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: 64,400

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 DUCHESSDTR
    Hi Jeannie, thanks so my for the rose and get well wishes. Afraid today isn't any better than previoius days but I know it could be worse. At least this is will pass eventually. I've always said patience is not a virtue of mine so sometimes I think I'm brought to my knees for this very reason. Hopey you're havin a successful week. I weighed in at WW yesterday and lost 1.2# for the week so was pleased with that since I've not been able to exercise with this sciatica problem. Sunny but cool here today but I'll take it over the recent weather we've been having.
    3323 days ago
  • v TUBLADY
    Thank you for the lovely comments on my weight loss blog.
    I am an example that a person is never too old, too obese , to turn your life around.
    Even with the medical problems, we worked through them.
    I am in a very happy place .
    I also thank Spark and the wonderful friends I have met here. They are always there to support me.
    Take care, stay positive.
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    3324 days ago
  • v JAKEANDNELLIE
    emoticon Hi~
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. My Friends here are my main source of support, inspiration, motivation, and encouragement! We have worked together through both good times and not so good times, but always been there for one another. I am pleased to count you as one of them! I added you to my list to make it easier to keep in contact.
    Stay focused, positive, and determined!
    Sheila





    3324 days ago
  • v JAKEANDNELLIE
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    I saw in the Slowest Loser team huddle that you're making progress!
    Congratulations!
    Sheila

    3324 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
    3325 days ago