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I feel good and I look good - the best possible with my genes and at my age

I found that eating well, physical activity, spending time outside, getting enough sleep, creating space and time for myself are actions that make me happy.
I'm 47 years old and the past 4 years have been the happiest in my life.

My good eating behaviors learned from Beck Diet Solution:
- eat sitting down, slowly, mindfully - never eat standing up
- make food plan for next day, don't eat unplanned food
- eat to normal / mild fullness
- never eat when ...
I found that eating well, physical activity, spending time outside, getting enough sleep, creating space and time for myself are actions that make me happy.
I'm 47 years old and the past 4 years have been the happiest in my life.

My good eating behaviors learned from Beck Diet Solution:
- eat sitting down, slowly, mindfully - never eat standing up
- make food plan for next day, don't eat unplanned food
- eat to normal / mild fullness
- never eat when I have cravings
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I read The Spark in June 2011, worked through the book and reached my goal weight in 3 months (lost 12 kg / 26 pounds), and maintained my healthy habits and goal weight ever since.
I read The Beck Diet Solution in January 2015, and I lost the few pounds that crept back.
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Books that helped me understand what's going on in my mind and be a happier person:
#1: Awakening Joy (by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander)
#2: Full Catastrophe Living (by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the downloadable soundtracks of meditation, yoga and deep relaxation are great)
#3: The New Rules of Marriage (by Terrence Real)
#4: Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength (by Laurie Helgoe)
#5: The Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet LIfe in a Noisy World (by Sophia Dembling)

Books that helped me the most reaching and maintaining my goal weight and active lifestyle, and to understand what's going on in my body:
#1: The Spark
#2: The Beck Diet Solution
#3: Marathon - You Can Do It! (by Jeff Galloway)
#4: Born to Run (by Christopher McDougall)
#5: The end of overeating (by David A. Kessler)
#6: Mindless Eating (by Brian Wansink)
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Milestones:

2011
20th June: started Spark Diet at 73 kg (160 pounds)
24th July: stopped smoking and reduced alcohol intake to practically nothing
11th September: started running (training for 5K)
22nd September: reached my goal weight 66 kg (145 pounds) - started MAINTENANCE, but lost some more weight. Lowest weight was 60.5 kg (133 pounds)

2012:
Followed my exercise and nutrition plan most of the time,
and tracked all my food, except for a few weeks.
Had some weight fluctuation (60-64 kg), but made adjustments and managed to stay between 62-63 kg most of the time.

2013:
I stopped tracking food in January and practiced portion control I learned here on SP in the first 18 months., and maintained the same weight as in 2012.
June: start mindful walking and practice positive ways to find more joy in my life and contain my negative emotions, and not spill them on people around me.
September: gained a few pounds, went back to tracking for 7 weeks and got back to lower end of my range. Stop tracking again mid October.
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2014
January-February: I did the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training following the book/soundtracks of Full Catastrophe Living - continued practicing meditation and yoga every day.
Weight hovered 2-3 pounds above my target most of the time.

2015
January: started the Beck Diet Solution book and I find it very helpful (NOT a diet, but cognitive behavior therapy to build healthy eating habits) - lost my few extra pounds in 3 weeks
May 26th: still practicing Beck, and had only 1 overeating episode and 1 craving in the past 5 months. Lost 6 kg / 13 pounds, I'm now below my 2012 SP - lowest (58 kg, 128 pounds). I ate the same meal plan I was SUPPOSED TO eat in the past 3 years, but now I REALLY stuck to it. I had to add back calories to stop losing weight.
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Running:
First 5K: 38:37 - 15Oct2011
Fastest 5K: 28:38 - 12Apr2015 (9:11 min/mile)

First 10K: 01:07 - 11Mar2012
Fastest 10K: 01:02 - 25Nov2012

Longest run:
15K: 01:45 -02Nov2012

I still run 4 times a week, but my pace isn't improving anymore - I'm OK with that. My moderate pace of 9:30-10:30 min/mile is enjoyable and safe.
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Member Since: 6/20/2011

SparkPoints: 64,333

Fitness Minutes: 103,523

My Goals:
-be kind and generous to myself, my family and all people around me
-maintain my goal weight, stay active, strong and healthy lifelong

My Program:
Fitness: about 400 minutes and 2600 calories / week

Exercise plan: do my exercise first thing in the morning every day

Running: 25-45 minutes 4 times a week
Yoga: 25-45 minutes every day
Walking: 3-4 times a week

Food: 2150 calories,
without tracking but measuring portions often
+ I follow the Beck Diet Solution
+eat fruits or vegetables at breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks

Sleep: go to bed 8 hours before I have to get up

Drink: 8-10 cups of water, no soda

No alcohol - I don't like it anymore

Personal Information:
My name is Kriszta, I'm from Hungary, 47 years old. I'm 170 cm (5 ft 7 in).
I live with my husband and two grown up children.
I love running, yoga, reading, watching movies, traveling, walking and biking.

Other Information:
I'm a big self help book fan - my favorites that helped me most are listed in Introduction.

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GGRSPARK
5/27/2015 8:43:43 AM

paring ( deciding really) if I wIll study a nutrition 'bundle' for ACE or just read for fun. I am drawn to this field of study.



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5/27/2015 8:28:37 AM

Thanks for the hugs ! I needed that today . Sore from yesterday's workout ; first full body weight routine in months and my legs are screaming. I also read your profile more carefully today and taking note of your reading list. Currently I am pre...



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Thanks for your comments. Right now, I'm leaning toward not going at all. Glenn



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Thanks for the comment and the goodie. I read the suffering statement in an article and it really struck me. Hope all is going well with you



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DEB9021
5/25/2015 9:05:47 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I did have a wonderful weekend with lots of pretty outdoor activities. Regarding the run pace, I didn't mean to say that I finish distances in the same time regardless of heat, hills, etc., but I tend to slow down due to needing more or longer walk/ water breaks. But now that you mention it, I can do faster in cold weather--about 50 is ideal for me. But when I try to go slower on hills or in heat, i still feel like I am working harder and needing extra breaks. That is why I tried the shorter run/walk intervals, which seemed to keep me moving better. Although I do better once the heat is consistent. In my area it is still varying from 60s to 80s, which makes it difficult to adjust.



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