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10/20/12 7:15 A

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I was able to read it MAUITN. I agree...it's a great article that really makes sense. Thanks for sharing!

Jane

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10/20/12 3:48 A

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We went wine tasting this afternoon, so I went a little over on the nutrition - but it was fun, after all the work we've done all week. A mental health day.

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10/19/12 10:03 P

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Now try to click on the red link.



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If something is holding us back, today is the day to begin to push back. Today is always the best day to end the fears and begin being the best you.

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10/19/12 9:30 P

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Huh. For some reason it doesn't work for me. Your article sounds intersting.

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10/19/12 9:08 P

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Sorry, it takes me directly to an article entitled My Take on the French Paradox by Marcelle Pick. Try this.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marcelle-p
ick-rnc/french-paradox_b_1694954.html www.huffingtonpost.com/marcelle-pick
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Earnie - Monteagle, TN
“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” -John O'Donohue

www.flickr.com/photos/8894287@N06/

If something is holding us back, today is the day to begin to push back. Today is always the best day to end the fears and begin being the best you.

At the end of every road there is something worth seeing.


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10/19/12 8:03 P

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Welcome, BME! MAUITN, your link took me to a page with a bunch of articles. Which one did you want to share?

Thanks, Brooklyn Born. I need to go check out the twin thread. :-)

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10/19/12 5:37 P

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I'm not new, but have been mostly lurking for a short time and reading some past posts. Finally decided it was time to check in.

I found this most refreshing article and want to share. www.huffingtonpost.com/marcelle-pick
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Earnie - Monteagle, TN
“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” -John O'Donohue

www.flickr.com/photos/8894287@N06/

If something is holding us back, today is the day to begin to push back. Today is always the best day to end the fears and begin being the best you.

At the end of every road there is something worth seeing.


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10/19/12 3:42 P

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I've been working on learning how to stay in my weight range without tracking every day. So far so good- 3 weeks in.
150.2 this morning- that's up a 2.2 from my goal weight, but it's still in my acceptable window. Next week is a track week for me, and I hope it's not too hard to re-establish that routine. Running in a 5k tomorrow- weather should be beautiful for it, and I know that the trail is- it's a wooded bike path!

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10/19/12 12:51 P

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Weighed in today at 148, so down another .5. If I keep this up I'll be out of the Thankful Maintainer Challenge pretty quick! It's sort of weird too, I can't remember the last time I've been in the 140s... high school maybe. I averaged out my calorie intake from the past week, it's around 1720 average. Doesn't make a lot of sense since my BMI with activity level added in is 1760. So, this next week I'm going to work on eating at least 1700 a day, which is pretty rough for me. Last night I got to 1599 but I was so full after dinner I couldn't handle eating more. I might try to figure out an additional workday snack to get in the extra calories since I often have a very large late dinner, so I don't often want to eat a dessert or anything like that.

I am also officially a hunting "widow" starting today. BF is heading up to the mountains today and won't be back til Monday night, then he heads out again next Thursday-Sunday. So tonight I'm meeting up with my cousin for Mexican food, and tomorrow meeting my BFF for brunch, then shopping, then dinner at her house. Dinners at her house always consist of good cheeses/crackers and wine, although she said she'd be serving fish as a main course, so maybe it won't be too bad. I will say though, meal planning for one is immensely harder than even meal planning for two. I'm going to make a large pot of "chicken pot pie" soup on Sunday.

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10/19/12 12:28 P

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Two threads this morning? I just posted on the other one.
Willow - That's the way to be strong!

Welcome BME - Smart to get healthy while you're young.

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10/19/12 10:26 A

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::tiptoes into thread::

Hey y'all, I'm new here. Hope you don't mind if I join in.

I was "good" yesterday, well within my daily calorie goals. I logged a cup of frozen yogurt but then decided a glass or two of wine sounded better. I'm kind of dragging today, but it's the first time since I had the baby that I've had more than one drink at a time. Not something I want to do every night, but it was fun.

Still within my maintenance range today. Hoping I drop a little more in the next week or so, so that I've got a little more wiggle room, but my weight loss seems to come in waves. Right now, I'm at the flat spot. It might be slow going from here on out, but that's fine.

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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10/19/12 10:02 A

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Last night I had a completely unchartable meal out with my sisters-in-law...something we do once a month and something that we all really needed. It's been stressful for all of us. As a result of that debauch I am up almost 2 lbs this morning. On the up side (?) I got on the wrong bus to get to the restaurant (stupid express) and ended up walking 10 blocks to the restaurant. Happy Friday!

