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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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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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    Hey, going out for the fireworks were a bust. While we were out for dinner, we saw a woman almost get hit in the crosswalk... literally had to jump out of the way to avoid getting hit. Then later, in the same crosswalk, someone stopped for a family walking across and was rear ended. We decided to head back to our cabin and watch them from there. At my age... I guess I've seen plenty, so it was okay. Good luck with the new challenge!!!
    130 days ago
    Just popping by to wish you a spectacular July 4th! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    132 days ago
    Welcome back to the Kennel - I don't know about you, but I really really need to get my butt back into gear and back on track.
    I'm just so happy to be running with the pack again - emoticon can you see my tail wagging madly?
    It's the Summer 5% Challenge so who's going to play fetch emoticon with me?

    linda & the bubba
    137 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/28/2019 6:49:40 PM
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    Hi Jeannie, Just a note to say HELLO, I guess I must have missed a post somewhere, wasn't aware you were taking a bus trip to California. Are you just site seeing or do you have family there, Sounds like a lot of fun, but I'm with you a lot of sitting and I don't like to stay seated for long periods. I did take a greyhound bus from Tulsa to Ohio when I was a lot younger with my 3 year old son, who is now 55, believe me he didn't like to stay seated for very long either. emoticon emoticon , So hope you have a great time, I do hope your sister is doing ok.

    Enjoy your trip, take some pic's along the way:

    CJ from OK. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    148 days ago

    Have an awesome Father's Day !
    150 days ago
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