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As Autumn gathers in............I'm going to simplify and sit still in September. This follows on from my August theme which was to focus on what I can do, not on what I can't do. In September I am going to simply enjoy what I have in my life, and spend more time being still. This might mean taking time to just sit on the beach, it might mean spending whole hours reading or knitting, it might mean doing yoga meditations. I'll use the soft energy of autumn to consolidate - before the onward rush towards Xmas!

I'm in the FOCUS 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_

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: 30,116

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!

September 2017: 8 stone 2lbs (114lbs) BMI 20.2 (normal range) WHR 0.80 (low risk - pear 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 practising making one of my three daily meals a lower-carb one: for me this means leaving out bread, pastry, pasta, potato, rice.

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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  • v GPALMER29
    I think I've got two or three shirts one pair of pants and two pairs of shorts like the ones in the picture other than that I took everything to Goodwill all kind of new stuff God bless!!
    5 days ago
  • v -POOKIE-
    Tourist season is extended here thanks to the Illuminations, right now it's avoid the prom like the plague every evening season!
    5 days ago
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    Believe in yourself, because you’re worth believing in. Elayna Hasty
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    6 days ago
  • v 1958TMC
    Part2.....I also have a framed box from a Terre Haute classic,Square Donuts. My family are from there and my daughter lives there now. Anyway, if I see a cool sign, I usually pick it up.
    6 days ago
  • v 1958TMC
    Hey there, yes,one wall in my big kitchen has an assortment of signs all relating to coffee. Then I have 2 framed iconic items. One is an empty coffee bag from early 1930s when that coffee was made in Terre Haute, Indiana, about 50 miles from me.
    6 days ago
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