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Only person who can do it is ME

What keeps me going is goals.
Muhammad Ali 

To me, Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay, is one of the best if not the best boxers of all time. I find him so inspirational and look up to him as a way of striving for my best.

Although my greatest source of motivation will always be my grandmother saying to me 

The only person who can do something for you is yourself!

-Sheila Mc Alinden

To me, my grandmother instilled those “fight for what you want in life” values. I have set myself some goals for the next 5 months until my birthday next January. 

number 1

to drop at least another 2-3 dress sizes 🙂

number 2

to excel past my self imposed limitations

number 3

to be happy and value each day for its greatness


It’s not that I think that losing weight = happiness, but I believe that my weight has held me back from countless things I have wanted to do in the last 5-6 years.

I miss going out with the girls and not feeling self conscious.

I miss wearing high heels.

I miss clothes shopping.

I miss being active.

Well no longer will I miss them, everyday is a new challenge which I accept willingly. 

After all, the only person who can do something for myself is ME 🙂

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Posted by on August 14, 2013 in Uncategorized


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New Awakenings

It occurred to me yesterday whilst walking to work, that we are all in the midst of new awakenings, plants coming to life with new buds, little animals coming out of hibernation, and me, I have awoken from a 5 year slumber ready to embrace my spring, my new awakening. 

I just love new beginnings, you never quite know where your journey may take you and how it will end. It never before occurred to me the timing of all the events recently, I chose to start a new start with a new year, I finally seen results at the end of a hard winter month and now with spring arriving, I feel like my battle with my weight is finally getting a little bit more enjoyable. I look forward to spring and summer now. I look forward to playing with my niece and not having to stop for breath, I look forward because that’s all there is now….Forward with life, forward with every step I’m taking. Every day is a battle, but day by day I’m winning little battles that before were huge wars.

Yes it’s a new awakening, and I feel great 🙂 I seen this daffodil bursting to life on the way to work yesterday and I just had to share it with you all. I also think this poem by William Wordsworth is just beautiful and really captures my feelings today.


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed–and gazed–but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. 

William Wordsworth


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Posted by on February 20, 2013 in Uncategorized


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