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Last month I focused on what makes me happy. One of the things that are important for happiness are to CONNECT with others. This month I'm going to make a positive effort to connect with friends and family.

I am 61 yrs old, 5'3" tall and weigh around 8 stone 7lbs - 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!

And, an odd thing you might think, I've set my ticker to show how long until I retire. I was expecting to retire at 60 yrs old, but the rules changed and now I have to work until I'm 66. I am tired of working and looking forward to retiring! Having it on a ticker shows me exactly how many days - and inspires me to take on challenges and projects along the way.

Member Since: 11/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 20,522

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

1) to keep my weight under 8 stone 7lbs

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!

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

Mondays (Plan A): Total Fitness routine (10 mins) + Yoga (15 mins)
Mondays (Plan B): Rebound (10 mins) and/or hula hoop (10 mins)

Tuesdays (Plan A): Run 30 mins
Tuesdays (Plan B): Jessica Smith DVD 1 mile warmup/walk/cooldown (25 mins)

Wednesdays (Plan A): Total Fitness (10 mins) + Yoga (15 mins)
Wednesdays (Plan B): Tai Chi warmup + Resistance bands - upper body

Thursdays (Plan A): Run 30 mins
Thursdays (Plan B): Walk up&down stairs (10 mins) and/or hula hoop (10 mins)

Fridays (Plan A): Total Fitness (10 mins) + Yoga (15 mins)
Fridays (Plan B): Rebound (10 mins) and/or Resistance bands - lower body

Saturday (Plan A): Park Run 5k
Saturday (Plan B): Jessica Smith DVD 1-3 miles

Sunday (Plan A): Exercises for older people routine (30 mins) and/or long walk (1-2hrs)

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
'Caffeine Blues - wake up to the hidden dangers of America's #1 drug' by Stephen Cherniske
'Raw Emotions' by Angela Stokes
'100 Days of Weight Loss' by Linda Spangle
'Life is Hard, Food is Easy' by Linda Spangle
'Body in Action' by Sarah Key

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

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  • v -POOKIE-
    Dal is brilliant for using up all those things left over and not being busy, so is curry.

    The peanut butter was a happy mistake, we bought smooth by accident and we don't like that, so I thought of toasting and crushing peanuts to add ourselves, left them super chunky and it was so delicious, the uneven toasting tastes even better. So now we always do it.
    2 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement RawCookie!
    3 days ago
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my blog!
    3 days ago
  • v BMI24PLEZ
    emoticon have a great week end
    7 days ago
  • v AURA18
    emoticon L - Little by little does the trick!
    emoticon E - Every choice is important.
    emoticon T - Trust yourself.
    emoticon S - Stumbling is not falling.

    emoticon G - Great changes take time - be patient.
    emoticon E - Encourage yourself every day
    emoticon T - Today is all that is important.

    emoticon M - Momentum is difficult to establish, but what keeps you going.
    emoticon O - Obstacles are there to make you stronger.
    emoticon V - Victory will be yours
    emoticon I - If you bite it - write it!
    emoticon N - Never give up!
    emoticon G - Giant steps don’t work - baby steps do.
    We are moving right along on our challenges to make everyday count
    10 days ago
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