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We are now in a little seaside town in the Netherlands called Katwjk en Zee. It feels comfortable here in Holland,it's another amazing place that thanks to engineering geniuses has come to be the wealthy and thriving country that it is today. I think heads maybe bowed due to Argentina beating Holland at their World Cup match well in certain circles anyway. Tomorrow Is another day there's some great events on here in the coming days sadly I am committed to attending a summer school here ...
We are now in a little seaside town in the Netherlands called Katwjk en Zee. It feels comfortable here in Holland,it's another amazing place that thanks to engineering geniuses has come to be the wealthy and thriving country that it is today. I think heads maybe bowed due to Argentina beating Holland at their World Cup match well in certain circles anyway. Tomorrow Is another day there's some great events on here in the coming days sadly I am committed to attending a summer school here although this is something I've longed to attend and now after such so long time I have the opportunity. Met two musicians at the airport who'll be playing jazz at a festival here.



If - By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too
If you can wait & not be tired by waiting
Or being lied about
Don't deal in lies
Or being hated, don't give way to hating
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise

If you can dream and not make dreams your master
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken
And stoop to build them up with worn out tools

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch & toss
And lose & start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss
If you can force your heart and nerve & sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them "Hold on"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue
or walk with kings nor lose the common touch
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you
If all men count with you, but none too much
If you can fill the unforgiving minute,
With 60 seconds worth of distance run
Yours is the earth & everything that's in it
And which is all, you'll be a man my son
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Member Since: 6/15/2010

SparkPoints: 5,803

Fitness Minutes: 1,313

My Goals:
To reach & keep my goal weight = 144.07
To have a creative life
esp in cooking
To be fit & healthy
To help my family & friends whose needs are similar to mine
To bring out the artist in me
To totally enjoy life



My Program:

Tracking my meals and exercise.
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day.
Doing daily exercise
having 8 hours sleep pn
Eat at the table not in front of tv
Write my journey in a journal
Planning meals in advance.
Walking every day for at least 20 to 30 minutes.
Aerobics 3 x a week
Yoga once pw

Personal Information:
I live in London UK & have done for 26 years.
I have been in the UK for 32 yrs pt of which was spent in my husband's home area in Tyne & Wear 50 miles from Scotland.
Due to stress my weight has crept up steadilly over the years
I am originally from Aoteroa New Zealand.
Kia ora to all other Kiwis on here

Other Information:
I have a leaning towards the spiritual which for me doesn't mean following any particular religion. I chose to become a Reiki practitioner a path which I really love & is non religious. Everything is going right 4 me thanks to my choice to work on myself.

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NPDSLEUTH
10/13/2013 10:02:03 PM

You can do it!!!

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FIFIFRIZZLE
10/13/2013 4:10:14 PM

Kia Ora for dropping by my blog, I know what you mean about others' tastes. I am at the stage in my life where the others are quite capable of cooking to their own tastes, so whoever is making the meal gets the say! That said DH is happily following my lead and happily losing weight too, so we are in a sweet spot at the moment.
I'm a reiki gal, too, BTW.
Stay warm therei n Auckland and watch out for those pesky tornados!
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Fifi

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MARYANNSQUEST
10/11/2013 4:02:54 PM

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Welcome to the Spirited Underdogs (Dawgies) . We are going to have some fun and the 5% challenge is our journey to a healthier lifestyle. Tomorrow we start our first destination, and I am so looking forward in going to know you.
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SOLOMUA
9/2/2013 5:31:18 PM

OMG Anihaka! We were in Auckland last month for a couple of days! I can just imagine you eating all that lovely food, hope you got some kina's and mussels into you!! I just can't get enough of kai moana!! Don't worry, I know one is with family, you cannot help but share food and feel the warmth and love of your whanau!

Ka kite!

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SOLOMUA
8/31/2013 5:34:43 AM

Kia ora e hoa! Kei te pehea koe? Haven't heard from you in a while my friend, how's things going with you, just touching base with my friends that I began this journey with, hope you are well!

Kia kaha xx

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