MAGGIEVAN

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Kayaking at Milford Sound South Island New Zealand


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Hallo from New Zealand. Interesting people are giving me a buzz so come and join me. My world is also abuzz with change... I am eager to try new things, to explore. I have learned that exploring recipe books and cooking food from all cultures in the world is not good for the waistline as it is encouraging us as a family to eat more.

In the culinary world, Vegs are my bestest friends, followed by limited portions of fruit, then legumes and yes, I eat meat but I stay away from refined carbs including flour and added sugar.

I do love a couple of squares of dark chocolate from 70% cacao upwards.

My favourite exercises are walking and the Elliptical.

A good movie is something I prefer to theatre. A good book make my heart sing and my bed...never puffed up or angry, never any back chat, it is just there ready to give me what I want. One day I will write a poem about my love relationship with my bed. Ha -ha.


Member Since: 6/21/2010

My Goals:
To love and be loved.

To promote love, peace and harmony, with other members of the human race, the animal kingdom and our wonderful planet but mostly with myself.


My Program:
Abundance of good nutrition...I am a firm believer of "nushi gusui" Japanese for "may your food (and lifestyle) heal."

I eat plain food with limited human intervention.

Doing exercise 6 days of the week.

My Guru is Dr. John Tickell of Australia with the Great Australian Diet. Long life Dr. John!



Personal Information:
My name is Maggie and I am happily married to Roelf, the love of my life. My children (3 boys) are adults now and I have time to look after myself and time to record what I do. I like that.

My grandchildren are also boys, and the two of them living in South Africa with their parents.

We are ex-South African but living in New Zealand for 18 years.


Other Information:
"Hakuna Matata" No worries... as life is at times too negative and life is so short.

I love reading and have a huge knowlege of nutrition. I hope with the help of Spark to put it into action.




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  • v FITNHEALTHYKAL
    Maggie, we are CRAZY people. We now have TWO great dane puppies and our lab, Brian is retiring a week from today and the guests have started arriving. I am doing three home businesses (not very successfully) trying to make some money and still loving our house having ALMOST celebrated each of the seasons in it now. Life is GOOD and I am blessed. I do miss your posts in the lodge. Your sense of humor and spirit is invaluable! emoticon
    2057 days ago
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    Maggie,
    Wishing you and your honey a Happy Easter! Hope your day is full of lots of Love and happiness!
    Hugs and love to you My Special Sparks Friend, xoxo
    Jan

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    2064 days ago
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    Maggie,
    Sending you some Beautiful Red Roses Today! Thank you so much for commenting on my sparks blog! That was so Sweet of you! Thank you for being such a Wonderful Sparks Friend! You are such a Sweetheart! Wishing you a Fabulous day!
    Hugs and love, xoxo
    Jan

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    2067 days ago
  • v FITNHEALTHYKAL
    I DO miss you and think of you and hope that you are thriving personally and professionally and KNOWING you are embracing each day with joi de vivre! emoticon
    2072 days ago
  • v FITNHEALTHYKAL
    Missing you and hearing what fun you are up to!
    2073 days ago
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