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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 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

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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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SPEDED2
12/21/2014 8:41:36 PM

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There are many gifts under the Christmas tree.
But the best one is the gift of your friendship.

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12/20/2014 11:31:06 AM

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Jeannie,

Whatever is beautiful.
Whatever is meaningful.
Whatever brings you happiness.
May it be yours this Christmas season
and throughout the coming year.

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hugs
barbara

PS: hope you are healing well!

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SUNWYN
12/18/2014 4:27:32 PM

Thanks so much for the goodie. emoticon



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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
12/13/2014 2:33:08 PM

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness [this holiday season'].” - Helen Keller

Glad you are on the mend. Miss you like crazy.

best,
barbara



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MASTERPIECE8
12/8/2014 10:33:09 AM

A nice hot cup of coffee . . . you know me well! I love it and sharing it with you and Jill made it special. Thank you.



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