MARGOMANIAC   148,884
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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.

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I am now becoming involved more in the community. For the ...
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.
2014
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 breathe...baby steps, Margo, baby steps.

2013
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).

2012
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.

2011
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!!!

2010
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!!!!

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Member Since: 7/9/2008

SparkPoints: 148,884

Fitness Minutes: 222,359

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


My Program:
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)

PRIOR
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.


Personal Information:
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.

Other Information:
My 2014 Mission Statement is:

"TO BE"

This is my biggest goal.


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LILLYROSEGRAM
4/27/2015 6:54:24 PM

Your new picture is very nice. I love your page with its beautiful colors and pictures.

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WINDMILLS18
3/8/2015 1:18:31 PM

Don't let this week's weigh-in discourage you! You are going to ROCK next week's goal!
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3/2/2015 9:39:09 PM

Thank yo so much for the emoticon
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