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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: 62,315

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
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    I saw in the Slowest Loser team huddle that you're making progress!
    Congratulations!
    Sheila

    3233 days ago
  • v JAKEANDNELLIE
    Just wanted to say that I hope you had a great day today and have an even better one tomorrow! ~ from one Over 60 With 100-200 Pounds to Lose team member to another.
    Sheila
    3234 days ago
  • v IMAYARNIE
    Welcome to the "Over 60 with 100-200 pounds to lose. You sound like a perfect fit for our family. That's how we like to think of the team...as a growing family. Feel free to visit our pages, as we'll visit yours, and read our blogs and look at our pics. Get to know us. You'll see we're a bunch of "chatty Cathy's" on the team page. Play our games, take part in our challenges and we'll all make it together. Call on us if there is anything you need.

    Pattie, Jill and Dawn...co-leaders
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    3236 days ago
  • v -WRKNG2ABTTRME-
    Congrats on being in the top 5 with sparkpoints on Our Last Diet team . Way to go!

    ~Nancy, co-leader~
    3563 days ago
  • v SUZYMARC
    emoticon Welcome to the Slowest Loser sparkteam. Stick to your small steps and you will get to your goals!
    3567 days ago