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RAYLINSTEPHENS's Photo RAYLINSTEPHENS SparkPoints: (183,377)
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10/5/09 3:56 P

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Welcome new members! I am also new only reaching my goal in July!

We shall learn together!

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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!! (backslid without internet but still within normal range!)

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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10/5/09 11:17 A

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Glad I found this team! Maintaining is a job just as losing was, for me at least. I find that I am more comfortable with the losing mind set, but I have only been at goal since June 1st so I am sure after being big my whole life, this will just need to be learned behaviour.

Anyway, glad I found you all!

Catherine

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SPARKARINO's Photo SPARKARINO Posts: 9,705
9/24/09 11:20 A

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My final goal weight has changed somewhat as I lose weight, but my overall goal -- of maintaining what I do lose -- remains the most important goal. That consistency is what I am really after.

Congratulations to everyone on their successes!

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Edited by: SPARKARINO at: 9/30/2009 (11:30)
The only difference between 'try' and 'triumph' is a little 'umph'!


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KAYOTIC's Photo KAYOTIC Posts: 12,631
8/16/09 2:13 P

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I think Spark People may suggest a range to choose your goal from, based on height/weight/gender/body type when you do the initial set-up. I believe the other goal set by SparkPeople we were referring to is the calorie range. It will give you a range once you choose your goal weight and your end date. If you want to change those, I believe you can do that from the start page.

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.

"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers

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



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RAYLINSTEPHENS's Photo RAYLINSTEPHENS SparkPoints: (183,377)
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8/9/09 1:44 P

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I never had a SparkPeople set goal? My goals were always set by me.

How would I find the SP set goal please?

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My current and final goal is for 117 but I have been staying between 120-122 so I feel I am at my goal pretty much since it is recommended to have a 5 lbs range.

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page 39 in The Spark

I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!! (backslid without internet but still within normal range!)

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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KAYOTIC's Photo KAYOTIC Posts: 12,631
7/27/09 1:10 P

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Glad you found the team Nealageal! It is helpful to have people to chat with that are in this phase...

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.

"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers

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



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PITTSD70's Photo PITTSD70 Posts: 459
7/26/09 8:23 A

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I'm glad I saw this in the team digest. I just "found" the team although I reached my "goal" a while ago. I don't feel like the lone Ranger now; I like the idea of setting fitness goals and keeping a 5 pound / lose in 6 month target. I think that will help keep me focused.

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WATERMELLEN's Photo WATERMELLEN Posts: 4,697
7/25/09 8:47 A

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Interesting thread to me, too: like you, I've reached the "SparkPeople" set goal weight, am maintaining, happy to be fitting back into my clothes comfortably, and trying to figure out whether I want to lose a few more pounds or this "works". One thing I'm absolutely sure I don't want to do is gain and lose the same 10 pounds over and over again!

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6/10/09 3:52 P

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This is a very interesting thread to me because I have been wondering the same thing. I reached the goal weight that SparkPeople worked out for me, but my waist size is still just over 32 inches.

The rest of me is a good healthy size and I have never had much of a waist even when I was a skinny teenager. But all the recent health advice is that I need to get it below 32 inches so I think I might have to lose a couple more pounds.

I am at goal and maintaining. Thanks to my friends on SparkPeople and in the real world who motivate me every day.

My healthy BMI weight range is a generous 65kg to 55kg. My Spark goal is 60kg.


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ZUCCHINIQUEEN's Photo ZUCCHINIQUEEN Posts: 7,545
5/26/09 7:36 A

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It all depends on where your head and your body agree you are comfortable. Sure, I'd like in my head to weigh 120, but my body says that's not going to happen, so I am maintaining at close to 127. And I'm comfortable with that. It is an individual decision, as long as you're in a healthy BMI.

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KAYOTIC's Photo KAYOTIC Posts: 12,631
5/25/09 9:47 P

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The more threads like yours you read in this forum, the more you will see how similar your story is to so many here! (myself included!)

I think one of the main things that has made this time successful for me, is that my goals continually change. Once the "weight" goal was met, I upped the calories, and oddly, lost more weight. I did finally settle in a few pounds lower than my range now, but after a while that proved hard to maintain, so I upped my range by a couple of pounds.

One thing I didn't change was to continue to set new goals. With weight loss out of the equation, I started on fitness goals. Can I do boy push-ups? done! can I do a pull-up? done (and still working on this one off and on) I learned to skate ski, I took up mountain biking, climbing, hiking, and have run a few races too.

My advice, since you don't have a number, is to set your goal weight to lose 5 lbs in 6 months (Robin, our leader, often recommends this) and see how that goes. You may continue to lose weight, or you may stay where you are now. Either one is fine.

Then challenge yourself, pick another goal, be it physical, or community or home oriented, and focus on that for a while.

And well done on getting where you are now!

Congrats, it must feel so good!!!

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.

"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers

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



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5/25/09 9:44 P

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emoticon on reaching your goal! Finding the right weight is trial and error. If you go to low you won't have enough energy, but I am all about going as low as I can and still have energy. I still have a few pounds I am having a heck of a time shaking! Good luck!

"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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I ended up losing more than ten pounds past my original goal...now, I'm maintaining about 5-7 lbs less than the original goal but higher than the lowest weight. It's something you need to get a feel for ...what feels good and works for you for the long haul. Just take it slowly and listen to your body and you'll find your 'happy' place!

"If you keep on doing what you've always done you'll keep on going where you've always gone"

"The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where?"


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5/25/09 6:04 P

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Congratulations in achieving this goal! If you are happy and feel healthy at your present weight then try to maintain. Later on, if you want to lose more,then you always have the option. Whatever you feel comfortable with is the answer.
Well done

Phyllis
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Leader of Alamance County, NC, team
Leader of The SP Class 0f June 14-20,2009
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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
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Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
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Today is the Tomorrow I worried about Yesterday!



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5/25/09 5:49 P

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Hi all, I am tiptoeing in here, not sure if it is my place yet. I started my weight loss journey in January with the goal of reaching "normal BMI" range. Which I have. (yayy! I haven't been here in 20 years) So I made my stated goal, which didn't even seem possible to me four months ago.

Now I am not so sure. I guess I will just keep going and see what my body does. But now that I have made this goal I am not sure where to go. It seems that to go lower is just picking some arbitrary number, like picking an arbitrary clothing size.

I have always wanted to lose weight just for my health and not because I wanted to fit into X size dress or pants. I feel satisfied healthwise and I feel average now, rather than overweight (YAY) or skinny. But not sure if I should actively try and maintain, or if I should keep doing what I was doing to lose.

Is anybody else finding that the goal is sort of an elusive thing?



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