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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 10 and 7, 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 10 and 7, 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+ dairy products each day.
4. I will eat 2-3 protein servings daily.
5. The remainder of my calories will come in the form of carbs and occasional treats.
6. I will include strength and stretching exercises in my daily routine.
7. Every other day I will walk outside or work on the WATP video to increase my stamina and time. I will also use my pedaler on off walking days.
8. I will weigh in weekly and actively participate in the 5% Summer Challenge, as well as my team activities.


Other Information:
I love to read, do genealogy, sew and spend time outdoors. We garden a lot and I can and freeze the produce. We spend as much time as we can with the grandsons.

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POLYANNA2
7/12/2014 3:27:26 PM

How is it going for you today, Jeannie? Are you on fire yet? I gained a pound this week and I am totally upset with myself. I went out interval walking today (hubby is coaching me) and when I got back I forgot all about that pound and I'm ready to blast forward. I'm going to make the team proud of me again. emoticon
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TXGRANDMA
7/12/2014 12:21:03 PM

Sorry you couldn't see the moon! They say it is due to appear again in August (10th) and September (9th). They say the one in August is supposed to be even brighter, so maybe you can catch it then! emoticon



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TXGRANDMA
7/11/2014 10:25:20 PM

Actually, once I knew what the color of the cabinets would be, and what pattern the countertops were, I knew that the glass tiles would be too "busy"! I chose some porcelain tile in shades of tan and cream, and they look awesome. We got it all up and grouted today, hung the microwave and pushed the stove into place for the final time under it. That is all after laying floor to the point where it was under the stove space on the side wall. The kitchen will be done as soon as Matt puts the faucet on the sink and hooks up the water! I love my kitchen and can't wait to use it. Are you on facebook? I posted some pictures of my cabinets on facebook and will do the same tomorrow with the tile. I took pictures with my camera which was supposed to download to my computer, but it wouldn't download for some reason...... emoticon



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DIANEDOESSMILES
7/11/2014 10:25:06 PM

HI Jeannie !!

My condolences with dealing with Dick ! LOL its Not fun being as he is. I have TOTALLY WORN OUT 2 of my friends, but you likely know,,,, I "DID" have BED BUGS THANKS to the HORRIFIC neighbor upstairs, he's had them now for 3 months and HAS NOT DONE as told !! So I GOT MAD the other day after I was told "ur clear of them now (My friends washed EVERY piece of Anything with material on it,, and put them ALL into bins,, costed me over 125 for bins ! YO !! And I am not well enough to put it all back,, that'll HAVE to wait til I can put weight on foot.) What size cast is Dick into? I am in the up to the knee,,,, and what color did he pick? I did the NEON YELLOW !!! Ive been in this since the 1st,, and FINALLY get OUT of it on the 25th into yet ANOTHER cast,, but smallah,, I wish I knew what size. At that point,, I'll be allowed OFF RESTRICTIVE Bed, Toiley ,, couch routine,, and ALLOWED to use knee walker some more, and even GO OUTDOORS For 2 hrs a DAY !! If it's healed enough !!!

My Drs office called yesterday they asked "what r U doing" me :I am folding socks" them :U ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ! And the conversation went from there. LOL NOT in MY FAVOR !! So today they SENT Someone from PT to my house,,, I thought she was coming to show me how to prevent clots,, which are a concerned of course,, as you know. But, NOOOOOO !! they were here to AGAIN say :BED, COUCH , LADIES room ONLY ! (I didn't admi I've been showering,, LOL I KNEW shed FLIP !!! but, I can NOT stand to be dirty,, and I have LONG hair !! IT HAS to be washed !!! Sides I have a transfer bench,, which when they sent me to "boot camp" they said to get,,, and told us "you can use it after the first 2 weeks" , but now my Dr's office is saying "NO" !!!!!! I am now a confused puppy. I am SURE My Drs office KNOWS better,, and so I am now NOT going to shower every 2 days, but once a week again. I HATE/DETEST dirty, gross hair,, I have the Dry shampoo , but after 2 uses ur hair STICKS !!!!!!! EWWWWW !!!

On having the company,,,, I STILL with the grands here,, pizza GALORE,, BAGELS,,,, CANDY,,, all the things I ADORE,,, I STILL stayed with the yogurt,,,, cottage cheese,,,, things I normally eat,,, for I can OFTEN have company and most bring in FATTENING FOODS, but it does NOT mean I am going to eat it !!! I WANT THIS SOOO BADLY I can TASTE IT GAL !! WOOHOO OSome challenges,, I do not "go for it " as much,,,, than there are the ones like this I DO !! WOOHOOO !! it also depends on I am emotionally,,, right now I am very strong !



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SHERYLDS
7/11/2014 4:55:30 PM

I'm glad you enjoy my blogs as much as I enjoy sharing them.
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