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8/12/12 2:03 P

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sunday was a little crazy; last day before my kids fly back to the states. prepared all kinds of salads, salsa, bean dip, probably ate a few too many chips to go with them and one veggie dog. but it's the last night, tomorrow will be just the two of us again. also had to work today, major deadline first thing in the morning, but i have to drive the kids to the airport at 3:30 a.m, so had to send today.

tomorrow is another day...

live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life!
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SW march 25: 123
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GOAL met june 11: 108
GOAL met august 13, 2012: 103
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8/12/12 1:53 P

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Today is one of those, I'm not sure I'm tracking this, day. We began with our usual healthy Sunday breakfast at our favorite spot and then we mentioned it was our 45th wedding anniversary.... a mimosa and a two lovely rum drinks later we left Star Bar.
Lunch will be light to say the least, but we are going our for supper. On the other hand, how often can you use your 45th anniversary as a really good excuse to go over the calories for the day!!!

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8/12/12 12:11 A

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saturday was a good day - a 10 mile run in the morning, a 3 mile walk with DD in the afternoon. weird excess water weight finally disappeared (evening weight on friday was 111 lbs, post run weight 105.8). good food choices, though somehow wound up on the high end of calories. just as well with the long run!

live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life!
"i run because i can" coach nicole!
"I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far." john bingham
"Right here, right now, right choice" cannie50!

susan
WA state
PNW time zone
+3 hours difference from EST


SW march 25: 123
GOAL met may 15: 111.0
GOAL met june 11: 108
GOAL met august 13, 2012: 103
maintenance goal: 105


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CAROLJEAN64's Photo CAROLJEAN64 Posts: 11,340
8/11/12 9:20 P

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I do use the trackers daily, but I also only weight about once a week. My clothes are the best indicators I have of what's happening to me. For instance which my weight has stayed steady, some of my jeans and shorts have become tight in the thigh and some shirts tight in the upper arms. I was trying to figure that out when I realized that through my daily yoga practice, I can now easily do 10 regular push ups and easily sit between my bent legs. I am loving this stronger body.

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8/11/12 9:14 P

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I spent 4-1/2 hours on the trail today, did 12 miles, 2600 ft. elevation at 90+ degrees. Yes, it was a bit too hot for this today and the hike really kicked my butt.
My nap afterwards was heavenly.
I'm not tracking my food currently. Haven't in months actually.
I get on the scale about once a week and correct from there if necessary.
It's been working out quite well.

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8/11/12 8:50 P

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My day started with...

1. 30 minutes of strength training

2. Working for 8.5 hrs (physical labor)

I've eaten closer to the lower end of my range, though, so I'll make certain to bring that up before going to bed. I've been feeling loads better, ever since I've made the decision to stop any further weight loss and eating more quantity of food.



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8/11/12 8:00 P

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So far its a good day. my munchies are in check I'm not starving and I actually have some energy for once lol. my early afternoon yoga/tie-chi was fabulous and other than my air condition dieing its shaping up to be a good day :) Oh and aunt-flow did show up, thankfully she waited til after yoga. I would not have been prepared emoticon now If I can stop myself from making some kind of naughty treat before bed I'll end the day right on track.

Edited by: MRSRACHELS at: 8/11/2012 (20:01)
*~ I'm Rachel, wife to Dan, mom to 4 year old Will ~*


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8/11/12 6:38 P

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I'm usually on the lower end of my calorie range. Today I splurged a little. I was cleaning out the fridge. One small piece of pizza, a little Chinese, 5 oven baked fries, and a couple of cookies. Not worrying about it, though. All in moderation.

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8/11/12 6:25 P

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Yesterday was strange for meals, but I still made my goal of getting in more protein and less fat. I am almost always in my limite, but not good proportions. Got some low cal string cheese that seems to help with munchies.

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8/11/12 3:42 P

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Finished yesterday a little over on calories, but not seriously so. Doing better today with my weekend eating routine and a lengthy to-do list to keep me busy. Great yoga class this morning.

Celia
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8/11/12 12:07 P

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Still retaining fluids. Still waiting for the TOM. I swear, this perimenopause stuff isn't for sissies. I'm not liking the number I'm seeing on the scale, and I've eaten exactly within my designated range the last two days, despite the urge to munch. I'm trying not to freak out about it.

