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

Visit to the alpaca farm...we were all enchanted with these lovely creatures!

Isaac, 10, and Ian, 7, taken Easter 2013


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Weight Lifting Gloves

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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 13 and 10, and a grown DGD who is mommy to our great-grandchildren, a girl and a boy!! 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!

Member Since: 4/13/2007

Fitness Minutes: 55,626

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.

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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% Fall Challenge, as well as my team activities.

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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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    Thanks Jeannie...I'm ready to make some positive changes!!!
    9 hours ago
    Time to romp through the Fall Leaves emoticon emoticon
    Time to drink water emoticon and eat our freggies emoticon emoticon
    and remember to have lots of fun chasing each other around the kennel emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Are you ready? Woofers!!
    5 days ago
    emoticon BACKERS Jeannie !!! EXCITING to have a LOYAL Dawggie be FOUND !! SO SORRY hon somehow you lost your collar, but what happened to the chip? With that we would of found you MUCH quicker. WOOHOOO Your back now !! YEAH !!!

    TY SO MUCH For filling out your vet record !! LOVE your goals !! I had hit my 5% in the Winter and Spring challenge,,,,, hoping to this month, depending on how the surgery recovery time lasts. HOPEFULLY I will be FINE !!!! It helps to have a buddy to talk to on a daily basis,, or as can to help encourage us, share what we wish to help us on "Those days" also though to CELEBRATE with us on the "WOOHOO" Days !! Hon, would you like a buddy? Is there a Dawggie you have kept or would like to rejoin with or we can choose one for you. I have MaryAnn and Sandy (1bearwife) as well as Raylinstephens ,, and do my best to check in with as many as I can, in turn they do with me,, and believe me they help me to KEEP to my goals !! WOOHOOO !!

    6 days ago
    Thanks so much for always giving encouragement on my journey! emoticon
    6 days ago
    Thank you so much for your continuing encouragement! You help me believe better health is possible when I don't believe it myself.
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    ~ Pam
    6 days ago
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