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3/30/18 6:08 P

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March 30th results:

Weight Loss/Maintenance: 1.5% weight loss
SW: 202.2
CW: 205.4
GW: 199.2
Lost 1.2 lbs from last week. Did meet my goal, but I'm definitely more focused.

Fitness:
Walking for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week.
I walked for over 30 minutes 3x this week. I didn't walk yesterday because of the bad headache, but I'm going to try and get in at 30 minutes today. I'm really enjoyed the Leslie Sansone DVD.

Personal:
Continue with my decluttering -- finish off the books and move on to the CDs. Also try to catch up on my filing.
I'm still going through my CDs and getting rid of stuff. Yay!

Motivation:
Post in Spark at least 4 times a week; change mySpark status at least once a week.
Yes and yes.

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all my goal results here.
Done and done.

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Chikuren! I graduated from Rivier in June 1986! Oh! So close! Did you have any older sisters in my grade?

Way to go, Trish! You did great this week at taking charge and being in control! Keep it up! How the not smoking going?

Suzanne, I hope you were able to get rid of the headache and what happened at the doctor with the lump? Hope all went well!!

Off to work for the next 5 shifts!! It's gonna be brutal with a full moon, too! emoticon



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3/29/18 1:02 P

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Weight Loss/Maintenance:
1.5% weight loss or, for those who have reached their weight loss goal, maintaining your weight.
SW - 192.2
GW - 189.3
CW - 189.8 - Wow, I made it! I'm not sure how it happened, what a struggle this month. When I weighed myself Monday morning I was up 7lbs!! emoticon emoticon , I figured it was a lot of water weight as I had Chinese food on Sunday, so Monday I drank lots of water and Tuesday I was only down 1lb of that, talk about frustrating. Yesterday I didn't weigh as I had to get out the door to an apt and was rushing, so this morning you can imagine my surprise when I weighed in and it was all gone! So happy but surprised. I'm getting so frustrated with working so hard and nothing moving. I haven't even been losing inches!
Fitness:
Exercise (your choice) for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week.

I will continue riding my recumbent bike for 45 mins at least 5 times a week and the Leslie Sansone videos at least 4 times per week - I am still getting up every morning and riding the bike for 45 mins ( except weekends lol) and pretty much every night I'm doing my walking away the pounds video. I'm toying around with trying something new for a video, just not sure what to try.
Personal:
Choose a personal (non-weight/non-fitness) goal you'd like to achieve this March.

I am trying to quit smoking. - I am now at a month and 2 days!! So proud of myself, I didn't think I would every be able to quit and now I'm confident enough that I have quit to actually tell people I did it!
Motivation:
Post somewhere in Spark at least 4 times a week; change your Spark status at least once a week.I know I have been missing on this. Life has just been hectic.
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Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all your goal results here.

Bring on April and some warmer temperatures!! I want to try a couch to 5k program outside!

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3/29/18 12:56 P

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March 29, 2018 Weigh-In:

1) Weightloss/Maintenance:
Last Week: 224.6lbs
Today: 224.6lbs (Well, at least I didnít gain. =^_^=)
1.5% = 3.4lbs
Short-Term G.W. = 221.4lbs
Long-Term G.W. = 120lbs (This is very long-term...far into the future...but itís something to look forward to eventually.)

2) Fitness: 30 minutes/day
This isnít going well at all. Iíve cut out all but the very barest of minimum movement that involves using my feet (which doesnít actually leave a lot of options) until Iíve seen my doctor. I *think* I know what the problem is thanks to my RN friend and Google, but until Iím not going to rely on speculation when it comes to my health. So...yeah. Iíve done *some* exercises, but nothing to write home about.

3) Personal Goal(s):
1) Try 1 New Veggie every week.
This Goal is stuck in-between good and bad.
Good: I bought Savoy Cabbage and Flat Cabbage (the label says Thai, but it just looks like normal cabbage that has been squished).
Not-so-good: Havenít tried either cabbage yet.
Bad: I forgot to take my Bitter Melons out of the plastic bags when I put them on the fridge, so when I went to use them, theyíd grown some ďpenicillinĒ, so Iíll have to get some more this weekend. (On a positive note, at least I wonít have to search for recipes again.)

2) Walk every day.
Nope...every step I take sends shooting pains up my legs, so this is definitely a no-go. Bummer.

