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I am a healthy 68 yr. old woman who keeps trying to improve herself and finding has been a Godsend. I live in Northern Canada by a wonderful lake which I can see as soon as I step out the door or anywhere I walk in town. Used to always spend half the yr. in Baja but DH has had a lot of health problems so I insist we stay home till he is much better. I love to read and serve my Creator. My husband is a second marriage and he is a good father to the 7 children and 10 grandchildren we have. I do well getting exercise and love healthy food. Where I fall down is on sweets but this site has made me more mindful of what I eat.

Member Since: 1/13/2011

Fitness Minutes: 140,721

My Goals:
I would like to get control over what I do in my life. I want to have the time to create a healthy lifestyle no matter where I am, at home, visiting or enjoying a few hrs. of social time with or without friends.

My Program:
I will schedule a portion of my time to planning my food and exercise, doing the exercise and preparing the food while leaving enough time for optional things. This will take a lot of pre preparing while in Canada as we live far from the grocery store.

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My name is Gina and I live in northern Canada . I am married to Charlie and have 2 dogs Chica (poodle cross) and Otto, a Rottweiler cross. I did turn 68 this yr. and have 7 children and 10 grandchildren. I am in a BLC and am leading the pack. If I win it means about $200.

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My favorite books are A Tale of Two Cities and The trilogy Lord of the Rings. Mostly I love my Faith and will do anything to further it. Being a Bahai is the best thing to ever happen to me and I have such great expectations of humanity. While all the old guard is slowly disintegrating a new world is rising and it will be so much better. To me Spark is part of the new system which is all about truth and reality.

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    200 days ago
    glad you enjoyed the REASONS TODDLERS CRY blog. By now I am sure you know that I enjoy putting these together. It puts me in a positive mood for the day and I hope it makes you smile.
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    TGIF . Have a good Friday and weekend.
    208 days ago
    thanks for the goodie. I started getting into sriracha sauce after trying some Korean recipes and I got hooked. I don't make my dishes too spicy (just a slight warmth on the tongue), but I add just a little sriracha to almost everything now. (soups, stews, eggs, mayo, stir fries, dressings ). It adds a ton of flavor and I find I use less salt that way.
    210 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/2/2016 5:39:26 AM
    You asked about my sauces. This week I decided to play with diced tomatoes as my base and I just heat up a Tbsp of olive oil, add the tomatoes, 1/2 tsp of garlic, basil, Italian seasoning, a Tsp of Sriracha sauce (Huy Fong Rooster sauce), 2 cups mushrooms, 2 chopped scallions, and a handful of any veggies around (fond of red bell peppers). When I make my black beans soup, I save some and add it (or use it as a base for my sauce) and follow the same other ingredients. And I finally learned that when it comes to sauce on pasta, less is more. I don't need to have the pasta swimming in the sauce. I made a creamy sauce last week using pureed cannellini beans (again with mushrooms, garlic, olive oil, etc). I added 1/4 cup of peas and it Looked like alfredo sauce and was absolutely delish.

    then when I add the cooked chicken pieces or the fish, the flavors just meld nicely. Koreans use black beans as a base sauce with pork and it is very popular.

    210 days ago
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