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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 10 and 7, 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 10 and 7, 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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IOWAGRAMMA is happy I started going to the pool at the Y. Classes cancelled today, but I did water walking and treading H20.
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Member Since: 4/13/2007

SparkPoints: 141,601

Fitness Minutes: 40,098

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+ dairy products each day.
4. I will eat 2-3 protein servings daily.
5. The remainder of my calories will come in the form of carbs and occasional treats.
6. I will include strength and stretching exercises in my daily routine.
7. Every other day I will walk outside or work on the WATP video to increase my stamina and time. I will also use my pedaler on off walking days.
8. I will weigh in weekly and actively participate in the 5% Summer Challenge, as well as my team activities.


Other Information:
I love to read, do genealogy, sew and spend time outdoors. We garden a lot and I can and freeze the produce. We spend as much time as we can with the grandsons.

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SPEDED2
7/30/2014 9:15:19 PM

Jeannie ~ Thank you for the Goodie. You have sparked some motivation for several of us. There is a Y in a town near here (our town's population is 199) and I think I'll check it out after school starts. Maybe their hours will jive with the horrible hours I work.

Oh, my goodness!!! Continued success and good luck. We are blessed to have you on the Team.

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TXGRANDMA
7/30/2014 5:17:26 PM

Thanks for the Goodie, Jeanne! Glad that you are getting some water exercise in and that your temps are cooler. We had a big cool down too, which is very welcome! Matt and I spent the day painting at our friend's house that we are fixing up. We are still at the RV park and looks like we may be in this part of Texas for awhile, the renovations are time consuming and going slowly. Not complaining though, we feel blessed to be able to help! emoticon



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DUGDIXIE1
7/30/2014 3:16:41 AM

Good for you taking the plunge. Hope you have fun and good luck to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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CHERIRIDDELL
7/29/2014 12:20:55 AM

I had to laugh when I was reading all the repairs your DH had had and you said but thankfully no knee replacements ,I have had both of my knees replaced but no shoulders ! I hope you have fun at your water fitness,itis my favourite !



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DIANEDOESSMILES
7/28/2014 9:04:30 PM

YEAH JEannie !! WELCOME to the SWIM CLUB !! WOOHOOO !! I can NOT WAIT to get back into dah watah !!! it's sooo much FUN !!

TY ALso for the added time,, which we SO BADLY Need in order to HOPEFULLY land soon !



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