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I am a healthy 71 yr. old woman who keeps trying to improve herself and finding sparkpeople.com has been a Godsend. I live in Northern Canada by a wonderful lake which I can see as soon as I step out the door or anywhere I walk in town. Used to always spend half the yr. in Baja but DH has had a lot of health problems so I insist we stay home till he is much better. I love to read and serve my Creator. My husband is a second marriage and he is a good father to the 7 children and 10 grandchildren we have. I do well getting exercise and love healthy food. Where I fall down is on sweets but this site has made me more mindful of what I eat.

Member Since: 1/13/2011

Fitness Minutes: 141,805

My Goals:
I would like to get control over what I do in my life. I want to have the time to create a healthy lifestyle no matter where I am, at home, visiting or enjoying a few hrs. of social time with or without friends.


My Program:
I will schedule a portion of my time to planning my food and exercise, doing the exercise and preparing the food while leaving enough time for optional things. This will take a lot of pre preparing while in Canada as we live far from the grocery store.



Personal Information:
My name is Gina and I live in northern Canada . I am married to Charlie and have only a kitty now. Used to just love my dogs. I am recouperating from some devastating illnesses but my spirit is still in good shape. No need to lose any more weight. I only weigh 103 lbs and even though I am only 4'11" I don't need to lose more weight. My sister by mistake removed me from Spark for a while but I find I miss the love. I am here till I expire or get brain fog.(which ever comes first).I am almost 71 now..

Oh, my goodness!!I I have been gone for 2 yrs. I will get someone to take my picture and then post it. I was so sick I thought I would never post on Spark again. I thought I would have to learn to play a harp and memorize lovely songs to sing along with the harp music. On Mar. 5/2016 while walking the dogs I slipped on ice and fell flat on my back. Later that day I started to weaken and within a few days I was so ill I could no longer walk or make real sense any more.I had tried for m


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My favorite books are A Tale of Two Cities and The trilogy Lord of the Rings. Mostly I love my Faith and will do anything to further it. Being a Bahai is the best thing to ever happen to me and I have such great expectations of humanity. While all the old guard is slowly disintegrating a new world is rising and it will be so much better. To me Spark is part of the new system which is all about truth and reality.




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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon I'm so sorry you are having trouble with your tongue. That is just awful. I'll be 70 tomorrow and I know so many people who have died already that I'm just glad I have made it here. It really is a turning point as when I turned 40, I hadn't even had my last child yet as I had children 15, 6, 3, and 1 and my DD was born the next year. (My husband and I got married when he was 22 and I was 19, but he just couldn't grow up.) At 50, it was the year 2000 and that seemed like a shock, but nothing like now, since the last 20 yrs flew by, so I know how short time has gotten. I am going to exercise every day from this point on as I know moving is what matters.
    4 days ago
  • v SWILSON2347
    Thank you Gina, for your kind words.....and I am hoping and praying for you that your health will improve! We are in the same age group.....so staying healthy is something we are both trying to achieve! We are all facing our own personal battles, and I appreciate that you shared yours with me!

    144 days ago
  • v NATURE_INSPIRED
    ...........*♥*✫♥,*
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    ....♥*............... __/\__
    .*♥...................**❤** Wishing you a beautiful New Year!
    ....♥*................¯¯\/¯¯
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    ..........*♥*✫♥,*

    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Write it on your heart
    that every day is the best day in the year.
    He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
    who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

    Finish every day and be done with it.
    You have done what you could.
    Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
    Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
    begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
    to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

    This new day is too dear,
    with its hopes and invitations,
    to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    286 days ago
  • v NATURE_INSPIRED
    All in a Word by Aileen Fisher

    T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
    H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.
    A for autumn's frosty art, and abundance in the heart.
    N for neighbors, and November, nice things, new things to remember.
    K for kitchen, kettles' croon, kith and kin expected soon.
    S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.

    That spells ~~~THANKS---for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving.
    326 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    emoticon Gina and was glad to hear from you when you posted on my latest blog. I am sorry about the health issues and wonder what is being done for you with 'tongue tumors.' ... That has to be incredibly painful. And for your husbands health I am sorry. My heart goes out to both of you. emoticon ... I do hope you get relief .. as illness is never an easy thing to deal with...:::Thanks much for taking the time to read my blog. I appreciate it. Take care and hope to hear from you again ..

    355 days ago
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