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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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5/1/2015 3:22:00 AM

Good to hear you're feeling more energetic Sonia!



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4/29/2015 7:15:00 AM

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It's pretty crappy here too weatherwise, just gotta go and post a card to Canada coz Mothering Sunday is coming up -managed to remember to buy one in advance in March when it happens over here or Pete would send me to Coventry for forgetting HIS mother emoticon
Any hoo wanted to drop by and say not to feel so bad about having no energy and comparing your problems with K. Yes she has a steep hill to climb to get better but you have had weeks of stress, looking after all the problems they laid at your door, not to mention keeping R and G in a good mood.
Like I keep saying and I mean it- you are one selfless person and need to look after you.
If K keeps pushing people away she'll end up with no one to rally round if needed, but at least her mum is well versed in her ways.
As you're indoors today take the opportunity to relax- no housework..................Dr Caz's orders!

Well it's pissing down but must get that card posted or He'll be impossible to live with! emoticon

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4/28/2015 10:31:12 AM

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Thanks for sharing some sun, it was brilliant this morning and I stopped at Jayjays on my way back from my walk and had a cuppa and stared out at the sea...............awesome as our American friends like to say.
But yeah cold here too, hoping to get my sheets dry on the line before rain comes.
I hope K is still doing great and you made the most of your LONG weekend emoticon
Not much doing here, hope to have Vicki and John round for a fish supper again soon but Pete's ulcers are getting worse not better emoticon
Have a good week hun, hope all is well in your neck of the woods cold weather aside!

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4/24/2015 12:55:58 PM

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Sorry to hear Dan is stressed but I guess it's understandable right now- he has you and I have no doubt the kids make him laugh from time to time to cheer him up.

Got too breezy to sunbathe so I made myself busy and did 2 hours gardening in the hope I can lay out in it tomorrow..............the weather forecast is for colder but the locals say otherwise!
Fingers crossed.
Caught up with our neighbours Lynn and Bill -back from their month in their mobile home touring, we were to have them in for drinks but with Pete's ulcers we have to re schedule! Poor bugger can barely swallow!!!! emoticon

Hope you have a great weekend babe, do something really indulgent on Monday and treat yourself while you can!!

Positive vibes for Kelly's speedy recovery

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4/24/2015 6:33:06 AM

Hi Sonia
Hoping peace is reigning supreme at the moment and all is going well hun.
Not much going on here, except Pete's ulcers are flaring again and he's a miserable individual right now- poor lamb.
Weather is amazing and I hope to brown up this arvo after Tesco trip.
God willing you're having a fun weekend, hope K is getting stronger by the day and you'll soon have your life back.
Luv ya loads, you've been in my thoughts but I figured give you time to breathe LOL

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