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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 ...
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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 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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PJDANIELS
4/24/2015 10:32:03 AM

Thanks for you comment on my blog, "striving to be more". When I developed an "attitude of gratitude" everything else seemed to fall into place. I ALWAYS look for the positive. I also remind myself when I am noticing that someone else has "more", more money, more vacation, etc., that I HAVE ENOUGH, in fact, I have more than I need. I am well provided for, I have enough and I am grateful.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
4/22/2015 12:19:11 PM

"So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist.
For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; if I persist long enough I will win."
-Og Mandino
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Happy Wednesday! How are you doing on your streak? Sorry you had to start over because you went to bed late...but then again, I'm proud that you DID start over instead of quit! I am on day three and feeling strong...hoping to make it to day 4 and well beyond. One day at a time! Have a great afternoon!
Hugs,
Pixie



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ODDLASS
4/21/2015 3:23:36 AM

Hi and thank you! I am doing Tuesday -Wednesday this week ... or at least attempting it! Today I am going to have my cereal when I feel ready for it and then soup and 2 bread and butter later. But am popping into supermarket for some Quorn sausages and fruit teas later today.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
4/20/2015 8:07:42 PM

"The past doesn't define you, your present does.
It's okay to create a vision of the future because it affects your behavior in the "now," but don't dwell on past mistakes.
Learn from them and focus those lessons in the moment. That’s where change can really happen."
-Jillian Michaels
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Day One Of My Streak." Have a great week!

PS: Good luck on your streak! Keep me posted on how you're doing, ok?



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MUFFINS12
4/20/2015 3:25:55 PM

Thank you so much for making me feel welcome!



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