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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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AKELAZ has been working hard in the little house in the country - clearing things to take away to the local tip and the rest are going to the Brighton flat to fill the new space made there. All going well.
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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.

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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.

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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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8/16/2014 4:00:32 AM

emoticon Morning! Wakey Wakey sleepy head! emoticon

Well, did you manage to put "possibly-P.I.T.A tenant" off sucessfully?

Have a great weekend emoticon emoticon



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8/15/2014 10:09:43 AM

ooohh misses............Pete will get jealous emoticon emoticon emoticon



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8/15/2014 9:58:33 AM

emoticon Sonia
TOO TRUE YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT!!!! You're the landlord!!
However I would not say as much to him. I'd say you've already let it as the renter has already got the finances sorted including a direct debit for the rent to paid!!
Don't turn him down on grounds of religion/colour/sexual orientation etc.........you'll land yourself in hot water.................not that you would.
Get your agent on side----------quickly!!!!!

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8/14/2014 3:28:47 PM

emoticon Sonia
Glad you're doing so well with the organising- I can see you collapsing in a heap knackered at the end of it all LOL
Right decision to keep the "fussy customer" at bay, good instinct!!
Keep following that and you won't go wrong. Glad Gareth is helping out, kinda knew he would- he's so supportive.

The doc is in for a tirade for sure! Def not the bug although I guess it didn't help. Roll on 2nd September!

Just watched Emmerdale........what an episode. Going gto chill out now and cuddle with my Mister.

see yer tomorrow (maybe) depending on how tied up you are.

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8/14/2014 8:20:50 AM

emoticon Sonia
Well I'm not one to say "told you so", not my style, I'm just glad you got over the bug eventually......sooner would have been nicer is all.
Yeah..........neck's a bit of a bugger when walking. Starting to lean to the left a lot (scared I'll go around in a circle LOL.......kidding, not that bad) and I am determined not to think people are STARING AT MOI! How I hate having that thought after so very long, so I'm ignoring the blighter.........and it didn't stop an excellent workout. Paced myself but managed 200 x figure 8s with my 5kg bell- FIRST TIME.........usually go for 150- but the Michael Jackson song pulled me along emoticon emoticon

How are the rental plans coming along? Hope G and R are not tying you down with care needs and that you're managing to get SOME ME time.....walkies maybe. Balance the stress of the rental commitments with some time out and you'll get more done is what I'm saying.
Hope too the rest of the family is okay.
Catch up if you can but if you're busy, I understand.

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