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2/11/13 6:45 P

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Linda, I am just shy of 5'4" and weigh about 102. My original goal weight (at age 21) was 114. I've lowered it as I got older, and I should weigh about 106 right now. I dropped these last few pounds while 24/7 caretaking an ill husband and mother. You will reach an equilibrium with what you eat and what you weigh. You'd have to eat less and less to get lower and lower. It's the reason for Ensure: a lot of old people simply lose their appetite for any food at all. I can't imagine it, but my son the dietician tells me it happens.

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Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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2/11/13 4:55 P

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Hi all, I am kind of short 5'3" and weight is 126 lower than my goal weight of 129. I do not want to be to thin. In the past I have weighted 110 which is to thin for me. I looked sickly. I fit in a size 7 but was in my twenties then. I am now over the hill. I have tried adding creamer to coffee but I only drink coffee once to twice a day. I eat ice cream once a week only half a cup. So far I am still losing weight. Linda from bean town

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2/10/13 12:46 P

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First of all, congratulations! Did you ever think you would have this problem?

I have to put on a couple of pounds myself, and I am doing it by adding a little extra oil to the pan when I saute the aromatics, or using real sour cream or whole milk in the sauce rather than the lowfat versions. Most of us think Wow I can eat pie! But that is a one way trip back to gain. I want to eat the way I learned to eat, just use a higher calorie version of some ingredients.

You'll figure out what works best for you. And remember: Enjoy it all!!

Nell

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Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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2/10/13 12:01 P

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I also continued to slowly lose for several months after reaching goal and managed to halt it by slowly adding more calories. If you're satisfied with where you're at weight-wise, try adding 100/day for about a week at a time and see where your weight is. If you're still slowly losing, add 100 more. Once you're able to hold steady for a few weeks, you'll know you've found the right balance. Good luck!

My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.

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2/10/13 11:47 A

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So I've been at my goal weight (160lbs) for nearly 6 months, but over that time, I've still been losing weight. It's a slow weight loss, as I dropped about 7 pounds (currently at 153lbs). Starting in November, I've been training for a half marathon this June, and I think the long run days are a big reason why I'm still losing the weight.

Now I have my Spark goal weight set at 160lbs. I've been eat consistently at the top range of my calorie intake, which is about 2500 calories. I've also been consistently tracking my exercises, where I'm set to burn 3000 calories per week, and I've been hitting that calorie mark consistently. And so with all of that I'm still slowly shedding weight. Now I guess that's not necessarily a bad thing, as there still some jiggly places that I can lose fat at, but I find it strange that I shouldn't be losing this weight.

So my question is should I consider adding more calories to my diet? I guess I can tone down the exercising, but I'd rather not do that as I'm preparing for the half marathon (and several 5k and 10k races leading up to it.) Should I be modifying the amount of calories I've been burning, as maybe the calories burned calculated by Spark are too low? I'd really like to get people's thoughts about this.

5k: 24:08
10k: 50:56
Half-Marathon: 1:52:51
Marathon: ??


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