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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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KAREN-IS-HERE
9/18/2014 3:05:25 AM

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PHOENIX1949
9/18/2014 1:08:55 AM

Enjoyed the cider and Irish humor which I will share with a genealogy friend in Belfast. Thank you.



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CHAR8026
9/17/2014 12:27:05 PM

Hi Maggie,
I just wanted to say you are an incredible source of laughter, positivity, and sound advice. Thank you for taking the time to email with me, chat with me, and in general just be a good friend in the making.

Thanks Maggie!!



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FITNHEALTHYKAL
9/16/2014 5:19:02 PM

This (#1) is how I start and end the days or most of them. I love early morning and being outside tending to plants, filling bird feeders, sitting quietly with a cup of coffee and listening. And at the end of the day I reach for my gratitude journal and wind down before I shut off my brain and the lights.

Morning (and breakfast) ia my favorite time of day. I do my self improvement/personal development reading then.

I do my workouts then.

1. Serene What helps me be most serene is taking time for myself. I plan to start the day and end the day alone. Listen to Tara Brach. I will take a break in the middle of the day and walk to get some fresh air and to step away for a bit. I will slow down and breathe more. When I feel worry and panic, I will take a moment, I will name it, I will let things get quieter and then act (and not react.) I will use the Four Questions. I will set intentions each week. I will end my days with a small routine to re-center myself. I will make sure to get enough sleep.




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