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Before shot Nov 2010 - approx 71kg (or 156lbs)

Nov 2011 - approx 61kg (approx 135lb) . 10 kg (22lbs) down!


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Updated 14 February 2013

15 months maintaining - and I have decided to step away from spark people. Whilst SP has taught me so much, I know it is time to get off the computer and start living my real life more fully.
I might check in from time to time - but certainly not every week.
Thanks for all my spark buddies - and everyone in the spark community who helped me get to this point.

Updated 15 October 2012

Intuitive Eating
After tracking fairly religiously for almost 17 months, and maintaining for 11 months (Since Nov 16 2011) I have decided to stop tracking my food.
Tracking helped me learn so much - but I also forgot much. Forgot to trust my body to determine what it needs. Forgot that I know what a healthy diet is. I now know about portions and calories - so I feel well armed to try a freer approach to food.

"eat food, not too much, mostly plants" Michael Pollan
& aim for 1200 exercise minutes per month

From now on, my goal is to shine.
Exercise and healthy eating has improved my energy levels, and the mild depression I suffered has quietened down. So there is nothing to hold me back!

"Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter,
and those who matter don't mind."
— Dr. Seuss

Member Since: 5/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 24,072

My Goals:
* To be healthy & happy

*To keep depression away

*To challenge myself to act more confidently

*Exercise 1000+ mins/month

* To maintain my weight (within reason)

My Program:
Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Smaller serves
Half the plate is vegetables or fruit

Nurture my body with foods that are good for me


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  • v A*L*P*
    Would you have any interest in taking over the IE team? I just don't have the time to dedicate to it...
    1873 days ago
    It means alot that you commented on my blog "Why or Why Do I Sabotage Myself on the Weekends?" I will take all your thoughts and ideas and figure out a way to make this work. So, thank you very much!
    I just took a look at your pics and you look like you have had a great spark journey and I look forward to seeing how your journey continues.
    Take care!
    1880 days ago
    I've come to the same place in my healthy journey as your have and have begun practicing the principles of mindful eating since the beginning of the year. I have stopped tracking and am using the nutrition notes to log what food I eat, when and what my hunger level was before eating and satiety after eating. So far so good!
    1894 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. It really helps to remember that it's the little ones, friends and family that make us happy.

    1894 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog and sharing in my excitement about getting my period back and starting fertility treatments! :) I start my injections tomorrow, so hopefully there'll be a mini-ILIKETOZUMBA in the works within the month! And if not this month, then maybe next month! (But hopefully this month...LOL this stuff ain't cheap! Nor am I patient!) And like nothing else before, actual tangible progress (in terms of getting my period) and starting treatment is helping me be TRULY okay with downgrading the exercise, so yay! I mean, I sat on my butt in the doctor's office for like an hour straight today, and didn't worry about being sedentary - I was like, this is rest that I need to make and keep a baby! This is good! I'm planning a greatly-reduced jog for tomorrow. I am feeling more at peace than I have in MONTHS.

    Thanks so much for all your support!!
    1895 days ago
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