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Slimming World 'Woman of the Year' 12 August 2014 after losing 108 pounds!





Christmas Day 2014 after losing 122 lbs



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A 'new' me.

Hi I'm Martha-Ann.
I WILL endeavour to reach the goal I've set myself.
I CAN do it.
I want to be healthier and eat better.
I've had a few health problems but I've beaten cancer and now I'm just getting on with life.

I love SparkPeople.
It has everything I could ask for.
Good advice, great ideas but most of all friendship.
The people I've met through this site are wonderful and are helping me towards a better, healthier way of life.
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Hi I'm Martha-Ann.
I WILL endeavour to reach the goal I've set myself.
I CAN do it.
I want to be healthier and eat better.
I've had a few health problems but I've beaten cancer and now I'm just getting on with life.

I love SparkPeople.
It has everything I could ask for.
Good advice, great ideas but most of all friendship.
The people I've met through this site are wonderful and are helping me towards a better, healthier way of life.
THANKYOU.

This is a Sanskrit proverb by the fifth century poet Kalidasa, it seems to sum things up perfectly.

Salutation to the Dawn.

Listen to the salutation of the dawn!
Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence.

The bliss of growth,
The splendour of action,
The glory of power...

For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day.
Such is the salutation of the dawn!
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Member Since: 7/16/2006

My Goals:
I want to feel more confident about myself.

I want to be as fit and healthy as I can.

I want to live to see my grandchildren (and possibly their children) grow up and be healthy and fit enough to enjoy them.

I want to work on small goals of 10lbs and give myself a small reward everytime I hit one.

I want to see a 'new' me!!






My Program:
Daily exercising, going for long walks, gardening.

Eating healthily.
It is not a diet, it's a healthy eating programme.
It's a way of life and it's going to be MY way of life for the rest of MY life!




Personal Information:
I'm from Yorkshire, England...we call it 'God's Own Country'.

I live in a small village in the country but am only a few miles from the sea so I have the best of both worlds.

I'm 66 years young.

My DH and I have been happily married for 43 years.

I'm a wife, mother, grandma, nana, niece, cousin, aunt and great aunt.

I'm retired from primary education, l had to take early retirement due to illness and after a long struggle l'm now cancer free and back to being part of my community again.
I decided to lose weight and get healthy and am now working towards that goal.


Other Information:
My hobbies are very varied, everything from puzzles to zentangles, reading to gardening, walking to birdwatching, writing to photography.
I love language too, the nuances and foibles, so I enjoy dabbling with writing and poetry...my son once called me a wordsmith...I wish I lived up to it!

You're welcome to browse my photos on www.flickr.com/photos/martha-ann

And read my poems and prose on martha-annsmiscellany.blogspot.co.uk

Just 'google' me or you can find the links under any of my team posts.




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XME501
8/21/2015 4:03:12 PM

Love you background - Poo Bear is one of our favorites!!

I see you are enjoying time with grand daughters - yesterday i was out running errands and kept meeting Jenni - she will be a senior in High School this year. Such a bright, loving girl.

It has cooled off today - but there is lots of smoke in the air from our forest fires. Seems like we are trying to burn up the NW this summer - lots of fires and we have lost a few of our fire-fighters. Really sad.

I am doing fine - eating much better and drinking more water. I tend to retain water and find that i do better, when i drink more water. So right now my goal is 6 glasses a day. I know i keep trying to drink more water, but i just do not like it!! Our tap water is really bad with all the chemicals they add, but we do have a Brita pitcher that really helps.

Well, have a good day with your family!!
barb




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XME501
8/9/2015 9:57:08 AM

Just stopping by to see how you are doing. Hope you had a good visit with your family. I know how much you enjoy them.

I am doing good this week - becoming more active. Yesterday I cleaned out the coat closet. Did not realize how much "stuff" I had put in there. Now it seems almost empty. But, will probably fill it up again soon. lol.

Hugs,
barb



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HICKOK-HALEY
7/22/2015 2:49:33 PM

Sarge is a happy boy, and a spoiled boy at that lol. He gets a morning walk with me early am, then again with Dennis and Alice. No wonder he smiles a lot hehe.



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HICKOK-HALEY
7/17/2015 4:45:20 AM

Sarge is one happy boy, isn't he? Hope your day is a good one!
Jeanne



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XME501
7/16/2015 10:47:04 AM

A beach towel - too funny!! I did not try the water slide but of course, my daughter did. It was so fun. And, the food was so good -

Not sure what i will be doing today - do need to get to the grocery store for a few things. And need to do a bit of weeding out back. Have not done so much outside this year - but did get some plants growing out front - in spite of the hot weather. They sure did drink up all the water.

Hope you are having a good week.
barb







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