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The Police Have Your Granny!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Text I sent to my son Scott:

Belton PD has your granny. ( I always knew I was going to send you this message one day, lol. ) Call for details whenever you want. By the way a very nice officer whose name I could not understand is taking her home.

Email to follow.

Email I sent an hour later –

Granny is getting a ride in a Belton PD patrol car!

Returned home this morning and found a message from Belton Housing and from Belton Walmart.

Walmart says my mother told them to call and maybe I should call her when I get home.

I call. No answer. (Repeat that 5 times)

I call Belton Housing (where she lives) ; get voicemail; leave message. (Repeat that 3 times)

Finally, I talk to Sharon at Belton Housing who says my mother left her purse on the bench at the bus stop and some nice woman with her grandkids turned it in to them.

Belton Walmart calls again and a woman says my mother is there and needs to talk to me. She puts her on.

I immediately tell her that her purse is safe at the office because I know that’s what is worrying her right now.
She says ‘WONDERFUL’. I don’t think I’ve ever heard her say that, lol.
She says the police are right there with her. I ask to speak to one.
Very nice, very young officer, whose name I never could understand, said he would take her home. I thought that would be the fastest way to get her there.

I told him she’s almost 91, is legally blind, lives alone, loves to ride the bus and we can’t keep her home. He said no problem, he’d take her home. Routine day for him.

I called her a little later and she’s home, eating her chicken that she bought at Walmart and really didn’t have time to talk because she was hungry!

She did say she got her purse back. The logistics are still a little confusing to me, and I may never get a logical timeline from her, but all’s well that ends well, I guess.

I always knew she’d be in a Belton PD car eventually, lol. Didn’t you?


I was going to take her to Wal-mart tomorrow. Lucy, her new in-home help provided by Medicaid could have gone with her yesterday. But of course, she MUST go when SHE wants to go and that was today! What else is new?

Just another day in the life of my mother.

I've learned to laugh a lot, as opposed to screaming and crying a lot. It's better for my blood pressure. (Of course I left out the in-between part when I couldn't figure out what was going on, located the purse but couldn't find my mother and was having a heart attack!)


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BELTONWALKER67 7/4/2013 9:20AM

    Oh Wow! Amazing that you can keep your sense of humor. I went to my former grade school teacher's 96th birthday party a couple of weeks ago and she was more spry than I am but her daughter was following her around like she was just waiting for Mom to "act up". When you mentioned Belton, I did a double take and then realized there is a Belton, Texas too. My Mom & Step Dad use to live there on one of his construction jobs. Take care of yourself and remember that "this too will pass"! emoticon

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LADYRH 7/4/2013 7:00AM

    Karen your Mom sure keeps things interesting.

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NEWKATHYNOW 7/3/2013 8:17PM

    Boy do I know how you feel! My Dad will be 90 on the 27th of July. He's still working part time, still driving during daylight hours and works out at a gym with a trainer twice a week. He's very capable and independent but I worry when he's not back when I think he should have been. That had to be scary! Prayer and laughter are all we've got in defense! Thank God they are as good as they are - that in itself is a blessing!

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LINOVER 7/3/2013 4:55PM

    Your mom definitely has a mind of her own!

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SUSANNAH31 7/3/2013 3:52PM

    Stories with happy endings are the best kind!

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AKHEIDI 7/3/2013 12:57PM

    Although the way you put it made me snicker, and all's well that end's well- how scary for you.

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NOMIS1 7/3/2013 9:29AM

    This must have been so nerve racking for you and my heart does go out to you, but I must say I enjoyed the blog and it gave me a chuckle.

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NELLJONES 7/3/2013 8:27AM

    Remember when we were worried about the call from the police when our kids were teenagers? And how grateful we were when they outgrew that? I guess this is Round 2.

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PJSTIME 7/3/2013 7:15AM

    OMG what a day for you. I know it was much harder on you than on your mom. Glad it all turned out well in the end. You know you can scream if you want to. emoticon

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IKACEY 7/3/2013 6:39AM

    I agree with Woubbie that could be me some day. I hope someone does me a kindness like that nice officer. I would have been scared about her being missing at her age and mostly blind to boot. Its great you didn't completely panic and blow your BP out the door! I'm glad you have a good sense of humor too, it helps! And while I know you were a wreck when she was missing the whole story is a little humorous too from the outside listening in! emoticon
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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PAMNANGEL 7/2/2013 11:29PM

    Parents! emoticon I take care of my mother & grandmother. Took care of my dad before he passed away too. I totally understand how you feel!

