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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, still a couple left, 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!


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 44 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.
l've been diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica which is a bit of a challenge but l will conquer it.


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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  • v BEARWHISPERER
    Hi Martha-Ann, Hope you and your family are doing well. I haven't heard from you in a while and hope you're busy doing good things. Keeping you in my prayers.
    19 days ago
  • v XME501
    Had a birthday early this month. My daughter took me out for lunch and gave me a bouquet of flowers - roses and lilies. And I thought of you and all the bouquets you have sent my way and how much i do enjoy fresh flowers.

    But these are starting to wilt and is about time to toss them - but, I may get to the store for some more. Can't really afford but may anyway!!

    Just pray you and yours are healthy and enjoying much family time!!

    Hugs,
    barb
    21 days ago
  • v SLEEKY
    Hi. emoticon Hope your week has started well. I've joined the 5% challenge which officially kicks off on Sat. The pre-challenge activities have done a lot to get me motivated. Have a good week. emoticon
    Cheryl
    75 days ago
  • v XME501
    Oh, Martha, that sampler is just so precious. Just love it!!
    barb
    86 days ago
  • v SLEEKY
    So sorry you and your DH are going through such a rough patch. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. emoticon
    89 days ago
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