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 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 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 Daily check in 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59193232 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Workout is 30 min cardio and 60 min Crossfit class. Then work. DD wants us to take afternoon off and join her and granddaughter at a balloon glow this evening. Not looking forward to the drive though. <BR> <BR> Gotta scoot! Hope all have a great day! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:06:17 EST Daily check in 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59182455 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday felt productive -- for a change. I've been working on the never ending project, and I think it is finally ready to send out. On to other things! <BR> <BR> Today is "mobility" day at Crossfit class, stretching and deep tissue massage with the lacrosse ball for about half the time. I look forward to it as I am sore! So 30 min cardio, then 60 min Crossfit class. 35 min walk at lunch. Weather is perfect. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:03:55 EST MAGGIEROSEBOWL has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59174783 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>GGIEROSEBOWL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:22:27 EST Daily check in 9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59171407 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ouch, muscles are screaming. Good workout yesterday. Yes, "ordinary" is good, when it means that good ole familiar "routine". That's what is hardest when it's interrupted, so much more thought and energy required. Guess it's true that we are creatures of habit. <BR> <BR> So, here we all are, doing our best to develop healthy habits and leave the others behind. I am still working on re-wiring brain. At seminar yesterday when too much food is left out all day I have t... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:07:33 EST STR458 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59162843 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>R458 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 16 Sep 2014 10:32:46 EST Daily check in 9/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59160256 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, your time on the water sounded wonderful. I was feeling very grateful for our boat ride and sunshiney day we had Sunday as we had a rainy gloomy Monday. <BR> <BR> Great workout yesterday at Crossfit. DH and I both had PRs in back squats. Heading to the gym this morning for 30 min cardio and 60 min Crossfit class. Hoping for a 35 min walk at lunch, although I have a seminar all day. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:20 EST TORTISE110 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59150378 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TO<BR>RTISE110 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 15 Sep 2014 09:21:55 EST Daily check in 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59148381 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, slept to the alarm. Felt good. <BR> <BR> Heading to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Crossfit class. Maybe a walk at lunch for 35 min <BR> <BR> Back to routine and lean nutrition. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Monday! Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:09:15 EST Daily check in 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59138117 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up really early, drinking the last of the decaf coffee I made yesterday and had in the thermos. I'm still hoping to go back to sleep so won't start a new pot yet. <BR> <BR> Had a great time with granddaughter and DD and all our friends and dock neighbor at the fish fry. Ok, now my indulgences are over and I can get back to routine. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a bright sunshiney day on the river today! <BR> Appreciate all the kind words. All will be well--jus... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 04:03:38 EST SPARKBJOK has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59131175 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SP<BR>ARKBJOK </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:23:01 EST Daily check in 9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59128978 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I am SO ready for the sunshine that's predicted today!! The rain and clouds these past few days seemed to be an expression of the sadness I felt in saying goodbye to my friend. Sadness is the emotion that comes easiest for me and loss is the main trigger. I have learned not to let it take root as it has a nasty effect on my goals. So I shall focus on what a blessing her friendship has been and that she is only 14 hrs, or a phone call away, and be joyful that she is f... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:56:36 EST Daily check in 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59118441 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Yaaay Friday! 53 degrees right now with a high of only 60 predicted. I'll have to pull out a jacket for my last long walk with fitness buddy this morning. Brrrr. I'll take both dogs so they can say "goodbye", too. I still need to write out my little farewell speech, so expecting some tears. Sometimes a good cry is what the body and soul needs. There were tears last night at our dinner. ... It was a great time of story telling. I will miss this special friend SO muc... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:09:50 EST Daily check in 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59108547 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Just writing "9-11" brings back flood of memories, and concern. {Huddle team} <BR> <BR> A "goodbye" dinner tonight for my fitness buddy who moves away tomorrow. Our host is paleo so hope we have healthy options. I'm making brownies which I'll cut small. <BR> <BR> I'm going to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. Rain has stopped so should be able to take walk at lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day, and the strength, mental and physi... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:45:50 EST Daily check in 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59098141 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sending hugs to Bess this morning--so sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. When my Aunt passed last Yr, my cousin had a little get together at the nursing home where everyone got to give eulogy -- I hope you are able to find an acceptable alternative to express your feelings. You're a wonderful kind funny person so I'm sure your Mama had a hand in that. And I only spend a few minutes a day with you. <BR> <BR> Long story shor... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:48:23 EST Daily check in 9/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59087872 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Drinking coffee and took two Aleve to calm sciatic so I can sit on this sore glute muscle. Yesterday's workout smoked all my muscles. Nutrition was all good and lean. DH grilled chicken for dinner and a turkey breast for lunches. Yum! <BR> <BR> Tonight after work we are going to the cell phone store as my ancient rotary dial phone is dying. I hate the wait they put you through so by the time they call your name you feel like you better buy whatever you might need so... