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 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

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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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    Oh, Wow, Jeanne! So glad that you are OK after that accident! If they totalled a brand new car, it must have been a mess, that's for sure! Everything happens for a reason, though sometimes it is hard to comprehend!

    Yes, we are in Pennsylvania, headed to Virginia on Friday. This is a gorgeous park, one of the few really nice ones we have been in during our travels! I think the one where we spent the week in Maine was the best one! Wide sites and very clean, with polite office staff!
    22 days ago
    Jeannie, as I said, I am really worried about the young woman upstairs. The creep was stalking her all weekend. Said his GF tossed him out and he had no where to go. The police off. told her there was nothing they could do. They talked to him and he won't listen about bothering us. He is on drugs I am sure. He is very skinny and acts like a puppet on strings at times. A neighbor has seen him stand at the street corner, a car comes up, something is exchanged and he goes back in building. He is either buying or selling drugs. Or both. Someone on drugs has no moral compass. He has been seen going back into his GF's condo by climbing down from a hallway window above. She left her sliding glass door unlocked. Police not allowed to tell us his name or what he was in jail for.
    25 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my status yesterday..I hope you are enjoying your's beautiful here in Pa. today..humidity is finally out out here for a couple days.
    25 days ago
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    Thank you SOoooo much Jeannie for my goodie, I did have a great day yesterday, thinking about my Mom, she was so sick and bedridden and no memory before she died, It was really a relief to see her out of her misery, I will always miss her, but I have great memories too. I know you have the same.

    Thank you again: CJ from OK.
    25 days ago

    Thank you for reading my blog and for your thoughtful response. I'm not feeling too confident about my ability to mange tonight. Maybe I'll feel differently in the morning...
    29 days ago
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