Gran and Emma Grace



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11-02-13 I reached my weight goal. Trying to objectively assess my body, I think I need to lose another 5 pounds, but Im not going to sweat it. Size 12 pants are a bit baggy on me, but baggy is good as far as Im concerned. My XL tops are too big, but I dont think I look unkempt in them. Maybe everyone is too polite to tell me to go get new clothes. The stress level in my life right now is off the charts bad, so the last thing Im thinking about is how I look.
01-13-13 Tomorrow will be 9 weeks post hernia surgery. It's been several days since I have felt any twinges or discomfort in the incision area. I finally feel healed. I lost 4 pounds last week on the 4Hour Body diet doing no exercize at all. Today I am adding walking. Will walk 4 days a week. Tomorrow I will add easy dumbbell stretches. I will go slow with strength training because I really dont want to hurt myself.

01-04-13 Day one of the 4HourBody

12-26-12 After 3 false starts in almost 5 years, maybe this time'll stick. I really set myself back over Thanksgiving by starting exercizing too soon after surgery. A week in bed put me back at square one. No exercizing now till Im healed.

02-14-08 Time to get in shape. gotta run after those grandbabies!

Member Since: 2/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,255

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 30 pounds by mid May and to get in shape while losing.

Even though I dont live it, I believe that Energy Begets Energy, and I do want to Live It. So, my goal is to be energized.

Another huge goal is to NOT injure myself while getting back in shape. I have an unfortunate history of dammaging myself doing good things.

Back in the day, I took a dance-ercize class that I LOVED. I prolapsed my bladder and ended up needing surgery.

Biking and jogging stirred up my asthma.

A gift to myself for my 50th birthday was Horseback Riding lessons. I ended up with many little compression fractures up and down my spine.

Last year I built a deck and a fence. Ended up with carple tunnel in both wrists so bad I couldnt make a fist or hold a pen.

Theres more, but you get the idea...

So... yeah... I break myself easily.

My #1 goal is to Stay Unbroken

My Program:
I joined SparkPeople nearly a year ago, but did noting with it other than record my weight. Now, Dec. 31, 2008 being my start date, Im ready to get with the program. My weight hasnt changed in over a year, however Ive jumped 2 or 3 sizes in clothing, so somethign has got to change.

Ive set my program up so that I do strength training on Mon Wed and Fri, and cardio on Tue Th and Sat. I plan on doing yoga every day. beginner yoga... I have a Rodney Yi beginner dvd that I will use until Im ready for something more advanced.

Nutritionally, rightnow Im eating what I always eat. I guess I want to establish a baseline of what my normal eating habits are before I try to change anything.

Im happy to see that after the first several days of recording my food that I naturally tend to eat well under 2000 calories. I dont get enough protein though and I need to fix that without adding a lot of fat.

Personal Information:
I'm a 50-something wife, mother and gramma. Actually, Im a dinosaur. Married straight out of highschool. Still married to the same guy. have been a housewife all my adult life. I did get some college, but right about the time I had to declare a major, I froze and quit. I love to learn though, and books are my best friends. A couple years ago, i built a library in my spare bedroom. Ive collected books since I was a little girl, and reading is a joy.

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My hero and my heart, my daughter Delaina: http://delaina.150m.com/index.htm

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    Glad to see you back with us! I, too, have struggled but like so many others I am recommitting myself in 2013.

    Now that you're back, you might want to update all the info on your SparkPage since they are still from 2008. Also, we'd love to 'see' you more in the Living with Osteoporosis team forums. We are a small, quiet group, but we are there for each other.

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    1728 days ago
    Just stopping by to say Hi! You've been a member of the "Living with Osteoporosis" team for a time, but we haven't heard from you! I've been putting a lot of links in the forums to osteo news. The definition of osteoporosis is even being challenged! If you haven't stopped by in awhile, come on over!
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    1982 days ago
    Nice to see ya. I added you to my Friends!
    3188 days ago
    Welcome to the 50+ with 25 - 49 lbs to lose! We're glad you joined us, I know you will find lots of support and encouragement from our team and this site!
    3188 days ago
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    I'm so happy to see your friendly face! {{{ }}} emoticon
    3189 days ago
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