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Hi - welcome to my SparkPage.

I have lived all my life in New Zealand - north of Auckland.

I really enjoy SparkPeople and find the many facets of it to be very enjoyable and helpful. Having a SparkPage also increases the friendship and camaraderie we can get on this site :-) It is also an excellent tool for helping us to reach our goals!

I am a firm believer in actually LISTENING to what others say when they feel they need to unload (have a ...
Hi - welcome to my SparkPage.

I have lived all my life in New Zealand - north of Auckland.

I really enjoy SparkPeople and find the many facets of it to be very enjoyable and helpful. Having a SparkPage also increases the friendship and camaraderie we can get on this site :-) It is also an excellent tool for helping us to reach our goals!

I am a firm believer in actually LISTENING to what others say when they feel they need to unload (have a problem.) Unfortunately a lot of people don't do this. It has happened to me in my life, and from people who should have known better. The heartbreak and emotional turmoil it can cause can be very devastating. Please, don't just assume that you KNOW what the other person is thinking - odds are you may be wrong!

Take care :-)
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Member Since: 6/28/2007

SparkPoints: 176,184

Fitness Minutes: 35,280

My Goals:
1. Be as healthy as I can
2. Help where I am able
3. Get to a weight that my spine will happily accept AND MAINTAIN THAT WEIGHT!

My Program:
1. Exercise when I can. (Pilates and walking)
2. Eat a very balanced diet (and not get annoyed with myself for the very occasional slip-up)
3. Give myself permission to one day per fortnight to eat whatever I want (helps us to stay on our journey:-)
4. Pace myself sensibly so I don't get overtired or suffer too much pain.



Personal Information:
I live in a little seaside village north of Auckland. This is the furthest south I have lived and about 40 miles North/West of here the furthest north. I have Acid Reflux,Arthritis, Scoliosis, Benign Essential Tremors and Allergies. I USED to have High Cholesterol but with weight-loss came a HUGE improvement. I suffered from depression and Post Traumatic Brain Injury and Stress Disorders, both as a sequale to a bad car accident in 2001. I suffer from bad fatigue if I overdo it, and believe me, it doesn’t take much for that. I had Carpal Tunnel surgery to both wrists at the same time:-( Apart from that I am perfectly healthy (as opposed to perfect, which of course, I am (my tongue is in my cheek, now) I married in 1975 and have 2 grown "children". Our Daughter has Keratoconus in both eyes and needed corneal transplants because she was going blind. At the time of her first op her baby was a few weeks old. Our son has this condition too - hubby and I managed a 100% hit rate.

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I have 2 grandsons - 19 yrs and 7 yrs. The younger one has a number of serious allergies. I used to work in Health Care but am unable to now. I was in St John as a volunteer for a number of years - about 7 of those I was a Divisional Manager. I haven't practiced since my accident. I can sometimes be a bit long-winded and tend to waffle a bit,....... SO BE WARNED!
At my heaviest I was over 95kg (about 210lb) - and that was with what a Dietician had told me was a very healthy, balanced diet - (Usually about 1650-1850 Cal's per day.) Anyway, I have lost a lot of weight - 27kg (approx 59lb). It took 16 months to lose the first 23kg and I happily sat there for quite a while before deciding to shift on down again. My diet just needed tweaking a little to get me there. I like healthy cooking and often make up my own recipes. In a past work-life I was also a Cook - in a Tourist Cafe (no fast foods) and also as a Rest Home Cook.


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-WISPY-
1/27/2016 9:08:07 PM

Yes, it was very heavy here too. In fact it sounded like hail for a while. I enjoyed the thunder and lightening. It was only mild. Had to take a quick walk before going in for the night. I enjoy the feel of rain on my skin.

Favourite drink currently is iced lemon tea. Lots and lots of ice.



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-WISPY-
1/27/2016 8:43:24 PM

Hey Kris, same here. Even with air blowing through it is still hardly stirring. So very still. As well as hot hot hot. Thought maybe the sea breezes would be more active up where you are.

Enjoyed the rain last night. Sat out on the back deck with candles and incense and just enjoyed the show.

Good to hear from you.



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RETIREDX2
1/20/2016 8:38:45 PM

Your experience as a caregiver would be helpful. My Mom has PSP - Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, which is "under the Parkinson's umbrella" and is somewhat like Parkinson's. I think she is depressed. She is having trouble swallowing and thus is not drinking enough. She was in the hospital on Monday and was doing better once she had enough fluids in her. She is losing strength and can't do many of the things that she once enjoyed. I have a hard time thinking of things that she will enjoy doing. She does not enjoy television except for one or two programs and does not like to listen to music. Her eyesight makes reading difficult but she does try occasionally, using a magnifying glass.
Your support is appreciated! (Please don't feel like you need to answer this right away)



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SHAWTYTEL
1/18/2016 8:01:23 PM

Great advice u have given me... Thanks for the post and pep txt



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SHAWTYTEL
1/18/2016 8:00:03 PM

Thanks for the comment I left about TOM sabotage. I only have 25 lbs to lose and have working at trying to get rid of it forever. I had a hard week last week that set me bad and now I feel like I've failed at what I've tried so hard to accomplish



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