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Hi, Thanks for visiting my page. I live near Calgary, Alberta Canada on a small ranch where we have cattle, a feral cat and several thoroughbred horses that are on a race track all summer. The cat has it best though, all she needs to do is keep the mouse population down and if she feels lazy she doesn't even have to do that cause she has a self feeder and waterer!!! .
Gardening, playing computer games and oh yes reading are some of my favorite things to do. Love the outdoors and my house sure looks like it in summer!!! Life is grand.

I am horribly addicted to sugar. Once I start eating that demon food I just can't seem to quit so my weight yo yos like crazy. If only I would stay away from them I know my weight would remain more constant, I would feel better, have more energy and beat the depression that sets in when I go on one of my many binges. Does anyone see a pattern here? Sugar, depression, emotional eating, sugar . . . . . and round and round it goes.

June, 2020. We remain ever vigilant due to Covid 19. I am in a depressed state of mind, probably because of the isolation plus DH's health continues on the decline because of Diabetes and all it's side effects, including kidney disease which is being closely monitored as his function is now down to 10% (which is up from last month's 8%) My weight has gone up since the Spring Challenge but I'm back for the Summer Challenge after having done the In between Challenge - well sort of!!


Member Since: 6/19/2015

Fitness Minutes: 169,415

My Goals:
Lose 5% on the Summer Challenge.
Set up a Daily Plan and stick with it through the Summer Challenge.
Sweets which I deem to be confectionary, starchy carbs ie cake, cookies etc shall be considered a treat, not something to be eaten every day
Exercise at least 3x a week which should be easier now that the gym is Covid open!!
Think positive thoughts


My Program:
Need to get back to walking.
Gym trying for 3x a week cardio Stretch, balance & Flexibility exercises Like the fun of exercise classes



Personal Information:
Born in Manitoba, 1948 and moved to Alberta in 1969. Married first time in 1970, 2 children, lost my daughter in 1999, she was 26. Married second time in 1992. together we have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. My mom had alzheimers (passed April 16/16) I am always looking for information on how to keep "Alzy" off my doorstep.


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I make wine, have done so for years but shall not drink any throughout the Summer Challenge

Have a healthy fear of water. Am a homebody but do enjoy short vacations.




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  • v IMUSTLOSEIT1
    Thanks Verna for stopping away. Yes, today in the 70's and so nice out there, and yep, we also had snow awhile back, but all gone, and hubby has actually mowed the lawn twice since it melted to mulch out the leave. Sons surgery will probably not be until in Dec. Hope the weather hold to I at least get down there to help him for a couple of weeks. Don't relish driving 5 hours on snowy roads.
    26 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Always remember, success is small efforts repeated until it becomes a habit.
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    26 days ago
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    Happy Halloween! May all your “tricks or treats” be happy!
    Hugs,
    Marilyn

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    29 days ago
  • v MRSCLASSICSCRAZ
    Hope you are having a wonderful week
    32 days ago
  • v YOUNG-AT-HEART
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    Weigh-in Saturday thoughts...I know the number on the scale is just a snapshot of a moment in time. I know my weight loss is part of a long, continuous, lifelong journey. I expect to sometimes feel great about the number and where I am on the scale. Sometimes it won’t be that way. When I have gained weight I know I need to re-evaluate the foods in my diet, my activity & exercise levels, water I am drinking, the stress levels I am dealing with, and my sleep habits and patterns. I know the scale does not define who I am. It doesn't make me good or bad. It only tells me whether or not I am on track to reach my goals. Then I make the adjustments needed and continue to follow my daily plan and I will see results over time.

    “No matter what the number is, you and your body are worthy of your love and the love of others. You are the same wonderful person with unique talents and strengths, regardless of the number on the scale or the size of your body.”
    -Shari Broder

    “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.”
    -Jillian Michaels

    Success equals doing the best that you can with what you have! Every single day!
    36 days ago
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