SparkPeople At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1111 Support, encouragement and useful information for Sparkers at or around goal weight. SparkPeople At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1111 Daily check in 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66028693 Good morning! <BR> <BR> 46 degrees this morning and warmer than normal temps all week! I'll take it! DD and DGD are coming this weekend--so excited to see them and get outside! <BR> <BR> I wriggled into my skinny jeans yesterday and finished mending the lining of a couple of skirts to add to my wardrobe. That makes me happy. I am very happy with my productivity yesterday. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the link Bess. We're all booked for the family vacation to Myrtle Beach in mid June. DH and I... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:03:09 EST Daily check in 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66020355 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Holiday from work for me, so DH and I spent the evening in front of a roaring fire, sorting and playing old 45s. Ah...memory lane! <BR> <BR> Today the temperature is predicted to reach 50 degrees! But 90% rain and no sunshine until Wednesday (sigh). Plan is crossfit at 6, maybe some extra cardio, finish mending projects (skirt linings are falling apart!), and then time in my home office, updating my estate planning documents and making a dent in filing project. <... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:22 EST EMARTIN1974 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66014780 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EM<BR>ARTIN1974 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:31:56 EST Daily check in 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66012516 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm listening to a vinyl record of a men's seminary choir that my mother owned. I plan to venture out to church at 8, then call my former walking friend who moved away and catch up (I'm planning a trip to see her to attend her son's wedding the first of June), and then a walk with SIL at 11, provided rain and ice holds off. <BR> <BR> Roads yesterday were fine, but I was disappointed to find a sign on the gym's door announcing cancellation of cyclefit. My trainer w... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:00:34 EST GRACEINAZI has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66007484 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GR<BR>ACEINAZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:59:45 EST DENISEFULLER has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x66007472 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE<BR>NISEFULLER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:58:29 EST Daily check in 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x66004987 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Terri, hope the re-test was clear. <BR> <BR> The freezing rain held off until last night. It's raining right now. But I'm not sure if the roads are icy. I can (carefully) walk to the gym for the weigh in and cyclefit class at 7:15 if I can't drive safely (and they don't cancel). It's only about a mile from here. <BR> <BR> That's the ONLY thing I have planned for the long weekend. The rest is glorious home projects, some paperwork, filing project and some sewi... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:47:15 EST Daily check in 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65997562 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday -- the 13th! Any superstitious sparkers out there? I think it is always a good day because it's Friiiiiday! <BR> <BR> As I was awakening this morning, I thought it was Saturday and I was heading to the gym for the Challenge Weigh in and a Cyclefit class and reserving my bike. But then reality set in and I realized I have one more day of work first. I guess my psyche had become accustomed to a 4 day work week with the holidays and a Dec vacation day... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:53:39 EST Daily check in 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65990000 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today is my 2nd anniversary at my new job. It certainly has been a blessing--"Never too late to begin again". Sounds like an interesting book, Toni. <BR> <BR> What a roller coaster we have with temps. Mid 50s last night (spring making a sneak peek), mid 20s this morning. I'm checking roads before I head out to travel for work today. There's no reason I have to drive if it looks like ice--lots of it in the forecast, unfortunately. <BR> <BR> Weight hovering ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:01:35 EST Daily check in 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65982059 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome T604! I laughed out loud about the big bear sleeping in the other room. The library notified me that it's my turn to check out the Whole 30 book, so I'll pick it up today so I can tweak what I'm doing with the Cookbook (which has a short summary of the rules). <BR> <BR> Congrats on your stats, Strongdawg! I have those exact same "trouble spots" or shall we say, "attributes"! This baby's got back! Ah, brings back memories of the days DH and I would dance... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:55:55 EST Daily check in 1/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65974416 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm amazed at how much better I am sleeping now that my shoulder doesn't hurt and I'm not tossing and turning to find a comfortable position. So grateful. I am very cautious about what I can do at crossfit, though. I have a return visit to the orthopedic in a month and will have a list of questions. <BR> <BR> Nice to hear the variety of exercise and new recipes being tried. I'll check out that link, Bess. <BR> <BR> Since I slept an extra 20 minutes I have to ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:56:45 EST 4A-HEALTHY-BMI has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65969112 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=4A<BR>-HEALTHY-BMI </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:49:37 EST Motivation Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65968425 I have a problem. My husband's motivation techniques are horrible. Basically, he doesn't have any. I'm having trouble finding any way to motivate him. I can't mention food, EVER, because food is the devil. I can't talk about MY weight loss because he's mad at himself for gaining 6 pounds and thinks I'm throwing it in his face. He won't even tell me I'm doing a good job because he's not doing a good job. He won't listen to any of my advice. How can I motivate him without him thinking I... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:37:13 EST Daily check in 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65966567 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here we are at Monday again, back to a full week after 3 weeks of 4-day weeks. "Suck it up Buttercup" I tell myself. Hopefully the icy snowy roads out east have been cleared for you gals out there or you can stay in. Lovely pictures Toni and Bess! Hope you and your hubby enjoyed your anniversary day, Nell. <BR> <BR> We are warming up here in the Midwest and I had a nice walk in the sunshine yesterday and will see if my lunch walk buddy is available today before t... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 05:52:10 EST Daily check in 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65959034 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I applaud you and your husband's efforts to cut out sugar, Toni. My slogan is: "Sugar is poison". (I develop these 3 word shortcut slogans/mottos to help me stay on track and/or resist temptation--not that it really is poison, just what it does to my brain [lights up addictive tendencies] and my body). <BR> <BR> Yesterday's spinning class was 90 min and I was rewarded for staying the entire class as the (incredibly WONDERFUL) instructor gave a few nutrition tips, ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 07:07:27 EST MAMABUGAZ has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65953438 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>MABUGAZ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 11:12:26 EST Daily check in 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65951380 Good morning Team!! <BR> <BR> A big Welcome to Eaglemom and welcome back Poohscout (fellow scout ladies!) No judgments made here when the "creep lbs" appear. Key for me is to face them (get on scale) and cut out food indulgence. ("No, not one" became my motto once Halloween candy came into the house, and it helps me through all seasons). At my age, I can no longer "out-exercise a bad diet." Sugar and its buddies (most carbs that process into blood sugar) are my enemies. Sadly. I acce... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 06:15:25 EST MICAROO has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65946536 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MI<BR>CAROO </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:30:42 EST Daily check in 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65944291 Good morning team! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Welcome Dianne and congratulations on your weight loss! As Bess says, maintenance is a lot like losing weight (because we have to be vigilant and lose any "creep" pounds), but with cuter clothes! (Did I get that right, Bess?) <BR> <BR> So I agree with you all, and my trainer who said to keep up my good habits of weighing and tracking--that a maintainer isn't the average buyer of the Whole 30 book. I am becoming accustomed to black coffee (givin... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 05:17:02 EST JSTETSER has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65938912 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JS<BR>TETSER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 11:34:00 EST Daily check in 1/5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65936258 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I've been awake for over an hour, reading blogs that BrooklynBorn highlighted for us. They are always inspiring, but goodness, does time fly. The Whole 30 rules include; (1) no weighing; and (2) no tracking. I think all of us SP Maintainers would agree that those two tools keep us on track and to ignore them for 30 days might just result in a huge disappointment for me. I think those rules are for non-maintainers who haven't been on a healthy plan, but for me, it ... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 04:41:14 EST Daily check in 1/4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65928405 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The cleaning lady is coming this morning so I have been busy tidying up the house. I ran out of steam last night and went to bed early. I hadn't slept well the night before, between the pain in my right shoulder and the "returning" pain in my right hip, I just couldn't get comfortable. <BR> <BR> But the good news is, I went to the orthopedic doc yesterday, who after taking multiple x-rays, determined that although he saw some arthritis and the beginning of a spur... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 06:04:18 EST Daily check in 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65920546 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Back to work today - along with all my colleagues returning from vacation-- it's "use it or lose it" so the place is a ghost town as people squeeze in the days they saved. Some of the old timers get 5 weeks (I get 4); some take every minute; some don't care if they lose time. I'm just extremely grateful for the 10 holidays, 20 vacation days and the 1 or 2 personal days--I just need to stop checking email and making exceptions to join scheduled calls. Another New Y... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 06:18:07 EST _JODI404 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65913960 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=_J<BR>ODI404 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:50:51 EST Daily check in 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65911976 Good morning! <BR> <BR> SIL postponed yesterday's walk until 1:30 when the sun had warmed the day to about 45 degrees and her antihistamine kicked in. I took Airborne last night, but have congestion this morning that has settled in my ears so I've taken decongestant. <BR> <BR> Good attitude Kellie. Positivity (or focusing on feelings of gratitude) is a great tool for battling depression. I am happy to have learned that skill about 10 yrs ago--I no longer allow myself to "wallow" in sadne... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 06:17:36 EST DAKOTACAT has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906915 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DA<BR>KOTACAT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:42:44 EST GEE-KNEE has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906907 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>E-KNEE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:41:31 EST MOONCHILD8 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906893 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>ONCHILD8 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:40:12 EST HAPPYSOUL91 has maintained for THIRTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906878 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HA<BR>PPYSOUL91 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:38:54 EST ECCOVISION1 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906860 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EC<BR>COVISION1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:37:30 EST MAMMAC66 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65906798 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>MMAC66 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:31:23 EST Daily check in 1/1/** 2017 ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65904048 Good morning and Happy 2017! <BR> I truly wish each and every one a year of good health and happiness. <BR> <BR> We went to our favorite sea food shop and bought two servings of stuffed mushrooms, scallops and lobster and DH cooked our New Year's Eve dinner, made a roaring fire in our fireplace and listened to some of our favorite vinyl records and CDs. <BR> <BR> I was sound asleep at 9:30 (actually late for me) so I rang in the new year like many of you, when I woke up this morning. Not ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 06:04:04 EST Daily check in 12/31 New Year's Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65897019 Good morning, teammates! <BR> <BR> Kellie, my heart goes out to you -- so many emotions I hear, especially sadness and fear, I'm just sure, though, that you have passed along to your son all of the life skills he will need to "make it in the big city." I expect he views this move as a stepping stone to "growing up" and will appreciate his visits with you even more. I'll be thinking of you today. <BR> <BR> I agree that Terri deserves the Declutter Queen crown because moving requires that ... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 05:18:24 EST CTYONIT has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65892561 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CT<BR>YONIT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:31:12 EST KIMPY225 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65892532 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KI<BR>MPY225 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:28:20 EST Daily check in 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65890531 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Last workday of the year, and time to complete any payments for deductions! If I have any energy left tonight, I'll gather another load to donate Saturday morning. Wonder if IRS will send me a "Decluttering Queen of the Year" award with my refund this year! Bwahahahaha! (Not too often that I receive a refund, but one can only hope!) Just hope the donations don't trigger an audit--not really a risk though. <BR> <BR> Strongdawg, I'm looking forward to reading your... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:52:00 EST Daily check in 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65884251 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, you ladies know a lot about coffee and how to drink it. Always learning something new. "Hot" is one secret. I use a teapot of steaming hot water when I mop floors. <BR> <BR> What a relief, Strongdawg. I hope the tests confirm all is well. Nell, nice new pic! I hope the TV can be fixed. My DH once took the back off a TV that DD was going to throw away and pulled some strip off and put it back on and it's still working fine now, down in his "cave." He found ... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:57:04 EST IAMAGEMLOVER has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65880264 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IA<BR>MAGEMLOVER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:39:44 EST Daily check in 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65878182 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Mmm, coffee tastes good this morning. Congrats to those stepping on the scale and staying within range. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on capping the holiday, Bess. DD sent me a link to sign up for Whole 30 beginning January 1. It's free and I bought the new cookbook so I may try it, as support for DD and boost for me. The biggest change will be drinking my coffee black as I now enjoy sweetner and sugar-free French Vanilla creamer and I drink decaf all day at w... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:43:16 EST Daily check in 12/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65871844 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I took advantage of balmy temperatures and sunshine yesterday--starting with crossfit workout (100 air squats, 1 mi run, 100 squats for time) and later hand washing the car. It felt SO good to be home and productive (grocery shopping, Hobby Lobby stop for next year's Christmas cards and a few tree decorations, 3 loads of laundry (including sheets), ironing, scrubbing Kitchen floor (including behind the refrigerator), etc.) I need to work on end of year tax planni... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:55:16 EST Daily check in 12/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65866058 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday... I hope everyone enjoyed the day yesterday. It was a long day of food preparation and a very late night. Crossfit workout is listed as air squats and running, but it is raining so unless it stops here pretty soon, we'll be rowing. It's 47 degrees with a high of 57 predicted. <BR> <BR> Might be a good day to wash the car inside and out. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 26 Dec 2016 06:05:08 EST JEWELY_ROADS has maintained for FORTY FIVE years!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65864655 <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> * <... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 19:22:50 EST Daily check in 12/25 Christmas! Hanukkah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65861438 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> Finally...the day is here. Merry Christmas!! Ho ho ho! Happy Hanukkah Phebess! <BR> <BR> All the preparations will come to fruition today. We are at DD's house and we will be cooking prime rib, ham and all the trimmings. DD has everything looking grand. We'll travel home late today for a quiet day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone 's day meets your own expectations and if something doesn't go as planned, you can laugh and make a memory!! Sun, 25 Dec 2016 05:35:30 EST Daily check in 12/24 "Eve" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65856401 Good morning friends and happy Christmas and Hanukkah Eve! <BR> <BR> Unlike Nell, I do not limit my cookie eating to one day a year, but like Toni, I've discovered that I can eat sweets in "moderation" this year. I count that as a NSV. <BR> <BR> But I did have an "ah ha" moment yesterday as I told my crossfit trainer and classmates that "every cell of my body is tired." Why? Could it be what I have allowed to pass through my lips? And could that be the reason I am looking forward to "ro... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 05:16:35 EST Daily check in 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65850928 Good morning! Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> I have a Yankee Candle to wrap this morning and pumpkin bread to bake this evening and we will be ready to go to MIL's tomorrow and then on to DD's from there for Christmas Eve night and Christmas day. <BR> <BR> DH will fry a turkey and some chicken wings and some shrimp for the gathering at his mom's. <BR> <BR> Making my list of items to take with us now! <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning! Full day at work, although I expect to receive an email f... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:31:43 EST Daily check in 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65845304 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday morning I was able to go back to sleep, but it was a travel day and busy packing up presents, etc. Attended crossfit class and spent the whole evening playing "house" with DGD where she is the mom and I'm her "honey!" (The kid). Candlelight was her fascination last night. <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning and I may have a luncheon. I'd rather get back to routine but think that luxury won't happen until next week. <BR> <BR> I'm taking Jonie in for a profes... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:15:52 EST KIM--POSSIBLE has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65840794 <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> * ... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:28:03 EST Daily check in 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65838836 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I woke up too early, had a cup of tea, but am going to lay back down. Worrying about work won't solve any problems. <BR> <BR> I hope to check back in later. If not, I hope all have a great day! Wed, 21 Dec 2016 04:20:19 EST GUGY16 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65835352 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GU<BR>GY16 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:08:19 EST Daily check in 12/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65832800 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's like Monday for me since I took the day off yesterday. We have DGD here and she just had to sleep with us--the last two nights actually. She's 5 so small enough, but I'm dragging this morning. <BR> <BR> Back to routine (sorta), crossfit class this morning and I've got flank steak marinating for dinner. Thank goodness, it's warming up. Forecast doesn't look hopeful for a white Christmas. But the frigid is moving back to Canada. DH is taking DGD out to his... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:48:15 EST Daily check in 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65826655 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, Glitter, no bare legs and sandles here! I bet you have to keep reminding yourself that it's Christmas time, now that you've moved south!! (Nice pic!) Bess, loved pic of your tree, dogs and men--"some of your favorite things!" DH bought a gadget called "Light Pro" for $16 that identifies which light bulb is out or where there's a break in the connection and then fixes it. He used it on all our strands of lights and lent it to several friends. But not sure you... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:19:48 EST Daily check in 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65820345 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a wonderful Christmas Breakfast! It was her 19th. I ve been drafting a "thank you" note in my head ever since I left, so I have my favorite calligraphy pen out to put it to paper. One of her friends hinted that next year she will be handing out cookbooks of all her recipes. I forgot to tell you that she has a pianist playing Christmas songs. But it's the people.. By the way, she has been elected to two terms on our local school board and just announced she w... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 05:15:04 EST JEWELY_ROADS has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65816028 <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> * <... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 11:17:18 EST Daily check in 12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65814214 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Aaaahhhh, sleep. 7 pm to 4 am. I left work a little early yesterday as the roads were beginning to ice up. I went straight to bed after dinner, and boy did I need the rest. Light at the end of the tunnel for the huge project at work so I guess the mind and body worked together to really shut down and relax... So grateful. (Kellie, I'm sure you can relate and hope your day away from work revived you!) <BR> <BR> Today a long-time friend is having her annual Christ... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 06:07:32 EST SUNSHINE20113 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65810062 <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> * ... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:37:43 EST Daily check in 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65808126 Good morning! It's Friiiiiday! <BR> <BR> I awoke early and took some Airborne as I'm feeling a little congested. I hope to run off any germs that may be thinking of settling in. <BR> <BR> I just looked at the crossfit workout that's posted and am strongly considering the Ripped class instead. I'll check that schedule to make sure it's still being offered at 5:30 am <BR> <BR> Good day at work yesterday. Although it was really really cold. And I ate a donut which I later regretted. ... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 04:50:30 EST Anyone sugar/refined carb free? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65804993 I am realizing that sugar and refined carbs are big stumbling blocks for me, I can't seem to ever eat them in moderation. I do good for a while, but start to crave them more and more. I've been reading about people who have cut them out of their diets completely. I can't eat them without repercussions like I used to. Now I feel yucky and foggy headed. <BR> <BR> By refined carb I mean bread, pasta, anything with wheat basically. I think that's called refined carbs. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:11:28 EST Daily check in 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65802115 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I guess my Christmas traditions are much more scaled back. And DH is not a big fan as long as he does the usual--namely, Christmas Eve at his mom's house where he cooks mass quantities of shrimp and chicken wings, and his (much bigger than mine) family all come over. There's so many little kids in his family now, mostly great nieces and nephews, that the parents just bring a small gift for them to open instead of each of us trying to shop for all of them. So I have... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:11:16 EST Declaring maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65800802 I have been thinking about this for a while, and I think I am going to go ahead and call this my maintenance range. I have been living the maintenance life for a few months now, and my weight has been pretty stable, fluctuating a few pounds up and down. But basically its been between 127-132. But more importantly, I can live with this and be at peace. <BR> <BR> I realized that my life is too short to keep chasing after skinny. And I should just enjoy eating healthy for the sake of liking ho... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 21:49:12 EST Daily check in 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65795867 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm still limping from Monday's workout--150 wall balls with 12 lb medicine ball. Quads will never be the same. <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Travelling for work today and there will be a Christmas party at work, with lots of food and visits from retired employees. I made pumpkin bread last night to take. <BR> <BR> DH put a roast in the oven last night and I think the smells wafting through the house contributed to my early wake-up, together with that bright moo... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 04:50:16 EST Daily check in 12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65789919 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in. I arrived home about 10:30 pm, very late for me. So I slept a little late. I'm not sure I'll make it to crossfit. Meeting went well, though. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a much better day, Nell. Goodness! <BR> <BR> And hope that all have a great day!! Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:08:51 EST VTRICIA has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65784889 <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>... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:56:48 EST Daily check in 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65783453 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good reminder about backing up data, Nell. I'm blessed with IT folks at work who do all those things automatically so all I have to manage is the data and pictures on my phone. I rarely use the desktop; it holds data from the (now closed) office. We are almost done, but will have a tax return for 2016, and possibly 2017. <BR> <BR> I, too, have several presents to wrap. I have my wrapping station set up now in my office so I'll have everything at my fingertips. ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:46:57 EST Daily check in 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65777490 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept a little late after having a disturbing dream, about work, I think. I promptly forgot it, and I had to soothe myself, that it wasn't real. It's bad enough to worry about and lise sleep over the real matters I'm working on, let alone imaginary ones. Geesh! <BR> <BR> Oh, Toni, how awful! Baby raccoons tried coming down the chimney at the rental house a few years ago, but got stuck in some pipework. Yikes! Maybe they heard about Santa. We added additiona... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:24:15 EST RAVELGIRLY has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65773360 <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... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:57:40 EST Daily check in 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65771426 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We were out late with Santa. DD's good friends dress up and hand out candy canes to folks driving through their lit up neighborhood. Granddaughter was reunited with her BFF and they had helper elf hats . Ho ho ho!! <BR> <BR> Baby it's cold outside!! <em>335</em> Stay warm and enjoy the season! <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:15:41 EST Daily check in 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65765340 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today after work I'm heading to DD's to spend some time with her and granddaughter and do some Christmas shopping. Hopefully all of it. <BR> <BR> Crossfit class this morning, but not excited to go. I miss my one morning of long walks with my puppy dogs and fitness buddy. My friend moved away and my dog is too old. But I'm sure I'll find a new early morning walking friend eventually. <BR> <BR> Hope those suffering from colds etc heal up soon. And ... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 05:43:00 EST Daily check in 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65758561 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your anniversary Toni as well as the progress you've made on the slopes. I've never been tempted to try snow skiing, probably because we have no readily available slopes or equipment, inconsistent snowfall, and no great son as an instructor! So happy for you! <BR> <BR> My friend is not the typical designer--she and her husband have been building high end homes for over 30 yrs, remodeling too, and she embellished her natural talent with color and ... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 05:38:10 EST GEMLADYONE has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65753748 <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... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:21:18 EST Daily check in 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65751803 Good morning! Hump day! <BR> <BR> The cleaning lady comes today, so I need to tidy up a few things before I leave for work. I sure enjoy having a tidy house, but really need to get back on task with donating and selling items. I had some steel shelving to sell and DH loaded it up and gave it to some friends of ours who just moved. Well, okay... My designer friend says I need to ditch all my artificial plants. But, but.... Perhaps I'll box them up and see if I can live without them. <B... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:34:09 EST Daily check in 12/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65745041 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I just finished a cup of Sleepy Time hot tea, after waking up around 2 am. I read all of yesterday's posts and let the dog out. Read work email and sent a meeting invite. <BR> <BR> Donna, how are you doing with the shingles outbreak? The TV commercials just make me cringe. <BR> <BR> Glitter, it sounds like you have the perfect skills for the Habitat project. <BR> <BR> Okay I'm going to try to go back to sleep. Then crossfit class and traveling for work. Lu... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 04:25:38 EST Daily check in 12/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65738657 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here we are at Monday again. Kellie, I hope you are able to take some time off after working all weekend on your "go live." We have snow, too, only about 3 inches, but it stuck to the tree branches and made for a beautiful winter Wonderland! I see on the news that Hawaii had snow! <BR> <BR> DH and I ventured out in it to buy a new kitchen light fixture and have lunch. It was on sale, LED strips, 5000 lumens and is supposed to last 45 years. Uh, that should be ple... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 05:40:54 EST Daily check in 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65732300 Good morning! <BR> <BR> What a beautiful day I had yesterday! After SPing, I listened to my vinyl albums while decorating the Christmas tree when suddenly I realized it was time for my blood donation. I rushed out and afterwards did some shopping. I scored! I found a new leather Calvin Klein purse which has the same zipped side pocket for credit cards (wallet) as my old fraying purse. Perfect smallish size, all my stuff fits perfectly inside the compartments. I couldn't have desig... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 05:47:13 EST BABARR67 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65728149 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>BARR67 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:18:44 EST THETURTLEBEAR has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65728127 <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> * ... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:15:43 EST Daily check in 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65726485 Good morning, my dears! <BR> <BR> So nice to see you all (read all your posts)! Glittercurls, Nell and Charlene had some great suggestions, and I would encourage you to speak with a trusted medical professional (whether it's your general physician, or a registered dietician, etc) and find out what your body needs and when. Sweetie, Nothing, I mean nothing, is more important than taking good care of ourselves. Please promise us that you will call and make that appointment. <BR> <BR> Kelli... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 06:32:52 EST PRESBESS has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65721473 <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... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:51:29 EST Help! Low blood sugar is driving me crazy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65720934 Good Morning and Merry Christmas! When we moved from Wisconsin to Texas two months ago I took a break from SP while we settled in. You may not recognize me, because I always had a grapefruit graphic for my photo. Now that I am happy in Texas I have a smile worth sharing! <BR> <BR> I look forward to catching up with all of you, and enjoying a Healthy Christmas! <BR> <BR> Hopefully someone will have a suggestion for an issue that is new to me. Low blood sugar. I forget to eat, because I ... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:46:39 EST Daily check in 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65719919 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sorry about the double thread yesterday--when I hit "post message" I received a "nope!" message and started over, only to discover later in the day that the first message did in fact post! Oh well. <BR> <BR> Frustrating, Nell. Being able to diagnose the problem is the important skill of a mechanic--anyone (well, almost) can be a "parts-changer!" Ah, the memories I have of working on my '56 Chevy. A half hour job always turned into a whole day project. But that ... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 05:05:20 EST HAKAPES has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65714854 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HA<BR>KAPES </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:23:11 EST ELLEKTRA has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65714843 <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... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:22:06 EST NOLAHORSERIDER has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65714830 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NO<BR>LAHORSERIDER </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:20:30 EST Daily check in 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65712781 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Great pics, Toni and Phebess. Great to hear from you Kellie. <BR> <BR> Cyberspace ate first post and I need to scoot. Walking this morning with fitness buddy who is in town for work. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:28:14 EST Daily check in 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65712775 Good morning. <BR> <BR> It was good to read all of yesterday's posts and have Kellie back--hope your project is successful! Nice new photo of you, Toni, and of your kitties, Phebess. <BR> <BR> I'm heading out for a walk with my fitness buddy who is in town for work, so I need to bundle up -- in bright reflective yellow. We'll meet at the crossfit gym so I'll have the option to join the class if we finish walk early. However, I am traveling for work today so busy morning! <BR> <BR> H... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:25:16 EST AMARILYNH has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65707980 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AM<BR>ARILYNH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:49:45 EST Daily check in 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65706007 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, feels good to have slept well. Tonight I have a hair appointment, tomorrow my ole exercise buddy will be in town and we are set to walk Thursday and Friday mornings at 5 am. Can't wait to catch up. She is a very fast walker and I know it'll be a challenge to keep up with her. <BR> <BR> DH made a new recipe last night, a roast with sweet potatoes, celery and carrots, beef broth. It was yummy and a nice change from the mushroom soup version. <BR> <BR> Phebess,... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:54:02 EST Daily check in 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65698836 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm a mess. Rough Monday -- one challenging issue after another at work, rain and strong winds all day, so I went to bed early, fell sound asleep from about 7 to 11 and now I am awake and have tried the hot tea regimen, trying to get back to sleep but ruminating about all those challenging issues at work. <BR> <BR> I feel congested and that it's settling in my ears. I took some medicine and hope it clears so I can hear... ugh. <BR> <BR> I guess that's why they ca... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:32:20 EST Daily check in 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65692108 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I enjoyed all the Christmas memories in yesterday's posts. It's interesting to hear other traditions. We purchased a 6-7 ft Frasier fir and have it set up undecorated in the living room. DH was busy checking and fixing strands of lights with his new gadget "Light Keeper Pro." I put on some Christmas CDs, but the John Fahey Christmas Guitar vinyl record sounds SO much better. <BR> <BR> Back to crossfit class this morning and a full week of work ahead. Grilled tur... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:38:58 EST Daily check in 11/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65685711 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, I slept well. FedEx delivered the cartridge around noon, my brother came over with my 10 albums he cleaned and his precision tools to install it all and we played my vinyl version of Stairway to Heaven. And then both sides of all 10 albums! Happy times! DH and I picked out 40 more albums to clean at my brother's. <BR> <BR> Phebess, DH and I set the globe on the counter and talked about next year's vacation. We found Tuvalu Islands and I wondered if you h... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 06:39:13 EST Daily check in 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65679378 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, so sorry to hear of shingles, Donna, but relieved it is only a mild case. And hope you are able to get plenty of rest. <BR> <BR> Dawg, it's good to hear you are feeling better. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping for sunshine today, as we have had a series of gray, cloudy, cold days. Granddaughter woke up coughing yesterday so we didn't get to go walking the woods with DH. Instead we played school and tea set on the dining room table. DD and fiancé went shopping and pick... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 03:34:30 EST BROOKLYN_BORN has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65676466 <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> * ... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:22:14 EST KELLIEBEAN has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65676460 <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... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:20:43 EST Daily check in 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65674014 Good morning! <BR> <BR> How was everybody's day yesterday? <BR> <BR> I need to venture out to Best Buy to purchase speaker wire, but I dread the anticipated crowds. I may take a rest day from crossfit class and spend time walking the woods with DH or a walk in the park--something a little different. I took a vacation day today and plan to enjoy it. <BR> <BR> I hope all who are under the weather see improvement today. And that the holiday was full of hugs and love from family and frien... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:05:34 EST Daily check in 11/24 Thanksgiving Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65668887 Good morning teammates! And all stopping by today! <BR> <BR> I include each and every one of you as I count my blessings on this Thanksgiving Day <BR> (and that you take the time to reply and share your lives with us). And, it goes without saying that, for us, this day of sharing a bounty of tasty foods will be centered on enjoying the people (and furry creatures) we love and maybe sneaking in a walk or throwing a football in the backyard. Small portions of those special "once or twice a ... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:07:34 EST Daily check in 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65662484 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yikes, day before Thanksgiving!! I need to check with my hostess about what to bring!! I'm happy to report 9 hrs of sleep last night, making up for the hours I lost the night before. <BR> <BR> I love cookbooks too. Since DH and I have been together, he has taken over that job, fir two main reasons: 1. He arrives home first; and 2. He's better at it. 90 % of our meals are grilled meats though. We invested in a wood pellet smoker/grill a few years ago; helps me ... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:03:37 EST THOMASINA57 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65658569 <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... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:49:48 EST PERRYBABE has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65658551 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PE<BR>RRYBABE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:46:32 EST Daily check in 11/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65655887 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Had a bit of excitement last night around 3 am, when I thought I heard the door from the garage to the lower level and then Jonie started making noises, not a bark, but a whine/growl. I didn't trust my hearing, but I do trust hers. So I woke DH and he went into his plan of attack. I am happy to report that we are safe and sound and found nothing. But DH is not one to go back to sleep so we're both up and at 'em. For now... <BR> <BR> Oh, and Jonie is sound asleep... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:56 EST Daily check in 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65649049 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Short week -- as I am planning to take Friday off. Usually that means doing 5 days of work in three, right? I have a lot to look forward to this week, starting with a "new" stereo system. My vinyl record collection hasn't had a turntable to dance on since 2004 when the ex-husband (self-described cad [I had to check that definition, but he nailed it]) moved his stuff out. My brother located a vintage turntable on Ebay, and I purchased two new speakers Saturday. ... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:41:45 EST Daily check in 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65642264 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Charlene, do share the low carb pumpkin recipe if you give it a favorable review. Since I spent several hours cooking down a pumpkin yesterday -- froze six 2-cup packages and refrigerated one as I had planned to make mini loaf pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving. But perhaps I would try your recipe! I'm always on the lookout for good pumpkin recipes. I have one that uses a gingersnap cookie as the base and it sets up in foil baking cups. I have a problem avoiding th... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 05:25:49 EST Optical illusion? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65638696 I wanted to talk about a strange phenomenon that I've noticed lately. Maybe you guys have noticed this yourselves too. <BR> <BR> So, when I look at my whole body in the mirror I look like Im still in the 140s, but when I put on my khakis (infamous khakis that I blogged about) they are falling off, and I have to wear a belt and the belt notch is on the smallest I've ever had it. And my shirts that I used to stretch out to fit over my belly, just hang down on me away from my belly. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 13:35:18 EST Daily check in 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65636160 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Weekend: two full days with NO plans. Cold, windy weather has charged in and dropped a gazillion leaves, so that may be Sunday afternoon's workout. Otherwise, it's laundry, tidying up the piles that accumulated during the "too busy " work week, continued work on decluttering and filing projects. Yaaay for "routine"! <BR> <BR> I like your attitude Phebess toward the cardiac cath. Certainly you've done everything recommended to keep your heart healthy--fitness and... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 05:57:28 EST Daily check in 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65629352 Good morning team and Happy Friday!!! <BR> <BR> I SO enjoyed the bright warm sunshine walk with my friend yesterday. I know those 70+ degree days are numbered. <BR> <BR> The Whole 30 book is big (400+ pp), half recipes with glossy pictures . I understand that a full recipe book is scheduled to be released soon. I'll provide opinion on content soon. <BR> <BR> Phebess, sending good thoughts your way as you go through this cardiac cath testing. Bess, I love vegetables, but I'm with Nell ... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 04:52:58 EST KSIGMA1222 has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65625162 <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... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:17:09 EST Daily check in 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65622746 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh wow, did I sleep last night! I really needed that. A little pampering sounds wonderful, Bess, hope you grabbed a good audio book. I plan to walk at noon with a friend (retired librarian) and we'll stop at the library to pick up a book on hold (the second Whole 30 book). I am staying in town today and plan to enjoy the record high temperature by getting outside as much as I can before the cold front moves in. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to hearing what you thoug... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 05:34:43 EST Daily check in 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65615893 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy anniversary Phebess! And welcome back Sue--I benefited from your Beck Reboot blogs. Bess, we'll always wonder what words of wisdom we missed by virtue of the Internet gremlin stealing yesterday's post!! LOL <BR> <BR> Terri, it's so great to see the joy back in your posts now that you're settling in your new home! Jamirblaze, that's a shame about your Thanksgiving plans--we'll be driving 90 min in the morning to DH's mom's house and then 90 min back home lat... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:47:09 EST PEGGYT3 has maintained for NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65610687 <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, 15 Nov 2016 09:49:51 EST MICKEYH has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65610620 <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>... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:44:43 EST Daily check in 11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65609222 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Stressful day ahead for me, a major project culminating at 9:30 am. I'll be travelling by about 6 am, so no crossfit this morning. Hoping and praying for good results, but have Plan C waiting in the wings if required [so hope this is not necessary]. <BR> <BR> Funny to hear my DD say "Patience Grasshopper " when I lamented that the scale has been stuck on the same exact number for the last three weigh-ins despite my "no, not one" piece of candy/sugar/etc eating im... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:04:20 EST _LINDA has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65603904 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=_L<BR>INDA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:20:17 EST Daily check in 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65602118 Good morning! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f02381ec-7d64-4908-b1fb-3d8a8824a6e4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Super moon from our back deck. But why do my pics post sideways? What a beautiful night. Kinda matches the beautiful days so many described yesterday--Bess, great picture and congrats on finding son's cap [it ain't lost until momma can't find it], love love love walks in the woods, by any body of water, and any type of boat making its way. <BR> <BR> I tried 3 t... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:41:32 EST Eating Clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65598070 I have noticed many a Sparker mention that they are "eating clean." <BR> <BR> What does eating clean mean to you? I'm curious. Sun, 13 Nov 2016 12:21:53 EST Daily check in 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65595707 Good morning! <BR> <BR> This morning the news includes stories of "canines for vets", puppy rescue from drain pipe, a premature baby's survival--in other words, a break from politics!!! YAAAAY! <BR> <BR> I just finished reading The Boys in the Boat, the story of 9 unlikely college boys who, through sheer grit and hard work, brought home the gold medal in Hitler's 1936 Olympics. Striking difference from the college students making the news today--seriously, cry fests, cancelling finals, cri... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 06:27:40 EST VISUALLYRICS has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65591378 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=VI<BR>SUALLYRICS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:16:22 EST Daily check in 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65589432 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's so weird to be home alone; Jonie keeps looking at me, like "where's dad?" The "Hero's Workout" at Crossfit was amazingly challenging, but I kept my brother's memory in his green uniform and told myself to "dig deep." (He, too, went to Viet Nam, made it back, but died at age 24 from injuries sustained by being hit by a train while at college nearly 45 yrs ago...still brings tears). <BR> <BR> My other brother and I went "speaker/turn table" shopping yesterda... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 05:26:21 EST Eating when hungry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65584768 So, I think I've been eating too much when Im not hungry, I've been eating healthy foods, but I haven't been needing it yet. I think that might be contributing to my weight platues and gains. Also, I don't stop when satisfied, but I usually keep going until almost stuffed or pretty full. <BR> <BR> If the hunger scale is 0 to 10, 0 being an empty stomach and very hungry, and 10 being overstuffed and feeling sick, I should start at 0 and stop at 5 which is satisfied. <BR> <BR> The book Im re... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:36:03 EST Double Letter Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12988x1111x65584383 I love word games. Please join me in playing double letter words. <BR> <BR> Happy Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:56:35 EST Daily check in 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65582720 Good morning! <BR> <BR> And happy Veterans Day! A huge thank you to all who served and are serving, as well as their families. To honor the vets, we have a special crossfit workout today. It will definitely make me appreciate the boot camp service members are required to master. <BR> <BR> A holiday from work, but I'll be working from home as we have a major project for a client, actually several major projects. I had planned to stay home anyway to work on my office filing project -- seve... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:47:32 EST Daily check in 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65576380 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Whoa, balance is kinda off this morning. I think my sinuses are stuffy and drainage in my ears. I think coffee will help. <BR> <BR> NSV yesterday: I resisted chocolate chip cookies at luncheon seminar. Better to eat more of the sandwich than sugar, for me. <BR> <BR> Vet tried to drain fluid from Jonie's lipoma, but no luck. He confirmed they are fat cells, but agreed he had never seen a lipoma grow this big or this fast. Gave us some meds for seasonal allerg... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 06:00:17 EST Daily check in 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65569661 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> What a surprise to wake up to the news! <BR> <BR> Now all the analysis. <BR> <BR> Sounds like everyone had a good day yesterday. My cleaning lady will be here this morning so I need to tidy up before crossfit class. Looking forward to a fresh clean house when I come home. <BR> <BR> We're taking Jonie to the vet tonight to see if there's something we can do to make her more comfortable. She itches all the time and I don't know if it's related to the tumor growth ... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 05:41:22 EST PATRICIA-CR has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65564445 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PA<BR>TRICIA-CR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 09:37:04 EST Daily check in 11/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65562866 Good morning! How many times have we heard "November 8" over the last year. So here we are, and by tomorrow morning, all our decisions will be posted and we'll get a small reprieve from the mud-slinging. I considered stopping in at the courthouse to vote early last night after work, but I think there will be fewer people at crack-o-dawn 6:00 when polls open. I think I'll go to 5 a.m. Crossfit, leave early to vote at 6:00 and then return to finish the class. I can't ever remember standing... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 05:15:03 EST Daily check in 11/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65555741 Good morning teammates! <BR> <BR> Yes, I think we will all be relieved to have the campaigning behind us. I plan to vote first thing tomorrow morning, as I will be traveling for work and don't want to risk putting it off until the end of the day and running into long lines like you did, Kellie. <BR> <BR> Great day yesterday, although when I left church, it felt like half the day was over, even though it was only 9:15. Nell, I must say that you are the only one I've ever heard that likes ... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 05:41:51 EST MICHIGANLORI has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65551789 <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> * <... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 13:01:30 EST Daily check in 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65549449 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Did everyone change their clocks? These time changes always throw off my body clock. No little feet traipsing across our floor this morning. DD came to town for photo shoot yesterday afternoon--we watched; pictures should be great as everyone was laughing and having fun! We all went to a lovely dinner (Mahi mahi pita yummy) and then they went home. Sure enjoyed our time together! <BR> <BR> DH cut down a dead tree yesterday. We have several that died, I guess as r... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 06:26:37 EST Daily check in 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65542969 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh, what a sweet, thoughtful surprise for your niece and new husband, Phebess! That ocean view upgrade will surely bring a big smile to their faces. We stayed at the Hale Koa in Honolulu which is right on Waikiki beach, so your post brings back the memories of my early morning walks on the beach with DH last February, the warm breeze and the sound of the ocean. Ah... <BR> <BR> As I was packing up to go to Crossfit yesterday morning, I heard "Maw Maw?" So, we thre... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 05:25:18 EST Daily check in 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65536523 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> One of the scarey movies I remember as a child was Alfred Hitchcock "The Birds ". The frenzy of jumping asian carp we saw last Saturday reminded me of that movie once again. <BR> <BR> My newly tidy house has "granddaughter " tracks all over it. LOL. I'll do a quick sweep this morning as I gather the trash to set out to the curb. We enjoyed the grandparents program at her preschool yesterday--what a full day! She will go to work with DH today. <BR>... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 05:48:25 EST Advice on FitBit or similar gadget.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65535348 We upgraded our cell phones and completely not thinking about my lovely Samsung Gear Neo 2, I picked an LG phone. Guess what?! Samsung doesn't like their gear to play with other phones so now I can't use my "watch" with my phone to track everything. I am thinking of "gifting" my Gear to my daughter who will NOT part with her Samsung phone and said that if I couldn't use it she would love to have it. <BR> <BR> That said I would like to be able to pair any fitness tracker I get from now on... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 22:18:47 EST Daily check in 11/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65529720 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My long post didn't post because SP took too long to respond. Ugh <BR> <BR> So, I'll just say, happy Cubs Win Day, Kellie. And I'm glad for a rest day, just walking granddaughter to and from school. <BR> <BR> "No, not one " is still working for me. De-stressing is a good thing. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and stress-free day! Thu, 3 Nov 2016 05:35:36 EST Daily check in 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65522298 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day, with a twist for me. Tonight after work, DH and I are headed to DD's house as we will go to Grandparents' Day at granddaughter's school. She is in Preschool at a small catholic school just down the street from DD's house. She will come home with us and stay until Saturday, when they are coming here for a family photo shoot. She'll go to work with DH on Friday. <BR> <BR> Natalie, I just have the one daughter and she has one daughter, both living about ... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 05:12:33 EST Daily check in 11/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65515194 Good morning and happy November! <BR> <BR> We had a few groups of children last night. DH kept sneaking around to the front door and ringing the doorbell for candy. He chose the candy and will finish it off. My motto: no, not one. (Like you Natalie) I am really determined to avoid sugar; toxic for me. <BR> <BR> Sunnybeachgirl, my CA cousin said they were enjoying the rain too. It's 66 degrees right now, with a high of 80--about 15 degrees above average. Enjoyed a lunch time walk wit... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 06:02:39 EST KANOE10 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65509912 <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>... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:35:12 EST LESLIE871948 has maintained for FOURTEEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65509885 <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> * <... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:29:59 EST ARRO-YO has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65509864 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AR<BR>RO-YO </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:24:56 EST IMEMINE1 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65509839 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=IM<BR>EMINE1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:20:45 EST GENERIC-FIT has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65509817 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GE<BR>NERIC-FIT </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:17:27 EST Daily check in 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65508141 Good morning! Happy Halloween! <BR> <BR> Oh, man I slept well. Feeling kinda foggy. Yesterday was dedicated to winterizing the boats and the sky sported a "hazy shade of winter" for the occasion. We filled the engines and generator with antifreeze and pulled the Rinker runabout home where she'll stay in our garage until next spring. I cleaned up the refrigerator at the houseboat. At home, I gave Jonie a bath with some dog shampoo to heal her itching skin. Hope it helps. She sure look... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 06:04:06 EST Daily check in 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65501085 Good morning! <BR> <BR> After a lazy morning on the dock, a boat ride and several hours on a south sandbar (exploring and running a few sprints at granddaughter's insistence), we four boaters were in bed by 8 pm! Another bonus day. <BR> <BR> DD and I spent some time discussing Whole 30. I borrowed Hartwig's book It Starts With Food from the library--no surprises on "how" to eat, a few refreshers on "why". And a reminder, Natalie, on why it's so hard--what processed foods and sugar do t... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 05:41:56 EST Daily check in 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65494677 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I see that the Cubs lost game 3--hope Chicago handled it okay, Toni and Kellie. On to the next game, right?! (I'm not a baseball watcher, but hopeful for your sake). <BR> <BR> I'm soaking up these absolutely gorgeous, delicious temperatures, a sweet soothing breeze coming through the stateroom window to greet me. Ahhhhhh. <BR> <BR> Welcome Natalie. And Poindextra, so sorry to hear about your job loss--hope it represents a new and improved opportunity for you. ... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 06:01:53 EST Daily check in 10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65488080 Good morning! It's Friiiiiday!!! <BR> <BR> I'm grateful to be working in town today, although we have back to back meetings scheduled this morning and one this afternoon. Fridays are usually catch up days, kinda.... <BR> <BR> And then DH will be driving us to the marina. I'm really looking forward to our evening together and DD and granddaughter's arrival tomorrow morning! They are like a delivered arm load of a fresh bouquet of flowers. Love our time together, especially at "our hap... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:36:36 EST HMMILLER007 has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65483051 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HM<BR>MILLER007 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:58:38 EST Daily check in 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65481259 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's a balmy 51 degrees outside. I'm sitting at the kitchen counter, listening to an owl and some other creature exchange "words ". High 60. It's boating weather, with a high of 81 predicted for Saturday! I'm not sure we'll winterize the boats this weekend after all! Although we now have made plans on the next two weekends. We'll see. <BR> <BR> Jumping for joy with you Terri! I'd say you passed that test of your patience. Hope the journey to your new home goe... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:11:51 EST Daily check in 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65474491 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy hump day. I traveled yesterday, and must travel today and tomorrow for work. At least I slept well last night, always a plus. <BR> <BR> And DH will be driving us to the river Friday. We'll be hauling DD's runabout home Sunday to winterize it. We plan to winterize the houseboat too despite temperatures forecasted to be in the 70's. Weather guy says we might break a record for a late first freeze of the year. Although I turned the heat on in 2 rooms last nig... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:30:01 EST Struggling this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65474031 I'm not sure where my head is at, but I need to make a shift before this snowballs out of control. So, Friday was my treat day as usual, I had dairy queen. Bad decision number one was having a whole meal instead of just an icecream like Im supposed to on treat day. The next day I was invited to a play date at Mcdonald's. Bad decision number 2: I had a happy meal and frappe.Later that night I also had icecream from our freezer (that I told my husband to buy a few days ago for my Friday treat d... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:17:51 EST SUNSHINEYOURWAY has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65469146 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>NSHINEYOURWAY </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:46:12 EST Daily check in 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65467449 Good morning. <BR> <BR> Bess, you're such a great story teller! When DH and I narrow choices down to two, we seem to always disagree. Can you imagine the stories furniture salesmen/women could tell? What really made the hair on my neck rise was when he started criticizing my Ethan Allen end tables (purchased long before he was in the picture) as if I would really get rid of them. It seems he would be happy with the tv, a recliner and a table for his remotes, cup and ANOTHER work bench. ... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:09:43 EST Daily check in 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65459732 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was such a great day, I went to church and sat/visited afterwards with some good friends of 30+ yrs, came home and leisurely read the entire paper, walked outside and was surprised by how warm it had become. DH and I immediately wished we were on the river, but instead I ran errands, got three bins to organize my gift wrapping station, a new entry rug from the garage (still looking for a low profile rug to put in front door foyer), and did a Walmart run. Sp... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:56:39 EST Daily check in 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65453363 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It makes me so happy that we're having such beautiful sunshiney fall weather for those visiting/living in America's heartland, my CA cousins, Strongdawg, Kellie. The brunch was so nice yesterday at my brother's. Sadness set into my heart as we said our farewells to my cousin and her husband. She is the closest thing I had to a sister, having lived with her family at age 4/5 due to death of my dad and illness of my mom. The ten years between us was more significant b... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:00:52 EST Daily check in 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65447371 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> I slept a little late, for me. Cousin and husband were here all day and my brother and his wife joined us for dinner. Best part of the day was all six of us dancing on my new floor to "Love Shack" and the dog standing to look at us all with worried puppy dog eyes. Great way to break in the new and improved space! <BR> <BR> Today we meet at brother's house for brunch, with my nephew joining us. I'm baking pumpkin bread for the occasion. <BR> <BR> My cousin us... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:02:05 EST Daily check in 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65440467 Good morning! Happy happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> Yaaaaay, Terri!!! It sounds like you really weighed the options, and with your unique circumstances, with your house being difficult to sell, you will move on without regrets. A good portion of the last 30+ years of my career, before this gig, was spent being in the middle of facilitating people grappling with decisions on whether to settle for a known number, or roll the dice to see what life might bring. You have certainty now, and what a gr... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:07:45 EST Daily check in 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65433687 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome, Aalley and Usha! Healing thoughts to you, Kellie, and hope you receive good medical care to knock out that sinus infection for once and for all. Looking forward to some good news from Terri -- positive energy coming your way. Nell, maybe some of those people who approved that vacation time should be invited (or required) to "volunteer " their time! <BR> <BR> I washed walls in stairwell and hallway yesterday morning and have already cleaned the refrigerato... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:11:15 EST Daily check in 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65426674 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm with you, Dee, yesterday was one of the worst days I've had at work. But no need to dwell on it, today's a new and better day. My cohort brought me a great big mum for Boss' Day yesterday which I brought home and DH planted for me. <BR> <BR> Still readying a box for donation. I changed our bedspread and washed the current one and will store it for next spring. <BR> <BR> Terri, crossing my fingers for buyers. I just think of the domino effect as the sellers... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:33:52 EST Daily check in 10/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65420005 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I was up early still dealing with boxes of "stuff". Last night we went to Lowes and bought clear plastic storage bins and entry-way rugs. So, now I have granddaughter's puzzles and art/play-school supplies nicely organized. I need to stop and pay bills, though, so I'm in the office now. My morning time is so productive, but man does it slip by fast. Before I know it, it's time to head out to cross fit class--there are times I barely make it. Luckily, it is locat... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:46:49 EST SUNNYBEACHGIRL has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65414224 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SU<BR>NNYBEACHGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> *... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:40:21 EST NOOMA341 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65414204 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NO<BR>OMA341 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 17 Oct 2016 09:38:18 EST HELP on this.... I need some feedback http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65413436 OK, here it is. I just updated my "anniversary" figures and I have an issue. I am not at all sure what to use as a date for entering Maintenance. In brief, in 1981 I was over 350 pounds but no one verified my exact start weight as I did not go to a cattle scale. Weight watchers set my start weight at 365 by guesstimate after I lost for about 4 weeks and kept topping out their scale. <BR> <BR> I got to a Very acceptable goal for me in 1983. 180 pounds, size 10 clothing on a 5'7" frame. I wen... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:13:57 EST Daily check in 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65412712 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Monday, Monday. <em>335</em> After crossfit class, my day will begin with a trip to the dentist for a cleaning. One of those necessities. I was sorry to hear of your weekend at the hospital, Linda, and hope your medical team can discover a solution for you. <BR> <BR> Congrats on your 45th date anniversary Bess. That's so sweet. There's no feeling in the world quite like that of falling in love. I hope the endorphins rushed once again as you trekked across ... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:55:19 EST Daily check in 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65406128 Good morning! <BR> <BR> This is the second day in a row that I have had to reconstruct a post lost in cyberspace. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Sunny, I love the sound of crashing waves. Occasionally we will have river sounds that will remind me of the ocean. Phebess, you'll be enjoying the Hawaii ocean soon enough. I feel so blessed to have experienced Ohau in February. <BR> <BR> We had a gorgeous day yesterday. It started out cloudy and chilly but when we arrived home the sun came ou... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:24:22 EST Daily check in 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65399637 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Waking up on the houseboat for one of the last times of the season. Granddaughter insisted that she wear her swimsuit as we went for a boat ride yesterday afternoon. But when we arrived at the sandbar (mostly under water because the river is still high), and she stripped down to her suit, she changed her mind. Brrrr. Live and learn! She's five! <BR> <BR> DH had his alumni event here on the dock last night. But I was uncomfortable leaving granddaughter sleeping i... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 06:14:42 EST Daily check in 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65392475 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here at DD's house so no crossfit class today. But I worked hard yesterday instead of just doing mobility since trainer switched up the workouts. This morning we will walk granddaughter to preschool so a little break from the usual workout. My shoulder needs some PT and a rest anyway. <BR> <BR> I count it a blessing to have a cleaning lady. When I was promoted last year, I told DH that the extra money would allow me the opportunity to hire someone but it took th... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:48:41 EST ASCHU2 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65386803 <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... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:46:41 EST Daily check in 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65385835 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Confession Strongdawg, I don't always keep everyone straight! But I sure enjoy all my friends here, and have learned so much--some weight-related, some not. I've been known to pass along stories from these posts, saying "I have a friend who...." Very enriching! <BR> <BR> Oh, was it nice to come home to a clean house last night! I hope she comes back next month. We texted last night, but I don't have a date for next month. I hope I can keep up with the great start ... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:47:27 EST Daily check in 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65378495 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Today is the cleaning lady's debut. Unfortunately I do not have everything back in place because I am still reorganizing and finding new places for items (donate, pitch, put away). So, I will make this short and rush through each room to do my best to find a place for stuff I still need to deal with--time for quick decisions! I really wish I could be here as she cleans, but she will let herself in at 10 am. I hope this works out well! <BR> <BR> Okay, so I have to ... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:08:25 EST JLAUGHLINAR has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65373394 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JL<BR>AUGHLINAR </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 11 Oct 2016 10:28:11 EST Daily check in 10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65371255 Good morning, teammates! <BR> <BR> Welcome, Linda, and congratulations on having only 5 lbs to goal. I'm always battling those 5 lbs here in maintenance land. Some say it gets easier, but it hasn't for me. <BR> <BR> And welcome back Poindextra! How was the cruise, other than lots of yummy foods that you didn't have to cook yourself! Glad you didn't have to deal with the hurricane. <BR> <BR> Kellie, I'm so glad you were able to "medal" your daughter. That sounds like a very rewarding ... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:51:38 EST Daily check in 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65364080 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We returned home yesterday morning and spent some time with the kitty. While she napped, I worked about 3 hrs on the front yard, trimming bushes, hauling to the curb, blowing off trimmings and the few leaves that have fallen while DH worked on the deck. It's really bright. <BR> <BR> Then as I was working inside, the kitty woke up and cried so I came upstairs and held her as she breathed her last breath. DH dug a grave and we reminisced about her life. Rainbow Bri... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 05:50:46 EST Daily check in 10/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65357859 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good luck Kellie on the medal job. That's going to be so much fun! Greeting runners who will be so happy and proud of themselves. I remember your tears of joy at the finish line. <BR> <BR> We took the runabout up river and spent 3+ hrs just floating back to the marina, enjoying the sunshine and good conversation with two of our closest friends. They grilled dinner to share and we topped off the day with a roaring fire at the firepit. Beautiful fall day. <BR> <BR... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 07:29:37 EST Daily check in 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65351843 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess, (and others who've had it) thanks for sharing your shingle warning. My dr and I discussed the vaccine at my annual physical and she said that I should wait because it only lasts 10 years and there's no booster. But we didn't discuss first symptoms and what to do about it-"the 48 hr window." I've heard other stories of quick action=mild case. Glad you are taking some sick leave to take care of thyself. <BR> <BR> We delayed kitty decision and recruited my ne... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 05:28:50 EST MOBYCARP has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65346864 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MO<BR>BYCARP </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:44:51 EST GREBJACK has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65346859 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GR<BR>EBJACK </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:43:52 EST Daily check in 10/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65345331 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Here we are, at another Friday, some with a 3 day weekend. For the second time in my work life, I will join those who have a holiday on Columbus day. <BR> <BR> I have a tough decision to make--our cat is suffering from renal failure and her breathing is so labored. She is still eating, but obviously not much of a life. She was a feral cat born on the houseboat about 13 yrs ago that I rescued after her mother left her for dead. So she wasn't the most healthy ca... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 05:50:30 EST Daily check in 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65338509 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lightening and thunder storms have been roaring through for the past hour. Jamirblaze and any others out East, take care! <BR> <BR> DH received some good news yesterday and decided we should go out to dinner and use some gift certificates he had accumulated. I ordered salmon, but also endulged in a baked potato and a roll. I'm sure it will show up on the scale.. <BR> <BR> Congrats on goal weigh in Bess! Way to go! I'm gonna run and hit the 5 am class. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 05:43:37 EST FRENCHTOSD has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65332030 <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... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 09:05:11 EST Daily check in 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65330593 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Up early (1:30 am) after succumbing to exhaustion at 7 pm last night. Six and a half hours of sleep--could have been better. I had planned to watch the debate, but a replay is on now anyway. Ugh, trying to do my civic duty, but so discouraging this year. <BR> <BR> Glad to hear from you Sharon and that you are still enjoying running, especially after last year's injuries. Hope all those living near hurricane threats remain safe. <BR> <BR> Love discussion on books, a... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 03:29:34 EST Daily check in 10/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65323302 Good morning! <BR> <BR> You do have the patience of Job, Terri. I hope all on the east coast stay safe. And I agree that the water is getting too cold for this sun lover. DH always gets in first and declares "it's just like bath water ." I don't believe him, and ask when he last took a bath (we both are shower only beings). <BR> <BR> My animals are showing their age. It's only a matter of time for the cat, weight loss and labored breathing, kidneys shutting down. Jonie is itching a... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 05:53:19 EST Daily check in 10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65315405 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Weekends are just too short, aren't they? Yesterday was such a beautiful day, with sunshine returning after 3 gray, rainy days. I spent the entire day working on the house. DH helped move the rest of the furniture from the garage, touch up painted, helped me with placement and organization decisions. We are so happy with our new flooring and redecorated lower level. <BR> <BR> Welcome Strongdawg! I have borrowed the Beck book from the library a couple of tim... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 05:59:36 EST Daily check in 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65308113 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I slept a little better last night. I'm sure the extra carbs I consumed at the family gathering was a contributing factor, as I was not as successful as Bess in "just saying no" to a taste of this and that, topped off with sweets. I have a good stretch of no temptations coming up though. <BR> <BR> Hope your headaches subside, Kellie. <BR> <BR> As we unloaded the three boxes (from the barstools I just purchased), a male patron asked if he could take the big warm ca... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 06:44:49 EST Keeping an eye on my future http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x65308059 Hi, I'm a longtime member who slipped up and regained. I have been consistently checking in to SP, but just wasn't ready to tackle my weight and life imbalance. <BR> <BR> About three weeks ago I got fed up, literally. I'm working toward my goal weight (top range of healthy BMI), and whether I go all the way down or not, I know the real challenge will be maintaining my weight. Any weight. I've failed twice already. The losing was an easy part. <BR> <BR> My parents are coming for the week and... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 06:25:25 EST CAROLISCIOUS has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65302225 <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> * <... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 10:07:19 EST LADYREDCOMET has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65302210 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LA<BR>DYREDCOMET </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 10:05:57 EST RESTORETOSANITY has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65302190 <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> ... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 10:04:46 EST MARF226 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65302171 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MA<BR>RF226 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 1 Oct 2016 10:03:04 EST Daily check in 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65300833 Good morning! <BR> <BR> New month. Time flies when you're having fun...like cleaning. Goodness, this has been a huge project. The dog woke me up at 1:30 to go outside, and then I couldn't get back to sleep so I got up and went through another closet. We have three big boxes to take for donations, so far, that is. I've got until 9:00 am or so to keep packing. I'm gonna try to fall asleep for a bit. Thought I better check in first. <BR> <BR> We have a family gathering to attend, so ... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 06:10:37 EST LGIOWA has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65296185 <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... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:35:06 EST KNH771 has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65296173 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KN<BR>H771 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:33:07 EST Daily check in 9/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65293662 Good morning! It's Friiiiiday!! <BR> <BR> What a gloomy, gray, rainy day yesterday. It was a challenge to drive home through the rain, but we made it safe and sound. More rain in the forecast today and tomorrow. It messes with my mood, but I'm happy to be working in town and preparing a big load of clothes (mine and DH's) to donate Saturday morning. <BR> <BR> Hoping for good news from Terri today. Cookies are my weakness, too, Bess. It's best if I don't even try a bite, as it seems "m... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:18:51 EST Daily check in 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65286766 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Over the hump day, and it really feels like we're on the downhill slide. I slept from 7 pm to 4 am; finally a good night's sleep. I donated blood last night after work -- maybe that helped. <BR> <BR> National Coffee Day today. I'm certainly enjoying my cup(s) this morning. <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Sunnybeachgirl, I haven't been to France, but sure enjoyed The Nightingale and reading the blog of SP member Claireinparis, about her hike along the Normandy beach... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:41:58 EST Life got crazy advice please?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65280703 I admit I am not very active on any of my SP groups. For years it was because I was working 2 jobs or working a 45+ hour work week and going to school through distance education. <BR> <BR> I now have only 1 job but it is now a very sedentary job (that is I sit on my butt for 8 hours a day typing reports, love the job but not how I feel). I used to work as a automotive detailer (fancy title for I cleaned cars...LOL) so I was always on the move (my pedometer was always between 15,000 to 25,0... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:11:55 EST Daily check in 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65279205 Good morning team. <BR> <BR> So glad you made it home safe and sound, Toni, and hope your luggage is close behind. Left to myself, I'm content to stay close to home, but once coaxed out of my comfort zone, I've loved my travels, most notable for me being Hawaii last February and the Virgin Islands in 1989. Certainly makes one more aware. Perhaps when I finish this quest of clearing out and literally getting my house in order, I can think about traveling. I really appreciate hearing ab... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:38:47 EST Daily check in 9/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65272118 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I finally slept well last night, making up for an early wake up several nights last week, including Sunday night--was right there with you Bess. I'm sure it was stress too; had a big meeting yesterday am, but it went great! <BR> <BR> I fell asleep just as the debate was starting. I managed to watch a little bit. <BR> <BR> Congrats Kellie. I'll have to check out your blog. How sweet of your daughter to put those memories together. <BR> <BR> Traveling today, with a ... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:05:38 EST Daily check in 9/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65264288 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Quick check in for me as I need to prepare for my out of town meeting and head out by 6:30. The cold front is moving in with a little rain this morning. The high temperature all week long will be in the mid-70s so at least it feels appropriate to wear fall clothing instead of dealing with 90 degree weather. <BR> <BR> I'm afraid I'll have to miss crossfit class this morning because even the 5 am class wouldn't give me enough time to get ready. Maybe I can get DH to... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:30:56 EST Daily check in 9/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65257290 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hey hey hey, the gang's all here!! So good to hear from so many yesterday! And Toni, it was wonderful to hear about your Italy trip and the grand reconnecting that occurs over a long, slow paced dinner. Making memories. <BR> <BR> Come to think of it, how many of our most cherished memories with family and friends include long slow paced meals gathered in the dining room. Like DH's last birthday dinner (just him and me tucked away in a corner at a favorite rest... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:19:56 EST Daily check in 9/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65250398 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Bess and Cat, thanks for the quick check in, even though life is busy. Terri and Toni have a pass while they move and vacation out of country, respectively. You both are missed and we look forward to hearing about your adventures when you are able. <BR> <BR> Nell, did the Geek tell you how your phone accumulated pictures you didn't take? That's pretty bizarre. Glad you got it fixed and hope you're enjoying your new car. Did you trade in the old one? <BR> <BR> I'm ... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:03:03 EST Daily check in 9/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65243044 Good morning, my friends! It's Friiiiiday!! <BR> <BR> I must be excited about the weekend as I awoke REALLY early, like 1:15 am. -- thinking about the exact thing you suggested, Lynch, using the old prom/bridesmaid dresses for Halloween costumes! A friend suggested donating them to a theater. I'll check out both ideas! I think they'll all still fit <em>336</em> ! I had to look up definition of "Pleistocene", Nell and Phebess! That's really old! <BR> <BR> We're going to the houseb... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:35:38 EST Daily check in 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65236273 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Moving a little slow this morning. I worked on closets last night. It's just getting started because the job seems so overwhelming. I found an old prom dress, and 2 bridesmaid dresses I wore over 40 yrs ago in one of those zipped clothes thingamajigs. --- shaking head-- Keep in mind that I've lived in this house for 31 years, with plenty of closet space, so I guess I never bothered to unzip it and really look in it. Until now, when I need to reclaim the space.... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:16:33 EST Daily check in 9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65228503 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Lynch, I have lost long posts in cyberspace, too. Very frustrating! Terri, I hope that appraisal comes through soon; I can't imagine the deal falling through at this stage of your move! <BR> <BR> Nell, my new cleaning lady coming Oct 12 said she generally spends 4 to 5 hrs, but it sounds like you have a team of cleaners. I think it would be interesting to watch, as I'm sure they have many time-saving tips. <BR> <BR> Poindextra, your cruise sounds very interesti... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:16:24 EST KRISZTA11 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65222732 <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... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:22:39 EST Daily check in 9/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65221558 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the well wishes. Taking Benedryl in pill form was the solution. Dermatologist (basically) said the topical anti-itch cream is worthless. She also recommended applying the steroid gel she had prescribed for my eyebrow. I feel much better already. <BR> <BR> We also discussed anti-aging creams and she gave me a prescription for retinoid, (sp?), actually "Tretinoin", which is the active ingredient that does the work. <BR> <BR> As for the sparse ey... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:59:50 EST Daily check in 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65214106 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I see the dermatologist at 1:00 and I'm hoping she has a solution for the incessant itching caused by the two bee stings. I've tried benadryl cream, benadryl pills, wet aspirin, ice, all suggestions of online med searches. All provide only temporary relief. 9 days since I was stung--either those were super bees or my system to fight the venom and tolerate the itching is faulty. <BR> <BR> We sure had a great day for lounging on the river with our friends yesterda... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:53:27 EST Daily check in 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65207191 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I enjoyed hearing about all the retirement stories and plans. The Great Loop is a 5,000 to 7,500 mi voyage, depending on the route chosen. For us , down the Mississippi to the Ohio River, then the Tom Bigbee down to the Gulf, around Florida on the intercoastal waterway, up the East coast to the St Lawrence seaway, Great Lakes to the Illinois River and back to the Mississippi. Average number of official Loopers is 150. A trawler is the ideal vessel, but I'd like to g... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:05:51 EST Daily check in 9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65200264 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Happy birthday Lynch! Hope you have a lovely weekend trip with your hubby! <BR> <BR> DH and I laughed on the drive over last night, about our need to dream about retirement and what that would look like. He proceeds to tell me that I'll wake up early and fix him breakfast, calling him just as the eggs are on the plate, he'll go to work, and then I'll cook him lunch and he'll come home for that, he'll go back to work and then I'll cook him dinner. He then looked ... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 06:17:11 EST Confusing crossroad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65195814 I feel like I have forgotten how to lose weight the normal healthy way. I honestly feel like I have to severely restrict my calories or do intermittent fasting to lose weight. <BR> <BR> This is sort of like confession time. The way I've been losing weight is by eating healthy foods, but only really eating once a day for dinner. I have stopped feeling really hungry. I don't count my calories, but Im sure its well under 1200. <BR> <BR> I feel fearful that I can't lose weight the normal heal... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:57:19 EST Daily check in 9/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65193832 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Interesting discussion on retirement. When I took this new position, I informally committed to work 10 yrs. I'm 1.5 years down. We'll see. I REALLY enjoyed my staycation. I probably need to check the retirement plan from a financial standpoint to see if I'm on track. DH is a lot younger than me and we haven't spent much time dreaming of what "retirement " will look like for us. Guess we should begin those discussions! <BR> <BR> But for now, we're talking about ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:49:32 EST Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65192543 For a few months I tracked both here on Spark and on the WW site. I now just use the WW site but since I am transitioning into maintenance I will likely do the Spark site again once I feel I am stable at my goal weight. I found I was eating 1100 to 1400 calories a day which was not difficult to follow and kept me from feeling deprived so I expect I will be able to add a hundred or so at a time and see how that goes. It is good to have options. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:51:24 EST TORTISE110 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65187653 <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... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:06:07 EST Daily check in 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65186478 Good morning! <BR> <BR> A great night's sleep--7 pm to 4 am, made up for the short night Tuesday night when I woke up at 2 am. I tried to get some tasks done after dinner but had nothing left and succumbed to the call my body was making for sleep. <BR> <BR> Congrats on scale victory Bess and others who are on target. I have fallen back into scale avoidance and enjoying office treats.I can tell I need to cut out the treats, but was flattered last weekend when one of the transient boaters o... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:03:21 EST Daily check in 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65178959 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Cute blanket, Bess! I wouldn't know where to begin. I crocheted 2 blankets for my daughter before she was born and I gave them to her for granddaughter when she came along. I had visions of keeping a journal about my new relationship with granddaughter, but life got in the way. <BR> <BR> I met with the new cleaning lady last night. She has an opening for one day a month and will start Oct 12. I'll take what I can get. She comes highly recommended from a fellow c... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:37:02 EST Daily check in 9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65172093 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Boy, I had a tough time waking up this morning. I had to take DH to an appointment yesterday afternoon which required a total of 4.5 hrs of driving. And we were tired and hungry when we arrived home at 7 pm. After dinner, I looked at the mountain of projects I have left to do, got overwhelmed and went to bed. I agree with you all about cleaning as if moving. I've lived in this house 31 years, and it holds "stuff" from deceased ancestors (my mom and a MIL), some my... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:00:34 EST Goal Range http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65170115 I am under my WW goal but still want to lose more for my personal goal. I know the limit for being over goal is 2 pounds but I am not sure how much below I can go. I can't seem to find that information and would appreciate any answers. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:49:34 EST Daily check in 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65165104 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Relaxing day yesterday; I spent the morning cleaning up the inside of the houseboat and the afternoon at the sandbar. We met a new couple at the sandbar and shared contact information. Very interesting and they spend quite a bit of time in the area, so it was nice to make new friends! <BR> <BR> I watched a 9/11 Memorial--very sobering and made me grateful for the heroic measures so many took. <BR> <BR> Back to the routine of crossfit and work today. I have a lot o... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 04:39:13 EST Square Dance Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65162800 We are preparing to launch our next maintenance challenge - Square Dance Day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/857f191b-a887-42a2-80ef-a31840d092dc.gif"> <BR> <BR> Let's continue our maintenance efforts by focusing on healthy habits. Those of us residing in the northern hemisphere will see this challenge take us into the heart of fall and harvest season. Our neighbors to the south will greet spring and a resurgence of activity and new growth. <BR> <BR> We will ... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 18:47:55 EST Square Dance Day Maintenance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1111x65162699 We are preparing to launch our next maintenance challenge - Square Dance Day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/857f191b-a887-42a2-80ef-a31840d092dc.gif"> <BR> <BR> Let's continue our maintenance efforts by focusing on healthy habits. Those of us residing in the northern hemisphere will see this challenge take us into the heart of fall and harvest season. Our neighbors to the south will greet spring and a resurgence of activity and new growth. <BR> <BR> We will ... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 18:26:51 EST Daily check in 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65159138 Good morning ! <BR> <BR> My goodness I slept late. The transient boaters on the dock hired entertainment last night. It was supposed to start at 6 p.m. but he was late, arriving at 8 p.m. and taking an hour to get set up. He was an Elvis impersonator. We stayed up to watch him. It was kind of pathetic. <BR> <BR> I fear that my staycation has turned me into a late riser and heavy sleeper. I'm wondering how I will get back in the groove of work. <BR> <BR> Yesterday at The Sandbar I got stun... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:13:02 EST What was your method? And other Q's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65158065 Time to pick your brains again! <BR> <BR> What was your weight loss like? Slow and steady? Fast? Or did you lose it in chunks? How much did you lose and how long did it take? <BR> <BR> Did you do a specific diet? Or come up with your own way that worked/works for you? <BR> <BR> Do you wish you did something differently? <BR> <BR> Is this easy, somewhat easy, or difficult to maintain? <BR> <BR> How do you feel about treat days or meals? <BR> <BR> What advice do you have to offer someone... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 00:25:36 EST Army Body Fat Calculator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65154818 I bumbled across a body fat calculator online for the U.S. Army. <link>www.calculator.net/army-body-fat-cal<BR>culator.html </link> <BR> <BR> I noticed the link to it while using the online calorie calculator KRISZTA11 shared some time ago. <link>www.calculator.net/calorie-calculato<BR>r.html </link> <BR> <BR> Take a look at the charts for maximum allowable body fat percentage to join and maximum allowable body fat percentage standard after entry. What do you notice? There were ... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:37:01 EST KANSASROSE67 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65152432 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KA<BR>NSASROSE67 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 07:24:46 EST SPARKBJOK has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65152423 <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, 10 Sep 2016 07:23:12 EST Daily check in 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65152123 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Another productive day yesterday. DH and I walked and then I worked on the house until about 2:00 pm when I got cleaned up and we left for the houseboat. I've now emptied some boxes so I can fill them with stuff to donate. <BR> <BR> Once I got to the houseboat and settled in, I succumbed to my exhaustion. I laid down at about 5 and when I woke up at 5:30, I thought it was 5:30 am. I had slept so deeply. I fell back to sleep until 7:45, and went to bed around 10. ... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:37:12 EST Daily check in 9/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65145382 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Poindextra, glad to hear your elders are on track; hope all is looking up. <BR> <BR> Yesterday did not feel as productive. After DH and I did our walk, it poured rain till noon. So my plan to power wash got postponed and DH ended up doing it when he got home from work. He never washes the deck though, and it needs to be stained. I was going to do that and stain it myself. It must be done this year, and I want it done before my cousin's visit mid-October. It'll be ... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 05:48:41 EST Daily check in 9/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65138346 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, did I accomplish a lot yesterday! I only wish I'd had a fitbit to measure my steps--I do believe they would have been off the charts. I have a one-sheet guide "Declutter Your Home the FlyLady Way". I'm sure many of you use this method, in one way or another. Three boxes: Throw Away, Give Away, Put Away. Set a time (I had all day) and move as fast as you can, starting at entrance of room and working clockwise. Deal with each area, no skipping. I started in... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 04:49:17 EST Daily check in 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65130843 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Dee, I have a strong work ethic and believe in staying late to finish a deadline project, but this seems to be a chronic problem with your employer. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the advice on the reader app. I'm still working on it. I got a lot done yesterday but don't feel like I made a dent in the work that needs to be done. Frustrations: charity I went to was closed. Box of dance clothes I had ready to donate to Boys and Girls Club a few weeks ago had to be re-washed... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 06:06:07 EST Daily check in 9/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65123245 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The sun is sleeping in today, so I did, too. I guess the shorter days are upon us. <BR> <BR> We spent the night at the houseboat and are driving back this morning. DH is going to work and I'm starting my to do list. Donations this morning. I'll have more by the end of the week. <BR> <BR> Beautiful day on the houseboat yesterday. DH 's mother, stepdad and half sister with baby girl all took a boat ride with us. They were in town for the wedding. I served lots o... