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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

SparkPoints: 74,785

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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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1SURFWALKER
11/23/2014 1:15:55 AM

Have a good trip, be safe!! Thanks for stopping by!!! Looking forward to those photos!! emoticon



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NEW-CAZ
11/20/2014 8:43:46 AM

Hi ya
Pete's been in the loft all morning YEAH_DON'T FAINT emoticon
I've been gardening and washing the mistress- when I poke my nose in to see if I can help he says I'm interfering so he can just get on with it LOL
I'm sure you'll be fine in Malta, if you want that 4 pounds lost enough you'll find a way to ensure it emoticon

Well lunch and then a spot of leaf raking, only the back garden thankfully. Back in the old place it would take hours as we had two enormous trees at the back of the garden and the leaves blew everywhere.

Enjoy your afternoon; if I hear from you while you're in Malta I shall be delighted but will understand if now.

Luvs ya emoticon emoticon

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1SURFWALKER
11/19/2014 6:38:19 PM

Friends are relatives you make for yourself. ~Eustache Deschamps

I truly feel that about my sparkfriends. We are family!! Hope you are felling much better by now. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for such a sweet, encouraging comment!! I am doing my part in snuggling under blankets last night and today....just took a nap. So cold here in FL right now! Brrrrrr 30 degrees at night, 20-25 degrees below normal.
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NEW-CAZ
11/18/2014 1:11:26 PM

As requested emoticon emoticon emoticon

come on. focus. emoticon emoticon

keep calm .....and carry on emoticon



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NEW-CAZ
11/17/2014 7:58:36 AM

Hi Sonia
So pleased you're on the mend!
Malta.....fresh fish...salads.....fruit-a-plenty. You'll have no problems unless........ emoticon emoticon emoticon
4 pounds Sonia- still doable!!!!
I'm past caring about muddle at Christmas- as long as the lounge and hallway are clear and decorated I'll be happy. SO there is a mess in the conservatory and spare bedroom I can shut the doors and ignore those.
Looks like I'll be cooking again Christmas Day after all!! Love it!
Boxing Day will be a day of rest over at Vicki's and we might drop in at Jayjay for a free drinkypoos emoticon

Starting to get the spirit of Crimbo....hits me for a few minutes then leaves LOL

Funny you should mention waterproofs - we're both getting new water resistant long coats with toggled hoods- no excuses then! Talking of which ........got soaked on my walk this morning- the sun lulled me into a force sense of security, fine all the way to the pier, turned and..........down it came emoticon

Take care of yourself sweetums
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