At my biggest...
Slimming World 'Woman of the Year' after losing 108 pounds!
122 lbs down
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, 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.
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 44 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 polymyalgia rheumatica which is a bit of a challenge but l will conquer it.
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.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 122.0
So sorry you and your DH are going through such a rough patch. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
170 days ago
For anybody interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Summer Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Fall challenge! If you'd like to join my team, the Scarlet Dragons, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team!
There are 10 teams, 24 team members each, and it's a 10 week challenge!
Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
189 days ago
I had to laugh when I read your post. My first thought today was it's so good to see the sun shining after several days of clouds and rain!
196 days ago
Comment edited on: 8/11/2016 8:15:06 AM
thank you for commenting on my blog. I suspect you and I would get along well out in the "real" world - think of all the photos we could share!
198 days ago
Do you have a picture of your birth sampler posted anywhere?? Would love to see it.
Am not doing very much knitting right now. Just some wash clothes for a local charity. Want to do some quilting again - but just can't seem to get started. But, will soon.
Good to hear from you - hope your and yours are doing well.
199 days ago