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 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63662853 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, what a special time this will be with your family and experiencing for yourself your son's passion for teaching the sport he loves. I can hear the excitement and pride in your posts. <BR> <BR> The thought of a total of 20 hrs on a plane and leaving our elderly dogs are the biggest barriers I am facing. The dogs are staying with dearest friends, truly "dog people", who live on several acres where DH hunts. It will be a vacation for them too but still stressfu... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:49:13 EST Daily check in 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63655522 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Aaaahhh, my favorite things: coffee with vanilla creamer, working in town and no travel, last day of work until Feb 24! But ooo baby, it's cold outside! I'm SO done with winter even though it really has been fairly mild. <BR> <BR> Biometric screening went well. I really liked their scale...it was a lot lower than mine. It was sitting on carpet so I wonder if that made a difference. Numbers improved slightly or stayed the same from last year. <BR... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:29:25 EST Daily check in 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63648040 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Dogs decided it was time for me to get up and let them out at 3:30 - half hr early, as my alarm goes off at 4. I brewed coffee but because I have biometric tests at 10:30, I'm not supposed to have anything but water. Will it really skew results if I have coffee with a little sweetener? <BR> <BR> Glad surgery went well Poindextra and hope the pain subsides soon. Sharon, that's troubling. Glad you received appropriate response from SP. Sometimes I wonder about the n... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:58:52 EST Daily check in 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63640258 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hope surgery went well Poindextra. Wondering about Poohscout, and a few other regulars. <BR> <BR> Tired today, slept really well, but all this travelling wears me out. Employer is having a 2 hr meeting today which I could attend in person or by phone. I just couldn't spend 3 hrs on the road again today and then tomorrow so I'll attend by phone. I'll miss the free lunch. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Really challenging workout on agenda at crossfit (yikes!!) and frigid tempe... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:37:32 EST struggling and need help. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63637678 This is hard for me to write. I was going so strong with my diet. I hadn't had anything sweet since before Christmas. I've lost 11 pounds since then. I hadn't even been craving food or really thinking about it. But now, in these last two weeks I have had serious cravings that were becoming unbearable. I held out, and only cheated here and there like having a couple of Ritz crackers if I was giving some to my kids. Mostly bites, licks, and tastes. But the cravings only got stronger. I ran out... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 19:22:02 EST Daily check in 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63632674 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Cars and pickup trucks spun off the road and a semi-truck jack-knifed in the median served to warn me to slow down yesterday morning. White knuckles for an hour of our 4 hr trip. We had a nice lunch at a Sicilian restaurant, seated at the "fireplace" booth. More cheese and bun than I usually eat, but today will be lean eating. <BR> <BR> A little sick of the politics permeating the news. <BR> <BR> I'm travelling again today, for work, so I'll be on the road again,... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 05:02:17 EST JESSIHOVER2 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63625778 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>SSIHOVER2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 09:21:15 EST Daily check in 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63624412 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Kellie, I had a most productive day at home cleaning too. Bess, did you get fabric or leather on your loveseat? I've been looking. <BR> <BR> What was wrong with the sound system at the Super bowl half time? I could barely hear the singers. Was that planned? Maybe someone will comment on the news today. <BR> <BR> Wow did I sleep well. Must have been the chicken wings -- but that's all I ate so didn't feel unhealthy. <BR> <BR> 4 hrs driving today for DH appoin... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 05:54:08 EST Daily check in 2/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63616734 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The newspaper has just been delivered as Jonie has had her barking fit. I may sleep a little longer. Church at 8, visit to nursing home, call to my brother, prep for a Tues board meeting, more cleaning and pulling out a suitcase to start packing. <BR> <BR> Good day yesterday, stayed on track and worked hard on house. Toni I use a laundry basket when company comes as a temporary hide out too. Saw my clinical kinesiologist for an adjustment and found out he is movi... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 05:33:19 EST Daily check in 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63609520 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome VernaJ! Always enjoy meeting new maintainers. <BR> <BR> The deep tissue massage was pretty darn nice. Instead of the usual "shoulder/pec/back" only massage, I agreed to full body deep tissue massage. It was nice to give some attention to other problem areas; new guy was good, and I'll go back. <BR> <BR> I have got to clean this house today! My nephew will be stopping in to feed cat and bring in mail and newspapers while we're vacationing and I want it ... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 05:13:53 EST Daily check in 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63601631 Good morning! It's Friday..... <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to a dry sunshiney day, no travel. Hmmmm, do I have anything red to wear? <BR> <BR> I'm proud to say I made an appointment with a massage therapist after work today for my shoulder, an appointment with the clinical kinesiology Saturday am to check leg/hip muscles and annual physical appointment for March 2. My health conscious employer is providing free biometric testing next Thursday (we receive health savings account deposits... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 05:25:52 EST Daily check in 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63593656 Good morning! <BR> <BR> All the animals are needy this morning and I'm tired. Nice birthday pic Toni! Lots of candles! <BR> <BR> Hope your day is better today Kellie. Life can be so hard--it's difficult to understand sometimes. Hugs. <BR> <BR> Congrats Bess! My scale has gone up 2 and then down 4 in the last 3 days. I just roll my eyes. No way it can be anything other than water. <BR> <BR> Glad to hear everyone's meeting their goals. Dee, sounds like it's a combined Yoga Pilates clas... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 05:38:04 EST I am leaving for awhile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63586435 I will be having a right knee replacement on Monday, Feb. 8 and then will go into rehab for up to 3 weeks. I will not have availability to a computer so will not be on SP for the time that I am away. I was told there may be, not positive public computers at rehab, but you can't stay on them for long. I may be able to post a quick status or spin. I know I won't be able to respond to posts like I do now. I will certainly miss the support and genuine caring that I feel from this team. Know that ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:07:27 EST Daily check in 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63585173 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Travelled through high winds and driving rain yesterday morning; thunder and lightning too. Grateful it wasn't snow. I noticed bushes and trees budding last weekend so I was glad to see the critter (groundhog) agreed that an early spring is a coming! <BR> <BR> The Pilates class yesterday was instead "Fit Barre". It was okay -- was looking for stretching and got some of that. Today I'll do stairmill and crossfit. And maybe a chilly walk at lunch if my friend can ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 05:33:08 EST SHERRYLHBB has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63577503 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SH<BR>ERRYLHBB </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:01:05 EST Daily check in 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63576633 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It was back to workout routine yesterday, with a 35 min bonus walk in the sunshine at noon. My deadlift was 15 lbs off. Oh well. This morning I plan cardio and Pilates for 90 min. <BR> <BR> Lean lunch to pack -- fish. Travel day so I will be in the car for 2.5 hrs. <BR> <BR> Good to hear from everyone and it seems we're all on the mend. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 05:24:05 EST MARCOSMASTER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63569195 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RCOSMASTER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:03:28 EST ALMKIE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63569186 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AL<BR>MKIE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:02:29 EST BANANAMAG has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63569182 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>NANAMAG </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:01:30 EST Daily check in 2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63567687 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the condolences. It was nice to see everyone. But, my tummy doesn't seem to be able to tolerate beer any more. Just one -- kinda tore me up. <BR> <BR> I'm going to try Crossfit this morning, first time since I got sick almost 2 weeks ago. Have a lean lunch packed! Slept very well. Definitely on the mend. Hope others with ailments are healing too. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 1 Feb 2016 05:41:58 EST JAMIRBLAZE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63560034 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>MIRBLAZE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:14:17 EST Daily check in 1/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63559451 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here we are, the last day of January. I know Kellie's got the spring countdown going and we're enjoying a preview today. It's 48 right now, and to be 60 degrees later today. Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous too and SIL and I soaked it in as we briskly walked for an hour in the sunshine. <BR> <BR> Not quite as warm as Sue and Phebess are enjoying, but very nice for winter. Love hearing about your adventures and glad you're back Sue! <BR> <BR> DH and I may be trave... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:55:13 EST BRIGHTANGEL has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63553161 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BR<BR>IGHTANGEL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:45:32 EST MRSJERRYBUSH has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63553142 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MR<BR>SJERRYBUSH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:41:53 EST Daily check in 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63551799 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday! 8 am appointment to have oil change, then spa day for the dogs. I'm taking them to car wash that has a room set up for pet washing. They will be staying with good friends of ours while we travel to Hawaii so the least I can do is to knock a few layers of stink off of them! Although our friends live on several acres and generally have their kids' multiple dogs visiting from time to time, so certainly don't expect "city" clean dogs. <BR> <BR> Kellie... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 05:47:12 EST What carbs and fats do you find "safe"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x63551656 Transition to maintenance can go two ways: either you weight reaches a natural plateau, or you need to add calories back to stop losing. <BR> Most people I know are in the second group. <BR> <BR> This is an important turning point in one's weight loss journey. <BR> We can add a lot of healthy food, surprisingly much, before weight loss stops. <BR> Emphasis is on healthy. <BR> Protein and fruits&amp;vegetables are easy. <BR> But sugar and refined carbs (especially white flour) have a high pot... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 03:55:56 EST Daily check in 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63543513 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm having a little insomnia, it appears. I plan to go back to bed after checking in. Hopefully I will fall asleep. <BR> <BR> Kellie I can just imagine how relieved you all must be. I hope your daughter discovers the right combination of nutrition so that she feels better soon. My DD has appointment with surgeon this afternoon to discuss options with her back pain. She's trying to avoid surgery -- hope she gets some relief soon. <BR> <BR> Glad it's Friday and lo... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:06:33 EST Daily check in 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63535946 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My cardio workout at the gym went well yesterday. Depending on how today goes, I might just sign up for Crossfit tomorrow. <BR> <BR> We had a beautiful sunshiney day but I wasn't able to get outside. Jam packed day at work and another one today. <BR> <BR> I realize there's only so many projects I can have going at one time. Now I must add finding a new tenant. And that must take priority over my house renovations . Tenant is moving out next month. And I have ... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 05:30:57 EST Daily check in 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63527809 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Boy was I off on my date yesterday! But you all just posted anyway... I had a really "off" day all day. I have now taken a week off from the gym because of this cold and I am so looking forward to feeling100% and returning to my routine. I plan to go today to do something--not Crossfit yet, but something! And it will be a nice day to walk to the library for another book to listen to when I travel. <BR> <BR> Lots of lean chicken to choose for lunch. <BR> <BR> Ho... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:55:54 EST Interesting Spark Article: Success = Depression? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63525508 Spark posted an interesting article today and I wondered if you all had any reactions to it. It seemed to say that it isn't uncommon to have some depression/blues when reaching weight loss success and gives a few reasons. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=2072 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope the link works. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:53:33 EST Daily check in 1/7 oops 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63519897 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Moving slow although I slept 8.5 hrs. I was planning on going to Pilates this morning 5:30 am class. Let's see if I can wake up once coffee kicks in. Still taking it easy. <BR> <BR> Yesterday the sun came out long enough for friend and I to take a walk at noon. It's above freezing so snow is melting. Thanks for posting snow pics yesterday. <BR> <BR> Orange chicken turned out well last night and I'll take leftovers for lunch. It's a SP recipe. <BR> <BR> Hope all... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:36:54 EST Daily check in 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63511127 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Feeling better but not pushing it for Crossfit class. Yesterday was a beautiful sunshiney day - great church service, about an hour of successful errands, trying some new chicken recipes, enjoying day with DH and tel call from former partner who thinks like me on how to finish up books. It helped to talk it out. <BR> <BR> It was good to hear of your winter wonderland from those who posted. However, it seemed like we were missing some regulars. Hope everyone is A-ok... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:46:35 EST Daily check in 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63503137 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lots of hunkering down and dealing with the snowstorm that has consumed the media. I went to the grocery store and planned to stop by Macy's to return a vest but it didn't open for another hour so I went home, unloaded and put away the groceries. That small errand wore me out. So I listened to what my body was telling me and took a 2 hr nap. Lots of rattling in my chest although the nose faucet finally stopped dripping. I had tomato soup for lunch and chicken noodle... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 05:49:50 EST Daily check in 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63495720 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday. It may be one of those winter weekends of which the phrase "cabin fever" was born. But it sounds like all our sparkers are ready with good books to curl up with, new recipes to try and exercise videos to move that body! I shall stay home and rest. Yesterday I must have gone through at least half a big box of kleenex. <BR> <BR> DH is hunting today, teaching a 7 yr old what goose hunting is all about. We have a great forecast, sunny and 40. Hope ... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 06:03:08 EST Daily check in 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63487696 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I really really wanted to feel better, but as the day wore on yesterday, my nose turned into a faucet and I blew it so many times that I now have ear aches. I got my stuff moved and new office set up. Got home about 5 and was in bed with dose of Nyquil by 7. <BR> <BR> Not sure I'll make it in to work today. May be time to check with Dr. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Fri, 22 Jan 2016 05:29:20 EST Daily check in 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63480028 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I stayed home yesterday and slept and gargled salt water and used Vicks Vapor Rub and took Nyquil cold and flu. I feel a lot better but have remaining cough. Unfortunately I have to travel today. We are moving our offices and I have a few calls to participate in. I'll skip crossfit mobility today. Take it easy... <BR> <BR> I hope all have a great day! Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:49:30 EST Daily check in 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63471135 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I got up at midnight to gargle salt water and take some cold medicine. Thought I would check in early just in case I can sleep in. I will probably skip crossfit. <BR> <BR> Nell, we got about 3 inches of snow. I think if I was you, I would subscribe to the theory of staying in until it melts. It always does.... <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:14:54 EST Maintenance, a grueling job? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x63468955 I found this blog written by a woman who reached her goal weight, but is quite cynical about maintenance. <BR> <BR> From my past experience I don't remember maintenance being that grueling to do. I think maybe this lady has a bad attitude about it, or could possibly be a bit under her body's ideal weight. <BR> <BR> Let me know what you ladies think. Do you personally feel like you are struggling to maintain? Or is it a moderate effort? I believe it takes diligence and effort to keep it of... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:41:47 EST Daily check in 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63462865 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I agree, Kellie, with finding something meaningful in each and every day. Since I have trouble with rainy or gloomy weather, my mantra is: " Rain or shine, I create my day!" It reminds me that I have power over my feelings despite what obstacles I face that day. <BR> <BR> I had a most productive day yesterday. Decided on flooring for entire lower level, kitchen cabinets, countertops, and kitchen flooring. Obtained info I needed to get the books closer to being in... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 05:39:44 EST Daily check in 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63453822 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Holiday for me today. I'm hoping for lots of energy to do all the errands and projects I have planned. It occurred to me that this is a prime opportunity for me to go to those kitchen and lighting stores that are only open M-F during my work hours. Plan to look at countertops with my designer friend. I'll ask her opinion on my flooring choice for lower level and make a final decision. <BR> <BR> Great day to get back to normal routines of nutrition and exercise. Cro... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 05:41:30 EST Daily check in 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63445733 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Glad you checked in Nell and that your family came to help out and provide support. <BR> <BR> The Magic House was especially crowded. And very loud. Some parents screaming louder than their kids. Not used to that much noise. But all had fun. DGD has a cold and fell asleep as we got home around 3 and is still asleep. I hope all that sleep helped her feel better. We're planning to go to church and then head home. I'm the only one who has the holiday tomorrow. :))) <B... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 06:37:20 EST Daily check in 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63437974 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hope all went well Nell. <BR> <BR> We are at DD's house today and tomorrow. Last summer I bought groupon tickets to the Magic House and we're going today. DGD has been there before and loved it. All kinds of science fun. I'm looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> I faced the scale yesterday and it wasn't as bad as I feared. Now I know the exact amount of work I need to do. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 16 Jan 2016 05:25:10 EST LLTHOMAS1117 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63430840 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LL<BR>THOMAS1117 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:39:35 EST Daily check in 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63429594 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a full day yesterday! Started at 2:30 am and ended when bookkeeper left at 9:15 pm. Thankfully I slept very well. <BR> <BR> We solved some mysteries and I've done my best to balance. But decided accountant likely made adjustments at year end last year that weren't entered into QuickBooks and affect my beginning balance. I'll look at it on Monday, a work holiday for me and then pass it off to CPA. <BR> <BR> Welcome back MrsJerry and Mama and glad to have ... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 05:18:53 EST GRACEINAZ has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63424685 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GR<BR>ACEINAZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:29:49 EST MELFOUCH has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63424676 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME<BR>LFOUCH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:28:40 EST Daily check in 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63421545 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm awake too early again. I worked on balancing the old firm's checkbook to the QuickBooks entries. The accountant balanced it as of January 2015 but he obviously made corrections to the copy of QuickBooks he made and took with him so he could finish the tax return. I've checked every entry in our QuickBooks against every entry on the bank statements and the bank says we have more than QuickBooks balance -- despite the outstanding checks. Our old bookkeeper is comin... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:58:18 EST Daily check in 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63413676 Good morning! <BR> <BR> One cup of coffee down and it hit the spot. I decided not to risk the drive yesterday when my colleague informed me of white outs and closing schools. Combined with single digit temps = black ice. So I stayed in town and Dee, I also had a most productive day. It was my one year anniversary at New job. And what a blessing it has been! <BR> <BR> 80 lbs lighter Cat, congrats! We haven't had enough snow to shovel yet, but enough for DGD's ⛄ snowman! <BR> <BR> Hugs... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 05:17:23 EST Daily check in 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63405270 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Fresh inch or so of snow out there. It's actually very pretty. I'm travelling for work today and hope roads are clear. Temps are falling from 31 right now to 15 by 5 o'clock. Brrrr <BR> <BR> Worked on the old firm's books last night and I'm getting much closer to balancing. From about $3600 to $434 (more in the bank than on the books). <BR> <BR> Nell, that would have been very tempting to just go and get it over with. I applaud the positive thinking approach. You... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 05:36:16 EST maybe I'M the jerk... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63401069 I don't know how to ask this without sounding like an arrogant person, but here goes... <BR> <BR> Does anyone else have a friend that just doesn't get it? It hasn't "clicked" yet for them? I try to help her but she doesn't listen. She thinks she knows it all but jumps from one diet to the next and I listen patiently to her excuses why nothing is her fault it's the big bad food companies etc. We seem to butt heads frequently. The other day she took her measurements and said she has a 35 inch ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:05:25 EST Daily check in 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63396091 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sure enjoyed my weekend with DD and DGD. We let DGD choose our seat in church yesterday and she walked us up to the very first pew. Pastor gave her a thumbs up as the front pews are usually empty. Luckily she was pretty good. It was a great sermon and a great day. <BR> <BR> Brand new week and I'm headed to gym for cardio and crossfit for 90 min and hope to walk with my friend at lunch. Lean lunch packed. <BR> <BR> Hope presurgery going well, Nell. And plans for ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 05:36:48 EST Daily check in 1/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63388148 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was awakened by a text message. I have a desk, chair and matching file cabinet for sale on craigslist and gave instructions to contact me by text or cell. If you've ever sold anything on craigslist, you know not to respond through email as you are then flooded with spam. There's a county regift site I might try. Have lots of good things to sell, but oh the time it takes. Easier to just donate sometimes. <BR> <BR> Sue, glad to hear you made it safe and sound to Ha... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 05:31:03 EST Maintenance Challenges - Memory Lane http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63387537 Many of you have been slogging away here for years ... <BR> <BR> I have not. It has been a little over 18 months since entering maintenance and joining this team. The maintenance challenges have been particularly supportive of my process as I continue to learn to navigate maintenance and discover what maintenance means to me. <BR> <BR> This evening I decided to take a walk down memory lane. 4A-HEALTHY-BMI developed a wonderful maintenance tool, when she instituted these challenges. For ... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 00:12:15 EST 4A-HEALTHY-BMI has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63381646 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=4A<BR>-HEALTHY-BMI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 10:33:55 EST Daily check in 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63379938 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh my! I feel like the Beach Boys' song's wish came true and I'm really old and tired. Hey, what happened to that promise that exercise will energize?? Ha! I'll be up and atta 'em as soon as this Starbucks caffeine kicks in. My weekend treat--usually Folgers. <BR> <BR> Well my entire weekend was planned to be jam packed with DD and DGD but now weather may keep them home. Snow today and bitter cold tomorrow. We shall see. <BR> <BR> Nell, DD's doctor is going to ... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 05:48:08 EST Daily check in 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63371365 Good morning! Happy TGIF! <BR> <BR> Wow I'm tired. As soon as I arrived home after a work travel day, our former bookkeeper came over to help with the books. We worked until 9 so past my bedtime but I now have idea what to do. <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, hope you're recovering from the wisdom tooth removal. <BR> <BR> Nell, I missed my daughter's call last night but will find out what her doctor said when she calls at 5 this morning. I'll keep you posted. <BR> <BR> Any power ball players? N... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 05:47:53 EST HELP! Need some advice on weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63365867 I have my goal weight set at 140. I was able to maintain that weight for many years. But recently, over the past year, I've noticed it's been a struggle. I can't seem to get lower than 142. I've tried eating differently, since I've got a workout plan I enjoy that includes a variety of exercises. <BR> So my question is, is it OK to gain some weight as we age? I'm 35, so is age-related weight gain beginning? 142 is still a healthy weight for me, but if I "give in" to these 2 pounds, as I ... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 12:03:49 EST Daily check in 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63362921 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lots of medical diagnosis needed from the sounds of yesterday's posts. My DD is heading to a new doctor today for her back problem. MRI she had Saturday shows herniated disc and narrowing at another disc. Praying she finds a remedy well before our mid Feb "vacation of a lifetime" to Hawaii. <BR> <BR> Hope all goes well for everyone. <BR> <BR> I am groggy tired too Kellie. Just didn't sleep well last night. Travelling today, dealing with another "eat day" and thankf... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 05:31:20 EST Biggest Loser Challenge #30 Starting Soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63361298 The Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC) 30 will be starting soon. There are lots of teams to choose from &amp; even one for thos at or near maintenance. It's a great way to be challenged &amp; have some accountability. If you're interested check it out at <link>sites.google.com/site/welcometoblc/ </link> Wed, 6 Jan 2016 22:16:03 EST point of no return? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63359915 How did you know this time would be THE time you lost it and kept it off? What was different this time than before? <BR> <BR> Thank you for letting me pick your brains! Would love to compare our answers lol! <BR> <BR> - Natalie Wed, 6 Jan 2016 18:56:25 EST Daily check in 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63353780 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I agree, Dee, the last two days have been jam packed at work, but sure went by fast. Another Eat Day on Thursday to say Farewell to those who retired or were severenced (yes, we were notified in Nov of the downsizing). As we've all learned, this custom of celebration is a recurring temptation. So rather than being rude and not participate, I'll have to use my skills to choose good options. <BR> <BR> Hope weigh in went ok Bess. I like "New Beginning." I'm not sure ... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 05:27:13 EST getting prepared! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x63349687 I have a confession.... I lurk here almost every day! I love reading the blogs and different articles about maintenance. I am getting myself ready beforehand while I am still on this journey. I hope that's ok. <BR> <BR> My name is Natalie, I'm a stay at home mommy with three children. My highest weight was 177, and my goal weight is 115. I have 37 more pounds to lose. I am so confident that I will get there that I already feel like I am there! I'm basically on auto pilot just waiting for ti... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 16:15:00 EST SCOUTMOM715 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63345818 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SC<BR>OUTMOM715 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 08:24:51 EST JSTETSER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63345807 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id= JSTETSER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 08:23:47 EST Daily check in 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63344717 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Very interesting discussions in yesterday's posts. Groupon sent me a "workout" message with several different Fitbits and Garmins offered at sale prices. Do you then log steps AND workouts in SP fitness tracker? Not sure if I want "one more thing" ... A good thing though. <BR> <BR> All vacationers were back to work yesterday so it felt vibrant and it was a good Monday of meaningful work for me. I was exhausted though and fell sound asleep at 7 pm. <BR> <BR> Le... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 05:11:00 EST Daily check in 1/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63334934 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lots of good info in yesterday's posts. I saw the Fitbits on sale in all the Christmas ads and my SIL wears one and showed me all the stats it tracks. I can see how it would motivate but haven't taken the time to research whether a $99 model would be sufficient or whether it would pay to get a better model. How do you ever decide? Where's the best deal? <BR> <BR> I got as far as I could with bookkeeping project. Sent a list of items I need to former partners. And f... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 05:45:44 EST Daily check in 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63325245 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good day yesterday. Walked for an hour, ran errands, including scoping out new flooring for lower level. We're going to use vinyl planking which is water resistant and durable and can look like wood or tile. In other words, pet friendly. <BR> <BR> Then (while doing laundry), I worked from 1:30 to 10 pm on creating check registers and balancing bank statements for our closed firm. Should never have let a "non accounting" type partner take responsibility for the books.... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 06:17:11 EST _JODI404 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63317476 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=_J<BR>ODI404 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 09:04:04 EST Daily check in 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63316376 Good morning! <BR> <BR> House is quiet again, DD and family have all gone home. Christmas decorations will come down and I'll begin the bookkeeping work for the old firm so we can complete the income tax return. I'll beg our former bookkeeper to help get me started. If she would agree to do it all, we would hire her but she does not seem interested. <BR> <BR> I'm planning a long walk with my sister in law at 8:30 (she's not an early riser). I'd love to spend the entire day on this house.... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 05:41:07 EST HONEYCAT22000 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63308748 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>NEYCAT22000 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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 Jan 2016 09:14:20 EST DONNAEDA has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63308736 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DO<BR>NNAEDA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 09:12:47 EST HAPPYSOUL91 has maintained for ELEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63308725 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HA<BR>PPYSOUL91 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 09:11:45 EST ECCOVISION1 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63308707 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EC<BR>COVISION1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 09:09:55 EST MAMMAC66 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63308693 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>MMAC66 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 09:08:53 EST MOONCHILD8 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63308678 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>ONCHILD8 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 09:07:33 EST Daily check in 1/1/16 New Year's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63307716 A special good morning to all of my teammates on this first day of a brand new year! I wish for each and every one of you the very best, some extra special surprise or wish to come true this year and, of course, the greatest blessing of wellness and good health! <BR> <BR> Bess, I missed the news that Tina Jane was having a baby! No, haven't come across any posts from her or Anja, both of whom were pillars for maintenance, knowledgeable and compassionate beyond compare. <BR> <BR> New Ye... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 05:27:03 EST DALID414 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63301634 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>LID414 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 31 Dec 2015 09:29:32 EST Daily check in 12/31 New Year's Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63300335 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Mail or make any of those last charitable donations for deductions on this year's income tax return! I have a check to write and mail and a box to deliver. If I could take the day off, I could deliver a pickup truck load. LOL <BR> <BR> Bess, we got shortchanged on your post yesterday--dropped mid-sentence. Hope it was just your internet connection and that you are okay! And congrats on scale Toni. <BR> Safe travels to our adventurous maintainers, Sue and Phebess! ... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:08:57 EST Daily check in 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63292854 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, we're almost done with this year. And a good year it was, as I near my one year anniversary at this new career. What a blessing it has been! Many changes on the horizon. Question, though, how many enjoy those "year in review" reports? <BR> <BR> I have a hard time throwing good food away--I prefer to take it to a food bank. But I suppose no one "needs" sugar products. <BR> <BR> I'm not familiar with Orange is the New black. Or streaming.. I need to get up ... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:31:17 EST Daily check in 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63285522 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sending good healing wishes to those dealing with issues. Enjoyed picture Lynchd. <BR> <BR> I'm scheduled to travel north today but will not go if roads are icy. They had spotted power outages yesterday. So I'll wait for the report first. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, I'll head to the gym for cardio and Pilates. <BR> <BR> Had fish for lunch and dinner yesterday. That always helps calorie count. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 29 Dec 2015 05:36:00 EST IAMAGEMLOVER has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63279322 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IA<BR>MAGEMLOVER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:02:55 EST Daily check in 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63277823 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The wind is howling out there and freezing rain a possibility. Winter temps are a-comin'. It's time I guess. We lucked out yesterday with rain going south of us. I got a long walk in with my sister in law, all laundry and sheets done and put away and Christmas cards and wrapping paper packed away. I agree it's a good time to declutter and donate! And wouldn't it be wonderful if Christmas fell on Friday every year! <BR> <BR> Back to work today and routine. I'm inspi... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 05:52:33 EST KIMPY225 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63271119 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KI<BR>MPY225 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 08:51:48 EST Daily check in 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63270442 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Prayers going out for you and family Perrybabe. I often survey the crowd while at church and remember issues our family faced when our daughter was small, members who have lost a loved one, the newly married, etc and just say a silent prayer. Life can be so hard. Lots of prayers of thanksgiving too. I feel very grateful. <BR> <BR> I also feel heavy and weighted down by holiday indulgence. I like the reset button and idea of detox. <BR> <BR> Torrential rain yester... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 06:25:33 EST Daily check in 12/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63264342 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DD is going shopping at 6 and I'll stay here with granddaughter. I need to buy dog food but don't think there's anything else that I need. <BR> <BR> We are heading home today. We are supposed to have major rainstorms all weekend. So although my friend from TX is here visiting, I don't think a long walk is in the picture. We'll see. <BR> <BR> Glad to hear everyone had a great holiday. I'm ready to move on and get back to normal routine. We will have parties next ... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 05:59:36 EST NELLJONES has maintained for FOURTY FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63261042 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>LLJONES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 25 Dec 2015 10:17:27 EST Daily check in 12/25 Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63259659 Merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> Very full day yesterday! Late night as we went to a candlelight service. We are at DD's house and will be moving presents under the tree in a few minutes to prove Santa was here. <BR> <BR> DD promised to walk with me today. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Merry Christmas my friends! Fri, 25 Dec 2015 05:39:55 EST HAKAPES has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63255416 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HA<BR>KAPES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:43:52 EST Daily check in 12/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63254161 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Eh, the extra washing didn't return my hair to its normal hue. DH had a great hat made out of raccoon fur which just might be on my head for all pictures this year. I had no fever or am not on any medication so hairdresser was going to take tube to her rep. She does education classes for them and knows her stuff. I'll be okay... <BR> <BR> Awaiting paper carrier to present her card and Christmas tip. Jonie (the golden/shepherd mix) alerts me every day that she is ... Thu, 24 Dec 2015 04:58:19 EST Daily check in 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63247807 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I think it's the reminiscing of Christmases past that contributes to the blues and stress of the season. Balancing all the emotions this time of year is a challenge, but just like exercise and eating wisely, strength is gained each time you work through it to find contentment and peace. <BR> <BR> Instead of wrapping presents last night, I had to go back to hairdresser as product she used on me last week must have been mislabeled. I felt like blond Barbie. This ... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 05:43:34 EST Daily check in 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63241263 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nice tree Bess! I try to buy a memorable ornament every year or so. I'll have to look for one in Hawaii. <BR> <BR> Rosie is a cute name. I hope all is going well. <BR> <BR> I got an extra walk in at lunch with a friend. This morning I'll hit the gym for some cardio and Pilates class. <BR> <BR> Then headed out of town today. Wrapping to do tonight. Better scoot! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:35:00 EST KIM--POSSIBLE has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63235027 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KI<BR>M--POSSIBLE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:44:47 EST Daily check in 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63234304 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Great float Bess. And I love the idea of passing out little books instead of candy! Granddaughter loves books and I picked up 3 of them about Hawaii for Christmas. Gearing up for our trip in February. That's my present to the family this year. <BR> <BR> I was pleasantly surprised that the shopping went well yesterday. And that my shoulder is better. With one massage from the right therapist. After months of other treatments. <BR> <BR> I have such a soft spot fo... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 04:36:12 EST Daily check in 12/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63227712 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Church at 8 and then a long walk with my sister in law at 10. I dread the traffic, but I must shop too. A few more cards to write out. Pumpkin bread to bake. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to my day! Hope all have a great day! Sun, 20 Dec 2015 05:34:46 EST Daily check in 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63221621 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Slept in a little. Yesterday I got a DEEP tissue massage. I've been trying to get an appointment with this therapist for several months. She said my shoulder blade was all locked up and was able to restore some movement so I'm hopeful it will be better. <BR> <BR> Granddaughter's preschool class performed 5 or 6 little songs very well. Very proud of her! <BR> <BR> DD now has sciatic nerve pain in her right leg (she had it in her left leg before I went through my... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 06:17:30 EST Daily check in 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63214948 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nell sorry to hear you need surgery, but glad it is a "common" procedure and that you're at peace with it. <BR> <BR> We are headed to DD's early this morning to see granddaughter in her first preschool Christmas program at 10:30. We'll spend the night and head home tomorrow morning after her ballet class. <BR> <BR> All this Crossfit training paid off yesterday morning when I single handedly opened 5 pickle jars for the platter of pickles I took to our holiday party... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 04:45:44 EST JEWELY_ROADS has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63210299 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>WELY_ROADS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 10:30:50 EST FAIRHAVENQUEEN has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63210285 <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> *... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 10:29:33 EST Daily check in 12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63208568 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Glad to hear from everyone yesterday. I got my hair done last night -- I went with a slightly different cut for the first time in over 10 yrs! We'll see. <BR> <BR> Crossfit (mobility) and cardio today. Yesterday I saw a friend at the gym who said his Dr gave him a new diet -- no breakfast (body is supposed to burn fat then), normal lunch, protein snack, normal dinner and then a protein snack before bed. Goes against normal recommendations. He's losing .. <BR> ... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 05:04:54 EST SUNSHINE20113 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63202590 <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> * ... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 08:53:13 EST Daily check in 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63201528 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hoping to hear good news today from all with health concerns - maintainers and family. <BR> <BR> DH was shocked when we were discussing plans and he realized that Christmas is next week! Uh, yeah! Time to get off the dime. But that's his style. <BR> <BR> At work we are having an "eat day" on Thursday. My contribution is an assortment of pickles. Yesterday was a retirement cake. Although I know and have used many tricks to cope with this free food overload, th... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 04:54:55 EST Daily check in 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63194538 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sharon, hope your mother is ok. How frightening. <BR> <BR> I have an 8 am dentist appointment, cleaning. So my workout needs to be earlier than usual. I think I'll take the 5:30 am Pilates class and hit the treadmill to warm up. Then it's a travel day and a meeting as soon as I arrive. Just hoping I don't have to walk in late. Lots of people taking vacation as it's use it or lose it. I'm taking Friday to go to granddaughter's first preschool Christmas program.... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:59:13 EST PENNYLANE15 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63188610 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>NNYLANE15 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:28:33 EST Daily check in 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63187164 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Some times I am more tempted than others (pumpkin bread, pie etc). Not sure why, but willpower to just say no isn't so good this year. <BR> <BR> Lynchd, that has happened to me too. Very frustrating to lose a composed message! <BR> <BR> Rained all day yesterday. Good day to wrap presents and write out some cards. Also spent an hour and a half talking to my fitness buddy who moved away a year ago. Slept well! <BR> <BR> Bess, traffic and waiting in lines is price w... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:23:32 EST Daily check in 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63180377 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept from 7 pm to 5 am! Well except I awoke around 12 or 1 and got back in bed at 2. I don't know what's with my sleep lately. <BR> <BR> Great day yesterdsy! Lots of ideas from my design gf. Now to think them through and get a move on! <BR> <BR> Church this morning and then home to wrap presents, write out cards and declutter my office. Broke a record yesterday with 70 degrees and the high on Friday is predicted at 35! Crazy weather! Rain predicted all da... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 06:09:25 EST VTRICIA has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63176288 <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>... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 12:07:47 EST CHELISMOMMY has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63176277 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CH<BR>ELISMOMMY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 12:06:26 EST Daily check in 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63174072 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the sleepy time wishes as they worked last night. I left work at 1:30 and used some vacation time to get some things done. I thought I might crash but once I changed clothes and headed out the door I was okay. I got some shopping done and when I got home DH brought the Christmas decorations up and actually helped decorate the tree!! <BR> <BR> This morning I'm making small loaves of pumpkin bread (I found pumpkin in the freezer!), my designer gf is co... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:20:27 EST SttS: Your Cooking Questions Answered http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63170431 <link>http://wekeepitoff.com/2015/12/cooki<BR>ng-questions-part-one/ </link> <BR> <BR> Kristza asked: “I would like to hear of cooking techniques that make food look or taste great, but without unhealthy amounts of sugar and fat.” <BR> <BR> Wow, some big topics! I could easily write a book on these, but here are some basics. <BR> <BR> In the question thread, I wrote on pairing flavors. When I say flavor, I mean anything I use to embellish a dish, not for food ingredients itself: herbs, s... Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:13:33 EST Daily check in 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63167238 Good morning! It's Friday! <BR> <BR> And I can't sleep. One good night, one bad. Ugh. It's the Christmas scare - not ready and I must "just do it." <BR> <BR> Nell, glad you went to Dr and have MRI scheduled so quickly. Hope it provides insight into alternatives to invasive surgery. <BR> <BR> Lots of fun activities by teammates! <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio this morning. Fish for lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! (now to get back to sleep) Fri, 11 Dec 2015 01:53:28 EST RAVELGIRLY has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63161746 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RA<BR>VELGIRLY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 08:34:59 EST Daily check in 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63160835 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Slept 9 hrs. Wow. I took Airborne when I got home as I'm still fending off DH's germs. So far so good, but whenever I get that little tickle ... <BR> <BR> Crossfit (mobility) and cardio today, lean lunch packed. And no travelling until next Tuesday!!! And yes Kellie I want to take advantage of this unusually balmy weather too. Contacting my luncheon walking buddy!! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 10 Dec 2015 05:20:31 EST Daily check in 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63153630 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I woke up too early. I am meeting 2 co-workers at 6:45 am to travel out of town for an 8:30 am meeting. So I signed up for 5 am crossfit but even then I'll have to leave early to have time to get ready. Probably not worth it. <BR> I'm not fond of rushing around. <BR> <BR> I've been listening to an audio book that I grabbed from the library called Younger Next Year. It's made me think about the type of exercise I'm getting from my current routine and whether I'm a... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 04:33:37 EST SttS: The Heart and Mind of a Maintainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63149260 Sometimes getting what you want brings its own challenges; even if you changed your body, your relationships with other people, or your own heart and mind, might not have caught up. <BR> <BR> Lee Kern, Clinical Director of The Structure House, oversees the emotional well-being of attendees to one of the most effective and longest running diet facility still in operation. He's also written the difficulties of adjusting to life after weight loss -- and how not overcoming them is one of the mor... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 12:28:31 EST SttS: Everything you wanted to know About The Odds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63149179 ... but were totally not afraid to ask! <BR> <BR> In May, Dr. Allison Fildes of the University College London released “Probability of an Obese Person Attaining Normal Body Weight,” to the American Journal of Public Health here <link>tinyurl.com/pwkv3jv </link> . <BR> <BR> In it, Fildes and her team examined patient records in the UK for nine years to find 1 in 124 women and 1 in 210 men were likely to attain normal body weight from categorical obesity. <BR> <BR> The study went to sugges... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 12:10:49 EST Daily check in 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63146553 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lunch yesterday was fun but the portion sizes were huge. I boxed up half but wasn't hungry at dinner. Today is a seminar luncheon and usually too much bread and not enough protein. So I'll take my lunch just in case. Travelling today and I'm considering Pilates class instead of crossfit to allow muscle recovery time. <BR> <BR> Loved the St John picture Toni. The water colors were amazing. Would love to return! Maybe someday... <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 8 Dec 2015 05:18:27 EST GEMLADYONE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63140689 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>MLADYONE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 09:23:55 EST Daily check in 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63139207 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday, and here we go! A full work week ahead. Today my co-workers are having a get together at lunch as three are leaving at year end. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio this morning. I need to wake up! <BR> <BR> Happy Chanukah to Phebess and those celebrating and hope all have a great day! Mon, 7 Dec 2015 05:33:25 EST Daily check in 12/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63132512 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I had a very active day yesterday. 15 min treadmill, Cyclefit for 45 minutes, and then a long walk with my sister in law/friend for over an hour. Deep cleaned kitchen for 2 hrs. I'm preparing for my design friend's visit as I'm planning some improvements--painting my oak cabinets white, countertops, New paint, perhaps a backslash. (I 'll also get her ideas for lower level, DH's man cave, laundry room and my office.) She is supposed to come over today or next weeken... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 05:58:53 EST Daily check in 12/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63125705 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, a weekend at home - with a gazillion things to do. Signed up for a spinning class at the gym this morning- something different. I hope to connect with a walking buddy as we have gorgeous weather predicted this weekend. 50s and sunshine. Mmmm <BR> <BR> Anxiously awaiting Gaye's report on her colonoscopy and hoping all ok. <BR> <BR> I had chicken pox as a youngster but my doctor didn't discuss the shingles vaccine. Those commercials and people who have been aff... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 05:11:45 EST Daily check in 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63118552 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm really glad it's Friday. I'm exhausted. DH has had a terrible cold or flu all week and I've taken Airborne to try to fend off the germs, but this exhaustion concerns me. I'll take my crossfit class this morning and then must be at work for an 8 o'clock appointment. <BR> <BR> Best wishes to you Gaby for your procedure and to all others working through medical problems, whether their own or that of a loved one. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Friday!! Fri, 4 Dec 2015 04:40:32 EST LAURIE5658 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63113273 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LA<BR>URIE5658 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 3 Dec 2015 10:01:19 EST BABARR67 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63113264 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>BARR67 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 09:59:51 EST Daily check in 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63111440 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in as I'm travelling today for work. Cardio and crossfit and a healthy lunch packed. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to sunshine after a stretch of cloudy rainy days. Hmmmm St John will be wondetful! I was there in 1989 and loved it! I can feel the warmth and sunshine on my shoulders as I cherish those memories. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 3 Dec 2015 05:28:44 EST PRESBESS has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63105284 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PR<BR>ESBESS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 09:08:10 EST THETURTLEBEAR has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63105259 <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> * ... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 09:07:03 EST Daily check in 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63103812 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Arro-Yo! Kudos to Kellie and Gaby for taking such good care of themselves and enduring those nasty intrusive preventative tests! I went through a fear phase when I was in my 50s, but in this decade I feel more confident that I will "pass" my test (we joke about studying for it). And maybe it's because I'm living the healthiest lifestyle I can to combat disease (both of my parents died of cancer) and the rest I leave in God's hands as I have no control anywa... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 05:06:13 EST ELLEKTRA has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63097213 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EL<BR>LEKTRA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:40:17 EST KFH3107 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63097200 <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>... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:39:04 EST Daily check in 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63095560 Good morning! <BR> <BR> December, here we come, ready or not! (we played a lot of hide n seek last weekend). Appreciate gift ideas, and yes I was looking for non-food items. I used to make small loaves of pumpkin bread from the pumpkin I had cooked down but I think food items aren't as well received as so many people are fighting food overload at this time of year. Just trying to come up with something that isn't junky or a giftcard, Toni, nice idea with the small bowl. Could put somethi... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 05:45:15 EST PEGGYT3 has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63089242 <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>... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:16:28 EST Daily check in 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63088091 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Last day of November already... Back to the gym this morning for crossfit class and all my other healthy routines that make me feel good. <BR> <BR> We got home before noon yesterday, put the tree in its stand but I'm letting the branches fall open before decorating it. I launched into much needed cleaning of the seldom used rooms (living room and dining room -- somewhat repurposed into granddaughter's playroom and art center. <BR> <BR> The pile of newspapers that ... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 05:40:40 EST Daily check in 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63081312 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'll join the pizza club. We stayed another night at DD's, ordered pizza and rented "Inside Out". If you have done any emotional intelligence work or enjoy brain research you will enjoy this kids movie. We had two little ones watching but I'd like to see it again as Maw Maw can't hear over all the commition! And I always catch more the second time around. <BR> <BR> We'll leave today and set our tree in its stand. I'm not sure how much trimming I'll get done... <BR... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:18:22 EST Daily check in 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63074579 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sharon, so very sorry for the loss of your pet. I'm glad your son was there with you and you know you did your best. That's a very long life span; I didn't know that about birds. <BR> <BR> Only exercise yesterday was walking to purchase our Christmas tree and then we went to an outlet mall, mostly to see the animals at Cabellas and let granddaughter play at the mall playground since it poured rain all day. About 50 percent of the shops are vacant so no big crowds t... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:47:25 EST VISUALLYRICS has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63069819 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=VI<BR>SUALLYRICS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 27 Nov 2015 09:45:27 EST Daily check in 11/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63068741 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Anyone shopping? We looked through the ads and joked about it yesterday but the only thing we usually shop for is our frasier fir Christmas tree. <BR> <BR> My digestive system is talking to me, asking "why?" Definitely not used to all that starch. Kellie, I use ice cubes when I burn myself. Hope yours wasn't too bad. Yes they have come such a long way with heart surgery--hope your sis continues to do well and thrives, Bess. Sorry your son couldn't make it, Cyndi,... Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:35:05 EST Daily check in 11/26 Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63063029 An especially good morning to you all!! <BR> <BR> Wow, Bess, that's incredible about your sister. I hope she has a grand recovery. So glad she sought help in time. Goodness gracious! <BR> <BR> We're at DD's house and our cooking is behind schedule as we went out to dinner last night. It turned into a 2+ hr event. Oh well. DH's daughter is driving in and won't arrive until mid afternoon so we'll have plenty of time. I'm making a Pumpkin Dump Cake -- has pecans on top so it's like eating bot... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:52:11 EST BROOKLYN_BORN has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63056992 <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> * ... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:12:44 EST Daily check in 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63056221 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, did I sleep. Thank goodness. It took all my focus to make the hour plus drive home after work. I was in bed by 7 and slept soundly until 3:30. Yes! <BR> <BR> Thanks for commiserating with me. Yes, this isn't a scam, DH should have asked for paperwork and kept it in a safe place to prove he had completed course. He just wasn't warned that by statute the agency could destroy records after 7 years. Even in 2004 youd think they would microfiche records but they... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:14:30 EST KELLIEBEAN has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63049684 <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... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:00:34 EST PLIBBY9 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63049676 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PL<BR>IBBY9 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:59:11 EST Daily check in 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63048729 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I couldn't sleep. Some very important paperwork my DH needs from an agency has apparently been destoyed. So I've been racking my brain trying to figure out if it would have been kept by someone else. It's from 2004 and they said they only keep records for 7 years so now just pay $$$$ and we'll see what we can do. Sounds like extortion to me. He's so upset. <BR> <BR> Me, on the other hand, have every record known to man. But it's come in handy. <BR> <BR> Cardio a... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 01:53:39 EST THOMASINA57 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63042580 <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... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:42:17 EST Daily check in 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63041436 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome back LynchD. We all learn from, and motivate, each other. That's for sure. <BR> <BR> I'm fixing Gorton's cajun grilled fish for my lunch today. For me, adding fish more often helps with "the creep". I'm trying to eat light in preparation for Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit this morning for 90 min. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:02:07 EST PATRICIA-CR has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63034777 <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... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 08:14:41 EST DAHLIA444444 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63034763 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>HLIA444444 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 22 Nov 2015 08:11:55 EST Daily check in 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63034138 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We had snow yesterday too. Nothing stuck for very long, but certainly was coldest day since last winter. Today the high is 37 (with sun yaaay), but we will have 58 degrees predicted for Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> I've gotten into the habit of going to bed earlier than my usual 8:30. Like 7 :30 and last night I was in bed by 6:30. And then I'm up at 3am. One reason: to avoid night snacking. Yesterday it seemed like I was fighting the urge to eat all day. I worked... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 05:12:32 EST Daily check in 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63027643 Good morning maintainers! <BR> <BR> Nice to see some new "faces" (literally, Sparklingme, great pic!) checking in! A delicious weekend to stay home for me. I usually take a break from crossfit class on weekends but I may just check out other classes at the gym to change it up. <BR> <BR> We will travel to DD's for Thanksgiving, purchased a 12 lb butterball turkey that we will fry. DD invited me to her RIPPED class Wed evening so I think I'll take half vacation day Wed. She said she wante... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 04:51:29 EST DIDMIS has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x63021114 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>DMIS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:27:14 EST Daily check in 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63020399 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Just a quick hello as I need to complete the self assessment form as it's due today. I prepared the narrative in Word but have to cut and paste into the electronic form. I have appointments and meetings as soon as I walk in the door and lasting until 2:15 so I'd like to have it done, or almost done before I go to crossfit this morning. Just in case technology fails me. <BR> <BR> I can relate to the frustration of a scale that won't budge after days an... