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I am enjoying using Action For Happiness's Action Calendars to improve my health & happiness this month/year.

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. This year I want to stablize my weight at around 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: 39,978

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 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!

February 2019: 8 stone 4lbs (116lbs) 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. I'm considering taking this more serio



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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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Why walk when you can fly? Until you try, you never know how high and far you can go or how much you can be. Michael Josephson
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    12 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Highly successful people make more mistakes than those they surpass. They succeed because they learn from every mistake and turn them into stepping stones. Michael Josephson
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    1 day ago
  • v SUSMANNIE
    Yes, I am trying out lots of vegan recipes. It takes a while to get the hang of eating and prepping food this way. The tempeh bacon was a definite “make again”!
    2 days ago
  • v BLITZEN44
    Thanks for your comment...I love coffee since it's practically calorie free (2 calories for 1 cup of the plain black stuff) and it gives me the boost I need to start the day! Of course I didn't actually drink 17 cups, but do probably drink more than the average bear. Have a great week!
    2 days ago
  • v TESSWILDFLOWER
    Abundance is a fabulous word for the year! I truly believe that we have to appreciate the abundance we've been blessed with, and not depriving ourselves is one way to do that. As long as we don't get gluttonous about the abundance we can be grateful and at peace. Thanks for your great posts, and I enjoyed reading your profile. Best of luck with all of your goals!
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    2 days ago
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