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ACHILLES_DALLAS
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11/10/06 10:26 A

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I am not anywhere close to the calorie range that is recommended. It is just too much food for me to consume. I natuarally eat about 1200 - 1400 calories per day. I started to pack on pounds when the fluids (juice, soda, etc...) that I was drinking during the day would take me up to the 3000 calorie range.

The recommended range for me with the amount of calories that I burn per week is 2600 - 2900 calories, but I stay aroun 1500 - 2200. I start to lose weight again if I stay at 1500.

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KAYOTIC
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11/5/06 4:39 P

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I had to up my range from what SP gave me, for weight loss and for maintenance. I tend to eat all over the range, I think it's better for your metabolism not to take in the same number of calories every day. I probably am more hungry on day's after I have worked out more, at least that's what I notice. I'm not really tracking my calories right now, but when I was, I noticed that happening.

highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143

New goal: 125 lbs, just to see what that looks and feels like! Hit it: Feb 2013!

H: 5''4" 49 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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PARAVEN
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11/3/06 12:51 P

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Hi - just wanted to say that I too have experienced that "I don't want to eat that much" feeling. I think we are really reconditioning our bodies to eat at this lesser level and it's a good thing! When I really want a piece of chocolate, I go for the mini Reese's PB cup! Just one and it's enough!

Have a good weekend,
Lenore

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GW: 125 Oct 06
MW: 121 - 124

I love this quote from Master and Commander, "Name a shrub after me, Be sure it's something prickly and hard to eradicate." Determination will win the day!



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KMPARKER
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11/3/06 7:31 A

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Anniversary reactions of loss can be really tough. Sounds like you're really aware of what's going on, and have lots of good constructive options. I hope you're feeling better soon.


"Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused." Anonymous



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KARENLON
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11/2/06 9:53 P

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I've had a rough couple of days. But I think I'm back in control again. Been a little depressed and I know when I get that way it throws me into a tail spin. It's getting closer to when we leave and go north to my home town for Both Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's the first time I've gone back since my Father passed away in January. My Mother is there and so are my kids and grand kids. But just knowing Dad is gone is making it hard. I will get through this. My weight was up by a pound this week so have dropped back to my losing points for now. I've also upped my walking in the morning . I know more exercise will help the depression. I see my doctor in a couple of week if it is still hang on then my plan is to talk to him about it. Hope I get over this hump before then.


 
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LORIN2D
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11/2/06 8:00 P

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The high end of my calorie range feels like so much food for me, now. I even eat under the range sometimes, just since its hard to eat that much.

So weird to be saying that!!



PINA31
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11/2/06 12:36 P

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i reset my goal to to 145 I found that when I was at 150 I was to layed back and ate over my normal amount and fell behind on exercising.

thank you to all of you in helping though this hard time in my life

austin born april 22/04
passed away dec 24/06

the pic is austin 1st skate with daddy.


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HOPP2IT
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11/2/06 9:22 A

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You're welcome! I've found that SP gives us tools to help in all areas of a healthier lifestyle. Sure helps to keep the motivation going!

A positive attitude can move mountains....or pounds!



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KMPARKER
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11/2/06 8:54 A

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That is an excellent idea! I just made the changes in my goals to do just that.

Thank you!


"Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused." Anonymous



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HOPP2IT
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11/2/06 8:45 A

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When I first reached goal, I set my new goal to lose 5 pounds in 6 months. I was afraid to go right to maintenance level. I was still losing weight at about 1 pound every 2 weeks and found where I could eat and maintain...or lose a pound if I needed to. Once I learned that (and acheived 135 which I thought would never happen!), I changed it to maintenance. Now I have it down to where I know I need to eat to maintain, lose or gain. I want to stay within 135-140 and I feel I now have the tools I need to maintain my goal. Tracking exercise also helps to know how that plays into the whole picture.

Congrats on achieving goal!
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KMPARKER
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11/2/06 7:50 A

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Just curious - what have others' experiences been with eating within the new maintenance calorie range?

I've been shying away from eating at the upper limits of the range, expecting I'll gain weight back. Ok, except for on Halloween.

Do most of you eat toward the lower end, middle, or high end of the range, or do you keep it varied?


"Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused." Anonymous



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