SparkPeople At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1111 Support for people who are grappling with the idea of maintenance and working to continue their new healthy habits and lifestyle. Weight maintenance is achievable and worth the effort! 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 KSCHRAUT has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60853286 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KS<BR>CHRAUT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:25:12 EST Daily check in 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60851355 Good morning! And happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Kellie I share your rage at these scammers. I hope you guys notified your Atty Gen and police so they can work on stopping these thieves. Our newspaper reported the jury scammers are active here but so far haven't asked for money. Acting on your anger to help get these guys may help with the emotional wound and sleep. <BR> <BR> Warmer weather and sunshine on tap for the next week! Hearing from dock neighbors who are just as anxious as we are. My s... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 04:38:02 EST Daily check in 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60841399 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We are in deep freeze today with promise of beautiful weather for the weekend and next week. SO thankful for spring. <BR> <BR> My fitness buddy that moved away was in town so we got together for dinner last night. Her flight had been cancelled. Too cold to walk though. Neg 5 with wind chill. <BR> <BR> Cross fit and cardio for 90 min this morning <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 5 Mar 2015 05:20:47 EST Daily check in 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60830881 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Great job Kellie! You've worked hard for that bikini bod! Ah, vacation. Sounds wonderful! <BR> <BR> Very stressful one hour drive yesterday morning and then back to back meetings all day rounded out by an hour drive home equalled too much sitting and incredible sciatic nerve pain. I called the doctor for a stronger anti inflammatory than Aleve. Can't wait for PT appointment Mar18. <BR> <BR> Cardio and crossfit for 90 min this morning. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 05:00:43 EST Daily check in 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60820775 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was hoping to take a long walk with my ole fitness buddy who is in town today but we had freezing rain overnight and Huckleberry slipped on the stairs as I let dogs out so I'm thinking we won't risk it. Pilates is alternative. <BR> <BR> Yesterday 's workout at crossfit was rowing. Great cardio! <BR> <BR> I'm travelling out of town today and hoping not to fight the ice. I called my 9 am appointment and asked to reschedule to afternoon when temps are to climb to 4... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 04:57:26 EST Daily check in 3/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60809035 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We arrived home mid afternoon yesterday to a driveway with about 8 in of snow so DH used his snowblower to make short order of it. After going through the mail, I gave in to my weariness and stretched out to watch the news. That turned into a 2 hr nap. Playing in the snow still wears me out. It wasn't a packing snow so no snowman but lots of sledding and attempts to build objects. <BR> <BR> Back to routine with cardio and crossfit for 90 min this morning. Healthy lu... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 03:50:17 EST SHAWFAN has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60800375 <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>... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:22:18 EST KNH771 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60800323 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KN<BR>H771 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:18:47 EST JOANNEEMERALD has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60800291 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JO<BR>ANNEEMERALD </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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 Mar 2015 09:15:34 EST JSTETSER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60800272 <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... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:13:37 EST POINDEXTRA has maintained for TWELVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60800229 <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... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:09:28 EST Daily check in 3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60798823 Good morning! Yaay March 1st! <BR> <BR> However we have about 6 inches of fresh snow. Roar! "Do you want to build a snowman?" That's on our agenda for today as we spend our last day with DD and DGD. <BR> <BR> I got to drive the old Eldorado to the bridal shower yesterday. We're planning to leave it here to sell. <BR> But it's still insured and the plates aren't fully transferred so I enjoyed my drive. It was great seeing my old buddy who now lives in TX. It's her daughter who is getti... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 04:55:38 EST RJSCHWEITZER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60791705 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RJ<BR>SCHWEITZER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:48:10 EST WWBULBS has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60791665 <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>... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:43:06 EST Daily Check in 2-28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60790035 Good morning! Eager to hear from Maree about her adventure with her GD to see Frozen on ice. Those of us with snow on the ground feel like we are living Frozen on ice. LOL <BR> <BR> Watching the scale inch down toward the weight I want. Try as I will, winter is just tough for keeping it off. But as I say to myself, maintain I will. Worth it. <BR> <BR> That said I'm glad it's the weekend and I hope to do some easy activity today. Perhaps a walk between snow storms. Grateful to have a h... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:28:55 EST Daily Check in 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60780371 Good morning, <BR> <BR> Starting this thread quickly in case Maree and I are typing at the same time. Trying not to get 2 threads going. Hope everyone has a terrific day. I'm off to the gym. <BR> <BR> It's the weekend!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm excited about new picture option. You? <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:11:40 EST Daily check in 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60770230 Good morning! <BR> <BR> This is like Friday for me as I'm taking a vacation day tomorrow. We are taking the granddaughter to Frozen on Ice. <BR> <BR> I'm also going to the doctor today for annual physical and to check out this sciatic nerve pain (although it's been better since I've substituted Pilates for crossfit one day a week). I always have a little fear that something bad might show up . <BR> <BR> 30 min cardio and 60 min crossfit (mobility day) . yaaay! <BR> <BR> We have about a... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:52:42 EST MEXGAL1 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60762782 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME<BR>XGAL1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 25 Feb 2015 09:40:06 EST Daily check in 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60760713 Good morning friends! <BR> <BR> Once again, Mandycat has us giggling, this time with her "possum" method to ward off illness. Hope it worked, Bess! <BR> <BR> Ravelygirl, good plan to talk to your Dr about your nutrition. I had similar experience in my 50s and drastically changed what I thought was a healthy diet (to the Dukan diet), less veggies and whole grains and more lean protein. It took a while and my body still hangs on to every calorie I consume, but I beat off the pounds that sep... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:26:49 EST Daily check in 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60750826 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations Bess on SP recognizing you as Motivational. Of course this is something all of us already know and love about you! <BR> <BR> Did you all see that Dead Center recently blogged and is back at it? Always glad to hear from/about old friends from our "Daily check in" circle. You guys always amaze and inspire me and I love the diverse interests I hear about every day. <BR> <BR> Exercise planned today: 30 min cardio, 60 min Pilates and, if the temp reac... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:33:26 EST MKELLY72 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60742756 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MK<BR>ELLY72 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:06:18 EST Daily check in 2/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60740177 Good morning! <BR> <BR> And good it was yesterday as I drove away from the old office, in my packed-full Crosstour, absolutely euphoric that I am done! Done emptying that space, that is. I went there after church and finished by 1 pm. The balance of the afternoon was spent setting up my new home office. It will be SO nice. <BR> <BR> The computer my 2 partners took out to the bookkeeper we hired failed to boot up so they retrieved it yesterday and are trying other options. Luckily not all ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:55:39 EST Daily check in 2/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60730806 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm happy to report that it is Sunday and I have a clean bedroom, clean kitchen floor, swept staircase and laundry done. New sheets out of the closet and on my bed. It is time; I've earned them. <BR> <BR> A total of 12 inches of snow yesterday. Workout was assisting DH in shoveling same. Light powdery type so not bad at all. <BR> <BR> Instead of getting work done yesterday at the office, we had a 3 hr meeting. Meetings don't empty the office. So I 'll be going bac... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 02:42:15 EST PLMITCH has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60723668 <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>... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:46:23 EST POOKASLUAGH has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60723666 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PO<BR>OKASLUAGH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:46:02 EST Daily check in 2/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60722132 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So sorry to hear you were caught up in a scam Fairhaven queen. I hope the authorities catch the scammers. <BR> <BR> Up too early. Oneweigh, congratulations on your decluttering. I long for that feeling that comes with a tidy home. This weekend will be the last in the old office but all that's come to my house needs to be organized. At least I'm in town this weekend <BR> <BR> We have about 6 or 7 inches of fresh snow. I think the first layer was sleet though so it ... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 03:30:35 EST Daily check in 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60712533 Good morning. Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Congrats Toni on the award. I expect it is awarded to blog writers and people who visit their SP Page since you and Kelli are bloggers. I think there's a way to click and vote on your SP Page. You could check with team leader Tina Jane for the scoop. <BR> <BR> 8 hrs of sleep last night. The day wore me out. But it was a great day and I love my new job. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio this morning. Lean lunch to pack. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great ... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:44:59 EST Daily check in 2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60702668 Good morning! Thursday already which is mobility day at crossfit class--always welcomed by these sore muscles. I've kinda decided to just try to maintain the muscle tone and strength I've achieved instead of pushing too hard for PRs . I really want to avoid injury. <BR> <BR> Glad you have a diagnosis on your foot and hope you pass all your tests, Dalid414! It's important to do that every so often. <BR> <BR> Love hearing how maintainers take care of themselves, reg visits to Dr., Kelli ... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:04:24 EST STORYCRAFTER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60694817 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>ORYCRAFTER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:02:09 EST Daily check in 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60692483 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Ah, those of you who are able to go outside in warm weather ... This girl has cabin fever. <BR> <BR> Figuring out that cushy shoes relieve sciatic pain. I think it all relates back to foot surgery done on my left foot to fix bunyon and hammer toe over 10 yes ago. Surgery is never as good as what God gave ya. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio today for 90 min and packing lean lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope your knee cooperated Toni. Congrats to those making the most of cold ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:53:55 EST Bingeing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60684941 Hi - I'm relatively new to this group and so happy I found it. <BR> <BR> I began my journey in December 2012 and didn't really start losing weight until February 2013. <BR> <BR> From February 2013 to September 2015, I lost 125 lbs by "cleaning eating" (low-carb-ish) and working out. Weight went from 250 to 125. My goal was never to be that low but I was happy I was there. <BR> <BR> I stayed at 125 until around Christmas. Since then I've been fighting occasional (but very bad!) binges. ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:09:33 EST Daily check 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60682190 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Long day at old ofc. Filled all trash cans emptying bookkeeper's desk and secretary's desk. Unbelievable the stuff people keep. There's still more. <BR> <BR> The sciatic has calmed down thankfully. I also appreciate the longer days. Even though this arctic blast will keep me inside. <BR> <BR> Pilates and treadmill this morning for total of 90 min. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 17 Feb 2015 03:22:07 EST Daily check in 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60672249 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Presidents Day! DH and I are cross fitting this morning. And then I'm heading into the old ofc for a hard push to get the space vacated. The 2-3 week reprieve given to us by our landlord is nearly up. Whatever needs to be done will just have to be moved offsite. Amazing what they leave for me to do...like going through Accounts Payable files to see if we need to keep them. If the last thing in it is from 2009, duh, pitch it! <BR> <BR> Yoga was great yester... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:17:32 EST CHRISTIECAT has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60664609 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CH<BR>RISTIECAT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:00:12 EST Daily check in 2/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60662896 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The "yuckies" hit DDs household. Granddaughter caught the tummy flu that her babysitter's kids had last week so the birthday Italian dinner has been postponed until the 27th. DD and I went to her Yoga class; not "hot yoga" but a very warm room and if the goal is to sweat, I certainly did so. We're going again today and this class is focused on stretching. <BR> <BR> I read a SP article on sciatic pain yesterday. It said to rest for six weeks. And give up high heels.... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:31:10 EST Daily check in 2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60654547 Good morning! Happy Valentine's day! <BR> <BR> We are going out to dinner at an Italian restaurant on The Hill in St Louis. But mostly to celebrate DDs 40th birthday. Ok with me if it doubles as Valentine's day celebration. I'm thinking about venturing out to Walgreens or whatever is open this time of day/night to buy cards. So behind... <BR> <BR> DD and I are going to Yoga classes today and tomorrow morning. Hopefully that will help the sciatic problem. Dr appointment made for Feb 26. <B... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 04:53:23 EST DONNAEDA has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60646821 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DO<BR>NNAEDA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:39:17 EST Daily check in 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60645644 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday the 13th! <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio for 90 min, then team meeting starting at 8:30 at work and after work we will be heading to DDs for her birthday weekend. 