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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.

GOALS:
Short term: increase amount of weight lifted (2-3X weekly)
Intermediate: walk at least 2500 miles in 2019, as of May 10 at 1255 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: 163,622

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


My Program:
-weight training 3X weekly, upper and lower body with intensive core work
WALK, WALK AND MORE WALKING DAILY
-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 HOMEBODY4EVER71
    emoticon for adding me to your friends. I've done the same for you emoticon my new emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v HOMEBODY4EVER71
    emoticon to the.... VIRTUAL WALKING ACROSS CANADA AND OTHER COUNTRIES TEAM


    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

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    Marj
    3 days ago
  • v WEARINGTHIN
    Mollie, It seems to me you said you live near Toronto. I grew up in Detroit in the fifties, sixties and early seventies (with a few years time gone for college). As a kid, my family travelled across the Ambassador Bridge or took the tunnel to go to Canada. Mostly to Windsor, once in to Expo '67 in Montreal ( a great experience for me as a teenager). Later, a friend and I drove to Toronto just because we thought it was cool. We packed into his little MG roadster ( I was 6"4"), and rode the four hours. We didn't know what we were doing, and slept overnight in his car near Niagara Falls. Then, in my twenties, my future to be wife introduced me to a beach in Canada called Ipperwash, which we visited both in the winter, summer, and at night. We had our first kiss there, sitting on a picnic table. I was cold and nervous, and thus was shaking. Yes, Mollie. You take me back. Glenn
    3 days ago
  • v MARTHA324
    Appreciate you commenting on my wellness blog. Big fun to spend time w/your son and d-i-l. I'm not sure if I'm in awe of cross fit enthusiasts or think they're crazy!
    4 days ago
  • v SUSMANNIE
    Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog. I hope you are enjoying time with family. I saw you wrote that you were having a bit of a vacation. Have fun!
    4 days ago
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