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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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CHERIRIDDELL
4/5/2014 3:36:38 AM

How kind of you ,they have a pretty jam packed itinerary and are super excited to see your lovely country.MY husband has gone to bed and I have left their itinerary on the dining room table and can't get to it with my crutches but I will come tell you all the places and things they will be seeing tomorrow.My daughter Kayleigh has always wanted to see New Zealand since she was a child and I read her story books set there. She graduated from the University of Alberta and then went and got her Masters from the London School of Economics and she got a job as a policy analyst for Alberta Health . Now she is setting about seeing all the places she dreamed about as a child we are quite proud of her !



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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI
4/5/2014 12:43:44 AM

Thank you for your feedback on my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I wasn't sure when I posted it if I had the assignment correct.

If the Librarian would like to use this assignment I would be honored.



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TORTISE110
3/30/2014 7:16:36 AM

I'm so glad you enjoyed my blog with the poem, Walking Slowly!



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AEHEGE
3/29/2014 9:08:19 PM

Hi Penny, just stopping by to say hello. I think I have told you this before, but your tuxedo cat looks so much like our former cat, Whiskers. Same expression, too.



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WIZKEY
3/29/2014 3:56:18 PM

Thank you for your comment on my Sparkblog. Your new writing class sounds like fun - I hope you enjoy it!!



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