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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:
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"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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7/7/2015 8:37:42 AM

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* in any case we're mates. * emoticon never doubted it emoticon
Hairage turned out great- asked her to take a little more off than usual as my hair grows at such a rate 3 weeks after I've been to see her it's too long on top and too heavy to give any "height".
She dun good! Perfeck this morning.
Been a busy day so far as it's been peeing down here to, so settled on chores and helping He Who Would Love To Be Obeyed- but no chance of that, in the loft.
Sun's trying to come out so hope to get in the garden later.
And I MUST phone my doctor about that referral- said I'd leave it til it was cooler and hopeful she's not affected by the heat, today would be perfect as I'm in all afternoon should she call back.
Any word on the pass-y out-y thing and your friend with some advice?

Glad you enjoyed a second walk yesterday!!! Glad to hear nothing about the grape juice that followed *slaps wrist with wet lettuce leaf*.

Chill out too babe emoticon emoticon
p s no word on John as yet. Pete is phoning every afternoon to check on him. Fingers crossed he's got an appt and/or is feeling brighter. emoticon

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7/6/2015 4:10:37 PM

Hi there, evening! Only just got on here after an arduous day (not really- but been busy and out getting hair coloured and cut!)
Good to know someone has some energy today emoticon
John hardly ate anything, call doc this morning, they said results in doc will call you back.
Two mins later his doc called and said get yourself to A+W NOW, don't stop, NOW.
Had an e-ray and they had surgical team standing by- not needed in the end. Will have to go back for a scan. Suspected pancreatitis due to a gall stone,,,,,,think I've got that right,
The day has been confusing with messages via Vicki!
So....no meds, waiting to be called back emoticon

Hope you got a lovely walk in, I had a good one and some gardening before the salon , didn't get back til 5.30.

See you in the morning babe, NNSTDLTBBB
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7/4/2015 7:29:46 AM

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7/3/2015 3:59:30 AM

Hi ya
If you see my blog you'll be I've done myself a mischief emoticon
So no kettlebell workout for me today emoticon
Taking a walk before it gets too hot, rained a little yesterday but no thunder. It's not muggy here but very hot!

We've got to make the most of this weather hun, we'll be complaining about the cold soon enough.

Any news from your friend about the pass-y out-y thing?
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7/2/2015 5:14:41 AM

Hi Sonia
Hope your friend has given you a positive lead *fingers crossed*.
It' blisteringly hot and sunny here! It was 27 degrees at 8.30, now 29.6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keeping out of the sun, which irks me- what a waste LOL- but really is TOO MUCH.
I reckon on thunder here later, gotta hasn't it?
Have a good one babe, good luck with the lead!!
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