... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:36:55 EST Daily check in 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64182716 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, Friday. So good to see you again... <BR> <BR> I love listening to the birds chirping early in the morning. Granddaughter says they're singing maw maw's song--a little ditty I've been singing to her daily for her 4 1/2 yrs of life, about how I love her. 🎶😮 <BR> <BR> Congrats on DD's marathon qualification, Kellie. And to everyone posting that they are staying on plan for nutrition and/or fitness! <BR> <BR> My assistant gave me a 2 lb bag of strawberr... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:37:04 EST Daily check in 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64175703 Good morning! <BR> <BR> As always Phebess, your travels sound very interesting. And Mamabugaz, how exciting, that first grandchild. Glittercurls so glad to hear your husband is recovering well. <BR> <BR> Safe travels Toni. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sharon, there was an article in our paper about bees and recommending calling a beekeeper. We had them one year and DH caulked up the hole. Not sure that was best, but it worked. Good luck. <BR> <BR> More paint p... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:39:05 EST Daily check in 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64168191 Good morning! <BR> <BR> How can it be the 20th of April already?! This month is flying by. <BR> <BR> I want to thank each and every one of you for all the kind and thoughtful words and virtual hugs -- I was definitely touched by all the outpouring of compassion and support from friends and family. "Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted." <BR> <BR> Non scale victory to share: my dress pants have a little bit of slack in my upper thigh area as opposed to being tight. ... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:37:40 EST Daily check in 4/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64160454 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We said goodbye to Huckleberry yesterday morning. When I returned from Crossfit, DH noticed he was trying to vomit and then he started moaning. His stomach was swollen and hard, I called the vet and we took him in at 8:30. A lot of tears, but we shared a ton of memories. And pictures. He was quite the celebrity in DH 's hometown across from the Marina. Everyone knew him; hunters raved about his love of retrieving, how well behaved he was, how sweet. He went every ... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:30:13 EST WENDYANNE61 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64153797 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WE<BR>NDYANNE61 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:06:55 EST Daily check in 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64152661 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Huckleberry is sure having a hard time this morning, breathing heavy and restless. Because he's a black lab, he gets hot easier and maybe the warmer weather is bothering him. He'll be 13 yrs old next month if he makes it... <BR> <BR> Worked, worked, worked yesterday. I think I made a dent. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary Bess! And that great training Sharon! Would love to get back into running and biking... <BR> <BR> Felt so relieved to finish incom... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:34:22 EST Daily check in 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64144815 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What an absolutely gorgeous day we had yesterday! 80 degrees with abundant sunshine. It's 59 degrees right now! Memories of waking in Hawaii and walking the Waikiki beach as the sun would rise fill my soul. <BR> <BR> No I didn't get my "houseboat/water fix", but endorphins flooded through me as I hauled 2 pickup truck loads to a charity, including a bankers box of books to the library. Watching the charity patrons take their "new" treasures was heartwarming. DH s... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 04:56:13 EST KATIE3908 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64139968 <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... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:54:44 EST FATGIRLRUNN has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64139914 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FA<BR>TGIRLRUNN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:50:12 EST Daily check in 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64138016 Good morning teammates! Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> So sorry to hear about ski accident Toni, but love your way of looking at the bright side. <BR> <BR> Oh, and I can just imagine you sitting in a French restaurant Bess with those small portions of gourmet food, slowly savoring each and every bite. Funny, I remember as a 20 something, I used to scoff at people who would pay so much for gourmet dinners when they could get more than twice as much food at, say, A &amp; W -- my then favorite... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 06:17:29 EST MARTHA324 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64132384 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RTHA324 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:27:27 EST MAGGIEROSEBOWL has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64132372 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>GGIEROSEBOWL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:26:10 EST BLONDBIKEGIRL has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64132356 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BL<BR>ONDBIKEGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:24:40 EST Daily check in 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64130860 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congrats to your husband Bess. Looks like we all made it through a tough week. Reward -- it's Friday!! We have a beautiful weekend forecast -- sunny and 70s. For those of us who are "solar powered" (love that Cat), that means a flurry of activity. If I could toss responsibility to the wind, and do whatever I wanted to do, I'd pack up and head to the houseboat for a weekend of sunshine and relaxation. 🌞🚤 <BR> <BR> Today will be a full day at work. Crossfit... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:43:20 EST HONEYBEESBLISS has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64124575 <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> *... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:05:10 EST Daily check in 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64123328 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the input on my episode of losing my train of thought. Lack of water was also involved. I just never made it down the hall to the water fountain. Now I know. Lack of sleep plus inadequate hydration = brain derailment! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a great day for nutrition and fitness. Sunshine and mild weather was so appreciated! DH took a break from the painting project and imposed it on me too. I didn't complain. I've learned which battles aren't wor... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:53:12 EST Daily check in 4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64115905 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh sleep felt good. Lack of sleep caught up with me as I was driving home yesterday. I was struggling to stay awake and as I was talking to my co-worker, I totally lost my train of thought. I had to admit it and ask her what I had been talking about. Ever happened to anyone else? Is this a sign of some mental deterioration? I dropped her off and went home , finished up some work and fell sound asleep for an hour or so. Then stayed up till 10 and slept soundly til... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:48:39 EST KEEPITSIMPLE_ has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64109487 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KE<BR>EPITSIMPLE_ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:51:42 EST Daily check in 4/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64108113 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nice to have you join us Cat. We are in process of renovating too, first focusing on lower level, then kitchen. A friend of mine has been building homes with her husband for about 30 yrs and provides a design service, including assistance with paint color (and passes along her discounts and subcontractor recommendations). She said one of the hardest colors to get right is yellow--just curious, what colors did you use? Since half the work is prep, I agree it's best... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:26:12 EST Daily check in 4/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64100455 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Kellie I can't wait to read your blog. Kathleen, my daughter received one of those edible deliveries. Very clever cutting of fruits (cantalope, pineapple) to resemble daisies and stars, grapes on sticks--you almost don't want to eat it. But granddaughter dug right in. Phebess, fries and gravy--I just imagine "arteries hardening right before your eyes" A popular dish in this town is a "horseshoe", toast, meat, fries topped with cheese sauce. You can order a smalle... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:32:00 EST CHANGINGHORSES has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64093511 <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> *... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:55:30 EST Daily check in 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64092939 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a day yesterday! I worked on the rental house and this house from pre-dawn until I collapsed into bed at 9. We have about 500 sq ft of space to paint in the lower level, celings and walls. I began the process of moving "stuff" -- to donate, to pitch and to reorganize. Then washing walls and ceilings. Included hauling bed frame up the stairs, by myself. 💪 Proud of my accomplishments AND that I stayed on track with nutrition goals. Back to goal, here I come... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 05:39:44 EST Daily check in 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64085866 Good morning team maties! <BR> <BR> I awoke early (3 am) and cleaned up the kitchen and worked on laundry. I think I have the "early bird catches the worm" message lodged in my DNA. I am SO looking forward to a sunshiney, though brisk (high only 46), day today. Thinking of Kellie enjoying her run this morning with her DD, and how I might get to do that again with my DD once she heals from the surgery. I'm so grateful her recovery continues to be going well. <BR> <BR> DH and I have planne... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 05:43:30 EST Daily check in 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64078790 Good morning! It's F R I D A Y ! <BR> <BR> Back home, and back to routine. Crossfit this morning, a PT appointment, then a busy day at work. Chilly weather - high 40s today and tomorrow, but dry so walks with fitness buddies are on tap. And back to basics in the nutrition area. Phase 1 of the plan that got me to goal. I'll enlist DH's help. <BR> <BR> Welcome Karen! It's good to hear about all the adventures -- oh to hike the trail -- how long will this take? <BR> <BR> Hope all have a... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 05:30:10 EST Daily check in 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64071210 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni how scarey for your husband. I hope he's okay. And Bess thanks for reminding us all just how good it feels to be at goal. With all that's been going on lately, I feel like I've lost sight of my personal weight maintenance goals. Although I managed to stay clear of the Easter candy, I had a lapse with pretzels. That old brain wiring is still strong and hanging out with a 4 yr old presents eating challenges for me -- snacks, treats, unfinished meals. I need t... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 05:38:31 EST Daily check in 4/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64063225 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for all the support. I'm happy to report that all went well with the surgery and DD said she already feels much better now that the nerve in her back has plenty of room. We were home before 5 pm. Walking is number one on her PT list. I'll stay until tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I'm going to page through a book DD is reading. AC: The Power of Appetite Correction. I haven't done well with granddaughter's Easter candy. Definitely need a "correction". <BR> ... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 05:28:21 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x64059386 I reached my weight loss goal yesterday, and have been training for a Tough Mudder!!! <BR> I went to Google to research transitioning to maintenance, and found the greatest articles under SparkPeople, so I'm joining this community!!! <BR> I am feeling pretty stable about transitioning, which is cool cuz' it can be so disorienting. I have also just come off a 9-day Isagenix cleanse, which accelerated dropping the last 5 pounds. The cleanse was a bit of a strain, but my individual approach ... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 15:24:26 EST CHEESER22 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64055989 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CH<BR>EESER22 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 07:55:35 EST Daily check in 4/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64055315 Good morning! <BR> <BR> After saying "April 5" for weeks now, here it is. DD must check in at hospital at 5:30 am, surgery at 7:30. Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes. <BR> <BR> I love those tips that come out on this thread - "it does matter." That resonates with me too. <BR> <BR> No Crossfit today but walking the hospital halls with granddaughter. There's a park close by so we shall see what exercise I can fit in. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 5 Apr 2016 05:34:02 EST Daily check in 4/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64046897 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Kbehnke. I'm with you Dee, Sat and Sun went way too fast. Those strong winds just wore me out! We got the gutters cleaned and the houseboat curtains dyed, shopped for new material for the bedroom shades and then spent the afternoon at our friends' farm where the kids hunted Easter eggs. It was a long day and I missed going to church. <BR> <BR> Packing up granddaughter to take her home later today. DD's surgery tomorrow morning. <BR> <BR> Busy day ahea... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 05:18:02 EST Daily check in 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64038977 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in to start the thread. Much needed sleeping in. <BR> <BR> I'll stop back after reading yesterday's posts. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Sunday!! Sun, 3 Apr 2016 06:12:12 EST Daily check in 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64031357 Good morning! <BR> <BR> When we arrived at Crossfit yesterday, no one in the 5 am class was doing thrusters, burpee's or running. The posted workout was an April Fool's day prank. Thank goodness! <BR> <BR> Toni, did you come up with a plan to prank your prankster? Anyone else have a good story? <BR> <BR> I had a productive day. We decided granddaughter will stay with us till Monday. I'll head back with her in the afternoon so we can take her mommy to the hospital at 5 am Tuesday fo... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 05:37:18 EST Daily check in 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64022790 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hope no one succumbs to any April fool's day jokes! Be careful out there. <BR> <BR> I hope the Crossfit workout posted for today is a joke. It's a killer - thrusters, burpees and running -- with the number of reps and distance doubling with each round. <BR> <BR> And then I have to meet up with former partners and CPA tax preparer about draft income tax return at 8 am before work. At least the rental house transition to the new tenants has occurred and hopefully t... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 05:12:17 EST SKYVALLEYGAL has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64016154 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SK<BR>YVALLEYGAL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:09:04 EST Daily check in 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64014974 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A full 8 hrs of sleep -- yes! The skies let loose yesterday midmorning and poured all day so no luncheon walk. I succumbed to the seminar cookies. And the bread-y sandwiches. In fact I brought the leftovers home and we had them for dinner. My old brain wiring took over -- overshadowing all the newer, wanna be thinner wiring. Time for a serious talk with myself. <BR> <BR> Congrats to all my teammates--healthy halibut, new yoga classes, early morning spring walks... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:47:23 EST WESTCOASTKID has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64008402 <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> * <... