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In October I'm going to focus on getting out-doors - hopefully with some photos too!

I've been a bit down lately, and I've noticed a tendency to want to just come home, close the door and stay there. I know this isn't good for me - I become grouchy and anti-social, and judgemental and miserable! And I know that getting out makes me feel better. So - as the days get shorter and greyer and wetter and colder - I'm going to Get Out!

I am 61 yrs old, 5'3" tall and weigh around 8 stone 5lbs - 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!

And, an odd thing you might think, I've set my ticker to show how long until I retire. I was expecting to retire at 60 yrs old, but the rules changed and now I have to work until I'm 66. I am tired of working and looking forward to retiring! Having it on a ticker shows me exactly how many days - and inspires me to take on challenges and projects along the way.

Member Since: 11/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 23,191

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

1) to 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

4)To be a slim, strong, fit woman!

August 2016: 8 stone 4lbs (116lbs) BMI 20.6 (normal range) WHR 0.86 (high risk - apple shape)

My Program:
for the 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 aim to do some form of exercise every day - it changes! Usually I put it into the Spark Fitness tracker & I make that public on my Spark Page.

I sometimes run. I sometimes to Yoga with Adrienne. I sometimes do strength-training. I sometimes hula-hoop. I walk a lot. I am on my feet all day at work and very active. I don't go to the gym or do any classes.

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:
2016 5% Fall Challenge - Exercise Commitment

I walk for at least an hour every day to/from bus terminals. I don't have a car, so I walk a lot! I don't have a pedometer.

Yoga - for suppleness & strength - 3 times a week, 30 mins approx

Strength-training - I'm doing a progressive training programme for older people - 3 x a week

Cardio - when my feet are not injured, I will run twice a week for 20-30 mins; if I cannot run, I will do 25 mins with Jessica Smith doing indoor walking 'turbo charge' instead!; I am aiming to swim once a week - this is also on a progressive training programme - working up to 1 mile; if I get my bicycle sorted out, I'll aim to use that for a ride once a week

Nutritional Commitment - continue eating mostly plant-based diet, No S system, portion control

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 Kess

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

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    You are soooooooo awesome!!!!!
    5 days ago
    Good morning, Gil and thanks for visiting my blog. I'm afraid I've been MIA from the Firecrackers except for the tracking thread. Just too much going on right now! My sinus thing is better. I think it's affected by the ups and downs in the weather. Now to stay healthy for my trip! I think there's echinicea (I'm probably spelling that wrong!) in the vitamin/mineral tabs I've been taking...let's BOTH stay healthy!
    6 days ago
  • v BATGURL250
    Thank you.
    6 days ago
  • v -POOKIE-
    Hey look at your doll knowledge! They are indeed vintage Tressy dolls! And some relatively modern Barbie fairies and costume dolls. There ia a vintage Sindy just our of shot.
    6 days ago
  • v LIGHTHOUSE1954
    Thank you for commenting on my blog "Reasons to Change". I have joined several different teams. I do the Weekly Challenge and the 1 day challenge.
    I have a schedule of everything I do each day. I have several devotional books and articles and videos I read/watch everyday.
    I have been a member of SparkPeople since the 1st of the year but I had used it several times in the past without any real results. I tend to sabotage myself each time and then just give up. I am determined to stay with SparkPeople and get my life in order.
    7 days ago
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