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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: 67,661

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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    emoticon Have a good weekend.
    3 hours ago
    Fingers crossed for your second round. Wonder why husband was notified and you weren’t. Does anyone know what they’re doing?? I do wonder. Beautiful day here. I really need to get outside. Maybe lunch on the patio.
    4 days ago
    Oh Jeannie, my Mom was only 55 when she died from breast cancer. So many times I STILL WANT HER here, but of course, I can't have that. No doubt you do also. They've left us with their legacy's as we'll leave those behind us with ours.

    I had to laugh awhile ago. I had gone out with my GD we stopped at McDonalds so the little guy could have something he'd eat. She got fries, with ketchup. She puts her fries out so she could eat them. Opens the ketchup and puts some on the side, than opens the salt, and SALTS HER FRIES AND KETCHUP!! Looks at me and GRINS "I learned this from you. Its so GOOD!" AND SHE DID learn that from me. She said every time she gets fries she thinks of me. Hey we leave them with both good and not so good things that they'll always remember us by. We've taught the kids so many life lessons, as our parents taught us.
    4 days ago
    Jeannie I have no doubt you are leaving special memories for your family.You are a very special lady and your love for your family is very evident.Our greatest success is our family.Our parents may have survived war but even though the way we experienced war changed we did live through Vietnam,Afghainstan,Iraq and something that would have horrified my Mum 9/11,she thought that we were safe here that noone would attack here, so every generation has their cross to bear. In the end family and friends are our greatest achievement and I know you have excelled at that!
    5 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    Thanks for reading my blog. I don't think the bushes in the park, ours included, won't be back. The stems on ours are that dead woody feel. Going to leave them until we get ready to go home.
    5 days ago
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