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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 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: 184,804

Fitness Minutes: 49,096

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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DOTTIEJANE1
7/17/2015 7:17:38 AM

Dropping by to say and send you some emoticon have a blessed weekend



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TXGRANDMA
7/16/2015 11:15:27 PM

Hi, Jeanne! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Yes, we are seeing some gorgeous scenery, even just driving down the road is amazing in this part of the country! We visited Garden of the Gods today, but it was REALLY crowded being probably the only free thing you can do around here. I saw it in 1988 and NO ONE was in it, it was dirt trails (instead of pavement) and there was no visitor center like there is now. It was a steady line of cars through the entire park, making it hard to pull off and photograph anything. Then, when you could photograph, there were people climbing all over the formations, so it was basically very frustrating for me. I don't think I'll ever go back. We are going tomorrow to Salida, CO because one of our friends wants us to see it, and from there, we are heading over to Fair Play, where they are having their county fair so I know that I will enjoy that!
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SYLPHINPROGRESS
7/14/2015 9:44:30 PM

Jeannie, it ain't the accent marks that are "darned," it's SP that is inhospitable. Accent marks work just fine in other places. Grrr.
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BXTERSMOM
7/14/2015 3:48:31 PM

emoticon Just stopping by to say hello and wish you a good rest of the week!



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TXGRANDMA
7/13/2015 7:37:54 PM

Downloading photos from the Royal Gorge train ride right now! They turned out beautiful! Blog coming soon! emoticon



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