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BOYFRIEND? REALLY? (Or WHO is Joe?)

Monday, July 23, 2012

People are always asking me, "Who is Joe?" I mention him a lot and people can't quite figure out the relationship, lol.

I was married for decades to Jim, the love of my life. We raised two wonderful sons. He’s now deceased.

I met Joe about 13 years ago when he moved in next door to me. We became friends. He’s been my good buddy and best friend for all these years. He started by knocking on my door to say the postman had put my mail in his mailbox. That happened many times. Later I accused him of taking my mail for his own purposes, lol.

Initially, he invited me over for Reuben sandwiches, a specialty of his. I told him I didn’t like those and declined the invitation. When I told my friend Lillie about it, she said, what is now a famous QUOTE in our history, “You FOOL! A 35 year old man wants you to come over for dinner. You go over there and eat whatever he gives you!” LOL. I remind her often of when she called me a Fool. AND thank her, lol. (By the way, I now love Ruebens!)

I was about 50 yrs old then. Joe is 16 yrs younger than me. Which is why it took me so long to “catch on”. He says I needed a cheat sheet on dating, lol. I had been married all my life. I didn’t have a clue.

Anyway, we progressed. We both loved books and read a lot of the same non-fiction. We have traveled together and continue to spend time together every day. We don’t seem to tire of each other’s company. If I were younger, MUCH younger, I would call him my boyfriend, but I detest that word!

Surely, in our American English language we can come up with a dignified, more mature version of “boyfriend!” Once you’re over 40, it just sounds silly to me.

Joe has his own house. I have mine. We lived next door to each other until about 4 yrs. ago when I bought a house about a mile away. Joe had always stopped in to see me before he went to work, which is pretty early, about 5 a.m. I thought this would stop when I moved, but no, he drives to my house every morning. Now that I’m retired, I still get up at 5 a.m. Wouldn’t you do that if someone wanted to give you a hug and a kiss before work? We have a signal system. If my light is not on, it means I am not up and he doesn’t stop in. But I’m telling you, that’s a rare occasion, lol.

So here we are, very happy in our little world, together but independent. I get asked all the time when we are going to be married. NOT. I don’t want to. And what other reason do I need? Why do people try to talk me into something I don’t want to do? We are both very happy this way.

You can see photos of Joe on my SP photo page. And the photo of me in the red dress was taken about the time I met Joe.

So here is where I need some help from my imaginative Spark People friends. –
Think of another word for BOYFRIEND for all of us “mature people” who have them, lol.

Any suggestions?

Karen

I'm just looking for an easier way to introduce him!! LOL.




  
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MADAMES 7/25/2012 6:33AM

    What a sweet blog...I agree with Barbiecat....Joe sounds like a sweetheart.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/23/2012 9:41PM

    What a sweet story Karen. Being married to the same love of my life for 48 yrs., I'm at a loss as what you would call your "Special Friend". If all relationships were that special there wouldn't be so much violence in marriages. I'm so happy for you and Joe. Just keep loving life and being happy. You are both Special People. emoticon

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GLC2009 7/23/2012 9:27PM

    i used to call my husband, "my sweetie" when we were dating.

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MEME102 7/23/2012 8:15PM

    I like the term special friend!!! My dh is 3 years younger than me -- met online! I, too, didn]'t want to get married but he's such a keeper....I'd not have it any other way now! We've been married 4 years! I am so happy for you....

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BARBIECAT 7/23/2012 7:19PM

    what a great love story
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why not refer to Joe as your sweetheart.......that's what he sounds like

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DEMETERSCO 7/23/2012 6:58PM

    My good friend ?

