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May 21, 2011:
I had my hip replacement surgery on October 12, 2010 and now almost 7 months later I feel great! I have been given the OK to exercise as I choose, no running allowed. I am also continuing with weight lifting, focusing not just on strength but also range of motion and stability, replacing hand weights with resistance bands and including variations of planks. For almost two years I have been eating a primal diet with great results- increased energy, much better sleeping, greatly reduced joint pain and swelling, no more mouth ulcers (must have been the grains) and much healthier hair and nails. This summer my DH and I embark on a new adventure, down sizing and building a new home on a country property. My passion for gardening should be satisfied for a few years at least as we start all over with landscaping.

For 2011 :
-eat clean- fresh fish, poultry, eggs and occasional red meat, 8-10 fresh freggies daily, seeds and nuts
-pay closer attention to portion size
-reduce my wine intake
-maintain walking program
- spend at least an hour in the garden daily (not in winter!)
-read a book every week

Goal- maintain my weight in the low to mid 130's

Member Since: 10/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 107,708

My Goals:
-to reach my goal weight of low to mid 130's

-to manage joint pain and stiffness with exercise

-to share ideas and support with other SP members

My Program:
-watching portions
-adhering to a primal diet
-walking every day
-weight training 3X a week
- gardening

Personal Information:
I'm a farm kid from Alberta, lived in Ontario for 25 years and have now settled in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley. We have 2 adult children and one charming grandson plus a menagerie of dog, cats, fish and a chinchilla.

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I love to garden. Crosswords and reading keep me busy when the snow flies. Cooking is also a delight- I'm always looking for new ideas for primal 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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    Time for e to get involved here again after a four plus year absence. I have maintained my weight but have lost strength as I grow older. We moved into our new home five years ago and have spent a great deal of time landscaping and finishing small construction details. I now have two grand babies, a boy and girl. Unfortunately I lost my husband to cancer earlier this year so am now navigating a new reality, so far, so good. I am back to fine tune my diet (primal) and get back to strength training. It's time to work hard, I will be 70 in a few more months.
    228 days ago
  • v OLLIEHAY39
    Hi Molliemack, my people are from NS too, Lockeport Shelburne County. I live in BC. Can always use another sparkfriend.
    1439 days ago
  • v CAITLIN59
    Hi MJ. I was so hoping you would be here - I've not been active with Sparks for sometime, but am always checking to see if you're back. Hope all is well with you and you're back here and posting soon!
    1669 days ago
  • v JUSTYNA7
    1812 days ago
    emoticon Been missing a bright spot in my SP day for a while now. Just thinking about you. Hope all is well and good in the new abode. Pictures someday would be fun :).

    Take it easy.
    1858 days ago
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