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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 � it�s 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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7/23/2015 7:28:43 AM

emoticon SOOOO pleased you're getting results so speedily!
Have a feeling the non-sleeping is due to frustration over my beloved consultants not talking to each other.
Man O Man what a restless night!
Had a dream I argued with my yet to be met consultant (ADAM)over my treatment plan. He was insistent something I'd already tried would work when I KNEW DARNED well it wouldn't. I stormed out of his office and woke up in a terrible temper emoticon
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Beautiful day for a walk and just taking in the sounds of the beach......outside Jayjay's Cafe

Then taking in the sun, with a bit of luck I'll doze off out there emoticon

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7/22/2015 6:31:26 AM

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good you've got your shoulder seen to, so sorry it's so painful (remember how draining it was for me), you have my sympathy my sweet pea.
What exercises? Arm swings bent over for example? Arm raises while lying down with a pillow under shoulder?

Just curious emoticon

Well I really AM going to have a slow day; waking at 3.30, 4.15 and every 20 mins there after last night has left me drained.
Hopefully the sun will come out and I'll drag the sun lounger out emoticon

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7/20/2015 9:01:32 AM

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aww bless, what a bummer!
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Gardening all done in time for the recycling collection on Wednesday.....time to chill out emoticon

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7/17/2015 10:56:00 AM

Hi ya
I just KNEW once you started you'd be on a roll LOL
Not much doing here, Pete's mouth ulcers and psoriasis is making an appearence again so he's down in the dumps.
Work crawling to a halt in the loft, planning a walk into Hopton over the weekend and maybe "If I'm a good girl" LOL we'll eat out...............won't hold my breath what with the ulcers!!!
Don't over do it!!!!! I know you. I do not want to hear you've had a pass-y out-y thing going on!!

Happy weekend babe, with the sun around I may catch up on gardening and enjoy a lay out after.

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7/14/2015 6:58:22 AM

emoticon speak soon- putting my feet up now. emoticon



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