Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
STARSHINEFL's Photo STARSHINEFL SparkPoints: (1,072)
Fitness Minutes: (40)
Posts: 158
4/9/12 12:49 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Ah - you guys are inspiring! I am somewhat height-challenged as well (not quite 5'3"), but I'd be okay with 125-128. I briefly hit 123 about 6 years ago during a very stressful period (critical illness of a loved one) and I think I look better a little higher than that. I'm curvy anyway and do quite a bit of weight training so ultimately I want to have a lot more muscle.

I follow a slightly different plan which is 2 down days a week, but feel like I can maintain that long term, which is what's most important to me.

I'm planning to track this week too - have not gained any, but KNOW I did stupid things last week (breaking two of my personal rules: (1) don't eat food (cookies and candy at work) just because it's there, and (2) if you're not enjoying something you are eating - STOP EATING IT!). I might not count the calories, but I want to see it in black and white that everything I put in my mouth was either nutritionally or emotionally worthwhile emoticon .

Also HAVE to start some cardio exercise. I don't know why that is so hard for me!!!

Appreciate everyone sharing their stories and challenges!

~Kim

There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
- Logan Pearsall Smith
MAMABUGAZ's Photo MAMABUGAZ SparkPoints: (19,998)
Fitness Minutes: (10)
Posts: 4,054
4/9/12 11:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hang in there, JUDE.

Like you, I'm mostly in maintenance. Actually, I have been, for the past 6 months or so. I initially wanted to lose 50 pounds, but changed my goal to 60 when I still had a significant "muffin top". I reached my goal of a 60 lb loss in September, and have lost a few more since then.

The trick to maintenance is that we need to still be on the program. My mantra: "A temporary diet means a temporary weight loss".

I recently posted a blog (feel free to skip the "numbers" at the beginning of it) where I outlined the strategies that I still use, and the things that I give myself permission to no longer do. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
ur
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=4812487

After you read it, consider making your own list. "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." And, when I need to, I very occasionally go back to even doing some of the things that, mostly, I no longer do, such as tracking food for a few days or a week, or adding in more DOWN days again.

Continuing to weigh myself daily, and posting regularly on SP are two of my most important strategies, because they help to keep me accountable to myself and others so that I don't "fall off the wagon". Actually, I recently read what someone else wrote about "falling off the wagon". She believes that implies that she is not driving the wagon. We need to drive the wagon and be in control of each and every choice we make, and then we can't fall off.

~ Faith

Edited by: MAMABUGAZ at: 4/9/2012 (13:03)
Leader:
Doing It With Multiple Sclerosis;
Plateau Busters!!!!;


2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro

Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK


 current weight: 121.6 
 
180
162.5
145
127.5
110
HOLLYANE777's Photo HOLLYANE777 Posts: 13
4/9/12 6:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
There is no doubt that getting involved with support sites such as Spark People helps people stay on track! You get support, inspiring ideas and personal advice! Welcome! I have significantly more weight to lose than you. But so far I've lost 12 lbs on this diet in 2 months which is excellent for my diet record. :-)

Easter week is my first major slip up. So I'm afraid of the scale right now. .... So I'm BACK on Spark and ready to get on track again.

*What has helped me the most on this diet?
1. Having a very rigid rule I will not eat more than 700 calories on my Down Days.
2. I will not have 2 days in a row of Up Days.
3. Remember you are never more than 8 to 24 hours away from a yummy meal. If I am presented with an amazingly yummy meal on a Down Day -- most often at restaurants, but also close friends' and families' home -- I will wrap up the meal and take it home and eat it in 8 to 24 hours. I think it is KEY to do this so you do NOT feel deprived and frustrated and want to quit. I have done this a lot. Friends and family don't care. They want to support me.

Any concerns?

Best Wishes!

FYI: My first week I felt lousy... headaches, tired, hungry... but its weird those annoying symptoms have gone away. My semi-fasting Down Days are not all that bad. I feel healthier having a semi-fast every other day.

"I am prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar." Jennifer Hudson

My cartoon. A girl stares at the scale with curiosity. Her little friend holds her back, "Don't step on it.... it makes you cry."


1,042 Days since:  Mindless Eating
 
0
262
525
787
1050
JUDEINTOPS's Photo JUDEINTOPS Posts: 76
4/9/12 3:23 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
As a KOPs[Keep Off Pounds sensibly]in the TOPS {Take Off Pounds Sensibly I am struggling with maintenance and even want to lose another 4-5 lbs beyond my recently reached goal of 160..JUDDD was/is instrumental in my success but my Down Days seem to get away from me .Hoping to get control with stricter menus,protein drink and keeping goodies out of the house emoticon

JudeinTOPS happy for family,Sparks,Juddd and TOPS support


 current weight: 26.0  over
 
30
15
0
-15
-30
MAMABUGAZ's Photo MAMABUGAZ SparkPoints: (19,998)
Fitness Minutes: (10)
Posts: 4,054
4/8/12 5:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome. At my heaviest, I weighed about 185 lbs. I'm 5'3", and a small build, and have been below 120 lbs since September. It took me about a year (Sept 2010 - Sept 2011) to lose 60 lbs.

I'm content with my weight, but, I'd still like to lose an inch or two in my waist, and get down to 50% of my height. (63" tall. Currently at a 33" or 33.25" waist. Would like to be 31.5".)

So, we're kind of at a similar place. I expect that I'll need to be down in the 110-115 lb range to achieve my waist goal. I'm no longer working terribly hard at it, but, I've continued, during my last 6 months in "maintenance", to lose 3-4 lbs, and about an inch. So, I'm gradually working my way down there.

~ Faith

Leader:
Doing It With Multiple Sclerosis;
Plateau Busters!!!!;


2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro

Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK


 current weight: 121.6 
 
180
162.5
145
127.5
110
ANUSHKA147 SparkPoints: (28)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1
4/8/12 5:34 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I'm totally new here and I have never been a part of any online group so bear with my limited knowledge of how t works. I have wanted to lose those last 10 lbs for the past 2 years. At my heaviest I weighed 155. I went down to 125 over the course of 4 years; however, I feel the best when I weigh 115. I'm not that tall. I'm about 5'4" so it's not that I'm trying to look like a skeleton. Anyways, I really need a support in this and I think this is the right place to find it. I'm planning to start tomorrow ( I already bought some Wonder Slim 100 cal soups. I hope I can do it with you guys!!!

Anushka

Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other The Alternate-Day Diet, Friends of Dr. Johnson Introduce Yourself to Team Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
new to the forum 6/14/2014 8:05:11 PM
This will work, this will, this will work... 1/22/2014 2:37:45 PM
Alternate Diet or 5.2 Diet? 10/7/2013 4:58:04 PM
Hello 12/24/2013 10:35:21 AM
New to SparkPeople and to the Alternate-Day Diet 4/16/2014 8:41:32 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x13429x47485194

Review our Community Guidelines