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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 ...
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: 138,024

Fitness Minutes: 74,751

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:

- 6-8 gasses of water/day

- 5 or more fruits and vegetables/day

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

- eat mindfully

- include afternoon and evening snack in daily meal plan

- virtual walk from Lands End to John O' Groats started 30.9.13, walk minimum of 20 miles/week

- ST 10 minutes/day, including stability ball, resistance band, medicine ball, free weights, kettlebell and floor exercises



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:
- 160 lbs. by 28/02/15
- 155 lbs. by 31/03/15
- 150 lbs. by 31/05/15

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MEADSBAY
3/25/2015 3:16:53 PM

What an itinerary you have- looks amazing!
We are flying Boston-Istanbul on 4/28- 2 nights there-
then flying to Prague- 3 nights there-
train to Vienna- 3 nights there-
train to Budapest- 3 nights there-
train to Bratislava- 1 night
back to Prague for 1 more-
fly to Istanbul for 1 more day, then flying back to Boston on May 14th.
Quite a bit of moving around but we wanted an overview of central Europe and most of it is free with FF miles or inexpensive DIY deals (like our first airbnb- will let you know how that works out). We pack very lightly, too.
My husband is very good with languages- at one time could speak at least some of ten or more- but we are just a little nervous about language difficulties in the region as they are so different.
I understand English is becoming more and more of a universal language- esp. in any tourist areas so we'll probably be fine.
I can't wait!
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DIDMIS
3/24/2015 10:40:51 PM

Very interesting your life. Have you read my Spark Page? My life has been full. Guys I met online didn't work out for me.



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DIDMIS
3/24/2015 7:55:33 PM

So you were born in Nova Scotia and came to Canada. I went back to your page and re-read. Where did you meet your husband and where is he from.
Hope I'm not being too nosy. Your life is so interesting.



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WATERMELLEN
3/23/2015 6:10:48 PM

No reason not to leave the chicken right out of that Moroccan soup: plenty of protein probably with the chick peas and peanut butter!!! My daughter is a very committed vegan: it's not for her!!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
3/22/2015 8:24:52 PM

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
-Arnold Bennett
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I am turning over a new leaf, thanks to the support of my Sparkfriends! I appreciate your comment on my blog, "Coming Out Of Hiding." Have a healthy week!



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