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April is about simple abundance

My theme for April is taken from Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach - and I will be following through her daily inspirational writings this month.

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 ...
My theme for April is taken from Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach - and I will be following through her daily inspirational writings this month.

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: 39,746

Fitness Minutes: 18,850

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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BMI24PLEZ
4/28/2016 11:16:55 PM

emoticon for keeping me in mind- I know I'll like everything better (clothes, fitness, mealtimes, hobbies) when I'm slender... I'll keep you in mind too
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DSJB9999
4/28/2016 11:22:23 AM

Thank you for your comment on my feed, yes I'm proud of my 16 years and hope there will be MANY MORE! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Donna x



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BDTHOM
4/24/2016 2:43:23 PM

Our beaches are full of driftwood, weathered and twisted into sculptural shapes. As kids we built beach huts and fortresses out of it. These particular specimens have become an obstacle for my 81 year-old Dad getting out on to the beach. That wonderful curved piece needs to go.



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OSONIYE
4/22/2016 1:48:10 PM

Thanks for your comment on my status page.
Yes, the evacuation was a nightmare for the staff of my mom's old facility. They did SO GREAT though. Really worked to get people out and then the Red Cross gave blankets while they waited for the families to come and pick people up. I wouldn't wish that job on anyone- lots of stress and I'm sure nightmares. An article/video about it ( we are shown briefly leaving the building across the street... behind a lady in a white sweater, mostly)
http://myfox8.com/2016/04/11/1-dead-in-f
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BDTHOM
4/22/2016 10:02:31 AM

Thank you for the Goodie, a little bit of star light. Rainy days are bound to come, so I'll keep it with me. It's just great that you had three fun days off with sunshine, friends, and laughter. I know it's back to work. I hope those are good days too.



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