I envy you the relationship and I'm happy for you, too. I have been a widow over 6 years and wouldn't want another husband or live-in relationship. But someone to go to dinner with, or a walk, etc. would be nice. A hand to hold, a little "kissy-face" as my grandkids call it ... that might be nice, too
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REDNBROWN 7/23/2012 6:35PM

    Thats such a good story! Boyfriend does sound a bit 'childish' too - I have been with my 'partner' (we also have 2 children together) for coming up 10 years. He is 4 years younger than me (he's 29, and I'm 33). I would really like to get married, he says he will ask when he feels like its the right time.
His family say that I am his wife already as we have been together forever, but I would like to make it official :)

Sounds like you and Joe have a fantastic relationship - I would call him my Toy Boy just to see what reaction I'd get lol!!

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CHRISTINASP 7/23/2012 5:21PM

    I like the word Fiancee... over here it's used also if there's no intention to get married. 'Beau' is nice, too. Or you could say 'the man in my life'. In my language for a while there was a trend to call your boy/ girlfriend ''my partner'.
Congrats on having such a fine relationship.

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SOPHIEMAE2007 7/23/2012 4:56PM

    I am 47 and asked the same question. It does sound silly since we are neither boy nor girl, we are man and woman with gray hair. I guess "friend" could work or even "significant other". At least he is not call you a "cougar". I also agree if you are happy with your relationship the way it is, why should you get married. I divorced 23 yrs ago and one of my friends will tell me, you don't want to date him because he is a free spirit, because you need to be married...that is what you really want. EXCUSE ME, how do you know what I want, it certainly isn't marriage. Having a SO in my life at this point in the game works for me. My friends don't get that maybe because they have the whole family thing going on. I didn't have kids, but I have my own house and I am fine running it on my own.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/23/2012 4:52PM

    Wow. Do I love this blog or what!! LOL. I can totally relate to this. I never wanted to get married again but on the 10th anniversary of my divorce from my first husband I married Benny. Thought I would NEVER do it but he talked me into it and I was almost puking on the minister at the wedding but I have not regretted it. Like you, though, I would have been perfectly happy like we were. By the way, I'm 5 years older than he is. We went through the years of not knowing what to call each other and watched others struggle with it so I would pop up with suggestions like concubine, main squeeze, LOL. Dad and Benny didn't appreciate it. LOL. Anyway I'm not sure what I would call Joe - maybe your soul mate. It applies. But I know what to call you, you are a cougar, GF!! LOL. Don't deny it! You're a cougar! I know because our son calls me a mini-cougar or lynx as you have to be 10 years older to be a full blown cougar. Who would have thought I had a cool cougar friend and didn't know it. This made my day and my days have been a little crummy lately so thanks, thanks, thanks for this cooler than cool blog!! emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 7/23/2012 3:32PM

    What a cool story explaining your relationship. How does he introduce you to his friends? Maybe he could help with his "title". I'm really glad this works for you, it sounds like a great situation.

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SIONED40 7/23/2012 1:52PM

  This is my special friend...I think that about covers it and I agree that you shouldn't have to lable your relationship anyway. Its your business and no one elses...the important thing is that you seem to have a wonderful friend and those are rare enough too.

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BBAHONORS 7/23/2012 1:06PM

    I think Beau is the perfect descriptor!

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VINGRAM 7/23/2012 12:40PM

    Friend works for me. emoticon

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KICK-SS 7/23/2012 12:34PM

    Sounds like an ideal situation. I've been widowed for over 20 years and I do like a relationship (if they're not too serious) and I've gotten so used to my own space, I can't imagine living with anyone or having anyone live with me. At 74, I doubt that is going to change.

I have to agree too that "boyfriend" sounds a little childish. Significant other sounds to me like living together. Maybe "dear friend", and/or what is wrong with just "my best friend"? That's probably what I would use.

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DGAIL51 7/23/2012 11:36AM

    Sounds like a perfect relationship! You are extremely fortunate to have found each other. What you have is extremely rare. Just enjoy. I agree that "boyfriend" sounds juvenile, but I don't know another word for it, so friend works, or best friend, even better.

Donna

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JEANNE229 7/23/2012 11:23AM

    My husband still calls me his roommate. That won't work for your situation, but I agree "boyfriend" brings up images of that teenage crush.

Don't let the nay-sayers ruin anything. This relationship sounds perfect.

