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VTRICIA
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9/20/13 2:26 P

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Just a follow up on this thread, I've started the Losers Keepers team which really emphasizes the attitude and motvation aspects of maintenance and regain prevention. There is also the very active Commitment to Maintenance thread up in the support area. I'll still keep an eye out for this thread but I think I'll keep the ball rolling in these other two locations!
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Thanks to everyone who has posted here over the last 6 or so months. I was very pleased it got over 100 posts, but I also recognize that there was some confusing crossover between the different areas as I tried to simplify the maintenance predictors.

I also see with some chagrin that I forgot to check in last week!

Fitness: I really think metabolic resistance circuits are paying off. My weight is about the same but my pants are falling down!

Attitude: It's been a really awesome week, with my success story on the Sparkpeople Start Page and starting the new team.

Nutrition: I am concerned about my freggies, but don't know if I can necessarily allot the time to track them. It sounds dumb, probably, but I'm gone in the evenings and my toddler has early intervention 4x month now, so that means keeping the house tidier. So I get on spark as a break after doing homework in the morning but am not usually on in the evening.

Self-monitoring: My weight is fairly even. I really am where I don't want to go down as much as I don't want to go up, which is a new chapter of maintenance for me.

Tricia in UT

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9/10/13 4:22 P

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The last three weeks have been a challenge with a lot of traveling to see family and then family coming to stay with us. I kept reminding myself to make good choices and most of the time it worked. The blueberry muffins at the hotel were hard to resist but I only had 1 each day and they were small ones. The temperatures were over 100 which made it impossible for me to get out and walk. Even the mornings were warm. I did not do videos and I need to figure out how to fit them in when traveling. The weight didn't go up more than a pound which is good

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Good to see you back, Swede Su!

Fitness: I kind of ran behind all week. I was feeling some uncertainty about the length of my HIIT intervals in my circuit plan but I finally got to the library and found out that they're 30-60 seconds, and I'd been doing 60, so I think I'll do 30 and work my way up through the season.

Attitude: Was not bad for what turned out to be a PMS week. I've got a couple of exams in the next 10 days, but I feel like I'm keeping my head above water for the time being.

Nutrition: I'm still logging my food but haven't tracked water or freggies. I know my water intake is well over 8 glasses a day, but I'm a little worried about the fact that I'm not tracking. Well, the good thing is I can always start again. I know that if I'm not eating freggies, I'm effectively eating more calories and getting less satisfaction from them. It's not that I'm not eating them, it's that I don't know how many I am, and I know myself well enough to guess that it's less than I "should."

Self-Monitoring: Last sunday I zipped down to my 60 lbs lost mark, which was nice to say I had done. As mentioned above, I was in PMS and had bloat this past week so we'll see where I am in 2 or 3 days. Today I am right on my maintenance target for the Michief Night Maintenance challenge.

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fitness - we've stayed active, running 3x week (galloway walk/run), and walking the rest. for august totaled at 59 miles running and 193 walking - an average of 8 or 9 miles total daily. i'm pleased...

attitude - fair. have tried to "eat clean" a couple of days a week, no goodies (baked goods, chocolate, wine), but my will power is not the best.

nutrition - main diet has been fine, plant-based vegan, but the goodies have kept the scale constant at just a bit more than i want

scale - 107.2, steady as can be. would love to see 105 again as the main weight of the day (i have seen 106 after a workout), but my will power is going to have to imporve...

live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life!
"i run because i can" coach nicole!
"I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far." john bingham
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8/28/13 11:45 A

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Fitness: I've started doing 4 circuits a week and 2 days cardio. My current circuit plan is 5 different exercises, one of which is HIIT in 3 circuits (10 reps each). The HIIT group is currently 60 seconds rather than a certain number of reps.

Attitude: I'm pretty stressed with school starting. This first week I'm still getting used to how the different professors work. Well, mostly the one, but it's in Chemistry, the class I was kind of afraid of. And it's a little distressing to not feel like I have time to spend on my prior leisure activities. When I wake up early in the morning I have trouble getting back to sleep because I am worried about what I feel like I need to do.

