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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 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!


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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+ 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.


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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.

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CHERIRIDDELL
7/7/2014 1:50:52 AM

They actually make cast iron cookware that can be used on glass stove tops now !They have it at Cabela's it is called Lodge Cast Iron ,it is amazing !



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GRANDMACOO
7/6/2014 12:47:53 PM

Thank you for sending me a "rainbow". I am finally beginning to feel better. I get so ANNOYED when things get in the way of my wellness!

Hope you're having a great weekend.



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POLYANNA2
7/4/2014 9:11:00 AM

Happy Fourth of July, Jeannie. Party time, but don't do anything I wouldn't do. No worries, I'd do a lot...lol
In honour of my wonderful neighbours to the south I gave birth to a beautiful, bouncing baby boy many years ago, so we too celebrate this day with great joy!
I wish we could skip this coming weigh-in. emoticon
Make it great!!!
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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
7/4/2014 6:22:04 AM

May the fourth be with you!!!
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barbara

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STARRBRITE
7/2/2014 10:52:32 PM

Jeannie, you have no idea how much you have helped me these past few months. It was nice to have someone to talk with without judgment.

I am thinking of you and hope all goes well through this weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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