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Hi, Thanks for visiting my page. I live near Calgary, Alberta Canada on a small ranch where we have cattle, a feral cat and several thoroughbred horses that are on a race track all summer. The cat has it best though, all she needs to do is keep the mouse population down and if she feels lazy she doesn't even have to do that cause she has a self feeder and waterer!!! .
Gardening, playing computer games and oh yes reading are some of my favorite things to do. Love the outdoors and my house sure looks like it in summer!!! Life is grand.

I am horribly addicted to sugar. Once I start eating that demon food I just can't seem to quit so my weight yo yos like crazy. If only I would stay away from them I know my weight would remain more constant, I would feel better, have more energy and beat the depression that sets in when I go on one of my many binges. Does anyone see a pattern here? Sugar, depression, emotional eating, sugar . . . . . and round and round it goes.

June, 2020. We remain ever vigilant due to Covid 19. I am in a depressed state of mind, probably because of the isolation plus DH's health continues on the decline because of Diabetes and all it's side effects, including kidney disease which is being closely monitored as his function is now down to 10% (which is up from last month's 8%) My weight has gone up since the Spring Challenge but I'm back for the Summer Challenge after having done the In between Challenge - well sort of!!

Member Since: 6/19/2015

Fitness Minutes: 186,775

My Goals:
Lose 5% on the Summer Challenge.
Set up a Daily Plan and stick with it through the Summer Challenge.
Sweets which I deem to be confectionary, starchy carbs ie cake, cookies etc shall be considered a treat, not something to be eaten every day
Exercise at least 3x a week which should be easier now that the gym is Covid open!!
Think positive thoughts

My Program:
Need to get back to walking.
Gym trying for 3x a week cardio Stretch, balance & Flexibility exercises Like the fun of exercise classes

Personal Information:
Born in Manitoba, 1948 and moved to Alberta in 1969. Married first time in 1970, 2 children, lost my daughter in 1999, she was 26. Married second time in 1992. together we have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. My mom had alzheimers (passed April 16/16) I am always looking for information on how to keep "Alzy" off my doorstep.

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I make wine, have done so for years but shall not drink any throughout the Summer Challenge

Have a healthy fear of water. Am a homebody but do enjoy short vacations.

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    We (on the Beck team) are blogging our way through Dr. Judith S. Beck's first book, The Beck Diet Solution, train your brain to think like a thin person.

    It's bright pink, and there's a workbook that goes with it (you'll see it pictured on the Beck team page).

    There's a later blue Beck book and a green Beck book and they're good: but it's in the first of the 3 books that she really focuses on cognitive behavior therapy ("brain training") applied to weight loss and weight loss maintenance.
    2067 days ago
    Hi Verna, just wanted to thank you for commenting on mypage. I have just about everything done now for my trip and Ileave tomorrow. I will still log into Spark Daily as I would miss myfriends here too much if I didn't. Have a great Sunday and a fabulous week ahead.....make it healthy!

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    2069 days ago
  • v GLORYB83
    Hi Verna! Thank you for adding me as a friend . . . I have added you too.

    I live in Southern Ontario and we are having a wet, cool weekend but I like it. Much prefer this to the extreme hot weather!

    Have a good weekend.
    2070 days ago
    Hi Verna....nice to hear from you. How are You Doing ?
    Right now it is in the mid 90s and humid in my part of NJ. I don't handle heat well...but I'm better now than I was 60 pounds heavier. I can't wait until Autumn is here. It seems as if spring and fall get shorter and summer and winter get stronger. Hope everything is going well for you and your loved ones. Best regards
    2073 days ago
  • v MAMALOU1942
    Thanks, Verna.
    I intend to have a great time with my friends. It's been awhile since I've had a vacation and this one may do the trick to get me out of stagnation and sorrow.
    Take care and please think about your get away.
    2073 days ago