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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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SUNSHINE20113 About to run my third half marathon!
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Member Since: 9/8/2011

SparkPoints: 27,042

Fitness Minutes: 39,509

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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FUSIONFITNESS3
1/15/2014 2:00:50 AM

Looking forward to the start of the Winter 5% Challenge. Hope you are too. Together with out teammates let's shoot for the stars. Wishing you continue success throughout this challenge.
Maria



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ROXYZMOM
1/9/2014 7:42:05 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am coming to realize that my parents are too focused on food and weight -- they are still the same today! I know they meant well and I am going to disconnect from it.



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JOANNA202
12/30/2013 7:54:00 AM

Thanks for my blog comment. When I started freelancing I read a load of websites about it, and keeping yourself feeling good kept coming up - whether that's feeling presentable, getting fresh air, or making sure you get some human interaction, it all makes a difference to your mental health. I know study is different to freelance work, but I hope you find what works for you to stay sane!



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MAREE1953
12/29/2013 2:16:49 PM

Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary of reaching your weight loss goal. Sincere wishes for continued success with your health and fitness goals!



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WESTCOASTKID
12/15/2013 8:53:15 PM

emoticon on your two years of maintenance! You have much to be proud of! Here's to many many more successful years on your SparkJourney!! emoticon



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