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





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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 (still have) 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 ...
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 (still have) 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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MARTHA-ANN foodwise l had a bit of a bad day yesterday but back on track now! :-)
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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 65 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.




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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SNUZSUZ
8/24/2014 9:43:08 PM

Thank you Martha!



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XME501
8/24/2014 9:43:01 AM

Not sure why you were not able to comment - i checked the settings.

Sound like you are having a good day in the garden. I put out some irises that Elaine gave me - my favorite flower. There were some beautiful deep purple ones here when we moved here - but the squirrels "moved" them. I was reading to put plants in with them that squirrels do not like and it suggested daffodils - so will try that this year.

It has cooled down here - so the nights are cool enough to sleep without the fans going - and may get out another quilt.

Have a spaghetti dinner at the church this evening that will be fun.

Love,
barb



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SNUZSUZ
8/17/2014 2:21:03 PM

I've already been waiting over 2 months! I think if it's not done tomorrow, it will be too late to get the results to my doctor:)
Thanks for your comment on my blog!



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XME501
8/13/2014 8:56:07 PM

Followed your directions - hope this worked. Just let me know if it did not.

And emoticon - Woman of the Year!!

That is absolutely awesome!! And you look just beautiful.

Love,
barb



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XME501
8/13/2014 6:13:01 PM

You mentioned that my friend feed shows up as private -
Not sure how to change it - where do i go to fix?
Thanks,
barb



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