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Thinking like a thin person!

Between September 2011 and April 2012 I lost 35 pounds!

My original goal weight was 130lbs which I achieved in December 2011. It took me a while to adjust to the idea of maintenance and my body eventually settled at 119lbs a few months later. I've been maintaining ever since.

The maintenance plan:

Sign up for races to run every second or third month.
Aim to go jogging three times a week.
Keep tracking my fitness minutes.
Keep tracking my ...
Between September 2011 and April 2012 I lost 35 pounds!

My original goal weight was 130lbs which I achieved in December 2011. It took me a while to adjust to the idea of maintenance and my body eventually settled at 119lbs a few months later. I've been maintaining ever since.

The maintenance plan:

Sign up for races to run every second or third month.
Aim to go jogging three times a week.
Keep tracking my fitness minutes.
Keep tracking my food at least twice a week.
Only ever have one helping of a sweet treat.
Keep blogging and commenting on Sparkpeople
Join challenges on sparkpeople - keep accountable to someone.
Always make sure that I'm enjoying my food - if I feel guilty about what I'm eating I can't be eating it for a good reason.

My original goals were:
First goal - to fit into my wedding dress again! (achieved 6 October 2011 - exactly on month after joining)

By my birthday
1 - be down one dress size or have reached 61kg (reached 61kg 14 Nov.)

2 - be able to do yoga on alternate days (yes, twenty minutes, nearly every other day)

3 - be jogging again (knee and doctor willing) (Started jogging again in the second week of November)

4 - have discovered something active to do on Saturday afternoons. (I make sure I'm busy but haven't found anything regular yet)

5 - start monitoring my fibre intake

Medium term goals:

1 - reach a 30 day exercise streak (reached 11 December)
Extended this to reach a 60 day streak now
2 - Plan and have a healthy no-weight gain Christmas (no weight-gain, but could have been healthier)



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Member Since: 9/8/2011

SparkPoints: 23,931

Fitness Minutes: 34,740

My Goals:
Short term: (30 days)
30 day tracking streak

Exercise 40 minutes a day/ walk 5000 steps

Medium term: (3 months)
Improve fiber intake

Run another 1/2 marathon in March/April

Long term (1 Year)
Run 3 half-marathons in 2014

Maintain weight range of 52.5 - 55kg (116-121 pounds)

Reduce sugar cravings

My Program:
Healthy eating
- to become a better nutritious cook
Healthy home
- to create an environment at home that is clean, organized and well decorated
Healthy mind
- Develop a better understanding of what I need to feel more fulfilled and happy

Personal Information:
What I'm learning:
- it's always possibly to find and choose the healthy option.
- You don't have to eat the whole plate of food. You can only eat some of it if you think the portion is too much.
- pack lunch for work. A home made sandwich is half the calories of a store bought one.
- becoming more disciplined in one area of my life is helping me become more disciplined in others.

Other Information:
Race times:
Adidas 5km 2009: 36 mins
Bupa 10km 2011: 59.44
Stroke 10km 2011: 56.34
Nun Run 2011 (4 miles): 41 minutes
Race for life 5km 2012: 25 mins
British 10km 2012: 49.16
Zoo Stampede 2012: 48.27
Bupa 10km 2013: 47.44
Belfast Half Marathon 2013: 2.01.36
Santa 5k 2013: 23.41
Tollymore 10k 2013 (off-road): 51.04


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FUSIONFITNESS3
4/18/2014 1:23:14 AM

Thank you for your encouraging positive words in response to my blog: 5 Training: Do I quit or do I Fight?" Appreciate that you dropped by my page last week.

Maria



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MANDELOVICH
4/14/2014 8:08:12 PM

Oh my quads are on fire. Central Park has many many hills. And we did two and half loops so the hills kept repeating and repeating. But it was glorious nonetheless!



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MANDELOVICH
3/23/2014 6:29:22 AM

Thank you for the support on my blog!



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SHARON10002
3/11/2014 4:07:01 PM

emoticon M Motivation keeps us going

emoticon A Action helps us to reach our goals

emoticon R Remember to take some time for yourself to renew your spirit

emoticon C Choose foods that give you energy and make you feel healthy

emoticon H Honor your Spark Friends for all the encouragement and support they provide



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3/11/2014 10:55:21 AM

Congratulations! You are shining so bright I gotta wear shades! emoticon



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