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I have just started healthy eating again - and hope to lose at least 3 stone this year and more next. I have at least 10 stone to lose which has crept up over the past 30 odd years! So am aware that it wont disappear overnight (as much as I would like, I have not got a magic wand). I hope to have encouragement from buddy's alike. Taking one day at a time.

I wrote this back in January 2010 - I have nearly achieved my 3 stone marker in just 6 months - which is unbelievable! I have literally taken ONE DAY AT A TIME - dont think of yesterday's wrongs or think of tomorrow - today is the important day.

Now it is 2012 - a new beginning. I wanted to lose weight for my Silver Wedding Anniversary - I achieved this, not as much as I would have liked but 3 stones (42 pounds) is a hefty amount to lose. I have put back quite a lot in 2011, having had a shock family bereavement could not motivate myself. But one year on and its time to take stock and take care of me! I still have the aim of not being in a wheelchair. Having been diagnosed with arthritis in both hips and at some point being replaced - oh gosh I dont like the sound of that one bit. So to lose pounds and take the pressure off those poor hip joints and ankle and knee joints too. I have found the Chair Exercise Team - how wonderful and cannot wait to get started and show my exercise minutes creeping up.

Member Since: 1/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,116

My Goals:
To lose at least 1 lb a week if not more. To become healthier and fitter and not end up in a wheelchair.

My Program:
Update. Tis now 2013 and am back on track, because I now have no choice, as I have been diagnosed with borderline diabetes, so upwards and onwards, no looking back. Diet and exercise are the order of the day!. Its been a rocky road since joining Sparks, but I hope it will be smooth sailing from now on knowing that I a focus.

Personal Information:
I live in England in a city called Bristol where I was born over 56 years ago. I am married for 27 years now. Work part time for the National Health Service as a secretary/administrator.
I like reading, chatting with friends on FB and meeting new friends too.

Other Information:
Teaching myself to play the harp - although dont practice as much as I should! My favourite quote at the moment is "life is not a rehearsal - make the most of today"!

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  • v no profile image HARPS50
    Yes I can read it but cannot log onto my old account!
    2260 days ago
    Hello Fwendy, hope you are reading this soon emoticon
    2261 days ago
    I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

    {This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

    'Twas the night before Jesus came
    and all through the house
    Not a creature was praying,
    Not one in the house.
    Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
    In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

    The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
    Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
    And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
    Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

    When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
    I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
    With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
    I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

    The light of His face made me cover my head
    It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
    And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
    I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

    In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
    Was written the name of every saved man.
    He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
    When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

    The people whose names had been written with love
    He gathered to take to His Father above.
    With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
    While all the rest were left standing around.

    I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
    I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
    I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
    Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

    In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
    The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
    There's only one life and when comes the last call
    We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

    (by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

    To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.
    2372 days ago
  • v HARPS57
    Thank you Spiffy I am back and trying to do my best. It is literally one day at a time. I luvs you too xxx emoticon
    2568 days ago
    I'm putting this on here for my very very dear Fwendy, she is a lovely giving and caring lady who is going through such a hard time at the moment. emoticon

    I just want her to know I NEED her to consider her health, to heck with the vanity aspect of weight loss, I really REALLY need to know she is taking care of herself.

    2852 days ago
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