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My life has been an interesting journey so far. If I had a lot of time and space, it would make an interesting story, but since that's not the case, I will make it short.
I am a 71 year old wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. My name is Kathy, my husband and I sometimest our daughters' 3 children while she works. I have multiple problems which make it difficult to lose weight. I'm hoping this part of my journey will be productive and help me to gain some new friends. I've included a picture of myself and a couple pictures of some of my grandchildren....we now only babysit occasionally as the kids are now 15, 12, and 19.

After several times of starting over...I have decided to embark on this journey again. My husband has found a program called " EAT TO LIVE" and has been shopping and cooking to implement this program...so here we go again.

Member Since: 6/5/2007

My Goals:
1 Begin to incorporate 5 minutes of exercise 2 x daily.

2. To lose 5 pounds monthly.

3. To reach and maintain 120 lbs.

My Program:
I will drink 8 glasses of water daily.
I will maintain a calorie level that helps me lose the weight and stay healthy.
I will establish a sensible sleeping pattern.
I will try do WATP at least 2 times weekly until I can do it without pain.

My final goal is to lose to a weight of 150 and to maintain it for the rest of my life.

Personal Information:
My name is Kathy Putney Born: 1/20/1941
Spouse- Art
Our children:
David-50, Curtis-47 Marc-45, Carol-37
Angie-50 Evieon-48
Thomas-46, Cindy-42

I have 14 grandchildren ranging in age from ages
(8 grandsons) (6 granddaughters)
2 great grandsons
3 great granddaughters

Also had 5 foster children.
I was born and raised in Oregon/ currently live in Hillsboro, Oregon about 20 miles west of Portland.
3 of our children are living
in Hillsboro/ 1 son lives in Vancouver,WA

Other Information:
I love to read historical fiction/romance stories.
I read the "Left Behind" series
I like to read the Bible... Psalms, Romans,Hebrews,
I love to sing and was a soloist for years, sang in choirs and ensembles.
Love Pipe Organ music, Violin, Trumpet, Piano
Like antiques, sewing, relaxing, puzzles

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    Hi glad you have joined us this is a great site it I has and still is helping me I lost 3 stone last year but between end if summer had now have put back on a stone .hope you are finding the plan us working for you are you following the meal plan
    2389 days ago
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    emoticon Happy Holidays emoticon
    It looks to me like you haven't been here in a long time. (Maybe I'm wrong.) Restarting January 1, 2015 would be a great day for you. Our health is what matters most. Hope to see you then. emoticon
    2423 days ago
    Cathy, there is a group of Sparkers meeting to walk to the Wendy the Welder statue on the Washington side of the Columbia on Thursday, June 21st. Check with LOU1DAY about the meeting place and time. My cousin who introduced me to SP is not feeling well and her honey is having knee surgery so i may not see her this summer. It was through her that we had a get together with other SP's. I realize it may be quite a drive from Cottage Grove.

    I am spending most of my time on the coast this year with just a pop in in the Greater Portland area.

    3343 days ago
    Lord, Keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth…
    I just read this on one of your teams.

    thanks for that prayer! Chris
    3396 days ago
    I was reading some of my old blogs and you commented on one of mine way back in 2008 when I first started blogging.

    I was reading about your problems with venous stasis ulcers and compression stockings. I hope that is better now. About a year ago I got treatment for bilateral leg edema and am supposed to wear compression stockings every day but it seems I forget but my leg swelling is so much better and my legs feel better when I wear my 30-40 mm/Hg stockings. They aren't much fun to put on and it seems I have plenty of excuses. I need to do this so I won't develop ulcers, also.

    Please write back if you are able. I recall you gave me lots of encouragement when I started being active on SparkPeople. emoticon
    3412 days ago
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