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5/17/13 12:52 P

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Backyarder1 your comment in spired me and I am down 1.5 lbs. I am away from home so not getting as much exercise but watching everything I eat

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5/12/13 3:54 P

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I am still working at the BMI - closer than I was, but still have some to go. I would like to shed another 5 lbs (for a total of 30) and see if that gets me there (not holding my breath on that one though).

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5/12/13 3:47 P

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Inspired me to up the distance I am walking in the morning. Trying to get to a weight that puts me at a good BMI. Need to go down about 5 pounds.

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5/11/13 12:43 P

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Weight training has been known to help with the last ten pounds.

"She believed she could so she did."


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5/10/13 11:25 P

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First, don't let anyone convince you that it's just 5 pounds forget about it. That type of thinking results in just 10 pounds, just 15 pounds, etc, etc. I am 17 pounds away from goal so not one go give advice on the best way to lose it. I have heard that changing your exercise so your body is working harder using different muscles that were lax before.

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5/10/13 1:45 P

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Great post with good reminders

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5/10/13 10:05 A

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I struggled with the last 1 pound for weeks! The last 5 were also difficult . What I did was changed my exercise routine and changed up my food..I tend to eat the same thing over and over. Really really track your food to the teaspoon ...every crumb...it's easy to leave out a dab of this and a sip of that and they add up,and make sure that you are burning enough calories by tracking your fitness. Start as if you are on the first day of Sparks and go for it.Also look back and figure out what worked for you when you were losing..keep busy .

Changing my fitness routine really helped..wake up some new muscles and put them to work! emoticon Best of luck!

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5/7/13 8:18 P

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Same here. I've been holding at 5 pounds away from my initial goal since December. I'm fluctuating a pound or two. Decided I can live with that . . . . at least for now.

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5/7/13 1:19 P

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I find that even if the scale is not where I would like it, fitting into a smaller size makes me really happy. I do use the scale to help monitor when there are too many dinners out. It helps remind me to make good choices.

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5/7/13 8:21 A

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I keep loosing the last 5 pounds over and over again. But I figure as long as I am not gaining more then that is it OK. I would like to actually lose 10 pounds for good but am happy I lost 60 pounds in the first place over 4 years ago and have not regained. I feel better then I did in my 30's so that is what is important.

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5/7/13 7:14 A

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I wish I only had 5 but what I did for now was quit weighing. I worked for months and lost nothing but yet I was getting smaller especially since I added weight training and pilates. So I finally decided why let the scale make me feel like a failure. Now I'm watching for non-scale victories and in the couple weeks since I quit weighing, I feel so much happier. That only works if you're really following your diet, otherwise you could get blindsided with a big gain. I almost decided maybe I had my goal too low for my age. How this helps.

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5/6/13 10:45 P

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Sometimes it is just boring working on 5 pounds. It comes off so slowly. And it requires vigilance to keep it off.

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5/6/13 9:55 A

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Same here

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5/5/13 9:48 P

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It may be time to just relax and forget about it. Follow all the best methods. At this point when it happens, it happens and five pounds means little. It isn't going to be the difference between good health and bad.

I say this having been there.

Some things to look at: are you being diligent in sticking to your target calories or PPV? Are you tracking everything or letting some stuff slide (It's just a teaspoon of peanut butter). Is your activity slipping?

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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Good Luck!

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5/5/13 6:55 A

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Will be anxious to hear suggestions. I have about 5 lbs to go (would prefer 10, but)

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5/5/13 5:46 A

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i am stuck in a holding pattern to lose the last 5 lbs.

any suggestions??????????

i keep going up up and down toward my goal!



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