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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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IOWAGRAMMA is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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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: 65,360

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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    HI Jeannie, I noticed the protein level is about NIL in some of them. The one I bought only has 2 for a CUP!! YO!! So far it's been a week, and the pain has not lessened and my mouth, oh my poor mouth!! I can't begin to describe how much it hurts. So much that it's getting either used to the pain or simply hurts so much it's going numb.

    It could be so much worse. Hugs

    2 days ago
    Thank-you for the birthday goodie.
    4 days ago
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    8 days ago
    emoticon Jeannie you my friend are a SPARK PEOPLE OVERALL MOTIVATOR today!!

    emoticon It's ABOUT TIME this happened!! SO PROUD OF YOU!!

    Now the emoticon knows what we've known Jeannie for a long time ,, ,you are emoticon !!!

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    8 days ago
    Jeannie we live in an older part of the city so our yard is far larger than traditional new homes.It was designed for a garden .I do have rain troughs on the garage that I plant things in I will go out and take a photo so you can see .My cherry trees are in the front yard.
    8 days ago
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