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August 2020:

What a year 2020 is turning out to be! As I continue to work through the grief from the loss of my husband almost 4 years ago I draw upon a great sense of curiosity about the world around me and also a sense of responsibility towards the welfare of both my family and close friends but also that of the broader community. "Being in the present" is an emotion that I have chosen to embrace and discovering strengths I didn't know I had is very exciting!

And so I have sold the dream home that my DH and I built, left my dearly loved gardens and rural community and have bought and moved into a condo in the seaside community of Eastern Passage. I have a small garden space I am itching to develop ASAP, access to opportunities for outdoor exercise, volunteerism and a choice of nearby universities and libraries for learning. My family, apart from my daughter, is nearby and hopefully if and when COVID has settled a trip to Scotland to see her will be possible again.

Member Since: 10/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 222,324

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
- volunteer with the garden committee in my community as we develop a large common space for all residents

My Program:
-weight training 2- 3X weekly, upper and lower body with intensive core work
WALK, WALK AND MORE WALKING: a minimum of 12,000 steps (5+ miles) daily
-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 Eastern Passage, 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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    Mollie I cant stay on Canadian Gardeners . I rejoined too many teams. I appreciate that you were the only one that really made me feel welcome in coming back. Maybe from time to time we can chat about gardens
    4674 days ago
    Hello and thanks for the sparkgoodie hug. Are you all shoveled out from all the snow you got this past few days? Or was it freezing rain. It is very cold here again, but sunny. I have my seed catalog out and working on my oder for seeds for the vegetable garden, so that is a sure sign of spring. I have orders from my grand children to grow lots of pumpkins for halloween.
    4674 days ago
    Hey there. Thanks for the welcome in response to my post on "Cutting down on the booze". I had to come to your page because I saw the little blurb about gardening being your passion...mine too! How is gardening up in NS. My sweetie and I thought about an exploratory trip up there looking for a place to settle in, but we now live in South Carolina where we have something in our garden year-round. That would be a hard thing to give up :)

    Thanks again, for the support. Happy days playing in the dirt!

    4674 days ago
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    Thank you so much for the support in my 1st blog ! It really does help to have the extra encouragement !

    4676 days ago
    Thanks for the welcome...I live in Grande Prairie Ab and my husband's from Cape Breton Island, so we have that in common! I've been on this journey for 9 months now and with the last few pounds to lose, I'm finding it a struggle to get to my goal. I'm hoping the encouragement of SP will help me focus on my goal. You look wonderful and how proud you must be of what you've accomplished.
    4677 days ago