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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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    I really like the Dawg-team! It is a fun group!
    Glad you decided to run with the pack!
    Old Dawgs - Young Pups - we will rock this challenge!!
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    Welcome back Old Dawgs, Welcome to the pack Young Pups!
    We will have a fun 5% Winter Challenge!!
    love you,
    Remember to log your weight and we log our fitness minutes daily in the Challenge Thread! If you need help, just holler! .... or bark?!
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    3340 days ago
    Good morning Beautiful Lady, you're an early bird. Thanks for taking time to read & comment on my blog. I'm almost ready to put one up, just need to find a couple of quotes.

    Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.-William James

    I hope you have a tip-top Sparkling Thursday! Gentle hugs & positive thoughts. Sending ((skinny vibes)) I am so DONE!

    Keep your spark burning brightly!
    3341 days ago
    HI Jeannie all is WELL NOW !! WOOOHOOOOO !!! WELCOME to the DAWGIE TEAM !! YEAH YEAH YEAH !! let me know if you need HELP !! Diane Motionval Leader WHOS SOOO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU WITH US ! OH YEAH !!
    3341 days ago
    Jeannie, I am so glad you are on the Dawgs team. I think it is going to be a great one. Thanks for reading my Blog and I need to go back in and insert our canoe ride. LOL
    I am still hanging on that we might mak it south in Jan. or Feb. I have your # safe in my file.

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    3341 days ago
    Thanks for taking time to read & comment on my blog.

    "Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to
    begin where he was."-Richard L Evans

    I hope you have a wonderful Sparkling Wednesday! Gentle hugs & positive thoughts. Sending ((skinny vibes))

    Keep your spark burning brightly!
    3341 days ago