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Picnic at one of the islands many waterfalls
I am a chicken farmer on the Nature Island of Dominica, & I started SP in April aiming to lose 15lbs. I lost that & a bit more, & now want to lose another 5 - I am so close to my best weight ever it seems a shame not to go for it.
The SP tools have been a huge help, this time I have been able to pick myself up & carry on after every slip, because the message boards are inspirational, & I was lucky to find a buddy who has been just terrific, challenging, encouraging - I could never have kept going on my own. SP is the tops!
Update, June 2008 - back again, kept the weight down nicely for a while, & then stopped smoking, & the weight shot up! So now I need to lose that stone again, without the evil weed to substitute for calories. But I can do it!
I will get my weight down to 125lbs by eating carefully & exercising. I will remain free of addiction, cos I just don't like the taste or the smell - honest I don't! (And I don't like chocolate or ice-cream either!)
I like low-carb, lost a lot of weight this way years ago, & am doing the same now. I enjoy training with dumbbells once I can make myself start! My work life is pretty active, so that helps me keep fit.
My name is Susanne, I am from Wales originally, but now live in Dominica, which is a tiny but gorgeous island in the West Indies. I was over 20 years in the Civil Service in the UK, now I am a chicken farmer, & loving it! I am married to a Dominican, & have one son, 22.
I love to read, novels, history, biographies - anything, really! We have no TV, & I haven't seen a film in years as our cinema only seems to get kung-fu movies. I like bathing, sea or river, photography,
(I have a digital camera & print from my computer), & when I can get a whole day away from the chicks I like to walk in the islands wild places & find orchids to photograph.
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You live in such a beautiful place. I live in Pensacola, Florida where we have beautiful whitesand beaches, too, so I love the water. I'm so happy you are down to your goal weight and making the most of SP. Keep it up!
3279 days ago
Hello fellow Getting Buffed teammate. Love your lovely pics in your gallery. What a beautiful place to live. All the best! virg
3546 days ago
Hey You know I just realized I hdn't come to see you! LOL Oh well i am a bit ditzy sometimes but Hey welcome to Getting Buffed! I live in Colorado in the USA...the Emerald Pool pic you have looks just like a place hi on top of one of the mountains here...but the water here is bbbrrrrrr freezing cold! You seem to have had quite a nice life and wow Dominca!! What a gorgeous place to raise chicken...hey do you eat your own chickens and are you worried about the bird flu? I love chicken...I swear it is all I ear half the time :) Anyways good job on stopping smoking!!! I have a hard time getting to bed on time too :P Keep up the good job on the challenge((HUGS))
3549 days ago
Gosh you live in such a beautiful place . I just love your picture gallery, thank you for sharing it.
Congratulations on making your weight loss goal, fantastic job.
All the best,
3552 days ago
Hi Susanne! Congratulations on your weight loss! Well done. You have amazing pictures, and it looks as though you live in paradise!
3656 days ago