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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 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: 188,540

Fitness Minutes: 49,526

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.


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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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TXGRANDMA
8/20/2015 11:48:22 AM

Yes! It did cool off, with the front that came from the north. Last night we had storms and they started again this morning, temps in the 60's! Surely is a relief, for a short time!



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TXGRANDMA
8/18/2015 9:15:08 PM

Hi, Jeanne! We DID bring the dog and they took the picture for the directory with all 3 of us! Great picture! I can't wait to get the pictures we ordered, Christmas presents for all the kids, and also an 8 X 10 for us and another series of 3 pictures in a frame. Really nice! The company used to be Olan Mills photography, but now has a different name, I think it is "Loving Touch" or something like that. It will be 2.5 weeks before we get our pictures.... emoticon



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DIANEDOESSMILES
8/13/2015 9:59:40 PM

emoticon I have The BRAT of the team,,, MaryAnn sending you the invite end of next week!! Great timing!!!!



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
8/12/2015 7:56:07 PM

I'm with you on that, Jeannie. Eons ago I realized that every woman needs a wife. Lately, though, I also think of a mother, the precursor to a wife!
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DIANEDOESSMILES
8/11/2015 12:33:06 AM

emoticon we r THRILLED to have you back in the kennel!!! I've notified MaryAnn, so she can invite you back!! YEAH!!!

Thankfully I m only 36 hrs from having the walking cast on!!! I've seen one they do. They are big and clunky!!! Still I'll be able to FINALLY able to walk!!! The hyperbaric chamber,,,it's making me exhausted!!! I come home about 10:30,,,, sleep and sleep. Wake up enough to eat, sleep until 4 or 5 in the late afternoon. Than often at 7 PM fall back to sleep again for a few hours!!! It's been hard to get in my exercise, but I still manage approximately 50 - 80 minutes. Mostly doing arm exercises.

We r in week 7, so a week from Saturday, u should receive ur invitation!!!



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