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 Daily check in 9/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67591443 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm ready to get up, but I don't want to wake Scamp and have to walk him up the dock and then play for an hour. Or more. So, I'm writing from bed. Thinking of you, Kellie, as you start your race. <BR> <BR> Great day seeing friends yesterday, but I feel like a greaseball--ate too much fried food. <BR> <BR> We did manage a boat ride and spent a couple of hours in the water to cool off. Today I'll eat light to detox I hope. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:16:22 EST Daily check in 9/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67586322 <em>465</em> Good morning and welcome Fall. Ready or not, here it comes. <BR> <BR> Scamp wants to play an endless game of tug of war and throw and fetch. He's a good boy, but I need to get this posted! Puppies demand a chunk of time! That reminds me, I need to check on Poohscout! <BR> <BR> A day of work ahead, preparing 5 lbs of raw shrimp, potatoes and onions for frying for the dock fish fry. I'm not even sure we'll get a boat ride in! <BR> <BR> Wishing you a good run, Kellie. ... Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:10:54 EST Daily check in 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67580456 Good morning!! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> Happy happy birthday, Bess!! <em>44</em> <em>236</em> <em>144</em> I hope you had a marvelous celebration and trust it will continue for several more days! <BR> <BR> We are experiencing record breaking hot temperatures and today Fall begins. Relief to normal temps predicted next week. I'm always sorry to see summer end as it means winterizing the houseboat, but glad to spend some time at home and work on projects here. Tomorrow will ... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:38:39 EST Daily check in 9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67574533 Good morning! Friday eve... <BR> <BR> I like hearing book/author recommendations. I picked up Option B by Sheryl Sandburg last night and started Three Days in January by Bret Baire--about Dwight Eisenhower. Not sure I'll stick with it. I don't have plans to see the Glass Castle movie. I rarely take time to watch movies--has anyone else seen it? I do want to see the Sully movie, probably after we winterize the houseboat. <BR> <BR> Houseboat plans this weekend include a marina-wide fish... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:40:07 EST Daily check in 9/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67568611 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Our email was down at work most of the day yesterday, so there was a lot of catching up to do at the end of the day. I worked late, but will be going in late this morning as I have my annual dermatology check up. <BR> <BR> I finished listening to Glass Castle last night and will be looking for a new audio book. I've noted "Austen", Bess and Phebess. <BR> <BR> Toni, your Colorado visit sounds wonderful! We have fond memories of vacations there in the 8... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:32:39 EST Daily check in 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67562703 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept an extra half hour this morning so am running late. But I needed the sleep as I have a full day today, traveling for work and back to back meetings till 2:00. <BR> <BR> Thanks for pic, Bess, and the link, Kellie. Now, prayers for those in path of Maria. Welcome back, Jamirblaze! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great visit in Colorado, Toni. Enjoy time with family, Sunny, Bess! <BR> <BR> Better scoot! Hope all have a great day!! <BR> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:05:24 EST Daily check in 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67556491 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Kellie, I missed the news of Miss Willow 's passing. I'll go back through my messages and look for it. Very sad. An obit appearing in our local paper recently was written by the decedent, "hating to admit that she had passed" after having been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 4 months earlier, never having smoked or drank, and according to her, lived a healthy lifestyle. I think she was 63. Just not fair. <BR> <BR> There's only so much we can do. <BR> <BR> We h... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:46:20 EST Daily check in 9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67550372 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay <em>335</em> I'm enjoying the morning from our dock where it's about 70 degrees. Both air conditioners are running in the houseboat and it's so cold you could hang meat. DH and DD like sleeping in the cold. <BR> <BR> Great day on the river yesterday. <BR> <BR> I brought my shampoo attachment for the Kirby and will help a dock neighbor with her carpet this morning. No other plans for sure...except returning home tonight. <BR>... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:24:06 EST KRISZTA11 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67549099 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KR<BR>ISZTA11 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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 Sep 2017 22:27:58 EST Daily check in 9/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67544500 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Saturday, Saturday, Saturday <em>339</em> <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Ah, a good night's sleep. I'm always grateful. I still wake up at 2, after about 6 hrs of sleep, but manage to get back to sleep to achieve 8 hrs. Cooler weather and lower humidity = better sleep. Which is why my heart goes out to those who are still without power from the hurricanes. They must be exhausted. Still including them in my prayers. <BR> <BR> And, Phebess, nothing like young l... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 06:30:19 EST WATERMELLEN has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67542006 <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 Sep 2017 16:23:34 EST Daily check in 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67539057 Good morning! It's Friiiiiday! <BR> <BR> Yaaay! We have warmer than normal temps forecast for the weekend, perfect for our houseboat plans with DD and DGD and spending the night anchored near the sandbar. Ahh, so looking forward to it! <BR> <BR> Then Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday we may have rain, and a cooldown. Hope those rains soak the NW fires, Sue and Phebess! <BR> <BR> Kellie, I'm glad you're getting new paint and flooring at work and hope it helps. I'll be thinking of you thi... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:53:47 EST Daily check in 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67532973 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I met with my financial guy last night after work. I feel like he got to talk about the things he wanted to cover, but never really asked me what questions I had. I guess he assumes everyone has the same question: will I have enough money in my retirement? Will it all be spent on assisted living/skilled care? What happens if I run out of money? He did say one thing about retirement that I found humorous: three phases of retirement-- the "go go" years, the "slow g... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:20:50 EST Daily check in 9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67526766 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> My goodness, vacation days fly by in comparison to work days which seem to drag on and on. This morning I must prepare the house for the cleaning lady. The "lived in" rooms still need attention--those seldom used rooms were picked up last week when I was on staycation. <BR> <BR> Good job, Phebess, on weening yourself off the cane. After my foot surgery 15 yrs ago, I developed a bad habit of walking/running with my toes pointing slightly outward, which... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:48:55 EST Daily check in 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67520791 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for checking in Jamirblaze, so thankful you're okay, and hope power and normal life are restored soon. <BR> <BR> Sincere sympathy Nell, for your loss. You're right about life being fragile, Phebess -- despite all of the huge advances in medicine, not everyone can be cured and spared. I do wish there was a bigger emphasis on prevention. <BR> <BR> Bess, it sounds like you are listening to what your body needs--a lot of rest. How many times do we push throug... Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:45:56 EST Daily check in 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67514991 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I always pause to remember when I write that date. <BR> <BR> Our friends survived the storm, thankfully. Now to work through the power outages and assessing damage. Thinking of you, Jamirblaze. <BR> <BR> It's back to work routine today, making my lunch and the whole makeup, hairstyling, dressup deal. Luckily it was fairly quiet while I was out, and it won't feel like I am facing a punishment for taking time off. I could have easily spent another week here, but i... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:47:12 EST Daily check in 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67509327 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We are at DD's house, where everyone is still sleeping so I haven't turned on any news. Still hoping and praying for the storm to weaken. We have a good friend who plays the drums in a 4 piece band, and the band played near here at a Marina. So a bunch of us came to watch, and dance and had a great time! Also a GREAT workout! <BR> <BR> I think I hear DGD stirring so better get this posted. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sun, 10 Sep 2017 07:18:50 EST Daily check in 9/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67503905 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm glad to hear that most all of the team's Florida loved ones have made plans to get out of the path. I've heard so many stories of cancelled flights, traffic, etc. So now we wait to see what happens and pray for the hurricane to weaken. And fires to go out. <BR> <BR> On the other hand, we are having truly glorious weather. We had a very nice day on the river yesterday and are here at the marina with no one else on our dock. Peace, tranquility. <BR> <BR> DH i... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 06:41:28 EST Daily check in 9/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67498240 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> I slept a little later, too, but went to bed later last night. I have used every minute of this staycation exercising, running errands, appointments, and chores. Today DH wants to leave for the houseboat early this morning rather than noon as originally planned. This will cut into my plans as I got the bicycle off the ceiling hooks, dusted off, tires aired up, new battery for the little tracker, and wanted to check out the trail. I plan to ride to th... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 06:15:41 EST LLTHOMAS1117 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67495002 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LL<BR>THOMAS1117 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinica... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:05:32 EST SWEET_CAROLYN has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67494995 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SW<BR>EET_CAROLYN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinic... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:03:30 EST Daily Check In 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67491648 Good morning, friends! <BR> <BR> Happy Fifth Year of Maintaining, Toni! And for being active and a helpful resource for the rest of us. That goes for all of you regular check-ins. It would be easy to say, "I've got this" and move on to other things, but I just want you all to know you're appreciated and a valuable resource. <BR> <BR> I had to do a double-take when I got on the scale yesterday, the first time after the long holiday weekend. Let's just say, it's time to buckle down and ge... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 06:11:09 EST Daily check in 9/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67485434 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome back to the states, Swedesue. I can just imagine how excited your puppy dog was to see you! <BR> <BR> Nell, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. What a shame. <BR> <BR> Praying Irma loses power. <BR> <BR> I slept so well, an extra half hour. But running late so better get this posted. Got a lot done yesterday and have a ton scheduled today, starting with crossfit, hair appointment, mammogram, walk, computer check up. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 06:06:08 EST TORTOISE110 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67481010 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TO<BR>RTOISE110 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 11:21:11 EST Daily check in 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67478927 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm starting my staycation with Crossfit at 6 am and a long walk with SIL at 8:30 am. Library books due so must fit that visit into today's schedule. I'm trying to avoid feeling overwhelmed--there's so much to do. <BR> <BR> I want to use this week as a re-set, a cleanse. Body and mind. Light on eating, heavy on activities. Some planning and journaling. <BR> <BR> Thanks for stopping by Ravelgirly and congrats on maintaining and PR in half marathon. Also Imemine1 ... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 05:18:22 EST Daily check in 9/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67472989 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Labor Day and Happy Labour Day!! <BR> <BR> What a beautiful day yesterday with DD, DGD here! It was a warm sunshiney day with good friends on the sandbar. The holiday and marina sponsored sandbar party brought out boaters who haven't been on the water for years. Lots of young people, but also some stupid alcohol induced behaviors. And their effects. <BR> <BR> We were sorry to see DD and family pack up and head home late last night but understand. And alwa... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 05:41:04 EST Daily check in 9/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67467118 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's 3 am and I've decided to go ahead and get up. I slept soundly from 8:30 pm to about 2:00 am. This is typical for me; sometimes I can get back to sleep. Small irritations affect me, like post earrings poking my head. I've got to start a habit of removing them. Then there's the shoulder pain--I asked a new nurse friend of mine working in orthopedics why it becomes aggravated when I lie down and he recommended elevating it, sleeping on a wedge. That night I tr... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 04:47:41 EST PATTI_PAL1 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67463959 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PA<BR>TTI_PAL1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 14:00:05 EST Daily check in 9/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67461560 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is on track for a great holiday weekend.! <BR> <BR> Scampman is whining so I better take him down the dock for his (2d) walk <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 2 Sep 2017 06:44:07 EST MAMABUGAZ has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67457828 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>MABUGAZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:19:46 EST GLORIAMAJDI has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67457816 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GL<BR>ORIAMAJDI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:18:31 EST ROSEWAND has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67457808 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RO<BR>SEWAND </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:17:26 EST CYNDERELLI44 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67457800 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CY<BR>NDERELLI44 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 1 Sep 2017 13:16:22 EST LESLIEPN has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67457793 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>SLIEPN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:15:22 EST LOLA_98CHIC has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67457782 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LO<BR>LA_98CHIC </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 1 Sep 2017 13:13:16 EST Daily check in 9/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67455317 Good morning! <BR> <BR> And here it is. September 1, "Bess Day". <em>410</em> <em>149</em> Goodbye Library! Hello retirement! Congratulations!! <BR> <BR> I gave myself an extra hour of sleep this morning because that's what I needed. Perfect weather forecast for holiday weekend and we'll be boating with DD and family. <BR> <BR> But I better scoot and get ready for Crossfit. Hope all have a great day! Fri, 1 Sep 2017 06:15:29 EST Daily check in 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67448735 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So I'm fighting some insomnia tonight. Just had some hot tea and will try to get back to sleep. <BR> <BR> Kellie, sending you hugs and tissues. It sounds like you're working through the sadness and are processing it thoroughly. Planning a visit after they get settled sounds like a good idea, so you will see where your DD is and have those visions when you talk on the phone. <BR> <BR> They found the AC leak, will order the proper o rings and I'll take car back tom... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 02:57:28 EST MOOSLADY has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67444964 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>OSLADY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 30 Aug 2017 10:45:23 EST Daily check in 8/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67443109 Good morning, all! <BR> <BR> I did it. I scheduled vacation days, beginning at noon this Friday, returning Monday, September 11. "To do" list, here I come! I'm as giddy as you, Bess! (Well, almost...) <BR> <BR> One of my projects has been to replace the worn out elastic in the waistbands of the skirts of several of my Talbots 2 piece dresses. The fabric and styles are timeless and comfortable, so I might as well supplement my Fall wardrobe. <BR> <BR> Today I must return my car for AC ... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:29:43 EST Daily Check in 8/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67436834 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Krazzyleggs! I love gym classes, too--just tell me what to do, coach! <BR> Congratulations on the 10K award Kellie!! Hope your foot/ankle is okay for the big Half! <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? Not much new here. Yesterday was a slip-up; after dinner I ventured into the Land of the Sweets. No special occasion, nothing to blame it on. Just a reinforcement for my rule not to have the stuff in the house. One of the maintainers that I initially followed... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 05:26:29 EST Daily check in 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67431130 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Those poor Texans. I checked in with my girlfriend who took a job in Houston the first of the year. She had been travelling for work, saw the forecast and rather than returning to her apartment, caught a flight back here, where she and her husband kept their home while her youngest finishes final yr of high school. We're planning lunch; Houston won't be the same for years. So sad; prayers for all affected. <BR> <BR> I was overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude yes... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:05:34 EST Daily check in 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67425518 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a beautiful wedding! I'm basking in memories myself. The grandson of my mentor/pseudo parents was there and it was so good to catch up and know that he's doing well. Memories... <BR> <BR> Well I better get this posted as I obviously slept in a bit. It'll be good to go to church and have a day to piddle on projects. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sun, 27 Aug 2017 07:22:04 EST Daily check in 8/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67420023 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So thankful for a nice long sleep last night. I donate blood at 7:15 and then have a full "to do" list. What to wear to the wedding tonight? <BR> <BR> Bess, I am carefully planning my remaining 12 vacation days as if each one is a priceless piece of gold, and I think of you, and the other retired ladies here who no longer have to balance work responsibilities against home life. Seems like it will be a huge sigh of relief. <BR> <BR> Sunny, I'm sure your DD a... Sat, 26 Aug 2017 06:22:17 EST LOSINGLISA has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67415580 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LO<BR>SINGLISA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:30:39 EST Daily check in 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67414128 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Oh goodness, I'm dragging. I awakened around midnight and was up for about an hour. Thankfully, I was able to get back to sleep, but then I wasn't ready for the 4 am alarm. So, coffee is tasting especially good this morning. <BR> <BR> A particularly tough week at Crossfit has me feeling sore, too. I'm proud to be able to keep up with, and even excel against, the young whippersnappers in my class. I may be attending a different class later this fall... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:11:20 EST Daily check in 8/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67408337 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> Toni, I used to love to camp and sleep outside under the stars in our Coleman tent. All that gear is still in the garage in a custom built cabinet and wooden box which stored it all and made it easy to take off at a moment's notice. We trekked out West to all the National Parks when I was in my 20s and DD was little. She has great memories. Ah, thanks for the trip down memory lane. I hope they have a wonderful time and make lots of memories! <BR> <BR> I j... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:17:26 EST Daily check in 8/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67402321 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Powerball is $700 million if anyone is feeling lucky. Odds are not too hopeful, though. Guess I'll be going to work today. LOL <BR> <BR> I'd say Whole 30 is a lifestyle--a low carb, lean meat plan. No plan allows daily desert, and I've been indulging in birthday cake and cookies. Not binging, but this body of mine will gain at the drop of a hat. No room for any daily indulgence. And I learned 6 yrs ago that high protein low carb is effective for me. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:51:39 EST Daily check in 8/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67396296 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, I'm so happy for you -- it's obvious that you are very well loved and will be greatly missed by lots of people in the community, as well as the staff and governing board. We are all celebrating with you as you reap the rewards of a long, successful tenure! <BR> <BR> I heard stories of local birds flocking to the skies, and traffic as folks flocked to the Carbondale area where it was 100%. It was in the high 90s% as I drove back, and the sky darkened. We'll h... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:04:25 EST Daily check in 8/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67390437 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept an extra half hour this morning after watching a movie that was on until 9 pm while mending a skirt. <BR> <BR> Who's watching the solar eclipse? I'll be travelling for work this morning and should be driving home during the actual event. But I don't have the glasses so won't be viewing directly. Hope there are no injuries from people viewing it without the protective glasses. Traffic jam on the highway yesterday as people are driving to southern Illinois... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:51:40 EST Daily check in 8/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67385364 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Look at me, sleeping till 6:30! We decided to drive home last night to spend time here at the house with DD and DGD. So I was up till 10:30!! Late for me. <BR> <BR> So I'll post right away to get us all started. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:35:34 EST Daily check in 8/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67379639 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Scamp has me up bright and early, since he didn't get his run last night. Beagles have a lot of energy! <BR> <BR> It was good to see our old friends last night and hear their adventures and their joy to be living back in the area. I didn't ask if they have a boat or are planning to get one as often that becomes a sore subject, one spouse wants to boat, the other one doesn't. <BR> There's been some health problems...typical reason a houseboat is sold. <BR> <BR> S... Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:25:44 EST Daily check in 8/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67373305 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm so glad it's Friday. I'm just plumb worn out. I worked late last night and then had to shop for groceries and birthday books for our dear friend's 2 yr old. I love Barnes and Noble--bought her 4 books that DGD has loved. I was in bed at my usual time and slept like a rock. <BR> <BR> Tonight we have former boaters visiting our marina and are having a dinner on the dock. They used to be SO much fun -- were so welcoming when we pulled in with our "new to us" h... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:01:54 EST Daily check in 8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67367844 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DGD had her first day of kindergarten yesterday. So DD is going through all those emotions, which seem to be magnified by social media. Compare feelings you've shared, Kellie, about this next chapter in your DD's life. And those experiencing kids going off to college. Certainly all these feelings are valid. I look back and think of my own experience and how life moves forward. <BR> <BR> Donna, deepest sympathy as you say your goodbyes to your BIL. Safe travels ho... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:28:11 EST Daily check in 8/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67362008 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Another good night's sleep, waking only briefly to look at the clock around 2 am (as usual) but sleeping soundly until 4 o'clock alarm. Jamirblaze, I can relate to the dog wanting out in the middle of the night, having just gone through 3 mos of beagle puppy potty training. Now DH runs him in the evening and he sleeps so soundly he's actually had accidents in his kennel without waking. <BR> <BR> Bess, I'm not surprised that you are giving that library everything y... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:03:54 EST LYNNE114 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67358734 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LY<BR>NNE114 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 15 Aug 2017 13:57:49 EST TUBLADY has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67358730 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TU<BR>BLADY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 15 Aug 2017 13:55:48 EST SWEDE_SU has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67358706 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SW<BR>EDE_SU </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 15 Aug 2017 13:50:54 EST Daily check in 8/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67356406 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Better night for sleeping anyone? Me, too! I was surprised that I did as well as I did throughout the day. I had originally planned to take a vacation day, assuming I would need a recovery day from the super loud music and late night. But since my assistant wanted to schedule her mandatory 5 day vacation, I told her I'd cover it. Worked out fine and I got a lot done. I won't travel today since she is still out, so another day in the office to catch up. Yaaaay!... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:45:10 EST Daily check in 8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67350100 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm dragging--arrived home at 11:30 pm from the State Fair concert. Brad Paisley was super. But I have a headache. And it'll take me a while to recover. <BR> <BR> It was worth it to hang out with my friends who retired and moved out of state. Great show, too. Only had about a half a corndog. Just wasn't hungry. <BR> <BR> Pardon the short check in. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:56:47 EST Daily check in 8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67344732 Good morning ! <BR> <BR> And welcome Donna from PA. We look forward to getting to know you, and new poster Luann. Always something to learn from others. <BR> <BR> Wow, Kellie, how did you feel on the 11 mi run? Do you have a goal pace or finish time? <BR> <BR> Thanks for the link to no see ums, or biting midges, Bess. I understand now why we have them here on the river and not so much at home. And I must emit odors of carbon dioxide and/or lactic acid because they "eat me alive" too... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 07:01:07 EST Daily check in 8/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67338877 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the birthday wishes for DH! He really felt the love when his mom and some of our dearest dock neighbor friends came over to celebrate. Of course, Scamp was the center of attention. He is a cutie. Happy shared day to your son, Toni!! <BR> <BR> Have you heard of "no see 'ems"? Like a mosquito, only so tiny you can't see them. (Hence their name) They moved in last night, pesky and made me itch all over. Interrupted my sleep, so I finally just got up and... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:25:12 EST AALLEY2 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67335833 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AA<BR>LLEY2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 11 Aug 2017 14:21:37 EST Help track down disappeared maintainers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20386x1111x67335764 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> This is such a supportive community, I thought I'd put a call out again for some help. <BR> <BR> Most of you know about our Maintenance Anniversaries list <BR> <link>docs.google.com/forms/d/1eQoYlctQfXA<BR>rCGv3qKYX8rW6o-ODNA2eLr4YVeFtUwc/viewform </link> <BR> <BR> which also doubles as our Hall of Fame <BR> <link>docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=<BR>0Ah4KrA4GkhKgdE9wMW5wZ2M5MWphUXBGNFJQU<BR>ExsakE&amp;single=true&amp;gid=1&amp;o<BR>utput=html </link> <BR> ... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:03:35 EST Daily check in 8/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67332688 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaay! <BR> <BR> Today is DH's birthday -- a milestone. l had originally planned to take a vacation day, but then my assistant asked if she could take her 5 day (required) vacation, so I may work remotely as needed. <BR> <BR> Meeting my TX workout buddy at 5 am for a long walk, as she is in town for a visit. Then taking car in for oil change. <BR> <BR> I ordered a special cake for DH from County Market over by the houseboat and will invite friends to stop by f... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:23:49 EST Daily check in 8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67326486 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome new posters! <BR> <BR> It's so nice to hear the son/stepson bond, Toni and Bess. In my line of work, I see the bad side of "blended" families. <BR> <BR> Kellie, hope all goes well with your daughter's move and the festivities preceding it. Has your son's move worked out well? <BR> <BR> I'm struggling with my nutrition. I indulged in birthday cake at parties the last two weekends and am amazed at the hold "sugar" still has on me. Cookies in the office y... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:12:05 EST Daily check in 8/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67320009 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Big hugs Donna. Deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of loss. <BR> <BR> Sunny, interesting art world you have there. I'm excited to see what granddaughter learns in the semester of art classes -- our present to her for her 6th birthday today. Ah, six already. <BR> <BR> Bess, great attitude for dealing with the changes in your life. <BR> <BR> Kellie, will your daughter need to find a new job, too? Lots of changes to prepare for in a short time.... Wed, 9 Aug 2017 05:59:25 EST Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67317215 A couple of Maintainers (that I'm aware of) have mentioned the NYT article "Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age" and one recently shared that she'd love to get comments from fellow Sparkers on the article. <BR> <BR> So, I thought it might be good to open a thread to discuss it here as well. <BR> <BR> Here's a link to the NYT article ... <BR> <link>http://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/ma<BR>gazine/weight-watchers-oprah-losing-it<BR>-in-the-anti-dieting-age.html </link> <BR> <BR> And, here are ... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 15:16:29 EST Daily check in 8/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67314135 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept an extra 40 min, which is good for me. But puts me behind in preparing for the day. So, I'll be packing my lunch, going to Crossfit, traveling out of town for work, grocery shopping on my way home. Then the usual evening chores, with any energy I might have left. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the inspiration as we all work together at maintaining our goals! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> Tue, 8 Aug 2017 06:04:47 EST Daily check in 8/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67307755 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here we are, at Monday morning, with a new slate for eating clean, exercising and taking care of ourselves. Didn't do so well at that over the weekend, mainly the eating clean part. Not proud of that... New start today, though. <BR> <BR> Sending hugs, Kellie, as you go through this next journey of your DD's move. <BR> <BR> Hiking adventures are the best, Bess! Phebess, glad to hear your recovery is going so well that you're planning your next adventure! Donna, ... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 05:22:07 EST Daily check in 8/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67302562 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Scamp let me sleep in and I needed it after my terrible Friday night sleep. Forgive my later than usual start. <BR> <BR> It was a good day yesterday but unusually cold for the first week of August, especially with the cloud cover that rolled in. It's here today too and we are supposed to have chances of rain. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Aug 2017 07:22:34 EST Daily check in 8/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67296770 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, how was the art exhibit day with girlfriends? And Poindextra, your piano piece sounds so entertaining, challenging and just plain fun! Hope to check it out on YouTube this weekend. Great running/training combo, Kellie. I miss my running days...a little bit. <BR> <BR> It may actually be a little chilly on the water today as it dipped into the 50s last night. We have perfect conditions for the marina's River Rendezvous -- river stage at normal pool, sunshine... