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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 often 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 is 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 ...
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 11 and 8, and a grown DGD who is 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: 177,083

Fitness Minutes: 48,201

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 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% Spring 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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TXGRANDMA
5/26/2015 10:50:19 AM

No, Jeanne! It rained yesterday and supposed to get more today. I was happy to get the porch cleaned! Also got the wood stove put together and in place. Can't mow, too wet! Foggy this AM.



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GODS_TEMPLE
5/26/2015 12:52:39 AM

Jeannie, thank you for the Anniversary Gift Card. DH and I will put it to good use.

Ramona



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CJMOK1121
5/25/2015 10:43:52 AM

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So glad you got a garden spot, hope you get lots of good veggies for the summer. Its a great time for fresh veggies I love it, we did see a lot of roadside stands with lots of sweet potatoes in Mississippi but they also had a lot to tomatoes and etc. Good to be home, I will miss my son and family but as they say, there is no place like home.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD: CJ from OK. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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ALTRIA_FATE
5/24/2015 12:16:44 PM

Just dropping by to say that you can do it! Be proud of your progress so far!



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TXGRANDMA
5/23/2015 11:28:43 PM

Yes, looks like our friends aren't coming, she doesn't feel well enough and we are supposed to have rain all weekend. I just wrote a long reply and lost the whole thing, makes me SO disappointed when that happens because I can' t remember what all I said.....

We DID get the porch cleaned off today and the chairs and tables on it like I wanted, it had become a catch all for all his junk while we were working on the house. So good to have all that stuff out of sight, now.

We also have the woodstove in place in the house, now just have to vent it through the roof, which may be a trick! Have a great weekend, and be safe! emoticon



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