3) Make no new purchases on my credit card.
At least *something* from my Personal Goals went right this week! lol Only a few more days left in March...I can do this! =^_^=

4) Motivation: Post to SparkPeople every day & remember to update my status
Done!

5) Accountable: Remember to Weigh-in & Post my results.
And done!

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Cherie - I also attended the boarding school in P.A. (though I was a Day Student) from grades 7 - 10 (September 1986 - June 1990). I was saddened when they closed their doors for good.

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3/29/18 12:16 P

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March 29! Week 5: Weigh in day!!! Yay! I made it! The weekend was pretty bad but I managed to pull it together this week and I feel so much more in control!

Weight Loss/Maintenance:
1.5% weight loss or, for those who have reached their weight loss goal, maintaining your weight. ( SW: 129.8lbs GW: 125.8lbs CW: 125.2lbs) I made my goal for the month! WooHoo! Now to just keep it in check for a couple more days! But it's Easter! emoticon

Fitness:
Exercise (your choice) for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week. (11000 steps per day at least 5 times a week and still gotta get some ST in at least 2 times a week.) Done! At least I can keep this up. I've been doing Hip Hop Abs! and going on the treadmill and tonight is Zumba. Yup, same as last week! No problem here

Personal:
Choose a personal (non-weight/non-fitness) goal you'd like to achieve this March. ( Stop the unplanned snacking!) I did much better this week!

Motivation:
Post somewhere in Spark at least 4 times a week; change your Spark status at least once a week. I'm still here and posting so that's a good thing.

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all your goal results here. Done and done!



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3/27/18 8:37 P

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LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!



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"Your main job in this world is to be your best self." (Rosalene Glickman)
"There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them." (Unknown)
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3/26/18 12:31 P

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We still have 1 week to recoup any damage and to regroup! I fell off the nutrition tracking on the weekend but \i was still conscious of what I was eating. Yes, I did slack off and eat sweets but I still managed to stay controlled and the scale wasn't too bad to me! Keep on keeping on and stand in the superman pose and think of what you have accomplished this month. We got this! See you all Thursday for my weigh in day.



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3/23/18 3:23 P

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Weight Loss/Maintenance:
1.5% weight loss or, for those who have reached their weight loss goal, maintaining your weight.
SW - 192.2
GW - 189.3
CW - 193.2 - Still no movement in the scale, up a pound actually. I didn't have time to measure myself this morning, but I'm pretty sure no movement there either. I am re-evaluating what I eat. I always stay within calorie range ( and usually at the lower end), but I maybe need to make healthier choices. I know the last week I've been so frustrated that I let my diet go, but luckily there has been no damage done. I also have upped my fiber by taking a supplement as I'm having some bowel issues that I think could be contributing to being stuck.


Fitness:
Exercise (your choice) for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week.

I will continue riding my recumbent bike for 45 mins at least 5 times a week and the Leslie Sansone videos at least 4 times per week - I'm still exercising. I did miss 2 days during the week with being away with my mom during her surgery, but I did make sure I worked out on the weekends.
Suzanne, how are you finding the walk away the pounds video's? If you need more selection there are lots on you tube for free! I love them, I keep thinking I maybe need to try something else, but I feel like I get such a good workout from them. Maybe I'm just being a pansy and scared to try something that might be tougher, but I really do like them and feel like I've accomplished something when I've completed it

Personal:
Choose a personal (non-weight/non-fitness) goal you'd like to achieve this March.

I am trying to quit smoking. I have made it a day and a half already, but my goal is to stop smoking completely this month. I am now at 24 days!! There are still cravings, but I think the worst of it is over. I'm glad I tried it and stuck with it.
Motivation:
Post somewhere in Spark at least 4 times a week; change your Spark status at least once a week.I know I have been missing on this. Life has just been hectic.
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Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all your goal results here.

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March 23rd results:

Weight Loss/Maintenance: 1.5% weight loss
SW: 202.2
CW: 206.6
GW: 199.2
Gained 2.6 lbs. At least I'm down from yesterday (I was at 208.4). I think my system is just trying to adjust to the healthier eating and the exercising. I'm sure it's in quite a shock! LOL!

Fitness:
Walking for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week.
I have been walking every day, except for yesterday. When I got home from work last night (later than usual), I noticed my throat was getting sore. (It's still sore this morning.) I thought I'd take a rest from the walking DVD and get ready for bed early. I don't want this darn virus re-surfacing.

