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Wow that's brilliant, glad to know you're still getting benefit from your routine.
Thanks for 'dropping in' for a catch up.
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emoticon It's been awhile, I know!
I continue to follow the "Always Hungry" way of eating--not 100%, but incorporating many of the recipes into my diet & made permanent changes to my way of eating that continue to make good differences in my life.
I've got only 19 more pounds to lose to reach a normal BMI. I can reach this!



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I'm following the "Always Hungry" way of eating, written by Dr. David Ludwig. It's a life-changer! Thank you both for your encouragement.



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Congratulations!

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Wow well done to you. Keep up with whatever you're doing, it's obviously working for you.

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I reached the 150s! It's been a long time since I've weighed this low. emoticon



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I bet it felt great to sleep in your own bed once more! I can imagine Florida is pretty hot this time of year. I only visited that state once....back in 1999. We spent a week there with friends during a cooler time of year--February. Lots of alligators live there! emoticon



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Glad you made it home safe and sound.

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Back home from my holibobs and although the sun is shining here in the UK it's certainly not as hot as we've been used to.

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It's warming up here in central Iowa now. emoticon We received 2 inches of earlier this week. Everything's growing well. Summer has arrived! emoticon



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In addition to the heat, we have terrible humidity here in Arkansas. My relatives from Germany refuse to visit in the summer after making that mistake once.

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It's so hot here at the moment hitting 97degrees today.
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Great but we're finding it a bit too hot for us as we're not used to it.

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I love Florida!! Wish I was there.

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Enjoy Florida! Make the most of this fun time. You'll have your get-back-on-track routine waiting for you at home.



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Good to hear from you, I'm on holiday in Florida at the moment so food and drink have been my downfall. Still back to the UK on Sunday so will be back on plan again.

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emoticon It's been awhile since I was last here.....busy time of the year for me....lots of projects accomplished lately. Weight-wise, I'm doing well! emoticon



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Glad things are working for you. Keep up the good work.
Jx

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This SparkCoach Plateau Busting program is working!

Another thing that I am marveling over is how much better my body feels since I increased my exercise. I haven't felt this good in many years! emoticon



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I began the SparkCoach Plateau Busting program yesterday. I've been staying around 163-164 for several months now & want to get closer to my goal weight. Keep ya posted.... emoticon



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That's great, Jude! emoticon



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Brilliant, so did I. Yay!
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I lost weight this week! emoticon



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Fingers crossed for you.
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I think this Friday's weigh-in will be a good one. emoticon



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Yes it's amazing, we are the SP Class of January 13-19, 2008 so only a few days to our 9th anniversary.
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I know, time flies.

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And Happy New Year to you, Katie! emoticon

Is this really our 9th year already, Jude?



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Happy New Year!

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Glad to hear you've had a fabulous family time.
All the very best for 2017.
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I've had a wonderful New Year's Day with our kids & grandkids! I look forward to what God has in store for me in 2017 as I continue on with my 'livet'....eating less but living more!



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You are correct, Brandi. It's not an all-or-nothing situation. I can enjoy SOME of the goodies that I want to eat.
It all depends upon my focus. I fall in love with what I focus on and I have complete control on what I'm going to focus on. I Can Do This! I really can! emoticon



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If you plan everything you can still have some special treats so you don't feel you are missing out. You can do this and I'm sure you'll enjoy it all the more.

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This is the most challenging week of the year for me. I want to be sensible about the rich & sweet holiday eating. I want to discover how to celebrate Christmas without overeating!



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Everyone needs to let their hair down now & then and as long as you get back on track as soon as possible you're ok.


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I'm glad to hear that, Brandi! I'm afraid I made rather merry on Saturday, but am back on track today. Focusing on Friday's weigh-in.....



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Woo hoo! Mine was good last night as well.

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It was a good weigh-in for me this morning! emoticon



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Yum! You're making me hungry. emoticon

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Well done Katie, my hubby & I managed to get through Christmas last year without gaining which we were very proud of and yet we didn't scrimp on the food as you can see from the photos we took. We even had the odd chocolate.





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That's great to hear, KATIE. You've found your way to successfully navigate through the holidays! emoticon & be a motivator for me. emoticon

BRANDI, I hope you lose another pound too. We'll be eager to find out! emoticon

SHERWOOD, you are soooo close to getting down into the 150s! emoticon I like your idea about basic eating. That's what I've been doing this week and feeling better. I've been faithfully using my treadmill and that always helps.



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I'm on maintenance and made it through the holiday without gaining. I ate what I wanted but hit thread mill every day. I'm sure that helped. Also I'm eating a lot of salads this week. I was right on track this morning for my weigh-in on the At Goal and Maintaining team. Now bring on Christmas!

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Haha, I'vejust had to look up rutebegas as I've never heard of it. In the UK we know it as a swede.
I love roasted vegetables although on the food optimising regime I'm following we don't use oli to cook, we use Frylight cooking spray which is just as good.
Well done on losing that Thanksgiving gain.

I'm hoping to have lost another pound this week when I weigh in. Fingers crossed.

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Yes we can. I just posted on the daily checkin for this group, but I'll say it here: I did it! Successfully lost my Thanksgiving pound plus more with some very basic eating. Yesterday (and for the next two days) I'm eating only veggies and lean meats. I weighed 160.2 this morning and hope to even lose more over the next two days. I had a delightful roasted vegetable medley for dinner last night. It was extremely satisfying: parsnips, rutebegas, carrot, and turnips. Roasting with olive oil in the oven for an hour. It was delicious. Yesterday's lunch was homemade turkey soup. Breakfast an omelette... and veggies and more veggies for snacks. This is good for me to know. If I totally back off carbs from grains, rice, fruits for a few days (as well as alcohol) my body really reacts positively to it. And I felt no hunger pangs. The roasted vegetables were so tasty and satisfying. Yes, we can do this!

