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Abuzz with change in NEW ZEALAND!

Hallo from New Zealand. Interesting people are giving me a buzz so come and join me. My world is also abuzz with change... I am eager to try new things, to explore. I have learned that exploring recipe books and cooking food from all cultures in the world is not good for the waistline as it is encouraging us as a family to eat more.

In the culinary world, Vegs are my bestest friends, followed by limited portions of fruit, then legumes and yes, I eat meat but I stay away from ...
Hallo from New Zealand. Interesting people are giving me a buzz so come and join me. My world is also abuzz with change... I am eager to try new things, to explore. I have learned that exploring recipe books and cooking food from all cultures in the world is not good for the waistline as it is encouraging us as a family to eat more.

In the culinary world, Vegs are my bestest friends, followed by limited portions of fruit, then legumes and yes, I eat meat but I stay away from refined carbs including flour and added sugar.

I do love a couple of squares of dark chocolate from 70% cacao upwards.

My favourite exercises are walking and the Elliptical.

A good movie is something I prefer to theatre. A good book make my heart sing and my bed...never puffed up or angry, never any back chat, it is just there ready to give me what I want. One day I will write a poem about my love relationship with my bed. Ha -ha.
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MAGGIEVAN : When someone tells you they are too 'busy' ... it is not a reflection of their schedule; it is a reflection of YOUR spot on their schedule - Steve Maraboli
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Member Since: 6/21/2010

My Goals:
To love and be loved.

To promote love, peace and harmony, with other members of the human race, the animal kingdom and our wonderful planet but mostly with myself.

My Program:
Abundance of good nutrition...I am a firm believer of "nushi gusui" Japanese for "may your food (and lifestyle) heal."

I eat plain food with limited human intervention.

Doing exercise 6 days of the week.

My Guru is Dr. John Tickell of Australia with the Great Australian Diet. Long life Dr. John!

Personal Information:
My name is Maggie and I am happily married to Roelf, the love of my life. My children (3 boys) are adults now and I have time to look after myself and time to record what I do. I like that.

My grandchildren are also boys, and the two of them living in South Africa with their parents.

We are ex-South African but living in New Zealand for 18 years.

Other Information:
"Hakuna Matata" No worries... as life is at times too negative and life is so short.

I love reading and have a huge knowlege of nutrition. I hope with the help of Spark to put it into action.

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FITNHEALTHYKAL
8/21/2014 3:35:31 PM

No bother at ALL. I caught up and alphabetized in the process deleting a camper inadvertently since I hadn't seen or spoken to them in a bit. Oops! I might be just a wee bit Type A.

I totally agree with your system of posting classification if you will too. Their loss because WE are fab Sheila's! Off to unpack more boxes. All the ruthless downsizing was VERY inadequate I'm afraid and I've not enough space for ANYTHING in reality now that we're here. No lounging by the pool for me.

Headed to get dog licenses, mail a packet to the former homeowners and pick up a few things for tonight's dinner. Chat soon!



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FITNHEALTHYKAL
8/21/2014 4:50:53 AM

You are the last to be ADDED to my friends. I keep them alphabetized. True story....I have a few spark friends that keep track by their top six and so on and I was appalled to think that anyone might feel slighted so I spent HOURS alphabetizing them. Spark makes it very tedious. I realized the other day we were not spark friends and promptly added you but didn't do my alphabetization "thing". I will rectify that IMMEDIATELY! emoticon



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TRUCKERSMRS
8/21/2014 3:24:51 AM

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. Have a great day.
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NANCYCLUFF
8/20/2014 4:32:34 PM

Thank-you for your encouraging comment regarding my blog entry. Have a great day!



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IFDEEVARUNS2
8/20/2014 7:29:39 AM

A sponsored blog about research that says you lose more weight if you drink diet soda. Sponsored by the American Beverage Association. Seriously?



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