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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 JADEROSE14
    Hi and welcome to the Acid Reflux team!
    4578 days ago
    Hey, Jeannie! I'm a full-time Texan living near San Antonio. Where in Texas do you Winter? Lots of people come down and stay at our coast or in the valley. I've thought about doing the snowbird thing myself and stay farther north in the hot summers.

    Congratulations on your progress here. Keep it up!

    4587 days ago
  • v DCFKAF
    Hey there! Welcome to the Gardening Team!!!
    4634 days ago
  • v no profile image QMSANDYOHIO
    PS: Looks like we started at about the same weight and are at about the same place now. How about that!

    Bye again.

    4720 days ago
  • v no profile image QMSANDYOHIO
    Hi Jeannie. Welcome to YOUR LAST DIET. If you haven't already, come on over to the team and read the topic for new people. It has some rules for the team. After you have read the intro for new members come on over and introduce yourself. Please sign your name to all posts. We have another Jeannie so just put where you are from under your name.

    I am so happy to have you on the team. I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

    Team Administrator
    4720 days ago
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