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Granddaughter's wedding in Hawaii, January 2013. DIL and Son on right.





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I'm 70+ and live in the Midwest most of the year, but often head to south Texas or Arizona for some of the cold winter months. We have 3 living children, 2 DGSs, ages 11 and 8, and a grown DGD who is mommy to our first great-grandchild, a girl!! Being overweight has been a problem for me since my last pregnancy over 40 years ago! I've probably lost 750 pounds in my life, only to put it all back on time and time again. I also have osteoarthritis and hauling all this weight around is not good ...
I'm 70+ and live in the Midwest most of the year, but often head to south Texas or Arizona for some of the cold winter months. We have 3 living children, 2 DGSs, ages 11 and 8, and a grown DGD who is mommy to our first great-grandchild, a girl!! Being overweight has been a problem for me since my last pregnancy over 40 years ago! I've probably lost 750 pounds in my life, only to put it all back on time and time again. I also have osteoarthritis and hauling all this weight around is not good for that. So, in the interest of preserving my replaced hips, enjoying life, and above all, being healthier, I'm working on improving my general health and becoming more active--would love to keep up with the grandsons for a very long time! SparkPeople is giving me that chance!
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Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 177,995

Fitness Minutes: 48,396

My Goals:
My overall goals are simple. I want to lead a healthier lifestyle that helps me to have the energy and enthusiasm to be active and happy. In order to do this, I will take off the excess pounds by eating healthier and exercising.

My Program:
My program is also simple:
1. I will eat within my daily calorie range and abstain from evening eating and snacking.
2. I will eat at least 5-7 freggies each day.
3. I will eat 3+ protein servings daily, including at least two dairy.
4. The remainder of my calories will come in the form of carbs.
5. I will include strength and stretching exercises in my daily routine.
6. I will participate in the Silver Sneakers and water exercise programs at the Y 3-5 times each week.
7. I will continue to exercise a minimum of 10 min/day on days with no scheduled activities.
8. I will weigh in weekly and actively participate in the 5% Spring Challenge, as well as my team activities.


Other Information:
I love to read, do genealogy, spend as much time as possible with our grandsons and new great-granddaughter. We just moved to a condo last spring, so we're adjusting to having no outdoor responsibilities. We've rented a city garden spot for this year and we're looking forward to having plenty of fresh veggies!

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REDDMARIE7
6/2/2015 9:25:41 AM

We certainly are not failures...we're on a mission.....thanks for the oranges...you wouldn't know this...but hubby and I are orange freaks lol...we eat them and little 'cuties' and tangelos, etc..like crazy! Thanks! Keep going:)



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JAMER123
5/30/2015 11:43:19 PM

Hi Jeanne, mom is doing very well and progressed to light weight bearing this week. She can walk the parallel bars and is learning how to us a hemi walker (one side only. Used for stoke victims). We were able to get her in a car so brought her over to the park for our Memorial Day dinner. Really surprised all the people there especially her friends. We kept it quiet.
The heat has been here but it's the humidity that is getting to me. And of course with all the rain we have been getting, it's not going away very soon. There is flooding just 5 miles north of us in Edinburg but we are hanging in there. 8" in 3 wks. not counting the rain we have been getting this afternoon and night. Another storm rolling through right now. Roger went out to look at the rain gauge after the 1st storm and we had 1.5" then. Will see in the morning what it reads for the night. Hope your weather gets a lot warmer. Sure is a late, late spring when it gets to be June!! How is your mom?
Thanks so much for the Goodie! I love strawberries. emoticon emoticon



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TXGRANDMA
5/29/2015 9:45:42 PM

Hi Jeanne! Yes, its a very hard time for my dear Zoe. I just thank God that she has a wonderful stepfather who cares deeply for her, so much so that he wants to adopt her as his own. Of course, Zoe is 13 so that is a difficult age for such a huge loss as she has suffered. There are also 2 other small children by his second wife, who will be lost without their Daddy. This is so HARD on his parents, too, he was the baby of the family. So sad, parents shouldn't have to bury their children. emoticon



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TXGRANDMA
5/26/2015 10:50:19 AM

No, Jeanne! It rained yesterday and supposed to get more today. I was happy to get the porch cleaned! Also got the wood stove put together and in place. Can't mow, too wet! Foggy this AM.



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GODS_TEMPLE
5/26/2015 12:52:39 AM

Jeannie, thank you for the Anniversary Gift Card. DH and I will put it to good use.

Ramona



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