Gentleman friend sounds stoggy and does not recognize your special relationship. "Special friend" seems also a little evasive. Nothing wrong with introducing him as your best pal, though.



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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/23/2012 10:32AM

    I sometimes talk about my significant other, other times, my partner. I agree, boyfriend sounds silly to me at age 62.

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JKURJACK1944 7/23/2012 10:30AM

    Old fashioned word, Swain or Beau.

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ZEEDRA 7/23/2012 10:11AM

    Didn't you ask this question before, Karen?
You have everybody stumped...I can see it as an editorial in the NY Times.
How about if you say: "This is My Joe."...or...use humour and say "This is Joe; we're going steady." :)
S

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PJSTIME 7/23/2012 10:03AM

    I don't have any special name but if I think of one I will let you know. I do agree "boyfriend" doesn't seem to fit this mature relationship.
I think you two have the perfect relationship and to heck with what others think. It is what is right for you two and this is working beautifully.

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BELTONWALKER67 7/23/2012 9:44AM

    I think "Best Friend" is a good one! My former husband & I are friends now after 32 years of a failed marriage. I use to introduce him as the "father of my children". Then I realized that didn't sound right...so now I introduce him as my friend. Congratulations and much happiness to both of you. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/23/2012 9:10AM

    Sounds perfect to me. I like to have my own space. Nothing like a best friend.

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TUFFYBIRD 7/23/2012 9:07AM

    It sounds like a wonderful relationship to me ... the best of both worlds. As for the name ... I can't think of a word. I wish someone would (though) - boyfriend never seems appropriate for adults.

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CATHY629 7/23/2012 8:58AM

    I too have heard you mention Joe several times and i must admit i did wonder who he was,i assumed he was a special friend.
I would not know what word to use to replace boyfriend but it's great that you enjoy each others company so much.
Cathy

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GABY1948 7/23/2012 8:49AM

    I have not a clue for another word...but I DO agree with you...I never liked the word...but for me it was over 30...boyfriend...NOT. I will check back and see if someone comes up with a word.

Karen I am SO happy you have someone though...you deserve it with all your responsibilities with you mother and all...but one question????....

Why NOT marry? Just askin' emoticon

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VHALKYRIE 7/23/2012 8:49AM

    What a wonderful story! I'm a sap for these kinds of things, and I actually got a little tear in my eye. The way you write, the genuine affection is glowing.

I didn't like calling my now-husband 'boyfriend' when we were dating. I agree it sounded less mature. We settled on 'partner' for most introductions until we got officially engaged.

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CATH63 7/23/2012 8:36AM

    I LOVE this!!

I hope you get lots of answers but I don't have a CLUE. I've struggled with the very same thing...so glad you asked the question! Hahaha about your smart friend...I would probably need for someone to enlighten me as well because I am of a similar age and THAT lightbulb would not have switched on in my head either!

Happy, happy for you that you have someone who cares about you and thinks of you daily.

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--KREN 7/23/2012 8:28AM

    LOL. I'm just looking for an easier way to introduce him!!

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/23/2012 8:26AM

    Thanks Karen. I just about had all that figured out after knowing you for a long time. I am glad that you and Joe found each other. You both have so much in common.
It sounds like a great relationship to me, no matter what you call it.
As long as you are both happy, what does it matter?



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Feeling Chatty

Friday, July 20, 2012

I ate so many tasty veggies from the local farmer's market this week, mostly squash, cucumbers and tomatoes! I just ate some tasty beef or pork with them and had a low carb diet, which not only got me a 3 lb loss this week, my fasting blood sugar this morning was 84!

My blood sugar is always good EXCEPT when I first wake up it's a little over 100. So having it UNDER 100 makes me pretty happy. Also, my BP yesterday afternoon was 118/80, best it's been in a long time. Carbs cause water retention which affects blood pressure, and inflammation, which affects everything!

