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2021

I've got into quite a good routine with exercise and diet , but I am trying to push it all up a notch. I am working towards being able to run for 10k (1hr running), and doing a Couch to Fitness 9-week exercise programme with Our Parks (free UK exercise initiative) which gives me the progression I need to get results. I've been doing a plank most days - and have got up to 2.5 mins. And I'm waist-hooping for 20-30 mins most days as well. My aim is to tone up more, and reduce my waist size.

I am 66 yrs old, 5'3" tall. In case you're curious, my 'goal' weight on the ticker is 114lbs.

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: 48,671

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 2021

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 2021 : 8 stone 5lbs (117lbs) 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 and I'm currently working towards 10k. Also religiously doing warm-ups before running and stretches after running/

On non-running days, I'm doing workouts with Our Parks' Couch to Fitness programme. Daily planks. Daily hula-hoop. Sometimes Pilates for seniors.

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.

My meal times have changed - I now have breakfast around 9am, lunch around 1pm, and tea around 5pm - so I'm effectively having an overnight 'fast' of at least 14 hours - usually longer. I consider this a healthy achievement.

I have been a vegetarian since I was 18 yrs old. I am aiming to shift to mostly vegan.



Personal Information:
I live by the sea in the South West of the UK. I'm retired. I have one son who is married and lives a couple of hundred miles away - and they have one child, my most treasured grandson, who will be 4 in 2021. I have no pets. I live in a flat in a block for seniors. When we're not in a pandemic 'lockdown' I volunteer at an independent library, doing admin kind of stuff, and also at an art gallery/community hub project - also mostly admin. I belong to a recorder group. And I am also learning Cornish at evening class (on zoom at the moment).


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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    8 days ago
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    Thanks, Gill, for the support, encouragement, and Spark Goodies! We have had some sun here in Michigan this past week and it has made all the difference in the world for my spirits. I am committed to healthy living through diet and fitness and this week I hit my mark in every area. emoticon
    8 days ago
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    . . . healing is possible through forgiveness. Pat Bluth
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    9 days ago
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    Rapunzel, Rapunzel! Let down your long hair!... I'm going for long hair, no hairdryer, suds only every couple of days (just water rinsed during shower instead of shampoo)~ if not now when will I ever know what it will feel like with long hair? So I'm growing it as fast as I can. Your quick growing length is my inspiration❤
    10 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/25/2021 12:30:45 PM
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