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At my biggest...1st November 2013





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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LILYPAD12311
1/12/2015 3:43:52 PM

Hello Martha Ann!!!! You are amazing as ever,,,, congratulations on winning Slimming World "Woman of the Year" .... and now you have even lost more weight! Wow,,, what an inspiration....... I thought you would win the contest for the best photos,,,, you have real talent behind that lens. I love your pictures.

I was gone for awhile but figured that Sparks helps me stay motivated so I am back,,,,, and now I see how amazing you have done,,,, I am so inspired ..... have a wonderful day! emoticon



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XME501
1/10/2015 10:56:08 AM

Sorry you are "under the weather" - just hope you are feeling much better soon.

I had a fun day yesterday. Met a couple of knitters in the morning - and a friend from the past joined us. I had worked with Marilyn long time ago. Was fun catching up.

Not sure what i will do today. It is overcast and gloomy outside - so will just stay indoors. Except for a couple of errands. May do a bit of cooking - need to bake more bread and have some apples that are a bit on the ripe side. May just make a cobbler with them.

Pray you feel better soon.
Love,
barb





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SNUZSUZ
1/8/2015 7:53:50 AM

Thanks, Martha, I just love it!



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NEELOJ
1/5/2015 12:28:38 PM

Thanks Martha-Ann for my New Year Goodie!!
I hope you have a wonderful 2015.
You did so great in 2014!

I am raring to start the new year with more contentment in my life and to continue losing my weight, learning to eat more healthy, and learning to be me.
I am enjoying my life even though my thoughts are with Charlie many times. He passed away one year ago yesterday.




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KAT573
1/2/2015 6:10:18 PM

forgive my lapses!! it is hard to have much energy working full time and I wanted to say how PROUD I am of your achievemnts. You have worked and persisted so hard for so long, nobody deserves this more than YOU!! I am setting as one of my goals checking in to sparkpals and boards three times a week, and will begin my babysteps that have fallen along the way with yet another change in my daily routines and my health. always a balancing act. always acceptance to even BEGIN!
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