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...slowly but surely!

I originally joined SparkPeople in March 2009. I had let myself go.
Being tall, I can carry a lot of weight before it really shows, but I had pushed that about as far as it would go. My peak weight (in early 2009) was 13st 5lbs (187 lb).

Thanks to SparkPeople, I lost 2 stone (28lbs), and dropped at least one pants size - nearer two. Looked great, and attracted much favourable comment. But then relaxed and thought I knew it all. Stopped being so careful with my wine intake (I do love my red wine!) and gradually crept up and up...

A couple more years passed and I was just stupid and lazy. Carried on with an unsustainable lifestyle, my weight continued to creep up and my new maximum (at the end of 2015) was 13st 11lbs - 193lbs, including plenty of tummy fat. Even my Dad started to notice and comment. Went for a flu jab and registered high blood pressure. Lots of warning signs, so I got myself a FitBit with some Christmas money, and am now Sparking again!

Member Since: 3/27/2009

Fitness Minutes: 21,501

My Goals:
Make exercise my friend.
Make Sparking second nature.
Learn to drink in moderation.

My Program:
Exercise daily as a matter of routine.
Eat according to my plan.
Get the sleep
Drink that water!
Watch the WINE!

Personal Information:
I live in darkest Essex with my husband and 2 adult "children", 2 cats and a dog. Lovely family, good life.

I'm a freelance IT trainer. Computer help anyone? Reasonable rates!

Other Information:
I sing (tenor!) in our local church choir - great bunch of people. I was an alto but we ran short of MEN, and though we now have a brilliant new real tenor, I'm still there...

I also sing in a choral society for more challenging pieces in a larger group. Currently working an a Bruckner Mass (No 2 in E minor) and a Parry motet: "At the round earth's imagined corners sing". Concert in April.

Oh, and I'm trying to teach myself the trumpet... And the flute...

I just love making a noise!

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