Me with Lucy our old lady sadly got to doggie heaven.

A Doggie who found me at Villa Oplontis near Pompeii Italy.

Our daughter Charlotte & her husband Bruce on their wedding day.



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After years of yo-yo dieting I have decided enough is enough & I must get fitter & healthier & consequently lighter!!!!
I am a retired premature baby nursing sister & I have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes & I need to prevent the myriad of complications that can arise from it.
My weight initially increased during several years in which I suffered long periods of depression due to work pressures, which fortunately are in the past now since I retired. They were very difficult times but I had a fantastic support from my husband Tim & our wonderful daughter Charlotte.
So now I am in a very positive frame of mind & am wanting to get slimmer for good.

Member Since: 7/19/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,755

My Goals:
Feel more comfortable doing everyday chores.

Prevent complications from type 2 diabetes.

Be able to shop in "normal" clothes shops.

Reward my self with treats at every half stone (7lbs) milestone.

My Program:
5 sessions per week of;
Rowing machine.
Ski Glider.
Walking with Scarlett.
I vary my workouts each day.

Personal Information:
Married for 33yrs to Tim my gorgeous (long suffering LOL) husband & live in North East England.

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Just love US country music!!! Was lucky enough to see Tim McGraw & Jason Aldean in Salt Lake City. Alan Jackson next on the list!
Love crafts, reading & travelling. Been to the US several times, also Canada, Jordan, Israel, Portugal, Greece, Italy.Would love to visit India & South America when I am fitter & healthier!

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  • v ALICIA214

    Great to have you back, how come you took the pics of scarlet off your
    page? I think you were giving her a bath!!!. I just put up a new pic of Chica last week after her spa date. She is very vain. But I love here anyway. Let's stay in touch as we toddle down the road to weight loss
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    2269 days ago
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    These things I warmly wish to you-
    Someone to love
    Some work to do
    A bit o' sun
    A bit o' cheer
    And a guardian angel always near.

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    2562 days ago
    Hi just seen your email. Sorry not to reply before. you sound really interesting. I like your foxgloves!
    2602 days ago
    Congratulations on your 2.25 lbs!
    2605 days ago
  • v TOPBIRD1102
    Hi, just thought I would pop in and say hello.Ive just read your page and looked at your pictures.You are doing so well. Im the same age as you and I am still heavier than you.This is my first week on Sparkpeople and you are an inspiration to people like me who are yet again starting a weight loss journey.
    P.S. I added you as a Sparkfriend, hope you dont mind,I need all the encouragement I can get! emoticon emoticon
    2614 days ago
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