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8/10/12 8:38 A

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I like the term "scream weight". It was the weight that I saw on the scale that sent me scurrying to WW years ago. It's any number on the scale that takes me up short and instantly brings my focus to my weight. I remember reading an article (in the 70s) in WW magazine about a man who had gone from 640 pounds to 190. The reporter said he'd initially thought "how can anyone let himself get to 660 pounds??" Then he remembered that he himself had joined WW at 300 pounds, a weight that the other man had gone through on his way up, and a weight that many others would have asked "how could he let himself get to 300?" The alarm bells go off at different times for everyone. Higher tolerances for pain? Better denial mechanisms? Who knows? We are all so different!

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8/10/12 12:05 A

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Hi all!

Have fun on your trip HOLLY sounds like your doing great!!

I believe TOM munches are plaguing me as well, along with fatigue. I think its TOM anyway.. it may also be my workouts. Wednesday I went for a short run before my husband went out of town again and loved it! lifted weights later that evening and again loved it, felt wonderful! then today I did my typical kickboxing, came home and CRASHED HARD!! kickboxing was so good for losing weight and I'm good at it, instructors have mentioned how impressed they are... which feels amazing!! Ive never had that kind of recognition. but its so taxing!! Part of me wants to keep doing it, keep being the one people are gunning for in class. but then part of me thinks maybe its harder than I need. I know it sure wipes me out for the whole day. Maybe I can find other things to excel at. I also don't know where to take it from here. ok so I can shadow box, I look mean and I have great form but box for real? no way! I don't want to get hit LOL. Instructing has crossed my mind but I'm so shy. besides my energy level just isn't there... I don't know how instructors do it. obviously they are in better shape than me but still.

Other than literally giving it my all in kickboxing class I did manage to try my hand at homemade tortillas and fish tacos ( grilled the way fish tacos should be IMO ). The fish was awesome! I made a very light chipolata and Greek yogurt sauce to go with it, yummy suff!! emoticon the tortillas well... I think I need some more practice but they did make good baked chips LOL.

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8/9/12 8:57 P

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Everyone is doing great today! The term "scream weight" is new to me. I am guessing it means the top weight for "maintenance" and then panic sets in because one more pound means back to weight loss mode - am I right?

Today was my first day of vacation. I have to drive for days to get to Tennessee to visit my parents. I have a couple of travel nights where I stay with with family to visit. This morning I did weight lifting at home before driving and played tennis with my nephew tonight. I have packed healthy and non-healthy snacks for the road trip. I hope I don't gain any weight at my parents. My mom usually has so much food!

Holly/Texas. Time Zone: CST; Don't do anything today you can't maintain for the rest of your life; Studies show a mere 11 minutes of weight training 3 times a week is enough to reduce your body fat and raise your metabolism.


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8/9/12 5:42 P

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Today began well with a walk up the hill before breakfast. I find once I get over that shall I, shan't I? moment the exercise isn't a chore any more and I feel off to a good start for the day. Lunch, dinner and snacks sorted for the day so all should be well!

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8/9/12 4:21 P

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I have discovered something that should be obvious... however, I needed the actual experience to learn it. If I have things I need to do and do them, I don't seem to need to munch... surprise, surprise.
Today I got to teach my lovely chair yoga ladies at the local retirement home and then went to a friend's studio and did a great practice with her assistance and guidance... 45 minutes of glorious sweaty yoga.
Today, for some reason, hot tea is appealing and very filling. I love it when my body helps me make such good choices.

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8/9/12 2:52 P

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Today was one of the very few days I "slept in." I woke up at 6:30 AM and then slept until 8:00 AM. It was nice since it's been nonstop for almost two weeks. I plan on walking later tonight. We'll see. I'm not going to worry if I don't walk one time!

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8/9/12 2:41 P

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today was a 5 mile run, and a dip in the fjord. sunny enough to bake on the rock to dry off. restaurant meal for dinner, but i don't think i did too badly; lunch was a HUGE salad of white beans, quinoa,and lots of veggies. though i hit "goal" in june, i'm still working my way down so that i have room to go up once winter comes. trying to figure out my "scream weight" but for now, all is good.