Nutrition: I'm sticking with the same calories, since I suddenly started weighing more late last week. I am trying to have more whole fruits and vegetables. Some of my evening classes fall right when I'm used to eating dinner, so that's kind of a pain. I also need to come up with meals my kids can figure out when I'm gone. I also realized yesterday I haven't been taking my Omega 3's, so I want to get more regular at that.

Self Monitoring: My weight was back down in the non panic range this morning so that was good. Also, when I wake up too early in the morning, I am holding more water weight than when I woke up at 7:30.

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Fitness: I am switching up a lot of things in fitness. I've started running and I'm moving from 3 days whole body strength to 4 days split, per Slim for Life, for the recovery time. However, I think I will build my running capacity. I'd like to be able to run a mile continuously. I'll still have major cardio days.

Attitude: The last couple months I've mulled over the decision to return to college and so that's been interesting. I started classes in pre-nursing this week at the community college. It is a lot of fun to be in school, but it's stressful as well. I juggled my schedule quite a bit and I still have books to buy and return.

Nutrition: I've stuck to about 2,000 calories. I haven't been eating very many whole freggies. I guess I'll look back over my fiber numbers. It's been generally in range, but I haven't been tracking those freggies and I need to get back on that. I'm going to try adding in my exercise calories to feed my muscles. I've been in a slight calorie deficit all summer and I wonder if my body won't just adapt to that.

Self-Monitorying: I expected to see my weight go down this week as it normally does after TOM, but I guess all the activity I've been doing is throwing things off. I'm generally hesitant to write off gain to muscle development, but as I blogged (You never really know), there are a couple of good arguments at this time for doing so. But yeah, my official weigh in for the week was 155.75.

I have been trying weighing daily for the commitment to maintenance thread. I guess I will continue that since I'm adding back in calories. I just need to make sure I'm adding back quality and not junk.

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8/14/13 10:36 A

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Here's a link to the page on structuring meals:
happilyeverafter212.wordpress.com/fans-wor
kbook/nutrition-i-breakfast-and-meals/

When I was nursing a baby, I had to have something quick before feeding the baby, and this turned into have 2 breakfasts. But I'm trying to move back to one big breakfast and 4 distinct meals.

My FANS rundown:

Fitness: Doing pretty well at alternating 10k step days with strength training days.

Attitude: I'm looking forward to marking my progress at the end of the month and moving back from weight management (where I'm holding my calories in number at 2,000) to more traditional maintenance (where I'll focus on holding my weight around a target). I have some stress at home with my dad visiting with no set departure date. I have adapted pretty well but my husband is kind of hiding out. I've been trying on different ideas re: attending school this fall and think I may have found a balance going full time mostly online.

Nutrition: I've been keeping an eye on my ranges of different nutrients. I really feel tracking serves getting enough just as much as not getting too much.

Self-Monitoring: Today I'm 154.0. I've been trying daily weighing for the Commitment to Maintenance thread (which is a little like this but daily.)
Nutrition:

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8/8/13 7:41 A

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Hi Everyone.
I'm having some trouble but my exercise is doing pretty good. Need to track better and eat better. It's not that I'm going over calorie wise it's that I'm not getting all the nutrients I should. Hoping posting here will help.

A day at a time and I will reach my goal. I am not perfect but I will forgive myself for the mistakes I make. Life is full of choices and sometimes we don't always make the best ones but that's what makes us human.


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VTRICIA
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I kind of totally missed a couple weeks. But I'll blame it on the bar exam (which is over, yay!)

Fitness: I've been keeping up with the 10k steps on cardio days, and I now do total body strength 3 days a week. I've done better with working out in the afternoon, which I think is the most anabolic time of day.

Attitude: it's going to take me a while to settle back after the bar exam (and it wasn't even me taking it.) I had been working toward maybe going back to school but have decided against it. I blogged about that.

Nutrition: I've done a good job of staying right around 2,000 cal/day. I might even look at projecting a correction to my calorie burn (as estimated by fitbit) depending on where my weigh in comes in Wednesday.

