Me at my biggest (205 pounds) in 2008.
In my prom dress 7 years later... (and at least 35 pounds lighter)
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I'm Joannie! 26, from Quebec (Canada), living in Saskatchewan since February 2015. Buddhist with a plant-based diet. I work a desk job as a legal assistant and I thrive for a simple life. I'm extremely interested in other people's journeys, so feel free to add me, I love new friends!
My weight loss isn't spectacular, drastic, or even impressive. I believe in slow, steady change. Like... WAAAAAAAAAAY slow. I believe in creating lifelong habits that make me feel better. I believe in using the right vocabulary - I'm never starving, I'm just hungry or very hungry; I don't indulge or cheat, I just eat whatever I want. I haven't really lost weight in over two years now and I don't really care. I am, however, healthier, stronger, more confident, more positive and more energetic than two years ago. I put my focus on that instead of the scale or the tags on my clothes.
I apply simplicity in every aspect of my life, and that includes health, fitness and nutrition. I've had a plant-based diet for over five years now for ethical and religious reasons, but you'll never hear me boast about it - and surely not shame others with it! I really like lifting weights at the gym, and I dream of having my own simple home gym once I have my own house. I also enjoy running short distances, doing yoga (check out doyogawithme.com for awesome free lessons!) and walking. You can also catch me biking around in the Summer and snowshoeing in the Winter. Truly Canadian! I'm an outdoors creature, sun, rain, snow or wind, I'm always up for an adventure! I'd totally go hiking if we had any mountains in Saskatchewan... lol! (Flatlands hiking isn't as fun, trust me. Does it even qualify? What about a walk in the slough?)
I'm an aspiring large-scale grain farmer. Yup, you read that right! In my free time, outside of moving my bodies in ways I enjoy (dancing alone in my living room counts), I enjoy reading and writing, meditating, cooking and having meaningful, enjoyable discussions. Even better with strangers! So, hey, add me.
Yeah, I don't believe in goals very much.
Following Georgie Fear's "Lean Habits" to develop a lifelong, healthy eating life.
Working out at least 10 minutes every day; going to the gym, running, walking, yoga. Doing stuff that I like and makes me feel good.
Secrets of Success
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| Pounds lost: 7.8
Salut Joannie, je vais très bien. Ma vie est un peu folle en ce moment. J'ai eu une promotion, en plus d'être dans un temps très occupé au bureau, alors, j'essaie de garder la tête hors de l'eau. Ça va se calmer dans les deux prochaines semaines. Je travaille pour un Conseil scolaire, donc, nous sommes en plein dans la fin de l'année scolaire. J'ai hâte à mes vacances. Ça s'en vient bientôt.
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165 days ago
Hey there! Yes I totally agree with you. I hate tracking but I think it's important to do for a little while when starting out just to reset your mind to how much is a true serving size. As soon as I get it I plan to stop tracking:)
195 days ago
I'm lurking. It has been years!!! We've moved back to the states been home almost a year. I've been re-inspired but I'm easing back into things :)
196 days ago
Well hello ;)
196 days ago
The last of your class? Proves that you are a SURVIVOR!!
208 days ago