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One simple rule, edited version - follow my 5:2 eating plan (5x1500 cal days and 2x800 cal days each week) and use 16:8 eating every day

Note to self: Review my plan twice a day!!!

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2020- back again, again...I think I'm finally getting a handle on this weight loss thing...the book "Shrink Yourself" has been a huge eye-opener for me
Dec 31/2019 - 258.8
started tracking Jan 16 - 252.8
Jan 28 - 250.8
Feb 1 - 248.0
Feb 8 - 245.2
Feb 15 - 242.0 ~~ WooHoo! 10 pounds gone!
Feb 23 - 242.8
Mar 2 - 244.0 ugh - turning this around right away!
Mar 9 - 241.6
Mar 16 - 242.0
Mar 23 - 242,0
Mar 30 - 239.6 -- into the 230s - been a few years since I was here!
18 pounds down total so far! Heading for below 230 now!
Apr 6 - 239.4
Apr 13 - 238.8
Apr 20 - 238.4
Apr 27 - 239.6 ugh, again
May 4 May the Fourth be with me - WooHoo! 237.2
May 11 236.6
May 17 236.8
May 24 236.6
May 31 235.4
June 7 235.0
June 14 235.0
June 21 235.2
June 28 235.0
July 5 235.0 still, ugh a month on this plateau!
July 12
July 19
July 26

I will eat between 1400-1600 calories 5 days out of 7 - I will do 5:2 eating
I will walk at least 2000 steps 5 days out of 7 (this goal will be increased over time)
I will lose between 1 and 2 pounds per week
I will cut back on junk snacks/evening eating, except for fruit, yogurt or possibly nuts
I will lose 100 pounds overall
I will lose between 16-20 lbs in the next 13 weeks (by April 30/2020)- achieved!

New goal May 1 - I will lose another 50 pounds by the end of the year ! (239 to 189)

I weigh myself every day but I will update my weight here every week.


2019 - back again - working to uncover the real reasons why I'm fat , what am I hiding from? and how do I get back to the "real" me?

Originally joined in March 2013 - lost some weight and gained some back.....several times over.... need to stop the roller coaster!



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Member Since: 9/3/2018

Fitness Minutes: 1,368

My Goals:
2020: eat better, move more, get stronger, live fully and lose 100 pounds - this year!

My Program:
a blend of 5:2 and mindfulness and other things I've learned through the years - mostly it's the stuff in my head that is weighing me down.

Personal Information:
wife, mom, Christian, overweight for half my life, time to change that!

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Used to be A_NEW_CHAPTER and A_BIT_AT_A_TIME -
Rejoined SparkPeople with this account on Sept 3/2018

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  • v OOLALA53
    I venture that your bigger reason is that you don't want to feel compelled to keep eating and eating certain foods, so you eat others that feed you without that effect. You really want to end the compulsive habit. That was my basic desire and I've learned- in fits and starts- how to make non-compulsive eating the norm. I had to come at it from both sides; what not to do and what TO do. Eating regular meals without my go to binge foods was my first to do. And lettuce is definitely part of many, many meals!
    12 hours ago
  • v OOLALA53
    Tx for comment on lists. You are motivated by the specific nutrients, but I would say there is an underlying motivation to feed yourself healthful food that supports something you really want that makes you willing to eat foods with nutrients that do the other stuff. Bravo!
    In my early days, I was not motivated by specific nutrient facts, but I can be now. I'd be more likely to write I want to protect and increase my healthspan. I don't usually have to convince myself to eat veggies. My daily eating plan is the what. I always had a general idea of what it would be good to be doing but until I got in touch with what I really wanted that I wasn't getting with my old habits, it did not matter to me much that some things were healthy and some weren't I suspect you have always known lettuce was good for you, but something made you willing to actually appreciate that and eat it.
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