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My spark journey...
I have been a member of spark people since April 2009 - since then I have managed to lose 25 lbs (my start weight was 167lbs) with the help of lots of exercise and a healthy nutritional intake.

I love the spark community and am thankful to all the friends I have made here who have helped me along this journey with their advice, encouragement and motivation.

My plan for 2017 is to be maintain my current weight - with the help of spark people and my fellow cloverleaf 5% challenge team members.

Member Since: 4/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 95,784

My Goals:
To lose 5% of current weight over the next 8 weeks

To stick to a structured plan.

To become more toned.

My Program:

Walk at least 30 minutes on 6 days per week.

Eat more fruit and vegetables - 3-5 portions per day.
Eat less chocolate!

Personal Information:
I am 47, married and have 2 boys aged 16 and 13.
We live in a village in Derbyshire, UK. There is a windmill in our village!
We adopted Kiba from the RSPCA last year - he helps me with my daily exercise! We have been finding more places not too far away to take him on longer walks.

I am a disability assessor.

Other Information:
I love reading both paperbacks and my kindle. I enjoy taking part in a reading challenge on Goodreads called Around the Year in 52 books which encourages you to choose a book from a different genre each week.
I have been a member of a 'rock choir' for 2 years now - it is a great way to meet and make new friends.

I also enjoy going to the cinema.

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  • v DNJOYS
    Most of my "me time" activities these days involve the computer so I've been moving to my recliner with a cup of tea and the heating pad and watching something on Netflix.

    Thanks for the Goodie! I'm doing okay Looking forward to increased energy and a bit more sunshine. Been quite dreary outside lately.
    5 days ago
    For me time I too like to curl up with a good book. (a coal fire would be lovely) I also enjoyed doing puzzles, knitting and embroidery which I haven't done in a while
    5 days ago
    For me time, I like to curl up with a good book. emoticon
    6 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2017 8:42:49 PM
  • v DNJOYS
    The hardest things for me to let go of when it comes to decluttering is books and fabric. I'd have a hard time with something like a dissertation too. Correspondence is another biggie. I rarely go back and re-read but my memory is so poor and I've lost enough friends and family now to know how quickly life can change and there may not be another letter (or email).
    9 days ago
    The hardest thing for me to let go of are my Mother's belonging. Mum passed away in Nov 2015 emoticon
    12 days ago
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