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3/7/13 11:25 P

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Registered today. It took hours. Such good friends I have. They are coming out of the woodwork. God is so good.
I am to sign in tomorrow at noon but of course that doesn't mean the surgery will be then. Others had to go in at 8:00 and others at 9:00. I get to sleep in. Don't get to eat but don't care. I would rather sleep in.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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PAM_COOPER's Photo PAM_COOPER SparkPoints: (16,593)
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3/7/13 10:20 P

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Great day! Took an all-day class in Bloomington today, met up with some old + new acquaintances/bus. assoc. and had a healthy lunch with 'classmates' = extra walking and a nice time. Shoot, I may even be a little smarter . . .
I am planning to get in a short workout yet today.







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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VTRICIA's Photo VTRICIA Posts: 1,978
3/7/13 7:42 P

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I guess I'm short on sleep as well, never considered that on the ossicle reasons I'm only somewhat motivated today. Read a lot of my blogs looking for something, though, and that was nice. I was so excited to be losing weight! And there was the time I projected reaching healthy BMI on New Years Eve (20 weeks before) and it actually happened.

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3/7/13 3:07 P

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A quick check-in here as well. I do love that word 'Maintainers,' it's not one I thought I'd ever be able to apply to myself; my history is lose weight, get down a lot or a little, then regain. So far so good, though: 7 months and counting of keeping it off.

I wouldn't say I'm GOOD at bellydancing (far from it!) and I'd never do it in front of others outside of class, but I am having a lot of fun. We all laugh at ourselves regularly. It's definitely a good workout, too, judging from how sore I am the next day. Tonight is personal training, plus a short run on the treadmill if I can squeeze it in. Have a great rest of the day!

Denise (Half Fanatic #1279) - PDT Time Zone

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3/7/13 11:17 A

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Good Morning fellow maintainers! I love dancing too, but am not very good at it.. speaking of which, Dancing with the Stars season 16 starts March 18. Watching all those fit dancers really motivates me to keep on doing what I can to stay strong and lean.

I do wish being lighter meant less pain for me, but it doesn't seem to make any difference in my fibromyalgia pain levels and fatigue, but it does help with the osteo arthritis. I guess FM is a different kind of beast.

Today is walk with my elderly neighbour and our dogs, then stationary bike day..

Have a great day everyone!

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MOONCHILD8's Photo MOONCHILD8 Posts: 6,629
3/7/13 11:17 A

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Hi all, I am just checking in to say it snowed again. I walked my little doggie this morning and he loved rolling in the snow. I also worked out to a DVD this morning. I have so much to do today. Best wishes, Linda from bean town

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3/7/13 10:04 A

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Thanks, Maree. I'm trying to stay positive, hoping that those who hold my future in their hands are listening to the out-crys from the public here where I live and serve my community. These cuts are horrendous and dangerous. Ridiculous to think that those from a thousand miles away can judge what's safe for a public that they are not familiar with. I confirmed yesterday from a friend lobbying DC that the number line they drew deciding who stays and who goes was arbitrary, with no research or analysis on the safety of operations. Cutting air traffic controllers from an airfield with corporate aviation, commercial airlines, and a flight school of over 175 students is ignorant. I might see a glimmer of hope at the end of this long tunnel if these weren't my students, my pilots, my people. I work for the flight school and I hear and see on their faces that this budget move is not bold and good but it's unsafe and uneducated, lazy and sloppy. We can not lay back and take this. We have to fight for our own safety and educate those in power.

Kim


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3/7/13 10:01 A

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Cake is tough for me to ignore, too! My doctor appointment went well. The reason for the visit was just to go over my medications and make sure I was still taking them and wasn't taking anything they didn't know about. We found another issue to discuss so that it wasn't a waste of a copay. I take lots of medications for chronic conditions, but I really don't have reason to see a doctor very often. I got home late and hungry and my husband had already left to visit him Mom, so I was just making dinner for myself. Hungry, don't know what I want, on my own+DANGER! I kept myself in check and kept in range for the day. That's two days in a row! Small victories. emoticon

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3/7/13 9:45 A

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Quick check-in this morning - had to wait until I got to work to write this because I was busy making a delicious lunch and snack for myself. I think today's going to be pretty busy, so I'm strapping myself in! Have a great day all!

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3/7/13 9:42 A

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Happy birthday to Little Man, Mel_unrau!

Quick check-in amidst the flurry of last-minute travel prep and an attempt to fit in a workout. Will be away till March 24, but I hope to check in at times.