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 06:30:00 EST ONEKIDSMOM has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67293844 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ON<BR>EKIDSMOM </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 4 Aug 2017 14:49:16 EST Daily check in 8/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67290876 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, a good night's sleep. I treated myself to 2 ibuprofens last night, hoping to settle down the shoulder inflammation and eliminate the headache. It worked. <BR> <BR> Happy belated birthday Phebess! I'll have to find your blog. <BR> <BR> Thank goodness I stayed in town yesterday as I had a lot of catching up to do. And today will be the same. <BR> <BR> And then we shall head to the river and prepare for company on Saturday when we'll celebrate granddaughter'... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 05:53:44 EST Daily check in 8/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67285038 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's good to hear everyone is "movin' and groovin" despite some hot weather. Our temps are higher today, with rain forecast this afternoon, then a dip in temps tomorrow and Sun down to 75! East coasters, this cool spell should be coming your way. <BR> <BR> My luncheon walking buddy is back from her month in Vermont so I'm looking forward to our walk today. I won't travel today, opting to spend time in the office catching up after traveling the last two days for t... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 05:10:44 EST I'm having a party and you're invited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67284758 I've set up a birthday party blog, so please click on my blog and join in! Let's make this a giant birthday party in SparkLand!!!!!! Thu, 3 Aug 2017 01:42:44 EST Daily check in 8/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67278901 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congrats on the graduation, Phebess! And good plan to keep it up on your own. We have a friend who had both knees replaced but doesn't do the work and thus has trouble with his mobility. <BR> <BR> I get a little melancholy in August, for the reason that it's thought of as the last full month of summer, school starts, but then I remind myself that I won't be required to go to school, and that there's plenty of boating left. Plenty of warm days, and I do enjoy the c... Wed, 2 Aug 2017 05:58:05 EST BAPEARMAN has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67274380 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>PEARMAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 1 Aug 2017 11:36:09 EST Daily check in 8/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67272200 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congrats on the swim, Toni! Will this become a regular workout!? <BR> <BR> Walking through your forest, Bess, sounds, well, enchanting! <BR> <BR> Donna, fresh air helps, but I see those heat advisories on the west coast. I'm sure your brother in law appreciates your visit. <BR> <BR> Kellie, Bess, I agree that a nap is a luxury. I'm feeling extra tired these days--sneaking in an extra 20 min this am again. <BR> <BR> Sunny, heat wave again for you? I expect it w... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 05:55:56 EST Daily check in 7/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67265633 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I stayed in bed an extra 20 minutes and feel like I could sleep all day. But nothing a cup of coffee can't cure, right? <BR> <BR> I've got some cooking to do tonight as I've thawed some stew meat and some chicken breasts. I found some recipes in the paleo library book that I plan to try. Nothing too spectacular, but we shall see. <BR> <BR> What a beautiful forecast we have before us this week!. Temps in mid 80s and even high 70s next weekend. Not bad for the fir... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:51:55 EST I REACHED MY GOAL TODAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67262580 When I came back to SparkPeople (been a member just over 10 years now) in early 2016, I decided to set my goal to the last time I had been content with my body, 185. Before I had my second son... and summarily realized his father was a huge bully who waited until I was trapped before he showed me Mr. Hyde. Anyway, piled on 118lbs in about 6 years time. <BR> It's finally gone now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9bd1879-178c-40ee-b711-25d0ceb32641.png"> <BR> <BR>... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 14:55:21 EST Daily check in 7/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67259803 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH took a turn taking Scamp up the dock for his early morning ritual. So I'm stopping in to say hello. I read all the posts from yesterday at about 2:30 am. I forced myself to lay back down. <BR> <BR> Dawg, I love the expression: It ain't lost until momma can't find it!" Truth! <BR> <BR> We're taking Scamp out to a friend's farm this morning. Beautiful day! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:39:02 EST Daily check in 7/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67254452 Good morning ! <BR> <BR> Nine hours of sleep last night, almost entirely uninterrupted! That's good for me. It was so nice outside we didn't need the air conditioners, had windows open. Beautiful evening on the river. <BR> <BR> Another mild temp, low humidity forecast today. DD and family will arrive this morning, and we'll head to the sandbar to play until the 1:00 birthday party for DH's great-nephew. He was the star visitor from last weekend so DD was on the lookout for a boat for ... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 07:07:13 EST Daily check in 7/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67248287 Good morning! It's Friiiday!!! <BR> <BR> Toni, what a great day of artistic sensations, topped off with family dinner. How is your DD doing? Is your DH maintaining his low carb results? <BR> <BR> Kellie, I agree that the building owner needs to take action! Hours of that would give anyone a headache! <BR> <BR> I borrowed 2d Ed Practical Paleo from the library--480 pp. Very informative, with several chapters addressing chronic conditions, like digestive disorders, diabetes, autoimmunit... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:49:29 EST Daily check in 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67242094 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm back to the PT exercises; will bring out the ice pack that we keep in the freezer next time the pain interferes with my sleep. Trainer is giving me alternate exercises to avoid further irritation. I'm upset with myself for pushing too hard. Strongdawg, I, too, am careful with ibuprofen. <BR> <BR> Kellie, Bess, you bring back Huckleberry memories--those Labradors love their "puppy chow." This baby beagle boy seems to only eat w... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:26:55 EST Daily check in 7/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67235960 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> A good night's sleep, but my goodness, I tossed and turned a gazzillion times seeking a comfortable position. It's my shoulder again. I overdid it a week ago Monday on the overhead lifts and I've consumed sugar and grains. Reigning it all in and learning from these mis-steps. <BR> <BR> Picnics on blankets--wonderful memory making meal. So sweet to feel the love for departing loved ones, Bess. <BR> <BR> Glad to hear you're home safe and sound, Nell. I... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:59:53 EST Daily check in 7/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67229836 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Boy, oh boy, am I moving slow this morning. I slept well and long so I'm sure I'll perk up here in a few. The humidity subsided and walking outside in the early morning is truly a breath of fresh air. I'm traveling for work today, and will be attending a luncheon seminar. I'll pack my lunch though as I'm sure it will be an exercise in resistance of non-compliant foods. The scale chastised me yesterday for the noncompliance and it's back to "no, not one" for this... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:57:55 EST Daily check in 7/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67224107 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Nell, sorry to hear of the problems with your mom while you're vacationing. Sounds like you have some tough decisions to make, especially if she won't cooperate. <BR> <BR> High today is predicted to be in mid 80s--a bit of welcomed respite. I fell off the Whole 30 wagon this weekend, but I know what to do and will do it. <BR> <BR> Crossfit class, making stir fry chicken and veggies for lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:58:27 EST Daily check in 7/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67218502 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday when we arrived back at the dock, around 6:30 pm or so, we had a heat index of 112. Hot! But all day on the water, it was a wonderful day! No boatload, though. Only niece, her parents and the baby (plus DD's 3). Amazing how so many cancel or are no-shows (the Canvas and Cocktails event had 8 no-shows after RSVPing). Oh, well. I will just make sure I am responsible when receiving an invitation. <BR> <BR> Did you all see Sparkguy's blog? Wouldn't it ... Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:33:17 EST FAIRHAVENQUEEN has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67215170 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FA<BR>IRHAVENQUEEN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 22 Jul 2017 13:57:59 EST Daily check in 7/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67213139 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> As my granddaughter says so often: "Group hug!" [Phebess, that study might just include our team check-ins as a footnote someday. Caring, sharing...it's all good.] Donna, it's just not fair. I'm so sorry to hear the news of your young brother-in-law. Extra hug. <BR> <BR> Kellie, way to go with that positive self talk. My DD (only child) has lived in Tuscon (for college), Chicago, Ashville SC, now St Louis--we talk every day by phone and have video chat at DG... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:27:44 EST Daily check in 7/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67207588 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Tired, tired, tired. Bedtime was an hour later than usual due to the Canvas and Cocktails event. I enjoyed painting, chatting, the appetizers and cookies. Yes, I indulged. Sometimes it is time. <BR> <BR> Like celebrating a long successful career, Bess. Yum, and yes, you deserve all those hugs and lovin'. <BR> <BR> Hope all is ok, Donna. Good job, pulling yourself up off that couch, Kellie. I was ever so grateful to see a "mobility" focused WOD f... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:09:49 EST Daily Check in 7/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67201149 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was up a little too early this morning, with thoughts of regret since I didn't spend my $10 Kohl's cash before it expired yesterday. I just couldn't fit in a trip to the store and looked briefly online. Oh, well. We had a lovely evening with friends, sharing dinner, and in the long run, that was worth more than $10. <BR> <BR> Good luck with that colonoscopy, Poindextra. I think the prep is worse than the procedure. Sunny, how was your "art" adventure? Tonight... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:18:20 EST Daily check in 7/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67195185 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Joanne! I agree that taking good care of ourselves is a sign of love. Poindextra has those goals checked off daily! Safe travels, Nell. Any exciting destinations planned, or visiting? My goodness, Kellie--hope you "pass" all those tests! Seriously, scarey, but if there's a problem, it's better to have it identified and addressed. Bess, a college dorm neighbor used to listen to opera as she studied, and when I'd pop in to commiserate about the assignment, ... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:49:23 EST Daily check in 7/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67188928 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome back, Jamirblaze, and congratulations on presenting at the conference. For me, that's stressful--even though I usually enjoy it once in the midst of it. And my body's reaction to stress is to hang on to every calorie for dear life. Thus, weight gain is easy during stressful times. Great that you and your guy are working together to reach health and fitness goals! <BR> <BR> Jumping in on the fresh garden vegetable trend by slicing them up, adding a little o... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:55:31 EST ANNIEONLI has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67186068 <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... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:40:05 EST Daily check in 7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67183185 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here we are at Monday again. Wish I was on staycation like Toni, or retired like a lot of you, but alas I must go to work and, in fact, I'm traveling today and Wed instead of Tues and Thurs. Lots of extras this week, car in for AC repair Tues, a luncheon seminar Tues, preparing house for cleaning lady Wed, hosting a dinner party Wed evening, "Canvas and Cocktails" event Thurs evening (we'll each paint a masterpiece (ha!)). Then back to the houseboat Friday, with lo... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:44:39 EST Daily check in 7/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67177350 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, I'll have to investigate "high definition" sunglasses--haven't heard of them. There are SO many pairs of sunglasses at the bottom of this river that we all purchase very inexpensive models. A shop in Myrtle Beach sold $5 per pair glasses which I'm now wearing. DH won't be able to "borrow" these and lose them--too girly. <BR> <BR> We took the houseboat out yesterday so Scamp could nap comfortably in his kennel, and because it's fun. A gorgeous day, meeting ... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 06:38:24 EST JACKIERN has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67176041 <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... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:07:22 EST MOMMY445 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67176032 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.di... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:05:32 EST Daily check in 7/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67171533 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> I'm happy to report a good night's sleep. Last night I told DH I was so tired I could sleep for 4 days. <BR> Walking Scamp while the coffee brews. Sounds like we have a lot positive energy in our group. Keep it up! <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Jul 2017 06:51:18 EST 50YEARSAWIFE has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67167171 <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> * <... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:53:19 EST PEZMOM1 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67167156 <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>... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:51:59 EST Daily check in 7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67165462 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sore, sore quads from Wednesday's wall balls (basically a squat while holding a 12 lb medicine ball, then as you come up you toss the ball up to touch the 8 ft mark on the wall directly in front of you). Over the course of the WOD, we did about 80. Glad I'm at goal weight and not having to lift that additional weight! Yesterday we ran several 400 meters stretches, with rowing and jumprope skips. I'm wore out. <BR> <BR> I have car scheduled for Tuesday but think I... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 05:52:27 EST Body Image http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67161665 Just wondering if it took some time for people to view their new or current size accurately after losing weight. I ended up losing about 25 lbs more than I had decided on, for a total loss of over 200 lbs. This puts me at the lowest weight since I was in high school (maybe college -- it's been a while LOL). I am very happy with how I look and feel. But there seems to be at least some disconnect between my perception of my size and what others describe. A number of people have used the word "... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:56:48 EST Daily check in 7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67159212 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept well, making up for a short night Tuesday. This will be a fly-by message as I have an early morning training call and then will be traveling. The bad thing is my car air conditioner seems to be low on freon or something and we've got a heatwave again today. Somehow I need to take time to call and get it to the shop. <BR> <BR> Off to Crossfit, and to pack a lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:03:22 EST Daily Check in 7/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67152437 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sunny, we are experiencing a taste of your heatwave here in the Midwest. Whew, oppressive. The humidity makes me feel like a slug. As bad as it feels doing the 200 meter runs in the Crossfit WOD (workout of the day), I know it is much easier at 6 a.m. than any of the classes which follow. I can't even imagine running in the heat of the day. Prediction for the weekend is lower temps and humidity; so thankful. Donna and Sunny, air conditioning is a must around her... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:55:45 EST Daily check in 7/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67146030 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> Our power must have gone out last night as two of our clocks are flashing. If it stormed, I slept right through it. So thankful for a goodnight's sleep. I arrived home at 7 pm after the out of town meeting and DH had installed all 30 bags of mulch that I bought on sale at Lowe's July 1. Such a sweetheart! It looks so much better! <BR> <BR> I need to roast some vegetables but hate to turn on the oven as the heatwave is here. I may settle for microwave-st... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 05:16:10 EST Daily check in 7/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67139571 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sleeping here at home was glorious last night, as I didn't sleep well at all Sat night. We stayed on the dock yesterday and visited with friends while DH took our guests on a boat ride in her runabout and up to the marina pool. I needed a down day . <BR> <BR> Phebess, I will track your next adventure on my globe--love that thing. It sounds like your recovery is right on track. So happy for you. <BR> <BR> Nell, it sounds like you are getting back to your normal ... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 05:53:54 EST Daily check in 7/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67133397 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The sun was mighty intense yesterday and our guests are fried, despite sunscreen. DH is a furnace and I can't sleep. Maybe it's the full moon. So, it's 2 am, and I'll make some hot mint tea and see if I can get back to sleep. Not sure how long our guests will stay tomorrow, with a full work week ahead. <BR> <BR> Bess, how interesting! The friends who met us in Myrtle Beach who have 5 children, ages 18 to 6, feel it is important that they know just how big this wo... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 03:32:35 EST Daily check in 7/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67128270 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> Yaay for a good run making you feel better Kellie! <BR> <BR> Phebess, I had to smile at 4:00 wake-up making you crabby as that is my normal everyday waking time. But, of course, I'm generally asleep at 8:30. I'm sorry you're experiencing so much pain though. Hope that new knee settles in soon. <BR> <BR> Bess, I missed that your in-law guests are European. It sounds like your hospitality made for a wonderful, memorable visit. <BR> <BR> My houseboat guest... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 06:40:20 EST Daily check in 7/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67121946 Good morning! It's Friiiiiday! <BR> <BR> Kellie, great blog and inspiring friend and family. Congrats on popular blog! Toni, I know that "empty" feeling when company leaves, but all are left with good memories to cherish and relationships deepened. <BR> <BR> Ah, a staycation at the lake. How wonderful! I need to study my calendar to see where that might fit in for me, too. <BR> <BR> We have a perfect weather forecast for our weekend guests at the river (80s, lower humidity). DD and ... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 05:56:16 EST Daily check in 7/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67116069 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Oh, Toni, sorry to hear you lost your sign in streak. That's happened to me too, but not since I switched to a smart phone in Dec 2014 in preparation for my new job. Last time it was due to no access to internet and my DD forgot to do it for me--guess she just didn't understand the importance to me. That was about 960 days ago. Even Spark Guy lost his sign in streak recently. <BR> <BR> Some gal named Gia posted inappropriate pictures and her tel number on the "t... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 05:56:27 EST LIVIN2LOVE1 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67112666 <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... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 14:24:55 EST SUSIEMT has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67112663 <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>... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 14:23:26 EST THOMS1 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67112660 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TH<BR>OMS1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 5 Jul 2017 14:22:38 EST Daily check in 7/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67109791 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Home sweet home, with all the comfort of routine. Love days like this. [Just like you, Poindextra]. DH and Scamp will come home this morning; DH stayed to help our elderly dock neighbor friends with their houseboat to enjoy the riverfront fireworks last night. I arrived home around noon, unpacked, took a 15 min power nap and charged full speed ahead on my to do list. Back patio and furniture cleaned, and car detailed inside and out (I may have to drive a client t... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 05:58:01 EST Daily check in 7/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67104050 Good morning and happy Independence Day! <BR> <BR> Just a quick hello to get us started and then I will be back later! <BR> <BR> And just in case: <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!!! Tue, 4 Jul 2017 06:30:26 EST Daily check in 7/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67098173 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I found out from the marina why we don't have WIFI; someone is using all the data. They've blocked high usage apps, like Netflix but it hasn't helped. It's satellite and the only plan they can get; can't even buy more data. So I'm going to my MIL's to work remotely rather than drive back home for one day. She lives across the river from the marina. Had it rained, I was just going to go home but forecast is too nice. <BR> <BR> How's everyone doing with holiday... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 06:13:17 EST HOLLYM48 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67097190 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>LLYM48 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 2 Jul 2017 23:25:09 EST NEWNANCY2012 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67097184 <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> * <... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 23:23:46 EST PERSISTENCEM has maintained for THIRTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67097176 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>RSISTENCEMIMI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clin... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 23:22:06 EST Daily check in 7/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67092298 Good morning SP friends!! <BR> <BR> I so love all of of your posts; such interesting perspectives on this journey we're traveling together!. <BR> <BR> I'll go back and click on Bess' link, and find SP guy's post. <BR> <BR> We "sanbarred" from 11 am to 6 pm, back to the dock to toast one of our favorite dock neighbor's 75th birthday, eat a bite and switch boats, then john boat to the sandbar to shoot fireworks . In bed at 10:30. <BR> <BR> I generally do not eat bread. It's more like a t... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 07:36:42 EST RPCLEM2000 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67090859 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 22:54:06 EST LYNCHD05 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67090844 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.di... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 22:51:37 EST Daily check in 7/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67085711 Good morning! <BR> <BR> New month--let's tackle those goals! My scale has been at goal all week, but I like to see a lb or two dip below goal now and then. <BR> <BR> Happy vacation days, Bess. And you are so right, there's always a party or some celebration with food challenges. It does get easier to pass them by and focus on the conversation. I usually regret eating outside my Whole 30 foods. Yesterday my tummy revolted after eating Subway bread at a work seminar; had to go home and ... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 06:56:53 EST Daily check in 6/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67079906 Good morning, friends, on this last day of (my beloved) month of June! Forecast for the weekend looks perfect for us water lovers, high 80s with low humidity. We will have DD and her family with us. I'm SO looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> Happy birthday Canada! Lots of fireworks for North America! <BR> <BR> Safe travels to NJ, Poindextra, and all others who are traveling for the "sort of" holiday weekend! <BR> <BR> I need to scoot as I have an 8 am appointment to donate blood and a 9 am... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:54:08 EST Daily Check in 6/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67073939 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the tip for recapturing a post, Phebess. However, I was writing from my mobile phone, you know, the "smart" phone. I call it my "smart-a**" phone, when it does something mean, evil and nasty like gobbling up all but the first paragraph of my post yesterday... <BR> <BR> So today I'm writing from the desktop,.. so much easier to type on a keyboard. I've had the ole girl fired up for a while now as I got up at about 1:30 a.m., after 4 hrs of sleep to get s... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:29:56 EST Daily check in 6/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67068067 Good morning! <BR> <BR> How is everyone this hump day? I'm feeling behind the 8 ball. <BR> <BR> I just lost a long post. Ugh. Gotta go <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day ! Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:57:46 EST Daily check in 6/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67061869 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Donna from PA and hope you are enjoying your summer vacation. Donna from Canada, sounds like you are catching up with your visitors! Poindextra, good to hear your uncle is receiving the care he needs and your travel doesn't have to be an emergency. Phebess, it sounds like you are making amazing strides with your new knee. Kellie, you are an energizer bunny, with a big heart. Hope you find time to recharge as needed. Toni, it's so great that your whole group... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:59:48 EST Daily check in 6/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67055772 Good morning! <BR> <BR> False alarm on data usage warning. Our plan has rollover data, but I still have questions. Our WIFI at the marina is unreliable (wasn't working at all last weekend) . Home now so all is well. <BR> <BR> Nell, hope there are no long range repercussions from all the pain you're experiencing. Obviously we all think this is a time to take advantage of the services out there and temporarily suspend your "do it all" routine. As a friend once said, "good God, treat yoursel... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:56:56 EST Daily check in 6/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67049637 Good morning! <BR> Quick hello as I need to conserve data apparently. I need to call AT&amp;T as my phone turned off my ability to go online as a warning. <BR> So I will get us started and then be back. <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:36:23 EST Daily check in 6/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67044285 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nell, please tell us you're following doctor's orders and taking good care of yourself! And taking a break from care for others. <BR> <BR> Sorry to hear of all the rain out east; hope it ends earlier than forecast. We are enjoying low humidity and perfect summer weather--hope this front slides your way. <BR> <BR> Scamp has his first vet appointment today (with us taking him, that is). 3rd set of shots. Boy, he loves being at the marina and houseboat! He's prett... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:59:57 EST Daily check in 6/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67038798 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's Friiiidaaay!!! And, like you, Toni, we're headed to the water after work. The river is back to normal levels and I hope to actually take the houseboat out this weekend. Our Marina has organized a "dock hop" for Sat night. Our dock is responsible for cocktails, another for appetizers, another for finger foods, and finally desserts at the marina. I will be focusing on conversation and hope for something healthy to eat. <BR> <BR> I am proud to announce that I fac... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:46:45 EST Daily check in 6/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67032804 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Puppy sitting and sparking are not the most compatible of activities, hence my posts being somewhat later than usual. Glad to see you back Toni and hear of all your fun activities. <BR> <BR> Welcome Retired Sue! I'll have to check out your introduction. I don't get to peruse all the spark posts and blogs that I would like to since I am not retired and particularly now I am catching up on all the chores that accumulated while I was gone on vacation. You should see th... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:43:36 EST SWIM4SLIM has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67029697 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SW<BR>IM4SLIM </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 21 Jun 2017 14:15:00 EST Daily check in 6/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67027193 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Zipitup and congratulations on the lifestyle changes that will help you reach your goals. <BR> <BR> Aarrrrrrgh, matey! Love the pirate theme at the library, Bess. Glad to hear rehab is going so well, Phebess, and that extra rest is all you needed, Jamirblaze. Dr visits can be stressful, Kellie and Donna--good reports are so welcome. Sunny, which beach will it be today? <BR> <BR> I'm sitting outside with Scamp, and a choir of birds greeting the day with ... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:07:00 EST Daily check in 6/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67021490 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Praying for you and your medical providers with an extra measure of wisdom and skill, Nell. <BR> <BR> Oh, did that 8 hrs of sleep hit the spot. Functioning on about 4 hrs of sleep yesterday was a struggle. Thankful for the lane drift alert in my car driving home--that's tired. And my feet were in shock to be in high heels... <BR> <BR> Today will be better--not traveling as usual since I did yesterday and need the time at my desk. <BR> <BR> So grateful for the lo... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:57:46 EST MLB570 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67017855 <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... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:16:02 EST Daily check in 6/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67015286 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Home sweet home! All unpacked, and will now prioritize tasks that accumulated while we were vacationing, paying bills first on the list. Work responsibilities are next -- traveling to an 11 am meeting, but will need to stop in the office first to pick up files. <BR> <BR> So I'm up way too early and will begin tackling the backlog. <BR> <BR> Nell, enjoyed the dog swimming pool story. Just like the kids at the beach resort, jumping in the pool over and over, slidi... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:01:58 EST Daily check in 6/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67010470 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Home sweet houseboat home. For DH's "happy father's day", he is off to play a round of golf with one of his river buddies and 2 others. But the big news is: Scamp swims!! Apparently not all beagles do, but we took him to the sandbar and he walked out and instinct took over. Yaay! <BR> <BR> Enjoying the birds singing -- didn't hear any at the beach. <BR> <BR> Wow, Half Marathon--great goal, Kellie. Bess, good for you to establish boundaries with dysfunctionals... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:50:58 EST Daily check in 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67004958 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy happy birthday Nell! <BR> <BR> Packing up and heading to the airport, then DD's to pick up the car, then to the houseboat and to pick up Scamp! <BR> <BR> I'll stop back by if I can. Goodbye Myrtle beach! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 17 Jun 2017 05:55:07 EST Did you change your caffeine intake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67001164 So, I have had a lot of trouble sleeping over the years. Work, stress, bad relationship, etc. Things are fairly stable with me, even though I'm going through a divorce, because anything is better than what I was dealing with before. <BR> <BR> BUT, I'd been having trouble falling asleep at night. <BR> <BR> The other day got me to thinking. I'd been out with a work friend at an event, only had a couple drinks and was positively giddy. Obviously, since I have lost weight, alcohol is affectin... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:22:39 EST NAVYMOM133 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67000449 <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... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:10:13 EST Daily check in 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66999210 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Phebess, good job with following doctor's orders even though it's uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> Nell, how did the call go? Hope all is on track so you can get the surgery behind you and feel better soon. <BR> <BR> Speaking of sleep, Bess and Poindextra, I sure slept well after eating (for me) a big meal last night. A seafood buffet. It turned out to be a good day to celebrate (although I didn't mention it) as Laurie reminded me, and the Team, that it was my 6 yr anni... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:20:15 EST JEANKNEE has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66995503 <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... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:42:09 EST MAREE1953 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66995489 <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... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:38:00 EST Daily check in 6/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66993274 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good to hear from you Phebess and that all went so well that you are "home" and starting rehab. <BR> <BR> Root canal, ugh, Jamirblaze--hope all is well. The tooth I had root canal on when I was in my twenties was replaced 2 years ago with an implant; I'd be curious to know how much I spent over the years on just that one tooth! I'm grateful these procedures exist and you're wise to invest in your dental health. <BR> <BR> Two LONG walks on the beach yesterday, one ... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:20:17 EST Daily check in 6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66987565 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Up early today to give DH send-off on fishing expedition with DGD and 4 others in our group. We had a wonderful time at a steakhouse last night. Brought half of my sirloin back to the room (we have a kitchen). <BR> <BR> Today is beach day. We have an umbrella and 5 chairs today, as they were abandoned by guests who checked out. Every morning a pickup truck comes down the beach and collects abandoned items. So we will put them to good use. Gotta wonder what "Bea... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:34:40 EST Daily check in 6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66982043 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fbfad204-41bc-4dc5-a8ae-2893300c7527.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wrote a long post and lost it, so here's hoping that all have a great day! Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:09:02 EST Daily check in 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66975813 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Phebess, thinking of you today and sending prayers for you and your medical team for your knee surgery. <BR> <BR> No alarm clock this week...nice. Beach walking and stair climbing (we're on the sixth floor) and a long walkabout to a store replacing Crossfit. Our room has a kitchen so we're eating pretty much like we do at home. <BR> <BR> Weight maintenance should be doable this week. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:55:49 EST Daily check in 6/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66970257 Good morning! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64f368e0-2ecf-4489-84d5-b5b56246d602.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Need I say more? Taking in the power of the Atlantic ocean and beautiful colors of the sunrise. Heartfelt gratitude for the well wishes! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:01:37 EST Daily check in 6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66965212 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Oh my God it's a BEAUTIFUL morning!! Waking up at the houseboat with a cool gentle breeze coming through the stateroom window. So glad we stayed. Playing with Scamp and listening to Kenny Cheney's new album. I'll make breakfast and we'll head to DD's where all 6 of us will board the plane around 10:30. Scamp will stay with 2 of his siblings but it's an outside kennel. He'll be okay. <BR> <BR> Sounds like everyone has a great weekend planned ! Hope you all ... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 05:45:27 EST Daily check in 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66959951 Good morning! It's Friiiiidddaaaayyy!!! <BR> <BR> And my last day of work until June 19. I'm still packing; hope to finish this morning. I laughed at your story, Kellie, waiting to pack until lab's sitter came to pick her up. Brought back memories of Huckleberry knowing when it was "walk workout day" or when DH was going to the farm! They are SO tuned in to our activities! <BR> <BR> I also laughed at the thought of Sunny hiding in the clothes closet to escape the day's drama! That's h... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 05:04:39 EST Daily check in 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66953925 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Scale has been consistent at about 2 lbs below goal. This never ceases to amaze me since it was SO easy for me to gain before Whole 30. Lower carbs and sugar are key, plus there's no "healthy" grain for me. <BR> Having Himself on board with healthy choices will help so much, Bess, and be good for both of you-- it can be your new hobby in retirement! <BR> Glad you're feeling better, Kellie! Hope your time with your sister is enjoyable, Donna. Glad to hear your dad ... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 05:43:43 EST Daily check in 6/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66947850 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy, happy birthday, Toni! What a sweet and thoughtful gift! Nothing better for your birthday than big hugs and time with precious loved ones. <BR> <BR> Bess, just think of all of us SP maintainer pals, arm in arm, surrounding you to help and support you. <em>220</em> Big event in your life, it's okay to feel all those emotions. <BR> <BR> Hope all the pre-op tests go well, Nell and Phebess. I'm sure you're both looking forward to coming out on the other... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 06:00:06 EST BETH7CAM has maintained for FOURTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66945038 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.di... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 16:51:34 EST Daily check in 6/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66941609 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good to hear that so many appreciate being able to be active. <BR> <BR> Not much going on here. I've got an attitude problem--I've become tired and bored with doing what I "have to do" instead of what I "want to do." <BR> <BR> I braced myself for a larger bump in the scale than what actually occurred yesterday. My old self would have avoided the scale altogether. Actually the number was "goal" instead of below goal, so I shouldn't complain. <BR> <BR> Travel... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 06:06:48 EST GOING4MUSCLE has maintained for ELEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66938694 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GO<BR>ING4MUSCLE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinica... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 16:05:42 EST Daily check in 6/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66935270 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday, here we go, with a full work week ahead. I'll be making up for a short week last week and trying to get a leg up with vacation the week of June 12. <BR> <BR> Good to hear you're enjoying that new tub, Bess! I arrived home to the new light fixture installed in our bath, and spent several hours installing shelves and moving back in. There's still a punch list of items to complete (towel bar, vanity shelf, door, etc.), but it's getting there. Hoping DH will ... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 05:38:59 EST Daily check in 6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66929212 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Oh, Kellie I hope you have a quick recovery. I armed myself with Airborne to help avoid all the germs trapped in the plane. It usually helps me. <BR> <BR> Too bad your mom can't find a pair of compliant shoes she loves, Nell. DD found a pair of Ugg slippers she says are the most comfortable shoes she's ever worn. <BR> <BR> Scamp graduated to the next size kennel and the next hole in his collar. All babies grow up. <BR> <BR> It's so good to be back on home t... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 06:38:47 EST Daily check in 6/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66924038 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh boy, did we have a great time! We danced until 11:00 when the DJ played the last song. I had several glasses of wine, a rarity for me. I'm feeling it this morning... <BR> <BR> We go to the bride and groom's home later this morning. DH is in charge of the shrimp boil. We leave around 7 and arrive at DD's around 9. We'll spend the night and drive home tomorrow. <BR> <BR> DD has given us puppy reports. We're missing him. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great da... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 07:10:44 EST GOING-STRONG has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66920534 <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> * <... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 13:37:23 EST GENERIC-FIT has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66920518 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>NERIC-FIT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 2 Jun 2017 13:35:55 EST LESLIESENIOR has maintained for ELEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66920505 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinica... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 13:34:21 EST MARCOSMASTER has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66920497 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinica... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 13:33:08 EST SUZYMOBILE has maintained for TWELVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66920482 <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... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 13:30:54 EST SHAWFAN has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66920470 <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, 2 Jun 2017 13:29:29 EST Daily check in 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66917790 Good morning <BR> <BR> Quick hello to get us started. I'll stop back in later <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Fri, 2 Jun 2017 06:12:29 EST Daily check in 6/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66911045 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I appreciated all the kind words. Lots of tears were shed, Jonie is now free of all pain and I'd like to think she is hanging out with Huckleberry, running and chasing like they used to do. We are having her cremated, Nell, not sure we will bury her ashes. <BR> <BR> We are at DD's and leave for the airport around 9:30. She will keep Scamp. <BR> <BR> Good to hear everyone's plans for exercising and meal planning. It's a new month--let's tackle those goals! <BR> ... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 05:37:59 EST Daily check in 5/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66904690 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the support; vet appointment today at 4:45. Enjoying some quiet time with my girl this morning. <BR> <BR> I stepped on the scale yesterday morning expecting to see a "holiday" bump up, but no, still below goal and actually a little lower than last Friday morning weigh in. My weight doesn't seem to vary as much as it used to when I ate grains, dairy, sugar. <BR> <BR> Quads have been screaming at me for doing Murph Monday. The day after always gets ... Wed, 31 May 2017 05:31:13 EST OHMEMEME has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66901069 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.di... Tue, 30 May 2017 13:33:18 EST DAISYBELL6 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66901064 <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, 30 May 2017 13:31:57 EST Daily check in 5/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66898183 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for posting pics, Bess. Hope all enjoyed the holiday. <BR> <BR> I'm sore from Murph workout, and the mattress at the houseboat. Any recommendations for a mattress topper? It felt good to sleep well last night. <BR> <BR> We came home mid afternoon and I moved all my shower stuff into the new shower and took my first shower. Very nice. We ran into complications while installing medicine cabinet and light fixture--will need drywaller. So I'll make that c... Tue, 30 May 2017 05:21:20 EST Daily check in 5/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66892677 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nell, sorry to hear about your friend's medical problems. My frustrations with inability to get a good night's sleep, puppy training, early morning mosquitos are minor in comparison. <BR> <BR> I finally out smarted Scamp by putting him on a leash to keep him in the galley/stateroom level and away from Jonie up the stairs in the saloon (nautical term for living room). Guess I'll bring a gate over. <BR> <BR> Although we have high water, we were able to find a sli... Mon, 29 May 2017 06:42:59 EST LESLIELENORE has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66891096 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>SLIELENORE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinica... Sun, 28 May 2017 21:45:29 EST Daily check in 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66887150 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well, I was able to sleep the whole night without a puppy potty break. Just a little whining once, <BR> <BR> Beautiful abundant sunshine yesterday afternoon for DD and I to enjoy while everyone else napped (except DH who messed around with other boaters who, like us, are working out the invariable kinks in boats that have sat idle all winter. <BR> <BR> No scale, no news broadcasts, just music and good conversation. <BR> <BR> I do hope there is a break in the rai... Sun, 28 May 2017 07:08:59 EST DESIREE671 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66886048 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>SIREE671 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 27 May 2017 23:14:07 EST Daily check in 5/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66881522 Good morning ! <BR> <BR> Just took Scamp out to do his business and I think he will go back to sleep. I'm enjoying a cup of coffee so I'm not sure I'll be able to fall back to sleep.... DGD snuggled up with me last night. Smile! <BR> <BR> Welcome Sara! Congrats on your weight loss! Finding this team has made the difference for me. No more yo yo loss/gain for me, except for those daily variations and constant vigilance against "the creep." <BR> <BR> Sounds like some lovely plans out t... Sat, 27 May 2017 05:50:25 EST Daily check in 5/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66875508 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well here comes Memorial Day weekend! What are the plans? <BR> <BR> We will head to the houseboat this evening. DD and family will join us. Weather looks pretty good. DH has grilled mass quantities of assorted meats so we can zap and go. <BR> <BR> I passed on SO many non-compliant foods yesterday. Desserts used to be my reward for sitting through two full days of class, but zip-zero for me. It's become easier to pass when I remind myself how much better I fee... Fri, 26 May 2017 05:40:52 EST Happiness Happens Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66873195 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6bda7895-cbb1-4c35-aaf8-5112ba0a6623.png"> <BR> <BR> If you'd like to join us for the Happiness Happens Day Maintenance Challenge, you may sign up at <link>http://goo.gl/forms/bUEwkM6sIcpr1y4S<BR>2 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's manage our health and wellness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and maintenance as late spring/late fall gives way to the coming summer/winter months ahead. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for... Thu, 25 May 2017 18:39:21 EST Daily check in 5/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66869738 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm proud to report that I resisted afternoon cookies and fancy cupcakes and desserts at the seminar. One more day ahead. <BR> <BR> I'm so glad to see MWOD on the crossfit schedule this morning (Mobility workout of the day). Mostly yoga stretches -- I'll do my PT exercises too. <BR> <BR> I see the closing problem Phebess. Every transaction has its unique aspect. <BR> <BR> I haven't mentioned this before, but I do estate settlement for a living. After 31 yea... Thu, 25 May 2017 06:24:31 EST Daily check in 5/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66863555 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The cleaning lady comes today so I need to pick up and put away. Then Crossfit, then a 2 day continuing education seminar. Two days of testing my food resistance ability. Seeing former colleagues is the bonus. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed the book discussion. Mostly I'm trying to write this and saying "No!" a hundred times to a scampering puppy. Sitting on the front porch now listening to the birds anouncing the day's arrival. <BR> <BR> Phebess, I am disheartened by ... Wed, 24 May 2017 05:14:30 EST Daily check in 5/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66857484 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the puppy compliments. He does make us laugh with his Scamp antics. Poor Jonie no longer eats anything but treats and can barely do the stairs. It'll be decision time soon, I'm afraid. <BR> <BR> Long time periods to read and sew and practice piano sound glorious. So little time to do those things I used to love to do. Will retirement be the only way? Would almost trade upcoming vacation to stay home and indulge. Jamirblaze, you're a good da... Tue, 23 May 2017 05:05:14 EST Daily check in 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66851129 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Beautiful pics, Toni and Bdynamic! I so appreciate the lush green lawn and the bright red knockout roses in full bloom -- DH not so much as he is in charge of mowing. And it is time again. Before the next rain storm for sure. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to see that the Crossfit workout includes a good deal of mobility this morning. I forgot to take my foam roller to the houseboat Friday night, but the rest was good for my left leg. Most strenuous workouts last weekend we... Mon, 22 May 2017 05:43:22 EST Daily check in 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66845575 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Scamp is hard at playing with his toys while I write this. We bought him some chew bones yesterday so he can teeth on something else besides our hands, etc. As for him doing his business in the rain, I stood outside with an umbrella the other day. And towel routine as Kellie mentioned (easier than the litter boxes I used to clean). It's all a trade-off, pet ownership. Luckily the weather broke yesterday and it was beautiful! More of that today. <BR> <BR> Glad you'... Sun, 21 May 2017 06:59:33 EST JANPER1 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66844213 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>NPER1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sat, 20 May 2017 22:10:38 EST Daily check in 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66840062 Good morning <BR> <BR> I'd rather have slept in awhile but had puppy potty duty up the dock -- now watching him play until it's nap time again. <BR> <BR> Nell, so sorry to hear surgery is necessary again. Did dr say what causes this ? <BR> <BR> I just finished a book by a dr, McNutt, on medical decision making, basically how to obtain and analyze medical information, testing and statistics to determine if the potential benefits outweigh the potential harm. I'm grateful that I don't have... Sat, 20 May 2017 05:40:10 EST Daily check in 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66834595 Good morning! Its Friiiiiday!!!!! <BR> <BR> We woke up to thunder and lightning, and a weather alarm from DH's phone. I had to use an umbrella to take Scamp out. <BR> <BR> Safe travels Toni! WTG Kellie, facing a bit of fear and feeling empowered. Reminded me of my ride to Sturgis by myself in 2002. That brought back childhood memories and feelings of the excitement that exploring something new brings. Bet you feel that a lot, Phebess, as you travel the world. I'll check out your blog... Fri, 19 May 2017 05:52:19 EST Daily check in 5/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66828702 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ahhhh, Thursday and no travelling. What a relief! Yesterday afternoon I drove home through a brown out--dust from farm fields blowing across the highway. I Thank God there was no pile up as there were later news reports of just that. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the "puppy love" ---he's still asleep so I have a few minutes to myself. There's a "pile up" of undone chores due to his "cuteness" and training time. Kellie, thanks for tip on getting links to work--I've mis... Thu, 18 May 2017 05:09:16 EST Back after a hiatus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x66825723 Anyone else here ever fallen off the wagon? I reached my lowest weight in 2013 and I just got too comfortable. Then life happened--an unexpected divorce, a few moves, I met a new guy, got remarried--and in the process, I gained 30 pounds back. Last week I saw the number 200.8 on the scale and said enough is enough! I know what I need to do; I've done it before...and I can't go back to the 200s! I've been tracking on here for 8 days and I can't believe I nearly forgot just how great of a resou... Wed, 17 May 2017 13:46:00 EST Daily check in 5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66822998 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, a full night's sleep -- about 8:30 to 4:00. Puppy slept, too. Yes, it's a period of training. We use a kennel. <BR> <BR> And his personality chose his name: Scamp. He truly scampers every where he goes, bouncing all over the place. Plus, it's a name that lends itself to all kinds of nicknames. Yaaay! <BR> <BR> Good job with consistency in nutrition and fitness! My scale took a dip yesterday--I had to weigh twice to believe it. We'll see if it was just a... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:02:43 EST TANYA602 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66819502 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TA<BR>NYA602 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.di... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:21:22 EST MIRAGE727 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66819498 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>RAGE727 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:20:20 EST Daily check in 5/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66817224 Good morning! <BR> Oh my I'm tired. Hit snooze several times. But then DH and I both were up several times through the night, taking the puppy out . <BR> <BR> I need to bake some chicken thighs for my lunch and prepare for a meeting out of town at 9, plus Crossfit so I have to make this short. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Tue, 16 May 2017 05:54:16 EST Daily check in 5/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66811012 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The puppy (still unnamed at this point) is doing great. He will be seven weeks tomorrow. He awakes and whines around 3 or 4 am for outside potty break and then falls back to sleep. Wish I could join him, but I've got a jammed packed first three days of this week, traveling to significant meetings and a presentation tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Very fun packed, great day yesterday. Hope all your plans for a good day yesterday came together! <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning ... Mon, 15 May 2017 05:30:07 EST Daily check in 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66806046 Happy Mother's day! <BR> <BR> A little distracted this morning as we have a new baby in the house! Yes, we picked up the puppy last night. Couldn't wait! <BR> <BR> Now to decide upon a name! <BR> <BR> He's so funny, watching him explore. <BR> <BR> I'll add pic when I get home to the computer. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day, especially all mothers! Sun, 14 May 2017 07:23:43 EST Daily check in 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66800171 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Phebess, I think your memorial tradition is a grand one. Sounds like you are having a lot of fun with "home ownership" opportunities which are quite a change from your usual lifestyle -- cooking, gardening, weeding! New knee next month? I'm sure there's a lot of prep for that. <BR> <BR> Ah, time off Jamirblaze--hope you enjoy it and I'm sure your parents appreciate the help. Are you saying goodbye to your childhood home as they plan to sell and rebuild? So many d... Sat, 13 May 2017 05:46:47 EST Daily check in 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66794407 Good morning and happy TGIF!! <BR> <BR> Sparkling, how fun to read your "emotion" filled post, with bonus pic of you and your mom! Welcome, Mermaid, and congrats on good planning food choices. That's what it takes to maintain weight loss, one good choice after another until it becomes a lifestyle. No turning back to the old way. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the "beagle" comments--a first for me and DH. Labs, golden, shepherd-mix have always picked me. DH has had plenty of experience with t... Fri, 12 May 2017 06:19:27 EST Am I still maintaining?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66790687 Had to do a physical because we got a new family doctor. For the past 7 years my scale has told me I weigh between 120 and 127 pounds fairly consistently, step on the doctor's scale and it says 142.7. I will admit I freaked out a bit because at 5' 2" that puts me back into the "overweight" category. My scale told me I was 120.4 lbs 2 days before weighing in at the doctor's office. Now I don't know what to believe. I know I am not as toned as I was before because I quit the job I had that... Thu, 11 May 2017 11:42:38 EST Request from Spark Coach Jen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66790246 SPARK_COACH_JEN <BR> At Goal &amp; Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance <BR> 7:27 AM 5/11/2017 <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> A reporter has reached out to us, looking for weight loss success stories to feature in a national magazine. Here are the requirements: <BR> <BR> - A woman in her 30's or 40's <BR> - Must be located in the U.S. <BR> --IMPORTANT: you should not have already shared your story with another publication. <BR> - Someone who has lost 35 pounds or more. <BR> - Someo... Thu, 11 May 2017 10:33:48 EST Daily check in 5/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66788277 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Shower door is installed! Yaaay! The seals have to cure for three days, DH promised to install medicine cabinet and light fixture Monday when we return from the river. It looks SO nice. Pictures to come. <BR> <BR> Today would have been Huckleberry's 14th birthday, Jonie turned 11 on Tuesday and DH's buddy announced the beagle puppy is ready. We may go visit him Sunday, but decided we should wait until June 17 when we return from vacation to take him. We'll see..... Thu, 11 May 2017 05:33:19 EST CBULLIS1 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66784770 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CB<BR>ULLIS1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 10 May 2017 13:04:07 EST Daily check in 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66782454 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Shower door installation today or tomorrow. The remaining work is in DH's court--medicine cabinet, light fixture, towel bar. I can do the trim painting (although he usually does that) and then I need to shop for window covering, rug, towels, art. Getting close! <BR> <BR> I like hearing Mother's Day ideas. I'll have DD and DGD at the houseboat this weekend and DH usually treats us to do whatever we want. So far, weekend forecast is mid 70s and sunny--pe... Wed, 10 May 2017 06:16:32 EST Facial Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66778026 After watching a few episodes of supersized vs super skinny, where they tell the participants about the damage being done to their body by overeating or undereating, I started reading up on the way being overweight or underweight can affect bodyhair. <BR> <BR> Just curious of any of you in here who have lost weight and maintained it for awhile, had been experiencing excessive facial hair at your higher weight that was improved by being a more normal weight. <BR> And, if you did experience ... Tue, 9 May 2017 09:44:27 EST Daily check in 5/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66776487 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My sleep was interrupted last night but luckily I was able to get back to sleep after a cup of hot tea. Challenging day yesterday. <BR> <BR> Nell, I'm glad your meeting went well and hopefully you'll have more support going forward. <BR> <BR> I'm running late. Crossfit, packing lunch and traveling today for work today. 85 degrees predicted. Forecast for the weekend looks perfect for Mother's Day get togethers! What are your plans? <BR> <BR> Hope all have a gr... Tue, 9 May 2017 05:57:12 EST Daily check in 5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66770402 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a good night's sleep! I wanted to watch the special on Diana, but didn't make it very far. Body needed the rest, obviously. <BR> <BR> I stopped eating bread, actually all grains, last Christmas when I started Whole 30. Although the plan provides for reintroducing grains, I don't miss them enough to chance the return of the inflammation I believe they were causing in my body--especially after reading Grain Brain. I was surprised I could do it, after being a b... Mon, 8 May 2017 05:58:31 EST Daily check in 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66764465 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Donna, sending healing prayers and good wishes your way. My goodness, that's a lot to deal with. <BR> <BR> The gobblers did not come within range yesterday, but DH loves the sport of it and has recounted to me every moment of the success he had 2 weeks ago. He just saves the breasts -- huge, vacuum packed and in the freezer. Marinated turkey breast is a staple for grilling at our house, so I expect that's how we will fix it. <BR> <BR> Bess, I can relate to th... Sun, 7 May 2017 05:51:20 EST Daily check in 5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66758757 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Just kissed DH goodbye as he and a buddy head out on the river to hunt turkeys on the islands. Tomorrow is the last day of the season. Breezy out there, but it's warm. <BR> <BR> Today is packed full of events at the local fairgrounds to raise funds for cancer research in memory of DH's uncle. 5k at 7:30 am (still considering), washer tournament DH competing at 1:00, dinner and DJ-dance this evening. So, busy and fun day. <BR> <BR> Yesterday when I donated blood ... Sat, 6 May 2017 05:50:49 EST Daily check in 5/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66752628 Good morning!! Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> Good day yesterday--celebrating a milestone in a major project. By taking some vacation time today. <BR> <BR> Nell, when I had my annual physical, my doctor cautioned me about having a low weight with no reserve in the event of illness. Don't think my body releases weight in response to stress--probably just the opposite. Tough decisions--too bad there's not a group of PhDs who volunteer to visit shut-ins. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed all the posts yesterday... Fri, 5 May 2017 05:43:59 EST Daily check in 5/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66746835 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Goodness I overslept by 40 minutes! Catching up I guess, after only sleeping 4 hrs Tues night. Thanks, I needed that! <BR> <BR> Hugs, Kellie. So glad your DD is okay, --that would scare me, too. <BR> <BR> Glad to hear lbs being released, nutrition and fitness minutes and just taking it easy when needed. <BR> <BR> I need to scoot. Hope all have a great day! Thu, 4 May 2017 06:00:45 EST MGEDDES1 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66742946 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MG<BR>EDDES1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 3 May 2017 13:38:12 EST DIANNEMT has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66742937 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>ANNEMT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 3 May 2017 13:36:19 EST JSTETSER has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66742927 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JS<BR>TETSER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 3 May 2017 13:34:36 EST Daily check in 5/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66740144 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a sweet sharing of a major life event, Bess! Congratulations! I'm sure you'll be hearing that greeting a lot over the next few months. And taking many walks down memory lane. I feel privileged to be able to (virtually) walk along with you, as my day will come. <BR> <BR> Six years ago, on May 1, I began a lifestyle change which finally resulted in the attainment of my goal weight on June 15. Tweaking required five months ago. I'm grateful to discover what wo... Wed, 3 May 2017 04:17:24 EST Daily check in 5/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66733618 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So, not much new here, same ole Tuesday routine--Crossfit, traveling for work, trying to move work projects forward. <BR> <BR> Staying at goal. Which doesn't produce any accolades--no comments from friends, family, co-workers. One of those big differences between those folks losing weight and those maintaining weight loss. But, for me, it still takes just as much vigilance. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 2 May 2017 05:35:02 EST Daily check in 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66726651 Good morning! <BR> <BR> New month, new week. And ... drum roll.... the bathroom vanity is installed! DH arrived home from the river around noon, and announced his plan for the day. Once the medicine cabinet is in, I can "move back in" for my morning primping. Shower door installation is scheduled for May 12. Thick, heavy frameless door -- will send in order today. <BR> <BR> Today is Crossfit Total, where we work up to our one rep max in the overhead press, back squat and deadlift, then... Mon, 1 May 2017 05:49:00 EST SRWYLIE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66722532 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SR<BR>WYLIE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:28:46 EST Daily check in 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66720327 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, busy ladies yesterday! I would have loved spending the day "baby"(truly)sitting, jetskiing, kayaking, piano-ing, enjoying art, the woods, flowers -- warmth and sunshine. *Deep breath* <BR> <BR> I spent the entire morning in my home office, catching up, paying biils, filing, doing some planning. Felt good to be so productive. <BR> <BR> My hairdresser recommended a drop of dish soap to lighten my hair a bit, so I primped and went shopping to use birthday discou... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:19:07 EST Daily check in 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66715152 Good morning! Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Nell, Phebess makes a very good point. And your description of your mom's behavior and needs leads to the conclusion that her safety would be greatly enhanced by your proposed plan. Best wishes through this process. <BR> <BR> Glad we have the weekend to recharge and rebalance, especially those of us who have had a rough week. Good thing we all know how nutritious food choices and challenging workouts give us the strength and balance we need to po... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:21:15 EST Daily check in 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66708508 Good morning! Yaaay, it's Friday! <BR> <BR> I'm so disappointed with the weekend forecast--solid heavy rain all day Saturday and Sunday. Plans for DD and DGD to come to the houseboat, and all of us attending the Marina "Spring Fling" are all up in the air. I have a few birthday coupons to use before they expire on Sunday. So, I just need to make a decision. An old mantra: "Rain or shine, I create my day." <BR> <BR> Nell, hope your mother will wear the shoes. Bess, I was also interested ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:45:06 EST Daily check in 4/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66702315 Good morning, friends. <BR> <BR> Stories of repairman fraud just highlight why it's so hard to trust people these days. <BR> <BR> So Tues evening I went to the hairdresser for my usual, every 7 week, cut, color. I commented that the color seems to fade, resulting in a lighter and lighter blond at then end of the 7 weeks. She's been pulling a darker color through, but OMG is my hair dark! I am embarrassed by drastic changes to my hair, despite some compliments. I'll be able to wash it t... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:28:30 EST G1NNY7 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66698146 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=G1<BR>NNY7 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:01:33 EST Daily Check in 4/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66696001 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day already! Yaaay! Progress at my house -- the bathroom flooring is installed, DH will put second coat of paint on the walls, the vanity and top will be delivered later this week (or DH might be able to go pick them up if it's not raining--although it's supposed to rain today). I need to decide whether to purchase a new toilet--nothing wrong with the old one, but it's the shorter model and now that we have a taller vanity, it might dwarf the toilet. Ah, deci... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:45:27 EST Daily check in 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66689820 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'll have to check out your blog, Kellie. <BR> <BR> Bess, when I took this job in January 2015, I told myself I'd stay 10 yrs. 2025. But, I agree, there's a lot to consider, and I feel like I need to develop a grand plan--Medicare, Social Security, Required Minimum Distributions from IRA, now a pension and a 401k with a small employer match. Good source? From someone who isn't selling something. Lots of life changes--I can just imagine the conflict. <BR> <B... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:28:26 EST Daily check in 4/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66682947 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I guess all that sunshine and fresh air I enjoyed yesterday contributed to my good night's sleep. I'm having trouble waking up this morning! But it'll happen. Always does! Ha! <BR> <BR> Toni, I can't even imagine a snake in my living space! Yikes! Glad it was harmless. <BR> <BR> Good to have you back, Bess. Hope you and your computer perk back up! I bet your garden is lovely! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I feel very blessed. <BR> <BR> Of... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:06:15 EST Daily check in 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66677198 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today's my happy birthday! I'm getting a bright sunshiney day, about 70 degrees! And spending it in my happy place. DH also ordered me the new bikini I promised myself if I "beat the creep", which I have (for now). <BR> <BR> Did you all read Sparkguy's post about Miss Willow and her fight against liver cancer? I read her page and joined the team to eat to defeat cancer. Reminds me of the song: "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw. My dad died of cancer ... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:14:37 EST Daily check in 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66671402 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> I'm writing this from the houseboat and looking forward to a relaxing weekend. DH just left in the john boat to hunt turkeys on the islands. Last Monday he and his buddy logged 8 miles of walking. <BR> <BR> Chilly and cloudy forecast today, but dodged the rain. Warmer and sunshine tomorrow! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I brought my running shoes and may venture out, inspired by Kellie. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:30:37 EST Daily check in 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66665094 Good morning!! It's Friday!! <BR> <BR> I had a great time at the dinner; just said no thank you to dessert. Small taste of chardonnay. Scale is happy--I was prepared for a bump up. <BR> <BR> Running late since slept in a bit, but heading to Crossfit. Have a 9 am meeting, or would be tempted to sleep in...maybe early out today. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!!! Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:15:22 EST Q about SP calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66660613 So, I've gained 4 more pounds this week. For a total of 14 pounds in about a month. I have to do something or else I will keep gaining. But I don't want to become obsessed again. <BR> <BR> I think one of the reasons I got obsessed is because I had lack of patience and was jumping from one thing to the next, and getting more and more extreme. <BR> <BR> I was thinking that if I used no s diet as my core plan, and modified by calorie counting and not going nuts on the weekends I will slowly lo... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:59:01 EST Daily check in 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66658061 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Healing wishes going out to you, Sparklingme. Although SP doesn't embrace diets under 1200 calories, there is a community of believers of Calorie Restriction diets who believe it is a healthier option. We all have to find what's best for us. My DD is working through a back injury and is having success with some Keo plan, basically high fat, low carbs. <BR> <BR> Long day ahead for me, as I'm traveling for work, and have the "All Star" recognition dinner tonight--th... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:49:52 EST Daily check in 4/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66651650 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Oh, man, do I feel better!!! Slept well after transaction was 95% funded and closing complete--waiting on one wire. What a relief! Onward to the next issues! <BR> <BR> Oh, Bess, how dainty your flower creation looks! Sweet sweets! So creative, talented you are! <BR> <BR> Glad you're feeling better Poindextra. How exciting Strongdawg! Isn't it cool to have such good SP friends -- reminds me of the old pen pal days of my youth. Yes, Toni, women have com... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:45:07 EST Daily check in 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66645140 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The closing drug on all day yesterday, too, past the cut-off for wires. It's supposed to be funded today. I can't believe it took so long; felt chained to my desk, too stressful. My sleep was interrupted several times last night, and then I ignored the alarm. So now I'm behind and need to rush... ugh. <BR> <BR> We kissed our girls goodbye yesterday morning, and the dog didn't move all day. Guess the two days at the park wore her out. She finally went out this m... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:49 EST WENDYANNE61 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66640356 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WE<BR>NDYANNE61 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:35:53 EST KATIE3908 has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66640331 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KA<BR>TIE3908 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:31:53 EST Daily check in 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66637962 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sorry for the "fly by" check in the last couple of days. DD and DGD leave today and, as always, it's been action packed. <BR> <BR> Nutrition was good--lots of broccoli, roasted with garlic and topped lightly with fresh grated parmesan cheese, and marinated, grilled flank steak. We went to a restaurant for breakfast after church and had omelets. I ate one white chocolate candy kiss. So a little variance from Whole 30, but shall return to the regimen today. Looki... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:35:00 EST Daily check in 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66632072 Happy Easter! <BR> <BR> 6:30 church so I 'll get us started and then be back. Rain.... <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!!! Sun, 16 Apr 2017 05:41:55 EST MJREIMERS has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66631289 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MJ<BR>REIMERS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 23:28:26 EST CDCSMITH2013 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66631280 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CD<BR>CSMITH2013 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinica... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 23:26:42 EST MARTHA324 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66631270 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RTHA324 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.d... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 23:23:38 EST Daily check in 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66626287 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy tax day! Luckily there's a few more days to complete that nasty job, but a good time to take stock of where we stand financially and making necessary changes to our planning documentation! Do it for those you love who may one day have to deal with the pain of loss or other uncertainties. <BR> <BR> But for now, we're all here and doing the very best we can to live life to its fullest, taking the very best care we can of these "wonderfully made" bodies! DGD a... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:38:01 EST HONEYBEESBLISS has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66624800 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>NEYBEESBLISS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:00:42 EST GLITTERCURLS has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66624758 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GL<BR>ITTERCURLS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 21:55:52 EST Daily check in 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66620125 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So ... we had a dry closing, in other words, we signed all the paperwork, but the funds will be wired Monday. I was disappointed, but everyone else was very happy. <BR> <BR> I made it back to the office but kept my "out of office" automatic reply turned on and finished up a few items. I was wiped out ... until I packed up at 4:30 to go home. I opened all my car windows, including the sunroof, popped in a Kenny Chesney CD, and let the wind blow through my hair. D... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:02:35 EST Daily check in 4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66613815 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Although we solved some major issues, another issue surfaced yesterday afternoon which may cause delay. So frustrating. I'm operating as if it will be resolved--heading to pick up original signed documents at 8, and heading to closing. So I need to attend the 5 am Crossfit class and cut this short. By the way, I finished the 150 wall balls and burpees in 28 minutes--broke them up into 5 wall balls, 5 burpees for 30 sets. <BR> <BR> I also won 3rd place at the gy... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 05:13:49 EST Daily check in 4/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66607265 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Today our team at work, and the professionals we've retained, are all focused on finalizing documentation for tomorrow's big closing. I'd appreciate prayers, good vibes that everything falls into place. Assuming it does, I'll be traveling early tomorrow. And then my reward--DD and DGD will be here Thursday evening through Monday and I am taking Friday as a vacation day. Yaaay! <BR> <BR> Nell, that's a good investment that sure keeps you busy--I assume ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:42:09 EST AUTIEJ has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66602643 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AU<BR>TIEJ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:37:00 EST Daily check in 4/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66600884 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Simultaneous sunsets and moonrises are high on my list of nature's blessings, too. Especially across the water--such sweet memories of last summer... <BR> <BR> I'm finding that the longer I'm following Whole 30 plan, the easier it becomes to resist the "non-compliant" foods. I'm enjoying the "compliant" foods so much that I can do without the non-compliants, especially roasted vegetables. Scale isn't moving down at all, but is staying at goal. Too many servings of... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:14:18 EST WWBULBS has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66595229 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WW<BR>BULBS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:01:41 EST Daily check in 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66593734 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ooo, I never made it back yesterday. DH and I boated to 2 islands and just listened to the birds--including some "gobbles." Back at the dock, I lazed in the sun and wrote a letter to a gf in cursive with new colorful pens. Now that's unplugged! <BR> <BR> Happy 53rd anniversary, Donna! And yes, lots of spring activities! I'm really moving slow today, though. Guess it's all that fresh air. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and need to pack my lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope all have ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:54:47 EST Daily check in 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66586908 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in to get us started. I'll be back after a boat ride. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 9 Apr 2017 06:54:29 EST Daily check in 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66580453 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A little chilly as I write this from the galley of the houseboat, but come 7 am, we are about to be blessed with abundant sunshine all day long and temps in the 70s! "Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy" <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> I sent Terri a message-- thankful to get to know her and that all the friends she has made here will lend support should she ever have a need. And "lurk" away!!! <BR> <BR> Kellie, wishing you warm wind in your face as you take your fi... Sat, 8 Apr 2017 06:20:00 EST Learning how to lose weight the right way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66578409 I really thought I could avoid doing this, I thought I could just get to goal and then figure this all out and be healthy. But I need to come clean and get this right. <BR> <BR> The truth is this; if I were to be honest i would say that most if not all of my weight loss since starting this journey November 2015 has been due to fasting. I have been either intermittent fasting, or straight water fasting for days at a time. The longest being last month for 27 days (how I got down to 115). I di... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 19:39:38 EST Daily check in 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66574058 Good morning!! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> So happy it's Friday, goin' to the river day. Like a kid on Christmas morning, I was up early to finish laundry and packing. We're pulling the jon boat over and the forecast in the 70s will have us out on the water for sure. <BR> <BR> Bess, cashews are Whole 30 compliant, but oooo is it hard to stop at one serving. I seem to have better control with almonds (I buy plain, sea salted, hickory flavored and wasabi flavored) and enjoy them every evening.... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 05:10:27 EST Daily check in 4/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66567916 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, slept well. I hope this continues. Cold and windy here today, wind chill right now is 33. But there's hope in sight, 70s and sunshine for the weekend. Perfect timing. <BR> <BR> DD had to have a cortisone injection in her back yesterday. The surgery she had last April brought complete relief, but as a journeyman carpenter, she must have re-injured it late last year. Laid off now for about 3 weeks, she's been applying for new jobs. She wanted a physical pro... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 05:47:48 EST Daily check in 4/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66561565 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We are caught up in the unstable weather--cold front from the north clashing with warm front from the south, so rain and such again today. But sunshine and warmth predicted this weekend--I'm SO ready. DH de-winterized the jon boat yesterday so we will definitely be out on the water. Ah... <BR> <BR> Cheering the completed bathroom, Bess. (Looking forward to pics!) And the countdown to retirement. My plan has been to work until age 72. We shall see. I might nee... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 05:45:11 EST GET2BEFIT has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66557784 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>T2BEFIT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 13:00:22 EST Daily check in 4/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66555049 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> Ah, "skinny" mirrors. There is a full length mirror in the ofc restroom--makes me look "model" slender--unsustainable, even if attainable! <BR> <BR> Lots of shout-outs: Sharon's Half Marathon, Kellie and Jamirblaze back at it after being sick, Bess' new Grand Plan, Poindextra's staircase workout, Sunny's beach walking (mmm, sounds wonderful--memories of sunrise walks on Waikiki). <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning, lunch packed, traveling today. Still work... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 05:27:41 EST Daily check in 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66548247 Good morning! Monday, Monday... <BR> <BR> We arrived home around noon yesterday. I roasted vegetables for the week (sweet onion, carrots, red and orange bell pepper, cauliflower, sweet potato), hand washed the car, finished laundry, and did some reading and talking on the phone with DD and DGD. <BR> <BR> Was nice to have sunshine as we are back to rain today and a good part of the week. It's April after all. <BR> <BR> Glad to hear you're feeling better Kellie, and that you're almost hom... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 05:40:44 EST Daily check in 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66542346 Good morning ! <BR> <BR> Ah. Look at me sleeping late! Yaaay! <BR> <BR> We are at the houseboat and I'm happy to report that all systems are go! All wintered well. Quiet on the dock though. People at track meets and such. Little chilly but enjoyed the sun for a much welcomed change. