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



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



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


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I'm 70+ and live in the Midwest. We recently moved to a retirment community where we have a wonderful apartment, new friends and plenty of activities. Unfortunately, a new challenge is the fact that we have ample opportunities to eat at each of those activities. It is putting my commitment to the test! We have 3 living children, 2 DILs, 2 DGSs, ages 16 and 13, and a grown DGD who is mommy to our great-grandchildren, 2 girls and a boy!! Being overweight has been a problem for me since my last pregnancy well 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 younger generation for a very long time! SparkPeople is giving me that chance!

Member Since: 4/13/2007

Fitness Minutes: 65,451

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 follow the WW Freestyle program is best as possible.
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.



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Other Information:
I love to read, do genealogy, work on jigsaw puzzles, and spend as much family time as possible with our grandsons and greats. Notice I do not include exercise in my "loves," but I do make myself work on fitness, with that as the over-riding goal: fitness.




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  • v SPEEDY143
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    Thank you Jeannie for the congrats on my weight loss during our Fall Fling Challenge emoticon emoticon on your 21+ pound loss... YOU are so motivational and encouraging to all our team mates. We have a long season of
    holidays ahead of us emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon but I know WE CAN DO IT together!!!!!!!!

    emoticon Linda

    PS... I use a "Crock*Pot" brand slow cooker with a stoneware insert that seems to act a lot like a silverstone sauce pan or fry pan. It was less than $30 at Target. Next time I get a larger one so I can cook more... leftovers marry so well emoticon
    3247 days ago
  • v LILBITWANNABE
    Don't be too nervous about the upcoming 5% challenge. There's lots of support and it's fun to watch our 'air miles' (fitness minutes) add up so quickly. I make it a goal to check in daily to report my exercise and points from the weekly challenges and that helps me stay accountable. On days when I'm making excuses to not exercise I still go to the team page and seeing everyone else's reports makes me want to get up too..usually:)
    3249 days ago
  • v JILL313
    Hi Jeannie, Gail did come home on Saturday but when she got to her house she couldn't make it up those steps so her DH had to call the Fire Dept. so they could help her up. So, she is homebound and very weak and it will be weeks before she'll feel up to Sparking. She is so glad your now a Leader. I did put a message on the Chat. . . They had her on a steroid so she said she is all "swollen" especially her stomach. She told me she had renal failure as well as E Coli. She sounded really good but said she is extremly weak and tired. She said she feels it's all the prayers being said for her that "pulled" her through this ordeal.

    I'm expecting this Evaluating Social Worker within the next hour and I'm not even dressed yet. I've been so busy cleaning my house. Now, to get Brent up as he has to take a shower and shave before she comes.

    Are you going to participate in the 5% Challenge? I got an invite from the Shooting Stars but not sure yet if I really have the time to do it.

    Hugs,

    Jill
    3250 days ago
  • v BETHV10
    Hi, I can always use more friends!!! Yes, please add me and I've already added you to my list of friends. Take Care! emoticon
    3255 days ago
  • v ESILBO
    HI JEANNIE, DO YOU REMEMBER HOW TO GET THE POUNDS LOSS PICTURES...I FORGOT
    THANKS
    LISE
    3256 days ago