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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.

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

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  • v ERIN1957
    Thanks for your continued support, it does not go unnoticed!
    Have a great day!! And an excellent week end!! emoticon
    2086 days ago
  • v KOSHIE1
    Congratulations on your 43 pound loss. Just KEEPing it off is work sometimes, huh? I hope you are still fighting the good fight and remain motivated. Your comment on my SparkPage indicated that you were doing a lot of research reading into various LC diets; I hope you've found something that helps with the nightly bingeing that you also mentioned. If you've learned anything in this regard, I'd love to know as I have a friend who is currently facing a similar battle -- and I think you know more about it than I do!
    I hope to see your name more often on the 50+ Women's LC team! Staying active can be very supportive in your struggle to lose weight.
    2087 days ago
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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."
    - Author Unknown

    2091 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
    2091 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
    2095 days ago
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