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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 : “I don't believe in smart and stupid. But I do believe in those who try and does who don't.” ? Kimiko Minazako
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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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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
9/1/2014 7:27:01 PM

thanks for you comment on my blog. WoW New Zealand looks gorgeous. And your loss of 80 pounds is terrific.

best to you
barbara



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Mindful Moving

Are you finding --- there really IS time to add physical activity to your busy days?

Keep looking for every opportunity to move more...

Notice how good it feels to move more!!!

Do you notice increased energy from exercising more?

Think about these bonus health benefits from increasing your activity.

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8/29/2014 7:55:19 PM

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Maggie,
Sending you a big bouquet of beautiful red roses today! Thank you for being such a wonderful sparks friend! I really appreciate your friendship! I think you're awesome! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love,
Jan

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