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11/1/13 8:58 P

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Let my clothes tell me if I am losing.

GOING FOR THE NEW AND FITTED ME


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11/1/13 8:51 P

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I use a weight range. It's too hard to pick a single number. I only weigh in once a week, otherwise I'd obsess about the numbers!

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10/30/13 5:39 P

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I am still trying to get to where I wannabe.

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10/29/13 3:05 P

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The scale is my friend! I weigh in weekly with the goal to maintain 162. I typically stay under by about 2 pounds.

Maintaining... it's what I do.


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10/29/13 1:50 P

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I'm not exactly maintaining yet, but I think I'll be shooting for a +/- 5lbs range. I have thoughts on building muscle mass as well though, so I've got some figuring to do on that whole range.

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10/29/13 9:09 A

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I seem to fluctuate between 119-121 lbs.


Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

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"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.


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10/29/13 5:25 A

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It's a range for me too. +/- 3 pounds.

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10/29/13 3:17 A

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within 2-3 pounds of 126

Caz, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk UK on the North Sea coast, and live with my other half - not married) and have no kids.

A line in a Robbie Williams song I live by.....
"I know I'm going to die so my revenge is living well, Oh Lord...make me pure....but not yet!"
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10/28/13 4:59 P

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I maintain to a range. I unexpectedly dropped below 170lbs recently to 169.8lbs and then this week to 169.2lbs. I have decided to maintain a range between 169 and 174lbs which will allow me some "guilty pleasures" from time to time. I now work out at least 5 days a week which includes treadmill running at around 10kph for 38 minutes (including a 3 minute cooldown within the 38), that's about 30 k per week. Following the run I usually do some pushups (30-60), some abs for about 15 minutes of various ab exercises, and a few weights just for toning. I've dropped below a 34 waistline heading towards 32. Still find time for dog walking etc as we get up well before work. I've haven't felt better in years. At 55, am very proud of the new me. Younger physically, wiser mentally.

September already! Time to hunker down into full on assault on any remaining flab.


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10/28/13 3:54 P

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Range - from 2 pounds under to 2 pounds over my goal weight.

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10/28/13 3:49 P

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I weigh once a week and focus on my goal weight. If I'm a little over, I eat less and exercise more the rest of the week. This seems to be working.

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10/28/13 12:34 P

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I stay between 125-128

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie

I lost 122 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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10/28/13 11:49 A

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I am working to tighten my range from 7 or more pounds to 5 or less pounds. I think it's working!

Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!


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10/28/13 10:14 A

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No scale

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10/28/13 9:37 A

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I weigh weekly and have a 5 pound range.

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10/28/13 9:09 A

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I use a 5 pound range. It works for me. emoticon

Trish
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Small steps + time(cubed) = big SUCCESS

MAINTENANCE is NOT for SISSY-DAWGS!


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10/28/13 6:38 A

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I use the +/-3% range. I can fluctuate up to about five pounds within a normal week, so trying to stay at a fixed number would be an exercise in futility and extreme frustration for me.

My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.

Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy


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10/28/13 1:25 A

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I weigh myself a lot so I use a +/-3 pounds to account for water fluctuation. I've been very consistent.

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I have reached my weight loss goal and lost 100 lbs.


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10/27/13 11:33 P

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i use a weight range and weigh about every other day

MOVING AND MAINTAINING. Yesterday is gone, let it go, tomorrow hasn't happened, don't long for it. Today is the present .........enjoy it


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I still use the scale almost every morning. It motivates me for the day.

“it's been up to me to inspire me.”
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“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
~Jimi Hendrix~

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
~John Lennon~

70 lbs. done!


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10/27/13 9:35 P

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Not secure enough with my maintenance to get rid of the scale, but I do know that some fluctuation is normal, so I have a range of +/- 3%.

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin



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10/27/13 7:28 P

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No scale

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10/27/13 7:12 P

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I ignore the scales but pay attention to body fat and how clothes fit.

You can talk to God all you want and that's great, but the changes happen when you start listening to him.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




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10/27/13 7:07 P

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Not a scale person.

GOING FOR THE NEW AND FITTED ME


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10/27/13 6:19 P

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I am only 13 weeks into maintenance, but I've been trying to stay within the 3%+-. So far this seems to be working for me. I still weigh myself twice a week....Wednesday as a check to see where I am at and the Sunday as my weight in.

Barb
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10/27/13 5:31 P

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I use a range, too, with my goal weight in the center. I also have a "scream weight" at the high end that I never want to go above. I make small changes if I'm above or below goal within the range. I go back to weight loss mode if I hit scream weight. So far, going below my range hasn't happened.

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10/27/13 5:15 P

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I use a range because I weigh every day and weight just bounces around a little. WW used to have a +/- 2 pound range to stay free, so that's how I think of it. If I'm down a little, give it a day and it's back. If I am up a little, I just cut back a little for a day or two just in case. I don't agonize over whether it's water, it's easy to cut back a little for a day or two.

Even your car gets slightly different mileage from every gallon of gas, and it's a machine. There is no way that any biological organism can be exactly the same weight every day. Thus the bounce range. As long as I adjust daily to what I see, I can stay "at goal".

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No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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10/27/13 4:48 P

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Don't use the scale. Let my clothes tell me.

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10/27/13 4:33 P

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WEight range, but I am above it right now and trying to get back to. Finally think my body has acknowledged that things have changed and it is starting to head back down.

3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)
2/7/15 Hearts & Soles 5K, San Jose 34:50 (Recovering from a cold and wet day.)


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10/27/13 4:29 P

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I know many do not use a scale but I find it works for me, so I am wondering if people maintain to a certain weight (i.e. 124) or a weight range (i.e. 121-124) since weight naturally varies from day to day? Thanks!



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