Self-monitoring: I've been under 155 all 3 days this weekend, and now I'm in my recommended sodium cycle, when it usually drops a pound and a half. I am considering where I want to maintain, ultimately.

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7/18/13 12:40 A

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Discussion for the week is on Breakfast and number of meals. Eating breakfast emerged as a predictor for long term maintenance and the average number of meals NWCR maintainers eat is 4.87 per day. I go with 4 personally though now and then I do more to accomodate something happening at my normal meal time. I always try to eat a partial meal before, because getting too hungry remains a danger for me to overindulge. http://happilyeverafter212.wordpress.com/fans-workbook/nutrition-i-breakfast-and-meals/

My check in this week:
Fitness: I'm trying 10k steps a day on my 3 cardio days, 7 k a day on my strength days.

Attitude: I got off to a good start with my planner idea but haven't done much with my home organization.

Nutrition: My numbers have been pretty consistent, though my protein has been slightly less than my goal.

Self Monitoring: I went back over a lot of numbers today and my fitbit calorie estimate might not be that far off. Or at least it didn't go down suddenly after my birthday, which I kind of wondered. I guess the 2300 calories for 10 k steps is if you run a lot of it. Maybe.

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7/10/13 3:18 P

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Cool. We went on a spur of the moment road trip which was tricky. I guess I need to be more vocal about my meal scheduling needs. I always wound up with a fifth meal/snack. On the up side, my husband stumbled on how many calories in a "regular" side of fries. He was saying how cute the kids fries box is and I said it's 100 calories and he looked at his fries and was like 'whoa!"

Fitness: Got back on my bike this week. My left trapezius started bothering me so isolated strength training until that fades. Going to try taking baby out as it's merely hot today.

Attitude: need to clean up the house more honestly. Need to get organized. Need need, what's that about?

Nutrition: Solid, 2000 calories a day balanced macros, lots of water. Freggies are work in progress.

Self-monitoring: weight right on the money, haven't nursed the tot in a week. Waist was 30" which is a nice even number. Checked the BIA at the pharmacy, 29.3% bodyfat.

Tricia in UT

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I had a great weekend with family coming over, and to make it the healthy way, instead of a challenge, it was fun (see my blog).
The week started with an exercise-rest day on Monday, and today back to running, swimming, and progressing with my 100 pushups program.

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Fitness - I'm working on it...today is day 5 of strength training

Attitude - Yesterday had a 1/2 hr of "poor me" that I can't do what I want and eat what I want and still maintain!

Nutrition - pretty darn good (except for the occasional cheesecake!)

Self-monitoring - I try...


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Re: fitness gradually
I agree, this is how I did it, and this what I also encourage for my clients to do, so it develops to be part of their life.
Often, when they start, there's lots of energy, and it takes courage to start slow. The alternative is to start big, and burn all the motivation and energy in the first days, and then abandoning it (again).
The other effect is time management - simply adding a new 8-10h thing to the weekly agenda builds up a lot of resistance in the system.

Fitness:
I found a good balance for running, swimming, biking. When no travel, works easily, when travelling, needs some thought.
I started a 100days pushup program (see my blog), as an easy way to add strategy to my strength training.

Attitude:
Good and rising. I like the summer months, sun is up early, encourages for morning exercise.

Nutrition:
I would need more planning ahead. I'm in my calorie range, or at the very top of it.

Self monitoring:
I'm exploring askmedaily.com, works well so far.

Edited by: HAKAPES at: 7/3/2013 (08:47)
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Discussion for this week looks at the reasons fitness should be increased gradually rather than jumped into with both feet:
wp.me/P3wFjc-n

My check in:
FItness: I'm having a challenge with the heat and chafing. I overcame this to some extent by pulling my rowing machine out of storage. Trouble is, rowing machine can be frightfully boring. Just last week I was scoffing at people who are bored by the treadmill but... yeah. Maybe as I get used to it it will not take that edge of attention that keeps me from being able to tune it out and read.

Attitude: I had a big breakthrough this week regarding passive aggression. In the past I feel like people called me this just to shame me, but I realized I do have some classic symptoms and predictors of it. And yet I'm not sure it's a good idea to just go around speaking my unfiltered thoughts. So, yeah, working on that.

