Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
SHRLZI's Photo SHRLZI Posts: 4,088
1/1/08 2:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
If you apply the same planning and determination to your job hunt, you will succeed there too!!!

...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
being.publicradio.org/programs/2010/
inner-landscape/transcript.shtml


 current weight: 161.0 
 
161
155
149
143
137
SHRLZI's Photo SHRLZI Posts: 4,088
1/1/08 2:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
JoannaGlows,
Yah Yah!! "you are what you eat" and when I eat "bad fats" and unrefined white stuff I feel bloated, sluggish, achey, more resistant to exercise...

Hooray for good healthy eating and exercise!!

...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
being.publicradio.org/programs/2010/
inner-landscape/transcript.shtml


 current weight: 161.0 
 
161
155
149
143
137
SARBAH77's Photo SARBAH77 SparkPoints: (125,578)
Fitness Minutes: (59,800)
Posts: 3,017
1/1/08 2:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
2007 was my first full year maintaining so I'm excited (though, I'll be honest - it's been a couple of weeks since I stepped on the scale). I'm pleased with how well I'm doing, in general. Could I be better? Undoubtedly. I'm certainly not perfect.

The big HUGE mark for me is that I'm still exercising. I knew that would be most important to me and I started, slow, as soon as I could after my knee surgery in 2005. 2007 marked my second FULL year of regular exercise. I've also discovered (and I think my DH has, as well) that we definitely enjoy vacations that involving hiking/walking/exploring and that we're not totally relaxing on the beach for a week people.

My clothing size has dropped a bit again, though my weight is holding steady. My coworkers still remind me how good I look and, when I catch my profile in a mirror, I tend to agree with them. I do look good - I look healthy and I feel healthy.

I want to keep all of this up for 2008. I want to see if I can find more foods that my DH and I will both eat. I want a better job, too.

JOANNAGLOWS's Photo JOANNAGLOWS Posts: 1,031
1/1/08 2:28 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Exactly! I even find that when I eat unhealthy 'whites' and refined sugar my mental outlook changes and I am much less optimistic and more easily discouraged. Must be the chemical breakdown of these things in our bodies
opposes doing and being the best we can be.

03/21/2006 Journey Begins @ 176 lbs

Joined SP 01/04/07
Current Weight 130


SHRLZI's Photo SHRLZI Posts: 4,088
1/1/08 1:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm sorry for your troubles. Best to you on re-committing to your exercise goals.

...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
being.publicradio.org/programs/2010/
inner-landscape/transcript.shtml


 current weight: 161.0 
 
161
155
149
143
137
KAYOTIC's Photo KAYOTIC Posts: 12,621
1/1/08 1:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This year has been somewhat of a rollercoaster for me maintenance-wise. I started a new job right at the beginning of the year, and it was much more stressful than I imagined it would be, and I imagined that it would be pretty stressful! That lead to my nighttime feeding frenzies that I did not really get under control until mid-year.

I think coming to Spark and getting back into tracking, and raising my goal weight range all helped me get back into control of my health and fitness plan, and I'm happy to report that December has been my best month of the year as far as maintaing and feeling in control and making good choices goes.

The workouts were always good, but this coming year I'd like to try to drop some bodyfat, so I'm planning on increasing the ST to 3 days a week, and continuing the cardio, as well as making good, healthy food choices.

Here's to a great year to come!

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



 current weight: 3.6  over
 
5
2.5
0
-2.5
-5
FELINA's Photo FELINA SparkPoints: (121,780)
Fitness Minutes: (83,803)
Posts: 11,222
1/1/08 1:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
2007 was great. I reached my original goal the week before Thanksgiving and have been maintaining 2-3 pounds below that ever since. I did well over the holidays, putting on 2-3 pounds so that now I'm back at that original goal. For the new year I plan to take off another ten pounds to get to my final goal. I'm back on maintenance as of today and will switch to my weight loss plan the end of next week.

 
121,780 SparkPoints
YELLOWBRICKRD's Photo YELLOWBRICKRD SparkPoints: (85,831)
Fitness Minutes: (76,253)
Posts: 880
1/1/08 10:35 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have been maintaining weight-wise since early 2005 - the challenge this year has been to maintain regular exercise - up until this summer I had been consistently using the elliptical/jogging at least 6 days a week - then my husband's grandfather had a major health problem that landed the poor guy in the intensive care unit for more than 4 weeks, then to a rehab facility for another couple of weeks - thankfully he is home and just fine now - the reason it threw me off was that we went to visit him every day after work so sometimes I didn't get home until 9pm and was just too tired to exercise, so at most during that period I only worked out 3x a week; right after that, I was involved in a big project at work that often consumed 7 days a week for more than 12 hours a day, so I was exhausted and often didn't exercise more than 2 or 3x a week again for months - the last few weeks I have been back to about 4x a week, but it's still not where I was and I am troubled by the fact that I don't feel the 'need' to get back to 6x a week - that's where I should, and need, to be in order to be able to maintain my weight while still having treats occasionally sooooo, my challenge for 2008 is to get back to truly regular exercise!

SW: 130 (Oct. 2004)
GW: 107 (April 2005)
CW: 111 (May 2013)


497 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
125
250
375
500
MISSJCISRUNNING's Photo MISSJCISRUNNING Posts: 13,631
1/1/08 12:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I reached my original goal in August and I am now 21.5 pounds below that!!! Needless to say SP has taken to me to a place I never imagined myself being!!!

