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9/30/09 10:29 P

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Great job Kay...I really needed to re-focus on some key behaviors!!! When I was in the thick of it, it felt like everything was out of control but breaking it down into some key behaviors really made it so much easier to manage and get a handle on!!!

It's funny I joined the new Mindful Eating team that starts tomorrow and realized I just did my own Mindful Eating challenge!!! Pretty awesome!!! I guess this is what maintenance is all about...realizing you need a challenge, and then creating it and following through long enough to see the positive results!!!

It's called the Fitbit... www.fitbit.com not only does it track your calories burned but it tracks your sleep and wakefulness throughout the night!!! It's on backorder so I won't get it until beginning of November...but it sounds pretty interesting!!!

Jackie!!!

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9/30/09 10:18 P

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Great job Jackie! It looks like you learned a lot, and really broke some habits that were getting to you, so kudos on a job well done, and great results too!

I had fairly similar goals now that I look at your summary.

I did well this month on staying out of the kitchen after dinner. I did have a few slips, but really I feel like I have changed this habit. And I've also managed to stay in my goal range for most of the month, starting out above really close to where you started, Jackie, I was 136.2, and this morning was 133.6. So I'm giving myself a pat on the back for that one!

Another goal I added was to take the stairs at work, which I've been doing. Now I don't take them every time, but I do take them at least 2-3 times each day (I could go up to 4 round trips total, but w/ heels on it's more difficult, especially the down, so if I'm wearing my highest heels, I take the elevator down...)

I just recently added the sleep thing. I'm making an effort to get to bed early enough to get in 8 hrs. I've been OK w/ this so far, some nights I just don't do it, but I'm getting better. Now Jackie, I'm curious about this sleep device of yours, do tell!

Anyway, thanks for the challenge, and the opportunity to wrap it all up, and see what can happen in 30 days!

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9/30/09 7:57 P

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Well it's the end of the 30 days and even though I have not been posting here regularly I feel my challenge was a huge SUCCESS!!! My starting weight was on September 1st somewhere between 136 and 137...this morning I weighed in at 132.4!!! I have not eaten trail mix in 30 days and don't feel it calling me like it did a month ago...I don't feel the frantic need to eat or the desire to comfort myself with food!!!

So the plan going forward...

Food: Continue to eat only when hungry and only in reasonable amounts...although I will not be tracking everyday, I will continue to keep a written log of my intake for at least the next 30 days...if things get out of control, I will immediately start to track again!!!

Exercise: After Long Beach I will be looking into a new trainer/running coach and changing up my ST!!! I would really like to start working on improving my running speed in the coming year!!!

Sleep: Sleep is still an issue but as my stress is lessens my sleep improves...so I will continue to work on various stress management techniques in an effort to better regulate my sleep...I also purchased a gadget that tracks sleep and wakefulness throughout the night...maybe with more accurate information, I will have a better idea how to work on the problem!!!

Behavior: I have been doing better with the bedroom eating but I think this is just something that is part of my life...DH and I have gotten into the habit of eating together in the bedroom...he is not willing to change so I am trying to adjust!!! My binging seems to happen more when he is not home so for now I will not eat in the bedroom when I am home alone...we'll see if that works!!!

Thanks to those that followed and supported my efforts this last month...I really helped to know that I was not alone in this!!!I'm hoping if I can stay the course, the other 7 pounds will be gone by the end of October!!!

Jackie!!!

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9/25/09 9:50 A

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I'm back from vacation (for a week now) and trying to catch up on some threads...so here I am!

Vacation was easy to not snack after dinner, since pretty much we had dinner and went to bed after cleaning up, that's how it goes w/ the camping/hiking thing, I suppose, once it gets dark out, I just want to hit the sack! (or sleeping bag...)

This week has been good so far too, I'm dipping into the almonds a bit too much, but other than that, I'm sticking to my plan, and I have kept out of the kitchen after dinner. I have added a new goal on my other team, that I will add here, that is to get more sleep, so my stated goal is 8 hrs a night, and finally got there last night! But I was so tired, I went to bed around 8:15, and turned out the lights at 9! Really early for me, but it worked, as I slept really well, and woke up before the alarm went off (around 5).

Jackie, that's a great idea to get on the bike during Biggest Loser, if I had a bike I'd do that too!

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9/16/09 7:22 P

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Good Afternoon Ladies!!!

