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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 usually head to south Texas or Arizona for some of the cold winter months. We have 3 living children, 2 DGSs, ages 10 and 7, 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 10 and 7, 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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IOWAGRAMMA Gaaaccck!!! One more day and we'll have the house to ourselves again. Last of the kids will be leaving tomorrow. It's been nice having them here, but lasted about 5 days too long! LOL!
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Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 138,783

Fitness Minutes: 39,393

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+ dairy products each day.
4. I will eat 2-3 protein servings daily.
5. The remainder of my calories will come in the form of carbs and occasional treats.
6. I will include strength and stretching exercises in my daily routine.
7. Every other day I will walk outside or work on the WATP video to increase my stamina and time. I will also use my pedaler on off walking days.
8. I will weigh in weekly and actively participate in the 5% Summer Challenge, as well as my team activities.


Other Information:
I love to read, do genealogy, sew and spend time outdoors. We garden a lot and I can and freeze the produce. We spend as much time as we can with the grandsons.

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TXGRANDMA
7/9/2014 4:37:05 PM

Jeanne, Yes, we get used to just being a couple again, and it takes ENERGY to deal with other people who visit! We are excited today, our kitchen cabinets were delivered and installed! They are just beautiful! I took photos and will write a blog as soon as I get the photos downloaded to the computer! So exciting! emoticon



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POLYANNA2
7/9/2014 3:58:32 PM

Jeannie, I hate to admit it, but my mojo got buried in a pile of paperwork. I have been swamped with work (nope, not retired yet) and it makes me very unhappy. I can handle medium amounts of work, but not mountains. I will be ahead of it by Friday, so I'll be sparkly again soon. I know I shouldn't let chaos get me either, but there you have it. We are two peas in a pod. So based on both our situations, we are going to have a stellar week next week and for the rest of the challenge. We are going to have time to plan and prepare healthy meals, time to crank up the minutes for fitness, and as a result, we will be happy, loveable dawggies. I cannot wait!!!!
Look out world, the Iowa and Ontario girls will be getting out there soon - emoticon
As Diane would say - huggers, my furry friend



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POLYANNA2
7/9/2014 2:41:31 PM

Hey, Jeannie, I will definitely let you know when I find all the mojo that seems to have gone missing. We're not the only ones suffering this loss.
Have a restful day!
Hugs
Carol (mojoless in Canada, eh!)



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STARRBRITE
7/9/2014 2:26:50 PM

Stouffer's lasagna! I want to come too. That is my favorite. I had forgotten all about it.

Thanks for asking. Loan still in the air as I'm waiting for paperwork that is slow in coming. Got an extension until July 23. If it's not here by then, then maybe it wasn't meant to be.

Thanks for asking. Enjoy the kids. They'll be gone soon enough. emoticon



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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
7/8/2014 7:50:36 PM

Just stopping by to say hello.

take care
barbara



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