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Hallo from New Zealand. Interesting people are giving me a buzz so come and join me. My world is also abuzz with change... I am eager to try new things, to explore. I have learned that exploring recipe books and cooking food from all cultures in the world is not good for the waistline as it is encouraging us as a family to eat more.

In the culinary world, Vegs are my bestest friends, followed by limited portions of fruit, then legumes and yes, I eat meat but I stay away from refined carbs including flour and added sugar.

I do love a couple of squares of dark chocolate from 70% cacao upwards.

My favourite exercises are walking and the Elliptical.

A good movie is something I prefer to theatre. A good book make my heart sing and my bed...never puffed up or angry, never any back chat, it is just there ready to give me what I want. One day I will write a poem about my love relationship with my bed. Ha -ha.

Member Since: 6/21/2010

My Goals:
To love and be loved.

To promote love, peace and harmony, with other members of the human race, the animal kingdom and our wonderful planet but mostly with myself.

My Program:
Abundance of good nutrition...I am a firm believer of "nushi gusui" Japanese for "may your food (and lifestyle) heal."

I eat plain food with limited human intervention.

Doing exercise 6 days of the week.

My Guru is Dr. John Tickell of Australia with the Great Australian Diet. Long life Dr. John!

Personal Information:
My name is Maggie and I am happily married to Roelf, the love of my life. My children (3 boys) are adults now and I have time to look after myself and time to record what I do. I like that.

My grandchildren are also boys, and the two of them living in South Africa with their parents.

We are ex-South African but living in New Zealand for 18 years.

Other Information:
"Hakuna Matata" No worries... as life is at times too negative and life is so short.

I love reading and have a huge knowlege of nutrition. I hope with the help of Spark to put it into action.

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  • v no profile image GYPSSYSOUL
    Gratitude for stopping over n leaving a comment... would love to have you as a friend... regards
    2055 days ago
  • v ARAZA30
    Thanks for the comment on my Blog. You're right, I will eventually find the right job. I guess some companies would rather hire dishonest and incompetent applicants.
    2061 days ago
  • v YOGI58
    Hi there, this afternoon. !!

    Sent you a friend request and wanted to say THANK YOU for the comment on MY BLOG, just now !

    Would love to have you VISIT my page and I look forward to encouraging your heart when you need it.

    Wishing you a good day for yourself with just what you need, too !

    See ya another time .


    2061 days ago
  • v no profile image ARNETTELEE
    Thank you. I hope to be pain free soon.
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    Sending you a big bouquet a beautiful daisies today! Thank you so much for my spark goodie and all your sweet words! You are a total sweetheart! I want you didn't know how much I appreciate you! You always know how to put a smile on my face! Thank you for being you! Thank you for being a wonderful sparks friend! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love, xoxo

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