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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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  • v no profile image QMSANDYOHIO
    Hi Jeannie. Welcome to YOUR LAST DIET. If you haven't already, come on over to the team and read the topic for new people. It has some rules for the team. After you have read the intro for new members come on over and introduce yourself. Please sign your name to all posts. We have another Jeannie so just put where you are from under your name.

    I am so happy to have you on the team. I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

    Sandy
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    4432 days ago
  • v APRIL11301
    im glad that it helped you yeah that is proubly why its not on cardio but hey you can track anything on here i love sp i hope it all works out for you and keep it up you'll be shakin those hips in no time with your determanation !!! thanks she gets her looks from her mama ....lol well chat at ya later
    4489 days ago
  • v APRIL11301
    JEANNIE,
    ON YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER WHERE IT SAYS CHANGE NUTRITION GOALS GO THERE AND IT WILL SAY ADD ANOTHER KIND OF GOAL TO TRACK AND YOU CAN PUT STEPS THERE OR MINS SENCE YOU DONT NEED TO TRACK WHAT U BURN I THATS WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO BUT I NEED TO SEE WHAT I BURN BUT IT MIGHT HELP YOU I HOPE IT DOES KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND REMBER EVERY STEP COUNTS THANKS XOOXOXOXOXXOXOXXOXOXOXOXXOXOXXOXOXXOXOXO
    4489 days ago
  • v HEALTHYRED
    Hi, if you are interested, here are some resources for working out your walking rate.
    www.runningmap.com
    You track your trip and it tells you the elevations and distances traveled.

    What you need to work out a rate:
    Distance traveled
    Time traveled
    A calculator

    The basic concept is that it is kosher to multiply both sides of a fraction by the same number. The fraction still represents the same number. Think of 1/2 being the same as 25/50. Same number, just handier for whatever purpose you need it for. In this case, we want our fraction to have One Hour in the bottom half every time.

    Example, you ran 3.5 miles in 50 minutes. You want to know the rate in mi/hr?

    1. The rate is already there, you are just converting from wacky amounts of minutes to the standard hour. It looks like this when you start working on it: 3.5 miles/ 50 minutes. But that's no good to anybody, because we all have rates per hour in our heads, not per 50 minutes! There are 60 minutes in an hour... So how can you get 50 minutes to be 60 minutes? Divide 60 into 50 to findout the answer. It's 1.2!

    2. Now you can forget about the per hour part of the problem, it's done and it reads per hour like it is supposed to. So now the hour side of the equation has been converted, what about the mile side? Multiply your miles traveled by that number we used to get the hour side right to get the mile side right too. 3.5 * 1.2= 4.2

    3. With both sides converted, the rate can be used on Sparks:
    During your walk, you were traveling at a rate of 4.2 miles/ hour.


    4489 days ago
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