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1/23/13 4:57 P

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Walked on the treadmill for a half an hour before the kids woke up. Enjoyed going with my sister in law to her Ob appts. Excellent bonding time with her and her daughter. She is due in a few weeks:)

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1/23/13 3:00 P

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On track for 3 days. Good!
Still trying to quit focusing on losing rather than maintaining. Trying instead to focus more on fitness while staying mindful of my eating . . . for me, this is easier said than done. I'm OK when in my normal routine, but shake things up too much and I am off track--at least for that day. This is tougher for me than the whole losing experience. I cringe when I get on the scales and it is up 2 or 5 lbs. . . . . I guess that is what I am supposed to do and then go about correcting it for the next several days, but I do hope it becomes more second nature.

Update! NO MORE Wiggle room on my weight! Still figuring out how to keep balance and stay in charge. Staying active but could step it up again.

SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
CW: WAS 124.7 NOW: 143.5
My focus is health AND fitness! And LOSING 10 lbs. again!
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1/23/13 2:20 P

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Just another day here. Weighed in same as last week, though it's that TOM for me, so I suspect I'll see a small loss next week. I grabbed my new (size 4) jeans from the laundry basket today, and they fit great straight from the wash, so I'm celebrating a small victory today (and quietly calculating when I'll be able to buy more pants that fit).

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

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1/23/13 1:38 P

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I've made it 13 days with no intense sweets - no artificial sweetener, sugar, honey, syrup, desserts, sweetened yogurt, etc. I've tried twice before and didn't do it. This time I'm going to make it two full weeks for sure!! And then a long term commitment to very moderate use

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1/23/13 1:17 P

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Today is a plus day and I'm trying having more protein rather than splurging the extra calories on sweets. I also tipped the scale (literally, we have a doctor's scale from when my husband was a massage therapist) below 160. Just barely, but still!

For fun I tried on a little black dress, a size M. It fit, except for me being a little tall in it. The waist came to just above my natural waist. I'm also probably not ready for my legs to be visible that high up (just at the knee). Still, fun stuff!

And today I have my 6 week ticker. emoticon


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1/23/13 10:16 A

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I tried another new recipe last night... Chef Meg's Veggie Chicken Stir Fry. It was descent, but not that good. I may not make it again. The serving size was awesome and it was simple but not as tasty as I expected. I may be able to tune up the taste without adding any extra fat or calories.

It frustrated me when I went to enter it into my tracker. I typed the recipe name in and expected it to be there. I tried several times and even searched for it in Chef Meg's recipe area. I ended up entering it in as a new food. What I should have done was saved it in my recipes.

Stay warm today!


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1/23/13 10:02 A

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Checking in before work as it promises to be another stressful day. Didn't sleep well, either. Going to a symphony concert tonight. My (heavier, younger) coworkers were talking about drinking alcohol as a stress reliever. I'm so calorie-phobic that I got home, made a lavish homemade guacamole/taco pizza, looked at my nutrition levels for the day and decided that petting cats and watching trash TV would have to do instead of a drink!

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1/23/13 9:24 A

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Having kind of a weird week at work...not particularly feeling like going in today, but too bad, right? Tonight is our weekly homemade sushi night, though, so at least I have something to look forward to. Did my second ST workout of the week this morning with my heavier resistance band, which was hard but not the shock to my system that Monday's was.

Happy hump day!

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1/23/13 9:05 A

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Good Morning!

I think our bodies have ways of telling us when we've hit our goal weight. I wanted to get to 135, but I literally had to work really hard and watch everything I put in my mouth. If I ate anything more, my weight would go up a couple of lbs. so I settled for 137 to 140 and it seems to be working. I think the fact that I've told myself I'm done losing has helped tremendously because I'm not constantly fighting with the scale.

It's still very cold here, but warmer than it's been in a few days. We should see a nice warmup next week. Hopefully get above freezing again. I took an unexpected rest day yesterday. I had a knee issue so today it's feeling pretty good and plan on just walking on the treadmill today. If it doesn't act up then tomorrow I will go back to my normal workouts.

Enjoy your Wed. everyone!


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1/23/13 9:04 A

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I'm sitting here freezing with an afghan and a jacket on. I just need to get my muscles busy and warm up with a workout. Just gotta check in with another team and I'll go do that.

I need ST. Haven't done any for a week now. Being sick has really stalled me on workouts. Making about 1000 calories burned each week, if that. I adjusted my fitness goals and found out it didn't effect my calorie intake much at all. Which is good because for the next month I will be busy with my son's family staying with us with their almost 2-year-old. There will be other people coming by the house too to see them since they won't be back to the mainland for at least 2.5 more years.

I have some errands to do the next few days, they arrive Friday and i need to get my hands on a carseat. So the running should help me get some extra steps. Haircut at the mall this afternoon so I'll take some laps around the mall, too.


*Any exercise is better than no exercise!*

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1/23/13 8:56 A

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I'm finally feeling human again. Hopefully I can start doing things tomorrow!

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1/23/13 8:51 A

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CELIA, sending positive vibes your way. I can see how waiting on results could make you a nervous wreck. Hugs my friend!

Last night wasn't so hot. I'm still feeling the aftershocks of the enormous binge-fest. Since I ate a cupcake with lunch (Boss's Bday) undid my efforts of glycemic harmony and I experienced a major crash around 5pm. Got home and scarfed down an unknown amount of chips & dips. Skipped workout, felt bad about myself... you know, the usual. emoticon

I did make a trip to grocery store, so something productive came of the night. They had mangoes and pineapples on sale ($1!!) so I've got some fruit to satisfy the carb cravings. I'm semi-glad I didn't go the gym last night. I was planning on picking my ST regimen back up full force. However, this morning the DOMS from Monday's step class really set in. My calves are so sore I have to walk on my tip toes!

