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RAWCOOKIE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
March was a month of changes. I've increased the amount and type of exercise I'm doing. I've changed my food plans. I've also had to re-invent myself at work. It rained a lot. It was cold most days. And I'm now ready for a gentle approach to the summer ahead. In April I'm going to be making sure I get enough rest - practising the art of slow - and spending time doing things that replenish and restore me on all levels. No big changes this month. I'm not taking a break from Spark or healthy living - I'm taking a break from new projects, being busy, and over-thinking things. Kind of stepping off the merry-go-round for a while. Well, that's the plan!
I am 62 yrs old, 5'3" tall and weigh around 8 stone 2lbs - 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!
These are my physical goals: I want to have achieved the following:-
1) to keep my weight under 8 stone 2lbs (my ticker is currently showing 114lbs as my goal to maintain)
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!
April 2017: 8 stone (112lbs) BMI 19.9 (normal range) WHR 0.80 (moderate risk - avocado shape)
I am currently following a daily running and strength-training programme on the darebee website which is working well for me - I track this on the darebee website.
For the behavioural/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 am making one of my three daily meals a lower-carb one: for me this means leaving out bread, pastry, pasta, potato, rice. It worked well for me during March, when I experimented with it, so I'm continuing.
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.
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 Kessler
'100 Days of Weight Loss' by Linda Spangle
'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg
'Refuse to Regain' by Barbara Berkeley
other websites (all dot com) I find useful:
Sigma Nutrition; Darebee: everydaysystems
My Community Journal:
The Four Cornerstones: Focus, Fitness, Fire, Force
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| current weight: 0.5 over
As long as I'm going in the right direction I don't mind changing the dates. After all, I know my body has more muscle so it's got to come from somewhere!
1 hour ago
In reality I am living my dream too. X Had a fight with my dh but when I qent to apologise realised he was just playing! This messing has allowed us to be married 17 years. Hugs x
12 hours ago
Hope you enjoy your nut roast on Friday.
Need sone inspiration to decide my tea for tmrw, its my wedding anniversary
I had forgotten it was payday tomorrow so thanks for the reminder.
1 day ago
We must have been posting to day 12 at the same time! As yours wasn't on when I started and then was there.
Isn't it getting hard to write things down we are thankful for. I am SO grateful you joined me doing this!!! Hugs and best wishes Donna xxx
2 days ago
Thank You for the Well Wishes on our Anniversary!
3 days ago