IOWAGRAMMA
 
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Granddaughter's wedding in Hawaii, January 2013. DIL and Son on right.



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Visit to the alpaca farm...we were all enchanted with these lovely creatures!



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Isaac, 10, and Ian, 7, taken Easter 2013


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I'm 70+ and live in the Midwest. We recently moved to a retirment community where we have a wonderful apartment, new friends and plenty of activities. Unfortunately, a new challenge is the fact that we have ample opportunities to eat at each of those activities. It is putting my commitment to the test! We have 3 living children, 2 DILs, 2 DGSs, ages 16 and 13, and a grown DGD who is mommy to our great-grandchildren, 2 girls and a boy!! Being overweight has been a problem for me since my last pregnancy well 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 younger generation for a very long time! SparkPeople is giving me that chance!

Member Since: 4/13/2007

Fitness Minutes: 62,250

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 follow the WW Freestyle program is best as possible.
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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Other Information:
I love to read, do genealogy, work on jigsaw puzzles, and spend as much family time as possible with our grandsons and greats. Notice I do not include exercise in my "loves," but I do make myself work on fitness, with that as the over-riding goal: fitness.




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  • v MFLYNN8
    You are so close to the challenge goal!!!
    1 day ago
  • v RAYLINSTEPHENS
    Hey Jeannie emoticon
    I thought I saw you on top of the emoticon house earlier!
    A little emoticon told me that today YOU are DOTD emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I hope you have fun bouncing emoticon around the Dog House Fitness Center!

    Huggers,
    Linda
    I'm way behind on my DOTD wishes, sorry :(

    3 days ago
  • v 1KINDREDSPIRIT3
    Wow...haven't spoken to you in at least 4 years! Glad to see you are well. I am mostly back for the nutrition page to see if I can do something with this weight!!!

    Best
    Barbara
    4 days ago
  • v LOSINGLINNDY
    It’s hot outside, but Fall is coming! Are you ready to join a Challenge and work on your healthy lifestyle goals? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of September. The challenge consists of 11 Teams that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the link below, or click on my username to leave me a message or you can click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my Spark page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Fall Waitlist thread.
    https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/grou
    ps_individual.asp?gid=25339
    13 days ago
  • v DBEAU57
    •:*'*:•-:¦:- . Welcome to.......(drum roll, please).....the TOP OF THE DAWG HOUSE!!!!

    A wide veranda with a spacious view of the world-renowned Dawggie Park - complete with kennels, a spa, the wonderful Dawggie Biscuit Restaurant, and even the friends of the dawgs - the kitty cats!

    Enjoy! 'Cause you're the Dawggie of the Day!

    •:*'*:•-:¦:-
    17 days ago
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