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I've GOT to figure out Maintenance .... I.CAN.DO.THIS!





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April means Spring into action !!!

"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston ...
"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston

I CAN DO THIS AGAIN! I WILL DO THE WORK!

2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008. Six years with Sparkpeople!

Previous updates:
2012 "Columbus Day Maintainers' 10-week challenge"
At Goal and Maintaining team - weigh-ins on Monday
Cannot deviate +-3% of starting weight!
July 30 = 119.5
Aug 6 = 120.5
Aug 13 = 120.0
Aug 20 = 120.0
Aug 27 = 121.0
Sep 3 = 119.0
Sep 10 = 121.5 (average from week)
Sep 17 = 121.0
Sep 24 = 122.5

2012 "Countdown to ONE YEAR Maintaining" challenge:
Doing this challenge with my Sparkfriends KATHYD62 and MUSTANGAMORE!!
Start July 9 - End July 26 (One year maintenance anniversary!)
July 9 - Weight ticker update, tracking, ST/recumbent, less snacking
(Update = accountability rocks. Fitness sessions, tracking food! Need to STOP the evening snacking!)
July 16 - Continue reintroducing consistent fitness habits, STOP snacking and get the scale to move! Am within +3% but not working it. Still allowing snacks... UGH! Pretzels are not an in-moderation option for me. Face it!
July 23 - Awesome strength session and a healthy food day. I dumped the rest of the bag of pretzels. Just cannot eat a single serving! COUNTDOWN!
July 24 - Lived through no evening snacking and here to post the proof! Maintenance ROCKS! Biking & healthy eating on tap today. Below 7/26/11 weight. Looking for 118 lbs. COUNTDOWN!
July 25 - On track to Stand Tall & Proud tomorrow!! Weight workout today, plenty of vegetables and lean protein. No evening eating last night, again. It's a choice. It's always a choice!!! COUNTDOWN!!
July 26 - ONE YEAR MAINTAINING!!! And, down one lb this am! Yes! Three nights in a row of no evening eating - hard work pays!! Here's to the second year!
July 27 - Th day is here. This is the day I stood at a very important family event and looked and felt my very best! I was SO PROUD! One year later, I am pressing on. Fixing things when I break them, aligning all the parts of this healthy lifestyle - it's for KEEPS! Thank you, my friends!!

2012 SPRINGIEST MAINTAINER 10-week Challenge
Starts January 30th - Finishes April 2nd!!
The person who deviates the smallest from entry weight will win the honored title of : "The Springiest Maintainer"
PERSONAL GOAL - Do not deviate past the 3% this time!!!
Signed up weight = 118
Week # Weight
1. 02/01/12 - 119.5
2. 02/08/12 - 124 (Ahhhh!)
3. 02/15/12 - 120.5
4. 02/22/12 - 118.5
5. 02/29/12 - 119
6. 03/07/12 - 121
7. 03/14/12 - 118
8. 03/21/12 - 118
9. 03/28/12 - 119.5
10. 04/04/12 - 118

2011 MERRIEST MAINTAINER 8-week Holiday Challenge
Starts 11/7/11 - Finishes 1/2/12 !!
The person who deviates the smallest from entry weight will win the honored title of : "The Merriest Maintainer"
Week# Weight
1. 11/07/11 - 117.5
2. 11/14/11 - 122.5 (officially OUT for a title win, over 3% gain. Can stay in...)
3. 11/21/11 - 117
4. 11/28/11 - 117.5
5. 12/05/11 - 119.5
6. 12/12/11 - 117 (back down, phew...)
7. 12/19/11 - 117.5
8. 12/26/11 - 119
9. 01/02/12 - 121.5

2011 FALL SEMESTER INVESTOR CHALLENGE:
"Invest in ME and my Sparky Plan - Operation Stabilization"
September 6, 2011 - December 20, 2011
**** This is a challenge to help me navigate the waters of maintenance, stay in my 118-123 target range, adding to the healthy food repertoire and nailing an exercise routine for GOOD! ****
11/10/11 - Update - weigh-in this week at 117.5.
12/20/11 - I made it in style! Living the maintenance dream with vigilance and happiness!! All with a little help from my Sparkfriends!

