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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    Thanks for the smilie face. Will need it through the elections. I'm thinking my side is in for a really hard wummer and fall. Hoping that the others who didn't vote for my candidate, will still vote my way after all the primaries are over.

    Yes, the election is scary -- like no other elections I've ever seen. Even stranger, I thinik, than the 1968 Deemocratic convention!
    57 days ago
    Happy Easter back to you!
    62 days ago
    Jeannie, thanks for the huge Birthday present, and the wonderful wishes. I wonder what could be in that BIG BOX?

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    66 days ago
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    I would be very will to tell you what I know about them. We have a lot for sale but have sold many, many already. We have had a big turn over this year. I can give you info on several that are not listed there. Those homes have been on the market a long time and the owners have resorted to listing them with a realtor to sell. Just let me know and I will work with you. We are going to try and head north by 4/15 if we can but mom is sick with the respiratory crud again, her annual bout with pneumonia vs. bronchitis! But that's our plans as of now.
    67 days ago
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