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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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    emoticon Jeannie gal!! Hey how are ya? Has the virus thing been bad where you are? Is it affecting you much?

    I am out of work, maybe for the rest of the school year. Work is so KIND they are still paying me for March and April!! HOW NEAT is that???

    READY to play with us again? We are so emoticon you are back!!!
    7 hours ago
    emoticon WELCOME BACK Jeannie!! WOOHOO!!!

    Love having you again!!!
    26 days ago
    HI Jeannie!! How are you hon? Hows the 5% Treating you?

    Awwwww I DO miss the Dawggies, but it's easier for me I suppose since I am the one who took off my collar!! Awwww Izzy is FAST ASLEEP on my lap. She's ALREADY 9 years old!! HOW DID that happen??? The little guy (GGS) is now 2 1/2!! LOL had him over Friday and for the first time he was naughty for a little bit. He quickly learned that though Grandma is LOTS OF FUN,, she doesn't stand for being naughty. he was throwing things. Warned him 2 times, than I "put him in his cage" AKA "JAIL" LOLOL I am so bad!! It's his Play and pack (like a travel type of crib thing, which he's almost to big for ). Left him in it for 2 mins and closed the door. His Nana was here also. I WANTED TO PUT HER IN IT TOO!! But, she's to big. LOLOLOL she was HORRIFIED I was telling a 2 year old NO. DON'T than disciplining him. Hmmmm we KNOW the type of parent she was!! I brought him out,, he was good for a few more mins, and being a typical kid, he looked at me and threw something else. BUT INTO JAIL He went. LOL From there on his usual sweet self.

    Kids are expensive toys huh?
    33 days ago
    My husband (Henry) and I are 70 plus. We live in the midwest but still in our home for the last 43 years. I do most of the work, he does the finances. He's morbidly obese, and I'm 40 lbs. overweight. The 1x now. We both want to lose weight but are both sluggish about it. emoticon

    36 days ago
  • v COOKIE_AT_51
    “May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours wherever you may roam... ”
    —Irish Proverb

    Have a wonderful week - Hugs, Cookie
    60 days ago
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