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For those of you who wish to continue this or who are just discovering this thread, here's a link.
Here is the link for the team that is specifically devoted to the 100 Days book by Linda Spangle.
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
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Hi ladies, I really liked the book, I wrote everyday in a journal highlights of each lesson than taught them to another team too, I only have a few followers but hey I am getting to do every task 3 times with the hope some of it will stick. I read it, journal highlights, post it to another team then rewrite my highlights from a Me perspective on this thread. I have learned that anything you do 3 times has a better chance of sticking.

I lost 15 on this challenge, and at the end gained back 3 so 12 was my ending #. I feel great about that, I am amazed at the wt loss everyone accomplished. Esp you Letha. i am sad to see this end and will have to figure out how to work it again. It really kept me focused the last 100 days, even when i wanted to quit all I can hear was "I do care" and I would jump right back in.

Happy sparkin ladies, it's been a fabulous journey!

~Maci~ Oceanside, CA
*If you don't like something... Change it!

~A special prayer to all~
"May your Neighbors, respect you, Troubles neglect you, Angels protect you, and Heaven accept you!"


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DAY 99 & 100
IT'S NOT IN HERE & tHIS IS HOW I LIVE

DAY 99- ITS NOT IN HERE

No matter how long I stay a success "food will always look good!" I will always be tempted when stressed or upset and need nuturing.

On days when life lets me down, food will always have appeal, it's easy, quick and available= instant solution.

Safeguarding my stuggles
place notes, repeat phrases, read my fridge magnet "its not in here" *Food cannot be a solution to my emotional needs, keep carrots to munch on, avail, celery, teas, diet coke, etc. for a quick fix. Find perfect music when troubled,/ exhausted.

Eating can give me pleasure but it doesn't give me peace and joy. It won't provide the nuturing and satisfaction I seek.

Don't eat to feel better, find solutions instead. Remind myself " What i need is not in here"


DAY 100- THIS IS HOW i LIVE!

now: your excited, motivated, focused on my wt loss goals. My tools for success will slowly slip away if I am not careful, and possibly completely fade from my conscious mind. I must develop a system to Remember!
My 10 top lessons to live by: write them , post them.

Use them as a foundation for my daily life. Create a notebook page "this is how I live" add top 10 skills!
1. Write it away! (stick your craving on paper)
2. Take two bites!
3. Let Food become wasted. (be ok to throw it away!)
4. Set tiny goals (dailys)
5. What do I really need to chew on?
6. Instant way to stop eating. brush your teeth, chew gum, change flavor
7. You can't CHEAT with food! I made a choice today!
8. Eat in the presence of others- No sneak eating
9. Small wins- write down 5 small wins, tell myself I am a success!
10. No More Deprivation- what am i missing out of w/extra wt?





~Maci~ Oceanside, CA
*If you don't like something... Change it!

~A special prayer to all~
"May your Neighbors, respect you, Troubles neglect you, Angels protect you, and Heaven accept you!"


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Congrats all on your success. We did well! Thanks again Letha.

I will be rereading this book starting tomorrow. I have already printed my calendars for the next 100 days.

Laticia "Ticia"

GOALS
45lbs - By 23/12/13 - *MET - 2/1/14* -Repair Watches
55lbs - By 31/1/14 - *MET - 22/2/14* Get Highlights in Hair
65lbs - By 5/2/14 - **MET 10th Apr, 2014** Massage
75lbs - By 26/2/14 - Perfume Set
85lbs - By 12/3/14 - Gold/Diamond Earrings
95lbs - By 2/4/14 - Pearl Necklace ?
105lbs - By 16/4/14 - HandBag
115lbs - KillerSexyStrappyShoes
125lbs - go to Six Flags!
135lbs - Tanzanite & Diamond Ring
145lbs - New Wardrobe


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Linda, congrats on the 33 pounds, that's AWESOME. And also for sticking with the 100 days. You are working so hard to improve your overall health and I know you will do it!

I smoked for 30 years before FINALLY, FINALLY being able to kick the habit 14 years ago. I bet I tried 200 times before I was finally able to say "I am a nonsmoker".

Keep on keepin' on, girl!

Nanette
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Although no once can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can
start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

Let today be the day you give up who you've been for who you can become."


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Day 100 - This is How I Roll! (er, Live)

I too have to admit that some days I wasn't into this, but on the PLUS side it kept me focused on some aspect of weight loss every day. We STARTED with 43 participants; how many did we end up with? Not 43 for sure! So just being present is an accomplishment. I'm down 7 pounds since the beginning of the year. I'm happy with that. My goal has been to STABILIZE and move slowly downward. I'm focusing on that and think I'm accomplishing it.

I've tried to pick a day from each section:

Day 1: I USED TO BE THAT WAY. This is a great mantra for me and I'm using it. The new me doesn't eat impulsively because something happens to "show up" (like the sample ladies in the grocery store).

Day 15: THE FIRST TWO BITES. I have been successful at this. If my husband orders dessert or a fattening sandwich, I just order my normal fare and have a bite (no more than TWO) of his food. He's good about it and often he'll offer me more, but I'm happy with THE FIRST TWO BITES!

Day 21: EAT WITH AWARENESS. This is important for me because "I used to" love to eat in front of the TV, with a book, etc. This will probably always be a struggle for me but we eat at the kitchen table 98% of the time (instead of in front of the TV in the den), which is a 98% improvement from the way I USED TO BE!

