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ZUCCHINIQUEEN's Photo ZUCCHINIQUEEN Posts: 7,584
4/25/08 6:50 P

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Wow! Rena! What an impressive loss! Sounds as if you have learned a lot of good tricks to keep the weight off! Good for you!

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4/25/08 3:35 P

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I purchase recipe books from the organisation I use, I make each recipe and put a tick at the top of it, I have to go through the whole book and try a new recipe each time. It is hard sometimes to put it in the nutrition section, but I would go batty if I ate the same thing all the time..
I eat alot of chicken, but never get tired of it as is my favourite food lol.. My kids tease me about growing feathers and begining to pick at the ground for worms...
I did the same exercise from 2004 until about 2 weeks ago.. My instructor kindly found another job, so the secretary cleaned up in the cards and though I was in-active so throw my training card away. They had to give me a new free program as a sorry for the inconvience..
I now have something new to grab and work for, when I get bored of this just have to return to Gitte for another...
I used to write up what my weight was all the time, but just look at the scales shrug my shoulders when my weight is within 130-132 and just move on with my day without thinking about it..
I just keep in the back of my head to stay focused and listen to my body when tired and sort between hunger and boredom plus walk away from stress at home to go for my walk. I drop everything when the kids are annoying and take a break... It cleans out the cobwebs and revitalizes for the next round ( have two teenagers with mental issues.)

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OUTOFCONTROL's Photo OUTOFCONTROL SparkPoints: (83,341)
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4/20/08 11:20 A

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I have to keep setting new goals. There are some things that have become habits, but every once in a while I start to get off track so I re-focus and set new goals until I'm back on top of it. With working out, I am into running, which is its own source of motivation. Maybe you could try a different program, like counting calories instead of points. Or work toward a fitness goal, like doing pull-ups or something.
edited to add: I do agree though, that at a certain point losing more weight is not necessary. You might switch to checking body fat or measurements, or something else. I drove myself crazy worrying about the number on the scale and finally put it away.

Edited by: OUTOFCONTROL at: 4/20/2008 (11:22)
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4/20/08 8:55 A

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I agree with IMRN99. I found that when I ate at the low end of my range, I struggled to lose the weight and was hungry too often. Now I eat at the top of my calorie range and although this journey is a struggle, it seems easier to maintain the weight.
Sounds crazy but it really works for me.

Starting Weight: 235 on 01/01/07

Achieved Goal Weight: 140 on 11/29/07

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4/19/08 6:18 P

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Girl, you need to eat more! I have done WW annually for the past several years. Each time I plateau then get frustrated and quit after only 6-8 weeks. I am convinced that the added intake I was allowed based on SP's calorie range is the reason I have been so successful this time. I am exercising, too, but I don't think I would have come this far without the extra food! Give it a whirl... what the heck?! I base one point on 50 calories which means you should eat AT LEAST 25 points a day (to reach 1250). Good luck to you!

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MAMAOF3KIDDIES's Photo MAMAOF3KIDDIES Posts: 4,734
4/19/08 4:55 P

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No my 21 points barely hits the bottom of my calorie range (SP gives me 1200-1550 for calories). There are quite a few days where I am barely making 1100 calories.

~Debi~ ~Carpe Diem~

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4/19/08 10:31 A

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I have not read the other responses, nor did I check out your Spark Page. But I have a question: does 21 points take you to the upper end of your calorie range? I followed the same program (WW) using SP as a supplement (when I first joined). I found that SP allowed us to eat more and I have had awesome success with it! If you are exercising, you might try eating at the top of your calorie range. O/W, your body might go into starvation mode and stop burning calories! Plateaus are very frustrating; even maddening! Don't worry... you'll get through it!

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SHRLZI's Photo SHRLZI Posts: 4,088
4/19/08 2:29 A

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Dear Debi,
I looked at your Spark page - I think you look Fabulous at 130! You look really fit - and the more muscle you have, the less bulk...

I hope you find a new exercise adventure to keep you going and having fun doing it!

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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MAMAOF3KIDDIES's Photo MAMAOF3KIDDIES Posts: 4,734
4/18/08 8:52 P

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Thanks for both of your responses. Let's see some answers to your questions.

1) yes I drink only water, except for my 1 cup of coffee a day
2) When I first started WW I pulled 135 out of the air. As I started getting closer to that 135 my body kept losing and I saw the 129 and said I want to get down to 125. I may just be at the point where my body wants to maintain between 130 - 134. But I'm just not ready to accept that yet. UGHHHHHHHHH

~Debi~ ~Carpe Diem~

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ZUCCHINIQUEEN's Photo ZUCCHINIQUEEN Posts: 7,584
4/18/08 3:47 P

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Sometimes our bodies tell us "This is where I want to be", and it's very difficult to take your weight down from that particular point. I kept setting a new goal every time I got to a goal I'd set. Finally my body said "No More", and no matter what I do, I end up at 127. I'd still like to be 126, but I think I'm going to listen to my body, because this seems as if it's where I'm supposed to be. And I'm healthier than I've ever been. That's got to count for something!
On my ticker, it looks as if I only lost 4 lb., but that's since I joined SparkPeople. I am actually down from a top weight of 220.

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SHRLZI's Photo SHRLZI Posts: 4,088
4/18/08 12:33 P

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I hear you! I kept thinking it would become like second nature and I wouldn't have to think about it much any more... but I popped up 5 pounds from my goal in a couple months, and I'm still creeping up , a year later I am 9 pounds over goal.

Exercise: I signed up for riding lessons - a sport I have always had a passion for. It inspires me to do some of the more 'boring' exercises because I know it will help me do what I love. Is there something you loved as a kid that you could take up again?

Bored with counting points: Maybe switch up how you monitor your food - use the calorie counter on SP instead, or switch to South Beach Phase 2 or 3 guidelines, and find out how that works for you. My brother & his wife have been subscribing to Seattle Sutton, where you get pre=packaged, fresh meals at 1,200 or 2,000 calorie a day levels - maybe a month on a program like that where you don't have to think about counting anything would give you a welcome break.

being hungry all the time: Are you getting enough water? Are you using you points in a way that gives you enough healthy fat? Are you allowing yourself enough 'comfort food'?

Why was 135 your goal at WW? And why did you decide to change it? Where does that put you on the BMI scale? I was at the bottom of the BMI scale at one point (in my 20's) - and while I was so proud of being thin, I started getting sick a lot... Maybe you are actually healthier at the weight you are now?

All best to you!

...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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MAMAOF3KIDDIES's Photo MAMAOF3KIDDIES Posts: 4,734
4/18/08 12:07 P

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For those of you who have been on maintenance for longer than 1 year -- how to keep the motivation alive? I'm getting bored of my working out, bored of counting points, just bored overall. I had gotten my weight down to 129 but have been hovering with 133- 134 for the past month. If I follow my daily point allowance (of 21) I will lose the weight but then end up being hungry all the time. I want to get down to 125 (135 was my ultimate goal with WW).

Any ideas, suggestions??????

~Debi~ ~Carpe Diem~

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www.facebook.com/debi.condon


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