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Hiking in the Smoky Mountains National Park, May 5, 2010, approx. 140lbs (yay!)





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A month before I started my weight loss journey, taken July 2009, 162lbs.



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Restarting from a New Starting Point

Hi There! I've recently changed employment, relationship and living conditions (quit my job, my 7-year relationship, and moved across the country). Mid-life crisis? Nope. Just correcting what was wrong in my life. Now I need to adjust to my new and improved life, and enjoy it in slightly healthier ways, rather than flagrantly indulging with every opportunity. I regained 10lbs in the process, and am NOT about to buy larger clothes again! It is coming back off, starting now. :-)
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Hi There! I've recently changed employment, relationship and living conditions (quit my job, my 7-year relationship, and moved across the country). Mid-life crisis? Nope. Just correcting what was wrong in my life. Now I need to adjust to my new and improved life, and enjoy it in slightly healthier ways, rather than flagrantly indulging with every opportunity. I regained 10lbs in the process, and am NOT about to buy larger clothes again! It is coming back off, starting now. :-)
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I'm Sue, from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I've been a SP member almost two years, and I underwent a lot of changes to get to this point. I relocated from Waterloo to Sherwood Park, Alberta (I changed my SP name to reflect that move), ended a relationship, quit my job to become "independently employed" and am basically starting over, to live the life that I want to live.
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... it's time that I "get over" the fact that I lost 25lbs, and get on with the rest of my life. Starting today - March 20, 2011 - I'm no longer going to live my life as someone who struggles with her weight, as I have all of my adult life.

Starting today, I'm going to live a healthy, balanced life, making good choices (instead of acting out of habit), listening to my body, and finding a balance between my personal goals and my career goals which will support them.

Please join me - let's have some fun with this!
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In the past year, I have managed to lose 30lbs that I've been carrying around since my 3-month French language exchange program at the age of 15. I've always been very active, and accepted my weight due to my fitness level, and only realized recently that I could, in fact, lose the excess weight by moderating my eating. What a revelation! I have embraced healthy eating, but still struggle with the mental game of hyper-conditioned eating, food cues, and other overeating struggles. I am working on overcoming these mental hurdles and breaking old habits, rewriting my preferences, and trying to see food as fuel and nourishment rather than comfort and reward.

Please join me in this journey, and add me as a SparkFriend to collaborate on eating issues and hopefully inspire you a bit in the activity department!
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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 35,678

Fitness Minutes: 49,578

My Goals:
Goals for 2012:
- Olympic distance triathlon
- Enter a solo inline race
- Another half-marathon

- Achieve and maintain my weight at 140lbs (or so)

- Healthy eating; breaking old overeating habits

- Establish a new life out west with healthy habits/routines

My Program:
... in flux... adjusting to life in a new city. Running, skating, and hockey. Plus a gym membership for winter. More to come...

Personal Information:
Sue, from Waterloo, ON

Turned 40 in the best shape of my life, on August 29, 2011!

Now happily living in Edmonton, AB

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My Personal Bests
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Running:
5k - 26:27 (04/17/2010)
8k - 43:53 (9/08/2011)
10k - 50:43 (05/08/2011)
8M - 1:14:31 (02/20/2011)
10M - 1:29:06 (12/26/2011)
HM - 1:46:26 (6/03/2012)

Speed Skating:
10k - 20:20.844 (12/17/2011)
25k - 52:11.95
(11/19/2011)
40k - 1:30:42.01 (12/18/11)


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CELIAMINER
4/1/2014 8:07:09 AM

emoticon Congrats on maintaining for FOUR years!



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12/31/2013 11:27:10 AM

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Have a Happy & Healthy New Year!!!
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GOLFINSUNSHINE
4/16/2013 3:01:01 PM

BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

Wow - tons of changes - congratulations on your strength!!!



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MISSUSRIVERRAT
12/26/2012 7:22:00 AM

Been reading your posts and see how dilligent you are.
I think you are doing the intense mental work that will make a difference. I have purchased the book and started reading it also.

I see in my last entry I referred to the program as "fun-filled."
What is really funny to me is that whennever I saw the words
"full-filled", even on the cover of the book, I read it as "FUN-filled"!



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MISSUSRIVERRAT
12/4/2012 7:49:43 AM

Found your entries this AM as I was looking at blogs for the Organized Life team. I had to skim your blogs, but know that I will be coming back for more information. Added you as a friend and joined the Inside Out Weight Loss team so I could find out more about it. I am an active member of the Intuitive Eating team. Maybe you'd like to check that out? At least at first glance, your Fun-filled plan seems consistent with many of the ideas of Intuitive Eating.



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