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: 59,829

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 APACHESTEVE
    WOOF, that means I'm tickled to see your posting your exercise and water consumed on our Dawgie team. It is a pleasure to be in the same kennel with you!
    13 days ago
  • v JUSTA123
    Thanks for stopping by, and your right can't wait to see my sister!
    13 days ago
  • v PAMZILLA2
    How I'm doing... Well, for the last month I've been quite discouraged at my lack of progress in trying to regain some semblance of normal life and in the neurologist's inability to find any medication that can help me that my body won't reject. My eating has been nuts as a result. But I'm not any worse, so I'm sure that in a few weeks my spirits will rebound--because that's what I do. You can't keep a weirdo down forever!
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    14 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    Sounds like a very busy summer for sure. I hope your sister is healing and comfortable. I know it's hard for family to know what to do. Hi to you both and hugs! I will tell RGV hi for you. Come back when you can.
    14 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    So good to hear from you. Hope all is going well. We have had so much rain in the NW counties, it looks like spring. The colors are a lush green! The RGV needs rain. When mom flew up for the wedding last weekend, she said her yard is just dirt. But there has been some rain there. Marcy has been asking about you! When do you plan on coming down? We are enroute but taking our time.
    14 days ago
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