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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 6-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?' Another baby is now into his second year 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 ...
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 6-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?' Another baby is now into his second year 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.

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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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1/29/2014 4:13:38 PM

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1/27/2014 1:19:10 PM

Hi Sonia
glad ECA is being a more cheerful patient! But it sounds like a lot of recovery time and manipulation needed...don't relish being him for all the tea in China.

It is a shame about the wardrobe but Pete is a perfectionist and it would grate every time he walked in the room and saw the imperfection in his workmanship. Guess I should be thankful he takes so much pride in all he does!


Having a night in front of the box tonight and I suggest you do likewise, have a feeling ECA is going to be demanding for a while yet emoticon



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1/26/2014 4:20:04 AM

I hope it WILL be a better day for you and ECA today, sounds like he needs to checked over again by a doctor.
Put your feet up when you can or you'll be no good for yourself....or anyone emoticon

Gym coming on a treat although Pete fell yesterday as he was coming off the last step of the ladder and put his foot on one of the extensions of the multi gym, went flying, the multi gym missed him by inches but it crashed into the upright of the wardrobe he's built and there is a visible (but small) dent in the contiboard- so now he wants to redo it all!!!!!!!!! Perfectionist as always. I'm just glad he only came away with a grazed knee!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1/26/2014 3:36:32 AM

Rent a Hubby must do a lot of business LOL


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1/24/2014 6:18:07 AM

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Just when you need a break i n your day your menfolk take centre stage- but thank heavens he's here to tell the tale and nothing even more serious (like a broken back!) has resulted.

Guess Gareth wants everything just perfeck for his dear ole mum (I know "not so much of the old" LOL)- can't blame him, you're an excellent mum to your kids- there when needed but happy to let them live their lives. THe perfect blend.

I hope ECA gets well soon and is not ringing his invalid attention bell too often- you need your energy for the party LOL.....yeah I know I have a wicked streak.
Speak again when you can, I fully intend to spend Sunday decorating as the weather is forcast to be crap but better tomorrow- so walkies me thinks...while I can.

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