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Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

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January 13, 2018

I rejoined Spark July 1, 2017 after being away for six years. At the time I felt comfortable with my weight (140 lb.) and my fitness level but wanted to reexperience a community that would keep me accountable for what I ate and for my activity.

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 vegetarian diet for over a year; feel well, energetic and now weigh 120 lbs. This is obviously much lower than my original goal of mid 130's. Besides maintaining a one acre property by myself I am walking an average of 25-30 miles per week and I am gradually increasing weights in a strength training program. For years I was bothered with a chronic cough that required inhalers at times, that is now totally gone. Once high lipids are now normal as is blood pressure.

Goals for October 2018 and beyond:
Maintain my present weight.
Increase my weight lifting program.
Maintain a 90/10 ratio of vegetarian/vegan diet.
Start planning for travels in 2019! A girl needs fun after all!

Member Since: 10/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 142,323

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

My Program:
-weight training 3X weekly, upper and lower body with intensive core work
-total plant based diet
-daily reading, singing in the winter months, 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. Two cats and a rescue pooch keep me busy.

Other Information:
I love to garden. Crosswords, singing and reading keep me busy when the snow flies. Cooking is also a delight- I'm always looking for new ideas for vegetarian 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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  • v LENORE048
    emoticon emoticon the Holidays! emoticon I'm in control! emoticon
    1 day ago
    You live in a part of the world I love: and had not realized you must have retired there? from the Windsor area? (cross referencing a HARROWJET comment).
    3 days ago

    Did you see this gorgeous photo -- taken not far from YOU!!
    3 days ago
    Thanks for the blog love about the spinning wheel going for repairs. All CPWs were made in Canada but all I have from this one (no history at the village - not even a date when it arrived at the village) is "Vezina with muffler strap tension". I need to do more research to find out the first name and location for building the wheel. So much to do and I think about it all when I am at the village and do not have access to a computer and when I get home I have my on-going to-do list for home things as well as village things. How did I get so much done when I worked 40-60 hours a week?!?!?
    3 days ago
  • v MARTHA324
    You are so right about the cookies....I knew when I bought them I should have just given them away. And Fletcher got his own "doggie cookie" so he didn't share in the treats.
    3 days ago
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