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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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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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1HAPPYSPIRIT
8/29/2014 1:25:47 PM

I sent you a Spark Mail message!

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take a step back
inhale and laugh!
Remember who you are
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You're never given anything
in this world that you can't handle.
Be strong,
Be flexible,
Love yourself,
Love others!
Always remember
keep moving forward!

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8/29/2014 8:39:25 AM

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MEXGAL1
8/28/2014 8:18:41 PM

Having fun reading about your fasting and how it's going. I would love to do this but unfortunately I have to eat when I take meds. I might try partial fasting.
Keep us informed.
Sallie



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8/28/2014 1:49:08 PM

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Give yourself some credit!
For how much you do and how hard you work.
For how deeply you care and how strong you can be.
For how often you put someone else first, and for how little you expect in return.
All good things you think about other people are true of you.
So pay yourself a compliment, too.

Happy memories are gifts that can be unwrapped again and again......Knowing what you want is a giant step towards getting it!


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PATTISTAMPS
8/28/2014 9:52:34 AM

Thanks for the comment on my Blog! The "I can be Excellent" voice is a great name for it, but my DH really is a hoot! It was his name, and I just chuckle every time he says "the sparkpolice!" Have a great day!



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