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My first 5K - after I completed the C25K challenge three years ago.

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Me at 54kg - the skirt doesn't fit anymore!

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Committing to losing 5% of my current weight during the summer. (June-August 2019)

The last year drew me into a depression, which has greatly affected my perception of myself and others, and drawn me back into an unhealthy relationship with food. I am committing to losing 3kg during what looks to be a very busy (but also exciting) Summer. This Summer is shaking things up on a professional and personal level and I want to shake myself out of the unhealthy and into the healthy, too.

Here are my previous stories:

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.

I fell pregnant in February 2015 and managed to lose the baby-weight in November 2017, one year after the baby was born. However, I struggled to maintain the weight and have been jumping up and down the scale, usually gaining and regaining the same 5 pounds. I am now determined to lose them permanently before we start trying for our second child.

Why I want to lose weight:

I'll be able to fit comfortably into my clothes
I want to feel in control of my healthy eating habits
I'll feel more in control
I'll feel as if I've accomplished something important
I'll be able to exercise without discomfort
I feel better when I eat healthily
I feel better when I exercise
I'll look and feel better
I'll be a role model for my family
I'll have more energy
I want a healthy second pregnancy.

The plan:
Short term goals: First 1 months
Maintain three regular jogs a month, including two 10km races a month.
Make sure to stretch my muscles after the runs
Track my nutrition every day and stay within range.
Follow the Beck solution programme
Cook our own food.
Mental health:
Keep journalling and blogging.

Long term goals:
- Participate in every run in a jogging series between November and February
- Back in maintenance range by January (53-55kg)

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

Member Since: 9/8/2011

Fitness Minutes: 71,614

My Goals:
Short term: (30 days)
-Stay within calorie range
-Yoga every day
- Jog three times a week

Medium term: (3 months)
-Build up to a 10km race at the end of July
-Have reached my 5% goal: 55kg

Long term (1 Year)
-Run 1 half-marathon in 2019, or at least have built up to the half marathon distance
-Run 1 10km in 2019
-Run 3 Parkruns

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

Recovered my self-confidence and self-esteem

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
Castleward Half Marathon: 2.03
Ards Half Marathon: 1.58.46
Groomsport Half Marathon: 1.49.51
Larne Half Marathon 1.55.52
Castlewellan Challenge (10km) 53.07
Parkrun PB: 23.24 Stormont (September 2017)

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