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Hello from Canada. I got the word from the doctor that I need to take control of my weight and get back into a healthier lifestyle. I needed this motivation to spur me into action. I am really revved up to accomplish my goals. Living alone I got into some bad eating habits and I intend to correct that and am counting on the support from SparkPeople to help me and I in turn will help others.
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I have put on a considerable amount of weight trying to adjust to ...
Hello from Canada. I got the word from the doctor that I need to take control of my weight and get back into a healthier lifestyle. I needed this motivation to spur me into action. I am really revved up to accomplish my goals. Living alone I got into some bad eating habits and I intend to correct that and am counting on the support from SparkPeople to help me and I in turn will help others.
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2010
I have put on a considerable amount of weight trying to adjust to some new medication and once the dosage is set right for me I should continue with weight loss. In the meantime, I am not changing too much...still exercising each day, drinking my water and eating my freggies.
I still love SparkPeople and all the support and friendship here. I bought 'The Spark' and am reading it and getting lots of ideas for self improvement. WooHoo!!!!

2011
I have been in a yo-yo effect plateau for a while, but just kept moving along and staying positive. My Mom died in November and the last part of 2010 was rough mentally for me. I tried and mostly succeeded in my goals by staying with SparkPeople. This is the BEST place to be on the internet and the SUPPORT & FRIENDSHIP keeps me motivated and I just try to pay it forward!!!
A little side note:
I am now becoming involved more in the community. For the past number of years I have been driving seniors to appointments, shopping and to see friends using their cars as I no longer own one. In December 2010 I joined the RCNA(Royal Canadian Naval Association) and in January 2011 The WVMSC (Windsor Veterans Memorial Services Committee). Both honour veterans and military personnel. It is an honour for me to be able to help these people and also to place a poppy at a Memorial Service or Funeral. Numerous of our old timers are dying at an alarming rate. Here in Canada, I am not sure of the stats, but in the USA 20,000 veterans die each month. Stop and thank a soldier or veteran whenever you get a chance and remember that FREEDOM is NOT Free!!!

2012
I have added house-sitting to my numerous 'jobs' and I am also moving this summer. I can no longer tolerate the downstairs tenant and desperately need a full night's sleep.

2013
So far I am enjoying my new place and am slowly emptying boxes and downsizing. I have been taking two seniors to various doctors' appointments and shopping...One had surgery for a hip replacement and the other emergency surgery for gall bladder. I am building muscles loading and unloading their rollators (walkers with wheels).

2014
I am recovering from an episode that happened last Fall that has affected my breathing. Each day I face new & different challenges, but with Spring here (sort of) I want to get out and walk again. I do find that a huge challenge most days as it is difficult to do any exercise if you cannot breathe...baby steps, Margo, baby steps.
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Member Since: 7/9/2008

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My Goals:
My goal is to adopt a much healthier lifestyle with regards to food, nutrition and exercise habits.

I must adhere to low fat and low sodium to try and reverse the damage that my liver has sustained thus far.

My Program:
I belonged to a weight loss clinic and found Spark People about 2 weeks after I had started my program there. The clinic closed at the end of 2008. According to the doctor's record of my weight I started at 205 pounds.
2014-I have some different guidelines to follow because of a potentially life threatening medical problem. I am continuing with Spark as I am still seeing improvements and am also able to motivate others on various teams and challenges.
I was doing very well with weight loss, but have had a serious health setback and am now starting out again with baby steps (literally)




Personal Information:
I am from a border city in Ontario and have lived in both Canada and the USA. Family history spans both countries for centuries now and I am equally at home in both places.

I have traveled North America Atlantic to Pacific, Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Visited all 10 provinces, 1 territory and 49 of 50 U.S. states,as well as Antigua and Nevis in the Caribbean . Alaska is one of my favorites to visit.

I am working on my list of things to do before I die and travel more is one item.

I am 64 and most days feel like I am in my 30's, although I can not do exactly what I did back then...but we all know that feeling as we are aging.

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My 2014 Mission Statement is:

TO BE

This is my biggest goal.


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10/24/2013 12:32:32 PM

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10/6/2013 12:19:18 PM

Just stopped by to see how you were doing. Have a fantastic week.



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8/25/2013 5:37:23 PM

Just hopping by! Life is good, everyone's health has improved dramatically, and I'm starting my second semester at Penn State. Hope you're doing great. Love ya'! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/31/2013 11:28:20 AM

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7/12/2013 10:57:20 AM

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Success is a journey, not a destination. Focus on the process.
Some people dream about success... while others wake up and work hard at it.
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