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August 2020 and I'm starting to find the pandemic tedious! I'm an outdoor kind of exerciser and I'm missing the freedom to just go where I want, whenever I want!

But I've been bitten by the hula-hooping bug - and this month I'm going to work on whittling my waist down a bit. I really don't like the ab crunch type exercises, so I've found four exercises that I CAN do - and will do them every day.

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: 46,968

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!

January 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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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    . . . the only thing constant is change. Whatever your current situation is, it is only temporary. Seheryl Ruth Anderson
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    1 day ago
  • v PINKGIRL23
    Hello Gill, how are you?
    I am doing fine this morning.
    How is the weather over there?
    It is hot here in Southwest Georgia USA.
    Day 51 makes perfect sense.
    I am an emotional eater. So I have to be careful.
    (I am also pre-diabetic) can't give into candy all the time.
    I have started writing down my cravings in a journal.
    (The same one I journal my feelings in).
    It helps me a lot. I am doing much better.
    Hope that you are well. Have a good day. Holly
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Make your choices and decisions from your own center, not what you think someone else wants for you. Sheryl Rugh Anderson
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    2 days ago
  • v -POOKIE-
    Yes, Chocolate Cosmos. The flowers are brown and really do smell like chocolate.
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    I have had my plant since the 90's but it isn't flowing so profusely anymore. I am certainly not enough of a gardener to know what to do!
    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Listen for your own deep questions and follow them. Let them guide you the way a compass guides a lost traveler, marking true north when there are no maps. Sherry Ruth Anderson.
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    4 days ago
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