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Troy the GSD, Ajax the terrier and Me, summer '99



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Brand new decade, brand new goals

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 am still a dog groomer, technically but I do a lot ...
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 am still a dog groomer, technically but I do a lot of dog walking now too, which is quite fun.

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 nearly 10 years, married for just over 7 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, upstairs flat which is wonderful. The previous tenant seems to like sludge colours so we will be redecorating. Painting counts as exercise? Right? :-)
We have changed church as our old one is 19 miles away now and a bit of a hack so we have been to Hope Community Church, locally, a couple of times and quite like it there.

I have a small cycling addiction and have 2 bikes, a road bike and a mountain bike. 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: 25,185

Fitness Minutes: 40,228

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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LIGHTHEART09
7/25/2013 10:54:07 PM

I know God is so Good! I love being Pregnant in the LORD!!! I still cry out for JUSTICE in regards to the coward who abandoned me....seriously....what was he thinking....was he thinking God won't notice???? AAAAAAAAAAA
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....I would be very afraid of a smack down....plus he has a huge target on his back from the enemy....good luck with that Richard....
Hugs and more hugs for my best friend over the pond....
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LIGHTHEART09
7/14/2013 8:37:26 PM

Thanks Raffie...God is Good ALL the time! Love you



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CATMAN124
7/11/2013 2:43:13 PM

So I spent a few hours learning how to handle a group of cyclists safely on and off road and passed my level 1 ride leader course with British Cycling. It was fun and I learnt plenty at the same time. The Sky Ride scheme is brilliant for people who haven't ridden for a while and people who just want to have some like minded company on a ride too. We even have the Breeze program which is for women only. Take a look at Goskyride.com and see what is going on in your area (its all free too) you may enjoy yourself



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LIGHTHEART09
7/9/2013 5:33:53 PM

You crack me up sister in love....lol....I am painting a new canvas of my life...it is full of bright colors, fun, joy and pure love of Christ....It doesn't matter what happens in my life I know I am loved, filled with the Holy Spirit and Joyfully Happy in the Lord~ Whoot (When Heaven Overhears Our Testimony)
I deserve soooo much more than relationship retard...omg that made me bust out with laughter...
Actually now that I am free...I am not interested in men...but pray for the best roommate and companion so I have a great friend to hang out with and we can be best buds...
No on the maiden name...long drama of family yuck...I need a new name...Fresh...Nan FRESH lol....just kidding....The Lord will reveal my new name...My friends call me Lightheart instead of Nan but that is a first name....
Well off to paint my new life under the trees....
Praise report....
I sold lots of work...
I got to put my kids camp flyers in LA Fitness Daycare and they ran out and asked for more!
I have 3 days of Art Camp as a sub tomorrow
God is Good all the time....
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LIGHTHEART09
7/9/2013 2:54:34 AM

Love you Raffie....Life is improving since I closed the door to my heart from Richard.. Anyone that is unwilling to work at a relationship is immature, a relationship moron, and a coward...Glad I don't have to babysit him anymore and I can move on in my life with passion and purpose that God has given me a destiny and purpose for this life...and I am loving my painting, and all the cool things I get to do and the great friends and family I have...
Hope you doing great busy crazy...posting this at 12am zzzzzzzzzzzz go to bed Nan
Love you



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