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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: 67,556

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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    OH Jeannie it was so FUNNY! He's very animated to begin with!! He GRABBED HIS HEAD saying "I have such an AWFUL HIGH FEVER!! CALL THE DOCTOR!! AND I AM COLD!! I have things coming out of my bottom!! I am SO SICK!" And THREW Himself on his bed!! HAHAHAHA!! Grabbing his blanket "AND NOW I AM SO COLD!"
    17 hours ago
    Jeannie you will laugh at me it is not clothing shopping or anything along those lines I miss, I love to cook and I miss doing my own grocery shopping.Having said that my husband is doing his very best.I sit by the phone while he is shopping cause inevitably he phones nowand asks "What kind of yeast, you eant this brand of cornstarch right?" It does not matter how carefully I try to write it down he will have questions.! In 37 years of marriage he has never done the grocery shopping before.They told him at the grocery store to tell me they missed me today.She told him he was doing a good job and he said "I feel kind of like Cheri would if I sent her to buy ammunition "
    22 hours ago
    Hope all goes smoothly with your next vaccine. I’m crossing my fingers that there’ll be no glitches with my second one. Rugged individualism, every state and county doing its own thing does not serve well with the vaccine process.
    1 day ago
    How is your progress at the Y? Once my emoticon gets older I want to look into the Y in my area. Since I live by myself Cheri does NOT like to be left alone for very long. She has teething issues that she needs to grow out of. Have a wonderful day!
    2 days ago
    Thank you so much for the "snowboard" goodie. I must admit that I never thought about it even though I grew up in the town of Rossland, BC where Red Mountain Ski village is located. I really think I was the only one in town who did NOT ski. I also think it is never to late to think about it. emoticon
    2 days ago
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