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





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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: 181,896

Fitness Minutes: 48,946

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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SYLPHINPROGRESS
7/7/2015 4:01:49 PM

FYI, Miss Iowa 1970, "You should grow like an onion with your head in the ground" is an old, Yiddish expression. I suppose it would be said to someone who is particularly annoying or unscrupulous. It sounds pretty mild, don't you think, in the case of unscrupulousness? It also sounds much better in Yiddish, which I don't speak, as it has a certain something. A certain flavor, perhaps.

Laurie



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
7/6/2015 6:30:06 PM

Four or 14, you are still my hero. You made the scale pipe down.

Hey, are the lilacs in the background of your page in your own garden? They are magnificent.

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SYLPHINPROGRESS
7/6/2015 2:32:13 PM

I saw that! I saw that! You lost 14 pounds. You are my hero.
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CJMOK1121
7/6/2015 12:16:40 PM

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Thank You SOooooooooo much for the Blue Ribbon Goodie, I love those blue ribbons, my oldest sister that passed away in January, always got a lot of Blue ribbons in school for spelling B. I always thought it was really fun everytime she got one. I'm 9 yrs younger than her so I wanted to be just like her. Well I can tell you, my spelling comes no where near getting any kind of ribbon. emoticon , so this one is GREAT, Thank you again.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK. CJ from OK.



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INSPIRATIONAL3
7/6/2015 9:46:57 AM

Thank you for the comment on Tracking Blog. Its amazing how getting back into the routine of something is such a learning experience.

You would think by now we would have it all down pat...lol

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Yvonne



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