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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: 92,241

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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:
EXERCISE

"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
6/30/2015 3:10:02 AM

Hi Ya Sonia
Hope all goes well today, will be thinking of you with positive thoughts.

Delivery FINALLY arrived at 6pm and we only just got it all in the small conservatory. The delivery guys had had one of those days and had been involved in a minor accident which held them up and bad traffic. I offered them a cuppa and biccies as they looked shattered and they said we'd been the only customers all day to offer anything! emoticon What's up with people that they can't show some kindness! LOL

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TRENTDREAMER
6/28/2015 1:17:08 PM

"AKELAZ Great to see the sun today - AGAIN! Lots of fun in the sun yesterday and getting ready for more today :-)"
* Awesomesauce!



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NEW-CAZ
6/28/2015 7:39:58 AM

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A BBQ,,,,,,yum! Pissing down here so stuck in getting ready for the delivery tomorrow...oh and Toosday (Wickes have run out locally so sourcing from Norwich which they COULD have done when asked last week emoticon )

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NEW-CAZ
6/27/2015 12:47:30 PM

Hi yer
well wouldn't you know it! Bag packed for the beach and the clouds came over so beach plan abandoned emoticon
Been catching up on chores and hope for a better day tomorrow.
John still feeling dicky so we've said we'd run him down to the quack Monday. He's had that " total knackered and don't want to eat" bug all week- enough's enough. Vicki's getting anxious.

Hope the beach was bootiful, there was a volleyball match on ours on my walk this morning. Gorleston playing Great Yarmouth, music, live commentary, free to watch from the lower prom and the beach. Shame it clouded over..

Speak soon babe
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NEW-CAZ
6/26/2015 6:46:18 AM

Sonia
Slowly slowly catchy monkey for sure LOL

Have a great weekend babe, good luck for Toosday, let me know how it goes, but I guess we'll talk before then emoticon emoticon



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