At my biggest...1st November 2013
Slimming World 'Woman of the Year' 12th August 2014 after losing 108 pounds!
Christmas Day 2014 after losing 122 lbs
MARTHA-ANN is a SparkPeople Motivator!
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.
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!
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!!
Daily exercising, going for long walks, gardening.
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!
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.
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.
| Pounds lost: 125.0
Thank you Martha. Alice is very contented now!
181 days ago
We brought Alice home tonight. She was so excited to see us. Have a good Thurs!
182 days ago
Kathryn always comes up with good names for our pets. I think Silvi is hers lol.
192 days ago
Thanks so much for the picture and for the patterns - very helpful.
I will check with our local Hospice and see if they could use some. We have a couple of quilters in our knitting group that I know would be interested in making a few.
198 days ago
Haven't heard from you in a while and missed you. Remembered you went on holiday so I came looking at your blogs to make sure you're ok, just busy. Glad to see you are. You blogs were terrific as always. Glad you enjoyed yourself.
199 days ago