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May 16, 2015

Back from holidays, just in time to clean up the yard and plant for the summer.

I gained 6 lbs. While we were on holidays... people say that's not bad for a 21-day cruise. However it means that I'm down only 8 lbs. from when I started SP in 2011. NOTGOOD ENOUGH!

My new, achievable (I proved it before) goal is to lose 5 lbs. every 6 weeks to 2 months while developing the following new habits:

- stop eating ANYTHING directly ...
May 16, 2015

Back from holidays, just in time to clean up the yard and plant for the summer.

I gained 6 lbs. While we were on holidays... people say that's not bad for a 21-day cruise. However it means that I'm down only 8 lbs. from when I started SP in 2011. NOTGOOD ENOUGH!

My new, achievable (I proved it before) goal is to lose 5 lbs. every 6 weeks to 2 months while developing the following new habits:

- stop eating ANYTHING directly from the container

- drink 8 glasses of water or clear tea EVERY DAY

- don't eat because I'm UPSET with DH... talk it out with him

- have PROTEIN with every meal

- have one MEATLESS dinner every week

- CARDIO 5 times/week minimum

- ST 3 times/week minimum


January 24, 2015

Hello from Ontario, Canada. I live approximately 1 hour NE of Toronto.

I'm a 71-year-old wife, mother and grandmother. Originally from Nova Scotia, I've lived in Ontario since 1978.

I retired from the City of Toronto in 2003, about 1 1/2 years after marrying for the 2nd time.

My husband and I enjoy gardening, travel, reading and spending time with our families.

I've been a yoyo dieter most of my adult life, but since I joined Spark People 4 years ago, I've learned how to balance my food and exercise and am down 20 lbs. Since I was gaining 5-10 lbs. every year before joining Spark, I figure that I'm really down at least 40 lbs. from where I would have been.

I will be following this program for the rest of my life... it works!






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Member Since: 1/17/2011

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My Goals:
My husband and I love to travel, and I want to be able to walk, climb, explore and enjoy new places with him.

My Program:
- track all food, water and exercise, as follows:

- eat NOTHING directly from the container; e.g., cereal, chips, nuts

- 8 glasses of water/day

- 5 or more fruits and vegetables/day

- lean protein every meal, eating meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cottage cheese, legumes

- eat mindfully, avoiding high sodium foods

- include afternoon and evening snack in daily meal plan

- cardio 5 times/week, minimum, including walking, cycling, treadmill, swimming

- ST 3 times/week minimum including resistance band, medicine ball, stability ball, floor exercises and free weights




Personal Information:
- born in Nova Scotia, live in Southern Ontario

- wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend

- reader, gardener, traveller, volunteer

- cat lover

- active in my church (Anglican)



Other Information:
Weight loss goals:
- 180 lbs. By June 1/15
completed June 8/15
- 175 lbs. by July 15/15
- 170 lbs. by Sept 1/15
- 165 lbs. by Oct 15/15
- 160 lbs. by Dec 1/15
- 155 lbs. by February 1/16
- 150 lbs. by March 15/16

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KDYLOSE
7/2/2015 8:38:26 PM

Your workshop topics sound very relevant. I wouldn't mind attending some of those!

My sister has hotel points because she travels some on her job (she's 62 and not retired) she found a hotel 20 minutes from here.



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KDYLOSE
7/2/2015 5:42:21 AM

The problem with just living apart is that if he runs up more debt I would still be legally liable for it, and I can almost guarantee he's going to do that. I have to have a separation agreement because it spells out who owns what debt. That's really the only reason. Remaining married with a separation agreement would be fine with me. But the separation agreement also divides up all our property, and when he takes it to a lawyer who sees that I'm walking away with money and Dave has nothing (except free housing) that's when the fun will begin I imagine.



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OVERACTIVEELBOW
7/1/2015 9:17:33 PM

Sorry to say, no I have not...(flown over Ireland)
I have been to St Thomas (Caribbean), Tijuana (Mexico), & Nova Scotia, New Brunswick,Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, & Alberta (Canada)....
before you needed a passport to get back into the USA...
And, I have been to 45 of the 50 states...
missing HI, ND, LA, MS, AL
Most of my travels by automobile.. although I do like to fly... well, I used to like to fly.. and probably still would should I have the opportunity. So although I have not crossed the big ponds (the Atlantic nor the Pacific) I have had the opportunity to explore some of the northern portion of this hemisphere.



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KDYLOSE
7/1/2015 7:38:13 PM

I googled around for women's networks and there's lots of them, but nowadays they're for the professional networking of businesswomen. I guess that shows how far we've come!

I don't need job benefits with Medicare, so that does widen the field quite a bit. And I'm ready to get one, but I'm just so paralyzed with fear over initiating this divorce: that I'm going to get the wrong lawyer, that all my money's going to disappear. I need to just jump in and do it and get it over with. It's so stupid, if Dave wasn't such a spineless, befuddled sheep we could do this whole thing for less than a thousand dollars, shake hands and be done with it. Wow, that's the nastiest thing I've ever said about him. Mostly people just say what a nice guy he is. Correction: the nastiest thing I've ever said about him in writing or to another person. I've muttered many things to myself. I'd walk out of the room he was in and into the kitchen saying "you f**ing idiot" under my breath. What kind of way is that to live with a person? (Sorry, just reminding myself.)

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MINIMOE1
6/30/2015 9:55:37 PM

Hi, Gail. Congrats on joining the boot camp - you brave soul! Hope it all goes well.



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