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That's fine Rej. Not to worry, thank you for particpating. I'll throw one more out there in case someone wants to join and if not, maybe someone will come on later.

What was your favourite game when you were a child?

Mine was roller skating and skipping.

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I eat mostly vegetarian, so I usually no longer have turkey for Thanksgiving. I will eat it, though, if it's being served where I'm a guest.

I've enjoyed this question and answer game with you Dot. I have to be careful not to spend too much time online though, so I won't be participating in this particular thread anymore. I may, however, occasionally continue to participate in the "what I'm grateful for today" thread. emoticon

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Ahhh!, yes we do here in southern Ontario. We have sugar maples that turn a magnificent red in the fall. I hear that only the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and China are the only other places that have them. All the leaves no matter what colour are beautiful. My favourite time of the year for sure.

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Do you have turkey at Thanksgiving or do you have something else.

I'm cooking lamb today as I had the turkey dinner last week when dh's friend came to visit for the week-end.

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I not only travelled to the U.S., I lived a large part of my life there. My parents moved to Massachusetts on a work Visa when I was only 7 years old. I moved back to Canada at age 24. (My family had moved back a few years prior to that.) I've visited some of the Northeastern states: Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont and New York.

Do you have the beautifully coloured Fall maple leaves where you live?

Here is a photo my sister snapped, yesterday, at the entry of my street:



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I was more of a morning person all of my working life, but now I like to sleep in to 8:30 or 9ish (doesn't happen much though) because I stay awake half the night reading or planning my next day.

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Have you ever travelled to the U.S. and if so, where?

I've been to Florida and Las Vegas twice but that's it.

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It's funny that you ask if I have a favourite dinner, because I do have a favourite breakfast: savoury oatmeal, and a favourite lunch: huge salad. But I vary it up quite a bit for dinner. LOL

Are you more of a morning person or more of an evening person?

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10/7/19 7:04 P

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I loved roller skating and skipping. Wasn't much of an athlete even back then, lol.

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Do you have a favourite dinner and what is it?

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I suspected you'd find it hard to name a favourite flower. LOL!

When I was a child I lked playing hopscotch, or playing on the monkey bars at the park, I also liked to swing and seesaw.

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My favourite flowers because I just can't chose one is of course the rose, daisies and sun flowers just make me smile.

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I do like living where there are 4 seasons, but I find winters to be challenging. I lived in Massachusetts for several years and it's a bit milder there, which was nice.

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Love reading especially whodunit mysteries. James Patterson, Stephen Hunter, Lee Child, Michael Connelly etc. etc.

Question........Do you like the climate we live in or would you rather live in a hotter or cooler climate?

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I love Spring because I enjoy seeing everything coming back to life after Winter. Beautiful buds and flowers, green grass and leaves, and singing birds. Beautiful! emoticon

I also love the Fall, with its bountiful harvest and beautiful leaves. emoticon

If you enjoy reading, what are your favourite types of books?

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Thanksgiving is very quiet here. Just dh and myself but one of his childhood friends is coming this weekend and I will cook a Thanksgiving dinner for us.

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What is your favourite season and why?

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When the weather is nice, I really enjoy going for long walks by the lake. I also enjoy reading a lot.

What are YOUR plans for Thanksgiving Day?

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One thing I am thankful for every day is my health and safety, not only for me but for dh, my dd and our 2 cats here at home. When you have your health, I believe you have everything.

Question........what are your pastimes?

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I do not have any specific plans for Thanksgiving. I do take advantage of that day to reflect on my blessings though and to thank God for them!

What are you most grateful for in the past year?



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That's beginning to be a problem for me as I don't want to fall and break something again. The plan is.......stretches and weight-bearing exercise but I also need to immerse myself in a craft to keep my maulers out of the fridge.

Question..........how will you spend Thanksgiving?

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I tried cross-country skiing once, decades ago. I also tried regular skiing once, on a small hill, and just sat down on the skis. I was too afraid to start downhill. I wish I had given those sports more of a try when I was younger.

How do you get your exercise in the Winter, when it's cold and icy outdoors?

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I wouldn't trade Canada for another country either. It's the best in my books no matter the challenges from time-to-time.
Yes, we have lots of humidity being close to lakes Ontario and Erie. Summers can get pretty uncomfortable here.

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Have you ever tried cross-country skiing?

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The way I was able to lose weight and maintain the loss is through a whole-foods, plant-based diet. I follow Dr. Joel Fuhrman's nutritarian diet. I try to make sure that every bite I put into my mouth has a high nutrient value per calorie. I'm very careful about what I bring into the house. If I have junk food or high-calorie food in the house, I know I'll eat it. So, I win my battles at the grocery store. That way, if I do overeat, I only have nutritious foods to choose from. It's been an effective strategy for me.

Yes, I have seen the West coast of Canada. My son lives in Alberta, and his in-laws live in B.C., so I've been privileged to see that side of our beautiful country. I haven't been there in several years though, because I don't enjoy traveling any more. HE comes to see ME. emoticon

I like living in Canada, and wouldn't prefer to live in another country. I think B.C. might be a nice place to live because it has milder, dryer weather than we have here in Quebec, where it's quite humid. Do you have humid weather where you live in Ontario? I guess I can't comment on which foreign country I'd like to live in because I haven't traveled much. There are so many things I'm grateful for in our own country. emoticon New Zealand comes to mind when I think of another country where I might enjoy living.

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What an inspiration you are Rej. My daughter topped out at 370 2 years ago, with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. She had gastric bypass, lost 110 lbs. but unfortunately she gained nearly everything back including diabetes and HP. There is hope, especially after reading your post. Many people with food addictions that have gastric bypass think it's a cure where in reality, it's a tool to get you started.

