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MARGOMANIAC is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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Hello from Canada. I got the word from the doctor that I need to take control of my weight and get back into a healthier lifestyle. I needed this motivation to spur me into action. I am really revved up to accomplish my goals. Living alone I got into some bad eating habits and I intend to correct that and am counting on the support from SparkPeople to help me and I in turn will help others.

A little side note:
I am now becoming involved more in the community. For the past number of years I have been driving seniors to appointments, shopping and to see friends using their cars as I no longer own one.

UPDATES Present to past.
I am recovering from an episode that happened in 2013 that has affected my breathing. Each day I face new & different challenges, but with Fall here (sort of) I want to get out and walk again. I do find that a huge challenge most days as it is difficult to do any exercise if you cannot steps, Margo, baby steps.

So far I am enjoying my new place and am slowly emptying boxes and downsizing. I have been taking two seniors to various doctors' appointments and shopping...One had surgery for a hip replacement and the other emergency surgery for gall bladder. I am building muscles loading and unloading their rollators (walkers with wheels).

I have added house-sitting to my numerous 'jobs' and I am also moving this summer. I can no longer tolerate the downstairs tenant and desperately need a full night's sleep.

I have been in a yo-yo effect plateau for a while, but just kept moving along and staying positive. My Mom died in November and the last part of 2010 was rough mentally for me. I tried and mostly succeeded in my goals by staying with SparkPeople. This is the BEST place to be on the internet and the SUPPORT & FRIENDSHIP keeps me motivated and I just try to pay it forward!!!

I have put on a considerable amount of weight trying to adjust to some new medication and once the dosage is set right for me I should continue with weight loss. In the meantime, I am not changing too much...still exercising each day, drinking my water and eating my freggies.
I still love SparkPeople and all the support and friendship here. I bought 'The Spark' and am reading it and getting lots of ideas for self improvement. WooHoo!!!!

Member Since: 7/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 232,807

My Goals:
My goal is to adopt a much healthier lifestyle with regards to food, nutrition and exercise habits.

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2014-I have some different guidelines to follow because of a potentially life threatening medical problem. I am continuing with Spark as I am still seeing improvements and am also able to motivate others on various teams and challenges.
I was doing very well with weight loss, but have had a serious health setback, regained some of the weight and am now starting out again with baby steps (literally)

In the past,I belonged to a weight loss clinic and found Spark People about 2 weeks after I had started my program there. The clinic closed at the end of 2008. According to the doctor's record of my weight I started at 205 pounds and had lost 53 pounds by that date.

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I am from a border city in Ontario and have lived in both Canada and the USA. Family history spans both countries for centuries now and I am equally at home in both places.

I have traveled North America Atlantic to Pacific, Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Visited all 10 provinces, 1 territory and 49 of 50 U.S. states,as well as Antigua and Nevis in the Caribbean . Alaska is one of my favorites to visit.

I am working on my list of things to do before I die and travel more is one item.

I am 65 (Dec. 2014)and most days feel like I am in my 30's, although I can not do exactly what I did back then...but we all know that feeling as we are aging.

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This is my biggest goal.

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    Hey my Done Girl!
    The new Challenge start up for Week 1~ is posted on the team challenges!
    Go get your spot so it is easy to find again during the week to update on the same post, just edit for the week and add daily!
    Time to have fun getting fit!

    Love ya & keep on dancing,
    185 days ago
    Happy belated BIRTHDAY to youuuuuuuuuuuu!!!! Hoping you had a wonderful day, DONE GIRL!

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    296 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Belated Birthday, DONE GIRL.

    The Sagittarius girl can have a weight problem because Jupiter loves to expand, but she also, can be a great athlete as she is a "Fire" sign with lots of energy and drive, so what she is depends on her choice. She loves being outdoors as she wanted to be like her Dad growing up. You could say she was more of a "tomboy" than the type who liked to be in the house, thus she doesn't make a good "stay-at-home-mom" type. She has a high IQ and makes a good teacher, or anyone who works with animals. She loves to spend money on others but then she is lucky and can make a lot of money. She has to watch her hip area as it can be her health issue. She is a person who loves to laugh, but know she tells things "straight from the horse's mouth" so she can be blunt and lack tack in her answers, but she is never vicious or revengeful. She will tell you straight out what is bothering her and get it over with. She gets along well with Libra, Aries, Aquarius, Leo and Gemini.
    300 days ago
  • v ICECUB
    301 days ago
    emoticon Happy belated birthday, I see we're the same age!! I hope it was a wonderful day! emoticon
    303 days ago
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