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2021

I've been retired from work for a month now, and adjusting my focus on life somewhat. It's nice to have the space and time and energy to rest, but also expand into areas that I didn't have time or energy for before. A year of development for me I think. New adventures.

I am 66 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: 48,305

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

1) to be maintaining my weight around 110lbs by the end of 2021

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!

January 2021 : 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 and I'm currently on week 3 of a C25K program which I'm enjoying. Also religiously doing warm-ups before running and stretches after running/

On non-running days, I'm doing what I feel I need to do from a selection of workouts from either the professionals at Healthy Cornwall, or something from The Body Project.

In January - I intend to do YWA Breath yoga workouts daily



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.

My meal times have changed - I now have breakfast around 9am, lunch around 12, and tea around 5pm - so I'm effectively having an overnight 'fast' of at least 12 hours - usually longer. I consider this a healthy achievement.

I have been a vegetarian since I was 18 yrs old. I am aiming to shift to a mostly



Personal Information:
I live by the sea in the South West of the UK. I'm retired. I have one son who is married and lives a couple of hundred miles away - and they have one child, my most treasured grandson, who will be 4 in 2021. I have no pets. I live in a flat in a block for seniors. I volunteer at an independent library, doing admin kind of stuff, and also at an art gallery/community hub project - also mostly admin. I belong to a recorder group. And I sometimes try to learn Cornish although that has fallen by the wayside a bit.


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 1KINDREDSPIRIT3
    Beautiful Person Award"

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Person Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 people who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out.

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!


    2366 days ago
  • v no profile image MORTONDH
    Very Happy to help with solutions to fruit fly problems emoticon
    2372 days ago
  • v 1KINDREDSPIRIT3
    Have a great 100 Days weekend! lol

    take care
    hugs
    barbara
    2372 days ago
  • v CRUISEPUPPY
    hi - you are tremendously encouraging on the 100 Days of WL team - just have to say I'm looking forward to walking this journey with you and to see what kind of progress we can make working together !
    2372 days ago
  • v 1KINDREDSPIRIT3
    Oops, you're right it was Day 17.

    I ate half of 3 of the 5 foods. I felt cheated cause I already am eating small portions...I mean how much smaller can you go?! lol

    This book is amazing if not a little overwhelming. I am doing the best I can. I know I am losing but the scale is all over the place so I try not to pay attention to it so I can continue...otherwise I'd quit! No need to comment on this - just saying.

    Anway, I am glad you are there. I learn from you just as much as Spangler!

    take care
    barbara
    2373 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/25/2014 4:49:24 AM