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Day 45 - In any race you have to earn the down hills.
8/21/2014 2:11:04 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Good morning Sunny Friends, I read a success story for a fitness group this morning and the lady spoke about how she was walking in the most diff...  Read more


Day 44 - To achieve something you've never had before, you must do something you've never done bef
8/20/2014 1:57:28 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Hi Happy Sunny Friends, This is one of my favourite quotes - "To achieve something you've never had before, you must do something you've never...  Read more


The choices we make
8/20/2014 1:23:38 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Beginning July I joined a very popular slimming club in South Africa. I have lost weight with them before and I have again. But something to me i...  Read more


8/19/2014 12:00:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wow, how time can fly! A lot of change has been occurring as of late, and it has been quite a challenge just to keep up with embracing a healthy lifes...  Read more


Day 43 - Sealing the deal
8/18/2014 10:34:13 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hello Sunny Friends, I hope you had a great successful day yesterday. Today is the day of reckoning for me. Actually the next couple of days...  Read more


Just because I can
8/18/2014 2:16:03 AM,  8 COMMENTS

These pics help me to be motivated today... ...  Read more


Day 42 - We make mistakes and get up again :)
8/18/2014 1:54:48 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Hello Sunny Friends, Well I disappeared for quite a while. First it was being sick and then not getting my mojo back. I'm not sure where it went...  Read more


Back to basics...
8/18/2014 1:20:16 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I haven't been onto Sparkpeople for what feels like AGES. Last week I did REALLY well with my diet but the wheels came off (big time) on the weekend....  Read more


Turmoil so close to home
8/11/2014 1:52:26 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Mossel Bay is a little fishing village an hour away from where I live. Usually NOTHING happens in this town. It is one of the most laid back places, g...  Read more


Day 26 - What would you do if you couldn't fail?
8/1/2014 2:22:56 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Hello Sunshiny Friends Happy 1 August everyone! Only one more month till spring *yay* So I was thinking about setting new goals today and...  Read more


Day 25 - It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. ~Anonymous
7/31/2014 1:03:59 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Hello Sunny Friends I didn't get around to blogging yesterday (yes I know - I could have made time 20) Well it turns out I didn...  Read more


Back again!
7/30/2014 3:39:54 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have fully recovered from giving birth to a beautiful healthy baby boy, and am ready to pick up where I left off on my weight loss journey. I g...  Read more


Day 23 - At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.
7/29/2014 2:54:17 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Hello Sunny friends, Yesterday didn't turn out well at all. It started out great but by the end of it I was almost in panic attack m...  Read more


Day 22 - Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll
7/28/2014 3:21:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello Sunny Friends, I hope you had a great weekend. My was cool. I actually didn't go for the 5km walk as my friend was busy. I suppose I could...  Read more


Day 19 - "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." Jim Rohn
7/25/2014 5:37:29 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello sunny friends, I live in South Africa and it's currently winter but you can definitely feel that it's getting warmer. Yay! Alth...  Read more


Hello to Day 17 - forming new habits.
7/23/2014 4:34:28 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Hello Sunny friends, * Watch out - it's a long one!* “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming...  Read more


HASFIT 30 Day Challenge
7/22/2014 9:12:20 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So, I found something to do... I was browsing online as usual but I came across HASFIT and have decided to start with the 30 Day Challenge. A lot of...  Read more


Day 16 - No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
7/22/2014 1:07:03 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Hello Sunny Friends :) I hope you had a great Monday. Here comes Tuesday :) Yesterday was a good day. All goals checked...  Read more


Day 15 and doing just fine :)
7/21/2014 2:38:50 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Hello Sunny Friends, Welcome to a new week. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I had a great one! We went on the hiking challenge. L...  Read more


Day 12 - kicking butt and taking names
7/18/2014 10:20:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Hello friendly friends. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and motivation. You rock! Yesterday's goals are crushed baby! *bounce*...  Read more