Personal:
Continue with my decluttering -- finish off the books and move on to the CDs. Also try to catch up on my filing.
I'm done going through my books. I've now started on my CDs, but it seems to be going at a slower pace because of the exercising that's now included in my schedule.

Motivation:
Post in Spark at least 4 times a week; change mySpark status at least once a week.
Yes and yes.

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all my goal results here.
Done and done.

Co-Leader: Team Saskatchewan
Past Co-Leader: Ladies Without Limits
"You are a perishable item. Live accordingly." (Unknown)
"Your main job in this world is to be your best self." (Rosalene Glickman)
"There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them." (Unknown)
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3/22/18 11:41 P

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Thanks for all the encouragement, I’ll post my stats and what not tomorrow when I get on a computer and can copy and paste! The last 2 days I’ve been in Regina at meetings so I didn’t have time to workout in the mornings, but made sure I got a workout in in the evenings. What long days. On the road by 7, 2 hour drive, meetings all day and then home! Glad tomorrow is Friday!
Cherie, I don’t know if this will help or work but another lady and I were talking st lunch yesterday about quitting smoking and she said she read s book (about quitting) and one of the things that stood out to her was the author said when you get a craving just relax, your not going to die from it and it will pass in a few minutes. I wonder if the same can be applied to mindless snacking. I’m gonna try it as I’ve noticed I’ve caught myself having a snack after 8 at night which I try not to eat after supper as a rule. Anyways, some food for thought!

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3/22/18 12:38 P

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March 22, 2018 Weigh-In:

1) Weightloss/Maintenance:
Last Week: 229.8lbs
Today: 224.6lbs
1.5% = 3.4lbs
Short-Term G.W. = 221.4lbs (New Short-Term Goal Weight!)
Long-Term G.W. = 120lbs (This is very long-term...far into the future...but itís something to look forward to eventually.)

SPECIAL NOTE: I made my Monthly Goal early! I donít know what I did, but I sure hope I can repeat it! I am now down a total of 30.2lbs since I started on January 1! **does a happy dance**

2) Fitness: 30 minutes/day
Okay, I scrapped last weekís Exercise Plan Ďcause it just wasnít working for me (I set my goals to unrealistic expectations...). BUT! I didnít give up entirely on my goal to become more active! I consulted with my trusty friend, Google, and together we found something that looked appealing (and more importantly, doable for my current fitness level). Starting on Monday, Iím now following Darebee.comís ďFoundation Light ProgramĒ, which contains 30 days of low impact and bodyweight-based workouts that appear to be ideal for people who have joint issues or happen to be carrying some extra pounds. So far so good...this seriously out-of-shape gal managed to get through the 1st 3 days just fine. lol

Anyhoo...Iíve done my best to get at least 30 minutes of activity in every day. For the most part Iíve succeeded. Some days were more active than others, but the bottom line is that Iíve moved every day and didnít just ďveg-outĒ on the couch...so, yay me! **does a little cheer**

3) Personal Goal(s):
1) Try 1 New Veggie every week.
Belgian Endive - I found a nifty recipe online for Braised Belgian Endives. It was super yummy! (What made it even better was the fact that my Endives didnít freeze this time. Yay!)

Gobo Root - Wow! Just...wow! For something that resembles firewood kindling, itís surprisingly yummy! Iíve tried it raw (which kinda reminds me of a radish, though not quite a perfect match), stir-fried (can we say AWESOME?!), and hubby claims his favourite by far is in a soup (I made it but havenít tried it yet).

Baby Bok Choy - I explored this veggie a bit more and tried it raw (not too bad...kinda tastes a bit like mild cabbage to me, but the leaves were a bit bitter) and added it to the same soup as the Gobo Root (hubby says the bitterness in the leaves pretty much disappeared after it was cooked...I REALLY have to try this apparently awesome soup I made lol)

Bought Bitter Melon (two varieties) but havenít used it yet. Still searching online for recipes...Iím not really sure what to do with this REALLY odd looking vegetable. Iíve been told itís used in soup and Asian dishes (especially Filipino and Korean...still, Iím not going to wing it and potentially end up hating it Ďcause I did something wrong).

I didnít get a chance to try the Black-Eyed Peas or Romano Beans yet. I really must work on this...maybe a bean salad? (Though more Chilli sounds really good, too...)