I basically eat all I want of every veggie that does not require cooking. (This means I avoid or keep count of (restrict) things like potatoes, starchy beans, etc.) I've become a veggie-pusher, telling everyone that the more veggies and the wider variety of veggies that you eat, the better you will feel. And of course, stay away from SUGAR.

My Mother called yesterday morning right after I came home from my swim. She was on the floor and could not get up. She didn't fall, and she wasn't hurt, she just couldn't get up. I had to call Scott (my son) because even though I was going right over there, I am reminded that I can never get her up. She's not obese, but weighs more than me and I have a wimpy back. Her vitals were all good, so it was just her almost 90 yr. old knees that give out now and then.

Poor Scott couldn't stand her apartment anymore, so he went and got cleaning supplies and changed clothes and came back and spent 6 hours in there cleaning - with her griping at him all the way. I told her I didn't know anyone in the world who would volunteer to do what he was doing and she should thank him. Yeah, right. I tell him all the time that he is a wonderful son and goes beyond the call of duty as a grandson.

Anyway, I helped as I could, but it was hard work. Would have taken me days and I'd have been in bed after that. Besides, I just can't stand the griping and constant negativity. I am blessed with wonderful sons and she is blessed with wonderful grandsons. The difference is, I know it and she doesn't.

Thanks for letting me vent, Dear Friends. I'm headed back over there this morning to bring her some kitchen items.

I started to label this blog "Mother Troubles, Again" but I'm feeling too good to dwell on that. My goal in the latter part of life is not to let her get me down!

I hope you all have a great weekend!



  
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SILLYHP1953 7/23/2012 3:35PM

    You really do have wonderful sons...that says a lot about you!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/20/2012 8:19PM

    Bless your son, GF. It sounds like he is a saint!! I'm only 60 but sometimes I get in the floor and think it wasn't such a good idea. So who knows what I will be like at 90 or 110. LOL.

I love veggies too!!

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ZEEDRA 7/20/2012 2:31PM

    I love the way you've chosen to see this whole event, Karen. You are looking after yourself so well, both mentally, physically and spiritually that you are able to deal with this issue and not let it stick to you afterwards.
We both are blessed with wonderful sons named Scott and you have another as well...lucky you!
It's so great that your Scott stuck to his guns and did that big clean-up...what a guy!!!

I'm sure your stories will help others see their situations a bit differently and to take the higher road...if not now, then later...we get many chances in life to do things better and/or differently.

I too am trying to go down the vegetable road...I'm thinking of hooking up with a local source who provide boxes of organic, local produce (weekly, semi- or monthly, etc.). I don't go to markets too much because they are too crowded for me and they get too hot. I still like the air-conditioned supermarkets. And as to vegetables: it's a challenge for me because of the cooking part of it. Oh, well.

Thanks!

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TUFFYBIRD 7/20/2012 11:14AM

    Wow! I hope my grandson treats me as well if I ever need it. What a great kid you raised emoticon And I'm glad you're staying positive in the face of your mom's negativity; I know it's not easy ... I had one just like her.

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SIONED40 7/20/2012 10:38AM

  Great job on the weight loss and I agree that you have a great son. I am glad that you didn't let her negativity get to you. I would treat him to a special dinner or something.

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JEANNE229 7/20/2012 10:11AM

    You left out that your mother also has a wonderful daughter!

Glad you are feeling great, despite the negativity.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/20/2012 9:56AM

    Good Morning Karen. Love those fresh vegetables. I have a bowl of cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and some grated cabbage sitting in my fridg to snack on and include in my meals. Congratulations on your blood sugar reading. That's great.
Mothers can be a bit of a problem at times. Your son is an Angel and I'm sure your proud of him. Wish I could say the same thing about mine. BooHoo. Venting is good for you, maybe someday I will have the courage to vent. LOL
Have a wonderful weekend. Stay cool and hydrated. emoticon emoticon

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DGAIL51 7/20/2012 9:53AM

    It is a shame that your mother is not appreciative, but that is not your responsibility, as you know. It is inspiring to see such a positive attitude. Obviously your sons got that from their mama!

