IOWAGRAMMA
 
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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: 64,340

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 JAKEANDNELLIE
    Hi!
    BSG means Buddy Support Group. The challenges are usually in teams of 5 or 6 and they have their own chat in the challenges forum on the Aspire & Inspire team page. Go in and check it out if you want. This month's teams are BLOOMING BEAUTIES, PRECIOUS POSIES, DELIGHTFUL DIVAS and SUMMER SIZZLERS. The chat stays all month and team members "talk" to one another on a daily basis. Check out the week 1 challenges for one of the teams to get an idea of what it involves. There's always a health/nutrition section, an exercise section, and a weekly assigned blog. Let me know if you're interested -it's not too late to join a team. One thing I like is that points are compiled weekly and then the team's total is divided by the members who participated that week. The team with the highest average score wins and gets a team goodie. For example, I'm on the BLOOMING BEAUTIES but I'm not participating this week due to some health problems. I'll start in with the second week that begins on Tuesday.
    I hope this answered your question.
    Sheila
    3251 days ago
  • v JAKEANDNELLIE
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    I saw in the Slowest Loser team huddle that you're making progress!
    Congratulations!
    Sheila

    3251 days ago
  • v JAKEANDNELLIE
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    I noticed that you are new to the ASPIRE & INSPIRE team and wanted to say "welcome!"
    Sheila

    3252 days ago
  • v ESILBO
    THANK YOU TO BE MY FRIEND, I COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT ALL THE SUPPORT I GET HERE

    LETS KEEP DOING IT TOGETHER
    LOVE
    LISE
    3252 days ago
  • v CJMOK1121
    THANK YOU SO MUCH JEANIE FOR MY GOODIE, I LOVE GETTING AND GIVING THEM. AND I NEED THAT SUPPORT SO MUCH. I WOULD LOVE FOR ALL OF US TO BE ABLE TO GET TOGETHER SOME DAY.

    HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW: CJ from OK emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3255 days ago