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Athens, with Peter

Lincoln Cathedral from lower town

Conwy, Wales, from castle ramparts





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February 3/18: enough excuses and whining... this year I will reach my goal! Down 3lbs since Christmas.

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. I'm down 18 lbs. right now after a challenging November-December.

With a grandson’s Mexican wedding coming up in November ‘18,(and being with my ex-husband and his THIN wife for a week), I want to be thinner and fitter. 2018 will be the year I reach my goal.

Spark People doesn't offer any magical solutions. It offers good advice on nutrition and exercising. The rest is up to you.

Thank you to the Spark Friends I've made for the encouragement and support. I wouldn’t still be here without you.

Member Since: 1/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 118,265

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:
- stop eating directly from the container; e.g., cereal, chips, nuts, cereal, crackers
- 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 and weighing and/or measuring portion size
- include afternoon and evening snack in daily meal plan
- in the summer, much of my cardiovascular exercise is working in the garden and walking. In the winter, I swim and do virtual walks on the treadmill
- ST including resistance band, medicine 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:
Long-term goal 150 lbs

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    I had to chuckle when I read, "I had to yell at him." for an instant I was there.. hope Peter was all right with the "Speaking Up"..
    When finally headed to town today I found 'sunshine'... I guess the fog was the snow evaporating at certain elevations. On the way home I could see the fog rolling up and off the snow.. it was a scene out of a scary movie, except for all the vehicle traffic glad I wasn't alone and my imagination running rampant...
    Hope your day was fantastic...
    Take Care.
    Hugs, from Me
    3 days ago
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    We had a lovely time. She loved taking her Grandad (my Dad) with her, he loved it too, we miss the countryside and having animals. Party with my husband's family today.
    5 days ago
    Yeah, the traveling thing with pets is tricky. I'm very lucky that my sister - who used to have cats but now her husband doesn't want another one - is more than happy to stop by and visit mine every day when I'm out of town.
    7 days ago
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    Hi Gail,
    not been up to very much to be honest hence no newsy blogs LOL
    The shoulder is coming along nicely thanks, some pain after I've done the physio exercises but the length of time that pain lasts is getting less so I'm improving emoticon

    Only major thing that's happening next week is I'm due to go to London next Thursday for my neurological check up and meal and theatre visit while we're there before we come home on the train.
    It makes it a rare treat as Pete's not a theatre-goer!

    How are things with you babe? emoticon
    8 days ago
    Sorry Aria is 'under the weather' hope she is soon all well again... So thoughtful of you to try "not to" share whatever she has... so many seem to prefer share their illnesses with the unsuspecting.
    10 days ago
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