More veggies!!!! (less sugar for me).

Donna

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VINGRAM 7/20/2012 9:36AM

    emoticon3 lbs......you rock"........ emoticon

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NEEKEPOO 7/20/2012 8:25AM

    Hi ya Kren! I enjoyed your post. My daughter and my niece just did the same thing for my mom. She, like your mom, was unappreciated and was not the nicest to them. I think it was a wonderful gift to my mom and an act of selflessness on the girls part. Thanks for sharing. I think I will share this with my daughter - she will get a kick out of it! -Nicole

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GABY1948 7/20/2012 7:47AM

    Karen, I can relate...been there done that. You son is ONE in a million! There are still some left...I have one also!

I am so thankful that you push veggies and I CAUGHT some. It WORKS.

I always get such good ideas from you blogs...THANKS

Have a GREAT weekend!

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/20/2012 7:46AM

    Karen, I do understand. It can be so difficult at times. What do we do with our mothers when they will not cooperate.

Mother has a prescription logged in at the pharmacy. The doctor gave it to her in case her x-rays indicated that she needed it. As far as I know she hasn't had her caregivers pick it up yet. I told her that when we come back, I would just go by the pharmacy and pick it up. Of course that didn't go over. It's one to take as needed, and if she hasn't yet, she will need it. I can just see one day after the caregiver has left, she begins to have pain. Then the med will be at the pharmacy.

Karen, I think you have a wonderful son to clean for 6 hours. Could you send him to Georgia?

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JUANIBEAR 7/20/2012 7:11AM

  I forgot how good veggies are until yesterday that I decided to make some steamed veggies for my husband and I, along side with slow cooked chicken, and white steamed rice, it was good, my being hispanic, always frying and refrying the basic hispanic dishes, it was a nice change!

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PJSTIME 7/20/2012 6:44AM

    I push veggies too and crave them when I don't get enough of them.
You do have wonderful sons and your mother should be thankful for them and you but I know she doesn't and wouldn't. Deep down she knows she won't or can't show any positive emotions.

Have a terrific Friday - what do you have planned for today and the weekend?

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A little sweet talk.

Monday, July 16, 2012

For the record, this is my very own experiment done by my very own self on my very own body!

It began back in December, 2011 when my cholesterol was higher than it had ever been, even though it was still in the “good” range. So I changed my eating ways (knew in my heart I had been wild and crazy for a while) and 3 months later I wrote a blog about the results. (lowered cholesterol by 47 points!)

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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So now, 4 months after that blog, I went back for more testing. My cholesterol was still great but had gone UP 10 points. So why am I happy about that?

Because it really validates what happened before, so it wasn’t just a fluke. During these past 4 months, I really went OFF my NO SUGAR plan for about a month or so, triggered by grandkids visiting for two weeks and some other really interesting excuses, lol.

So for about 6 weeks of the past 4 months I was chomping away at the sweets and the result is my cholesterol went UP 10 points.

I began reading about nutrition about a year ago, and found some suggestions here and there that sugar was responsible for high cholesterol. I had always heard of several reasons for high cholesterol, fat, of course being the main one. But no one was waving the sugar flag about it. I had hardly ever seen sugar even mentioned with the word cholesterol. But once I focused on that and on how much sugar was in my diet, I decided to live without it.

I’d never heard anyone say “I think you need a little more sugar in your diet.”
Dr. Robert Lustig says if anything else has the markers in our body that sugar does, we label it a poison!

Dr. Michael Roizen says sugar damages the protein in your heart, kidneys, brain, skin, etc. for months after you eat it.

So, I began my sugar tracking by keeping a little tablet handy to total my grams of sugar each day. I try to keep it WAY UNDER 20 grams. The more real food I eat and the less processed food I eat, the easier that is to accomplish.


www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4611475


The results are clear. More sugar equals higher cholesterol. I also track my blood glucose pretty frequently. I’m not diabetic and don’t ever want to be. Home monitoring helps me know what foods and combination of foods will/will not spike my blood sugar.

