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 12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68118456 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, I'm sorry, I did not mean to imply your tree was not absolutely perfect--rather that your story brought back a memory from a lean financial time, when we decided to cut down a tree in our yard (the year we bought this house) to use as our Christmas tree. We were planning to remove all the overgrown bushes etc from this neglected house. But as we began cutting, we discovered it didn't really have a central trunk, and we ended up with more like a "half tree". We... Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:48:45 EST SUNSHINE20113 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68114416 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>NSHINE20113 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:52:16 EST Daily check in 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68112978 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH left yesterday to spend the weekend hunting with friends and the beagles, so I am on my own. A girlfriend is having her 20th annual Christmas breakfast this morning and is celebrating by providing each of us with a cookbook, with color photographs of her many breakfast casseroles. I wouldn't miss it for the world. However, my brother's mother-in-law passed away and her funeral is an hour and a half away. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. so I am going to leave here at 7,... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:31:09 EST Daily check in 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68107697 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> Toni, that ole gal had a great comeback to that question, didn't she!! I do wonder if she is a long time skier, as the fear of "breaking a hip" is one of those big concerns--even made it into the subtitle of a book I just finished, "Age-proof, Living Longer without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip" by Jean Chatzky and Michael Roizen, MD. My dislike of extreme cold, as well as fear of injury, has kept me off the slopes, but I would be the fir... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:46:23 EST Daily check in 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68101922 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the parsley suggestion, Phebess. I ended up using paprika on top of the devil eggs and parsley as a garnish on the side of the eggs. It's a pretty presentation and they are a fairly healthy option for the party today. Goodness, they are time-consuming to make; no wonder there are never any leftovers. I made 2 dozen. <BR> <BR> So isn't it amazing how one is affected by grandparenthood? Hope you enjoy the smartphone, Bess--I KNOW you enjoyed babysitting ... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:26:55 EST Daily check in 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68096441 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Happy Hanukkah Phebess! I recall the challenge you had finding just the right candles in past years. <BR> <BR> Toni, safe travels to Colorado. I know how much you love those visits, snow or no. <BR> <BR> Good luck with holiday work parties and other gatherings. Ours is tomorrow and I'm making 2 dozen devil eggs--borrowed DD's cute little carrier, and thinking of festive toppings (red paprika, green pickle pieces?). Ideas welcomed! <BR> <BR> Darn those... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:46:35 EST NOLAHORSERIDER has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68092336 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NO<BR>LAHORSERIDER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:29:07 EST VTRICIA has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68092328 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=VT<BR>RICIA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:27:48 EST Daily check in 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68090705 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, I look forward to reading your blog--congratulations! And 3 lbs below goal for the holidays, Sunny, that's great! So good to hear you're settling in, Donna, to your winter get-away; hope your knee isn't injured. Nell, how tall is the big tree? I have visions of tiny you dragging a huge Christmas tree through the house! And, Bess, you always have us in stitches with your "quirky" stories--I can definitely see your hubby peering into the "cootie" purse to sna... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:25:39 EST Daily check in 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68084441 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept an extra 30 minutes today, after waking around midnight. I have a 2 hr drive for a meeting at 10 am, so need to pack a lunch and head to Crossfit class. <BR> <BR> Bess, our library doesn't own the Betsy-Tacy books. I can borrow one through Hoopla download to my phone. Yes, a cell phone can hold books, too. Let us know what you think. <BR> <BR> DD and I video-chatted after they picked up the two kitties. Very sweet purr boxes. Hope they let DD sleep la... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:02:32 EST RAVELGIRLY has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68080349 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RA<BR>VELGIRLY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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.... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:21:33 EST KFH3107 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68080320 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KF<BR>H3107 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:19:11 EST CBSTANFORD has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68080309 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CB<BR>STANFORD </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:16:42 EST Daily check in 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68078783 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept late (for me); we went for a drive to see Christmas lights and a drive through Live Nativity, with a real camel and donkey! DD spent the day with us as her cousin came down with the flu and tatoos were postponed (yaaay). Us girls spent an hour at an art class at the library and then went to a local production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. So cute. <BR> <BR> DD and DGD leave early this morning as they are picking up two new adopted kittens. <BR> <BR> DD and... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 06:57:05 EST Daily check in 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68073490 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, what emotions you must be feeling right now...sadness over the unexpected loss of a beloved neighbor (which likely reopens the wound suffered so recently when you unexpectedly lost your nephew) {hugs}. And then the joy and promise of a new life, a healthy granddaughter, the assurance we all long for that life goes on -- with blessings we hold dear. My goodness. Take care, and hope that beautiful smile in your picture will match the feelings in your heart soon.... Sat, 9 Dec 2017 06:05:05 EST Daily check in 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68068022 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay! <BR> <BR> And I'm off work. What a great combination! <BR> We are at DD's after enjoying DGD's Christmas program last night. We will head home bright and early with DGD in tow as she is off school. DD will head over after work. <BR> <BR> I'll miss Crossfit class but will be home with lots of options! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, I'm with you, learning a whole lot about authors and books here! I hope to visit library with DGD this weekend. And, yes, the importanc... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 06:09:17 EST Daily check in 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68061842 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept a little late as our dinner guests stayed until about 9 last night. DH made sea bass since our fish market had no fresh halibut. He placed it on a bed of spinach, and we enjoyed crab stuffed mushrooms and lettuce salad. It was yummy and DH enjoyed sharing his sous vide method. We drank decaf coffee in small china cups and saucers (instead of the huge mugs we usually use) and moved to the comfortable kitchen counter for our cookie dessert. I loved it!! <B... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 06:27:55 EST Daily check in 12/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68055289 Good morning! Happy hump day! <BR> <BR> I'm excitedly preparing for our little dinner party tonight. DD reminded me that she regifted the Christmas dishes to me, and we can use them this weekend when just she and DGD are here. I've got the table mostly set, and grateful the cleaning lady is coming today to do her thing. Our menu may need to change though, as DH was unable to find fresh halibut yesterday -- will try again today. <BR> <BR> I want to wrap a few presents to put under the t... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 05:14:20 EST Daily check in 12/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68049342 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I am grateful for our large fenced back yard for Scamp to do his business--all I do is open the door. DH keeps trying to win the battle of the leaves, but yesterday's high winds deposited an additional supply. No signs of the rain that was supposed to come through last night. <BR> <BR> I unpacked a set of four Christmas dishes for our dinner guests tomorrow night. Might as well use them, huh?! Rare that there will be just 4 of us. I don't know that we'll use th... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 06:03:39 EST Daily check in 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68042838 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh my goodness, Kellie, I hope you got a good night's sleep after such a short night Saturday night. Scamp woke us up in the middle of the night to go out, and I did not appreciate the alarm at 4, after struggling to fall back to sleep. I was up around midnight taking Aleve for my shoulder after all the reaching, etc required to decorate the Christmas tree and the house. I rarely take it, but it helped. <BR> <BR> I borrowed 3 nonfiction books from the library, one ... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 05:46:10 EST THETURTLEBEAR has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68038789 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TH<BR>ETURTLEBEAR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 12:16:14 EST Daily check in 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68036638 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So glad to see you've completed your long journey, safe and sound, Donna. Now, you and Sunny can compare warm temps! With Jamirblaze on the opposite coast, too. We've been spoiled, but the artic blast is coming--hope it helps the Colorado skiing. <BR> <BR> Us girls ventured out shopping and I guessed wrong on DH's pant size at the new Duluth Trading store, so will need to exchange them before Christmas. <BR> <BR> I got some good exercise volunteering at the Pol... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 05:59:07 EST Daily check in 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68030962 Good morning! Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Up early with DH and Scamp who are headed out hunting with friends. He sees himself in a mirror and is stopped dead in his tracks and growling. Cracks me up. Scratching his chest puts him into a trance. <BR> <BR> Lots of walking today as we volunteer to help with the Polar Express set up this morning, and then shopping and errands, then the Polar Express event this evening. <BR> <BR> What's on your agenda today? Kellie, it looks like our mild w... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 05:45:44 EST PEGGYT3 has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68026376 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>GGYT3 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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 Dec 2017 11:09:09 EST Daily check in 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68024480 Good morning friends and happy Friday!! And **blink** it's Decemberrrr! <BR> <BR> Free cup of coffee at participating Dunkin Donuts till Dec 20 (I think) -- just saw it on the news. <BR> <BR> I see SO many ads for Fitbits this time of year, but glad to have feedback from you folks. I'll pass. <BR> <BR> North Korea. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Well, I made some progress on straightening up this house yesterday before and after work, Christmas wreath and flower arrangement out, laundry done, pile of ... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 05:07:05 EST Daily check in 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68018246 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations to all those right smack at goal weight, or within a couple of pounds of that number, and who have conquered cravings and who have strong resistance skills. You're my inspiration and the true face of this team! <BR> <BR> I'll check out the nah-OTES. Maybe while at DD's house this weekend (much better selection of stores). We're going to attend a Polar Express fundraiser at DGD's school Saturday evening. I love being there, but need to be here at h... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:46:55 EST Daily check in 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68012375 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH's sous vide machine is downstairs beeping, so I'm not sure if it needs attention. But I don't think I'll wake him; it's only 3:15 am. He used it on tri-tip sirloin yesterday and it turned out very tender. He's enjoying it. <BR> <BR> Nell, my position is regional--I cover the entire state so I travelled to a different city yesterday. It was a good meeting. I stay in town today, and hope to meet my walking buddy for a lunchtime walk. Another 50 degree day forec... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:50:59 EST Daily check in 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68006404 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Donna, I hear a bounce in your step as you prepare to head south. Hope your hubby continues to improve. <BR> <BR> High five to Kellie!!! "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" in the Colorado mountains--meanwhile I took a luncheon walk with a friend yesterday and had to shed my coat in the 60 degree sunshine (15 to 20 degrees above normal). <BR> <BR> Bess, I still wear high heels to work every day, but find myself slipping on the more comfortable pair on most da... Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:02:22 EST Daily check in 11/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67999993 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Yaay, Donna, so glad to hear you're finally able to head south. We have mild temperatures predicted through the week - high in the 50s. I'll take it. <BR> <BR> Poindextra, hope you're feeling better. I, too, have been fighting a runny nose. <BR> <BR> It felt good to get home yesterday and back to routine eating, finished the laundry, read the newspapers that had accumulated. I could have started decorating, but I just didn't. <BR> <BR> I tried to drum up a wal... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:33:58 EST Daily check in 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67994221 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We are still at DD's house. They bought themselves a new gas stove with a double oven that was on clearance at Home Depot so DH helped them install it when he returned from hunting. They replaced one of those smooth top electric stoves. So she's excited to try it out today. The center burner is a griddle so DGD wants her to make pancakes for breakfast. <BR> <BR> Our house is all electric, but the gas company ran lines a few years ago. If/when we redo our kitche... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 06:07:48 EST BROOKLYN_BORN has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67989566 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BR<BR>OOKLYN_BORN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 10:16:33 EST KELLIEBEAN has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67989557 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KE<BR>LLIEBEAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 10:14:51 EST Daily check in 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67988274 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, your recipes sound delicious. I am missing the turkey leftovers. Unfortunately, the only leftovers we brought back with us to DD's were desserts. <BR> <BR> We ventured out to a few Black Friday sales. First store was packed, but otherwise the rest seemed less crowded than a typical Saturday. Kinda surprising, actually. <BR> <BR> DH hunted all day; he took DGD with him today so I expect them back around noon or so. We'll probably head home later today.... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:15:50 EST Daily check in 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67982221 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Appreciate all the posts yesterday. Whew! Glad the power came back on, Nell. Agree Thanksgiving is probably one of the worst days to lose power. My thoughts turned to the islands and the folks still living without power from hurricane damage.... <BR> <BR> It was a good day yesterday. One of DH's aunts and her husband are going to Hawaii for the first time in January so we were able to share the highlights of our trip nearly two years ago now and enjoy sharing tho... Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:17:01 EST THOMASINA57 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67979303 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TH<BR>OMASINA57 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:51:36 EST Daily check in 11/23 Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67976925 Good morning, friends! Happy Thanksgiving! (And Donna, thanks for cheering us on!) <BR> <BR> Oooo, I'm going to be in trouble later today -- I've been awake since about 2:30 am. I finally just got up and finished addressing the envelopes for the Christmas cards. I'll add the personal messages and finish them for mailing over the next few days. Maybe I can sneak a nap as we drive to DH's mom's house (90 min drive). <BR> <BR> I appreciated the encouragement yesterday. I'll hang in ther... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:29:13 EST Daily check in 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67970762 Good morning! Happy Hump (Fri) day! <BR> <BR> My last work day (and for many others, too, I'm sure). Scamp and DH are up early with me this morning, a little unusual. It should be a good day! <BR> <BR> Loved the "Topless in St Thomas" card, Phebess. Was the windshield a victim of the hurricane? <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your scale victory, Kellie. <BR> <BR> My confession: I stopped my daily weighing routine several weeks ago, and have been wearing less fitted outfits. Attitude p... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:59:48 EST Daily check in 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67964924 Good morning! <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> The countdown is on!! I wish I could spend the day at home today and work on Christmas cards. I enjoy using my calligraphy pen to address all the envelopes and add a note to each card. I sent out a few Thanksgiving cards to folks who are special to me that I don't see very often, or ever any more, like our bookkeeper in my former practice, who was so loyal and conscientous and nearly died from sepsis as our office was closing. Thankful she pulled t... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:54:58 EST Daily check in 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67958040 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, the service sounded like it brought comfort to your sister and family and that he will be missed by many. So hard. Hugs. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the condolences on the loss of the Mister Kitten. DD is struggling as that cat was such a lover, always kneading her and putting himself in the middle of story time, demanding attention. He was a rescue who showed his love in return. Their house is now quiet, but I suspect there will be a kitten or two in the fut... Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:35:06 EST Daily check in 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67952536 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, thoughts and prayers for you and your family as you say goodbye to your nephew. <BR> <BR> We were out at the party of Crossfit friends until 11 pm, so I slept in a bit. He's actually moving to Wilmette and will work in Evanston, all north of Chicago. Church at 8 am, and the maybe a long walk with SIL. <BR> <BR> We had warm 50+ degrees, then huge wind (leaves falling like rain), then thunder and lightning, then pouring rain for a few minutes, then around 1 pm ... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:19:18 EST Fullness and satiety - how do you experience them? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x67952069 I'm asking because most articles, blogs and posts link fullness and satiety to the stomach. <BR> I used to think in terms of stomach emptiness/ distension too, <BR> but I noticed I often feel 100% full and comfortable when my stomach is empty. <BR> Before meals, even before breakfast when I haven't eaten in 12-13 hours. <BR> Feels like something in the center of my abdomen radiates pleasant warmth. <BR> Does anybody have this experience? <BR> <BR> I first noticed it a few years ago, when I ... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:50:11 EST Daily check in 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67946094 Good morning!!! Saturday, Saturday <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Oooo, Bess, I can't wait to see a picture of those two handmade (with love) sweaters! I have had a ski sweater design in my mind since I was a young girl learning how to sew, but I've never seen anything close offered for sale. Since you mentioned this project, and with the help of the internet, I began searching for one that I can purchase in sizes to fit DGD, DD and me!! Have you considered knitting yourself a matching sweat... Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:13:56 EST KSIGMA1222 has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67941868 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KS<BR>IGMA1222 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 17 Nov 2017 10:56:01 EST Daily check in 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67939481 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> I slept solidly but still feel like I'm dragging. Guess that's why we look forward to the weekend! <BR> <BR> Today's Crossfit workout includes running a mile, 150 sit ups and 300 jump rope skips. I need to remember to take my reflective vest for the run in the dark. I'm gonna think Kellie! <BR> <BR> Glad to hear your car is fixed, Nell. Sue, that is a lot of celebrating in a concentrated time period! <BR> <BR> One of our former crossfitte... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:32:48 EST Daily check in 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67932935 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lin, I think it's great to hear that a university is including nutritious cooking as a part of its chronic pain class. How we fuel these bodies of ours is SO important--it's not just about weight loss/management. Thanks for posting with us ! <BR> <BR> Good information on old WW cookbooks, Nell, and your cooking class, Toni. That recent book I read, The Dorito Effect, was touting the old cookbooks that used more basic ingredients and spices as opposed to all the art... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:10:48 EST Daily check in 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67926197 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day! I'm only traveling Thurs this week, so hopefully I will have plenty of time to complete a pile of administrative, end of the year tasks, which I'm prioritizing by deadline date. Self-assessment is due this Friday--ugh. <BR> <BR> Nell, I have no desire to own a farm---I attended out of respect for my now deceased client (I was appointed his Guardian ad Litem in the 90s) and to connect with the beneficiaries and the attys and bankers to whom I sent the busi... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:03:35 EST Daily check in 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67919489 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Coffee benefits in the news today, so "cheers" as I pour my second cup. <BR> <BR> What different lives we lead--travel, acquiring a taste for opera, octopus, squid!!! So interesting! <BR> <BR> I'm staying in town today despite my usual travel day so I can attend the auction of a farm of a former client who passed away in April and then to a funeral of the father of long time childhood friends. I'll make up the time and probably travel Wed and Thurs. So much to ... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:36:59 EST Daily check in 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67912525 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Boy, does this house get quiet after a weekend with DD and DGD here! DH and I sang: "Ain't no sunshine when she's gone..." Appropriate for the cloudy, rainey, gloomy day we had yesterday. We did manage to play some board games and watch a documentary. Kinda like you, Bess (hahaha-not! No fans of opera here) <BR> <BR> DH used the sous vide method to cook hamburgers yesterday; a great alternative to the grill in inclimate weather. <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:45:55 EST Daily check in 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67906444 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sounds like the winter cold is making its appearance for many of us. Bess' poem made me smile. And then there's Phebess on the other end of the spectrum (we looked up your current location on the globe last night!). <BR> <BR> We had a wonderful day yesterday! Church this morning, then meeting friends for breakfast--DD will likely leave sometime between noon and 2:00. (DGD has worn out Scamp!!) <BR> <BR> DH does most of the cooking and was getting bored so thus ... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:39:34 EST Daily check in 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67900283 Good morning! As we pause to remember and thank all veterans for their service on this Veterans Day. <BR> <BR> I feel like I piddled the day away yesterday. I loaded up my car with items to donate but St Martin de Porres was locked up tight. I'll try again today. They are usually open from 9 to 11. Then I grocery shopped, signed up for healthcare benefits, did an hour of training, paid bills, and for fun, I cranked up the stereo and listened to my new Kenny Chesney Live CDs!!! And abo... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:08:26 EST Daily check in 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67893323 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today is my floating holiday for Veterans Day so I have a delicious day at home. DD and DGD arrive tonight for the weekend. YAAAY! <BR> <BR> DD plans to make a new low carb recipe and my job is to purchase the ingredients today. So that is our sense of adventure--Toni, I'm looking forward to reading your blog and adventures with new foods. And then there's Phebess who inspires us with her Adventures. I plan to get out the globe and show DGD where my... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:13:07 EST Daily check in 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67886466 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hahahaha, my DD just texted that she got busted by DGD as she pretended to be the tooth fairy!!! It will be interesting to see how she covers it up... DGD is 6 yrs old, so maybe it's about the time for revelation anyway. They can't stay little forever. <BR> <BR> What a day yesterday. In the morning, the bank brought in a speaker who, among other topics, spoke about the importance of good talent and responding to deficiencies noted. Then we returned to our offic... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 05:34:05 EST PATRICIA-CR has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67880743 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PA<BR>TRICIA-CR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 10:02:08 EST Daily check in 11/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67879014 Good morning and happy hump day! <BR> <BR> Bess, my heart goes out to you on the sudden loss of your "loquacious" friend. No symptoms Friday? I'm so, so sorry. {{HUGS}} <BR> <BR> Nell, depending upon the type of case your son is sitting as a juror on, I think of all the work that goes into the day or days of trial, culminating all the months of preparation for trial, initial investigation of the facts, interviewing witnesses, reviewing tons of documents--sifting through the irrelevant fo... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 04:59:24 EST Daily check in 11/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67872330 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thank you for that list, Bess. I made a library list. I'm reading Radium Girls audio book right now -- hope our library has your recommendations in audio. <BR> <BR> Hope you're feeling better, Kellie. <BR> Safe travels, Toni, Phebess and Sunny. <BR> I'm traveling today, tomorrow and scheduled to travel Thursday, then off Friday. It's too much -- I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with the volume of work I've got in front of me. So I'm pretty sure I'll stay in tow... Tue, 7 Nov 2017 05:51:47 EST Daily check in 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67864975 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> I'm up early as I acclimate to the time change. I have a dentist appointment at 8 am, so I can use this extra time to pack my lunch and otherwise prepare for the day. <BR> <BR> "Get back on track" was yesterday's theme, as I went on a 5 mi brisk walk with SIL after church and met nutrition goals, unpacked more of the bathroom items that had been boxed up since the remodel and enjoyed watching another movie with DH (Bucket List). We turned a gloomy, rainy day int... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 05:18:15 EST Daily check in 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67858230 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Did everyone enjoy that extra hour of sleep? I forced myself to stay in bed until the "new" 3:30 am. <BR> <BR> I like to pull out the globe to see where you're heading next, Phebess. How do you handle all the different currency? Can you just use credit cards? We're all looking forward to hearing about your next adventure. <BR> <BR> DH and I had a great day yesterday, beginning with our adventure in the woods running Scamp -- exploring the conservation area. It ... Sun, 5 Nov 2017 05:55:29 EST Daily check in 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67850459 Good morning, friends! <BR> <BR> Our thoughts are with you and your family, Toni, as you travel this journey of grief, and I pray that the pictures gathered will soothe the broken hearts. