Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Maintainer's World Wednesday

I absolutely love maintenance bloggers.  I love them because now those who are on the journey and feel that they are ready for the maintenance phase have a place to go.  Some blogs, in the past week, have had posts dealing with strategies, make sure you check out 110, Debby and Garden.  Enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Words that affect a good way!!

Watching the Biggest  Loser last night, Bob Harper said something that really resonated with me—it was when he went with David to see Dr. H to find out what was going on with his knee.   He said, “…when are you going to be enough, we’ve got to get to a point in your life that you say –you know what, I’m just as good and my feelings are just as valid as important as everyone else’s…”
Then Bob to the camera:
"David not being open about his feelings---it really upsets me, because it’s just a symptom for a bigger issue.  He’s doing an amazing job working through his physical issues; but if he doesn’t work through his emotional issues no amount of weight loss is going to matter because he’s either going to gain it all back or it’s going to manifest in some other part of his life!!!"
I have heard these words before and they have affected me in a negative way, but hearing them at that moment really resonated with me.  Some of us have more emotional issues than others and I think that's why some people lose weight and keep it off right away and some of us (insert me here)--we have several emotional issues to peel through because---I always just assumed it was about the weight but it was much more, for me anyway.  

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Maintainer's Virtual Bookshelf

I am building a virtual bookshelf of books that are about Maintaining your weight (very few), that have a section or a chapter on weight maintenance and some lifestyle changing books that emphasize how to keep the weight off.  Some sections are not obvious so please feel free to email me if you want to know what or where.  I have not read all the books (many but not all) but none the less, I have seen them on other blogs, researched weight maintenance, weight loss and they have come up.  Whether you need a little inspiration, thinking of trying something new or if you have been meaning to read that (me); I hope you click on them and check them out!!!  

**They are not in any particular order because I was playing around with a few methods of getting this like I wanted and didn't feel like undoing my work to alphabetize or group them--too much work being a librarian on my day job.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Maintainer's World Wednesday

Love it when everyone has been busy, busy, busy blogging this past week.  I love the pockets of themes that go on.  I plan to reconfigure and redo a few things.  There are some Maintainers who only post pictures of what they are eating---this is great, of course but I need to make another section for this.  Also many Maintainers only post their workouts or concentrate solely on their exercise goals--this is also excellent but I need another section for this too.  There are some Maintainers who mix it up and some weeks I choose which is more inspiring.  I feel that in a Maintainer's World it's a little bit of this and that...Enjoy!!

110 Pounds and Counting – Escape to the Wilderness
300 Pounds Down -- Weight Vs Intelligence
Fixing Myself Happy -- Working on the Inside
Garden Girl – Article about different types of weight maintainers...
Half Size Me -- Tune in for the Latest Podcast
Hungry Girl -- Chew the Right Thing
It Sux To Be Fat -- Take the First Step
Lap Band Gal! -- It's Like Licking a Piece of Chalk
Losing 147 -- Why does anything still surprise me?
Lynn's Weigh -- Throwing Out the 300-Pound Pitch
Maintain My Weight -- this is Sandrelle -- January is Not my Friend but I'm Not Giving Up!
Man Meets Scale -- Apologies NEVER necessary
MizFit -- Go Forth & Seek Happiness...For Others
Muthering Heights --The One Thing We Must Never Do To Each Other
Myra's Journey -- What's So Good About Wrong Choices?
My Journey to Fit -- My New Normal
No Celery Please! -- First World Pity Party
Poonapalooza -- 15 minutes of fame
Prior Fat Girl -- Victories
Refuse to Regain -- Practical Weight Guidance for the Menopausally Challenged
Roni’s Weigh -- ...The Power of Stateless Dieting
The Fit Bee -- Exercise is My Medicine
Tracy Reifkind's Training Food and Thought -- Getting to 10 continuous reps
Undressed Skeleton -- Savings by buying Bulk!...
Weight Off My Shoulders -- WDW Half Marathon...
welcome to my world --  Molto Honorado

I am in the middle of training right now for my 3rd Half Marathon, February 24th-- trying to find the strength to get out there in 16 degrees, yeah the wind chills are dipping into the teens here in the Mid Atlantic.  I have been doing a lot of extra walking to compensate.  I should be fine--my long run this Saturday is 8 miles and should be a little warmer--fingers crossed!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Things I am working on....

