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Slimming World 'Woman of the Year' 12 August 2014 after losing 108 pounds!





Christmas Day 2014 after losing 122 lbs



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A 'new' me.

Hi I'm Martha-Ann.
I WILL endeavour to reach the goal I've set myself.
I CAN do it.
I want to be healthier and eat better.
I've had a few health problems but I've beaten cancer and now I'm just getting on with life.

I love SparkPeople.
It has everything I could ask for.
Good advice, great ideas but most of all friendship.
The people I've met through this site are wonderful and are helping me towards a better, healthier way of life.
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Hi I'm Martha-Ann.
I WILL endeavour to reach the goal I've set myself.
I CAN do it.
I want to be healthier and eat better.
I've had a few health problems but I've beaten cancer and now I'm just getting on with life.

I love SparkPeople.
It has everything I could ask for.
Good advice, great ideas but most of all friendship.
The people I've met through this site are wonderful and are helping me towards a better, healthier way of life.
THANKYOU.

This is a Sanskrit proverb by the fifth century poet Kalidasa, it seems to sum things up perfectly.

Salutation to the Dawn.

Listen to the salutation of the dawn!
Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence.

The bliss of growth,
The splendour of action,
The glory of power...

For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day.
Such is the salutation of the dawn!
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Member Since: 7/16/2006

My Goals:
I want to feel more confident about myself.

I want to be as fit and healthy as I can.

I want to live to see my grandchildren (and possibly their children) grow up and be healthy and fit enough to enjoy them.

I want to work on small goals of 10lbs and give myself a small reward everytime I hit one.

I want to see a 'new' me!!






My Program:
Daily exercising, going for long walks, gardening.

Eating healthily.
It is not a diet, it's a healthy eating programme.
It's a way of life and it's going to be MY way of life for the rest of MY life!




Personal Information:
I'm from Yorkshire, England...we call it 'God's Own Country'.

I live in a small village in the country but am only a few miles from the sea so I have the best of both worlds.

I'm 66 years young.

My DH and I have been happily married for 43 years.

I'm a wife, mother, grandma, nana, niece, cousin, aunt and great aunt.

I'm retired from primary education, l had to take early retirement due to illness and after a long struggle l'm now cancer free and back to being part of my community again.
I decided to lose weight and get healthy and am now working towards that goal.


Other Information:
My hobbies are very varied, everything from puzzles to zentangles, reading to gardening, walking to birdwatching, writing to photography.
I love language too, the nuances and foibles, so I enjoy dabbling with writing and poetry...my son once called me a wordsmith...I wish I lived up to it!

You're welcome to browse my photos on www.flickr.com/photos/martha-ann

And read my poems and prose on martha-annsmiscellany.blogspot.co.uk

Just 'google' me or you can find the links under any of my team posts.




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XME501
6/17/2015 10:32:43 AM

Just stopped by to say Hi. I see that you visited your grandchildren - am sure that was loads of fun for you.

Had a good day yesterday - visiting and Bible study with Elaine and then an appointment with the counselor at our church. He is amazing - had a very good time with him. We talked about my relationship with my ex - who lives here in Pendleton. I see him occasionally, but still have some unresolved issues. Got some very good insight.

This evening we are having a BBQ at church - Will be fun - will take some pictures = if i remember to take my camera. Have not taken any pictures for a while - need to get it out again.

Hope you are having a good day!!
barb



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SNUZSUZ
6/8/2015 8:30:05 AM

emoticon I did have fun!



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BEARWHISPERER
6/7/2015 7:46:23 AM

thanks so much for the garden tools. I have great use for them. Now if I could just get the weeds to stop growing faster than the flowers...lol



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XME501
6/6/2015 12:13:33 PM

Good Morning, Miss Sunshine!!

So glad the new meeds are working for you - I went to the doctor last week and she changed my water pills - and these are much better. Had some swelling in my legs, but that has now gone down.

It is beautiful here this morning - sunny and warm - but is supposed to get much warmer this afternoon. So need to run my errands this morning - a couple more plants for out front and a hair-cut and something from the pharmacy for Geoff - he said his eyes are so dry. I think he is probably on the computer too much.

Have started knitting a few things for Christmas - more socks and a shawl for my daughter. And my granddaughters love those fingerless gloves. Made for them a couple of years ago and they are asking for more. Of course, they need different colors.

Hope you have a Super Saturday,
barb





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XME501
5/28/2015 10:50:36 AM

So glad you are doing better - and pray your sight continues to improve.
And hope the meeds help too.

My daughter has done amazing - besides losing weight, she is beginning to heal some of the hurts between her and her father. They have a long history!!! - and it is good to see them renewing their relationship. And i think this is helping her relationship with her daughters.

Well, going to the church this morning to meet with Elaine - and then a bit of shopping. Tomorrow is my son's birthday - Geoff, the one who lives with me. He has quite a collection of cups and ma going to get him yet another. And got him one of those little "hot plates" for the cup on his desk.

Have a Terrific Thursday!
barb




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