2) Walk every day.
Meh...I skipped out on Sunday (I was kinda lazy...and busy tackling another cupboard in my momís kitchen; I found an unopened box of Clubhouse Chicory from 1971. Think itís still good? lol) and I had to cut yesterday short due to some unexpected swelling in my legs and feet (Iím better today, but Iím going to do a much slower paced walk than usual just to be on the safe side). Other than those 2 days, Iíve been pretty consistent with walking every day.

3) Make no new purchases on my credit card.
I did MUCH better this last week. **cue Queenís ďWe Are The ChampionsĒ playing in the background**

4) Motivation: Post to SparkPeople every day & remember to update my status
Yeppers! (Though I may have forgotten to update my status once or twice, but Iíve been online and posted every day.)

5) Accountable: Remember to Weigh-in & Post my results.
Check! Done!

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Congratulations Cherie! Way to go! Thereís was a Whoopsie, but youíre still down 0.1lbs! Sounds like you have quite the active schedule. lol Zumba sounds like so much fun! Is it something that can be done at home or is it best to join a class/group? For my ďmindlessĒ snacking, Iíve taken to eating plain air-popped popcorn. I measure out how much I think I can safely add to my tracker (without going over my planned calorie allowance for snacks) which is usually between 2 and 4 cups (popped, not the kernels lol) and then I can munch to my heartís content (I eat the popcorn 1 at a time so if I want to eat those 2 cups of popcorn, I have to reach over to the side for each and every one). As a bonus, those 2 Cups of unbuttered, unsalted air-popped popcorn are only about 61 calories! (I would DEFINITELY recommend getting the hull-less popcorn, if you can...it is SO not fun getting those sharp popcorn ďskinsĒ stuck in the gums!) Itís also surprisingly filling. Another thing Iíve been doing is making ďSnack PacksĒ ahead of time so when I get the munchies, I can reach for one of these instead of the stuff I probably shouldnít have too often. (Mine are ďproteinĒ focused, based on the idea behind the ďProtinisĒ you can buy in the store, but really, the skyís the limit! Want sweet? Measure out dried fruits, reduced sugar/sugar free candy and store them in baggies. Want salty? Low sodium pretzels, ďVeggie SticksĒ...amazingly tasty despite having the word ďveggieĒ in the title lol...or lightly salted nuts; just be careful with nuts, they really pack in the calories and as I discovered last week are too easy to get carried away with. Honestly, anything you might think of can be placed in your ďSnack PacksĒ for a quick go to for those ďMunchies MomentsĒ.) If you have other ideas for ďSnack PacksĒ, let me know, Ďk? After a while of the same I kinda crave a bit of variety. lol

Yikes, Suzanne! I hope you have good luck with the dietitian/nutritionist. There are a lot of ďeasyĒ diabetic meal plans out there. My mom and uncle controlled their diabetes with diet for years before needing to go on meds. (My brother, unfortunately, is a stubborn stubborn man and didnít want to accept the dietary restrictions quite so readily, so heís been on the meds almost from the beginning when he was diagnosed.) My mom used to tell me the trick is in not denying cravings to the point where they become obsessions. If she was craving chocolate, sheíd eat a few (no more than a tablespoon) chocolate chips and she said it took care of the craving. Another thing to remember is that not all artificial sweeteners are created the same. Splenda is best for cooking, baking and canning (BUT when it comes to canning its best to half the amount of sweetener...for 1 Cup sugar, 1/2 Cup Splenda Iíve found works best if youíre like me and donít like that eye-crossing sweetness in your jams! lol) and Equal (or similar Aspartame based sweeteners) are terrible for baking (and I donít trust it for cooking...actually, I donít consume anything with Aspartame or Acesulfame Potassium which triggers my migraines, but you might have better luck with it than I did.)

Trish, AWESOME job with quitting smoking! Youíve probably heard this a gazillion times, but it DOES get easier! My mom and uncle quit smoking in 1984 (almost on the same day, too) and 20 years later they both told me that there were times they were still tempted (for my uncle it was when I opened a fresh can of tobacco and he got the first whiff...he joked about those times he did deep breathing exercises lol) and my mom said she would crave when she was stressed which she countered by making sure to keep her hands busy...she liked to crochet, but that isnít for everyone), but the important thing was that the more time that passed the easier it eventually got to resist the temptation. You can do it! As for your plateau, have you tried varying your exercises? I read somewhere that our bodies are very adaptable and automatically adjust themselves when performing tasks to make themselves more efficient (I donít know if this was based in fact or if it was merely speculation, but itís worth keeping in mind). Water retention is also a major culprit in our weight fluctuations (I weigh myself every morning and I DEFINITELY know when Iíve either been slacking off with my water intake or I got too much sodium the previous day...itís amazing how the numbers go up, Up, UP when water is being retained). I donít have any Yoda-like advice, unfortunately, except that even though itís kinda discouraging, it will get better. (And youíre probably sick of hearing that...lol)

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And sorry everyone for this Mini-novel! I didnít mean to be quite so wordy. lol

I hope everyone has a MOST excellent week!

