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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 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: 188,641

Fitness Minutes: 49,526

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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CHERIRIDDELL
8/24/2015 6:26:11 PM

I have always managed to grow a lot in a small space. I think it came from when we were starting out in the military we had to entertain and we did not have a lot of extra money ,I can cook and I always think fresh things (or fresh frozen ) taste better .You will laugh but I still use the cookbook from the 1988 AFB Minot Officer's Wives Club all the time !



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
8/24/2015 2:18:51 PM

Jeannie, my friend, there's no need to be jealous of hours of fine jazz in a city park. Take your cows out to pasture, strap an instrument to each one, and you're set.
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CHERIRIDDELL
8/24/2015 2:53:52 AM

I am making tomato chow chow,Swiss Chard pickles ,Sandwich picles,pickled carrots, pickled green beans and dills .That is just today and tomorrow's quota I may make more !



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MISSPEACHES3
8/23/2015 8:14:09 PM

Thanks so much for the positive input on my today's blog. Very helpful advice.

Blessings to you.



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SERENITYGAL52
8/23/2015 4:32:48 PM

Thanks for keeping me posted on Windows 10. Maybe one day next week I will get up the nerve to install it lol! Hope you are having a nice Sunday!

Hugs

Juju



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