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Just a quick up-date. I am now 70 and have been in a maintenance mode now for over 6 months and although most weeks are an ongoing struggle, I have kept my BMI below 25. emoticon

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10/29/13 4:48 P

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Maintaining in my weight range is a continuing challenge. I back-slid a couple pounds in the last 2 weeks. Guess I need to get myself back in line before this becomes a situation. I have been here before, don't want to continue in the wrong direction.

I can do it. I know the routine. I am in control. emoticon

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10/11/13 8:58 P

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Holding steady in my maintenance range.


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9/14/13 9:22 A

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I re-evaluated my goal status this week and determined that I am currently at a point where I am with-in my normal BMI range, I feel good about how I look at this weight, I feel that my current weight is healthy for my age.
Having said that, I have determined that my best approach now is to maintain with-in a reasonable range. This will require the same effort that I struggled with to reach this point. I must remain vigil so as not to re-gain the 40plus pounds which I have shed over the past 10 months.
It is a never ending battle. With the tools available here on SPARKPEOPLE I am confident that my maintenance program will be a success. emoticon emoticon

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8/21/13 7:12 P

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Thanks mate. I agree. Gotta pair down the number of interests/hobbies I have. Probably to 2-3 would be best.

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8/21/13 5:43 P

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Sounds like the kayak is probably the way you should go because it has your interest which is a big part of any exercise equation.

I support your plan to save up and buy the kayak. emoticon Go for it!! emoticon

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8/18/13 7:06 P

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Glad to hear it - a few hours labor to get two bikes rolling is worth it.

I have an older mtn bike that's been hanging in my garage for years. I can't decide if I want to fix it up and ride it or just sell it and put the $$ away for the kayak I really want. No rail trails close by here but plenty of roadways to run and big lake about an hour away to kayak on.

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8/18/13 11:11 A

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emoticon emoticon I haven't been on this page for a while. No reason, just haven't. I have been in maintenance mode with my weight, not at my re-set goal but happy with where I am.

I picked up a couple of old bicycles a few week ago, a 10 speed road machine and an 18 speed mountain bike. After a few hours of cleaning, re-packing bearings, fixing flat tires, oiling rusty chains, lubing sticking cables, etc. I have them both ride-able. I live next to a rail-trail (an old railroad bed, owned by the state and refreshed for entertainment such as walking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, etc.) and am really enjoying using the mt. bike on it. Great exercises that burns a bunch of calories and is good for me on many levels.

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6/24/13 6:07 P

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KRAZYF: I know how you feel, I struggle with staying on my program as well. Like you, I tend to want to do my treadmill time and then cut the rest short. All I can say is that it requires an internal push. If you stay with-in your nutritional intake you should loose weight even with-out the exercise routine involving the wts. Don't loose hope. You can do it. emoticon

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6/17/13 10:36 A

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Been struggling the past few months with just logging on to track food and workouts. I have been holding steady weight but the tracking really helps with losing the weight and inches. I have also been in a funk lately with my workouts. I have been having a hard time getting in to lift weights all I want to do is cardio. I think this is why I haven't been losing weight. The cardio is needed but I also need the weights. Hopefully getting back online and reading posts and stories will help get me motivated again. emoticon

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6/7/13 10:23 A

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Thanks !! Sorry I took so long to reply. Have been away from my computer for a few days.

I like your personal posting 'Not out to change the world, just my waistline'. The hidden benefit for you will be the major improvement you are making in your health. Keep at it, you will reach your goal with dedication . emoticon emoticon

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6/1/13 11:22 A

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Congratulations! What a great achievement.

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5/27/13 11:19 A

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Surpassed my goal weight this morning by 2.4 pounds. Congrats to me!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/24/13 1:36 P

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emoticon Although not official until Monday when I do my weekly weigh-in, I hit my goal today!!!!!! Now if I can just stay focused thru the week-end I will be okay!!!!! My real goal is my BMI which I want to be less than 25. This morning my BMI is 24.95!!!!!!! emoticon

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5/20/13 12:20 P

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Thanks MZUNGU_TEMBO, I'm glad to hear that others battle the snack urges with me. I just keep stumbling along doing most things right and many things wrong most days. emoticon The good thing is that I continue to loose and I hope to reach my 1st goal by next monday. emoticon It's been a long and strenuous 7 months. I will be staying on the 'SPARKPEOPLE' program so I can maintain what I have worked so hard to achieve. I will also be re-setting my goal to a new figure but not by much.

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5/7/13 4:20 P

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Good job! I too battle the snack urges....bummer! I just need to keep chugging water!


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5/6/13 1:52 P

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Still in there, progressing to my goal. The temptations presented by 'snacks' are a constant challenge that I face everyday. As I approach my 1st goal, I am increasing some of the 'good calories' in my diet to keep my hunger level at a minimum. This seems to be helping and I am still loosing weight. emoticon emoticon

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4/22/13 7:42 P

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wow, that's a lot of snacks....I'm guess these were not apples and bananas? Acknowledge it and move forward!

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4/22/13 12:51 P

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The past couple weeks have been a struggle to stay with my program. I had several instances of going 'WAY' over my limit for allowable snacks. How I still managed to experience a loss of weight during this is a total surprise to me.

I can't continue to allow these lapses in good choice continue.

