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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: 169,670

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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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ITSMESHE
3/17/2015 11:00:01 AM

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May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Traditional Irish Blessing
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TXGRANDMA
3/17/2015 12:55:05 AM

Thanks for the prayers Jeanne! Annette seems to have come through the surgery just fine, she is a fighter and has already walked a few steps. All the praise and glory to God! I am so appreciative of the prayers of so many! emoticon



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3/15/2015 6:02:20 PM

I read that taking statins with other medicines sometimes cause muscle pain. This is horrible. I feel deep down tissue pain all over. right now it has been concentrating in my neck, shoulders and hands. It is so dehabilitating. My doctor said something about the cholesterol medicine but I forgot what.

I think I will write him.

take care
barbara



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SIXMONTHSTOGOAL
3/15/2015 12:03:46 PM

Just a little peek in to wish you a happy sunshine day!

Your lilacs are my favorites. I grew up in Rochester NY where we had a lilac festival every year and I miss it so. (I don't miss the snow and extended winter there, only the lilacs)

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TXGRANDMA
3/14/2015 8:01:23 PM

Yes, Jeanne! We are settling in well, I actually missed my little house! I just love being outside and doing things, and there is lots to do on these 17 acres! You may have read that I painted about 150 feet of fence Thursday that had never had paint on it, and also repainted about another 100 feet, all with a brush, so it took me 5 hours.

We have had a few beautiful, sunny days, for which I am very thankful. It was in the high 60's and sunny today, so a really nice day. Glad that you are finally getting some better weather! emoticon emoticon



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