Day 35: THE EATING PAUSE. This is something I am learning to recognize. It's not always applicable because I weigh & measure all of my food before I eat, and I NEED to eat all of it to have the appropriate number of calories. But recognizing the "pause" is a great tool for when we are on vacation or I am not in charge of food.

Day 41: MOTIVATION IS A CHOICE and CHOOSE TO, NOT HAVE TO: These are related and both are important to my long-term maintenance. When I feel things are my choice I am more likely to stick with them and feel good about the decision.

Day 51: Food is an Instant Fix: it is for me, and this is something I have to be on my guard about. I'm getting better at talking back to the little voice in my head that says a binge will make things better! Ha!

Day 65: STIMULUS NARROWING and DON'T EVEN START! are related topics. When I walk into the mall and smell the grease from the food court I just think, "Nope, not going there!" I don't think long about the decision and I certainly don't even start.

Day 73: ALL OR NOTHING: I am an all-or-nothing thinker so I am becoming better at accepting my imperfection. Eating 1700 calories instead of 1500 isn't the end of the world, it's just 200 calories. It doesn't have to be the start of a 3000 calorie binge. So I'm getting better, but (ha!) I'm not perfect!!!

Day 85: Let it Go: This is a biggie for me, because I want everything the way I want it! I tell my husband all the time that the world would be a better place if I was in charge! Well, not happening, so why do I sabotage MY goals for myself by trying to control everyone else? I'm doing better, but this day was a good reminder.

Day 100: THIS IS HOW I LIVE! Yes, it is. emoticon to everyone who made the journey to the end!!

Edited by: TRAVELGRRL at: 4/10/2014 (13:49)
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Although no once can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can
start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

Let today be the day you give up who you've been for who you can become."


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Letha-I loved what you wrote and hope that you will copy it into a blog so that many of the others here on SP who won't get the chance to read it on the thread here or at your BTS challenge will have the opportunity. I think it's one of the best things I've read about the Spark Journey in a really long time!
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THIS IS HOW I LIVE
Day 11 - 2 purposes of food
1) fuel your body and 2) appreciate flavors
Day 15 - Power of the 1st two bites
Day 21 - Eat with awareness (Mindful Eating!)
Day 23 - Savoring~One is enough (more Mindful Eating!)
Day 31 - Hunger Scale (Mindful Eating)
Day 32 - The five-hour rule
1)Eat every 3-5 hours 2)Use both hunger&the clock
This is still the hardest one for me because I don't want to eat when I don't feel hungry or because 5 hours have passed. I'm still working on this but do try to choke down a hard-boiled egg when 5 hour limit comes.
Day 36 - Slow down your eating (Mindful Eating-listen to your body)
Day 40 - Have an eating experience
1)Notice the tastes 2)Create your own eating experience
Day 41 - Motivation is a choice (and I'm all about the CHOICE)
Day 47 - Kick the Can't
Day 69 - No cheating allowed.

I don't have anything nearly as profound to write as Letha did. I did write a blog yesterday about how excited I am about my success and losing 33 pounds on this Challenge. Weighing once a week is a new habit I will keep. I went 13 pounds lower than my original goal of 20 pounds. I did my whole 100 Days. I didn't get in the daily training with my dogs although we did work together much more often. I did not get back down to 4 cigarettes a day. I will continue to work on both of those goals.

Karen-The book will be headed your direction tomorrow in the regular mail!
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Edited by: IMLOCOLINDA at: 4/10/2014 (13:33)
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Letha,

I read your analogy to hiking the AT or PCT and I loved it then and I still love it!

I hope some day you get an opportunity to hike parts of those trails. Here's a program that we did last May. Totally doable; aimed at people of retirement age and best of all, you sleep in a bed every night!

www.roadscholar.org/n/program/summary.aspx
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Although no once can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can
start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

Let today be the day you give up who you've been for who you can become."


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We did it. 100 days.

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Day 100 – This is how I live

My top 10 favorite sections/concepts from this book.

Day 6 – Protect Your Program
Day 17 – Stop Wasting Food
Day 30 – Postpone Eating
Day 50 – 10 Minute solutions
Day 63 – Buffers
Day 65 – Stimulus Narrowing
Day 66 – Don’t Even Start
Day 74 – Watch for Rainbows
Day 75 – Small Wins
Day 78 – Ditch the Critic

Honestly, this book was not a perfect match for this part of my journey. As I shared repeatedly in this thread, I think I would have gotten more out of the book if I had picked it up a year earlier. But I very much enjoyed reading comments from all of my teammates & I did lose 31.2 lbs in the past 100 days.
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Several weeks ago I completed a 10 week “Beyond The Scale” challenge and when we wrapped up I shared something that I’d like to repeat here.

A few years back I really got into reading trail journals.

www.trailjournals.com/

I probably read 200 journals of hikers on the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails. If you are not familiar, the Pacific Crest trail runs 2,663 miles from Canada to Mexico through Washington, Oregon, & California and the Appalachian Trail runs 2,200 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine.

It generally takes 5-7 months to thru-hike one of these trails. The hikers come from every walk of life; men and women, professionals taking a sabbatical, retirees, college age kids, couples, families, groups and individuals. Some do it on the cheap and some spend gobs of money on equipment and supplies. Their journals are sometimes eloquent bordering on poetry and sometimes they are funny or raunchy with details of drunken parties and hook-up’s in trail towns along the way. Only about 25% of the hikers who begin to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail make it the entire distance.

