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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 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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IOWAGRAMMA Checked out tht Y for senior services, cost, etc. Will watch some of the water exer. and classes before I buy in to make sure it'll work. HOT here!!
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Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 140,933

Fitness Minutes: 39,913

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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JAMER123
7/14/2014 9:36:09 PM

emoticon for your comment. I worry about my 88 y/o mom and driving too. She is very stubborn (admits it) and came up here this summer (from TX) followed us and stayed in the camper with us at night. She is leaving here shortly and driving 1500 miles back probably alone!! There is a lady from Ames she just met that might go with her. Guess we can only pray all will go well!!



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GRAYGRANNY
7/14/2014 7:14:33 PM

Jeannie..growing up I knew of no other Thelma. My mother named me (against my Daddy's wishes) from her baby sister that died of pneumonia at age of 9 months. Daddy was not grand on babies being named after deceased people. Then when I got married and we moved here there were 2 other Thelma's within a mile of each other. Now here is the kicker......the movie "Thelma & Louise" That is my first and middle name......so when I give people my name I always give the movie name.....they are more likely to remember my name that way. That is unless they have a memory like mine.......in which case they need a name tag to remember their own.....LOL



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SPEDED2
7/14/2014 3:57:43 PM

emoticon Jeannie, Thank you for reading my blog and leaving your kind thoughts and words of encouragement, support, and friendship. They are truly appreciated. emoticon Jeanne



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TXGRANDMA
7/13/2014 6:23:32 PM

Thanks, Jeannie, for the Grill goodie! I need to put it on our large back porch and enjoy it! So anxious to get our new grill...... first have to get all the construction supplies cleaned off the porch. When Matt doesn't know what to do with something, it goes on the back porch. I don't like it, but there it is....... emoticon



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POLYANNA2
7/13/2014 12:08:26 PM

Good morning, Jeannie. It's about noon, but I haven't been up for very long. Woke up early, saw it was raining cats and dogs, pulled the sheet over my head and went back to sleep. Such decadent living...lol
The sun is coming out now and after some lunch I'll be heading out to do an hour of interval walking. I did that yesterday for the first time and loved it. Way less boring than plain walking and it's a great burn.
You did really well with fitness yesterday as well. What's the plan for today? Need a kick?...lol Whatever it is, have a great time, have a safe time!!!
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