IOWAGRAMMA
 
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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: 57,255

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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  • v MOLLY414
    emoticon for the flower goodie and for adding me as a new friend. I added you also. Have a great Sunday, wishing you much happiness and good health. God bless! Stop by anytime and let me know how you are coming along. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    14 hours ago
  • v POLYANNA2
    Hey, Jeannie. Thanks for your encouragement on the friend feed. I have a confession, though - off to Aruba in 3 weeks so don't need to dig deep for motivation...lol. Sending coffee and hugs Carol
    19 hours ago
  • v TXGRANDMA
    Oh OK! I guess I have forgotten how cold it can still be just a bit further north! Our temps have been in the 70's and 80's during the day...we really didn't have much winter at all. Stay warm, and hope your temps rise a little very soon!
    21 hours ago
  • v TXGRANDMA
    It really was, Jeanne! Her paternal grandmother went with her to give my daughter's mind some ease! She loved the whole trip and took some great photos!
    1 day ago
  • v RAYLINSTEPHENS
    Thanks! I purchased 2 bottles online from Walmart - 26oz each, lol. One is Cherry! It got bad reviews but I like sweet and figured I can always mix them.

    You're right - better to "overstock" than to need in a "bind" heheh.

    Hey, it works! I'm thrilled too!

    love,
    linda
    2 days ago
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