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10/31/11 1:31 P

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Good advice Kay thank yu very much.
I have decided it is probably an imposibility to keep it dead on, so so long as it is with in the 5# range I guess I shouldn't worry. Rosalyn

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It took 2 years but it was worth it. I am going to keep it in a 5#s range up or down. My Promise is I will never ever do that to myself again-----Rosalyn


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10/30/11 11:40 P

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It's a balance, and a tricky one at that....I'm a bit over my range, and have been for over a month now, but my recent fitness test and body fat measurements were so good, I'm not really that crazy about getting back down to my ideal range....I think it is helpful to look at other measurements than strictly weight, but that can be very difficult, especially if weight has been a focus for so long.

In any case, Shapely, about the 4 pounds over 3 weeks (hope I remembered that right) if you have a 5 lb range, then I wouldn't really worry that too much, unless you are feeling more tired or generally unhealthy, it could be that you are just at a part of your cycle where you are lower in weight. I have weekly cycles where I'll go up one week, down the next. This happens regardless of my eating and workouts, so I'm just used to it. If you are feeling like this is unhealthy weight loss, then I'd up the type of food you're choosing, like if you've been using non-fat dairy, switch to low-fat, add some healthy snacks like a handful of nuts with some fruit, enjoy a little butter on your toast, whatever will add some calories to your total, but in a healthy way.

Adlins, keep getting that exercise, even 10 minutes a day will feel good!

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10/30/11 5:38 P

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I'm right there with ya! I hit goal and then a little bit below. And, now I'm not. Trying to get rid of 6 very stubborn pounds. I think that maintaining is very tricky and stress and life cause us to break good habits or start bad ones. Just kind of dive back into tracking and trying to exercise...even if it's just 10-20 minutes a day.



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10/30/11 5:07 P

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I think it's hard to get into maintaining mode because we're terrified of going back to where we were. Take a break from scale watching and food tracking...don't start pigging out, of course, keep making healthy choices, but don't be afraid to get full.

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10/30/11 2:24 P

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Well Gals I take it back what I said in my last post.
The hardest thing to do is STOP LOOSING.
In the last 3 weeks I have lost another 4#, I need to stop it going.
I am trying to eat a little bit more food, but it doesn't seem to be working.
Any ideas Gals. Hugs Rosalyn

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It took 2 years but it was worth it. I am going to keep it in a 5#s range up or down. My Promise is I will never ever do that to myself again-----Rosalyn


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10/29/11 9:41 P

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I tried to slow down by making a conscious effort to put my fork (or spoon) down between bites. If I was eating a sandwich or something with my hands I tried to put it down between bites. It took a while, but that did slow me down, when I remembered to do it! Your idea sounds good, I may have to try that myself, I think if I put my mind to it, it would work.

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10/29/11 6:36 P

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I started today with eating more slowly. I started to make sure my mouth was empty before I took another bite. It did help in slowing me down. I also tracked my dinner...something I've been skipping, although I've been tracking my breakfast and lunch during the work week, and dinner on school nights (since I bring a sandwich to class.)

Thanks for your support!

Edited by: IVYLASS at: 10/29/2011 (18:43)
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10/29/11 2:12 P

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Ivy the hardest thing to do in this Loosing game is to Maintain it after you get to your Goal.
No need to fret, it will happen to all of us.
I would say look back in your records of eating and pick out a good week that you lost #s. and give that a try.
It sounds like you are in a lot of Stress with Grad School so calm down and go on.
Hugs Rosalyn

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10/29/11 1:30 P

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Recognizing the problem is the first step toward fixing it, and you're there....

It sounds like you have a lot going on, I can relate to much of what your saying, eating too fast, straying on food choices, obsessing over numbers, etc, and now that you have identified those things, you can create a good plan to fix it!

Try to build on a success, and I guess what I mean by that is don't think you have to tackle all this at once. You can pick one thing that is easy to fix, maybe eating more slowly, maybe tracking, whatever you think will give you the motivation to stick with it, and monitor your success of the next couple of weeks. I think this will give you a good start (remember the quick start at the beginning of the Spark program?) and help build momentum and motivation to continue!

No need to leave the team, I think stuff like this happens, and we need to learn how to deal with it as a maintainer!

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10/29/11 9:19 A

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I hit my goal weight in Sept 2008. For some reason, I lost another 15 pounds beyond that, and I stayed pretty steady at 120. I was thrilled, and maintained that until early this year.

The scale started creeping up, and up, and up. I gave myself a five pound wiggle room, so I was a bit concerned when I found myself edging above that.

This morning, I weighed myself at 130. After being at 120, it's a bit distressing.

I know I've been busy with grad school, so I haven't hit the gym as much. I've also gotten a bit sloppy with my food tracking. I stopped when I found myself obsessing over the numbers, and even undereating on some occasions, because I was so terrified of gaining it all back.

The other thing I noticed is that I am eating my food very quickly. I need to slow down and enjoy my meals, not scarf them down so quickly my brain doesn't know yet I'm full.

So, I just came in to sit down and have a little pout. I know what I need to do, I just have to make sure I do it.

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