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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: 62,315

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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    Are you ready to start the Spring 5% Challenge? emoticon emoticon Ready to share good and even the not so good times with us? I hope so. Let's enjoy this journey together to different virtual marvelous places. Exactly what we need now! emoticon Here's to a very entertaining and successful 8 weeks together challenge emoticon emoticon

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    5 days ago
    emoticon On the new house Jeannie!! WOW!! That's a BIG MOVE for anyone, especially with all that's going on now. Are you and H isolating or are you able to get out some?

    Oh when I move (Not again PLEASE! LOL) I always make sure that my utilities are on before I even move in. I'd rather double pay to make sure. WOOHOO on having a break from the unpacking!!! I NEED to AGAIN go thru my stuff and declutter further. I went shopping for 2 weeks (Groceries and necessary things ONLY) and YIKES!! My place is small, but yet so cute.

    WOOHOO on the practice week!! I've got to go and report my Sunday time, and than get OFF the computer to do a ST video for the Biggest Loser team.
    7 days ago
    emoticon to the Awesome A team Jeannie!
    7 days ago
    emoticon Jeannie gal!! Hey how are ya? Has the virus thing been bad where you are? Is it affecting you much?

    I am out of work, maybe for the rest of the school year. Work is so KIND they are still paying me for March and April!! HOW NEAT is that???

    READY to play with us again? We are so emoticon you are back!!!
    9 days ago
    emoticon WELCOME BACK Jeannie!! WOOHOO!!!

    Love having you again!!!
    35 days ago
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