I consider my goal to go from 526 lbs to 175 lbs to be a journey and I frequently see parallels between the path that I’m on and all of the hiking journals I have read. From planning the calories they need to consume daily (and therefore carry in a backpack), to the injuries from overexertion, to becoming stronger from the daily exercise, to the colorful trail names like Mama Bear and Mississippi Mule which are not unlike the usernames we see on SparkPeople. The daily exertion required to reach Mount Katahdin or to reach your health and fitness goals are very similar.

The trail journals are filled with stories of other hikers met along the way. They don’t all start the same day but there are shelters along the trail where hikers often run into the same people who started out about the same time. Sometimes they form friendships and decide to walk together for a while. Maybe just a day or two or maybe for several months. They learn about each other, encourage each other, and look out for each other. But very often they part ways along the trail. One person or the other will need to take an extra resupply day, meet up with family along the trial, or recover from an injury. After that, instead of hiking together they keep track of each other through their respective trail journals and from notes left by the person in the lead at the shelters logs along the trail.

In reflecting back on their journeys, long after the blisters have healed and they’ve forgotten the taste of freeze dried lasagna, these hikers often cite the people they met along the way as the most memorable parts of the journey. As we wrap up this 100 day challenge I think of all of you as fellow travelers I’ve met on my journey to health and fitness. I appreciate you keeping me company as I traveled this section of the trail. We may not continue as a discussion group but I look forward to following your progress on SparkPeople as you continue toward your destination.

Best wishes always,
Letha

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Day 100. A decision about what to weigh is a decision about how to live. I didn't lose the 20 pounds I planned, but did lose 8 pounds. Since I had been steadily gaining I guess that is something .i do exercise much more. It has become routine. I am listening to music much more and taking more warm baths ..helpful in dealing with stress. I am eating less and much more mindful of my eating. I am eating much more slowly. I drink more water. I have made a few steps in the right direction.

The book overall was helpful, although I was hoping for more insight than it provided. I loved the comments from the rest of the group and often learned from the discussion. I hope to use the advise given in my work trip this week. It was good for me to check in daily and focus on this issue. I will miss the focused discussions.

I am looking at my weight a bit differently because of the book, more like a serious health condition that I will need to deal with the rest of my life, and not a diet. Only long term fixes will be helpful.

Thanks to all that took on leadership roles. Great job.

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My Goal Was To Lose 60lbs and I lost 20lbs. I'll take it! It was slow moving and lots of fluctuations at first. Now I know what works and it's finally consistently coming off.

Thank you so much guys!

Laticia "Ticia"

GOALS
45lbs - By 23/12/13 - *MET - 2/1/14* -Repair Watches
55lbs - By 31/1/14 - *MET - 22/2/14* Get Highlights in Hair
65lbs - By 5/2/14 - **MET 10th Apr, 2014** Massage
75lbs - By 26/2/14 - Perfume Set
85lbs - By 12/3/14 - Gold/Diamond Earrings
95lbs - By 2/4/14 - Pearl Necklace ?
105lbs - By 16/4/14 - HandBag
115lbs - KillerSexyStrappyShoes
125lbs - go to Six Flags!
135lbs - Tanzanite & Diamond Ring
145lbs - New Wardrobe


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DAY 100 - THIS IS HOW I LIVE! emoticon


Top 10 Faves

1. Remember my 10 Reasons Why I Want To Reach and Maintain My Goal Weight.

2. I used to Be That Way, But Now I'm Different!

3. I'm Not Just Interested, I'm COMMITTED!

4. I Don't Particularly Feel Like it, But I'm gonna DO IT ANYWAY! Just Do Something.

5. Kick the Can't. I CAN DO IT!! I CAN DO HARD THINGS!

6. Protect My Program At All Costs!!

7. I Don't Eat Food Just Because It's There.

8. From Now On, I Will only Eat For two Reasons: To Fuel My body and To Appreciate Flavors. I will Savor My Food.

9. Choose To, Not Have To.

10. I didn't Blow It. I Just had a Pause. I can get back on Track. Minimize the Damage. Stop While It's Small.

Honorable Mentions:-

Stop Wasting Food in My Body. Don't eat it if I don't need it.

Do Something INSTEAD of eating. Distract Myself. Tell yourself No, Them walk Away!

I Do Care!

Live As If. Act As If It's Real.

It's Not In Here.

Watch For Rainbows.

Celebrate Small Wins.

Ditch the Critic. Speak Kindly To Myself. No Matter What Is Said Or Done To Me, I Am Still A Worthwhile Person!!

Instead of Feeling Deprived. Ask Myself: What Does My Weight Deprive Me Of?

Let Go Of Bitterness and Resentment.

Get Rid Of old Habits. Create New Patterns.

Live In A Way That Matches My Goals.



Laticia "Ticia"

GOALS
45lbs - By 23/12/13 - *MET - 2/1/14* -Repair Watches
55lbs - By 31/1/14 - *MET - 22/2/14* Get Highlights in Hair
65lbs - By 5/2/14 - **MET 10th Apr, 2014** Massage
75lbs - By 26/2/14 - Perfume Set
85lbs - By 12/3/14 - Gold/Diamond Earrings
95lbs - By 2/4/14 - Pearl Necklace ?
105lbs - By 16/4/14 - HandBag
115lbs - KillerSexyStrappyShoes
125lbs - go to Six Flags!
135lbs - Tanzanite & Diamond Ring
145lbs - New Wardrobe


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April 10th, 2014
This is how I live!
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DAY 99 - ITS NOT IN HERE
I've heard this phrase before and I started using it a few years ago mentally, I didn't make any signs. I just tell myself when I'm in a mood to graze, that it's not in there, the kitchen or cabinet. I've enjoyed making and sticking to this commitment and it reinforced a lot of things for me.


