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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: 48,191

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


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    "Transformation is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem."
    -Jillian Michaels
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    "Make a pledge to yourself right now, to declare that you are worth your time and energy."
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    Just stopping by to wish you a happy, healthy and fun Summer, Sparkfriend! Keep making those daily choices that will help you move closer to your goal, one step at a time. Right now there are just a little over 90 days until the first day of Autumn. Imagine how much progress you can make by then if you just keep doing your best each day this Summer! Don't forget....you are worth the effort!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2717 days ago
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    "Every day of our lives we are faced with a choice.
    The choice to BE, or to be truly AMAZING.
    Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
    No matter who you are, or what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE."
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    Hey Sparkfriend, I hope your week is going great so far. Make the most of each day as it comes, and choose to be amazing! Put forth your best effort....because you are worth it!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2728 days ago
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    "Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long.
    Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.
    No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders.
    How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come."
    -Og Mandino
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    Just stopping by to wish you a healthy week, Spark friend! If you fall down, get back up and keep pushing forward. I hope you know that you're always worth your best effort...because you really are!
    Hugs,
    Pixie

    2744 days ago
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    "Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life."
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    Its up to you to make your goals and dreams a reality, Sparkfriend! Take responsibility, and do your best each day to make progress. You are totally worth the effort, you know!
    I hope your week has been great so far!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2756 days ago
  • v BRADMILL2922
    Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my "falling down" blog. I think there is definitely some truth in what you said about how that wedding I went to might have had something to do with my detour with bringing up some emotional stuff. I hadn't really thought about that but it makes sense.

    Good for you for making so much progress on you C25k program! I fell behind a little on mine but am back on track!


    2771 days ago