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8/11/07 11:37 A

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Congrats and welcome, you're awsome!

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highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143

New goal: more practical new goal, 129, update ticker to reflect that goal.

H: 5''4" 50 y.o.

"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers

"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan



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THEGARDENCHICK's Photo THEGARDENCHICK Posts: 6,203
8/9/07 8:20 A

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I forgot that I moved my goal weight twice too. And I am still below the last one. I have found a spot my body likes and I am not messing with it.

Don't set your limits until you have tested them...

Upcoming 2010 Races:
--2/14 Birmingham, AL Mercedes Benz full
--4/11 Martian Marathon
--4/25 Road Ends Trail 1/2
--5/1 Kenosha, WI Cheesehead Marthon
-6/5 Sunburst Hall of Fame to Notre Dame marathon, IN
-Rest...then figure out more
-10/10 Towpath Marathon
-12/5 Dallas Whiterock Marathon
-12/13 Run like the Dickens 10k
-12/31 New Years Resolution 8k-try for a 4peat

States completed: MI,


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SUEBEE42's Photo SUEBEE42 SparkPoints: (71,130)
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8/8/07 10:23 A

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WELL DONE!!!!!!

Wow!!!

You're right, though, it's hard to shift out of that "must lose more" mode, and be happy where you are -- especially when where you are is in the healthy weight range for your height! :D Great idea to reset the attitude. :D

Add me to the list of folks who lost more as they shifted into maintenance... I'm currently 5 lbs below my "third" end goal. LOL! My original goal was 170, which I reset to 160 once I got there, then finally 155. Except for some loose skin, I am VERY happy with where I am. I just need to give the skin some time to tighten back up... after all, it's been stretched for about 15 years! I can't expect it to rocket back in place overnight. Hehehe...

Anyway, welcome, and GREAT JOB!!!

"Do, or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

Total Pounds Lost with SparkPeople: 65!

On Official Spark Hiatus, with a newborn baby girl (born 7/23/11). Will be back when I am done breastfeeding :D
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8/8/07 9:43 A

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Hi Lori and welcome to our group.

130 pounds - holy cow! What an amazing accomplishment! What a good idea to reset your attitude about further weight loss. You've come a long way!

A lot of people lost additional weight (that they never regained) as they adjusted to maintaining, so it's possible that your body might drop a little more. Maybe it won't, but - 130 pounds?! Talk about a much healthier you!!

-Sarah

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8/7/07 8:53 P

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Dear Lori,
Congratulations on your AHA moment! Like the song says, Ak-sen-shuate the positive, E-lim-inate the negative, and don't mess with Mister In Between! I'm with you - Health is the goal, not a number on the scale.
cheers,
Shrlzi

...there is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's still a sureness in you, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility in you. ~John O'Donohue
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THEGARDENCHICK's Photo THEGARDENCHICK Posts: 6,203
8/7/07 7:20 P

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Good thing I am typing because to speak my jaw would have to not be on the desk still. I love your attitude and I am truly inspired by your weight loss. I think that it is a great time for you to stop beating yourself up and start enjoying the fruits of your labor. Heck, you lost me for gosh sakes in terms of weight. THat is GREAT!

Don't set your limits until you have tested them...

Upcoming 2010 Races:
--2/14 Birmingham, AL Mercedes Benz full
--4/11 Martian Marathon
--4/25 Road Ends Trail 1/2
--5/1 Kenosha, WI Cheesehead Marthon
-6/5 Sunburst Hall of Fame to Notre Dame marathon, IN
-Rest...then figure out more
-10/10 Towpath Marathon
-12/5 Dallas Whiterock Marathon
-12/13 Run like the Dickens 10k
-12/31 New Years Resolution 8k-try for a 4peat

States completed: MI,


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HILLSEEKER50's Photo HILLSEEKER50 Posts: 4,793
8/7/07 3:12 P

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Hi, Lori, you are an amazaing person. You really should be proud of yourself!!!! I sure am proud of you. What a positive attitude!!! We can all learn something from you.

Didi

GOALS FOR 2009

Maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle (110-118lbs)

Run 1000miles in 2009

Strength train three times weekly

Run 2 out of Province Half Marathons:-

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Without sacrafice there is no victory!!!





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8/7/07 2:44 P

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That's a great way to look at things. The amont of weight you lost is truly jaw dropping (honestly, when I was reading your post my jaw really dropped) and shows that you can do amazing things when you put your mind to it. I am going to try to join you in your state of mind.

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IRISH-ANGEL's Photo IRISH-ANGEL Posts: 898
8/7/07 2:30 P

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Hi Lori! You should be SO proud of yourself and your weight loss, its AMAZING! :) I think its wonderful that you're deciding to change your outlook. I am struggling with the same feelings of having met my goal, but still thinking I'd like to lose a little more. You're right that we should look at all we've accomplished and celebrate it, instead of only looking at what's still ahead of us. And all of us here understand that just because you reached your goals, doesn't mean you don't still need support to maintain! So welcome to the team!

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8/7/07 2:19 P

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Hi, I'm Lori...
I first looked past this group, thinking, "I'm not finished losing yet, so I can't be in maintenance". I've been struggling with these last 6/10/15 pounds lately. I don't really have an end goal, I figure that I'll know it when I get there.
BUT THEN, this morning, while I was exercising, I thought, "Wait a minute! I DID reach my original goal, perhaps I should change the way I think about myself." Up until now, when someone comments on my 130 pounds lost, I always thank them and add that I am not finished yet. But why? I did reach my goal, and I am in my ideal weight range. I even weigh less than I did on my wedding day (fifteen years ago), which is always what I remember as the time I was in the best shape of my life. I am in better shape now, and able to play whatever games/sports I want to (not always well, but that's due to lack of skill, not physical size). Why must I continue to focus on an unhappiness with myself? With that attitude, I will never be happy.
So, today, let me change my mind. Would I like to lose more weight? Certainly. Must I beat myself up for the snail's pace I am losing at (or the little gains/setbacks now and again)? No! Perhaps I would do better without the stress, too.
So I am resetting my ticker to reflect my original goal. I would still like to get to 135, but I'll leave the final number up to God to choose. I'll just focus on treating my body right and enjoying movement (I don't call it exercise anymore, that makes me hate it) and eating for health.
I am glad you all are here... I have found that now that I am smaller than all of my friends who were losing, there is no support there anymore. It's a hard place to be, because you don't want to offend anyone, but you still have struggles. So thanks, for being a team. We need each other, too!
Lori

SW: 279 (10/03)

Goal by July 2012: 159
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