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: 63,300

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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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 ESILBO
    NOW THAT I READ YOUR COMMENT...LOL...I WAS MESMERIZE WITH THE PICTURE...THANKS AND YES WE SHOULD BE THERE FOR EACH OTHER...I WOULD LIKE THAT VERY MUCH...
    YOU DID MAKE ME LAUGH,,,THANK YOU FOR THAT...

    I HOPE WE FEEL BETTER TOMORROW

    . emoticon LISE
    3239 days ago
  • v ESILBO
    THANK YOU JEANNIE, YOU ARE VERY KIND...WE WILL SEE IF THE BOOK MAKES A CHANGE FOR US...GOOD FOR YOU...BIKING, WOW I AM IMPRESS....I DON T EVEN THINK I COLD SIT ON IT ANYMORE...LOL
    STILL NOT FEELING GOOD BUT IT COULD BE WORST...

    THANS FOR BEING THERE

    HUGS LISE
    3239 days ago
  • v TUBLADY
    Thank you for the blog read and the lovely comment.
    If my struggle with obesity can inspire anyone else to hang in there and never give in or give up, then that's a good thing.
    We are never too old, too heavy or too inactive to change and become healthy and more fit.
    Take care, stay positive.
    Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3239 days ago
  • v JAKEANDNELLIE
    Hi,
    The EASY GARDEN BAKE recipe says it serves four, but I've actually found it closer to six servings - depending on the size. The calorie count is for four servings.
    Sheila
    3244 days ago
  • v JAKEANDNELLIE
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    I just dropped by to spread a little sunshine! I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying today.
    Stay positive!
    Sheila

    3245 days ago