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> A delicious week off work, Jamirblaze! Hope you enjoy every minute. With Veterans Day falling on a Saturday, we are given a floating holiday which I'm taking Friday. I'm not sure if I get to do what I want or if I will be traveling to Michigan for a 75th birthday party for DH... Sat, 4 Nov 2017 05:23:58 EST MICKEYH has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67846532 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>CKEYH </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.dia... Fri, 3 Nov 2017 11:31:01 EST Daily check in 11/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67844521 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Oh, Toni. I was so, so sorry to hear of your loss. I don't know a lot about medicine, but I do know the word "Septic" is bad news. We're so accustomed to cures for so many diseases; I can only imagine the shock your family is feeling. And to have lost another child so tragically...I pray for strength for your family. I'm sure they will appreciate you being there for them. {HUGS} And Safe travels. <BR> <BR> These losses make my problems seem minis... Fri, 3 Nov 2017 04:53:54 EST A Lesson From the Biggest Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67842615 A link to the article "A Lesson From the Biggest Loser" follows: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/he<BR>alth/biggest-losers-weight-loss.html?e<BR>mc=edit_tnt_20171102&amp;nlid=8347922&amp;t : </link> <BR> <BR> The article and its link was shared by MARTHA324. If you'd like to read it and chime in with your own experience, please feel free. Thu, 2 Nov 2017 20:35:07 EST Daily check in 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67837615 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations, Bess, on your weigh in. And anyone else who is hitting that magic number. We didn't have that much leftover candy--read an article about 15 ways to "repurpose" Halloween candy. <BR> <BR> Donna, sorry to hear traveling to your "winter home" is up in the air, but it sounds like you are making the best of it. Hoping for your DH's improvement. <BR> <BR> Kellie, I agree these horrible attacks make you think twice about attending events like concerts, ... Thu, 2 Nov 2017 05:51:59 EST ARRO-YO has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67832384 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AR<BR>RO-YO </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.dia... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:18:02 EST IMEMINE1 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67832352 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IM<BR>EMINE1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:14:29 EST Daily check in 11/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67830034 Good morning! Novemberrrrr... <BR> <BR> We had a pretty good Halloween turnout here at the end of our culdesac. Scamp loves kids and had to help me greet each group. One little girl was more interested in petting Scamp than the candy. Some really good costumes. <BR> <BR> Horrible news from NY ... <BR> <BR> I've attended early morning (5:30 or 6:00 am) classes at the gym since I joined in 1996, so it's quite the routine for me. Yesterday I did the cyclefit class--after 15 mins, I was w... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 05:55:13 EST Daily check in 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67823265 Good morning! <BR> <BR> And Happy Halloween!! Anyone dressing up or handing out candy? I bought three bags, as we never know how many to expect. If we run out, we'll turn out the light. <BR> <BR> A very special birthday celebration, for sure, Toni. Thanks for sharing your sweet family. <BR> <BR> I need to check the gym schedule to see what classes are available at 5:30 am., as the Crossfit gear is being assembled back in our old location. It used to be pilates, but I think it's some... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 05:20:50 EST Daily check in 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67816714 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Back to a full week of work ahead, and two days of email to catch up on, with several challenges to deal with. I got stuck in the house yesterday, mending, cooking, paying bills, other paperwork. I really wanted to get to the park for a walk/run but it didn't happen. <BR> <BR> Today is our Crossfit class' last day at the separate location as we are moving back to the main gym where we were previously located. Overall, it's a good thing. Parking won't be as easy,... Mon, 30 Oct 2017 05:36:51 EST Daily check in 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67810296 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I assisted DH with winterizing the houseboat and then drove home. (DH and Scamp stayed to meet up with his hunting buddies this morning over at a MO conservation area--they return this afternoon). I unpacked all the items brought home, made beds, did laundry, etc etc, and am enjoying my quiet, catching up time at home. Plus, I'll go to church this morning. Although it's being held at the school campus as our sanctuary is undergoing construction improvements which are... Sun, 29 Oct 2017 06:32:10 EST Daily check in 10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67803897 Good morning! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/938db8e2-0556-46e3-b25a-620b524fe69b.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df3be3d2-2e26-4c1f-92f7-e36346c4d760.jpg"> <BR> Here's what we did yesterday. We tried to go to the park but the wind and cold temperatures were brutal. DGD and I ended up taking a nap on the couch that sits in front of the window where the warm sunshine was pouring in. It was a good day and we had fun painting our pumpkins! <B... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 05:54:08 EST Daily check in 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67797647 Good morning! Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> Congratulations, Kellie, on your featured blog! How did the self-care go, Bess? I've been hitting the Airborne for the last week myself after noticing stuffiness and slight congestion and being around obviously sick co-worker. Phebess, I remember taking a "gypsy" taxi in St. Thomas in 1989--it worried me a little, but all was okay. I have only fond memories of that trip. <BR> <BR> Sunny, you sure are good with "rolling with the punches" on that re... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:38:01 EST TOPS2KOPSVILLE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67793215 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TO<BR>PS2KOPSVILLE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 26 Oct 2017 11:30:27 EST Daily check in 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67791091 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Grandparents Day at DGD's school. We are at DD's house and I'm looking forward to visiting. DGD is SO excited to show us everything. There is a book fair, too, and she has a list. I listened to an audio book on the way here of a series her teacher reads to her class -- Junie B Jones. Kinda fun to peek into her world. <BR> <BR> And remember... Oh, the camping we did when DD was little! We still have the old Coleman tent and all the "fixings", exploring all the Na... Thu, 26 Oct 2017 05:44:27 EST Daily check in 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67784967 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day! AND my Friday! But a busy one, and I overslept. I donate blood at 8 am so I better scoot and get ready for Crossfit class and packing my lunch. <BR> <BR> I so enjoyed ballet class story and Phebess' walk about the island! Hot temps in CA, planks, return trip from FL, camping!! Love the activities and life!! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 25 Oct 2017 06:03:46 EST Daily check in 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67778160 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Double unders are whipping the jump rope so fast with your wrists that the rope rotates two times instead of just once. I'm sure you could find a demonstration on YouTube. Jumping higher helps, but it's all about timing. Stringing them together is the next step. For beginners, it's jumping regular once or twice and then a double under and repeating. Once that's mastered, there are triple unders. <BR> <BR> Ballet class, Bess, good for you. Classical? Modern? I t... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:56:28 EST Daily check in 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67772090 Good morning! Monday, Monday... <BR> <BR> Brrrr, chilly weather has arrived to Central Illinois. Looking ahead to my 4 day weekend, it's forecast to be below freezing at night and a high of only 47 next Saturday. That means it's time to winterize boats. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday is Grandparents Day at DGD's school so I'm taking vacation days Thurs and Fri. School dismisses at noon on Thursday, and off Friday, and we're taking DGD with us. With colder weather, the plans may ... Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:59:34 EST Daily check in 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67766315 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Fun times last night at the Corn hole Tournament, but it was a late night for me! In bed at 11, so slept till nearly 7. <BR> <BR> Raining today, but we will be spending time with DD and DGD, so I'll have "my sunshine"!!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day ! Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:05:40 EST Daily check in 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67760133 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yes, corn hole -- the game we're playing tonight. This morning DH is taking DGD and I with him to a conservation area to run Scamp. We're waiting for the coffee to brew. Forecast today is perfect for a walk in the woods. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 21 Oct 2017 05:21:59 EST Daily check in 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67753841 Good morning! Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> TGIF for sure. After Crossfit class and work, DH and I are headed to DD's this weekend. We are participating in a "bag throwing " tournament at DGD's parochial elementary school. A fundraiser. DH and I will be on a team; it's the game where you have wooden boxes about 30 ft apart and try to throw a small bag into the small hole in the box. DH is good at this; me, well, let's just say I will have fun! <BR> <BR> I'm pretty disgusted with my eatin... Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:57:39 EST DESERTJULZ has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67749652 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>SERTJULZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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... Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:28:03 EST SUNSHINEYOURWAY has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67749622 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>NSHINEYOURWAY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 19 Oct 2017 11:25:37 EST Daily check in 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67747493 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Safe travels, Kellie! I'm not a fan of flying either. I always compare driving; sometimes it's just necessary. <BR> <BR> Bess, you're having a great retirement--extra time to take care of yourself and your hubby, improving your health and sharing his world. <BR> <BR> Nell, every day I receive Medicare mail and telephone solicitations. I'll have to sign up next year, but not Part D because I have insurance through my employer. I agree, it's way too complicated. It... Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:55:15 EST 10/19/17 - Thursday toe tapping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67745663 From healthylivingazcentral.com - <BR> <BR> Toe tappers, or toe taps, strengthen the muscles that flex the foot, particularly the tibialis anterior. These muscles, which are located on the shin, help with walking, as they maneuver the foot so it can clear the ground. Because of this, toe tappers benefit elderly individuals by reducing the risk of falls. Toe tappers are also used as both a treatment and as a preventive measure for shin splints. This exercise is well suited for people who suf... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:12:31 EST Daily check in 10/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67741156 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> We are enjoying a stretch of beautiful weather, sunny and 70s all week. A retired gf came downtown to walk with me at lunch Monday and we plan to meet today, too. <BR> <BR> I checked out the first few minutes of the dance video, Kellie. Thanks for sharing the links, Kellie and Jamirblaze. It reminded me of classes I used to take. Nothing like it -- movin' to music! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, just checking to make sure you are wearing reflective gear walkin... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:59:50 EST SUNNYBEACHGIRL has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67736423 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>NNYBEACHGIRL </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://clini... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:04:27 EST Daily check in 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67735002 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for book recommendation, Nell. I'll check it out. Bess, I just finished a book told from George Washington's point of view, Killing England. So many sacrifices, but mention was made of his Mt Vernon home. <BR> <BR> Kellie, jumping up and down in excitement for you!!! Thanks for compliment on pic--was a good angle. <BR> <BR> Donna, sounds like some improvement at your house. <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, pic was on the Mississippi River near where we're docked.... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:02:30 EST Daily check in 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67728574 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday, Monday... All was well yesterday, power was restored around 9 am and we had bright sunshine. But very windy and chilly. DD and family left around 11 and we were packed up by 12:30 and home by 2. I went to the library and a sporting goods store for new running shoes, and two balls for PT (softball and mini soccer ball), finished laundry, changed sheets, roasted vegetables for the week's lunches--got a lot done! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, I transitioned to morn... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:06:27 EST RESTORETOSANITY has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67724864 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE<BR>STORETOSANITY </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, 15 Oct 2017 14:57:42 EST Daily check in 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67721992 Good morning! <BR> <BR> After a great day on the river yesterday, we had thunderstorms last night that have knocked out the power at the marina. So we have fired up the generator to make coffee. There are so few people here, I doubt no one has notified management or the power company. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efdc88b0-7be6-4948-a713-8c6baf65cc7c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/212e195b-d64c-440a-a11d-1050eecbaade.jpg"> ... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 05:31:52 EST Daily check in 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67716234 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Another good night's sleep. Yaaay! No one mentioned yesterday that it was Friday the 13th. I guess we don't have any superstitious members. It was pay day, the sunshine finally returned and we're at the houseboat, so a good day for me! <BR> <BR> Today DD and family will arrive. I'm so excited, as we haven't seen them in a while. We have warm temperatures in the forecast. This morning is absolutely gorgeous! <BR> <BR> How was your run last night, Kellie? My quadr... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:36:42 EST Daily check in 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67710002 Good morning!! Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> I was wandering around in the middle of the night Wed night/early Thurs am, too, Toni. But last night, ahhhh, I slept so soundly all night; I was so surprised when the alarm went off. I hope everyone else slept well, too. <BR> <BR> A place on the beach--sounds great, Phebess. And off to the lake, Toni. We have a mid 80 degree forecast for Saturday, so hope to take the houseboat out, probably getting to the end of the season for the "mother ship." ... Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:04:57 EST Daily check in 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67703590 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome home, Toni!! So good to have you back -- good job on all those steps! Lots of folks visiting Italy these days. <BR> <BR> Bess, I share those same frustrations-- I'll work so hard to get to low range and poof! Back to higher range. Ugh. But we're not giving up, right? Toni, Kellie, Donna, and anyone else at higher range, we're all in this together! <BR> <BR> Hope those scratchy throats don't get worse. I've taken Airborne a few times the last couple o... Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:55:50 EST Daily check in 10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67697456 Good morning! Hump day already! <BR> <BR> The cleaning lady comes today, so I need to straighten up before I leave for work and must make this short. Unfortunately DH just doesn't see stuff that needs to be put away before she comes. At least I have a clean house one day a month--best decision I ever made! <BR> <BR> Crossfit Class this morning--rowing and burpees, lateral kettle bell swings and planks. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:55:41 EST ASCHU2 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67693039 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AS<BR>CHU2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 10 Oct 2017 10:39:10 EST Daily check in 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67691293 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I overdid it yesterday; spent 4 hrs painting garage doors and my shoulder is screaming. Ran out of paint and DH will help me out and finish them. They need two coats. <BR> <BR> Exhausting day and then I didn't sleep well, so stayed in bed a little later than usual. <BR> <BR> Praying for CA fire to subside, Sunny. <BR> <BR> Poindextra, sounds like you are enjoying vacation and staying on track. Congrats on Whole 30, Jamirblaze, almost done. <BR> <BR> Back to ... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:53:53 EST Daily check in 10/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67684391 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Holiday from work for me and I've got a long "to-do" list and a beautiful forecast. We had a bonus boating day yesterday. Sunshine and 80 degrees. <BR> <BR> Great picture, Toni. So glad you are enjoying Italy. <BR> <BR> Nell, I'm not much into reunions either. I went to a parochial elementary school and dated a guy from a small town, so I never forged any deep lasting friendships in high school. I always worked, too, which was very important to me. Ah, refle... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 05:49:25 EST Daily check in 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67677801 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sleep was a struggle last night. I had a hard time falling asleep, woke several times and feel over full from yesterday 's barbeque. <BR> <BR> But I think of Phebess on her 30 hr flight and am grateful to be able to stretch out. <BR> <BR> Toni, you're certainly hitting your "adventure " goals this year! Glad to hear you've arrived safe and sound! <BR> <BR> Kellie, you'll do great because you can relate to the issue -- from a different perspective. And you hav... Sun, 8 Oct 2017 07:00:08 EST Daily check in 10/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67672150 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday! We're at the houseboat. I miss DD and DGD who have obligations now with school events and such, and haven't joined us here since Labor Day. A mosquito has been chasing me around and has been evading my swats. <BR> <BR> We'll be at DD's house two weekends this month as we participate in DGD's school events, one of which is Grandparents Day. <BR> <BR> Bess, your mother-daughter sweater project reminded me of the matching sweaters DD and I had when... Sat, 7 Oct 2017 05:48:41 EST ISHIIGIRL has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67668699 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IS<BR>HIIGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Fri, 6 Oct 2017 13:00:29 EST MOBYCARP has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67668692 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>BYCARP </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:59:18 EST Daily check in 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67666450 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!!! <BR> <BR> It's been an interesting week-- some reorganization at work, with a key person losing her job; although there's usually a severance package, I feel bad for her. I am so blessed with my team; it's a great place to work. <BR> <BR> Our piece of earth is sure soaking up the rain. DH hasn't mowed in a month, and the only thing that has grown is the weeds. So many leaves are already down; they didn't even turn color, just turned brown and hit the gro... Fri, 6 Oct 2017 05:53:22 EST FRENCHTOSD has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67662580 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FR<BR>ENCHTOSD </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 12:20:52 EST Daily check in 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67660083 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Maybe it's the darkness in the morning, but I've been sleeping later--not ready to wake up. Last night I woke up and read everyone's posts and SP articles and blogs for about an hour. I had eaten at a restaurant for lunch that was turning in my tummy. Cobb salad--the red onion maybe? <BR> <BR> I really need to buckle down with my nutrition. The creep has come to roost. And then there's Bess -- yaay! for hitting goal again! <BR> <BR> I had to travel yesterday--in ... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 05:46:10 EST Daily check in 10/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67653695 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hotel security is now in question. So traveling may have more checkpoints. Can you imagine? I agree, it's difficult to wrap my head around what has happened. <BR> <BR> Bess, how creative! Your husband's board game ! <BR> <BR> I slept late and see it's time to prepare for Crossfit . So, I'll catch up with everyone tomorrow . Hope all have a great day! Wed, 4 Oct 2017 06:03:32 EST Poinsettia Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67652008 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65ccf712-e6b9-4052-a2e9-03f50de27495.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Announcing the Poinsettia Day Maintenance Challenge <BR> <BR> Sign up at this link:   <link>http://goo.gl/forms/fX4QFpHu5AjNeKnz<BR>2 </link> <BR> <BR>     <BR> Let's manage our health and wellness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and weight maintenance efforts. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (October 11 – December 12) and try to stay within +/- ... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 21:21:44 EST Daily check in 10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67647561 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Dirob57! <BR> <BR> Donna, I am sending healing thoughts and prayers. Hope your DH heals well, that you get some rest and that your family helps with your Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Happy, safe travels Toni and Phebess--exciting adventures ahead! Jamirblaze, fun getaways ahead for you, too. Our marina added a campground several years ago - great way to relax in comfort. <BR> <BR> Nell, I was driving yesterday; actual drive time was an hour and 45 minutes, b... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 06:02:55 EST Daily check in 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67640667 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I just lost my post, so will make this short. <BR> <BR> I have to miss Crossfit class this morning as I'm traveling 2 hrs for an 8 am meeting, so must leave the house at 6 am. I hope to fit in some exercise at lunch and/or after work. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 2 Oct 2017 05:35:38 EST BOOTS has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67635894 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BO<BR>OTS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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>ht... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 11:24:50 EST Daily check in 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67634212 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A nice, long sleep. I read the story of Priss as Scamp did his "business." Bess, what a sweet story. Thanks for sharing. <BR> <BR> Donna, I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's fall and broken bone. I do hope you've found a good course of action and that he recovers well. <BR> <BR> Kellie, as for the FL bugs, I'll never forget the time I was on the phone with a client from FL, and she screamed, the receiver hit the desk, and I could hear additional screaming a... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 06:47:59 EST Daily check in 9/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67627957 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What great posts yesterday! I'm afraid I have nothing very interesting to report-- kind of boring, really. Work has been somewhat challenging lately and I brought a file with me to work on while DH takes Scamp to a hunting reserve to run rabbitts with his buddy's dog (actually Scamp's mother)--that's what beagles do. And whine to wake you up at 3:45 on a Saturday morning to go potty !! Ugh! DH has said he wants more than one beagle, and then eventually coon hound... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:00:26 EST Daily check in 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67622038 Good morning!! Haaapppyy Friiiiidaaaay! <BR> <BR> The last one of September. We've got a great weather forecast ahead for the weekend, sunshine and highs of 75-79, lows 46-47. We have friends who just bought a runabout and we're going to show them the ropes--avoiding areas where they could sustain prop damage. <BR> <BR> Loved the "cooking lesson" Bess--great ideas for the post-boating season. Lots of travel stories/ideas, Sunny and Phebess--safe travelsToni! Good luck with finding that... Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:00:50 EST Daily check in 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67616158 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept late and Scamp is up early with extra vim and vigor with cooler temps. The running WOD went well yesterday with the cooler temps. Today is deadlifts and something else which I can't remember right now. <BR> <BR> Seminar was good; I ate the insides of a sandwich and left the bread behind. No breakfast pastries (thankfully), but fruit and snackbars. Like you, Jamirblaze, I had eaten breakfast. I admit I had a brownie, but just one. And they sat out all da... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:15:35 EST Daily check in 9/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67609349 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day! I'll be sitting in a seminar from 9 am to 3:30 pm today, including lunch. I have no idea what food options to expect, as it's been a long time since I've attended this one. As mentioned in yesterday's posts, though, for a maintainer, it means working the program and refusing to fall back into old destructive behaviors--choosing healthy foods, leaving the pastries, cookies, etc., socializing in areas which are not in close proximity to the food table. <BR>... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:06:54 EST Daily check in 9/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67603376 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Moving slowly this morning. Today is the last day of unseasonably hot temperatures and humidity. Yesterday's lunch walk with my friend was really too hot for dress clothes. Today's high 92; tomorrow's high 77. Big difference. <BR> <BR> Mslouie, help with coping with maintenance is just a few clicks away--have you discovered the "Big Page of Links" which appears on the Team's home page? All sorts of questions/answers and studies appear there. Plus, feel free to br... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:00:45 EST LGIOWA has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67599563 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LG<BR>IOWA </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.diab... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:28:33 EST Daily check in 9/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67597236 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here we are at Monday again. We have two more really hot days (90s), and then 79 and 50/40s at night. So looking forward to cooler weather. Yes, that's coming from me, the one who loves, loves, loves summer! <BR> <BR> And, look at you, Kellie, achieving a PR in the Chicago Half Marathon, despite all the training setbacks!! And heat! <BR> That's so great! Congratulations!! <BR> <BR> Welcome Carolyn! Congrats on reaching your weight loss goal! <BR> <BR> Bess, h... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:07:13 EST 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 National Fossil Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x67278160 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb95d8b7-6127-4964-8ef2-2d3dfebf5b41.png"> <BR> <BR> If you would like to join us for the National Fossil Day Maintenance Challenge, you may sign up using the following link: <link> http://goo.gl/forms/ZmnZyJgn5FMzGgvm1 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's manage our health and wellness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and weight maintenance efforts. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (August 9 – October 10) and t... Wed, 2 Aug 2017 00:21:52 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