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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 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 ...
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!
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Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 207,108

Fitness Minutes: 51,626

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 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.


Other Information:
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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TXGRANDMA
1/5/2016 11:07:48 PM

Oh, Jeanne! So sorry to hear about your Mom, it is very sad and of course very hard on you and your family. Remember I am always here..... emoticon



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CRYSALLIS1
12/31/2015 7:58:37 PM

Wishing you a wonderful &.healthy New Year!!!!



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LINOVER
12/30/2015 11:15:05 PM

Jeannie -
We arrived in Florida the week before Xmas - very late for us. It was an unusual fall - I had some back trouble and also had to have my cataracts removed. We are planning to stay in Florida until the beginning of May. Are you planning to head for Texas or Arizona?
If so, have a safe trip!''

Lin



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
12/23/2015 5:07:53 PM

Jeannie, I so very much appreciate your Christmukkah gift. Whatever is inside the box must be absolutely delicious and the perfect size!

All the best to you and your family for a very, merry Christmas and excellent year ahead.

Laurie



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TXGRANDMA
12/20/2015 7:00:01 PM

Yes, Jeanne! they really are amazing and these are nearly pets, the city has owned them a long time. emoticon



















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