Day #2 of stability ball for a desk chair is working out well. It's surprisingly comfortable, and more entertaining bc I can bounce while I work! Bonus: it's helping to roll out my leg soreness.. yay!

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1/23/13 8:46 A

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I'm taking my first rest day in ages. I've been really pushing it to get in my steps and fitness and staying within calorie range. Like Jane, my body is telling me it wants to stay here around 158. I'm happy with how I look, and I feel so much better than I did a year ago, so I am rethinking my ticker.
I am not envious in the least of all you cold bunnies out there. We will see our last nice day of the week, and then the rain comes back. It makes training for our Feb 3rd 5K tricky.
I'm sending out positive thoughts to all of you waiting for news about loved ones and med reports. Take care.

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Bouncing over a white cloud, killing the blues."
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1/23/13 8:28 A

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After three days of long walks, I took yesterday as a rest day. I ended up teleworking and being swamped all day, keeping me sitting at the computer, so I really need to get up and MOVE today. Right now I'm waiting for DH to call to tell me the results of the MRI on his brain. Nervous, so have to stay away from the food.

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1/23/13 7:52 A

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well I have to work today.. 12 hour shift so wont make it to the gym.. but will try and do some 10 minute walks .... not doing so well.. I am up again on weight... cant wait to go to dr and dietician tomorrow... i have to get back on track...

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maintaining between 135 and 140 and a 110# weight loss

These are the runs for 2014 season

4-19 young life 5k 31:52
5-26 Strive for 5 5k 29:54
5-31 Kalamazoo run or dye 5k
6-14 Higgans lake Sunrise 5k 33:03
7-4 Lake city 5k 29:50
7-12 traverse city 10k 1:05:25
8-23 buckly 15k 2:00
10-4 Crystal Mountain half marathon 2:37

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1/23/13 7:08 A

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Good morning! It's only been a couple days of our cold snap here and I'm sick of it already! I keep focusing on the St. Patrick's day 5K in my area. Springtime will be here before I know it with all the work I need to do on myself for this! emoticon

I have walking breaks planned at work today and then the 30 min Spark People total body workout planned for tonight.

Keep warm everyone!

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1/23/13 6:48 A

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Good morning team. Life is falling into some sort of rhythm again. Made it up to the hispital a couple of times during lunch and before work. Called last night and my sis says that they found a blood clot now. I'm hoping to meet with the Dr. today or tomorrow to see what that will mean for rehab and recovery. On the brighter side, nutrition went VERY well yesterday. Maybe just too busy to do any stress eating and since I only have to cook for me, food is more fuel than a social event.

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1/23/13 6:23 A

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Agreed - posting here gets the day off to a good start.

Wednesday is my rest (as in no running) day, but I will do my strength training. I'm looking at my array of weights right now. Just looking and drinking coffee. It's an activity better suited for the afternoon. I need to be fully awake to concentrate on form. Our aerobics/weights instructor keeps telling us that form is important. I wish she would add a Wednesday class. It's only Mon & Fri at the moment.

Have a good day everyone.

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1/23/13 6:04 A

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Good morning, friends. I look forward to checking in with you each day--you are terrific day starters!

My husband and I walked in the late afternoon yesterday, really bundled up for the 25 degree day here--which doesn't happen very often. Glad to get it in.

I finished a draft of an essay I've been working on and that always helps me get back to more activity. Writing requires a certain amount of "bottom in chair." Guess I need to figure out how to write standing up, as some people do.

Yoga class starts today though, and that's always a winner for me. Have a great Spark day, friends!

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1/23/13 5:56 A

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Just above freezing here ,but that means ice and snow partially thaw then freeze over night, it's still to dangerous for this oldie o venture out,
Re bodies wanting to be at a certain weight ,I have said that as mine sticks about the 142 number. I have to fight to get below that, I may do for a day or two. But usually goes back to 142 I can live with that.
Keep warm today or cool if its hot where you are,Ree in England

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1/23/13 5:39 A

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Maree, be grateful you don't live in Ottawa this morning. Right now, it's 19 below zero!

It's not bad in Memphis...high 20s here. Waiting on laundry to dry, so I'm going to do abs while I wait along with some upper body stuff.

I think my body is telling me that it wants to be at 155 pounds, because every time I try to go below that weight, I go into a binge. It happened again last night, so I give up on that 145 number and I'm going to maintain at 155.

I also officially registered for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon yesterday, so I'm excited about that. My brother is doing the marathon relay with some co-workers, and my sister-in-law and I will be running together. I also may have the opportunity to meet some SparkPeople there, so we'll see. :)

Alright, it's time to work out. Have a great day!


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
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1/23/13 5:09 A

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Good Wednesday morning team! I've got my eye on the forecast -- I want to get outside. It looks like we are moving out of the bitter cold to more seasonable temps, so I hope to contact my luncheon walking buddy today for an extra 35 min of fitness. This morning I'm headed to the gym for 30 min of eliptical and 60 min of RIPPED class.

Nutrition was on track yesterday, but I need to enter dinner into the tracker. I'm going to make the spicy turkey mini meatloaves from SP Cookbook this evening. Weight is hovering around goal--higher range, rather than lower. I was so mad at myself yesterday morning when I entered my nutrition for Monday, as I had several handfuls of walnuts. Wow--lots of calories, lots of fat. But I soothed myself that my overall calorie count wasn't horrible, it was "good" fat and good fiber--which I needed. If I would cut out those indulgences, though, I might accomplish a lower range. That's the plan.

Hope everyone has a great day!!

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