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Somehow I HAVE to find a way to do this!

I talked in my first introduction about determination but I have lately been questioning just how determined I really am.I have a very energetic 9-yr old grandson who turns round when I'm struggling to keep up with him, puts his hands on his hips and shouts: 'Granny!!! Are you coming?' My other grandson is nearly five and I want to be able to keep up with both of them.
I have slipped and slithered here since September 2009 - eating well - eating badly. Exercising and walking ...
I talked in my first introduction about determination but I have lately been questioning just how determined I really am.I have a very energetic 9-yr old grandson who turns round when I'm struggling to keep up with him, puts his hands on his hips and shouts: 'Granny!!! Are you coming?' My other grandson is nearly five and I want to be able to keep up with both of them.
I have slipped and slithered here since September 2009 - eating well - eating badly. Exercising and walking intermittently or overdoing both. The thing that has kept me here is the connection with other peoples' struggles, inspiration from other peoples' successes and oceans of support and friendship. Being part of this community is the first thing to give me hope for a better life.

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Member Since: 9/1/2009

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My Goals:
I want to get my old energy and enthusiasm back - for myself and my health and for my family. My grandchilren are my greatest joy and I want to be able to run(!!!!) with them and see them grow and develop. My friends seem to acccept me for what I am but I would like to present them with a 'new me' - or rather ' the old me' - who doesn't give up before the evening is over.

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EXERCISE

"The road to hell is paved with couches."

*I keep trying get OFF mine and walk 30 minutes every day plus 30 minutes on the exercise bike. Alongside this I plan gentle warm-ups followed by strength exercises and stretches.

*I will get out of bed immediately in the morning and DO something physical - vigorous house cleaning perhaps - my house would be delighted!

*Sadly I am pledging not to spend so much time on Spark for the moment Ė itís another excuse to spend yet more time on my couch.

*I will stop using my car so much & WALK to shops and to visit friends within reasonable distances.

*I will keep my pedometer clipped to my belt to remind me to build up my daily steps.

I will plan all food and drink for the day ahead and develop better self discipline and consistency.

If I fail in any - or all - of these sometimes I will try not to give up and hide under my duvet

Personal Information:
My name is Sonia and I live by the sea in Brighton, UK. I always wanted to live by the sea and an opportunity fell in my lap with ridiculous time frames but I just flurried around and got everything sorted. So- done and dusted and I LOVE it here. I have two sons 43 and 39, a 4 yr-old grandson and now a new tiny one - just 13 months old - who is doubly precious because my son and his wife lost their middle child nearly 2 years ago in a cot death at 10 weeks. It has been very hard but little Eli is bigger and stronger and we can see the danger (which is how we inevitably see it) is past. A bad time but we seem to be getting through it despite the odd small- and large - stumble.

Other Information:
I enjoy DIY and am currently renovating a tiny stone cottage in a favourite family spot in Dorset which is giving great pleasure to myself and my sons and families. I am starting a textile course - always an interest of mine. I have also been able to do quite a lot of travelling since I retired - the Emirates - Hong Kong (3 blissful months) - Mexico and most European countries. I want to do more but my life is suspended at the moment until the family troubles stabilise.

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MOTIVEDME
12/19/2014 11:23:14 AM

Hi AKELAZ, thanks for your comment on my feed. Yea. I have been trying too anyways!! Hard works pays off. As of now today I am down 199.7 lbs. Right under 200. Wahoo!! 53.3 lbs. Now.



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NEW-CAZ
12/18/2014 3:28:58 AM

Morning Sonia
You love a challenge huh? Good luck with fixing the ceiling.
Yeah Jackie cheered up a little while I was there (neighbour) but I could tell she was in AGONY and was lacking some sleep so did not stay too long!

Good plan on the salad!

No more fun planned ahead of the 25th!

One thing that has annoyed me. I have a small hard lump in my armpit, reckon it's a cyst. But if it's still there after Crimbo.............QUACKS!

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NEW-CAZ
12/17/2014 5:59:16 AM

Good for you for getting some jobs done!
I'm off shortly to pop in on a neighbour I normally see walking her dog with her DH. Saw him just now on my walk and she was missing- turns out she's ripped her shoulder tendons/ligaments and is laid up indoors in tears with the agony.
I've been waiting to hand them their Crimbo card so will take the excuse to pop and hopefully break the monotony of being stuck indoors- wont' stay long as Pete's hoping to go for a ride..........if it stays dry!

Speak soon
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NEW-CAZ
12/15/2014 3:38:25 AM

If I'd known you were stripping off paper, I would have been right over LOVE DOING THAT!! *yeah I know I'm weird*
Love how Gareth is making you think of escape routes LOL- South America and winter sun would be my option! emoticon

I'll leave you to your busy week, s'pect you have more you want to get done..

Speak soon baba-laba
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NEW-CAZ
12/15/2014 2:56:57 AM

Decorating just before Crimbo?!!!
I knew you had a screw loose LOL


How's it looking?

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