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I'm 70 and live in the Midwest most of the year, but usually 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 just became 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 ...
I'm 70 and live in the Midwest most of the year, but usually 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 just became 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: 158,513

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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 one 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% Fall 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. As a former gardener, I'm missing that.

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CJMOK1121
12/6/2014 9:39:59 AM

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Jeanie: Thank You So much for my Rainbow Goodie, and your sweet comments. I know its hard for you to use the computer right now, I am doing better and my friend is talking a little better, I know its going to take her a while to believe all this has really happened.

I do hope your recover is not to painful. and Richards cooking is going well to. emoticon

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POLYANNA2
12/2/2014 11:46:13 AM

Jeannie, I am thinking of you and hoping the surgery went well and you're not feeling too terrible. At least it's over now and during your recovery you can imagine all the things you'll be able to do without pain in the future. Wish I lived closer to you so I could drop off meals to keep you nourished.
Take good care, my floppy-eared friend!
Love and hugs, Carol
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JILL313
12/1/2014 10:18:25 PM

Hi Jeannie, Thinking of you and hoping your resting at home and the pain isn't too awful. I was going to give you a goodie but I hated to knock off that great Cleaning Service that Linda gave you. You'll need it now while you're recovering. I already miss you and it hasn't been a day yet. Miss You my BFF. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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STITCH4EVER
12/1/2014 5:04:06 PM

THANK YOU FOR THE GOODIE AND THE WELL WISHES. IT IS SO HARD UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR A MOTHER TO LOSE A CHILD. I WISH I HAD GOTTEN A WEEK TO GET MY HEAD TOGETHER BUT I ONLY GOT 5 HOURS BEFORE OTHER FAMILY ISSUES HIT. TOMORROW DH HAS SURGERY. SO I HAVE NOT EVEN HAD TIME TO GRIEVE. BUT YOUR THOUGHTS MEAN SO MUCH TO ME AND I SERIOUSLY CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK ON SPARK MORE OFTEN. AT LEAST I AM NOW DOWN BY OVER 100 POUNDS.
ERIN



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
11/30/2014 7:54:23 PM

Jeannie! Hello, again, my friend.

When I read Chris's email about the link to Amazon, I really did think that using it would not be invasive or costly to the least degree, but I wanted confirmation. He's in charge of Spark Inc. and I'm in charge of Laurie Inc. In my usual fashion, I rambled in all directions because I didn't want to take the time to edit the message.

Laurie

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