SLENDERCLAIRE
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...slowly but surely!

I originally joined SparkPeople in March 2009. I had let myself go.
Being tall, I can carry a lot of weight before it really shows, but I had pushed that about as far as it would go. My peak weight (in early 2009) was 13st 5lbs (187 lb).

Thanks to SparkPeople, I lost 2 stone (28lbs), and dropped at least one pants size - nearer two. Looked great, and attracted much favourable comment. But then relaxed and thought I knew it all. Stopped being so careful with my wine intake (I do love my red wine!) and gradually crept up and up...

A couple more years passed and I was just stupid and lazy. Carried on with an unsustainable lifestyle, my weight continued to creep up and my new maximum (at the end of 2015) was 13st 11lbs - 193lbs, including plenty of tummy fat. Even my Dad started to notice and comment. Went for a flu jab and registered high blood pressure. Lots of warning signs, so I got myself a FitBit with some Christmas money, and am now Sparking again!


Member Since: 3/27/2009

Fitness Minutes: 32,735

My Goals:
Make exercise my friend.
Make Sparking second nature.
Learn to drink in moderation.


My Program:
Exercise daily as a matter of routine.
Eat according to my plan.
Get the sleep
Drink that water!
Watch the WINE!



Personal Information:
I live in darkest Essex with my husband and 2 adult "children", 2 cats and a dog. Lovely family, good life.

I'm a freelance IT trainer. Computer help anyone? Reasonable rates!


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I sing (tenor!) in our local church choir - great bunch of people. I was an alto but we ran short of MEN, and though we now have a brilliant new real tenor, I'm still there...

I also sing in a choral society for more challenging pieces in a larger group. Currently working an a Bruckner Mass (No 2 in E minor) and a Parry motet: "At the round earth's imagined corners sing". Concert in April.

Oh, and I'm trying to teach myself the trumpet... And the flute...

I just love making a noise!




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  • v no profile image MKOEHLMOOS
    You sound just like me. I'm tall too and have trouble keeping on a healthy plan. It doesn't matter how much I lose I always get to my comfortable size and doesn't go lower. I'm so into the clean plate mentally. It's frustrating
    862 days ago
  • v DI_NAMIC
    Good to see you back here, Claire. I love my Fitbit. Using it pushes me to complete my steps total. Hopefully you are dry underfoot. Newport recreation ground has reverted to pond status.
    1219 days ago
  • v BRIGHTSPARK7
    Welcome back Claire! Thanks for offering to help me get excited about cooking again. I am a vegetarian and like to be done in twenty minutes. I do alot of Indian/ fusion cooking but lately it just feels like too much effort. Ideas?
    1231 days ago
  • v ANNEMAC5
    Thanks for reading and commenting on my weekend pictures blog. Time flies hope you and your family are well. Anne :)
    1861 days ago
  • v MRS.DOYLE
    I don't have a cold remedy. I think my immune system must be very good. I can't remember the last time I had a cold. I just know it was years ago! I'm very lucky.
    1888 days ago
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