2013: I will not be very active on SP; I want to avoid the diet mentality and to learn to eat normally, trusting my body's cues.
2012: Followed WW, then low carb, then dieting 2 days a week (sometimes known as 5:2 diet), lost approx. 50 lbs
2010: In spite of being obese, my intent at this time is not to lose weight quickly, but rather to have a more normal relationship to food, to learn to recognise and honour the hunger and satiety signals my body gives me and thereby stop yo-yoing.
2013 - Learn normal eating (eat when I am hungry, stop when I am full). I am not trying to lose weight, but if I am successful, I expect my weight to go down again slowly.
2012 - Initially lose 10% of my weight, compared to my peak 2011 weight. Done.
Weigh less than 300 lbs. Done.
Lose 15% of 2011 peak weight (291 lbs) and 52 pounds in 52 weeks (290.5 lbs) by December 8, 2012.
Not done yet.
Monitor my food intake using Weight Watchers Points Plus.
Gradually increase the amount of exercise in my life; I dream of one day being able to do yoga again and to walk outside daily as I was able to do in my youth.
2010 -To cut my calorie intake by an average of 300 calories per day and possibly lose up to 31 pounds by the end of the first year. Once the weight is lost, to never, ever gain it back. To eat only when hungry, and to stop eating when full.
2013- Apply principles of Eating Competence.
2012 - Weight Watchers Points Plus
- Exercise at home: Stott Pilates matwork (easiest prep versions), exercise balls and Dyna-bands; armchair exercise.
I am French Canadian and I live in Ottawa, Ontario.
I have fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and am housebound almost all the time.
I love almost all healthy foods (yes, even tofu, flax seed oil and dark leafy green vegetables, I'm weird that way). I don't really like foods commonly known as junk food, I almost never eat them.
I am very interested in the traditional diets of the people of the islands of Crete (Grece) and Okinawa (Japan), where very many people become healthy and vigorous centenarians. They hold the secret to a truly healthy way of living.
I am an avid reader and greatly appreciate my public library's delivery service for homebound members.
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Merry Christmas to you! I hope you have a blessed holiday with many wonderful blessings.
1583 days ago
Hi and Good Morning!
I had to make my page private as I was not only finding my things all over the net, but as well some personal attacks.
I once had a person post one of my heartfelt moments here on SP on a home town blog, laughing at me and making fun of a very personal exchange I had shared here. I was not ashamed at all of what I shared, but not knowing the full picture it came off in the wrong tone.
I love my life and am not ashamed of anything I try and live in my life. I just find it useless to dwell on the negative. I do have to do my work though and not set myself up for failure or distractions from what is truly important...living life well in all areas of life. Surrounding myself with good people. Like yourself!
You are welcome in my world anytime, I welcome your input in my life and hope sometimes I can bless you as much as you bless me.
1606 days ago
My best supporter, it never fails you are always there. I can jump on line and see that you have been by.
I appreciate this more than words can tell you.
Sometimes it feels lonely on SP, even with sharing on teams and topics. Wondering if people notice little things like the Friends Feed. Sometimes I will sit back and read them and they actually make me think and even bless my day or even motivate me to try a bit harder.
I am glad that you noticed me...thank you, it warmed my heart.
1608 days ago
Trick or Treats, Trick or Treats, give me something good to eat!
Have a wonderful day and enjoy your choices that are healthy with no regrets for a new month tomorrow!
1636 days ago
Guess what? Someone is thinking of you - me!
Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
1638 days ago