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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 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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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
11/17/2014 9:37:04 PM

I am so glad you have a wonderful day...you REALLY deserve it!!!

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TXGRANDMA
11/17/2014 4:48:03 PM

Thanks, Jeanne! I think the wind chill here this morning was in the teens! Actual temp was the low 20's and there was a little bit of snow accumulation. WAY TOO COLD for us, this early, and very cold for you! When are you coming this way?

Matt and I applied for our passports today, we have never had one in the past. Hoping to go to Alaska next year so will need the passports for Canada. Also will be good for Mexico if we want to go there from the valley some time.

Yes, my computer was out of commission but thank goodness, got it fixed today at Staples! emoticon emoticon



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POLYANNA2
11/17/2014 1:05:36 PM

Jeannie, thank you so much for that lovely blue ribbon. Now how to tell you that in Canada the "blue" ribbon means you've placed second - red means first....LOL Well, at least that's what it is at the horse shows.
You certainly do have a lot on your plate and I can totally relate to the "taking care of mom" situation. I've been driving to my mom's once a week for six years now and it means 3 hours on the road. I can see that soon I will maybe have to start living with her during the week and getting someone in for her on the weekends so I can go home. I'm holding off as long as I can, but it's coming. They do have a lovely sportsplex where she lives so at least I would be able to keep up with my swimming.
It's a winter wonderland here today, lots of snow coming down, but I'm looking forward to getting out snowshoeing and ice skating which I will add to my swimming to keep this body going. You just do the best you can do with all your "stuff" and the holidays. That's all you can ask of yourself. Are you going to join the Winter Challenge?
Sorry about making you read a novel. I'm feeling chatty today...lol
Love and hugs, Carol



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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
11/16/2014 3:54:45 PM

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"Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!!!!
Sorry I didn't send this yesterday...I certainly meant to...
Blame it on this older brain of mine!
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RUNNING-TURTLE
11/16/2014 11:02:31 AM

Happy birthday!



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