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Hi,

I've never had great eating habits and my bad habits were reinforced because for years I was able to maintain an ok (but not ideal) weight despite that. Well I guess it all caught up with me! Last year by Christmas I was 86kg, my heaviest ever. I had health problems which led to me being almost totally inactive and grabbing quick fix junk foods. Well those foods didn't fix anything!

Enough was enough and in January I started ...
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Hi,

I've never had great eating habits and my bad habits were reinforced because for years I was able to maintain an ok (but not ideal) weight despite that. Well I guess it all caught up with me! Last year by Christmas I was 86kg, my heaviest ever. I had health problems which led to me being almost totally inactive and grabbing quick fix junk foods. Well those foods didn't fix anything!

Enough was enough and in January I started tracking my food. I didn't change my eating at first, I graduallly eased into that. It's not perfect but I think I am learning to make better choices.

I still don't exercise much but I am getting a little bit more active all the time.

I turned 40 this year and I think that has given me a push to want to be healthy in every aspect of my life. I had lost weight twice before with WeightWatchers ... and regained it! Both those times I was aiming to scrape into the "ok" zone. Now I am aiming higher - I am going to keep going until I'm in the best shape I can be. I'm also aiming to be physically fit for the first time in my life!

Wishing you happiness and success on your journey!

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My Goals:
I want to make my body, mind and spirit as healthy as they can be.

***Weight Goals***
- Reach 70kg - Done! 11/08/11
- Reach 68.1kg (healthy BMI range!) - Done! 05/10/11
- Reach 65kg - Done! 01/01/11
- Reach 60kg

***Non-weight goals***

*Waist size*
Initial goal 80cm

*Body fat %*
- 30% - Done! 10/01/2012
- 27.5%
- 25%

***Exercise Goals***
- Practise yoga at least 3 times a week
- Complete 5K Your Way program - had got to week 3 when I got sick so need to restart
Have now restarted and am in week 7 - lets hope I finish this time!
- Be able to swim 2 lengths front and back crawl without stopping for a breather! Nearly there!




My Program:
- Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veg daily
- Meet Spark guidelines for nutrition
- Drink enough water (about 8 glasses daily)
- Do something active (housework, yoga, cycling etc) at least every second day
- Practise mindfulness on and off the cushion

Personal Information:
I'm 40, female and live in Dublin, Ireland.

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CRYSTALJEM
9/22/2012 10:25:06 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Funny how I always assume everyone on SP has the nicest tone ever! lol. Have a great wkend. CJ



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NOOSNER
9/21/2012 6:29:35 PM

Hi DP, thanks again for commenting on my blog. The whole portion thing has been really interesting. Funny that one amount seems 'right' to eat, almost as if there's some deep truth at stake. And then when you change down, the old amount seems excessive, and the new amount 'right.' Funny folk, us humans! Hope all's well with you and that you're still enjoying that hard yoga class.



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9/21/2012 3:01:39 PM

Thanks so much for the goodie. Have a great weekend!

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KIMI_SILVA
9/20/2012 11:12:49 AM

Hello dear, thank you for the lovely comments you left for me. I've not seen you in a while: how are you? I read the Autumn nip comment and was instantly jealous. LOL! With 6.4 million people living in Ireland, and about half to one million of them in Dublin, why am I not one of them? emoticon
Sending you love dear. Keep up the great work and all the fabulous running.



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