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In November, I spent the month on the theme of money - and the habit of keeping in my purse! It was very successful - I improved my delayed gratification muscles significantly!

For December I am going on a gentle journey of discovery around my own town. Checking out the shops, cafes and galleries that I never usually go into. Who knows what I might discover!

I'm in the FORCE cornerstone of Spark Guy's Small Goals Commitment Challenge. "Share you energy; get more in return." This is about motivation, community, friendship, encouragement - being a positive role model. Here's the link to Spark Guy's overview: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
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I am 63 yrs old, 5'3" tall and weigh around 8 stone 1lbs - 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: 31,383

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

1) to get my weight down to 109lbs by the end of 2018. I have a personal 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!

November 2017: 8 stone 1lbs (113lbs) 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.

I am aiming to remain on a very low sugar diet - using alternatives to fructose and sweeteners. II am currently using Sweet Freedom (fruit syrup) and coconut sugar. I also have a small bottle of maple syrup. I already use unsweetened applesauce in baking, and know how to use date puree or bananas for sweetness.



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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    . . . you are enough just as you are . . . you are loved beyond measure and capable of anything. Kimberly Jones
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    4 days ago
  • v INFLATED
    My zipper broke on the new coat I bought on our trip to Wyoming and my husband returned it tonight. I really liked it and it was very warm. It had a hood and unless I was facing into the wind, it kept me warm.

    I think I will look to see if I can find one like it online.

    Thank you for the birthday wishes!
    4 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Remember to look for the humor in the situation. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    5 days ago
  • v -POOKIE-
    Oh I have been there. When I cared a lot less about my health. £20 for 2 people for 2 weeks. Instant noodles and cheap white sliced loaf was lunch every day. Terrible.
    6 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Want more love? Be more loving. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    6 days ago
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