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May 16, 2015

Back from holidays, just in time to clean up the yard and plant for the summer.

I gained 6 lbs. While we were on holidays... people say that's not bad for a 21-day cruise. However it means that I'm down only 8 lbs. from when I started SP in 2011. NOTGOOD ENOUGH!

My new, achievable (I proved it before) goal is to lose 5 lbs. every 6 weeks to 2 months while developing the following new habits:

- stop eating ANYTHING directly ...
May 16, 2015

Back from holidays, just in time to clean up the yard and plant for the summer.

I gained 6 lbs. While we were on holidays... people say that's not bad for a 21-day cruise. However it means that I'm down only 8 lbs. from when I started SP in 2011. NOTGOOD ENOUGH!

My new, achievable (I proved it before) goal is to lose 5 lbs. every 6 weeks to 2 months while developing the following new habits:

- stop eating ANYTHING directly from the container

- drink 8 glasses of water or clear tea EVERY DAY

- don't eat because I'm UPSET with DH... talk it out with him

- have PROTEIN with every meal

- have one MEATLESS dinner every week

- CARDIO 5 times/week minimum

- ST 3 times/week minimum


January 24, 2015

Hello from Ontario, Canada. I live approximately 1 hour NE of Toronto.

I'm a 71-year-old wife, mother and grandmother. Originally from Nova Scotia, I've lived in Ontario since 1978.

I retired from the City of Toronto in 2003, about 1 1/2 years after marrying for the 2nd time.

My husband and I enjoy gardening, travel, reading and spending time with our families.

I've been a yoyo dieter most of my adult life, but since I joined Spark People 4 years ago, I've learned how to balance my food and exercise and am down 20 lbs. Since I was gaining 5-10 lbs. every year before joining Spark, I figure that I'm really down at least 40 lbs. from where I would have been.

I will be following this program for the rest of my life... it works!






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Member Since: 1/17/2011

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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:

- eat NOTHING directly from the container; e.g., cereal, chips, nuts

- 8 glasses of water/day

- 5 or more fruits and vegetables/day

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

- eat mindfully, avoiding high sodium foods

- include afternoon and evening snack in daily meal plan

- cardio 5 times/week, minimum, including walking, cycling, treadmill, swimming

- ST 3 times/week minimum including resistance band, medicine ball, stability ball, floor exercises and free weights




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)



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Weight loss goals:
- 180 lbs. By June 1/15
completed June 8/15
- 175 lbs. by July 15/15
- 170 lbs. by Sept 1/15
- 165 lbs. by Oct 15/15
- 160 lbs. by Dec 1/15
- 155 lbs. by February 1/16
- 150 lbs. by March 15/16

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KDYLOSE
7/6/2015 11:15:42 AM

If you can't look at your adult child and remember them as a baby, I don't think it would be quite the same. But it sounds like you did pretty well! I'm sure the baby will bring you closer.

I just called the lawyer's office (exhale) and she's on vacation this week but I have an appointment for Monday. She had said I could do it all long-distance, but I decided I really want to make the hour-and-a-half drive and sit down with her.

I'm really glad you feel like you're getting something out of this, because I feel like I've been bending your ear a lot!

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KDYLOSE
7/5/2015 4:29:03 PM

Amy was nine when we met. We moved to the farm a year later and married a year after that. Dave never tried to step in as a father, but they got along fine. More like an uncle I guess. She was a very difficult young teen and, like most things, I handled it myself, and did many things alone with her. But Dave did like to come along. She would complain to me sometimes that he smelled, or looked funny, or acted funny, and did he have to come to her school event? That's the main thing I was aware of, was her being somewhat embarassed by him and making deprecating remarks. So I was surprised the other day when she said something about feeling bad that she was never going to see him again. I told her we could invite him to Columbus to visit. But really, that's only if he doesn't screw things up with this divorce. I guess I just thought there wasn't much there between them. I don't think they talked about things when I wasn't there. Still, he was a fixture in her life and Amy hates change of any kind. She had trouble with school ending every year!

She said something last winter, after she'd broken up with her boyfriend, to the effect of "Hector didn't understand my feelings about Dave, he'd always say Dave was such a nice guy." So it wasn't just the hostile teen who made these remarks. Apparently he would occasionally try to get her to watch one of his dvds about the World Trade Center Conspiracy True Facts Revealed or some such.

She was the one who said to me when I first came up here, "It's like there's two Daves," the normal nice guy and the one who's, as she put it "slightly off." She's probably as confused as me, missing the first Dave but not the other.

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KDYLOSE
7/2/2015 8:38:26 PM

Your workshop topics sound very relevant. I wouldn't mind attending some of those!

My sister has hotel points because she travels some on her job (she's 62 and not retired) she found a hotel 20 minutes from here.



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KDYLOSE
7/2/2015 5:42:21 AM

The problem with just living apart is that if he runs up more debt I would still be legally liable for it, and I can almost guarantee he's going to do that. I have to have a separation agreement because it spells out who owns what debt. That's really the only reason. Remaining married with a separation agreement would be fine with me. But the separation agreement also divides up all our property, and when he takes it to a lawyer who sees that I'm walking away with money and Dave has nothing (except free housing) that's when the fun will begin I imagine.



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OVERACTIVEELBOW
7/1/2015 9:17:33 PM

Sorry to say, no I have not...(flown over Ireland)
I have been to St Thomas (Caribbean), Tijuana (Mexico), & Nova Scotia, New Brunswick,Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, & Alberta (Canada)....
before you needed a passport to get back into the USA...
And, I have been to 45 of the 50 states...
missing HI, ND, LA, MS, AL
Most of my travels by automobile.. although I do like to fly... well, I used to like to fly.. and probably still would should I have the opportunity. So although I have not crossed the big ponds (the Atlantic nor the Pacific) I have had the opportunity to explore some of the northern portion of this hemisphere.



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