I haven't fallen off but I have had a super busy week!!! Logging my food is really getting annoying!!! It seems like I'm always logging something!!! Here's where I am today....

Food: Good day so far...planning on leftover roasted veggies and brown rice for dinner and some yogurt and fruit for an evening snack

Exercise: Gym day today...lots of crunches and upper body, today is a complete rest from cardio...getting ready for 22 miles on Saturday

Sleep: Slept well last night even after cycling through the first hour of Biggest Loser...usually if I work out at night I have trouble sleeping...tonight I'm going to make it an early night!!!

Behavior: No snacking last night...will have my evening snack in the living room instead of the bedroom

Hope everyone has a great day!!!!

Jackie!!!

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9/13/09 12:48 P

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Congrats on completing the 20 miles Jackie.

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9/13/09 10:07 A

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Good Morning Everyone!!!

Friday and Saturday's recap and today's plan:

Food: Food was good both day although I did not track my calories yesterday---today I will eat at the lower end of my range since it is a light workout day

Exercise: As part of a team challenge, Friday I did 50 squats, 50 biceps curls with 8# weight, 350 crunches and 70 minutes walking, yesterday was my first 20 mile run..I also did 100 crunches, 50 squats and 50 biceps curls with 5# weights---today I will walk or do some light cycling for my cardio and then curl, squats and crunch...hopefully 350 but we'll see!!!

Sleep: Sleep is always off on the weekend because of my long run...I have been up since 4 am but I am going to go back to bed for a couple hours and then start my day again, going to start bed time routine by 8 and will hopefully be asleep by 10!!!

Behavior: Yesterday I spent the day in the bedroom...Kenny was on his X-box and after running 20 miles I just couldn't listen to that all day...I didn't binge and ate only when hungry but did eat in the bedroom---today I will make an effort to eat at the dining room table depending on how I feel....recovery comes first!!!

Hope everyone has a great day!!!!

Jackie!!!

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9/11/09 10:50 A

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You can do it Jackie! No luck needed, just good old determination and good planning, of which you have plenty (at least you must to get through all those crunches!!!)

We had dinner at the neighbors, so since I didn't really want to rummage around in her cupboards after dinner, prevented any post dinner snacking desire I might have had!

And we are packed up, (almost) and ready to go!

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9/11/09 10:41 A

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Good Morning Kay!!! Top Chef Masters was great...they are soooo creative but they make it look easy!!!

Wednesday and yesterday's recap and today's plan:

Food: Wednesday not so good, yesterday outstanding---today's plan is to eat at the high end of my range with more carbs at dinner so I can be well stocked for tomorrows long run...20 miles!!!

Exercise: Wednesday 45 minutes stationary bike and some various ST stuff, Thursday 5 mile run and 350 crunches for another team challenge---today will be light...only doing enough to meet team challegne of 50 biceps curls, 50 squats, 350 crunches and 50 minutes light cardio!!!

Sleep: Slept well last night...I got 8+ hours and woke up well rested---will try to get to sleep by 9:30 so I can be up early to run in the morning!!!

Behavior: Wednesday was another snacky night in the bedroom, last night I stayed busy in the living room until 9 and was in bed without a snack by 9:30 and went right to sleep---pre-long run nights are tricky because I usually like to start prepping early but usually need something to eat later in the evening...I'm going to have to gauge and balance this tonight!!! Wish me luck!!!

Hope everyone has a great day!!!!

Jackie!!!

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9/10/09 1:18 P

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Ohhh, I really enjoy Top Chef, did you see Top Chef Masters? Really fun to watch what they come up with...

A couple more good days, as far as night snacking goes. I think that since Larry does the dinner cooking, and he usually serves it fairly late (for me that is) that's why it's been easier to not snack after dinner. And I've been getting sleepy pretty much right around 9:30-10pm, so just go to bed, and no snacking!

I did dip into the chips in the afternoon, after I'd already had my snack, so that wasn't the behavior I was looking for, but I had just gone on a longish walk, so I don't think it was too harmful, considering.



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"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan



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9/9/09 7:54 P

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Good Evening Everyone!!!

Just getting a chance to post...I was taking care of my niece this morning and I just got home and had a quick snack before I start dinner!!! I'm going to miss plums and nectarines!!!

Yesterday's recap and today's plan:

Food: I did great yesterday until 8:30...long story short, the snacking monster came out again last night for no apparent reason other than my calories were low and I tried to bump them up a little even though I wasn't hungry...probably should have just gone to sleep---today has been good so far but my day are usually good, it's my nights that are problematic!!!

