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NYE 2011 - with one of my sons friends - feeling a little bashful?

I want to look and feel as good as I did in 2009 when this picture was taken.....its up to me


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This month I turned 65! I need to update this page - and weightwise I find that I am back to square one! So its back to Sparkpeople having tried a few others. They are just not motivational for me. and this time I am going to to use Sparkcoach.

This is a restart on Sparkpeople for me. A clean slate, a new chance and a ditching of the history that caused my weight gain after being successful the first time.

Member Since: 1/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 4,298

My Goals:
Short term goals
1 Get out on my new bike. Its a pedal assist bike and so I should be able to keep up...

2 Walk for at least 30 minutes at least 4 times a week.

3 Make my mealtimes count by eating more wholesome foods and allowing myself a small daily treat

Long Term Goals
1 Re - start the couch to 5 k running program - it wont matter if I take longer than the specified 9 weeks - just get out there and RUN. (I havnt run in ages although two years ago I did this. I have to get my mind around the fact that the goal is not to finish its to keep going!

2 Do a long walk once a week aiming towards more and longer walks.

3 Do some weight training specifically aimed at toning up.

My Program:
Step by step I will work towards eating delicious healthy food, having normal portions, and stopping the binge diet situation that has lately become the norm for me. I will get back to a level of fitness that I managed to achieve last year, but sadly have let lapse (and oh how quickly the rot sets in).

Personal Information:
I'm 65years old, english and living and working in UK and also in France. I should have it all, but something stops me enjoying the fruits of my wonderful life and something makes me binge/diet enough to stop me achieving my goals.

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updated Juy 2016 I am a mother to two wonderful sons, now both grown. I am a grandmother to 2 boys 11 and 9, and cat mummy to 2 gorgeous rescued ferals. I was widowed in 1993 when my boys were 18 and 14 and for the last 16 years have happily been in a relationship.

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    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm not much of a runner, but can walk a 5k. I feel so good about that! Good luck to you on the Couch to 5k program. It's a good one! I was able to do a slow job for 5 minutes when I took a 5k class last summer. That was huge for me. But then I got bursitis/tendonitis in my shoulder and the doc said to quit jogging for a while due to the jarring! Who'd think you could injure a shoulder while jogging? I was more concerned about my knees and hips! LOL

    Best to you!
    Susie from St. Peters, Missouri, USA
    2082 days ago
    emoticon BACK to SparkPeople!

    emoticon I am so PROUD of you for not giving up on yourself and realizing that you can make life-style changes by taking it slowly. By choosing daily, healthy habits, I have no doubt in my mind that YOU Will Reach Your Long-Term Weight-Loss Goals! You are a WINNER in all that you do!

    emoticon You're never alone in this journey of yours or any obstacle that you may face. You will find that you are among SP friends that will support and encourage you in the most positive ways.

    emoticon I'm sending YOU CAN DO IT support from my sparkpage to yours. Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2082 days ago
    bienvenue dans l'équipe Francophile!
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