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August 23, 2015 - back to normal except for a little dry cough. Beautiful fallish weather, which I love.

August 18, 2015
Feeling a lot better and weaning myself off inhaler. Pulmonary function and other tests in September/October.

August 7,2015
Now 3 weeks and on antibiotic as well as inhaler. I need to shake this thing soon; all I want to do is eat and sleep.

August 1, 2015

The summer is half over, and I haven't accomplished ...
August 23, 2015 - back to normal except for a little dry cough. Beautiful fallish weather, which I love.

August 18, 2015
Feeling a lot better and weaning myself off inhaler. Pulmonary function and other tests in September/October.

August 7,2015
Now 3 weeks and on antibiotic as well as inhaler. I need to shake this thing soon; all I want to do is eat and sleep.

August 1, 2015

The summer is half over, and I haven't accomplished much. I visited my son and his wife in Nova Scotia for a week, and had a wonderful time. Even lost 2 lbs. However I picked up a virus on the way home on the train and have been sick for 2 weeks. It developed into bronchitis, and now I'm back on an inhaler.

Only 3 months before my trip to Disney World with my daughter, and I want to lose a minimum of 10 lbs. before we leave. Still feeling pretty rotten, but commit to exercising a minimum of 10 minutes every day and tracking all my food.


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

SparkPoints: 149,355

Fitness Minutes: 81,531

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)



Other Information:
Weight loss goals:
- 180 lbs. by Sept. 1/15
178.7 on Aug. 23/15
- 175 lbs. by Oct. 1/15
- 170 lbs. by Nov. 1/15
- 163 lbs. by Dec. 1/15


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MADAMES
8/31/2015 5:17:41 AM

My dad is doing really well, all things considered. He is at home, in a familiar environment. The 24 hour caregivers are caring and competent. He cries at times, but overall he is comfortable. Yesterday when a favorite song came on, he broke into a dance spontaneously....really made us smile! He is like a toddler in a 91 year old body. Thanks for asking.



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HICKOK-HALEY
8/30/2015 11:14:46 PM

The dogs are missing Sarge as well. He was the leader of sorts, and so mellow/loving. He did have a great smile. I have a lot of pictures I took of him. I look at his smile, and I smile back at him. emoticon



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8/30/2015 5:18:13 PM

emoticon ABBA too...........enjoy! emoticon



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MENNOLY
8/30/2015 4:54:18 PM

She moved back to her house yesterday. We don't know how she is today because she turned her cellphone off. We will be going over tomorrow. My SIL is taking dinner to her tonight.



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KDYLOSE
8/29/2015 6:59:39 AM

Gail, thank you as usual. I always look forward to your comments with their insight, perspective and sharing of your own life. It was a heavy blog, no question, and I wondered if this was really the place to share that worst part. But please be assured, I'm only sharing it now as something that is completely over, that I'm reviewing and analyzing so I can understand it better. I'm absolutely fine now.



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