40Th. Then on Monday, the big push to clear out the old office. I SO need that to be done. <BR> <BR> Healthy lunch already packed. <BR> <BR> Hope every single one of you has a happy, healthy and lucky day!! Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:37:20 EST Daily check in 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60635693 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I always enjoy catching up on the daily posts. I'm listening to howling wind as an arctic blast comes through. I'm grateful that I don't have to do any travelling for the rest of this week. Next travel will be Fri to DDs for her birthday, her 40th. We are taking her to dinner (Italian) so I need to conserve calories for that. <BR> <BR> Heading to the gym for crossfit and treadmill work. Mobility day at crossfit. Exactly what I need. Healthy lunch to pack. <BR> ... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 04:00:27 EST Daily check in 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60625366 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I agree that Tuesday was a long day. I fell asleep at about 6:30 once the Aleve kicked in to relieve the sciatic nerve pain. I must take time to call doctor tomorrow. Too bad I can't get all these errands done in the middle of the night when I'm up. <BR> <BR> I feel so sorry for Boston and all of that snow. <BR> <BR> Plan to go to the gym for 90 min and pack a healthy lunch <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:41:01 EST Daily check in 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60615568 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Pilates class and treadmill work this morning for a total of 90 min. Then I'll hit the road for work in the new ride. Traveling a lot today. <BR> <BR> Cold weather is back but thanks for the reminder Bess that spring is only 40 days away. Ah, spring! Let's build these bods for spring and summer!! <BR> <BR> Hope it's a happy and healthy day for all! Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:02:48 EST JESSIHOVER2 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60606603 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>SSIHOVER2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 09:30:14 EST Daily check in 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60604659 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Toni can't wait to hear how the kayaking went. Hope the knee cooperated. Hope all those with injuries and other stages of sickness bounce back soon. <BR> <BR> 67 degrees yesterday had me outside cleaning out the ole Eldorado and giving her a loving hand wash for whomever is her next owner. This is a beautiful piece of machinery. I'll try posting a pic of the new and the old. What a treat to have a taste of spring at this time of year!! <BR> <BR> Nothing more frus... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 05:07:05 EST Daily check in 2/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60595028 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I can't believe this but I bought a brand new car yesterday. A Honda Crosstour - pearl white with tan interior. Same coloring as the old Eldorado. It will be nice not to worry but I still hate the whole process. <BR> <BR> Today will be play day with DGD and then I will head home around 4. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a good day! Sun, 8 Feb 2015 04:24:43 EST Daily check in 2/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60586074 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Off to DDs and DGDs. Happy Saturday to all. Hoping massage therapist makes a huge difference. <BR> <BR> Interesting point calculations Bess. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 7 Feb 2015 06:02:14 EST Daily check in 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60576207 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, Friday! I "should" stay home and work on this poor neglected house , but instead I have a weekend planned of being with people I love and taking care of me. Dinner tonight with my sister in law, her husband and DH. They are excellent cooks and love them so. Saturday I'm travelling (in old car and crossing my fingers the additive did its magic) to DD, where just the two of us can hang out until Sat night when we pick up DGD. Massage and maybe some car shopping. ... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 05:03:05 EST Daily check in 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60566014 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It seems like all the meetings scheduled this week have been cancelled for one reason or another. Snow and below zero temps keep me in town today. Thankfully. I'm going to perform the second head gasket fix on my car this morning. The last bottle kept my car from burning coolant for over a year. Hopefully this will limp me along until I can shop for a car. I was hoping to wait until I know what my tax bill will be. <BR> <BR> 90 min at gym. Nutrition on track. Sca... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 04:13:49 EST Daily check in 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60555471 Good morning! <BR> <BR> 90 min gym. Healthy nutrition to pack for lunch. Massage scheduled for Saturday. <BR> <BR> This is 2nd time I've written message as I received an error when I hit "post message" I'm going back to bed with a heating pad and hope Aleve kicks in soon. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 4 Feb 2015 02:51:02 EST Daily check in 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60544512 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up too early trying to ease this sciatic pain - ice pack, heating pad, foam roller, lacrosse ball, Aleve. I'm scheduling a massage this Saturday at DD's therapist. And reading up on causes, treatments. Now that new insurance is in effect and I might actually have a minute I'll go to the doctor. <BR> <BR> Crossfit and treadmill for my 90 min of workout this morning. Healthy options for my lunch. Driving out of town today. Hoping car makes it. Next big project is ... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 02:58:38 EST SHERRYLHBB has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60534017 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SH<BR>ERRYLHBB </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 08:30:09 EST Daily check in 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60532728 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Groundhog day. I shall think spring, no matter what that critter sees. I took the day off yesterday. Snow ice kept me in town so I went to church, took a nap, went shoe shopping (2 PR running; 2 PR high heels), watched some Super Bowl and updated my FB profile with new job. Lazy day. <BR> <BR> Back to routine of Crossfit with DH at 6 am; I'll do the treadmill for 30 prior to class. I'm hoping the new running shoes will make a difference in the sciatic. Glad to hear ... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 04:38:09 EST BREWMASTERBILL has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60524953 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BR<BR>EWMASTERBILL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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 Feb 2015 11:19:30 EST BANANAMAG has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60524923 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>NANAMAG </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:15:10 EST Daily check in 2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60522361 Good morning and welcome February! <BR> <BR> Look at me sleeping until 4:30 like a big girl. Almost 8 hrs. After all the hype we received only a dusting of snow and forecast now says less than 1 inch. But rain too so I'm not sure I should spend 4 hrs driving (both ways) to spend the day with DD and granddaughter. <BR> <BR> But in any event I'm taking a break from the ofc. <BR> <BR> Donated blood yesterday and ate "rewards" foods. I need to quit that. There are other rewards non food! <B... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:55:02 EST JAMIRBLAZE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60513980 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>MIRBLAZE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:00:43 EST GREENGENES has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60513967 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GR<BR>EENGENES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 31 Jan 2015 09:59:18 EST Daily check in 1/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60511950 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Time marches on and here we are at Jan 31. Last night DH loaded the pickup truck with my stuff and it will become my next project. But I will be able to work on it at my own pace -- and from my own home. I have visions of a nice, organized, home office, a clean, uncluttered home. It's time. <BR> <BR> So! I considered rewarding myself by travelling over the river and past the woods to granddaughter and DD's house on Sunday. But alas, we are under a winter storm war... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:19:20 EST MRSJERRYBUSH has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60504492 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MR<BR>SJERRYBUSH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:10:50 EST Daily check in 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60501988 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, Friday AND the 30th. I've never liked the month of January but the end of THIS particular January will be the most celebrated of my life. As I left last night at 7, I thought about the last day for our secretaries. Did any of the guys think about bringing donuts or lunch or something nice? <BR> <BR> The good news is we found a bookkeeper to help ys out at a very reasonable rate. Former bookkeeper has offered to help her out. Thank you Lord. And team for all your... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:49:02 EST Please help me succeed with maintenance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60497655 My weight is on a one-year roller coaster cycle. For the past five years I do the same every year at the same time and I have promised myself that I am not going to fall into the cycle again this year. I am 42, 5'1" and I am at my goal of 110 pounds. I would like to lose two more pounds but at my age I feel like all that will accomplish is a lower number on the scale and some more wrinkles. So, I have promised myself to be content at 110. <BR> <BR> This is my cycle: For the last five y... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:46:20 EST Daily check in 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60491691 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Back to back meetings yesterday from 8 am until nearly 4 pm with barely enough time to hit the ladies room or eat my lunch. But it was fun and I think we provided a valuable service. <BR> <BR> Today no driving. Furniture from my ofc is being moved to my home. It's so much nicer than what I have here but will temporarily overload the house. So next project will be to tackle this place. <BR> <BR> Crossfit class in our new building this morning, about 2 blocks from m... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:58:09 EST Changes around age 40? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60489213 Hi there! <BR> I used spark people to take off 39 pounds after having three children, and I have now maintained that weight loss for four years. For the most part, I know around how many calories I should eat and I exercise heavily 4x/ week. I know that calorie choice counts too, and stick to a really healthy diet, with a few treats of course! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am 39, and this past year, for the first time in four years!, I'm noticing the scale is slowly moving up. It seems that even wh... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:05:11 EST LORAC67 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60483266 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LO<BR>RAC67 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 28 Jan 2015 09:57:53 EST Daily check in 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60480845 Good morning. <BR> <BR> I woke up plotting out what time I would need to go to the gym to give me enough time to hit the shower , stop up at the ofc and head out of town by 6:30 am. I am so grateful to have a 24 hr gym available so close to my house. <BR> <BR> If you heard a BIG sigh of relief coming from the Midwest yesterday at about 4 pm, it was me learning our landlord granted (my suggested) request to let us leave our bookkeeping desk etc for a few weeks while we finish up January b... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:19:35 EST BRIGHTANGEL has maintained for NINE YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60472947 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BR<BR>IGHTANGEL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:48:07 EST Daily check in 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60469821 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, glad you got the care you needed, Phebess. My daughter makes a wonderful mango salsa every summer so that's what came to my mind when you said mango encounter. <BR> <BR> File wasn't in my trash can. I asked my secretary to keep an eye out for it. Weird. Now bookkeeper problems. Our recovering bookkeeper can't help us after all. Current secretary doing the billing wants to be done with this place Jan 30. Some way, some how. <BR> <BR> The workouts save my sani... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:40:48 EST LLTHOMAS1117 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60461780 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LL<BR>THOMAS1117 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:09:20 EST Tracking Bad Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60461538 On the days when I know I have back slided, I don't want to track it. Today I did anyway. I knew that when I went out with my family last night, I lost control with my eating. It was just too hard to resist those chow mien noodles when they were put right in front of me! I know I would wind up way out of my calorie range and I was right! I am beating myself up for it. I was good for the rest of the week though. Any thoughts? <BR> <BR> Do you guys track your "bad" days? How does it ma... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:44:23 EST Daily check in 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60457922 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Sounds like the East Coast might get hammered today. Flurries and snow showers are predicted here but percentage chance must be pretty low because it's not even stated. Hope all stay safe. <BR> <BR> Oh Mandy, prednisone. "Scare-oids" is right. I took it once when I had a bad case of poison ivy and swore I wouldn't ever again. <BR> <BR> Hot tea and ibuprofen to help me get back to sleep. Meditation to quiet my mind might help because all I can think about is the... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:16:04 EST Daily check in 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60447651 Good morning. Having some difficulty sleeping so just got up, checked ofc email and made to do lists. Too spooky to go downtown to work at this hour. Very few firms would accomplish closing out 40+ yr practice in 45 days. I kept having a nightmare but maybe it is gone now and I can go back to sleep. <BR> <BR> 11 weeks to heal cracked rib Mandy. Hope yours heals quick!! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Sunday! Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:14:57 EST Daily check in 1/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60437480 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh guess what I'm doing today? Working at old ofc of course. Temperature is supposed to hit 40+ so I'm hoping to take a "walk break" with a friend. <BR> <BR> Olive Garden last night so scale will likely chastise me even though entree was salmon and broccoli. Salty! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:17:29 EST Daily check in 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60426835 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> 8 days left in January. Starting to see that faint light at the end of the tunnel. <BR> <BR> Discouraged yesterday as the easy workout (squat cleans with a 12 lb medicine ball) irritated hamstring. Really?! Trainer gave me some tips that I shall try. May try to get an appointment with physical therapist. After January "move out of ofc project" is complete of course. <BR> <BR> Okay all you scales out there. Hear ye hear ye! We shall conquer the c... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:20:23 EST Daily check in 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60416127 Good morning my dear friends! <BR> <BR> Yes I suspect one of the many reasons I love summer so much is that memory of "School's out for summer." Ah this year will be great. <BR> <BR> Life is like a box of chocolates. And I've been treating myself after dinner with several from a box received as a Christmas present. Only 8 more days of January when our ofc must be fully moved out of space. I can do anything for 8 days. Right. Only one of my partners shares the urgency and enormity of this ... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:50:00 EST Daily check in 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60404784 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Hump day already. Boy yesterday zoomed by. I have several projects at new job; love it!! Lots of action planned this week and MY part of the files project at old ofc is done. <BR> <BR> Hamstring seems healed but I will approach workouts cautiously. And continue sciatic stretch routine. Cardiac on treadmill. Elliptical and or bicycle this am. Leaving in a bit for the gym. <BR> <BR> Toni and Bess your time with sons sounds wonderful!! Really looking forward to e... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:02:41 EST Reducing sugar intake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60394508 Hi, <BR> I'm wondering how other maintainers have managed to reduce their sugar cravings? I have dealt with it by incorporating it into my diet - eating chocolate rather than something healthy and making sure I stay within range. But, I'm starting to feel that I want to be eating better food and that I've missed something about living a healthy lifestyle because I still trip up when it comes to my sweet tooth. <BR> I know sugar is not good for me and I want to work on challenging this bad h... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:29:16 EST Daily check in 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60393339 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I performed my sciatic stretches in the sauna room at the gym. I thought a little extra heat would help. I think it's feeling better. Pilates this morning at the gym plus some elliptical. <BR> <BR> I slept till the alarm at 4. Yaaaay! I took 3 online training courses at the New job and got quite a bit more done at the old. <BR> <BR> Revelling in the fun posts you all are making and the well wishes. Yes it will be over soon. I will miss some of the fol... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:24:41 EST TINASWEEP has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60382872 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TI<BR>NASWEEP </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 19 Jan 2015 09:25:37 EST Daily check in 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60380716 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I left the office at 4 yesterday so at least I enjoyed being out in the sunshine as it set. I ran the car through the car wash so I can see out of my back and side windows now. Might as well take advantage of our "spring" weather! It actually made it to 52 Saturday and high 40s today and tomorrow and hovering around 40 all week. Yaaaay! A welcome reprieve from deep freeze. <BR> <BR> Gym this morning, then old ofc. (Holiday at new job) I'm up early going through... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:45:25 EST Daily check in 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60369564 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling very overworked as I was in the office from dawn to dusk and missed all of the "spring" weather. I'm sorry to be such a whiner; I may need to take some time off so I can grocery shop and do some laundry. I think I've forgotten how to have fun. On the bright side I feel like we are making progress and I wasn't the only one working. Today 3 others are supposed to come in. <BR> <BR> Worked on sciatic stretches yesterday and plan to set aside time for ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 04:22:58 EST DENISEFULLER has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60361634 <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> * <... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:39:25 EST Daily check in 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60359626 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> It's Saturday so I could sleep late but here I am, up at 2:30 as usual. Hot tea and Airborne and Aleve and I'll try to go back to sleep. I'm making a concerted effort to do stretching and take anti inflammatories to heal hamstring and sciatic. Heat and ice too. <BR> <BR> The good news to report is that I faced the "scale fear" and was 4 lbs down, meaning that the post holiday weight is gone. Wow was that a relief! <BR> <BR> Working on office this weekend and ho... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 04:08:35 EST Daily check in 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60348619 Good morning! Happy Friday teammaties! <BR> <BR> I spent the day in my new office and completed one required training certification. And participated in an interesting meeting where I felt I made some helpful contributions. <BR> <BR> I've been off schedule going to the gym earlier and have missed my weigh ins. I have to admit that some fear has crept back in, that the number is going to be worse than it was post holiday. Old bad pattern. It is always better to face reality and deal with i... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:21:19 EST Daily check in 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60336943 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was up way too early after only 4.5 hrs of sleep. Ugh. I'm reviewing final bills to send out; I won't miss this chore. Still so much to do at old place. Marathon session planned for this weekend. Each day this week has seemed to last a week instead of 24 hrs. I must finish! <BR> <BR> Going to the gym for at least 30 min cardio and to the Crossfit class for mobility to work on these sore muscles. Right hamstring much better; left sciatic pain lingers. Nutrition ne... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:16:17 EST GRACEINAZ has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60327724 <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... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:38:28 EST MELFOUCH has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60327717 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME<BR>LFOUCH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:38:07 EST Daily check in 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60325591 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Pilates and elliptical were good choices yesterday. Hamstring in right leg feels much better but I have the sciatic pain in the Left leg. I'll take it easy again today. Gauntlet, elliptical and rolling out sore muscles is on agenda. <BR> <BR> Striving to find a routine in the new job. Traveling out of town again today. Very different. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good day! Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:01:04 EST Setting New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60324423 As most of you know, I've been on Maintenance for 4 months. My goal was 125 and since I'm only 5' (actually 4'11" now due to age) even with the weight I've lost, I'm still at 25 BMI. So, I've decided to go down 5 more pounds. Then I'll see if I can Maintain at the new weight and how I feel. <BR> <BR> What am I going to do differently? <BR> <BR> 1. Change my Calorie Goal Range to 1350-1550. That's 150 less than I've been tracking. <BR> <BR> 2. Increase my exercise intensity. Although... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:24:49 EST Daily check in 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60314234 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Boy did I sleep well. Ah glorious 8 hrs. It was a great day of meeting folks and shadowing my contemporary in that city. The snowfall was beautiful, the kind that sticks to all the branches and the roads weren't too bad. All in all a very good day. <BR> <BR> Today I'm headed to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Pilates. I'll be at my New ofc here in town with my team. So happy. <BR> <BR> Mandy I hear ya on the fight with sports bras. I opted for the model ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:28:15 EST HAKAPES has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60303927 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HA<BR>KAPES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:48:33 EST _JODI404 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60303915 <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, 12 Jan 2015 09:47:46 EST Daily check in 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60301132 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The day has finally come. Funny how time marches on despite our fretting. Thanks for all the kind wishes. I shall report back on my first day of new job. I'm so excited about this new adventure! <BR> <BR> I spent another 7.5 hrs at ofc yesterday. Lordy this is a time consuming project. Walk with my friend was a nice break but hardly felt like a workout. Mentally helpful. <BR> <BR> I had planned to skip my workout this morning because the gym doesn't open until ... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 03:29:13 EST Daily check in 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60289732 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was at the ofc from 7 to 4 yesterday. My Secretary brought a half dozen Melocream donuts and a package of donut holes to celebrate my new job. Sweet of her but the LAST thing I needed. She worked from 8 to 10:30. One guy came in for an hour and ate one. As the day wore on my resolve weakened and I ate several donut holes. Then DH wanted to go out to dinner. Not a good nutrition day. <BR> <BR> Lots of up and down getting letters out to clients with old documents ... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 04:39:11 EST binge eaters? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60282512 How many here think that bingeing was her main problem? Although I sometimes ate big meals, my biggest problem even when I was young before ever dieting was sneak eating, mostly sweets. The habit grew over a period of decades. For years I ate good meals and snacks, but still binged, as opposed to becoming overweight because of overeating in other ways. Maybe I wasn't a true binger because I wasn't eating 3000 calories in a sitting, but it was a lot and fast. The sense of feeling driven to do ... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:04:48 EST Daily check in 1/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60278594 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Someone told me when I cracked a rib that it would feel better in 11 weeks. And sure enough , it healed in 11 weeks. Take care Martha. <BR> <BR> Speaking of resting weary bones, I think I over did it at Crossfit this week as the strained hamstring screamed at me yesterday, refusing to do box step overs. Okay I shall skip it 4 days. Weekends I take off, Monday I have to go out of town and leave early and Tuesday I'll do Pilates. <BR> <BR> Last day in office with cl... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 05:26:29 EST 4A-HEALTHY-BMI has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60269159 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=4A<BR>-HEALTHY-BMI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:05:57 EST Daily check in 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60267421 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Although it won't be much of a weekend, I'll be working toward a better day. On my first day Monday I must drive to the regional ofc 70 some miles N of here for "onboarding" I'm hoping that wintry mix forecast won't sideline me. Eh, what's a little more stress ! <BR> <BR> Cleaning out old files over a 30 year career remind me of a lot of challenges I tackled and make me Feel proud. Once a case was over and the file put away, I was moving on to the nex... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 03:43:57 EST Daily check in 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60255368 Good morning! <BR> <BR> So it seems my winter sleep schedule is settling in at 7 pm to 2 am. 7 hrs so not bad, just a little weird. Flip flops, a beach and warm sunshine....ah, what a dream. Thank God for those fond memories that sustain us. Looking forward to the day that closing the office is a distant memory and hoping for no big regrets. Unfortunately no break before New gig. I'm praying for a measure of wisdom and energy fueled by the adrenaline that comes with something New to carry... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 03:58:46 EST Daily check in 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60243600 Howdy teammates! <BR> <BR> I so enjoy reading all the posts. So glad you found your ring, Kellie, and hope you are all patched up with hubby. Getting it sized? You're a maintainer so it's time, right?! <BR> <BR> An ofc furniture store proposed to take 5 nice desks and file credenzas, file cabinets and bookshelves off our hands and give us $500, a pittance really, but factoring in the moving cost we probably have no other choice. The catch is they must be entirely emptied by Tuesday at the ... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 03:53:03 EST ELIZADUCK has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60233938 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EL<BR>IZADUCK </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 6 Jan 2015 09:55:14 EST Daily check in 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60231148 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hot tea brewing while I check in; hoping to get back to sleep. Worked way too hard yesterday and I feel that ole "martyr syndrome" roaring its head. I'm becoming very resentful as it seems I am the only one busting arse. Just need to get through it. <BR> <BR> Bum is sore after doing 110 one leg deadlifts at 60% of my one rep max, and 80 bent rows at Crossfit class yesterday. Lordy that was tough. Going back this morning for 60 min Crossfit class and 30 min treadmil... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 03:32:47 EST SCOUTMOM715 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60221144 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SC<BR>OUTMOM715 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:56:00 EST Daily check in 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60218147 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Yesterday went well with nutrition choices. DD and GD Left early, 8:30 am. Always sad to have the house so quiet again. Arctic air with snow blowing sideways averted my ideas for a fresh air walk so I spent about 6 hrs at the office, mostly answering emails and getting files ready for pickup, etc. This,too, is a sad process. But I felt productive as I drove home. I taught DH a sewing stitch to use on a coyote hide and gave in to exhaustion by 4, sleeping for a ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 03:50:08 EST Daily check in 1/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60205839 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Dogs had to go so I'm checking in and going back to bed. With DD and GD in town we are having company and going to visit and yesterday was way over on calories. <BR> <BR> This must stop. <BR> <BR> Today it will be lean and clean and some form of exercise. They go home this morning. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good day! <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 04:46:45 EST Daily Check in 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60194776 Good morning, team <BR> <BR> I'm up early. I was too lazy to start a fire so I am writing by candle light (-: Need some fire in January, that's for sure. <BR> <BR> Had a great work out day yesterday and will get one in today. I'm behind for the week so I'm going to put some extra minutes in today. <BR> <BR> We are still in holiday mode until Tuesday, Jan. 6th. We keep our real tree up until then. Like so many of you, I enjoy the lights on these dark days. <BR> <BR> I too want to se... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 05:39:22 EST Holiday weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60190056 Was just reviewing a website that showed charts that suggest several reasons why Americans have gained weight over the last 60-ish years. (Probably nothing new to this crowd, but I like to review the basics, as I'm not a calorie counter and rely more on implementing general practices of slim cultures.) One of them was that people gain some weight during the holidays that they never take off. I'd guess that that is combined with the other factors. I'd bet 100 years ago, people probably gained ... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 17:24:53 EST Daily check in 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60183284 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Back to the gym for treadmill and Crossfit class for 90 min, then to work for a full day of clients. <BR> <BR> We spent the day at my brother's house and ate a lot of abnormal foods for me. I look forward to routine eating. It was good catching up with him and his wife and sharing my new job news. He was pretty surprised since I've been with this firm since high school. He had some good advice. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! <BR> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 04:28:14 EST DAKOTACAT has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60174321 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>KOTACAT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 1 Jan 2015 10:25:59 EST HONEYCAT22000 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60174316 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>NEYCAT22000 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:25:04 EST HAPPYSOUL91 has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60174301 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HA<BR>PPYSOUL91 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:23:08 EST ECCOVISION1 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60174291 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EC<BR>COVISION1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:22:02 EST MAMMAC66 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60174220 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>MMAC66 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:15:04 EST Daily check in 1/1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60172082 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> DD and granddaughter arrived yesterday afternoon and will be here for the weekend. We went to the "First Night" celebration downtown for a 6 pm performance, which included singing and dancing (ballet and tap), the highlight being two high school girls dressed as Elsa and Anna from Frozen singing "For the First Time". Granddaughter got a picture with them afterwards. She was in awe! We didn't stay for all the other performances as it was her bedtime, so an expensiv... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 03:26:27 EST GERMANIRISHGIRL has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60163905 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>RMANIRISHGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:21:32 EST DALID414 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60163895 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>LID414 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:20:21 EST LARRI2010 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60163879 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LA<BR>RRI2010 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 31 Dec 2014 09:18:49 EST Daily check in 12/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60162382 Good morning and happy New Years Eve! <BR> <BR> No worries about drinking and driving with this group, right!? We are all responsible adults concerned with our health to the point we will take good care. Hope those celebrating will have fun. <BR> <BR> Good news on the leg. The Crossfit trainer quickly identified it as the small hamstring muscle that was strained when it tried to take over for the large muscle. He pushed on it with his fist as I laid down and found exactly where it was bal... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 04:59:54 EST SKIRNIR has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60154746 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SK<BR>IRNIR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 30 Dec 2014 09:55:16 EST Daily check in 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60152696 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday at Crossfit class, we did a squat thruster routine. About half way through, I felt sone pain in my right leg . I pushed through and took a walk at lunch to keep it mobile, but, after sitting all afternoon, by the end of the day I could barely walk. Heating pad, Aleve, compression, trying it all. I just took some more Aleve and I'll see how I feel at 4 to decide what I'll do at class this morning. Im going to ask the trainer for recommendation, but will like... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 03:41:50 EST Daily check in 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60142763 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday, Monday.... Back to the gym this morning for 60 min Crossfit class and 30 min treadmill. Sunshine returned yesterday and is predicted all week but with colder temps. So appreciate sunshine! <BR> <BR> Welcome to new posters. Great attitude Kellie! Go get em! Safe travels for Toni. Hope those with sore throats and colds feel better soon. <BR> <BR> Back to all routines today. Hope it's a good one for all! Mon, 29 Dec 2014 04:27:43 EST IAMAGEMLOVER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60134952 <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> * <... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:36:42 EST RENTSERENITY has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60134933 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE<BR>NTSERENITY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:34:51 EST Daily check in 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60133494 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weather was rainy and gray. We arrived home around 11 am, ate lunch and then I spent 6 hrs at the office. I'll go to 8 am church and then back to the office for another marathon session. I'm feeling sorry for myself, having to work so much. And resorted to the old pattern of rewarding hard work with chocolate covered cookies and pretzels. :(( Well, at least they are gone now. <BR> <BR> Congrats on 55 yr anniversary! Glad to hear lots of us are back on t... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:43:09 EST KIMPY225 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60126729 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KI<BR>MPY225 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:42:38 EST Daily check in 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60125230 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DH, DD and I switched cell phone carriers and bought new phones. Ones that will work when we are at the houseboat - theoretically, anyway. They work for our dock neighbors anyway. <BR> <BR> I successfully stayed away from all sugar treats yesterday, ate fairly clean and we took granddaughter to the park. Good day. Today we're heading home and I will be spending a good chunk of the weekend at the office. Nutrition will be back to routine. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a ... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:00:45 EST SINGINGLADY47 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60120961 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SI<BR>NGINGLADY47 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 26 Dec 2014 14:43:19 EST NELLJONES has maintained for FORTY FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60120939 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>LLJONES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:41:14 EST Daily check in 12/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60117166 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hope all have some sweet memories of the holiday. I didn't track or weigh, ate a gazillion calories and didn't exercise (except for a game of Frisbee in the beautiful sunshine). <BR> <BR> But that was then and this is now. I'm resolving right now to return to my healthy routine. We're still at DD's house so no Crossfit today, but I m hoping for a trip to the park with granddaughter. Lean and clean eating. <BR> <BR> I hope all have a happy and healthy day! Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:07:23 EST Daily check in 12/25 Merry Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60111503 Good morning and a very Merry Christmas to all! <BR> <BR> On the 12th day of Christmas my trainer gave to me, a workout that makes me hurt all over. Whew!!!! Another ibuprofen and back to sleep, awaiting the wide eyes of a child, dear granddaughter, and Christmas morn! <BR> <BR> To all my dear friends here, Peace on Earth, good will to men! <BR> Merry Christmas to all my dear friends celebrating today! Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:30:59 EST Daily check in 12/24 Christmas Eve! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60104748 Good morning and Merry Christmas Eve! Wishing safe travels to those venturing out and healing thoughts to those with aches or illness, JOY for all! And a prayer for an extra measure of wisdom for those food and drink choices so that each of us can be the healthiest we can be! <BR> <BR> Off to wrap a few presents for granddaughter and get ready for our travels, then to the gym where our Crossfit trainer has already announced we will be doing the 12 days of Christmas workout. It's horrible, ... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:45:38 EST Daily check in 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60096983 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Busy day yesterday. I thought my dental appointment was at 9 am; they called the house at 8:10 asking where I was. Ooops! I rushed over and got it all in. Finished two projects for clients, but oh so much more to do. DH cared for granddaughter all day and I feel like I'm not carrying my load. I might head out right now and try to do some shopping. Middle of the night, shouldn't be much traffic. ?! <BR> <BR> Then to the gym for 30 min treadmill, 60 min Crossfit class... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:00:04 EST Daily check in 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60088418 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We have a house guest! DD needed a break so I drove half way and picked up granddaughter! Yes, a little bit of parent heaven Toni. Paw Paw is taking the lead on this adventure as I will be heading to the gym for my usual, 30 min treadmill, 60 min Crossfit class, then to the dentist for installation of the implant and a cleaning, then work with a very full day of appointments. <BR> <BR> DH ordered pizza for us last night. One piece, too oversized, and I don't like ... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:22:06 EST KIM--POSSIBLE has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60081715 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KI<BR>M--POSSIBLE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:54:20 EST Daily check in 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60079973 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept pretty well last night after a productive day at the office. Work- werk! I finally made myself start and finish the big project that has been hanging over my head for three months. And I went to visit our bookkeeper and found her moved to t <BR> Transitional Care Unit. She looks so much better! I broke the news about the office closing And thinks she would be interested in working from home to help us close out. And one of our other secretaries was able to w... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:33:43 EST maintenance calorie goal changes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60075202 the calories allowed hasn't changed since i've hit maintenance, but i can't see where to make a change to say that given the same activity level, i need more calories to maintain current weight. where can this be done? Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:37:20 EST Daily check in 12/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60072220 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good advice, to live in the moment, Bess and Toni (need to check out your blog -- congrats on being featured). <BR> <BR> My moment right now is "work". And I think my family is on their last nerve about it. I need to stop killing myself to finish projects for clients and pass the work on to someone new. As much as I hate to admit it, I'm not irreplaceable. Lol! <BR> <BR> Rest day from Crossfit. Probably a walk is all. Nutrition will be good with healthy options in ... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:48:48 EST Above your weight range, what do you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60065530 After several months of maintaining my weight within a 5 pound range, I am finding myself about 9 or 10 pounds above my goal weight. This is due mostly to forced inactivity because of illness and injury. I want to get back down to my goal weight, and am a little unsure of how I want to go about it. Do I want to cut my calories way down and get it off as quickly as possible, or do I want to just cut back a little and let it slowly go back down? <BR> <BR> I would like your input. What do y... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:17:08 EST Daily check in 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60063805 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Slept from about 7:30 to 2:30 am; better than last night. I agree with insomnia and burnout, but I must press through until my career transition is done. That will likely be intense until Jan 31. The final count down. Of course, the next challenge will be learning the new job, but I anticipate that to be invigorating!! And it comes with four weeks, count them, four weeks of vacation, 10 paid holidays, etc etc. I'm so, so grateful. <BR> <BR> 30 min treadmill, 60 min... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:02:19 EST Daily check in 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60055071 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up too early again. DH's cold now includes a cough. That, and the Crossfit muscle pain, woke me up enough to get the mind racing about all there is to do at the office. So, drinking hot tea, took one Aleve and checking in. <BR> <BR> I attended a seminar luncheon yesterday where my new position was announced. This is quite like the honeymoon period when weight loss goal is achieved -- the compliments, well wishes, etc. Soon, it will be nose to the grindstone and... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:04:42 EST JEWELY_ROADS has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60048075 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>WELY_ROADS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:24:34 EST Daily check in 12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60046327 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yaaay, sleep, uninterrupted for a change. DH seems better, fever has broken. I'm sure he is proud that he let his body fight off the infection without antibiotics. His theory is that antibiotics make you weak. So, there's my explanation for what a man does. But who knows! <BR> <BR> I'm way behind on Christmas and just marking calendar for deadlines at this point. Lights are on the tree, but otherwise the two boxes of decorations are just sitting in the living room. ... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:41:00 EST Daily check in 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60036963 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Can't sleep again. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Our bookkeeper was transferred from ICU and sounded so much better yesterday morning! Thanks again for all the prayers and well wishes. I am sure they made a difference and she so appreciated them. Maybe she will be well enough to call our office to help us carry on. <BR> <BR> DH is still feverish and resists my suggestions that it might be time to see a doctor. Lots of sickness in this town. I have had to work late and can't be... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:02:22 EST SUNSHINE20113 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60029722 <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> * ... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:15:19 EST FAIRHAVENQUEEN has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60029692 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FA<BR>IRHAVENQUEEN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:13:07 EST Daily check in 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60027673 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Dogs woke me, dancing and prancing all over the kitchen, so got up and let them out. DH got his cold back, with a vengeance. Fever, chills, has settled in his chest and he is coughing now. I got some medicine for him and am trying to avoid getting sick myself. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed reading posts of holiday events and snow walking. <BR> <BR> I'll be going to the gym for 30 min treadmill, 60 min Crossfit class. Then a full day at work. There's so much to do; overwhelmi... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:15:56 EST PENNYLANE15 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60021016 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>NNYLANE15 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:35:08 EST MARCOSMASTER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60021003 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RCOSMASTER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:33:28 EST GISSELLET has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60020988 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GI<BR>SSELLET </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 14 Dec 2014 10:31:46 EST Food tracking poll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60020739 Hey <BR> <BR> I did a poll on weighing in daily with people in maintenance. The vast majority do. <BR> <BR> I am curious how often do successful maintainers track food. <BR> 1) never <BR> 2) infrequently (1-3 times a week) <BR> 3) frequently (4-6 days a week) <BR> 4). Daily <BR> <BR> Secondly how thoroughly <BR> 0) I don't need to anymore <BR> 1) I start in the morning but lapse <BR> 2) I record 2/3rds of what I eat <BR> 3). I record all my meals but miss somethings <BR> 4). I record... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:54:15 EST 2 years at or below weight goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x60020646 Hey <BR> <BR> I am really proud that I have been able to maintain at or below goal weight for this long. For me maintaining has been an ongoing challenge and maybe harder than losing. No one ever says "wow you sure have kept the same weight." Definitely not as many rewards for seeing the same number day after day. Motivation needs to be from within. <BR> <BR> 4 things that have helped. <BR> 1) I weigh in every day. I know what way I am trending. ( I actually track average weight by w... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:43:37 EST Daily check in 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60018668 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DD and I so enjoyed The Nutcracker yesterday. She was in heaven reuniting with all her fellow ballerinas. It was fun. Exercise was limited to walking while shopping, and across parking lots at the hospital, Mall and the auditorium. <BR> <BR> Wow, Patti, that was a fast run -- 5K in 5 min. Lightening speed. Or maybe a typo! Lol. And a min shorter! Hope everyone running races did well! <BR> <BR> I think I will take an Aleve and try to get back to sleep. <BR> <B... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 02:55:09 EST Daily check in 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60011209 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Up too early with mind racing over all that has to be done. Thanks for all the well wishes for our bookkeeper. She is still hanging in there. <BR> <BR> Time for my announcement. I am making a big change, closing the door on a 30 year career, which included 25 yrs as a partner, to begin a new career as a Senior Wealth Advisor at a top bank. I start January 12. I am so excited! A recruiter contacted me in late September and I have been going through the interview pro... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:08:09 EST VTRICIA has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60005575 <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>... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:03:18 EST Daily check in 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x60002846 Good morning! <BR> Thank you for all the prayers. She survived the night, lots of infection drained, still critical but better. <BR> <BR> I slept 8 hrs straight. Needed that! Treadmill for 30 min, Crossfit class for 60 min, 35 min walk at lunch on tap today. Lean lunch options to pack <BR> <BR> Kellie, it's okay to cry and let out that emotion. The "firsts" and holidays are so hard. Be gentle with yourself, don't let false guilt creep in and know that your mom loved you and wants the ve... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:59:56 EST Daily check in 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59993865 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was awakened at 10:30 pm with texted news that our bookkeeper is in ICU with septic shock and very unstable. She is 66 yrs old and I'm very worried. I looked it up and she is at terrible risk. Not sure if I can get back to sleep. All I can do is pray for her. <BR> <BR> I am planning to go to Crossfit class at 5 am - mobility day, and then an hr walk with fitness buddy on her last day in town. Hoping for a 35 min walk at lunch with friend. <BR> <BR> Congratulatio... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:11:56 EST RAVELGIRLY has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59986482 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RA<BR>VELGIRLY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:39:16 EST Daily check in 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59984539 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ooo, the 10th already. Yikes! <BR> <BR> Fitness buddy us in town until Thursday so will meet her at the gym this morning for elliptical. So great to catch up and be able to hear her perspective on all my life happenings. Yes, Toni, people at the gym make the difference for me too. This friend is very special though. I'm very grateful for her friendship. <BR> <BR> Oh, yes, I too have had a treadmill mishap. I stepped off a moving treadmill to move a fan and a friend... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:45:11 EST Daily check in 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59975511 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My fitness buddy is in town visiting so we are walking at 5:15 for about 5 miles! Yaaay! My dog is so excited. How dies she know? I was sound asleep and she started her whining to get me up at 3:30. Luckily I was in bed by 7:30 so got my 8 hrs. I took an Aleve which quieted my sore muscles for a good night's sleep. <BR> <BR> I remember a seminar where we worked on a list of non-food rewards in an effort to retrain our brains. The goal is to interrupt those old pat... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:58:40 EST Daily check in 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59965604 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up too early, drank some hot mint tea and will see if I can get back to sleep. <BR> <BR> Toni, congratulations on your wedding anniversary! Bess, way to go with quick thinking! <BR> <BR> Back to exercise routine today -- 30 min treadmill, 60 min Crossfit class and (hopefully) 35 min walk at lunch with my friend. Lean lunch already packed. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Monday! Mon, 8 Dec 2014 04:07:44 EST GEMLADYONE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59958104 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>MLADYONE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 09:18:51 EST Daily check in 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59956761 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Long day at the office but it was productive! Another one planned today after church. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 7 Dec 2014 05:34:25 EST PAM_COOPER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59950855 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PA<BR>M_COOPER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 6 Dec 2014 10:45:04 EST Daily check in 12/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59948923 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday! Kellie, nice co workers!! Go team with plans to resist temptation and stay on track ! <BR> <BR> Dee, I'll be working all weekend, too. It's going to be worth it, I just need to keep my eyes on the goal. This "maintenance" mindset works across the board. Focus. Goal. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day in maintenance! Sat, 6 Dec 2014 04:50:51 EST Streak. You choose your streak. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x59948273 40 days w/o sweets. Sat, 6 Dec 2014 00:09:46 EST Daily check in 12/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59940500 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Time is flying! This is going to be one of the busiest year-ends of my life! Stay tuned for big announcement. <BR> <BR> Patti, glad to hear good news about your husband and hope recovery continues. <BR> <BR> I am donating blood this morning, my contribution to my fellow man (and woman)! I always go on Fridays after my workout so I have the weekend to recover. <BR> <BR> Gym for 30 min treadmill and 60 min Crossfit class. Lean foods to pack in my lunch. Scale... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 03:29:08 EST Daily check in 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59931603 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> My quads are still tender. Yesterday we worked on attaining a one rep max in a strict press, deadlift and back squat. Yes, squat. 133 lbs on my shoulders. I feel like I might have been able to lift more but we ran out of time. 53 lbs on strict press and 153 lbs on deadlift. PRs on all. :)) <BR> <BR> I wanted to express my appreciation to the boot manufacturers who finally included "wide" calf options. Bet they are making a boat load of money from us girls who just n... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 03:58:28 EST Daily check in 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59922016 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well those 450 squats from Monday's workout have me grabbing the closest rail to lower my body down onto any seat or stairwell, and my sexy high-heeled swagger has definitely turned into a monster mash as I ask my quads for some normal movement. SwedeSu, 30 squats is a little more sensible! DH is commiserating with me, so we laugh at each other as we try to maneuver. Yesterday's four rounds of 500 m row and 50 American swings with 16 kg kettlebell got the lactic aci... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 03:54:07 EST LAURIE5658 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59914451 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LA<BR>URIE5658 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:40:55 EST THETURTLEBEAR has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59914438 <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> * ... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:39:34 EST DEADCENTER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59914417 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>ADCENTER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:37:16 EST DEBBYFROMMT has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59914394 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>BBYFROMMT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 2 Dec 2014 09:34:52 EST Daily check in 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59912325 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm right there with those who saw a blip on the scale after the long holiday weekend. But I'm feeling proud to have stepped on the scale to face the number, and then working to change it, instead of sticking my head in sand. Welcome to the team, Rachelsmom! Would love to see a pic of your colorful chart, Bess! Brightening up gray days! <BR> <BR> I signed up a new tenant last night. That's a relief. I think she will work out fine. <BR> <BR> I'm really feeling th... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 04:30:23 EST PRESBESS has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59904888 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PR<BR>ESBESS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:50:11 EST ELLEKTRA has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59904884 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EL<BR>LEKTRA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:49:49 EST Daily check in 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59901762 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The day turned really cold and gray after a warm, sunny start. It was a rest day. I'm glad to get back to routine today. Treadmill for 30 min and Crossfit for 60 min. <BR> <BR> I think I have the rental house rented. The very first person who contacted me, and then who said she found another place, contacted me last night and asked if it was still available. So I'm hopeful that will fall in place today. <BR> <BR> Expecting a difficult day at work today. <BR> <BR... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 04:27:20 EST Daily check in 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59892951 Good morning! Last day of November... <BR> <BR> And we have a balmy day ahead. Nearly 60 degrees and tomorrow the high is 29. Ah, central Illinois weather. DD and DH's DD are still here and we will go to church this morning, a baptism at 12:30, company in the afternoon and then we will return to normal routine. <BR> <BR> I love little newborn kittens Phebess and have gone through the bottle feeding process. They are so sweet. The last one I rescued was a feral kitten whose mother abandone... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 05:31:13 EST Daily check in 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59885165 good morning! up early to get some work done. yesterday warmed up to above freezing, lots of icy slush on the dirt road, but the main road was clear. almost regretted not driving up to the road and running from there, but we did have a nice long walk in the morning. which is good, because it started raining and was really ugly out the rest of the day. temporary, though, temps supposed to drop to the teens today. <BR> <BR> calories good, weight at the bottom end, ST becoming… a habit?! yeah! ... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:02:58 EST Surprisingly simple tips from 20 experts (article) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20386x1111x59884370 <link>www.vox.com/2014/11/27/7289565/weigh<BR>t-loss-diet-tips </link> <BR> <BR> I stumbled across this recently and found it interesting enough to add to the Big Page of Links. <BR> <BR> A lot of these work for me, but as they say in #1, There really, truly is no one "best diet" and so not all of them will work for all of us. <BR> <BR> For me the most important thing seems to be #2 "People who lose weight are good at tracking — what they eat and how much they weigh" <BR> <BR> One thin... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:19:23 EST Daily check in 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59878264 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a long day yesterday! It started out with a weigh in that put a smile on my face. Then I went to the gym for treadmill work (since Crossfit wasn't meeting until 9 am) and enjoyed some great songs on Pandora's rock and roll workout station. DH then announced we wouldn't leave for his mom's house until 12:30 instead of early morning, so plans changed once more, DD and granddaughter arrived around 10 am and I stayed in town with them when DH and his daughter left.... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:11:23 EST Daily check in 11/27 Thanksgiving Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59871843 Good morning! And happy Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> We have a fresh layer of snow and it really is beautiful! I am feeling very grateful for all the wonderful family and friends, especially all of you here! <BR> <BR> I am feeling very lean and strong, stepping on scale every day, it's still above goal but pretty close and I'm determined. Today I am looking forward to a piece of pumpkin pie. My planned indulgence. I'm bringing a plate of fresh fruit, with a pineapple in the middle. I'm driving... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:56:43 EST Emotional eating and maitenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x59866662 At the beginning of the year i was 8 pounds lighter. There was a slow trend upwards, then in October i coped with some stuff by stuffing myself and then i added another 5lbs to the trend. Now i am slowly going back down, but i am scared by the trend. <BR> <BR> What do you do with the irrational urge to eat your emotions? If it happens to you, how do you take control of it? Is it possible to get over it over years of practice? Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:47:56 EST Daily check in 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59863585 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I am up taking Airborne and decided to check in while it fizzes up. Thanksgiving is not falling into place. Looks like I will be out of town at DH's family's all day while DD and granddaughter will be coming here to spend the day with her aunt, uncle and cousins. Everyone has sore feelings (DH because DD isnt going to his family; DD because we cant split the day and come back here) DD fries a turkey for his mom and feels we need to be there. DHs daughter is coming to ... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:56:42 EST BROOKLYN_BORN has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59856682 <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> * ... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:29:58 EST Daily check in 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59854913 Good morning mates! <BR> <BR> A big congratulations to our very own Kelliebean on her 2yr anniversary of reaching her weight loss goal!!! <BR> <BR> 103.4, SwedeSu! That is tiny; always wondered what it would be like to go through life as a "slip" of a person (my Canadian friend's expression)! Not complaining, as we are all different flowers in a beautiful flower garden -- would be unimpressive if we were all alike. <BR> <BR> Huge snowflakes greeted me as I left for the gym yesterday ... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:04:49 EST KELLIEBEAN has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59846940 <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... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:16:02 EST Daily check in 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59845144 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I got a good start on cleaning the house, moved winter clothes over, hand washing several things and mending -- two zippers replaced. So feelings of accomplishment this weekend! <BR> <BR> Rainy day today but warmer so maybe no snow. DH has come down with a cold and I'm hoping to avoid the germs! <BR> <BR> Gym for 30 min treadmill and 60 min Crossfit class. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Monday! Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:47:34 EST THOMASINA57 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59837391 <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... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:25:00 EST Daily check in 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59836509 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept late again, for me. Ive been trying a new technique when I awake at 1:00 am. I climb back in bed and pray. Last night I envisioned "my plate" of concerns, thoughts keeping me awake and passing my "plate" to the Lord. He's so good; took it without a hesitation. <BR> <BR> I never got a chance to write more yesterday. Chores all morning and raking leaves at my house and the rental house into the dark of night (6 pm). My shoulders were screaming when I finished.... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:59:41 EST 5 weight loss tips I would give my younger self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x59831300 If I could go back in time, following are the 5 biggest weight loss tips I would give myself. They are all important, but I think tip #1 is the most crucial... Learning the truth sbout eating healthy. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>plibby.me/2014/11/22/top-5-weight-lo<BR>ss-tips-i-would-give-my-younger-self/ </link> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:04:25 EST Daily check in 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59828430 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in! Slept late! Yaay! <BR> <BR> Will write more later! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great Saturday!! Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:17:19 EST DAHLIA444444 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59821435 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>HLIA444444 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:38:19 EST Daily check in 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59819544 Good morning, team, and happy Friday. <BR> <BR> One more meeting on my journey for a major change in my work life. Stay tuned. <BR> <BR> Kellie and Ravelgirly, so sorry to hear your news and hope for better days ahead. Resisting those cues to eat comfort foods will strengthen those newer wires in your brain and eventually overcome the old ones that would sabotage weight loss goals. For me, this is what is meant when SP says that even if the scale is not moving in the right direction, ther... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:56:41 EST WANDERINGDOC has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59812704 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WA<BR>NDERINGDOC </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 20 Nov 2014 10:01:43 EST Daily Check in 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59810393 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ibuprofen and hot tea at 12:30 am again. Ugh. <BR> <BR> SwedSue,hope eye surgery went well. <BR> <BR> Bess, when you get it figured out, weight gain despite low calories and exercise , let me know. I keep staying the course, too, but it's very disappointing. Probably the reason DC has checked out, too. But all I can do is my best. I plan to meet with my trainer to discuss. I'll look for your blog. <BR> <BR> Crossfit class and mobility day to soothe all our achin... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:02:25 EST KSIGMA1222 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59803862 <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... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:12:44 EST Daily check in 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59801167 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Trouble sleeping so I'm up drinking hot tea. Ibuprofen might help too, as the muscle soreness is nagging at me. <BR> <BR> Found the posts interesting as always, what works for some doesn't work for all. A reminder how individualized our journeys are. <BR> <BR> Note that my extreme exercise routine can negatively affect my sleep. Ibuprofen here I come. <BR> <BR> Treadmill for30 min and Crossfit class for 60 min this morning at the gym with all my friends. Fish fo... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:36:48 EST Daily check in 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59792140 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Report on the new sports bra is good. I purchased the "Knockout Front close" style. It's a bra within a bra and both close in the front, so no more fighting to get out of the overhead style. This is a maximum support style, but I didn't do any running yesterday. Honestly, though, I'm not built that way to worry about it. It's pricey, $56.50, but I had two coupons and paid $73 for 2, so not that much more than the Champion brand I've been wearing for years. Salesgirl h... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:14:48 EST Daily check in 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59782049 Good morning, teammates! <BR> <BR> Back to routine this morning, up early and heading to the gym soon for 30 min treadmill and 60 min Crossfit class. DD gave me some Victoria Secrets coupons and I treated myself to two new cool sports bras, a free tee-shirt and panty. So, I've got a little extra motivation this week! <BR> <BR> Fairhavenqueen, how sweet of your DH. What a special compliment! <BR> <BR> A special effort to keep calories low this week in preparation for next week's holiday. So... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:04:55 EST MICKEYH has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59776972 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>CKEYH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:43:16 EST Daily Check in 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59773648 Good morning mates, and happy Sunday. <BR> <BR> Missing Maree yesterday & today and look forward to having her beat me to the thread again soon. <BR> <BR> We had guests and went out to dinner last night. Fortunately we did a four mile walk in the afternoon so activity level is up even if the calorie count might have not been the best. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to a quiet Sunday with my DH after our guests leave this morning. <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:56:39 EST RECIPES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12988x1111x59770412 I'm about to make these, and I've had them before. They are a yummy healthy treat! <BR> <BR> http://www.sproutedkitchen.com/home/2012<BR>/9/20/almond-date-truffles.html <BR> <BR> 20 Medjool dates, seeded and halved <BR> 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract <BR> 1/3 cup creamy almond butter <BR> 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut <BR> 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. natural cocoa powder <BR> 1/2 tsp. sea salt <BR> 1 tsp. cinnamon <BR> 1/3 cup toasted almonds, well chopped <BR> <BR> <BR> Put the dates and vanil... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:22:13 EST NANCIER has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59767220 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NA<BR>NCIER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:46:22 EST Daily Check in 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59766058 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We're all chilly, but moving, or so it sounds reading the thread from yesterday. Congratulations to Patti who became a Spark Motivator yesterday! <BR> <BR> Settling in with some guests for the weekend. Looking forward to a walk today. Bess is right, it IS November and time for some chill. Might as well take advantage. <BR> <BR> Have a great Saturday, team. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 06:38:52 EST ABYSTAR has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59758860 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AB<BR>YSTAR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:14:59 EST Daily check in 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59756013 Good morning! It's Fridaaaaay! <BR> <BR> I'm a happy girl: DH is home from his 5 day successful hunt, I'll head to DD tonight after work to snuggle with Granddaughter, and busy weekend with DD. <BR> <BR> Itchy eyes have me awake early, took an allergy pill and hoping it helps so I can fall asleep. <BR> <BR> Cold weather brought us our first accumulation of snowfall. Maybe a half inch but it stuck to windshields and rooftops. Lots of us writing about the cold. Brrrrr. I agree, Bess, that... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:17:56 EST MICHIGANLORI has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59749132 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>CHIGANLORI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:58:06 EST Daily check in 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59746720 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I just noticed that I have used "\" instead of "/" in my topic line. Duh... When you look at the list of topics, it looks like I've spiked my coffee! Lol! <BR> <BR> DH is heading home today! He is cold. Looking forward to warming him up. Wink! <BR> <BR> Kellie, one of the mantras I developed in my "Solutions" work is: Rain or shine, I create my day! It applies not only to weather, but to my entire environment, people, etc. Reminds me that I am in control of my ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:27 EST DIDMIS has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59738999 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DI<BR>DMIS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:30:42 EST _LINDA has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59738988 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id= _LINDA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:36 EST Daily check in 11\12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59736896 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Poohscout, I was wondering what happened to you. Glad you're back and sympathizing with you on the early winter blast. Logould and DC are missed, too. Hope all are okay! <BR> <BR> Donnaeda, sorry to hear the diabetic protocol didn't get your numbers down; hope you are able to control them and be as healthy as you can be. Nancy, I admire your determination to do as much as you can. <BR> <BR> Staying on track with exercise and food choices seems to be our team theme!... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:48:46 EST Daily check in 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59726796 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Memorial Workout was tough. Today's Crossfit workout will be a "hero" workout which will memorialize a fallen soldier for Veterans Day. Two classmates didn't sign up because it is a tough one. I "just do it " <BR> <BR> Meeting went well, but I spent two hours. I have a lot of time invested in this... We shall see. <BR> <BR> Hope all those recovering from surgeries or injuries are taking care and feeling better. <BR> <BR> Missing DH as he hunts critters this week... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:57:45 EST Daily check in 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59716533 Good morning! <BR> <BR> This morning's Crossfit class will be a workout in memory of our friend. I'm not sure what to expect. I'll go to the gym early for my 30 min of treadmill work. It's going to be a beautiful day, but won't be walking at lunch as I have a very important meeting at 1:00. Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> DH is gone hunting this week. Already miss him, but nice that I don't have to tiptoe while getting ready at this break of dawn time. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Monday! Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:50:40 EST Ready to keep this weight off for good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x59708039 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I just joined this team today. I have been active on SparkPeople for exactly 5 months, and I lost exactly 40 pounds since then. Hooray!! Now it's time to keep it off forever! <BR> <BR> I look forward to hearing and sharing tips for weight maintenance. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 08:15:06 EST Daily check in 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59707126 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for condolences. I found out cause of death - apparent heart attack. He had been running on treadmill Thursday evening at the fitness center in his subdivision. Guess it was his time. That's the only way I can look at it. Sure shakes you up, though. <BR> <BR> We hauled 4 more loads of brush and leaves from the rental house. And the good news is I think I have it rented. The first gal who called, the first one to look at it, gave me the application fee and is ... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 04:35:57 EST Daily check in 11/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59698396 Good morning! <BR> <BR> All of my Crossfit friends are in shock and mourning at the passing of one of our group -- 48 yrs old guy, great athlete, super personality. I have not yet heard the cause of death. It's just unbelievable. He was in the gym on Wednesday morning. Heartbreaking for his family. Ugh. We never know... <BR> <BR> Working at the rental house this am and showing it to two prospects. Crossing my fingers. The yard work we have left to do is a workout! <BR> <BR> DH made a big ... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 04:30:00 EST Daily check in 11/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59689009 Good morning! TGIF!! <BR> <BR> Beautiful bright full moon over a crisp cool morning and I'm really missing my walking buddy. My puppy dog probably does, too. Maybe I'll take her for a neighborhood walk instead of the treadmill gym workout. Then Crossfit for 60 min. Prediction 52 and sunny so I plan to walk at lunch for 35 min. <BR> <BR> At the dinner I had a half glass of white wine and the server randomly brought me a small strawberry cake instead of the large cheesecake with turtle choc... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 04:49:33 EST Daily check in 11\6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59679024 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The luncheon served Jimmy John's box lunches yesterday and I, too, picked turkey. I ate half of the sandwich, on white French bread, at the seminar, but finished it off later in the afternoon. I brought the chips and big oatmeal cookie home for DH. Those cookies are wonderful, but I'm avoiding extra sugar. At the holiday party I chose a glass of ice water with lemon instead of a glass of wine, and chose the leanest of the hourves d'voures served. <BR> <BR> Iam proud... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 04:20:05 EST Daily check 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59668277 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Now we are being inundated with election returns and analysis; I guess it's better than attack ads. <BR> <BR> Busy day ahead with a luncheon seminar (with lunch served) and then a holiday party after work sponsored by our local community foundation. Temptation central. Tomorrow night is another annual dinner and I'd prefer to save my calorie count for that meal. <BR> <BR> A lady called about the rental house and I'm showing it to her Saturday morning. Praying for ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 03:11:19 EST Daily check in 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59658306 Good morning! Today we vote; reward is no more stupid commercials after today. <BR> <BR> So yesterday instead of taking a walk at noon, DH and I took the afternoon off work and went to the rental house where we cut down, drug up, loaded and unloaded 6 pickup trucks of brush, weeds, vines, trees 4 hours with no breaks. Added with our Crossfit WOD, we worked our butts off yesterday!! Good day for nutrition, too. <BR> <BR> Alas, the scale has not moved. But it will eventually. <BR> <BR> I... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 04:17:58 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x59658266 Hi, <BR> I'm new to the maintenance team as I recently got to my goal weight. What are your tips for keeping the weight off? Can I have unhealthy things every once in a while and still maintain? Tue, 4 Nov 2014 03:48:45 EST Daily check in 11/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59647273 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm going to the gym for 30 min treadmill and 60 min Crossfit class, then hopefully a 35 min walk at lunchtime. It is always an adjustment with the time change. <BR> I'm not quite awake yet! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 05:12:23 EST Daily check in 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59636993 good morning team! woke up at 2 a.m. and before i knew it, it was 1 a.m…. <BR> <BR> had a wonderful autumn walk yesterday, so good to be home after rainy seattle. you need to be a duck in that city in the fall! DH had his camera out on the walk, so he seems to be recovering well from cataract surgery. <BR> <BR> hoping to get away for a short run today… have a good sunday! Sun, 2 Nov 2014 05:46:26 EST Check in 11-1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59626753 Good morning, team. <BR> <BR> I couldn't sleep. I went to bed with a few dirty dishes after our Halloween gathering (around firepit in our driveway) and some crazy, tiny voice in my head said get up and do them. LOL. <BR> <BR> We did have a good time last night with neighbors gathering for first time in awhile. Great to see the kids out in their costumes too. Most of us have older kids now, so we did some reminiscing too. <BR> <BR> JAMIRBLAZE, having a tow truck have a flat adds insult... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 04:57:27 EST KANOE10 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59619280 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KA<BR>NOE10 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:46:26 EST KAYOTIC has maintained for TWENTY YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59619237 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KA<BR>YOTIC </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:44:18 EST ICELAND_LOVER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59619199 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IC<BR>ELAND_LOVER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * ... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:42:10 EST Daily check in 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59616792 Good morning! Happy Halloween! <BR> <BR> Trick or treat!? I hear ya, Valerx, on the sugar and plan to "just say no." It's better for me to not even have one piece of Halloween candy because "moderation" is too difficult. All those studies about sugar lighting up the brain similarly to cocaine or something awful seem to describe my brain. Once I start, my brain turns into a battle ground--desire for more vs. Desire to eat lean to lose/maintain weight. Sugar is a subtle, powerful enemy whe... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:37:49 EST BROWNCOFIDDLER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59609477 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BR<BR>OWNCOFIDDLER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 30 Oct 2014 09:35:52 EST Daily check in 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59607502 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> After my post yesterday (written shortly after midnight), I went back to sleep until nearly 5 am (late for me!). In the rush to dress for the gym, I forgot to weigh. Dang it. I don't want to (but will) get on it this am after eating hot white bread at Texas Roadhouse last night. DH and I met at Sears to get a battery for my car and a free tire rotation, and walked over there for dinner. I had not packed sufficient lunch and was too hungry to resist it while we waited... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:34:42 EST Daily check in 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59597254 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's actually way too early to be up;I was exhausted and fell asleep before 7 pm, so nearly 5hrs of sleep. I'm having a cup of hot tea and hope to go back to sleep. I'll make my "to do" list to see if I can quiet my mind. Ugh, too much going on. <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym later this morning for 30 min cardio and 60 min Crossfit class. I hope to walk at lunch for 35 min with my friend. DH grilled chicken and a turkey breast for my lunches this week so I have lot... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:24:27 EST Hi ...I'm Risa...I'm new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x59596344 Hi Team! My name is Risa.... I have been on & off on SparkPeople for a few years... I think 7 or so...? Anyways... In February 2014, I had a stroke. I hardly remember anything between February and May/June but I have been recovering.... the stroke really hasn't affected me much except for my short-term memory, and I have some balance issues...I started back on Sparkpeople this summer trying to get my weight back down...which is working...I'm almost back down to where I was. before my stroke. ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:55:03 EST HMMILLER007 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59589116 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HM<BR>MILLER007 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:48:58 EST Daily check in 10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59587400 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hello calves, which are talking to me today after 3min of jump roping, then 3 min of practicing double unders (one jump, with rope whipping twice - requires quick wrist action which I have not yet mastered) and then 3 more min jump roping at best effort. The balance of the workout was working up to heavy front squat reps. New PR for me - 95 lbs. Lots of PRs achieved by my classmates yesterday! Yaaay, class! <BR> <BR> Another PR for me yesterday was when I stepped on... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:47:18 EST Daily check in 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59576800 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It was such a beautiful day I wanted to stay at the boat! But it's a busy Monday at work. <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min treadmill running and walking and 60 min Crossfit class. <BR> <BR> Lean and clean nutrition. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:15:37 EST Daily check in 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59568075 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I had a great day yesterday. We went to a family Fall party and I am proud to say I resisted all the deserts (left behind pumpkin bars and cookies which are huge trigger foods). <BR> <BR> I did some journalling about my future at work which will come in handy for two meetings scheduled for later this week. <BR> <BR> I signing up for a 5k training team here at SP. It sounds doable! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great day! Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:29:18 EST NANADEE44 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59560597 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NA<BR>NADEE44 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 25 Oct 2014 09:38:05 EST Daily check in 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59559177 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We are at the marina and I am pleasingly shocked at how well our WiFi is working! We have started winterizing the engines. DD and DGD will be here later this morning. We brought the jon boat so will still get a boat ride in! High 70s predicted with sunshine!! All makes me smile! My happy place. <BR> <BR> Hiking with DH as he scouts for trapping season and walking the dogs is on the workout agenda today. We brought healthy foods and I m motivated! <BR> <BR> L... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:07:03 EST maintained for 5.5 years http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59554795 Hi everyone, my 1st post here. Lost 45+ pounds over 5 1/2 years ago through W.W. Started following Spark people a couple weeks ago even though I joined 7 years ago. It is a challenge each day still but loving my new life style. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:52:04 EST Daily check in 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59549295 Good morning and Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> I am patting myself on the back this morning for: <BR> <BR> 1. Stepping on the scale every morning this week; and <BR> 2. Maintaining the exact same weight every day! <BR> <BR> {Is that thing working?!}. I, too, gain weight very easily. I have been very mindful this week and really avoided added sugars and white stuff. I haven't tracked it all, but I feel better, mind and body, when I am eating lean and clean. Probably because, scientifically, it... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:31:59 EST Daily check in 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59539534 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome back Valerx! The 10 min pledge to yourself is a great idea! <BR> <BR> Yes, October is flying by! One more week. And I have SO much to do. Ugh! But life is good! <BR> <BR> I am headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Crossfit class and will walk for 35 min at lunch. Picking up audio book Lean In at library. Excited to read it. Anyone else read it? DH and I are halfway through listening to Heaven is For Real. Good! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a glori... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:05:10 EST Daily check in 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59529704 Good morning, teammates! <BR> <BR> Thanks for well wishes. Ole car ran fine, arrived early, meeting went well (although he did most of the talking), so now I must meet more people. Soon I expect, they will ask me questions. Lol. <BR> <BR> DH has been on "deer processing" duty. His buddy shot a 250 lb 11 pointer with bow. He left a note that he is sleeping in and skipping Crossfit class this am. Venison for taco meat! <BR> <BR> I will head to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Crossfit... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:28:28 EST Korean American Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x59526581 New Maintenance Challenge! Signup deadline 11/10/2014 <BR> <BR> Deadline to sign up is Monday 11/10/2014 (Midnight, Central Time). <BR> <BR> <link>docs.google.com/forms/d/1r8dG0x9KTbm<BR>C1inbwuotsSDsAoqPGGGYBEEI2XwuSyk/viewform </link> <BR> <BR> Let's continue maintaining through the fall deep into Food Season, which started as soon as the Halloween candy appeared in stores and continues until Easter. <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (November 11 - Janua... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:20:40 EST ONEWEIGH has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59520985 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=on<BR>eweigh </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:06:14 EST Daily check in 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59519218 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DC, thanks for checking in and I am glad to hear you are taking care of yourself. With all the illness lurking about, this is the first year I've considered a flu shot. Think it might have helped? <BR> <BR> I'm doing a bit of competing in my job today, and would appreciate thoughts and prayers for safe travel (in my ole car) and a good meeting. I've come to believe that all things happen for a reason and that Someone much bigger than I has a perfect plan for me. <BR... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:04:54 EST Daily check in 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59508105 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Eight hours of sleep! Yaaay! <BR> <BR> Good day yesterday. No poison ivy rash appearing yet. Clothes have all been washed-- yes I know the drill. I still have some allergy thing going on, my ears feel full like I'm under water. Hoping Clariton will work. <BR> <BR> Off to te gym for 30 min cardio, 60 min Crossfit and a35 min walk at lunch. Healthy lunch already made. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:21:32 EST Three Years Ago Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59505781 Wow! Three years ago today I was in the kitchen listening to the radio (after a night of too much wine and food) and heard a program that said if you drink you shouldn't be drinking every day. That was a big slap across the head! Yikes. I had wine almost every day and I was too fat (222 pounds at 5'8") and I was 61 1/2 and not getting any younger. That day I committed to stop drinking during the week (hey! there is only so much a girl can do) and to pay attention to my tracking AND to choos... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:04:35 EST Daily check in 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59498381 Good morning! Or actually middle of the night... <BR> <BR> It's becoming a pattern, that I am so exhausted I fall asleep at 8 pm and then wake up at 12:30 am. I'm really worried that I am going to get poison ivy from all the work DH and I did at the rental house yesterday. I just took some allergy medicine. I took all the precautions, covering up and showered with Fels Napta as soon as I walked in the door. I have a really important meeting Tuesday afternoon and am praying that I don't brea... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:29:02 EST Daily check in 10/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59490941 Morning, all. I'm hoping Maree isn't typing away at the same time as I open this thread. <BR> <BR> Loved reading about the tribute to your Mom, Bess. Wonderful to have her honored that way and recognized. Quite a legacy. <BR> <BR> Uh oh, here comes the candy corn and everything else. Been ignoring it... But enjoy Oneweigh, your once a year treat. <BR> <BR> Got in a long walk today but hope to get on the water to kayak soon. Made a remake of mac and cheese with broccoli and cauliflower... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:12:01 EST Daily check in 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59481180 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in as sleep was on and off last night. I sure enjoyed the sunshine yesterday. Hope it comes your way today too! <BR> <BR> Gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min. Crossfit class. Then heading to the river after work. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a fantastic Friday! Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:20:51 EST Daily check in 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59471276 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well, I slept nearly 8 hrs last night, after getting way too little sleep the prior 2 or more nights. DH suggested I take ibuprofen before hitting the hay, as I mentioned how sore I was. I try to limit intake of any of that stuff, but obviously the inflammation needed to be calmed. Today's Crossfit class starts with about 30 min of mobility-- stretching and smashing sore muscles. I'm so grateful the trainers force us to do this stuff; it's hard to make myself work as ... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:40:33 EST MOM5INFL has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59463122 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>M5INFL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:31:22 EST RESTORETOSANITY has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59463076 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE<BR>STORETOSANITY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:26:56 EST JAN8573 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59463042 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>N8573 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:23:31 EST Daily check in 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59460991 Good morning! Hump day. <BR> <BR> I'm awake too early, drinking hot tea with the hope of being able to go back to sleep. 4 hrs of sleep is not enough. <BR> <BR> I plan to go to the gym for 30 min on the treadmill and 60 min Dynamic ST, then a 35 min walk at lunch if it's not raining. 50% chance with a high of 55. Sunshine is predicted for tomorrow--I am SO ready! <BR> <BR> Nutrition was on track yesterday; plan to do the same today. <BR> <BR> DC, where are you? <BR> <BR> Hope all ha... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 02:29:50 EST Daily check in 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59450913 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min cardio on treadmill and 60 min Crossfit class. If the rain holds off, a walk at lunch for 35 min. Nutrition OK yesterday but I have some work to do after the weekend at DD's house. It's difficult for me to pass up her baking. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:05:27 EST ASCHU2has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59444064 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AS<BR>CHU2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:28:11 EST Daily check in 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59440906 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy Columbus day! No holiday for me, though. I'm headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Crossfit class. We have rain in the forecast every day this week. I could really use some sunshine! <BR> <BR> Kellie, congrats on your great doctor report! You can feel lots of pride! Dellmell, sorry for your loss. Toni, hope you're on the mend. Glad the clean eating agrees with those teammates watching nutrition carefully! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:03:05 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x59439305 I'm just returning to SP after a hiatus due to life getting in the way. Unfortunately, life also got in the way of my weight maintenance. I originally joined SP in fall 2009 and lost 65-70 pounds over about 9 months. I kept it off for a couple of years...got divorced...gained some back...got motivated and lost it again...got a boyfriend and have slowly crept up 30 pounds over the last 1.5-2 years. I've checked in on SP occasionally, but haven't stuck with it long enough to get back to goa... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:35:04 EST Daily check in 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59431757 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Full day with granddaughter yesterday and we'll be heading home later today. Hoping for some sunshine as we visit a pumpkin patch today. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great Sunday!! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 05:33:41 EST Daily check in 10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59422583 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's midnight and I'm drinking hot tea, hoping to get back to sleep. Two Aleve should quiet the sore shoulder muscles which were the focus of our Crossfit workout yesterday. Then there's the mental aspect -- I've got a lot going on, big changes, most of which are great opportunities that are always accompanied by huge challenges. So the key will be to focus on meeting those challenges without resorting to old unhealthy habits. <BR> <BR> Your streak inspires me, DC... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 01:23:13 EST Daily check in 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59414138 Good morning, and happy Friday! <BR> <BR> I have detours to maneuver around today as others haven't done what they said they would do. Such is life. So we will come up with Plan B. <BR> <BR> At some point I'll be heading "over the river and past the woods to granddaughter 's house I go!!" That always puts a smile on my face. ;))). <BR> <BR> The photo shoot went ok; it's a profile article in a publication about folks in my profession. I'm not real good with technology but once it's publi... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:16:16 EST Spark Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59409025 I have questions about the spark activity tracker. Do you have to be a member of spark people to wear one? What if you don't own a computer? My Mom is 88 years old and has been told to walk more. She thinks she walks a lot just walking in her apartment which is smaller than mine. I average 2000 steps a day if I don't go out. Would this be a good purchase for her. She doesn't own a computer. I would like to prove to her she doesn't walk as much as she thinks. I have a fitbit one and ... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 14:47:13 EST DESERTJULZ has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59406315 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>SERTJULZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 09:51:46 EST Daily check in 10/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59403917 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good day yesterday. Kellie, hope you can help your dad enjoy water. A nice new covered glass, with a straw and double wall so it doesn't sweat and leave a ring helped me to make it a habit at work in addition to the decaf coffee I drink all day at work. Might work for him. I, too, love the taste of coffee; now with ice water, too. <BR> <BR> Phebess, hope you stay safe from typhoon. Yikes! Mandycat, I enjoyed the moon on my drive to the gym, although I didn't know... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 04:51:07 EST BAILEYS7OF9 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59397047 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>ILEYS7OF9 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 11:12:47 EST Daily check in 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59393504 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's just after midnight. After a stressful day at work, I ate some dinner (DH made a roast) and then stretched out on the bed to watch an interview. I must have fallen fast asleep within minutes, probably by 7:30. But then I awoke with the day's events swirling in my head, searching for answers, searching for the right questions. And so I got up and made a cup of hot mint tea. Time to get out the notebook paper, draw a line down the center and list pros and con's.... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 01:11:08 EST TRIVIA CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x59386303 Today you have answered 3 of 3 questions correctly, 100% correct. <BR> <BR> This month you have answered 21 of 22 questions correctly, 95% correct Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:23:54 EST MOBYCARP has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59385722 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>BYCARP </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 09:47:38 EST Daily check in 10/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59383093 Good morning teammates! <BR> <BR> Oh, DC and Toni, you make vacation sound so great! <BR> <BR> Mandycat, I cook my pumpkin down each year, using the "cut into large chunks and baking till tender" method. Crockpot never crossed my mind, and thanks to you, I shall not try it. <BR> <BR> Swim workout today at Crossfit so I have to be there at 5 am. Then will do elliptical for 30 min and will walk at lunch with a friend for 35 min. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! Tue, 7 Oct 2014 04:48:27 EST Observations and a Question about fitness 10/06/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x59382591 I have been reading blogs on this team for quite a while now. I have looked for similarities and differences? I have looked at fitness comments closely because it is my weakest area. This is what I have observed. <BR> Maintainers chose and track their fitness efforts. Some of them run marathons. Some are faithful gym goers. Some workout at home. Some do fitness boot camps. Some do videos. Some hike. Some simply walk. They all seem to do something with regularity. They chose their fitness to ... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 00:37:47 EST Daily check in 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59371765 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congrats Poohscout on your big buck! <BR> <BR> I'm heading to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Crossfit class. Hope to walk at lunch for 35 min too. <BR> <BR> Healthy clean eating on the agenda! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a happy, healthy, productive Monday! Mon, 6 Oct 2014 05:07:10 EST FRENCHTOSD has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59363298 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FR<BR>ENCHTOSD </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 09:23:28 EST Daily check in 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59361940 maree must be sleeping late today, so i'll start us off (unless she has time to post before me:-) <BR> <BR> read through yesterday's post - hope all of yesterday's runners had fun and good luck to those running today. sounds like the west-siders here in the PNW had a sunny day, but they sent their clouds to us on the east side. first cloudy day in ages, but we still went on a hike in the north cascades and it was gorgeous. we found a window in the weather, no rain to speak of, and the larche... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 06:31:47 EST Daily check in 10/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59352574 Good morning! Happy Saturday and best of luck to those running races this weekend! <BR> <BR> Enjoyed reading all of yesterday's posts. I was awake at 1:00 and will try to go back to sleep so I can have two Saturdays! Lol. Had some hot tea and changed a couple of lightbulbs, piddled cleaning etc. <BR> <BR> Big day planned with DD who is coming to town. Dinner with SIL and her hubby--great cooks. It will be great to catch up! <BR> <BR> I donated blood yesterday so hoping for loss on the s... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 03:56:22 EST Happy Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x59346212 Day four of goal maintenance and just joined the group. <BR> I welcome suggestions and ideas as to how to maintain goal weight. <BR> Please let me know how you did it. <BR> Thanks Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:29:38 EST Daily check in 10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59342183 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Running late so quick check in! Thanks for all the encouragement ! <BR> <BR> Headed to gym for 90 min , 30 elliptical and 60 Crossfit. <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! Hope it's a great one!! Fri, 3 Oct 2014 05:17:00 EST Daily check in 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59331083 Good morning! <BR> <BR> "Brush teeth, take shower, step on scale". A barometer, a tool, a guage. Daily, weekly. <BR> <BR> The scale and maintenance. We all know that it is critical to continued maintenance. <BR> <BR> DC, and all my teammates, I hereby confess my fear of the scale. I play the game of waiting until I've been " good" for X number of days and then I'll get on it. But when I fail, I don't get on it. June 28 was the last time I wrote it down. Today is the day to face the fear. ... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 04:54:13 EST CAROLISCIOUS has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59322816 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>ROLISCIOUS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:43:11 EST SUNNYBEACHGIRL has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59322800 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>NNYBEACHGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:41:42 EST CRYSMYS has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59322769 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CR<BR>YSMYS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:39:31 EST BIGPAWSUP has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59322750 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BI<BR>GPAWSUP </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:37:56 EST PRESSINGON3:14 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59322702 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PR<BR>ESSINGON3:14 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:33:10 EST Daily check in 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59319354 Good morning! Here we are, October. With such beautiful weather, I've felt like it's still summer. But a cold front will be here soon, so says the weatherman, bringing us a high temp of only 58. Today high is 82. Ugh. I remind myself that in early spring, we welcome 58 degrees! <BR> <BR> Resisted Halloween candy in the jar at work and dark chocolate muffins made by DD and granddaughter and infused with kisses here at home. Good day yesterday, but not all tracked. <BR> <BR> Another Crossfi... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 04:50:51 EST LGIOWA has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59310592 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LG<BR>IOWA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:34:55 EST PEGGYT3 has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59310586 <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>... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:33:54 EST Daily check in 9/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59308500 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Two day streak, sleeping until the alarm! Yaaay! <BR> <BR> Good day yesterday with nutrition. Although I need to get some foods tracked. I am going to improve this as I tend to skip tracking dinner. <BR> <BR> Interview went okay, but as I feared, it focused on my rough childhood. It will be okay, he will interview others who know me too <BR> <BR> Gym for 90 min with cardio and Crossfit class. 35 min walk at lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great, tracked day!!... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:19:56 EST Daily check in 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59297035 Good morning! <BR> <BR> DC you are so right. I appreciate your resolve and, starting today, plan to do the same! <BR> <BR> Crossfit and cardio at the gym this morning for 90 min and a walk at lunch with a friend for 35 in the plan. Healthy eating, too. <BR> <BR> I'm being interviewed for an article in a professional publication at 6 pm. So it will be a long day. And I'm not much on self engrandizing, so we shall see.. Ugh <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:37:20 EST Daily check in 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59286814 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm awake too early again. Unfortunately I m ruminating about the overeating I did yesterday. Potluck. I am way off track. That's all I can say about that. I know what to do, I just need to do it. I can exercise like crazy but it's the nutrition that is my problem lately. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed the sunshine yesterday and docked the houseboat for a change. DH usually does it, but I like to keep my skills in practice. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to the day with my fami... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 03:37:39 EST Daily check in 9/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59278106 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept well! Yaay! Come on coffee! <BR> <BR> Puppy dogs woke me up around 1:30 am to go potty so I sat on the dock a few minutes and enjoyed the stars and perfect weather. Soaking it up while I can! Great day ahead. Sandbar after a 3 mi run. this am! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has something to be grateful for today and experiences true joy! Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:31:34 EST SWEET_CAROLYN has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59270390 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SW<BR>EET_CAROLYN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 26 Sep 2014 10:22:36 EST Daily check in 9/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59267971 Good morning! It's Friday!!! <BR> <BR> I had a stressful day at work. I comforted myself with cookies. Our office supply store brings a box of cookies in small bags and I resisted all week. <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Crossfit class. Then work, and then to the River! So looking forward to a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:39:03 EST Daily check in 9/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59257212 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What happened to your last post, Color Blue? Fall asleep on the "a" key? <BR> <BR> Gym for 30 min elliptical, 60 min Crossfit class and 35 min walk at lunch on the agenda today! Lots of lean food choices for me today! It's gonna be a great day! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:59:26 EST Daily check in 9/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59246108 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I woke up at 12:30 and began the dreaded toss and turn. I finally got up and made a cup of hot tea. I'll try going back to sleep. <BR> <BR> Bess, I'm happy to hear you had a memorable celebration of life for your mother. I expect she sang those lullabies to you as you entered this life; it's a full circle to sing them to her at her departure. I have that memory of my own mom, who died at age 67 in 1987 when I was 34. I'm sure she would support your resolve to live ... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:31:58 EST Daily check in 9/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59235481 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, you've been in my thoughts and prayers. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Prayers for all people today, especially in light of Syria events. <BR> <BR> I'm awake early and need to make turkey burgers for my lunch. I want to reduce the number of jars in my frig, so may add some new ingredients! <BR> <BR> Today our Crossfit class workout will include swimming, then I'll do some elliptical or treadmill work while reading the newspaper. Another 35 min walk at lunch plan... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:30:51 EST ANNIEONLI has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59225346 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AN<BR>NIEONLI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:11:36 EST Daily check in 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59223543 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Headed to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Crossfit class and hope to walk 35 min at lunch <BR> <BR> Yesterday DH and I participated in a Kettelbell competition. Not sure how I placed but somewhere in the middle. Not bad for a ole lady!! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Monday! Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:17:32 EST Daily Check in 9-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59213144 Good Sunday morning, all. <BR> <BR> I think my cold has subsided and I'm eager to get in a good walk when the sun comes up. I cooked for family and a guest last night and it was fun to eat outside by candle light. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday! <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:29:18 EST KRISZTA11 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59206170 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KR<BR>ISZTA11 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:54:36 EST Daily check in 9/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59203513 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I've been tossing and turning so just got up and made a cup of "sleepytime" hot tea and took two Aleve. We went to the balloon glow last night; it was very neat, but exhausting. My 3 yr old granddaughter is getting heavy!! She was very good though. <BR> <BR> On the agenda today is the cell phone store and a two hour drive back home, both dreaded. I think I've forgotten how to have fun. Need to rediscover. <BR> <BR> Hope your cold improves Toni, and your tooth hold... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:51:35 EST