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Am with relatives in leafy beautiful Surrey UK awaiting my husband's return to full health and one or two other stumbling blocks to our future. I have been looking into since my return after a break of 3 years. So helpful to read people's blogs and today I actually did an 11 minute dash of chair exercises, have to start walking soon. I blame sitting around with my husband who I notice is returning to his former self. I walk very fast now and my husband has to tell me to slow down when we go out. There is so much to do but I limit myself as I'm conscious of not being in my own home. But I know that's only an excuse. The future is rosy because we are both very determined people and whenever I dedicate my day to God I notice everything goes right.

If - By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too
If you can wait & not be tired by waiting
Or being lied about
Don't deal in lies
Or being hated, don't give way to hating
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise

If you can dream and not make dreams your master
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken
And stoop to build them up with worn out tools

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch & toss
And lose & start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss
If you can force your heart and nerve & sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them "Hold on"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue
or walk with kings nor lose the common touch
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you
If all men count with you, but none too much
If you can fill the unforgiving minute,
With 60 seconds worth of distance run
Yours is the earth & everything that's in it
And which is all, you'll be a man my son

Member Since: 6/15/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,444

My Goals:
To reach & keep my goal weight = 144.07
To have a creative life
esp in cooking
To be fit & healthy
To help my family & friends whose needs are similar to mine
To bring out the artist in me
To totally enjoy life

My Program:

Tracking my meals and exercise.
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day.
Doing daily exercise
having 8 hours sleep pn
Eat at the table not in front of tv
Write my journey in a journal
Planning meals in advance.
Walking every day for at least 20 to 30 minutes.
Aerobics 3 x a week
Yoga once pw

Personal Information:
I live in London UK & have done for 26 years.
I have been in the UK for 32 yrs pt of which was spent in my husband's home area in Tyne & Wear 50 miles from Scotland.
Due to stress my weight has crept up steadilly over the years
I am originally from Aoteroa New Zealand.
Kia ora to all other Kiwis on here

Other Information:
I have a leaning towards the spiritual which for me doesn't mean following any particular religion. I chose to become a Reiki practitioner a path which I really love & is non religious. Everything is going right 4 me thanks to my choice to work on myself.

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    Great time to get focused on the fall challenge! For me, a new month always brings excitement for change. I don't think you need any more changes! It really can make a positive difference when you are on your own and able to concentrate on yourself. Sounds like you shouldn't have any trouble finding ways to get in fitness minutes! My goodness, moving! Just a little MOM (mind over matter) while meal planning and going thru the busy days ahead may really help. Do you enjoy veggies? I have found that eating a salad with my large meal of the day has really helped my to stay within range on calories and nutrients. Some days, I will eat a large salad as my large meal. I would like to post a "loss" on the scales this week too~! Have a super weekend!
    1696 days ago
    Hi - just dropping in to say "Hope you are doing well in the fall challenge." Shout out if I can help in any way!
    1697 days ago
    So glad you enjoyed the pictures...Patch (my walking buddy) really is beautiful. He's just and expensive pet though, because he's too dangerous to ride.... emoticon
    I love my outdoor walks too, and it doesn't get that cold here so I should be able to walk year round. Have a great weekend.
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    1702 days ago
    NZ sounds soo PRETTY !! WOOHOOOO !! I am so GLAD things are EASILY available,, as of course they are in the US. Even here,,,in Maine we ARE "CLAIMED" to have the BEST water, but STILL I have a filter on my faucet,,,,cos this building is about 35 yrs old. They haven't replaced all the pipes,,,,so yeah, I DO prefer a filter. Sides they do NOT cost much. HOWEVER most homes in Maine do NOT have one, unless they are WELL watah,, and A LOT of homes in ME outside the city are well watah.

    ME gets QUITE A LOT of rain,,,,so weve ONLY ONCE in my 50 PLUS yrs here,,,have a "drought" warning,,,,,, and that was ONLY a warning. We turned out to be FINE that yr. It SURE DOES LOVE to RAIN HERAH !! Tomorrow it WILL AGAIN !! I though, am A SUN FREAK !! I ADORE the SUN !! if I had been born back in the OLDEN Days,,, I MAY NOT of Served Jehovah (LOL That's AWEFUL TO SAY ) So that I COULD WORSHIP the SUN,,, I ADORE it THAT MUCH !!! LOL HOW AWEFUL of me !!

    When you can PLZ update from Sat forward ur exer/Tracking for the team. We need it QUITE badly for ALL 3 TOP TEAMS are NECK AND NECK on Points !! OH MY !!! We are ALL GR8 TEAMS !! it's NICE to see the WRJ&G's back on track,,,,since our former WL who had one time been the CL,,, is now the CL of their team. She trained ME and WOOHOOO I TURNED OUT OK!! And we are bf's,,, we talk EVERY night. She's a FUN PERSON !! it's maryanngi.
    1706 days ago
    I am so glad you made it there safely! ENJOY! And know how jealous I am!!

    1707 days ago
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