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These are the gold tone jewelry magnets that I arranged in a heart shape!

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My son and I hanging out on his 11th floo balcony overlooking False Creek in Vancouver. August 2020

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I stopped my online business in early March 2020 because I couldn't source items from thrift stores and that had me sitting for two months. Finally I said "enough" and made the changes necessary to regain my health and my self esteem. I began walking around the block and gradually increased the distance and time. Today I am walking 50 minutes in the morning & aim for a 25 minute walk after dinner. Fortunately, we have a large yard that can keep me occupied outside and in turn burn some extra calories and get some sunshine to keep the spirits high.

Eliminated rum and cokes from my diet and have replaced with more water. A fruit smoothie comes after the morning walk and more vegetables at lunch and dinner.

I'm finding without the distraction of work I can devote more time & energy to my well being. I tend to be too "work driven/ ocd" so this is a great opportunity to focus on me. My success depends on me sticking to a routine, and so far, so good :)

Member Since: 7/6/2012

My Goals:
- Maintain a balanced life style
- Eradicate excess weight
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day
- Drink a fruit smoothie each morning
- Walk at least 50 minutes each day
- Minimize my time on the computer
- Log my nutrition and exercise daily

My Program:
- Walk at least 50 minutes each day
- Spend at least 30 minutes on the vibrating machine each day
- Stay within my allotted daily calories

Personal Information:
I have lived my entire life in B.C. Grew up in Northern BC, lived on Vancouver Island for 2 years, in the Okanagan for 13 years and now reside in the lower mainland. I'm 58 years old and have three grown sons and 4 grandchildren. Currently I share a house with my boyfriend of 10 years.

Some of the things that I like to do in my spare time (now that my online clothing business is no more) is to work on crafting projects. Several years back I started collecting costume jewelry (you know the kind with all the bling and sparkle) and turned a couple hundred of them into "jewelry magnets" with the idea of selling them. My reselling business took off and I didn't have time for the magnets any more. I have this huge desire to repurpose items, so also have metal trinket boxes that I want to decorate with the costume jewelry. Lots of things to keep me busy.

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    146 days ago
  • v RCLYKE
    Good morning. Received your spark mail and was pleased to hear from you. I hope you enjoy Spark People as much as I do. Just got back from a 77 minute walk. It is 7:30 AM in Nova Scotia so I hope you are still sleeping. Have a great day
    147 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/5/2020 6:42:34 AM

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    147 days ago
  • v no profile image KATHRYNGC
    Was surprised to see a response so soon! Made me smile. Things will come to you in time. When have an unrushed time, just get on site to fool around with it. I just discovered how to get a picture onto a reply using the app. Have no ideal how to on the laptop. Love seeing the inspirational posters that are used but I dont even know where to find, (let alone how to get it to post) them. LOL I still dont know how to cut and paste the computer way! LOL Its 12:25a.m. here. Am in mid Ohio. You take care....ya hear!
    148 days ago
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