=^_^=


Edited by: CHIRUKEN at: 3/22/2018 (12:39)
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Grrr...I blew it last evening! Just all of a sudden I just couldn't stop! I tried to find every carb in the house including handfuls of chocolate chips! emoticon

March 22! Week 4: Weigh in day!!! Yay! Yesterdays weight was better... :(

Weight Loss/Maintenance:
1.5% weight loss or, for those who have reached their weight loss goal, maintaining your weight. ( SW: 129.8lbs GW: 125.8 CW: 127.5) Down 1.5 lbs! up 1.4lbs :(

Fitness:
Exercise (your choice) for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week. (11000 steps per day at least 5 times a week and still gotta get some ST in at least 2 times a week.) Done! At least I can keep this up. I've been doing Hip Hop Abs! and going on the treadmill and tonight is Zumba.

Personal:
Choose a personal (non-weight/non-fitness) goal you'd like to achieve this March. ( Stop the unplanned snacking!) Nope, this is just not happening!

Motivation:
Post somewhere in Spark at least 4 times a week; change your Spark status at least once a week. I'm still here and posting so that's a good thing.

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all your goal results here. Done and done!

Does anyone have any suggestions for when I start trolling for snacks? Or snacks that are filling and satifying? Help!!



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You're doing great Trish; keep up the good work!

I'm not looking forward to my weigh-in tomorrow. Since getting the news from the doc last week, I've been eating healthier and I've been working out every day since Monday (muscles that have been hibernating for a long time now hurt like....well, you know...), and when I got on the scale this morning I was up 4.4 lbs.
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Of course, it doesn't help that I'm retaining fluid at the moment. Maybe because of the new meds...or maybe just because I'm a woman.
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It sounds like you are doing all the right things, it may be time to change things up a little and surprise your body and metabolism. That might help you to get off the plateau. Switch up your work outs or change a your diet for a day or two, see if it makes your body think again! Good luck! and by the way, you are doing fantastic! Keep it up!



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Weight Loss/Maintenance:
1.5% weight loss or, for those who have reached their weight loss goal, maintaining your weight.
SW - 192.2
GW - 189.3
CW - 192.3 - Grrrr, I just can't seem to get the scale to move in the right direction and stay there. I am still working out twice a day, and eating the right amount of food. Just nothing seems to work, I'm so frustrated. Not losing inches either.


Fitness:
Exercise (your choice) for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week.

I will continue riding my recumbent bike for 45 mins at least 5 times a week and the Leslie Sansone videos at least 4 times per week - I have done this!!

Personal:
Choose a personal (non-weight/non-fitness) goal you'd like to achieve this March.

I am trying to quit smoking. I have made it a day and a half already, but my goal is to stop smoking completely this month. I am now at 20 days!! There has been lots of close calls, but I have stayed the course.
Motivation:
Post somewhere in Spark at least 4 times a week; change your Spark status at least once a week.I know I have been missing on this. Life has just been hectic.
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Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all your goal results here.

Suzanne, seeing a dietician is probably a good idea, I'm sure they could give you some pointers for easy meals. Good luck with this new journey!

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Sorry to hear your news, Suzanne! Sometimes we are given lemons and we need to make lemonade eh! A dietition may be able to help you out! and keep it simple! I'm not a cook either! If it's not easy, chances are I will more likely reach for something in a box...! but I have expanded myself and do find some comfort in knowing that I am looking after myself when I cook something healthy. It doesn't have to be too complicated to be good for you! :) Good luck!



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March 16th results:

Weight Loss/Maintenance: 1.5% weight loss
SW: 202.2
CW: 204.0
GW: 199.2
Gained 1.8 lbs. I didn't post last week because I was at my retreat and forgot to weigh in before I left on for that holiday. Ate way too much junk food at the retreat, so I'm not surprised that I'm up.

