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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.

GOALS:
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: 188,147

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
WALK, WALK AND MORE WALKING DAILY
-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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  • v GETULLY
    Thanks for the blog love. Wow! I did not know the back story to Canada's tulips. When I was in Canada a number of years ago it was mentioned that there are a lot of tulips but never the why. Thanks for telling the story.
    10 hours ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    Hi,
    thank you so much for visiting. Woohoo for birthdays.
    Hope your Friday is great.

    Hugs and smiles,
    Debbie
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    14 hours ago
  • v WEARINGTHIN
    Thanks for your encouragement. Glenn
    20 hours ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Week 2 is almost over wishing you a great new week

    “Don't Just

    Don't just learn, experience.
    Don't just read, absorb.
    Don't just change, transform.
    Don't just relate, advocate.
    Don't just promise, prove.
    Don't just criticize, encourage.
    Don't just think, ponder.
    Don't just take, give.
    Don't just see, feel.
    Don’t just dream, do.
    Don't just hear, listen.
    Don't just talk, act.
    Don't just tell, show.
    Don't just exist, live.”

    ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
    1 day ago

    Comment edited on: 1/23/2020 9:29:06 PM
  • v JURASSICSUE
    Thanks for reading my blog "Younger Next Year - the three keys"!
    Sue
    1 day ago
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