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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:
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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.

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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6/16/2015 5:55:47 AM

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6/14/2015 8:31:15 AM

Hi ya
TALON was out of this world! LOVED IT!
AMAZING EVENING- STILL BUZZING!!

John and Vicki coming over shortly for din-dins!
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6/13/2015 9:27:38 AM

Hi Sonia
considering this is now mid June I am amazed it's not hotter for longer..........but like you I'll take what I can get.
I am sorry you've had another episode! For sure switch doctors if you're not getting anywhere.
Vicki can't stand her doc but is reluctant to change in case this one creates. I asked her if it was a male or female doc. She said male so I said well ask to change to a female doc as you'd feel more comfortable discussing "female matters"- he can't retaliate over that. She should have my GP - same practice. She has an aggressive tone as she's Polish and it comes across like that but she's amazing!
Don't dally- your health is worth having the best you can get!!

Loved your Dutch barge by the way! I've got a habit of watching ships come and go at the Pier Head.

Have a sad tale to tell.
One of my neighbours who I'm now really friendly with told me she'd walked the Pier Head last Friday (I missed that day thankfully) and she came across a wig, a bag and some crutches. There was a suicide note from a poor lady saying she was in so much pain she'd had enough- she'd thrown herself off the Pier Head emoticon Lesley checked the woman's phone and the last call was 5.40am, it was by then 6.3am. Being a lifeguard and member of RNLI she called and a boat was released to search for her. Some time later down the coast at Hopton she was found. They worked on her for TWO HOURS and took her to James Paget but to no avail. Personally I think just as well- it was her wishes not to be in this world any longer. Had Lesley been an hour earlier - and she was late that morning and could well have been- she would have been temped to jump and save her had she witnessed it. She is so distraught thinking of this poor lady.

Makes you thankful I guess.

Looking forward to tonight but it's pissing down here and there is fair walk from the multi story car park. Hope it dries up between now and when we leave! *TOUCH WOOD* neck is behaving better than expected.............not that I'll be telling the doctor that!! This has got to be a fluke! emoticon

Luv ya, have a great evening and Sunday, take care.
Let me know how it goes on Tuesday yeah???

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6/13/2015 3:26:53 AM

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Sssoooooooooo, did you enjoy the beach?
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6/9/2015 7:23:08 AM

Howdy!
Yeah go and enjoy yourself!!!
Had a better walk than expected this morning and just finished " the chores" as the clouds keep invading my space and there's a gusty wind this morning.
Promised to brighten up later so hope to pop down the beach myself....even if it is to sit outside Jayjays people watching.
They had their clear wind-breakers up this morning and some breakfasters were wrapped up for winter LOL wimps emoticon
Have a great one hun, sounds like both you and I are in better spirits today............long may it continue,
Oh ,,,,,,,,,had confirmation of my botox appoibtment; 23/6 at 9.10am................himself will have to get a wiggle on. He'll wonder what's hit him at that time in the morning.
This morning he woke up around 6.30 for a pee and saw me get up...........30 mins later he was up.....................he's not been "with it" since emoticon emoticon

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