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


Cleaning Service

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The Grandmother...


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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: 59,594

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.

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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% 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 JAMER123
    Paid for full hook ups in the fairgrounds but didn't find any without a truck or camper or empty trailer in. So after driving all the hills and valleys, we chose a spot on top of the last hill and gave the people in the camper beside us a good chuckle while trying to get a level spot there. Back to the office for a refund of no sewer. They didn't care if trucks and empty livestock trailers were sitting in the sewer sites. Suppose to be the last afternoon but people didn't leave until today.
    Thought about you as we were close to Keokuk but didn't know where you had moved. We need electric, and water as our pump doesn't work to get the water out. So the nice prk was good!
    102 days ago
  • v 1FARMER
    Thank you for the WooHoo. I try to do my fitness everyday because if I try skipping
    I get totally off track. So I do what works for me. Maintaining is hard work. emoticon
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    102 days ago
    Wanted to say too, that using my phone on Sparks makes me limit my posts on your page or any page. I must use spark mail to say I may be sending you one!
    103 days ago
    I'm so happy for you! You have to live where your heart Is! I have found my heart where we live now. I haven't been on here much either, you are so right about the changes!
    103 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    At that time, we were just passing though. We ended up staying in Mt. Pleasant in a nice overnighter type campground. Very clean, level and friendly. Then left there and currently staying at the IA. state fairgrounds, up and down hills until we found a level spot. :) Nice visit and getting on line very late.
    103 days ago
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