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Somehow I HAVE to find a way to do this!

I talked in my first introduction about determination but I have lately been questioning just how determined I really am.I have a very energetic 9-yr old grandson who turns round when I'm struggling to keep up with him, puts his hands on his hips and shouts: 'Granny!!! Are you coming?' My other grandson is nearly five and I want to be able to keep up with both of them.
I have slipped and slithered here since September 2009 - eating well - eating badly. Exercising and walking ...
I talked in my first introduction about determination but I have lately been questioning just how determined I really am.I have a very energetic 9-yr old grandson who turns round when I'm struggling to keep up with him, puts his hands on his hips and shouts: 'Granny!!! Are you coming?' My other grandson is nearly five and I want to be able to keep up with both of them.
I have slipped and slithered here since September 2009 - eating well - eating badly. Exercising and walking intermittently or overdoing both. The thing that has kept me here is the connection with other peoples' struggles, inspiration from other peoples' successes and oceans of support and friendship. Being part of this community is the first thing to give me hope for a better life.

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AKELAZ clearing out a room to make space for,other things. Rather tedious but the thought of the calories I'm burning keeps a smile on my face. ;-)
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Member Since: 9/1/2009

SparkPoints: 68,929

Fitness Minutes: 67,317

My Goals:
I want to get my old energy and enthusiasm back - for myself and my health and for my family. My grandchilren are my greatest joy and I want to be able to run(!!!!) with them and see them grow and develop. My friends seem to acccept me for what I am but I would like to present them with a 'new me' - or rather ' the old me' - who doesn't give up before the evening is over.

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"The road to hell is paved with couches."

*I keep trying get OFF mine and walk 30 minutes every day plus 30 minutes on the exercise bike. Alongside this I plan gentle warm-ups followed by strength exercises and stretches.

*I will get out of bed immediately in the morning and DO something physical - vigorous house cleaning perhaps - my house would be delighted!

*Sadly I am pledging not to spend so much time on Spark for the moment Ė itís another excuse to spend yet more time on my couch.

*I will stop using my car so much & WALK to shops and to visit friends within reasonable distances.

*I will keep my pedometer clipped to my belt to remind me to build up my daily steps.

I will plan all food and drink for the day ahead and develop better self discipline and consistency.

If I fail in any - or all - of these sometimes I will try not to give up and hide under my duvet

Personal Information:
My name is Sonia and I live by the sea in Brighton, UK. I always wanted to live by the sea and an opportunity fell in my lap with ridiculous time frames but I just flurried around and got everything sorted. So- done and dusted and I LOVE it here. I have two sons 43 and 39, a 4 yr-old grandson and now a new tiny one - just 13 months old - who is doubly precious because my son and his wife lost their middle child nearly 2 years ago in a cot death at 10 weeks. It has been very hard but little Eli is bigger and stronger and we can see the danger (which is how we inevitably see it) is past. A bad time but we seem to be getting through it despite the odd small- and large - stumble.

Other Information:
I enjoy DIY and am currently renovating a tiny stone cottage in a favourite family spot in Dorset which is giving great pleasure to myself and my sons and families. I am starting a textile course - always an interest of mine. I have also been able to do quite a lot of travelling since I retired - the Emirates - Hong Kong (3 blissful months) - Mexico and most European countries. I want to do more but my life is suspended at the moment until the family troubles stabilise.

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NEW-CAZ
8/18/2014 12:30:40 PM

I hear smatterings of true Norfolk talk but it's few and far between, there seems to be a "middling" slang, a lazy way of finishing sentences!
Love it and find myself doing it occasionally. Pete and I greet each other with "awl roight my lover?" in the morning!!!!
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Don't over do in Dorset, glad to see you have Gareth to help! emoticon emoticon



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SPARKLEIIGHGAL
8/18/2014 9:14:13 AM

Hiya dear Sonia. I haven't forgotten you all. Just busy,busy as usual. Sorry for not contacting you. I have trouble doing spark on my phone and I don't use the computer much as it keeps freezing.
Anyway it's been a busy time between Dad and here. He is now staying till next spring at present as had a fall in the nursing home and then had another TIA. I'm going back next week to clear final things.
Here I have been decorating and sorting/decluttering as usual!
Laura passed all her A Levels and has been offered Bournmouth Uni. Plans to defer and have a gap year first. So proud of her.
David is doing well on the whole. He enjoyed our trip to N I a few weeks ago. Wanted to stay on!!
It's our silver wedding anniversary today which made me feel so fat compared to the wedding photos thus the inspiration to get sparking again. I hope to get a tablet and that would be easier to track and message on I hope.
Do hope you are well and I will do my best to be more in touch. Big hugs and lots of love Leigh xxx
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8/16/2014 2:47:22 PM

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NEW-CAZ
8/16/2014 6:33:29 AM

a tentative emoticon - half way there....hope it comes right for you


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NEW-CAZ
8/16/2014 4:46:20 AM

emoticon hope you get hold of him.
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