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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.


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.

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DIANEDOESSMILES
7/16/2014 1:42:44 AM

HI Jeannie,,,,


Hon, does Dick have any pressure sores starting? I do,, and I know he had his ankle surg abot the same time,, and that we are both TRAPPED In bed,, couch or toiley (I HaVE To also get my food, but its all cold food,,,, so it takes less than 3 mins,, than back out to throw away the paper stuff (which I HATE using for the environment, but this can't be helped). All in all,, I am in the kitchen maybe 12 mins for the day.

I have had some "itching" on my behiney,,,,, I didn't know why. Its been going on for about 2 weeks,, so today I took a mirror ,,, whished my hair away (its long enough) and tried to take a lookies at it,, no go,, so LOL I took my tablet which has a camera on it,, and SNAPPED AWAY !!! LOL I couldn't see where I was aiming, but did quite a good job. By the way I NEED to LOSE WEIGHT !

So I saw a "bruise". I knew since it's itchy and painful,, it's not a regular bruise,,, they do not hurt when ur not on them,, and this sort of itches,, and burns. So I called the dr,,,, they asked if it was "warm to touch" ,,, well I FORGOT to tell the one who called from the office,, I have NEUROPATHY in my hands,,, I hAVE NO CLUE !! So I asked a friend if she had any crème,, barrier cream,, which she thankfully did,, but maybe I need another type? I'll send her to tal to the pharmist tomorrow.

I need to call back the dr,,, it is warm to the touch. I didn't ask my friend to put her fingers though on it,,, to see if it changes color,, if its an ulcer,,,, it will not turn white,, as a bruise does. I am not used to first friend and I being "feely" though we've been friends,, since our late teen yrs,, where room mates for a ga zillion yrs,, now live in the same building, on purpose,,,, so we can giggle and laugh,,,, but I am NOT comfy with her ever touching me. I'll ask my other friend,, who is more nurturing,,, and I swim with, who sees me nakked all the time,,, I am MUCH more comfy with that,, though her :Tyepica; answer to life and anything one asks is "I don't know",,, she'll HAVe to know,, man it's a SIMPLE enough ?,,, if she doesn't KNOW if its warmer,,,,, or if it changes color,,,, nothing I can do about the warmer part, but she can use her ipad,, to take a shot,, as she touches it. than I Can tell. SHEEHSE an EASY thing,, turns into a CIRUS !

So yeah,, wondering how Dick is doing with this???? Any complaints of "numbness" (which I have ALL OVER my body,, so that was NO hint for me when it started) ,,, or any itching that should NOT be there,,, is he able to take showers?? They tell me "NO" !!! I say "YES" and I take one a week,,,, I have a cast cover,,,, and a friend comes down,, or I call one,, and say "Call me back in 45 if you do not hear from me. Than if I do not answer,, or call you back in 10,,, call 911 for me". I HATE to inconvience others for ME !! I tend to try to DO IT ALL ALONE !! I HATED having my friends in to put ALL my stuff into bins,,, after they did the dryers,,,, etc,,,,, for my place to be gone thru by the bug people.

Now this,, I feel so personally INVADED !! I KNOW,, as a WOMAN I SHOULD be USED to this,,, but it hasn't taken away the way I feel,,, prob cos as a kid,, I was molested from age 7 to 11,, and he said such SHAMEFUL things,, though I went into therapy and worked "thru" them,,, it has remained a part of me.



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DUGDIXIE1
7/15/2014 9:47:58 PM

emoticon My name is Dixie. Have a nice Wednesday. emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123
7/15/2014 9:42:03 PM

Are you sure we don't have a mom in common??? Wondering how there can be two so alike and stubborn!! (lol) One difference is my mom is still able to live in her mobile in TX. and that's one reason we chase to buy a mobile in the same park. Mom asked me last week how to get to the home of the hairdresser! She has been there many times but couldn't remember that she was to cross over Hwy. 41 and right turn at 2nd turn. Then I got an oh, yes. I tell her to take her phone every time she goes out and call when she needs directions back to our place. And she will be driving back to TX. I think this will be the last yr. as all of us are telling her to not come up north again. Like you, we only hope when something happens she doesn't hurt another.
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CRISSYP2U
7/15/2014 6:34:09 PM

Hi Jeannie !! You know....it's almost cold here!! Crazy weather for sure. Hope you week is going well so far.
Hugs,
Christie



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GRAYGRANNY
7/15/2014 7:08:02 AM

Thanks for the friend add......I have added you as well. One can never have too many friends, and I am so glad we have found each other in our journey here on SP. I love the story of how you got your name. Mom & Dad did not marry until after the war. Mom said that although Daddy never spoke of the war he often swung his arms during sleep....war is hell!!!
Was looking thru your pictures....NICE!!! You look so pretty, you have a lovely home. I have a friend that lives in Mesa, AZ.......where is your home located?? We (my sister, her family and I) visited her in 2006 in March. VERY dry there and everything was brown and not green......but my sister & I wore shorts in March and thought that was a hoot since it was cold here in Md.



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