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DAZZEEDOO 7/2/2013 9:38PM

    Honestly, I was hoping that was a line for a joke.
You're Mother sounds awesome, and set in her ways. It has to be nice, and scary to have a mother whose so independant.
I'm sure she enjoyed the extra attention she got from her police escort.
Glad she got home safe and sound.
Hope your blood pressure settles before her next outing.
Thanks for sharing.

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WOUBBIE 7/2/2013 8:13PM

    Oh lord. That will (God willing) probably be me some day, driving my kids batty!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/2/2013 7:54PM

    Have you taken your BP lately? Your story almost made me feel like it was here in Belton, Mo. What a day it must have been for you. My heart beats for you. (((Hugs)))

By the way... How's mom doing? lol

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    My dad is a spring chicken at 83 but I think he and your mom might be compatible. Dad doesn't have any fear not does he let anything stop him. If it is a blizzard and they have told people to stay off the roads I know that dad will be 60 miles from home wondering why the antique store he heard about is not open. When I tell him, OMG, DAD, it's a blizzard and you should not be out as the troopers have said, "STAY HOME!" He will say, "I have 4 wheel drive." LOL.

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GABY1948 7/2/2013 7:19PM

    SO glad it turned out the way it did. I'm with you, I would have had a huge screaming heart attack! God Bless her for being okay enough to have a good day out of it!

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DANCINCAJUN1 7/2/2013 7:12PM

    can't make stuff like that up .... LOL ..... what a day you had .... My Mom used to live in Cameron .... spent a few days at the Walmart in Belton ... LOL Roc emoticon

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 7/2/2013 5:26PM

    Wow what a day!! Glad that everything turned ok. I can only the imagine the heart attack you were having. LOL I was like this lady sounds so calm, I would have been freaking out and then I get to the last part.

LOL good one. Again, I'm glad everyone & everything turned out ok. emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/2/2013 5:21PM

    What a day for you and your mother. You have a good attitude to just laugh it off. What else can you do?

emoticon -mother
emoticon -Karen

I know I have similar problems and am 5 hours away. My brothers can help if needed.

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Granddaughter's First Pageant (pix)

Monday, July 01, 2013

My granddaughter Megan, 14, is in the Jr. Teen Colorado state pageant this wkend - her Dad had to escort her for the formal wear - tomorrow night is the finale - she's not expecting much as some of these girls have been in pageants since birth, and this is her first.

My DIL says my son smiled right after she snapped the photo, but this is his "Don't touch my daughter" look for all the guys who are always around, lol. Years ago I bought him a DADD teeshirt - Dads Against Daughters Dating, lol.

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NEWKATHYNOW 7/3/2013 8:05PM

    What a beautiful young lady! I don't blame him for the look! My Dad had the same look when I was young.......must be in the genes! emoticon

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    ROFLMBO!!! My dad was in the same club when I was young. LOL.

Your granddaughter is beautiful. She is definitely a winner!

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SAMMIESMOM13 7/2/2013 10:32AM

    What a beautiful young lady. Hope she had a wonderful time.

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IKACEY 7/2/2013 4:32AM

    She's a beauty. I can see where he's protective of her! I hope she had a great experience at the pageant. emoticon
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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HONOURIA 7/1/2013 9:42PM

    Hee, hee. Yah, he looks severe.

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LGAR519 7/1/2013 4:07PM

    How proud you must be of them both!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/1/2013 4:00PM

    I know that look. lol. Your grand daughter looks like a princess. She is very lovely and I love the dress. Best wishes to her in the pageant.

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JOANNS4 7/1/2013 11:49AM

    She is so pretty. I love the dress, too.

Jo Ann

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GABY1948 7/1/2013 9:30AM

    She is BEAUTIFUL! She favors you, doesn't she? Thanks for sharing and keep us up on what she does now!

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DEMETERSCO 7/1/2013 8:47AM

    She is beautiful!

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PJSTIME 7/1/2013 7:42AM

    What a beautiful young lady. I love that gown and I know you are so proud of her and your son as you shoult be. I can see why your son has that look trying to keep the boys away

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/1/2013 7:20AM

    She is beautiful! I really like the gown. It is perfect for her. Keep us updated.

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KINEPS 7/1/2013 7:12AM

    What a beautiful young lady .... love the look on his face!!! Dads .... very protective of their little girls!

Can't wait to hear all about it!


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Vegetarian Advice?

