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Little one and me. Vienna, March 2010

Thessaloniki Jan 2011

April 2011. Red after too much sun on a beautiful spring day. Interim goal jeans!


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I'm a daughter of the King, wife and Mum of 5, an Australian living in Eastern Europe, and a reader. I'm also overweight and ready to do something about it. I've started exercising and am feeling better for it. It's time to get serious, though, on just what I'm eating, and making every day count.

The above was written September 2010. I've 'been doing something about it' for a while now. Feeling good, intending to reach goal in the next few months. Yes!

Updated 1 April 2011. Only 5kg from goal now, it's so close I feel like I'm not just imagining it every day, but starting to actually live it - I'm getting stronger running and feeling great. People tell me I look younger and I know I feel it! I love being able to play with my kids physically, and use my self-control muscle when it comes to food and 'just doing it' with exercise.

I could spend my time thinking how long this weight loss has taken me (15 months and counting), bemoaning how many years I was overweight, or I can rejoice in the fact that I've spent these last 15 months doing something so worthwhile. I feel like I've taken my life back again. Yay!

Update 26 December 2012. I've wandered in the wilderness in recent months, but I'm back. I've re-set my ticker - definitely a depressing thing to do, but I'm being honest with myself and am ready to get strong and healthy again.

Update 7 January 2015. I'm a statistic. I gained it all back, plus a bit. But I'm back on spark, looking at what's worked before, and what didn't. Trying to see how I dropped the ball so thoroughly so I don't make the same mistakes again.

Update 13 September 2016. Giving it another go before I turn 50.

Member Since: 1/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 15,193

My Goals:
I'd like to be healthy and at goal weight (64-ish kg) by this time next year (September 2011) when we return to Australia for a visit. I will lose the weight through sensible eating and exercise - a real life change.

I was going to delete this and write fresh. But, I think it's important to be honest. So, yes I'd like to be 64ishkg. Although I know now, that that's too low and not a sustainable weight for me. 70kg is.

So, a short-term goal is to make better choices in my eating and my time use. To be intentional.

My Program:
Sticking to my calorie limits, lower carb/higher protein.

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Running when the weather gets better here, or I figure out how to make myself get out there.

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My name is Lisa, I'm 48 and have 5 kids from 21 down to 9. I homeschool the younger 3.

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