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Kailzie Gardens, Scotland

Lincoln Cathedral from lower town

With DH in replica '32 Alfa Romeo which he built


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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: 113,083

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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    Thank you for the update on the programs... It takes time and dedication by a leader and their team to make the program fit the audience and have them coming back for more. Good Job!!

    16 hours ago
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, Gail!
    17 hours ago
  • v TCANNO
    Thanks for your comment. I is easy really but you do need the time to do it.

    First go the long way when moving from room to room indoors. It is amazing how many that get you.

    Park well a way from where you shop (unless you have something heavy) I do use a trolley.

    I also don't watch adverts on the TV so when they come on I get about 400 steps in.

    The rest is what you have time for but 10k is too easy for me so I try for 20k but don't always make that

    5 days ago
    It really is pretty lake, and area. Very relaxing
    5 days ago
  • v DESIREE672
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blogging blog. I like those blogs where the blogger asks for comments or asks readers a question. It's a great way of engaging the reader.

    Have a relaxing Sunday!
    6 days ago
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