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SparkPeople At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1111 CHERYLA2012 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69258025 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CH<BR>ERYLA2012 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:02:34 EST 50YEARSAWIFE has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69258016 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=50<BR>YEARSAWIFE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinica... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:00:54 EST Daily check in 6/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69254462 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The 106 degree heat index had us heading home early yesterday. There just wasn't much of a breeze and there was plenty to do here at home. I'm grateful for air conditioning, that's for sure. One more day of extreme temps and then it's supposed to rain and cool off to more seasonal temps. <BR> <BR> We have a new tenant moving in to the rental house July 1, so I'm trying to complete repairs and maintenance items. The previous owner had a tub liner installed which has... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:48:45 EST Daily check in 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69248788 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It was a wonderful day on the river yesterday. A lot of visiting children and grandchildren for Father's Day. Most of these folks have grown up on this river. We always enjoy catching up. Nice breeze, so heat wasn't bad at all. <BR> <BR> I rather enjoyed my shopping trip--all by myself looking at the things that I wanted to see for just as long as I wanted. It was time to replace a garbage can, toilet brush--that kind of stuff, and I had some Revlon coupons and... Sun, 17 Jun 2018 06:03:09 EST Daily check in 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69243788 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The vintage coffee maker in this houseboat does not have the feature which allows you to grab a cup before it's completely finished brewing, so I'm patiently waiting. <em>271</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday morning I saw my RD at the gym. She is still unpacking from the family's move, but I hope to schedule a follow up meeting soon. I think her point will be to eat foods made from scratch and avoid added flavoring, processed sugars, because all the added fat, sugar a... Sat, 16 Jun 2018 06:02:07 EST MRSTABER has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69238742 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MR<BR>STABER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:26:02 EST JEANKNEE has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69238736 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>ANKNEE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.di... Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:23:42 EST Daily check in 6/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69237277 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay! <BR> <BR> Bess, I'm glad you can salvage the magnetic tape--what lovely memories you'll be able to share with your granddaughter. And reminisce with your husband. Such talents! <BR> <BR> Kellie, what an accomplishment to increase your mileage like you have! <BR> <BR> How was the golf game, Donna? <BR> <BR> Phebess, hope you had safe travels to PA. I saw news reports of tornadoes in PA--not sure where though. <BR> <BR> Nell, is the Singapore board member a... Fri, 15 Jun 2018 05:43:51 EST BETH7CAM has maintained for FIFTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69231582 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>TH7CAM </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:27:54 EST Daily check in 6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69229709 Good morning! <BR> It's cooler this morning. I'm attending a retirement seminar across town that begins at 8 am so I need to alter my exercise routine, perhaps a 5:30 cyclefit class. Or a walk/run on my own. DH is running Scamp at our friend's farm. It was great to have him in class yesterday, but he's sore. <BR> Bess, what a wonderful gift. I look forward to hearing your performance. <BR> Sunny, what city in Hawaii are you visiting? <BR> Poindextra, it always feels good to complete a bi... Thu, 14 Jun 2018 05:56:00 EST Daily check in 6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69223601 Good morning! Hump day! Except for Jamirblaze--vacation yaaay. Enjoy!! And it's nice of you retired ladies to sympathize with us working girls ... <BR> <BR> Leanest Livable weight, the low end of your range is mostly determined by your genes per Traci Mann, author of Secrets from the Eating Lab. Her research explains why it is so hard. She provides 12 strategies, most of which I'm sure we all implement daily. It will make for a good discussion with my RD. SP coach Dean Anderson quote... Wed, 13 Jun 2018 05:59:11 EST Daily check in 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69218009 Good morning! <BR> Thanks for the encouragement with the burpees. It's a "chipper" exercise, meaning you chip away at it. The first minute (when I was fresh) I think I did 12 or 15, then the 5 wallballs at the top of the clock, leaving about 50 seconds to do 5 to 7 burpees before the top of the next minute when 5 more wall balls, etc. I didn't write down my time, but I think it was 16 something. I am not fast with burpees but I have pretty good endurance. <BR> <BR> So have any of you rea... Tue, 12 Jun 2018 05:37:46 EST Dog Days of Summer Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x69216540 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/634fc5fe-3841-47a3-94c5-65e7dcbb1205.png"> <BR> <BR> Announcing the Dog Days of Summer Maintenance Challenge <BR> <BR> Sign up at this link: <link>http://goo.gl/forms/4uaK06svpn6kcZpE<BR>3 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's manage our health and wellness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and weight maintenance efforts. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (June 20 – August 21) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our ... Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:36:37 EST STARDUSTD has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69213038 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>ARDUSTD </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 11 Jun 2018 07:57:00 EST Daily check in 6/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69212381 Good morning! <BR> It's storming here. A flash flood warning sounded off from my phone sometime in the middle of the night. We needed the rain, though. <BR> <BR> Kellie, the "Gilligan Island song" played in my head while in the midst of our adventure!! What a difference a day makes--yesterday's trip to the sandbar was perfect. <BR> <BR> Bess, are you okay?! Goodness, that sounded painful. Such love from your DH, though--reading to you. <BR> <BR> 100 burpees in the workout today, inter... Mon, 11 Jun 2018 06:03:00 EST Daily check in 6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69207232 Good morning! <BR> <BR> <em>271</em> Sharing a cup of coffee with my SP friends this morning... <BR> <BR> I worked on cleaning the water stain left on the fiberglass tub/shower from that ole drippy faucet using white vinegar, baking soda, Dawn, Softscrub. Oh my, it looks better. Can't wait to see what DH can do with it once he puts his polisher and wax on it (sides only). <BR> <BR> We had an interesting boat ride yesterday. We took the john boat, and met our friends who took their ... Sun, 10 Jun 2018 06:17:05 EST Daily check in 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69202251 <em>408</em> Cheers to the lovely bride and groom!! Phebess, the flowers were beautiful!! Was it just a coincidence that you were in the area for the wedding? <BR> <BR> We're at the houseboat, just me and DH this weekend. We have friends coming to stay with us in July so we've been making some much needed improvements, updates. The key is FINDING the right parts, etc. We finally found a shower/tub faucet to replace the drip, drip, drippy one that we tried to replace (wrong centers) and... Sat, 9 Jun 2018 05:50:23 EST Daily check in 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69196226 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> You retired ladies are so inspiring--just doing fun things every single day, like sleeping late, meeting girlfriends/SP friends for lunch, sketching, going to the lake on a Thursday, learning to sail, etc.!! <BR> <BR> My employer held a "Cocktail and Canvas" event last night, to which attendance was strongly encouraged. So I was sort of forced to have some fun! Thank you! Remember we did this last year? I painted sailboats. The print I copied f... Fri, 8 Jun 2018 05:00:53 EST Daily check in 6/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69190506 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH is driving us home from DD's, so I'll miss Crossfit class (darn, a good one with several tabatas). We really enjoyed DGD's ballet recital. <BR> <BR> Yaaay, Bess on weigh in! <BR> Happy birthday Toni!!! And congrats on the blog, which I will read next <BR> So glad to hear you're feeling better, Kellie <BR> VERY nice, gig Sunny!! Loved our trip to Hawaii in 2016!! <BR> Nell, hope your hubby feels better. <BR> Taking care of our teeth is certainly important, Don... Thu, 7 Jun 2018 06:15:42 EST Daily check in 6/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69184160 Good morning!! Hump day! <BR> <BR> I sold my motorcycle last night...a little sad, but I'm glad that someone else will enjoy it (I hope). A young man will take good care of her now. I have my pictures and memories! Close that chapter. <BR> <BR> Flowers will add so much, Phebess. Weddings and adoptions are about the only happy events that occur at a courthouse. Sure to bring some smiles! <BR> <BR> DGD has her dance recital tonight so DH and I will travel 2 hrs after work and come home cr... Wed, 6 Jun 2018 05:54:57 EST Daily check in 6/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69177911 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday work was so busy it feels like it should be Friday. But alas, it's only Tuesday and a Travel day, which means a total of 2:20 on the road, a portion of which I can be on a call. Trying to manage two matters that are each a house of cards. <BR> <BR> Yes! Enjoy these few days of warm, sunny, less humid weather as hot and humid is back in the forecast for the weekend. <BR> <BR> Hope you feel better soon, Kellie. I probably would have tried to push throug... Tue, 5 Jun 2018 05:55:15 EST Daily check in 6/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69171131 Good morning! Monday, Monday... <BR> <BR> Having watched no news or weather for the last 4 days, I had not heard of the significant rainfall out east. Nell, I would be turning on all the lights, too, to ward off the gloom. I hope our weather from yesterday comes your way--we were able to turn off the air conditioner and open the house up yesterday when we arrived home around noon. Low humidity, light breezes and moderate temps were perfect for going to the rental house, weeding and working... Mon, 4 Jun 2018 05:57:07 EST Daily check in 6/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69166106 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Yes, it was a quiet group yesterday, Donna. I know several are out and about having fun in the summer sun and/or traveling! Well deserved for sure. <BR> <BR> We spent most of the day driving from Nashville to DD's, where we spent the night. It's a beautiful morning! We'll head home this morning, with lots to catch up on and a full week of work ahead. <BR> <BR> Nell, Scamp stayed in his kennel at the hotel. Although he would have loved the winery where they wer... Sun, 3 Jun 2018 07:59:02 EST Daily check in 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69160595 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ok, let's try this again. <BR> <BR> Great wedding and a lot of exercise! Thanks for all the shoe compliments. It wasn't too long into the dancing that most of the ladies changed into their flat sandals. Assyrian wedding dance, anyone? Men really getting into it!!! Great food, and wine (I was the designated driver, so only had one small glass). <BR> <BR> Scamp did pretty well, but I'm sure he's looking forward to his back yard and free reign. <BR> <BR> Glad yo... Sat, 2 Jun 2018 07:52:51 EST LESLIESENIOR has maintained for TWELVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69156452 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>SLIESENIOR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 1 Jun 2018 11:35:19 EST SUZYMOBILE has maintained for TWELVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69156447 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>ZYMOBILE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 1 Jun 2018 11:34:10 EST SHAWFAN has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69156440 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SH<BR>AWFAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 1 Jun 2018 11:32:46 EST LESLIE871948 has maintained for THIRTY YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69156434 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>SLIE871948 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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 Jun 2018 11:31:07 EST Daily check in 6/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69154668 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a63b4e00-fc24-4151-82bf-41660369e178.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning from Nashville, where these fushia shoes will be partying tonight!! (Not sure if the pic will be sideways, but you'll get the idea) <BR> <BR> We're touring the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium later this morning and we'll have lunch in the city , then back to the hotel to get dolled up. I'll try to post a pic. <BR> <BR> Darn it, Kellie, I hope you can "vitamin C" your... Fri, 1 Jun 2018 06:38:38 EST CDCSMITH2013 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69150563 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CD<BR>CSMITH2013 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Thu, 31 May 2018 11:34:39 EST Daily check in 5/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69148561 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oops! I overslept, but needed every minute. I'll try to stop back once we're on the road to Nashville! Got my shoes! Yaaay! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Thu, 31 May 2018 06:09:02 EST Daily check in 5/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69142374 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day, already. And this is my "Friday," since I'll be taking Thurs and Fri off for the wedding. Thanks for all the compliments on the pink pumps. They're actually "fushia" and I need to exchange them for a different size, so I hope they have them!! If not here, I'll be shopping all the way to Nashville!! <BR> <BR> Nell, I can sympathize with the tinnitus. The ENT doctor I saw a few weeks ago said there's no remedy, but there's stem cell research in progress. ... Wed, 30 May 2018 05:25:37 EST Daily check in 5/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69136592 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We had record breaking temperatures again yesterday, and we ended up heading home around 2:30. DD and family left around 9:00 am. DH installed some curtain brackets for his mom and we enjoyed our visit with her. <BR> <BR> I had time to run into my favorite shoe store and pick up some bright pink pumps to wear with my new dress for the wedding. <BR> <BR> Today our Crossfit coach has planned an hour of mobility--okay by me. I'll take my newspapers to read while I ... Tue, 29 May 2018 06:07:20 EST Daily check in 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69131290 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Pausing today to remember with heartfelt gratitude all those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. Crossfitters everywhere will be doing the hero WOD "Murph", and I'll be doing a modified version at 6:00: <BR> 1 mile run <BR> 100 pull ups (I'll do bentover rows) <BR> 200 pushups <BR> 300 squats <BR> 1 mile run <BR> The hardcore will wear weighted vests. Some will partition, do sets of 5 pullups, 10 pushups, 15 squats. It's already 70 degrees... Mon, 28 May 2018 06:17:28 EST LESLIELENORE has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69126729 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>SLIELENORE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sun, 27 May 2018 10:25:46 EST DESIREE671 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69126715 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>SIREE671 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.... Sun, 27 May 2018 10:23:56 EST Daily check in 5/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69125517 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Another fine day on the river yesterday! We took some time to attend a celebration of life event for a friend who passed at age 62 of CJD, very rare. They are testing for any genetic cause as they have two daughters. They live out on about 20 acres and the place was packed. Very nice tribute to a great man. <BR> <BR> So my Rd wants me to track very strictly for 3 days and I must admit I'm having some difficulty stopping to do that on The sandbar. <BR> <BR> Going ... Sun, 27 May 2018 07:08:01 EST Daily check in 5/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69120216 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> Sorry this is so late, but I'm grateful for the sleep. Scamp is whining to go to the cuddy cabin to play with DGD. <BR> <BR> DH and SIL installed the new air conditioner in a couple of hours. It's so nice, much quieter.!! <BR> <BR> RD gave me a list of items to work on. One suggestion I'll pass on to you all, read: Kessler, End to Overeating. I've reserved copies at the library, one audio, one in print. