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Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

My darling girl Coco (almost 18) who went to Cat Heaven December 2009

Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens


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one step at a time...

In the past couple of years I have been diagnosed with 4 pain conditions - FMS, Allodynia, Arthralgia and Neuropathy. I have a spinal injury which occurred at age 10 (but never pinpointed till age 41) and also sustained 5 herniated discs and arthritis in my spine. It is a challenge finding the fine line between the right amount of activity and going beyond that - which often results in prolonged periods of immobility. This has impacted adversely on my ability to exercise, and my weight has crept up as a result.

I am now trying to eat more consciously and be more aware of portion control. Like many Spark Page members, I do love my food.

I love meeting new friends, so feel free to stop by and say hello.

Member Since: 9/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,700

My Goals:
Movement as often as possible.

Keep focusing on the positives.

Treat myself well, and focus on taking the small steps, one at a time.

My Program:
Being mindful of portion control.

Move my body as much as I can within limits.

Never give up.

Personal Information:
I was born and live in the lovely South Australian city of Adelaide again, after spending 8 years in Hobart and 4 in Melbourne.

Other Information:
I love animals, and lost my beloved cat Coco aged 17, in December 2009.

My interests include travel (reading, TV shows and DVDs) since I am a bit restricted in getting about; occasional bursts of creativity (writing, art); reading; photography; and I am an Anglophile who would love to visit the UK one day...

Inspirational Quote:

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
~Tony Robbins

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    emoticon for t he birthday wish and goodie. I appreciate it very much.
    41 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Dropping by to say Hi

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    And wish you a great weekend ahead... emoticon

    171 days ago
  • v GOANNA2
    Thank you for the Goodie and birthday wishes Nataccia.
    had lunch with the girls yesterday and today with my son, sister and nephew. Tomorrow going to Brisbane to High Tea with another friend. I am spoilt. Hope you and your mu are keeping well.
    Have a great week. emoticon
    205 days ago
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    The only real failure is when you don’t learn from your mistakes, and you keep repeating them. Tim Storm
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    212 days ago
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    You are loved. You are not alone. You are worthy of every blessing. You will get through the dark times. You are the hero of your own life. Kimberly Jones
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    Nattacia, thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. No, its not easy keeping up with all the needs of 2 parents, esp. w/Mom having /Alzheimer's, but doing it!

    224 days ago
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