Friday, June 28, 2013

Any vegetarians amongst us?

Joe has tried a vegetarian diet for the past month. Now let me tell you that about 1 1/2 yrs ago, his blood sugar and his cholesterol were over 300! About 3 months ago his blood sugar was 99 and cholesterol was 160! He made that change through diet alone. He gave up sugar, most starches, alcohol, junk food, etc. He changed to only "real" food, unprocessed food.

So now he wanted to give up meat and see what that did for him. To me, he has always eaten more fruit and vegetables than any man I know. Cooks healthy food on Sundays to take for his lunch at work all week long. So while giving up meat he continued to eat a wide variety of non-starchy veggies, whole wheat tortillas or bread, peanut butter, eggs, cheese, lentils, beans, and a variety of seeds and nuts. Sounds pretty good to me.

I sort of went along with him, but only cut down on meat, which wasn't hard for me to do, but I still had meat once or twice a week.

A week ago I told him he had really deep, dark circles under his eyes. Last night I told him his eyes were really blood shot and his dark circles were darker and he looked sick!

He said he has been tired and decided he was going back to eating meat to see if that made a difference. Obviously he was missing something important by giving up meat.

I have read that people following a vegetarian diet must eat protein foods that have complementary proteins so that the essential amino acids missing from one protein food can be supplied by another. But I did think he ate such a variety of foods that he'd get those benefits without making a science of it.

Also, about 1 1/2 yrs a go he was diagnosed with fatty liver, which sometimes runs in families. I wonder if this has something to do with it?

So I just thought I'd ask SP members if they've had similar experience or know something about adverse effects of a vegetarian diet.

Any constructive comments are welcome!


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MAPLETREE5934 6/30/2013 10:56AM

    I've been a vegetarian for over 30 years without any serious side effects. However, I do get tired easily (no bags under my eyes as far as I know) and quite often find myself taking a nap in the afternoons on days that I don't have to work. Is Joe getting enough sleep? Perhaps the bags under his eyes are due to having trouble sleeping if he's now not getting enough calories in his body. I have never eaten as healthy as Joe which is probably why I gained 50 pounds when I first became a vegetarian. I probably wasn't getting enough protein, so I probably ended up eating more food to get that needed protein. My daughter, who is 24 years old, has been a vegetarian her whole life and has been a vegan for a year. She does eat healthier than me, has never had a weight problem, and takes care to get in the proper protein, but I do notice that she also often takes an afternoon nap on her days off from work.

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XNANNY 6/29/2013 11:04PM

    Bean and rice or corn makes a complete protein. One of my brothers is a vegetarian and was a vegan for a while. He has not eaten meat since he was 18 years old. I have two nieces that are vegetarians also with no problems so far. Most cultures pair beans with rice or beans with cornbread so it is easy to eat a complete protein. One of my sisters lived with some people who where vegetarians but the man needed to have meat about once a month to keep his health good, this made it easier for my sister as she wanted meat in her diet.

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HONOURIA 6/29/2013 12:11AM

    Hm...I have never succeeded well as a vegetarian, so I can't comment. I do enjoy meat. He should see someone about it though. It doesn't sound ok.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/28/2013 10:04PM

    I am probably the wrong person to ask. lol. I was a vegetarian in high school right up until the time I was hospitalized. Had several severe vitamin deficiencies and had to take vitamin k shots for years to deal with the resulting coagulation problems. Not a fan of vegetarian. Man was meant to eat meat. He's a carnivore.

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GABY1948 6/28/2013 4:31PM

    Wow, interesting questions and many answers, interested in seeing where this all leads to. Thanks for sharing this as always!

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LADYRH 6/28/2013 2:21PM

    Karen my son was his idea of being a vegetarian for 5 years, he also had the dark circles etc at the I thought it was because of his other habits. After he got clean and sober he bought a book Diet for A Small Planet and followed what was recommended with in a few months he look and felt so much better. I will ask him on Sunday what he recommends. He has since added fish a couple of times a week from Pikes Market so he knows it is fresh.

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LETHA_ 6/28/2013 2:15PM

    I'm an on again off again vegetarian. As you do more research you'll learn a couple of things. First of all, the complimentary protein advice originates from a book written in the 1970's called "Diet for a small planet" by Frances Moore Lappe. This theory has been debunked and the author of the book has herself written that she no longer follows that advice. However, in the 1980's, this theory made it into many nutrition books and many doctors were taught this and you still see it popping up in internet discussion. Second, the need for protein is generally over emphasized in the American diet. Again, do your own research on the subject and look for the source for the recommendations. Many of the recommendations for more protein can be traced back to the meat and dairy council who have a financial interest in perpetuating misinformation on the topic. Best wishes to you and yours.

