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





Christmas Day 2014 after losing 122 lbs



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A 'new' me.

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.
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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 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 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.


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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HICKOK-HALEY
1/26/2015 12:21:32 AM

I haven't heard from you for a while. How are you doing?
Jeanne



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XME501
1/21/2015 11:51:34 AM

Do enjoy your day in! And the fire - i miss having a fireplace - can be so cozy and comforting.

I have not done any embroidering in a long time - when i was in WalMart last time i was looking at all the materials and thinking - - - - soon. My Mother-in-law did beautiful work. I told her the underneath side was a beautiful as the right side. Now i think you have inspired me to get out my things. I think i have some squares finished that need to be put into a throw.

Our party last night was so fun. We will miss Lindsay but she did introduce us to the girl who will be taking her place.

Keep warm today. It is overcast here this morning and a bit colder - am going to the church to meet Elaine for a bit.



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SNUZSUZ
1/20/2015 9:03:00 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Helping others is a reward in itself:)



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XME501
1/19/2015 11:46:42 AM

Good morning, Miss Sunshine,
My leg is a bit better - mostly the muscles. Thank you so much for the good wishes.

Saturday will be Kathi's birthday - she will be 51 - hard to believe. I am knitting her a pair of fingerless gloves. And have a pair of socks for her. I do enjoy my knitting. She was born the day after my Mother's birthday. Seems like i could not "hit" any special day when my little ones were born. I also missed Valentine's day by one day and Mother's Day by 4 days.

Have errands today - and right now the sun is out very bright - and we are a bit warmer. So looks like it will be a good day to be out.

Hope you stay warm and the ice and snow do not stay too long.

Love,
barb



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XME501
1/13/2015 11:36:57 AM

Good morning, Beautiful Lady,
You look amazing! What an accomplishment.

I am off this morning to meet Elaine and Steph at the DoNut Shop for my maple bar and for our Bible study. Then a couple of errands. Our kitchen clock had died - after about 10 years and need to return a couple of books to the library - and will probably pick up a couple more.

Hope you are having a fantastic day!
Love.
barb



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