Fitness:
Walking for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week.
This has been a struggle, but I've been trying to get it done. Some of it was in 10 minute installments...

Personal:
Continue with my decluttering -- finish off the books and move on to the CDs. Also try to catch up on my filing.
Because of the retreat last weekend, I've done nothing on this front since getting home. I finally went through 6 books last night and got rid of 2.

Motivation:
Post in Spark at least 4 times a week; change mySpark status at least once a week.
Yes and yes.

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all my goal results here.
Done and done.

Congrats to Lori & Cherie on excellent weeks!

I got some unexpected news when I saw my doctor this week. I'm pre-diabetic...and I'm not at all happy about that. I'm seriously considering contacting a registered dietitian to get things figured out. I am not and will not become a cook. Food has to be easy for me. I'm pretty sure a dietitian would be able to help me put together meal plans that fit my lifestyle.


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March 15! Week 3: Weigh in day!!! Yay! I finally got myself on the right track!

Weight Loss/Maintenance:
1.5% weight loss or, for those who have reached their weight loss goal, maintaining your weight. ( SW: 129.8lbs GW: 125.8 CW: 126.1) Down 1.5 lbs! Yay! I did have the odd slip up but overall had a lot more self discipline this week!

Fitness:
Exercise (your choice) for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week. (11000 steps per day at least 5 times a week and still gotta get some ST in at least 2 times a week.) Done! Got some ST in today too! I went to Group Active last night (that's not easy! cardio, ST and stretching in one workout) and then Zumba tonight. Oh! Ya! and I've been doing Hip Hop Abs at home too!

Personal:
Choose a personal (non-weight/non-fitness) goal you'd like to achieve this March. ( Stop the unplanned snacking!) This is still a huge struggle so I've modified it a bit. I will track every morsel, planned or unnplanned! This tends to make me think, " is it worth it" before eating. Like right now, I'd really like a oatmeal chocolate chip cookie but I already had my snack for the evening and I'm not really hungry so... it's not worth adding another 170 cal to my tracking for today.

Motivation:
Post somewhere in Spark at least 4 times a week; change your Spark status at least once a week. This has not been a problem especially since I am doing a Spark Challenge for Daily Nutrition.

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all your goal results here. ( Yes, Thursdays will be my weigh in day again this month and I will stay on track since I don't have any plans to leave the country again for a while!) Done and done!

Edited by: CLWELSH at: 3/16/2018 (18:13)


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Congratulations, Trish! Awesome work on reaching your goal and remaining Smoke-Free! Tomorrow will mark my 7-Month Smoke-Free Anniversary and, like you, there were a few times where itís been touch and go, but thankfully I stayed with it. It must be so difficult to both quit smoking and manage a healthier diet at the same time. Iím not sure I could do both at once, so you definitely have my respect for managing it!

March 15, 2018 Weigh-In:

1) Weightloss/Maintenance:
Last Week: 231.8lbs
Today: 229.8lbs
1.5% = 3.5lbs
Short-Term G.W. = 228.3lbs (Almost! Only 1.5lbs away from my Short-Term Goal!)
Long-Term G.W. = 120lbs (This is very long-term...far into the future...but itís something to look forward to eventually.)

2) Fitness: 30 minutes/day
emoticon Some days were a little more productive than others, but I was able to get in my 30 at least!

3) Personal Goal(s):
1) Try 1 New Veggie every week.
Baby Bok Choy - Pretty tasty roasted, but I want to try it in a few other recipes. All in all, both hubby and I enjoyed this veggie.

Belgian Endive - I have to try this again since this poor unfortunate veggie had the odds stacked against it this time around. (My fridge froze my veggies and the recipe that I used called for too much olive oil for 2 tiny Endives.)

I didnít get a chance to try the Black-Eyed Peas yet.

2) Walk every day.
emoticon Another ďthumbs upĒ. I even ventured outside to walk around the block...which wasnít actually a great idea because of the ice. Luckily there were only slips and skids but no falls. Iíll just continue walking along with Leslie Sansone inside, where itís safe.

3) Make no new purchases on my credit card.
**hangs head in shame** Epic fail. Too, too, too easy to make online purchases. Why oh why are there so many neat things available?

4) Motivation: Post to SparkPeople every day & remember to update my status
Again, I signed in every day, just didnít always update my status. Part of the problem is I donít always know what to say that doesnít sound weird.

5) Accountable: Remember to Weigh-in & Post my results.
Almost forgot that today is ďWeigh-In DayĒ.

