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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 usually head to south Texas or Arizona for some of the cold winter months. We have 3 living children, 2 DGSs, ages 10 and 7, and a grown DGD who just became 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 ...
I'm 70 and live in the Midwest most of the year, but usually head to south Texas or Arizona for some of the cold winter months. We have 3 living children, 2 DGSs, ages 10 and 7, and a grown DGD who just became 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: 139,321

Fitness Minutes: 39,498

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+ dairy products each day.
4. I will eat 2-3 protein servings daily.
5. The remainder of my calories will come in the form of carbs and occasional treats.
6. I will include strength and stretching exercises in my daily routine.
7. Every other day I will walk outside or work on the WATP video to increase my stamina and time. I will also use my pedaler on off walking days.
8. I will weigh in weekly and actively participate in the 5% Summer Challenge, as well as my team activities.


Other Information:
I love to read, do genealogy, sew and spend time outdoors. We garden a lot and I can and freeze the produce. We spend as much time as we can with the grandsons.

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POLYANNA2
7/1/2014 11:48:34 PM

Well, the fireworks are over and the day is almost done. I got to spend the day with my sister, a rare occurrence, and it was a perfect summer day, sunshine and warmth. It doesn't get any better.
It's your turn on Friday - woo hoo!!!
Thanks, Jeannie
Love, Carol



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
7/1/2014 9:16:27 PM

Jeannie, I guess we have the "good girl" thing that even extends to volunteering. It's only been the past few weeks that I've taken on an additional aspect. It's very much part and parcel of what I've been doing all along (since last August at this particular organization). I like what I do and I must remind myself that the future of the organization and the well-being of clients and all others who make contact do not rest on my shoulders alone. I'm allowed to get up to stretch my legs, use the ladies' and get some more coffee.

Laurie



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SPEDED2
6/30/2014 1:30:12 PM

Thank you for the Goodie!



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STARRBRITE
6/29/2014 11:37:16 PM

Thanks for the flowers, Jeannie. I did need them. I'm glad to hear that Richard is getting along, and that it was even easier this time around. I'm glad he enjoyed the goodie. As for me, the loan is being held up because I filed my taxes late and they want to see the refund. It's bothered me a little bit, but the house is still on its way. I'm worried I can't get myself together enough to get into the house. I feel every day that my life is getting more complicated, and that it shows in my surroundings. (Boxes, stuff, that sort of thing.)

Don't ever worry about being nosey. In my world there's no such thing. I've just been overwhelmed and haven't been on board much.



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POLYANNA2
6/29/2014 9:11:32 PM

Great buddy minds think alike...lol
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