If I weren't seeing a dietitian at the moment, I'd cut my target calories by about 200 right about now, to increase the deficit (from 1950 down to 1750). This is just frustrating. I don't want to BE here at this weight. I don't LIKE it, and I want it BACK OFF. :-/

I have a session scheduled with a trainer this afternoon to look at my weight lifting form and make sure I'm doing it right. (I'm doing the New Rules of Lifting for Women. There's a whole Spark Team about that book, here: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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I'm feeling really tired lately; there's been a lot of driving around for kayaking, especially last weekend. I'm trying to listen to myself and rest and get enough sleep. I decided to stay closer to home this weekend and spend less time in the car. Tomorrow a friend is coming here and we'll take sea kayaks out on Cayuga Lake.

Overall for the past week I've felt kind of frustrated and irritable, and I'm just trying to ride this out without a binge until I start feeling better again. Bah.

This morning I've been watching episodes of Ruby on Netflix to help remind me of where I came from and why I want to stay the course.
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I'm halfway through the first episode, and I feel kind of annoyed by the excuses I think I'm hearing. I'm not sure whether it's wise to keep watching or not, especially as I feel generally irritable at the moment. I want to say to her, "Stop asking people to bring you food. Get up and go prepare it yourself! It's not CUTE to sneak candy bars into the shopping cart. Don't you WANT to get healthier?!" I'm not sure I like that I feel that way - does it mean that I'm becoming less sympathetic to folks in the position where I started out?

I never had anyone to prepare food for me or even to go shopping with me, so I cooked all my meals myself. And if I wanted to buy unhealthy food there wasn't really a need to sneak it into a basket, I'd just buy it. Whole frozen Sara Lee cheesecakes and carrot cakes, multiple packages of Skinny Cow ice creams, etc. It was frequent that I did that, but it would happen on occasion. Most of the time I just ate a lot of pasta, and too much of everything, even healthy things like baked chicken or winter squash.

On the other hand, at the beginning of the show she is 477+ lbs (100+ lbs heavier than I was at my highest recorded weight, at a BMI of 70.4 where mine was topped out at a maximum of around 52), so maybe I really don't understand where she's coming from. Regardless, I hope this has a happy ending.

Because I was curious about how this ends up, I did some Googling. According to a news article published last month she's currently 318 lbs,
www.greenevillesun.com/Local_News/ar
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which is an improvement over the 477+ she was at point that the show started (in 2008). It's not a healthy size, but at 5'9" she's at least no longer super morbidly obese (BMI over 50). And by the loose NWCR definition of successful maintenance, she's kept off more than 10% of the 477 that she started at from the beginning of the show. Apparently at one point she weighed over 700. So it's progress, and I'd definitely take it over the alternative, were I in her shoes.

Edited by: 4A-HEALTHY-BMI at: 8/11/2012 (12:44)
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8/11/12 12:00 P

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I have a busy day planned, car shopping with DD and DH - a college graduation present for her (we pay part/she finances the rest). That should mean a lot of walking around very hot asphalt car lots - Yippee!?!

Will drink lots of water and eat a salad for lunch, probably Zupa's so I can pick what I like.

Everyone have a Sparkin' Day!

Edited by: JENNYR0506 at: 8/11/2012 (12:34)
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient : all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
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8/11/12 9:35 A

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good morning! enjoy the rest of the day.

Chica_Boricua

“Always believe in you, believe in what you are in what you have become, do not let other tell you different"

This is my time to shine!!

GOAL MET - JUNE 19, 2012 - 104.8 LBS Anything between 100 and 105.0lbs is a GOAL! and maintenance.

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62NVON's Photo 62NVON SparkPoints: (47,525)
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8/11/12 8:47 A

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Good morning, team!

Responding to one of yesterday's posts... I quit tracking when I hit goal almost two years ago. I felt I was becoming a bit obsessive. However, I got really lazy concerning mindful eating towards the end of last year and jumped up about 15 lbs. I started tracking again in January until I got things back under control. Since getting back to goal and below, I'm trying the intuitive eating again. I am tracking my weight daily, so any upward trends will prompt me to go back to tracking.

Yesterday was a pretty good day. Eating was on track, did a great cardio workout. I was a little short on my water. Tonight will be a bit of a challenge, as it's the first preseason game for my Panthers. Our game time tradition is fondue. At least I'll get my veggies, right? I plan to burn some of it off with a circuit workout.

I am loving seeing how you all deal with day-to-day challenges of maintaining a healthy weight. It's inspiring, motivating and educational!

Enjoy your Saturday.
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Edited by: 62NVON at: 8/11/2012 (08:53)
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