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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!
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Member Since: 4/13/2007

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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 2-3 protein servings daily, including at least one.
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 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.

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Mindful Moving

Are you finding --- there really IS time to add physical activity to your busy days?

Keep looking for every opportunity to move more...

Notice how good it feels to move more!!!

Do you notice increased energy from exercising more?

Think about these bonus health benefits from increasing your activity.

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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
8/31/2014 4:41:06 PM

Thank you Jeannie for checking in on me.

Things are a bit better, but not completely whole. My feet are starting to swell though so I will have to check this new development out. Should get results on Tues about the diverticulitis and will let you know. Just when I was doing so well with the challenge and had lost 9 pounds. It never fails does it? lol

What things are going on with you?

barbara



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STITCH4EVER
8/31/2014 12:47:11 PM

THANKS FOR COMMENTING ON MY BLOG. I GUESS WE ALL RESIST CHANGE AS WE GROW OLDER. BUT I REALLY DO BELIEVE IT'S WORSE WITH MEN.
ERIN



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8/31/2014 1:44:49 AM

I like that blog. I have done that in the past. I'll have to do that again. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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