Nutrition: Keeping an eye on my fitbit numbers, may need to bring down my total calories a tad. I was doing really well with less sweets and more freggies last month, but not so much lately. So that deserves some attention.

Self monitoring: Weaning has been a big push this week. Took the toddler to the dentist and contrary to my wishful thinking, the two cavities I can see are not the whole story. So I got serious about the weaning. But that means my calories are what they are now.


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6/22/13 1:44 P

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I was thinking of moving the thread, but people seem to be finding it alright here so I guess I'll go with it. So here's a link to the introduction of the FANS workbook;
happilyeverafter212.wordpress.com/fans-wor
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And then there's your introduction, under "Getting Ready"
happilyeverafter212.wordpress.com/fans-wor
kbook/getting-ready/

If you do the getting ready exercise, you might want to post a blog and lnk to it here. I passed my 6 month mark recently, so I think I will go over my story and plan again.

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:kicks Sandicane in the butt:

:also kicks self in the butt:

Fitness: I've been good with strength training but have been a little off on my cardio this week. That is somewhat due to the time of month, but if I really don't want to work out, I should eat less.

Attitude: My teen had wisdom teeth out so we've had too much screen time this week. Makes me physically and mentally sedentary. I think TV time is an important predictor. I did do strength training during a show, but that was 30 minutes out of... I shudder to think.
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Nutrition: I fell into a potluck this week, forgot the number of dishes trap from the holidays. I don't know that it was really a 1,500 calorie meal, but that's what the tracking came back at.

Self-monitoring: I was on track for my weight range for the upcoming 3% challenge, 157.5.

(Nursing update: still nursing but I've cut my calorie estimate back to 200 calories a day because it is much less frequent. I'm doing more standing computing because if I'm on the couch, the toddler thinks it's nursing time.)


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I need someone to kick me in the butt to get me doing my strength training exercises!!!

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I am back to the fitness center after a couple of weeks away, due to traveling and helping family. Feels great to be back on track!


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Attitude: Is up and growing.
Nutrition: I'm eathing healthy choices, I want to reduce the daily calorie intake though.
Exercise: Bike and run mostly, would need a plan to commit to. Otherwise a lots of it.
Monitoring: Follow many metrics (QS), weigh-in daily to monitor hydration and catch the trends.

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I just read the initial post and realized what the thread was about; I also read the article. I hope you continue or restart this group or thread as I feel it would be important. Now if I can remember what you were posting:

Attitude: Mine has taken a downhill spiral in the week since I reached my goal
Nutrition;: I continue to track my nutrition and am staying on track
Exercise: This has been a bad week due to weather and my exercise of choice being outdoors
Monitoring: I have been weighing in daily and my weight is staying the same. It seems like my clothing is continuing to get looser



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After one week at goal weight I'm finding myself at loose ends. I have stayed at the same weight but have been eating virtually like when I was trying to lose; it seems like maintenance calories may be about 1200 for me. I think I have slipped a bit on the exercise because it has been extremely hot here, in the high 90's and maybe thats the problem. I certainly have not felt hungry or that I wanted to eat more. Is this similar to the experience others have that first week?

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Fitness: I had a slump there with the root canal. I didn't feel so good but I've gone over a day with no ibuprofen.

Attitude: I've had some struggle the last few days with feelings of resentment, with guests from out of town who I love but I missed logging my food online a few days. I put most of it on my phone but I think I'm just going to move on. In the wee hours of this morning I had a great insight on things I may have wished I'd done, but I realize I don't regret not doing them.

Nutrition: My average calorie differential has actually been pretty even, but my freggies have taken a hit, especially since it's still difficult for me to chew. Again, moving on.

Self-monitoring: I came in on target for the 3% challenge. I've got 20 days until my NWCR landmark. I think the 2000 calorie average is a good one for now. I do want to work out more.

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@VTRICIA:
Nature article: Excellent article, thanks for bringing it into awareness!
Self-monitoring: I like what you write in your blog. I do weigh-in myself every day, and I do use it to track my nutrition and hydration. When it starts to go up, I immediately tend to change my eating habits for that day. So I never really go out of limits this way.

