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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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    Thanks for the suggestion I will join the team, I tried letting go before but I guess I'm so tightly wound I sprung back! Maybe the support of a team would help. It's funny that when I make a promise to myself not to eat on my own things are much better, when I do that I kind of give myself permission to eat chocolate etc... but in moderation.
    I really like that idea - thanks :-)
    1998 days ago
    Be gentle with yourself as you heal.
    2001 days ago
  • v BISSA7
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. You made such a good point about talking to myself the way I would my best friend. I would never call another person fat or degrade him or her the way I do myself
    2015 days ago
  • v SUNSHINE20113
    Your blog came up in the maintainer team feed. We lost about the same amount of weight in about the same amount of time. I reach my one year in maintenance this week! I went from 70kg to 59kg and then a bit more. I'm now maintaining at 54kg. It was nice to read about someone who had the same weight ratio to lost as me and is still going strong!!
    2024 days ago
  • v A*L*P*
    Thank you! I am glad to be able to take the team over, it is good for me to help keep centered, I think....

    Where are you in Australia? My hubs spent four years down there he lived in NSW and LOVED it. It is my dream to go there and New Zealand someday. I have always had a fascination with Aussie. Love the accents!!!
    2033 days ago
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