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Knitting is definitely on my agenda. Probably not teddies (but who knows?!)



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



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I am going to walk a lot


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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: 48,047

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


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  • v OOLALA53
    Believe me, I have tried to shine my sink before bed daily! I guess the pain is not great enough yet.
    7 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    Saw on the Flylady team. I have way more trouble with the house organization then with eating, though after I hired somebody to help me D clutter a few times, it’s really different and better now. But dishes and paper still plague me.
    7 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    We all get caught up in our daily routines and the many challenges that come our way. It is how we deal w/these that define us. Denise Messenger
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    7 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Challenge is nothing more than the seed of opportunity. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    8 days ago
  • v DSJB9999
    Thank you very much for my Spark goodie, really enjoyed the coffee with you today, I have to admit I am really pleased I have started my witness testimony for my coach today now I am not longer working with him and pleased I have sorted out some of my paperwork, got a good book too, maybe read more later, thanks again my dear. Love and hugs Donna xxx
    9 days ago
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