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


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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 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!

Member Since: 4/13/2007

Fitness Minutes: 60,824

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.

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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.

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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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    emoticon Woof Woo Hoo! Enjoy the view from the Top of the DAWG house! PAWSOME ONE!
    9 hours ago
  • v KATIE5668
    emoticon right up there on top of the Dawgie Haus!!
    Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!

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    9 hours ago
    Hi, got your message about the "finger food breakfast".
    I hardly ever use recipes.
    These are something I have made throughout my life. I used to make it in bigger pans, east to serve a crowd for breakfast.
    Later I got to making them in cupcake pans for the kids, they are more apt to eat something they can pickup with fingers.
    If you just think beaten eggs and what you can add to them to .
    If it's veggies, potatoes, I recook them so they are sure to be cooked through when I add the eggs. and bake in oven.
    I would think they could be frozen. I have reheated quiche which is egg based.
    Might not use micro wave as it tends to make eggs rubbery.
    But wrapped up in tin foil, would reheat in oven.
    Of course in that time could probably make fresh ones. ha!!
    Give them a try, you can add so many different items, it's fun.
    Take care.
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    3 days ago
    I hope you will have a Sparktacular Saturday.

    “Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”-Thomas Edison
    5 days ago
  • v ARMY_MOM17
    Hi Jeannie... thanks for your like on my activity feed...
    6 days ago
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