Celia
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3/7/13 9:25 A

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It's the Little Man's 6th birthday today. I lost the fight against homemade white chocolate frosting last night while icing the cake. Urgh. So tasty. DARN YOU CAKE!!! But, despite the non-snow snow day of rain and more rain, I still got 10300 steps in, mostly jogging in place, but I kept at it. It's also lady time, and I am feeling bloated and horrid from that. I also breakout like a teeney bopper one week a month and so that doesn't help with the "attractive" feel of things.

I'm closing SP after this and getting a workout it. I've got some Biggest Loser to catch up on, and while I think the show is melodrama and unrealistic, I discovered that I always push myself a little harder if I have that on while I do a workout. And right now, I need a push.

Imperfection is important. If we were all perfect, then there would be no such thing as growth, and everyone would be extremely boring, which is, paradoxically, not that perfect.-- Dr. Matt

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3/7/13 9:22 A

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Hi all, popping back in quickly to thank Tinajane and all of you for the amazing response to my anniversary blog. I can't tell you much I appreciate all of your positive feedback!

I always look forward to checking in with you guys each morning and reading the later posts in the evening. This group is definitely a factor in maintaining my goals!

I'm having a stressful day at work (stress I put on myself truthfully) and you guys put a smile on face and in my heart!


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"Even if you are losing, you might as well keep playing"

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3/7/13 7:21 A

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Good morning! Excited for you, Kelliebean, for TinaJane has put the maintenance spotlight on you! Awesome. Your support is so present on our team and I thank you for it and congratulate you.

Maree, your comment about dealing with a big lunch menu made me think how much awareness you had at that meal, and ultimately what control too.

I stacked up a bunch of "stair climbing" points on my Fitbit yesterday getting our basement ready for new carpeting. The job is done and boy are my legs strong now!

Have a great day everyone!

Toni
Go slow to go fast.
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3/7/13 6:41 A

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Good morning! So true Maree, everything in moderation during maintenance. It's a challenge!

Love all the dancing talk. Sometimes when my husband is working, I put on a dancing playlist on my iPod and dance like I'm 20-something again! Great feeling.

I met with the trainer last night. We did a little kettle ball, little TRX suspension training and burning ab work. I fully expect to be hurting later today! But that is a good thing.

I look forward to hearing from everyone today. Have to get to work early today, gotta run! Have a great day!


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Shelby Hyatt
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3/7/13 5:29 A

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Walked 10,300+ steps, and ate in range - not the best foods, but in range. Lots of water, too, after all that walking around.

"Dance as if no one is watching."


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3/7/13 3:37 A

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Isn't that a lovely word! Maintainers, I never thought I could say I am one ,
I have done so little exercise lately as have been ill. But did stay on my own way of eating . I was delighted today to see a magic number on the scale of 140 Ideally I want to be below that but can live with being 10 stones.
I am going away tomorrow for the weekend staying in a hotel for the weekend, I know I will have a few indulgences but also know I will be right back to my own eating plan on Monday . I hope to start building up on exercises too ASAP. Have a great weekend maintainers ! Irene emoticon

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3/7/13 3:20 A

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Good morning Maintainers!!

It seems I've established a sleeping routine of 7 pm to 1 am. Only 6 hrs, although I'm not tired during the day. I'm not happy about it and maybe when the time changes this weekend and those warmer temperatures arrive, I'll be inspired to do something other than sleep after dinner.

I had a luncheon seminar yesterday which served lasagna, cheesy garlic bread and salad--not the best for me as carbs are not my friend. I enjoyed small portions of the pasta and bread, but that is more like a "celebration" meal for me that is saved for special occasions. I'll have to balance out today, as Friday is another luncheon seminar. When I was in weight loss mode, I would pack a healthy lunch and pass on luncheon items not on my plan. This is part of the maintenance challenge--adding back in moderation. For me, "moderation" is a very small margin. :((

Hope the snow is melting quickly for all who had that to deal with. Michelle, your birthday cake and dancing plans sound wonderful. I love to dance, too; great exercise and it just makes me smile. I have visions of Denise belly dancing now too! Oneweigh, hope your check up went well. And recovery going well for Irene and Phebes. Kim, I could rant about politics, but it's better I refrain. Sorry you and your husband are caught in the chaos firsthand. I read a great SP blog yesterday about a member whose Michigan mining job is threatened and his fear of losing everything he has worked for. He worked through the fear, and resolves to live well despite the potential loss. Very inspiring and lots of wonderful comments from other members.

Okay, it's long walk day with fitness buddy and dogs, and full packed day at work.

Hope all have a great Thursday!

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