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May......is going to be mellow, baby! oh yeah!

Stress is a stressy word, don't you think? I've decided on a new approach during May; I'm going to practise mellowing out! (in the sense of: to become more relaxed and calm)

I am 61 yrs old, 5'3" tall and weigh around 8 stone 7lbs - 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 ...
Stress is a stressy word, don't you think? I've decided on a new approach during May; I'm going to practise mellowing out! (in the sense of: to become more relaxed and calm)

I am 61 yrs old, 5'3" tall and weigh around 8 stone 7lbs - 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!

The Plan for 2016
- I am continuing to work with Spark Guy's Ultimate SparkLife Challenge by posting daily in my Community Journal.
- I am continuing to learn Tai Chi using a Beginners DVD by Christopher Pei, and attending a class when I can afford it
- I am continuing to eat according to No S rules and to blog daily & use the HabitCal tracker on the everyday systems website.
- I am continuing to try to run at least 2 miles at least twice a week and participate in a weekly 5k Park Run whenever I am able to (work permitting).
- I am continuing to pursue a mainly plant-based diet.
- I am going to establish a strength training routine into my week - I'm doing the Jumpstart Challenge.
- I want to reduce my weight from 119lbs to 117lbs by 1st July 2016 and maintain that for a few months before losing more

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.
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Member Since: 11/17/2012

SparkPoints: 39,989

Fitness Minutes: 18,890

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
To be a slim, strong, fit woman!

My Program:
for the emotional reasons for eating: Linda Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss programme

mostly-vegan food:-
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 begin with S

creating a running habit - aiming for 2-3 times a week


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 which involves me in lots of activities.

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

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4/12/2016 11:44:19 AM

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LADYVOLSFAN1954
4/9/2016 3:37:06 PM

Did you get soaked on your run? Only in the 40s here today but I had a nice walk with my dog. Wish I could run but too much is wrong with my joints to allow. I tried for awhile but then my knee started hyper extending and had to quit. Added u as frnd



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THM_DEB
4/9/2016 6:38:13 AM

Hi there, I sent an email to my Trim Healthy Mama team to check out your team and to check into the Friends with the Scale book and that the review starts Monday...I do hope some of them join your team and jump in on the review/exercise.



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DSJB9999
4/9/2016 3:33:02 AM

oops sorry for assuming you are not working today. Hope it all goes well today!

Your nails will be lovely and your earrings - gonna get some out for me too!

You are right an enforced rest will not be a bad thing today! I have been out in my car though so am REALLY happy that I can still get around, could have been MUCH worse!

Well done for your short run, I am planning to do some chair exercises off Spark People later in the day!

hugs for your weekend honey
Donna xxx
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4/7/2016 12:41:47 PM

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