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Da 99 It's not in here!

Signs don't work for me; as Letha said I look over them after awhile. But again, I think this day is about realizing food is NOT THE ANSWER to any problems, FOOD IS FUEL.

So it's about eating mindfully and respecting your body. I'm working hard to remember this. I'm getting better, too!!

Nanette
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Although no once can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can
start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

Let today be the day you give up who you've been for who you can become."


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I'm glad I did this study: liked her ending: A DECISION ABOUT WHAT TO WEIGH IS A DECISION ABOUT HOW TO LIVE"

My Summary 18 lb. weight loss. Didn't reach my goal of losing 30 lbs; however, I'm very pleased that I lost 18 pounds I pray I'll never see again. Read the book fairly faithfully (Had a few days where I had to play catch-up, and I stopped logging into the computer on a daily basis. However, I wanted to do the final weigh-in. I'm still packing my lunch and eating nutritously 90% of the time, and have been exercising a lot---quick swims, am yoga routine, and exercise videos on the weekdays and long hikes with my daughter and my dogs on the weekend. I'm glad I read this book--lots of very good advice in it, that I hope will become automatic for me. Now, I'll start this new study I picked up at a yard sale---Lose it for Life. The need to learn and stay motivated goes on. I've got another 20 lbs. to go before I'm within the healthy BMI range. Wishing everyone the very, very best and thanks again Leila for beginning this study. Here's My Top Ten:

MY TOP TEN:
1) I used to be that way, but now....
2) Watch for Rainbows---Really helpful technique for those "bad" days.
3) Here's What I want--being able to thank people for their advice, but letting them know that I'm choosing to eat a certain way on a certain day, and I'm not "cheating" on my diet.
4) Retraining Eating Habits--Never HAVE TO Clean your plate,instead enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having control over your eating habits, and take comfort in the fact that you are listening to your body and paying attention to its needs.
5) Just Do Something; then you're started.
6) Day 54 -- Create an Instant Energy Plan
7) Doing the 20 Year Plan (Day 97) had a big impact on me, knowing that I will be 77 in just a few short years & really, How do I want to live my life at that time?
8) Days 91 and 92 --Obesity is a Condition; Accept the Solution ---Lifetime Commitment.
9) Liked the analogy of the car continues to need re-fueling and would you knowingly put the wrong gas into your car; why would you do that to your body. "Don't ask your body to run on junk."
10) Understanding that the Pause in eating is more than likely your body, telling you to stop eating.


We can do it!!! If God is With us, Who can be against us?
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DAY 99 - ITS NOT IN HERE

I think when you are struggling that making a sign and sticking it somewhere you will see could be helpful. I'm not struggling at this moment and I find that written reminders on the fridge, wall, or mirror only work for a few days for me and then I just stop seeing them. So, I'll put this one in my tool box to pull out at some future date.



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I will post a sign in my refrigerator. It is not in there. Another method to help me stop and consider what I am doing.


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DAY 99 - ITS NOT IN HERE


Instant Resources

Remember How Far I've Come.

Remember How Great It Feels to Be Complimented on How Good I
Look.

Remember How Hard I've Worked.

Remember it's Not Worth It To Slide Back Into Unhealthy Habits.

Laticia "Ticia"

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45lbs - By 23/12/13 - *MET - 2/1/14* -Repair Watches
55lbs - By 31/1/14 - *MET - 22/2/14* Get Highlights in Hair
65lbs - By 5/2/14 - **MET 10th Apr, 2014** Massage
75lbs - By 26/2/14 - Perfume Set
85lbs - By 12/3/14 - Gold/Diamond Earrings
95lbs - By 2/4/14 - Pearl Necklace ?
105lbs - By 16/4/14 - HandBag
115lbs - KillerSexyStrappyShoes
125lbs - go to Six Flags!
135lbs - Tanzanite & Diamond Ring
145lbs - New Wardrobe


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This was very much like the blog Nanette suggested. "It's not in here" is a good note to stick on frig and the cupboards. I've been saying "That won't fix it" every time I want Cheetoes or to get away from my eating plan. I also use that little mantra on the days when I don't want to put on my shoes and get out there. Lying in bed won't fix it. Eating Cheetoes won't fix it. I have been working on moving toward more joy. I've just started piano lessons and I'm having a much better time at boxing than I ever thought I would. I really enjoy my walking and try to get in at least 2 hours each day.

It's depressing to think I'll never be free of the temptation. I'm not actually sure that food will always have that appeal "to fix what's troubling me". I hope that is not true. The very first lesson was "I used to be that way, but now I'm different". The way that I am 'different' is that I didn't have a weight problem for the first 45 years of my life. It's only been in the last 10 years, the death of my husband and leaving my job and quitting smoking that I started to gain weight and have uncontrolled emotional eating. So the way I 'used to be' was much healthier than the way I've been...and that's what I am trying to get back to. So the process for me has been to find what I really need and where it is because I know the answer is not in the food. And I have created the list of instant resources to use when I'm sliding toward the emotional eating. I have also been doing well in finding healthy ways to address my emotional needs. I'm trying to figure out how to find the level of nurturing I need within my present circumstances.