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I need a wakeup call myself. Been stuck juggling a couple of pounds for a year. And I am today 27 pounds over my goal weight. With figuring out that I needed thyroid replacement hormones and traveling over 14 weeks this year...it has been tough. But now is a good time to start and renew my commitment to weight loss. No excuses.

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Thanks for the wake-up call, SHERWOODCYCLER! I'm refocusing today. emoticon



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Good advice SHERWOODCYCLER
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So to counteract that eating, get plenty of rest, water and exercise. That'll help some. And then, get back to your plan. 25pounds lost will be a big accomplishment

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This IS the hardest time of year for me to eat like I should! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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You can & will do it soon. x

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Thanks, Brandi & Katie. emoticon emoticon
I have my heart set on changing my profile picture to "Lost 25 Pounds" soon.

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My clothes are looser on me once again! emoticon



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Your Pumpkin Soup sounds delicious & very healthy! emoticon



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I've discovered Pumpkin Soup, it's wonderful.

2 cloves of garlic crushed,
1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, cumin and corriander, pinch of chilli flakes (although I used a fresh red chilli chopped),
300 g pumpkin peeled & cut into 1 cm chunks ( don't worry about the chunks 'cos I blitzed it) 1 tin chopped tomatoes,
1 litre vegetable stock,
150 g baby spinach,
2 tbsp corriander roughly chopped for garnish.

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Spray low fat cookingspray into pan add garlic, spices & chilli and cook for 1 minute,
Add pumpkin & cook for another minute making sure it all gets coated in spices & begins to colour.
Add tomatoes & stock bring to boil then lower heat & simmer for 15-20 mins until pumpkin is tender.
Add the spinach and cook for another minute, sprinkle corriander once in bowls. ( I blitzed & froze my soup before adding the spinach which I added when reheated.)

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Soups are good & healthy! Sounds like you respond to the seasons changing in a healthier way, Katie. I'm learning to follow likewise. emoticon



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Fall makes me ready to start cooking and eating soup. I make a lot of soup in the winter (thank you Pinterest) and a lot of them are low cal.

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I backslid during September & put on a few pounds. There's something about the change of seasons that draws me back to focusing on food. It feels good to be eating right again!

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Thanks, Brandi & Katie! emoticon



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Congrats Paulajean59!

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Well done Paulajean59. Good to see you again, keep on pushing.

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Have lost a few more pounds since I last visited here. emoticon



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Glad to hear it's all going so well for you.

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The Shrink Yourself program is working!
The yo-yo-ing has stopped and I'm enjoying a new stability with my eating. emoticon Plus, my increase in exercise really helps. Love being on my new pickleball team & working out with my morning group at the fitness center. emoticon



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8 years......yes time sure does fly! emoticon



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It's 8 years love. Time flies when you're enjoying yourself! Hope all is well.
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7 years with SparkPeople.com. I know I'd have a greater weight problem if I hadn't joined when I did. SP is making the difference!

How are the rest of you doing?



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Good to see you PAULAJEAN59

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emoticon It's been awhile since I last posted in this team. Life's been busier for me lately...and this has been good for my weight. Only gained 1 pound during December and now have that back off. I joined the Shrink Yourself online program and that's been a good help. http://shrinkyourself.com

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Happy New Year to you too Debbie
Jx

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Hello everyone and Happy New Year!!!

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Good to see people are still around.
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Happy Monday. Hope everyone has a great week.

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Dropping in just to say hi! I'm doing good, but still working on keeping the weight off. emoticon

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Brilliant, glad to see that you're still Sparking.

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emoticon emoticon I'm glad to hear it, PRISM!



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Officially signed up and will be hitting the gym again. emoticon

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Well in 2008 at 249 lbs I was strong in SparkPeople, using the site regularly and adding and logging for myself! Well, then of course I slipped away after only getting down to 227lbs. In 2009 apparently, I felt the need to pop in as I weighed in at 251.6lbs but I didnt stick around long. 2011 I was back for a brief time weighing my max of 252. Now in 2013 I'm back on it again and down am finally down to 209.4lbs as of yesterday! I cant blame it all on SparkPeople but adding a Fitbit into my life has helped tremendously! Cant wait to get down past the 200lb max and actually get into the 100s for the first time since 2003 briefly and before that....childhood!!!! Fingers crossed that I can stick to this and keep my spark lit!!! Good luck to everyone else in still staying strong in getting healthy!

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I'm still with SP but haven't checked in with this team for many moons. I am still losing and exercising and SP has helped me to remember to keep on top of both.

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Sorry I haven't been checking in for quite a few years, but I haven't forgot the best team ever!
Through the years I met most of my goals and even added a few.

I never left Spark People. I have been a team leader for a few years now, and I love being part of a very large family!

Dropping by to say thank you for always supporting me.

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Back at sparking after my surgery, doing well and hoping to lose all the weight I gained back soon. Have a great day all!!! emoticon

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Hi folks,
I usually post everyday on the 'Daily Check-In', but at the moment I'm rushing around like a headless chicken trying to get the house ready for visits from the family so I won't be able to post every day.
This made my think a bit...... I know, that's a dangerous thing..... & I thought that we could do with a Topic where members can feel free just to 'Drop in' as and when they are able. We have so many members in this Team, some that we may see have blogged or huddled, but some feel that they are unable to come on regularly but are still Sparking.
Well, here is your chance, with this topic you can just let us know how you are getting on, if then, you feel you want to have a longer chat with someone you can go onto their Sparkpages. You don't need to have anything in particular to say, just drop in & say Hi.

Hope to see you here soon.
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