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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 have found various challenges help in this: now I have decided to concentrate on two: the Challengers of Hogwarts which provides a ...
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 have found various challenges help in this: now I have decided to concentrate on two: the Challengers of Hogwarts which provides a creative outlet and the Biggest Loser which is a 12 week challenge. Between the two I will be challenged most weeks of the year. Just now I am roaring in the Powerful Prism Panthers' den (BLC) and enjoying art, culinary and writing projects in C of H.
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

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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.

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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.

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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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KRZYKAT3
4/6/2014 1:31:35 PM

Thanks for commenting on my Prose blog. I am trying to write for the spark reader and would be happy for you to share anything I write with whomever. If you would just put a note in comment that you are sharing, it would be appreciated.


Hugs Poppy! Love our writing class!



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ISLENAA
4/6/2014 6:23:18 AM

take care of yourself and have a great month!!! emoticon



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MICKEYH
4/6/2014 1:03:24 AM

Hi Penny, thanks for reading and taking your time to comment on my blog about wheat. For now I'll try to work on my moderation. Have a nice Sunday. emoticon
Ps..get well soon.



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JUSTYNA7
4/5/2014 5:04:32 PM

I'm so proud of your writing project. I think journaling is a wonderful medium and you seem to leapt right in. Between your geneology interests and the amazing things you have experienced it will be an interesting read, I'm sure. I only write in November... not a rule but it makes me discipline myself to write every day. Having said that I do morning pages for myself to try and organize the monkey chatter in my head and I blog most days too so I suppose my "rule" is regularly broken, hahaha.



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WEARINGTHIN
4/5/2014 2:32:19 PM

Thanks for your comment on my usage of healthcare blog. Congratulations on keeping to your plant based diet. I tried that a few years ago, but only lasted about five months. It's got to be great for your health. Best to you, Glenn



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