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View from Greenwich Park. Well worth climbing the steep hill for my favourite London view.

My "big trousers" photo, 61 kg, 1st Spark anniversary, November 12th 2009.





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Hello fellow slimmers. "I'm hoping that public humiliation will help me lose the pounds before my doctor decides to weigh me again!" That was what I wrote when I joined SparkPeople. My wish came true and I reached my goal weight in time for my next doctor's appointment. I don't know who was more pleased....her or me! Now I am Sparking for life.....BECAUSE IT WORKS!!!

UPDATE: I lost 14kg and reached my goal weight of 60kg in June 2009. In January 2010, I was voted a "SparkPeople Motivator". I am thrilled to be in such good company.

VIRTUAL WALKS: I love walking and I track it by doing virtual walks plus a little jogging and a little stationary cycling.

Around the Irish coastline clockwise from Dublin: commenced September 23rd 2012. Completed 3402
miles by February 7th 2015. My virtual walk around Ireland is now complete!!

Around the British coastline anti-clockwise from the Thames Woolwich Barrier: in progress since October 11th, 2009. Completed 5552 miles by Sep 22nd, 2012. Have reached Greenwich, London, England. VIRTUAL WALK IS NOW COMPLETE!!!!!

Thames Path from the source to the sea : completed 184 miles from September 4th to October 10th, 2009. Averaged 5.1 miles per day.

Around the Isle of Wight: completed 67 miles from August 23rd to September 3rd, 2009. Averaged 5.6 miles per day.

Land's End to John O'Groats: completed 1111 miles from January 1st to August 22nd, 2009. Averaged 4.7 miles per day.

SPONSORED WALK: thank you to everyone who sponsored me on my walk in May 2009. All donations are now in and I raised enough to buy 20 neonatal masks for newborn babies.

Member Since: 11/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 234,399

My Goals:
I'd love to reach 60kg by summer 2009. DONE.

I want my doctor to look surprised the next time she weighs me! DONE.

Waist below 32". DONE.

Do a side plank. DONE.

I want to be successfully maintaining by Christmas 2009. DONE.

To jog for 30 minutes without stopping. DONE.

To run a 5K. DONE.

To run a 5K in under 35 minutes.

Fit into UK size 10 trousers. DONE.

To reach 1000 miles on my "Around the British coast" virtual walk. DONE.

To do 10 tabletop lifts. DONE.

To reach a weight of 58kg.

My Program:
I have really got the exercise bug and look forward to each day as an opportunity to get fit.

The program that works for me includes deep breathing, stretching, doing the "exercise of the day", Pilates, walking, jogging, gardening, tracking my food carefully and drinking 8 glasses of water daily.

Personal Information:
I live in London with a hubby, a cat, a garden, a house, a huge mortgage, and 8 million neighbours. I blog for escapism. See my Great Balls of Wool blog here

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Breakfast is the most important meal of my day.

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    Honestly, I don't think the coach saw the worst of it, it was covered up by the diaper! And I was being stubbornly optimistic and insisted I'd assess the damage when I got home. Which I did. I think I needed the space/privacy to make a solid assessment. And as soon as I uncovered it to wash and looked in the mirror, there was no question.
    116 days ago
  • v ANNEMAC5
    Imposters United :) your post on my blog made me feel better thank you. emoticon
    124 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    The toilet roll fairy is always topping up for DH in this house too! emoticon emoticon
    132 days ago
    Congratulations on your Charity Shop find! I love when that happens! It's just fun! Thank you for the comment on my feed; all my grandkids spent a lot of preschool time at my house. I enjoy it now as much as ever; never expected to be here for another generation! We all have a lot of good memories from those early days and yes, they are all good workers. It's not easier or faster when a 2 1/2 year old is helping but it really is more fun; they are so proud of "I did it!". My "big 4" are 20, 21, 22, and 23 now and have been an amazing support system for me this past year. Life is good.
    137 days ago
  • v ANNEMAC5
    Thank you for the birthday flowers and kind words Anne x
    143 days ago
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