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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DAY 98 - New Year's Resolution
My goal is to keep doing what I'm doing, be at my goal weight, fit and healthier.


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DAY 98- NEW YEARS RESOLUTION.

Imagine what my life will look like if I reach my wt loss goal.
The date is April 8th, 2015, and this is what i have accomplished ( 1 yr from now)

1. I now weigh 140
2. I'm pleased with the way my clothes fit & look
3. My body feels slimmer and sexy
4. I'm exercising by : playing tennis, walking, dancing, fun activitys
5. I've learned to cope with stress, stay committed, keep my goals , eat w/intention.

Holding this vision is critical to my success. Right now!

When I have a clear image of my goals, it's easier to determine how to achieve them.

~Maci~ Oceanside, CA
*If you don't like something... Change it!

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"May your Neighbors, respect you, Troubles neglect you, Angels protect you, and Heaven accept you!"


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April 9th, 2014
It's Not In Here!
Pages 216 & 217.
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My Name is Letha
I live in Ocean Park, Washington

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DAY 98 - THE FUTURE ME

PICTURE IT! April 8, 2015.

I Now Weigh 140 - 150 lbs.


I'm pleased with:-

My body in clothes.
My new active lifestyle.
My new love interest.
The fact that I can move better and faster and with less pain.


My Body Feels:-

Light, Strong, Svelte, Solid and Toned.


I'm Exercising by:-

Running
Cycling
Swimming
Strength Training
Tennis
Basketball
Dance Aerobics
Spark and other Videos

I've Learned:-

How to control my EE.
How to stay motivated to continue my healthy habits.
Which foods to eat to help me stay healthy.
How to incorporate fun activity that also burns a lot of calories into my daily schedule.

Edited by: PAQTEQ at: 4/8/2014 (14:29)
Laticia "Ticia"

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45lbs - By 23/12/13 - *MET - 2/1/14* -Repair Watches
55lbs - By 31/1/14 - *MET - 22/2/14* Get Highlights in Hair
65lbs - By 5/2/14 - **MET 10th Apr, 2014** Massage
75lbs - By 26/2/14 - Perfume Set
85lbs - By 12/3/14 - Gold/Diamond Earrings
95lbs - By 2/4/14 - Pearl Necklace ?
105lbs - By 16/4/14 - HandBag
115lbs - KillerSexyStrappyShoes
125lbs - go to Six Flags!
135lbs - Tanzanite & Diamond Ring
145lbs - New Wardrobe


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Day 98 - New Year's Resolutions

I also don't do resolutions, I do GOALS.

Pretend it happened:

* I now weigh 120-125.

* I'm pleased with the way I can make good choices, continue my exercise, and live a healthy lifestyle that supports this weight range.

* My body feels strong, healthy, and satisfied.

* I'm exercising by doing classes at the fitness center, walking, hiking. I do some form of intentional exercise 6 or 7 days per week.

* I've learned to stop eating when I've had enough, to avoid mindless eating when I am stressed or board, and to realize that I don't need to sample every treat that comes along.

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On another note, if you haven't read INDYGIRL's last blog, here's a link. She's lost I think 250 pounds, but has been experiencing some big stress and has resorted to some emotional eating...You really have to read this blog. It really put things into perspective!

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=5663340


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Welcome SUPERPSYCHED30 & WIPINGSWEAT. We’ll be wrapping up this discussion in a couple of days but you are welcome to continue posting here and I hope you enjoy reading back through some of our old posts on the book.

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I am definitely going to get this book today. I am looking forward to starting my journey on this and sticking with the weight loss


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I don't do New Year's Resolutions so I did this as a visualization exercise. I can visualize myself at a lower weight and much more fit by thinking back to how I looked and felt when I was active duty army. I loved the definition in my arms and calf muscles. I am boxing 4 days a week and walking 7 days a week and swimming 3 days a week. I've given up Cheetos and Fritos because they don't help me feel better emotionally OR physically. I'm eating food that fuels my body and tastes great.

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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Good morning team. Hope you all are having a great day. I'm up before the sun this morning, drinking a cup of Yogi Egyptian Licorice tea.
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DAY 98 - New Year's Resolution

Well, it will take me more then a year to reach my goals. If I lose 100 lbs per year it would still take me more then 2 years. So I'm going to do this exercise projecting myself 3 years into the future.

The date is 4/7/2017
I weigh 175 lbs
I'm pleased with my ability to travel comfortably.
My body feels pain free.
I'm exercising by walking for miles on the beach.
I've learned the value of healthy habits

Projecting ahead makes me feel a tad overwhelmed. I still have a long way to travel on my journey. It's a long time to maintain your focus and I sometimes feel the odds are stacked against those of us trying to lose a lot of weight. But what is the alternative? I have to keep trying.

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April 8th, 2014
New Year's Resolution
Pages 214 & 215.
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DAY 97- USE WHAT WORKS

One small trick from a program that was working can help me overcome current struggles.
What worked before WILL work again!
Recall specific actions, techniques! What pulled me away? Use my old tricks to success!

Stuggles? Ask? stess, angry, friends, fear, family, issues, job, etc. Inner frustration? create a plan that works! Use past tricks.

Don't let present circumstances keep me from making progress. Think and act on what I "can" do.
Remember waht used to work, get them off the shelf. Dust off and start using them again.

Action Plan: do my dailys, spark, and have accountability!



