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 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!

Member Since: 4/13/2007

Fitness Minutes: 54,946

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% Spring 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 DIANEDOESSMILES
    Just read you were in a car accident. How are you doing ? Has the car situation been settled? MaryAnn was in one on Sunday. Car that hit her did so hard,,, Maryann's car (Her H was driving) hit one or 2 parked cars,, of which one of them was hit so hard,,,its 2 wheels went UP onto the curb !!

    Thankfully she didn't break any bones, no serious injuries. She's doing as you had been,, may still be doing,, dealing with the insurance company,,, ughers that's NEVAH FUN !
    3 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    When I grew up in IA. we started in Aug. every yr. so that the farm kids could help with harvest. Then it changed to be able to give kids time at the Clay Cty. Fair with their animals. It's a 9 day fair beginning on the 1st Sat. after Labor Day. So it's rather late and one really can't push school off that long. With an early start, we could then help with spring work as well. I wasn't aware of the state law there. MN has had that since I moved up here many yrs. ago. And the MN. State Fair ends Labor Day, starting on Thurs. this week.
    4 days ago
  • v DIANEDOESSMILES
    emoticon Gurl !!! What DID I JUST See??? OH YEAH !!

    WELCOME BACK to the kennel !! Since there aren't 30 members signed up its a very good chance you WILL be in the DAWG HOUSE !!! LOVE it when one of our WAYWARD Dawggies comes back home !!

    LQQKING Forward hon to have you BACK HOME !! WOOHOOOO
    4 days ago
  • v DIANEDOESSMILES
    emoticon Gurl !!! What DID I JUST See??? OH YEAH !!

    WELCOME BACK to the kennel !! Since there aren't 30 members signed up its a very good chance you WILL be in the DAWG HOUSE !!! LOVE it when one of our WAYWARD Dawggies comes back home !!

    LQQKING Forward hon to have you BACK HOME !! WOOHOOOO
    4 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    I agree with you and I love to do counted x-stitch. Just haven't taken the time for a few yrs. to finish a few that I have started!

    Hope you are having a great week. emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
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