By the way, Joe has joined me in my little experiment. His cholesterol and other numbers were way high into the danger range. After 4 months his cholesterol went down over 100 points! Diet alone.

Just sayin'

Karen

PS - I'm also a veggie pusher, lol. No one ever told you you're eating too many veggies, did they? But that's another blog.

  
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CATHY629 7/17/2012 11:10AM

    Very interesting Karen,a few years ago i went to a well woman clinic where i had my cholesterol checked for the first time and it was very high,i was told to cut out fats and eat fish at least twice a week,take plenty of exercise etc.
When i went back six weeks later after obeying all their instructions,it was even higher,sugar was never mentioned it makes one wonder.
I now take a statin every day.
Cathy


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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/16/2012 10:01PM

    I agree about the sugar and veggies both.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/16/2012 9:03PM

    That's great Karen. I am not a sugar eater, but I don't monitor my blood sugar either. My sister is a full blown Diabetic and craves sugar all the time. She just had a terrible experience and was Life flighted to a Hospital with very high Potassium lever. Almost killed her. Wish everyone would take more interest in their bodies health. Good for you.

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PJSTIME 7/16/2012 6:04PM

    I'm fortunate so far and have no health problems but that is interesting about the sugar. I'm glad you and Joe are improving your numbers. Veggies are not a problem for me I really do like them and miss them terribly when I don't get enough of them.

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SIONED40 7/16/2012 4:18PM

  Excellent info...I am also going to do more research into this. Do you think someday they will finally get all this figured out?

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MADAMES 7/16/2012 1:25PM

    Wow....this is very interesting.

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NELLJONES 7/16/2012 11:37AM

    My husband is both diabetic (has to watch his sugar regardless of his personal opinion) and has plaque buildup in his coronary arteries, once again requiring watching saturated fat no matter what he thinks about it. He will be diabetic forever, controlled or uncontrolled, but the cardiologist said that he could reverse the arterial blockages with diet. He'd have to cut out (not limit) saturated fat for years, no days off. Alas, he isn't willing to do that. If he had cut back 20 years ago, limited fat would have helped, but if you wait too long, it's the 100% compliance 100% of the time that's required. A tough order for anyone.

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MAMABUGAZ 7/16/2012 10:51AM

    I'm with you on the sugar vs fat thoughts.

I also watch sugar consumption pretty closely, and simple/refined carbs as well. Especially white flour products. Carbs turn into sugar in your body, and the simple carbs just are not good for us.

However, I don't watch either arated or unsaturated fats very closely. I've read that you have to eat fat to lose fat, and there is info out there that supports what you are saying -- that sugar is more responsible for high cholesterol than fat is.

I do, though, try to mostly avoid the "fake" fats (hydrogenated oils, trans fats).

~ Faith

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VINGRAM 7/16/2012 9:16AM

    Very interesting . I have ver heard that, and sugar is my personal demon! emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 7/16/2012 9:10AM

    I just read the spark article this morning about not being serious about weight loss, and now I read your blog...I think the universe is trying to tell me something.
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BELTONWALKER67 7/16/2012 8:28AM

    Thank you for this information. I have recently been watching my sugar intake and was really surprised by the grams of sugar in yogurt. One brand had 25 grams just in one serving. I like the idea of keeping a tablet handy and keeping track. Good for you & Joe! Your bodies are saying Thank You! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/16/2012 8:17AM

    Karen, thanks for the information. I do like sweets, but I have cut down to much smaller portions. Some days, I forget to eat my piece of chocolate.

It does make a difference. I'm glad Joe's cholesterol improved. He will feel better.

I know you enjoyed your trip to Austin. We enjoyed our one trip there. I wish we had known more about the city.

Stay healthy,
Kay

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GABY1948 7/16/2012 8:14AM

    Karen, as you know I totally agree with you. I have done the very same (bad) eating for a year and went to the doc and all my numbers were way up....so I remembered what you had taught me. This makes sense...I am sorry I have let you do all the investigation but I do thank you...so now, I also am going to start tracking on a pad beside me the grams of sugar and see what happens...I sent this blog to dh too since he does not have the weight issue I do but the cholesterol for him is RIGHT there...again thank you!