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 04:11:09 EST Straight to the Source: Holiday Cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63020227 INTRO <BR> QUESTION DEADLINE: Dec. 4 (but any obviously thanksgiving-related Qs I'll answer ASAP) <BR> <BR> Mired in tradition and unfathomable amounts of sugar and saturated fat, the holidays are often considered dieting no man's land. Figuratively speaking, it may be worth it to you to let the Big Bad Wolf out when Santa arrives, or the driedel spins (or any other late-year celebration metaphor) and dealing with the consequences come January. <BR> <BR> But there are more options than suff... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 01:36:16 EST Daily check in 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63013758 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm tired today as I was up late working on my self assessment which is due Friday. I'm not that good at tooting my own horn. And this is only the second time I've done it. I've changed positions since the midyear review. <BR> <BR> Cold weather coming to town. It's nearly 20 degrees cooler than yesterday. And we'll be freezing this weekend with wintry mix predicted. Guess it's time. <BR> <BR> Crossfit is mobility day today, working on sore muscles. <BR> <BR> Pa... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:38:09 EST Daily check in 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x63006490 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations Poindextra on passing your test!! The last major test I took (and thankfully passed) was in 1984 and I hope it was the last! I hated those "tricky" questions where the practice test answer key would say, yes that answer was correct but not the "best" answer. Celebrate!! <BR> <BR> As for annuities, I've learned to beware as financial advisors earn the highest commission on them and they (brokers) are held to a lower standard of "suitability" (as opp... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 04:18:06 EST KSIGMA1222 has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62999898 <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... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:16:57 EST Daily check in 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62998929 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Come on Coffee! Another rainy day today and I'm travelling. It will be a busy day with one meeting after another. <BR> <BR> Great picture of Callie, Bess! Oh, and Kellie, our local news featured a story on Orange Theory so now I know what you've been doing. Looks like a great workout! <BR> <BR> I'll head to the gym for cardio and crossfit today for 90 min. The scale spoke loud and clear to me yesterday morning. "No extra calories allowed." <BR> <BR> Hope all ... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:14:25 EST MICKEYH has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62991953 <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> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:06:44 EST Daily check in 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62990977 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Mmmmm, coffee tastes good this morning. I spent an hour on the phone with one of my best friends who moved away 1.5 yrs ago, so good to catch up. And then another chunk of time on the phone with my cousin as we plan a trip to Hawaii next February. I spent a chunk of time working on a year end self assessment for work. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do, not what you want to do. But it was a beautiful fall day and I felt very blessed. <BR> <BR> Crossfi... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 05:22:31 EST NANCIER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62984013 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NA<BR>NCIER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 08:36:00 EST Daily check in 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62983404 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The news on tragedies is just too much for me to handle. A lot of HGTV plays in the background in our house on these fall and winter weekends. <BR> <BR> Beautiful sunshiney warm day yesterday. The high winds blew all the leaves from the back yard up on the back patio, which made my removal job easier. I cleaned up the downed limbs from the front yard so a little weight lifting too. <BR> <BR> Poor ole Huckleberry is having trouble with his legs. He bawled like a cal... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 06:03:36 EST _LINDA has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62976951 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=_L<BR>INDA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 07:51:26 EST Daily check in 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62976234 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was exhausted and went to bed by 7:30 pm so now I'm awake and annoyed by the dog's constant licking, DH's elbow in my back and it's too hot in here. I yelled at the dog (twice), pushed DH to his side of the bed (he's a furnace) and shed a warm top layer so maybe I can get back to sleep. <BR> <BR> I think the horrific events in Paris contributed to my early bedtime. My heart goes out to all affected. But it's scarey for the whole world. <BR> <BR> Running 400 mete... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 01:39:20 EST RONNIMICHELLE has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62970613 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RO<BR>NNIMICHELLE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:06:57 EST Daily check in 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62968847 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oooo, Friday the 13th! Any superstitious teammates out there? I'm just happy to be working in town today and a break from driving any where until next Tuesday! One nice benefit of closing up the houseboat for the season. Nice to be working from the lake Toni. <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning and possibly a walk with my friend at noon. Healthy lunch to pack. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great (and lucky) day!! Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:00:52 EST Daily check in 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62961495 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A cold and very windy day here, 30+ mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Guess I'll find out how my car handles in the wind as it is travel day for me. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to decide whether to go to crossfit 5 am class or 6 am class. Thursday is mobility day and last week I was the only one who came to the 6 am class. I don't like to rush all the time so the 5 am works better. DH is taking time off as he begins hunting. <BR> <BR> I haven't stepped on scale since colonos... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:35:34 EST Daily check in 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62954048 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We are at DD's house and we will take granddaughter to preschool at 8:00 and then head to DH's hometown for an appointment, check on the houseboat while we're there and then travel home, hopefully before all the storms come rolling through. We will resume crossfit workouts tomorrow morning (and back to work). I'm still sore though. I thought I wouldn't be sore after almost a week off. But then again it's not like I've been laying on the beach--heavy cleaning, rakin... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 05:46:18 EST Daily check in 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62946700 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH had coughing fits from 2 am to 3 am then another at 3:30 am. Then dog barked at the paper carrier at 4 am. Might as well get up. <BR> <BR> Another vacation day for me today, from work and from crossfit. Play day with granddaughter. But I have meetings at noon and 1. Then we are travelling to return granddaughter and we'll spend the night. <BR> <BR> I hope DH gets better soon. And that goes for all here who are fighting it too <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:47:28 EST Need to get back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62942692 Time to reach out - I lost 65 pounds two years ago, but now I see the weight slowly creeping back up, so I need a kick-start! I went back two years and looked at my tracking, and I can see the discipline I had. I especially noticed what I did during evening hours - that's my problem, I think! I need to get back to the little night snack (a little bowl of cereal/milk, or a string cheese and 3 triscuits). Would any of you suggest going back to the nutrition pattern we used during the major wei... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 14:48:58 EST Daily check in 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62938482 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Aalley! Well wishes to all suffering from colds and sinus infections. <BR> <BR> Vacation day for me today. From work and crossfit. Granddaughter is here so I won't make much progress on all my projects but we'll have fun. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 9 Nov 2015 05:27:52 EST Daily check in 11/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62931240 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Houseboat is all winterized and put away for the season. She looks so much better, shining like never before! <BR> <BR> And we took Huckleberry to our ole country vet who had a different way of treating the dangling cyst -- it won't cure him, but will certainly make him more comfortable and will reduce the number of pills we have to give him daily. <BR> <BR> Today we travel to pick up granddaughter for a few days as her parents are vacationing. I'm taking two days ... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 05:42:23 EST Daily check in 11/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62923537 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Poohscout, so glad to hear from you and thankful that you are still with us! Goodness gracious! I just hear the gratefulness for your doctor's hunch, AND that you mentioned it! What a lesson for us all. Thanks for sharing. <BR> <BR> Pooh's story makes me proud to have endured the colonoscopy prep; the procedure was a breeze. Proud to say I have a "fantastic" colon! The nurses brought me heated blankets and when I awoke, brought me a cup of coffee and 2 small pac... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 05:17:27 EST MICHIGANLORI has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62917814 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>CHIGANLORI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 6 Nov 2015 09:44:52 EST Daily check in 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62916122 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm drinking my final 3:30 am dose of colonoscopy prep. Prep drinking started last night. It is one cup every 20 minutes so that I had to stay up later than usual and then nature began calling at 1:30 am. So I have a headache from the fast yesterday and interrupted sleep. Not a good combination. I'll get through it though. <BR> <BR> I won't be crossfitting this morning. I have to arrive at clinic at 8:15, Procedure starts at 9:30 and I should be outta there by 10:... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 04:58:24 EST Daily check in 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62908309 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, a new kitten. We took granddaughter to my brother's house on Halloween, mostly to meet his TWO new Birman kittens (white with Siamese markings), one male one female (but he will not breed them). It was so cute watching them play. Nothing like "babies" of almost any species!! I have a real weakness for male yellow tabbies, as the ones I've owned are so loving. Almost "dog" loyal. <BR> <BR> Okay now to clean up cat puke after my cat ate her first meal of the da... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 04:54:05 EST Daily check in 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62900082 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Coffee tastes good this morning. Busy day yesterday. We had thick fog so travel day went a little slower. And with time change and shorter days, I was driving home in the dark. I'd better get used to it, right?! <BR> <BR> Remember our discussion on intermittent fasting? Well, I guess I'll be trying it tomorrow. It's called colonoscopy prep. Procedure is Friday morning so as of yesterday, no nuts, beans, raw fruits and vegetables. Then Thursday, I must limit ... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 05:19:11 EST Penguin Awareness Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62897390 Sign up at this link: <BR> <link>goo.gl/forms/VS282UHwlT </link> <BR> <BR> Let's manage holiday fitness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and maintenance through the holiday celebrations of late fall and early winter. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (November 18 - January 19) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our pre-selected target weight. <BR> <BR> You do not need to be a "perfect" maintainer to join these challenges. Anyone who wants account... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 18:56:00 EST Daily check in 11/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62892219 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Get well wishes to those who are struggling. We were blessed with gorgeous Indian summer weather the last two days and a couple more before rain moves in on Thursday with cooler temps to follow. We are 15 to 20 degrees above normal and I'm not complaining. <BR> <BR> After much deliberation, DH is proposing we take Huckleberry to his old country vet this Saturday. We will have him cremated and DH's buddies have prepared a special box for his ashes. His breathing i... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 05:28:35 EST Daily check in 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62882963 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the well wishes. This week will be one of comfort care for Huckleberry. Jonie definitely senses that something is amiss. <BR> <BR> Kellie your race sounds very creative. Bess and all others hurting, hope you're feeling better today. Good resolve with the candy everyone. <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning. Lunch out is in the plan. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 2 Nov 2015 04:36:48 EST ARRO-YO has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62875626 <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> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:21:58 EST HOOPTIESCHICK has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62875619 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>OPTIESCHICK </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:21:05 EST AMARILYNH has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62875601 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AM<BR>ARILYNH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:19:22 EST Daily check in 11/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62874617 Good morning! <BR> <BR> November. So our old black lab Huckleberry had a growth aspirated at the vet's yesterday. Mast cell tumor. Bad news. DH and I will have tough decisions. <BR> <BR> Trying to keep spirits up but I just want to crawl in bed and pull the covers over my head. Candy and etc doesn't help. I hate the temptation Halloween creates. We will enjoy DD and granddaughter this morning before they leave and then talk options for Huck. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 1 Nov 2015 05:00:40 EST November 2015 - November Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20386x1111x62871222 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-11.... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 16:17:54 EST KAYOTIC has maintained for TWENTY EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62869088 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KA<BR>YOTIC </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 31 Oct 2015 10:15:09 EST KANOE10 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62869075 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KA<BR>NOE10 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 31 Oct 2015 10:13:59 EST Daily check in 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62867659 Good morning and happy Halloween! <BR> <BR> Everyone is still asleep. Just me and Jonie (the golden mix) and the Whittle (the cat) (who is working on a hairball) are moving so far. We made a fire last night and in addition to DD and granddaughter, my nephew and his girlfriend and her 12 year old daughter came over for Thai food and pumpkin carving. It was fun but I ate more than usual. Slept like a rock. <BR> <BR> We certainly have the Halloween weather, 50 degrees and rain. Hoping the ... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 05:39:13 EST DESERTJULZ has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62861824 <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... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:19:04 EST Daily check in 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62860319 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! DD and granddaughter are coming to town and will stay until Sunday morning. Yaaaay! Her cousins are having a Halloween party and then going trick or treating. Tonight is pumpkin carving and Thai food. <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning and a light day at work with luncheon walk scheduled with a friend. