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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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"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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NEW-CAZ
7/3/2014 6:26:10 AM

Hi Babe
Pete is now awaiting an appt in person with a physio to see if it is Rotator Cuff or frozen shoulder, the latter being prevelant in diabetics for some reason- 1 to 2 week wait.

So chilling out today, having a walk later when the boys go for a cycle.
I love gardening too, got 5 and a half hours in yesterday, may post pics later.........if I can be bothered to go around taking them, but I am trying to take a set once a month so I know what comes up as the year unfurls LOL

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NEW-CAZ
7/2/2014 6:31:28 AM

Hi Sonia
I am thrilled you're feeling SO much brighter- now to stay that way.
Don't envy you cutting hedges in this heat, having said that I've been out there trimming back and dead-heading and trying to fill the garden recycling bin before the men come around noon.

Just stopping briefly to be in when the physio phones Pete for his consultation and to make sure he tells them EVERYTHING!! emoticon

Will go back out after and/or hit the sun lounger if too hot *yeah ......hard life huh? LOL

Have a good one, it's so great you're back on form emoticon emoticon emoticon



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6/30/2014 6:19:12 AM

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* Never run after men/buses/houses * especially men emoticon

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NEW-CAZ
6/30/2014 5:14:26 AM

The good news just keeps coming. See todays blog and now added to which you're feeling better. I am over the moon to hear that, was getting VERY concerned!!!
Have fun chilaxing in Dorset...............but *yes mum know what's coming* PACE YOURSELF AND TAKE BREAKS!! emoticon

All is well here, got the lawns mowed while someone was still in bed, off for a walk now he's surfaced, back in the garden when I gt back.

Enjoy your walk hun, just off on mine- sun is glorious here and so warm, hope the same for you

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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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