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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.
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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.




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
11/1/2014 1:59:05 PM

Thanks for the new water bottle - I have been looking for one that does no leak - and this one won't!!

Yes, you do know my "weakness".

My sister gave me a rain hat to wear - so i can' t use the rain as an excuse for not taking that daily walk. And i do have a warm coat for the cooler weather. So now to just get out every day!

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HICKOK-HALEY
10/28/2014 1:30:34 PM

There are wild green Parakeet down in the Hollywood area. It's warmer there during the winter. Sure hope someone can catch the bird. It's so cute! emoticon



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HICKOK-HALEY
10/27/2014 5:18:30 PM

I'm surprised your pond is low, with the rain you have had. Hopefully this winter you get enough rain for the pond. Pond's always bring in birds etc. So fun to watch. Have a good day! emoticon



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SNUZSUZ
10/27/2014 9:46:53 AM

Thank you!



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XME501
10/17/2014 12:46:38 PM

My son, Geoff. and i will be going to Medford tomorrow to see my sister. We are excited to see her. I am not looking forward to the drive thru the Portland area, but once we get past, the drive done interstate 5 is beautiful. I always did enjoy that part of the trip.

We are planning to be there at least a week - will see how she is and how much she may need us.

Thanks so much for all your support and prayers. I do treasure your friendship.

Love,
barb



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