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I know it seemed that nothing I did was helping. I'd drop 5 lbs but then gain it back plus add another 5 lbs on for good measure. And it's continued to climb. But now I seem to be able to drop a little and keep it off so I'm praying it'll continue to go down. It's going to help that Bob will be trying to drop some weight too since that means a lot of the no-no foods won't be coming into the house.

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I know what you mean about gaining weight. As I went through life there were many little pitfalls along the way causing me to gain weight. For example, while in my 20's I started taking birth control pills -- gained 3 or 4 pounds! When I finally quit taking them did the 3 or 4 pounds go away? You bet your sweet bippy it did not!!

Later on in life I had a hysterectomy and my doctor said I should go on hormone supplements, in other words, start taking estrogen. Wow! This time it was a 6-pound gain. Of course that weight gain has hung on for dear life and never plans on leaving!

Started taking meds for high blood pressure, cholesterol too high and issues with thyroid. Do not know which one was the culprit -- but another weight gain!

Just an added bonus to getting older. The older you get, so goeth the weight. Once it finds a reason to go a bit higher, it never wants to leave!

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I know I can gain weight at the drop of a hat. And forget walking past a candy store or donut shop! LOL!
But seriously, since I went into full menopause a few years ago, I've GAINED 115 lbs and I just want to lose enough of that to be at a healthier weight. If I can lose the 67 lbs I'll be thrilled.

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1/27/14 6:33 P

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Hi Vicki and welcome to our Team! I'll bet our icon (photo) of the woman on the scale that says, it was 2 pounds of chocolates so why does the scale say I've gained 10 pounds -- it must have been made just for you!

Sorry you made me laugh, darlin' I'm not laughing AT YOU, but WITH YOU! I think the same thing about other things. You think, if coffee has no calories, but 2 cups of it weigh a pound, so you gain a pound every time you drink 2 cups? Or does your weight stay the same?

Anyway, glad you decided to join us, be sure and post so we can get to know you!

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I'm a 57 year old woman that has a total of 83 lbs to lose to reach a decent weight where I can possibly get off of blood pressure pills and also not hurt so much from RA of the spine. I've been told by my doctor that the less extra weight I'm carrying the less stress there will be on my joints. I don't expect to lose it fast. It took me 8 years to put on all the weight. My goal is to drop 2 lbs every month and keep it off til I reach my 83 lb goal.
I am married to Bob and he's just had to get a pacemaker/defibrullator in March, and is still adjusting to having a very weak heart (20% heart strength), so I tend to stress over his health a lot, and when I'm stressing out, I tend to eat more than I should. So I will be working on making healthier food choices over time.



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Welcome to the Yo-Yo Club!

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Another newbie -- here's a big welcome!

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We have a new member to our little team, making a grand total of 24! Maybe if we all share our hints we can learn to progress steadily instead of doing all the yo-yo!

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10/28/12 1:48 P

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Another new member -- we have a guy this time, and that's great. Yo-Yoing is certainly not exclusive to the female gender.

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A new yo-yo has joined us! You know, I'll bet if we all compared notes, we all have the same reasons (or excuses) for being yo-yo's!

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A big welcome to FAIRYOFTHEPAINT to our Team! With all that on and off process of yours your body is probably in a state of total confusion, Nana! I don't know if being on SP will fix it for you, but I do know that eating healthy (every day) and getting moderate exercise (again every day) will definitely put you on the right track.

Happy you found us -- and together may we find the road to success!

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8/27/12 7:14 P

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Hey guys! I'm Nana! I've been on Sparks off and on since 2007, I actually deleted my first account and started this one because I'd look at the reports and I'd be great for a month and then couple months go by and I'd gain everything back. It was just the perfect example of my yo-yo mentality. I've only been able to stick to a good healthy diet once(lasted about 5 months, christmas was my downfall) in my entire life. So I'm glad to see other people with the same problem. I'm relatively healthy, I work out regularly three times a week, its the food that gets me. So ultimately I'm just trying to lose that extra ten pounds of fast food weight and keep it off ^_^

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Another new member -- so let's all remember to give her a warm welcome!

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Another newbie -- wooHoo, we're up to 25 members! Let's all welcome:

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WooHoo! Three new members -- our small little group is growing!

