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November 24/14

Can you believe that one month from today is Christmas Eve? Where has the year gone?

This has been a good year. I've lost more than 20 lbs and am only 10 lbs. from my goal of 150. My virtual walk the length of Britain is on track to be completed by the end of the year, in spite of my cataract surgeries this month. I am already planning my next walk, which will follow the pilgrim's trail across Northern Spain.

Our youngest daughter was ...
November 24/14

Can you believe that one month from today is Christmas Eve? Where has the year gone?

This has been a good year. I've lost more than 20 lbs and am only 10 lbs. from my goal of 150. My virtual walk the length of Britain is on track to be completed by the end of the year, in spite of my cataract surgeries this month. I am already planning my next walk, which will follow the pilgrim's trail across Northern Spain.

Our youngest daughter was married in May, and they are expecting their first child just in time for their first anniversary.

I am down 32 lbs. from when I started the program, and I will keep Sparking for the rest of my life, because I know that I cannot go back to the way I used to eat.

I have met some wonderful new friends on SP. We care about each other, and support each other through the ups and downs of our lives. I could never have done this without you... a very sincere thank you.




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Member Since: 1/17/2011

SparkPoints: 128,033

Fitness Minutes: 71,900

My Goals:
My husband and I love to travel, and I want to be able to walk, climb, explore and enjoy new places with him.

My Program:
- track all food, water and exercise, as follows:

- 6-8 gasses of water/day

- 5 or more fruits and vegetables/day

- lean protein every meal, eating meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cottage cheese, legumes

- eat mindfully

- include afternoon and evening snack in daily meal plan

- virtual walk from Lands End to John O' Groats started 30.9.13, walk minimum of 20 miles/week

- ST 10 minutes/day, including stability ball, resistance band, medicine ball, free weights, kettlebell and floor exercises



Personal Information:
- born in Nova Scotia, live in Southern Ontario

- wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend

- reader, gardener, traveller, volunteer

- cat lover

- active in my church (Anglican)



Other Information:
Weight loss goals:
- 170 lbs. by 31/06/14
completed
- 165 lbs. by 31/08/14
completer 27/08/14
- 160 lbs. by 31/10/14
completed 6/10/14
- 155 lbs. by 31/12/14
- 150 lbs. by 28/02/15

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OVERACTIVEELBOW
12/20/2014 2:29:57 PM

I admitted out loud today that I am avoiding people whenever I can.. I am tired of wishing others 'happy holidays' with their families, when it isn't going to be happening in my world. that is unless I get just about the biggest shock of my life.. known as "Surprise !! We're HERE !
I am reasonably sure that if I wanted to spend time with friends and their families all I would have to do is drop the slightest of hints.. But being a third-wheel (so to speak) is almost more painful than being by ones self. I have made enough plans for the holidays that if I did them all... I would be busy neigh-onto Spring-thaw.



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MENNOLY
12/20/2014 10:49:44 AM

It is so difficult to try to avoid the no no foods at this time of year. So much of the spirit and joy of the season is tied to foods that we only have at this time each year in memory and love of our childhoods. When I asked my kids if I could not make some of the cookies that they have grown up with, I got a resounding no about all 14 cookies I make. Each had a different favorite. Even the lowly spritz which is only a butter cookie was declared a favorite by my youngest. So I made fewer when I could, some recipes could not be halved. How do you do 1/2 an egg? I gift as many as I can and limit how many I allow myself to eat sometimes substituting a "cookie meal" for a regular meal. Nutritionally not ideal but as you said it is only a short time and soon the kids will be back to their routines and so will I. Merry Christmas! emoticon emoticon



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LIVINGLOVINLIFE
12/17/2014 6:19:40 PM

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blogs. As you know sometimes I don't get all the comments answered but wanted you too know your support means a lot to me. Hugs and take care.



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GOOZLEBEAR
12/14/2014 6:00:28 PM

Good for you getting your cards finished too, it's good to have it done! I'm sure your decorations will be beautiful. We didn't put as many up this year since we are flying to Colorado for Christmas to be with our daughter and family.

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HICKOK-HALEY
12/11/2014 9:04:49 PM

I love Leona Valley. Thank goodness it isn't far from where we live. We are right on the outskirts of the rural life. I see you are near your goal.
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