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Changing my relationship with food

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 ...
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 by attending at least one class a week.
- 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 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 plant-based diet.
- I am going to include one raw vegan meal in my diet at least once a week
- I am going to establish a strength training routine into my week by using the ST for runners from Spark People (squats, modified push-ups, bicycle crunches, superman flies, planks) at least twice a week & track these on the Spark exercise tracker
- I am going to swim for at least 15 mins at least once a week and will track this on the Spark exercise tracker
- I am going to practice sitting Mindfully each day for at least 5 minutes and recording this in my Mindfulness Journal I got for Xmas.
- I am going to check in with Moodscope every day and monitor my mental health.
- I want to reduce my weight from 121lbs to 119lbs by 1st March 2016 and maintain that for a few months before losing more (I reached this goal after doing a 7-day juice challenge January 11-18th!)

Affirmation Challenge from Spark Guy 24 January 2016
"I manage my budget to meet ALL my needs and still have plenty left to save."

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Member Since: 11/17/2012

SparkPoints: 36,457

Fitness Minutes: 17,128

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 combined with
Jason Vale's 5:2 diet which is juice on 2 days, healthy eating on 3 days, weekends off (S days!)

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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WEARINGTHIN
2/13/2016 3:14:29 AM

You asked me where I would mark my exercise. I will use a blood sugar book, in which I also record my blood pressure and daily weight. Glenn



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MAMALOU1942
2/12/2016 1:17:44 PM

I love all the pictures of you and your town.
I've been to England...London, Whitby, York, Scunthorpe... but have always wanted to see Cornwall. Maybe one day!
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BMI24PLEZ
2/12/2016 12:52:37 PM

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MINNIEUK
2/12/2016 12:29:36 PM

Yes the kids broke up from school today. Taking them out of school during term time is heavily frowned upon now so we are limited to school holidays (when of course all the prices suddenly shoot up!) I'm hoping for more shine than rain, but we'll make the best of it whatever. We've been there in Feb for the past 3 years. It's such a peaceful, calming place for me, and I particularly like having the beach to myself or almost so :)



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BDTHOM
2/9/2016 1:59:01 PM

Someday I need to see a picture of that palm tree! -- no hurry. Did you plant the palm? I know some varieties are very hardy, but not naturally occurring in my part of the world. I just think they tend to look sad around these parts.



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