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August 23, 2015 - back to normal except for a little dry cough. Beautiful fallish weather, which I love.

August 18, 2015
Feeling a lot better and weaning myself off inhaler. Pulmonary function and other tests in September/October.

August 7,2015
Now 3 weeks and on antibiotic as well as inhaler. I need to shake this thing soon; all I want to do is eat and sleep.

August 1, 2015

The summer is half over, and I haven't accomplished ...
August 23, 2015 - back to normal except for a little dry cough. Beautiful fallish weather, which I love.

August 18, 2015
Feeling a lot better and weaning myself off inhaler. Pulmonary function and other tests in September/October.

August 7,2015
Now 3 weeks and on antibiotic as well as inhaler. I need to shake this thing soon; all I want to do is eat and sleep.

August 1, 2015

The summer is half over, and I haven't accomplished much. I visited my son and his wife in Nova Scotia for a week, and had a wonderful time. Even lost 2 lbs. However I picked up a virus on the way home on the train and have been sick for 2 weeks. It developed into bronchitis, and now I'm back on an inhaler.

Only 3 months before my trip to Disney World with my daughter, and I want to lose a minimum of 10 lbs. before we leave. Still feeling pretty rotten, but commit to exercising a minimum of 10 minutes every day and tracking all my food.


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 Sept. 1/15
178.7 on Aug. 23/15
- 175 lbs. by Oct. 1/15
- 170 lbs. by Nov. 1/15
- 163 lbs. by Dec. 1/15


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LEANJEAN6
8/27/2015 6:50:25 PM

no--I just found this pic and liked it--Thanks! Lynda



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8/27/2015 2:13:14 PM

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old,
but on building the new." -Socrates
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Thank you for stopping by my page to congratulate me on having a featured blog. It sure is an honor. Have a great rest of the week!
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KDYLOSE
8/27/2015 10:47:15 AM

Still under the weather. I used to take ibuprofen when I was half-sick like this and it would pretty much render me functional, but now I'm scared to take it. A study was all over the news a few weeks ago saying that they've now decided all anti-inflammatories, including ibuprofen, raise the risk of stroke. It used to be touted as the safe alternative to Tylenol, which is bad for your liver. So now I'm trying to go medicineless and feel pretty miserable.

Amy goes Friday for the interview, but my mind is made up to move no matter what happens with that.

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KDYLOSE
8/25/2015 1:29:07 PM

You're exactly right: now that I've arrived at this conclusion, it seems so obvious. I'd been so down in the dumps feeling like my life no longer had a purpose, but with this, all the pieces kind of fall into place. I feel so different today, like, of course I have a purpose! I guess I just had to go through some changes to reach this juncture.

I moved my paints and painting table and empty canvasses here with me and have had them all set up, but in my mind this was something I was going to do much later, way down the road, after I'd put together a new life. But maybe this IS my new life.

And as you pointed out, there's several ways to go with it. I would enjoy teaching, but my feeling is those jobs are very hard to come by. You can shake a stick at all the pretty good amateur artists who want to do that, and my only actual art teaching experience is back in 1981. But it's worth trying. And the thing with doing people's houses and pets is that I'd have to give them what they want, paint much more photographically than is my style. But if the alternative is working some crummy minimum wage service job, maybe I'm ready to make that compromise! It would be like being a painter who's an illustrator on the side. So yes, there's options besides finding people who want to hang my paintings.

I think your advice on the volunteering is good. Nothing to lose by just being straight with people. And I do think this might be some kind of allergy-related thing, because it always happens at the same time of year. I was tested once a long time ago and was only allergic to dust mites and mold. Maybe there's some kind of early September mold. Who knows.

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8/25/2015 9:58:12 AM

"Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves-- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today."
--Stewart B. Johnson
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