SUSANNE47

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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!


Member Since: 4/4/2006

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My Goals:
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!)


My Program:
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.



Personal Information:
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.


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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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  • v JIBBIE49
    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!
    3125 days ago
  • v VIRGOMATIC
    Hello fellow Getting Buffed teammate. Love your lovely pics in your gallery. What a beautiful place to live. All the best! virg
    3393 days ago
  • v MUSCLEWOMAN
    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))
    3396 days ago
  • v MILLY61
    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,
    Wendy :o)
    3398 days ago
  • v LADYDOOR
    Hi Susanne! Congratulations on your weight loss! Well done. You have amazing pictures, and it looks as though you live in paradise!
    3503 days ago
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