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May 11, 2019

Originally a Spark member since 2006 I rejoined Spark July 1, 2017 after being away for six years.

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 vegan diet for over a year; feel well, energetic and now weigh 120 lbs (+ or - 2). Besides maintaining a one acre property by myself I walk an average of 50 miles per week, lift weights, adhere to a core program with stretching and balance work for strength training. My exercise goal is 120+ minutes daily.

Short term: increase amount of weight lifted (2-3X weekly)
Intermediate: walk at least 3000 miles in 2019, as of Sept. 15 at 2260 miles
Long term: plan hiking trip for 2020 and continue downsizing for eventual move to a smaller living situation.

Member Since: 10/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 180,007

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

Update, September 1, 2019:
-walking goal for 2019 increased to 3000+ miles, with 17+ weeks remaining that equates to 50 miles a week, totally doable
-ST every third day for one hour with combined weight lifting and core work, daily 40 minutes of ROM exercise and balance work, daily walks of at least 12km (7.2 miles)

My Program:
-weight training 2- 3X weekly, upper and lower body with intensive core work
-total plant based diet
-daily reading and 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. A cat and a rescue pooch keep me company.

Other Information:
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 vegan 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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    Yes, this weather is fickle. I don't want that Arctic stuff either. My dog is such a fruit cake he won't wear boots so freezes his feet. I have to go out to make sure he comes in before they freeze....NOT COOL!
    1 hour ago

    Stay focused. There'll be times we may not be going in the direction we want but
    as long as we're still moving, we're creating new alternatives and possibilities.

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    Enjoy the rest of your weekend and may the coming weeks be filled with healthy
    and wise choices.
    21 hours ago
  • v MARTHA324
    The lake is just wonderful and Fletcher LOVES it. Today it was a toasty 35 when I took him out and strangely enough on Sunday he doesn't want much of a walk so we turned around and. headed home then I went back out to do a mile.

    Lunch with friends and then heading home soon.

    Hope you Sunday is nice and relaxing.
    23 hours ago
    IF 12 hours from, say, 6 pm to 6 am is absolutely "good enough" and could work OK for lots of people even today . . . but those commuting for jobs may find it much tougher. All those years I was riding the commuter bus into the city really packed on the pounds for me . . . up at 5 am and home at 6:30 pm absolutely ravenous and with a family to feed-- and probably still snacking at 10 pm. That's when my weight soared to 240 pounds but I don't think I was actually eating a whole lot more calories.
    1 day ago

    "Transformation isn't easy, but one day you'll look back and see that all along you
    were blooming and falling into something different with a new capacity to be beautiful."

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    emoticon Have a great week! emoticon
    5 days ago
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