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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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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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JANTHEBLONDE
11/14/2014 9:30:15 PM

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Maggie,
You are a breath of fresh air! Thank you sending me notes on my sparks feed that just brightens my day! Thanks for being my little angel, always there to pick me up when I am feeling down. You are the best. Thanks for always making my day just a little bit brighter! I hope you and your honey have a weekend is full of lots of love and happiness!
Big hugs and lots of love,
Jan

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SROBINSON20
11/14/2014 3:04:24 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Yes, the picture is from my home. I live in Montana, USA. Have a wonderful day.
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KALANTHA
11/13/2014 8:13:13 AM

Thank you for your comment on my blog, Time to Get Serious. I've added you as a friend and look forward to travelling this road together.

Have a wonderful day!



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WHITNEYTEACHER
11/12/2014 7:24:25 AM

emoticon Thanks for stopping by my Spark page to read my "Measure of Success" blog and for your comments
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ETTEZEUS
11/9/2014 11:38:34 AM

Thanks for the goodie. I sent you and email.



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