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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 ...
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!
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Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 207,262

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!

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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!



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PAMZILLA2
1/31/2016 6:09:20 PM

You are the BEST! Simply, THE BEST!!
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Thanks for you continued encouragement--it helps me a LOT.

~ Pam



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GRAYGRANNY
1/30/2016 8:11:24 PM

Thanks for reading my blog about my stats of my Fitbit.
How are you and the newest member of the family doing??



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TXGRANDMA
1/29/2016 7:51:17 PM

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. I really didn't want for people to feel sorry for me, but I DID want them to pray, therefore I went public with this. Eileen knew and so did another of my spark friends, but that was all until I wrote the blog.

I understand completely how easy it is to be taken up with your own life and what is happening! I went to the wound care center again today and thought I was getting the wound vac applied, but the insurance company (BC/BS of TX)has not approved it yet. The nurse was hopeful they would have it by next Tuesday when I go back.

It is really hard for me to get all that protein, I usually didn't even hit the basic amt. suggested on Sparks. I am getting it now but it doesn't agree with me! Hopefully, my system will adjust soon! emoticon



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TXGRANDMA
1/28/2016 5:02:12 AM

Awwww! Sounds like a beautiful family!



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