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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 wild 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.

Oh yes, did I mention that 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.

March 12, 2019 My efforts to lose weight have failed miserably and I'm up to the weight I was when I started SparkPeople. I haven't been tracking my food on SP for nearly a year and have started again today.

April 2019 The world is in self isolation, or they should be due to the Covid 19 virus. I wonder how long does a virus stay alive, does it ever die? Surely it must. I have once again joined the 5% Challenge, this time with the Rowdy Rebels. This time is different though. The gym, of course is closed so I am left to my own devices and planning which I started to put in place on Saturday, April 4. I have never met my 5% goal but this time will be different, this time I'm going to do it!

Member Since: 6/19/2015

Fitness Minutes: 155,305

My Goals:
Lose 5% on the Fall Challenge.
No sweets which I deem to be confectionary, starchy carbs ie cake, cookies etc
To weigh less Dec 31 than I do today
Exercise at least 3x a week
Yoga at least once a week
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.

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

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  • v KVD08844
    Welcome to the Summer 2020 Rowdy Rebels! No pressure here, all we ask is that you do your best to exercise daily, follow your diet, and post your LTGLs and exercise minutes as soon as you can each day!

    We're a fun, supportive group! No accusations, pressure, intimidation....just share in each other's successes and joys, uplift each other when we see a member absent or down on themselves!

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    Ken (ML)
    1 day ago
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    Hi Verna,
    WELCOME to the Rowdy Rebels & happy you are on the team again. I’m an EL (Extra Leader) for the team and here to help you in any way I can.

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    Get ready to board the plane and take off on Saturday, July 4th. Be sure to put your starting weight on your team weigh-in page.

    Let’s start this challenge with a bang & make some fireworks as we get ready to celebrate July 4th! I’m ready for this challenge to start & hope you are, too...Together we can do this! GO REBELS!
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    2 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    emoticon to the 2020 Summer 5% Challenge and the Rowdy Rebels Team! We are so glad you decided to join us. Stay encouraged and stay safe.
    7 days ago
    Verna, thank you for reading and commenting on my blog the other day about being depressed. I am sorry you're feeling the same way. I feel a little better since I wrote that, but the arthritis ain't getting any better. The good thing is that the pain level has made me vow to seek treatment (and I MUST lose weight to reduce the load on my joints). This is a pretty clear message from God.

    It's hard to stay upbeat in these disturbing, uncertain times. I hope your business hasn't been negatively affected by all this. Is your part of the world still the same? Well, I guess our world won't be exactly as it was before, but I do hope we can get to a point where there's more certainty. My teaching job is slightly picking up, so I'm not drifting quite as much as I was a few weeks ago. A little structure helps.

    Anyway, I just hope you are doing okay, that your husband is feeling all right, too, and that you're not too overwhelmed by caretaking or anything else. Take care, my friend.
    18 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    I am enough. I am beautiful. I am strong. I am powerful. I am enough.
    19 days ago
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