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Granddaughter's wedding in Hawaii, January 2013. DIL and Son on right.





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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

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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 2-3 protein servings daily, including at least one.
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 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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1HAPPYSPIRIT
8/28/2014 1:51:54 PM

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Give yourself some credit!
For how much you do and how hard you work.
For how deeply you care and how strong you can be.
For how often you put someone else first, and for how little you expect in return.
All good things you think about other people are true of you.
So pay yourself a compliment, too.

Happy memories are gifts that can be unwrapped again and again......Knowing what you want is a giant step towards getting it!


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8/28/2014 11:51:38 AM

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I am honored to have you place me in your circle of friends. Please Spark Mail a message to me if you ever need any encouragement or support. Wishing you the best as you adopt a healthy new lifestyle! WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!!!!
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HYATTI1
8/28/2014 9:46:57 AM

Jeannie thank you so much for taking the time to wish me a happy birthday...FYI I had a great day even through I was under the weather a bit.

I do have a question your background page...is that lavender fields?...I have not seen anything like that in the states. Beautiful picture.



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DIANEDOESSMILES
8/28/2014 1:37:18 AM

TY so much Jeannie,, I have NO doubt you definetly miss ur Dad, and S. No doubt. I am so sorry hon.

Yes, I am also grateful he slipped away peacefully. that means a lot to us. I am so glad hes NOT having a funeral,, knowing how I feel about them,, and my other brother (Brother #3) feel about them,, and we were the ones,, who knw we did ALL we could for Dad. Dad kept telling me "U and Rick are so good to me honey, I am very glad about that. I know I wasn't always around as you grew up, but we talked that out". (It was my Moms doing,, she was sooo angry when they divorced she threaten to move us kids away,, and "you will NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN !) so he had to follow her sick rules,,, anger is soo wasted when U try to turn ur kids against their own F. She did NOT succeed with Rick and I,, we both called him often,, he'd come right over,, dropping EVERYTHING if I were upset,, except for once,,,,, and once out of a ga zillion,,, who CARES about that once !!

When I was really little, ,and they were still together,, he was a milk man,,, and he'd come home from work,,, count up his $$,, he did NOT us kids around as he did that, but I PROMISED I'd be VERY QUIET Daddy, until ur done",, so he'd let me,,, for I WAS !! Seeing him,,, playing with $$$ like that,, is why i became interested in $$$,, figures,,, and went to college for accounting. Funny how easy things shape up huh?

its good if you can only remember the GOOD stories,, and if we do the bad ones,,,, for they can't be totally ereased from our minds,,,,,, helps us to heal. In time,,, I hope this gets much easier,,, it has with Mom,,, she's been gone since 92,, I was 32 at that time, she was 55. It doesn't hurt nearly ike Dads. It did at first,, being a Jehovah Witness,, I am sure you are quite familair with how we go from Door to door,,,, well after Moms funeral,,, my friends had left in the AM,,, in the PM after we met at my Moms after her funeral,,,, than my BFF and I TOOK OFF ALSO to go to PA,,,, to preach in that area,,, was the BEST thing I COULD of done,,,, for I got to see others who are hurting,, and talk to them of Jehovah,, his pruposses,, etc,, and tlking like that,, helped me sooo quicly recover faster,, I WOULD do that up here,, in my own area,, except for with my foot,, which right now,, has another ulcer on the bottom,,, and it's really NASTY ,,, so yeah,, i am back on NON WEIGHT BEARING on it. UGHERS !! So there's NO going out and talking to others about the Lords/Our Father Prayer,, so they can see this is realistic from thye bible,, which I LOVE to do,,, instead Ill just have to process this ,, as I will. Weird.''



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AUNTALICE2
8/27/2014 10:26:24 PM

Thank you for the goodie! I have not seen you for awhile. I missed you!! I will find a place for the gnome as you can tell by my tree men I like to have a sense of humor! Thank you my friend! emoticon



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