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Member Since: 11/4/2007

My Goals:
...like the patient and persistent turtle I want to stay focussed and reach my goal weight.


My Program:
It's a lifestyle, not a diet!

Track calorie range every day

Avoid getting too hungry, eat 5-6 smaller meals over the day

Emphasis on lean protein/dairy, fruits, veggies

Minimum 30 minutes active exercise daily

Weigh-in twice a week

Water, water, water

Walk, walk, walk!

Smell, taste, savor each bite

Some (dark) chocolate is required of course!

Eat to live, not as recreation or a time-filler

Do not eat in front of TV

Do not eat directly from bag or box

Use smaller plates

Stop when full -- not overfull

Give up membership in the 'clean plate club'

Plan, plan, plan: take water/snacks on outings; have cut-up veggies ready to nibble

Get informed: check restaurant menus beforehand; check labels for ingredients, recommended portion size etc.

Add a good measure of laughter!

Enjoy the journey!


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MA_DIDDLES
7/3/2014 9:52:52 AM

GM - I see you have been a Sparker for awhile and also have reached your goal and have maintained for some time. Congrats with that. For sure that is a daily dose of inspiration.

I like your program. I think I will copy and work on that for awhile. I seem to be stuck at the moment.

I want to thank you for joining our community board summer challenge. I can not reach you through spark mail so thought I would stop by and visit your spark page.

I also enjoyed viewing your photo's. MA



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MAREE1953
1/1/2014 5:44:44 PM

Congratulations on your five year anniversary of reaching your weight loss goal! Sincere best wishes that you have continued success in your health and fitness goals!



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TINAJANE76
1/1/2014 8:37:53 AM

Five years of maintenance--wow! Thanks for my daily dose of inspiration. Congratulations!



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DALID414
12/31/2013 3:41:41 PM

emoticon on your maintenance emoticon
I'm 4 years behind you, but we share the date!

Happy 2014!



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BOOKAPHILE
12/31/2013 11:22:16 AM

Five years at maintenance is quite a milestone! Congratulations. May you have many more.



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