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My Goal to Become a Fit Grandmother

Took a look at my Spark page recently, and decided maybe an update was needed. A lot has changed since I initially joined Spark People in 2009. The granddaughters have grown, 6 and soon to be 8, (going on 25 or so). I am retired from my long-time job as business manager of the local newspaper, although I still show up there on production day to help with the insert stuffing and such. Two summers ago I lost my husband of 36 years to pancreatic cancer, a quiet, deadly disease that gives little ...
Took a look at my Spark page recently, and decided maybe an update was needed. A lot has changed since I initially joined Spark People in 2009. The granddaughters have grown, 6 and soon to be 8, (going on 25 or so). I am retired from my long-time job as business manager of the local newspaper, although I still show up there on production day to help with the insert stuffing and such. Two summers ago I lost my husband of 36 years to pancreatic cancer, a quiet, deadly disease that gives little warning or hope of cure. I still struggle with gaining and losing the same poundage repeatedly, although my current weight is almost 20 pounds less than when I began Spark People. Have 20 pounds to go to get to goal and recently joined a local TOPS group to make me accountable to a weekly weigh-in. Nice group of ladies who are very encouraging and patient with my set-backs. I continue my musician duties on the weekend, it's a nice supplement to my retirement income and the folks at both parishes have become like family to me. I continue to cut fabric into very small pieces and sew it back together, enjoy my computer and do my best to maintain my old house and acreage. I'm blessed with a loving family and many good friends, and determined to be persistent in my weight-loss efforts with the goal of staying active and healthy as long as I can. I've worn a pedometer for years, recently switched to a Fit Bit and try and stay competitive with my 35 year old son. It is usually a losing battle, but it's fun.
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Member Since: 1/10/2009

SparkPoints: 153,929

Fitness Minutes: 87,542

My Goals:
My beginning goals are pretty basic.
1. Drink my water
2. Add 20 min. a day to my usual exercise
3. Journal my food (and feelings)
4. Work on evening eating, I've really allowed it to sabatoge my program
5. Limit refined carbohydrates

My Program:
I have most of the eating principles of Weight Watchers and South Beach (plus a few recent ones from OA) committed to memory. They are often de-railed by emotional eating, occasions when I use food for comfort or entertainment. Addressing the emotional aspect will be as important as the plan of eating.

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My favorite leisure activities are walking, reading, writing and quilting..

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WILSONWR
8/22/2014 9:20:07 AM

I hope you don't mind me adding you as a friend, JoAnn. I have enjoyed your posts on the Pedometer Challenge Team, and like you, I am trying to be the healthiest grandfather I can be!



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HOLLEEHO
6/9/2014 1:12:10 PM

Hi There,

Just checking to see how you are doing. Things here are pretty well. One day at a time. It's almost time for me to shake things up and make a change to dump some more weight. I think I will try lowering my calories first. as I am already active. Would love to hear how you are doing. Love your spoiled pet picture. I own rescued Siamese cats who rule my household. Hope you find the silly in life. emoticon My best to you, Holly

PS Lovely quilts! Impressive talent. I've been knitting a cranberry colored scarf for eleven years. Lost the second needle. lol

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MYAKAYAH
4/29/2014 3:45:55 AM

Thank you for the great comments on your FitBit One and Leslie Sansone videos. I use her 3 miles video lately when the wind kicks up too bad here in the desert of Sin City!

I'm pretty stringent about my steps since I get in at least 15K or more 5-6 days out of the week. I should have purchased the FitBit One first but I wanted to be certain that I was going to stick with walking before getting more than a basic pedometer. I'm ready since its been a year now and after this go round I'm retiring the Zip and just keeping it for backup in case its necessary. I am going to buy one off Amazon I think some time in July round my birthday.

I added you as a Spark Friend if you don't mind :)~

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
4/16/2014 8:58:00 PM

"Above all else, do NOT quit! The universe always bows to persistence.
The empowering approach is to see your physical challenges as assets, because overcoming obstacles forces you to develop discipline, determination and character.
These traits will carry over to other areas of your life and make you a stronger person.
-Tom Venuto
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "I'm Not A Quitter Anymore." Have a healthy day!



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KATHCART
3/25/2014 3:43:47 PM

Thank you for the Spark Goody. The flower is beautiful! :)



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