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April 16/16

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. Spark People doesn't offer any magical solutions. It offers good advice on nutrition and exercising. It offers a network of teams, challenges and wonderful friends.

Even though I haven't reached my goal, I believe that Spark People has helped me break the pattern of gaining weight each year. I plan to follow this program for the rest of my life, and to gradually reduce my weight.

Member Since: 1/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 89,608

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:

- eat NOTHING directly from the container; e.g., cereal, chips, nuts

- 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

- include afternoon and evening snack in daily meal plan

- cardio 5 times/week, minimum, including walking, cycling, treadmill, swimming, skating

- ST 3 times/week minimum including resistance band, medicine ball, stability 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:
Weight loss goals:
- 178 lbs. by June 30/16
- 170 lbs. by Sept. 30/16
- 165 lbs. by Dec. 31/16

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    Thanks for stopping by Gail. Yes I have been trying to get up and move more instead of sitting and mulling over things, Leads to mindless grazing. I am a slow learner but I am learning. Eating when not hungry does not solve any problems. Hugs and have a great day.
    5 hours ago
    Hi there I did have a great time. Drove for 6 hours and had to use the ferry to get there. I was right on time woohoo. The family held a seat for me.

    The school had managed to have no dropouts and they all got a diploma. hat was amazing. Pat in Maine. Thanks Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    17 hours ago
    That's nice your Hubby and Daughter still get together. The few times my Dad and I did something, just the two of us, I remember!
    1 day ago
    Forgive me, but I burst out laughing when I got to the part where the woman wouldn't stand next to you in choir! Thanks for weighing in on the job-hunting, it really helps me to keep some perspective. The music jam was really fun, by the way. They do it twice a month and I'm already looking forward to the next one.
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2016 10:03:10 PM
    Hi Gail, thanks for stopping by my page! I'm glad you like the QOTD's. If you ever have any suggestions for future ones, just let me know, I can always use the ideas! Hope you are having a good weekend.
    3 days ago
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