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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 69 years young.

My DH and I have been happily married for 45 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 spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis (arthritis of the spine) which is a bit of a challenge but l will conquer it.
l also have Morton's neuroma and together these three make walking and standing difficult but l persevere and don't let them totally wreck everything!


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 HICKOK-HALEY
    How did the visit go with your Grandchildren?
    27 days ago
  • v HICKOK-HALEY
    Thank you Martha. I Miss Henley so much, but like you said, I have so many fond memories. And a lot of pictures of my sweet boy. Hope you are feeling better. emoticon
    30 days ago
  • v HICKOK-HALEY
    I hope the new medication works too. How long will you be getting ejections? I have been lucky. I haven't had a cold for years. (knock on wood). Going to get my flu shot soon though.
    65 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/20/2017 10:52:38 PM
  • v HICKOK-HALEY
    Hey Martha. Where have you been? emoticon
    66 days ago
  • v XME501
    Just saw your pictures on flickr - beautiful!! Where were they taken??
    My Geoff really enjoys your pictures too.

    Gordon has visited from Seattle again this weekend - have had some fun times. Daughter Kathi came over Sat evening. Was great watching her and the two "boys' catch up. They have always been quite close. Then yesterday we went to Kathi's for tacos - then to Dairy Queen for ice cream. And this morning Gordon is going back home. Miss him already - so fun having him here.

    Pray you and your family are having a good weekend.
    barb
    81 days ago
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