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:43:23 EST Daily check in 3/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64007274 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I can hardly believe that March is almost gone. I must sit down with my income tax information and work on my return. That scares me more than the news! LOL <BR> <BR> DD has asked me to come stay at her house all weekend and then through Thurs. Her surgery is Tuesday. I'm just struggling with how to get all my work done. I'm sure she's nervous about it but she is in so much pain she is willing to try anything. <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning. Hope to skip the l... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 04:03:39 EST Daily check in 3/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63999280 Good morning! <BR> <BR> More craziness as I listen to the morning news. ... Anxiously awaiting the coffee. <em>106</em> That's better. <BR> <BR> Busy around here with granddaughter. DH forgot and put too much spice on the grilled chicken last night. That created a standoff between Paw Paw and granddaughter at supper time. Drama is the last thing I want but he finally figured it out and cut to the middle. She was great at Crossfit though. <BR> <BR> Scale tales. Ugh. I keep losi... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:36:48 EST Daily check in 3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63991148 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sorry I started a second thread yesterday morning. Guess I took too long composing. <BR> <BR> Full day yesterday and another on tap today. Since we have granddaughter here, our coach invited us to bring her to Crossfit class. We'll try it but I don't see it going well. After all, she is a four year old! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 28 Mar 2016 05:23:54 EST Daily check in 3/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63984779 Good morning! Happy Easter! <BR> <BR> We are headed to an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 am which is held in a cemetery. Ought to be interesting. Then breakfast out, DD's for the day and then bringing granddaughter to our house for the week for her spring break. She will be teaming up with PawPaw who can take her to work with him. They are quite the pair. Thanks for all the sweet comments. <BR> <BR> I always look forward to hearing about the next adventure Phebess! Great work on that ... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 06:01:46 EST Daily check in 3/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63984724 Good morning, team. Happy Sunday to all. <BR> <BR> I'm up early and thought I'd start the thread. We are having a quiet morning and then heading to our daughter's for brunch and an egg hunt--watching our grandkids hunt, that is. It's supposed to be rainy, but we'll see how it goes. I like the scramble and the hunt. Usually lots of laugher. <BR> <BR> I planted some herbs yesterday, rushing a bit, but feeling like a hard freeze is out of the question. Great to see green and to play in ... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 05:34:42 EST Daily check in 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63977433 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I went to a physical therapist yesterday about my shoulder and she thinks she can help me. My right shoulder is out of place and I have a series of exercises to do to stretch and strengthen it. She also taped it into place. I'll go back in 2 weeks for a re-check. Hopeful! <BR> <BR> Up early doing laundry and then working on a project at the rental house. Then over the river and past the woods, to granddaughter's house we go! Easter sunrise service and then granddau... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 04:07:08 EST Daily check in 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63970461 Good morning! <BR> <BR> "It's Friday! And Sunday's a comin'! " I think of that sermon every Good Friday. I think I have it recorded on a cassette tape somewhere. These days we can just Google it, you think?! Memories of years in the church choir singing those dark, moving anthems... <BR> <BR> Will check out your link to the towel exercise Bess. And Kellie did you see SP's story on Orange theory workouts? I can see how you'd get hooked. Our Crossfit box had a get together last night. F... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:18:17 EST Daily check in 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63962422 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm having trouble sleeping tonight. About 4 hours, that's not enough to get me through the day so I'll check in and then see if I can get back to sleep. <BR> <BR> My "right hand man" - who is a woman, leaves on vacation today until April 4. This should be interesting. It seems that every day there's at least one fire to put out. Hope to avoid a forest fire while she's gone! <BR> <BR> Traveling today and need to set off early. I'm thinking I should go to th... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 02:29:08 EST DDOORN has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63956871 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DD<BR>OORN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 23 Mar 2016 10:16:55 EST NEW-CAZ has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63956857 <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>... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:14:35 EST CMATTSON82 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63956850 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CM<BR>ATTSON82 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 23 Mar 2016 10:13:13 EST Daily check in 3/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63955064 Good morning! <BR> <BR> SO much going on... After a busy day at ofc and travelling home, I spent an hour at the police station filing a report on the car door incident. I now have the name of the owner. I'll let the insurance company take it from here. Officer was nice, and he promised not to roll his eyes when he saw the dent/scratch. <BR> <BR> I gave in to the cookie temptation. And it was worth it. One of the best sugar cookies I've ever had. <BR> <BR> Jam-packed busy day at work... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:07:43 EST Daily check in 3/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63947277 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nothing says "spring" to me like beautiful forsynthia bushes in full bloom! And freshly mown grass. Both of which greeted me on my luncheon walk yesterday. It will be warmer today - 66. I'll be travelling today though so no chance for a walk during the day. In fact, there's a luncheon seminar, likely with cookies to resist. What a way to live-- planning on how to resist food... <BR> <BR> Lots of talk of "intermittent fasting" these days. I guess it's whatever w... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:09 EST OOLALA53 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63940606 <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, 21 Mar 2016 08:43:18 EST Daily check in 3/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63939404 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My oh my, did I sleep! DD and I had a productive day yesterday. We shopped for supplies to finish repairs on the rental house, worked on updating her powers of atty, will etc so all is in place for her surgery. I got most of the weekend to do list done. <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning and packing a healthy lunch. Sirachi sauce - yum, Toni! I forget to use it, -- thanks for sharing new chicken ideas. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:39:27 EST Daily check in 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63932335 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DD made it yesterday. The entire day was spent shopping, attending a close family friend's16th birthday party and then taking her to the Olive Garden. (I ordered salmon, but indulged in the salad and breadsticks). <BR> <BR> What an overload to the senses! I don't shop malls or clothing stores very often. I struggle with feelings that I wasted the day away -- because I didn't cross off a single item on my to do list (and a young girl threw open her car door and pu... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 05:03:45 EST Daily check in 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63925866 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Saturday! Plan A has been thwarted by DD's intense back pain from her herniated disc and a cold wave (high 47; low 35). DD was in too much pain to drive here last night and is hoping she feels better this morning to make the trip. The cold weather nixes my plan to do some outdoor painting on the rental house as the paint won't cure properly at temps under 60 degrees. Hoped to complete the job before new lease begins on Apr1, but I can replace the worn lattice with... