MARTHA-ANN   85,634
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints
MARTHA-ANN's Recent Blog Entries

Back on track & Thankyou!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Thankyou so much to everybody who gave me the encouragement I needed on my last blog, you were all so helpful that it's working LOL I've had a great week-end.
I've eaten sensibly, exercised consistently and drank my water with a vengeance.

I was a bit wary about getting weighed this morning as it's only two days since I got back on track and I thought if I'd gained, as you can in the week, it might put me off but I've taken the bull by the horns and...nothing's changed! so I'll weigh-in next Monday as usual, hopefully with a loss!!

The dormouse picture is because that's how I felt at the end of last week and now I'm changing all that...I've come out of hibernation! LOL

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SCOTTIEGIRL57 4/27/2009 5:43PM

    I absolutely love your dormouse picture! It's adorable! I'm so happy you've gotten started again. I'm gonna take your lead on this and work harder myself. Thank you for the motivation!

K emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Martha Ann you soundl like me!I have had a hard time myself for quite a while with the weight thing so can really relate to how you feel!We are pullin for you ,you can do it!Sending many good wishes your way for success!! emoticonGinger

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAT573 4/27/2009 7:44AM

    MARTHA-ANN: Gee, I had no idea you were having a hard time! I decided to read your blog; it is the first time I got noitice you had made an entry. I am glad those who were aware rallied round you, you certainly minimally, deserve that support!! And good for you on grabbing the bull by the horns. I know how it feels for I have been there more than not this past year.

I am in a challenge now, but had been for the previous round but just could not get things down and together. Had to be on floater status two weeks in! But this first week is going well, and I have put the time in to prep for check-ins, and routines, etc so I know I will do better.

I am glad you are here and I am so grateful to know you!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Saturday, April 25, 2009

It's been a while since I've written a blog so I've just re-read my past ones and I'm ashamed of myself.

I log-in every day, get my Spark points, take part in group discussions, help run a team, encourage people, welcome new members, talk to my friends, the list goes on, I do everything.......everything that is but lose weight!!
I haven't lost weight for three weeks and it's not a's ME......ME who's NOT eating properly!
I start off great every morning, full of 'get up and go' and by dinnertime it's 'got up and gone'!!

The nice weather is here and things don't fit properly.
I've gained twelve pounds so I've given myself a dressing down and today I'm back planning and eating the right stuff, drinking the water and walking the miles, (actually the walking & drinking never stopped so it wasn't all bad and I'm definitely fitter!!) I'm determined to get back on track with my eating.
I've altered my ticker and will weigh-in every week on a monday again.
It's only two days until then but it might spur me on if I've lost a little bit otherwise I'll weigh-in weekly as I used to.

I CAN do it

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NIGHTSTAR777 6/22/2009 7:01AM

    Hi Martha Ann
I look at your photos once and I am big fun of you. I love your photos, your philosophy. I do like your Words of wisdom! I use it to say to my friends, no we are not fatty, we are very intelligent!

I am very thank you for comments to my photos.
I am a leader team with tiger image on my page. I invite you to join us. It will be very interesting to read your stories.
My Best emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Yes! You can do it! Glad you were able to catch it before it got too out of hand!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHAI09 4/25/2009 12:56PM

    CONGRATS for realizing and admitting you need to get back on track...making ourselves accountable is a big part of the answer to losing the weight and that is just what you have done...I am really proud that you decided to do it TODAY instead of putting it off till MONDAY like many of us would have! Pat yourself on the back and smile. Hugs to ya and good luck!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TEA_NUT 4/25/2009 12:44PM

    Yes you can! : ) You're not in that boat alone...I have to become more consistent in my exercise regime and be more careful of the carbs and proteins that I eat. I think I'm going to deny myself computer time in the mornings until after I've exercised.....wait that doesn't sound right.....I'll REWARD myself with computer time. : )

Report Inappropriate Comment
YOGATICHA 4/25/2009 12:26PM

    Martha Ann ~ We have all been in the same boat. In the "for what it's worth" deptment...I've been rowing right along side of you for some time now. he he he It is so down to the "T" wake up, eat a great breakfast and a great lunch and then backslide at dinner time or my big problem...snacking after dinner. So yeah, it's time to walk the talk. Let's do this thing!!

The important thing is to recognize what we're doing wrong and get back on track. And, that is what you have done. I'm here to join you.

BTW ~ there should be no shame and no harsh judgement of yourself. It was just something that happened that probably needed to happen. Now it's time to find a different path.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANGELINE52 4/25/2009 12:14PM

  The important part is your willingness to see it through. Kudos for you for your honesty and determination.

