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It's not how you start--
Its the journey and how you finish.

I'm here to lose weight -feel good -learn about myself.
I really appreciate the site and what it offers.

2020 will be a year of Love for me

Weighed 122 kgs before 2011
2011 Started to WANT to lose:- weighed 110 kgs
Lost 12 kgs May - August
2012 Started SP at 98 kgs
Feb 5th - 29 Lost 3.6 kgs
Mar 1-31 lost 3.9kgs
April 1-30 lost 3.6 kgs
May 1-31 lost 2.7 kgs
July 1-31 lost 1.2 kgs
Aug 1-31 lost 1.4 kgs
Oct 1-31 lost 2.1 kgs
Total 15.8 kgs 2012
2013 Started 81.3 kgs Ended 76.3 kgs Lost 5kgs
2014 Started 76.5 kgs Ended 76.4 kgs Lost 0.1 kg
2015 Started 76.4 kgs Ended 67.7 kgs Lost 9.1 kgs
2016 Started 67.7 Ended 73.1 Gained 5.4 kgs
2017 S 73.1 E 73.3 Gained 0.2 kgs
2018 S 73.3 E 75.2 Gained 1.9 kg
2019 S 75.2 E

Member Since: 12/27/2010

Fitness Minutes: 334,679

My Goals:
Started new plan 05.02.12
Lost 10 kgs 22.04.12
Lost 13kgs 13.05.12
Lost 15 kgs 29.07.12
Lost 18 kgs 04.11.12
Lost 20 kgs 13.03.13
Lost 22 kgs 19.04.13
Lost 24 kgs 16.06.13
Lost 25 kgs 22.09.13
and 14.05.15
Lost 28 kgs July '15
Lost 30 kgs Aug 15
Goal reached 23.03.16
Maintenance time now

My Program:
Have found a food plan that takes into account my body type, using some of the body building ideas.
Gain a sense of myself that I have lost and be a confident joyful woman again.
Join and learn from the challenges, be motivated by the losers and triers as we journey together to our goals.
Be an encouragement to others and open to change.

Personal Information:
New Zealand born Australian citizen.
We moved to Australia to give our children a better chance at a great future.

I'm a reformed introvert, and am learning to enjoy my new life and be healthy and happy with an awesome future.

Other Information:
Started 76.4 kgs
May 31 71.8 kgs
July 31 68.1 kgs
Aug 31 67.3 kgs
Oct 31 66.5 kgs
Nov 10 65.7 kgs
Goal reached
68 kgs

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  • v DALID414
    Nice try! Green frosting is just as bad as the red and pink one!

    Have a great week.
    2818 days ago
    I've had the discussion with people about "chewing 20 times" and it's always the same argument, that the food is already all mush long before 20 times chewing. I try and explain to them it's not about the exact amount of chews, it's about making sure to break down the food completely and TAKING YOUR TIME with each bite! In several European and South American countries, a standard meal takes over an hour to eat because they take a forkful of food, then put the fork down while they chew. Then they sip some of their drink, have a little conversation, then pick the fork back up and repeat the process.
    2819 days ago
    emoticon for your comment on my blog, 'Every hike has a silver lining!' I am glad you enjoyed the pictures... Sharing them on my blogs makes me so happy!
    Have a lovely week!
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    2819 days ago
    Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and leave a comment. Always nice to hear from team friends. Enjoy your weekend!
    2819 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog post. My mom is doing great, way ahead of where she was after her first hip replacement.

    The idea of eating only when you are truly hungry and stopping when you are full is great, but... Most of the people in Western societies don't know what real hunger is, we have been trained to eat according to a clock, we begin to feel "hungry" when the clock says certain times. It's Pavlovian training, around noon we salivate for lunch, our stomachs rumble and we feel "hungry". But we're not really hungry, we have so much energy stored up inside us that we could live for days or weeks without eating any real food. Also, I've seen it written that it takes our brain approximately 20 minutes to register our bellies as full! At the speed of which we eat, we have usually taken in way more than is needed by the time our brain tells us no more.

    We have to break the cycle of eating at specific times as dictated by the clock, I think that's the first step. I spent the first 6 months of my journey practicing ignoring my stomach rumbles and lo and behold, eventually they went away for the most part. I typically go from approximately 7 pm to about noon without food, each day. I don't have a growling stomach and I don't feel the typical hunger pangs anymore. There is so much psychology involved, a lot more than personal trainers or nutritionists would have us believe.

    Sorry to go on a verbal bender there :) Have a great weekend!!
    2820 days ago