~Maci~ Oceanside, CA
*If you don't like something... Change it!

~A special prayer to all~
"May your Neighbors, respect you, Troubles neglect you, Angels protect you, and Heaven accept you!"


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Day 97 - Use What Works

Keep doing what I'm doing.


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I just found this group (and just bought the book on my Kindle) but am looking forward to catching up with you guys. I SO need something like this. I read the first few days on amazon before I bought it and she touches on some of my biggest issues in just those first few pages.


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Day 97 - Use What Works

What works for me is having the right mental attitude. When that isn't right, I don't follow through on all the little things that add up to weight loss. So I need to work to redevelop the "EVERYTHING MATTERS" attitude. Yes, have a smidge of that cake MATTERS. Yes, having the extra soup in the pan MATTERS. Not working as hard on my exercise MATTERS. It all matters~! That's what works for me.

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start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard

Let today be the day you give up who you've been for who you can become."


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Day 97-Use What Works

Plan a menu
Track Calories
Exercise
Journal
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat

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Just 3 more days to finish the book. Hope you all are doing well today. It's full blown springtime on the Washington coast. All the trees are in flower and my tulips are blooming.

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We've got some good weather forecasted for later in the week so I'm trying to pick a location for a bird watching outing. I think we've missed the Sandhill cranes at Sauvie Island but we always see something cool there every time we go. Also on my radar for today is to finish my homework for my online art class. I'm painting a gray scale, a progressive chart with 8 shades of gray. Life is good.


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Day 97 Use what works...
Food tracking
More calories out than in
Water
Keep moving, go for walks/exercise/heavy housecleaning
Eating lower calorie nutrient dense foods
Getting proper sleep.

New ones: extend walking times, extend number of reps in ST moves

This seems like advice late in the game: try ONE ?? after 97 days I assume the reader is doing all these things, committed to a lifestyle of health, not just yet dabbling.

Karen
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Use what works. Tracking food. Measuring. Daily exercise plan. Plan meals in a.m. No trigger foods in the house.


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DAY 97 - USE WHAT WORKS.

What Helps Me Lose Weight:-

Exercise - Running the bridge or hill. Slim in 6. Cycling.

Eating Clean - No sugar. No Salt. Veg at every Meal. Salads. V8 Soup. Milk. Low Carb. No Snacks.

Sleep.

Water.

Strength Training

Daily Weigh in

SparkTeam Challenges

5K Races



Laticia "Ticia"

GOALS
45lbs - By 23/12/13 - *MET - 2/1/14* -Repair Watches
55lbs - By 31/1/14 - *MET - 22/2/14* Get Highlights in Hair
65lbs - By 5/2/14 - **MET 10th Apr, 2014** Massage
75lbs - By 26/2/14 - Perfume Set
85lbs - By 12/3/14 - Gold/Diamond Earrings
95lbs - By 2/4/14 - Pearl Necklace ?
105lbs - By 16/4/14 - HandBag
115lbs - KillerSexyStrappyShoes
125lbs - go to Six Flags!
135lbs - Tanzanite & Diamond Ring
145lbs - New Wardrobe


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Day 97-Use What Works

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The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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DAY 96- WHAT WILL IT TAKE?

If I am struggling w/following through on my goals, break them down into smaller actions, until they are doable. "If i'm not doing it, make it easier, if i am still not doing it, than make it easier than that"

When I create my action steps ask "What will it take to make it happen?" Make it a new goal , than do it! WWT? What will It Take? to set up for success!

setting intentions works for big and tiny goals, keep breaking your intentions into small steps, ask what? Keep asking WWT until I am doing the "new" goal.

T- Create an action plan. w/4 to 5 WWTS, than take acton Now! ( will add tomm)

~Maci~ Oceanside, CA
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April 7th, 2014
Use What Works
Pages 212 & 213.
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Day 96 What will it take?

As others have said for me it's tracking my food, exercising and drinking water. I don't make any excuses any more. I plan my plans , pack my lunch and eat what I pack.


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Day 96 "What will it take?"

What are the action steps to take to get to my goal? I've been doing very well (up to getting sick) with personal trainer on M & W, training for a 5K on T, Th, & Sa. As well as tracking everything. It helps to know how many calories are in my food before I eat it. I build consistency with making a chain of days in my caloric range. But if I break my chain, I don't beat myself up, but start a new chain.

Living the life of the fit & healthy person I want to become.

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Day 96 What will it take?

It will take total commitment. Tracking calorie intake the rest of my life. Making the effort to do active things, from walking to strength training. A lifestyle change that lasts the rest of my life. That is the only way to be more fit and in better shape.

My goal now is adding strength exercises. Finding ones I can do at this time and doing them at least three times a week so it becomes a new habit.

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Day 96 - What will it take?

Today I have had a good day with my eating. It's a rest day after walking 12 miles yesterday; today I've not even left the house!

I like the idea of breaking things down into such small steps that you can't help but be successful. My intention is to stick to my eating plan. To do that I have already prepped the veggies & fish for dinner. I will eat slowly and mindfully. I have fruit for snacks.

Linda, I am off to be inspired by your NO EXCUSES blog!

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Day 96 - What will it take?
I agree with Letha. Once again this would have been great info in the beginning of the 100 Days. I just posted a "No Excuses" blog because I am tired of people complaining that 'it's too hard' or 'it's too cold' or 'it was someone's birthday'. Once you make the decision and REALLY commit to doing what it takes, you pretty much quit making excuses.

