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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.

Member Since: 5/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 346

My Goals:
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.

My Program:
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.

Personal Information:
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.

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I am an avid reader and greatly appreciate my public library's delivery service for homebound members.

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    Just dropping by to say hello!
    Time seems to fly by. A new month and a new season are here once again. Offering new challenges and opportunities. It is always exciting to see how and what we make of them.

    I found something I would like to share: emoticon

    "Just before the death of flowers,
    And before they are buried in snow,
    There comes a festival season
    When nature is all aglow."
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    1996 days ago
    So very sorry to hear about your sister. I can truly feel your pain, having lost so many people in my life. I didn't eat much for a couple weeks, then started binging after my daughter died. It has been 8 years now, and I am still struggling with that weight and the eating when I am stressed. I know it will be a life long problem, that I have to get under control. If you ever need anyone to talk to, I am a good ear. I can send you a email or phone number.

    Only going part time for school, because I have to work my full time job.

    I am really looking forward to this trip. We have never done anything like this before. emoticon
    1996 days ago
    I am doing ok. Life is just really crazy, and definitely not cooperating with my weight-loss plan. My niece leaves today, and I now have my grant for school finalized. Just have to register for my classes. I go on a secret from me vacation with my sisters next week. After that, the diet and exercise will really get back on track. I have to get this weight off.

    How are hings with you? I am sorry I haven't been keeping up like I should. emoticon
    2000 days ago
  • v KOSHIE1
    (in response to your response)
    I am sorry for your loss. I understand how stressful it is. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if your evening binges are related to depression -- leading to not wanting to eat during the day and then hunger and the need for comfort catches up to you in the evenings.... but having the motivation at this point to keep up the struggle is HUGE, and you might take comfort in your inner strength.
    I hope you have someone to talk to. That helps. It also helps not to feel helpless/hopeless in your dietary struggle right now. Is there something LC that you REALLY LIKE that is ultra easy and maybe shelf-stable as wall? For me, those things would be nuts, cheese, pork rinds, a bag of baby carrots placed at eye level in the fridge, and sugar-free jello. They take practically no effort to fix and eat.
    Certainly I am not recommending an EXCLUSIVE DIET of those things(!), but if there is something like that for you that is easy to have on hand, it might help you to persuade yourself to grab a bite or nibble throughout the day and help stave off the urge to binge at night. Under the circumstances, it might just be too much effort to simply turn on a dime and quit the night bingeing, but maybe with a little nudge in the right direction (nibbling during the day), you can start turning things around and feeling more in control of your life.
    I'm delighted that you are using the Net to find interesting LC info and support. Remember that we are here for you too!
    Best of luck on your journey!
    2001 days ago
    Je suis leader de l'équipe Québec. Je ne vois aucun problèmes à ce que tu te joigne au groupe. Mon prognostique est très bon ils ont réussi à enlever le tout, j'ai des pilules anti-hormones il ne reste que la radiothérapie pour être certain que tout est parti.

    Merci pour ton commentaire j'ai beaucoup apprécié
    2001 days ago
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