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this was me at about 112 lbs in 2012. I'm now (2015) about 123 lbs - but I still enjoy my hoop





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Changing my relationship with food

I am 60 yrs old, 5'3" tall and weigh just around 9stone - 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 ...
I am 60 yrs old, 5'3" tall and weigh just around 9stone - 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!

The One Year Challenge on my ticker is a Linda Spangle thing - check her website for more info - it's basically committing to a year of using the 100 Days of Weight Loss book to stay on track to learn to manage emotional eating issues


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Member Since: 11/17/2012

SparkPoints: 27,462

Fitness Minutes: 15,094

My Goals:
By the time my ticker gets to the end of the One Year Challenge I want to have achieved the following:-

1) to get to and 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
To be a slim, strong, fit woman!

My Program:
One Year Challenge with Linda Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss programme.

McDougall starch-based plant-based diet
Happy Herbivore vegan fat-free/low fat recipes

NoS diet - No snacks, sweets or seconds except on days that being with S

running - aiming for 2-3 times a week
swimming -aiming for once a week
Everyday Systems - 14 mins a day of anything!


Personal Information:
I live by the sea in the South West of the UK. I work full-time as a support worker with adults with learning disabilities. I am a Nichiren Buddhist which involves me in lots of activities.

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BDTHOM
7/13/2015 1:02:44 AM

Thanks for the August 1st information. I will consider it. I'm getting nowhere on my own. Being a guy on SparkPeople is to be regularly out numbered 41 to 1. That"s the ratio on my 5% Challenge team where I am the token male. The site-wide ratio is probably bigger.

I'm glad three meals a day are working well for you. Your reasons are sound. This is a case of being in different places along the journey, and the 6 meals a day are working for me. When I get closer to goal or maintenance, I will be looking for new strategies to push me over the hump. I may come back to the three meals a day. I'm learning to eat less and to make appropriate sized meals.

The daily calorie load for me at my current weight and activity level is over 1,800. It breaks down to 600 to 700 calories a meal when limiting to three meals a day. Keeping meals around 300 to 400, and eventually dropping a couple seems to me to be a good plan. I just need to be focused on eating the right meals and not skipping too many in a day.



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FITAT50
7/12/2015 4:12:59 PM

Sorry to see you leave, I've enjoyed having you as a Tough Mudder. We all have to find what works best for us and I'm happy that you've found a team that fits your needs.

Best of luck to you!
Hugs,
Dar



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BDTHOM
7/12/2015 1:27:01 PM

Hi Gill, Thanks for thinking of me and recommending the No-S Diet. I will take a long look at what it offers me. I'm having success going in the oposite direction eating smaller meals more often right now. It helps train my food buying and preperation as I transition from feeding a family to feeding just myself. The simple guiding principles of the No-S I like. I follow similar principles with VB6 -- Eat Vegan before 6:00. SInce October I have limited my food from animal sources down to once a day, usually the evening (confession, I'm working to stop taking milk in my coffee which I have in the morning).

My food issue is emotional eating, and the years of high stress leading to reduced activity and weight gain. I laughed when you recomended the No-S, because I have the Linda Spangle book 100 Days of Weight Loss sitting next to me. I checked form the library after reading your SP-Page, or maybe a blog. Now that I'm settling in as a part-time vegay and runner, the emotional eating is my focus.



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OOLALA53
7/11/2015 7:30:56 PM

Thanks for the comment on my blog. Would believe it wasn't about No S? I think No S is superior.



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FOCUSONME57
7/11/2015 9:21:22 AM

Have a fabulous weekend Gil !



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