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I'm 70 and live in the Midwest most of the year, but usually 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 just became 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 ...
I'm 70 and live in the Midwest most of the year, but usually 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 just became 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

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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 one 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.


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. As a former gardener, I'm missing that.

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TXGRANDMA
10/21/2014 9:36:54 AM

Jeanne, I did check out Alamo Rose and their rates were a little cheaper per month than Texas Trails plus they gave you a free week if you stayed a month. I didn't realize they were the same owners as Texas Trails. We met a woman here who is headed to Mission to stay, she paid for a year for $950.00! She said that the sites were concrete but she has never been to the valley so never has seen the place.

I DO want to go down there this year and stay for a bit, I'm sure that we can find somewhere to stay that won't be too expensive. We are headed to our Good Sam's campout today and from there, we'll be going home. I got most of the laundry done yesterday, one more load remains but Matt said he didn't really need those clothes, so they will wait!

When are you leaving? Travel safely! Are you taking 281 down? emoticon



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DIANEDOESSMILES
10/20/2014 2:28:09 PM

OH Jeannie,, I can not begin to count the tears,, the FEAR I've been having,, esp now that she's having a very hard breathing. She picked me up this AM (LOL I had her UP at 6Am for me to get blood work,,, since I am both a diabetic,, and hypoglycemic i can NOT go 8 hrs without eating,, I usually wake up at between 4 and 6AM and eat,,, so yeah,, needing to wait is a KILLER !! I could not find my paper work,, so we ended up wating til 8,, to go. SIGH !! And than the lab was NOT yet opened !! OH MY GOODNESS when I explained my situation at my Drs office,, they AT ONCE opened it,, and took me in ! THANKFULLY ! by then I had a HUGE headache,,, could barely open my eyes !! My stomach was a growling !! I did NOT AT ALL feel well.

Karen had picked me up,,, put my knee walker into the car,, which she used to do easily,, and come right back,, drive off,, today ,, she put it into the trunk,, had to stand there to get back her breathe (Its very light,,, I can pick it up with one hand),,,, it was the "walking" if you wish to say going to the trunk from the drivers side is WALKING?? than when she got back into the car,, she sat there,, heaving and heaving to catch her breathe ! OH MY GOODNESS,, but UNLESS she's ready it will NO good do to talk to her,, HOPEFULLY my cast will FINALLY come OFF next week,, Tues,,, so 8 days left in this "THING: than on day 9,, I WANNA GO SWIMMING and I WILL DRAG her with me,,, itll not at first help her breathing, and she WILL FIGHT ME,,, but in the pool,, we've always talked about health,, and I did have her working on it,, when we swam from Feb thru June,, she had finally lost 15 lbs,, she was doing better,, but as we WELL KNOW,,, when you lose,, if you do NOT keep it up,, and restart to wickely over eat,, she gained back that AND MORE ! SIGH !



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DIANEDOESSMILES
10/20/2014 12:35:27 AM

TY Jeannie ! U ARE SOO RIGHT !! That IS why they call it a "CHALLENGE" and YES !! That means it can be a struggle,, hmmm LETS HOPE we stay FAR AWAY From those FREGGIES !! LOL



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TXGRANDMA
10/19/2014 1:13:38 PM

Yes, last time down there we stayed at Texas Trails RV resort which is where Eileen always stays. We stayed a week and it was a little pricey so not sure we want to go there again. I will look up Alamo Rose and check it out! Yes, definitely want to meet up with you! Are you going to look Eileen and Roger up while you are down there? emoticon



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TXGRANDMA
10/18/2014 9:33:12 PM

Oh, Jeanne! That is exciting news! Where will you be in the valley? We want to go for at least a little while this year. Not sure yet where we will stay. Hopefully we can see you and your DH while we are there. We still have lots to do on the house but maybe we can go down in January for a bit. I would love that! emoticon



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