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Kailzie Gardens, Scotland

Lincoln Cathedral from lower town

With DH in replica '32 Alfa Romeo which he built


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I joined Spark People in January, 2011, to lose weight before my son's April wedding. Since that time I've lost weight, regained it, lost again... you get the picture. I'm down 27 lbs. and working on the "final 15".

Spark People doesn't offer any magical solutions. It offers good advice on nutrition and exercising. The rest is up to you.

Thank you to the Spark Friends I've made for the encouragement and support.

Member Since: 1/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 115,033

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:
- stop eating directly from the container; e.g., cereal, chips, nuts, cereal, crackers
- 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 and weighing and/or measuring portion size
- include afternoon and evening snack in daily meal plan
- in the summer, much of my cardiovascular exercise is working in the garden and walking. In the winter, I swim and do virtual walks on the treadmill
- ST including resistance band, medicine ball, floor exercises and free weights

Personal Information:
- born 25/09/43 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:
Long-term goal 150 lbs

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    Dennis worked 12 hours last night, and got up rather early. I thought that was odd. He said we needed a few things at the store, and left. He came back with a sentimental card, and a beautiful cake. The Roses almost the same color as the peachy/yellow Roses we have behind of the house. We will have a nice dinner tomorrow. Our neighbor just came over and asked us to join them for Thanksgiving. Guess Dennis will make the Ham another day lol.
    18 hours ago
    Yes, got car back in three days, just as I was finally figuring out all the settings on the rental.
    2 days ago

    I hope the twins will know that it is their father's wish, not your daughter's.
    It may be hard on Aria, too... the twins have been apart of her whole life.
    If she were older the kids might find a way to keep in touch.

    Change is never easy... there is almost always some birthing pangs involved.

    6 days ago
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    Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and your very wise words. emoticon
    Have a relaxing Sunday!
    8 days ago
    Just haven't had much to say lately. I've been dragging from either allergy/sinus or low-level bugs that I can't seem to shake, and have had a lot of days where I barely manage to drag myself out of the house for appointments and errands. And now with the cold rainy weather settling in it's even easier to just stay in and putter the day away. Hoping to get a better energy level soon here.

    I'm also still sidelined from my twice-weekly ST class that I've been attending faithfully for two years. I'm pretty sure I tore my oblique muscle heaving my luggage in the overhead bin on the airplane last month, and when I went to class the next week and tried to go gentle on it I tore it even worse, like scary-level pain. I read up on it - turns out it's a fairly common sports injury and athletes are sidelined for 6 weeks for it to heal. I can't twist my torso or even bend to the side without aggravating it, and we do a lot of that in the class. But it's improving gradually. I know I should do something else but haven't been. I don't think I can swim because stretching my arm out over my head aggravates it too, plus there's some torso motion there - at least the way I do the crawl there is. My crawl is kind of messy.

    Anyway, just a very slow time and I guess I get even more introverted. But I've been checking the friend feed every day and following you all. Your swimming is very inspiring! And I'm still getting to my painting group once a week and also just did a very nice portrait of my nephew.
    9 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/10/2017 5:28:26 PM
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