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January 3, 2016
Time for a fresh start.

December 12/15
Two weeks to Christmas and I'm trying hard to focus on my blessings and worry less about what I haven't accomplished.

For 2016, I plan to remember Rilke's advice... "There are no shoulds, no musts, no have-tos... I am free". We put too many pressures on ourselves, and by doing so, we also put them on those we love. I will focus on smaller, short-term, achievable goals.


January ...
January 3, 2016
Time for a fresh start.

December 12/15
Two weeks to Christmas and I'm trying hard to focus on my blessings and worry less about what I haven't accomplished.

For 2016, I plan to remember Rilke's advice... "There are no shoulds, no musts, no have-tos... I am free". We put too many pressures on ourselves, and by doing so, we also put them on those we love. I will focus on smaller, short-term, achievable goals.


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

SparkPoints: 160,345

Fitness Minutes: 85,751

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, skating

- 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:
- 168 lbs. by June 30/16
- 160 lbs. by Sept. 30/16
- 155 lbs. by Nov. 30/16
- 150 lbs. by Jan. 31/17

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PATRICIAANN46
2/7/2016 8:29:37 PM

Hi Gail.........
I am taping Downton Abbey. I wouldn't miss that show for anything and hate to see it end. I also watch Mercy Street right after DA, but don't know if I will stay with it. It seems like all the characters do is fight among themselves. I don't know when the patients get any attention!!!
Have a good upcoming week.



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KDYLOSE
2/7/2016 7:04:14 PM

With the show it will be kind of a retrospective. What happened was when the young woman from this gallery saw my website, she was interested in how I had painted some family members many times over the years and thought that would make an interesting exhibit, so that's what she suggested I submit a proposal for. And I'm hoping they'll let me include my latest work even if it doesn't fit that theme.



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KDYLOSE
2/7/2016 2:16:10 PM

I am seriously laughing out loud! I had that dumpster in the driveway twice!



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KDYLOSE
2/7/2016 7:25:56 AM

You've really been on a mission lately reorganizing your house, haven't you! Hope you're feeling like you've made some headway.

I have to say, I am loving my 'downsizing' from moving out last spring and taking only my essential belongings. (Since he was a hoarder, I didn't feel guilty about just driving away and leaving the rest behind, though I suppose looking back there's probably some stuff I could have taken to the Goodwill.)



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OVERACTIVEELBOW
2/5/2016 3:38:27 PM

Hey Gail, It was a short lived storm... maybe 4 inches of the fluffy stuff.. the wind is blowing the snow out of the trees (which supposedly portends the next 6 storms will be snow). My son ran the snowblower over the driveway and essential paths. Much ado about nothing. the storm that is. Chat later?



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