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I am back at last. Its October 2013
Its an eventful year so far.
At the beginning of the year, I had put on 12lbs. Put on more since that.
But my bust size has remained the same and my hip size.
Waist went up though! Yuk!
Now its Autumn and I am beginning to lose again at last.
Been very busy, gardening, GD minding and my son came to stay.
My son has gone back to UNI. My GD has started school.
Busy knitting again and exercising, but not as much as I was.
Looking forward to being with my friends again.

Member Since: 7/31/2010

Fitness Minutes: 113,701

My Goals:
Goal 1
I need to lose weight .
Goal 2
I need to keep exercising to keep my blood sugar good!
Goal 3
Return to what I was doing when I first joined Spark People. ie: Exercise early in the day.
Do Strength training, aerobics and yoga and walk every day
Goal 4
I have reduced my cholesterol and have a good ratio. Continue to maintain this.
Goal 5
My blood pressure is up!
I must get my heart rate up every day and keep my salt low. I do not need any more stress this year LOL! LOL!
Goal 6
I will keep exercising, strength training, weight lifting, walking, hiking and gardening.
Goal 7
I will strive to track my nutrition & exercise every day
Goal 8
I am doing more things for me this year, art, craft & bobbin lace.
Goal 9
Get 8 hours sleep a night

My Program:
October 2013
Return after a long spark holiday.
Note: I did not close my page as I wanted to come back.

January 2013
I have joined the Winter 5% challenge and hope to lose 7lb which is 5% of my present weight.

I am sticking with the Mediterranean diet, but emphasizing more vegetarian food. I eat wholemeal wherever possible. Rape seed oil does not agree with me and its in just about everything that is ready made even Pesto! So I need to make more of my own food and bread with EVOO
I exercise every day, yoga, walk/run, aerobics, dancing with Strength training at least 3 times a week. Weight training, Ball exercises , Hula hoop, Kettlebell, 3lb Medicine ball with DH.
Use the Free Gym.
Hike at least once a week.
Gardening, my passion! Grow more vegetables and fruit!
Maintain the house and decorate. I am into DIY!

December 2010
I joined the 5% winter challenge team.
Feb 18th 2011
I have now lost over 3 stone

Personal Information:
I am retired. I used to be a machine knitting tutor. I live with my husband and we have been married 34 years.

We have 3 grown up children and 1 grandchild.

I am a member of the National Trust, English Heritage, RSPB and Surrey Nature.

Other Information:
I like reading books and magazines, music, especially classical and also Clannad, Enya & similar music. I love the tiako drums, for instance, Mugenkyio and Kodo. I have done craft work and art. I like poetry and Shakespeare. Love Grand Prix & Moto GP. I like photography, Birds, nature, history and archaeology. I enjoy knitting & crochet, beading and lace making, needlework and embroidery.
I love photography

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