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:19:22 EST Daily check in 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63918603 Good morning! It's Friday! <BR> <BR> We are looking forward to visitors this weekend.... DD and DGD are coming tonight. Yaaay!! <BR> <BR> New tenants came over last night and paid security deposit and first month's rent so now I just need to get lease signed up and we are good to go. I have some work to finish over there before they move in April 1st. <BR> <BR> Indulged yesterday at lunch but DH grilled cod fillet for me for dinner. I'll have leftover cod for lunch today. <BR> <BR> Ca... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 02:26:20 EST SLENDERELLA61 has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63912837 <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> * ... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:14:18 EST Daily check in 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63911403 Top of the morning to you all! And happy St Patrick's day! Welcome Gugy! <BR> <BR> I learned as I was leaving work last night that folks at my travel workplace will be bringing snacks today, I guess for the occasion. I wonder why I wasn't informed earlier and invited to bring something?! Could it be I have a reputation for bringing my own lunch and trying to avoid the yummies?! I'm just not sure what to think. At some point in my life I got the message that if you didn't bring somethi... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 04:42:04 EST Daily check in 3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63904326 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in as my ole walking buddy is in town and we're meeting at 5 am to walk. Then I'll do crossfit at 6. She said it will be slower pace as she hurt her back last Saturday. <BR> <BR> Hope all are ok from storms raging through last night. Scarey. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great hump day! Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:08:30 EST Daily check in 3/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63896450 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm having trouble sleeping tonight. I fell asleep early, like 7:30, and then have been waking up on and off since midnight. Too many irons in the fire I guess. <BR> <BR> I didn't get to walk with my friend yesterday at noon because a politician decided to use our city as a prop and had parking and traffic all screwed up. I just found out my DD scheduled back surgery for April 5. Herniated disc. She will need me there. So I need to figure all that out. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 03:02:51 EST GABY1948 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63890454 <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... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 08:44:20 EST Daily check in 3/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63889401 Good morning! <BR> <BR> SIL and I had to walk at the mall yesterday as it just poured all day long. After that, I began my shopping errands. I cut them short when I received a text from a Craigslist buyer wanting a file cabinet. Went home, dusted it off and finally was able to do some online bill paying (bank had been performing maintenance all morning). Then about 5 the guy said he found a cheaper one and wasn't coming. So with the rain and that interruption, I didn't get my list finish... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:39:17 EST Daily check in 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63882019 Good morning! <BR> <BR> How's everyone doing with daylight savings time? ... <BR> <BR> We had a lot of fun as usual at SIL's house last night. Lively political discussions. Just crazy this year. Our primary is Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Church, long walk with SIL, then "to do" list of paying bills etc. <BR> <BR> Loving all signs of spring! Hope all have a great day! Sun, 13 Mar 2016 06:10:43 EST BESSHAILE has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63877664 <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... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 11:09:40 EST SPARKLINGME176 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63877658 <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> *... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 11:08:38 EST Daily check in 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63875486 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good luck on your 8k Kellie, and any others running weekend races. I'm looking forward to a day at home to catch up on errands and projects. DD and family plan to come to town for a family remembrance party for her grandmother. We're invited too and we always have a good time at my sister in law's home. <BR> <BR> It's getting close to boating season so DH and I are trying to make progress here at home. We plan to replace lower level flooring first. It's a big jo... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 04:22:32 EST Need to re-evaluate my goal weight.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63874856 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Well... I thought I was done with weight loss when I reached my current maintenance weight...BUT my doctor says I NEED to lose another 10 pounds to get out of my current "pre-diabetic" danger-zone... <BR> <BR> Well... so I will be following doctor's orders and do what she says... I did suffer a stroke 2 years ago, and one of the causes may have been the pre-diabetes....although we actually think the stroke was probably caused/aggravated by the hysterectomy that I had 1 m... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 23:35:34 EST FELINA has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63870192 <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... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:49:51 EST Daily check in 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63868400 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a day yesterday! Exhausting. It was great to get home and sleep well. We had our umbrellas out as we walked DGD in her wagon to preschool but the rain stopped by late afternoon. Forecast today is 63 with sunshine! 🌞 <BR> <BR> Excited to get back to crossfit this morning. Yes Kellie I would never push myself like I do in a class situation. <BR> <BR> Love watching penguins. St Louis zoo recently upgraded its penguin area, but how cool to see them "at hom... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:12:56 EST Daily check in 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63860672 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Seminar yesterday served no food. Nada. It was so unusual I found myself wanting that "reward" cookie. We had to buy our lunch which took time away from topic but oh well . <BR> <BR> I have some work to do this morning, then take DH to an appointment and then more work and then home. I feel like I'm being torn between multiple responsibilities, family, work, rental house. And then I'd like to have some fun. For someone who considers "exercise = adult recess", I'm... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 03:15:06 EST Laugh-O-Gram Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63859496 Announcing Laugh-O-Gram Maintenance Challenge <BR> <BR> Sign up at this link: <link>goo.gl/forms/0yKEI7niN2 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's prepare for summer fitness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and maintenance through the end of food season and into spring. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (March 23 - May 24) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our pre-selected target weight. <BR> <BR> You do not need to be a "perfect" maintainer to join these chall... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 21:39:10 EST Daily check in 3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63853193 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Coffee hitting the spot. Yes it does feel like spring with temps in the 60s and 70s! Isn't it glorious!? Every year I think I appreciate it more than the year before. <BR> <BR> Today it's supposed rain all day. It's not raining yet as I just let the dogs out. I miss taking them on long walks but they are too elderly. Jonie is in better shape than Huckleberry but then I feel bad that he can't go. <BR> <BR> Yesterday crossfit was running outside and rowing - 10,... