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



Relaxation Music

Happy Birthday

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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: 52,896

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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.

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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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    In answer to your question about Lynda Carter, I met her at work back in 2003. I was comptroller to 5 car rental locations in MD. A couple of people from our Bethesda office called to tell me Lynda was coming to my location to rent a suv. They did not have what she wanted in the Bethesda location. Everyone teased me about my name almost daily. I do not make it a point to go up to celebs usually, but I took a lot of razzing about my name. She was very sweet and after I had left her in the rental office, she yoo-hooed me in the parking lot to offer to send me a signed pic. Will send you a copy when I find it. I told her if Robert Redford ever asked her out, I could go for her. My drivers license matched. She was delightful. Funny, but I talked to Liz Taylor about 2 weeks later. She was my kind of "broad". She was with Larry (the younger guy) then. I had a friend who loved her and I heard she was going to be at a local dept store showing her new perfume. So I called my friend and we took a long lunch hour to go see her. She was so tiny and had the sweetest accent. Washington is a good place to meet people. Hugs, Linda
    25 days ago
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    We are certainly relaxing at the casino even though it has been raining so much. We have gotten more than 5" per the staff here and it's been raining off & on all day. Did find a break to go to the casino and won enough to pay for our camping here and a couple more days. So not sure if I am going to take a chance tomorrow, but then................................! (LOL) Good to see that your sister is doing better. Prayer does work wonders!!
    Hugs to you and Richard.
    37 days ago
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    Would LOVE that!! We plan, right now, to leave on Fri. but there is no specific reason nor timing as our son told us to not go home yet unless we want to wear a jacket or coat. I am so sorry I haven't gotten pictures for you. I have been so very busy this past week with the rummage sale and baking for it. Last night only got 2 hrs. sleep so rather tired when I had to be at church at 8 AM.
    Looking forward to meeting as well!
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    45 days ago
    Of course you'll wear the crown through 3001. You are a woman for the millennia.
    52 days ago
    emoticon Yeah SEVEN pounds flushed away...YESSSSSS!
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    Have a great week! emoticon
    52 days ago
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