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With Nordic Walking Poles, on Sandwood Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe


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I shall put myself in the centre, and do as much for me as I would for other people. That means treating myself properly, in my food and drink choices, and making the time to exercise.

I have to change my mindset, and stop the all or nothing, be gentle with myself, and also firm. There are times for tough love too! Like just going to the gym to meet up with my friend, even when I'm wiped out after a day's work. The water aerobics does energise me.

I have finally managed to find what seems at the moment to be working for me, and that is what matters. I'll keep doing it, and trust I shall continue in the Right Direction.

I have "met" so many wonderful people here on SP, that it gives quite a lot of meaning to this journey!

Member Since: 6/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 109,558

My Goals:
Be wiser so that I become healthier, and wealthier would be great too.

My Program:
I am following an adapted 5:2 regime, low calorie twice a week, no alcohol during the week, and being sensible at the weekend.
I have joined a gym, and am doing water aerobics 3 to 4 (or sometiems even 5) times a week. It seems like a lot, but I love it, and the effect it is having on my general wellbeing.

And Sophrology is helping me focus.

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Karen, a Scot living in France, the land of wine and cheese, two of my b�te noirs!

Other Information:
Planning a family holiday with my 4, J's 3, plus partners, and the all's well 4 grandchildren. I want to have enough energy to look after the little ones.
Oh, and look fabulous in the photos too!

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  • v HOBBESIS49
    Hello Kelpie, emoticon

    I took note yesterday that you are a member of the Outdoor People team and I have been away a long while and don't remember if we'd been introduced before. Just read your last blog post and my heart sank and I just knew that I needed to add you too as a Spark friend. I just lost my mom December 15, 2016 to stage IV cancer and my 92 year old dad is also a cancer survivor (so far). I now live with my Dad during this part of his life as I advocate for his life and care as I wade through the last part of my Graduate studies with my broken arm/wrist!

    I have a special kind of compassion for your life story.

    Hobbes AKA Jane .
    112 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/30/2017 2:27:49 PM
    thank you for reading my blog sorry you are going through such trying times I hope you can find a little happiness in your week emoticon
    516 days ago
  • v GOANNA2
    I lost my mum when I was 4 and my dad passed away while I was overseas.
    You are right to give your support to your parents. Will keep you and yours
    in my prayers. I was thrilled to see you back on Spark. Do what your heart tells you.
    Lots of hugs and love
    Anna emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    518 days ago
    You're welcome. My parents never made to elderly; they passed many years ago. I'm glad you had the courage to write such an in-depth blog. Very cathartic I have found when I do the same in my journal. I hope you have a good weekend. ☺
    518 days ago
  • v GOANNA2
    Hello, saw you on Joanne's blog. It's been ages since I heard from you.
    I hope you are keeping well. emoticon
    564 days ago
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