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 05:15:59 EST Daily check in 3/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63845567 Good morning! Healing thoughts to those who need them! <BR> <BR> I started feeling like I had an earache after work yesterday. I should have put drops in last night, as it's worse now. Sleep does a body good but doesn't cure everything... I put some in just now but I'll have to get a refill before I leave town today. <BR> <BR> Employer is sending a bunch of us to a seminar tomorrow. It's in DD's city so DH is going with me and we'll stay with her tonight and tomorrow night and get to s... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 03:55:43 EST TINAJANE76 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63838744 <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... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 08:51:42 EST ICEDEMETER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63838733 <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... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 08:50:37 EST Daily check in 3/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63837341 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday, Monday 🎶 And I have a full one on tap! I'm happy to report that we reached an agreement yesterday within an hour, reduced it to writing and signed off on it. Thanks for the good vibes. Now to get all the info to accountant for income tax preparation. Sent him an email yesterday. <BR> <BR> Written testing for driver's license was due to random selection, I was told. I had just gone in to ask about dropping my CDL (commercial driver's license--which is ... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 05:45:57 EST Daily check in 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63829886 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations on becoming a citizen and voting, Mamabugaz. What a crazy election this year! <BR> <BR> Very productive day yesterday: donated blood, took drivers license test and passed to renew license, laundry, grocery store -- and then there was the meeting with former partners -- although we made progress, after nearly 3 hrs, we're meeting again today at 9:30 (after church). I'll leave it there. <BR> <BR> Better weather predicted for today--warmer and sunni... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 05:55:15 EST Daily check in 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63822823 Good morning! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> to Smilingeyes. My goodness, surely you are witnessing some medical miracles right before your eyes. Dee, Nell, hope you are ok. <BR> <BR> I can just imagine that beach within sight, Phebess. One of those life lessons about making the best of a it. <BR> <BR> Donating blood at 7, then driver's license place, then a meeting with former partners at 9. Hoping for a consensus on outstanding issues. <BR> <BR> Then some work at the rental house and hop... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 05:27:15 EST Daily check in 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63815379 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I have some great news--they want the rental house! Two sisters from the Philippines, one a med student, the other an OR nurse. So we'll go through the application process and I'll cross my fingers that all goes well. <BR> <BR> Bess, I can relate to the frustration of a lost post. It would happen to me at the Marina with its weak WIFI. The solution for me was to get a smart phone and shut off the WIFI, so that the cell towers transmitted the post rather than the WIF... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 05:37:31 EST Daily check in 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63807594 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Woo hoo to all those reporting scale and exercise and sleep goals yesterday! <em>345</em> is what we are!! <BR> <BR> I so enjoyed my time with my doctor at my annual physical. She's so knowledgeable and practical. Answered all my questions and wrote an order for PT for my shoulder. <BR> <BR> I'm travelling for work today, a colleague is riding with me so I won't be able to listen to my book but always enjoy her company. Then showing the rental house this even... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 04:51:41 EST Daily check in 3/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63799496 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Groggy tired this morning. There was just a half dose of Nyquil left in the bottle and I still had the runny nose, sneezing, etc so I finished it off last night and slept so much better. Come on coffee! <BR> <BR> Annual doctor appointment today. I usually prepare with all my questions etc but feel unprepared today. I don't expect any surprises, but as we age ... I will ask about shoulder pain. Likely to lead to an MRI, but maybe physical therapy. We shall see. <B... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 05:29:54 EST POINDEXTRA has maintained for THIRTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63792465 <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... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 09:04:36 EST Daily check in 3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63791092 Good morning! <BR> <BR> March! The month Spring arrives! The previews have been loverly, haven't they?! Enjoyed a bonus walk with my friend at lunch yesterday. <BR> <BR> I faced the scale yesterday morning. Whew. About the same as before I left on vacation. Still some work to do to get back to goal. I stocked up on chicken breasts and ground turkey last weekend--just need to get cooking! <BR> <BR> Smilingeyes, how scarey. Hugs and prayers. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit this morni... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 04:55:21 EST Daily check in 2/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63782575 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy leap year day! I enjoyed 2 hours of lawn work in the warm sunshine at the rental house yesterday. I've started praying for just the right person to be the next tenant. A lady and her sister are coming to see it Thursday. This last tenant did a great job of cleaning and taking care of it. It has two sugar gum trees in the front yard which means millions of those balls every where. I bagged up three large bags. <BR> <BR> Today DH starts back to crossfit class... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:27:48 EST RJSCHWEITZER has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63775352 <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> * <... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 07:47:30 EST DIVIERO968 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63775339 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>VIERO968 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 07:46:07 EST Daily check in 2/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63774886 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept in a bit. Must be the Nyquil. Yes, I seem to have relapsed-- chills, runny nose, run down feeling came back. Co-worker had it and maybe I picked it up from her at our meeting Wed am.. So my to do list from yesterday didn't get done. <BR> <BR> DH and I looked for a new mattress. After sleeping at the hotel for a week, I realized it's time to replace ours. So many choices! If we go with the pillow top, I'll have to replace all my sheets to deep pocket. DH ... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 06:25:30 EST Daily check in 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63767967 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My weekend "to do" list is long and not very exciting. Weather is to be very nice, a welcome sight for sure. I need to spend a huge block of time in the laundry room and my home office. Tenant postponed walk through until today. I will need DH's help to fix some items and it annoys him to be pulled away from his hobbies and his own agenda. It has always been difficult for me to ask for help; I tend to be self sufficient to a fault. A trait learned early which h... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 06:15:36 EST How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63767382 This is worth sharing. I talk a lot in my blogs about how challenging this journey is, but how worth the effort it can be. This article sums up the whole thing really well. <BR> <BR> <link>www.thrillist.com/health/nation/how-<BR>to-lose-weight-and-keep-it-off </link> <BR> <BR> Keep Sparking! Sat, 27 Feb 2016 00:17:40 EST Daily check in 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63760223 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, <em>220</em> . I'm so sorry to hear of the loss your community has suffered and wish them well on the long road to recovery. Nell, my DD is still working on her basement after it flooded 2 yrs ago. First we helped with installation of waterproofing system and sump pump last yr and she's now working on the new drywall, flooring, painting. An expensive disruption but it will be very nice when finished. <BR> <BR> I will be turning my attention to the rental... