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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:
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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NEW-CAZ
6/21/2015 7:52:48 AM

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It can't make it's mind up here today but it's muggy!
Rain earlier means I took to the bike and racked up 28 miles- if the machine's to be believed. I do wonder sometimes!

Yeah 2 more days to lift off! Pin cushion time I call it- I reckon with all the little holes they make with their needles when I drink water it'll be like a Tom and Jerry cartoon- water spurting out from them LOL........gotta keep a sense of humour emoticon

Just been cutting Pete's hair.........tell me....why do men's eyebrows do Dennis Healy's as they age and what's with ear hair emoticon
Anyway he's looking quite dashing now.
His mum reckons he looks like Richard Gere........can't see it myself.........more Art Garfunkel!

Enjoy your Sunday too hun, Roast Pork and crackling today emoticon emoticon

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6/20/2015 6:31:31 AM

They're coming to take me away HAHA!

Morning emoticon
Yeah weird or what!!!!
So how's you? A walk to the Observation Towel maybe?

Working in the loft this morning (can't bear looking down the hatch opening though - makes me dizzy LOL) with Pete then going to the town hall this arvo with Vicki to give out more pamphlets for her charity. Hope I'm not asked too many questions about colitis/chrones/bowel cancer etc- even though I've brushed up on it I don't want to misinform.
Just back from my walk and the ole neck muscles are retaliating - roll on Tooosday. emoticon

Speak soon babes
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6/19/2015 11:37:36 AM

Hi there
I've been deep breathing...............it's not worked LOL

Yeah same system up here, text or call.
Just the sheer selfishness and lack of thought for others gets me!!!!
i remember someone on my surgeon's team telling me people don't turn up for operations!!! So all that theatre time is wasted etc etc.................................People should be fined...but then I guess putting that into practice and collecting would be EVEN MORE costly................might make them stop and think.
Also reckon drunks who turn up at A&E should be charged if nothing wrong with them other than pukking their guts up over all the staff.
I'm on a roll LOL
I need a drink.....a stiff one........oh, just remembered- I don't drink!! emoticon
Cigarette? Don't smoke!
Kidding .........not that bad!!!
Time for a cuppa though emoticon

See you tomorrow- still haven't unpacked from Tesco's! emoticon





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6/19/2015 10:28:03 AM

So glad the ECG came back okay, that's one hurdle over!!
Hope you get to see your quack in quick time, it does take a while to get in to see ours now. But she's good.
Have to say I read of the number of people who did not show for their appointments- makes my blood boil. It only takes a quick phone call to cancel and allow someone else - maybe more urgent- to get in there. And if it's a forgotten appointment- well in my view if you forgot it there could not have been much wrong emoticon
Off my soap box SOZ, been one of THOSE mornings emoticon

Glad you enjoyed the gig!!!!
We're being naughty tonight and having a fish supper- the way my luck's been today the cooker might blow up on me emoticon that's my excuse anyway emoticon emoticon

Happy weekend babe, set to be a hot one here and I've got my pitch laid out in the garden!!!

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6/19/2015 3:57:03 AM

HI ya
Glad you're feeling well!
Everything was perfect yesterday- even the seagulls kept their distance LOL

In a rush this morning- over slept! emoticon Rare for me and it puts me out!!! Hate it LOL. Play catch up all day emoticon

Have a great weekend Sonia, Suz has told me she's got a wait for her new apartment and she's asking after you as I said you had some health issues. Should I tell her or would you rather get in touch. She's concerned for you..

Speak soon, must go babes
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