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Fitness:I did cardio Exercise bike, treadmill and zumba 6 days last week. ST pilates, circuit training, free weight DVD, and toning zumba 4 days last week.

Attitude: I am pretty motivated, and feeling positive. I am enjoying my new smaller clothes and determined that they not be too tight. I got some new really pretty workout clothes for the summer.

Nutrition: I am usually in range, but think I need to lower my calories because I am up 2-3 pounds and it is not coming off

Self-Monitoring: I weigh pretty much every day. I judge my weight also by how my clothes look. I am really psyched to work on getting my body fat percentage lower.


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Discussion for this week: Self Monitoring III Data vs. Information.
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I discuss how the behaviors of self weighing and tracking help us navigate to an individual lifestyle change and maintenance plan.

And that's the first 13 weeks. I think starting next week I will move the discussion to the support board going forward.

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I didn't ever post my check in for this week!
F: I am shifting emphasis from endurance (for the long bike ride that's passed) to total body toning and I'm building my press so there's some balance to my pull downs.
A: I'm feeling better from mid may, when I was ill as well as reeling a bit from another autism spectrum diagnosis.
N: I'm doing really well with naturally protein and fiber rich foods since I cut back to 2,000 calories.
S: My weight has not gone down like I maybe hoped. 157.25 last week. Though I only had Tuesday to desalinate after Memorial day and the course of antibiotics.

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This blog from 4a-healthy-BMI contains links to a lot of the papers. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=4323116

I mean, the longer you maintain, the greater your individual chances of continuing to maintain. But if you take a group, the longer span of time you look at the more people relapse in total, though the rate at which they relapse decreaases with time. So to the person just starting out trying to get a handle on things and not having two years under my belt, the research was kind of discouraging initially.

P.S. Here's the review article I was talking about, it was in her post on defining maintenance: revisited.
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Which paper did you read on maintenance?
Did it say that as time goes by, less and less people are on track?

I have a similar view - I want live like this, or better, for all my life. Sometimes, I view it as an ongoing quest for improving, changing. It feels like if I don't look for ways to make it better, it starts to slide back. And it's also, more interesting. However, this approach can be "intimidating" for people who just start the journey. Many people I know, just want to "fix it", and move on. However, one of my learning that it is not a finished project. It's really a way living.

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This is the the 13th weekly discussion. We have one more and then I start over. I have been learning a lot through all this and will probably make a lot of changes on the second iteration. This week's discussion is on Dietary Consistency, which when I finally understood it was a huge turning point for me in believing I could "do maintenance".
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My internal motivation is to maintain a healthy weight for the rest of my life, 61 years I'm thinking. One day I reading a review paper comparing definitions of maintenance. Previously I'd wanted to make it to a year and felt frustrated that they say it takes 2 before length of maintenance predicts success. And these studies were looking at 3 and 5 years, and how the longer span you look at, the fewer of the original subjects maintain. And suddenly I realized 5 years isn't enough, or even 15. I want to be healthy for the rest of my life and for that life to be as full as possible. And also assist others who want the same thing.

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VTRICIA: I've read both articles on your site, they were really interesting.

My own maintenance - I never really felt it like maintenance before joining this group. It just like felt living my life as normal. A different life compared to when high in weight, but still life as normal. But since in this group, I reflect more on it, and look for maintenance strategies.

What is your internal motivation now?

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Here's the discussion for this week, on emotional regulation (our third attitude segment). I almost feel like I grew up with emotional dyslexia that I've struggled to overcome. A lot of my impulsivity and lack of motivation is tied up in wanting results right now, and seeing the process of getting there as an annoying hindrance. This blog talks a lot about dealing with a negative outlook, which is a major reason people don't succeed at maintenance.

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Fitness: I exercised 6 out of 7 days and did St for two days. I am going for 3 days of St this week. I am increasing my weights.

Attitude: generally positive but I am working on up pounds that are hard to get off.

Nutrition: I continue to eat low carb and low sugar. I need to cut back on high fat so I can lose.

