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In July I made really good progress in getting more fun things into my life and I felt a lot happier as a result - so my aim is to keep that going. It can mean small things like going out for a walk on days when I just want to curl up and stay home (aka isolating myself)

In August, I am going to focus on appreciating what I can do, not what I can't do.

I'm in the FORCE cornerstone of Spark Guy's Small Goals Commitment Challenge. This is about sharing my energy and inspiring others. Here's the link to Spark Guy's overview: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_

One of the ways I'm going to action this is to make more effort to keep in touch with people - family, friends, colleagues. To be a positive force in their lives. I can often keep myself at arm's length from others - not wanting to get involved, or to use my energy on them. I'd like to change this, a little at least!

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: 29,434

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

1) to keep my weight around 8 stone 1lbs (my ticker is currently showing 113lbs as my goal to maintain) with a 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!

August 2017: 8 stone 2lbs (114lbs) BMI 20.2 (normal range) WHR 0.82 (moderate 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 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

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    9 days ago
    I am feeling better. I am eating in a way that will lower my blood glucose without medicine and when I go to the Veterans Administration clinic in a few weeks, I want them to see the difference between now and when I was under my primary care doctor's care.
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    Struggling with keeping up with things really... had a hospital appointment that reassured me over an issue thats been clouding me for a while, but another problem is still consuming my thoughts.

    We all ended up with varying degrees of the bug I had, then finally celebrated my husband birthday around re-arranged kitchen planning appointments, and spent the last few days emptying my kitchen into the living room... looks like a hoarders room, I hate it. Nothing but a microwave to cook with for the next at least 6 weeks. Giving up on planning/calorie counting as it's impossible to know when or if we can even eat together if my husband is helping my Dad...

    So very stressed really.

    *hugs* thank you for noticing I was missing, your friendship means a lot.
    10 days ago
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    Love is the only thing we can take w/us when we transition from this life. Dawn Clark
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