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I'm 70+ and live in the Midwest most of the year, but usually 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 just became 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 ...
I'm 70+ and live in the Midwest most of the year, but usually 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 just became 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: 165,141

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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 one 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.


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. As a former gardener, I'm missing that.

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STITCH4EVER
2/27/2015 11:38:38 AM

AWW - YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO SHARE! BUT I'M AWFULLY GLAD YOU DID. HAVING CHICKEN PAPRIKASH TONIGHT AND IT WILL GO SO WELL WITH THAT.
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DIANEDOESSMILES
2/26/2015 2:56:00 PM

Wooohoo. Jeanie !!! I'm purely delighted u r also going to be getting back into the water!! I have no doubt the silver sneakers miss u very, very much!!! I was soooo happy yesterday to see Ruth and another woman are still there. They both had heart attacks and now take much better care of themselves. What a happy day!!

Today I called my friend who. Went with me. She never does any exercise, other than swim, and she foolishly stopped going when I had to. So today she's v
Whining how much she hurts. She makes snarky remarks about when I exercise, or says "u used to be a gymnast" like as if what I did 35years ago would still keep me healthy. Lol. It's as we know ,,what we do now which helps. I wish she had kept the swimming up. Her weigh t continues to climb.



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SPEDED2
2/25/2015 7:50:11 PM

My exercise streak (stationary bike) started in early October. It was so crazy at work and it was a great way to get rid of the day. Surgery broke my streak, but I started riding again about 10 days after, and I felt so much better. It was then I decided that I'm worth 30 minutes a day out of 24 hours.
Thank you for your nice words of encouragement.
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LOVINGKATE
2/25/2015 9:46:21 AM

How are you doing after your extraction yesterday. Praying all is going well. Have a blessed Wednesday. emoticon



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TXGRANDMA
2/24/2015 11:32:54 PM

Hi Jeanne! Yes, the meatloaf was delicious, we had a pound of venison and a pound of lean hamburger in it and it made a good sized loaf. It is easy to eat with teeth missing!

Matt's teeth are beautiful, he is getting used to having so many teeth in his mouth! He had a lot that were missing. He also had to have 2 pulled and 3 root canals. After that, he had 23 caps put in!

I only needed two porcelain crowns and they are done, now, too. They would have cost me $2200 at home, cost $440 here.

Our weather has been cold for here, in the 40's and 50's since Sunday night. Sunday during the day it hit 80 so it was an abrupt change with the front. At least, we don't have any ice like they have been having at home.

Sorry you had to have a tooth pulled! That is no fun at all. What happened to it? Sure wish you could have been here when we were, would have loved to have a meeting of the nurses! Oh well, maybe next year? emoticon



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