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Athens, with Peter

Lincoln Cathedral from lower town

front verandah, where we like to have lunch & read


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February 3/18: enough excuses and whining... this year I will reach my goal! Down 3lbs since Christmas.

May 5 - down 30 lbs. from highest weight. Goal is 150 by September 30, in preparation for our grandson’s Mexican wedding in November.

Spark People doesn't offer any magical solutions. It offers good advice on nutrition and exercising. The rest is up to you. I’m following the “BECK Diet Solution” which uses cognitive behavioural therapy to help people understand why they over-eat, and to learn to develop good eating habits.

Thank you to the Spark Friends I've made for the encouragement and support. I wouldn’t still be here without you.

Member Since: 1/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 123,831

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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    The high school thing really is fascinating. Some of the people who I thought would just stay in the area and live very conventional lives, they have surprised me.
    49 minutes ago
  • v DESIREE672
    Thank you so much for the wonderful support. I’m really grateful. emoticon
    9 days ago
    On behalf of all the sane people in my country, let me apologize again for our pathetic excuse for a leader.
    13 days ago
  • v DESIREE672
    Thank you for dropping by my blog. Yes I’m so glad I took the break.

    I hope you have a great weekend!
    14 days ago
    It just means we muddle along without a in-house boss/supervisor !! We have a helper.. and a volunteer.... we will see how things are shaking out after a couple of days.... pretty sure that anything and everything that can go wrong... will go wrong for at least the next two weeks... maybe longer... the new supervisor has had not training at this site... not sure if she has any experience at any site. Life is going to be interesting. Management knew for at least a couple of months that our site supervisor was training to become and EMT and that as soon as she graduated, passed her certification test, and got a job she would be giving her 2-weeks notice. It appears that management did not get really concerned about finding a replacement until the last week of her notice and management realized they just might have to step up to the plate and fill in..
    I know... more than you wanted to know... so the short answer was..
    meals are expected to be served in the dining room... and life will go on..
    15 days ago
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