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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 often head to south Texas or Arizona for some of the cold winter months. We have 3 living children, 2 DGSs, ages 13 and 10, and a grown DGD who is mommy to our great-grandchildren, a girl and a boy!! 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

Fitness Minutes: 55,756

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% 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. 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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  • v DONNABRIGHT
    Thanks for the goodie. I was so happy when she started telling me how good the numbers were. My A1C went from 5.8 to 5.5 so technically I am no longer diabetic. She took away I of 2 pills for that and if I can maintain it she'll discontinue the other one in 6 months. Taking less pills makes me want to try harder! But???? We leave for vacation on Monday - going to do some National parks starting with Mt. Rushmore and other smaller ones in NE and SD. Hopefully I can eat right along the way.
    15 days ago
  • v SYLPHINPROGRESS
    Spark is a big, fat liar. I didn't lose 104 lbs, at least not recently. Maybe SP isn't a big, fat liar. Maybe I typed 148 instead of 248, which I have since corrected. Thank goodness SP doesn't announce major weight gains.
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    P.S. Just saw your subsequent note. Yes, maybe I'll have lost 104 by next week.
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    16 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/14/2016 9:32:43 PM
  • v SYLPHINPROGRESS
    I don't care what Mr. Jeannie says. He knows you're always correct, but he doesn't want you to know that he knows.

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    18 days ago
  • v SUMMER_299
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    19 days ago
  • v SYLPHINPROGRESS
    You are always correct, Jeannie, and you're always Sweet 32. Let the others age while we remain naive with blinders on.

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    Laurie
    19 days ago
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