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





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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 (still have) 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 ...
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 (still have) 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 65 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.




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
9/4/2014 3:14:14 AM

Oh, Miss Sunshine,

I was just looking at your pictures and you are amazing! And you look like a different person - Absolitely beautiful!!

I have been struggling - again - some stress with family. But have had some counceling at church. We now have a man who does counceling and he has been so helpful.

We are enjoying cooler weather right now but looks like it may warm up over the weekend. Then next week is the Pendleton Roundup - so locals are "bracing" for the influx of people. We about double in size during this week. but there are lots of fun activities. Not sure how much i will do but do plan to get down to all the actiivities on Main Street.







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SNUZSUZ
9/3/2014 10:19:40 AM

Thanks Martha for the comment on my blog. It cooled off about 10 degrees overnight, but it's still 90 degrees, but every little bit helps!



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DOLLBABE56
9/2/2014 7:07:39 AM

Thank you for the goodie yesterday. It has been next to impossible for me to control my appetite. I'd like to blame the meds I'm on, but that's not all there is to it. I haven't had any willpower for months. But, hopefully coming back to spark will give me the strength I need.



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LOOZINITNOW
8/31/2014 6:11:48 PM

Thank you for the goodie and the warm welcome back! Hope you have an amazing week ahead! emoticon



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DUGDIXIE1
8/30/2014 2:29:42 AM

I am doing well. How about you? It hard to believe we are going into the holidays. This year has just missed by. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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