Example: One day last week I consumed over 2200cal of snack food alone!!!
There are no excuses for this happening!! emoticon emoticon

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4/17/13 5:19 P

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They sound like good, reasonable objectives.

I bet your son will be proud just seeing you improving your image and health.

Super hero is fine but I bet he will be pleased with a much lower, realistic goal.

Good luck to you. Stick with it and it will happen. emoticon

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4/11/13 2:50 P

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My motivation is to be a better example to my kids. I know it's cliche, but I want to be able to do with them whatever they want to do. I don't want to catch my son looking at my belly, on the sly. Would rather him say, "You look like a superhero!"

I also want to fit into clothes that I have bought in the past (thrift store junkie) in 'anticipation of' some great weight-loss that hasn't happened yet. So there it is...as we say in Crossfit sometimes, I just want to look better naked.

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4/8/13 6:16 P

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Just finished what turned out to be one where I barely held even. I was doing well until yesterday afternoon, then I went way over on snacks while watching a Red Sox game. It always amazes me that it takes weeks of hard work to drop a few pounds and build a little muscle while a gain only takes a few hours of poor choices.

Oh well, time to just regroup and move forward. I'm back on course now. emoticon

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3/25/13 12:57 P

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Continue to hang in there and peck away at that spread between where you are now and your goal. Never mind looking back, just keep shrinking that spread. You have come to far and invested to much time and hard work to quit. You will get there, it is just a matter of time.

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3/18/13 12:59 P

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I'm feeling good with my progress this morning. Plus I finally figured out how to add my progress strip to my postings. I hope that everyone else is happy and motivated by their personal achievements.

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3/12/13 8:59 A

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@KA_JUN - a cross country is awesome. And shorter tours are common and lots of fun. Great way to see the area. Will never forget riding through rural Appalachian Virginia.

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3/11/13 11:20 P

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@DOUGDC, thanks, a cross country tour sounds awesome...

@CLASSOF92, I got lucky, found cycling and it happened to be my "thing", the fitness activity I found so fun that it didn't seem like work or a burden at all, even while I was suffering, which with cycling, is fairly often if you're doing it right. emoticon

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3/11/13 9:41 A

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@classof92 -- keep that spark alive. Sometimes the embers burn and ultimately drive you to action, but sometimes the sparks simply dwindle and die. All sorts of state sponsored tours of about 5 days duration. They're good for the spark!
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3/10/13 1:07 P

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DOUGDC I envy your mental approach to cycling. Right now it is only a distant thought in the back of my mind but, who knows, maybe it will develop.

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3/10/13 1:02 P

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Great transformation KA_JUN. I sounds as though a strong, positive attitude has been your alie from the start and will accompany you during your 200K. Congratulations and hope that you do well in the race.

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I really enjoy cycle touring -- going to interesting places on my own on my bike. I don't climb mountains I don't have to, but I've become philosophic about climbing those that are between me and some destination.

@KA_JUN -- keep up the great cycling! Maybe a cross country trip is in your future.

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3/5/13 3:25 P

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Like others, my goal was to cut weight and get healthier. That resulted in more ambitious goals based in fitness, including cycling and strength training. My current goals are to train for my first 200K cycling adventure and the Dirty Dozen, which is a cycling race in my city that climbs that baddest hills in the area.

When you realize you can achieve great things, your reach becomes more and more ambitious!

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2/27/13 5:29 P

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My long range goal is to get my BMI to be less than 25. I want the inner satisfaction of knowing that I am no longer in the obese category as I was when I started. I will not be in the overweight category as I am now. My current BMI is 27.2 and dropping.

My primary challenge now is building-up the strength in my legs and lower back so that I can increase my exercise sets and reps.

Getting there but taking time.

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Impressive. Congratulations
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2/23/13 12:25 P

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BOSS61: Congratulations!!! 60 lbs. in 14 months is great, and a healthy rate of loss. Give that gym rat full control. It sounds like you reaching your goal is a given that just requires time and dedication.

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2/23/13 12:14 P

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TIMOTHYNOHE: I don't know at this point if I will ever progress to the point of adding running to my activities. I will need to improve my physical condition much more before considering it. I may get there, staying open minded about what may be in store.

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2/23/13 12:08 P

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DOUGDC: Thanks my main objective and motivator is to improve my overall health, feel better about myself and hopefully live a longer life.

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That was pretty much how my original goal worked, but along the line, I caught the running bug which led me to the strength training bug. But it has all led to better general fitness and tone, not bulging muscles.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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@Class of 92 -- congratulations on the progress. Impressive. And persistence will count. Welcome and thanks for the encouragement.

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Hi there. I'm not all that dissimilar.

Over 14 months so far on Spark, I've dropped about 60 lbs, which is about half my goal. I'm definitely in better overall shape too, having discovered an inner gym rat I never knew existed.

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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Hi: I am 69yrs old and retired. My motivation is not to body build but to simply trim down to an acceptable BMI. I also hope to improve my cardio health in the process.
My starting goal was to drop 36lbs. by 7/1/13. I have dropped 56% of my goal in 46% of my time frame. I think that I am doing okay. I am gaining some musle mass and improving my mobility in the process but this is just an added plus, not my objective.

If your reason for using SparkPeople is similar, get on here and brag about your success. I would enjoy reading about your situation and goals.

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