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Posts: 3,670 10/24/12 7:38 A
Has anyone noticed their body shifting after they stop dieting and move to maintenance? I've lost an inch in my waist in past 6 weeks without losing weight? My face also seems thinner. Have no idea where the weight is going, but hoping it is to my feet! LOL I'd be interested in thoughts on shifts like this.
Toni Go slow to go fast. Maintaining since September 15, 2012
current weight: 147.0
Fitness Minutes: (51,911) Posts: 4,990 10/24/12 6:04 A
I went to a Woman's Menopause seminar last night; very interesting. I learned some new things but also was impressed with myself that I have done enough research on my own experience to already have a number of facts they discussed. Be educated about your bodies! They also threw out the fact that the average weight gain is 7 pounds during the upcoming holiday season. Something to keep in mind - I know I don't want to gain any weight back simply because it's the holidays. I've worked to hard to reach maintenance and there's no dessert out there good enough to ruin that accomplishment.
Have a great day all, Pat
I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.
Posts: 1,075 10/23/12 7:35 P
I'm here! Another long, busy and stressful day at work, but the crisis is over...The person who could have bumped an experienced worker but didn't have the skills for the job saw reason and took the severance package. She was surprised that the person who would have been laid off started to cry with relief when she got the news. The inlaw front is still stressful. In addition to FIL's illness, MIL has dementia and the time has come to take her car keys and get her some help in daily living (since FIL is in rehab). Also, my only living Aunt was in surgery for 7 hours yesterday trying to restore bloodflow to her leg. Upside of all this is that I ended up at the end of the day with too few calories, so I had a bedtime snack of an apple and a piece of cheese. Should be a better day tomorrow!
current weight: 124.4
Fitness Minutes: (47,661) Posts: 4,516 10/23/12 6:02 P
We'll hope it does heal very quickly! I'm doing much better today. I did not eat right over the weekend and started the week 2 pounds over my goal weight. I'm working on getting it back down. Tonight is my mom's birthday so I will be eating out, but hope to keep it light and healthy. I planned a good workout afterwards so hopefully I'll continue to get back on track.
"Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live." - Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC)
current weight: 146.5
Fitness Minutes: (47,806) Posts: 2,312 10/23/12 3:50 P
Thanks everyone for the well-wishes! Doc has prescribed a muscle relaxer. She said if no improvement in a day or two that she'll need to see me. It bums me out to not work out, but I'm going to give this collarbone/neck/shoulder some rest so it can hopefully heal quickly.
Highest weight: 251 Maintenance weight: 138 Over 110 pounds gone for good!
Fitness Minutes: (8,249) Posts: 394 10/23/12 3:32 P
After a long weekend at the cabin with friends, I am back and back on track. I was down a bit before I left, so even though I wasn't carefully watching what I ate (didn't pig out, either), I came back still in my maintenance range. Hoping to get to the middle of the range by tomorrow and then spend a week or so getting to the bottom. Had a great workout today, running 6 miles and then an hour of ST. It's amazing how motivated I feel when I get a good workout in!
Lost 65 pounds just in time for my 40th birthday. Now maintaining my weight loss, training for a half marathon and lifting weights seriously. Love my body and love my life. It was all worth it!
current weight: 28.0 over
Posts: 2,073 10/23/12 1:00 P
62NVON, I'm sorry about the injury. It's frustrating when you can't even pinpoint when and why it happened.
4 miles done in 2 parts this morning. DH flagged me down as I went by to take a phone call from an old friend.
Maybe another 2 this afternoon while waiting for DH in dance class.
Edit! I better edit this. My husband isn't dancing my granddaughter is!
Edited by: BROOKLYN_BORN at: 10/24/2012 (09:00)
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.
229 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (81,877) Posts: 11,109 10/23/12 10:59 A
62nvon, hope you feel better soon!
Had a very nice dinner last night in Montreal with Spark friend Bluebirdsfly...boy, did I eat too much!
Celia Maintaining since May 19, 2012
current weight: 2.2 over
Fitness Minutes: (51,134) Posts: 1,183 10/23/12 10:33 A
62NVON, hope the injury isn't anything serious...it's no fun trying to recover!
This morning I definitely woke up with DOMS from yesterday's boot camp, especially in my shoulder blades, my glutes, my hamstrings and my calves. Haven't had this "hurts so good" feeling in a LONG time, and so I'm glad to be back in boot camp after a week and a half away.
Ran 5.4 miles today at an 11.5 minute mile pace, so that felt good. Will spend the evening doing some chores and hope to have an early night tonight. Got boot camp again tomorrow, and looking forward to some more hard work!
Fitness Minutes: (12,483) Posts: 860 10/23/12 10:08 A
Yesterday went well. We didn't go to subway because of the weather, but I did do abs with my husband. Today doesn't look much better, sadly. Still hoping the sun decides to come out.
I'm still above my maintenance range. Today I was 1.6lbs above my weigh in last Wednesday. I only record on Wednesdays, but if that doesn't go down, this will be the first gain since... April? I'm trying not to think about it too much. I know I overindulged this past weekend for my birthday, and it should go back down. It's still bugging me, though.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
What is right is not always easy, and what is easy is not always right.
83 Days until: Baby #2
Fitness Minutes: (29,091) Posts: 248 10/23/12 10:05 A
Hope you are feeling better soon 62NVON! I'm still on my plateau. Went up a pound yesterday. This morning I was down 1.4. I continue to persevere. :-)
April Minutes: 0
Posts: 9,802 10/23/12 9:05 A
Got a slight challenge coming up--a surprise business trip to Savannah, to help a colleague do a media presentation. I'll plot out a walking route near the hotel ahead of time, and figure there will be lots of crab and seafood dishes!
"Awareness is all."
"Letting go is much harder than fighting." —SUZYMOBILE
"Everything is exactly the way it's supposed to be."
“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” —Gilda Radner
"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
current weight: 5.0 over
Posts: 301 10/23/12 8:34 A
I'm feeling a lot better since that office lunch fiasco. Took a rest day since I was so hungry when I got home I was shaking and weak. Had a big bowl of steak, rice, black beans, and all kinds of veggies for dinner and I was a happy girl. Went to bed "early" and got about 7 hours of sleep... I need to work on that!
Have a great day :)
Laura 27 Fredericksburg, VA
April Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (47,806) Posts: 2,312 10/23/12 8:06 A
Yesterday was pretty good, food and exercise-wise. Short on water again, but that won't happen today, as I've already had 1 liter and have another on my desk.
I have somehow injured the area around my collarbone. I don't remember doing anything that hurt it, but it is extremely sore. It's not a DOMS-type feeling, but almost like I have strained or pulled the muscles. It started bothering me last night, and this morning is brutal. If it doesn't get better, I'm going to need to get the doc to check it out.
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