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October 23/16
Woo Hoo! Back from train/cruise vacation and down 1.6 lbs. O.9 lbs. to go to reach my goal of 165 by the end of the year... let's set a new goal... 160 lbs. by January 1... I can do it... I WILL do it!

September 18/16
I've lost 20.8 lbs. since May 1/16, and am on track to weigh 165 by the end of the year... 2.2 lbs to go, although with a month's vacation and the holiday season, it will take hard work and commitment.

My next goal will be to lose the "final 15" during 2017. I'm gaining confidence that I can do it!

A very special thank you to my Spark Friends for your encouragement, cheering me on, and for the pushes when needed.


April 16/16

I joined Spark People in January, 2011, to lose weight before my son's April wedding.

Since that time, I've lost weight, regained it, lost again... you get the picture. Spark People doesn't offer any magical solutions. It offers good advice on nutrition and exercising. It offers a network of teams, challenges and wonderful friends.

Even though I haven't reached my goal, I believe that Spark People has helped me break the pattern of gaining weight each year. I plan to follow this program for the rest of my life, and to gradually reduce my weight.

Member Since: 1/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 95,113

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

- in the summer, much of my cardiovascular exercise is working in the garden, walking and cycling. In the winter, I swim and use the treadmill

- ST including resistance band, medicine ball, stability ball, floor exercises and free weights

Personal Information:
- born 25/09/43 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:
- 178 lbs. by June 30/16
- 170 lbs. by Sept. 30/16 - actual 167.2 September 18/16
- 165 lbs. by Dec. 31/16
Long-term goal 150 lbs. by Dec. 31/17

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    Welcome back Gail! Congratulations on your weight loss, and on meeting your goal WOO HOO! And thank you for your supportive comments on my blogs!! (my poison oak rash is finally gone, thank goodness, so I am getting back into my regular activities)
    4 days ago
    emoticon You did it. You said you will go on the trip and be careful not to gain weight and you did it Great job. emoticon .

    I hope you can blog some of your wanderings. emoticon Pat in Maine.

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    . LADY, You did it. emoticon
    4 days ago

    So glad to hear your voice once more. Missed you!! Glad your vacation was great in spite of the "Rock 'n' Roll" seas. and what about the train trip across the continent?? Wish I could drop by your place for a couple of pots of tea while you tell all and show pictures, too! Ah, well I guess I will just have to use my imagination for the 'drop by and tea' part..
    Yesterday pretty much saw the last of the foliage here.. twixt the wind and the rain most of the leaves are on the ground. The sun is shining today but the wind is keeping it quite cool. Expect to mow my lawn tomorrow (for the last time in 2016) !
    Hugs, Audra

    4 days ago
    Missing you... Hope you and Peter are having a great vacation.. warm and sunny with calm seas.
    16 days ago
    Hope you have a great week! emoticon
    17 days ago
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