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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.
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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.




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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DUGDIXIE1
7/5/2014 6:59:37 PM

Oh that explains the time difference. He really hot here. emoticon Hope you have a nice Sunday. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon



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HICKOK-HALEY
7/4/2014 4:59:48 AM

Supposed to be just today, but people start early around here, and have fire crackers for a few days. Poor dogs around here, they go crazy.



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HICKOK-HALEY
7/4/2014 3:19:50 AM

Thank you Martha! emoticon



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DUGDIXIE1
7/1/2014 9:03:05 PM

emoticon Thanks for the bear hugs. Every one needs a hug now and then. emoticon

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XME501
7/1/2014 11:55:17 AM

Well, good morning, Miss Sunshine!

I am feeling so much better - still coughing - but have more energy and have a doctor appointment on Thursday. Just want to get rid of the cough. And need to have my blood pressure medicine checked and renewed.

Sounds like you had a good walk this morning. I want to get out more - but it is warming up here - looks like it will be a "hot" day. Will see what it is like this afternoon. My daughter is off today - so may visit her for a while.







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