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Motivation and Inspiration in one 74 year old body!

Friday, June 22, 2012

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OR-6y-8-nM

Ernestein Shepherd will make you get up off the couch! Watch this amazing woman.

She is an inspiration for all of us, no matter how old we are or how wimpy we are, lol.

Karen

  
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MARITIMER3 6/28/2012 10:35AM

    Definitely inspiring - thanks for sharing.

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FISHINGLADY66 6/23/2012 8:17PM

    This is emoticon. She is amazing. Thanks.

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GAYLE119 6/22/2012 6:38PM

    wow! unbelievable! good for her! emoticon

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JUDY1676 6/22/2012 5:58PM

    Wow! She IS amazing!

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JENNY888 6/22/2012 1:33PM

    Thanks for sharing this. She is an inspiration.

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ZEEDRA 6/22/2012 11:36AM

   
That's a great video, Karen. Discipline, dedication and .... what was the third thing? Commitment? A very tall order for me.
I'm on my way to the supermarket, dragging my cart behind me. I'll put that lady's beautiful face before me and remind myself of her wonderfully positive attitude...not just for herself but for others.
Have a great weekend!
:)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/22/2012 10:13AM

    I certainly don't want to look at my body after looking at hers. LOL. She is amazing.

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CHRISTINASP 6/22/2012 9:56AM

    Inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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DGAIL51 6/22/2012 9:33AM

    Okay, it is not too late for me to improve a LOT! Not everyone has the biological & physiological potential to get to the level she achieved, but we can all improve. Thanks for the inspirations!!! Every day is a NEW DAY! Yea!!!

Donna

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NELLJONES 6/22/2012 9:23AM

    There are a lot of people who started late. Johnny Carson took up tennis in his 50s and ended up a 5.0 player. It's never too late.

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WOUBBIE 6/22/2012 9:13AM

    Woohoo! Needed that today! She started at 56!?!?! Then I should have a 2 year edge on her!

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BELTONWALKER67 6/22/2012 9:11AM

    emoticonThank you for sharing with us!

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GABY1948 6/22/2012 9:07AM

    VERY inspiring...THANKS!

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KAYYVAUGHN 6/22/2012 8:46AM

    She is certainly an inspiration.
Kay

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The Daily Walk (with Pics)

Sunday, May 27, 2012



Every day he takes a walk at the same time.
Every day she waits for him and they walk together.

Wouldn't it be great if we all had friends like this. No words needed. Just walking in Friendship.

Karen

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AMBUDMAN 6/9/2012 10:34AM

    Gives you a happy feeling. emoticon

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JPR-ARTIST 6/5/2012 9:54AM

    How precious!! Thanks for sharing... are they 'relatives' of yours?

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JUSTJO66 5/31/2012 10:30AM

    Adorable. I loved the pictures.

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FISHINGLADY66 5/30/2012 9:57PM

    Wonderfully emoticon I just loved this. Thanks.

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DGAIL51 5/29/2012 2:59PM

    Love it, love it! So Cute!

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PJSTIME 5/27/2012 5:00PM

    SO sweet and truly a good friendship

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/27/2012 3:45PM

    They are both so cute you would have to be a fool not to want to walk with either one of them. LOL.

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JOANNS4 5/27/2012 2:49PM

    How precious! Thank you.


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SUPERMOUSE35 5/27/2012 1:01PM

    Aww, I love this. :D

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ZEEDRA 5/27/2012 11:39AM

    Wonderful! I could use that right now...in the pits. Sandra

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KAYYVAUGHN 5/27/2012 11:28AM

    emoticon So swee¡

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BELTONWALKER67 5/27/2012 11:15AM

    emoticon

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JEANNE229 5/27/2012 11:02AM

    I LOVE this, Karen. Touches the heart...

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