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I am a freelance musician, piano and violin teacher, composer of various instrumental and orchestral music. I am also a keen story writer and poet.

I am currently undergoing an intended loss of 80kg (176lbs). So far I have combined counting calories and using the principles of the Paul McKenna weight loss system using self hypnosis where I feel it is needed.

So far it is working so I have come on here for some motivation and encouragement and to give the same to others in an effort to make the journey more pleasurable.

Member Since: 6/21/2013

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My Goals:
I have done this:

01/03/2013 - 163kg - / - 359lb
01/04/2013 - 150kg - / - 330lb
01/05/2013 - 142.5kg/ - 313lb
01/06/2013 - 135.3kg / - 298lb
01/07/2013 - 130kg - / - 286lb
01/08/2013 - 125.8kg / - 277lb
01/09/2013 - 125.6kg / - 276.5lb
01/10/2013 - 123.2kg / - 271.3lb
01/11/2013 - 120.1kg / - 264lb
01/12/2013 - 119.2kg / - 262lb

120.65kg 19 stone 266lbs DONE
120kg - 264.5lbs - DONE

259lbs - 100 pounds lost CHASING
250lbs - CHASING

And I aim to do this:

DATE - - - - - KG / LBS
01/01/2014 - 112 / 246
01/02/2014 - 108 / 237
01/03/2014 - 104 / 228
01/04/2014 - 100 / 220
01/05/2014 - - 95 / 210
01/06/2014 - - 90 / 199
01/07/2014 - - 86 / 189
01/08/2014 - - 83 / 183

My Program:
I am largely calorie counting and making a note of everything I eat. I combine this with a lot of the principles of the Paul McKenna method of weight loss and combine this with my own ideas. I try to eat small and regularly too which seems to help.

My road to health is also a continuous learning curve where I maintain lots of information I gather in here. This place can really work if you want it to and the backing I have from my on-line friends is little short of priceless.

Personal Information:
I live in a small picturesque village with 400 other inhabitants here in North Devon, in the South West of the UK between Dartmoor and Exmoor. I teach Piano and violin and compose music when I am not performing sometimes with and sometimes without my eldest son who plays trumpet (Jazz and Latino)
Takes you onto his performance site. One of his performances I have as a vlog in here too.
My compositions number a couple of hundred consisting
of a large amount of educational piano pieces, Symphonic suites and concertos for Bassoon, Oboe, Flute & Marimba. There are over 50 pieces for brass band, songs and a full requiem mass.

I am also married and have been to the same person (Jane) for over 24 years have three children who are all following their own dreams and desires. Their images are all in here in among my pictures.

I can be contacted by my email which is:

Other Information:
I enjoy vegetarian cookery. I play snooker and am into landscape and surreal photography. Some of my work can be seen on my blogs entitled "Trev's Motivations" and "SPARKWORLD & some of my photography.

I am a very keen West Ham United football supporter and enjoy the French lifestyle and culture.

I also enjoy art and have studied the Mancunian Artist L.S. Lowry fairly extensively.

I am a very keen storywriter and have written a fair amount of poetry. As of present there are several hundred poems to my name and this number continues to grow on a monthly basis. Two of my poetic idols are Spike Milligan and Pam Ayres.

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    2284 days ago
    emoticon L - Little by little does the trick!
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    *This lovely message was shared by SHARON10002 with the more acrostics for May. Such a good message I thought I'd share it with you again!

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    I've been thinking about you, and hoping that all is well. For me, the summer is half over, and I am looking about new materials to prepare for the major concerts of the next term.
    As I decide what to do about a current weight plateau, I reflect on how much progress you have made so far; and how "no one" can ever take that away from you.
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    ~~~~The Five "W"'s of Life~~~~

    WHO you are is what makes you special.
    Do not change for anyone.

    WHAT lies ahead will always be a mystery.
    Do not be afraid to explore.

    WHEN life pushes you over,
    you push back harder.

    WHERE there are choices to make,
    make the one you won't regret.

    WHY things happen will never be certain.
    Take it in stride and move forward.

    These 5 "W"'s are
    A Wonderful Way to Wake-up on Wednesday!!!
    Enjoy the day!!

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    * Thanks to Barbiee52 for sharing this wonderful Wednesday message!
    2332 days ago
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