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2021

I've been retired from work for two months now, and have 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. February is PINK - because, well, if you can't be pink in February, when can you be?!

I am 66 yrs old, 5'3" tall. In case you're curious, my 'goal' weight on the ticker is 114lbs.

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: 48,472

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
    Although I have not lost anything since this all started, I am still actively learning from the days and following my tracking targets. This is a forever process so I am just going to move forward as best I can. It's not how I envisioned it but that's okay!

    Wishing you well,

    barbara
    2363 days ago
  • v IAMAUNTYEM
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    Thank you for your support on my 100-days Challenge. It's amazing how much one or two words can be so supportive.
    8-)

    em
    2365 days ago
  • v WILDKAT781
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    Thank you so much for visiting my “New Beginning” blog!!!! I really appreciate your support!!!

    2366 days ago
  • v MKBWNSUGAR
    Borrow from a SP Friend:

    S...“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown

    E...“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
    -Stephanie Lahart

    P...“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.”
    — Salma Hayek

    T..."The kindest thing you can do for the people you care about is to become a happy, joyous person."
    -Brian Tracy

    E..."Every step towards your dream today is a step away from your regret tomorrow.”
    - Steve Maraboli

    M...“Make a pledge to yourself right now, to declare that you are worth your time and energy."
    -Deborah Day

    B..."Be the instigator of your own successful day."
    -Ralph Marston

    E..."Every morning is a new beginning, a new chance for you to rewrite the story of your life."
    ~ Tina Su

    R...“Real beauty isn't about symmetry or weight or makeup; it's about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own.”
    — Valerie Monroe
    2368 days ago
  • v ROCKPORT9
    Thanks for the supportive comments on my Day 2 blog! emoticon
    2368 days ago