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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.

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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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XME501
6/24/2014 10:31:05 AM

Thank you for the beautiful basket of fruit - i will certainly enjoy it. Have been eating more fruit and actually enjoying apples which have never been a favorite of mine. Geoff teases me - i eat with a spoon of peanut butter (Now that is my very favorite food!). He says i eat the apple just so i can have the peanut butter and i told him "Whatever works!!"

Cooler and overcast today - but am sure it will warm up later. Meeting Elaine this morning for our Bible study and then to the fabric store for some T-pins - i have knit a small shawl that i need to block and do not have pins to lay it out.

So glad you are feeling better!! Do have a good day.
Love,
barb

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XME501
6/23/2014 9:49:36 AM

Oh, Martha,
Too funny!! I have done the same thing with the goodies - meant to send one to someone and actually sent to myself.

Sounds like you and your hubby had a good day. I certainly need to get started walking more. My friend Elaine walks a lot - all over Pendleton. I did walk a lot when we first moved here, but seems like, well, i don't know why i don't now. I really do not have any excuses.

It is beautiful here this morning - cool - and looks like a very warm day. I do want to get out and do some weeding and need to water, too. I had planted a few impatiens and wanted to get a few more, but then caught that darn cold - so they are probably gone from the stores now. But am sure they have more plants.

Thanks so much for stopping by - i always so enjoy your visits, Beautiful Lady!!
barb



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MARTHA-ANN
6/23/2014 2:52:35 AM

Good morning Barb,
Hope you're feeling much better this morning. emoticon

Our summer has finally arrived, we've had three days of the high eighties, a little bit of cloud now and again but it's nice to see the dry weather after all the rain we've had. emoticon

DH and I did a lot of garden clearing yesterday morning, splitting some of the larger border plants which were taking over and generally clearing spaces. It was cool under the trees and very enjoyable.
Then in the afternoon we went to a nearby nature site and walked the wood. It kept us out of the sun and was pleasantly cool under the shade of the trees. I reckon we did around four miles and some of it was hills so I had a good workout. I'm trying to build up to the five miles a day i used to do and feel close to getting there with not too many stops for rests...I hope to do it without rests soon! emoticon

Have a wonderful day, take care emoticon



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XME501
6/20/2014 11:40:40 AM

Thank so much for the beautiful flowers - you do know how much i love a fresh bouquet.

I slept good last night and feel somewhat better this morning - except for a headache. Will take something and chase that away.

Looks like our summer weather has arrived after all that rain. Was in the 80s yesterday - don't know what that is in your "language" - but it was warm.

Will just be staying in most of the day except a couple of quick errands.

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barb



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HICKOK-HALEY
6/16/2014 7:56:35 AM

I hope the weather clears up. emoticon



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