2011 KICKOFF CHALLENGE: It was successfull!!!!!
"Six Month and 16 Days - Lose Weight and Get Fit Challenge"
January 10, 2011 - July 28, 2011

* STARTING WEIGHT 1/10/11= 161 lbs

** WEIGHT GOAL MET - 138 lbs - April 6, 2011 Clean Eating!
***AND THEN SOME! - 129 lbs - June 8, 2011 Clean Eating!
***AND THEN SOME MORE! - 125.5 - July 5, 2011 Yippity-do-DAH!
**** AT GOAL WEIGHT!!! 118 - July 26, 2011 Maintenance Begins...

Successful challenge! I went out to graduation looking and feeling my best, under 125lbs and ready for anything! I DID IT * I DID IT * YES!!

I have been overweight most of my life, except for several forays into fad diet land. Exercise was never part of the equation, nor was the notion of a truly healthy "lifestyle" until I joined Sparkpeople in 2008. I came to know and love the food tracker and really started to understand what makes up a good, balanced diet. I also joined in with regular exercise, though the food part seems to come a little easier for me when I am on a roll.

Then I hurt my knee and tests showed an unrelated but scary bone disease that had my orthopedist saying it's time for non-impact exercising only. Great, just when I was getting my groove on!

I got myself down from 173-171 to within 5 pounds of 133, my original goal that first year here, and let the diagnosis and other things totally derail me for far too long!!! With some retooling I am figuring out the magic Sparky formula to conquer the weight and fitness for GOOD!! I'm back to Sparky basics. Accountability is the order of the day - EVERY day! Open trackers that are getting populated with healthy choices and good, consistent exrcise. I am feeling SPARKY! WOO-HOO!! Who's with me? Here's to my Sparky accountability buddies and SparkPeople!

It's time to stay serious about my fitness and clean eating habits. Consistency, no matter what!

We're all in this together, we're all in this together.
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Member Since: 1/30/2008

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My Goals:
I want to learn how to navigate maintenance. I need to stay focused on my short-term goals (am I drinking my water? have I exercised today? have I entered in my food each meal?), while keeping the long-term behavior- changing goals in sight.
I also want to be able to help others stay motivated and excited by participating on the message boards and making new SparkFriends!

My Program:
- drink 10 glasses of water a day
-eat mostly clean, whole foods - TRY NEW THINGS!
- Eat to Live, Forks over Knives mentality wwhen it comes to my food intake!!!

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KATHYD82
4/22/2014 1:04:31 PM

I took a two hour nap yesterday!!!! It was wonderful. Long time since I've done that! How is your week starting out? Hope your wrist is better. Down .8 this week, going slow but at least its going. I'm going to try and add more movement this week and see if that gives me the boost I need. emoticon I will keep you updated emoticon Kathy



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KATHYD82
4/21/2014 1:18:01 PM

Easter weekend was very busy and we had beautiful weather. So nice!! emoticon I'm feeling very tired today...went to work for a bit, not many patients today...came home and am planning on a nap perhaps before I exercise emoticon Went to bed late and woke up earlier than usual. Anna stayed over night to be closer to her drive to Indianapolis today, she has 2 interviews there. They are hoping to relocate there and buy their first home, and hopefully a few babies in time emoticon How are YOU?? How is your wrist? Is the brace helping? Did you have a nice Easter with your family? Look forward to your updates!! XXOO Kathy



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ISLENAA
4/20/2014 1:24:29 AM

hope you're doing well and having a nice weekend. happy easter!!

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KATHYD82
4/19/2014 10:00:07 PM

Hi Melly!! Stopping by to share a quote my Dad likes to share on Easter, "An Easter Feaster gets and Easter Keester!!"...lol...I guess that's funny?? emoticon I enjoyed your Easter egg Hunt photos! Have a wonderful Easter. I will try to post some photos tomorrow!



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KATHYD82
4/18/2014 11:27:09 PM

Happy Easter Melly!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Hope you have a beautiful weekend! What are your plans? I'm not sure if I told you already, but we are hosting about 25 people here for lunch on Sunday. Been cooking some today, and trying to check my lists over to make sure we have everything we need! Sam and Ben are home now from IU, and Sam already has a bunch of friends over tonight. But its ok, we love those kids too. Summer vacation will be here soon, and this will be how it is around here for a few months again. emoticon How is your wrist feeling? I hope its doing better. And I also hope you get some of the warm weather we are supposed to have here on Sunday...low 70's emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a great weekend!



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