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At our house in the lovely Otaki Beach New Zealand. Am really enjoying being in my home country. Mid summer the pohutukawa flowers were in full bloom, all different shades of red pity I'm a dinosaur can't send photos to here. The festive season was amazing I can't believe I survived. We had most of the grandchildren and it was a joy to see their faces when the reunited here. Well another year of getting my body right.




If - By Rudyard Kipling

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At our house in the lovely Otaki Beach New Zealand. Am really enjoying being in my home country. Mid summer the pohutukawa flowers were in full bloom, all different shades of red pity I'm a dinosaur can't send photos to here. The festive season was amazing I can't believe I survived. We had most of the grandchildren and it was a joy to see their faces when the reunited here. Well another year of getting my body right.




If - By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too
If you can wait & not be tired by waiting
Or being lied about
Don't deal in lies
Or being hated, don't give way to hating
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise

If you can dream and not make dreams your master
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken
And stoop to build them up with worn out tools

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch & toss
And lose & start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss
If you can force your heart and nerve & sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them "Hold on"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue
or walk with kings nor lose the common touch
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you
If all men count with you, but none too much
If you can fill the unforgiving minute,
With 60 seconds worth of distance run
Yours is the earth & everything that's in it
And which is all, you'll be a man my son
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Member Since: 6/15/2010

SparkPoints: 5,957

Fitness Minutes: 1,323

My Goals:
To reach & keep my goal weight = 144.07
To have a creative life
esp in cooking
To be fit & healthy
To help my family & friends whose needs are similar to mine
To bring out the artist in me
To totally enjoy life



My Program:

Tracking my meals and exercise.
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day.
Doing daily exercise
having 8 hours sleep pn
Eat at the table not in front of tv
Write my journey in a journal
Planning meals in advance.
Walking every day for at least 20 to 30 minutes.
Aerobics 3 x a week
Yoga once pw

Personal Information:
I live in London UK & have done for 26 years.
I have been in the UK for 32 yrs pt of which was spent in my husband's home area in Tyne & Wear 50 miles from Scotland.
Due to stress my weight has crept up steadilly over the years
I am originally from Aoteroa New Zealand.
Kia ora to all other Kiwis on here

Other Information:
I have a leaning towards the spiritual which for me doesn't mean following any particular religion. I chose to become a Reiki practitioner a path which I really love & is non religious. Everything is going right 4 me thanks to my choice to work on myself.

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SPARK_COACH_JEN
3/27/2015 7:18:24 AM

Hi Anihaka

I'm not sure which challenge you're referring to. If you want to restart a challenge from the beginning, you can leave the challenge team (button at the bottom of the team page), then rejoin.

Hope that helps!

Coach Jen



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IMAVISION
12/25/2014 3:52:37 AM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }


'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!


(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.



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POLSKARENIA
8/29/2014 4:37:46 PM

Hi there! Been a long time, but I'm back. Good to see you here xxx



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MOMMA48
8/24/2014 11:15:01 AM

emoticon Good morning, hun! Have a wonderful day and thank you for your caring and thoughtful message.



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BETHGILLIGAN
6/27/2014 9:53:07 AM

Thanks for looking at my pictures. There is something about London that I love. That has been my dream trip for years and we had a great time!



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