Self monitoring. I weigh daily and track daily on spark.

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Fitness: I did my TGU/windmill combos more consistently, and they're becoming more routine. This week I got back to running continually; it's not clear whether I'm there permanently or will need to back down to intervals after Tuesday's race.

Attitude: Had been better this week than the last few. Part of this may be seasonal. It's easier to be fired up about getting exercise when there's more daylight and I don't have to deal with snow.

Nutrition: Fell down a bit this week, starting with a social eating dinner 8 days ago. Too much pecan pie was left over, and even eating it one slice per day was probably too much. Result, up a bit more than a pound. But the pecan pie is gone now, and I'm back to normal eating going forward.

Self-Monitoring: The easy part. Still weigh every day. Trimmed my calorie range by 100 calories today, to give myself permission to eat less while making up for the excess eating of last week.


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I have to apologize for dropping the ball on goodies this week. Things were a little hectic and then I got an infection which barely cleared in time for me to do the event I'd been training for. My check in for this week:

Fitness: I lost a day to the fever. My event was shortened by weather, but that means I still have energy to lift today.

Attitude: I was kind of bummed about my toddler's diagnosis, but I had been wondering if he was hard of hearing, and he's not. Honestly, I'd been signing with him as though he might not hear well, and he isn't picking it up, so it is a communication problem. But I'm reaching out for support, so that's good. Attitude doesn't mean always feeling peachy, but whether I'm pointed in the right direction.

Nutrition: The fever took away my appetite. My calories were mostly even, though I did have some extra yesterday in preparation for the event and I'll probably wind up over for today.

Self-Monitoring: I was down a couple pounds for my weigh in Wednesday, which made sense with the timing of everything. Now that the big ride is past, I don't have to focus on building endurance so much. So that's a bit of a relief. (personal detail: Though I've regressed a bit in the nursing department. Due to the nature of the infection, which was mastitis, and frequent nursing helped relief pressure.)

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"Q: If I'm doing a Turkish Get Up correctly, what should I be feeling?
A: Regret "

Good punch line. That's right up there with, "I dieted for two weeks and lost exactly 14 days."

TGUs aren't for everyone. I like them. THBS, there are two main ways people put TGUs into their fitness routines. The mass-market approach uses a light kettlebell and treats the TGU as aerobic exercise. Do this correctly, and regret might be an appropriate feeling. Okay, that's my prejudice showing; I don't do TGUs aerobically, and the lightest kettlebell I own is 25 lbs.

What I do is use a heavier kettlebell and treat the TGU as a strength exercise. While the aerobic school might time 3 minutes of TGUs, I do 5 TGUs on each side, with a windmill at the top. I'm currently using a 45 lb. kettlebell. For reference, this morning I weighed in at 161.4. So I'm hoisting 27% of my body weight over my head and moving around under it while holding it steady. This works a bunch of core muscles, with some minor strength work on the legs and some moderate strength work on the upper body.

The move is challenging to learn, particularly if you're starting from not having a background in gymnastics. I taught myself using an 8 lb. dumbbell, stepped up the dumbbell weight as I became more competent, and switched to a kettlebell at 15 lbs. when my gym first got kettlebells. I noticed right away that the unbalanced weight forced me to clean up my form. Of course, this was when I found TGUs with a 15 lb. weight to be the limit of what I could do. 15 lbs. might not be enough to force me into good form now.

The heaviest KB I've seen the gym carry lots of is 12 lbs. Those would be used by the aerobic school, typically in group exercise classes with music that I wouldn't want to listen to.


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I overheard a funny exchange on another forum:
Q: If I'm doing a Turkish Get Up correctly, what should I be feeling?
A: Regret

But maybe I should look into them.
I feel pretty good about this third Fitness article. I'm moving the posts to a wordpress because Blogspot still formats things in a weird way. So this is the first one I moved over:
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It talks about the role of lean (muscle) mass in metabolism and weight cycling.

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Oops, I missed checking in last week. Oh, well, this week's check in is happening.