My daughter has traveled to many countries over the years, but I have only been to Florida in the 80's and Las Vegas in 1995. Have seen the west and east coasts of Canada though. Not big on travelling so don't miss it at all.

Question.......if you could live anywhere in the world outside of your own country where do you think you would like to be?

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What I want to accomplish in my life that I already haven't... hmm. Nothing really comes to mind. I do take a stab at learning Hebrew once in awhile. I don't like to travel anymore. I used to be morbidly obese, with multiple life-threatening illnesses. I had a heart attack about 10 years ago. I also had a few minor strokes which affected my ability to focus which is why I retired early. At my highest weight, I was 243 lbs. Now I am 148. I could hardly walk a few steps without angina pain, but now I can walk endlessly without pain. (I do get tired after a couple of hours though.) LOL So, I guess I AM doing what I want to be doing and what I thought I'd never be able to do again. I enjoy my life. Maybe I'd like to learn to sew well, but it's not very high on my list of priorities.

Have you ever traveled to another country?
I spent 17 years in the USA. I went to Turks and Caicos for my son's wedding.

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Rej, you and I are kindred spirits. I too want only to serve the greater good and will follow the path set for me in this world.

I'm from Mississauga Ontario, the 6th largest city in Canada and right next door on the west side of Toronto.

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What would you want to accomplish in your life that you already haven't?

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The most important thing on my wish list is to accomplish God's will for my life. I want to use my time wisely and "be there" for the people I love. In general, I'm a contented person and enjoy the life I'm living (as you obviously do too).

What part of Canada do you live in?
I live in Southern Quebec, only a few miles from the American border.

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Ahhhhh!!! I'd be able to pay for that laundry room reno right away that's badly needed and have the driveway drain recemented instead of waiting, plus donate more to my favourite charities, then keep whatever is left for a rainy day.

Question.......what's the most important thing on your wish list right now?


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If I won a small lottery, say 100,000$, I might invest in a small plot of land and house so that I'd be able to grow a garden and have some green space.

What would YOU do if you won a small lottery?

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Answer....my favourite pastime(s) are reading, crafts, gardening and solitary walks.

Question........if you won a small lottery, say $100,000 what would you do with it?

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I don't really have a favorite colour. When I was younger, I wore a lot of red and black. Now that I have white hair, I wear more silver and blue. I tend to use neutral colours on my walls, with some colourful accents.

What's your favourite pastime?

I enjoy reading, and walking, and visiting with people I care about.

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Answer......I like cats too. Taken in strays or shelter cats for over 50 years. My cat is Daisy Mae (black & white Tuxedo) and my daughter's that dh and I cat sit during the day is Ginger that I nicknamed Snooky (orange & white tabby).

Question........What is your favourite colour and how do you use it e.g. clothes, walls etc.?

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I went to TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly), Weight Watchers, I ate paleo and keto. Now I'm just on a healthy lifestyle. I heard Dr. Joel Fuhrman on the Internet and bought a couple of his books. His no-nonsense approach is what I needed. My doctor has taken me off a bunch of meds, and I am at my lowest weight in decades. I make sure that every bite I put into my mouth pays for itself in nutritional value!

What is your favorite animal?
I like cats and my cat's name is "Beauty". emoticon



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Answer.....
I get my exercise pretty good with walking and housework etc. Always on the move during the day; however, I turn into a night grazer when the sun sets emoticon

Question......
Have you ever been with another weight loss group other than Spark People?

Answer this then ask your question.

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I shop at both Walmart and Costco. The Walmart is much closer to where I live, but sometimes I head out to Costco's for a big haul.

What is your biggest challenge with health maintenance - food or exercise?

I'm pretty good with eating what I should eat and avoiding fattening junk. My challenge is exercise. I feel that I'm much too sedentary.

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My Question:
Do you shop at Walmart and/or Costco?

Next person up answer this question and ask one of your own and keep it going.



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I just found this thread, Dotz.
- No special long-term goal, except to maintain my health.
- My favourite exercise: walking.
- I rent an apartment, so I have no place to make a garden or plant flowers. I am, however, blessed to have a landlord who loves flowers, and there's always an abundance of beautiful flowers around our building.
- Weight-loss success: My focus is on health. I follow Dr. Joel Fuhrman's nutritarian way of eating. His plan: To make every bite as nutrient-dense as possible. Obviously the diet excludes junk foods or added fats. I have lost a great deal of weight and my doctor has taken me off most of the medication I was taking.
- Favourite season: I can't really decide between the Spring (when everything comes back to life) or the Fall.
- Special meal: I love a well-put-together salad with all sorts of colourful vegetables. Yum! Yum!
- My favourite colour used to be red. I wore it often. Now I prefer more muted shades, but can't really say I have a favourite one.
- SparkPeople: They have some good articles, but I mostly like having a place to post photos or interact with people who are also pursuing health.
Have a blessed day, Dot!

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The question is .....does anyone want a question of the day?

Looks like no so this will be my last one unless someone else picks it up



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Do you have a special long range goal?

Mine is to have a laundry room reno next fall.

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What is your favourite exercise?

Mine is walking.

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Do you have a garden--vegetable or flower?

I have a flower garden and try to grow things that attract bees and butterflies as well as a variety of birds.

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I'll keep this going in the hope that someone will join me.

Do you count weight loss success only by the scale?

I don't. I count whether I eat enough fruit and vegetables and get some form of exercise everyday.

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What is your favourite season of the year?

Mine is Fall. The temperature is crisp and cool and the colours are magnificent emoticon

Please feel free to join in or ask your own question.

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What meal is a special treat for you?

Mine is fish and chips which I had today.

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What is your favourite colour and how do you use it?

Mine is royal blue and I wear that colour often.

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Answer a question and ask a question.


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