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My life has been an interesting journey so far. If I had a lot of time and space, it would make an interesting story, but since that's not the case, I will make it short.
I am a 71 year old wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. My name is Kathy, my husband and I sometimest our daughters' 3 children while she works. I have multiple problems which make it difficult to lose weight. I'm hoping this part of my journey will be productive and help me to gain some new friends. I've included a picture of myself and a couple pictures of some of my grandchildren....we now only babysit occasionally as the kids are now 15, 12, and 19.

After several times of starting over...I have decided to embark on this journey again. My husband has found a program called " EAT TO LIVE" and has been shopping and cooking to implement this program...so here we go again.

Member Since: 6/5/2007

My Goals:
1 Begin to incorporate 5 minutes of exercise 2 x daily.

2. To lose 5 pounds monthly.

3. To reach and maintain 120 lbs.

My Program:
I will drink 8 glasses of water daily.
I will maintain a calorie level that helps me lose the weight and stay healthy.
I will establish a sensible sleeping pattern.
I will try do WATP at least 2 times weekly until I can do it without pain.

My final goal is to lose to a weight of 150 and to maintain it for the rest of my life.

Personal Information:
My name is Kathy Putney Born: 1/20/1941
Spouse- Art
Our children:
David-50, Curtis-47 Marc-45, Carol-37
Angie-50 Evieon-48
Thomas-46, Cindy-42

I have 14 grandchildren ranging in age from ages
(8 grandsons) (6 granddaughters)
2 great grandsons
3 great granddaughters

Also had 5 foster children.
I was born and raised in Oregon/ currently live in Hillsboro, Oregon about 20 miles west of Portland.
3 of our children are living
in Hillsboro/ 1 son lives in Vancouver,WA

Other Information:
I love to read historical fiction/romance stories.
I read the "Left Behind" series
I like to read the Bible... Psalms, Romans,Hebrews,
I love to sing and was a soloist for years, sang in choirs and ensembles.
Love Pipe Organ music, Violin, Trumpet, Piano
Like antiques, sewing, relaxing, puzzles

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    I was reading some of my old blogs and you commented on one of mine way back in 2008 when I first started blogging.

    I was reading about your problems with venous stasis ulcers and compression stockings. I hope that is better now. About a year ago I got treatment for bilateral leg edema and am supposed to wear compression stockings every day but it seems I forget but my leg swelling is so much better and my legs feel better when I wear my 30-40 mm/Hg stockings. They aren't much fun to put on and it seems I have plenty of excuses. I need to do this so I won't develop ulcers, also.

    Please write back if you are able. I recall you gave me lots of encouragement when I started being active on SparkPeople. emoticon
    2183 days ago
    Just dropping in to visit an old friend. Kathy I have missed having you around. I hope you will join me in trying to lose weight soon
    2258 days ago
  • v MOIRA48
    emoticon for the welcome to the 60plus Team. Have a great day! emoticon
    2330 days ago
    Just stopping by to say Hi and to let you know I am impressed with how well you are doing.

    Hope you don't mind but I am going to add you as a friend
    2344 days ago
  • v SUSIEPH1
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    Welcome to The Chair Exercise Team!!!
    We are an active and friendly team and love our exercise .. we not only cater for disabilities, a lot of our members just love the chair exercise and the camaraderie of this team.
    We are here to help you to realise your dream of fitness and health in fact, we encourage exercise of some sort or another.
    This help to keep the heart rate up and the blood flowing through our bodies.
    We also encourage our members to look after their Nutrition.
    We have several challenges going on and heaps of fun thing to do!
    feel free to join in .. and start your journey with us to fitness and health.
    If you need help please ask us .... There is always someone ready to steer you in the right direction
    Co Leader Chair Exercise Team.

    Co-Leader Sparkies Down Under.
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    2393 days ago
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