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I'm 55, soon to be 56. I'm married to my wonderful hubby Bob, and I have a grown son named Chris, that's my pride and joy. I talk about both a lot in blogs at times.
I'm working to lose some weight thru healthier eating and more exercise. I'm not using a scale to determine my progress. I'll be using a tape measurer once a week to see my progress and how my clothes are fitting. The main goal is to feel better about myself and to have more energy, regardless of my size.
I'm trying to be a lot more active than I had been. I'm getting out and working in the yard, doing personal projects like sewing, and hubby and I have started back going fishing. Anything to be more active.
I don't expect to lose the weight overnight ( wouldn't it be great if we could ?), but I know if I continue to go as I am now, I will get there over time.

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A new member with a lot of spunk -- she's already on our Top Three List.

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As you can see we've just had two new members:

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Hi Carol -- so glad you saw my post on that other team (I just joined 5'3 and under) and decided to join us. We are a very small group of ladies -- and not too terribly active -- but it is with open arms that we welcome you! I'm SCOTMAMA, you can call me Eve.

Yo-Yo can be different things for different people. For me it is the constant yo-yo of going up and down between and couple of pounds. However as time goes on I find I am doing the
yo-yo between smaller and smaller numbers. Still have a few to go though, but getting down toward my last 10.

For other people yo-yo can mean they stay on a more or less strict diet for a period of time, losing much of their excess weight. Then they go back to their old way of eating and put it all back on, usually with some to spare. I really feel sorry for that type.

Whichever type you are, we need to concentrate on NOT being on a diet, but a new healthier type of lifestyle -- perhaps not ELIMINATING the foods that pack on the pounds, but for sure cutting down on the portions we allow ourselves. And . . . . . we all need to realize that we will never reach our goals if we don't exercise to make it happen. My main form of exercise is to just walk -- it's something everyone can do, no equipment needed, and it's free. Of course in the summer where we live it is quite a challenge. That's why I try to get up about 5:30 in the morning when I'm in the Glendale area in the summer. You know what I mean!

Welcome, Carol! So happy to have a new member on our Team!

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Hi, Everyone

I've been on SparkPeople for quite a while but today I read a post on another team from SCOTMAMA and saw this team on her SparkPage. My only thought was, "Wow, a team made with me in mind!" I have yo-yo'd my entire life - and I mean my entire life. I can remember this starting way back in grade school and it still continues to this day. I am a 63 yr. old grandmother and I'm still a yo-yo dieter emoticon . I am at a point where I want to stop the lunacy and just reach my very realistic goal weight and stay there. I did lose about 15 lbs. a year ago and I've managed to keep most of that off but I have another 25 lbs. I'd like to shed. I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you. emoticon

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I know that some members come and some go -- of course I hate to see anyone leave the team, but if they don't use it, it's for the best. Active members are the best members. And with that said, I'd like to welcome two NEW members -- and they have already proven they are hard workers, for they have both made the "Top Three" in achievements (see the thread).

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Just got another new member, and already this gal is heading up our "Top Three" category, so she's got the most Spark Points in a week, plus the most Fitness Minutes. We'd better keep our eye on this gal cause she's serious about reaching her goal.

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A new member -- so let's all give a big welcome to

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I see we have a new member on our Team -- so let's all give a nice welcome to:

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By the way team -- CAROLAGAIN is our newest member on this Team!

Let's all welcome her and help her reach her goals!

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That is a problem, isn't it, Carol? You make it to your goal, but then you think you can start to eat all your favorite foods again, and before you know it -- wham! the clothes don't fit any more.

I think the better way to do it is to make a lifestyle change! Make little changes that will always be that way -- so maybe in the "old" life you always had bacon and eggs for breakfast! It was great for "back then." but now we're in the NEW LIFESTYLE, so maybe the new choice will be a fruit smoothie for breakfast, and once a month treat yourself to breakfast out with friends, and make that your splurge for the month -- eat whatever sounds good. You'll find that sometimes the rich, fattening favorites of yesteryear are no longer what you desire.

And could it be your friends? Hang around with healthy friends and you do better -- so look around you and check out what you see!

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Hi, I'm Carol. I lost 60 pounds here at SP awhile ago, and put it back on. I have major yo-yo problems. It's really discouraging. I am hoping to take it off for good this time.

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We have quite a turnover on this team, our number of members yo-yo just like our weight. For some it could be that we are not active enough, perhaps not enough stuff going on, or they might have even dropped completely out of Sparks -- who knows? But I do see that we have 3 more members who have not been mentioned in our WELCOME post as yet, so let's get that done right now!

