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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 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: 69,670

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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    Awesome job Jeannie !! Nice first!! WOOHOO!!
    8 days ago
  • v DEBBY4576
    Great idea to add ONE cookie for each of us to go with the coffee. You know better than to make a batch haha.
    11 days ago
    I totally get it!! I love now just taking a ride to wherever whenever ,,, well as we feel well enough. My friend who lives next door is also ill now. Hmmm we've been friends for over 40 years. Our bodies ALWAYS parallel each others. Our cars even used to do it!! LOL If one us car needed work on it, the other car would be in the shop within a week or 2. NEVER FAILED!! When my little Honda died years ago, we held a funeral for it!! I even made a cake in the shape of a casket!! LOL the lid even opened and closed and of COURSE inside of it was a replica of my dead car!! When I brought the cake out all of our friends laughed so hard and also were quite amused by it!! As much as when they all showed up together and were all dressed in BLACK AND they ALL had dead flowers in their hands!! HAHAHA I laughed so hard.

    I LOVE that the simpler things in life Jeannie you and Richard are able to enjoy. So weird that in my early 60's I am so satisficed with doing the same! THOUGH some friends and I are now planning on ZIP LINING!! LOL SO FUNNY!! I wanted ONE FRIEND to come with me, hmmmm we are currently up to a group of 6 and it will probably grow to 8 to 15. SIGH SIGH SIGH!! I wanted to just go up ,, do it, come right home.
    15 days ago
    Jeannie, thanks so much for taking the time to give me the massage goodie for DOTD! emoticon
    18 days ago
    Hey Jeannie, I am a photo addict when it comes to spring flowers and am glad that they are appreciated. They warm up my winters. Looks like Dawgs are doing really well this time around. emoticon emoticon
    18 days ago
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