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28 February 2017 - sheltering from the bitter wind and enjoying a hot drink at Carn Nuan


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I am taking on some changes this month: I am changing up my diet and exercise routines. Any kind of change to routine requires a lot of concentration and commitment - I have those - I'm a Spark-Gal!

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: 26,745

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

1) to keep my weight under 8 stone 2lbs (my ticker is currently showing 114lbs as my goal to maintain)

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!

March 2017: 8 stone (112lbs) BMI 19.9 (normal range) WHR 0.80 (moderate risk - avocado shape)

My Program:
I am currently following a daily running and 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.

For March, I am making one of my three daily meals a low-carb one: for me this means leaving out bread, pastry, pasta, potato, rice.

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

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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    Hi Gill, thank you so much for your comments on my blog, and for your good thoughts and wishes! I appreciate them very much, and I will keep you posted on things. emoticon emoticon Karen
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    When people ask what I’ve learned from the experiences in my life . . . what always comes to mind is faith, accountability, courage, forgiveness and compassion. Colette Baron-Reid
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  • v BDTHOM
    The building is an apartment. That is the swimming beach in the foreground. This is from my rain dampened run last Friday.

    I miss some of the pictures you post to your status too. I'm not sure what that's about. I'm having more trouble keeping up with my friends now, and not sure how I'm going to adapt.
    4 days ago
  • v DSJB9999
    Thanks very much for my birthday spark goodie Gill, I had a lovely time yesterday, luckily my dh was off the afternoon as I was too. Hope your week continues well. Love and hugs Donna xxx
    4 days ago
  • v -POOKIE-
    Oh he is excellent, he was in a series where he played quite a dorky, super nice loveable puppy of a character... then got picked up by Hollywood and played "Star Lord" in Guardians Of The Galaxy and a velociraptor trainer in Jurassic World (I loved that film SO much, I spent a lot of time squeeling over all the nods to Jurassic Park, one of my favourite films ever)... he basically got given the jobs his original acting role character would choose to be!

    He has a great sense of humour, he does some really great charity things, like re-enacting his velociraptor scene with sick kids in hospital.

    Glad you enjoyed!
    4 days ago
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