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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: 209,484

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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  • v KURTZIE1998
    Hi, just wanted to stop by and say I hope all is going well, everything is good here,

    Action is the step many forget when they wonder what happened to their dream.

    2 hours ago
  • v MARTHA324
    Thanks for your encouragement on my slow but steady blog. In these trying and stressful times it is so nice to pour a cold glass of Chardonnay and sit out on the deck and if it were only one that would be fine.

    I agree about exercise and eating right. No matter my mood it is always improved after a walk or a good stretching session. having fun with cooking and turning out healthy meals that taste good too. Doing combos following recipes and making it up as I go.

    Hope you are settled in and loving your new home.
    12 hours ago
    and my oldest daughter and her family moved to Alberta.
    2 days ago
    Thanks for the blog love about the storm. We feel very lucky!!! Currently I am at a Panera charging up phones, Kindle, Nook, computer, and two energy bricks! If, when we get home I hear the frig humming I will be doing the baboon dance!!!

    Wow! Hurricanes! I feel that is what we had yesterday. I was glad the ground was dry so there were fewer trees that went down. Stock up!
    2 days ago
    I have a copy No Meat Athlete cookbook. Didn't know Romine coauthored.
    2 days ago
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