Fitness: I realized this week that letting tax season crowd out strength training may be correlated to my leg problems running. So this weekend I made it a point to add back in my Turkish getups and kettlebell snatches. The TGUs in particular work a lot of different muscles; I've taken so much time off from them that I feel them in places where I didn't before. Historically, upper body strength has been my limiting factor; now, core and the weak leg are the limit. Hmm.

Attitude: Good when I get enough sleep, chancy when I don't. At the moment, I'm a bit short of sleep. That needs correction.

Nutrition: I had a couple of high intake days this week. Nominally, they were in range; but I may well have underestimated the calories in some unfamiliar foods. This shouldn't be an issue going forward, as these were one time events.

Self-monitoring; Still weighing daily, but somewhat uncertain of exactly when I need to adjust the calorie range. Will muddle through this.


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My check in for the week:
Fitness: Today was the first day in a long time I haven't worked out like I intended. I was down with a headache all afternoon and evening. I am just starting to feel better now but probably better get some sleep. Tomorrow should be pretty active. I know that sounds suspicious, but I totally think it will.
Attitude: I got my copy of the Spark Solution and am pretty excited to join in the challenge.
Nutrition: I have adjusted my calories down for weight loss. My goal is 10 lbs in the next 8 weeks, but whatever it is at the start of July, I will live with.
Self-Monitoring: I weighed in .75 under my goal of 160. I went through my tracker to see what my weight loss goal might look like nutritionally.

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This week's discussion comes back to Self-monitoring. I put Cognitive self-restraint in this area, though it may seem to be an eating issue. I am still ironing this workbook idea and sometimes find one press wrinkles the other side. maintenancefans.blogspot.com/2013/04/self-
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I am babysitting my grand daughter today and then we head out for a quick trip to Virginia. No time for the fitness center this week, but last week I golfed two times and I mowed the grass Sunday. Maybe I will get in a quick hike in the mountains this week. emoticon


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Sunday 5/5

Fitness: I have been walking a lot. I walked with the dog and with Mom. I have to mowed the lawn tomorrow.

Attitude: My attitude is good. I need time off from caring for Mom. I will contact a home care service tomorrow.

Nutrition: My nutrition is good. I am eating more protein. Weight is down a little.

Self-Monitoring: I am not doing as well as I should be. I need to track more but I am still weighing in every week.

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I HAVE BEEN TRACKING FITNESS AND NUTRITION. THIS WEATHER ONLY IMPROVES ATTITUDE. I HAVE BEEN SELF MONITORING AND HAD BEEN SNACKING AT WORK A LITTLE BIT AND THAT IS WHAT I WILL WORK TO STOP.

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Thursday

Can you believe its May already!
Fitness: I am still tracking and using spark coach.

Attitude: I love walking in this beautiful weather we are having. It is due to change this weekend to colder. My doggie loves walking on the sweet grass.

Nutrition: I tracking my calories and am on the high side of the range.

Self-monitoring: I am trying to dust and do the spring cleaning. I have some of my kids birthdays coming and I am trying put some calories aside for a piece of cake on Mother's Day.

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I lost a post because they thought it had html in it.

Fitness: Still training for the long bike ride. I'm going to ride on a bike outside for an hour tomorrow.

Attitude: In my reading I learned that many people who regain start around 5-6 months, where I am now. So I'm working on keeping the benefits of better health in mind.

Nutrition: I lowered my calorie range and am eating at the top of it.

Self-monitoring: Came in under 160 for my weigh in. My sister the psychiatrist attended a diabetes conference where they said it's important to watch intake and use the scale as confirmation. By the time weight shows up on the scale, the metabolism has apparently slowed. At least, I think that's what they were saying. It was a different model based on real world data instead of equations like Harris-Benedict.


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Hurrah...met my 1st month of maintenance goals and will continue with 2 of them adding 2 more
1. Continue to track my food and fitness
2. Continue to log in and share 5 things I am grateful for each day
3. Do the daily check in on this site
4. Build a regular stretching routine into my day and track it on my goals

Happy May all!!
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I sent out the goodies from my account this week because I wanted to give the fans. :)

The discussion for this week is about Nutrition, and situations that encourage overeating. Unfortunately, my blog on this is just a list of such situations, but I am interested in other ideas.
Actually, it appears that I might have deleted the blog altogether. But the basic idea is:
buffets,
fast food (combo meals and upsizing)
restaurants generally tend to have too large of portions and excessive sugar, fat and salt

National Weight Control Registry members eat fast food about once a week and eat away from home an average of 3 times a week.

