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January 3, 2016
Time for a fresh start.

December 12/15
Two weeks to Christmas and I'm trying hard to focus on my blessings and worry less about what I haven't accomplished.

For 2016, I plan to remember Rilke's advice... "There are no shoulds, no musts, no have-tos... I am free". We put too many pressures on ourselves, and by doing so, we also put them on those we love. I will focus on smaller, short-term, achievable goals.


January ...
January 3, 2016
Time for a fresh start.

December 12/15
Two weeks to Christmas and I'm trying hard to focus on my blessings and worry less about what I haven't accomplished.

For 2016, I plan to remember Rilke's advice... "There are no shoulds, no musts, no have-tos... I am free". We put too many pressures on ourselves, and by doing so, we also put them on those we love. I will focus on smaller, short-term, achievable goals.


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: 160,215

Fitness Minutes: 85,601

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, skating

- 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:
- 168 lbs. by June 30/16
- 160 lbs. by Sept. 30/16
- 155 lbs. by Nov. 30/16
- 150 lbs. by Jan. 31/17

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OVERACTIVEELBOW
2/5/2016 3:38:27 PM

Hey Gail, It was a short lived storm... maybe 4 inches of the fluffy stuff.. the wind is blowing the snow out of the trees (which supposedly portends the next 6 storms will be snow). My son ran the snowblower over the driveway and essential paths. Much ado about nothing. the storm that is. Chat later?



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OVERACTIVEELBOW
2/4/2016 10:07:27 PM

Gail, Guess I just haven't been inspired of late (to blog).. Most of the writings that I have read lately just have not triggered an "I have to talk about this" or "I have to share this with others"... I guess I am coasting at the moment...still doing way too much reading, but things have not pushed me out of my rut. Maybe I will just have to find a ladder and climb out on my own.... Meanwhile, how is your virtual Nova Scotia walking tour going? Have you started? where is the start point and what is your route? Do you plan a route or just wander about? Time for me to crash now.. having trouble keeping my eyes open and tomorrow is a busy day. may have a touch of snow overnight... dawn will tell. Hugs, Audra



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PATRICIAANN46
2/4/2016 9:13:24 PM

Hi Gail..........
The movie, The Finest Hours, is excellent!!!!! True story and well done. I would highly recommend it.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
2/3/2016 9:46:51 PM

"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things.
When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."
-Wayne Dyer
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Thanks for commenting on my blog, "She Believed She Could..." I hope your February is off to a great start so far.




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NORASPAT
2/1/2016 6:10:57 PM

emoticon 4 pounds gone. I am doing what I can but it just stays. It is getting smaller but somehow still heavy. It keeps me active using Spark and chatting to friends. Fred had an HO gauge from UK. They are mostly LNER steam locos like Flying Scotsman and Mallard. I lived in Stockton and the first loco went from Stockton to Darlington so even I have train happiness in my blood.
The best train museum in UK for us is in YORK, a beautiful old city and the original capital in Roman times.
The best we found in US was San Diego and we watched the Tahappatachahee LOOP Forgot spelling on the way. The biggest place for lay outs was San Diego. We could have stayed there for days. What a big loss in a week, did you change anything you remember. (((HUGS)) Great trains in UK North Yorkshire Moors.



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