Jackie!!! emoticon

Jackie Chatman, MA, NC
Eating for Wellness Nutrition and Fitnness
Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Www.eatingforwellness.net
www.facebook.com/pages/Eating-for-We
llness/103022173087868


SHRLZI's Photo SHRLZI Posts: 4,088
12/31/07 9:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Weird thing is, with all the extra white flour things, more meat, more sugar, and more fat of various kinds, my body is taking on a sluggish feel, like a clogged drain. That must be how I felt *all* the time before!
Good motivation to get back on the program!

...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
being.publicradio.org/programs/2010/
inner-landscape/transcript.shtml


 current weight: 161.0 
 
161
155
149
143
137
FRAN3ORD's Photo FRAN3ORD Posts: 958
12/31/07 9:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I met my goal in November, then let a couple of pounds slip back in. I lowered my goal weight by 5 lbs. so I have maybe 8 to lose. But all the while I eat, even when it's out, I keep reminding myself of the healthy living aspect....so I expect in 2008 to
hopefully get a firmer grasp on it.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

Belle- 5ft 3 in.

Pace e Bene!

Personal goal - Go From 162 to 145

6/13/10...153.2

6/20/10....152.4

7/5/10....151.00

7/11/10.....148.4

7/18/10.....149.00

1/12/11....oops...162.00









Walking for a Healthier You administrator

MAINTAINING !!


 current weight: 162.0 
 
164
159.25
154.5
149.75
145
MUMMAMICHELLE's Photo MUMMAMICHELLE SparkPoints: (36,916)
Fitness Minutes: (27,025)
Posts: 2,131
12/31/07 7:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I met my goal in September...I have gone down a few extra and then put them back on. I have let some old habits sneak there way back in...now that it's the NY and all of the holidays are over it's time to get rid of the junk again and become more consistant with exercise. It was easy when weight loss was the motivation, since maintaining it's been too easy for me to add something here and skip a workout there.

2007 was awesome though, it was the year I strived to reach my goals and I am feeling really good about myself and that I can keep up the healthy lifestyle in 2008!! It's made me strive for more in other areas of my life.

 current weight: 153.0 
 
157
152.75
148.5
144.25
140
PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,227
12/31/07 6:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
3/12 years into maintenance and it's stil hard work! (...smile...)
There is no magic!
Actually 2007 was the hardest year to maintain.
I'm willing to do all the hard work it takes to maintain because it's so worth it!
What helps me the most is consistenly building up my healthy habits.

To a wonderful year, 2008!

Mimi



Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 1/1/2008 (00:13)
I'll celebrate 10 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2014!

Leader of W8watchers superb healthy recipes

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=10495


530 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
135
270
405
540
SHRLZI's Photo SHRLZI Posts: 4,088
12/31/07 6:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi PersistanceMimi,

Great elation at meeting my goal, then while increasing to maintenance calorie leve, I let old habits slowly creep back in... My challenge for 2008 is finding the *right* foods to add, and maintaining a healthy exercise routine.

How about *y*o*u*??

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
being.publicradio.org/programs/2010/
inner-landscape/transcript.shtml


 current weight: 161.0 
 
161
155
149
143
137
LADY_DONKEY's Photo LADY_DONKEY SparkPoints: (63,429)
Fitness Minutes: (68,281)
Posts: 7,066
12/31/07 6:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I reached my goal on Thanksgiving Day -- and managed to maintain my loss, believe it or not, for the most part through the holidays. I am expecting to start the New Year a little higher than usual, because of this week's eating, but that's part of life.

It hasn't always been easy, but the main thing is to never lose sight of your goal and to get right back on the elliptical, er, wagon the next day.

Lady Donkey (you can call me LD) is 5'3"

Hope is not a plan. --- Oprah Winfrey

What people say about you is more a reflection of what is in their hearts than what is in yours. --- Lady Donkey

Success is the best revenge. --- Lady Donkey

Unhappy women do dangerous things. --- Desperate Housewives


 current weight: 183.0 
 
183
171
159
147
135
JUSTLYLE's Photo JUSTLYLE SparkPoints: (131,487)
Fitness Minutes: (72,188)
Posts: 3,439
12/31/07 6:01 P
Online Now  • ))
My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great so far, reached goal June 2007 and have been 5 to 10 below ever since.Have a safe and Happy New Year. We are getting much snow so had to cancel our plans tonight. Skeeter

Just Lyle[Skeeter]


 current weight: 229.0 
 
232
225.25
218.5
211.75
205
PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,227
12/31/07 5:27 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Maintenance wise, how would you sum up the year 2007?

Please share

Have a happy and a healthy new year and may all your dreams comes true.

Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 12/31/2007 (17:26)
I'll celebrate 10 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2014!

Leader of W8watchers superb healthy recipes

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=10495


530 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
135
270
405
540
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Tips for avoiding freak outs for new maintainers 7/12/2013 7:35:31 AM
Team Points 11/12/2013 11:09:16 AM
Daily Check in 5/19 5/20/2014 12:40:19 AM
daily check-in august 15 8/15/2013 10:16:12 PM
daily check-in 7/13 7/13/2014 4:25:54 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x10846851

Review our Community Guidelines