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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: 92,738

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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    In some ways I've found a new home, but it's still missing a close friend component. Outside of my sister I don't have anyone to talk to. I haven't really clicked with any of the women my age at temple, though I do go out to dinner with a few of them sometimes on Friday nights. The guitar jamming group is mostly married men, a lot of fun to play with but I just sing and go home. I'm hoping maybe I'll hit it off with some of the other women in my art gallery. We have monthly meetings and attend monthly opening receptions, plus I have to serve on a committee. So at least I'm getting out around people, even if I haven't connected the way I'd like to.

    You probably know me better sitting there at your computer in Canada than anyone here!
    15 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 8/23/2016 4:59:08 PM
    Hope Peter's visit with the eye dr held only good news.
    16 hours ago
  • v MINIMOE1
    Thanks for the goodie and for all the info on UK travels. The Internet hadn't been invented the last time I planned a major trip like this - what a difference it makes! Only 30 sleeps left till departure day Sept.24. emoticon
    18 hours ago
    Just the little choir at my temple. Actually we don't have enough singers so we're joined for the High Holidays and other special programs by two women and a young man from one of the local churches. One of the women is this tiny young thing with an amazing, powerful soprano voice - which is really good for me, because there's some high notes I can't hit any more so I just drop back and let her do it. Our choir leader/pianist is this kind of wacky but very nice guy who I think floats around as a music director for a number of churches. He organizes social things sometimes.
    23 hours ago
  • v MINIMOE1
    Sorry to hear you too are among the insomniacs of Sparkland (maybe we should start a team, or maybe there already is one?) emoticon An afternoon nap doesn't look likely so far today with 3 huge bowls of apples awaiting processing after meeting 2 old friends for lunch out in an hour or so. Oh well....
    Hope you're having a productive day. emoticon or emoticon
    6 days ago
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