Exercise: 45 minutes stationary bike and some various ST stuff for a team challenge---today was supposed to be another rest day but I think I'm going to jump on the stationary bike for a little bit while I watch Top Chef tonight!!!

Sleep: Slept well last night...not sure if I got 8 hours but I woke up well rested---will try to get to sleep by 10 so I can be up early to run in the morning!!!

Behavior: Ate in bedroom last night...it's too easy to mindlessly eat while laying down watching TV---today all meal will be in the living room and no eating after 8pm!!!

Hope everyone has a great day!!!!

Jackie!!!


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9/8/09 10:32 A

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Good Morning Everyone!!!

Great job Kay...for whatever the reason!!!

Back to the grind...with this being a race weekend and a holiday Monday, I have a billion things to do today including grocery shopping...the only fruit I have is 4 bananas!!! And no fresh veggies at all!!! I steamed up every last one yesterday to avoid going out!!! LOL!!! It's going to be a long day!!!

Yesterday's recap and today's plan:

Food: Ate at the high end of my range with some extra pecans to boost my fat a little---today should be a moderate day since I will not be very active...maybe around 1400-1500!!!

Exercise: Total rest day yesterday---today I'm going to do some light abs and upper body and 45 minutes cycling...probably stationary bike before dinner

Sleep: I get terrible post race headaches that only go away with sleep so yesterday was all about getting to sleep early...I don't even think I saw 8pm... I was up at 5:30 and my headache is gone---tonight I will start nighttime routine prior to Big Brother and hopefully fall asleep by 10!!!

Behavior: Ate in bedroom yesterday...Kenny had friends over and I just didn't want to hear X-box live as background noise---today all meal will be in the living room and no eating after 8pm!!!

Hope everyone has a great day!!!!

Jackie!!!

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9/7/09 4:05 P

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Can't wait to read the race blog Jackie, it sounds like you had a good weekend!

I did too, as far as this challenge goes, no night snacking after dinner, but that could be because both Saturday and Sunday, dinner was pretty late, and there just was no time to snack after that! And we went to bed early, just tired. I always figure when I'm falling asleep in front of the TV it's time for bed! And been sleeping in too, I love vacation!

highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143

New goal: more practical new goal, 129, update ticker to reflect that goal.

H: 5''4" 50 y.o.

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"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan



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9/7/09 2:37 P

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Good Morning Everyone!!!

I had an excellent weekend!!! I'll save the race details for my blog but it was quite a success!!!

Weekend's recap and today's plan:

Food: Did great both Saturday and Sunday...tracked everything I ate including samples at the expo and all my pre/post race food...I still need to log it in my tracker but I know my ranges were good---today's plan is to eat at the mid-high end of my range and make sure I get enough fats...I'm feeling more hungry today than yesterday!!!

Exercise: Saturday did tons of walking at the expo and Downtown Disney, also treated myself to 20 minutes in the hot tub at the hotel after dinner, yesterday ran 13.16 miles.---today is a rest day although I might try a little indoor cycling to loosen up my legs!!!

Sleep: Slept from 10p-3a Saturday...I was almost asleep by 9 until the fireworks started and who can resist Disneyland fireworks...yesterday I fell sleep at 8:30p and was up at 4a went back to bed until 6:30a---will take an easy day today and try to get to bed early...might try to get in a short nap after lunch!!!

Behavior: Ate in bedroom yesterday but considering it was a race day I didn't stress too much once I got home---this morning I wanted to have breakfast in bed but decided to start the week on a positive note and ate with Kenny in the living room...better for me and good for our relationship!!!

Hope everyone is enjoy a nice Labor Day holiday!!!

Jackie!!!




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9/5/09 1:46 P

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Good luck with your 1/2 marathon Jackie, it sounds like fun!

Actually what you said about your goals being intertwined, I was thinking that after I posted too, that they really go hand in hand, so I see how your concept is working, and I like that you have "built in" an automatic success, that's a good confidence booster. I think I do something similar in the good day/bad day front, my bad days are often followed by a few good days, I wonder if the breakdown process, followed by reflection is helping to put the better habits in place...

In any case, my "bad" Thursday was followed by a "good" Friday (I did no night snacking after dinner, so success!) and got in 8 hours of sleep last night, so nice...

