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Just signed up for 1st January 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene 'Dedicate' #free #yoga #dowhatfeelsgood


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January is always a time when one is tempted to take on lots of new changes - and I'm no exception!

My main challenge is the 5% Winter Challenge - and to do that, I'm sticking to a vegan diet. There is another challenge #Veganuary which I haven't officially signed up to, but am inspired by. I've also signed up for YWA Dedicate - 30 days of very special yoga on-line (free) with Adriene Mishler - her videos are wonderful and can only do me good!

My Spark page has fairies on it - to inspire me to become more sylph-like! And perhaps to see some magic working in my life.

My word for the year is ABUNDANCE - which is not the same as 'accumulate'. It means appreciating what I have, feeling supported and seeing the riches that are already in my life. It also means taking more practical care of my finances and my home - budgeting and cleaning (Fly Lady style) to create, again, a feeling of order and security in my life.

I am 64 yrs old, 5'3" tall. I put on a few pounds over the Xmas holidays - today, 1st January, I'm 118lbs. By the time I begin the 5% Challenge on 5th I expect this to be back down to 115lbs or thereabouts. During the Challenge I'm aiming to nudge the scale down to around 109/110lbs - and I'll take it from there.

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: 38,308

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

1) to get my weight down to 109lbs by the end of the 5% Winter Challenge 2019.

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 2019: 8 stone 6lbs (118lbs) BMI 20.9 (normal range) WHR 0.86 (high risk - apple shape)


My Program:
I have begun the Elements programme on GMB Fitness - this is 'functional fitness' - challenging and fun!

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. Eggs are gone from my diet now.

I try to keep certain carbs low: wheat & sugar. This year (2019) I am looking at the possib



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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    Problems do not define who you are unless you allow them to. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    Forgiveness first starts w/forgiving ourselves. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    1 day ago
  • v MINISANDY
    Hi, Gill! I hope you are enjoying the 5% challenge. I thought I'd leave a little healthy tidbit to share with you. Sometimes it is good to start out small and then gradually increase. For example, if 10,000 daily steps are beyond you, start out with 5000 and work up. It's important for us to have success that will keep us motivated!

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    1 day ago
  • v YEAAAA
    separating bullet points suggestion applied, thank you G
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/18/2019 12:05:54 AM
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    All of life is a quest. See the good in all you are and more good will occur to and through you. Cyndi Dale
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