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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: 172,203

Fitness Minutes: 46,226

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.


Other Information:
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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POLYANNA2
4/19/2015 7:18:13 PM

My ears are dragging on the ground, Jeannie, 'cause I let your Dawggie Day get past me, so here it is - HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL DAWGGIE OF THE DAY DAY!!!!!
Wishing you an awesomely healthy and active week. Let's gitter done!!!!
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Carol



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JAMER123
4/18/2015 11:33:51 PM

That is fun to get together with your friends on a monthly basis. Glad you are able to do that. Thank you for all the support you are sending this way. I think I will be able to go back to MN. for a week or so and feel comfortable leaving. Many of her friends are willing to help out while I am gone. I don't want to burden them but also want to be with our GD for her 1st communion. Difficult choices!!
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RAYLINSTEPHENS
4/18/2015 5:44:21 PM

it takes as long as it takes. as long as you never give up, you will always be able to reach your goals.



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
4/18/2015 9:44:48 AM

There was a sizable Czech community in the La Grange area and there are still a lot of Czech names there. You can also drive around to see the old, painted wooden churches that were typical. I remember that you spent winter time in Texas. Maybe next time you can slow down on the way to your haven or on the way back north.



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
4/18/2015 9:26:41 AM

Ha! So sorry, my dear. I had to post the unfinished message so that I wouldn't lose it while I looked up the name of the town. I couldn't remember it right off, but it's there now.

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