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I was pretty successful with my April theme of practising the art of slow - and it's brought me to a point where I am, perhaps, simmering on too low a heat! I'm keeping my anxiety levels down, but I'm also tending to just 'go through the motions' and feel a bit 'dull'

So May will be about being more shiny! Noticing small wonders, counting my blessings, and saying 'yes' to more things.

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: 26,928

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 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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  • v POLSKARENIA
    Thanks for enjoying my blogs. Laurie's birthday was great fun; so nice to have someone else do the catering and cleaning!
    3 days ago
  • v LIBELULITA
    Glad your visit went well. You're right..it IS hard with Aimee; I really really need my time alone to reharge as you say, and it is nigh impossible with her. I found it really hard when she was a baby too; the constant NEEDING when I really needed to be able to switch off with a book. I'm an only child, and have always enjoyed my own company. I was in the feria today with my 2 best friends and was OK for an hour, but then started to feel aggitated and the urge to go home. I managed to keep going for 5.5 hrs , but it does start to feel like a chore rather than fun.
    4 days ago
  • v DSJB9999
    Thank you very much for my Spark goodie, its very kind of you! Glad to hear you had a good chat with your friend. Last week's things have given me new plans, I won't keep as much Clutter that I will never use/read again. Thanks again love Donna XXX
    4 days ago
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