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Peter, Siobhan and I at the Festival of Lights

Westport, Ireland, 2010

"Would someone please give me some food?"


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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. I'm down 27 lbs. and working on the "final 15".

Spark People doesn't offer any magical solutions. It offers good advice on nutrition and exercising. The rest is up to you.

Thank you to the Spark Friends I've made for the encouragement and support.

Member Since: 1/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 116,503

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:
- stop eating directly from the container; e.g., cereal, chips, nuts, cereal, crackers
- 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 and weighing and/or measuring portion size
- include afternoon and evening snack in daily meal plan
- in the summer, much of my cardiovascular exercise is working in the garden and walking. In the winter, I swim and do virtual walks on the treadmill
- ST including resistance band, medicine 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:
Long-term goal 150 lbs

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  • v -POOKIE-
    That's at my parents house actually :) I love they reindeer top its an adorable company that make great vivid often unisex designs.
    2 days ago
    Hi Gail..........
    Ken has a horrible time every night just trying to get some sleep before morning. He also has at least 3 indicators of metabolic syndrome. He has talked to our doctor about it and I have made suggestions, the most important being weight loss which would also have a very positive effect on his Type 2 Diabetes. I am always the last person he listens to which is so frustrating!!! Have you discussed sleep deprivation with your doctor? With all of the exercise you get I would hope that it would help you to be tired enough to have no problem sleeping. When you do talk to your Dr., please let me know what she recommends as Ken really needs to do something.
    3 days ago
  • v -POOKIE-
    She will be 4 in February, so we can sometimes go without naps, if we are busy, but mostly she still has an hour or so, it helps us both recharge if I'm honest!!
    5 days ago
  • v DESIREE672
    Thank you so much for listing up your goals. They look really good, and I like the way people are focusing on their partners, family and health - much closer to our hearts than work.

    Have a wonderful start to the week!
    7 days ago
    Love Actually is one of my daughter's all-time favorite movies. Never seen the Father Knows Best one, but if it's the guy from the old tv show, I always wanted him for a father - didn't we all I guess! I still like to watch It's a Wonderful Life from time to time.
    8 days ago
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