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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!!! . I see her pregnant every spring but somehow never see kittens. Have no idea what that's about but would be so very happy if some would suddenly be seen playing on the lawn!!! Gardening, taking pictures 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.

I became an Avon Rep in the summer of 2018 but that has slowly dwindled to nil. Haven't made any money but can say with confidence that I have lots of products!!!

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.

Member Since: 6/19/2015

Fitness Minutes: 147,980

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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    Awhhh I'll miss you my friend on the Teddy Bear team...but you know every team is great so I'm cheering you on and know you will have a great challenge this go round. Thank the heavens I have a tread mill so I can get my exercise in every day with no excuses.

    Stay safe my friend! Stay strong...we will emerge from this nasty Pandemic if we all stay home. emoticon
    7 hours ago
  • v JOANN25
    Verna: I have been using hearing aids for about 3 weeks. They do help and it feels so good to hear the birds singing when I can get out. I didn't realize how much I missed them until I actually heard them.

    I am looking forward to the challenge and hope everything goes good.

    Take care of yourself.

    10 hours ago
  • v AMYBRO1
    Happy Sunday and day 2 of the challenge. Thanks for stopping by my page and adding me new friend/Rowdy Rebel.

    Hope day 2 is going good for your.

    Have a great 1st week. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    23 hours ago
    Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday & first day of our 5% challenge. Glad to be a Rowdy Rebel with you! Let’s do this!!
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    2 days ago
  • v KVD08844
    Welcome to the Rowdy Rebels Spring Challenge team! We're here to enjoy each other's company, encourage each other, and have some fun while we better ourselves! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    6 days ago
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