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8/9/12 1:27 P

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Tonight will be day # 10 of no evening snacking, whole-foods eating in range, and no restaurant eating! STREAK ON!
I plan to get in a weights workout after an appointment this afternoon. My great pal, Jane Fonda! Hey, whatever works, right? I've been increasing the hand weights.

Have a good day!


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8/9/12 1:19 P

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My workout is done for today (circuit training), and I am experimenting with larger post-workout snacks.

In general, eating should go well today, though someone may make a special dish for me at a party tonight. I plan to eat right beforehand so as to arrive mostly full, leaving some calorie room just in case.
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8/9/12 1:18 P

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I am enjoying all these posts so much today. Thank you!

So much of SP is geared towards losing, and for that I'm grateful,but it is so nice to be on a team with people who are experiencing the same or similar challenges in maintenance.

I look forward to getting to know you all better. You are ALL amazing!

Edited by: 62NVON at: 8/9/2012 (13:34)
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8/9/12 1:03 P

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I hear you on perimenopause. Did not enjoy the uncertainty at all.

Yesterday was not a good exercise or eating day for me, with two restaurants involved, and the second one being especially damaging. But I'm over the guilt stuff, because I knew I could just jump back in today. Had a restaurant breakfast that started me off a bit heavy, but I'm watching it the rest of the day. I have ST scheduled this afternoon and will see if it cools off enough to go for a walk outdoors.

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8/9/12 12:42 P

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One thing about perimenopause is that it does pass. Here I am on the other side, and I am thrilled at not having to deal with the hormonal ups and downs each month, but I sure can't eat as much as I used to!! Keeping my weight level requires a lot more vigilance than it used to. It's still worth it, though.

Nell
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8/9/12 10:38 A

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I'm puffy after two days of excessive sodium consumption but that should go away again in a few days. emoticon Sometimes I feel like my weight is tidal--it ebbs and flows during the week. It's keeping the average where I want it that counts and I try not to stress when my weight jumps up a couple of pounds overnight. My average is still higher than it has been for awhile. I'm still getting over vacation gain. Have a great day, all!

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8/9/12 9:06 A

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Congrats on 31 months... and 9 months under "scream weight." I am trying to start an under "scream weigh" streak myself starting with June.

I hear ya on the perimenopause. I never know when to expect TOM now.

I learned the hard way I was using bad form on dead lifts. It takes some thought to keep your back flat while doing them.

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8/9/12 8:52 A

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I'll join in.

Today I reached 31 months from having met my goal weight, and 9 straight months under my "scream weight" of 160. I'm going for 12 in a row. This is the first summer I've experienced under my "scream weight" since hitting goal, and it's awesome.

I suspect TOM is coming because I have had the munchies something awful these past few days. Iphone app says it's 8 days late. Last month it was 7 days early! Perimenopause. Ugh.

I've been hovering around the upper end of my +/- 3% weight range and am trying to eat at a deficit to nudge my weight back down to the center of my range. These munchies aren't helping because they're essentially holding me steady here rather than letting me drop 3 more lbs.

I have another lifting session in my basement tonight scheduled. I'm doing this program: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Tonight will be workout 1B,#4. Deadlifts are in there and I'm trying very hard not to round my back when I do them. I got a spasm in my back a few days later the last time I did them.

That's about it for today, for me. :-)

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8/9/12 8:43 A

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Hi, team! This is a trial run of a daily check-in to help keep ourselves accountable, motivate other team members and learn more about each other.

You can post whatever you like here, and we'll start a new one each day.

The hubs took me out for an impromptu dinner last night. Longhorn Steakhouse has an under 500 menu that is quite good. I didn't work out since we went out... just switched my rest day from Friday to yesterday.

I plan on eating very mindfully today after a restaurant meal last night. I work out at night since I have to get up at 5:30 already to get to work on time. I'll be doing heavy weights or sculpting DVD tonight.

I hope you all have an awesome day! Spark on!!!

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