IOWAGRAMMA    
 
 
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 often head to south Texas or Arizona for some of the cold winter months. We have 3 living children, 2 DGSs, ages 12 and 9, and a grown DGD who is 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 ...
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 12 and 9, and a grown DGD who is 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 September 29)


Current Status:


SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 248.8 
 
270
245
220
195
170


 
Interact with IOWAGRAMMA

Send Member a Private Message







Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 207,108

Fitness Minutes: 51,626

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 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% Spring 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. We've rented a city garden spot for this year and we're looking forward to having plenty of fresh veggies!

Profile Image





 
 



Thank You Card
From:
JAOTAO

Inflatable Tube
From:
CJMOK1121

Jogging Stroller
From:
SPEEDY143

Stuffed Animal
From:
FERALAUNTIE

SparkPeople Logo
From:
The Grandmother...

Hot Cocoa
From:
MONAMOM




Member Comments:
DONNABRIGHT
2/6/2016 8:43:32 PM

I just got around to pulling out my black bean soup recipe and chuckled as I realized I downloaded it from Spark people! It was so long ago I forgot. The recipe is officially named "Cuban-style Black Bean Soup". You should be able to find it easily and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.




Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT
2/5/2016 5:49:14 PM

I have a very easy black bean soup recipe - would you like me to send it to you?



Report Inappropriate Comment
JAMER123
2/2/2016 11:04:40 PM

No, I don't miss those little things especially when we are getting 12" for sure and blizzard conditions at home. Basically not moving in the Cities. We had a cold front come through today and the temp was 80!! Of course, it will go into the 40's tonight but the week is to be around 70 all week. Couldn't be more perfect. I do wish you were here enjoying the RVG sunshine and cold fronts! Take care and be very safe when going outdoors. Praying your sister gets better and can return to her home for continued care.



Report Inappropriate Comment
TXGRANDMA
1/31/2016 9:55:31 PM

I'm doing ok still waiting for the wound vac to be approved by the insurance company. Be very glad that you never had to deal with obamacare!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
TXGRANDMA
1/31/2016 9:53:00 PM

Glad the storm may not hit...I didn't mind being snowed know and then in Michigan but dreaded power outages and I Ice storms as sometimes it was a week before our road was plowed!. Glad your sister is doing better!



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (2163 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page