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Once, in another life, (The past is another country, they do things differently there) I was a teacher of History and English. Now I'm retired and finding time galloping along.
Interests: history, pets, genealogy, reading and now, after the earthquakes, geology! And, of course, maintaining the progress I have made towards a healthy lifestyle and weight.
I follow A PLANT-BASED eating plan and keep as close as possible to its basic tenets. So that means generous servings of leafy ...
Once, in another life, (The past is another country, they do things differently there) I was a teacher of History and English. Now I'm retired and finding time galloping along.
Interests: history, pets, genealogy, reading and now, after the earthquakes, geology! And, of course, maintaining the progress I have made towards a healthy lifestyle and weight.
I follow A PLANT-BASED eating plan and keep as close as possible to its basic tenets. So that means generous servings of leafy greens and other vegetables (GBOMBS) and smaller servings of nuts and seeds.
I like walking but also keep active with gardening and I try to do ST and use DVDs for yoga and Pilates.

More than year on from joining SparkPeople I need to deal with different issues from those associated with weight loss. Now it's how to stay at a healthy and realistic weight, how to avoid the dreaded Kilo Creep! As ever, SP and SFs are an encouragement and support - I just have to act on it!
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Member Since: 8/17/2011

SparkPoints: 47,275

Fitness Minutes: 40,383

My Goals:
April 2014: Goals still the same: To get back to my maintenance weight range (nearly there!) and healthy lifestyle.
To give some time to hobbies and interests.
To be as energetic and generally healthier as I can at my age so that I can enjoy my retirement for many years and to the full.
To become a tough old lady!

My Program:
I'm moving more towards a completely plant-based eating plan: I am tracking food less diligently than before because I find it difficult but I need to find ways around this. So I am working on entering recipes that I will be able to use for this. I track exercise daily. Above all, I am still working on changing behaviour patterns. Without changes in the latter I don't think I would sustain progress in the others.

Personal Information:
Living in New Zealand, so the seasons are usually different on the challenges.
Married to a Kiwi-Australian who is managing Type 2 diabetes.
Kept busy with husband, 3 cats, canary, gardening, reading, SP, genealogy, word games, puzzles. I used to knit and crochet and would like to find time to pick them up again.

Other Information:
When you're in a hole, stop digging.

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution

Enough's as good as a feast.
Change is not always progress.

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4/5/2015 6:32:06 PM

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CORKYTHEMOM1
3/24/2015 8:55:52 AM

emoticon Penny! I miss you! I'm back on SP after many months of being without a computer and recovering from my car accident. The SPRING season has arrived! Are you feeling the energy? Are your spirits soaring? Is your body springing for outdoor activities? Get out of the house, release your inner youth and let’s SPRING into action!


emoticon S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind, body and soul balance!
emoticon P = Produce a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
emoticon R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
emoticon I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
emoticon N = Never give up on yourself from turning obstacles into sparktacular success!
emoticon G = Greet life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!


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3/16/2015 5:52:28 PM

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Penny, are you ready to embrace this week? Join me as we journey together igniting sparks of confidence, making healthy choices and challenging our bodies! Lets convert our flaming thoughts into positive action! Lets fill our minds with infectious enthusiasm! Lets feel the powerful-charged energy releasing from our bodies! GET READY to fully immerse ourselves from the tip of our heads to the bottom of our toes! GET SET by converting our individualized goals into extraordinary results! GO because TOGETHER, We CAN and WILL Do It!! Let's have a WOOHOO week!


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