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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: 53,616

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.



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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 DONNABRIGHT
    Yes, we are going to Iceland in the winter - in December. I've dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights and this seems to be the place to go so we are just going to do it!
    15 days ago
  • v TXGRANDMA
    Yes, we are already appreciating the new driveway, and will really appreciate it tomorrow when we drive out with the RV! Otherwise, we may not have made it!
    15 days ago
  • v DIANEDOESSMILES
    HI Jeannie !!

    TY hon for ur concern !! That touches my heart very much so. I am THRILLED to say that the stuttering is about OVAH !! THANKFULLY ! My Dr had told me months ago if anything from this med had happened it could be permanent so yeah i am VERY RELIEVED ! PHEW ! I had talked to his nurse cause I have an appt on Tues, but yeah I was very worried, she had assured me the stuttering would go away.

    On Weds YEAH GAL I DID get the cast OFF !! Now to see if my foot will stay healed or not. As I told you, I've met some AWESOME people in the waiting room at the wound clinic. There's this one person,, she's the D of the patient who's been going through the hyperbaric chamber,,,,, her Mom is 87 !! Can YA IMAGINE???? That thing is such a powerful tool,, I am very glad they have it,,,,, and that I am DONE with those treatments. Now to see what happens. I AM TOTALLY hoping that since the head of the wound clinic has me going to Hangers where they fix my custom molded shoes,,,,, weekly my foot will PLEASE STAY HEALED !! If so I am hoping by Sept or Oct I can return to swimming !! Also that I'll be able to walk as much as I want. Its those 2 things which help me to lose the weight. I am down to 218 now and at this end of this challenge I want to be at 207,,,, than in the fall challenge HIT ONEDERLAND !!

    So please catch me UP on how you are doing??
    15 days ago
  • v CURLI2SHORT
    I have Sparked and dropped out of sight, and sparked and dropped out of sight, and come back to spark again. I have to tell you getting the little email notifications from Iowagramma is one of the things that has kept me coming back. Thank you for being there, even if you didn't necessarily know it. Cons emoticon istency is really important...and you have been my consistent link.

    17 days ago
  • v CURLI2SHORT
    I have Sparked and dropped out of sight, and sparked and dropped out of sight, and come back to spark again. I have to tell you getting the little email notifications from Iowagramma is one of the things that has kept me coming back. Thank you for being there, even if you didn't necessarily know it. Cons emoticon istency is really important...and you have been my consistent link.

    17 days ago
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