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In February I am stress-busting - and reviving my habit of getting out and about exploring the natural world. I've got a new pair of walking boots, a new thermos flask, a monthly season-ticket for the bus - Spring has Sprung in my heart!

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: 26,527

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
'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg

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

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  • v BDTHOM
    Thank you for the cookie goodie. I do have chocolate chip cookies in the freezer still, but Sunday I had one of step-Mum's lemon scones. I ticked off challenge #4 on a walk in a rainy woodland.
    4 days ago
    Yes, it's amazing how much difference a little sunshine makes in everybody's mood!
    7 days ago
  • v BDTHOM
    I don't know if I should cry or laugh with you. The spirit of investigation and knowledge is fraught with failure. It's part of the process of being curious. I hope you chose the option that has laughter and ends with a smile.
    7 days ago
  • v DSJB9999
    Gill they are meant to be eaten when they are WARM, smell so lovely and taste even better! Don't punish yourself - we are only human! And you didn't eat them all did you? Did you? Ha ha!
    I know I can't cook myself as I can't resist them, well done you for trying!
    Have a good weekend my dear. Love and hugs Donna xxx emoticon emoticon
    I have to enjoy my last two days and prepare for back to work next week! But mostly enjoy the time off! emoticon emoticon
    7 days ago
  • v BMI24PLEZ
    emoticon emoticon happy fabulous friday
    7 days ago
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