Day 11 - Good day
7/17/2014 12:26:38 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Hello my sunny friends, Yesterday was a great one! All goals are done done done!! I was thinking earlier today that before I starte...  Read more


Big scare
7/16/2014 2:42:10 AM,  5 COMMENTS

My brother was in an accident yesterday. Nothing in this world can prepare you for a call or message that says "your brother has been in an accident,...  Read more


Day 9 - The sun will shine
7/15/2014 3:03:41 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Helloooo my sunny friends. Today is just a quick check in and check out. Yesterday did not go as planned - many goals were achieved and...  Read more


Feeling the winter blues!
7/15/2014 1:26:00 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I find this so weird - I did not order the Spark People activity tracker, but it says I did on my profile?? Ugh. This kind of bugs me because I am "a...  Read more


Day 8 - Day 5-7 not so great
7/14/2014 9:46:13 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Hello and welcome to my sunny spot. It is day 8 today and it's going pretty well. The weekend didn't go so well. It wasn't bad but not g...  Read more


7/14/2014 6:39:52 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I seem to be more focused now that I've written down my plans and goals. I feel I now have something solid to look forward to... It's a nice feeling t...  Read more


Ran a race!
7/14/2014 1:28:44 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday our company took part in a massive relay race to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day, which happens on the 18th July every year. The race was 67 k...  Read more


Day 4 - Day 3 squashed!
7/10/2014 5:43:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Hello everyone Today is a good day. My soccer team (even though I don't support soccer/football) won last night. haha. Even better...  Read more


Day 3 - Day 2 - Done!
7/9/2014 1:12:45 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello everyone, it's me again. It's really early and really icy cold here in South Africa. Thankfully I have my first cuppa joe right in...  Read more


Day 2 - Accomplishments
7/8/2014 1:49:15 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Hi everyone of SunnyVille in Spark People land. I am happy to say that yesterday's goals were almost accomplished with one little slip. I m...  Read more


Starting over - 7/7/14 - my new date :)
7/7/2014 2:44:11 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Hi everyone, welcome to my sunny spot. Those that have been following my blogs recently will know that I’m having trouble picking myself back up....  Read more


My struggles
7/6/2014 12:01:17 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I seem to be having such a hard time focusing on any of my goals - I sometimes find myself wondering if I even want to lose this weight. For every kil...  Read more


grad day
6/27/2014 12:58:01 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today I graduated from training for a new job in a call centre working on the vodafone uk campaign. I am proud of the progress I made these past 5 wee...  Read more


Hitting the Refresh button
6/26/2014 1:28:07 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Shooo ... this week is almost done - in fact, for me it kind of IS done because I have taken a day's leave tomorrow - so HAPPY WEEKEND TO ME. Haha....  Read more


Day 2 and the final of our time out
6/25/2014 3:17:08 PM,  5 COMMENTS

We slept in....which was heaven for me. Im generally an early riser (by nature), but I managed to sleep till just after 9 am and woke up feeling like...  Read more


Getting my Spark back
6/25/2014 3:40:08 AM,  6 COMMENTS

So, after many years of being away from Spark People, I joined up again at the beginning of this month. 244 It really is time to sort myself...  Read more


The end of day 1 of our time out
6/24/2014 10:33:39 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Once we left our kids and grandson back at Fairy Knowe backpackers, we headed on to Knysna. The trip there was pleasant and uneventful (in the best p...  Read more


6/24/2014 1:02:15 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I am currently more tired than I can remember feeling in years – the deal on the house we were buying fell through, so we’ve now decided to renovate o...  Read more


6/23/2014 4:18:51 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I recently read a Spark Article about keeping a journal while you are on your Weight Loss journey. Deep down I have always wanted to do this, but som...  Read more


Getting my self esteem back - not sure who stole it :)
6/23/2014 11:21:05 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hello and welcome to my sunny spot. The other day I realized that when I complain to a friend that something is wrong with my body, for instance...  Read more


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