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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: 180,487

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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    "The greatest act of courage is to be and own all that you are without
    apology, without excuses and without any masks. Remember that Your
    different.. is what makes You, beautiful."

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    "She threw away all of her masks and put on her soul."

    Have a great Friday MJ and a wonderful weekend. emoticon
    1 hour ago
    Thanks for you recent comments, and for that recent article on Obama. He seems to be quite a hero there. Glenn
    21 hours ago
  • v MARTHA324
    Thanks for reading my "diet studies" blog. You are so right about keeping big agri out or food associations out of this. Turns out that a lot of the bad info on eating fat stemmed from the sugar industry!

    In the US we get the same push back; i.e., to eat less meat. The beef industry went nuts!
    2 days ago
  • v SUMMER33
    Thank you for the golf clubs...not using them today i think 32 this morning...but hoping for warmer sunny skies ...was 64 on monday !!
    2 days ago
    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!
    4 days ago
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