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:37:05 EST WWBULBS has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63754324 <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>... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:03:50 EST Daily check in 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63752610 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, another long sleep, about 9 hrs. Hopefully I am catching up from the red eye flight home from Hawaii. Yesterday I had a white knuckle drive through snow coupled with high winds. Thankfully my destination was the opposite direction from the area with blizzard warnings and the roads were practically dry on my way home. Funny how I quickly I lost my routine of getting ready for work. Memories of waking early and walking the beach in the warm breezes ... <BR> <B... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:11:28 EST Daily check in 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63744825 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Home sweet home. I slept well. Travelling by airplane is just not my cup of tea. As we were sitting on the beach Monday afternion, I called the travel agent because we kept getting "technical difficulties" message when we tried to check in for our 11:30 pm flight with American Airlines. Turned out that AA had cancelled our return flight when we had to rebook out of Wichita! Travel agent scrambled and got us re-booked on a flight out of Honolulu at 10 pm, going thr... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 05:02:50 EST MKELLY72 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63738312 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MK<BR>ELLY72 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 09:24:53 EST Daily Check-in 2-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63737426 Hi everyone, Good morning! Let's hope Maree is getting some extra shut eye. Just starting things off... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 07:19:57 EST Daily check in 2/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63728524 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Winds were too strong for surfing lessons today so we signed up for tomorrow. Gotta surf Waikiki beach, right?! <BR> <BR> Hiked Diamond Head Crater today. <BR> <BR> Ok gotta get some sleep. It's 8 38 here. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 22 Feb 2016 01:38:42 EST contrarian maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63727933 Some of us have achieved a basic lifestyle that was much more the focus/goal than weight loss and doesn't include some of the mainstays of weight loss canon, even though we did lose weight into an acceptable range. Well, one of us! This thread is for anyone who pretty much wants to and does maintain without a lot of calorie counting and body weighing, but by adherence to an honesty about habits and expectations, much like slim cultures of the world do. <BR> <BR> This is not meant as a debat... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 23:33:40 EST PLMITCH has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63722308 <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>... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 08:24:57 EST Daily check in 2/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63721773 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We did stand up paddle boarding yesterday and two long walks on the beach. 🌞 <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 21 Feb 2016 06:35:23 EST Daily check in 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63714844 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Snorkeling, check! Lots of walking too. <BR> <BR> Nutrition - I'm trying but am sure scale will be up when I get home. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sat, 20 Feb 2016 05:47:06 EST Daily check in 2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63707084 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We got some sun today. It was wonderful. <BR> <BR> Talk to you all soon <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Fri, 19 Feb 2016 02:12:24 EST Daily check in 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63700080 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Another great day. Hope all have a great day!7 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 02:21:03 EST The Cycle of Maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63693630 <link>http://beckdietsolution.wordpress.co<BR>m/?s=cycle+of+maintenance </link> <BR> <BR> Was alerted to this article (The Cycle of Maintenance) by OHMEMEME's post to team wall. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> OHMEMEME. <BR> <BR> I liked the idea of identifying ones slippery slope items and have found the shift from weekly weigh-ins to daily weigh-ins to be a useful tool for distinguishing the difference between normal fluctuation and a possible slippery slope. <BR> <BR> Made the shift to ... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:16:28 EST Daily check in 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63692354 Hello all! We made it to Honolulu! We are 4 hrs ahead of you all so it's almost 1 am back home. I'll start the check in but I'm exhausted. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 17 Feb 2016 01:47:35 EST Daily check in 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63684831 Good morning! <BR> <BR> From Wichita KS. A passenger had a medical emergency shortly after takeoff so we landed; not sure about him but rumor was a small heart attack. So we sat on the tarmac for an hour and a half and then plane was decommissioned because they needed to replace the oxygen tank they used on him and couldn't get one. So off to spend three hours in line getting re-booked, while on the phone with travel agent. We received vouchers for hotel, lunch dinner and breakfast and wil... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 04:33:50 EST CHRISTIECAT has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63677949 <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... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:43:49 EST Daily check in 2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63676634 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Goodness, Bess! Hope you are healing--sounds like you have a great team to take care of you. And Smilingeyes, Poindextra, I hope you're on the mend. <BR> <BR> We had a nice big snowfall before leaving town for DD's, dropped off the dogs (miss them already), we leave for airport at 5 am. Remind me never to eat pizza--my tummy is saying: what the heck is this?! <BR> <BR> 10 hrs of captivity on planes today. Hoping DD and DGD and I can walk the airports for a little ... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 04:23:21 EST STORYCRAFTER has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63670103 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>ORYCRAFTER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:42:57 EST Daily check in 2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63669419 Good morning! Happy Valentine's day! <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> I think I'm packing way too much, mainly because I don't know what to expect. Still have some preparations to make. Took dogs to the car wash pet wash room to get them ready for their vacation with our friends. They pouted afterwards as if they had been punished. Jonie (the shepherd golden mix) got special blow drying treatment with her long hair; we've noticed her fatty tumor has increased in size which worries me. I'll have... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:33:52 EST Daily check in 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63662853 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, what a special time this will be with your family and experiencing for yourself your son's passion for teaching the sport he loves. I can hear the excitement and pride in your posts. <BR> <BR> The thought of a total of 20 hrs on a plane and leaving our elderly dogs are the biggest barriers I am facing. The dogs are staying with dearest friends, truly "dog people", who live on several acres where DH hunts. It will be a vacation for them too but still stressfu... