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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: 67,046

Fitness Minutes: 65,193

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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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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SUSIEPH1
6/28/2014 5:36:37 PM

Hi Sonia.. Thank you for your support my friend .. Yes it will be a little sad today ..but we will talk about all the good times and just enjoy being together ..

Colin did so much in his life and we want to cherish that, and the time we had together ..
I can still see the shy smile on his face ..
He was a quiet achiever ..
Invented lots of implements to help us on our orchards ..
Built go-carts for the boys and dolls houses and swings for the girls ..
Always thinking about making things easier for us ..
Mind you. He also growled like a bear at times too ..
He was my husband,lover and hero and friend ..
Also step father to my children ...
He was everything to us all ..
Love you my friend .. Hope all us well xxxSusie xxx emoticon



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NEW-CAZ
6/25/2014 4:21:37 AM

HI Sonia
Yes I saw about the virus, reassuringly for you-though it would have better for you not to have suffered, at least you need not worry now it was something more sinister.
Had a great time last night although I clean forgot I had my camera!!
I'll get my blog up in a mo.
Jackie is thinking of coming up again in September! I was chuffed when she said we'd been "perfect hosts".
We both cried as they left- what plonkers LOL

Well must go get my walk in- back to normality LOL

Hope the weather is good there and you get your walk in today, I see you've been a busy bee!!

Luv ya
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NEW-CAZ
6/20/2014 6:06:53 AM

Enjoy the concert hun, you deserve a night out. Hope the head doesn't suffer as a consequence emoticon

May not be on here much for obvious reasons but you'll not be far from my thoughts

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APPLEADAY2010
6/19/2014 4:38:50 PM

Hey just popping by to say hello. I been to the other side - 'my fitness pal' but its not as good. I thought it might give me some fresh motivation. How are you? Hope your good emoticon xx



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NEW-CAZ
6/10/2014 1:30:19 PM

Enjoy your solitary gardening-n-cottage-prepping time Sonia. See you when you get back.
We're planning a fish supper at ours for J + V.
John has had a hospital appointment today for his sciatica and has been given A LONG LASTING epidural and Vicki is feeling low waiting for her op date and suffering with her back........so.........time to get them round here and take their mind off their worries for a while.

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