IOWAGRAMMA   147,961
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
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



I have 17 pics in my gallery





Awards





See All SparkPeople Motivators


 
Jeannie's Spark Page

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 11 and 8, 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 11 and 8, 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!
Read More About IOWAGRAMMA (Updated August 31)


Current Status:
IOWAGRAMMA Have now had a string of several really beautiful fall days. Enjoying every minute. Appt. this morning with the foot/ankle doc about my ankle. Sigh...2 steps forward, 1 back. But, life is good!
set 1 day ago


SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 230.6 
 
270
242.5
215
187.5
160


 
Interact with IOWAGRAMMA

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 147,961

Fitness Minutes: 41,777

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 one 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.


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. As a former gardener, I'm missing that.

Profile Image





 
 



Thank You Message
From:
POLYANNA2

Hearts
From:
TORTILLAFLATS

Hot Cocoa
From:
JOANNS4

Flame
From:
The Grandmother...

Heart
From:
~KINDREDSPIRIT~

Cornucopia
From:
JILL313




Member Comments:
DIANEDOESSMILES
9/18/2014 10:24:12 PM

HI hon !! PLZ be VERY CAREFUL with the tendon, for I had my archilles tendon fixed when they just did my foot. It didn't even hurt 1!!

Im also geared UPPED for this challenge. I read this on some site,, or h
eard it in "heavy",,, the only excuse you have to not do something, is the one YOU MAKE". So if we gain,, we did it too ourselves.... if we succeed we do that for ourselves also.





Report Inappropriate Comment
GRANNYSUE9
9/18/2014 4:18:25 PM

Let's rock this challenge!!! We can do this!!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
DIANEDOESSMILES
9/18/2014 12:39:07 AM

WOOHOO Jeannie,, the 1st week challenge is NOW posted !!!

Lets DRINK UP with watah !! OH YEAH !! if it's 0 calories,,, it's a GO as long as it is NOT soda. So if you can find tea's,, etc,,, GO FOR IT !





Report Inappropriate Comment
TUBLADY
9/17/2014 10:56:50 AM

That is something I didn't think of. I guess I need to edit my postings to catch my mistakes. Or just let ya'll figure it out. Smile !!
When ever I see and hear the flocks of honking geese, I know the fall and winter is on it's way.
In fact Fall comes this Sunday.
I am ready.
just hope it's a nice long one and winter stays away till Christmas.
Although with the terrible fires were are having, we could use some rain.
have a great day.
hugs Tisha
emoticon emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
DIANEDOESSMILES
9/17/2014 9:26:12 AM

Lol my friend, it's way too stinking early for wind chill warnings!! Lol winter is a coming here very soon. This. AM it was 48 at 8 am. Sigh.

I'm so glad u do reAlize how important the tracking is. I m. Now in the routine even when I do not eat well. That helps me to b mindful of the next day. I'm going to ask the entire team to track for the 8 week. That is how we won the last challenge on weight loss,,, most did track. Also to start a streak. So ill go and write this up to them.

How's everything goin Hon??



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (1615 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page