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1/20/15 11:49 A

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Sounds like you are back to considering your food choices and reviving what has worked for you in the past with perhaps a few tweaks due to your inactivity.

One tweak I've tried with success is to restrict my eating to only an 8-10 hour time frame from noon to 8-10 pm. I don't think the specific time choice is important but the ABSENCE of eating for 10-12 hours is.

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1/19/15 7:47 A

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I would love to do that Kathleen, but unfortunately right now I have two broken ribs which have forced me to be pretty inactive.

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work out 5 days a week wiith Coach Nicole tapes! Want to join me? Nutrition alone doesn;t get it!

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12/20/14 8:52 A

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Thanks for all of the great advice!

Maree, you brought up something that I have been thinking about a lot and tossing back and forth. Which is would I be better just maintaining where I am which I seem to be able to do comfortably, instead of going back to my original goal weight. I am still debating with myself on this.

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12/20/14 3:31 A

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Have you checked out the Big Page of Links that Anja of our team put together? There are articles that explain and offer advice and information on almost any topic or concern. One tip I remember is to go back to the method you used to lose the weight. You already know that works. Also, weight loss is more about what you eat than exercise. I think some say 80% nutrition to 20% exercise. That's why tracking is so important. Also those who are the most successful weigh daily.

Great that you're on it while it's only 9 or 10 lbs. Think plateau and work back down.

There's also some that decide that their initial goal was achievable but not sustainable. If you feel good at this weight and your body seems to be settling in, maybe you should consider revising your goal weight.

This is hard work, huh?! It explains the statistics on why so many regain. Don't be one of them!!

Hope you recover soon from illness and injury and get back to goal!

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12/19/14 9:35 P

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I'm in agreement with everyone else. Track, track, track.


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12/19/14 6:43 P

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You've received some really great advice here, and as for me I would do it slow and easy, as it tends to be more productive than going the fast route, which with me always puts more on me than I take off. You've been doing FANTASTIC, and in fact you still are, as you reached out, which is a really good thing. Take your time and digest what you've read, and find what WORKS FOR YOU!!!! That's the key right there!

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12/19/14 6:24 P

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Some fine advice here. Just be kind to yourself as you proceed to get back to what worked: weighing, measuring, making sure you drink your water and get enough sleep. You might investigate "alternate" activity due to the injury issue... there's a chair exercise team here on Spark, if you can't walk, for example.

The most important thing is don't feel like you're alone, and never give up. You clearly value your health!

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12/19/14 3:42 P

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Sorry to hear you're ill and i jured.

I'm with the tracking crowd. Readjust the calories for less activity and stick to it.

Dee, from sunny Southern California [Pacific Time Zone]


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12/19/14 11:47 A

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No, I'm below??? Geeeze how did that happen?? I think the last outing on the boards did it.
Gusty cold winds are a real challenge when you run and this is how I dipped below!!
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12/19/14 11:32 A

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agree, with the biggest emphasis on tracking - if anything, lean toward the low end of the calorie allowance, but just writing down what you are eating will make a big difference - those calories have a way of er, adding up!

good job on catching this with just 5 lbs about the range you were comfortable with earlier, it won't take long if you take is slow and steady!

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12/19/14 10:36 A

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I'd always opt for slowly.

Track. healthy choices. small servings. that's the ticket.

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12/19/14 10:13 A

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I get back to program and tracking my intake.

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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 26,755
12/19/14 9:44 A

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When my physical activity outlets are limited, for whatever reason, I know that food choices become extraordinarily important.

Tracking and sticking with food choices that have been successful in the past...that should get you back on track in SPADES! :-)

Don

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Just the idea of "getting it off as quickly as possible" sets you up for failure. I'd just go back to what you were doing on Day 1 all those years ago when you embarked on your journey. You say you are less active because of injuries, and, of course, you're older, so you won't be able to eat as much as you did back then. It's like a refresher course in weighing and measuring, in planning and tracking, and you will be back on a path that is sustainable. Remember to enjoy each day, even though you weigh more than you want. The more you enjoy your Plan each day, the better you will be able to enjoy keeping it off.

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12/19/14 9:27 A

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Right back on spark program, weighing, tracking.

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12/19/14 9:17 A

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After several months of maintaining my weight within a 5 pound range, I am finding myself about 9 or 10 pounds above my goal weight. This is due mostly to forced inactivity because of illness and injury. I want to get back down to my goal weight, and am a little unsure of how I want to go about it. Do I want to cut my calories way down and get it off as quickly as possible, or do I want to just cut back a little and let it slowly go back down?

I would like your input. What do you do when you find yourself up a little more than you are comfortable with?

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