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Granddaughter's wedding in Hawaii, January 2013. DIL and Son on right.





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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 11 and 8, 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 11 and 8, 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!
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Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 189,208

Fitness Minutes: 49,551

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!

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DOLLIE6
9/2/2015 6:04:56 PM

Thank you for the comment on my page. I do appreciate all the encouragement.



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ANNIEMERNIES
9/2/2015 5:12:12 PM

That is so cool - I know the exact house :) If you guys ever come down here to visit you'll have to stop by and I can meet you in person! emoticon



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ANNIEMERNIES
9/1/2015 6:05:21 PM

Jeannie, you are not going to believe this, but we live very close to Rotary park (I think that's the one you lived by on Lincoln St, we are just one block off Lincoln on E 2nd!) and all 3 of my kids have or are going to Lincoln. Youngest is there now...and they are building a new building onsite right now...so awesome to have met you on here!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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OLDSCHOOLMARM
9/1/2015 5:31:16 PM

Thanks for your kind, supporting words re: my weight loss. emoticon
Trese



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TXGRANDMA
8/29/2015 10:57:19 PM

HaHa Jeanne!! They didn't ask me either!! I wish they wouldn't try fixing what wasn't broken!!



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