I would probably be a bit closer to my Short-Term Goal-Weight if not for Sundayís ďWhoopsie BurgerĒ. This was one of those times where trying something new definitely didnít end in my favour.

=^_^=


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Congrats Trish, on both reaching your 30lb goal and also on keeping up the no-smoking goal. You are strong!

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Way to go Trish! Looks like it was a good week with this challenge. Too bad you are going through a rough spot with your ex but it is showing just how strong you are!! WooHoo!



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Weight Loss/Maintenance:
1.5% weight loss or, for those who have reached their weight loss goal, maintaining your weight.
SW - 192.2
GW - 189.3
CW - 190.2 I finally am through my plateau and finally officially met my first goal of 30lbs lost!! I am so so excited!! On to the next goal!


Fitness:
Exercise (your choice) for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week.

I will continue riding my recumbent bike for 45 mins at least 5 times a week and the Leslie Sansone videos at least 4 times per week - I have done this!!

Personal:
Choose a personal (non-weight/non-fitness) goal you'd like to achieve this March.

I am trying to quit smoking. I have made it a day and a half already, but my goal is to stop smoking completely this month. I am now at 10 days!! Last night was a gong show with my ex and had there been somewhere open that sold smokes I would not be saying I made 10, but I did it and got through it!!

Motivation:
Post somewhere in Spark at least 4 times a week; change your Spark status at least once a week. Our computers have been down at work so I know I've missed a few days, but hopefully (cross your fingers) we are up for good now!

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all your goal results here.

Trish
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March 8! Week 2: Weigh in day!!! Yikes! Well, I'm glad this morning was a good scale day...tomorrow might not be so great... :(

Weight Loss/Maintenance:
1.5% weight loss or, for those who have reached their weight loss goal, maintaining your weight. ( SW: 129.8lbs GW: 125.8 CW: 127.6) Down 2.2 lbs! Yay! I regret some bad food choices today, sure hope I can make up for it by next week!

Fitness:
Exercise (your choice) for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week. (11000 steps per day at least 5 times a week and still gotta get some ST in at least 2 times a week.) Done! Got some ST in today too!

Personal:
Choose a personal (non-weight/non-fitness) goal you'd like to achieve this March. ( Stop the unplanned snacking!) I had been doing really good with this until today so I'm just going to put today behind me and start again fresh tomorrow!

Motivation:
Post somewhere in Spark at least 4 times a week; change your Spark status at least once a week. (This should be easy between my 2 favorite teams and my personal sparkchallenge! I've been doing fine with this one!

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all your goal results here. ( Yes, Thursdays will be my weigh in day again this month and I will stay on track since I don't have any plans to leave the country again for a while!) Done and done!



-sparkfully,
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March 8, 2018 Weigh-In:

1) Weightloss/Maintenance:
Last Week: 235lbs
Today: 231.8lbs
1.5% = 3.5lbs
Short-Term G.W. = 228.3lbs
Long-Term G.W. = 120lbs (This is very long-term...far into the future...but itís something to look forward to eventually.)

2) Fitness: 30 minutes/day
I had a few lazy days, but managed to squeeze a 1/2 hour of activity our of my lazy bones. =^_^=

3) Personal Goal(s):
1) Try 1 New Veggie every week.
Black Turtle Beans (not bad...but a Bean is a Bean is a Bean when added to chili)
Beets (I was wowed! Until last night Iíve only had Harvard Beets and Homemade Beet Pickles...which I love! I can add Beets to my ďLovedĒ list to join Asparagus.

2) Walk every day.
Meh...didnít quite manage an every day thing with the DVDís, but I did ďpace the hallwayĒ to get some walking in (not nearly as fun as following along with Leslie Sansone.)

3) Make no new purchases on my credit card.
So far so good...weíll see if I can keep it up.

4) Motivation: Post to SparkPeople every day & remember to update my status
I signed in every day...but forgot to update my status a couple times (so much for remembering to do it while having my breakfast)...and did post something somewhere everyday...

5) Accountable: Remember to Weigh-in & Post my results.
Did my Weigh-in in the morning so I donít forget (I have a bit of a Teflon Memory...).

Iíve slacked off with the Daily Challenges...or rather, Iíve slacked off with posting them. Oops. And this month I joined 2 ďCalendar ChallengesĒ (ď28-Day Smart SnackingĒ and ďFind 10Ē). Hopefully I donít get overwhelmed with these like I did with my previous calendar challenge last month.

