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: 59,549

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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    Summer seems to be just zipping by I hope you are enjoying it!
    5 days ago
    Thanks so much for your encouragement on my feed! It's unfortunate that these latest two pounds lost are just part of the same five pounds I keep losing and regaining. However, I'm approaching the bottom of that five-pound range so I could see some less common weights if I don't fall apart.
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    ~ PamZ
    5 days ago
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    Jeannie: Thank you so much for the fan, I'm going to need it, looks like we may get up in the 3 digit range some of next week, But it is July in Oklahoma.
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    34 days ago
    HI Jeannie hon !! Please do not blame yourself or even Richard. Ulcers grow from the inside to the outside,,, they are nearly IMPOSSIBLE for us to spot. My foot Dr's always have to tell me "it looks like an ulcer." they do a little scraping and YUPPERS THEY ARE one !!

    That's not thankfully what's happening. I see the foot Dr (it's been 3 weeks) tomorrow,, well today ,, about 10 hrs from now. I try to not to think ahead,, and just enjoy the days. It's SUMMAH, but of course I've not forgotten what I was told would happen in the future. I HOPE this is NOT a start of that,, and I HOPE SO HARD !! THe metarsal bone that would of gone to the big toe,, and the one next to it,, are starting to turn towards the side,,,not bad,,,but I notice the pain. OH and FOR GOOD measure,, let's throw in 2 kidney stones that 2 weeks ago had me RUNNING To the ER (WELL LOL I could NOT run,,,but dang !) HURT is not even the description for the pain. Not sure about other ERs, but in this state,,,unless you have bones showing you do NOT get pain meds,,, oh IGOT not one, but 2 1! I am having surgery on Weds for a stent to be put in. I go back to urdologist office a week later,, and it's suppose to come and ahhhh I can FINALLY just deal with the foot.

    UGHERS MaryAnn and I have been TRYING since 13 to get together again !! In 14 it was my health,,, 15/16 was the BOTH of us !!! I THOUGHT this was a SHOE IN, but eh,,, we'l see !

    These are just physical stuff,,,, Life is so much more than medical stuff. We have a new baby in the family ! SWWWW Sweet

    Do you like "The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkle?

    There's a cover of it,,, and the band is called "Disturbed" its AMAZING how Disturbed sings it. He empathizes the words differently. You can find it on youtube,, as you can Any music,,, tv show (when wanting the entire tv show or movie (not all are avaialble but MANY are,,, so far I've been able to find about of anything. I have to put in Full Episoes
    39 days ago
  • v SUSANH1230
    Thank you for the friendship. I've added you too. Also thanks for the goodies. emoticon
    41 days ago
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