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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.

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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.

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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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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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NEW-CAZ
7/7/2014 3:47:07 AM

Morning Sonia
I am intrigued about the valuation?? S'pose a plan is hatching and you're taking it a step at a time! Looking forward to hearing all about it.
Meal did not go so great last night, was ready to have a go at the manager but Pete and John said make our voices heard on the online "HOW DID WE DO" survey.

1) the waitress did not greet us and was surly emoticon
2) she bought us our dessert spoons from inside her apron pocket and they were soiled emoticon
3) For dessert she said they'd run out of whipping cream, we said well send someone to the 24hr open Tesco or Asda (10 mins away). Then changed that to the whisking machine was broken-well hand whisk then! I do!!
4) When we asked "SO WHAT DESSERTS ARE AVAILABLE AS NO CREAM"- said we could have ice cream in place and added it was POURING cream that we not available.
LIES LIES LIES..............I am incandescent with anger this morning- we are not morons and don't expect to treated as such.
5) We had a 20% off the TOTAL meal and she only took it off the food not the food AND drinks. Well, okay that turned out to be a technical error on the till but it was the last straw.
When we paid she was due off shift but to my eye was hovering for her tip....................you kidding me!!! emoticon I gave her the evil eye on the way out.
Vicki reckoned when she saw that the vouchers mentioned shareholder (for another company as it happens to use at Toby) she changed her tune thinking we might report back to Toby..........Too late sister.
I'll not mince my words today- might phone to rant too.

I'm going to ring Jackie shortly, her BD today, then I'm off for a tension releasing walk- and contacting TOBY!!!


sorry to rant, I'm going to make this my blog to get it out of my system, hope you don't mind ((((hugs))))

Hope the valuation is favourable and what you hoped for *fingers crossed*
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NEW-CAZ
7/5/2014 5:53:38 AM

Hi babe
what a bummer over the hedge clippers- always when you need them most.obviously.
Sorry to hear about the migraine, glad it passed and was not a major setback.

I see you've read my blog (so good of you to comment every time and I constantly fail to thank you...SOZ) so you know what I have planned.
Just purchased a 4kg kettlebell to up the ante a little been using a lower weight and adding arm weights til now to test myself before buying...just about to give it a go........wish me luck, I think it'll feel different to have the weight more central and not spread up my arms LOL

Having some doubts that the move is what Jackie wants (private chat with her while Steve an Pete went for 2nd viewing at 4pm) and she said Steve " was steaming ahead"!! I want it to work for them but fear it's a snap decision!!
They have a few days to think it over/talk it though so I'm hoping I'm barking up the wrong tree emoticon

Have fun in the garden, ours is getting well and truly soaked- and it needs it.

Chow Bella
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SUSIEPH1
7/4/2014 9:20:37 PM

Thanks Sonia ..loved your comment on my Blog ..
I am experiencing a lot of back pain .. It's winter here and the cold doesnt help ..
My Darling Daughters bought me a electric massage chair cover and it is helping heaps..
How are you dearest ? ..hope all well ..
I always have a ear to lend if you need to chat .. Love You ..Susie xxx emoticon



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NEW-CAZ
7/4/2014 6:45:27 AM

You're welcome emoticon

Just wondering if the hedge is done and dusted now- if you're thinking of going out there today and it's anything like here, splash on the sunscreen- it's a scorcher! emoticon


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