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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, low processed 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.

I'm working on mindful eating practices and hope to become an intuitive eater.

Member Since: 8/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 42,864

My Goals:
2016: 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:
Can be summed up:
You are what you eat.

Enough's as good as a feast.


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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.

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

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

Change is not always progress.

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    Thank you for the goodie & the kind note!
    912 days ago
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    Hi Penny
    emoticon for your well wishes and the goodie hun, let's hope I'm home this afternoon eh? emoticon emoticon emoticon
    917 days ago
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    Hi Penny
    We visited a neighbour today who'd lost his sister on Friday.
    Thanks to you we made him laugh- I recalled your sick card idea to his wife as she brushed off some cobwebs from their front door as we left. They roared with laughter - so you cheered up two very angry and upset friends of ours today!!! emoticon emoticon
    940 days ago
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    Hi Penny
    Thanks for the goodie hun.
    I've still got to chase for the London hospital review- I just know it I don't keep them on their toes I'll fall by the wayside.
    I reckon the admin's changed up here since we moved- didn't have any problems the first year we were here!
    Still waiting to hear on John.....again doctors dragging their feet!

    Bless you for thinking of us.......how are things for you and hubby now emoticon
    971 days ago
    Thanks, Penny for the goodie. I am hiking up a storm, NOT overeating, and the weight just isn't budging emoticon LOL! Maybe it will start showing up soon..... emoticon
    974 days ago
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