There are some things (read: posts) I am working on but not getting to them fast enough.  I am expanding my Maintainer's World Wednesday's --I have been going around the Internet once again and think I have some more really interesting people with great stories.  If you all know a Maintainer who has a blog--please let me know.  I point to my definitions because these are my guiding principles for this blog.  I am sure that I will open myself up to lots of ridicule and I will deal with those privately via email.  I want to make Maintaining mainstream---not how to lose weight---because many can do this in our sleep (eat less, exercise more) but how to maintain and sustain a healthy weight, without a lot of drama--in my opinion.

I am also working on a book list (or a reading list) of diet and weight loss books that include a chapter or a section on Maintenance---with a plan per se--not the proverbial, "just keep doing what I said to do in the previous chapters"--to me this is insulting but believe it or not a lot of them will do this, only it's in a nice roundabout way.

Also there are some weight maintenance research articles that I have been reading and annotating and I want to share and will.  I just have to make the time and figure out how I will post results or what I want to say.

I have been getting a little traffic lately and am grateful to those who stop by and read.

Friday, January 11, 2013

My favorite quotes from Weight of the Nation

I absolutely love Forks Over Knives and Weight of the Nation;  they are both free on Amazon Instant Video.  I watch them all time.  It helps me keep my priorities in perspective.

"...You never know which attempt will allow you to achieve long term success."  This is at the end of Episode 2, "Choices."    This is so true, this is me, I think I am on attempt #21 or #22.

"The Science of Obesity has exploded in the last 15 years..."  I had never heard the word obesity until 1983.  It was basically a clinical term; now this is an everyday term used.

"A lot of people are able to keep off the weight with behavioral changes."  I like this quote because again these words help me keep my priorities in perspective.  

These are all from Episode 2, "Choices" also.
 If you have time this weekend,  watch one or all of the parts.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Maintainer's World Wednesday

Keeping the Pounds Off –Jane has lost and is maintaining a 215 lb weight loss!!!….read that again, it's not her weight but what she has lost--I feel she is honest and lists what works for her…I like this…"The Atkins Diet did not have a plan to get me through the rest of my life, and so I came off of it by August of the same year. In January, one year after I started, I had already gained back thirty of those pounds.  How do I keep from gaining back the weight? Every diet ended with a maintenance plan. By the end of every book I read that I could now eat anything I wanted in moderation. None of the books told me how to get my brain or my body to understand what moderation meant. "  I concur, like me, searching for that maintenance plan.  She went to a support group for compulsive eaters…not OA!!  She no longer consumes milkfat—dairy and sugar.  See what else is going on in a Maintainer's World.

110 Pounds and Counting – Enjoy the Moment and Breathe
Fit to the Finish – Criticisms, Mixed Messages, and Staying True to Yourself

Garden Girl – Foods I gave up for my Whole30 Jan 2013

Half Size Me -- Tune in for the Latest Podcast

hopefulandfree -- come save me again

Hungry Girl -- Chew the Right Thing

It Sux To Be Fat -- In 2013, I Will – Judge Not

Keeping it OFF! -- 13 Goals for 2013!

Lap Band Gal! -- My New Game That I Play

MizFit -- What is Hope?

Myra's Journey -- Inspiration

Poonapalooza -- Runners they do get weary

Prior Fat Girl -- 
Rebelling doesn’t work.

Roni’s Weigh -- Are You Losing Your New Year's Motivation

The Fit Bee -- First Ultra Marathon of 2013! The GAC Fatass

Tracy Reifkind's Training Food and Thought -- Back to Food and Thoughts...

Undressed Skeleton -- Healthy Week Preparation...

Weight Off My Shoulders -- 2013 Road Races

welcome to my world -- Does Eyerolling Count as Exercise --scroll down