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Welcome Connie! Now if we could just figure out what causes our yo-yo we'd have it made. Or maybe we DO KNOW, but we're turning a blind eye to it. lol

I would even like to know why a person's weight seems to go up and down by 1 to 3 pounds over the course of a week or so. Why can't it stay in a steady decline?

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Hello everyone. i need ed to join a club dealing with yo yoing. It is really hard to lose weight one week then turnaround and gain it back and then some. But i dont give up easily. emoticon

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Just noticed that we've got another gal in our Team!
A big welcome to TEEJONES9

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While I was in the mountains marveling at the sights of snow -- I discovered two new members have joined!
BUBBLYBRANDI and JENNYINAJIFFY
Welcome to both of you -- together maybe we can stop this yo-yo business in 2011! New Year - New Us!
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Hi! I am restarting Spark and found this team! New start to a new year! I want to focus on exercise, portion control and having a treat be a treat! Here's to 2011!
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We've got a new gal that joined our team, so here's a big welcome to:
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Very slowly our membership number is creeping upward

MOMMYRANA just joined our group. Big Welcome!!
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Another yo-yo just joined us (lol) laughing 'with' you -- not AT YOU!
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Welcome to our newest member!
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As we make our journey up and down on the weight scale -- we have another member who has just joined us in our quest to find the secret to staying in the downswing!

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Thanks for the welcome. I was always tiny and thin till after kids and hitting late 20's...still not such a bad weight till late 30's then continuing to creep on till I broke my leg winter of my early to mid 40's...add on another 10 there,,,so drastic moves needed,,,I did Herbal Magic and went from size 18 to size 3 in 6 months,,it bounced up maybe 5 pounds and was holding. ...Then I started suffering worst tummy trouble then ever before,,( and I've dealt with tummy issues all my life)diagnosed with diverticular disease and had a small tumor removed from my colon and a few paulips from throat and colon....and here begins major YOYOING..been up and down several pound over the last 6 years,,,getting harder to get the down working though so here I am,,,Hope We can all encourage each other along to good health and better weights

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Our little club is growing yet again, and our latest member is:

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As you can see, Carmen just joined us as:
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HELLO, MY NAME IS CARMEN I HAVE BEEN ON SPARK OOF AND ON SEEN 07 I HAVE TRYED MANY TEAMS AND HAVE NOT FIND A TEAM THAT REALY HELPS ANYONE THAT YO YO WITH THERE WEIGHT YET .PLEASE GO TO MY PAGE AND READ IF YOU LIKE TO OR LEAVE A COMMENT OR E-MAIL. HAVE A GREAT DAY emoticon


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Let's all welcome Vicki to our little group!

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Wow! Ladies we have yet another member to join our little "up and down" group!

Let's all welcome SEEANUME
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DEBMARKS has just joined us, so here's another new member we can brainstorm with. Has anyone come up with a solution yet? I've been yo-yo'ing like crazy this week (the same .2 or .4 over and over)

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#14 just joined -- we're on a roll!

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Clang-clang! That's the bells ringing to announce our #13 member!

SARAHKBWELLS joined today -- so here's a big:
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You are more than welcome to stick around. And when I refer to yo-yo being 3 to 10 pounds, I'm talking about how most of us go up a few pounds, then maybe in the same week, start down a pound or two -- or the other way around. It would be nice if everyone could just get into healthy living and have the scale consistently go down, down, down -- but life doesn't work like that for most of us. Sure they do it on "Biggest Loser" because their food is being drastically restricted and they exercise like there is no tomorrow. But in the real world we all know that we don't make the right choices each and every day -- therefore we yo-yo. Show me the person who has lost every single day for a month and I'll show you a liar (or a robot) lol

Stick with us honey, what have you got to lose but some of the weight?

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Hi, everyone! Thanks, Eve, for the nice welcome!

I've just read the comments on the topic "All About Me!" and I think I may be in the wrong club. To me the yo-yo range isn't "3 to 10 pounds" that you speak of, Eve -- to me the range is more like 80 pounds lost, 100 eventually gained, 100 lost, 120 gained, 100 lost, 150 gained, with some smaller fluctuations along the way. I did have the smaller "3 to 10 pounds" fluctuations in my teens and twenties after loosing 80 pounds with Weight Watchers at the age of 17.

