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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 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 :-)


Member Since: 6/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 44,752

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.


Other Information:
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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  • v GOANNA2
    Send me a message with your nephew's name and they may find him.
    They are really looking forward to the wedding.
    There is another fire in Millmerran up in the Darling Downs and 3 firefighters
    have been injured. Yesterday's haze in Sydney was on par with the air quality
    in Beijing. Also equivalent to smoking a pack and a half of ciggies a day. So bad.

    Tomorrow's heat wave will be awful. Not looking forward to it. Do you ever get
    40 degree temperatures in Auckland? Not nice at all.
    Have a nice evening Kris. emoticon
    7 days ago
  • v GOANNA2
    Hi Kris,
    We had 30 C today and it was really hot. We are expecting a heatwave on Friday.
    Friends of mine are going to Queenstown next week for a wedding, and they are
    a little worried about it being cold. Do you think the South Island is having cooler weather?
    More fires have started in Queensland and it will only get worse.

    We had a little rain a few days ago and we got excited as everything started to get
    a little green colour, but with the dry hot weather and the westerlies, all dry and brown again.

    Hope you are keeping well. emoticon
    8 days ago
  • v WINGSDREAMS
    Thanx for the SP support & the sparkgoodie!! :) emoticon emoticon emoticon
    8 days ago
  • v GOANNA2
    Hi Kris,
    Just to let you know that summer weather is crazy. Fires again in NSW and snow at Mt Hotham ski grounds. We got about 4 ml.

    Hope you are having better weather. Stay well and have a good month. emoticon
    10 days ago
  • v THEEXERCISER
    Thank you for the goodie that you sent me it really ment a lot 😁💖👍
    23 days ago
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