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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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NEW-CAZ
12/10/2014 7:23:16 AM

Hi Sonia
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that G will not plead to your good nature.........don't give in hun...........he's gotta learn emoticon



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12/9/2014 2:59:57 AM

What a walk!!!
As it happens I'm seeing the doc I first saw as Tallini is not available until Jan and I could not wait til then. they're a week overdue as it is and BOY do I know it!
And you know what ..........I still haven't got my appt for the general neurological clinic....3 months on emoticon
I hope I get on better with Dr Lee!
Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Did I see you doing some back extensions then.................. ? emoticon

Luv ya emoticon emoticon




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12/8/2014 5:25:26 PM

emoticon emoticon let me get this right ......2 hours walking because G had an appt with the pub emoticon



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12/8/2014 6:40:54 AM

emoticon we all need a little nudge now and again LOL
What a bugger about the course!
Oh well, it'll keep you away from the fridge LOL





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12/7/2014 11:39:49 AM

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HI Sonia
so the motivation to do some ST is dipping huh?
Gimmee 2 x 15 wall push ups and see if that makes you feel like going further.....................
Plus side is your walk is a great core worker if you keep good posture emoticon
Crimbo meal was great but J+V had to depart home rather than come in for coffee, V not feeling too grand!
Better today though.

I had a walk with Pete (yeah don't faint) and a workout this morning........mainly coz it was raining and I didn't think I'd get a walk in!
Otherwise, the Crimbo check list is on schedule and all is done now bar the food shop! Oh and posting the cards - must take them with me on my trip to the hospital for botox on Tuesday emoticon . I'll be twitch free for Crimbo emoticon

SO.........go on.................push ups .....oh and some squats! emoticon



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