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May 11, 2019

Originally a Spark member since 2006 I rejoined Spark July 1, 2017 after being away for six years.

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 vegan diet for over a year; feel well, energetic and now weigh 120 lbs (+ or - 2). Besides maintaining a one acre property by myself I walk an average of 50 miles per week, lift weights, adhere to a core program with stretching and balance work for strength training. My exercise goal is 120+ minutes daily.

Short term: increase amount of weight lifted (2-3X weekly)
Intermediate: walk at least 3000 miles in 2019, as of Sept. 15 at 2260 miles
Long term: plan hiking trip for 2020 and continue downsizing for eventual move to a smaller living situation.

Member Since: 10/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 201,804

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

Update, September 1, 2019:
-walking goal for 2019 increased to 3000+ miles, with 17+ weeks remaining that equates to 50 miles a week, totally doable
-ST every third day for one hour with combined weight lifting and core work, daily 40 minutes of ROM exercise and balance work, daily walks of at least 12km (7.2 miles)

My Program:
-weight training 2- 3X weekly, upper and lower body with intensive core work
-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 the Gaspereau Valley of 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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    I have followed the back story of domestic violence in the April 18-19 incident -- nothing was done although the repeated bullying/assaults were well known. Somehow "domestic" violence is just not taken seriously enough . . . private matter . . . although if that same person had done the same things to a non-spousal partner, the reaction would have been very different I believe.
    16 hours ago
    Scotland is pretty far, I admit. Our daughter lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and we're in St. Louis, Missouri. She was sad that she had no idea when we'd be able to get together again. I am so thankful for Zoom. It helps a lot. Free for 30 minutes, $150/year for unlimited. I'm too frugal to pay that much! Please try it or Face Time or Skype. If you cry, you cry. You might both be crying. Maybe the next week, you'll be able to cry less and talk more.
    1 day ago
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    Thanks for stopping by my blog post from yesterday! I really get neat energy with responses and you are so consistent in reading team member blogs. Thanks! Here is to an enjoyable,healthy long weekend. --Angie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    (Trees for the season of our lives. And those we love who may not be with us, but have been part of that creative life, renewing spirit within each of us. Miss you, Brett.)
    1 day ago
    You've got your move all organized: good for you!! Hope your B&B "transitional" stay turns out to be pleasant and gives you a moment to catch your breath!! Your DIL and son are doing a great job during a tough time . . . can't be easy at all.
    1 day ago
  • v MARTHA324
    Thanks for the birthday wishes! And this is one I definitely will ever forget. Good to be back at the lake house although somewhat bittersweet knowing we won't be here much longer. Mind is racing with all the packing and I know you know just what I mean!
    2 days ago
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