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I live in Cumbria (in the north-west of England). I love running in the hills and am an active member of the local church.

I was really pleased to discover SparkPeople because it will help me to not only lose excess weight, but also do it in a healthy and, I hope, lasting manner. It's certainly a challenge, but then I like challenges!

I've just signed up to the Fall 5% Challenge. I'm still really struggling with keeping my calorie intake within my ...
Hello

I live in Cumbria (in the north-west of England). I love running in the hills and am an active member of the local church.

I was really pleased to discover SparkPeople because it will help me to not only lose excess weight, but also do it in a healthy and, I hope, lasting manner. It's certainly a challenge, but then I like challenges!

I've just signed up to the Fall 5% Challenge. I'm still really struggling with keeping my calorie intake within my allotted range. My diet is generally very healthy but I eat too much of it! It is hard not to become disheartened, but I'm NOT giving up!

I will swim three times a week, strength train twice a week and run at least three times a week. I also do a weekly Pilates class and will make sure I stretch for at least five minutes every day.

My goals for the Fall 5% Challenge are:
1. stay within my daily calorie range
2. stay within my daily carb, fat, protein and fibre ranges
3. do at least an hour's exercise every day.
6. Log my LTGL points and 'air miles' each week, if not every day.
7. Post my weekly weigh-in result.
8. NOT read blogs, articles, play trivia, take part in forum thread discussions or games or any other Spark Point-obsessive activities unless I can Really spare the time!
9. Time freed by observing Point 8 to be put towards ensuring that I get at least 7.5 hours of sleep each night.
10. Focus on being positive about myself and my body (not an easy goal to achieve but a helpful one).

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Member Since: 8/9/2011

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My Goals:
I want to be slim, fit into my 'slim' clothes comfortably, feel good about my body, not embarrassed by it and to be able to run faster. And I want to do all this in a healthy way that I can maintain. I also want to feel good about myself as a person, which I often don't at the moment.

I need to be kinder to myself and give myself the rest, sleep and healthy food my body requires instead of punishing myself all the time.

My Program:
I'm going to track all my food, stick within my calorie goals, and exercise and do strength training at least twice a week. I'm also making sure I stretch for 5 minutes a day.

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3/21/2015 7:36:14 PM

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
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I am turning over a new leaf, thanks to the support of my Sparkfriends! I appreciate your comment on my blog, "Coming Out Of Hiding." Have a healthy week!



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NEW-CAZ
3/20/2015 12:46:12 PM

emoticon "fellow Brit" emoticon nice to meet you Lindsay.
I've added you- hope that's okay.

So you like running in the hills emoticon I'm not so good at running, used to jog/walk but I prefer long leisurely walks or knocking myself out for a real sweat on my stationary bike.
But I love my kettle bells the most and the multi gym DH bought for us both to us (but he doesn't LOL).

Keep sparking emoticon emoticon



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KALISWALKER
3/16/2015 2:04:41 PM

The sun is shining, a beautiful day. When I walk to the pond I will note the steps around the pond and I will take pictures. There is an amazing albino duck.

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NORASPAT
3/3/2015 11:47:13 PM

Thanks for the great explanation. I do appreciate it.
I was a fat kid and I could run but my mother never equated my weight to my needing to know Nutrition. In school we did learn it but alas when i went home we had to eat what was there.
Now I keep trying but the joints are too old to do more than a nice fast and interesting walk. HUGS Thanks Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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2/19/2015 6:51:38 PM

Thanks for visiting my 'Amazing art' blog.

Glad you enjoyed it.

Ramona



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