The action steps/plans are simple. Following them without excuses, even when you don't want to...that's success. Letha's weight loss is incredible...and I'm sure it hasn't been easy. I'm very proud of my weight loss and what made it easier was just the "no excuses" attitude. What I wanted the MOST over what I wanted at the MOMENT!
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Day 96 - What will it take?

Today's section is something I could have benefited from reading a year ago when I was gaining weight and I couldn't seem to turn the ship around. In the last 11 months I've lost 133 lbs and I've discovered what it will take for me. Menu planning, counting calorie and daily exercise.

Hope you all are having a great day.

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April 6th, 2014
What will it take?
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OH the replacement 100 days book came and she added her new one as well. What a treat. I am feeling blah as I over did strength exercises and have to lay low for a few days. Now I have a new read! Thanks Linda!

Karen
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Day 95 - Set your intentions

As some of you have said, I set my intention at the beginning of my weight loss journey in Oct 2013 and recommitted in Jan when I joined this challenge. It is to get and stay healthy and I outlined the steps I would take also.


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Day 95 - Set Your Intentions

Yes, this is good. One of my common observations about people is they think that complaining about something is the same thing as DOING something about it.

I am trying to lose another 10 pounds but have been circling. That means this intention is not really important to me or there are holes in my action plan!

So I'm going to think on this and try to tighten up my plan.

Nanette
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Day 95 "Set Your Intentions"

I'm setting my intent live the life of the slim, fit & healthy person.

Action plan:
I meet with my personal trainer M & W 5-6 pm. I'm training for a 5k with the Couch to 5k program on T, Th & Sa. I'm in week 4. Halfway there. I track my food, to know if I'm in my caloric range. And I string together D (days) in a chain for every day I stay in range, so I'm motivated to be consistent. I get enough sleep & drink enough water.

Today, I'm setting my intent to get better, take my meds, get extra rest, watch copious amounts of TV.

Living the life of the fit & healthy person I want to become.

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My Name is Letha
I live in Ocean Park, Washington

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Day 94 "3 Columns of Weight Loss"

Every day, from waking to sleeping, I'm living in one of these columns:
1. Weight loss
2. Maintain
3. Gail

Well, yesterday & today I'm living the gain life. I'm not exercising. I wander from couch to bed & back again. I see gain on the scale. And no wonder! I've got strep! My eyes are puffy, throat swollen, lungs fluid filled. Every part of me aches, I'm running a fever, and obviously holding water. I feel kitten-weak.

Yes, I'm staying in my caloric range, but I'm used to getting at least an hour of exercise, walking 10k steps, climbing at least 10 flights of stairs a day.

And all my training to run the 5k today has gone for naught. I wonder if anyone will miss me. I'm going to pop onto Face Book and let them know I"m not participating.

Living the life of the fit & healthy person I want to become.

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DAY 95- SET MY INTENTIONS

I have to agree with Linda in that this section seems misplaced at the end of the book on day 95. If you look at the challenge thread in this forum you can see I set my intention, to lose 30 lbs in 100 days, and listed my action steps (food plan, types and amounts of exercise, etc.) on day 1, January 1st, and I've been reporting my results weekly.

Regarding the barriers to achieving your goal, I think this topic is really important and really complex and it's something I'm working on in my "Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement". In the class they lead you to deeply examine what they call competing commitments that "put the breaks on" your efforts to achieve your goals. So, for example, you might have a hidden commitment to avoid looking selfish so you have a hard time taking time for yourself to exercise. We haven't gotten to the part where they tell us how to shift this to better meet our goals.

Anyway, I hope you all are having a good day. On my radar for today is an art lesson on proofing a drawing, or making sure symmetrical objects are actually symmetrical. Yesterday I learned all about how to prep various surfaces for painting. I've been painting on some inexpensive student grade canvas boards since I'm a beginner but I think I want to try painting on Masonite and a proper wrapped canvas frame in the coming months to see what that's like.
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DAY 95- SET MY INTENTIONS

One intention: to lose half a pound each week.

Action steps:
Track food, stay in lower calories of the range.
Walk 5000 steps a day, minimum 3000
Do strength exercises, alternating muscle groups
Drink 64 oz water
Have one or more veggies each day
Only fruit for snacks in the evening if needed.

It said to list other intentions but really for now this is my main one, that I am working on to become a natural thing for me to undo all my past mistakes about food. I did enjoy walking all that time, a good thing for me.

I also did some BMR calculations. Right now it is 1700s and it goes down 5 pts per pound I lose. When at goal weight it will be 1300. So I see that activity will really play a big role in my life for the rest of my life, besides eating healthy foods that are low in calories.

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Day 95 - Set your intentions. I've done this for many years, just not in relation to my food and fitness until the last several months. I think Day 95 is way too late to be bringing this up. This should have been in the beginning of the book.

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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DAY 94 & 95!

DAY 94- THREE COLUMNS OF WT LOSS!

Everyday I live out my day in one of these behavior columns
*Wt loss- ate, exercised & coped w/life= lose wt consistantly
*Maintain- didn't go "off" plan, just added alttle extra food or no ex.=maintain wt.
*Gain- eat to much food, (more swt & snacks) little or no ex. = wt will go right back up!

90% rule-
-50% will not give me wt loss results
-90% is what it takes to achieve long term success. (with wt loss and maintence).
9 out of 10 days or 9 out of 10 meals. if I spend 10% in the gain column, I won't experience very much success managing my wt.

