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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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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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TRANSFORM-ABBY
7/30/2014 1:25:43 PM

emoticon for visiting my blog, "From 'Diet' to a 'Healthy Lifestyle' Reality."

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7/29/2014 10:42:46 PM

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Maggie,
Sending you a big boquet of beautiful red roses today! I think you are awesome! There is not a day that goes past that you don't leave a comment on my sparks feed.... It means so much to me! Thank you for being such a wonderful sparks friend!
Hugs and love,
Jan

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TRANSFORM-ABBY
7/28/2014 12:52:19 PM

Thank you for adding your thoughts to my discussion question blog. I am working up a synopsis blog to post tomorrow. Hope you will visit it as well. BLESSings, Darlene



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SUSIEPH1
7/25/2014 4:27:56 PM

Hi Sweetie.. Thank you so much for commenting on my blogs and all the support you have given me ..
I won't have the results of my tests until I see my heart specialist on the 31st July unless of course, there is something seriously wrong ..
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WATERMELLEN
7/23/2014 8:32:23 PM

Thanks for your comment on my cherries blog -- I won't buy them in winter here either -- when they can easily be $5.99 a pound or more!



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