50,000-59,999 SparkPoints 53,323

taken from Action for Happiness on twitter

Time out!

walk the tide-lines


Thank You Message

Hula Hoop


RAWCOOKIE is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Shared Fitness Tracker
Interact with RAWCOOKIE
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

March was a month of changes. I've increased the amount and type of exercise I'm doing. I've changed my food plans. I've also had to re-invent myself at work. It rained a lot. It was cold most days. And I'm now ready for a gentle approach to the summer ahead. In April I'm going to be making sure I get enough rest - practising the art of slow - and spending time doing things that replenish and restore me on all levels. No big changes this month. I'm not taking a break from Spark or healthy living - I'm taking a break from new projects, being busy, and over-thinking things. Kind of stepping off the merry-go-round for a while. Well, that's the plan!

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: 26,745

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

1) to keep my weight under 8 stone 2lbs (my ticker is currently showing 114lbs 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!

April 2017: 8 stone (112lbs) BMI 19.9 (normal range) WHR 0.80 (moderate risk - avocado shape)

My Program:
I am currently following a daily running and 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 making one of my three daily meals a lower-carb one: for me this means leaving out bread, pastry, pasta, potato, rice. It worked well for me during March, when I experimented with it, so I'm continuing.

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

Read More About RAWCOOKIE - Profile Information moved here. (Updated April 24)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link

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

Remove Community Journal Link

Save Changes
Current Status:
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
My Ticker:
 current weight: 0.5  over
Login to Leave Comment
    Everything starts from gratitude. Everything. From there, all else lines up for you. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    3 days ago
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥
    The more clear the goal, the more clearly the path will show up. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥

    4 days ago
    Hi RawCookie,
    Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog.
    Have an awesome day!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
    "So - Aunties and boss's husband - you are wrong - so there!"

    That comment really gave me a belly laugh......thankyou for cheering me up on my blog! You are so right with everything you said. There are a quite a few more than the 3 people I mentioned who feel it's OK to comment negatively on how I look now, but I'll keep your " you are wrong, so there!" comment in my head and resist the temptation to stick my tongue out at them! LOL!
    5 days ago
    Another GREAT book is THE SPARK by Chris Downing, our founder! It IS fabulous, if you haven't read or heard it! Mines on cd's, I listen to it every week! Have for 5 years now, I could almost say it myself. But I hear new tings every time! emoticon
    5 days ago
Member Comments (1584):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>