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I am called Raffie and I've been a member since the end of May 09 now and have come on here most days to blog, log food or exercise and chat on the community forums. Its all very motivating. Or at least I did come on daily. Due to a change of circumstances and a broken arm, my weight loss and fitness regime went to pieces and then we moved to Scotland! Where it all went horribly pear shaped so we moved back to Norfolk, where I grew up.
I was a dog groomer, I do a bit of dog walking ...
I am called Raffie and I've been a member since the end of May 09 now and have come on here most days to blog, log food or exercise and chat on the community forums. Its all very motivating. Or at least I did come on daily. Due to a change of circumstances and a broken arm, my weight loss and fitness regime went to pieces and then we moved to Scotland! Where it all went horribly pear shaped so we moved back to Norfolk, where I grew up.
I was a dog groomer, I do a bit of dog walking professionally now. Mostly I am in love with my new job as a PA in a Guitar Academy. Great fun and I literally get to play!

I am married to KENJACK and sometimes he even logs on here. I need to encourage him a bit more I think. We have been together 11 years, married now and we have known each other for ever. We were best friends, where there was one in trouble, the other was not very far away.

We have just moved into a 2 bedroomed, ground floor flat with a huge garden, so lots of gardening to do. Closer to the City than before, only a quick 3 mile cycle ride each way. Closer to the hospital too, for Kenjack's dialysis.

I have a small cycling addiction and have 3 bikes, a Giant Defy2 (aluminium) road bike, a Specialized Hardrock mountain bike and my fabulous new Planet X Carbon roadbike, which weighs a mere 7.75kg. There are barely any hills in Norfolk but the off road riding is fun and flat-ish.
I also have a soup addiction, I love making it and eating it and have got this fat free soup making thing down to a fine art. So warming when I get in from a cold day's dog walking.
So that's me then. I'd love to chat to other Sparkies if you have the time. Anyone who'd like to friend me and ask any questions about my life and where I find the time to do everything in it, is more than welcome too.

Raffie
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Member Since: 5/24/2009

SparkPoints: 32,281

Fitness Minutes: 46,179

My Goals:
10% loss to begin with - 174lbs
168lbs - new tattoo
154lbs - new wardrobe
Anything less is a bonus and we'll cross that bridge if and when we come to it.

My Program:
Its mostly riding my bike. I am very lucky as I have 2 bikes. I have a nice fast road bike that cost a fortune but I don't care, I love it. My other bike is a good Mountain Bike. It was way cheaper as it was second hand but it would have been over 400 new, so definitely a 'good' bike.
I am a dog walker/groomer for a living so I like to walk quickly and up & down hills when the opportunity arises.
I loathe the gym, really I hate it. Abs are boring and upset my back so its cycling and walking all the way for me. I might invest in a ball at some point but our home is tight on space and I am not sure where I would actually store it.

Personal Information:
I'm actually Scottish but grew up in England sort of. Parents in the forces so lived all over the place until I was a mid teenager or so.
I live in East Anglian area of the UK, quite near the sea which I like.
Married to my wonderful husband with a family consisting of 3 dogs.
We live in a upstairs flat on the edge of a very old market town. We have a large garden and excellent walking right on the doorstep which is perfect for the dogs.

Other Information:
I love movies, I love going to the movies and try to avoid the popcorn, generally a futile gesture though. I like exercise, reading books - especially Jasper Fforde and Agatha Christie. I love my guitars and play every day.
I work with dogs and drive a lovely old Rover as I can get everyone in, get across country - its a real workhorse.

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RUTHIEBEAR
6/14/2014 11:11:41 AM

From CML team for your inspiration this week
The Healer by the TALLEY TRIO
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http://tinyurl.com/llz4es8

Whatever your need, we have a HEALER who will touch us and make us new.

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JUST_RACH
6/12/2014 2:47:03 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Hope your fast day is going well :)



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KAYDE53
6/9/2014 12:18:10 AM

Plimsolls, I googled them--that's what we called sneakers, back in the day! Most famous maker was Red Ball Jets, so everyone had to have a pair of them with the Red Ball logo on them. I had a pair of hot pink. Coming back again now, but I don't think Red Ball is in business anymore. Converse of course, has always had them and in 90's got popular again for guys & gals. Thanks for enlightening me!! Kay



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RUTHIEBEAR
6/7/2014 8:56:45 AM

FROM CML team to brighten your weekend
Hezekiah Walker, "Every Praise"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuuZMg6N
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DONNAKOVAC
6/1/2014 8:49:02 AM

Thanks for your comments on my blog. My son and I enjoy aloe drinks as often as we can. :) We do get the sweetened ones made also with grape juice, but we still find them beneficial. :)



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