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Before shot Nov 2010 - approx 71kg (or 156lbs)

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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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    Well you are Today's Featured Motivator! emoticon Although, I see that you are no longer active here. Take care.
    1905 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2016 9:38:46 PM
    Came to check out your page since you were named "Motivator of the Day" today. From reading your blog, I see you are gone from SP. I hope you are continuing to do well. And congrats on being honored today.
    1905 days ago
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    emoticon The Motivator of the Day. What an accomplishment.
    1905 days ago
    Hope you have good success but you know you can always come back
    2107 days ago
    You aren't accepting spark mail, so I can't remind you that way. So I'll paste the message here. :-)


    Thanks for celebrating your maintenance anniversary with the At Goal and Maintaining team!

    In order to make sure the information is up to date, we all need to renew it once a year. Entries more than a year old will be removed from the active list and archived.

    You're getting this message because your entry is either getting close to a year old or already past a year.

    Please go to the form and re-enter your information:
    I'll delete the older entry for you. In fact, you can update anytime you want, because I periodically go through and remove older duplicate entries.

    If you want to see what you entered last year, you can go here:

    Entries over a year old will be archived. If you’re no longer on the list and you want to see what you entered before, I can get those numbers for you - just shoot me a SparkMail message.

    Thanks, and congratulations on your continued maintenance!


    P.S. If you are struggling, please don’t disappear! Many scientific papers by the National Weight Control Registry consider it “successful maintenance” even if you keep only 10% of your original weight off. You might actually be successfully maintaining by this definition and not even realize it!

    Their data also say that successful maintainers usually report several attempts at loss and maintenance before finally getting it “right.” So the struggle is worth it - you CAN get better at this… We have a whole section with resources about that in the Big Page of Links titled, “When you stumble”:

    We all have setbacks. I know personally how painful that can be - in my 20s I lost 100+ lbs then gained it all back plus almost 100 more. You CAN recover lost ground, get it all back off again, and keep it off. It just takes sticking with the program and continuing to learn how to creatively maintain.

    So if you’re in that boat, please don’t give up like I did in my 20s and 30s - stick with it and let us on the team know how we can help - someone who helps you today might need YOUR help in the future!

    My recommendation would be to update your maintenance information for where you are currently at, now, and once you get back to your happy range, just update again with the new numbers. (You can always update, anytime. When I see a duplicate entry I delete all but the latest one.)

    It can be really inspirational for others to see that you’re still in the game and working at it, especially if you aren’t perfect. After all, who is???

    And if you feel like you’ve really lapsed, did you know there’s a Spark Team just for people recommitting to the process? Check them out, here:

    P.P.S. If you don’t want to hear from me again, just let me know and I’ll take your name off the reminder list. Otherwise I’m going to keep bugging you until you add yourself back onto the current list of successful maintainers. :-)

    2738 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/19/2013 11:57:28 AM
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