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 06:51:12 EST Daily check in 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65116422 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Goodness I slept late. The hum of the air conditioner, all day in the water and sunshine! <BR> <BR> Great day. Looking forward to another one today. Happy Labor Day! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Mon, 5 Sep 2016 07:53:44 EST Daily check in 9/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65109542 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It seemed like I had a caffeine rush that prevented me from falling asleep last night. But i didn't have anything with caffeine. We had a great time at the wedding. <BR> <BR> DD left granddaughter with us after the wedding. DD will be attending a visitation today and a funeral tomorrow and will pick her up after that. It's disappointing. But such is life. <BR> <BR> Beautiful weather for sandbar today. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! Sun, 4 Sep 2016 06:50:09 EST Daily check in 9/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65103327 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm a little late this morning, but it feels good to catch up on some sleep. A cold front is passing through here too. 50s at night. Very nice. It will be perfect weather for the wedding today. <BR> <BR> DD and family will meet us at the wedding at 4:00, DH's daughter pulled in around 10 pm last night while I was sound asleep. I had no brain power to decide what to wear to the wedding. I plan to wear a sundress of some sort . <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a beau... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 06:53:46 EST Progress pictures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65098758 Last month in Michigan, 136 pounds. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8bd04aac-d8f4-4d75-a211-dd46c33a1bc4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Me today lower 120s <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24bd9a7c-467a-4f91-8751-41732883309e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I can definitely see a difference. I feel like Im getting myself back again! Fri, 2 Sep 2016 12:10:45 EST PATTI_PAL1 has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65098529 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PA<BR>TTI_PAL1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 11:35:06 EST Daily check in 9/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65096272 Good morning. Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Oh, man, I'm SO busy at work. I cringe at being off work 5 days. But I remind myself about balance. It's meaningful work and I love what I do, but I must remember that there's a reason we have vacation time. And I have very capable support. <BR> <BR> Lots of great visuals yesterday--Bess' big bejeweled chart, Poindextra standing on her head to tie her shoes, Toni flexing her muscles, Lynch chasing the little white ball around the putting green, Kelli... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 05:30:56 EST Daily check in 9/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65088515 Good morning, friends. <BR> <BR> We're on the down hill slide of this week, heading for a long holiday weekend, and for me, a week off work! Celebrating with you, Terri on your home purchase and sale--it's great when a plan comes together! (I have family in Sacramento) <BR> <BR> Disturbing medical situation, Poindextra. The scarey thing, too, is that hiring an advocate or caregiver often opens the door for an elderly person to become victimized financially--I've seen it happen several t... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 05:03:44 EST LOLA_98CHIC has maintained for SEVEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65085342 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LO<BR>LA_98CHIC </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <l... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:49:42 EST ROSEWAND has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65085339 <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... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:48:33 EST JCORYCMA has maintained for TEN YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65085337 <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... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:47:32 EST CYNDERELLI44 has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65085335 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CY<BR>NDERELLI44 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:46:36 EST GLORIAMAJDI has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65085328 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GL<BR>ORIAMAJDII </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:44:45 EST LESLIEPN has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65083175 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>SLIEPN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:20:54 EST Daily check in 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65081306 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Oh my. Here we are at another month's end. We have cooler weather in the forecast, as well as high water levels on the river for the holiday weekend due to significant rainfall north of our marina. <BR> <BR> I drove through a rain storm yesterday morning that felt like a power wash, requiring drivers to slow down to 40 and turn on flashers. Yikes. But watching storms in Florida and Hawaii make our weather look tame. Hope the hurricanes subside or don't strike lan... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:27:21 EST HOPEWELLNESS has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65076052 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>PEWELLNESS </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 30 Aug 2016 09:26:54 EST LOSINGLISA has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x65076045 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LO<BR>SINGLISA </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <li... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:25:47 EST Daily check in 8/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65074859 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome to the team and SP, Dramagirl! Lots of great support for healthy living here. <BR> <BR> Coffee tastes especially good this morning and the fog of a good night's sleep is beginning to clear. Dee, it's good that you recognize the affect of hormonal changes and what you need to do to take care of yourself--peace and quiet, time and space to be productive and going home on time. It's all about balance, isn't it?! In all facets of our lives. <BR> <BR> I'll b... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:43:37 EST Ketogenic diets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65073140 What can you tell me about these? Has anyone achieved a healthier lifestyle doing this? I've been studying up on it, Im already a huge proponent of low carbing. But the idea of high fat scares me. <BR> <BR> Thank you :) Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:09:10 EST Daily check in 8/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65067631 Good morning! Monday, Monday... <BR> <BR> DH and I took it easy yesterday, made a Walmart run and installed a new battery for the starboard engine. We spent the afternoon on the dock with our good friends. It was cloudy and thundered but never rained. <BR> <BR> I thought I would feel less worn out without that extra day in the sun and heat, but I'm still dragging this morning. I hit snooze twice, which is atypical for me. Good sign that I'm due for a vacation, right? <BR> <BR> I guess ... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:11:10 EST Daily check in 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65060836 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I vow every summer not to complain about the heat because I really don't like winter and being cold and the shorter daily sunshine. Despite the fact that summer is not officially over until September 22 or so, and there's still a lot of good boating weather during autumn, I fight a sense of sadness as Labor day approaches, the sun rises later and sets sooner. I can't explain it--maybe all those years of "back to school ". <BR> <BR> We had a WONDERFUL time at the ... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 05:52:27 EST Daily check in 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65054668 Good morning! <BR> <BR> It's raining, with thunder and lightning, but a nice cool breeze. It's not supposed to rain all day so I'm just enjoying the solitude. Remember: "You and me and rain on the roof. Caught out in a summer shower, drying while it soaks the flowers, maybe we'll be caught for hours...waiting out the sun,,," Lovin Spoonful, I think. <BR> <BR> Good luck on the house sale, Terri. Realtors in this area won't entertain more than one offer at a time. <BR> <BR> I bet yo... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:54:59 EST Daily check in 8/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65047700 Good morning! It's Friiiiiday!!! <BR> <BR> Ah, we made it. I must say, I'm looking forward to Labor Day holiday as I've scheduled 4 vacation days thereafter. Although we usually spend this time at the river, I plan to spend at least 2 full days here to work on completing the lower level, with or without DH. <BR> <BR> My designer gf came over last night and helped me hang pictures. It's starting to come together quite nicely. I have furniture shopping to do, too. <BR> <BR> Hope your ... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:50:15 EST Daily check in 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65040901 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Storms across the Midwest--hope everyone is okay. Heat, humidity and rain in our forecast for the next 4 days. We have a big "surprise " party to attend at the marina this weekend so I hope it won't be a washout. <BR> <BR> Interesting medical procedure, Phebess. I've endured 2 regular colonoscopies in my lifetime with no problems or family history and read some criticism by medical community that most other countries rely on the less intrusive stool sample test... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:50:16 EST Daily check in 8/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65034128 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Ah, hump day and I get to stay in town. We have an "all hands call" this morning, but other than that, no scheduled meetings so an opportunity to make a dent in my stack of work. If the rain holds off, my friend and I might be able to get a luncheon walk in. Nothing like fresh air while enjoying this last month of summer. Whether outdoors or in the gym, it seems we've all found an exercise routine that provides balance! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> <B... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:37:26 EST Daily check in 8/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65027467 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I woke up early and made the mistake of reading my work email. I have spent the past one and a half hours responding to and catching up on yesterday's, Saturday's and Friday's emails. A little too busy. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed everyone's posts from yesterday and had to laugh at many of them. Jamirblaze, my heart goes out to you on the loss of your family pet. <BR> <BR> CrossFit class, traveling for work, and an appointment with my hairdresser at 5 o'clock! Money well... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:06:40 EST Daily check in 8/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65020409 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The cold front came through Saturday morning with a short shower and glorious weather. We have our house open too. DH places a fan outside the screen door and in the bedroom window to pull in the cold air. 57 outside and 67 inside. <BR> <BR> Beautiful day today and I plan to walk with a friend at noon. It's been a long time, due to hot weather and busy schedules. <BR> <BR> Crossfit this morning and maybe a walk/run with DH this evening after dinner. <BR> <BR> L... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:41:26 EST Daily check in 8/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65013761 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Welcome Terri! And congratulations on your weight loss and retirement! What an exciting time for you and your family! Love your story Bess of venturing out to new friends and enriching your (and their) lives! <BR> <BR> I was in a terrible mood yesterday. Not enough sleep, too much to do and messes and piles every where. I need to apologize to my family for my grouchiness. <BR> <BR> But...the baseboard is done, the new flooring and painting project is finished, a... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 07:04:54 EST Daily check in 8/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65007514 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Sounds like a "recharge" weekend will be welcomed by all. It's so good to have DD here, even though it's "event packed." Granddaughter's behavior is markedly improved. <BR> <BR> We splurged on Thai food last night. It didn't even taste good. Why did I eat it? <BR> <BR> Yes, "balance". <BR> <BR> Deep breaths. <BR> <BR> Cleansing - mind, body. AND my house!!! I'm so looking forward to restoring order. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a happy and healthy "cleansi... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 06:55:35 EST Daily check in 8/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x65000867 Good morning! <BR> <BR> The good news is I don't have to spend the day travelling today, and my pathetic plea for the flooring guy to come back and install the baseboard worked -- he's coming Saturday morning at 8:30. (I mentioned "losing my sanity " from being torn up...) <BR> <BR> I can hardly wait. DD is coming tonight, and staying the weekend. We're going to "Little Mermaid " at Muni Opera tonight, a birthday party tomorrow afternoon, out to dinner Saturday night, church and breakfast ... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:47:47 EST Daily check in 8/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64994058 Good morning maintenance mates. <BR> <BR> Good to see you back Toni and to find out you've been having fun in the sun with a good friend. And sorry to hear about the car trouble you had going home, Lynch. Guess transmission isn't covered by a warranty?! <BR> <BR> I've vacationed in both Missoula, Montana and Seattle. Happy memories from long ago (about 35 yrs). <BR> <BR> Having a little break from caring for granddaughter as she spent the night with her cousin. I'll pick her up aft... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:43:07 EST Daily check in 8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64987173 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hump day--I feel like I've already worked a full week. Interesting, meaningful work, but not enough hours in the day. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the Whole 30 link Jamirblaze, I'll check it out. My trainer and his wife (who also crossfits with us) did the Whole 30 a few months back and said they try to practice it 5 days a week. They seem to be maintaining their weight loss (didn't need to lose much) and they feel better. They are young, late 20s, early 30s. <BR> ... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:50:08 EST Daily check in 8/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64980263 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Speaking of fog, these past few days I've felt like I slept so deeply its like coming out of a major sleep fog. Kind of surprising for me to actually be awakened by the alarm. Sunday I actually fell back to sleep until past 7! That's really out of character for me--is it fall in the air? Nice to be able to give yourself what your body needs. <BR> <BR> I wish I could sleep late today, but it's a packed day--crossfit, helping get granddaughter set for the day (pho... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:08:50 EST I'm losing the maintenance train.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64980256 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I want to start by apologising to you all for simply abandoning Spark when I reached my goal weight in May. <BR> <BR> I was over confident and over everything and I blew it. <BR> <BR> I never stopped weighing myself so I've been seeing the weight creeping up again. Today I'm 3Kgs over my goal weight and feeling miserable. <BR> <BR> I'm still exercising, although not as regularly as I should. But my eating has been rubbish. I indulge myself a lot. <BR> <BR> Now t... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:04:47 EST OLDEROWL has maintained for ONE YEAR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64975776 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=OL<BR>DEROWL </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:55:38 EST TUBLADY has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64975760 <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>... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:53:13 EST LYNNE114 has maintained for FIVE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64975747 <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... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:52:07 EST TUTUNAN has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64975727 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TU<BR>TUNAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 15 Aug 2016 11:49:18 EST IMAFIT1 has maintained for TWENTY NINE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64975707 <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>... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:46:31 EST Daily check in 8/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64973255 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Tired tired tired today. Granddaughter is here this week and just woke up and crawled in bed with me. Will try to encourage her to go back to sleep. She'll go to work with DH. <BR> <BR> CrossFit, work, busy day. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great day! <BR> <BR> Enjoyed all the posts Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:56:42 EST SWEDE_SU has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64972085 <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... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:07:15 EST Daily check in 8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64966889 Good morning! <BR> I had trouble sleeping so I took a pepto bismal <BR> Seemed to help. Lots of different foods. The zucchini appetizers tasted good but weren't pretty. Won't do that again. <BR> <BR> Busy day ahead. Hope all have a great day! Sun, 14 Aug 2016 06:48:01 EST Daily check in 8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64960594 Good Saturday morning! <BR> <BR> Yes, our joints are amazing and it's pretty neat that we have the option to have them replaced. I think you'll know when it's time. I'm still babying my right shoulder, doing the PT and the crossfit trainer always gives me alternative moves. Sometimes it is frustrating and I may ask about an MRI just to know for sure what is going on in there and what options are available. But, knock on wood, my knees and hips are good. <BR> <BR> But whoa Nelly, do I... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 06:31:04 EST Daily check in 8/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64954008 Good morning! Ah, Friday! <BR> <BR> Your great attitude will serve you well, Poindextra, as you recover. Phebess, sorry to hear a knee replacement might be necessary. I'm sure you will investigate thoroughly. You seem so active, I didn't realize you had a problem. <BR> <BR> I stayed in town yesterday to catch up; that extra 2.5 hrs in my office with all the files I needed at my fingertips made a huge difference. I was feeling on top of the world until I received an email asking me for... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 05:26:31 EST Daily check in 8/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64947349 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Poindextra I am so sorry to hear of your fall and hope the surgery went well and that you'll be on the mend soon. Thankful that the break was a "good" one and that you weren't injured in traffic. <BR> <BR> Glad you are feeling better Toni. And hope all the doctor's appointments show good health Phebess. Family visits/reunions are so wonderful, nothing like a real hug. <BR> <BR> Today is DH's birthday--doesn't want anything. I had planned to take him to Lazy... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 06:01:07 EST Daily check in 8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64940469 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Don't you wonder what these Olympic athletes eat? Those gymnasts are nothing but muscle. Simply amazing little powerhouses! Ah, youth. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I enjoyed a cup of flavored coffee made by coworkers, BUT it was late in the day. The caffeine helped with the drive home but not with last night's sleep. A treat I'll just have to save for earlier in the day. <BR> <BR> So I had my midyear review yesterday and received the highest rating, one rarely handed out a... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:44:29 EST AALLEY2 has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64935281 <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>... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 09:58:14 EST Daily check in 8/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64933897 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Hope you are feeling better Toni. Traveling by airplane and all that hugging at weddings is a perfect opportunity for germs to invade. I try to remember to take Airborne when I fly or at the first sign of a sniffle. Seems to help. <BR> <BR> Today is granddaughter's 5th birthday--remembering her grand EARLY entrance, at only 3.5 lbs, but so confident that she was ready to be here. Lots of memories... <BR> <BR> Crossfit WOD is running and rowing-- major cardio day... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 05:43:32 EST Daily check in 8/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64926712 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the applause on the docking. Lol. Yes, Dee, I agree that watching the Olympics is inspiring. I fell asleep to them last night. <BR> <BR> I feel out of sorts--likely due to being out of routine, overly tired and eating crap. But I know how to turn it around and shall start today. <BR> <BR> Crossfit class and an extra walk because it feels so nice outside this morning. Lean, pure protein eating today...and tomorrow...and ... <em>211</em> <BR> <B... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 05:45:48 EST Daily check in 8/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64920320 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We have transient boaters on our dock this weekend, 4 boats, 4 couples. One with a rescue parrot and 2 poodles. Very very nice people, with interesting lives. They cruise back home today -- 80 mi south. We may plan a visit their way sometime. So fun listening to others' adventures. <BR> <BR> And yes it would be a hoot to all meet up for a cruise on the Mississippi River. We've had "girls weekends" (plus one, that is my chief operating engineer--DH). <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 07:00:11 EST Daily check in 8/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64914477 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I just turned on the coffee pot and am anxiously awaiting the finished brew. <BR> <BR> Children's books--ah I bet I know one grandchild who will know her/his way around a library! Bess. DD calls us most nights on Hang Out (like Skype) so we can share story time with granddaughter. She will be 5 next week. I remember loving the Black Stallion series. My brothers collected the Hardy Boys and I read Nancy Drew. <BR> <BR> Now it's newspapers. I bring the ones i did... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 06:37:30 EST Daily check in 8/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64907633 Good morning! It's Friiiiiday!! Yaaaay! <BR> <BR> A quick check in today as I need to prepare for a meeting for a board I'm on. The meeting is scheduled from noon to 2 o'clock, and I've got a full morning of work before that. DH wants me to take the rest of the afternoon off to head over to the houseboat to prepare for company. DD, granddaughter and a niece, daughter and boyfriend are coming. <BR> <BR> I was surprised to see rain when I opened the door for Jonie to go out this morning. ... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 04:49:24 EST ONEKIDSMOM has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64902953 <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... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 10:34:21 EST Daily check in 8/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64900842 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Aw, gee, it's nice to be appreciated. But truth be told, the feelings I have for being a part of this group are mutual. <em>220</em> I just happen to be one of the early risers and look forward to huddling with my team every day! I find myself sharing your stories/words of wisdom/experience with my "real life" friends. A very enriching way to start my day! <BR> <BR> Hey, Bess, congratulations on that scale victory!! Inspiring. My dermatologist had me s... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 05:35:04 EST NEVERGIVEUP has maintained for FOUR YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64895759 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NE<BR>VERGIVEUP </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the 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, 3 Aug 2016 10:33:26 EST Daily check in 8/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64893728 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Glad to hear from you ,Sue, and that you had a good trip, Toni. Traveling does take effort, but usually worth it. And Bess, preparing for grandbaby is so exciting. Going through old photos for Huckleberry pictures reminds me... <BR> <BR> Crossfit was a killer yesterday. Over the weekend I talked to DH about attending crossfit again and he said he would but he hasn't. It's a little disappointing as I upgraded my gym membership mostly so we could "share the pain".... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 05:25:42 EST Daily check in 8/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64887022 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm awake too early. Heat and humidity are back, but after all, it is August in the heartland. <em>67</em> Lots of ice water helps. But right now, my cup of coffee tastes mighty good. <BR> <BR> Wishing safe travels to Phebess and any others making journeys (or living like gypsies LOL). Good to hear from you, Fairhavenqueen, and congrats on losing lbs and stuff! I've had success getting rid of some big items this week--posted our old mattress and box spri... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 04:26:16 EST BAPEARMAN has maintained for TWO YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64880437 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BA<BR>PEARMAN </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <lin... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:06:30 EST DUBINJL has maintained for EIGHT YEARS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64880407 <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>... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:04:11 EST GLORIAMAJDI has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64880329 <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 Aug 2016 08:59:01 EST Daily check in 8/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64879277 Good morning! <BR> <BR> New week, new month. I'm tired this morning. Yesterday was so beautiful, it was hard to pull anchor. We got home mid afternoon and hooked up the desktop computer, downloaded the software and started pulling in pictures of Huckleberry from various sources. I'll just say this: I should have just done an old fashioned scrapbook. Our technology is obviously outdated and incapable--it's turned out to be a huge time sucker. And heartbreaking--I understand now why t... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 06:02:12 EST Daily check in 7/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64872592 Good morning! <BR> <BR> We anchored out all night by the sandbar again. This time, though, we had the dark side of the moon, so we went up top to the flybridge and laid on our backs and enjoyed a gazillion stars. Perfect weather and a real treat for July. You east coasters will get this gorgeous weather soon! <BR> <BR> The sun is making its appearance now and I see just a sliver of a moon. So quiet and peaceful. Just the birds singing their morning songs. <BR> <BR> We'll head home toda... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 06:26:50 EST Where are you on the global fat scale? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64871338 The following link was shared in another team of which I am a member. <BR> <BR> Where are you on the global fat scale? <BR> <link>www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18770328 </link> <BR> <BR> Using the values that you input into the calculator, it works out your BMI as well as where you are in relation to the rest of the population in your country and the world for your gender and age. <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:01:11 EST THOMS1 has maintained for SIX YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64868175 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TH<BR>OMS1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Head on over to the page to offer congratulations! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> These are important milestones! <BR> <BR> - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%*. <BR> <BR> - When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%*! <BR> <BR> * <link>h... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:30:15 EST Daily check in 7/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64866776 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Well I slept in a bit, after gremlins kept stealing my sleep all night -- huge leg cramps, dog wanting out, mosquitoes playing hide n seek n bite, DH coming in with stories from dock neighbors, dog wanting out again!! Ugh, its a wonder I got any sleep! <BR> <BR> Mild temps have moved in and it will be a quiet weekend on the river. <BR> <BR> Your library sounds SO fun, Bess. I can just see you all sneaking around in the dark! I have lots of reading to catch u... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 06:42:52 EST Daily check in 7/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64860161 Good morning! Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Thanks for "cat comments". Poindextra and Phebess, you may be right about her health and we do have a cat only clinic (although she has always snuggled up to the dogs, especially Huckleberry). For 12 yrs she used the litter box; maybe she is acting out her anger/grief over Huckleberry. DH has offered to put her down, Nell. And I'll consider all options... <BR> <BR> Yaaay Bess, on the start on your new addition! And for Kellie on your successful w... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:17:19 EST AUNTB63 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64854515 <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>... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:28:59 EST Daily check in 7/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64853431 Good morning! <BR> <BR> My least favorite work days are travel days. The two and a half hours on the road could be better utilized actually doing the work, but it's part of the job so travel I will. <BR> <BR> I postponed my designer's visit from last night until we're closer to being done. DH is finishing some painting, baseboard will arrive next week and installed soon, I hope. <BR> <BR> The cat has decided to venture out from her litter box. We find puddles throughout the house nearl... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:23:56 EST Daily check in 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64846578 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Glad to see you back Jamirblaze. <BR> <BR> I am chipping away on the mess, but then must turn my attention to the mundane cleaning that screams for attention, like the kitchen sink and countertops, bathrooms, laundry. Today I call the cleaning people my friend uses. <BR> <BR> I'm working on listing the clothing I'm donating to my church/school for its big giveaway next month. I'd like to deliver the bag today. <BR> <BR> Crossfit class, healthy lunch to pack. T... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:09:24 EST How to handle vacations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64846431 We are leaving for our cross country road trip to Michigan next week. I'm nervous about how I will be able to stay strong for 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> What do you guys do about vacations? Wed, 27 Jul 2016 02:23:25 EST Daily check in 7/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64840267 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling pretty sore today after doing a gazillion American kettelbell swings and medicine ball slams at crossfit class yesterday. Our trainer usually posts the workout, but I don't see it this morning. Oh well, I guess I can handle anything thrown at me! LOL <BR> <BR> The cooler weather yesterday didn't feel cooler-- still really humid. I woke up to find that our power had gone out momentarily and we received 4 inches of rain during Sunday night's storm. Lots o... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:32:27 EST Daily check in 7/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64833164 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Congratulations on the Grandbaby new, Bess. It never ceases to amaze me just how much love our granddaughter brought into our world. I hope your sister-in-law is better and that your washing machine can be repaired. <BR> <BR> Thank goodness the heat and humidity are subsiding this week, beginning today. That should be good news for all of us so we can get outside to exercise, shop etc! I spent the morning yesterday unsuccessfully trying to download software so ... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:00:42 EST Salt intake ... What have you noticed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64828982 I found the following two passages from today's Spark article on salt interesting: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=166&amp;page=2 </link> <BR> <BR> "The average American adult consumes about 2,500 to 5,000 milligrams of sodium a day. But we only need 1,100 to 3,300 milligrams, or about 1/2 to 1-1/2 teaspoons. That can be a pretty big difference." <BR> <BR> "One thing that the experts do agree on is that getting a balanced diet with more fruits and ve... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:00:16 EST Daily check in 7/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64827323 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Good plan Kellie on postponing the outdoor run. Some folks even stayed home instead of coming to the river. But several of our dock neighbors had big parties, one of the daughters bringing 12 friends. Thirty somethings, some with little kids. Our DD and granddaughter made it and we all had a grand time at the sandbar. [Like you all, I love having family and youngins to hang out with] <BR> <BR> Hope to tackle picture book project today. I have my options narrowed ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:22:54 EST FIT4MEIN2013 has maintained for THREE YEARS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=681x1111x64823326 <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> * <... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:01:35 EST Daily check in 7/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x64821315 Good morning! <BR> <BR> Waiting for the coffee to brew. <BR> We arrived around 7:30 last night to a very quiet dock. A group of boaters went on a river trip down to Grafton for the weekend . Another boater is cruising down the Mississippi and then up the Illinois River to Chicago. Ah, that's what I love about the river--as opposed to a lake--just so many places to go. And yes, I think it's cooler on the water, Nell. Refreshing to stand in the sand in waist deep water, with a drink in ha... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:59:18 EST