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to this bright sunshiney... Sat, 26 May 2018 07:25:16 EST Daily Check In 5/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69113959 Good morning! It's Friiiiiiidaay! <BR> <BR> Yesterday when I hit "Post Message", I received an error message, so I posted a second one. Nell, as you pointed out, the first one posted after all. Gotta love technology.... <BR> <BR> Oh, the other thing I forgot to mention about the dress is the great sale price!!! Regular price was $129, but it was on sale for $36,00, less 20%, so what a deal, too! <BR> <BR> I made it through the seminar yesterday, but was disappointed with the luncheon. ... Fri, 25 May 2018 05:44:01 EST Daily check in 5/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69108197 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Cyber monster ate my post. Grrrrr. Talk to you tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 24 May 2018 06:18:06 EST Daily check in 5/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69108176 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Score! I found a dress to wear to my nephew's upcoming wedding! It's comfortable and flattering. <BR> <BR> I was up very early catching up on some emails at work, laundry etc. Ugh. The seminar has bern good and they reduced the quantity of tempting foods and snacks. Another day of it today. <BR> <BR> Holiday weekend is looking good. Hot, though. Okay with me. Hope new air conditioner installs without any glitches. <BR> <BR> Off to Crossfit, deadlifts and d... Thu, 24 May 2018 06:14:02 EST NEW-CAZ has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69103854 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>W-CAZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Wed, 23 May 2018 10:23:56 EST Daily check in 5/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69102161 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Maybe it's good sleeping weather, as I just slept 38 minutes past my alarm. Yikes, and this morning I must finish picking up as the cleaning lady arrives today. And I have to run downtown to my office, pick up my laptop charging cord (left it in another bag and had just enough charge to work all day yesterday at my out of town ofc), then back out ti this side of town to attend a Continuing Legal Education class all today and tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Sorry to make this ... Wed, 23 May 2018 06:01:52 EST Daily check in 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69096119 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Great news, Donna. Home sweet home. <BR> Lovely pictures of St Thomas, Phebess. Such beautiful blue water and skies! <BR> Sunny, glad you enjoyed your trip to NY. Safe travels home. By the way, I'm actually in the Central time zone. <BR> Nell, glad you were able to shut off that generator, but glad you have it during your many power outages. <BR> Bess, I'm sure you've heard the expression: BOAT stands for Break Out Another Thousand. <BR> We're about to do that to... Tue, 22 May 2018 05:37:43 EST Daily check in 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69089077 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Interesting blog, Poindextra. Especially how much attention to detail you have taken in your nutrition intake. Wow. Now I'm really looking forward to my RD appointment--we're set for Friday at 1:00. Yaaay! Finally! <BR> <BR> Nell, hope your power has been restored. <BR> Bess, I laughed at your description of your boater--perhaps hiring some assistance with the current rudder problem would be a satisfactory solution. My philosophy: There's usually nothing you c... Mon, 21 May 2018 06:09:39 EST JANPER1 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69084856 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>NPER1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 20 May 2018 09:46:34 EST Daily check in 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69083767 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Donna, such good news. Safe travels home. Home sweet home. <BR> Welcome back, Bess. I am reminded of my experience of buying this houseboat in May, 1999. And the 8 days we took to bring her here from the Louisville KY area, via the Ohio River, then the Mississippi River. Quite an adventure. <BR> <BR> Nell, I feel the same way about the aging process and how it has affected my ability to party late into the night on just a few hours of sleep. I think I took f... Sun, 20 May 2018 06:23:23 EST Daily check in 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69079029 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Ah, I was able to sleep late. Dense fog in the harbour and I pretended that I heard the horn of an oceanliner (instead of the train) , along with all the birds chirping. Peaceful. <BR> <BR> But Scamp is whining so I'll have to take him up to potty. <BR> <BR> Donna, it's so good to hear that your husband may be discharged soon. Hope the healing continues! <BR> <BR> Yes, there are a number of RDs associated with the clinic, but I really like Erin's non-cookie cu... Sat, 19 May 2018 07:19:47 EST Daily check in 5/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69073047 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> We have buffalo gnats that drove us back inside the gym yesterday. I have a large welt on my arm where I was bitten. So, I'm not sure about the workout today. It's walking lunges and sprints. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty worn out, though. Hoping the coffee kicks in soon. <BR> <BR> The RD I was going to use just works out of her home. She is a cyclefit instructor at my gym and has 4 young children. I really like her, but I don't know when we'll ever... Fri, 18 May 2018 06:08:09 EST Daily check in 5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69067144 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, did I sleep well. And I needed that! Yesterday's WOD (work of the day) was tough: run 400 m, 25 burpees, run 400, 25 kettlebell swings, run 400, 25 ring rows, run 400, 25 pushups--that's one round, and we had to do AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) in 40 mins. We completed two rounds. <BR> <BR> Hey, Martha, nice to hear from you. I checked out your SP page; congrats on your journey. <BR> <BR> And rain, rain rain out there! We're enjoying nice weather ... Thu, 17 May 2018 06:00:26 EST MIRAGE727 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69062902 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>RAGE727 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Wed, 16 May 2018 10:30:43 EST TANYA602 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69062894 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TA<BR>NYA602 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 16 May 2018 10:29:01 EST Daily check in 5/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69060994 Good morning! <BR> Donna, I hope the relapse wasn't too serious and pray the doctors are helping your husband return to good health soon. <BR> Happy traveling, Bess. Would this sailboat be a replacement or an addition? <BR> Jamirblaze, I agree that Tuesday was a very long day; I was fighting fatigue as I drove home yesterday. <BR> Tough workout this morning, with lots of running, burpees etc. <BR> The RD sent an email again last night asking for my availability, so we'll try again. I alread... Wed, 16 May 2018 06:00:22 EST Daily check in 5/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69055435 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We had severe thunderstorm warnings last night, too, Poindextra. They motivated me to complete my grocery shopping before 7:00. Promptly at 7, the trees began swaying in the strong winds, and then a gentle rain fell. Good for the plants and no damage, as far as I know. <BR> <BR> Bess, it sounds like you are all set for recovery. Was your son surprised by your drawing? <BR> <BR> Yaay for days to relax, Kellie and Nell. Donna, I hope your husband continues to imp... Tue, 15 May 2018 05:49:33 EST Daily check in 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69049631 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, so sorry to hear you sprained your ankle. What happened? I recall that you have had this occur in the recent past. Same ankle? <BR> <BR> Kellie, have fun at the ballgame today. Safe travels, Sunny and Toni! <BR> <BR> I'm really dragging this morning; must have become used to sleeping late. No chance for rest, though. I have my teeth cleaning at 8 am, so will need to fix lunch and even leave Crossfit a few minutes early. Lucky for me, the dentist moved ... Mon, 14 May 2018 05:35:08 EST Daily check in 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69044989 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Another day of sleeping in. Yaaay for sleep! <BR> <BR> Kellie, we watched all the storms go north of us. Glad you had a safe run, although shorter than planned. <BR> <BR> What a great resource you must be, Phebess! I'm sure the islanders are grateful to have you back in their midst! <BR> <BR> I feel like I celebrated twice yesterday for Mothers Day. We went to a restaurant for breakfast and then a different one for dinner. I didn't really want to go as there... Sun, 13 May 2018 07:40:58 EST Daily check in 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69040084 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Look at me sleeping in until 5:30!! (Nevermind that I was awake from about 2 until 2:30, and that I had another horrible leg cramp at 11:00 pm--pickle saved the day again. ) <BR> <BR> Our Bylaw meeting went well and many commented how awful a job it is to pour through bylaws. Now it's my job to prepare a redline/strikeout copy for review by Synod. <BR> <BR> Scamp needs a walk up to potty, so I'll get this posted. <BR> <BR> Hope each and everyone of you has a grea... Sat, 12 May 2018 06:40:45 EST Daily check in 5/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69034049 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> I gave myself permission to indulge yesterday at a birthday celebration for a colleague at work. Lots of yummy dishes! I'm glad I won't be tempted with those leftovers today. I'll be back to my normal routine. <BR> <BR> I have my board meeting today to discuss our bylaw amendments. Ours have to be submitted to a synod convention; since we've missed this year, we will need to wait until 2020. No big deal, though. Nothing urgent or controversi... Fri, 11 May 2018 05:56:51 EST Daily check in 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69028369 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Moving very slow today. I donated blood after work and then met friends for dinner. I guess as a result of the loss of fluid, I went through three episodes of severe leg cramps, one at 8:30, another at 9:30, final one at 10:30. I hobbled out to the kitchen and drank water and pickle juice. I finally got to sleep. <BR> <BR> Donna, I hope your husband begins to improve soon; glad he's receiving good care. <BR> <BR> Off to start the day. Crossfit, traveling for w... Thu, 10 May 2018 06:09:06 EST Daily check in 5/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69022340 Good morning! <BR> Hump day, and I'm ready for a downhill slide. But that won't happen until the weekend. At least, there's hope in sight. Yesterday's family meeting went better than expected. The family had met and agreed to resolve the estate's liquidity problem in a way a court would likely have ordered. Now to memorialize in writing, obtain court approval, and move on. Never a dull moment. <BR> <BR> Nell, I too am working on bylaw amendments for an endowment board I'm on. I agree ... Wed, 9 May 2018 06:00:47 EST Daily check in 5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69016549 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Donna, I'm glad you are paying attention to your own care as you oversee your husband's medical care. I'll never forget the care the hospital gave DD when her baby came 9 weeks early--the meal tickets allowed her to eat at the cafeteria and spend all of her time in the NICU rather than worrying about grocery shopping and preparing meals. Of course, there was a different focus; promoting breastfeeding. But still, there's extra stress that needs to be managed. Kee... Tue, 8 May 2018 03:35:57 EST Daily check in 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69010506 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Donna, what a scare! Big hugs and prayers for healing for your husband. <BR> <BR> I have to take my car in for air conditioning repair first thing this morning, so I need to go to the 5 a.m. CrossFit class. I am so tired of having my workout time impinged upon. This is the reason I work out early. Oh well, such as life. <BR> <BR> So I need to get ready and make some lunch. Hope all have a great day!! Mon, 7 May 2018 05:29:43 EST Daily check in 5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x69005329 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Scamp is experiencing the repercussions of a day on the Sand Bar, namely, Sandy stools. Boy, it was a beautiful day. He had a blast when two little kids showed up and he showed them how fast he could run. All three of us were sound asleep by 8. It was the first warm Saturday of the season. We are in flood stage and will be keeping an eye on the river. It doesn't stop us though. <BR> <BR> Safe travels on the final leg of your journey, Phebess. Hope you slept well. <B... Sun, 6 May 2018 07:40:35 EST Daily check in 5/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68999294 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH and hunting buddy are just leaving marina; the buddy overslept. Last weekend for turkey season. They'll be back by noon, and then we'll enjoy some boating. Warm sunshine--aahhhh! <BR> <BR> Good advice, Donna. While we always look forward to the next stage of our lives (driver's license, marriage, kids, degree/professional license, job, etc.), there's something to be said for basking in the moment, enjoying and making the best of the here and now. I feel very fo... Sat, 5 May 2018 05:47:56 EST Daily check in 5/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68993157 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> Another early travel day, an important meeting, out of town (an hour away), a settlement conference at the courthouse, with the Judge's assistance, all clients present. Praying for a positive outcome. <BR> <BR> Yes, I admire you retirees and the freedom you all have to do what you want when you want. And so many of you are having so much fun! Bingo!! Bicycling!! Traveling to St Thomas!!! The Lake, the Enchanted forest. And for me, these past t... Fri, 4 May 2018 05:53:35 EST Daily check in 5/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68987099 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Just stopping in to say hi as I had to review a Will for a family member during my usual SP time. <BR> <BR> Crossfit, traveling and another busy day. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 3 May 2018 06:02:46 EST Daily check in 5/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68980337 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Oh, my it's BEAUTIFUL outside. 72 degrees right now, with birds chirping. It feels SO good! I wish I could join you on that three hour bike ride, Sunny! What fun! <BR> <BR> So I had a nearly perfect "rainbow" lunch yesterday--spinach salad with purple fruits (a few big juicy blackberries, blueberries), some pecans, bacon vinegrate. Yummy, colorful and healthy! <BR> <BR> Phebess, yikes! I agree with ALL of those "no" scenarios! <BR> <BR> Toni, it would be ha... Wed, 2 May 2018 05:54:20 EST HOLLY255255 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68975410 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>LLY255255 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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 May 2018 10:18:51 EST OHMEMEME has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68975399 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OH<BR>MEMEME </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 1 May 2018 10:17:49 EST DIANNEMT has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68975397 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>ANNEMT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 1 May 2018 10:16:52 EST SHERRYJVP has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68975389 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SH<BR>ERRYJVP </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Tue, 1 May 2018 10:15:27 EST Daily check in 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68973664 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The April (rain and snow) showers have indeed brought May flowers! Our yard has just exploded with color and fresh beautiful blooms! The beauty of spring never ceases to amaze me! DH mowed last night before I got home, which always emphasizes sights and smells. Ah, SPRING! <BR> <BR> Toni, it's so empowering to learn a new "fun" skill in an environment like that, whether or not you ever use it! <BR> <BR> The ENT dr confirmed my hearing tests in 2005, 2015 and 201... Tue, 1 May 2018 04:59:18 EST I am a maintainer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68971363 Six years ago I lost 57 pounds and have stayed between 123 and 127 ever since. I joined the National registry and have read and followed all of the good advice they provide to keep on maintaining. I am now an intuitive eater and I only eat when I'm hungry. I take at least 20 minutes to eat and stop when I'm full. I allow myself some cheating in moderation. Reese's peanut butter cups are my nemesis. I walk briskly about 12000 steps almost every day and strength train three times a week. We hav... Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:13:42 EST SRWYLIE has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68969904 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SR<BR>WYLIE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:14:12 EST Daily check in 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68967352 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Last day of April. Today is my follow-up ear dr appointment, so I need to get busy and make my lunch and get ready for Crossfit class. My "to do" list has become a little overwhelming; it just might require some time off. The 80 degree temps are hitting today. Yesterday's car ride home was hot, and my air conditioner wasn't working properly, so add that to the "to do" list. <BR> <BR> I don't believe I've ever tried lavender lemonade. It sounds yummy! Phebess, ... Mon, 30 Apr 2018 05:45:50 EST Daily check in 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68961509 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Brrrrr. As soon as DH gets up and leaves to hunt, the temperature drops. And I have a hard time falling back to sleep. <BR> <BR> We had a good time at the Spring Fling although I ate too much. It was good to see a lot of the boaters and campers and we all commiserated about the Long Winter and cold weather. <BR> <BR> Time to take Scamp up for his morning walk. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 29 Apr 2018 06:55:21 EST Daily check in 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68956030 Good morning, friends! <BR> <BR> I'm watching the sun rise over the marina from my galley window, DH is out on the river for the final week of turkey hunting season with a friend of his, DD and DGD are sound asleep in the cuddy cabin. We're looking forward to abundant sunshine and the marina's "Spring Fling" this evening--over 60 people RSVP'd! It'll be so good to see everyone as we all emerge from winter hibernation. DH spent 5 hrs washing the boat yesterday, so I hope we can take a riv... Sat, 28 Apr 2018 06:45:54 EST Daily check in4/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68950184 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> Oh, my, I feel I've REALLY earned this weekend!! I slept SO hard last night and just wonder how late I may have slept without an alarm. <BR> <BR> Yesterday after my post here I called the Help Desk and all I had to do was force a shutdown of my computer by holding down the on/off switch. Duh. Nell, we do not have to share laptops; since I was already signed in and connected to the internet, and he needed to make the second approval, I handed ... Fri, 27 Apr 2018 06:10:06 EST Daily check in 4/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68944574 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I am having numerous technical difficulties this morning on my work laptop and my work email app on my smartphone, effectively locked out of my ability to access work at a time when I'm trying to meet a noon deadline. So, I must call the HELP desk for my phone access and wait for my colleague who was logged in on my laptop while at the seminar yesterday when the battery died to wake up and see my message that I need his password to log him out!!! Aaaaaarrrrrggghh! ... Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:10:38 EST Daily check in 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68938907 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lake Michigan is calling my name. My workout this morning just has to be exploring what's across the street from the hotel. Last night there were lots of people jogging and walking their dogs over there, so I'm looking forward to checking it out. Unfortunately, my colleague didn't bring tennis shoes. Can you imagine traveling without workout clothes? <BR> <BR> One of our fairly new Crossfitters had her car window broken out and her gym bag stolen. All of the equ... Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:05:06 EST Daily Check In 4/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68932982 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I sincerely thank all of you for the kind birthday wishes! <BR> <BR> Nell, I did sign up for Medicare, but only Part A (basically hospital) because I have approved substitute coverage through work for Parts B and D so will not incur a penalty. I confirmed with the Social Security office, the Medicare specialist at the Senior Citizens Center, my financial advisor and my HR, so I hope that's right. It sure is complicated these days. <BR> <BR> DH took me to dinner ... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:52:09 EST Daily check in 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68926958 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today is my birthday. I'm officially a "senior citizen" under all definitions. Yes, 65. Doesn't seem possible. <BR> <BR> I had a fantastically productive day yesterday, planted all 31 of my flowers, setting a couple of bags of mulch, picked up sticks for DH to mow when he returns from hunting later today, aired up tires and started the ole Cadillac, did 4 loads of laundry and made pecan encrusted chicken breasts. Our trees are budding out, too. <BR> <BR> I wan... Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:51:42 EST Daily check in 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68921290 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thinking of you, Kellie, as you tackle that half marathon today! At least the weather should cooperate. 60s but cloudy here. <BR> <BR> I bought a bunch of flowers yesterday so I'll head home to plant them today before my work week begins. I'll be traveling to a team meeting for work, to St Joseph MI, on Tuesday, returning late Wednesday, with another work event Thursday evening, so I need a day at home to prepare for the work week. <BR> <BR> There's a stray bea... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:14:39 EST Daily check in 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68915981 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Ah, Saturday morning at the houseboat... DH and his hunting buddies are heading out to scout for turkeys. They can't hunt because the limit is one the first week, so they must wait until Monday. <BR> <BR> I plan to go to the Stark Nursery customer appreciation sale across the river and buy my plants--flowers and some potting soil. We really need to replace our two front trees, but I need to put some thought into that decision and get DH to agree to plant them--an... Sat, 21 Apr 2018 05:11:51 EST Daily check in 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68910588 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> And I have to be at work early, with back to back meetings at 8, 9 and 10. Oil change at 3 pm. A busy day. <BR> <BR> Beautiful picture, Bess. It sounds like this trip was a well deserved "battery charge." <BR> <BR> Today they say will be a turning point in this weather. We'll see. <BR> <BR> Gotta run and finish my morning chores before Crossfit class. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:38:51 EST Daily check in 4/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68904877 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well, I slept much better last night, thank goodness. My eye doctor said my eyes were healthy, and tweaked my contact lense prescription in each eye just a little, and now both lenses are for astigmatism. Improved vision is welcome. <BR> <BR> Welcome home, Bess, and congratulations on your 44th wedding anniversary! Looking forward to hearing highlights of your trip to Bermuda! <BR> <BR> Very bright and cheery paintings, Phebess! Meow! <em>240</em> <BR> <BR... Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:23:49 EST WENDYANNE61 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68900808 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WE<BR>NDYANNE61 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:49:15 EST Daily check in 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68899006 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day! It feels like it should be Friday. But it feels like we may have FINALLY gotten over the hump of cold weather. Scamp was up early and it actually felt mild as I let him outside. It's above freezing anyway. He seems to have an upset stomach. <BR> <BR> Congratulations Poindextra on having your project selected! <BR> Kellie, great perseverance with your run in the wind. I agree Desi's win was inspiring! <BR> Jamirblaze, tackling the post-vacation mound... Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:31:07 EST KATIE3908 has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68895249 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KA<BR>TIE3908 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:07:49 EST Daily check in 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68893374 Good morning! <BR> <BR> As I left the gym yesterday, it was snowing lightly, but full blizzard as I left for work. Very little stuck. DD ran into blizzard as they boated to their spot on an island. They got one yesterday, and went back out today. Nell, the hunters I know don't dress the turkeys, or waterfowl, by plucking feathers--they take the breast; maybe the legs, to get the most meat. Good question, though. There are a couple of places that process meat--not sure if they would dre... Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:58:26 EST Daily check in 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68886907 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oohhhh, Monday, Monday. I was not ready for that alarm this morning. Sunny, I wholeheartedly agree that busy family life with youngsters is thoroughly exhausting! For all involved. I arrived home about 7 pm, and DD had already put DGD to bed, her two cats were in bed and she was headed to bed, too. I watched the country music award show (and thought of Toni in Vegas) while unpacking, eating dinner and doing all the chores required to prepare for the work week. <BR>... Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:04:06 EST MJREIMERS has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68883486 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MJ<BR>REIMERS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:53:08 EST MARTHA324 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68883477 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RTHA324 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:50:46 EST MAGGIEROSEBOWL has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68883465 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>GGIEROSEBOWL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:48:33 EST Daily check in 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68880557 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Nell, will you be following up with a cardiologist about the scan? Best to get some peace of mind about it. <BR> <BR> I will be heading out in a half hour to DD's house, as I'm hoping to arrive in time to shower and attend church with her and granddaughter. Then the ballet is at 2:00, then a 2 hr drive home. Lots of driving today. <BR> <BR> We got our boat ride at 5:00 after the rain FINALLY ended yesterday. It was a good day! <BR> <BR> I need to scoot. Hope a... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 05:26:31 EST Daily check in 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68875013 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hello from the houseboat--ahh, home away from home. All 3 smoke/carbon monoxide detectors were chirping for new batteries, so I may take a trip to the next town over Walmart and pick up batteries, condiments, etc. while DH and hunting buddy are out listening for "gobble, gobble." <BR> <BR> Not the warmest, or sunshiney-est forecast, but I think I will squeeze some joy outta this day! Lots of ground to cover with Scamp, a new bridge under construction to investigate... Sat, 14 Apr 2018 06:31:55 EST Daily check in 4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68869251 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> The 13th, actually, if you're superstitious. <BR> <BR> "Summer" made an appearance yesterday, as temps climbed into the 80s! Because of a work commitment from 2:00 to 3:00, my half day of vacation meant me working from 8 to 11 am, then 2 to 3 pm. Not ideal, but I enjoyed napping and reading my Clean Eating magazine on my deck until about 1:30, ran to the office, then the library, then hardware store with DH and Scamp. <BR> <BR> You're right... Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:18:17 EST Daily check in 4/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68863150 Good morning! <BR> <BR> 56 degrees outside my door right now. Ahh. Forecast is still in the 70s and sunny, so I'm working a half day from home. <BR> <BR> Our Crossfit trainer has us running outside this morning, which is okie dokie with me. WOD is running 1/4 mi and 8 backsquats, as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes. I'm excited to work hard. I feel like one of my daffodils that FINALLY bloomed yesterday!! <em>125</em> <BR> <BR> Bicycling might be an option today, too. <BR> <... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:28:02 EST Daily check in 4/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68856814 Good morning, friends! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, how frustrating to lose a post. It's happened to many of us. <BR> <BR> Perusing the posts and blogs of our maintaining teammates just reinforces the importance of accurately tracking every single thing that goes into my mouth. If I go to a RD, I expect she will have me do so in order to evaluate my progress. And the reality is if I'm adhering to accurate tracking, I'm more careful with my intake. Others who tried "intuitive" eating (which prob... Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:49:01 EST CHANGINGHORSES has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68853160 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CH<BR>ANGINGHORSES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:36:41 EST Daily check in 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68850790 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, you really peaked my interest in the "leptin rules", so I spent some time reading blogs of teammates Jeanknee and Watermellon, found The Hungry Brain by Stephan Guyenet, giving your body time to metabolize and reset itself. No snacks, high protein breakfast, protein grams = half ideal body weight for the day. Is this designed to lower set point? <BR> <BR> Interesting stuff. My library doesn't have the book. But I looked at stephanguyenet.org. <BR> <... Tue, 10 Apr 2018 06:00:26 EST Daily check in 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68844389 Good morning! <BR> <BR> There's a couple of inches of snow out there, although the sound of dripping water means it's already melting. If the forecasted 70 degree temps later this week arrive, surely winter will end for once and for all! <BR> <BR> I trimmed the bushes near the air conditioner yesterday afternoon, so everything is now trimmed and awaiting warm temperatures in order to bud out. Lots of buds on the lilac bush, and the daffodils have swollen yellow tips, but not a one has blo... Mon, 9 Apr 2018 05:32:55 EST Daily check in 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68838255 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So, in a chance turn of events, I may finally take your advice, Toni. That is, to see a Registered Dietitian. After cyclefit class yesterday, I asked the instructor if she could meet with me about my nutrition. Oftentimes during a class, she will mention pearls of wisdom, like what to eat before and after a workout, and the science behind it. It turns out, that's her "day job." I told her about the seminar I attended, the RD that spoke, etc and we exchanged contact... Sun, 8 Apr 2018 06:50:06 EST Daily check in 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68831981 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Uh, that third thing was jump rope skips yesterday. So workout (after establishing a 1 rep max deadlift in 15 min--mine was 143 I think) was every minute on the minute: min 1, 2 deadlifts @ 80% of the 1 rep max established (I lifted 113 lbs); min 2, 20 situps; min 3, 75 jump rope skips. Repeat 8 rounds, or total of 24 mins. It wasn't bad at all, but my calves nagged at me this morning. I signed up for 90 min cyclefit class this morning to shake up the workouts. I ... Sat, 7 Apr 2018 06:07:44 EST Daily check in 4/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68826092 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> What a long, full, busy day yesterday! I had a hard time falling to sleep; it was after 10. So we'll see if I can make it through the busy day ahead. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling my triceps after 6 rounds of 15 reps each of hand release push ups, American swings w/kettlebell and box jumps yesterday. Today it's deadlifts, situps and something else. It's a good sore. <BR> <BR> My "to do" list at work and at home is huge. I need to bring my A game an... Fri, 6 Apr 2018 05:47:11 EST Daily check in 4/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68819208 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your wedding anniversary <BR> Donna! I bet you have mixed feelings about leaving sunny, warm California for home sweet home. I have similar feelings when we head home from the marina every weekend during boating season. <BR> <BR> We are welcome to go to the marina and stay on the houseboat any time, it just isn't that enjoyable when it's this cold. We won't dewinterize the engines and water system until the nighttime temps are consistently above... Thu, 5 Apr 2018 05:44:32 EST Does anyone do calorie cycling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68813768 I've found that I lose (and maintain) better when I have a day at the top of my caloric range, or even a bit over, and then several days in the lower part of my range. If I stay at roughly the same amount of calories every day, my body seems to get too complacent, and even a little change can cause weight gain. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else find that for themselves? Wed, 4 Apr 2018 10:59:55 EST Daily check in 4/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68812232 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Howling winds after work last night and this morning, with 30 degree temps. Brrrr. I stopped in to see my financial guy last night, he answered some questions I had, but then launched into Long Term Care policies. There is a policy which has a life insurance benefit if no LTC claims are made, which is more appealing to me. Guess it is hitting home with my former law partner needing admission last week. Analysis on my "to do" list. <BR> <BR> Busy day ahead--again.... Wed, 4 Apr 2018 05:55:28 EST Daily check in 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68805925 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today I have to travel for a very important meeting, and it means missing my Crossfit class--running and rowing for 400 meters, six rounds. I considered going to the 5 am class, but it's crowded by the super-jocks who will need to row in shifts as there are only 5 rowing machines. Eh, that's just an excuse-- it would be a good workout. <BR> <BR> The marina is postponing everything due to temperatures 10 to 20 degrees colder than normal, with below freezing temps... Tue, 3 Apr 2018 06:06:11 EST Daily check in 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68798302 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I did check back yesterday, reading posts, but decided to wait until today to post. Although I showered and was ready for the 6:30 sunrise service, the rest of my family had a late night and slept in, so we attended the 9:00 service. Actually, it was great to see folks who I usually don't see, and we stayed afterwards for a breakfast fundraiser by the youth group. DD and family had to leave at noon. It was cold, but a wonderful service, with the choir singing the ... Mon, 2 Apr 2018 05:45:15 EST BILLIEK17 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68793123 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BI<BR>LLIEK17 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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 Apr 2018 09:16:21 EST GOING-STRONG has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68793091 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GO<BR>ING-STRONG </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:13:47 EST Daily check in 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68792230 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Easter! Happy Passover! <BR> <BR> Easter sunrise service, so I'll check back later. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 1 Apr 2018 05:45:46 EST Daily check in 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68786593 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Phebess, my favorite saying for Good Friday is from Tony Compolo: It's Friday, but Sunday's a-coming! Great, short sermon I love to find online and listen to annually. Some versions are more powerful than others. <BR> <BR> Interesting and sweet sentiments from a big sister's perspective, Bess. I was the third and last child after two brothers, who mostly made me feel like a bother. I can't help but think it would have been different had my dad not passed away when ... Sat, 31 Mar 2018 05:57:43 EST WESTCOASTKID has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68782524 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WE<BR>STCOASTKID </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:01:54 EST Daily check in 3/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68780917 Good morning! Happy GOOD Friday! <BR> <BR> Coffee can't be done soon enough. I feel like I've moved to Seattle, with all the cloudy, rainy weather. I'm really trying to not let it get to me, but I must say I'm hanging on to the "partly cloudy" forecast today, with 53 degree high. I'm hoping to take the afternoon off work to greet DD and family when they arrive. <BR> <BR> I woke up around 2 and was up for an hour or so. Not good. I had some "sleepy" hot tea and laid back down, but it wa... Fri, 30 Mar 2018 05:48:46 EST Daily check in 3/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68775025 Good morning! <BR> <BR> "Spring showers" -- enough already! And 80 degrees sounds wonderful, Nell. Our forecast of sunshine and mid 50 temps for Fri and Sat had us planning bicycling (DD, DGD, her little cousin and me), but now we may have to strategize timing ("between raindrops," as you mentioned Toni). Cold temps returning for Easter. Oh, well, spending time with my girls is like a bouquet of flowers, rain or shine! <BR> <BR> Nell, sorry to hear about the credit card hack. New passwo... Thu, 29 Mar 2018 05:57:14 EST Daily check in 3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68768619 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, what a cute little Toni. And such sophisticated ladies. Sweet picture. <BR> <BR> Kellie, good job on the Chicago weather. They don't call it the Windy City for nothing, though. New hairstyle by the time I arrived!! All in all, a good trip! <BR> <BR> But I'm congested this morning and it settled in my ears. I felt it coming on last night and took Airborne, fearing a decongestant might interfere with my sleep. <BR> <BR> Today is Scamp's first birthday. He c... Wed, 28 Mar 2018 05:51:44 EST Daily check in 3/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68762772 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Dancing is just good for the soul, isn't it!! Is the "electric slide" a global dance? There are certainly many variations. Sounds like fun! <BR> <BR> No Comcast service this morning, so no TV or internet. They expect it to be restored by 6 am. I'll be at the train station headed for Chicago at that time, so I'm glad I have my smartphone. I'm hopeful there won't be rain when I arrive around 10 am. <BR> <BR> Put me down for having company this weekend, too! DD ... Tue, 27 Mar 2018 05:16:18 EST Daily check in 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68756555 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept well, even a few extra minutes. Jamirblaze, I see Florida is staying on Daylight savings time permanently. No extra hour of sleep this Fall. And no more fighting to adjust to the new time. Sounds good to me. <BR> <BR> What a treat to have sunshine yesterday for Palm Sunday, but it was too cold and windy to work out in the yard. Especially since I had plenty of work to do inside, preparing for the cleaning lady who comes Wed. My walking buddies are out of c... Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:59:55 EST Daily check in 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68751159 Good morning SP friends! <BR> <BR> I envy all of those reports of sunshine; my goodness we had a gloomy, rainy, cloudy, cold, windy day all day yesterday. But what a great day to visit the Lighting store, and pick up new LED recessed fixtures to replace 8 old, outdated fixtures. And DH installed them all. Those bright lights, dimmable for the other ambiance, were my only sunshine yesterday!! <BR> <BR> Concerts! What fun! Music therapy is the best! <BR> <BR> Palm Sunday celebration at c... Sun, 25 Mar 2018 06:16:20 EST Daily check in 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68746071 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's a sleep-in Saturday!! Boy, did that feel good! Much needed. Hope others suffering with lack of sleep can catch up, too. <BR> <BR> Bess, about it being "your turn", isn't that the truth?! There's certainly a season, as we age, that losses come more often. Writing that eulogy will certainly be therapeutic, lots of emotion to work through, highs and lows, and love. It'll be a labor of love, a final send off gift. You're so good with words. <BR> <BR> Weigh i... Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:05:40 EST Daily check in 3/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68740036 Good morning!! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> Bess, I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet friend. What a great way to pass on the importance of learning how to read! And what a productive life! Retiring at age 85/86 years?! She must have been a very special lady. <BR> <BR> Today I (and some of my team members) will visit my former law partner who is 86 years old, is recovering from a stroke and is suffering from confusion. We're working with the family to consolidate their f... Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:08:50 EST ADRIENALINE has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68735947 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AD<BR>RIENALINE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:45:34 EST Daily check in 3/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68734217 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Aaahh, another good night's sleep! Maybe I'm on a roll. <BR> <BR> You're all being good sports with all that snow. Shoveling is a good workout, Nell. Knock on wood, we haven't had enough to shovel all winter, just bitter cold. Today, some sun and 54 degrees here. <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I'm happy to be staying in town today, on a usual travel day, as I have numerous telephone meetings and an event to attend here in town this evening for work. It will be a ... Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:00:17 EST Daily check in 3/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68727715 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> And I slept the whole night through! Yaay--it's been awhile. Yesterday I wore a bright yellow sweater to celebrate the arrival of spring! The marina sent a message to all dock renters of important dates, beginning with the date water to the docks will be turned on--April 3! Then our three social events. Makes me Happy!! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> "Sittin' on the dock of the bay ..." Soon.... Bess, how's the pier coming? <BR> <BR> Now, I don't mean ... Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:50:32 EST OOLALA53 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68723709 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OO<BR>LALA53 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:25:53 EST Daily check in 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68721788 Good morning! Happy first day of spring!! (Even though the weather may not feel like it). Our forecast isn't very inviting, but at least it's not snow. Here's hoping it won't be as bad as predicted, Nell, Bess, Poindextra. Soon, soon, the weather will cooperate. I was greeted with rain as I left work yesterday--on my clean car. <BR> <BR> Hope those upset tummies are better today, Phebess and Poindextra. <BR> <BR> I'm running late, better scoot--make my lunch and dress for Crossfit clas... Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:01:19 EST Daily check in 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68714614 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Kellie, more hugs. Good job dragging yourself to the run. Hope it helped. <BR> <BR> I slept late after another interrupted sleep last night. Ugh. But what a beautiful day we had yesterday! I spent a couple of hours cleaning leaves out of the front yard landscaping and handwashing my car in the warm sunshine. It wasn't windy either. What a gift! I would have been tempted to go to the marina, but I checked the forecast there and it wasn't as warm or sunny. Yes,... Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:02:10 EST Daily check in 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68708113 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying my first cup of coffee, glad to have the paperwork chores of my weekend behind me, including the filing of my income tax return, a new lease for the rental house and some final paperwork for the old law firm, which is winding down with a final income tax return for 2017. I am looking forward to some sunshine and warmer (mid 50s) weather today. I wish I could purchase and plant some flowers today; I'll be outside, <BR> That's for sure. Maybe a bike r... Sun, 18 Mar 2018 05:57:08 EST SLENDERELLA61 has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68703980 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SL<BR>ENDERELLA61 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:05:32 EST Daily Check In 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68702044 Good morning! Happy St. Patrick's Day! <BR> <BR> There will be a parade downtown and, unfortunately, a lot of drunks, so I will avoid it like the plague! The city was positioning all the cattle barriers Thursday in preparation. Running a 5K is a much better way to celebrate the day--have fun, Kellie! I know you'll be listening to your body as you venture out on your first race since healing from your injury. <BR> <BR> Saddest of days is a good description, Toni. Kellie, sending you big ... Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:31:41 EST Daily check in 3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68695478 Good morning!! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> And I slept late ( after awaking at midnight and not getting back to sleep until nearly 2 am). Grrrr. I agree, Jamirblaze, this has been a very l o n g week. <BR> <BR> Biometric testing this morning at 10:15 so no breakfast. <BR> <BR> I'm late, need to dress for Crossfit class and *sadly pack up and say goodbye to granddaughter. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:04:05 EST BESSHAILE has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68690214 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>SSHAILE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:29:39 EST Daily check in 3/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68688518 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the pantyhose suggestions. I will check Burlington this weekend and look online for your several recommendations. I'll take along an old pair of my favorites to compare in the store since you can really try them on before buying. <BR> <BR> What a great day making memories with DGD! The tire shop turned into a 2 hr ordeal, and purchase of 4 new tires. I've put well over 70,000 miles on these factory tires over the last 3 yrs so it was time. DGD cu... Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:57:56 EST Candy days for kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x68682181 Hi, <BR> <BR> I am trying to figure out how to teach my son to have a healthy relationship with sugar. Obviously, this is hard because of my own struggle with sugar and candy. <BR> <BR> Some people only allow their kids to have sugar on one day a week or over the weekends, and I am wondering if this is worth implementing with my toddler. <BR> <BR> But, my hesitancy is that that never worked with me. I found the whole attitude of "in moderation" here in Sparkpeople worked much better. I ... Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:38:55 EST Daily Check In 3/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68682051 Good morning everyone! <BR> <BR> Welcome back,Kellie! Your trip sounded wonderful, especially beach yoga, pedicure, chilling by the pool... I am so ready for warm weather. <BR> <BR> Today our temps are forecast to be "normal", around 51, with sunshine. So I'm taking a vacation day to hang out with granddaughter. We are planning to hook up DD's bicycle extension to my bicycle--turns it into a bicycle for two with DGD on the back. I tried to convince her to bring her own bicycle and lear... Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:55:15 EST Daily check in 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68675521 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, glorious electricity!! The outage map first showed about 450 people affected, then the final 225 of us were restored around 1:00. Disorienting is right, Nell! Candles (find matches), flashlight to put on makeup (bad timing with DST), fluffing hair as best you can, no hot breakfast--luckily DGD brought cold cereal and milk as we usually do not have those on hand. DH took her to a nearby restaurant as he won't go without his hot breakfast. It was a good lesson... Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:51:19 EST SPARKLINGME176 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68671510 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SP<BR>ARKLINGME176 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:46:49 EST GABY1948 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68671503 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GA<BR>BY1948 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.di... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:45:05 EST OLDEROWL has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68671497 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OL<BR>DEROWL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:43:53 EST Daily check in 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68669094 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Our power is out, very isolated. I checked with the gym, it is open. But no coffee!! Granddaughter sleeps with the light on and came in to our room about 4. So she is eating cold cereal by candlelight. She will come with us . If DH actually goes! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:17:11 EST Daily check in 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68663491 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the cookbook recommendations, Phebess, and everyone for vegan input. DH and I went to dinner last night and we agree we are bored with our eating--currently just meat and salad. So I'm hoping to take this opportunity to branch out-- <BR> <BR> Our gym had a doctor give a half hour talk about nutrition yesterday--didn't learn anything new. But I was glad to have the opportunity to brag about SP as a way to track nutrition and exercise afterwards to those... Sun, 11 Mar 2018 06:48:39 EST Daily check in 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68657499 Good morning, my dear friends! What a treat it is for me to awake and find all your replies every morning! Thank you, thank you! (Not too many others are awake at 4:25 am!--although sometimes I read them as I climb into bed). <BR> <BR> So, rowing yesterday! You could do this workout at your gym, Bess and anyone else having access to a rower. Row 1000 meters, then rest for the same amount of time it took you to row (about 4 mins), then 750 meters, then same-- rest for the time it took you... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 05:59:47 EST Daily check in 3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68651681 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay! <BR> <BR> Toni, as wonderful as it's been in beautiful Colorado, there's no place like home, is there? Learning and mastering this new skill is a great accomplishment!! WTG!!! <BR> <BR> New stove, new washer and dryer--hope you enjoy the new features and they work well, Bess and Nell. <BR> <BR> Love the way you jump in with PT, Phebess. Great for both you and your husband! <BR> <BR> Hugs, Donna, as you share love and grief with family. <BR> <BR> Kellie, ... Fri, 9 Mar 2018 06:06:35 EST Daily check in 3/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68645302 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Spring break for granddaughter next week so we will have a visitor. DD really needs a break from this little six year old. I may take a day or two vacation just to get away. Nothing special planned -- yet ;)) <BR> <BR> Great appointment with my doctor yesterday. It started with the nurse accepting my word for morning weigh in rather than stepping on their scale after my morning workout, breakfast, large water consumption. She (the doctor) spent an entire hour ex... Thu, 8 Mar 2018 05:55:52 EST Daily check in 3/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68638440 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy hump day! Good news that your power has been restored, Nell, and that the incoming storm isn't predicted to hit your area. Hope it won't be too bad. We had patches of snow yesterday, as if we were part of a snow globe that Mother Nature would shake every so often. But I made it home safe and sound. <BR> <BR> Setting a deadlift record, or any weight lifting competition, isn't among my priorities in life. I accept that aging is a factor and being able to mai... Wed, 7 Mar 2018 05:56:40 EST Daily check in 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68632010 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Our gloomy, rainy day yesterday is to be replaced by a few peeks of sunshine today as I travel for work. We'll be meeting with our colleague who has found herself a widow in her late 50s, to answer any questions she has going forward. Hopefully, we can provide peace of mind as she works through her grief. <BR> <BR> Nell, hope you have some good news about power being restored; before the next storm hits. Sounds like a generator is a necessity in your neighborhoo... Tue, 6 Mar 2018 05:48:46 EST Daily check in 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68624985 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I really wasn't ready for the weekend to be over. I guess the half day spent traveling to pick up our half beef really cut into my "to do" list. But I got all the usual stuff done. Instead of washing the car yesterday, I helped DD with updating her resume--she is interviewing for a better opportunity Tuesday. It's going to rain all day today and Wed anyway. I have my annual physical Wed so am making my list. <BR> <BR> Kellie, how nice to run into running buddie... Mon, 5 Mar 2018 05:48:05 EST Daily check in 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68618891 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Watching the sun rise through the bare trees; another beautiful day ahead. High of 54 might just be warm enough to wash the car by hand. DH is going to church with me again, and then out for breakfast. Yesterday's "catch up with friends day" was good for my soul. <BR> <BR> Is your power back, Nell? <BR> <BR> Bess, there's just something special about witnessing the power of nature--I envision it "blowing away the blues"! <BR> Sunny, yaay for driving! And yes, co... Sun, 4 Mar 2018 07:26:29 EST Daily check in 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68612501 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, yaaaay, glad to have you back! I, too, have struggled with that life lesson that I'm the one who is responsible for my own joy. Sometimes it's productive to just sit with it, really feel all those emotions, and come out on the other side of a mountain of pain with a new resolve. Actually that's how I came up with my simple seven word "grind in": "Rain or shine, I create my day. " It reminds me of the work I've done, and that ultimately my "joy" is up to me.... Sat, 3 Mar 2018 05:11:25 EST Daily check in 3/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68606205 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!!! <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be on the downhill slide of this week. Lessons learned for living--don't put off what's important to you. <BR> <BR> Toni, you've got it right, consistent time with grands. <BR> Nell, I've always liked Moen--they have great customer service. <BR> Jamirblaze, just curious, do you think your current nutrition success is attributable to Whole 30? <BR> Kellie, I must check out The Greatest Showman! Sounds like it has provided you wit... Fri, 2 Mar 2018 05:54:25 EST FOXBAY99 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68600891 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FO<BR>XBAY99 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 10:17:28 EST MERRY_XMAS has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68600884 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME<BR>RRY_XMAS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 10:16:00 EST POINDEXTRA has maintained for FIFTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68600875 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PO<BR>INDEXTRA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 10:14:29 EST Daily check in 3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68599383 Good morning! And welcome MARCH!! <BR> <BR> The rain held off as we stood in the cemetery, grieving with this young couple who had such hopes and dreams for this little baby girl. The mild temperatures were welcome as big, strong hugs were exchanged. <BR> <BR> Funeral #2 is at 10 am today. Visitation for #3 loss tonight. Thanks for sympathy. <BR> <BR> I checked Bess' page and saw that she is going through a rough time, and hence the silence. So, good thoughts and prayers for her. <... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 05:29:28 EST Daily check in 2/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68592969 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be finishing February, but sadly will be attending three funerals. Today we travel to DH's hometown to grieve with his nephew and his wife, whose baby girl lived only 4 days. Thursday morning, a coworker's 58 yr old husband who fought 2 months to live after surgery, endured multiple post surgery procedures, but took a sudden downturn. Thursday evening, visitation for a dear camping/fishing friend diagnosed with stage 2 lung cancer in December (nonsmoker)... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:53:59 EST Daily check in 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68586405 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I fast forwarded through my calendar yesterday afternoon looking for the time change as well - March 11. Although I struggle with the loss of an hour, I love spring and the longer days so much I can only celebrate. And I even love the word "March" which signals my brain to get outside and move. <BR> <BR> Our Crossfit WOD includes a one mile partner run and we're usually given the option of using a treadmill or running outside. It's about 40 degrees, so I'll see w... Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:04:17 EST Daily check in 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68579355 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Sunday was such a beautiful day, sunshine and 50 degrees. Oh, how I needed that! I couldn't stop smiling. DH went to church with me and then we went out for breakfast. SIL and I walked Washington Park for over an hour, I grocery shopped, raked leaves, organized a clothing donation, and just soaked up that glorious vitamin D. <BR> <BR> Nell, sounds like you got the rain we've had. I hope you get the sunshine we had yesterday and that's forecast for today. Wh... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 05:44:38 EST WWBULBS has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68574840 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WW<BR>BULBS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:19:29 EST Daily Check In 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68573647 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, the power of suggestion--I had to smile, Sunny, as I envisioned you "off wiggling your toes!" LOL! Seriously, though, I have a "frozen" second toe from the foot surgery I had some 17 yrs ago or so, and an accomplished yogi wrote down "toe therapy" for me to do, really, really concentrating on trying to move toes spread apart, up, down. I'll never forget how enthusiastically she demonstrated these exercises--ya know, you need to be able to bend your toes doing ... Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:07:33 EST Daily check in 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68567403 Good morning!!! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Saturday, Saturday.. <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I decided to travel to my other office to surprise my coworker for her 60th birthday celebration. Everything just fell into place for it to happen that way (threat of freezing rain Thurs, a cancelled appointment Fri here in town, I wasn't too tired after the comedy show...). I had known it was her birthday, but not the big "6 - 0"! So, without packing files (I had my laptop), I took off. ... Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:33:37 EST Daily check in 2/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68561148 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The comedy show was very entertaining! Laughter is the best medicine, right? <BR> <BR> So I'm sleeping in and skipping Crossfit. I'll check in again later. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:24:01 EST Daily check in 2/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68554667 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I had interrupted sleep last night so I slept a little late to try and make it up. I'm moving kinda slow, until my coffee kicks in. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's workout included an 8 minute treadmill run. I figured I would run and walk, but I surprised myself by running the full 8 minutes. DH said he enjoyed it and wished we'd do that every day, so I suggested he and I do it on our own. So I just might include that as a daily goal. <BR> <BR> Tonight we have tickets... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:04:06 EST PLMITCH has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68549793 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PL<BR>MITCH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:17:20 EST Daily check in 2/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68547564 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I watched some downhill skiing at the Olympics last night and, of course, thought of our own Toni on the Colorado slopes, being encouraged by her favorite, excellent instructor and coach. Hope it's going great! <BR> <BR> Kellie, that running analysis is a great PT bonus. I won't forget the PT who fixed my knee with one appointment by watching me walk, and then prescribing a few exercises and an admonition to walk with toes pointed forward. Sounds like you're rece... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:43:09 EST Daily check in 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68540888 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I woke up to thunder and lightning-- you'd think it was spring! It rained nearly all day yesterday. And I filed and pitched papers nearly all day, from 8 am to 8:30 pm, with breaks totaling about two hours to donate blood, cut up veggies and eat lunch and another short break to eat dinner. I'm proud to have emptied an entire banker box (1999 through 2005), and as I filed, I was able to cull many of those files, too. I hope to get back to this project now that I'm... Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:39:12 EST Daily check in 2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68534299 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oops, I overslept and am running late! Crossfit class, and donating blood this morning, working in my home office this holiday, as well as the usual chores. Rain is forecast nearly all day, so it's a good day to do filing. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! <BR> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:04:15 EST Daily Check In 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68527873 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Let's try this again...,. my first post froze. ugh. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the supportive comments about the work situation. Meeting scheduled for Wednesday afternoon on steps going forward. <BR> <BR> Ahhh, a fully bloomed daffodil! There's nothing better to declare that Spring is near than those bright, cheery trumpets! I need to check the front flower garden to see if there are any such sprouts; it's always dark as I open the front door to retrieve the morni... Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:02:48 EST Daily Check In 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68521410 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yes, whatever weather we have here in the Midwest eventually finds its way to you, Bess. Kellie, good plan -- breathe. Glad that your daughter is okay. <BR> <BR> I had a day with bad news yesterday, on a file at work--this will be a bad roller coaster ride, but as is true with all rides, it comes to a stop and you get off, having learned something about yourself and having survived, even if you feel sick to your stomach for a while. <BR> <BR> The first part of the... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:35:53 EST Daily check in 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68514515 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> As the facts unfold of the tragedy, there will be changes to plug the gaps in security. Those can be implemented by school boards everywhere and immediately. I agree about a break from the news, but I'll be asking questions of those whose job it is to protect the public from these horrific events and praying for wisdom. And for all affected. <BR> <BR> Our heat wave yesterday produced massive fog. DD appreciated the warmth and sunshine as if it we... Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:39:10 EST Daily check in 2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68508305 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today is DD's birthday--43. She and DGD will be here tomorrow and for the weekend. That's a great Valentine's present. <BR> <BR> DH made a surf and turf dinner for us last night and we exchanged cards. Lobster tails, steak, crab-stuffed mushrooms and salad. I couldn't eat it all. <BR> <BR> Today at Crossfit we have running at quarter mile increments in the workout. It's 49 degrees out there right now, with a high of 64 (with 40% chance of rain), so I will run o... Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:45:38 EST Daily check in 2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68501695 Good morning! <BR> Happy Valentine's Day! <BR> It's Hump Day! <BR> It's Ash Wednesday. <BR> <BR> DGD's parochial school celebrated Valentine's Day yesterday and they had a pancake bar for lunch. Now I know why. <BR> <BR> Good ideas for Lent. I think I shall begin a few minutes of mindful meditation every day. I am just finishing Dan Harris' new book about meditation for skeptics and fidgety. I had done some guided meditation in a Solution program I was in a decade or so ago, and sci... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:52:37 EST Daily check in 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68495346 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Fat Tuesday--memories of Kings cake brought in to the office for many years by a partner who went to law school at Tulane in New Orleans. I don't expect anyone in this group celebrates such a holiday--I can't imagine anyone here stuffing themselves one day and fasting the next. Some crossfitters have been discussing what to give up for lent; some add a kind deed or extra prayer time. Any traditions here? <BR> <BR> I have a luncheon seminar tomorrow so will plan to ... Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:57:17 EST Daily check in 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68488314 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept past my alarm this morning--just needed a few more minutes. After voting all day yesterday and being in 1st place, the public school must have swooped in after our supporters went to bed, and took the lead. DGD's school came in 2d. <BR> <BR> It was a pain to vote every 15 mins, but not a big imposition because I spent the entire afternoon inputting all my income tax information. First draft done! That's a relief-- <BR> <BR> The sunshine came out, but ic... Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:04:15 EST Daily check in 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68481803 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Surprisingly DH arrived home last night. Conditions for hunting today did not look good, so he and Scamp came home. Beagles are supposed to pack up and track a rabbit, but Scamp is a solo man. He can be a star when DH takes him out alone, but is a complete disappointment when DH meets up with his buddies and their dogs. So Scamp is in, well, the doghouse! <em>338</em> <em>172</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Plus, freezing rain made it difficult for DH to tr... Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:02:56 EST Daily check in 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68475759 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH and Scamp are off on a hunting trip, so it's just me today. Basket full of laundry and tax return preparation are calling my name. But I will also contact a walking buddy to venture out before the snow flies--not much predicted, but enough to slow down a brisk walk and heart rate. Kellie, I can enjoy a big snowfall, early morning or late after everyone else has retreated to the warmth of their home, the silence and stillness, making fresh tracks with a faithful f... Sat, 10 Feb 2018 05:49:44 EST Daily check in 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68469595 Good morning! And Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> A quick hello, after an interrupted sleep night. I woke up around 2:30, but was able to go back to sleep at 3:30 and then slept past my alarm. So now I need to rush to get it all done-- Crossfit, pack a lunch, pull files for some meetings today, garbage out to the road. Etc! <BR> <BR> So here's hoping that you all have a great day! Fri, 9 Feb 2018 05:50:53 EST JESSIHOVER2 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68465073 <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... Thu, 8 Feb 2018 10:36:17 EST Daily check in 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68463194 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, Bess-- <em>220</em> I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. We've all heard just how much you cherish your annual reunions and love and enjoy your cousins. <BR> <BR> FL and CA warm weather would feel so good right now--hope you have a great trip Toni, while Jamirblaze, Donna and Sunny have been sharing stories of the warmth all season. We're at 16 degrees this morning. Brrrr. Glad working from home is an option, Kellie. I don't think we're in the path of snow f... Thu, 8 Feb 2018 05:51:06 EST Daily check in 2/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68456212 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for safe travel wishes--roads were only snow-packed in one 25 mi section, the remaing 50 mi were fine, and coming home was normal. Over all, winter driving hasn't been bad for me this year. <BR> <BR> Jamirblaze, welcome back from your camping vacation. I remember the first long voyage in the houseboat--bonding with her and making memories. Hope you both enjoyed the new camper. Did you stay in one place, or travel around? <BR> <BR> Great workouts in the post... Wed, 7 Feb 2018 05:39:05 EST Daily check in 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68449533 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Phebess, sounds like you made some very smart moves to be safe, and have a lot to look forward to. Good that you received refunds, too. Nothing in the news, which is kind of interesting in and of itself. <BR> <BR> Bess, I'll have to ask my DD about the violin and whether she ever had an opportunity to play such a wonderful instrument. She has had a lot of work done to the old violin we purchased for her when she was about 9 yrs old. Her birthday is the 15th. <BR... Tue, 6 Feb 2018 06:00:44 EST CBULLIS1 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68443663 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CB<BR>ULLIS1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:27:12 EST Daily check in 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68442450 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday and the first thought that came to mind when my alarm went off was "unbelievable." I was not ready to get up. <BR> <BR> Congratulations to the Eagles fans, but sad to see the destruction that occurred in Philadelphia last night. You're right Nell, it's the drinking that can spoil an event. We stayed home and DH brought home an order of hot wings. How did the rest of you do at your parties? <BR> <BR> I just couldn't get warm yesterday. I went to church in ... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 05:51:30 EST Daily check in 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68436017 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, I so loved those toddler days and DD took so many little videos on her phone that we are reminded of them nearly daily as she shares them with us. Yesterday's was her sitting in a rocker, "reading" a book and pointing and saying "duck" on each page, with her wispy hair sticking straight up. So fun! <BR> <BR> Nell, are you having Super bowl guests today? I thought I would have a day home alone yesterday afternoon, but DH and Scamp came home around 11, finishi... Sun, 4 Feb 2018 06:49:42 EST Mustang Debut Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x68435186 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f314228d-e4a5-4fd9-afd0-6867e3665679.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Announcing Mustang Debut Maintenance Challenge <BR> <BR> Sign up at this link: <link>http://goo.gl/forms/EqhnfvDrUGiInOah<BR>1 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's manage our health and wellness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and weight maintenance efforts. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (February 14 – April 17) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our pre-se... Sun, 4 Feb 2018 00:22:19 EST Daily check in 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68429793 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, slept late, after having stayed up late helping DGD's dad with some legal paperwork. <BR> <BR> DH joined us in Crossfit class yesterday! It was a 21, 15, 9 rep workout alternating between 2 moves, single arm dumbbell snatch and burpees for time. Everyone, even the youngsters, were huffing and puffing, but DH's scared me. He's fine, but we're both very sore from the burpees. I suggested he start out slower, but he said " that's not me." <BR> Ugh. He's headed... Sat, 3 Feb 2018 06:46:51 EST Daily check in 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68422834 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay! <BR> <BR> DH is up already--this is really unusual. It's groundhog day, wear red day, pay day, ... I am mostly glad it's Friday and I'm not traveling today. But, oh, baby it's cold outside. 9 degrees. <BR> <BR> I don't have any suitable red to wear to work. I love red with blue tones (as opposed to orange). I wore out a Talbots red blazer and have never found one to replace it. Guess I should try the internet. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to a great day,... Fri, 2 Feb 2018 05:38:33 EST Loose Skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68419458 I know this is topic of discussion that comes up from time to time. I gave a quick go to find past discussions with no success. So, I've opened the topic up for discussion again. Why? <BR> <BR> Because it sure seems that the loose skin present on my body is actually improving even though a sideways trend emerged for me in December 2014. <BR> <BR> I had often heard that one could expect the skin to tighten up a bit for a couple of years; but, after that it was unrealistic to expect it to ... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 15:00:20 EST Daily check in 2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68416019 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Good appointment with the cardiologist yesterday (and yes I went in with him). He advised three items to reduce chance of the afib/RVR reoccurring: 1. Lose 20 to 30 lbs; 2. avoid alcohol 3. Consider sleep study (sleep apnea causes afib). DH will monitor with an App and small gadget he will buy today, performs a 30 second EKG that, if not normal, can then be emailed to doctor's office. When he finishes the prescription blood thinner, he replaces it with one asp... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 05:43:30 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x68411001 I'm glad to be new here in maintenance with you all. I don't want to get back on the roller coaster of yo yo dieting I've been on for years now. I'm so glad this team was formed! <BR> <BR> I've been maintaining my weight loss of 36 pounds for 2 months now. So I've got a good start. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:14:11 EST LRSILVER has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68410898 <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... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:01:57 EST JAMIRBLAZE has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68410887 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:59:20 EST Daily check in 1/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68409161 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Goodbye January! This morning we have DH's cardiologist appointment--need to be there at 7:45 am, but before we leave, everything needs to be picked up as the cleaning lady will arrive at 10 am. So I'll skip the gym and do my PT and mobility exercises. I'll make it up this weekend. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty sure DH will follow through with whatever the doctor tells him. We shall see. So far he's taken all his meds and made healthy exercise and nutrition decisions. ... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:58:41 EST Daily check in 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68402647 Good morning! <BR> <BR> As I enter the date every morning, I'm so glad this month is almost over. Jan and Feb are definitely my "challenge" months. Cold, dreary and the anniversary of lost loved ones. Only 50 days till spring! <BR> <BR> Work has really slowed down, though. Another teammate out with the flu yesterday. I've taken Airborne Sunday and Monday as a precaution after being exposed to large groups of people over the weekend (DD's church, the City Museum). <BR> <BR> Donna, hope ... Tue, 30 Jan 2018 06:06:43 EST Daily check in 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68396062 Good morning! <BR> <BR> 80 is one of those big milestones...hope your husband enjoyed his day, Nell! <BR> <BR> Bess, a great boat ride is a sure fire remedy for cabin fever. Glad your first ocean voyage was a pleasant one -- even though you weren't able to "catch" the photos you hoped for. (Whenever DH comes back from fishing empty handed he describes it as a great boat ride). Cool that you get a second chance free! <BR> <BR> Kellie, I'm sorry for your sad news, but glad your puppy dog... Mon, 29 Jan 2018 05:53:26 EST Daily check in 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68389731 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in as DGD is already up and wants to read. Then church, then City Museum. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 28 Jan 2018 06:28:36 EST Daily check in 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68383188 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I just finished reading all the posts from yesterday, and it's just like having you all at the kitchen table sharing a cup of coffee--every morning. Such a delightful way to begin my day--like a ray of sunshine before the sun even rises. <BR> <BR> Oh, there goes Toni--off to do some planks and lunges, Poindextra's on the treadmill, Nell is scurrying around playing with her kitties, Bess and Kellie are headed out with the puppy dogs (wait, I wanna go--come on Scamp!)... Sat, 27 Jan 2018 05:59:23 EST Daily check in 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68376717 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> I slept so soundly last night! The alarm actually surprised me. But you're right, Toni, there's a lot of wicked sickness out there. One of our Directors just returned to work yesterday, and he gave us details of just how sick he was. Several calls I've been on have been with folks working from home so as not to infect anyone as they recover from the lingering cough. <BR> <BR> We are headed to DD's this weekend and weather looks great! Above aver... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:33:41 EST Daily check in 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68370074 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Nice ditties to remember at events with food: If words are coming out of your mouth, food can't go in. <BR> Leave the event with new (or renewed or strengthened) relationships, not extra pounds. <BR> Leaving food may be waste, but not my waist. <BR> <BR> Thank you for those gems of wisdom, mates. I hate to see food wasted; when I was an officer of an organization and good food remained, I would box it up and take it to a food bank. When my term was up and others d... Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:13:10 EST Daily check in 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68363746 Good morning! Hump day. <BR> <BR> Toni, "wicked" is a good way to describe this year's flu--it has hit several at the bank. Lysol and disinfecting wipes are popular. Like you, Toni, many are ending up with pneumonia and the lingering cough. I hope it's on its way out--started early, so end early! Glad to hear everyone here is on the mend. <BR> <BR> The seminar was quite motivating, very well attended, and I resisted bagels, muffins and the fruit--just coffee as I was busy visiting dur... Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:31:55 EST Daily check in 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68356642 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today I'm attending a rebroadcast of a John Maxwell's Live2Lead seminar. Our bank is a sponsor along with the Chamber, so I've recruited guests to attend with me. So I don't have to drive, and I expect it will be very enlightening. <BR> <BR> I slept well and late, so I better scoot and prepare for the day--Crossfit and packing my lunch. (Not sure whether snacks will be served at the seminar--preparing mentally to resist sweets/breads). <BR> <BR> Hope all have a g... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:54:50 EST Daily check in 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68349740 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Aww, DaPwincess turned one--what does she call you, Bess? We're Maw Maw and Paw Paw. Was there cake? <BR> <BR> Cleaning and dual bathrooms-- DH is a wonderful cook, but cleaning is not his thing. He helps a bit here and there and picks up after himself (mostly), and can definitely take care of his own laundry, but I do it for the most part. It's a good trade off. Having a cleaning lady helps immensely. Oh, and he washes the houseboat! As for separate bathrooms, t... Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:02:04 EST Daily check in 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68343128 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Very interesting discussion on indian cuisine, Phebess and Nell. Coincidentally, DH wanted to go out dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and my salad and entree were quite spicy--a good measure of curry, along with the salmon. Thanks for adding the picture--worth a thousand words! <BR> <BR> After dinner, we went to a very large sporting goods store and walked, and walked, and purchased new gym shoes and socks for DH so he can continue his renewed passion for g... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:35:01 EST Daily check in 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68337230 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Saturday, sleep later day. Although I was up for about an hour or so around 1 am. I drank some mint tea and talked myself into going back to sleep. <BR> <BR> I may go to the Conservation Area with DH and Scamp this morning for a long walk/hike. Temps around 40 this morning, then up to 50. <BR> <BR> Scale has moved down ever so slowly, and I plan to watch the eating. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:49:41 EST Daily check in 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68329903 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!!! <BR> <BR> And it's to reach 45 degrees, with sunshine!! <em>67</em> Maybe my walking buddy will meet me for a luncheon walk. I'll check with her. <BR> <BR> Last night, DD blew up our cell phones with about 10 separate pictures of DGD and her, making all kinds of funny faces, under the caption, "we miss your faces--will you come for a visit next weekend?" It was hilarious and irresistible! We're going, a week from today. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:17:05 EST Daily check in 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68323313 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thursday--and we're on the downhill slide of this short work week. Yaaay! And warmer, above freezing, sunshiney forecast. Ahhh! I'm traveling for work today, and will be in meetings a good portion of the day. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to your eagle update, Bess. We have eagles at our marina on the Mississippi River who hang out near the dam this time of year. We love watching them soar and fish. I hope your story has a happy ending--they are pretty strong... Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:47:18 EST Maintenance Challenhes - Memory Lane http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x68318299 I've brought my initial post (January 9, 2016) up-to-date and reposted it to bring it to the top of the thread ... <BR> <BR> 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 tak... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:50:45 EST Daily check in 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68316367 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The first thought that came to mind when my alarm went off at 4 am was: I want to hibernate. It was just bitter cold as I returned a library book last night. It's negative 1 right now but there's hope, 24 and sunshine today, 38 tomorrow, 45 Friday. I agree wholeheartedly, Bess, the sunshine makes a world of difference. <BR> <BR> DH said he wants to come to the gym with me today to walk a mile on the treadmill. He does think he still has A-fib, but seems to want ... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:02:34 EST Daily check in 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68308948 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today is our "really, really, bitter cold" day, with howling wind chills of 20 below zero, so I'm not traveling. DH's appointment with the cardiologist is Jan 31. The dr reviewed all the hospital notes and doesn't feel urgency to see him--that's good. Thanks for all the good wishes. <BR> <BR> How did the elliptical fee, Toni? Kellie, has this hamstring been previously injured? I'm sure you can find some crosstraining that strikes your passion. Some of my best ... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:02:19 EST Daily check in 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68301830 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, what a great escape from cabin fever--a boat show. Dreaming of spring and summer. <BR> Did you find something? Sorry to hear about the hamstring cramp, though, Kellie. <BR> <BR> A wild game dinner for landowners--what a great idea--and in "the barn". Yes, that's making lasting good memories for the children. DH and his hunting buddies have had similar feasts, with all types of wild game, cooked in the special recipes they've perfected over the years. The c... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:11:16 EST Carrageenan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68299408 Carrageenan is a common food additive used as a thickener in many dairy products, alternative milk products and infant formulas. It comes from "Irish Moss", also known as red seaweed. It is considered to be safe although there are reports of adverse reactions including digestive upsets and bowel inflammation. <BR> Question, have any team members had experience with side effects from this additive? It was unknown to me until the cashier who was scanning my organic soy milk asked if I was OK... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:34:44 EST Daily check in 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68295667 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the good wishes for DH. He started on the blood thinner prescription and dealing with side effects. Last night our Crossfit had a post-holiday party so DH was able to socialize with trainer and workout friends, although many new faces. Hope he is motivated to get as healthy as he can with lifestyle changes. After all, he's the one who brought me over from RIPPED and other gym classes to Crossfit classes! Everyone was dieting though, so some dishes ... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:33:26 EST Daily check in 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68289320 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome CBullis and Synchrodad! Congratulations on being in maintenance. A different animal, isn't it? We help each other with taming and training this animal, the ease of which varies widely. <BR> <BR> Sorry I'm later than usual. Had some excitement yesterday, but all turned out okay. Around noon DH was hunting with Scamp at a Conservation area 30 min away and got dizzy, weak, etc, so -- long story short, he ended up at hospital ER with Afib and RVR (rapid ven... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:28:10 EST Daily check in 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68281711 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> How are you all today? I'm celebrating my 3 yr anniversary today at the new job, and opened up my email to several E-cards from managers, colleagues and coworkers. That was nice. Plus I'm now fully vested! And looking forward to a 3 day weekend. What a blessing this has been! I'm feeling very grateful. <BR> <BR> Oh, if only we could see a little sunshine! I've looked ahead and there's hope in sight - for sunshine, that is, but back to the dee... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:14:51 EST Daily check in 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68275061 Good morning! <BR> <BR> This is one of those days I have to forfeit my workout due to unavoidable work demands. A client meeting at 9:00, out of town so I need to leave at 7 am or before. I've been up since 2:30 preparing for the meeting. But I went to sleep at 7 pm last night, so we'll see how long I last today. I think I'll head home when my 2 pm meeting concludes ( usually 3 pm). <BR> <BR> Bess, my scale has been stuck 2 or 3 days in a row and I tell myself the same thing--not gaining... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:53:03 EST Daily check in 1/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68268215 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oooh, I slept late. I must have needed it. <BR> <BR> Interesting menu items, Phebess. DH is still having fun with his soud vide-- taking normally tough pieces and making them tender. Yes, I'm a lucky girl to have my country boy--who used to dig big ditches for a living (horizontal drilling). Gotta love those old books, Bess! <BR> <BR> Well, I better get moving. Another foggy, but warmer day--mid 50s. Off to Crossfit, lunch packed. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a gr... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:02:53 EST DENISEFULLER has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68263347 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>NISEFULLER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 11:17:13 EST GRACEINAZ has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68263338 <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... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 11:16:20 EST Daily check in 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68260955 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH surprised me with a wonderful dinner last night, two large crab stuffed mushrooms, fresh grouper and salad. What a sweetie! No special occasion, he just picked up on my comment about the deliciousness of the mushrooms as we drove by the fish mart last Sunday. We'll see what the scale thinks now that I'm back to checking in with it daily. Thanks to all of you for that subtle, gentle push to get back to it that comes through all of your posts. <BR> <BR> I sure c... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 05:40:34 EST Daily check in 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68253540 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The rain came earlier than predicted yesterday (8:30 am rather than 2 pm) and with still below freezing temperatures, the safe thing to do was to cancel our long walk outside. Ugh. So I grocery shopped and once temps increased above freezing, I ran the car through a car wash--it's been SO nasty, I just had to knock a layer off. <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning and a full day of work ahead--for a full 5 days. It's been a long time since I've worked a full week, with ... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 05:21:52 EST Daily check in 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68246858 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ooooo, I slept well and long. Yaaaay. I guess I equate my gym/exercise time to "adult recess." 90 minutes on an indoor bike, even with bells and whistles showing all the stats, is a little boring. 20+ miles. Today it's a long walk with SIL--about 5 mi usually. I'm so looking forward to fresh air and 20+ degree weather! <BR> <BR> After my workout, I showered and got dolled up, but didn't even venture out. DH and I watched "The Shack"--there's a Bible class at m... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 07:09:59 EST Daily check in 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68239643 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, Toni, no wonder you were having trouble shaking that cough and feeling puny. Hope those meds give you the boost your body needed to heal itself. Ditto, for Nell. <BR> <BR> Kellie, I see hope, too, as our forecast shows above freezing temps beginning Sunday, 35, Mon 40, Tues 38, Wed 49. Relief is in sight! And I'm sure it will reach our friends to the East soon, too. Car wash here I come (even though precipitation is in forecast as well). And today I look... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 06:32:09 EST JSTETSER has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68234396 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JS<BR>TETSER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 10:17:15 EST MOMMY445 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68234379 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>MMY445 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 10:15:22 EST Daily check in 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68232622 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!!! <BR> <BR> Sunny, glad the surgery was successful and hoping all heals well. Your healthy lifestyle will serve you well. <BR> <BR> Bess, your descriptions of your slower, easier, somewhat carefree days have me reflecting on my decision to work 7 more years. Nothing's set in stone, though. You're providing some great ideas and helping me dream of days to come. <BR> <BR> Plus, with generous holidays and vacation time, I'm inspired to plan some short tr... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 05:49:53 EST Daily check in 1/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68225404 Good morning, friends! <BR> <BR> Sunny, foot surgery can be a big deal-12 weeks recovery for the most part. Hope all went well. Take care. <BR> <BR> Bess, book bingo sounds interesting. I wondered how the library was getting along without you. Staying in town has cut into my audio book listening time (staying today again due to extreme cold). I may need to bring the CDs into the house and put them in the boom box while I work around the house this weekend. I just started a new book abo... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 05:54:32 EST Daily check in 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68218327 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh my, what a beautiful big moon we have outside to greet us this morning! And what a lovely ski slope picture, Toni! Such sweet memories, Bess. Such interesting laid back island life, Phebess--hope the storm passes you by. Welcome back, Jamirblaze--glad you had a (mostly) fun-filled holiday. Poindextra, the old, simple Christmas carols have drawn me back to piano practice, too. Working on Canon in D-Pachelbel, a favorite! And all of the participation in SP ch... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 05:56:51 EST Daily Check In 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68210892 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oops, I turned off my alarm New Year's Eve and forgot to turn it back on for today, so I slept a little late. Then I received an email telling me someone had logged on to may Paypal account from a different device and if it wasn't me that I should change my password. So I just did that. But now I'm pressed for time. Because it's back to routine -- Crossfit class and work. <BR> <BR> I accompanied DH to Walmart yesterday as his truck battery finally gave out (it was... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 05:59:47 EST _JODI404 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68204719 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=_J<BR>ODI404 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:12:00 EST MOONCHILD8 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68204697 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:10:27 EST HAPPYSOUL91 has maintained for THIRTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68204668 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:07:07 EST ECCOVISION1 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68204635 <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> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:03:52 EST Daily check in 1/1/** 2018 ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68203578 Good morning! And Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> We ended up toasting in the New Year with my brother and his wife so it was way past my bedtime and I slept in. <BR> <BR> I echo all the sentiments about our group expressed yesterday. <BR> <BR> I truly wish the very best for each of you in this new year and hope you have a great day!! Mon, 1 Jan 2018 08:00:41 EST Daily check in 12/31 New Year's Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68196029 Good morning SP friends! And happy New Year's Eve! <BR> <BR> Kellie, a skating party sounds fun and good exercise--ice or roller skating? <BR> <BR> That cough sounds nasty, Nell. Hope you found a way to soothe it. <BR> <BR> 40 degrees sounds balmy, Bess, perfect wedding weather! Was dancing involved? Another fun way to exercise! <BR> <BR> Donna, love those visits with children! Is your husband recovering? Good luck with that knee. <BR> <BR> DH got up early yesterday and re-organize... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 05:42:18 EST CTYONIT has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68191266 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CT<BR>YONIT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 10:29:06 EST Daily check in 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68189869 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh wow, I slept late--5 am. But I stayed up a little late working on the old law firm's 2017 books, the entries of which are winding down to one page, and included a book refund, an acct rec collection and bank service charges. There are about 20 past due accounts, one of which will be paid by the Bankruptcy Trustee of a client. At some point, it is not cost effective to seek collection when we have to pay for a CPA to prepare the tax return. Especially with the ... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 06:46:23 EST Daily check in 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68183863 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> Warm temps are no where in our forecast. Oh to be in a sunny, warm climate, Donna and Phebess! And Sunny (who's reading but not posting)! <BR> <BR> Bess, how was your day with dawPrincess? <BR> The frigid temperatures have me holed up and I feel guilty for not inviting my brother and his wife and my SIL over to see DGD while she's been here this week, but by the time I get home from work, all I want to do is bundle up in comfy warm clothes, the... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:44:11 EST IAMAGEMLOVER has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68179325 <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> * <... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 11:02:16 EST Daily check in 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68177729 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm staying in town today, it's too cold to travel and there are so many colleagues on vacation--I won't be missed. Besides DH and DGD want to take me to lunch (although I told DH we could go Friday if he'd rather take Scamp and DGD to the Conservation area to run rabbits today as temps are predicted in the 20s today). <BR> <BR> A brace for your knee sounds serious, Donna. Are there some physical therapy exercises you have that you can do? <BR> <BR> Building manag... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 06:00:05 EST Daily check in 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68171656 Good morning! Hump day before another 3 day weekend! <BR> <BR> Bess, thanks for sharing your beautiful handiwork!! And I love hearing about all the love and joy experienced! <BR> <BR> It was strange, but peaceful, to be the sole soul in my department at work yesterday. Nearly every email I sent generated an "out of office" greeting in return, many not returning until next year. It's a "use it or lose it" time of year. I'll lose one vacation day and 2 personal days, but I do not feel de... Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:40:46 EST Daily check in 12/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68166573 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It was a great day yesterday. We brought DGD home with us and DH is able to take her to work with him. I'd love to be able to stay home, but I will be the only person in our office today--everyone else is taking a vacation day. I'm tired. <BR> <BR> DH and I both commented that it will be good to get back to routine eating. DH deep fried a turkey for us and even DGD kept commenting that it was "delicious." <BR> <BR> Bess, tell us about the sweaters! Picture? <BR... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 05:40:25 EST Daily check in 12/25 Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68161941 Good morning! <BR> A little late because Santa arrived last night and DGD has been excitedly handing out (and opening) presents! <BR> <BR> Merriest of all days to all my dear friends here!! Mon, 25 Dec 2017 06:57:52 EST Daily check in 12/24 "Eve" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68156820 Good "Christmas Eve"/Sunday morning!! <BR> <BR> Oh, Toni, the worst thing about laryngitis at Christmas time is not being able to sing!! I recall one Christmas, after having practiced anthems for months, I was unable to sing with the choir. A terrible cough had ruined my voice. From that time forward, I have drowned a cough by drinking mass quantities of water. That has worked for me. <BR> I hope you are back to 100% soon. <BR> <BR> Window washing--I can't tell you how long it's been. ... Sun, 24 Dec 2017 05:22:02 EST NELLJONES has maintained for FORTY SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68153199 <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... Sat, 23 Dec 2017 10:53:45 EST Daily check in 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68151876 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Aw, what fun caroling is!! I'm sure applause was in order. <BR> <BR> Granddaughter and I had a good day--it went too fast though. And, poof, I'm home. I'm set to donate blood at 7:30, otherwise I would be tempted to do the 12 days of Christmas workout at Crossfit class. It's tough, but starts at 7:00. Maybe a long walk with a friend--otherwise, baking small loaves of pumpkin bread as gifts and wrapping a couple more gifts is all that's on the agenda. <BR> <BR... Sat, 23 Dec 2017 06:34:34 EST Daily check in 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68146570 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We enjoyed The Nutcracker last night. Both DD and I appreciate choreography that is perfectly responsive to the music and the master of that talent was DD's ballet teacher and owner/director of our local ballet company. I need to drop her a note and thank her and pass along that compliment. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was way more busy than I expected. The energy audit took over 2 hrs and we talked through a gazzillion options. I get a full written report in a couple of ... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 06:28:00 EST Daily check in 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68140928 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept in (after waking around 2:30 am) so I'm running late and need to change for Crossfit class. But it's "Saturday" for me as I have 5 days off!! <BR> <BR> Cute pic, Kellie! I'll check out the snowball youtube--thanks Bess! <BR> <BR> Healing thoughts for those with pains and colds!! Take care! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!!! Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:15:15 EST GUGY16 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68137540 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GU<BR>GY16 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:38:45 EST Daily check in 12/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68135338 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day AND my "Friday". And it is packed with meetings. Tomorrow I have a home energy audit, and I'm already planning to buy a new, more energy efficient front door, so it will be free ($25 fee is refunded if a recommendation is implemented). Then hair appointment, then to DD's where us three girls have tickets to the Nutcracker performed by the St Louis Ballet Co. DD's PT is performing and will take us backstage. Looking forward to DGD's first time, and memorie... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 05:46:23 EST Daily check in 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68129409 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What fun, Phebess! And wonderful memories--thanks for sharing! Poindextra, I agree, that after eating some super sweet treat, I really feel "off". <BR> <BR> But today, I'm feeling crippled--my quads are totally fried from ANOTHER "squat" workout yesterday. Backsquats (and I went really light), then for time: 50 wall balls, run 800 meters, 50 wall balls. Finally today, quads get a rest. <BR> <BR> Building management and contractors met yesterday and the freezin... Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:51:14 EST Daily check in 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68124164 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The rain was predicted to stop at 9 am yesterday, but it rained the entire hour we walked. Neither SIL or I enjoy mall walking, so I brought an umbrella and changed arms a lot. Fresh air and good conversation--oh, and exercise too. <BR> <BR> Bess, no worries, no offense taken. How were the pancakes? Was protein powder one of the ingredients? DD has made pancakes from scratch since DGD began eating solid food--not sure her recipe would pass WW scrutiny though. <B... Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:58:07 EST Daily check in 12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68118456 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, I'm sorry, I did not mean to imply your tree was not absolutely perfect--rather that your story brought back a memory from a lean financial time, when we decided to cut down a tree in our yard (the year we bought this house) to use as our Christmas tree. We were planning to remove all the overgrown bushes etc from this neglected house. But as we began cutting, we discovered it didn't really have a central trunk, and we ended up with more like a "half tree". We... Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:48:45 EST SUNSHINE20113 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68114416 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>NSHINE20113 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:52:16 EST Daily check in 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68112978 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH left yesterday to spend the weekend hunting with friends and the beagles, so I am on my own. A girlfriend is having her 20th annual Christmas breakfast this morning and is celebrating by providing each of us with a cookbook, with color photographs of her many breakfast casseroles. I wouldn't miss it for the world. However, my brother's mother-in-law passed away and her funeral is an hour and a half away. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. so I am going to leave here at 7,... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:31:09 EST Daily check in 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68107697 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> Toni, that ole gal had a great comeback to that question, didn't she!! I do wonder if she is a long time skier, as the fear of "breaking a hip" is one of those big concerns--even made it into the subtitle of a book I just finished, "Age-proof, Living Longer without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip" by Jean Chatzky and Michael Roizen, MD. My dislike of extreme cold, as well as fear of injury, has kept me off the slopes, but I would be the fir... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:46:23 EST Daily check in 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68101922 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the parsley suggestion, Phebess. I ended up using paprika on top of the devil eggs and parsley as a garnish on the side of the eggs. It's a pretty presentation and they are a fairly healthy option for the party today. Goodness, they are time-consuming to make; no wonder there are never any leftovers. I made 2 dozen. <BR> <BR> So isn't it amazing how one is affected by grandparenthood? Hope you enjoy the smartphone, Bess--I KNOW you enjoyed babysitting ... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:26:55 EST Daily check in 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68096441 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> Happy Hanukkah Phebess! I recall the challenge you had finding just the right candles in past years. <BR> <BR> Toni, safe travels to Colorado. I know how much you love those visits, snow or no. <BR> <BR> Good luck with holiday work parties and other gatherings. Ours is tomorrow and I'm making 2 dozen devil eggs--borrowed DD's cute little carrier, and thinking of festive toppings (red paprika, green pickle pieces?). Ideas welcomed! <BR> <BR> Darn those... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:46:35 EST NOLAHORSERIDER has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68092336 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NO<BR>LAHORSERIDER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:29:07 EST VTRICIA has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68092328 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=VT<BR>RICIA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:27:48 EST Daily check in 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68090705 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, I look forward to reading your blog--congratulations! And 3 lbs below goal for the holidays, Sunny, that's great! So good to hear you're settling in, Donna, to your winter get-away; hope your knee isn't injured. Nell, how tall is the big tree? I have visions of tiny you dragging a huge Christmas tree through the house! And, Bess, you always have us in stitches with your "quirky" stories--I can definitely see your hubby peering into the "cootie" purse to sna... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:25:39 EST Daily check in 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68084441 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept an extra 30 minutes today, after waking around midnight. I have a 2 hr drive for a meeting at 10 am, so need to pack a lunch and head to Crossfit class. <BR> <BR> Bess, our library doesn't own the Betsy-Tacy books. I can borrow one through Hoopla download to my phone. Yes, a cell phone can hold books, too. Let us know what you think. <BR> <BR> DD and I video-chatted after they picked up the two kitties. Very sweet purr boxes. Hope they let DD sleep la... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:02:32 EST RAVELGIRLY has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68080349 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RA<BR>VELGIRLY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>http://http://clinical.... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:21:33 EST KFH3107 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68080320 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KF<BR>H3107 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:19:11 EST CBSTANFORD has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68080309 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CB<BR>STANFORD </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:16:42 EST Daily check in 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68078783 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept late (for me); we went for a drive to see Christmas lights and a drive through Live Nativity, with a real camel and donkey! DD spent the day with us as her cousin came down with the flu and tatoos were postponed (yaaay). Us girls spent an hour at an art class at the library and then went to a local production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. So cute. <BR> <BR> DD and DGD leave early this morning as they are picking up two new adopted kittens. <BR> <BR> DD and... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 06:57:05 EST Daily check in 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68073490 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, what emotions you must be feeling right now...sadness over the unexpected loss of a beloved neighbor (which likely reopens the wound suffered so recently when you unexpectedly lost your nephew) {hugs}. And then the joy and promise of a new life, a healthy granddaughter, the assurance we all long for that life goes on -- with blessings we hold dear. My goodness. Take care, and hope that beautiful smile in your picture will match the feelings in your heart soon.... Sat, 9 Dec 2017 06:05:05 EST Daily check in 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68068022 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay! <BR> <BR> And I'm off work. What a great combination! <BR> We are at DD's after enjoying DGD's Christmas program last night. We will head home bright and early with DGD in tow as she is off school. DD will head over after work. <BR> <BR> I'll miss Crossfit class but will be home with lots of options! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, I'm with you, learning a whole lot about authors and books here! I hope to visit library with DGD this weekend. And, yes, the importanc... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 06:09:17 EST Daily check in 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68061842 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept a little late as our dinner guests stayed until about 9 last night. DH made sea bass since our fish market had no fresh halibut. He placed it on a bed of spinach, and we enjoyed crab stuffed mushrooms and lettuce salad. It was yummy and DH enjoyed sharing his sous vide method. We drank decaf coffee in small china cups and saucers (instead of the huge mugs we usually use) and moved to the comfortable kitchen counter for our cookie dessert. I loved it!! <B... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 06:27:55 EST Daily check in 12/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68055289 Good morning! Happy hump day! <BR> <BR> I'm excitedly preparing for our little dinner party tonight. DD reminded me that she regifted the Christmas dishes to me, and we can use them this weekend when just she and DGD are here. I've got the table mostly set, and grateful the cleaning lady is coming today to do her thing. Our menu may need to change though, as DH was unable to find fresh halibut yesterday -- will try again today. <BR> <BR> I want to wrap a few presents to put under the t... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 05:14:20 EST Daily check in 12/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68049342 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I am grateful for our large fenced back yard for Scamp to do his business--all I do is open the door. DH keeps trying to win the battle of the leaves, but yesterday's high winds deposited an additional supply. No signs of the rain that was supposed to come through last night. <BR> <BR> I unpacked a set of four Christmas dishes for our dinner guests tomorrow night. Might as well use them, huh?! Rare that there will be just 4 of us. I don't know that we'll use th... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 06:03:39 EST Daily check in 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68042838 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh my goodness, Kellie, I hope you got a good night's sleep after such a short night Saturday night. Scamp woke us up in the middle of the night to go out, and I did not appreciate the alarm at 4, after struggling to fall back to sleep. I was up around midnight taking Aleve for my shoulder after all the reaching, etc required to decorate the Christmas tree and the house. I rarely take it, but it helped. <BR> <BR> I borrowed 3 nonfiction books from the library, one ... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 05:46:10 EST THETURTLEBEAR has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68038789 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TH<BR>ETURTLEBEAR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 12:16:14 EST Daily check in 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68036638 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So glad to see you've completed your long journey, safe and sound, Donna. Now, you and Sunny can compare warm temps! With Jamirblaze on the opposite coast, too. We've been spoiled, but the artic blast is coming--hope it helps the Colorado skiing. <BR> <BR> Us girls ventured out shopping and I guessed wrong on DH's pant size at the new Duluth Trading store, so will need to exchange them before Christmas. <BR> <BR> I got some good exercise volunteering at the Pol... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 05:59:07 EST Daily check in 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68030962 Good morning! Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> Up early with DH and Scamp who are headed out hunting with friends. He sees himself in a mirror and is stopped dead in his tracks and growling. Cracks me up. Scratching his chest puts him into a trance. <BR> <BR> Lots of walking today as we volunteer to help with the Polar Express set up this morning, and then shopping and errands, then the Polar Express event this evening. <BR> <BR> What's on your agenda today? Kellie, it looks like our mild w... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 05:45:44 EST PEGGYT3 has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68026376 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>GGYT3 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 11:09:09 EST Daily check in 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68024480 Good morning friends and happy Friday!! And **blink** it's Decemberrrr! <BR> <BR> Free cup of coffee at participating Dunkin Donuts till Dec 20 (I think) -- just saw it on the news. <BR> <BR> I see SO many ads for Fitbits this time of year, but glad to have feedback from you folks. I'll pass. <BR> <BR> North Korea. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Well, I made some progress on straightening up this house yesterday before and after work, Christmas wreath and flower arrangement out, laundry done, pile of ... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 05:07:05 EST Daily check in 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68018246 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations to all those right smack at goal weight, or within a couple of pounds of that number, and who have conquered cravings and who have strong resistance skills. You're my inspiration and the true face of this team! <BR> <BR> I'll check out the nah-OTES. Maybe while at DD's house this weekend (much better selection of stores). We're going to attend a Polar Express fundraiser at DGD's school Saturday evening. I love being there, but need to be here at h... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:46:55 EST World Radio Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x68016873 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56bee7d6-c0d8-46c3-bb7f-22e800c948d6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Announcing the World Radio Day Maintenance Challenge <BR> <BR> Sign up at this link: <link>http://goo.gl/forms/D43LRcs07DAiyNEu<BR>1 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's manage our health and wellness by continuing to focus on our healthy habits and weight maintenance efforts. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (December 13 – February 13) and try to stay within +/- 3% of ou... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:13:52 EST Daily check in 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68012375 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH's sous vide machine is downstairs beeping, so I'm not sure if it needs attention. But I don't think I'll wake him; it's only 3:15 am. He used it on tri-tip sirloin yesterday and it turned out very tender. He's enjoying it. <BR> <BR> Nell, my position is regional--I cover the entire state so I travelled to a different city yesterday. It was a good meeting. I stay in town today, and hope to meet my walking buddy for a lunchtime walk. Another 50 degree day forec... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:50:59 EST Daily check in 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x68006404 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Donna, I hear a bounce in your step as you prepare to head south. Hope your hubby continues to improve. <BR> <BR> High five to Kellie!!! "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" in the Colorado mountains--meanwhile I took a luncheon walk with a friend yesterday and had to shed my coat in the 60 degree sunshine (15 to 20 degrees above normal). <BR> <BR> Bess, I still wear high heels to work every day, but find myself slipping on the more comfortable pair on most da... Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:02:22 EST Daily check in 11/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67999993 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Yaay, Donna, so glad to hear you're finally able to head south. We have mild temperatures predicted through the week - high in the 50s. I'll take it. <BR> <BR> Poindextra, hope you're feeling better. I, too, have been fighting a runny nose. <BR> <BR> It felt good to get home yesterday and back to routine eating, finished the laundry, read the newspapers that had accumulated. I could have started decorating, but I just didn't. <BR> <BR> I tried to drum up a wal... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:33:58 EST Daily check in 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67994221 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We are still at DD's house. They bought themselves a new gas stove with a double oven that was on clearance at Home Depot so DH helped them install it when he returned from hunting. They replaced one of those smooth top electric stoves. So she's excited to try it out today. The center burner is a griddle so DGD wants her to make pancakes for breakfast. <BR> <BR> Our house is all electric, but the gas company ran lines a few years ago. If/when we redo our kitche... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 06:07:48 EST BROOKLYN_BORN has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67989566 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BR<BR>OOKLYN_BORN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 10:16:33 EST KELLIEBEAN has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67989557 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KE<BR>LLIEBEAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 10:14:51 EST Daily check in 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67988274 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, your recipes sound delicious. I am missing the turkey leftovers. Unfortunately, the only leftovers we brought back with us to DD's were desserts. <BR> <BR> We ventured out to a few Black Friday sales. First store was packed, but otherwise the rest seemed less crowded than a typical Saturday. Kinda surprising, actually. <BR> <BR> DH hunted all day; he took DGD with him today so I expect them back around noon or so. We'll probably head home later today.... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 06:15:50 EST Daily check in 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67982221 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Appreciate all the posts yesterday. Whew! Glad the power came back on, Nell. Agree Thanksgiving is probably one of the worst days to lose power. My thoughts turned to the islands and the folks still living without power from hurricane damage.... <BR> <BR> It was a good day yesterday. One of DH's aunts and her husband are going to Hawaii for the first time in January so we were able to share the highlights of our trip nearly two years ago now and enjoy sharing tho... Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:17:01 EST THOMASINA57 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67979303 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TH<BR>OMASINA57 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:51:36 EST Daily check in 11/23 Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67976925 Good morning, friends! Happy Thanksgiving! (And Donna, thanks for cheering us on!) <BR> <BR> Oooo, I'm going to be in trouble later today -- I've been awake since about 2:30 am. I finally just got up and finished addressing the envelopes for the Christmas cards. I'll add the personal messages and finish them for mailing over the next few days. Maybe I can sneak a nap as we drive to DH's mom's house (90 min drive). <BR> <BR> I appreciated the encouragement yesterday. I'll hang in ther... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:29:13 EST Daily check in 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67970762 Good morning! Happy Hump (Fri) day! <BR> <BR> My last work day (and for many others, too, I'm sure). Scamp and DH are up early with me this morning, a little unusual. It should be a good day! <BR> <BR> Loved the "Topless in St Thomas" card, Phebess. Was the windshield a victim of the hurricane? <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your scale victory, Kellie. <BR> <BR> My confession: I stopped my daily weighing routine several weeks ago, and have been wearing less fitted outfits. Attitude p... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:59:48 EST Daily check in 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67964924 Good morning! <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> The countdown is on!! I wish I could spend the day at home today and work on Christmas cards. I enjoy using my calligraphy pen to address all the envelopes and add a note to each card. I sent out a few Thanksgiving cards to folks who are special to me that I don't see very often, or ever any more, like our bookkeeper in my former practice, who was so loyal and conscientous and nearly died from sepsis as our office was closing. Thankful she pulled t... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:54:58 EST Daily check in 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67958040 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, the service sounded like it brought comfort to your sister and family and that he will be missed by many. So hard. Hugs. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the condolences on the loss of the Mister Kitten. DD is struggling as that cat was such a lover, always kneading her and putting himself in the middle of story time, demanding attention. He was a rescue who showed his love in return. Their house is now quiet, but I suspect there will be a kitten or two in the fut... Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:35:06 EST Daily check in 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67952536 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni, thoughts and prayers for you and your family as you say goodbye to your nephew. <BR> <BR> We were out at the party of Crossfit friends until 11 pm, so I slept in a bit. He's actually moving to Wilmette and will work in Evanston, all north of Chicago. Church at 8 am, and the maybe a long walk with SIL. <BR> <BR> We had warm 50+ degrees, then huge wind (leaves falling like rain), then thunder and lightning, then pouring rain for a few minutes, then around 1 pm ... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:19:18 EST Fullness and satiety - how do you experience them? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x67952069 I'm asking because most articles, blogs and posts link fullness and satiety to the stomach. <BR> I used to think in terms of stomach emptiness/ distension too, <BR> but I noticed I often feel 100% full and comfortable when my stomach is empty. <BR> Before meals, even before breakfast when I haven't eaten in 12-13 hours. <BR> Feels like something in the center of my abdomen radiates pleasant warmth. <BR> Does anybody have this experience? <BR> <BR> I first noticed it a few years ago, when I ... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:50:11 EST Daily check in 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67946094 Good morning!!! Saturday, Saturday <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Oooo, Bess, I can't wait to see a picture of those two handmade (with love) sweaters! I have had a ski sweater design in my mind since I was a young girl learning how to sew, but I've never seen anything close offered for sale. Since you mentioned this project, and with the help of the internet, I began searching for one that I can purchase in sizes to fit DGD, DD and me!! Have you considered knitting yourself a matching sweat... Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:13:56 EST KSIGMA1222 has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67941868 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KS<BR>IGMA1222 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:56:01 EST Daily check in 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67939481 Good morning! It's Friiidaaay!! <BR> <BR> I slept solidly but still feel like I'm dragging. Guess that's why we look forward to the weekend! <BR> <BR> Today's Crossfit workout includes running a mile, 150 sit ups and 300 jump rope skips. I need to remember to take my reflective vest for the run in the dark. I'm gonna think Kellie! <BR> <BR> Glad to hear your car is fixed, Nell. Sue, that is a lot of celebrating in a concentrated time period! <BR> <BR> One of our former crossfitte... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:32:48 EST Daily check in 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67932935 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lin, I think it's great to hear that a university is including nutritious cooking as a part of its chronic pain class. How we fuel these bodies of ours is SO important--it's not just about weight loss/management. Thanks for posting with us ! <BR> <BR> Good information on old WW cookbooks, Nell, and your cooking class, Toni. That recent book I read, The Dorito Effect, was touting the old cookbooks that used more basic ingredients and spices as opposed to all the art... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:10:48 EST Daily check in 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x67926197 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day! I'm only traveling Thurs this week, so hopefully I will have plenty of time to complete a pile of administrative, end of the year tasks, which I'm prioritizing by deadline date. Self-assessment is due this Friday--ugh. <BR> <BR> Nell, I have no desire to own a farm---I attended out of respect for my now deceased client (I was appointed his Guardian ad Litem in the 90s) and to connect with the beneficiaries and the attys and bankers to whom I sent the busi... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:03:35 EST