ROSAMARCELLE
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I have been yo-yo dieting for over half my life and by the end of October 2012 had got to the highest weight I had ever been and decided I really had to do something about it before I began to have really severe health problems. I found SparkPeople in March 2008 and made good progress during the first six months but fell by the wayside when my father died and I became responsible for looking after my very demanding stepmother. I must have tried about 4 or 5 times to get back on track and sparking again, but it just didn't seem to happen.

After a trial couple of weeks at the beginning of November 2012 getting in a bit more exercise and tracking my nutrition I finally got back on track with Sparking and have kept it up ever since. I am really determined now to keep on going, come what may. If I have bad days, I am not going to abandon the battle, but will put it behind me and get back on track taking one day at a time.

I seem to have been dieting for most of my adult life and the mistake I made in the past was to eat too little and cut out most fat from my diet. Spark has taught me that this isn't the way to go and I use the nutrition tracker every day to help myself eat healthily.


Member Since: 4/14/2011

Fitness Minutes: 153,750

My Goals:
I was 60 on in June 2012 and struggled until the end of October to try and get back on track, and then it just seemed to happen overnight and I managed to keep on track for over year, but then I fell and haven't managed to stay on track for any length of time since. My goal is to be at my target weight by the time I am 65, if not before.


My Program:
In January 2013 I joined Spark Coach, invested in a set of Withings scales and fitbit one to make myself more accountable. I also joined a gym with a swimming pool.

My aim is get get in 10,000 steps a day and hit the gym twice a week if not more. I want to begin cycling again and I dig over the garden and grow vegetables in the summer.



Personal Information:
I am from the Cotswolds in the UK and work from home teaching music - piano, flute and more recently violin which keeps me busy for up to 50 hours or more a week what with preparation and practise on top of the lessons I give.


Other Information:
I don't like exercise much, but love gardening. I do enjoy swimming and cycling, but would still prefer sitting reading a good book, or my Kindle, or on the computer. Maybe this will change as I get fitter. We'll see.




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  • v TEDYBEAR2838
    emoticon on your fitness minutes and spark points on the
    FRIENDly Persuasion: a safe haven for friends Team Digest from SparkPeople
    Weigh-2-Go!
    6 days ago
  • v PINKGIRL23
    Hello how are you doing?
    How is the weather in UK?
    It has been hot here in GA USA.
    Glad to see your on the Friendly Persuasion team.
    Just joined a few days ago.
    Looks like a great team to make friends and be accountable.
    Have a good week my friend. Holly emoticon
    32 days ago
  • v FRANKIE2019
    Thanks for the goodie. Hope your first week is going well.
    109 days ago
  • v PATRISNA
    This was from the 1952 movie by the same name. I've always loved the rain scene of Gene Kelly singing and dancing in that movie.

    Singing the Rain emoticon

    I'm singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain
    What a glorious feeling I'm happy again
    I'm laughing at clouds so dark above
    The sun's in my heart and I'm ready for love
    Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place
    Come on with the rain, I've a smile on my face
    I'll walk down the lane with a happy refrain
    And singin' just singin' in the rain

    Why am I smilin' and why do I sing?
    Why does December seem sunny as Spring?
    Why do I get up each morning to start happy
    And get up with joy in my heart?
    Why is each new task a trifle to do?
    Because I am living a life full of you

    I'm singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain
    What a glorious feeling I'm happy again
    I'm laughing at clouds so dark above
    The sun's in my heart and I'm ready for love
    Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place
    Come on with the rain, I've a smile on my face
    I'll walk down the lane with a happy refrain
    And singin' just singin' in the rain emoticon
    159 days ago
  • v LIVINTODAY
    HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN - CREEDANCE CLEARWATER
    Someone told me long ago
    There's a calm before the storm
    I know, it's been comin' for some time
    When it's over, so they say
    It will rain a sunny day
    I know, shinin' down like water
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain
    Comin' down on a sunny day?
    Yesterday and days before
    Sun is cold and rain is hard
    I know, been that way for all my time
    And forever, on it goes
    Through the circle, fast and slow
    I know, it can't stop, I wonder
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain
    Comin' down on a sunny day?
    Yeah
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
    I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain
    Comin' down on a sunny day?
    159 days ago
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