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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 ...
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.






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Member Since: 1/17/2011

SparkPoints: 166,154

Fitness Minutes: 86,921

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 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
- 165 lbs. by Dec. 31/16


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HICKOK-HALEY
5/2/2016 10:58:16 PM

Sounds like a fun day. Glad you are feeling better!



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NORASPAT
4/30/2016 11:57:44 PM

Hi GAILI was in seventh heaven. We had a wonderful visit with our Granddaughter and our son.
DIL and our son are separated and they sit together talking about everything. One of her wrists was hurting and he was so compassionate. They told the judge that we are our best friends.
Pat in Maine I am so very tired (((HUGS))) Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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KDYLOSE
4/30/2016 11:24:57 PM

I actually do gargle with warm salt water! My father was a medic in WWII and he brought back with him an intense belief in this.



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PATRICIAANN46
4/30/2016 10:33:57 PM

Hi Gail...........
The sales were pretty picked over today. We learned a lesson. Go to an All-Town Garage Sale the day before it starts as many people are open and you get first choice on many items. The only things we found today were a pair of Land's End (never opened) pink tights with butterflies on them for Elizabeth, a game for both girls, and an Anne Murray CD. Both Ken and I love Anne Murray. We had a nice visit with my brother and sister-in-law though, so it was well-worth the trip.
Have a great Sunday.



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OVERACTIVEELBOW
4/30/2016 10:08:20 PM

Yes, I plant them between the stones.. so they are out of the way for the lawn mowing... The tradition began in 1950 the first spring after the death of my father and maternal grandmother. Their birthdays are May 3 and May 7... so Pansies which are about the only flowering plant one can put out in an unprotected location are the plant of choice... Over the years I have added other loved ones to my trip destination... Today I visited 3 of the 4 cemeteries.. only one these was not open so I had to park outside and carry my plants, gardening tool, the bucket for the plants that were removed (weeds) and the jug of water for the plants once they were in the ground.. While I was there I dead-headed the daffodils that I planted a couple of years ago... They are there for when I am no longer able to visit with the pansies... their graves will be remembered with Spring blossoms. I have one more cemetery to visit tomorrow.. It too was not open today but will be open tomorrow, the 1st of May. This cemetery is located on top of a very steep hill.. and its the gate is at the very bottom of that hill. Too far to carry all the items when a one day wait will allow me to drive to the top of the hill. Today's cemeteries are very old ones with stones dating back to 1800's & maybe earlier.
Guess I probably gave you more info than you wanted. I was just thinking about how peaceful cemeteries are for me... I feel so calm and connected to my loved ones while I tend their graves. I did notice that they all need cleaning... so I have order a product from Amazon that should be delivered next week... It is supposed to be easy peasy.... spray it on the stones and rain storms will wash away the moss and stains... and... it is supposed to be environmentally safe.. uh-oh... it didn't say how many rain storms it would take... guess I will find out. maybe..



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