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Fri, 30 Oct 2015 03:07:34 EST Daily check in 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62853236 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nell, my heart goes out to you on the loss of your kitty. I've always appreciated it when a pet fades away on his/her own rather than having to go through the trauma of the vet's office. She did it her way and I'm sure she appreciated those last few days of cuddling that you gave her. <BR> <BR> Massage was great. Funny, though, she thought she "beat me up" and that I'd be sore. Ha, she doesn't know me very well. She could have gone a lot deeper. But I'm happy and ... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 05:37:14 EST Daily check in 10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62845261 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up early today after falling asleep early. What a rainy dreary day we had yesterday. Our crossfit coach has us running outside a bit this morning and although the remnants of Patricia were supposed to push a cold front our way, it's 58 degrees out there! It'll be dark and wet though. <BR> <BR> Tonight's my massage with a new therapist. Focus will be on my shoulder. I've got my fingers crossed that she will be as good as the one in DD's city as I need someone ... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 04:13:06 EST Daily check in 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62837661 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, I'm tired this morning. I was in bed really early too so I'm not sure why I feel in a fog. <BR> <BR> Intermittent fasting, Dalid? When I was young the lady I worked with would fast on Mondays to make up for the weekend. She would drink boullion cubes dissolved in a cup of water. I tried that too. I prefer to have a pure protein day where I eat only lean meat. If I was sedentary that day I might be okay, but I get shaky and too hungry so I overeat at the ne... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:37:58 EST Daily check in 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62829312 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I vote for the long days of summer all year long. LOL!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was SO beautiful we decided to count it as a bonus day and went to a sandbar with our friends. We winterized the water system and the generator on the houseboat and I washed all the bedding and hung it outside to dry. We decided to keep the little boat at the Marina for another week or two. ;)) <BR> <BR> Great workout Kellie! Although I first read it as you ran twenty miles on the treadmi... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 05:31:05 EST Daily check in 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62821948 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Working around the house was my workout yesterday. We got a lot done. But of course there's a lot left to do. <BR> <BR> Condolences to Poindextra on loss of uncle. <BR> <BR> DH and I will travel to Marina today to pick up the little boat and will also winterize the houseboat water system. Sad time of year but I do look forward to more time at home to work on my projects. <BR> <BR> I like hearing about all the diverse way our group "moves"! Nice to hear you're ... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 05:59:59 EST Daily check in 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62814784 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH and I stayed in town today. DD and family will be coming to town and we're all going to her uncle's house for a wiener roast this evening. I'm making a new recipe, pumpkin pie dump cake. <BR> <BR> But the day will be hours and hours of heavy cleaning. We need to make room for DD's runabout boat as my old car ( which I have not yet sold) is taking up its space in garage. So cleaning and rearranging is on the agenda. <BR> <BR> Scale has headed upward a few lbs a... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 04:39:47 EST SANDICANE has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62810203 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SA<BR>NDICANE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 23 Oct 2015 13:01:17 EST Daily check in 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62807031 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Broken brake line; mechanic replaced 3 of the 5 lines. It's a 1999 Chevy Silverado with well over 200,000 miles, so they get rusted and a weak spot obviously gave way when I had to slam on the brakes to stop in traffic. I told DH that it could have been much worse, we could have been towing a boat or going 60 mph instead of 20 or 30 mph. He agreed and settled down -- his first reaction is that somehow it's my fault, my driving that causes the pick up to need repair.... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:41:16 EST Daily check in 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62799563 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Interesting posts yesterday and lots of good ideas. <BR> <BR> I experienced a new way to get my heart rate soaring--driving the ole pickup truck without any brakes. DH had planned to detail my car with a whole new washing and waxing system so I drove the pickup to work. There's some construction closing one lane and the guy in front of me slammed on his brakes, so I did the same. Truck stopped fine but when I got up to the stoplight, the pedal went down to the flo... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 05:15:11 EST ONEWEIGH has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62794225 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ON<BR>EWEIGH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 21 Oct 2015 11:17:56 EST Daily check in 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62791435 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Up early, not sure why. I fell sound asleep a little earlier than usual and awoke about an hour or so later to find my arms and hands asleep. Does that happen to anyone else? Where your extremities fall asleep in addition to the mind shutting down? Guess I was really, really tired. <BR> <BR> Glad your kitty rallied a bit, Nell. You'll know when it's time. <BR> <BR> How did the housecleaning go? I found it very difficult to find someone who really liked to clea... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 04:17:53 EST Daily check in 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62783466 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm moving slow after I slept an extra 20 minutes. I'm not sure I'll ever recover the lost sleep from last week. <BR> <BR> Heart goes out to you Nell and your kitty. It's just so hard. We just weren't designed for heartache, I'm convinced. Hugs <BR> <BR> Toni I need to catch up on reading but it sounds like congratulations are in order. Good for you! <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for 90 minutes and then travelling for 90 minutes. Beautiful sunshiney warm day ahead... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 05:48:38 EST SUNNYBEACHGIRL has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62776432 <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> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:25:33 EST SUNSHINEYOURWAY has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62776426 <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> ... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:24:01 EST Daily check in 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62774852 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Home sweet home! And back to a more normal routine. We returned to a very cold home and turned on the heat in kitchen and our bedroom. I slept like a rock for a full 8 hrs, the first time in a long while. No travelling for me today, thank goodness. <BR> <BR> I hope to catch up on all those blogs mentioned in recent posts. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for 90 minutes this morning, leftover pecan encrusted halibut for lunch. Simple clean eating on agenda for ... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 05:34:44 EST Daily check in 10/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62767278 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The business meeting went well yesterday. So well that we celebrated with a scrumptious seafood dinner. But I must get ready as taxi will be here in 30 min. to start my journey back home. Enjoyed my intro to Connecticut and the fall colors. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 18 Oct 2015 04:23:26 EST Daily check in 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62760208 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Just a quick hello to get us started. Shower and head for the airport. Hope to check back later <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 17 Oct 2015 03:10:31 EST Daily check in 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62752552 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH and I are headed out of town after crossfit class to take DD to the airport for a trip to Maryland for the weekend. We'll pick up granddaughter from preschool and DH will spend weekend with her. I'll catch a plane to Hartford CT at 5 am Sat for a work meeting at 3 pm and then return flight Sunday. DD returns later Sun and then we'll drive home. The original plan was for DH and I to spend weekend with granddaughter before CT trip was sprung on me for work. Oh wel... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 04:53:32 EST HMMILLER007 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62747273 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HM<BR>MILLER007 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 15 Oct 2015 10:47:30 EST RESTORETOSANITY has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62747258 <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> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 15 Oct 2015 10:46:10 EST Daily check in 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62745134 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sue I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dr friend, who it seems neglected his own health. Very sad. A lesson not to ignore symptoms or another incident of cancer ravaging a life? Many great strides have been made, but it's still a disease that scares me enough to be vigilant (it took both of my parents). <BR> <BR> Bess congrats on this anniversary! Sweet. <BR> <BR> Good news on my puppy dog! Second opinion vet aspirated tumor and microscope showed only... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 05:13:19 EST Daily check in 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62736987 Good morning! <BR> <BR> All thoughts and encouragement are appreciated. I'm taking her to a local vet today for a second opinion and then we'll make some decisions. In the mean time, lots of loving and extra peanut butter buscuits, their favorites. <BR> <BR> Last night DH and I enjoyed a Broadway performance of The Illusionists. Very entertaining and first class treatment, sponsored by my employer. But we were out way past my bedtime. No missing my crossfit workout, though. Yesterday wa... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 05:29:57 EST ASCHU2 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62730521 <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, 13 Oct 2015 09:27:29 EST Daily check in 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62728969 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, sending sympathy and admiring that you were able to put your differences behind you. Is he your son's father? <BR> <BR> Thank you for all the good thoughts for my puppy dog. News is not good though. It is hard (not a fatty tumor like labs get Kellie), attached and growing fast - all bad signs . DH and I must decide what steps to take from here. But we would need to find a local vet as any treatments need to be closer to home than the houseboat which is90 ... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:35:43 EST Daily check in 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62720721 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I have the day off Columbus Day. DH was up with DQ Flamethrower indigestion (a very spicey hamburger) . We rarely go to DQ but there are fewer options available in the small town across from our Marina. Several restaurants have closed over the last few years. I had a small Oreo blizzard and this is why. <BR> <BR> We had a beautiful bonus day on the sandbar. Just sat in the sunshine and visited with friends (didn't get in the water), My Jonie dog wanted to go so ... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 05:33:56 EST Weekend cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62719486 This weekend I made a Butternut, Apple, Curry soup. Froze a bunch for lunches! Also made spark slow cooker recipe for Morrocan Beef Stew with whole wheat couscous. Really good with savory flavored. Taking leftovers for lunch tomorrow!! Sun, 11 Oct 2015 22:03:43 EST Daily Check in 10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62713640 Just to get us started and hoping Maree is not typing at same time I am! Sun, 11 Oct 2015 06:28:29 EST MI-ELLKAYBEE has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62707323 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>-ELLKAYBEE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 10 Oct 2015 09:22:44 EST Daily check in 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62706109 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Chilly and the coffee is hitting the spot. Cheers! Phebes, what an interesting life you lead! I've never known anyone who travels like you do so it's not something that would ever occur to me. I love how diverse our group is. Good luck with that tea...... <BR> <BR> I'm excited that DD and granddaughter are coming to houseboat today! It's been too long. We'll all go to the BBQ this afternoon. I'll indulge a bit if I see something homemade that is worth the calo... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 05:47:51 EST Daily check in 10/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62698474 Good morning! Happy TGIF!! <BR> <BR> Plus, for the first time in my 40+ yrs of adult work history, I have a holiday for Columbus day! Whoo hoo, a 3 day weekend with perfect boating weather in the forecast. We're going to a bbq for nephew who is about to deploy to Alaska. We need to plan a visit to him when he settles in. DH and I would love to go! <BR> <BR> Ok back to the here and now! Cardio and crossfit this morning for 90 minutes, lean lunch to pack. Good wishes to Kellie and Sue f... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 05:50:01 EST Daily check in 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62690761 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hiking in the beautiful Autumn sounds wonderful! Breath deep and take it all in ! I miss my weekly early morning long walks with my fitness buddy who moved away. I have such fond memories of long hikes - especially in Glacier National park some 35 yrs ago. Looking forward to hiking in Hawaii next February. <BR> <BR> Full day of work with two important presentations so I hope some sinus meds will stop the dripping from my nose. I will be SO glad to have this day b... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 05:31:07 EST MOBYCARP has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62683674 <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... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:38:25 EST GREBJACK has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62683664 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GR<BR>EBJACK </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 7 Oct 2015 09:37:21 EST Daily check in 10/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62681583 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sorry about using the wrong date yesterday; thanks for posting anyway. Sounds like everyone is finding great ways to maintain. <BR> <BR> It's been a long time since I've had a cold but here I am. Wish there was some magic remedy but I'm sure it will just have to run its course. <BR> <BR> Plan to do the normal routine of cardio and crossfit this morning but probably should postpone the blood donation appointment scheduled after work. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 03:19:44 EST Daily check in 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62673297 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, what a great vacation! It's moments like you described that remain forever imprinted in your memory, and are great to recall periodically for a emotional boost. Sounds very refreshing! <BR> <BR> Glad to hear all are safe from flooding and storms. The Midwest is experiencing particularly beautiful fall weather. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit today for 90 minutes, then appointment with chiropractor/kinesiologist, then travelling for 1.5 hrs. Healthy lu... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 05:36:17 EST Daily check in 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62664583 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm really dragging this morning. Coffee is hitting the spot. Cardio and crossfit for 90 minutes this morning, and a walk planned at lunch with my friend. It will be a long day as I have a meeting after work at 5:00. <BR> <BR> DH grilled boneless skinless chicken thighs last night so I have some great leftovers for lunch. He's grilling marinated flank steak for dinner. So I'd say I have a lean eating day planned. Here's a wish for some sunshine to follow all tha... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 05:27:36 EST Daily check in 10/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62656704 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congrats Cynderelli on the 32 min 5k and 3rd place! That's awesome, especially for your first one. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed all the trials and tribulations of booty! As a boat dock dweller, Bess, I do believe I've witnessed some pretty bizarre plastic surgery in both departments. I'll just be content with what God gave me and do my best to make the most (or least) of it. <BR> <BR> The wind had a chill to it yesterday but the sun felt so good. I can already tell that my... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 06:07:20 EST Daily check in 10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62649326 Good morning! Happy saturday! And good luck to those running races! <BR> <BR> We did some running in crossfit yesterday. It's so much nicer running in this cool dry air. Be sure to stretch!!! <BR> <BR> Challenges sound inspiring! I've done a jeans one before and yes it seemed to target the glutes. Funny though, we are now in an era where a big booty is desirable. Well I've been"blessed" with one of those all my life! And all my life I've done exercises for glutes, upper and outer thigh... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 06:09:56 EST Daily check in 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62641124 Good morning! <BR> <BR> News report on the path of the hurricane sounds encouraging for the east coast. Sending good wishes for safety to all who are dealing with the uncertainty of this storm. <BR> <BR> DH made a new recipe with grouper (freshly US caught and flown in) that included aged parmesan cheese. Yummy. Leftovers for lunch today. It was SO nice to just stay in town yesterday. My luncheon walking buddy who retired came downtown and walked with me. It was absolutely beautiful. <BR... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 05:23:36 EST CAROLISCIOUS has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62633898 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>ROLISCIOUS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:42:06 EST LRSILVER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62633885 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LR<BR>SILVER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:41:08 EST LADYREDCOMET has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62633872 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LA<BR>DYREDCOMET </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:40:03 EST Daily check in 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62632251 Good morning! And happy October! <BR> I have a mammogram at 7:30 am so must take the early 5 am crossfit class again. But at least no travelling today. It exhausts me but boy did I sleep well last night! <BR> <BR> Congrats to your son Toni. Hope lots of opportunity comes his way! Challenges sound great! Go get em!! <BR> <BR> Off to start this beautiful cool sunshiney day! Hope all have a great one!! Thu, 1 Oct 2015 05:28:16 EST Daily check in 9/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62623282 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check-in as I am going to the 5 am crossfit class this morning because I need to be on the road at 7:15. We had a party at work yesterday for a gal who is getting married. Lots of treats and cake. I enjoyed several but glad I won't be tempted today! DH made me pecan encrusted halibut last night and I have leftovers for lunch today. Yum! <BR> <BR> Hope rain falls where it's needed and stops where it isn't! And that all have a great day!! Wed, 30 Sep 2015 05:19:30 EST Daily check in 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62614858 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I agree, where did September go?! We have had a great boating season, with only one weekend flooded out. <BR> <BR> Challenges sound great! Whatever it takes, right? They provide great guidance and community. Go get 'em! <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit this morning and then travelling out of town today. Healthy lunch to pack and cooler temps with bright sunshine. I'm looking forward to a great day and hope each and every one has a great, happy and healthy day, t... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 05:39:02 EST What a fabulous community SparkPeople is ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62609707 Today, I bumbled across a blog of SparkMember TEXASTICHER. She has been blogging her way through the book 100 days of Weightloss by Linda Spangle. <BR> <BR> There's also a SparkTeam for those working the book and its principles <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=21194 </link> It appears that the book's author is also involved with the team and a Spark member. <BR> <BR> This community never ceases to amaze me in wonderful ways. Wonderful people. Wonderf... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:18:56 EST Daily check in 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62606117 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Best wishes coming your way Toni for the best opportunity to come your son's way. And to Kellie's DD as she run her first HM. Nice to have running as a common intetest! Dalid, glad you're back and feeling better! And just all around, go team!! <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for 90 min this morning, then to doctor's office for orthotics so I can maintain better alignment, then work which will include a trip out of town for a meeting. Luckily the whole team is going ... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 05:40:26 EST Let it go or just in case? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x62603984 This may seem silly or trivial- but here goes... Lost 20 lbs and now where I want to be. I've been buying pants that fit the new (actually the reclaimed) me. I'm afraid to get rid of my too big clothes! Why?? I am committed to my new lifestyle but I have this little voice in my head saying "well... Just in case..." Any thoughts to share?! Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20:50:42 EST Daily check in 9/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62598052 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lots of excitement Mandycat. Guess you were lucky to escape the mischief. Glad to hear the mice have been evicted, the hot water heater fixed, kayaks are coming out, a dad turning 100! And all the great ways to enjoy a weekend, from long walks to lazing around. Dogs insisted on water and a walk in the early morning darkness. I miss those loooooong days... <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Sunday doing whatever is best for you!! Sun, 27 Sep 2015 06:14:33 EST Daily check in 9/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62590585 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I didn't sleep very soundly. Yesterday's workout was 1000 meter row, 50 thrusters and 30 pull ups and my muscles(especially the sore shoulder and lat) kept screaming at me. I finally took some Aleve at about 1:30 am which calmed them down enough for a few hours of shut eye. Yes, Russ, we're never alone when we have our muscles! <BR> <BR> Well, I wish all the rain to those who need it and I'll sacrifice myself to take all the sunshine (ha ha!) for a beautiful boatin... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 05:20:27 EST Daily check in 9/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62583077 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Nell, hope your DH is okay. One of my dearest dock friends said the hardest thing about growing old is seeing her DH of 51 yrs suffer with chronic disease. Just reinforces my resolve to take good care of myself as best I can. That's all we can do as obviously we're not in complete control. <BR> <BR> Headed to gym for cardio and crossfit, then to work and then to the houseboat. Weather is perfect for a fall cruise out to the sandbar. <BR> <BR> Sign l... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 05:27:29 EST Daily check in 9/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62575230 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, Summer lingers with beautiful sunshiney warmth. Low humidity. Love it! I hand washed my car last night when I got home; if only the sun wouldn't set so early. <BR> <BR> Hello calves. They are screaming at me from all the jump roping. The clinical kinesiologist is making progress with shoulder. Today crossfit consists of mobility, stretching and rolling out sore muscles. If I had some technical expertise, I'd post the short video our trainer took of me and th... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 05:16:30 EST Daily check in 9/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62566577 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Movin kinda slow this mornin. Coffee hits the spot. Yesterday's workout was as many rounds as possible in 15 min of 100 jump rope skips and 30 seconds plank, bookended by 5 min of skipping rope. My calves are screaming and DH has the plantar fasciitis flare up. So we're hobbling around but go back for more this morning. <BR> <BR> Shrimp taco Tuesday yesterday but without tacos (ha!) just blackened shrimp but obviously salty as I awoke with cotton mouth severa... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 05:03:58 EST ANNIEONLI has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62559778 <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... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:15:10 EST Daily check in 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62558499 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Grammieoftwo! <BR> <BR> Lots of blogging so I will have to check them out. I tried to do that once but can't get some of these features to work from my mobile phone. I'm not real tech savvy. <BR> <BR> Hearing test by audiologist yesterday was in normal range; the lower end but still normal. She said to protect my ears from loud noise and wear ear plugs. Like when blowing my hair dry or vacuuming! And annual exams. <BR> <BR> Beautiful weather here so ... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 05:40:06 EST Daily check in 9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62549222 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome home Toni. What an exciting vacation! Glad to have you back. <BR> <BR> I can relate to"the creep" and agree with the frustration when you're keeping the calories the same. Usually for me it takes a somewhat drastic adherence to a lean diet. No bites of cheese, more measured snack portions of almonds, -- more measured portions. Wish it were easier, but it's not. <BR> <BR> 90 min cardio and crossfit this morning and a walk at lunch with my friend. Healthy ... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 05:23:30 EST KRISZTA11 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62542531 <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... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:23:38 EST Daily check in 9/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62541923 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> Ugh my tummy is not accustomed to fried foods. Fish and onion rings. And lots of the usual potluck choices. It will be good to get back to routine today. <BR> <BR> I hope to finish reading the newspapers from my vacation pack today. With some luck the wind will lay down and I'll be able to sit in the sunshine. It's a rest day other than possibly helping DH with the houseboat waxing project. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 20 Sep 2015 06:05:07 EST Daily check in 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62534866 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thinking of you Kellie as I am up way too early once again and hoping your walk goes well today for you and your DD. Weather is kinda iffy! <BR> <BR> Welcome Cynderella! We talk about all kinds of stuff here. I usually learn something new or am inspired by a comment. I always Look forward to this. <BR> <BR> Ok, great news yesterday as I went for shoulder therapy. They asked me to step on the scale, which I hadn't done since Sept3 before I went on my 10 day vacat... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 04:20:09 EST Daily check in 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62527235 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! I'm awake way too early. Second time this week. Although I was able to go back to sleep last time. I have several errands to run before we head to the houseboat and may just knock out the grocery store before crossfit class. <BR> <BR> Speaking of classes at gyms, I agree that they work best for me. I joined my current gym in 1996 and almost all of my visits include attending a class. Sometimes 2 classes back to back, like cardio followed by streng... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 04:23:46 EST MILLIE5522 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62521385 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>LLIE5522 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 17 Sep 2015 09:54:20 EST Daily check in 9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62519396 Good morning! <BR> <BR> And welcome back Bess! What an exciting adventure. Congrats on the courage to step on the scale after such a marvelous vacation and then find only a 3 lb gain. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio for 90 min this morning and then a travel day. Healthy lunch to pack. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 17 Sep 2015 05:31:46 EST Daily check in 9/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62511232 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow I slept well. I really needed that. I feel swamped at work, but maybe it's just me being a little too driven. Hmmmm, may need some self-examination -- meditation. <BR> <BR> Services were nice yesterday. She had 10 children, one died at birth, one predeceased her. Two of her sons didn't make the trip, one being my ex. That's incomprehensible to me. It was good to see everyone and we had a beautiful day. <BR> <BR> Yes I agree about those who fail to take step... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 05:42:48 EST TORTOISE110 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62504786 <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, 15 Sep 2015 09:58:00 EST Daily check in 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62502790 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I did not sleep well last night. I finally just gave in and got up. Maybe I can get back to sleep; I have an hour before the alarm goes off. <BR> <BR> Positivehope, congrats on finding a life changing resource to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. I went through a similar program about 8 yrs ago and agree that it was life changing. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit this morning for 90 minutes. Healthy lunch to pack (Wahoo yum). <BR> <BR> Funeral for 9... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 04:08:02 EST Team Name Final Vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62498964 Here is the form for the final round of voting. <link>goo.gl/forms/5Dt58wJddv </link> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:02:21 EST Daily check in 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62494351 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Time marches on and here it is, Monday and back to work. I know there will be about a hundred emails to go through. <BR> <BR> Back to routine, cardio and crossfit this morning for 90 min and tuna for lunch. DH planning fish for dinner. <BR> <BR> Hikes sound great. It was a bluebird day yesterday, not a cloud in the sky and a high temperature of about 72. I would have loved to be hiking but worked until 2 pm dusting and shampooing carpet at houseboat, decluttering... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 05:41:20 EST Daily check in 9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62486968 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It was a chilly day on the river yesterday. We finished the outside of the houseboat and then headed to the sandbar with friends and their company. We built a fire and eventually the sun came out. It turned out to be a beautiful day. <BR> <BR> Today I work on the inside of the houseboat. And head home to get ready to return to work and crossfit. It was nice to get away but I didn't accomplish nearly what I'd hoped. DH will want to go for a boat ride and today wi... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 06:03:23 EST Daily check in 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62479605 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well my vacation is officially over. Now the weekend. I still have a few chores here, washing windows and shampooing carpet. Plan to return home tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Our high today is 70 degrees so it will be a chilly boat ride. Our friends are having company so we'll go out and help them set anchors. <BR> <BR> Three restaurants have closed here so we ate Mexican last night. I better get back on track. I brought half of my fajitas home so at least I tried porti... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 05:47:52 EST Daily check in 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62472246 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Just writing that date brings back dreadful memories. <BR> <BR> Thanks for hearing info, good wishes. We don't have a Costco; we have Sam's but I'm not a member. But first things first, I called my GP for a recommendation. I've had tests before but have always passed. Maybe it's wax. We shall see. <BR> <BR> DH and I worked on buffing and waxing the starboard side of the boat. This is when you say ugh 50 ft! Bow and then the stern and then the area beneath the ... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:08:22 EST PUPPYWHISPERS has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62468070 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PU<BR>PPYWHISPERS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 10 Sep 2015 13:53:37 EST SPARKBJOK has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62468065 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SP<BR>ARKBJOK </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 10 Sep 2015 13:53:06 EST Daily check in 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62464296 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Leslie, and all new checker-inners! (and lurkers). Please feel free to ask any questions or share concerns or gems of wisdom. We cover all kinds of topics here. <BR> <BR> Hope Toni had safe travels. Sharon, glad you are taking care of yourself, although I'm sure it was disappointing to defer your race. <BR> <BR> I spent a lot of time reading newspapers (Friday through Tuesday), posting items to sell on Craigslist, making appointments and searching inte... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 05:37:44 EST Daily check in 9/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62455584 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My trips yesterday were mostly successful. I picked up everything on my list except the battery charger for my netbook (which I convinced myself I had accidentally donated but now think it must be in the house somewhere). I ran through some torrential rain scattered here and there, hazard flashers and all. <BR> <BR> I was hoping to scrub the netbook of unused programs so it would be useable again. It is SO slow. I mostly use my phone now but miss the desktop ver... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 05:40:15 EST Daily check in 9/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62447933 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday morning I did sprints between telephone poles for my workout. Today is"road trip" day. DH is golfing with his buddies and I am taking granddaughter home. But first we're going to my house (1.5 hrs) and then we're going to DD's house (2 hrs) and then I'll come back here to the houseboat (about 1.5 hrs). Hopefully we will get some movement in at each stop. <BR> <BR> It was cloudy yesterday and that seemed to set the mood for just about everyone I saw. We ... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 05:37:52 EST Team name semifinals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62443414 Here is the link to vote for the different team names. The results page it takes you to is pie chart style. I will also post the results form here so we can check if you voted already and if you chose what you thought you did. <BR> <BR> Voting form: <BR> <BR> <link>goo.gl/forms/ASqCrUVZI3 </link> <BR> <BR> Results details: <BR> <link>tinyurl.com/peomelp </link> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 14:40:51 EST How we want to make decisions for the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20386x1111x62443010 As KRISZTA mentioned and some members have recommended, we have set up a private team for team leaders so that we can discuss changes before they happen, and there will be a record of such discussion that other team leaders can review. We have members who don't want to know what's going on behind closed doors, and members who are curious. So we have agreed on 3 ways a change can happen: <BR> <BR> General: 2 leaders agree and there is a prevailing consensus of member feedback <BR> <BR> If... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 13:39:20 EST Daily check in 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62439844 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yes Oola, I read every post from the day before and then I write my new daily post. Love catching up. In fact, I save them for morning just so I don't miss anyone. Like Dalid who sometimes adds her sleepy sign just a few hours before my "rise and shine" greeting. <BR> <BR> And I agree the scale is best but I thought it obsessive to drag my scale to houseboat for vacation. We debated that last year when one of us was going on vacation. I must say I'm feeling good, an... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 06:10:54 EST Daily check in 9/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62432685 Good morning! <BR> <BR> How do I track running down the dock to sweep my granddaughter into my arms and then standing in the river at the sandbar for about 5 hrs!?! What a perfect day! Pizza last night was so delicious--it's been so long since I've indulged. <BR> <BR> No scale here at the houseboat so I'm hoping for "perceived fullness". You know, like perceived heart rate. I've come to really hate feeling too full. I aim for that hungry feeling as I awake each morning. Makes me feel I... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 05:10:35 EST Where have we been...Where are we going http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62425933 I don’t think I’ve EVER started a thread, but my concern for the team led me to research some background <BR> This message board thread from 3 years ago begun by Anja was enlightening. <BR> <BR> "We're Elusive? We Prefer to Be Invisible?" <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t<BR>eam_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11<BR>11x49421657x3xfirst </link> <BR> <BR> There WAS and IS obviously concern that Spark Admin ignores maintainers when in reality maintainers are the true success ... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 07:35:59 EST Daily check in 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62425652 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Note to self: running in the mid morning heat and humidity is not recommended. Whew it was hot yesterday. DH worked on buffing and waxing the houseboat all morning and then we went for a boat ride and sandbar with friends. I made appointments for mammogram, colonoscopy and continuing therapy for shoulder as well as other errands. All in all a good vacation day. <BR> <BR> Company coming today and I'm excited like it's Christmas eve! <BR> <BR> I haven't read all ... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 06:22:41 EST Daily check in 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62425612 Hey, let's get started. Posting fast so I don't talk over Maree if she is typing at the same time. Sometimes that happens! <BR> <BR> Let's make it a terrific Spark day, shall we? Sat, 5 Sep 2015 06:04:11 EST Team image discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20386x1111x62422977 Some folks have expressed a desire to have more participation in team name and image ideas. I can't guarantee they will be democratically acted on, but we can consolidate the discussion here. <BR> P.S. As I have mentioned elsewhere, the only problem I have with the new image ("I lost 183 pounds for this") is that it is a picture of 4A-Health-BMI and I don't believe she has given permission for it to be used. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 19:13:07 EST Daily check in 9/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62417938 Good morning! Happy friday! <BR> <BR> First day of vacation for me. DH and I brought our gym bags and I plan to work out in some fashion. Our crossfit coach posts the WOD so we might do that. We have access to weights at friends' house or passes to the YMCA across the river. We have lots of projects at the houseboat. A labor of love. <BR> <BR> Ha! I didn't notice the Team name change. I access these threads through an email notification of a Reply to the thread so didn't notice. <BR> ... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 06:01:44 EST Daily check in 9/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62410189 Good morning! <BR> <BR> This is my "Friday" as I will begin a week's vacation tomorrow. I understand my employer will block me from logging in to my work computer. 5 work days. Yaaay! Forced to unplug! DH cooked for2 hrs so we are well stocked for vacation. Burgers (beef, pork and turkey). <BR> My appointment with Dr yesterday was exceptional. I am SO grateful to be relieved of sciatic nerve pain and hopeful about shoulder. <BR> <BR> So glad to see new and returning teammates ! <BR> ... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 05:42:15 EST READYRISA has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62402941 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE<BR>ADYRISA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 2 Sep 2015 09:39:38 EST PATTI_PAL1 has maintained for ONE YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62402935 <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... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:39:17 EST Daily check in 9/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62400754 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Another night of insomnia. Too many stressful events this week. Pressure heaped on me before vacation. <BR> <BR> DH and I both talked with DD yesterday and got some misunderstandings cleared up. She and family will be joining us this weekend, along with DH's daughter! Plus we'll be keeping granddaughter for a few days of our vacation! Yaaay! <BR> <BR> Killer WOD yesterday. Running and kettlebells. Thrusters today at crossfit class. Then Dr appointment. Then wor... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 02:24:26 EST What's Cookin', Good Lookin'? | Fall Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62395504 Thank you to everyone who participated in the Previous Edition! Here is the new Fall Edition to have fun with during the months of September, October, and November! <BR> <BR> This is a fun way to try new healthy recipes and to get ideas by seeing what everyone else tried. You are all welcome to participate (or lurk!). <BR> <BR> Step 1 - Pick and post a recipe! <BR> This can be a recipe from an online source, a cook book, or a magazine. Post the link here or if you are reproducing it from a ... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:26:52 EST ROSEWAND has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62393204 <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... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:23:17 EST GLORIAMAJDI has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62393201 <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> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 1 Sep 2015 09:22:55 EST JCORYCMA has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62393196 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JC<BR>ORYCMA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 1 Sep 2015 09:22:36 EST A Message from TINAJANE76 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62392942 Hi everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the remaining days of summer and that you've continued to benefit from the resources and support on the team. <BR> <BR> As some of you may know, both Anja and I have needed to take a step back from the team due to pressing personal issues. We have both dedicated countless hours (Anja moreso than me for a longer period of time) the past several years to making this team a more comprehensive and inclusive place for maintainers and people who are interes... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 08:53:21 EST Daily check in 9/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62391692 Good morning! <BR> <BR> New month! Good to hear about the challenges and maintenance techniques fellow maintainers are using to keep lost weight off and battle "the creep". <BR> <BR> I have a 2.5 hr certification challenge at work today. Practice sessions have gone well so I feel fairly confident. It will be good to get it behind me. The promotion brings more training, more changes. Change means stress and stress means easy weight gain for me. So heightened vigilance of what I put in ... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 05:05:21 EST LOSINGLISA has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62383492 <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... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:49:38 EST MARGSB has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62383489 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RGSB </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 31 Aug 2015 08:49:20 EST Daily check in 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62382312 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here it is, the last day of August. Nice long day in the sunshine yesterday. And I'm worn out., despite a good night's sleep. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for90 min this morning. Long day ahead. Need to fit 5 days of work into 4 as vacation starts for me on Friday. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:27:01 EST Team News: Onward. Upward. And Steadily Sparking. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62379306 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> There's some exciting changes coming to the At Goal & Maintaining team which will be taking place over the next week, and I wanted to give you guys a sneak preview. <BR> <BR> Many of our team leaders have moved on to others projects and endeavours after doing some truly amazing work providing information and challenges to our members and giving it everything they had to promote maintenance awareness on Sparkpeople. They left this group in a much, much better state th... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:04:31 EST TUBLADY has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62375255 <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>... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:47:12 EST MOOSLADY has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x62375238 <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... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:45:56 EST Daily check in 8/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62374386 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Drinking my first cup of coffee this morning and it hits the spot. Cloudy day on the sandbar yesterday. "Ain't no sunshine when she's gone" song comes to mind. We are really missing granddaughter. DD brought snacks and cereal for her when they were here July 4 and they are staring at me from the pantry. DH and I are both saddened and struggling. Self: eating the snacks doesn't help. <BR> <BR> Sunshine forecast for today with mild temps so we'll likely be on the ... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:15:38 EST Daily check in 8/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62367515 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Can it be the last week of August? Toni, hope you enjoy kayaking. What about the ducks? <BR> <BR> We have a bunch of transient boaters at our Marina this weekend. Competing loud music last night but the hum of the air conditioner helped me get to sleep at a decent hour. Not much into partying these days.... DH enjoys socializing more than I do. I like to be doing something, like dancing!! <BR> <BR> Good luck to the runners out there running races. Rest day f... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:50:04 EST Daily check in 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62359935 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the good thoughts. The funeral service was very nice and it was good to see everyone. Performance review went very well and it was a very busy day at work. DH greeted me with pecan encrusted halibut. Yum yum. <BR> <BR> Walking 5 mi again with my TX fitness buddy this morning. So good to catch up! Her friendship is one of the greatest benefits I obtained from joining my gym 19 yrs ago. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:05:53 EST Daily check in 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62352408 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH and I visited friends with newborn baby girl last night; held her for over an hour. So sweet! Then this morning I'm walking with my fitness buddy who moved to Texas last year. She is in town and we're doing our 5 mi walk. Yaaaay! <BR> <BR> Then 1.5 hr drive to my aunt's funeral (thanks for condolences), then 1.5 hr drive to meet with my manager for midyear review(since I was promoted it should be good, right?) and then busy afternoon and 1.25 hr drive home. Gra... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:09:44 EST What can I do about this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x62349039 I hit my goal weight in June (then vacation happened and now I'm back at goal weight). My BMI is currently 22.9. I look skinny in clothes, but there is a looseness in my skin all over and I still have an ugly pooch belly. I think it may hold a good 1 to 2 lbs just on my tummy. The pooch may be a left over from my twin pregnancy, 3 and half years ago. As much as I am proud of having carried my kids, I have trouble accepting that this is what my belly will always look like. <BR> <BR> I feel ... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:18:54 EST Daily check in 8/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62344343 Good morning. <BR> <BR> I've been awake since about 2:30 am (6.5 hrs of sleep) mulling over how I might be able to attend the out of town visitation/funeral of my aunt who passed Monday night at age 97. The range of thoughts bouncing around in my head make me wonder if I have attention deficit disorder. It's a combined event scheduled to begin at 9:30 am on Thursday when I need to be out of town in a different direction for my manager's midyear review at 1:30. <BR> <BR> Laughing, Mandy,... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:14:11 EST Daily check in 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62335565 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I guess the weekend sun and the burpee workout of the day and travelling yesterday wore me out as I was sound asleep from 7:30 pm to 3:30 am. The cool dry weather feels great too. <BR> <BR> Thoughts and prayers for your sis Dalid; hope all is well. Glad smoke has subsided, Fairhavenqueen, and hope SwedeSue and any others in northwest fire area are ok. <BR> <BR> I see my Clinical Kinesiologist this am. I am SO grateful his treatment eliminated my periformous and sc... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:21:47 EST Daily check in 8/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x62327178 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Moving slow today. Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful sunshiney day. We spent about 4 hours at our favorite sandbar with two of our favorite boating friends. Always a relaxing time. I spent several hours yesterday morning journaling about DD and our relationship. ... <BR> <BR> Off to the gym for 90 minutes cardio and crossfit. Travelling today for work. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:26:19 EST