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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: 176,724

Fitness Minutes: 48,141

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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POLYANNA2
5/7/2015 11:01:52 AM

LOL, Jeannie. I too know when I go up on Sunday with my hubby in tow all will be sunshine and honey, nothing like yesterday. I'm starting to think this is something you get when you're in your 90s. I think I'll quit when I'm 89... emoticon



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SHORTCAKE48
5/7/2015 10:25:31 AM

I went in an added you as a friend. I thought I had, but apparently not. My mind remembers thinking to do it, but I probably forgot before I got around to it.

Sounds like we are birds of a feather. I look forward to getting to know you emoticon



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POLYANNA2
5/2/2015 11:02:39 AM

If I didn't know better, Jeannie, I would swear we're on maintenance...LOL Don't you wish running around in circles would burn more calories?
We're halfway through our challenge and I've decided I'm going to make a mad dash for the goal post and just hope I don't slam right into it and knock myself out. Are you with me - huh? huh?
LET'S KICK #$%!!! emoticon
Hugs, your coffee drinking buddy boo



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DEBBY4576
4/25/2015 8:12:24 PM

Thank you for the Goodie. That was very sweet of you. I hope this is over soon too. All it's done is make me feel as old as I am haha.



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RAYLINSTEPHENS
4/24/2015 10:28:58 AM

...... (¯`•´¯) Dawggie Of The Day!! WooHoo!!
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