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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.

My Program:
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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NEW-CAZ
7/31/2015 6:21:52 AM

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*Don't suppose you might venture on a short afternoon nap*

Makes me worse LOL.
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7/31/2015 6:18:28 AM

Hi ya
still waiting to hear, It's only been since Monday I heard that the referral was actually being made.............cogs turn slowly my dear as you're well aware.
will phone Tuesday if I don't hear.
Sun is lovely here today, short walk to Jayjay (neck playing games LOL) and had tea with 4 locals I've got to know. Swopped some recipes and I've just printed out 3 for each couple to try- all orientally leaning and it seems they like that sort of thing. Haven't cooked them for a long time coz he who should be obeyed is "NOT BOTHERED" emoticon

How's the decorating coming on?
don't overdo it, have a great weekend- weather set to be wonderful here! Hope you get some sun too emoticon emoticon

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7/28/2015 7:14:25 AM

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7/27/2015 12:53:56 PM

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7/27/2015 7:14:06 AM

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Got as far as getting our coats on and the heavens opened!
I got a walk in before we were due to go at lunch time and it looked fine! emoticon
And it was still raining for the fireworks last night, half saw them from our place, didn't last as long as last year.
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So we'll just have to have LOADS to make up for it on 5th November AGAIN emoticon or go to a display emoticon
As for the appt.............drum roll...................Jo (GP secretary)called while I was on my walk so phoned her back on my return. We have progress. Dr Lee has made the referral (but he wasn't sure what for !!!! emoticon Jo had to remind him emoticon ) and I'm to see Dr Adam soon at the Norfolk and Norwich. Dr Adam's secretary has PROMISED to chase it up with the hospital and speed it through!!!!!!!!!

I would WOOHOO...............but don't want to put the mockers on it LOL

How's your shoulder holding up?

I dunno..the two of talking of medical issues like some lame ducks LOL

Have a good one, let me know what you're up to. We're having a blitz of the house now Pete's come to a halt before the next loft project (insulation all done- plaster boards next....I think).
A good old clear up.

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