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For July I'm going to focus on having FUN which seems to have evaporated from my life without my noticing. I've been feeling a bit lonely really - my income is very limited, and that, along with the hours I work which leave me feeling tired, have kind of become an 'excuse' to do nothing much with my spare time. I do run. I do exercise. But a lot of other things I used to enjoy doing seem to have dropped off the radar. So in July I'm taking a good look at this: what do I enjoy doing? and how can I do more of those things.

I'm in the FIRE cornerstone of Spark Guy's Small Goals Commitment Challenge. This is about staying passionate and motivated - just what I need for July! Here's the link to Spark Guy's overview: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=6354496

and, right on cue, he's just started a new team for this! yay! find the link in my list of Spark Teams.


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: 29,140

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 116lbs

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!

July 2017: 8 stone 2lbs (114lbs) BMI 20.2 (normal range) WHR 0.82 (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 1CRAZYDOG
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    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
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    5 days ago
  • v SWEDE_SU
    thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog - i really appreciate it!
    5 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    What is zone !? Glad you're there, whatever it is!
    5 days ago
  • v MISSDORKNESS
    I can't force him to move out, and I can't take the kids out of the house without his permission. He's dragging it out as long as possible, posing himself as the helpless and devoted stay at home dad who is being kicked to the curb because I finally have a job where I don't need childcare.
    We don't see a judge until september, and he'll be able to drag it out from there, too.
    It's so frustrating that he keeps playing mind games.
    6 days ago
  • v BLUE_22
    Hi emoticon In answer to your question about the Back Fat article--I did get a lot of new ideas and some reminders: I need to incorporate more push-ups!
    7 days ago
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