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Wedding Day 1988

Summer 2011 @ 240 lbs

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I am a grandma looking forward to seeing my grandchildren grown and maybe someday holding my great-grandchildren. I presently have 2 grandsons who live within 3 blocks of my house and 2 granddaughters who have been living with me and papa for 7 years. We have 2 grandsons about 11/2 hours away and another grandson in another state. I woke up finally realizing that if I don't make some healthy changes in my life, I may not see these guys graduate from high school. Not acceptable! I have type 2 diabetes (Dec 2009), high blood pressure and high cholesterol (2002 maybe), arthritis in my right hip, asthma, and several allergies. Changes have to be made.

I am looking forward to a healthier me. I am looking forward to many more years to spend with my family. I am looking forward...

Member Since: 1/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 255

My Goals:
Weight = 150 lb
Healthier eating habits
Sleep 8 hours/night
Spend more time with family and friends
Become the Christian Christ wants me to be

My Program:
Changing diet - more vegetables, 8 glasses of water daily, less junk food, less fast food
Start exercising
Walk more

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Live in NC
Sunday School Teacher
Children's Church Teacher
Very involved with grandchildren
5 decades down - looking forward to the next

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Joined Spark People in 2007, but was not an active member until 6/2011 - Today is 05/11/12, I have been away from SparkPeople for several months. I have gained back all the weight I had lost. Time to get back on track.

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    2006 days ago
  • v ELISOS
    Thank you for the comment, it really help taking pictures. You an check my blogs and you will see the difference. it works for me. have a healthy weekend.
    2112 days ago
  • v MS.ELENI
    2 cans tomatoes
    2cans tomato sauce
    2 cans tomato paste
    2 cans beef broth
    1 can chicken broth.
    1 can green beans
    2 cans baby corn
    1 can spinach ( I prefer fresh kale but didn’t have any)
    ½ large cabbage
    4 yellow squash
    2 large stalks celery
    5 carrots
    Fill to top of pot with water and bring to a boil and reduce heat and let it simmer for about an hour. Cool and bag for freezer

    PS You can put whatever veggies you want and whatever your favorite spices are. I do not use salt. When I eat it I may add some tomato paste or lemon or both for a sharper taste. I may also add some more veggies.
    But this soup as I made it today will be between 86 and 95 calories for 3 cups.
    Remember . the more things you add when you make it the more calories per cup.

    2113 days ago
  • v MS.ELENI
    I see you found one of my recipes. Leave out the beans and it will have less calories. I also sometimes add stuff when I eat it.
    2113 days ago
  • v MS.ELENI
    I have soup year round every week
    I lived outside of Asheville NC for many years when my kids were little
    2113 days ago
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