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KNYAGENYA 6/28/2013 10:56AM

    You need to make sure you get enough protein. Peanut butter and tofu are some suggestions that I use. I also went out and purchased some vegetarian cookbooks to help. Good luck.

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NELLJONES 6/28/2013 8:32AM

    I spent 12 years as a vegetarian. I started cooking Indian food because I wanted an authentic vegetarian tradition, not just an American plate with the meat missing. It was delicious, but carb heavy. Beans, dairy, starchy vegetables, grains and fruits are loaded with carbs. When my husband got his diabetes diagnosis I had to put meat back in because even "good carbs" are carbs from a diabetic's point of view. We older folks don't eat as much food as we used to, so I have to mix it up and measure it out for him for diabetes, as well as for me for weight control.

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KAYYVAUGHN 6/28/2013 8:19AM

    It's interesting. But from all the articles that I have read protein is essential. I am like you as far as meat goes in my diet. I do eat meat about 3 times a week. I eat chicken and seafood.
Once in a while I will eat a hamburger somewhere or a barbecue sandwich. I am not a pork eater. Once in a while, we will grill steaks, and I will eat half of a fillet.
The Special K protein shakes are good and reasonable at Wal-Mart. Also the pure protein bars have 10 grams of protein. They have baked ones, but I haven't found them yet.
Good luck to Joe!

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FISHINGLADY66 6/28/2013 7:12AM

    Very interesting Karen. My sister started going to a 7th Day Adventist church a few months back and she says everyone there is a vegetarian. They have a luncheon every Saturday after church and everyone brings a vegetable dish. I'll have to ask her about how they get their protein in their diet.

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ELRIDDICK 6/28/2013 7:07AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Friday, June 21, 2013

First, let me tell you that I've found the Fountain of Youth! The thing is, you don't drink from it; you SWIM in it!

I've been swimming in deep water, so I can't cheat, for one hour twice a week. Doesn't matter what I do as long as I keep moving. If I get really tired, I float on my back for about a minute, then back to treading water, dog paddle, side swimming, etc. etc. Every muscle in my body below my nose is moving.

I'm tired when I'm done, but also completely REFRESHED. And I really feel like I'm 15 years younger. (I'll be 65 in October.)

Doesn't matter if you have bad knees or hips or whatever. You can be graceful and light in water. People come to the pool in wheel chairs, on walker and canes and delight in free movement they can't get on land anymore. One man is lowered in from his chair to the pool by an attendant. He's paraplegic and swims for an hour using only his upper body.

Yesterday, from my lane in the deep water pool, I looked over to the lawn chairs on the side lines. There was something under one of them. It was a pretty far distance, so I couldn't be sure but I thought it was a turtle! Huge lover of creatures that I am, I was immediately worried about it.

I swam to the other end of the pool and asked Cassidy, the life saver on duty, if she saw a turtle over there. She said it looked like a pile of rocks or something to her. I asked her to walk over there and take a closer look. Shortly I heard her yell, "It's a turtle!".

She and the other guard on duty got all excited and were talking about what to do, so I offered, "Pick it up gently and take it to the park pond." Only a short distance from the pool. So they did, but first she was kind enough to take some shots with her iphone.

This is what I saw from the pool, only much farther away.

Here's a closeup "glamor" shot of His Majesty The Poolside Tortise! But he's really a turtle and belongs in the water. (My large photo is so clear you can see the red markings on his face, but SP auto-edits photos to a smaller size. Sorry.)

This is a city pool, surrounded by concrete and fenced in. You don't expect to see much in the way of wildlife there. But it's amazing that there are few other "regulars", Scissor Tails and Cowbirds, who hang out along the edges.

One pretty small, scrawny scissor tail bird stands there for the entire hour and screams and shrieks at me, fusses at me, like he wants me out of HIS water, lol. He even dive bombed me, flying straight at me, just barely above the water, only swerving away when he got really close!

I guess he hasn't figured out yet that I am a pool critter, too! LOL.


PS: By the way, swimming is GREAT for lowering blood pressure! After my water workout yesterday and my 30 min. walk today, my BP was 118/75. A miracle for me!