If I do 100% wt loss on wkdays and in gain mode on wkends= gain wins!
Pick my spot (goal) than follow through w/living in that column
No kidding myself into "trying" to accomplish my goal , stay in the column it requires

Which column was i in today? why? I was in the lose wt column, because i stayed w/i cals (under 1500) did all my dailys, inc my exercise and chose good healthy snacks today.

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DAY 95- SET MY INTENTIONS!

Define my goals as intentions. (clarify what I want to do)
Intention starts w/action! Create a specific statement of what i want to do . Add- Plan that states exactly how! Cal it "My action Plan for____!

If it's not working, look at the reasons , tweek it or myself to achieve it, simplify if needed (make it doable)

My action plan for getting to goal wt this yr is to lose 2 pds per month by doing all my dailys! (everyday)
My Dailys:
1. healthy bkfst
2. vitamins
3. spark (nut/ex and post on teams)
4. exercise 30+ min
5 Only F&V's after 8
6. No deep fried snacks till July 1
7. 50 crunches
8. 1+ F&V a day
9. Post on a blog or write one
10. stay w/i cal range 1000-2000 (goal 1500 or less)


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"May your Neighbors, respect you, Troubles neglect you, Angels protect you, and Heaven accept you!"


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Crazy day so didn't post my columns. I'm in the weight loss column and think I'll be here for quite some time. I'm doing really well just by tracking my calories and working out a lot. I'm not sure how I'd do with that idea of not being completely "solid with it" and calling that maintenance.

I made this lifestyle change of eating low carb and cutting out processed foods and sugar based on other things besides losing weight. I am also doing a lot of fitness because I need to get my knees and back back into shape. I'm doing fitness that I really enjoy and so far it doesn't seem like exercise to me...I go swimming and boxing and dance and walk. I picked things I thought I could stay with for a long, long time. I still want to hula-hoop and do some slow nature hiking and have planned that for summer weather. My plan is to stay in the weight loss column for a long time.

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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April 5th, 2014
Set your intentions
Pages 208 & 209.
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DAY 94: Three Columns Of Weight Loss
This resonates with me. After losing and regaining for many years and then gaining, gaining and then maintaining without ever getting down to where I started I understand this concept.
Since joining sparkpeople I'm finally in a losing phase and hope to continue it. Before I would diet and not consistently exercise or exercise and not track what I ate or weigh and measure. Today I understand that I need to do it all for the rest of my life.


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How humbling to get a new book. Thank you.
I am going to share it later with my ladies at the Monday bible study, many of them are wanting to lose weight and are having trouble committing to what must be done.

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Day 94 - Three columns of weight loss

I actually liked this analogy, because while I am a black-or-white, all-or-nothing thinker, I also spend a lot of time in the gray area between the two.

Lately I'm spending time seesawing between the "maintain" column and the "gain" column. I go up a few pounds, then buckle down and get down those pounds. Then I loosen up again. I've done that for the first three months of the year!! YIKES!!!

I DO plan to track the rest of my life, I definitely need to do that, but I also want some wiggle room for vacations, travels, special occasions, etc. I don't ever plan to be 100% compliant because it just wouldn't fit my lifestyle. 90%, however, is doable.

That being said, I've rejoined weight watchers so I have the motivation to be more vigilant about my nutrition. I became a lifetime member in 1977!

Nanette
Russellville, Arkansas - Central Standard Time

Although no once can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can
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Hi Karen- I mailed you a new book to replace the one your DH burned- hope it got there OK. Love Iowa, by the way. emoticon


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DAY 94: Three Columns Of Weight Loss

Like earlier sections in the book, it doesn’t appear this section would apply to folks who are counting calories, carbs, or points. If you are tracking every bite you eat then you really don’t need to do the kind of self reflection suggested by the author.

The definition of maintenance in this section did not sit well with me. “Maybe you eat a desert or grab a few high-fat snacks or an extra slice of pizza.” What kind of diet maintenance plan is that?

I agree there are three columns of weight loss and they look like this.

Column 1: Weight Loss = Burning more calories than you consume.
Column 2: Weight Maintenance = Burning the same number of calories as you consume.
Column 3: Weight Gain = Burning fewer calories than you consume.

The sub-title of this book is “The Secret To Being Successful On Any Diet Plan” but the author seldom makes reference to eating healthy, exercise, or counting calories, carbs, or points. I believe this book is promoting a kind of intuitive eating that may be effective for some people but I don’t believe it would work for someone like me who is capable of enormous amounts of self deception when it comes to food and eating.


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Day 94 three columns of weight loss

Losing, maintaining or gaining.

Since I have been tracking, drinking water and staying in my ranges, I am losing.
I also walk and do strength exercises.

Basically if more calories out than in, you lose weight.
My fitbit dashboard is synced with my Sparkpeople, and I am having a consistent deficit but still need more of one to lose a bit faster. That makes it easy to see what I'm doing without doing the figuring, and find myself in the lower part of my range as I want more success.

This section seemed to be just a reminder for the readers to see if they are still committed to doing what needs to be done.

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April 4th, 2014
Three Columns Of Weight Loss
Pages 206 & 207.
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Day 93 - 20 year plan

In 20 years I'll be almost 85, so I guess I'll be a spunky 85 year old, lol

Hopefully I will still plan and track my meals, cook healthy meals at least 5 days a week, exercise at least 15 mins a day, drink at least 8 glasses of water, weigh in at least once a week.


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