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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)



Other Information:
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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Member Comments:
KDYLOSE
7/29/2015 12:38:50 PM

Well this is a shocker. The sleep clinic just called me back and said I have to come in for a second night so they can determine the correct settings for my CPAP machine. Apparently I really do have sleep apnea. I was sure I didn't and almost didn't do this study.

I certainly don't like the idea of having to wear a device while I sleep, but then on the other hand they say you have more energy when you get more deep sleep. I had gotten so frustrated with painting earlier this year because I would run out of gas after working for an hour, and I thought I was just too old... maybe this will bring back some of that stamina.


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KDYLOSE
7/29/2015 11:29:54 AM

Glad you're feeling well enough to be restless!

Not sure when I'll get the sleep study results. Also saw my primary care doctor today and after I asked she referred me for a carotid artery ultrasound that checks for blockage. She's not convinced that my eye stroke puts me at risk for a full brain stroke, but she said it's reasonable for me to get the test if only so I don't worry so much about it.



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MENNOLY
7/28/2015 9:02:09 AM

I am sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you are better soon.
Can you give me some advice for packing for our upcoming Canada trip? We will be there in early September and I am thinking that I should plan on it being relatively cool. I should have long pants and plan on layers. Shorts are most likely not needed. As we are sweltering here in Md, it is hard to think about it will probably be cold in Canada. I am getting excited about the trip.



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KDYLOSE
7/25/2015 12:45:43 PM

Only problem, once the band started playing - not very well and way too loud - all chance to get acquainted ended as you couldn't hear each other talk! But before it started, I discovered these two women who had been working in Washington DC and then retired to Columbus because DC was too expensive. When I told them the Maryland suburb I'm from they cracked up.

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KDYLOSE
7/24/2015 11:19:14 AM

Feeling any better today?



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