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In October I'm going to focus on getting out-doors - hopefully with some photos too!

I've been a bit down lately, and I've noticed a tendency to want to just come home, close the door and stay there. I know this isn't good for me - I become grouchy and anti-social, and judgemental and miserable! And I know that getting out makes me feel better. So - as the days get shorter and greyer and wetter and colder - I'm going to Get Out!

I am 61 yrs old, 5'3" tall and weigh around 8 stone 5lbs - so I'm in the 'healthy' range. My issue is less being fat, and more about my relationship with food.

I am learning to manage my behaviour around food with the NoS diet which is working well for me. Three 'proper meals' a day - no snacks, sweets or seconds on weekdays - with some freedom at the weekends and on special days like birthdays. Good old-fashioned regular eating pattern! My behaviour around food is being modified very happily with this system. So glad I found it. Check out the NoS team page if you're curious!

I want to be fit, supple, happy, healthy, full of energy!

I'm keen to be lean!

I've also noticed that a lot of my status updates are about the weather - very British!

".. every pound of weight loss results in five pounds of stress taken off your knees, seven pounds off your ankles, and a whopping ten pounds off your spinal discs!" it's worth the effort!

And, an odd thing you might think, I've set my ticker to show how long until I retire. I was expecting to retire at 60 yrs old, but the rules changed and now I have to work until I'm 66. I am tired of working and looking forward to retiring! Having it on a ticker shows me exactly how many days - and inspires me to take on challenges and projects along the way.

Member Since: 11/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 23,270

My Goals:
These are my physical goals: I want to have achieved the following:-

1) to keep my weight under 8 stone 7lbs

2) to get and keep my waist under 29"

3) to maintain a supple and strong body into my later years

4)To be a slim, strong, fit woman!

August 2016: 8 stone 4lbs (116lbs) BMI 20.6 (normal range) WHR 0.86 (high risk - apple shape)

My Program:
for the emotional reasons for eating: Linda Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss programme

NoS diet - No snacks, sweets or seconds except on days that begin with S

I aim to do some form of exercise every day - it changes! Usually I put it into the Spark Fitness tracker & I make that public on my Spark Page.

I sometimes run. I sometimes to Yoga with Adrienne. I sometimes do strength-training. I sometimes hula-hoop. I walk a lot. I am on my feet all day at work and very active. I don't go to the gym or do any classes.

Personal Information:
I live by the sea in the South West of the UK. I work full-time to provide services for adults with learning disabilities. I am a Nichiren Buddhist.

Other Information:
2016 5% Fall Challenge - Exercise Commitment

I walk for at least an hour every day to/from bus terminals. I don't have a car, so I walk a lot! I don't have a pedometer.

Yoga - for suppleness & strength - 3 times a week, 30 mins approx

Strength-training - I'm doing a progressive training programme for older people - 3 x a week

Cardio - when my feet are not injured, I will run twice a week for 20-30 mins; if I cannot run, I will do 25 mins with Jessica Smith doing indoor walking 'turbo charge' instead!; I am aiming to swim once a week - this is also on a progressive training programme - working up to 1 mile; if I get my bicycle sorted out, I'll aim to use that for a ride once a week

Nutritional Commitment - continue eating mostly plant-based diet, No S system, portion control

Books I've found useful:
'Eating Less - say goodbye to overeating' by Gillian Riley
'The end of overeating - taking control of our insatiable appetite' by David A Kess

My Community Journal:
The Four Cornerstones: Focus, Fitness, Fire, Force

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