RAWCOOKIE
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I often 'feel like' eating something or buying something. I often don't 'feel like' exercising.




September 2017 - reminding myself how much I enjoy getting outdoors!




I am glad I'm a healthy weight, but boy, it's hard work maintaining it!


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Autumn has started with the invitation to make several changes and tweaks to my maintenance life. The main thing I'm going to do is focus on the role of sugar in my life. I'm joining the Spark Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge, and aiming to blog every day about how this goes for me.

I'm in the FITNESS cornerstone of Spark Guy's Small Goals Commitment Challenge. This includes diet, exercise, sleep, stress-management and habits. Here's the link to Spark Guy's overview: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
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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: 30,414

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

1) to get my weight down to 109lbs by the end of 2018. I have a personal firewall of 115lbs

2) to 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!

October 2017: 8 stone 2lbs (114lbs) BMI 20.2 (normal range) WHR 0.80 (low risk - pear shape)


My Program:
I am currently following a daily 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 practising making one of my three daily meals a lower-carb one: for me this means leaving out bread, pastry, pasta, potato, rice.

In October I am aiming to go sugar-free, and doing the Spark Challenge: Tame Your Sweet Tooth





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:
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



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  • v STR458II
    emoticon coffee break
    4 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Doing things differently than others makes life a lot more interesting! Alec Tranel
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    14 hours ago
  • v BDTHOM
    Thanks for the rubber boots goodie. If I do anything outside this weekend I may need them.
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Remember to send loving-kindness to yourself and to the world. Cheryl Wilfong
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    1 day ago
  • v -POOKIE-
    I roasted my sprouts with nutmeg, they got a bit crispy though... not used to the new oven yet! Still very tasty!

    Glad you cooked extra, I cooked a whole bag of brown basmati the other day, I soaked it overnight first, which cuts cooking time down, then one cook and I have 10 meals worth of husband/child amount of rice, for one lot of gas, and saving literally hours of cooking as well.
    1 day ago
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