I admire you for exercising so consistently. I know I'd lose more if I would exercise more, but 8 months in and it's still my biggest struggle.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DAISYDIETING 4/25/2009 12:14PM

    I know as soon as you get up and running around and start your diet again you can do! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARILYN1260 4/25/2009 12:02PM

    Hi Martha Ann, I hope you'll get back on track so you can start losing weight again. But let me say that you are a huge inspiration to me with your commitment to walking and drinking a good amount of water. You've been faithful to your exercise program despite the weather, the flu, bad colds and aches and pains. That's so much more than I've done all this time. I just replied to one of our team members saying I'll get back to my diet AFTER the party today. I think I'll delete that message and give it my best to eat sensibly at the party.
Hugs, Marilyn

Report Inappropriate Comment
FOCUSEDANDFIT 4/25/2009 11:59AM

  It's great to have a place to be honest and pull us back in when we are ready. I'm glad you got back on track, and are on your way to a fun, fit summer. I am here because of the yo yo also, so i know where you are coming from! You are brave to share this blog, thank you. It helps to hear others who are in the same position. You have nothing to be ashamed of!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORTHSTARJG 4/25/2009 11:57AM

    Yes - you can do it - Yes you can!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow!!!

Friday, December 05, 2008

We seem to have had nothing but snow for well over a week now and we just aren't used to it...well not this much. emoticon
I've been walking daily, until yesterday, taking my photos which I love doing.
I even escaped injury on Tuesday when a car ran out of control and ended up right where I'd been standing two minutes before.
My DH also had a lucky escape Tuesday when a van ran into him, luckily just car damage to both vehicles.
It rained overnight on Wednesday and again last night and the paths are so slippery I daren't go out now.
The tree picture was taken from the front room window, it's now snowing again, sleety stuff but it's bitterly cold and windy.
Hopefully it won't settle and I can start to go out again...why do you always miss what you can't have?
I like snow really, just not this much!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOM2ACAT 12/5/2008 6:07PM

    Beautiful photo!
Be careful out there on the roads!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ETAGGEL 12/5/2008 11:15AM

    I know , snow looks so peaceful but it can create havoc. Take care,

Best wishes

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAROLYN0107 12/5/2008 10:18AM

    I'm glad no one got hurt via car and/or car pedestrian accidents in that SNOW!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I just want to wish all my friends a Very Happy Thanksgiving.
We don't celebrate it here in England but I hope you all have a wonderful time with your friends & families. emoticon
I'm going to celebrate by thinking about all the good things in my life and give thanks for them.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HOME-BODY 11/26/2008 6:42AM

    Thanks Martha-Ann.....You enjoy your day , everyday is a celebration!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAROLYN0107 11/26/2008 1:33AM

    Thanks Martha-Ann. How thoughtful.

Report Inappropriate Comment
IVYLASS 11/25/2008 12:40PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ETAGGEL 11/25/2008 11:10AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too


Report Inappropriate Comment

Officially a pensioner LOL

Monday, November 17, 2008

Well, I'm officially a pensioner and can draw my first payment today.

I turned 60 yesterday and despite the last months of illness etc. I feel fine about it.
I'm fit and healthy (at last!!!) and once again enjoying life.

We had a great week-end with family up in the Yorkshire dales.
It was lovely to see everyone and I really enjoyed it.
I was very good foodwise, though there was cake! and have manged to stay the same weight as last week, though I think it's more good luck than good management...well, you're only 60 once emoticonand I'm been taken out to lunch again today so I'll still need to keep my 'goodie-goodie' cap on for another day!

We walked a lot, visited a mere and watched the spectacle of geese, ducks and swan that have come in to overwinter.
I even got to stroke the head of a young Whooper swan, still so fluffy and soft even though he was old enough to have flown in from abroad.
The weather was cold but fine, proper autumn weather...picture postcard frosty, and I was doing what I like best.
I couldn't have wished for anything better.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOM2ACAT 11/17/2008 1:28PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
IVYLASS 11/17/2008 12:04PM

    Happy birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARILYN1260 11/17/2008 11:15AM

    What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. My very best wishes for a wonderful year ahead filled with love, laughter and good health.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALYNWINN 11/17/2008 9:53AM

    Happy Birthday Martha-Ann! Glad you enjoyed your day. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAROLYN0107 11/17/2008 6:55AM

    Happy Birthday Martha-Ann. I will turn 60 next August so we're nearly the same age!
I am glad you're feeling well and can enjoy all the birthday festivities!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Last Page