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! <BR> Sun, 2 Apr 2017 07:05:08 EST CHANGINGHORSES has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66537574 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CH<BR>ANGINGHORSES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:31:15 EST GLITTERCURLS has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66537555 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GL<BR>ITTERCURLS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:28:26 EST Daily Check in 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66536011 Good morning! <BR> <BR> For the first time ever in the 40+ years I've been donating blood, my hemoglobin count wasn't high enough to donate. Although within normal range (12.5) (normal is 12.0 to 15.5 for women), it wasn't high enough to meet their standards (nurse didn't tell me that number). She tested it twice since that's never happened and I am usually well over. Of course, I wanted to know why my count would be down; Whole 30? Nurse couldn't see how that would affect it, but also k... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 05:15:17 EST WESTCOASTKID has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66531514 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WE<BR>STCOASTKID </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:23:14 EST --KREN has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66531476 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=--<BR>KREN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:19:10 EST Daily Check in 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66529758 Good morning! It's Friiiidaaaay! <BR> <BR> Whooo, baby, yesterday was a full day--travelling through a driving rainstorm to and fro meeting, then lots of good news of project coming to fruition, which signals a major push to complete documentation to get to the finish line. By end of April... I can do it... <BR> <BR> Oooo, Bess, so sorry to hear of the flare-up again, but thank you for educating us all on what to watch out for. My doctor is suggesting the shingles vaccine next year, I t... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:05:10 EST PCASEY7 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66525513 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PC<BR>ASEY7 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:19 EST Daily Check in 3/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66523446 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today I'm writing this post from my PC (I went with a new desktop Windows a couple of weeks ago) instead of writing on my phone. I couldn't believe it yesterday when the screen froze just as I was writing my sign off. So far, this PC is just fine. I have never even tried a Mac--guess I gravitate toward recommendations of friends and family and none of them have Mac! <BR> <BR> So, as I was saying yesterday before I was so rudely interrupted by the cyber-thieves, I ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:32:18 EST Daily check in 3/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66517233 Good morning. <BR> Screen froze and I lost my long cheery post. No time to reconstruct. Grrrrrr. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great hump day! Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:01:35 EST Daily check in 3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66511461 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, slept late again. This is good for me. Hope the busy is settling down, Jamirblaze. And those under the weather feel better soon. <BR> <BR> I had a great day yesterday, was named an "All Star" at work which means a dinner in April--not sure what else. The credit really goes to my team. Grateful for this wonderful opportunity to cap off my career. <BR> <BR> DD and "speaking cat", take 2: I didn't mention they have a cat they call "Mister", a yellow tabby... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:08:20 EST World Environment Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66507820 We are preparing to launch our next maintenance challenge - World Environment Day Maintenance Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c6ca644-2468-4f9d-9215-32bf5b83f370.png"> <BR> <BR> Let's continue our maintenance efforts by focusing on healthy habits. Those of us residing in the northern hemisphere will see this challenge take us through spring and nearly into summer. Our neighbors to the south will see the fall months approach winter. <BR> <BR> We will ... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:10:08 EST Daily check in 3/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66504947 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The stars must have been perfectly aligned last night--I slept so well and long. If I didn't have an appointment set at 9:15 today, I might have taken the day off to make up for working Saturday. <BR> <BR> Moved all the winter clothes out and spring/summer in yesterday. I'm so ready! <BR> <BR> My DGD funny story of the day: DD is fostering a cat and he keeps crying at night. DGD finally got so frustrated with the crying and asked DD "what does he want?" DD sa... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:05:47 EST Daily check in 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66499434 Good morning! <BR> Quick check in as I slept late after waking up around 1 am and being up an hr or so. I needed the rest as the auction was exhausting! But exceeded expectations of the auctioneers. Very stressful--can't imagine doing that for a living!! Talented team, though, wow. <BR> <BR> I'll be saying lots of prayers of thanksgiving at church, then walking with SIL, then DH and I will be cleaning gutters at the rental house and painting the bathroom. Weather cloudy with chance of ... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:26:51 EST Daily check in 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66493249 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> What a beautiful, warm peaceful morning. It's 60 degrees! Fresh fragrances after early morning rainfall and even the birds are still asleep--so quiet. I'm in love with this season. <BR> <BR> And my scale reflects progress; anxious to see if the fancy-schmancy gym scale agrees. Looking at my own records, my weight is down 10 lbs from a high on 10/2/16. <em>9</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I've received tel calls from my physical therapist and the orth... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:44:40 EST NEW-CAZ has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66490243 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>W-CAZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:19:00 EST Daily check in 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66487459 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Phebess, welcome back! We've missed you. <BR> <BR> Sorry to hear about the tummy issues, Kellie, Terri--hope all are on the mend. Glad to hear you're all able to travel, Toni--hope you have a great trip. Jamirblaze--hope your repairs hold. <BR> <BR> Our Crossfit get-together was fun AND inspiring last night. Two of the coaches did the 17.5 workout--9 thrusters @ 95 lbs and 35 double unders for 10 rounds for time. The food spread temptation was ea... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:46 EST Daily check in 3/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66480999 Good morning! <BR> Welcome, Gill. I can relate as I, too, am a 20 lb (or so) loser, but those lbs sure make a difference in my life. My focus has recently turned to nutrition as a means of fueling healing at a cellular level, reducing inflammation to maximize health. We look forward to getting to know you. <BR> <BR> Yaay, Bess, on goal anniversary! And Kellie, getting back at it--Feels good to get back to routine, doesn't it?! Glitter, I'm happy to report that our daffodils survived t... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:42:57 EST ADRIENALINE has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66476778 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AD<BR>RIENALINE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:56:43 EST Daily check in 3/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66474693 Good morning SP friends! <BR> <BR> Hey, Dawn, congrats on 7 yrs of maintaining. It's always inspiring to hear how folks maintain. June 15, 2011 is my date but I still have to work hard at it, tweaking diet and exercise. <BR> <BR> Love the idea of carb/cheese-free stuffed peppers. I'll have to check those out, Toni. DH requested that I make a batch last week, but I used my ole recipe with brown rice and parmesan cheese and then ate them sparingly. <BR> <BR> Welcome back Kellie! What... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:14:49 EST BESSHAILE has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66470024 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>SSHAILE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:47:06 EST Daily check in 3/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66467974 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the "sleep" wishes. I was able to catch more zzzzz's-- Last night was another challenge as it was nearly 9 pm before I arrived home from an out of town appointment. I'm really trying to focus on a healthy lifestyle and good sleep is an important element, which can be a challenge for me. I picked up 2 more of Dr Perlmutter's "Brain" books from the library yesterday--Brain Maker and Grain Brain Cookbook. I want to see how it stacks up against Whole 30... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:54:17 EST OOLALA53 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66464105 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OO<BR>LALA53 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:33:35 EST DAWNFIRE72 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66464060 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>WNFIRE72 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:30:43 EST Daily check in 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66460869 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Up too early as all the undone tasks nagged at me. It started with a stuffy nose and the thought that I should take some Airborne--lots of coughing in church yesterday. <BR> <BR> The bathroom is demolished. That was a lot of work! Stripping the wallpaper was the worst job for me--despite the sizing I did 30 yrs ago when I put it up. Then cleaning the mess. Wore me out! The onyx installer plans to have it delivered tomorrow and start Tuesday morning. Yaaaay! <BR> ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:16:17 EST Daily check in 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66454516 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Our dog has a new way of communicating when she wants something, a biscuit or to go outside--she does this "stomp" thing. There's no ignoring her, that's for sure. <BR> <BR> As we drove around yesterday, DH reminisced about big ole lovable Huckleberry. <BR> <BR> DH really enjoyed the small town brewery and quaint tavern. I was the only water drinker, and dinner turned out to be almonds and jerkey from a convenience store. A late night but good to see our former t... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:50:13 EST Daily Check in 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66448487 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, here's lots of good healing thoughts coming your way for all of your loved ones who are having medical procedures/treatments. I think about the good health most of us on this thread enjoy, and how much we appreciate being able to be of help. It reminds me of a sermon that really touched me: Blessed to be a blessing. <BR> <BR> Bess, I guess I didn't realize your bathroom addition included a walk-in closet. How cool is that! And I have those same thoughts ab... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:53:30 EST SLENDERELLA61 has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66444880 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SL<BR>ENDERELLA61 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:02:10 EST Daily check in 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66443142 Good morning! Anyone wearing green today? <BR> <BR> Toni, healing prayers for your daughter. How are the 15 treatments spaced out? Weekly? <BR> <BR> I avoided the breakroom altogether. I really don't understand the "Eat Day" tradition for March Madness--it looked to me that folks just load up a plate and take it to their desk--no socializing component. So easy to avoid. <BR> <BR> My shower onyx has arrived so DH will demo the bathroom Sunday. Installer will begin work next week. I ha... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:04:52 EST SPARKLINGME176 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66439285 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SP<BR>ARKLINGME176 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:19:48 EST Daily check in 3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66436641 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I guess my sleep cycle is out of whack after staying up so late Tuesday. I ran out of steam and came home a little early. <BR> <BR> It was supper time, but I struggled: which does this body need--sleep or nourishment. Laying down early just further messes with regular sleep. Another example of the benefits of "routine". <BR> <BR> Today brings another challenge: it's an "eat day" at work for March Madness. So, knowing who I am, I should just resolve not to e... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:12:30 EST Daily check in 3/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66430749 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Late night for me, attending Chicago, the Musical. Oooh, risque, sexy--long legged, black nylons, great singing, dancing, orchestra. Inspiring....and all that jazz!!! [Totally avoided reception food and drinks] <BR> <BR> Toni, I have never had any desire to "drink my meal." To the contrary, I want to chew and savor every single bite. Too few calories to waste. So no smoothies for me. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed the visions created by yesterday's posts--a yar... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:02:01 EST GABY1948 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66425622 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GA<BR>BY1948 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:49:01 EST Daily check in 3/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66424332 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, sleep ... an extra 20 minutes after the alarm...again. I think this is good for me. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Awaiting the coffee. Our snow hasn't melted off the lawns and trees. It's pretty. Roads are clear, though I will watch for icy patches as I'm traveling today. Kellie, hopefully the airport will be clear for your vacation flight. The news about the snow out east sounds like a lot of folks will be staying home today. Stay safe! <BR> <BR> Crossfit t... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:02:15 EST Daily check in 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66417444 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, wow. I slept an extra 20 min and thought "I've been robbed" as I crawled out of bed (weekend was mostly devoted to purchasing Turboxtax, a new desktop computer, loading the software and completing the tax return). But it is done--remember all that decluttering I did last year? Each item was entered into the "It's Deductible" feature so it took a long time. And resulted in a substantial deduction. This was my first time using software; I've done it manually all... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:55:48 EST Daily check in 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66410757 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Your date night sounded wonderful Bess! DH and I got all dolled up and went out to our favorite restaurant last night. Gourmet meals, always unusual and delicious. We visited some friends while there and stopped in to see my SIL. Fun evening. <BR> <BR> Gym scale was recalibrated and my percentages were improved. Weight is a bit higher on gym scale but still squarely at goal. It recommends I lose 4.9 lbs of fat. Well, okay. I plan to stay on Whole 30 through th... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:52:18 EST LRSILVER has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66407879 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LR<BR>SILVEr </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:34:19 EST FELINA has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66407863 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FE<BR>LINA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:32:05 EST Daily check in 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66405092 Good morning, my dear friends! <BR> <BR> The new Start Page really caught me off guard yesterday, too. I kept searching for the Team points and finally realized the feature had been eliminated. It seems like team leaders used to receive messages about upcoming changes. Oh, well. Life is full of changes and I shall just try to embrace them. <BR> <BR> After 7 days of the scale staying on the exact same number, right down to the tenth (never happens!), I bought some new batteries. So I wo... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 04:53:24 EST Daily check in 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66398655 Good morning! It's Friday!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the support. Freeing myself from those few extra pounds has me feeling stronger in the gym--less weight to "pull up", lighter on my feet for skipping rope (and traipsing around in high heels all day), not to mention better fitting clothes! <BR> <BR> I've been reading nonfiction (except "A Dog's Purpose")--I guess I feel like I need to learn something. I agree the reader's voice is important. "Grain Brain" has convinced me not to rein... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:01:43 EST Daily check in 3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66392321 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept an extra 20 minutes after the alarm. It seems that my sleep has improved with the Whole 30 eating plan. I have been stuck on the same weight for 6 days--unusual for me as the scale usually bounces around. It's slightly under goal so I can't complain, but I have the gym weigh in Saturday morning and would like to see improvement in percentages. <BR> <BR> Author evening sounds fun, Bess. Those workout endorphins keep us coming back, Kellie. Yesterday the w... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 05:52:10 EST