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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 most of the year, but often head to south Texas or Arizona for some of the cold winter months. We have 3 living children, 2 DGSs, ages 13 and 10, and a grown DGD who is mommy to our great-grandchildren, a girl and a boy!! Being overweight has been a problem for me since my last pregnancy 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 grandsons for a very long time! SparkPeople is giving me that chance!

Member Since: 4/13/2007

Fitness Minutes: 62,060

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 eat within my daily calorie range and abstain from evening eating and snacking.
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% Fall Challenge, as well as my team activities.

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I love to read, do genealogy, spend as much time as possible with our grandsons and new great-granddaughter. We just moved to a condo last spring, so we're adjusting to having no outdoor responsibilities. We've rented a city garden spot for this year and we're looking forward to having plenty of fresh veggies!

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    Sigh, on phone ,,below 1st plz. Deal with the foot amputation(foot always hurts now, but functional so holding onto it!). I'm ok IF it happens. I'm careful. Hows Richards? Lets keep going forward
    7 days ago
    Hi therah friend!! With your neck often the nerves try to grow back. That "could" be twinge or the muscles. I'm glad though if needed you'll call your Dr if needed. Today saw my therapust (since the toe amputation my Dr demanded I see 1 to deal
    7 days ago
    Hi Jeaanie!! Woohoo, on being Dawggies!! I'm so happy you are THE Energizer bunny!!

    Hon, do you have any effects from the stroke? Does knowing you had 1 freak you out about more or motivate you to never have another one?

    I had the one in 2012, but it was from taking celebrex .I no longer see stooped commercials pushing that garbage .Thankfully .

    If I hadn't see the scans on Fri, id likely just push things off, but its weird to see that the vessel isn't right . But you've all have helped me to just keep going forward!!
    8 days ago
  • v RONDAJO56
    Tues Quote!

    “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” ~Anthony Robbins
    15 days ago
    "Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds."
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    15 days ago
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