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Granddaughter's wedding in Hawaii, January 2013. DIL and Son on right.





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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 11 and 8, 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 11 and 8, 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: 181,056

Fitness Minutes: 48,871

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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CRISPME
6/9/2015 1:35:53 PM

Hi Jeannie.....Thank you so much for remembering me on my birthday!! You've been such a good friend and I truly appreciate it!!
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Christie



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REDDMARIE7
6/9/2015 11:33:03 AM

Thanks, Jeannie for reading The Carrot. In my long, drawn out way,,that is exactly what I was saying...what you said lol!

Im so done being led around by the nose with every new 'thing' out there...in the end, I think I'm seeing (or starting to see) that I am capable. ...most of all seeing that food is an object. It doesn't fix my sad, my glad, my blues, or anything else. It tastes good and is fuel...and that's what Im reaching for. Simple lol...cuz Im a simple person. Thanks for your continued support!! It means a lot:)

Marie



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JAMER123
6/8/2015 11:45:53 PM

Mom is one that chooses to do things her way and was not the easiest to convince she was transferring the wrong way in and out of the car. Then beings we always go to lunch after church with a group, she went with us and redid the transfers. So glad she didn't fall again.



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
6/7/2015 11:45:45 AM

Jeannie, don't be silly. Oprah isn't a man.
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LINOVER
6/5/2015 11:12:11 PM

Jeannie,
Thank you for the apple goodie! We continue to spend six months a year in Florida and the other six months in WV. When we sell our home in WV then we will spend the entire year in Florida.

Are you enjoying your new home?

Hope you have a good summer!

Lin



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