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A new food plan and a new kind of competition

Sunday, October 11, 2015

When I was 19 I fulfilled a diet and kept an OK weight for 20 years. Then I put 20 kg on at a long stay at hospital I have not been able to get rid of.
I simply took a very low calorie diet analysed it and supplied with the food that gave what it did not in order to get enough nutrition with as few calories as possible.
These days I am analysing the smoothie diet by Amanda Cross as I have used it and lost 4 kg in a week - It has some obvious lacks - like protein and fat -
I cannot use the food plans from Spark People as many of the suggestions cannot be bought in Denmark and quite a bit of food I do not like. So a food plan for especially me is a good idea.
Well being 19 and being 59 is not the same. Metabolism is low and I do not want to be all wrinkled.
I have an idea of a competition where it is not competition against each other - but with each other..
We make our own goals.
I have made a goal about loosing 1.5 kg each month - this will mean I get OK by August 2016 (BMI 25) . Of course there is no stop as I always have to be alert about exercise and food choices.
I have put down my goal on excel.
Every 2nd or 3rd month we exchange our results.
A. If everyone has succeeded we go to the cinema or other nice non-food activities.
B. If one of us has not we take a nice walk together or do other kinds of exercise and help the unhappy one setting more realistic goals
On thursday I will hear what the goal mate thinks - She likes to be the one taking decisions. Also I would like other local people to join our competition. One can say the goal is that everybody in our group shall fulfill - rather than just one of us.
And by not going to cinema or wellness or massage or a haircut or.... before everybody has fulfilled their own goal we will not get bankrupted
What do you think? What is your experience of competitions?
PS. I use Spark People nutrition plan to make the food plans with the smoothie recipes + the nutrition supply to get enough protein, fat, Calcium, B12 and vitamin D. I also take vitamins to get enough vitamin D. EATING A LOT IS NOT THE SAME AS GETTING ENOUGH NUTRITION - EATING LESS CAN GIVE ENOUGH IF IT IS THE RIGHT CHOICES.
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  • SALAM4545
    This is such a great idea! Having a team that can support you and help you understand what is realistic for you (and give you feedback and cheer you on) can be such a welcome relief. I love the idea of congratulating each other with a night out.

    1254 days ago
    It is difficult to stay on any plan that doesn't include all the balanced nutritional parts. I have been on Atkins and crave carbs. Best wishes to all that can sign up for your competition!
    1255 days ago
  • RAWN13
    Your hospital food was edible then? Nz hospital food apparently leaves a lot to be desired, I couldn't say cause I've only ever had overnight stay. I agree with you on spark meal plans, some of the stuff u have to google to find out what it is
    1255 days ago
    I so loved this post
    1255 days ago
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