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New goal: more practical new goal, 129, update ticker to reflect that goal.

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"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan



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9/5/09 10:15 A

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Good Morning Everyone!!!

Kay you are right about taking on too much but these things all seem to fit together so it really is only one goal broken down into more manageable pieces!!! The exercise past is already engrained so that is a freebie success everyday...so no matter how good or bad I do with the other 3 part...I always have one success!!!

Yesterday was a much better day...not sure if it was because I finally broken down and admitted how stressed I was at home or if it was in anticipation of tomorrows 1/2 marathon or if it was the new supplement I started taking or maybe it was a combination of everything falling into place but it was a better day!!!

Yesterday's recap and today's plan:

Food: Calories slightly below range but all macro and micro nutrients met---limit sampling at the expo and make sure to get in all veggies....food is hard when I'm not at home...

Exercise: 2.25 mile walk just to strecth things out---rest for race tomorrow

Sleep: Slept well last night 9 hours on and off---staying at race site so will get to bed as early as possible but I will need to be up by 3:30 for a 6:00 start time

Behavior: Did not eat in bedroom and stopped eating at 7:30...talked to DH about my stress and ways to change thing to lower it...he seems willing and that helps

I've got a bunch of things to do to get ready to leave...hope everyone has a great weekend!!! I'm taking my laptop so I'll try to check in later if I can get a wireless connection!!!

Jackie!!!

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9/4/09 8:01 P

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That emotional eating it a tough cookie to crack (perhaps a poor choice of words...) good for you for recognizing the issue, now to stop yourself when it's happening. I keep on trying, and some day's it actually gets done!

I'll join in, even though I'll be out (hopefully, to the mountains, Larry has some work to finish before we can actually leave town!) for a couple of weeks. My goal is to stop the night snacking. I'm doing this on another team as well, but the more accountability I have the better I think I'll do! My last weigh in was just slightly over my range, so I still have some work to do, as I'd really like to be at the lower end of the range!

I do have to confess (and maybe it was the full moon last night that did us in Jackie?) I dipped into the chips last night after dinner, in fact it was after 10pm! Crazy! Didn't even portion it out like I've been....augh! Well, today is another day...

Jackie, any thoughts on breaking your plan down a little? I wonder if you could just tackle one thing at a time, and really focus on that before adding in the next thing. It just sounds like you put a lot on your plate, and with all the stresses of life, I wonder if you might be able to get some good successes w/ just a simple plan...(just some food for thought...)

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New goal: more practical new goal, 129, update ticker to reflect that goal.

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9/4/09 10:04 A

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Good Morning Everyone!!!

Yesterday did not turn out as well as it started...I did great until 7 when I finally retreated to the cool bedroom and began to snack and snack and snack...once I started I just didn't stop!!! I didn't even enjoy what I was eating...it wasn't comforting or relaxing...it was angry eating which tells me I am not addressing other things!!! Needless to say my sleep was off as well!!! So that's three strikes for yesterday...I did get out for a short run but even that was ill-planned and harder than necessary!!!

Today's plan....

Log everything before eating

Rest day or light cycling...2 days until Disneyland

Will refrain from eating in the bedroom and after 8pm

Will start nighttime routine at 8 and hopefully be asleep by 10

Would love to be able to sleep in tomorrow...at least until 6 am!!!

Will check in before I leave for Disneyland!!!

Hope everyone had a successful day...and has a plan for a successful long weekend!!!

Jackie!!!

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9/3/09 9:20 A

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Good Morning Everyone!!!

So here's my report for yesterday and my plan for today:

Food: Only 3 calories over but too high on fat---eat at the low end of my range with more protein and no nuts

Exercise: 12 miles cycling 30 minutes abs---either 2 mile run or 6 miles cycling after work...ice and massage after workout

Sleep: Went into bedroom 7:30, fell asleep at 9ish, woke up at 11 back to sleep until 4:30 stayed in bed until 5 turned TV off---start bedtime routine at 8 and turned TV off by 10

Behavior change: Did not eat in bedroom although did eat while watching TV---continue no food in the bedroom and limit TV while eating

Outcome: Weighed in this morning and scale is up AGAIN---will not weigh again until 9/9---feeling better and more rested although I feel a slight cramp in my left calf not a good sign!!!

Hope everyone is working their plan and/or making adjustments along the way!!! Let's think of some ways to get through the weekend...that's the toughest time for me to stay on track!!!

