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Thinking like a thin person!

Between September 2011 and April 2012 I lost 35 pounds!

My original goal weight was 130lbs which I achieved in December 2011. It took me a while to adjust to the idea of maintenance and my body eventually settled at 119lbs a few months later. I've been maintaining ever since.

The maintenance plan:

Sign up for races to run every second or third month.
Aim to go jogging three times a week.
Keep tracking my fitness minutes.
Keep tracking my ...
Between September 2011 and April 2012 I lost 35 pounds!

My original goal weight was 130lbs which I achieved in December 2011. It took me a while to adjust to the idea of maintenance and my body eventually settled at 119lbs a few months later. I've been maintaining ever since.

The maintenance plan:

Sign up for races to run every second or third month.
Aim to go jogging three times a week.
Keep tracking my fitness minutes.
Keep tracking my food at least twice a week.
Only ever have one helping of a sweet treat.
Keep blogging and commenting on Sparkpeople
Join challenges on sparkpeople - keep accountable to someone.
Always make sure that I'm enjoying my food - if I feel guilty about what I'm eating I can't be eating it for a good reason.

My original goals were:
First goal - to fit into my wedding dress again! (achieved 6 October 2011 - exactly on month after joining)

By my birthday
1 - be down one dress size or have reached 61kg (reached 61kg 14 Nov.)

2 - be able to do yoga on alternate days (yes, twenty minutes, nearly every other day)

3 - be jogging again (knee and doctor willing) (Started jogging again in the second week of November)

4 - have discovered something active to do on Saturday afternoons. (I make sure I'm busy but haven't found anything regular yet)

5 - start monitoring my fibre intake









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Member Since: 9/8/2011

SparkPoints: 27,453

Fitness Minutes: 41,156

My Goals:
Short term: (30 days)
30 day tracking streak

Exercise 10 minutes everyday

Medium term: (3 months)
Improve fiber intake

Run another 1/2 marathon in August/September

Long term (1 Year)
Run 3 half-marathons in 2014

Maintain weight range of 52.5 - 55kg (116-121 pounds)

Reduce sugar cravings

My Program:
Healthy eating
- to become a better nutritious cook
Healthy home
- to create an environment at home that is clean, organized and well decorated
Healthy mind
- Develop a better understanding of what I need to feel more fulfilled and happy

Personal Information:
What I'm learning:
- it's always possibly to find and choose the healthy option.
- You don't have to eat the whole plate of food. You can only eat some of it if you think the portion is too much.
- pack lunch for work. A home made sandwich is half the calories of a store bought one.
- becoming more disciplined in one area of my life is helping me become more disciplined in others.

Other Information:
Race times:
Adidas 5km 2009: 36 mins
Bupa 10km 2011: 59.44
Stroke 10km 2011: 56.34
Nun Run 2011 (4 miles): 41 minutes
Race for life 5km 2012: 25 mins
British 10km 2012: 49.16
Zoo Stampede 2012: 48.27
Bupa 10km 2013: 47.44
Belfast Half Marathon 2013: 2.01.36
Santa 5k 2013: 23.41
Tollymore 10k 2013 (off-road): 51.04
Castleward Half Marathon: 2.03
Ards Half Marathon: 1.58.46
Groomsport Half Marathon: 1.49.51


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SHERYLP461
2/19/2014 9:23:14 AM

Remember:

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen



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SHARON10002
2/1/2014 12:02:56 AM

Thanks for making the time for reading, and commenting on my blog, Loving Yourself: How Do You See Yourself?

Thanks for being so forthright in your comments.

It is truly refreshing to see a major corporation that women know so well sending out consecutive positive messages, and developing ad campaigns to tell women they are beautiful, and to help them think more positively about themselves. I loved some of the selfies, and I liked the videos.

Can you imagine how different we would all feel if we saw more like this everyday?

I think my latest Every Body Is Beautiful blog is even more inspiring.

Comment edited on: 2/1/2014 12:04:22 AM

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STEPBYSTEP1955
1/26/2014 6:19:14 PM

emoticon for eading and commenting on my blog. Yes, laughter is the best medicine!



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JUST_TRI_IT
1/25/2014 7:33:33 PM

Thanks for the friend add. Looking forward to keeping up with you!



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SHERYLP461
1/20/2014 4:22:48 PM

Thank you for your insightful comments on my blog Perfection.



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