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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 have 3 living children, 2 DILs, 2 DGSs, ages 17 and 14, 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 had both hips replaced due to osteoarthritis and hauling excess weight around is not good for them. So, in the interest of preserving my joints, 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: 66,976

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 working on my fitness.

My Program:
My program is also simple:
1. I will be focusing on monitoring my calorie intake and utilize WW as much as possible. This will include getting an appropriate balance of protein, carbs and fats.
2. I will participate in Silver Sneakers (when they become available again) and water exercise programs at the Y 3-5 times each week. Fitness may be my friend, but I'm still trying to get make it my best friend--difficult since I'm not really much of a fan. LOL Until the Y reopens, I will utilize SP and YouTube videos at home.
3. I will weigh in weekly and actively participate in the 2021 5% Winter Challenge, as well as my team activities.

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I love to read and work on genealogy, 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: functional fitness.

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    3323 days ago
    Thanks for taking time to comment on my blog.

    “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.”-Donald Westlake (1933-2008); American writer

    Have a very Merry Christmas! May your days be filled with blessings.

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    3323 days ago
    HI Jeannie !! I am SO GLAD your enjoying being a DAWG !! What are you enjoying the most? The least? Anything helpful we can do to make the team better? I also LOVE ! LOVE ! LOVE ! this team,,,its sooo warm and friendly and just MAKES ME WANT to STRIVE to WIN !!! Right now, my body is being FUNKY AGAIN and I am GAINING weight excessively for NO reason,,,,I am not doing (eating) anything differently,,,,and yet gaining 1lb a DAY !!! My Dr is trying to figure this out,,, having me track it. WOW have almost 8 lbs !! :( I feel sooo bad. Its so WRONG for the team. Of course this is medical,,,,,its otu of my control,,,and no, I am not on any new med,,,,so that's not it. Hmmmm soooo strange,,,nothing new is going into my bod,,,,at all. SO STRANGE !!!! I do NOT like this. :(
    3324 days ago
    "Clear your mind of can’t." -Samuel Johnson

    I hope you have a Sparktacular Saturday. emoticon Gentle hugs & warm thoughts. Sending ((skinny vibes)) I am so DONE! Injoy:) Carolyn

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    3326 days ago
    I know what your mean about baggy clothes - it's a nice problem, but still a problem when money isn't unlimited. I caught sight of myself the other day in a mirror in a shop. I lookied a bit odd, in clothes which I'm swimming in now.

    I haven't been to any charity shops yet but I'll get down to one in the holidays.
    3327 days ago