SWEETENUFGILL
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 122,986
SparkPoints
 
Photos
See this image larger
Knitting is definitely on my agenda. Probably not teddies (but who knows?!)



See this image larger
With more time, I'm going to invest in some mineral-based soft make up



See this image larger
I am going to walk a lot


SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Happy Birthday
From:
JUNEPA
go to goodies page
Flowers
From:
CDCSMITH2013
go to goodies page
Pinwheel
From:
KOFFEENUT
Awards

SWEETENUFGILL is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Shared Fitness Tracker
 
Interact with SWEETENUFGILL
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


November 2020 and it's my last month of paid work as a support worker before I retire at 66 on 30th November.

Last month I didn't maintain the Spark Walk/Jog Challenge. I also didn't maintain my enthusiasm for ballet-based movement. I didn't dust off my rebounder for rainy days either.

During November I'm being gentle on myself. And we're in another nation-wide 4-week lockdown here in England. In December I'll have a deep rest and look forward to 2021.

I am 65 yrs old, 5'3" tall. In case you're curious, my 'goal' weight on the ticker is 110lbs.

As I get older, I'm finding it more and more necessary to make sure I move every day - that means physical training every day - flexibility, strength, mobility, stamina. Being seriously committed to it - not just doing it when I feel like it.

I want to be strong, fit, supple, happy, healthy, full of energy!

Keeping weight down is worthwhile for many reasons - but check this out:-

".. 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!"


Member Since: 11/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 48,191

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

1) to be maintaining my weight around 114lbs by the end of 2020

2) to keep my waist under 29" (I'd like to get it down to 27" eventually!)

3) to maintain a supple and strong body into my later years

4)To be a slim, strong, fit woman!

October 2020: 8 stone 6lbs (118lbs) BMI 20.9 (normal range) WHR 0.83 (moderate risk - avocado shape)


My Program:
I aim to walk or run at least 30 mins every day. Ideally the running needs to be 3 times a week.

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.

I have started eating according to the seasonal recommendations of Ayruveda which is suiting me well. I am slowly adopting some of the practices - like eating between 10am and 6pm and having most of my food between 10am and 2pm, with just a small meal around 6pm to finish the day's eating.

I have been a vegetarian since I was 18 yrs old. I am aiming to shift to a mostly vegan diet - removing as much dairy as I can, unless caught in a tricky social situation.

I try to keep certain carbs low: wheat & sugar. I'm considering taking this more seriously



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
'100 MORE Days of Weight Loss' by Linda Spangle
'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg
'Refuse to Regain' by Barbara Berkeley
'Life is Hard, Food is Easy' by Linda Spangle
'Make Friends with the Scale' by Linda Spangle
'Eat, Move, Sleep' by Tom Rath


My Community Journal:
66 and beyond!



Read More About SWEETENUFGILL - Profile Information moved here. (Updated November 15)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link

My Community Journal:
66 and beyond!

Remove Community Journal Link


Save Changes
Current Status:
My Ticker:
 current weight: 9.3  over
10
5
0
-5
-10
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v PHEBESS
    Aha - here's a link to an article on how to dry your pomander so it doesn't go mouldy on you:

    https://www.azurestandard.com/healthy-li
    ving/how-to-make-pomander-balls/
    21 hours ago
  • v PHEBESS
    I don't know what my sister did to make the orange pomander dry out rather than go mouldy - and this was in WA state, which has a climate very similar to most of England, very damp, foggy, misty, grey, rainy, and often chilly.

    I do remember it seemed that she put the cloves all over the entire orange, so that the entire surface was studded with cloves. I don't know if that is what possibly kept it from moulding.

    21 hours ago
  • v 10XPERLB
    from team COOK: December's unique challenge is posting one of your favorite beverages...all inclusive invitation cocktails, coffees, teas, hot chocolates, cider, punch ...yours is welcome!
    22 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    When you focus on faith rather than fear, you tap into a strength to carry you over even the tallest of mountains. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    When you focus on faith rather than fear, you tap into a strength to carry you over even the tallest of mountains. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    1 day ago
Member Comments (3182):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>