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 04:32:35 EST Daily check in 9/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59077014 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a bright full moon! Wonder if that's the reason I'm awake at 2:00 am?! <BR> <BR> We stayed all day on the River yesterday. It was blue skies, warm water, good friends, perfect boating weather. I just felt the need to squeeze out every minute of sweet summertime. I indulged in some cheesy dip and chips which I rarely do, but at least spinach was a primary ingredient. I didn't track that yet...may go back and do that. <BR> <BR> But today I'll head to the gym for... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 03:20:00 EST Daily check in 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59066813 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I ran 5k yesterday morning. It was nice and cool and turned into a beautiful day. dH and I spent most of the afternoon at the sandbar singing our favorite tunes. Friends showed up at 4 pm and we hung out till about 6:30. Squeezing every last minute out of summertime! <BR> Glad to see returning checker-inners! <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Sun, 7 Sep 2014 05:24:14 EST Daily check in 9/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59057632 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I've been struggling to stay asleep. Exhausted, I was stretched out and asleep at about 8 pm, slept soundly until 11, but have been watching the clock every hour or two since. I'm having some hot mint tea and plan to try again until at least 4:00 am. Hmmmmm. <BR> <BR> DH bought DQ last night, a box of 6 peanut buster bars, and offered me one. I finally said yes, can't remember the last time I had ice cream. Then I saw the calorie count on the package. 440! Holy cow... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 04:03:10 EST Daily Check In 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59047859 Wow -- Way too early. Just could not sleep anymore. My life is so full the days fly by. Brain going, going, going....... <BR> <BR> I consider myself blessed. Very lucky to have the life I do. <BR> <BR> Here and living the moment. <BR> <BR> -DC Fri, 5 Sep 2014 04:17:56 EST AEHEGE has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59039337 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AE<BR>HEGE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:19:53 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59039134 Not sure where else to post this - I thought at one time that Sparkpeople had places for us to keep track of appointments and make private notes to ourselves, but now I don't see them - have they been taken away? <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Sep 2014 08:59:37 EST Daily 9/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59037182 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up too early, couldn't sleep. Thinking about this weekend and what to bring for our get together. I decided to buy shrimp and serve with cocktail sauce. Expensive, but a healthy option. Suppose I could bring a boring veggie tray, naaah. <BR> <BR> I'll go to the gym at 5:30 am for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. It will be hot, but planning a 35 min walk at lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a happy and healthy day! Thu, 4 Sep 2014 04:36:04 EST Daily check in 9/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59026858 good morning - jet lagging in seattle here, but this is my "normal" time to get up when i'm working from this side of the atlantic. yesterday was travel day and we did so much before leaving for the airport at 8 a.m., then walking through the airport that we still managed 4 miles and 10,000 steps. food - well, it was airplane food and then dinner in seattle at an amazing pizza/italian restaurant that has three menus - vegan, gluten-free and "normal". did indeed have vegan pizza with the works... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:05:45 EST Daily check in 9/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59016591 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. <BR> <BR> Back to the rat race, but only 4 day work week. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great day! Tue, 2 Sep 2014 05:12:12 EST ROSEWAND has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59007498 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RO<BR>SEWAND </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:50:26 EST STITCHINGNAN has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59007485 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ST<BR>ITCHINGNAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:49:28 EST GLORIAMAJDI has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59007476 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GL<BR>ORIAMAJDI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:48:35 EST JCORYCMA has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59007461 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JC<BR>ORYCMA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:47:11 EST ANGELCITYGAL has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59007423 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AN<BR>GELCITYGAL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:43:36 EST Daily check in 9/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x59005563 It's September already ---- <BR> <BR> My, my, my where did the time go??????? <BR> <BR> Enjoy your holiday and be safe. <BR> <BR> Lot's to do for me today. Hot and humid is predicted. Stay safe and cool. <BR> <BR> -DC Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:09:44 EST MARGSB has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58999656 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RGSB </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:50:05 EST Daily check in 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58996479 Good morning! <BR> <BR> 2:30 am and I'm drinking my first cup of coffee. The left glute muscle is still screaming at me. Hear it? Lol. I'll try some deep tissue massage with the lacrosse ball here in a minute. <BR> <BR> We did a family run for three miles yesterday morning , picked up 14 chickens ordered from the Amish and spent about 4 hrs at the sandbar. I'm so thankful the rain held off. Today we may run again, cut up chicken, play at the sandbar, and then watch the Fourth of July fire... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:55:11 EST MOOSLADY has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58989955 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>OSLADY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:56:39 EST Daily check in 8/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58988344 I'm up at 4:30 am. No complaints. Lot's to do today. <BR> <BR> Nana's 103rd Birthday --- WOW -- That is huge. <BR> <BR> Spinach soup is in the crock pot, I'm heading to the basement for my workout, and then to the farmers market, Nana's party and whatever else the day brings. <BR> <BR> Be safe and be Blessed. <BR> <BR> -DC Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:40:29 EST LCERVERA has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58981245 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LC<BR>ERVERA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 29 Aug 2014 09:09:33 EST Daily check in 8/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58979193 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Going to the gym early for 5 am Crossfit class then for long walk with fitness buddy. Just two more weeks and she moves away. So I'm enjoying the time we have. <BR> <BR> Love the water and boat adventures! I'm headed out for my own adventure on the water this weekend on the houseboat. The Marina will be full of transient boaters and extra activities. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day and a safe and healthy holiday!! Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:44:34 EST Daily check in 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58969978 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I will be heading to the gym for 30 min elliptical with my fitness buddy and 60 min Crossfit class. If the rain holds off, I'll go for a 35 min walk with a friend. We ended our walk Tuesday at the library where I quickly grabbed 2 audio books, Billy Crystal's Still Foolin' Em and Paul Greenberg's American Catch to "read" on our 3 hr (total) drive to the river this weekend. We'll see how this goes with DH. I'm still searching for books recommended by friends here. Pick... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:35:24 EST ALMOST BACK TO GOAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58961885 I'm 10 lbs away from being back to goal and thought I'd start this thread to be able to post the little "extras" that will bust those last 10 lbs without obsessing nor getting anxious. <BR> <BR> So, today I will do cardio for 5 minutes before breakfast. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:59:09 EST Daily check in 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58960281 Good morning! <BR> <BR> How can August, and summer be slipping away?! <BR> <BR> Happy birthday Jamirblaze! Welcome Presbress, Blessings and Sandicane! <BR> <BR> I'm up early due to a nagging sore glute muscle that no amount of tossing and turning could quiet. I'll be sitting on a lacrosse ball here in a minute to roll out the pain. But I did enjoy the Crossfit workout in the pool yesterday! <BR> <BR> Rain and cooler, less humid temps forecast. Cooking up a batch of chicken for chicken s... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:30:13 EST Daily check in 8/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58950674 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Heading to the gym early this morning for 5 am Crossfit in the pool for 60 min and then elliptical for 30 min. May walk at lunch. Calories in check. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to cooler weather on its way tomorrow. Rain rain stay away from our Labor Day holiday! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a happy and healthy and active day!! Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:08:30 EST Daily check in 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58940162 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Coffee tastes good this morning. Welcome Patti! <BR> <BR> Logould glad you had a great trip to your Spark rally. Were there planned events, a meal, a walk or run or just visiting? <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit. Maybe a luncheon walk although we have a hot one forecast today. Lots of rain in the forecast the rest of this week; just hoping it gets it out of its system before the holiday weekend. <BR> <BR> Don't know that... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:59:19 EST Suggestions for Intuitiv /Mindful Eating Resources http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58931461 Hi everyone! After several years of weighing, measuring and tracking almost every morsel of food that´s passed my lips, I think I finally feel ready to begin experimenting with a more intuitive/mindful eating approach. Tracking has worked beautifully for me all these years and I´m so thankful that I´ve been able to use it as a tool, but I feel like I have a much firmer natural grasp of how I need to eat and exercise to generally maintain and think I can probably handle backing off the trackin... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:57:19 EST Daily check in 8/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58931262 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I feel proud to have avoided the Marina potluck which was overloaded with desserts! <BR> <BR> We had a delightful day on the river. DH challenged me to swim from shore to a friend's boat anchored out. I tried as the current didn't seem strong, but I had to turn back. It was a great workout, my shoulders are feeling it today. Just because I'm building strength through Crossfit doesn't necessarily translate into being a strong swimmer. <BR> <BR> Another great day pla... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 06:23:41 EST LESLIE871948 has maintained for ELEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58923994 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>SLIE871948 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:49:29 EST Daily check in 8/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58922132 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the encouraging words. Yesterday was a killer workout, a "hero" Crossfit WOD named Tommy Mac. 2 rounds of 12 burpees 12 weight lifting move, 12 burpee and then a different lift. Google it if interested, but afterwards I felt spent and proud. <BR> <BR> For those struggling with maintenance, one notion that hit home with me recently is that you continue with your weight loss mode except add back about 300 calories per day (which isn't much). Balance t... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:38:55 EST Daily check in 8/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58912569 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Making a note of that cookbook, Mandycat. Sounds interesting! <BR> <BR> The good news is DH took apart my CD changer in my ole Eldorado that was giving me error messages and cleaned its eye with alcohol and got it working!!! So I can listen to books and my Kenny Chesney tunes! The bad news I got yesterday is my great tenants of about 6 yrs are moving out of state. So now it's find a new tenant or sell, but puts me on the line for a lot of expense. T... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:57:18 EST Daily check in 8/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58901666 good morning. had to set the alarm today to get enough hours of work in before the first deadline is due, after playing hooky yesterday to take advantage of the only day of sun in a week of rain. after a morning run, had a wonderful outing with our middle child, who is spending a week with us alone - i'm not sure that has ever happened in his 35 years. <BR> <BR> though the outing was great, i didn't make the best choices, and today will try to improve on that. and work… and fit in enough wa... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:51:09 EST Daily check in 8/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58892923 Good morning! <BR> <BR> World news is quite horrifying this morning. My goodness. Prayers for wisdom for our leaders and peace. <BR> <BR> I'll be heading to the gym at 5:30 am for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Dynamic ST class. <BR> <BR> I have great lunch and dinner options so no excuse not to make this a healthy eating day! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:31:06 EST Daily Check in 8/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58883166 Good morning! Thought I'd jump in quick and say hey before heading for my morning workout. First time in a while I've been able to connect with my morning wo partner, and I'm looking forward to it. We've both been busy this summer. <BR> <BR> So off I go...right after this cup of coffee! <em>106</em> Join me? Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:08:27 EST Daily check in 8/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58872857 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Aalley2 and Marg! I'm kinda glad it's Monday and I'm back to routine. As I reflect, I see that The stresses of life were heavy this weekend and I resorted to old habits to cope. Live and learn and get back on track. <BR> <BR> 30 min elliptical with fitness buddy and 60 min Crossfit class at the gym. Maybe a walk with my luncheon buddy. Grateful for these friends and all of you here. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day! Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:53:27 EST Anyone else slipping a little? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58869200 Just joined this group with hopes to SPARK myself again. In the past 3 months I have noticed myself slipping a bit and I need to get involved and kick start myself again. I promised myself I would never go back to the old habits I had in the past. <BR> <BR> Steve Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:48:14 EST Daily check in 8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58861600 good morning - up earlier than usual to get some work done, otherwise there just aren't enough hours in the day. yesterday we took a wonderful adventure walk - a marked trail that made a 5 mile loop in an area where we haven't walked before. <BR> <BR> i'm also a believer in a high weight and not getting on the scale going hand in hand. as long as i keep weighing myself, i keep things under control. and yesterday i didn't make some of the best choices, which the scale let me know this mornin... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:41:24 EST Aim for the healthiest life you can enjoy (article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58856282 JOHN__ posted this on Facebook and I thought it was just too good not to share: <BR> <BR> <link>www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-<BR>and-fitness/health-advisor/aim-for-the<BR>-healthiest-life-you-can-enjoy-not-jus<BR>t-tolerate/article19976430/ </link> <BR> <BR> Aim for the healthiest life you can enjoy, not just tolerate <BR> <BR> "Rather than deny imperfections, we need to embrace them, and in turn dieters, instead of trying to live the healthiest lives they can tolerate, need to ... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:19:42 EST KERIVSMITH has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58856102 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KE<BR>RIVSMITH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 16 Aug 2014 10:02:02 EST Daily check in 8/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58854230 good morning! it's bright and sunny and chilly. today will be a walk, work, and hopefully a little beach time. the days are running out… <BR> <BR> i chuckled at the comment about messy kitchens; DH can never figure out how i manage to make such a mess and blames it on my plant-based food, but it's probably just me. <BR> <BR> have a great saturday! Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:33:12 EST Daily check in 8/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58844979 Good morning! It's Friiiiidaaaay!!!!! <BR> <BR> I can't sleep. I've been reading "The Old Man and the Sea" via audio book in my car and I wish I would have borrowed the book too because I would have my nose in it right now! Bess, is there a list of "the classics"; I want to read something other than health, fitness, diet, self improvement books. Stories about boats/sea/water have special appeal. I will admit I chose this book because Kenny Chesney mentioned it in a song. :))) <BR> <BR> My... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:54:37 EST Daily check in 8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58835495 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Oh Logould I can appreciate those messages that are written and gobbled up by cyber monsters. Glad you hung in there and re-wrote it! <BR> <BR> Sounds like everyone is doing what they need to do. Go team! Ah, vacation. Sounds great. We are taking a couple to Red Lobster tonight as a thank you. Looking at the "grilled" section of the menu and hope they will honor request to hold off on the butter. <BR> <BR> I'm heading to the gym for 30 min cardio and 60 min Cross... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:09:23 EST LYNNE114 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58826638 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LY<BR>NNE114 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:35:16 EST LADYREDCOMET has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58826619 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id= <BR> LADYREDCOMET </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 13 Aug 2014 07:32:54 EST IMAFIT1 has maintained for TWENTY NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58826606 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IM<BR>AFIT1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 13 Aug 2014 07:30:22 EST SWEDE_SU has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58826559 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SW<BR>EDE_SU </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:27:26 EST Daily check in 8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58825833 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I hope some good can come from All the media attention on depression and suicide, addictions. I suspect these have touched the lives of many of us. Certainly compassion is in order. <BR> <BR> Weight about the same as I had predicted, which is okay, as I am feeling transformed by strength and proud of my progress. Pants are tighter at the thighs than I prefer, but there are strong quads under them that serve me well. So I can accept them. <BR> <BR> DH is making smo... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:26:06 EST Daily check in 8/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58816004 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Prayers and good wishes to Mrs Jerry and her DH;, glad you're on the mend Peggy. Very sad news about Robin Williams. It's difficult coming to grips with a loved one who takes his own life -- a lot of guilt mixed with grief. I wish his family the best and pray for something positive to come from this tragedy. <BR> <BR> So glad to have a full 8 hrs of uninterrupted sleep last night. Was so needed. I kept falling asleep at my desk yesterday waiting for my computer to m... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:01:19 EST US Election Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x58815895 Sign up at this link here: <BR> <link>docs.google.com/forms/d/1d7IsulpX-9A<BR>-Lx-afsMw4Pm7epc-vnIPp4N99Y1Tz8k/viewform </link> <BR> <BR> Let's continue maintaining through the fall. Keep on track as we gear up for Food season, which starts as soon as the Halloween candy appears in stores. <BR> <BR> <BR> We will record our weights once a week for 9 weeks (September 2 through November 3) and try to stay within +/- 3% of our pre-selected target weight. <BR> <BR> Signup deadline : M 9... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:04:10 EST Daily weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58813718 Is there a At Goal and Maintaining team page for daily weigh in? Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:19:40 EST AALLEY2 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58806329 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AA<BR>LLEY2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:29:57 EST Daily check in 8/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58805569 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Woke up to one dog barking at the paper carrier, one dog huffing (which means he needs to go out) and the cat yacking up a hairball (apparently unsuccessfully since I could find no evidence). Don't ya love pets?! Ugh. <BR> <BR> I spent several hours using the pressure washer on the back patio and siding. I wish I could take a week off work to work on this house. Patio looks SO much better. I will be checking into concrete sealer to keep it nice. Any recommendations... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:08:28 EST LJBRANDOK has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58797281 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LJ<BR>BRANDOK </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 10 Aug 2014 09:15:23 EST Daily check in 8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58795977 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Fairhavenqueen, spreading a healthy spark! Yaaaay, that's what this is all about. I love those stories SO much!!! If only .... <BR> <BR> Yaaay, Mandycat, helping out old neighbors! Loved all yesterday's posts. <BR> We had a great time at the fair and I am beaming with pride over DH 's competition in the Crossft Battle for the Hill. So is he! Sore this am tho! <BR> <BR> Hope it's a great day for all! <BR> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 06:25:07 EST Hello, Plateau! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x58790064 Hi, maintainers! I'm new to the group, and not quite in maintenance mode yet, because I've hit the dreaded final 15 plateau. Reading through the boards, it's clear that I am not the only one who's faced this challenge. <BR> <BR> My situation is that I lost 85 pounds and then began training for a marathon three months ago. As I expected, training mucked with my metabolism a lot. I needed to eat seemingly astronomical amounts just to not feel hanger from runger all day, every day. Durin... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 12:38:54 EST Daily check in 8/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58787076 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, enjoying the peace and quiet of an early Saturday morning lazing on the loveseat in a living room we rarely use at our home. Everyone else is sound asleep including the birthday girl and her little friend. It was a good time at Washington Park last night and the kids had a blast running from one piece if playground equipment to the next. Then a cupcake and a Popsicle and a bubble bath and watching Frozen the movie on the tiny tv from skeeping bags on the floor in... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 04:59:36 EST Food tracking with photos! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58780893 I have to share an app that I have been using for about two weeks now. It's called Two Grand. Think of Instagram crossed with a food tracker. You log your meals by taking photos of them. You can follow each other so you can like and comment on each others food. I am SHOCKED at how motivating it is. I find myself not going back for seconds because I don't want to have to post a photo of it. I've also added more veggies to my plate for a more impressive photo. <BR> <BR> I think this is ... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 11:22:46 EST Daily check in 8/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58777454 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in as we are walking this morning since we got rained out yesterday. Will also do Crossfit class. Granddaughter's birthday party here tonight so lots to do! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Friday!! Fri, 8 Aug 2014 04:57:30 EST Figuring out maintenance with lots of fluctuation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x58772578 I'm a daily weigher. In the 3 years I've been active on SparkPeople, I've really gotten to know how my weight fluctuates during the course of my menstrual cycle. My weight loss only occurs on week of each cycle, the week right before my period. My weight can fluctuate as much as 8 lbs during my cycle, the highest weight being during ovulation. <BR> <BR> My question is this: when I only see my lowest weight a few days per month, how do I really know if I'm maintaining or not? Last month my l... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 14:53:07 EST SINGER73 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58769710 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SI<BR>NGER73 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 7 Aug 2014 09:44:48 EST Daily check in 8/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58767467 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, memories of my pocket size notebook and paperback calorie counter. No wonder we would eat the same thing every day! Easier to track! Lol. Even now though, I so appreciate the "Recent" and "Grouping" tabs SP has available since I am a creature of habit and eat a lot of the same things daily. <BR> <BR> I'm supposed to walk at 4:45 with my fitness buddy but radar says rain is a-comin'! So--we may have to stay in the gym and do something else. Crossfit class at 6... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 04:49:21 EST REDCATWHITE45 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58760792 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RE<BR>DCATWHITE45 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 6 Aug 2014 11:19:11 EST Daily check in 8/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58757511 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Yaaay to those who have had small victories, losing a lb or so, resisting temptation, eliminating chemical or processed items from diet, ... Taking care of yourself! Very inspiring! <BR> <BR> I'm doing 30 min elliptical and 60 min Dynamic ST this am, then 35 min walk at lunch. Fish for lunch. Resisted buying a bag of my favorite candy (Twizzler cherry bites), and cutting back on artificial sweetener (Bess, did you go cold turkey?) <BR> <BR> Kellie, glad you su... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 04:42:24 EST Daily check in 8/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58747231 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Slept pretty well; woke up to the sound of the cat yacking but so far I have not discovered where she was. We have hardwood floors now so easy cleanup, but need to find it. I have to wait for DH to awake. <BR> <BR> My fitness buddy announced that her house sold over the weekend so they will be moving by October. :(((. I knew it was coming. Such is life; will cherish our last few months and she will visit often. Yesterday another girlfriend asked me to give her a tou... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 05:06:41 EST ONEKIDSMOM has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58737935 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ON<BR>EKIDSMOM </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:36:15 EST Daily check in 8/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58736533 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, how awful to have water problem like Toledo. Can you imagine now being able to have access to your 75 oz water Bess?!! I'm drinking extra too, especially after blood donation. <BR> <BR> Heading to gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. 35 min walk at lunch. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great Monday! Mon, 4 Aug 2014 05:04:44 EST Daily check in 8/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58726526 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yaaay, slept well! Warched the sun set across the water out on the river, and now watching it rise across the water from the dock. Smile... <BR> <BR> The batman birthday party sounds so cool. We have granddaughter's 3rd birthday party coming up next weekend. "Frozen" is her thing right now, but we are still able to keep it low key. <BR> <BR> Great day with family and friends yesterday and planning another today. Thanks for info on The Plan, Bess. Will check it out... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 06:47:02 EST CRAFTERPAULA has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58720236 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CR<BR>AFTERPAULA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 2 Aug 2014 11:43:29 EST TUBLADY has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58720203 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TU<BR>BLADY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 11:40:22 EST PROSPERITY2010 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58720197 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PR<BR>OSPERITY2010 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 2 Aug 2014 11:39:16 EST CARRIENIGN has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58720120 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA<BR>RRIENIGN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 11:31:01 EST Daily check in 8/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58717053 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Tough night for sleeping. I'm up drinking hot tea, hoping to get back to sleep. <BR> I would really like to start the coffee, but that glorious smell fills the houseboat and awakens DH. I made the mistake of drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee on the drive over. <BR> <BR> I've been following Bobcatgirl's blogs about Whole30. Anyone else see those? I read a little bit about it, but don't know if I could give up my artificial sweeteners and my midmorning and mid ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 04:26:32 EST Daily check in 8/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58707136 Good morning!!! And hello August. <BR> <BR> Glad to hear good blood work results came in. I am donating blood after this morning's workout (30 min elliptical, 60 min Crossfit). I've read that it takes a while to rebuild the red blood cells, and I can tell a difference, too, in my workout performance. Oh, well. It's the best I can give, O+, most common so the need is great. <BR> <BR> Slept 8 hrs, yaaay! <BR> <BR> I'm excited to begin this weekend later this afternoon. Family, water, bo... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 05:12:47 EST Daily check in 7/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58696809 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yaaay, I slept well. We are still enjoying mild weather here in the Midwest. I am feeling very grateful today. I got the grocery shopping done last night; laundry tonight, all in preparation for weekend with DD and granddaughter at the houseboat. Big smile... <BR> <BR> Long walk with fitness buddy this morning, followed by Crossfit class for total of 130 min, and a luncheon walk for 35 min on the agenda today. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day!! Let's top off Ju... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:41:36 EST Daily check in 7/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58686421 Good morning team !! <BR> <BR> Bess, sounds like you run a great camp! DC, we need to "take a lesson"-- I,too, have difficulty setting aside time to restore and play. It runs counter to that phrase ingrained in my DNA -- finish work before you can play. I know "balance" is key, but this is my struggle too. <BR> <BR> Mandycat, I love power washers! They are so hard to keep running though. Fun work! <BR> <BR> Ok, "fun" at the gym this am: 30 min elliptical and 60 min Dynamic ST class. Wa... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:26:12 EST Daily check in 7/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58676664 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I had a surprise visit yesterday afternoon from friends from northern Wisconsin that put the biggest smile on my face since my granddaughter was born! 18 yrs since I've hugged and kissed them in person. Made my day!!! <BR> <BR> My cat saved all her hairballs to upchuck for me yesterday. Pets.... <BR> <BR> Enjoyed all the posts from yesterday! I'm headed to gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. Walk at lunch for 35 min <BR> <BR> Hope all have a grea... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:10:34 EST Daily checkin 7/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58665900 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I had a great weekend at the River. We spent both days out on a sandbar with great people. I can't believe I forgot to check in yesterday. I stopped in SP, but somehow skipped the Daily. Too much sun?!?! <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. Maybe a walk at lunch too as we have a beautiful 74 degree high forecast. :))) <BR> <BR> Hope it's a great day for all! Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:21:29 EST Daily check-in 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58655697 good sunday morning! as of yesterday, i am officially a maintainer again - i hit the maintenance goal weight i had set just over 70 days ago. <BR> <BR> the fjord has warmed up so much, and for once there are no stinging jelly fish that make swimming hazardous, that for the first time in probably 20 years DH and I swam a good distance and back, making it officially "exercise", as opposed to just getting in the water, splashing about, cooling off (we've had 90 degree weather for about 2 weeks... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:50:13 EST AUNTB63 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58649018 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AU<BR>NTB63 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 26 Jul 2014 09:46:57 EST GETFIT2LIVE has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58649004 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>TFIT2LIVE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 26 Jul 2014 09:46:07 EST DUBINJL has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58648985 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DU<BR>BINJL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 26 Jul 2014 09:44:25 EST Daily check in 7/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58647779 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept late for me. I'm surprised no one has already got us started. <BR> <BR> Enjoyed a beautiful sunset last night on the River. Looking forward to a great day on the River! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a happy and healthy day!! Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:11:49 EST Daily check in 7\25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58637624 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We made it to Friday! Yaaay! DH and I will head to the River this afternoon. There's a scientist who wrote a book, Blue Mind, about how our brains are positively affected by water. Sure works for me. <BR> <BR> Celebrating Jeanknee and her ability to run again! Let's all Smile while we're moving our muscles today! <BR> <BR> I'll be smiling at the gym this morning while I do 30 min of cardio and 60 min Crossfit class. <BR> <BR> Hope all my friends here have a ha... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:10:40 EST Daily check-in 7/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58627334 good morning. the last few days i've been scouring the web for any information i could find about the wildfires in washington; our house is a couple of miles north of the north line of the fire, and we are in sweden. so far it is still safe, but the news is frightening and tragic, so many have lost everything. <BR> <BR> meanwhile, my dad and brother left two days ago, and yesterday was our first day alone in ages. spent it working, walking, and lazing at the beach on either end of the day - ... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:53:26 EST Daily check in 7/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58617957 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Up too early, but I went to sleep early. I seem to have my inner timer set to nocturnal. <BR> <BR> Dang, it is hot and sticky. A cold front is supposed to be coming, but it's still 80 degrees out there. Predicted high today is 79 so we better get a storm or north wind sometime soon! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I celebrated closing out two big projects, such a feeling of accomplishment! <BR> <BR> Today I will head to the gym for 30 min elliptical with my fitness buddy an... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:01:00 EST Daily check in 7/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58607317 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lavhugsny, the best collection of resources to learn how to maintain a weight loss is posted on this team's Big Page of Links, and other members' posts. Eventually, though, each of us must find his/her own path, as we are unique individuals. <BR> <BR> Busy at work this week. Leg muscles are FINALLY feeling better; hope they are stronger. DH is experiencing shoulder pain, nerve pinch since he gets tingling and numbness. Worries me. He may need more rest. <BR> <BR... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:36:10 EST Maintenance during rehab from back injury http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58596812 OK, I am just going to toss this out here. I really don't want to wake up 6 months from now and have to lose 30 pounds again. A few years ago I had a bicycle accident that led to a 30 or 40 pound gain, and it took a year to get it back off when I finally got myself turned around. My friends are no help because they remember me at 360 pounds plus and they are all *Leslie* you are *not* fat. Well. I have nice clothes. I am about 5 pounds away from not fitting in them, never mind that this time ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:48:06 EST Daily check in 7/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58596497 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm headed to the gym for 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. Weekend was rest days and my quads and glutes needed it. Great boat ride Saturday and time to fix this and that. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great Monday!! Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:16:08 EST Daily check-in 7/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58586748 good morning - yesterday was so crazy i never had a chance to check in. or let's just say my mind was very preoccupied - the carlton complex fire in WA is just a couple of miles from our house (we are in sweden), and i spent my computer time scouring for information. there is no electricity in the valley, so i haven't been able to reach anyone. so far the winds are holding steady in the "right" direction for us, but this is sooo nerve-wracking. <BR> <BR> meanwhile, yesterday was my planned ... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:30:06 EST Addictions as learned behaviors (article) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x58578157 <link>http://www.substance.com/most-of-us-<BR>still-dont-get-it-addiction-is-a-learn<BR>ing-disorder/9176/ </link> <BR> <BR> "The real issue is what purpose does addictive behavior serve and how can it be replaced with more productive and healthy pursuits" <BR> <BR> Unhealthy pursuits can be replaced by the same mechanism as they were adopted in the first place. By repetition of healthy pursuits. <BR> <BR> But that is tedious and at times difficult. There is no glamor in keeping weight ... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:25:23 EST Daily check in 7/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58577984 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Slept well for a change. Yaaay! <BR> <BR> Beautiful day starting with a sunrise across the water. Will swab the decks maties for exercise today. ;))). Quads and glutes are screaming from yesterday's workout. Yeeouch! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a beautiful Saturday!!! Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:38:00 EST Daily check-in 7/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58567575 good morning! yesterday had its challenges, only a 3 mile walk in the morning, then work, then we took a drive and a short walk to entertain my dad who is visiting. walks are necessarily short because when you are 99 you can't go too far. we had dinner in a restaurant, and i was pleased that i only ate half the meal, brought the rest home. we took a second 3-mile walk after we got home yesterday evening, and since i had marked ST complete on my page, i did wall pushups and crunches before b... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:00:02 EST Daily check in 7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58557557 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today is my early day to meet fitness buddy for brisk walk at 4:45 am, then Crossfit class at 6:00. It's mobility day, which means lots of stretching and using a lacrosse ball to work out knots and soreness in muscles. Hurts so good. <BR> <BR> 54 degrees now. We broke two records this week for low temperatures, but long range looks like summer shall return. <BR> <BR> Nutrition is good, tracking lacks at dinner, scale has not likely moved but I'll check it in a min... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:35:00 EST Daily check in 7/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58547077 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> My heart goes out to you Mandycat; this is certainly the most painful decision that a pet lover is called upon to make. Some pets make an indelible mark in our lives and sounds like Molly was a very special girl who had a wonderful life with you full of companionship and love. <BR> <BR> The swimming WOD was fun, although the pool was full of waves from the thrashing which added to the challenge. I think I've finally reached the point where I accept my imperfec... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:56:07 EST WATERMELLEN has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58541129 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WA<BR>TERMELLEN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:05:26 EST JACKIERN has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58541122 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JA<BR>CKIERN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:04:45 EST daily check-in 7/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58536519 good morning from rainy sweden! just read about everyone's adventures yesterday, love the advice "chin up, fork down", will keep that in mind. congrats on the new grand, tortoise! phebess, your adventure in korea sounds exciting - wondering what's next… <BR> <BR> yesterday was a good one, made 20,000 steps with a walk in the a.m. with DH, and another in the evening with my brother who is visiting. we took my dad (age 99!) out to lunch, and my choice might not have been the best (first french... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:10:49 EST PEZMOM1 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58526994 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>ZMOM1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:51:52 EST 1LADYMYSTIC has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58526945 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=1L<BR>ADYMYSTIC </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:49:00 EST RPCLEM2000 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58526921 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=RP<BR>CLEM20003 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:47:41 EST ASHLEYGILLE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58526913 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AS<BR>HLEYGILLE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:47:10 EST Daily check in 7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58525831 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Enjoyed reading yesterday's posts. I have a dentist appointment at 8:15 so need to get my lunch made before my workout. I'm making turkey burgers. <BR> <BR> Workout today is 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit and a walk at lunch with a friend. It's nice having the pickup truck home so we can each do our own thing when we want to do it. <BR> <BR> OK, gonna take a minute to sit on the back deck and enjoy the cool early morning sounds and look for the moon while ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:23:26 EST daily check-in 7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58515772 good morning - i've been tagging my check-in onto the previous day, even though it's already a new day here in sweden, but since it's almost noon here now, i figured i may as well start off sunday. <BR> <BR> went for a morning run today - 5 miles - cooler temps were nice, headwind in one direction, not so much. swim in the fjord afterwards, thank goodness it has warmed up now (or maybe i'm just so hot after the run). <BR> <BR> 99 y o father and brother are enjoying their stay - and learnin... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:25:57 EST Daily check in 7/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58506582 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm up too early. The dogs were restless and that usually means ya better get them outside! One of them (probably the old lab) has been having accidents. We're at DD's house though, so I didn't want to take any chances. <BR> <BR> Well, the car made it here and we retrieved the ole pickup truck. Wallet is lighter, but we're good to go and I'm thankful that it wasn't worse. <BR> <BR> I'd like to get a run in this weekend but man it's already hot and humid out th... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 04:23:11 EST FIT4MEIN2013 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58498571 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FI<BR>T4MEIN2013 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 11 Jul 2014 09:16:53 EST Daily check in 7/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58496518 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congrats Toni on your new grandson! Hope mom and babe are doing well! Visit planned? <BR> <BR> My one and only granddaughter will turn 3 in August and I so cherish the short video clips of the little bitty baby noises and stretches as she grew from 3.5 lbs premature birth weight. Ah! Good memories! <BR> <BR> This afternoon we are driving my car to DD's to retrieve the newly repaired pickup truck. While we're there DD has project to put DH to work. We really need ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:55:59 EST Daily check in 7/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58485998 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Jeanknee, congratulations on eliminating sleep apnea and getting thumbs up from your doctors on improved health! I love, love these stories! If only the remaining 2/3 of obese in America, and throughout the world would adopt a healthy lifestyle! Think of the impact on healthcare, productivity, etc! How many of you watched the video SP posted of the obese disabled vet who walked with two braces and started with yoga to lose about a hundred lbs and become a runner!... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:30:02 EST Daily check in 7/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58474914 Good morning, dear maintainer friends! <BR> <BR> Breath of fresh air moving across the Midwest-- lower temps and humidity. Forecast looks really nice too. Great for those outdoor runs, walks, hikes, bikes, manure hauling, etc! The cross fit trainers will move class outside for variety. Next Tuesday we're scheduled to work out in the pool -- treading water the length of the pool and ball slams, I think. There's talk of using the bikes in the spinning room, too. (No horse barn work on the... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 04:23:32 EST Daily check in 7/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58463790 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hope those with migraines, mass mosquito bites, jet lag, etc are on the mend today. <BR> <BR> Transmission shop called and gave us quote for repair. It was quite a bit lower than we feared. Whew! Now I just need to figure out how I'm going to get there to pick it up later this week. Maybe Amtrak will work. <BR> <BR> Go Kellie go! I wear a lot of caprie style spandex. Go for comfort and know that you are strong! Strong is the new skinny! <BR> <BR> Gonna go get ... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 04:45:00 EST Daily check in 7/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x58452644 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy birthday Dellmell! <BR> <BR> Back to routine today. 30 min elliptical and 60 min Crossfit class. Basically I've had 3 rest days. That's okay though. Hoping the transmission is just a standard rebuild and not really bad. <BR> <BR> OK coffee is ready! Hope all have a great day! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 05:11:21 EST