Hope everyone had a great week!

=^_^=

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March Goals:

1) Weightloss/Maintenance:
S.W. (January 1, 2018) = 254.8lbs
C.W. (March 1, 2018) = 235lbs
1.5% = 3.5lbs
Short-Term G.W. = 231.5 lbs
Long-Term G.W. = 120lbs (This is very long-term...far into the future...but itís something to look forward to eventually. emoticon )

2) Fitness: 30 minutes/day
Iím not going to limit myself this time by being too specific; as long as I am moving Iíll be happy no matter if thatís on a Step Machine, Dancing, or Walking. emoticon

3) Personal Goal(s):
1) Try 1 New Veggie every week (Iím into the Bís of my Veggie Alphabet! emoticon )

2) Walk every day (not just on the weekend...itís why I bought a couple Leslie Sansone DVDís, after all emoticon ).

3) Make no new purchases on muni credit card. (I was doing so well with this last month...and then I went seed shopping with my brother and fell short when I went to purchase Asparagus Seeds and had to use my credit card. emoticon )

4) Motivation: Post to SparkPeople every day & remember to update my status
If I update my status first thing in the morning while having breakfast I should have no problem remembering to do it. emoticon

5) Accountable: Remember to Weigh-in & Post my results
Iíll do this on Thursdayís again. emoticon

Hereís to an Awesome March! emoticon
Hope everyone has a great month.
=^_^=

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Weight Loss/Maintenance:
1.5% weight loss or, for those who have reached their weight loss goal, maintaining your weight.
SW - 192.2
GW - 189.3


Fitness:
Exercise (your choice) for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week.

I will continue riding my recumbent bike for 45 mins at least 5 times a week and the Leslie Sansone videos at least 4 times per week

Personal:
Choose a personal (non-weight/non-fitness) goal you'd like to achieve this March.

I am trying to quit smoking. I have made it a day and a half already, but my goal is to stop smoking completely this month.

Motivation:
Post somewhere in Spark at least 4 times a week; change your Spark status at least once a week.

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all your goal results here.

Trish
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Weight Loss/Maintenance:
1.5% weight loss or, for those who have reached their weight loss goal, maintaining your weight. ( CW: 129.8lbs GW: 125.8) 1 lbs a week should certainly be doable for me...

Fitness:
Exercise (your choice) for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week. (11000 steps per day at least 5 times a week and still gotta get some ST in at least 2 times a week.)

Personal:
Choose a personal (non-weight/non-fitness) goal you'd like to achieve this March. ( Stop the unplanned snacking!)

Motivation:
Post somewhere in Spark at least 4 times a week; change your Spark status at least once a week. (This should be easy between my 2 favorite teams and my personal sparkchallenge! :))

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all your goal results here. ( Yes, Thursdays will be my weigh in day again this month and I will stay on track since I don't have any plans to leave the country again for a while!)




-sparkfully,
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My March goals:

Weight Loss/Maintenance: 1.5% weight loss
CW: 202.2
GW: 199.2

Fitness:
Walking for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week.

Personal:
Continue with my decluttering -- finish off the books and move on to the CDs. Also try to catch up on my filing.

Motivation:
Post in Spark at least 4 times a week; change mySpark status at least once a week.

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all my goal results here.

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Co-Leader: Team Saskatchewan
Past Co-Leader: Ladies Without Limits
"You are a perishable item. Live accordingly." (Unknown)
"Your main job in this world is to be your best self." (Rosalene Glickman)
"There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them." (Unknown)
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Here's the March challenge:

Weight Loss/Maintenance:
1.5% weight loss or, for those who have reached their weight loss goal, maintaining your weight.

Fitness:
Exercise (your choice) for minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week.

Personal:
Choose a personal (non-weight/non-fitness) goal you'd like to achieve this March.

Motivation:
Post somewhere in Spark at least 4 times a week; change your Spark status at least once a week.

Accountable:
Weigh in once a week and post all your goal results here.

Edited by: SUZANNE3018 at: 7/6/2018 (14:32)
Co-Leader: Team Saskatchewan
Past Co-Leader: Ladies Without Limits
"You are a perishable item. Live accordingly." (Unknown)
"Your main job in this world is to be your best self." (Rosalene Glickman)
"There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them." (Unknown)
www.fitbit.com/user/4WKFJY
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