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January 13, 2018

I rejoined Spark July 1, 2017 after being away for six years. At the time I felt comfortable with my weight (140 lb.) and my fitness level but wanted to reexperience a community that would keep me accountable for what I ate and for my activity.

In those six years I experienced many firsts: a hip replacement which has been a 100% success and game changer, another grandchild (a very dynamic girl), a new house and neighbourhood, the graduation of my daughter from eleven years of veterinary studies, adoption of a plant based diet and sadly the death of my husband.

I have now been following a vegetarian diet for over a year; feel well, energetic and now weigh just below 125 lb. This is obviously much lower than my original goal of mid 130's. Besides maintaining a one acre property by myself I am walking an average of 25-30 miles per week and I am gradually increasing weights in a strength training program. For years I was bothered with a chronic cough that required inhalers at times, that is now totally gone. Once high lipids are now normal as is blood pressure.

Goals for 2018:
Maintain my present weight.
Hike the Harvest Moon Trail ( 110km., will break it into sections to complete over the summer)
Travel! Off to BC in May and to Scotland in the autumn.

Member Since: 10/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 120,833

My Goals:
-to maintain my current weight
-challenge my body and mind daily to keep both engaged and healthy
-to share ideas and support with other SP members

My Program:
-weight training 2X a week
-core and balance exercises daily
-total plant based diet
-daily reading, singing in the winter months, gardening year round
--active exploration of my community, province, country

Personal Information:
I'm a farm kid from Alberta, lived in Ontario for 25 years and have now settled in the Gaspereau Valley of Nova Scotia. I have two adult children and two grandchildren. Two cats and a rescue pooch keep me busy.

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I love to garden. Crosswords, singing and reading keep me busy when the snow flies. Cooking is also a delight- I'm always looking for new ideas for vegetarian meals. I am passionate about diet and exercise and firmly believe that we do have the power to keep ourselves healthy by eating well and being active.

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    Ah, it was never going to be a sexy pink shirt - it was going to be a blue & white striped shirt (photo in the first blog) which I was going to make a tie at the waist blouse out of. Pink for the hat and the socks - maybe. Someone said they all wore black, and suggested a black blouse - I'm considering it.
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    Many thanks for dropping by my page and for the fun comments on my blogs this week. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • v CINDYTW963
    Thanks for the encouragement! Somehow I forgot to reply! I do appreciate your support!
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    I am still researching the wheel on the left. I have found similar looking wheels in Taylor and Pennington that list them of Irish extraction. We have no information as to when the wheel arrived in the loom house, who brought it, dates, nada. I have spent the winter taking photos, filling out inventory sheets with the information we have and tagging items so anyone after me can tell what we have. It was/is a total mess but I am starting to see the end of things. emoticon
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  • v JANETRW50
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I have suspected that the gum was contributing to my night time itches. I hoped that it was because I long for a cure. I don't really know. I still have it but for at least the last few nights it has been less troublesome. I do feel calmer.
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