WE are doing great...let's keep the momentum going!!!

Jackie!!!

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My weight is moving in the wrong direction of late as well and I need to make some changes. Having surgery tomorrow so I don't know about the physical side, but there's no reason why I can't stay in my calorie range, toss out the candy in my desk drawer, stop eating after dinner, and other mindless ways I am sabotaging my new lifestyle.

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9/2/09 10:31 A

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Good Morning Everyone!!!

Great goals!!! I'm so happy for the support!!!

Last night was pretty good...except for a momentary lapse with some homemade granola...but all in all I'll call it a successful day 1!!!

I fell asleep during Big Brother, probably 9:30ish and woke up at 4 and watched the rest of it but went back to sleep until 6...I'm feeling well rested and ready for the day!!!

So the plan for day...

Tracking ALL my food before I eat it

Core ST (this is a light week due to Sunday's 1/2 marathon)

No eating in the bedroom...need to add no eating after 8pm (DH has joined me in this goal)

Take time at the end of the day to unwind to help with better sleep!!!

Hope everyone has a successful day!!!

Jackie!!!

This is to a great article on sleep if anyone is having issues!!! drphil.com/articles/article/612/

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I'm with you Jackie. I've been struggling with the very same thing since going on maintenance. My fitness routine is great but my eating and portion control is not so hot and a few pounds have been added. So, I'm going to try to use the nutrition tracker more consistently myself starting 9/2. I know it works if I just work it.

You can do it!!

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July 4, 2009 The Great Western Trail 4 Mile Freedom Run 35:59
Aug 2, 2009 Coon Creek Classic 10k 59:38.5

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May 16, 2010 Rockford Half Marathon 2:19


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Thanks for the replies and support!!! I feel really positive about this challenge!!! I posted it on several teams and lots of people seem interested!!!

Good day so far...I have my meals planned for the rest of the day and my calories are in range and my macronutrients are pretty balanced....I tend to get into trouble when I try to add calories at the end of the day...I do need to get a good plant based multi-vitamin/mineral supplement with some B-12 and iron as well as some calcium...

I got in a 4 mile run this morning and burned 534 calories according to my Forerunner...I think it overestimates!!!

Tonight is Big Brother at 9...so hopefully I'll be able to stay awake to watch it and fall right to sleep at 10...usually I fall asleep waiting for it to start and then wake up at 2 am and watch it on DVR!!!

So far no eating in the bedroom...it's harder than I thought since that's where the only air conditioner is...it's not so bad right now but it's going to be tough not snacking in bed watching Big Brother!!! What a night!!! LOL!!!

I'll check back in the morning...hope you all have a successful 1st night!!!

Jackie!!!

Jackie Chatman, MA, NC
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I have been in maintenance for a while, however, I felt like my eating habits were falling a bit. Eating the same old stuff. I decided to have the nutrition tracker plan my meals. I hadn't used that before, and it was great. Gave me different ideas for meals and a really nice variety of foods. And made me more aware of what I was eating and feeling more satisfied.

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9/1/09 2:33 P

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Excellent plan. I just started maintenance and at my husband's suggestion. I put into spark that I wanted to maintain my weight and that I would do no cardio. I took the high end of that, then decided I would eat no more calories than that. I then went back and re-entered my calorie burn amount and got a new calorie range.

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Good Morning Maintainers!!!

I posted this as a blog but also wanted to post here to see if anyone wanted to join me in this 30 day challenge!!!!

In the last few months I have seen my weight balloon right out of my maintenance range!!! I have talked about, cried about, blogged about but really have not done the work necessary to bring about results...so I have decided it is time to go back to tracking my food DILIGENTLY for the next 30 days!!! I reset my Sparkpage/goals to give myself a fresh start!!! Even though I am running and doing ST, my eating has gotten sloppy...portion control is out of control and lots of my old bad habits are returning!!!

So for the next 30 days (at least)...

I will maintain my SP range of 1420-1770
calories...logging everything daily

I will follow the training plan lied out by my trainer

I will get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly

I will refrain from eating in the bedroom which is where most of my mindless snacking and emotional eating happens

I think if I can manage these 4 things for the next 30 days, I will be back on a successful, healthy path!!!

So who wants to join me...what have you been struggling with and how can we work together to overcome our hurdles!!!

Jackie!!!

Jackie Chatman, MA, NC
Eating for Wellness Nutrition and Fitnness
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