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May 16, 2015

Back from holidays, just in time to clean up the yard and plant for the summer.

I gained 6 lbs. While we were on holidays... people say that's not bad for a 21-day cruise. However it means that I'm down only 8 lbs. from when I started SP in 2011. NOTGOOD ENOUGH!

My new, achievable (I proved it before) goal is to lose 5 lbs. every 6 weeks to 2 months while developing the following new habits:

- stop eating ANYTHING directly ...
May 16, 2015

Back from holidays, just in time to clean up the yard and plant for the summer.

I gained 6 lbs. While we were on holidays... people say that's not bad for a 21-day cruise. However it means that I'm down only 8 lbs. from when I started SP in 2011. NOTGOOD ENOUGH!

My new, achievable (I proved it before) goal is to lose 5 lbs. every 6 weeks to 2 months while developing the following new habits:

- stop eating ANYTHING directly from the container

- drink 8 glasses of water or clear tea EVERY DAY

- don't eat because I'm UPSET with DH... talk it out with him

- have PROTEIN with every meal

- have one MEATLESS dinner every week

- CARDIO 5 times/week minimum

- ST 3 times/week minimum


January 24, 2015

Hello from Ontario, Canada. I live approximately 1 hour NE of Toronto.

I'm a 71-year-old wife, mother and grandmother. Originally from Nova Scotia, I've lived in Ontario since 1978.

I retired from the City of Toronto in 2003, about 1 1/2 years after marrying for the 2nd time.

My husband and I enjoy gardening, travel, reading and spending time with our families.

I've been a yoyo dieter most of my adult life, but since I joined Spark People 4 years ago, I've learned how to balance my food and exercise and am down 20 lbs. Since I was gaining 5-10 lbs. every year before joining Spark, I figure that I'm really down at least 40 lbs. from where I would have been.

I will be following this program for the rest of my life... it works!






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Member Since: 1/17/2011

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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

- ST 3 times/week minimum including resistance band, medicine ball, stability ball, floor exercises and free weights




Personal Information:
- born 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:
- 180 lbs. by June 1/15
- 175 lbs. by July 15/15
- 170 lbs. by Sept 1/15
- 165 lbs. by Oct 15/15
- 160 lbs. by Dec 1/15
- 155 lbs. by February 1/16
- 150 lbs. by March 15/16

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KDYLOSE
5/25/2015 4:27:29 PM

I just want to say, your support means a lot to me right now.

As far as going back - I want to go home. I don't really want to go back to him, I just want to go home. But I still think once this limbo is over and daughter moves out and I can start settling in, I can make a new home. This is just a hard time. She just told me yesterday that they haven't actually sent her her new lease to sign and the whole thing could fall through, and even if it doesn't she might not be ready to move on June 1, so that has been really freaking me out. I've just been hanging in there for over two weeks now waiting for the other shoe to fall.

Also, as far as going back - now that I've come out and told my family and friends and boss that he's a Doomsday Prepper I don't see how I ever could. This was a secret I was keeping. If I went back now I'd just hide in my house in shame and my family would have lost all respect for me.

I haven't touched Dave in years. First I moved out of the bedroom, then we stopped hugging each other goodbye, and last New Year's Eve I didn't even want to kiss him. That's how estranged I've been from him, and yet at the same time there we are in the evenings watching TV and joking. How weird is my marriage? I gave everthing up for security, and I'm missing it a lot.

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KDYLOSE
5/25/2015 8:05:35 AM

I think you really do understand what I'm doing, but think about this: in 17 years I'll be 81. There is no Peter coming down the pike for me. I'm just choosing to grow old alone.Sorry to sound morose, camping out in daughter's tiny livingroom is making me a nervous wreck. I should have planned somewhere to go before I left, this is feeling kind of like a disaster.





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5/24/2015 9:51:50 AM

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ALthough I have not been around a lot, I just want to thank you for continuing to believe in me, to encourage me, to leave me comments and goodies. I appreciate every bit of support and encouragement. Thank you again for being such a caring SP friend!!!!
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5/21/2015 10:08:46 AM

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KDYLOSE
5/20/2015 5:54:11 PM

Doing okay. The weather, which had been hot and humid when I first got here, turned very nice, sunny and breezy in the 60's, so I've been taking daughter's dog in the car on lots of excursions, exploring nearby state parks. She's definitely moving June 1, so this apartment will be mine through the end of October.

So I live somewhere, that's a relief, and with her on vacation this week I've been able to putter around and relax and feel at home. I already think I'd like to stay in this neighborhood when the lease is up, but unless I've found a very good part time job I'll need to get something cheaper. Especially if husband is going to make us spend money on a divorce.

I sent him a bunch of links on how we could do it, then called and pleaded with him to read them carefully and think about it, but that's all I can do.

But like I said before, worrying about him acting stupidly, and the frustration of knowing I can't make him see reason, has only confirmed my reasons for leaving, and I'm no longer having those pangs of 'wait a minute, did I overreact?' I know why I left. Perhaps many people would stay married in my situation, adding up the pros and cons and deciding there were more pros. And they wouldn't be wrong to do that. But I don't want to be a resigned old woman who thinks her husband is an idiot and just tolerates him. There were actually times I fantasized that he would die, so I'd be free without having to be the bad guy and leave him. And in none of those fantasies did I stay in that small town, in that house. I didn't actually want him to die, I just wanted a way out.



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