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Around Ireland virtual walk: I reached Glencolumbkille, Co. Donegal on July 12th 2014.





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I reached my goal in 2009 and plan to stay there in 2014.

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 ...
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 2584
miles by July 12th 2014. Have reached Glencolumbkille, Co. Donegal.

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.
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Member Since: 11/12/2008

SparkPoints: 94,761

Fitness Minutes: 186,930

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 teenager, a cats, a garden, a house, a huge mortgage, and 8 million neighbours. I blog for escapism. See my Great Balls of Wool blog here http://bagsofwool.blogspot.co.uk/

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Breakfast is the most important meal of my day.

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ANNEMAC5
6/1/2014 2:44:49 PM

Thanks for the comment on my photo and yes hair colour was prep for my holiday although if you read my blog you will see it was a wet one



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NEW-CAZ
5/26/2014 2:38:46 PM

It's been sunny at times and hazy at others Una, enough to sunbathe and change to do some weeding for a while. Got 2 garden areas done- 2 to go.........tomorrow if it doesn't rain as predicted!

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NEW-CAZ
5/17/2014 5:33:31 PM

GOOD FOR YOU! and well done on making such a good job of a solitary and tiresome chore emoticon emoticon

Now.......tomorrow it should be sunny again, enjoy and relax! emoticon



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NEW-CAZ
5/15/2014 2:34:21 AM

Hi UNA

Just seen on the weather that it's s'posed to be hotter than Corfu on Saturday.............luverly juberly! emoticon



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JOYINKY
4/28/2014 4:03:21 PM

I know what you mean Una; about the ajuga. It needs to be somewhere with boundaries, what I will be transplanting will be coming OUT of my LAWN! I have some at the side of the house bordered by a patio and the foundation; it's great in an area like that and it doesn't seem to mind the lack of sun (northside) and moisture (eves shelter it some) of that area. Not much else would grow there. I'm having good luck where I've edged; but it's a big job, even with a trencher. I cut in a trench at the lawn edge a few inches deep then with a spade cut at an angle from the gardenside into it. Removing the resulting triangle of soil, in my case clay, I line the trench with thick newspaper and fill it with mulch. Makes a nice edge and so far what I have gotten done has lasted 2 years keeping the daylilies out of the lawn and the lawn out of the daylilies that line one side of my yard; worth the effort. I plan to do the same thing along Sugar's garden. Just haven't gotten that far yet. It's another area that's difficult to get things to grow, but the ajuga does. She keeps the paths pretty weed free just with her traffic.
In spite of all the time I put in I'm a pretty casual gardner. Happy to let things grow where they are happy. This year I'm trying the tomatoes mixed in my flower bed; the cucumbers too if I can get them to both live and climb. I've put strawberries where the tomatoes were; a challenge to see if I can outwit the squirrels! Happy Spring!




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