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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
7/14/2014 5:59:31 AM

Hi again, love the story of the fella in the wheelchair on Brighton Prom LOL LOL



I had a fear that our garden would become like the one the present owner of the bikes has. He lives alone (clue one) he has mangey dogs (clue two) doing up and selling bikes on EBay is his living (clue 3) the manky curtains are always drawn (4) and the garden is covered in more than bikes thanks to the dogs...............do I need to draw a picture?? emoticon

So yeah, we have no dogs and I keep our place spotless- but there were bikes EVERYWHERE. You had to clamber over one to get to another - IT'S NOT HAPPENING!!!

To be honest I don't think Pete would allow it to get too much- he treasures this place as much as me...........but yer never know LOL, enthusiasm might take hold!!

Have a good one, off to get some gardening done- deheading and cutting back plants that have finished for the year.

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NEW-CAZ
7/14/2014 3:10:12 AM

Morning Sonia
Hoping this morning finds you further down the road of sorting G out and that you're not stressing over it!

Off to collect a batch of 3 more bikes later (for bits....apparently).
Pete says they'll be stored under tarpaulin in MY garden!!! Think again. In the garage. I'm not having crappy old bikes ruining the garden LOL

Workout first- and in the sun! emoticon

Feel free to vent over G emoticon

Luv ya
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SUSIEPH1
7/13/2014 4:17:28 PM

Hello Sonia, Hope all is well .. Yes my friend ..I am feeling better .. The A/F has settled down .. I am very tired ..but determined to go out with my carers today ..
We have a special bus with a lift .. I can stand on the platform and be lifted into the bus ..
The seats are very comfortable and we have very good careful drivers ..
The ladies who actually look after us are all volunteers .. They are just lovely and gentle with us ..
It's so good to get out and about ..
Think of you often my lovely friend ..Take Care .. Much Love Susie emoticon emoticon



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NEW-CAZ
7/13/2014 4:04:02 AM

murder is not the way LOL make him make it up to you later emoticon

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APPLEADAY2010
7/7/2014 11:41:59 AM

aww thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Your engraving moment sounds harsh - lets keep these moments to spur us on. Going to go for a little swim tonight and also use my weights emoticon xx



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