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March seems to have begun with an invitation to jump in with both feet! And to explore my own perception of myself.

I have begun a new love relationship - something I never thought would happen; I'd basically shut the door on that. But someone opened it!

I have been invited to join a cool running group - again, a door I thought was closed to me.

I've also become someone who no longer struggles with sugar, who eats mostly plants, and is focussing on seasonal foods.

I have been doing regular strength training for a year now - and discovered that I can get stronger. I can be 'that sort of person'!

My weight has moved a little farther along my ticker, and I am finding it OK there - I can feel 'safe' being smaller and enjoy being petite.

I'm in the FIRE cornerstone of the Four Cornerstones this month. Here's the link to Spark Fuel fo Improvement System. This is about knowing where I'm going; setting goals, planning, taking action to see it through, staying motivated. Here's a link to Spark Guy's explanation of the system. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_

I am 63 yrs old, 5'3" tall and weigh around 8 stone (112lbs) - so I'm in the 'healthy' range. My goal is to maintain this.

I have learned to manage my behaviour around food with the NoS diet. 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!

Now I am stepping into the realm of Ayurveda, eating seasonally and looking after my health in other ways like breathing, movement, massage, cleansing etc.

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

I'm keen to be lean!

".. 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: 32,639

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!

February 2018: 7 stone 11lbs (109lbs) BMI 19.3 (normal range) WHR 0.82 (average risk - avocado 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.

I am aiming to remain on a very low sugar diet. I am currently using Sweet Freedom (fruit syrup) and coconut sugar. I also have a small bottle of maple syrup. I already use unsweetened applesauce in baking, and know how to use date puree or bananas for sweetness.

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
'Life is Hard, Food is Easy' by Linda Spangle
'Make Friends with the Scale' by Linda Spangle

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 BDTHOM
    Thank you for the goodie trousers! I did buy a pair of new pair of shoes, not running shoes. I didn't have to buy new jeans because I found two pairs of brand new jeans, my current size in the closet. I must have bought the wrong size years ago and forgot to return them.
    22 hours ago
  • v DSJB9999
    I didn't mean 'under the blanket' in that way I meant cosing up on sofa wiv a film honey! Thanks fo mry goodie but Enjoy friend XXX
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    2 days ago
    Hello! Nice to hear from you! I've been so busy with work and exercising that I forget to log on to SP in the evening! Hope you're doing well!
    2 days ago
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