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10/19/12 9:18 A

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Starting the weekend by going into quasi-maintenance mode until at least the end of February. I'd been going hard-core with the weight loss for nearly 10 months and I'm POOPED, so I've decided to bump up the calories a little (1600-1800 calories/day), continue with my exercise regime, and let the cards fall where they may...as long as they don't say that I'm gaining. I'm getting into my busy time of year at work and I want to enjoy the holidays without the stress of worrying so much about my food and whether I got enough exercise for the week or not. Besides...even with my remaining wobbly bits, loose skin and stretch marks (which remind me NEVER to go back to 285 pounds), I really like my body and what it's able to do...and what it WILL be able to do with a little more work. When the end of my busy time at work ends at the end of February, I'll revisit the issue and see if I want to officially head to maintenance or go back to full-fledged weight loss.

I also had a MAGNIFICENT time at my local art museum last night. I got there right after work to check out a new exhibit of Tiffany lamps and silver. It was well done and I learned a LOT about the art of putting together those glass lampshades. Fascinating stuff! There was also a quilt exhibit that I checked out before I went to a reception before checking out "Vertigo." Just a great evening, and although I got home late and only got a little shy of 6 hours of sleep last night, it was worth it.

In other news, I had a great run this morning, and my food yesterday was good, even with the cheese I ate at the reception (three slices, but I could see the sodium impact on my ankles this morning before my run). Got Zumba tomorrow morning and may do a hike in one of the local parks tomorrow afternoon. Will have to see what the weather has in store.

Jane

Camp Good Grief 5k 2012 - 31:50
Gobble Wobble 5k 2012 - 30:00
Turkey Trot 4 Mile Race 2012 - 38:38
Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run 2012 - 27:19
Move-It Memphis 10K 2013 - 55:36
Germantown Half Marathon - 2:08:53
FedEx St. Jude Classic Fairway 5k - 4/13/2013
Pittsburgh Half-Marathon - 5/5/2013


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10/19/12 9:02 A

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Hooray, Willow!

I'm feeling good because I'm down 4 pounds since starting this new effort in October. Remind me, next time I start griping about doing everything right and not losing weight, what it really takes: lowering calorie range, dropping wheat products, ST, and limited alcohol.

"Awareness is all."

"Letting go is much harder than fighting."
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"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference." --Reinhold Niebuhr


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10/19/12 8:19 A

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Friday, Friday, Friday!!

Yesterday I took a day off from fitness.. probably not a good idea. I wasn't sore, and I could've used the minutes. Oh well, I can't get the day back so I'll work on doing my best today.

I had an epiphany last night. My binging (yes I had another mini-binge again yesterday) and general feeling of lethargy correlates with my recent choice to stop ordering my produce box. Lesson learned, fresh organic veggies = feelin' good and meeting goals.



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10/19/12 8:14 A

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Happy rainy Friday. I see we have two threads for today. I am running around all day today. Hope you all have a fine weekend!

"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of." anonymous

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10/19/12 8:00 A

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Back to work today. Yesterday was incredibly busy and didn't get quite everything done that I had hoped for, but made some good progress. Set up a charting station in the bathroom too, so now I can record all my stats every morning first thing and keep a day to day closer eye on weight, body fat, hydration etc etc etc. Was a little higher on my ranges than I like, and it seems that is the case 2 or 3 days a week, but I am still managing to keep the weight down and even lose .3-.5 lbs a week, so I am heading toward the middle/lower end of my weight range. Now to face a non-stop weekend. Today I will leave the house for work at 7:30 and won't get home till 9-10 and tomorrow I leave at 6:30AM not getting home until around 8:30 or 9PM, then, Sunday at church by 6:30AM and not done there till 12:30 or 1PM! Then, I REST!!!

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10/19/12 7:58 A

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Good morning, team!

TGIF!!! Yesterday turned out pretty good. I ended up doing a shorter-than-planned workout, but I did get one in. I'm still on track for my weekly minutes goal, so all is well.

I need to get my head on straight for the weekend. I tend to go off the rails, but I'm really trying not to do that this weekend.

Have a great day!

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10/19/12 7:27 A

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Thanks for the encouragement yesterday. You guys are wonderful!

I am down .8 lb this morning from yesterday which makes as much sense as the whole 1.2 lb gain over the past week, but I'll take it. :-). Yesterday at work, a friend brought several of us each two HUGE pieces of coconut frosted cake (she is trying to figure out the recipe of a restaurant). The cake was to die for, possibly literally in my case LOL. I took a small bite of each, stated which I preferred, then gave all appearances of packing them away for later. As soon as her back was turned, I handed the cake off to a friend whose family will enjoy it much more than me. Survived that temptation, stayed in my calories and had another great workout on the treadmill this morning.

It may still be raining but it's Friday. Hope you all have a great day!

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