Granddaughter's wedding in Hawaii, January 2013. DIL and Son on right.
Visit to the alpaca farm...we were all enchanted with these lovely creatures!
Isaac, 10, and Ian, 7, taken Easter 2013
IOWAGRAMMA is a SparkPeople Motivator!
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 13 and 10, and a grown DGD who is mommy to our great-grandchildren, a girl and a boy!! 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!
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 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% Fall Challenge, as well as my team activities.
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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It was a GORGEOUS Day here also !! It hit 76 here !! By Saturday we are in the low 50s.
TY my friend for your support around the foot, life. Appreciated !
15 hours ago
Hi Jeannie - Thanks so much for the spark goodie and the encouraging comments. I hope you continue to have a great week.
1 day ago
Hi Jeannie - thank you for visiting my Butterfly blog!
It is very hard to get good pictures of butterflies - lots of out of focus shots and lots of patience as they move from flower to flower!
I went out again and wrote a blog on a few more pictures!
A lot of these butterflies, as the Skippers are tiny!
3 days ago
Jeannie: Thank you SOoooooooo much for both of my goodies and your comments about my sister, she feels the same way, her next appointment with her cancer doctor is Oct 26th, all the scans will be in by then, but I think she has already made up her mind to not do the chemo. I don't blame her a bit, when your almost 80 and have had 9 kids, 27 GC and 51 GGC, and 2 GGGC I think that's living a good long life.
I do miss all of you, hope to be back soon.
Thanks Again: CJ from OK. BOOMER SOONER, HOPE YOUR HAWKEYES WON TODAY.
5 days ago
I'd definitely go back to the mid west, too. Beautiful country. Florida has some nice beaches and pretty scenery but it is so flat.
5 days ago