Also, My chiropractor insists that I do some water walking! He tells me to walk in water waist to knee deep, and to be sure I also walk Backwards. He says this exercises a different set of muscles in my lower back. If you exercise in water in any way, it's all good!

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NEWKATHYNOW 7/3/2013 8:08PM

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LADYRH 6/26/2013 6:24AM

    Love the turtle shots what an added bonus to your work out!

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FISHINGLADY66 6/22/2013 9:15PM

    Sorry my computer is so slow, so I clicked POST again.

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FISHINGLADY66 6/22/2013 9:13PM

    Swimming is great exercise. I'm so proud of you. I am slowly getting back into my water exercises. Good job. Keep up the good work.

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FISHINGLADY66 6/22/2013 9:13PM

    Swimming is great exercise. I'm so proud of you. I am slowly getting back into my water exercises. Good job. Keep up the good work.

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LAVENDERLILY 6/22/2013 2:36PM

    emoticon Swimming is such a great exercise! Congratulations to you. My daughter and husband just put pool in. The house I am having built is right next door so I will be using the pool without the hassle of taking care of it. The pool is screened but they had a little snake enjoying a swim. Who knows how he got it, but he definitely was not welcome!

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NELLJONES 6/22/2013 8:22AM

    The only problem with swimming is what it does to my hair. Remember when women wore bathing caps? And they still got their hair wet. Back before blow dryers they all wore wigs after swimming.

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HONOURIA 6/22/2013 1:58AM

    I agree - I love swimming as well and have a pass so that I can swim laps in an Olympic length pool.

Cool photos of the turtle. Kudos for saving it!

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MAW_OH 6/21/2013 11:29PM

    emoticon I love swimming too! Any my Y has a walking channel, I walk in it for 45 minutes and then go tread water/swim slow laps in the outside or indoor lap pool for another 45 minutes (If I can be there that long). It feels great! Never saw a turtle there, though!

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KAYYVAUGHN 6/21/2013 6:28PM

    That is a neat story. I'm glad that you do water exercises. I envy you.

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GABY1948 6/21/2013 4:56PM

    How cool is this? Thanks for sharing and making sure the turtle was safe...I am the same way......I hate to see animals of any kind not helped! Have a GREAT weekend!

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PJSTIME 6/21/2013 4:03PM

    You are a Savior of turtles and water baby too. Glad this is working for you. I wish we had a place close to us but we don't keep it up your body thanks you

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MADAMES 6/21/2013 3:47PM

    Water made all the difference in my recovery two years ago! At first, my husband had to roll my wheelchair down the ramp into the pool. Then I started walking forward and back for just a few minutes, gradually increasing the time. While visiting my granddaughters this week I have managed to take them to the pool four times. I walk forward and back, do lots of stretches and then tread water or swim the side stroke without touching the bottom. I know exactly what you are talking about! Water is wonderful for all sorts of things! I look forward to getting back to my water aerobics classes next week...I feel rejuvenated when I am through!


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ZEEDRA 6/21/2013 2:34PM

    Karen: Great story! You know I can't do the "pool thing"....yet. Who knows. But, good for you!

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    Sounds like he was caught right before he decided to take a dip. LOL. I love turtles and am already doing my road rescues this year. Thanks for posting the fun blog!!

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DEMETERSCO 6/21/2013 1:06PM

    I've never been a good swimmer - I can stay afloat and not drown but don't do much but a kind of side paddle. My friend and I used to walk in the water and I think even that is good exercise for some of us. Some gentle stretching thrown in at the end. I agree that water feels healing - even if you just walk around in it!

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JEANNE229 6/21/2013 11:55AM

    I SO agree, Karen. Been swimming and doing water exercises since November. What a difference! (Love the turtle!)

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Cravings !

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I woke up this morning craving sweets! Cookies, muffins, pies, whatever. If I bake those I'll eat them ALL eventually.

Normally I avoid sweets like the plague. An easily-given-into addiction that will always be with me, so I am best staying away altogether.

This morning it just wouldn't go away. So I tried to think of what would satisfy that craving and not be a total disaster. Oatmeal is what I came up with. With raisins and vanilla soy milk. And I threw some walnuts in there for crunch.

So that is what I had and it worked. It is not what I consider a healthy breakfast, but it's not a disaster.

So disaster avoided and mission accomplished. One more time. And not the last time, I'm sure, lol.


In response to the question "Why is that not a healthy breakfast for me?"

82 g. carbs, 8 g. protein, 45 gm. sugar!!

