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1/30/10 2:08 P

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Great job BAWNEE!

I am finishing the January challenge at 5.8 pounds lost. I fell short of my eight pound goal, but I feel good about my progress.

How did you do in the month of January?

Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
increased. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/24/10 6:02 P

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I had a great walk today!

Once a job has just begun, leave it not till it is done, be the matter big or small do it right or don't do it at all. Unknown


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1/23/10 7:13 P

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Had a great walk today with Carol so I feel good and strong. Now to behave myself in the kitchen... emoticon

*** Nancy ***

"Eat to Live, not Live to Eat!"
-Moliere by way of Jeremy

When the mind is committed, the body will follow!

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse. "
-Stephen Dolley Jr.


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1/23/10 1:36 P

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Burn, burn, burn SUN!!!

My weight is now 139.2...lost a whole pound this week. Now I gotta get through the weekend and not gain it back. Any encouragement is appreciated!

Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
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"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
increased. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/18/10 9:29 P

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I just burned 233 calories! Just had to share! emoticon

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1/18/10 8:08 A

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152.5 - still here but not going very strong. I wish I could quit my job and focus on all this other stuff I'm trying to do! Aaaah!

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1/17/10 2:17 P

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My weigh in was 140.2, but then I had a not so great day yesterday. Even though I worked out, I still ate too much. This was a tough week. My friend, Donna, tells me that week 2 is always the hardest on the Biggest Loser. I guess that runs true for me, too. I am revising my eating plan for next week...lowering my calories just a little and eating more during the day and less in the evening.

Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
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"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
increased. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/15/10 11:11 P

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You'll get there, but I like the soreness...reminds me that I pushed myself!
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Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
increased. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/15/10 6:37 A

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I did it! I REALLY didn't want to work out last night...I have been so tired from getting back to it, my muscles have been sore like I've never worked out before! All the stretching in the world doesn't seem to help them. But I went last night anyway for a somewhat light session - still 35 minutes though! I feel proud, but can't wait 'til I feel energized instead of hurting after a workout (if everything's the same this time around, that time will come!).

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1/14/10 9:37 A

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Yes, we gotta keep all aspects of our lives healthy! Let those candy wrappers remind you to stay strong...it's only candy? Who needs it???

Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
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-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/14/10 7:35 A

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Unfortunately I am a stress eater/muncher (and when I have less time to think about food, that's a bad thing)...but I only had one major breakdown this week. I've left the candy wrappers sitting out to see how ridiculous I was and remind me not to do it again.
I'll be working out today instead of yesterday 'cause I went to a church function last night - working on my spiritual well-being also! I'll let you know about my calorie burn. emoticon

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1/12/10 8:58 P

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You WILL beat it! Sometimes when I am the busiest...I have the most weight loss. I have less time to think about food!

Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
increased. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/10/10 11:21 P

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I am excited to be weighing in at 153 now! Yay! :) Too bad I am so busy and am drooowwwning at work... but I am going to BEAT THIS!

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1/9/10 6:59 P

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SUN you are a ROCK STAR! Thanks for letting me know that you worked out! It motivates me!

Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
increased. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/9/10 5:20 P

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Awesome job, Carol! You are a great inspiration. Looks like you had a great morning at the mall. I got started late, but finally got my workout in today around noon, so at least I didn't skip it! Now to get anything else accomplished would be great...

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1/9/10 2:15 P

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My Friday weigh-in was 142.2, but today I was 140.2! Wow! Makes me wonder if I read the scale wrong yesterday. I am off to a good start. I am counting a loss of 3.6 pounds this week.

How are you guys doing? Don't get discouraged. This is not easy. Just do your best every day and try to stay positive.

Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
increased. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/3/10 2:53 P

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Welcome SUN...let's do this!

Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
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"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
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-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/3/10 10:01 A

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I am weighing in at 156. I have a lot to do this year on so many levels, but I will NOT let it overwhelm me! Hoping to spend much more time on here with a lot more consistency!

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1/2/10 4:58 P

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I weighed in at 143.8. I changed my ticker. (Oh how I hate to move that ticker UP!!!) I measured and recorded all my info on SP.

It's time to get SERIOUS!



Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 5.5 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
increased. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/1/10 9:27 P

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What if...
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at the end of January...
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you were...
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8-10 pounds lighter?
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Just imagine it!
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Grasp it!
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It CAN be yours!
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It could mean a whole clothes size smaller!
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It would put you closer to your overall goal!
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It would be a STRONG start to 2010!
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I am challenging myself and ALL of you to strive to lose 2-3 pounds a week in January. Let's use the momentum of the new year and a new decade to do GREAT things for ourselves.

Here's the plan. Take it or leave it, but it works. I SWEAR by it.

1. Track your food. I have been at this for 2.5 years, and I have learned that this is the single most important thing you can do to be successful at weight loss. Don't guess at the number of calories you are eating. YOU WILL BE WRONG and you will eat way more than you think you are eating. You MUST stay within you SP recommended calorie range. When I first started and I lost over 50 pounds, I paid very little attention to fats, carbs, proteins...just calories. Now I try to keep those other nutrients in range, but I don't sweat it if those numbers are off a little. I do track sodium and I try to stay under 1500mgs per day. Sodium makes you retain water and can make for some very discouraging weigh-ins, when you haven't really gained true weight at all.

And speaking of weighing, it's your personal preference, but I weigh myself EVERY day. I record those daily weights in an excel file. I now have over a full year of recorded weights. It is encouraging to go back and compare how I was doing a year ago to where I am now. Weighing every day is something most members of the National Weight Control Registry do (people who have lost a minimum of 30 pounds and kept it off for at least one full year). It just helps keep me focused and aware of where I am.

2. Exercise. 30 minutes, 3 times a week minimum. MINIMUM. I work out at least 5 hours per week. Whatever you do, WORK OUT HARD!! Make sure you are breathing hard and your heart is pumping. I highly recommend using a heartrate monitor watch so you will know exactly how many calories you are burning. I have a Polar F-11, but there are much less expensive ones sold at Target. I make sure I burn no less than 500 calories at every workout. If you can't afford a heartrate monitor watch, use the SP fitness tracker. It is way more accurate than the calorie burn you see on fitness equipment.

3. Drink water. No less than 8 cups a day, but more is always better. When you think you have had enough water, HAVE ANOTHER GLASS.

On January 31, we can all be 8-10 pounds lighter. I will weigh-in tomorrow and start my countdown from there. I'll post my weekly progress here and on my sparkpage. Feel free to do the same.

Let's make 2010 a GREAT year and a HEALTHY year!
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-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
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-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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