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Granddaughter's wedding in Hawaii, January 2013. DIL and Son on right.





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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 11 and 8, and a grown DGD who is mommy to our first great-grandchild, a girl!! 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 ...
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 11 and 8, and a grown DGD who is mommy to our first great-grandchild, a girl!! 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!
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Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 176,025

Fitness Minutes: 47,901

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% Spring Challenge, as well as my team activities.


Other Information:
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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DIANEDOESSMILES
5/20/2015 4:46:18 PM

Hi Sweet Friend!!!! TY for the well wishes. The toe isn't hurting. I didn't think it would for long. I could of easily taken Tylenol for the pain,,, and have since Tuesday.

I saw the regular food Dr today. It seems I'm allergic to the antibiotic. Hopefully it's all cleared up,,,she did another culture,but it look Pawsome to me.



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TXGRANDMA
5/18/2015 10:18:23 AM

Yes, he is probably spasming! I use ice on my hip and back, the chiropractor gave me a refreezable pack and it really helps! That and ibuprofen! Yes we have had wild weather! So far we are blessed with no damage!



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BXTERSMOM
5/15/2015 1:55:02 PM

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Hope you have a nice weekend.



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BXTERSMOM
5/14/2015 11:06:00 AM

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DEBBY4576
5/13/2015 10:22:13 AM

Thank you for my goodie. I'm proud as punch. Now isn't that a weird expression? Wonder about its origins ha. I haven't gone to AA in years but am going now with my daughter. It really makes the date of sobriety special to go and get the 17 year coin!



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