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





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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 11 and 8, 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 11 and 8, 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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IOWAGRAMMA is happy to be inside on this cold, blustery day. Just got off the exercise bike...10 minutes at a time. Boy, is it boring!!
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Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 156,148

Fitness Minutes: 42,859

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 one 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.


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. As a former gardener, I'm missing that.

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GRAMMAMARY
11/15/2014 3:30:34 PM

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Happy birthday. Hope you had a great day.



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DBEAU57
11/15/2014 12:10:16 PM

Happy Birthday, Jeannie! I hope you have some wonderful plans with your grandchildren today! Cake, candles, singing.....birthdays are so much fun!



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TXGRANDMA
11/14/2014 8:27:26 PM

Yes, Jeanne, we are still in the 30's and colder than that at night. It isn't supposed to warm up significantly till next Thursday, that is a long cold spell for us! Really cold in Iowa, huh? Hope you can get the grandson to wear a coat! That is bitterly cold where you are! emoticon



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POLYANNA2
11/14/2014 4:43:10 PM

Hi, there, Jeannie. Thank you so much for explaining that glow getter award. I've seen it many times and never knew where people got it from. I won't be getting the gadget, so I guess I'll never be a glow getter, but I'm sure I'll get other things, like the flu, cold, sinusitis, bronchitis, etc...lol
I am holding my breath for tomorrow's weigh-in. I haven't been particularly good this week nor particularly bad, so it's anybody's guess what my scale will do. I hope you see what you want to on your scale, and if not, look away, quickly...lol
And now the holiday season is looming ahead of us - uh oh, here we go again. I'm going to shoot for maintaining as too much stress makes me grumpy. How about you?
Have a super weekend!!!
Hugs
Carol



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STITCH4EVER
11/14/2014 1:39:18 PM

THANK YOU FOR READING MY BLOG. I DISLIKE HAVING TO WRITE SAD BLOGS AND FAR PREFER TO BE SILLY. BUT I AM FINDING LITTLE TO LAUGH ABOUT THESE DAYS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS.
ERIN



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