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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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Member Since: 9/1/2009

SparkPoints: 72,256

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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.

My Program:
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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
10/20/2014 6:25:20 AM

Ground glass in their beer perhaps emoticon

I'd be inclined to say G's financial situation migbt suffer if he's not prepared to put "something" into the project!

But knowing the sweetie you are, you wouldn't be as unkind as me LOL

LIB LIB.............might not be enough to say that today, have a feeling though that had the gloves been for real there would be a black eye emoticon

Don't let the buggers grind you down, smile sweetly and when they least expect it kick em in the crown jewels emoticon


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NEW-CAZ
10/20/2014 4:01:49 AM

I just knew you were stressed out and not yourself emoticon
Why do the men in our lives behave so inconsiderately and selfishly ?
For you to take something to help you sleep it you must be feeling rough! If I was closer.........well you know!

Not much on here as I have a hair appt at 3; walk, workout and potter.
Have the gas board coming tomorrow now instead of Friday to do the insulation in the loft.

Hang in there hun and think of the money you're making from the cottage and what it will give you in return for all the hard work you've done.

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10/19/2014 11:20:39 PM

Thank you for keeping an eye open for me and for your warm welcome back! It has gone well since I quit my job. I have been helping my husbamd with our woodworking/photography business and I clean once a week where I used to work.
I keep in touch with some and I have heard that things have not improved since I left. I miss some aspects of the job for sure, but I srill believe it was a good move. My stress level is way lower and I have been able to devote more time to our business, our home, and volunteer work.



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NEW-CAZ
10/19/2014 12:02:21 PM

tomorrow for sure! emoticon



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10/19/2014 7:38:32 AM

HI Sonia
thanks for willing some sun my way- it has appeared and (don't faint) Pete's coming for a walk with me before dinner emoticon
what's going on in you neck of the woods?
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