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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: 69,580

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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  • v ESILBO
    THANK YOU JEANNIE, YOU ARE VERY KIND...WE WILL SEE IF THE BOOK MAKES A CHANGE FOR US...GOOD FOR YOU...BIKING, WOW I AM IMPRESS....I DON T EVEN THINK I COLD SIT ON IT ANYMORE...LOL
    STILL NOT FEELING GOOD BUT IT COULD BE WORST...

    THANS FOR BEING THERE

    HUGS LISE
    3588 days ago
  • v TUBLADY
    Thank you for the blog read and the lovely comment.
    If my struggle with obesity can inspire anyone else to hang in there and never give in or give up, then that's a good thing.
    We are never too old, too heavy or too inactive to change and become healthy and more fit.
    Take care, stay positive.
    Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3588 days ago
  • v JAKEANDNELLIE
    Hi,
    The EASY GARDEN BAKE recipe says it serves four, but I've actually found it closer to six servings - depending on the size. The calorie count is for four servings.
    Sheila
    3593 days ago
  • v JAKEANDNELLIE
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    I just dropped by to spread a little sunshine! I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying today.
    Stay positive!
    Sheila

    3594 days ago
  • v ESILBO
    I AM GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TRIP...GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK... THANKS JEANNIE FOR THE GOODIE AND THE NICE WORDS...
    LISE emoticon
    3595 days ago