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:49:13 EST Daily check in 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63655522 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Aaaahhh, my favorite things: coffee with vanilla creamer, working in town and no travel, last day of work until Feb 24! But ooo baby, it's cold outside! I'm SO done with winter even though it really has been fairly mild. <BR> <BR> Biometric screening went well. I really liked their scale...it was a lot lower than mine. It was sitting on carpet so I wonder if that made a difference. Numbers improved slightly or stayed the same from last year. <BR... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:29:25 EST Daily check in 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63648040 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Dogs decided it was time for me to get up and let them out at 3:30 - half hr early, as my alarm goes off at 4. I brewed coffee but because I have biometric tests at 10:30, I'm not supposed to have anything but water. Will it really skew results if I have coffee with a little sweetener? <BR> <BR> Glad surgery went well Poindextra and hope the pain subsides soon. Sharon, that's troubling. Glad you received appropriate response from SP. Sometimes I wonder about the n... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:58:52 EST Daily check in 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63640258 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hope surgery went well Poindextra. Wondering about Poohscout, and a few other regulars. <BR> <BR> Tired today, slept really well, but all this travelling wears me out. Employer is having a 2 hr meeting today which I could attend in person or by phone. I just couldn't spend 3 hrs on the road again today and then tomorrow so I'll attend by phone. I'll miss the free lunch. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Really challenging workout on agenda at crossfit (yikes!!) and frigid tempe... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:37:32 EST struggling and need help. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63637678 This is hard for me to write. I was going so strong with my diet. I hadn't had anything sweet since before Christmas. I've lost 11 pounds since then. I hadn't even been craving food or really thinking about it. But now, in these last two weeks I have had serious cravings that were becoming unbearable. I held out, and only cheated here and there like having a couple of Ritz crackers if I was giving some to my kids. Mostly bites, licks, and tastes. But the cravings only got stronger. I ran out... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 19:22:02 EST Daily check in 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63632674 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Cars and pickup trucks spun off the road and a semi-truck jack-knifed in the median served to warn me to slow down yesterday morning. White knuckles for an hour of our 4 hr trip. We had a nice lunch at a Sicilian restaurant, seated at the "fireplace" booth. More cheese and bun than I usually eat, but today will be lean eating. <BR> <BR> A little sick of the politics permeating the news. <BR> <BR> I'm travelling again today, for work, so I'll be on the road again,... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 05:02:17 EST JESSIHOVER2 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63625778 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>SSIHOVER2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 09:21:15 EST Daily check in 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63624412 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Kellie, I had a most productive day at home cleaning too. Bess, did you get fabric or leather on your loveseat? I've been looking. <BR> <BR> What was wrong with the sound system at the Super bowl half time? I could barely hear the singers. Was that planned? Maybe someone will comment on the news today. <BR> <BR> Wow did I sleep well. Must have been the chicken wings -- but that's all I ate so didn't feel unhealthy. <BR> <BR> 4 hrs driving today for DH appoin... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 05:54:08 EST Daily check in 2/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63616734 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The newspaper has just been delivered as Jonie has had her barking fit. I may sleep a little longer. Church at 8, visit to nursing home, call to my brother, prep for a Tues board meeting, more cleaning and pulling out a suitcase to start packing. <BR> <BR> Good day yesterday, stayed on track and worked hard on house. Toni I use a laundry basket when company comes as a temporary hide out too. Saw my clinical kinesiologist for an adjustment and found out he is movi... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 05:33:19 EST Daily check in 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63609520 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome VernaJ! Always enjoy meeting new maintainers. <BR> <BR> The deep tissue massage was pretty darn nice. Instead of the usual "shoulder/pec/back" only massage, I agreed to full body deep tissue massage. It was nice to give some attention to other problem areas; new guy was good, and I'll go back. <BR> <BR> I have got to clean this house today! My nephew will be stopping in to feed cat and bring in mail and newspapers while we're vacationing and I want it ... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 05:13:53 EST Daily check in 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63601631 Good morning! It's Friday..... <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to a dry sunshiney day, no travel. Hmmmm, do I have anything red to wear? <BR> <BR> I'm proud to say I made an appointment with a massage therapist after work today for my shoulder, an appointment with the clinical kinesiology Saturday am to check leg/hip muscles and annual physical appointment for March 2. My health conscious employer is providing free biometric testing next Thursday (we receive health savings account deposits... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 05:25:52 EST Daily check in 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63593656 Good morning! <BR> <BR> All the animals are needy this morning and I'm tired. Nice birthday pic Toni! Lots of candles! <BR> <BR> Hope your day is better today Kellie. Life can be so hard--it's difficult to understand sometimes. Hugs. <BR> <BR> Congrats Bess! My scale has gone up 2 and then down 4 in the last 3 days. I just roll my eyes. No way it can be anything other than water. <BR> <BR> Glad to hear everyone's meeting their goals. Dee, sounds like it's a combined Yoga Pilates clas... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 05:38:04 EST I am leaving for awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63586435 I will be having a right knee replacement on Monday, Feb. 8 and then will go into rehab for up to 3 weeks. I will not have availability to a computer so will not be on SP for the time that I am away. I was told there may be, not positive public computers at rehab, but you can't stay on them for long. I may be able to post a quick status or spin. I know I won't be able to respond to posts like I do now. I will certainly miss the support and genuine caring that I feel from this team. Know that ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:07:27 EST Daily check in 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63585173 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Travelled through high winds and driving rain yesterday morning; thunder and lightning too. Grateful it wasn't snow. I noticed bushes and trees budding last weekend so I was glad to see the critter (groundhog) agreed that an early spring is a coming! <BR> <BR> The Pilates class yesterday was instead "Fit Barre". It was okay -- was looking for stretching and got some of that. Today I'll do stairmill and crossfit. And maybe a chilly walk at lunch if my friend can ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 05:33:08 EST SHERRYLHBB has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63577503 <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... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:01:05 EST Daily check in 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63576633 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It was back to workout routine yesterday, with a 35 min bonus walk in the sunshine at noon. My deadlift was 15 lbs off. Oh well. This morning I plan cardio and Pilates for 90 min. <BR> <BR> Lean lunch to pack -- fish. Travel day so I will be in the car for 2.5 hrs. <BR> <BR> Good to hear from everyone and it seems we're all on the mend. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 05:24:05 EST MARCOSMASTER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63569195 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RCOSMASTER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:03:28 EST ALMKIE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63569186 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AL<BR>MKIE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:02:29 EST BANANAMAG has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63569182 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>NANAMAG </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:01:30 EST Daily check in 2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63567687 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the condolences. It was nice to see everyone. But, my tummy doesn't seem to be able to tolerate beer any more. Just one -- kinda tore me up. <BR> <BR> I'm going to try Crossfit this morning, first time since I got sick almost 2 weeks ago. Have a lean lunch packed! Slept very well. Definitely on the mend. Hope others with ailments are healing too. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 1 Feb 2016 05:41:58 EST JAMIRBLAZE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63560034 <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... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:14:17 EST Daily check in 1/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63559451 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here we are, the last day of January. I know Kellie's got the spring countdown going and we're enjoying a preview today. It's 48 right now, and to be 60 degrees later today. Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous too and SIL and I soaked it in as we briskly walked for an hour in the sunshine. <BR> <BR> Not quite as warm as Sue and Phebess are enjoying, but very nice for winter. Love hearing about your adventures and glad you're back Sue! <BR> <BR> DH and I may be trave... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:55:13 EST BRIGHTANGEL has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63553161 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BR<BR>IGHTANGEL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:45:32 EST MRSJERRYBUSH has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63553142 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MR<BR>SJERRYBUSH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:41:53 EST Daily check in 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63551799 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday! 8 am appointment to have oil change, then spa day for the dogs. I'm taking them to car wash that has a room set up for pet washing. They will be staying with good friends of ours while we travel to Hawaii so the least I can do is to knock a few layers of stink off of them! Although our friends live on several acres and generally have their kids' multiple dogs visiting from time to time, so certainly don't expect "city" clean dogs. <BR> <BR> Kellie... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 05:47:12 EST What carbs and fats do you find "safe"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x63551656 Transition to maintenance can go two ways: either you weight reaches a natural plateau, or you need to add calories back to stop losing. <BR> Most people I know are in the second group. <BR> <BR> This is an important turning point in one's weight loss journey. <BR> We can add a lot of healthy food, surprisingly much, before weight loss stops. <BR> Emphasis is on healthy. <BR> Protein and fruits&amp;vegetables are easy. <BR> But sugar and refined carbs (especially white flour) have a high pot... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:55:56 EST Daily check in 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63543513 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm having a little insomnia, it appears. I plan to go back to bed after checking in. Hopefully I will fall asleep. <BR> <BR> Kellie I can just imagine how relieved you all must be. I hope your daughter discovers the right combination of nutrition so that she feels better soon. My DD has appointment with surgeon this afternoon to discuss options with her back pain. She's trying to avoid surgery -- hope she gets some relief soon. <BR> <BR> Glad it's Friday and lo... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:06:33 EST Daily check in 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63535946 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My cardio workout at the gym went well yesterday. Depending on how today goes, I might just sign up for Crossfit tomorrow. <BR> <BR> We had a beautiful sunshiney day but I wasn't able to get outside. Jam packed day at work and another one today. <BR> <BR> I realize there's only so many projects I can have going at one time. Now I must add finding a new tenant. And that must take priority over my house renovations . Tenant is moving out next month. And I have ... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 05:30:57 EST Daily check in 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63527809 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Boy was I off on my date yesterday! But you all just posted anyway... I had a really "off" day all day. I have now taken a week off from the gym because of this cold and I am so looking forward to feeling100% and returning to my routine. I plan to go today to do something--not Crossfit yet, but something! And it will be a nice day to walk to the library for another book to listen to when I travel. <BR> <BR> Lots of lean chicken to choose for lunch. <BR> <BR> Ho... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:55:54 EST Interesting Spark Article: Success = Depression? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63525508 Spark posted an interesting article today and I wondered if you all had any reactions to it. It seemed to say that it isn't uncommon to have some depression/blues when reaching weight loss success and gives a few reasons. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=2072 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope the link works. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:53:33 EST Daily check in 1/7 oops 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63519897 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Moving slow although I slept 8.5 hrs. I was planning on going to Pilates this morning 5:30 am class. Let's see if I can wake up once coffee kicks in. Still taking it easy. <BR> <BR> Yesterday the sun came out long enough for friend and I to take a walk at noon. It's above freezing so snow is melting. Thanks for posting snow pics yesterday. <BR> <BR> Orange chicken turned out well last night and I'll take leftovers for lunch. It's a SP recipe. <BR> <BR> Hope all... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:36:54 EST Daily check in 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63511127 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Feeling better but not pushing it for Crossfit class. Yesterday was a beautiful sunshiney day - great church service, about an hour of successful errands, trying some new chicken recipes, enjoying day with DH and tel call from former partner who thinks like me on how to finish up books. It helped to talk it out. <BR> <BR> It was good to hear of your winter wonderland from those who posted. However, it seemed like we were missing some regulars. Hope everyone is A-ok... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:46:35 EST Daily check in 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63503137 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lots of hunkering down and dealing with the snowstorm that has consumed the media. I went to the grocery store and planned to stop by Macy's to return a vest but it didn't open for another hour so I went home, unloaded and put away the groceries. That small errand wore me out. So I listened to what my body was telling me and took a 2 hr nap. Lots of rattling in my chest although the nose faucet finally stopped dripping. I had tomato soup for lunch and chicken noodle... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 05:49:50 EST Daily check in 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63495720 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday. It may be one of those winter weekends of which the phrase "cabin fever" was born. But it sounds like all our sparkers are ready with good books to curl up with, new recipes to try and exercise videos to move that body! I shall stay home and rest. Yesterday I must have gone through at least half a big box of kleenex. <BR> <BR> DH is hunting today, teaching a 7 yr old what goose hunting is all about. We have a great forecast, sunny and 40. Hope ... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 06:03:08 EST