I also got into situations at parties and so forth. For me, I find it better to eat ahead of such situations rather than try to bank calories for them.

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GOOD WEEK

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Fitness - I ran a 5K today, which might have been too aggressive for the recovering leg. Time will tell. I got over 12K steps each day the past week, compared to a goal of getting at least 10K steps. Still doing daily pushups and pullups, but need to get back to lifting weights now that tax season is over.

Attitude - Improved from last week. Mostly positive, with some weak moments.

Nutrition - Eating within range, but struggling with whether the range is currently appropriate.

Self-Monitoring - I weigh daily. It's been an up and down week for weight, hard to see whether there is a directional trend. Trying to pay attention to my body so as not to overdo the running.


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THIS SOUNDS LIKE WHAT I NEED.

F - WITH MY ASTHMA I STRUGGLE GETTING MY HEART RATE UP. THAT IS WHAT I WILL WORK ON.

A - I HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. I CAN DO THIS JUST SLOWLY.

N - I DON'T HAVE ISSUES WITH THIS. I BARELY GO OVER ANY OF MY NUTRITIONAL CATEGORIES.

S - I SCALE ONCE A WEEK. USUALLY SATURDAY MORNINGS.

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perhaps this is just what i need to get back to where i need to be. this is the first thread i've read in months....

F - we have kept up our walking, but have slipped down under 15,000 steps, though most days still hit 10k. we have still kept over 30 miles a week, but slipping below 50 meant weight gain. plan to start run-walk again, and add situps.

A - time to get back on track. committed.

N - have not slipped up so badly on plant-based vegan food in 5 years as i have the past days of the trip. home again now, and getting back on track.

S - while tracking fitness is no problem (the fitbit does it, and motivates me while it does its thing), i find myself thinking about avoiding the scale. that is *always* a bad sign. forced myself to get on the scale today, forced myself to blog about it. found this group.

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Weekly check in

Fitness: I was upset about the new fitness tracker. I found my old exercises and did them. I took 45 minutes to do the exercises and about 15 minutes to find the old ones and put them into my favorites.

Attitude: I have been over whelmed and start to over eat but catch myself and stop. I do care about my weight and health.

Nutrition: I'm working on having more protein and eating less junk. I need to throw away unhealthy food.

Self-Monitoring: I have been tracking even if I over eat which is a good thing. I can see how I have given in to my emotions.
Linda from bean town

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4/24/13 2:14 P

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My weekly check in:

Fitness: moving forward on my cycling endurance and my pulldowns. I did planks the other night.

Attitude: We're in a transition now between my husband being done with night shifts but not done with the last couple things for law school. The toddler is sleeping a lot better.

Nutrition: I'm working on getting at least 20% of calories from protein. I had a blood panel done because my hair was thinning, but they didn't find anything so I guess it's just stress. I did several mini meals on Saturday and was full on less. Interesting.

Self-monitoring:my weight bobbed up to 159.9 this week. My sodium intake has been higher so it might be that, but the baby has been nursing less too, so I'll back down my calorie range just 100.

Tricia in UT

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4/23/13 9:12 P

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I am one of those emotional eaters. I have a hard time saying no to food if others are eating. I get stressed out I may eat to soothe myself. I do not need to eat a lot to soothe. I never eat a whole box of cookies or a whole carton of ice cream unless it is a pint. I do feel full after eating a meal. I buy sugary things but usually only need one cupcake. I give it away or freeze the rest. Linda from bean town

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4/23/13 3:12 P

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This week's discussion is on Disinhibited Eating, with information on the difference between emotional eating and binge eating (who knew? I always figured they were the same).
www.maintenancefans.blogspot.com/2013/04/a
ttitude-ii-disinhibited-eating_6.html


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