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December 2016 - Park Run 5k

this was me (on the left) at 8.45am on Xmas Eve, 2016 prior to the Park Run 5k - it was cold!




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January will be a clean sweep............ not sure exactly what, but a kind of pre-Spring clean maybe!

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!

Member Since: 11/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 25,228

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

1) to keep my weight under 8 stone 3lbs (my ticker is currently showing 115lbs 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!

November 2016: 8 stone 3lbs (115lbs) BMI 20.1 (normal range) WHR 0.82 (moderate risk - avocado 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:
Strength-training - I keep stopping & starting this and haven't managed to make it into a habit yet!

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

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

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  • v BMI24PLEZ
    emoticon I brought the beverages, mine is coffee black- raining down in waves this afternoon on my patch of the planet. Ice melted, thunder banging away off in the horizon.
    You would think it's spring instead of dead of winter in Missouri. Anyway- I wanted to stop by and say you look & sound marvelous in photos & blogs. I'm so pleased I get to see your journey. Have a great day/night ~ karen
    5 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 1/16/2017 4:16:27 PM
  • v RONDUA123
    I wish you a happy and active week! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    19 hours ago
  • v GORDON66
    Homeowners associations have covenants, and clotheslines are often forbidden. They are considered to be unsightly. I checked the codes for the city in which I live and found no bans. With communities being more environmentally conscience, many are realizing that hanging out laundry is an energy saver. However, since our winters are so miserable, going without a washer and dryer isn't practical. I live in a suburb just outside of Chicago, and we've already had lots and lots of really cold days.


    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/13/2017 11:23:30 PM
    I am Spark friends with PRNCSCUP1-2FULL, who wrote: "I wonder why you feel the need to justify your purchase? It is what you needed at the time and you bought it with your money!"

    I have a thick skin. I wrote to one person that didn't like my lists, just bypass reading my blogs. It is that simple. I have memory problems and can look at my lists and see what I need to get back to. I also keep a TO DO LIST on the computer and put on there things that I didn't do when I was in some given area of our house. It helps me. I don't have many subjects to write about and don't expect that anyone is looking forward to a good read when they read my blogs.

    I do appreciate that you wrote to me about the comment though. The written word does not always convey the proper emotion behind the writing. I liked your title, Press On.

    That's interesting about the boyfriend. I met my husband at a bar and wasn't really interested in him. I went to the Ladies Room and stayed in there for a LONG time. He was waiting for me when I came out and we have been together ever since, 39 years the 23rd of this month. We took off work to get married, we both wanted a day off! We went to the Justice of the Peace at the local court house. I guess I am just a practical woman, not caring about a fancy wedding, or having a huge bill for one.
    3 days ago
  • v BDTHOM
    I got to see the Wolf moon rise Wednesday night and set Thursday morning. It was pretty spectacular. It's not a super moon, maybe a demi-moon. However, I never took the opportunity to howl. I did get a picture this morning. I had the thought to light some incense at the window with the the full moon reflecting across the lake. Looking back I sub-consciencly knew I wouldn't find the time for mindful coffee or howling.
    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/12/2017 12:31:34 PM
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