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October 2020 and I'm re-booting some things: I've joined the Spark 5k Walk/Jog Challenge to get myself moving again. And I've signed up for Creative Sprint for October which stimulates enjoyable, creative thinking. Both things that support my well-being.

I'm trying to keep going with ballet-based movement as it gets to muscles that I don't use in everyday life. I'm also wanting to dust of my rebounder and use that for aerobic workouts on rainy, wet, windy days.

I am 65 yrs old, 5'3" tall.

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: 47,527

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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    Sussex is where I will stay with my Uncle, the hospital is Guildford London. I am off, catch you l8r. x
    2751 days ago
  • v BRADMILL2922
    Thank you for taking the time to watch my video and for writing a comment the other day! I'm glad that you enjoyed it! I had never made any sort of video like that with music and all but thought I would use Spark to give it a shot. Thank you for the support, we can never have enough!

    I added you as a friend so I can follow along with your progress. Hope you don't mind :)

    2752 days ago
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog! Yes, we never quite get enough time to just relax (or if we do, we're sick or unemployed or something else yucky!). I ended up lighting some candles, having a small sweet snack (a brownie with sugar-free CoolWhip) and reading. Definitely improved the day!

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    2753 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
    -John C. Maxwell
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    Get ready for a healthy week, Sparkfriend! You know what you want, and you know what you need to do in order to make it happen...so just do it! Push yourself, even if you don't feel like it...because you really are worth the effort!

    2753 days ago
    Thanks for your well wishes. I have over done it! I was walking every day and then when the sun came out, I started to clear the garden, I managed to get the incinerator started (I hate anything to do with fires) and kept it going for three days, then I collapsed, my poor lungs could take no more, I collapsed, ended up in hospital, I was put on oxygen, the prescribed, on so many things, puffas, inhalers, steroids and antibiotics, all of which my body objects too. I am so very stupid, I was diagnosed with Emphysema last year! I moved to this place for a new start, it's run down, inside and out and I am so determined to get it habitable! I am so very stupid and forget about my health:( Feel free to rocket me, just gently though, as I am still very, very fragile. emoticon


    I do so hope your challenges are going okay, I will pop over to the team page after I have sorted out the lovely Dudley.
    2755 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/13/2013 4:02:36 AM