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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



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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.


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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. As a former gardener, I'm missing that.

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11/22/2014 1:29:00 PM

Q: What's the traditional way to celebrate?

A: “I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” —Erma Bombeck

What is your traditional way to celebrate?

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SEKAMP1
11/19/2014 11:26:54 PM

Hi Jeannie. Thanks for adding me as a friend. I see the picture of your great granddaughter. What a cutie.



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KADYSMOM11
11/19/2014 2:52:13 PM

Hi Jeannie! I live about 35 miles east of Buffalo so we only got 14 in. instead of the 6 feet they got! so much fun! NOT! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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TXGRANDMA
11/19/2014 10:19:50 AM

Well, at least it is a little bit warmer there! It felt pretty good here this morning, probably close to 40 and supposed to be 60 something by 5 PM.

Too bad you don't come this way, but I understand, there are so many roads to take in Texas, it is a big state! I have friends who live in Crawford, TX and the man is from Iowa. He was raised there but met Carol on a trip to Texas (he was driving truck then) and moved here. His name is Dave Stewart and I can't remember the name of the town he lived in (actually didn't live in town at all, but somewhere out in the country on a huge farm)



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DIANEDOESSMILES
11/19/2014 9:52:49 AM

Lol. Jeannie. How about reading a book while on the bike? Or watch a fun. TV show? I used to watch judge Judy when I used my treadmill. That way I'd be laughing at the fools who r dumb enough to go on that show!! Lol it always cracks me up to see the fools who will go up before her ....what a tongue she has, and nook tact!! Lol I still laugh pretty hard at it...yrs later. I have no doubt my. Mom would of loved watching it. I do miss that crazy old bat. She was hilarious!!! And than some.

They r spraying my place again today,, for the 2nd time. One more in 2 weeks and this nonsense of living out of bins will finally be done!!!! Grrrr this has been going on since June when b the bugs where found. Most complain their landlord does little to correct the problem, and I do he does to much!! Grrrr my foot of course has been vacation problem this whole time, so it's an added stressor I do not need. Sigh, at least it's being done very well. I shouldn't complain. Most would love how well it's being done. I suppose if my foot were better, I'd be ok with it. At least this way I shouldn't get more from the idiot upstairs. I wish they'd kick him out. High rise living!!! Next place I hope to go is back to my luxury apt,,, there are only 4pats per floor , 3 stories high. Phew.

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