For blood sugar balance, it's best to keep your carbs and proteins more balanced - protein at least half of your carbs, or more. The oatmeal was instant with 13 gms of sugar. Add 1/4 cup of raisins (might have been less, didn't measure) and 8 gms of sugar in the 1/2 cup soy milk - the sugar content was BAD.

The only reason this wasn't "disaster" is I only ate one serving. The other sweets mentioned would have been multiple servings and much worse.

If you really want to know what is "healthy" for you, start testing your blood sugar an hour after you eat. A real eye opener.

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SUSANNAH31 5/10/2013 10:53PM

    I can eat the oatmeal in the morning - but only without sugar. I usually douse it with lots of cinnamon and then i add walnuts. That leaves the percentages of carbs more in my favor.

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VINGRAM 5/10/2013 2:02PM

    Good job! emoticon

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LADYRH 5/10/2013 4:20AM

    emoticon Great way to over come a challenge.

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    It's really great that you found a way to short circuit this. Personally, I can't do oatmeal. It triggers me. Must be too many carbs for me to handle at one time. I used to fix steel cut oats and tried to force myself to eat them for years thinking it was so healthy and was relieved when I found out it wasn't. I really don't like them and found out, strangely enough, that I often don't like things that trigger me. Most of the things I hate are highly processed foods. I also wonder if I did myself a favor by doing the doctor's desensitization to dairy. Maybe my body knew it was not good for me and I should have continued to not eat them.

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LAVENDERLILY 5/9/2013 12:15PM

    emoticon Good way to meet a challenge!

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IKACEY 5/9/2013 2:30AM

    That was a emoticon way to handle your craving attack. Not perfect, but so much better than it could have been. And don't we all face those attacks too. I understand why the meal was not healthy. I didn't know about the protein being half of your carbs, guess thats part of the MY PLATE pyramid. But it is something to remember. emoticon
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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FISHINGLADY66 5/8/2013 10:03PM

    I'm so glad you controlled you cravings Karen. I had oatmeal this morning also with raisins and skim milk and slivered almonds. I'm not usually concerned about sugar, but I should start tracking it. Justin Case. Thanks for the idea.

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MADAMES 5/8/2013 8:05PM

    Good for you for controlling the craving through moderation. emoticon

As for an oatmeal breakfast, I enjoy old fashioned steel cut oats, skim milk and blueberries...45 carbs and 12 grams of protein. I had not heard the suggestion about your protein amounting to half the number of your carbs... interesting.

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KICK-SS 5/8/2013 7:19PM

    Maybe a 2 hour after you eat blood sugar test? I have a friend who is diabetic and she said her dr. said testing two hours after a meal was sometimes better because some things are more of a slow acting carb and won't always show up in the first hour.

I'm not diabetic, but my dr. told me to check one hour AND two hours after a meal to see what happens... I've noticed at times it's higher on the two hour time lapse than the one hour....

Just my own observation!

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PJSTIME 5/8/2013 3:51PM

    Good choice I have found out that for me I don't have oatmeal for breakfast anymore just because of the carbs. I was starting to feel bloated and yucky after eating it so like you it is just a treat now and then for me too. emoticon

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ZEEDRA 5/8/2013 11:37AM

    Okay...thanks for added info, Karen. I thought it was plain non-instant oatmeal. But when I have the plain oatmeal, I add brown sugar. I'm sooo undisciplined! But I can eat cottage cheese (50% less sodium) and berries without adding sugar so that's a better bet for me.

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KAYYVAUGHN 5/8/2013 11:16AM

    Karen, thanks for the information. I goes through days where I eat very little sweets. Yesterday, I just craved sweets. I'm trying different substitutes.

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GABY1948 5/8/2013 11:11AM

    Oh, Karen, I love your information, you know that! I almost freaked when I saw the title of your blog in my email...but now I understand.

I'm glad you figured it out and much to my satisfaction too! I shall remember that.

BTW, I am STILL sugar-free thanks to you...though FAR from perfect, I will see how my sugar is at my yearly in August...I'm not brave like you for doing the sugar!

Have a GREAT day!

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MSKRIS7 5/8/2013 10:37AM

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NOMIS1 5/8/2013 10:04AM

    Good for you - though I can't imagine that would satisfy my cravings. I'm with Sandra - why is that not a good breakfast?

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LOSE4LIFE47 5/8/2013 9:55AM

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ZEEDRA 5/8/2013 9:52AM

    Good for you! Why don't you consider that a healthy breakfast, Karen?

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