In my case, the yo-yo phenomenon is due to the metabolism slowing down because of successive dieting periods followed by periods of not dieting. Every single time, the weight goes back up and then further up. Because of this, I had given up on weight loss in the last years (2 or 3, I don't remember), with the belief that my weight would stabilize itself -- unfortunately, it did eventually go up somehow. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I often eat the whole package, the whole bowl or the whole recipe that I had prepared to have leftovers for future meals. I would say that often is my trigger for overeating or bingeing -- I become obsessed with finishing off the whole thing.

If you don't mind, I'll stick around anyway -- I am new at SP (May 1st) and on the lookout for friends with a compatible outlook.


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emoticon Isn't this fun? We've added another new member:

PETITELUNE -- let's watch for a post from her!
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We are growing again -- we now have 11 members! Our newest member is:
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Yes! We just hit the magic number of 10! We're a real team now and will have a Weekly Digest!

Our #10 member is: CAMI325
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We're up to 9 members now -- just one more and we'll hit the magic number where we get the Weekly Digest... so if you have any friends who might be interested in joining, let them know about us.

NEEDLER22 is our newest member. Look at her Spark Page to see some beautiful quilting she has done!
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Hi, I'm a dieter of many years. If I had kept off all the pounds I've ever lost I wouldn't exist. I'm working hard to keep the swings in my weight smaller. I am trying to define success for myself.

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Hey! Have you noticed how our number is growing? We are up to 8 now. I think at "10" we are officially recognized as a group and we'll get a weekly report!

Newest member: SKINNY_PYLON -- she's our youngest! Oh - and her name is Pylon
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We've got another yo-yo in our club, so let's welcome IMEOWASWELL (I need to find out what that means)
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And.....we are now up to 6 members! Good for us!

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Hi Eve -- I like your idea of fruits/veggies for at least one meal a day-- At the very least I start now to have a fruit and/or veggie with each meal or snack

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Cathy! So happy that you joined the Team! We now have 5 -- pretty good in such a short time.

I believe one of the secrets of NOT yo-yo'ing would be to have at least one meal per day that is strictly fruits/veggies. With that in mind I think I will start a little game for us to do listing the last fruit and/or veggie we ate. At least we'll be getting one in. I'm a big fan of fruits and veggies though and many days find I eat no meat at all. So as a rule, 3 days a week or so I will have a nice breakfast of turkey bacon, an egg and whole wheat toast -- just to get in more protein.

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Hi team -- Cathy here -- I am a definite Yo-yo looking to break that string emoticon

I have several triggers -- fresh soft bread, any kind of chocolate candy and ice cream are a few -- I have found I just need to not have them in my house or at the very least get single serving size that I can have if the "need" gets to me too much.

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Welcome Miriam! So it sounds like chocolate is your trigger also, as it is in one form or another for at least 3 of us now. I'm not sure about LIS -- so come on, tell us your weakness!!

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Hi - Just joining. Looks like a small crew! I'm proud to be #4.

Eve - thanks for the invitation!

Chocolate has been a big problem for me this week - too many Whoopers in the candy bowl - well, not anymore! I can not resist malted milk balls!


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Well, there are 3 of us right now, and if you know of any of your friends who suit our criteria, invite them to join us.

Grabbing the chocolate has a familiar ring to it, my addiction is chocolate covered raisins. Used to go for the yogurt covered variety, but read that the chocolate is actually better for you than the yogurt who would have dreamed that??? I, also, have put them in a hard-to-reach spot where I have to very purposefully reach and move things to get at them. It does seem to help a little rather than having them just sitting there on the counter waiting for me to scoop up a handful. And to prove it my weight is on it's downward journey again!

So welcome to the yo-yo club. GGFIRST makes our number zip up to the big 3! (and climbing, of course)

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Hi SCOTMAMA. My worst habit is grabbing a piece of chocolate and then another and another. My name is Gail and I'm a chocoholic! There, if you admit it your on your way to recovery, right? Yesterday I put those chocolates in a place that is less easy to grab. By the way, thanks for inviting me to join the Yo-Yo Club.

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Hi my friend! OK, so there are only two of us so far, but I know as our numbers grow, our pounds will go down. We can confess our weaknesses, and because of having to admit that we DID THEM, perhaps it will keep us on the straight and narrow. I know one of my worst habits is taking a handful of chocolate covered raisins and chomping them down -- and it all shows up on the feared scale! What's your worst habit?

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