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MONGO2TEN's Photo MONGO2TEN Posts: 10,881
6/28/13 4:24 A

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I'm up too - I like to stay between 110 and 115....mine tends to be that my routine keeps getting disrupted. I need to go with it and become a bit more flexible.

We may be moving as well and I know that has me a bit upset.

~Nancy



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XCALIBURGIRL's Photo XCALIBURGIRL Posts: 144
6/27/13 1:43 P

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Thanks so much everyone for the welcome and the insight.

How will I know limits from lies if I never try? --Thrice


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6/26/13 11:06 A

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So much depends on what you can live with for life.
For me it is very important not to have to count calories and/or worry about weight for the rest of my life. I have chosen a low-carb eating style that cuts out all grains and beans and most sugar which I don't miss any more. This allows me to eat as much as I am hungry for every day of veggies and fruits, nuts, seeds, meats, full-fat dairy and eggs (from pasture-raised animals), fish and fat, keeps my blood sugars and lipid profile and my thyroid values in a healthy range and gives me tons of energy for living plus I never go to bed hungry. I believe I have also reduced my risk of ever getting cancer again a lot by keeping carbs low.
My focus is not at all on weight but on body composition which I have tested about every 3 months now. As long as my body fat % stays around 20% or less I know any weight gain is either muscle or water and I just ignore it.
All this allows me to exercise for fun only, not because I need to lose or maintain weight.
Everyone is a little different in what genetic background their body comes with so needs to take different things into account.
I hope you'll find what works best for you. emoticon
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6/26/13 9:50 A

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I have maintained about 2.5 years thus far, but lately, have been a bit high. My husband accepted a new job last year in about October that required a move from WI to TN. When he finished up the old job, I just couldn't justify my long exercise day anymore. So I went from 40 minute minimum exercise each day, plus one long exercise day of about 2 to 3 hours of exercise and one timed 10K that was about an hour to hour and a half, to just the minimum 40 hours of exercise per day. This was only semi-conscious, so I didn't reduce the calories to meet the change and wound up a bit heavy. But have been trying to turn that around before our cruise this coming weekend, but haven't done so yet. So will have to behave as well as I can on the cruise and get back to it as soon as we get back. Hope I don't gain much on the cruise. I am up to about 124 from hovering around 115 to 120 which was the range I liked.

3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)


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6/26/13 8:14 A

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I think the best support for a spouse is to keep living your SPARKED life!

Maintain healthy food choices around the home and dining out.

Keep moving and hopefully your spouse will join you in your efforts in whatever way he can.

Be the SPARK you wish to see in your home! :-)

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MJREIMERS's Photo MJREIMERS Posts: 3,714
6/26/13 8:13 A

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I picked my goal weight by the formula of 100 lbs. for being 5 feet tall and adding 5 lbs. for each additional inch. It's not perfect, but it gave me a goal of 140 lbs. and I allow a five pound range.

As for finding your weight goal, find a weight that makes you feel good and also allows you to eat reasonably well. By that I mean you don't feel like you are hungry all the time. Your body will also tell you when it's at a comfortable weight. I sit around 135 lbs. but my range is up to 140 lbs. I eat between 1550 - 1800 calories a day and maintain without being hungry.

As for the husband, I've given up. I now try to lead by example. If he wants to lose, he'll watch and follow, but if he's a "typical guy" he'll do it quietly!! emoticon
(At least he's trying. My husband doesn't want to lose and eats horribly!)

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XCALIBURGIRL's Photo XCALIBURGIRL Posts: 144
6/26/13 7:50 A

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Hi all,

I've been maintaining pretty well for over a year, but I've been letting a few things slip lately. It's time to refocus.

My goal weight has been 140, I went as low as 137 in my weight loss and as high as 149 in the past year. I don't want to stress too much on a particular number, but I don't want to go back to my old habits.

I'd appreciate any tips on determining a good range to stay within, and also tips on supporting a spouse to lose weight without seeming like a know-it-all.

How will I know limits from lies if I never try? --Thrice


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