IOWAGRAMMA   144,195
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
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



I have 15 pics in my gallery





Awards





See All SparkPeople Motivators


 
Jeannie's Spark Page

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 10 and 7, 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 10 and 7, 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!


Current Status:
IOWAGRAMMA is trying to find ways to make me happy about cleaning my house, like...at least I have a house to clean!!!
set 1 day ago


SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 229.0 
 
270
242.5
215
187.5
160


 
Interact with IOWAGRAMMA

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 144,195

Fitness Minutes: 41,047

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+ dairy products each day.
4. I will eat 2-3 protein servings daily.
5. The remainder of my calories will come in the form of carbs and occasional treats.
6. I will include strength and stretching exercises in my daily routine.
7. Every other day I will walk outside or work on the WATP video to increase my stamina and time. I will also use my pedaler on off walking days.
8. I will weigh in weekly and actively participate in the 5% Summer Challenge, as well as my team activities.


Other Information:
I love to read, do genealogy, sew and spend time outdoors. We garden a lot and I can and freeze the produce. We spend as much time as we can with the grandsons.

Profile Image





 
 



Foam Roller
From:
JIBBIE49

Happy Face
From:
SHERYLDS

Relaxation Music
From:
SPEEDY143

Gift
From:
DOLLIE6

Blueberries
From:
DUGDIXIE1

Fortune Cookie
From:
GODS_TEMPLE




Member Comments:
RAYLINSTEPHENS
8/14/2014 5:56:44 PM

I was unaware that walking was bad for Sciatica - most physicians recommend walking for just about everything.

I would be totally frustrated myself if I was told not to walk!

I hope you feel better soon!

huggers,
linda



Report Inappropriate Comment
TXGRANDMA
8/14/2014 5:44:18 PM

No, Jeanne! Of course the RV feels like home where ever it is now, since we have been in it full time since January! We are still at Tres Rios in Glen Rose, still working on our friend's house. We will probably move to the RV park in Keene this weekend, which will make us about 20 miles closer to our "job". Not sure when we will be taking the RV back to Deleon.

One thing I am enjoying here, is my AT&T internet service is not spotty, like it is way out in Deleon! emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
1BEARWIFE
8/13/2014 9:18:21 PM

"BEAUTIFUL PERSON AWARD"

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Person Award!!

Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 People who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!



Report Inappropriate Comment
DIANEDOESSMILES
8/13/2014 7:23:45 PM

THANKS Jeannie for reading the blog yesterday. How is Richard doing with his foot? Is he out and traveling around now?

SOOOO COOL on the SIlver Sneakers,, and the swimmin !! I am awaiting,, now I am in the air cast,,, til Sept 23rd,,, than HOPEFULLY I can go swimming on the 24th !! I SRAH do MISS IT !! no doubt,,, I'll LOL have to start all over again,, where doing one lap will leave me completely and utterly Exhausted ! LOL !! b4 ,, when we were swimming,, we swam for the 2 hrs,,, with maybe 10 mins of resting,, if even that ! I'll have to start all over again.

Today I did see the surgeon,,,, I am in my air cast for FIVE WEEKS not one,,,,,, and it is infected as we knew from yesterday,,, they showed me how to pad it so its getting the least amount of pressure on it. In 6 months he's gonna go back in and remove the hardware,, til then,, we HOPE the screw that is causing the infection,,, that it'll scar over,,, and STAY that way,, though I can tell just from feeling it,,, that's NOT gonna happen. I'll just have to deal with it.



Report Inappropriate Comment
~KINDREDSPIRIT~
8/13/2014 12:52:12 PM

thanks Jeannie...v. sweet of you to ask.

I feel lousy to be honest. I don't know if its the bladder infection, the stone or the diverticulitis...take your pick!

Still, it could be the meds. Got an appointment with the urologist tomorrow because of a cancellation and a gastroenterologist surgeon on the 25th. I shall see what they say...thanks again.

take care
barbara



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (1567 total):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page