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Hi - welcome to my SparkPage.

I have lived all my life in New Zealand - north of Auckland.

I really enjoy SparkPeople and find the many facets of it to be very enjoyable and helpful. Having a SparkPage also increases the friendship and camaraderie we can get on this site :-) It is also an excellent tool for helping us to reach our goals!

I am a firm believer in actually LISTENING to what others say when they feel they need to unload (have a ...
Hi - welcome to my SparkPage.

I have lived all my life in New Zealand - north of Auckland.

I really enjoy SparkPeople and find the many facets of it to be very enjoyable and helpful. Having a SparkPage also increases the friendship and camaraderie we can get on this site :-) It is also an excellent tool for helping us to reach our goals!

I am a firm believer in actually LISTENING to what others say when they feel they need to unload (have a problem.) Unfortunately a lot of people don't do this. It has happened to me in my life, and from people who should have known better. The heartbreak and emotional turmoil it can cause can be very devastating. Please, don't just assume that you KNOW what the other person is thinking - odds are you may be wrong!

Take care :-)
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SLIMMERKIWI also has a reliable car. Came up 11 years and came down over 200,000 km's
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Member Since: 6/28/2007

SparkPoints: 111,974

Fitness Minutes: 31,780

My Goals:
1. Be as healthy as I can
2. Help where I am able
3. Get to a weight that my spine will happily accept AND MAINTAIN THAT WEIGHT!

My Program:
1. Exercise when I can. (Pilates and walking)
2. Eat a very balanced diet (and not get annoyed with myself for the very occasional slip-up)
3. Give myself permission to one day per fortnight to eat whatever I want (helps us to stay on our journey:-)
4. Pace myself sensibly so I don't get overtired or suffer too much pain.



Personal Information:
I live in a little seaside village north of Auckland. This is the furthest south I have lived and about 40 miles North/West of here the furthest north. I have Acid Reflux,Arthritis, Scoliosis, Benign Essential Tremors and Allergies. I USED to have High Cholesterol but with weight-loss came a HUGE improvement. I suffered from depression and Post Traumatic Brain Injury and Stress Disorders, both as a sequale to a bad car accident in 2001. I suffer from bad fatigue if I overdo it, and believe me, it doesn’t take much for that. I had Carpal Tunnel surgery to both wrists at the same time:-( Apart from that I am perfectly healthy (as opposed to perfect, which of course, I am (my tongue is in my cheek, now) I married in 1975 and have 2 grown "children". Our Daughter had Keratoconus in both eyes and needed corneal transplants because she was going blind. At the time of her first op her baby was a few weeks old. Our son has this condition too - hubby and I managed a 100% hit rate.

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I have 2 grandsons - 17yrs and 5 yrs. The younger one has a number of serious allergies. I used to work in Health Care but am unable to now. I was in St John as a volunteer for a number of years - about 7 of those I was a Divisional Manager. I haven't practiced since my accident. I can sometimes be a bit long-winded and tend to waffle a bit,....... SO BE WARNED!
At my heaviest I was over 95kg (about 210lb) - and that was with what a Dietician had told me was a very healthy, balanced diet - (Usually about 1650-1850 Cal's per day.) Anyway, I have lost a lot of weight - 27kg (approx 59lb). It took 16 months to lose the first 23kg and I happily sat there for quite a while before deciding to shift on down again. My diet just needed tweaking a little to get me there. I like healthy cooking and often make up my own recipes. In a past work-life I was also a Cook - in a Tourist Cafe (no fast foods) and also as a Rest Home Cook.


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WORKOUTWITHPAM
3/29/2014 1:39:13 AM

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WORKOUTWITHPAM
3/29/2014 1:38:53 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR KRIS!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUUU!

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ANGELBELIEVER
3/25/2014 7:11:32 PM

Wow, Allyson is quite excited. In fact so excited she can't "speak" at the moment. Thank you for her play date! emoticon

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ANGELBELIEVER
3/25/2014 8:57:19 AM

Hi Kris,
"Dr. Steve" is excellent. We were fortunate to have been referred to him through another music store when Allyson needed new cork on her neck. She really is like an extension of me and she is very special. Special because my Dad gave her to me when I was 16 so even for sentimental reasons I would never find one I liked better. emoticon



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IMAGINGPRO
3/10/2014 3:14:00 PM

Kris, thank you so much for the goodie. It was just the right thing for me.

I really hope that all is well with you, and family. I don't get to go to the doctor until the 17th. That is when we can thank him as well.

We are going to have a lot of questions. I really hope that the skin that is over the ankle. If it dosen't then I might have to get a skin graft over the bone. It is all a waiting game. I will be glad to find out what he was going to do.

Again, thank you so much. Stay safe, and warm.

Best wishes to you to.

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