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The only place to live

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Friend on FaceBook posted a link to a quote. I like it...

Prevention Magazine
ďTake care of your body. Itís the only place you have to live.Ē -- Jim Rohn

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SUNNYWBL 12/11/2011 6:10PM

    Too true!

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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 11/24/2011 11:55AM

    No better way to say it - for now! ;-)

But I can imagine when Jehovah will make our bodies completely perfect. I've often pictured those with deformed or missing limbs just waking up one day with a completely new (and fully functional) limb(s) and what that might be like for them. For those with extra weight - why wouldn't he do something similar and they too will just one day awaken with a body of normal size?! :)

But for now...
this is the only body we have so we'd best take as good care of it as we possibly can!

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CLAUDEM1 11/23/2011 8:31PM

    I always wanted a big house... but if my body is the only place to live, I'd like a teeny-weeny one, please.

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Women over 50 (or 40)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

[I found this on the blog page of a quilting website (slightly edited comments but not text of article)]
Women Over 50 Rock!

Nov 7th, 2011 by Suzi

I recently received this and thought is was worth the read. If you are under 50 think of it as something to look forward to.

In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 50. [MY NOTE...someone posted a link to Snopes about this. Andy Rooney is NOT the author...Frank Kaiser wrote it. Original may have been about women over 40..I am not sure. ]


As I grow in age, I value women over 50 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 50 will never wake you in the middle of the night & ask, ĎWhat are you thinking?í She doesnít care what you think.

If a woman over 50 doesnít want to watch the game, she doesnít sit around whining about it. She goes and does something she wants to do, & itís usually more interesting.

Women over 50 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they wonít hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what itís like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 50.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 50 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. Theyíll tell you right off if you are a jerk or if you are acting like one. You donít ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 50 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, itís not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 50, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, ĎWhy buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Hereís an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize itís not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

Even if you arenít over 50 yet, you have to admit, this is funny!

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SUNNYWBL 12/11/2011 6:09PM

    Yes it is very funny! I love the part about buying a pig!

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AMJSATURN 11/24/2011 8:59AM

    Hilarious, thanks for the smiles. emoticon

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CLAUDEM1 11/23/2011 8:35PM

    Absolutely hilarious! Thanks.

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LOVE2WALK1 11/23/2011 12:13PM

    This is so funny......makes me not worry about getting to that milestone!

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CELEST 11/23/2011 1:15AM

    Absolutely hillarious. Usually I dont get to see my mail till the afternoon, but this morning I had to pull up a document and quickly squizzed my mail...which meant I started my day with this. Now I have a huge smile on my face.

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FITSMALLCLOTHES 11/22/2011 10:55PM

    LOL. Oh my gosh I am rolling on the floor reading this to my husband. I turned 56 today and it is great!
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45 lessons from a life of 90 years

Monday, November 21, 2011

Quote of the Day- from Lori (I found this on my sister-in-law's website...shared by one of her customers)

Written by a 90 year old This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short Ė enjoy it.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and
family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye But don't worry; God never blinks.

16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to be happy. But itís all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't
save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will
this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive but donít forget.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd
grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

42. The best is yet to come...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

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AMJSATURN 11/24/2011 9:01AM

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CLAUDEM1 11/23/2011 8:44PM

    Great food for thought. Thank you for feeding us. xo

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LOVE2WALK1 11/22/2011 1:28PM

    emoticonSo glad you shared. Really great points!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/21/2011 2:27PM

    Great points.

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SKMINNY 11/21/2011 12:26PM

    Fantastic! emoticon

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GAMOMMY3 11/21/2011 11:52AM

    Some very good points... especially about chocolate! Seriously, I like the one about not auditing life. emoticon

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    Thanks for sharing and good luck staying focused and reaching your goals this week. Have a nice week... Mark

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MEETMYMIND 11/21/2011 8:01AM

    I love this!

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This is how much I want to lose???!!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I nanny for my youngest grandson. Thursday morning he stepped up on Mommy's scale and I learned he weighs 24 pounds...he is two yrs old. I got to thinking about it and realized that his weight is almost exactly what I want to take off ME permanently. Suddenly I am seeing those 24 lbs in a whole new way. His torso could equal my belly! EEK! THAT Is what I am carrying around?

I lift him frequently so really know what that 24 lbs weigh and feel like. I am sure my body would be delighted if I would get MY 24 lbs off.

It was an interesting eye-opener. Now I MUST translate that knowledge into suitable action (no pun intended).

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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 11/24/2011 11:46AM

    Asta! THAT visualization is MIND-BOGGLING!!! LOL

Having once carried quadruplets inside me it took on a VISUAL different from many of the comments I'm reading here! Based on my height and bone structure my "ideal" goal weight is somewhere between 125 and 145 pounds. To get there I still need to drop something in the neighborhood of 150 pounds... or roughly... SIX of your youngest grandson(s)! SIX!!!!!!...

So - I actually have held three 25-pounders at one time - it was a huge undertaking then! Imagining TWICE that - now THAT is a VISUAL IMAGE to reckon with!!! Just remembering how much that 75 pounds limited me back then helps me understand how much this extra 150 pounds could be impacting me right now! (thank you!)

I've always been "heavy" - all my life on the high end of 'those charts' and listening to the jokes from kids in school and so on. :( But I've had a "good attitude" in accepting that was just who I was. :)

When I got married I was 180. I'm only 5'4"-5'5" so 180 is at least 50 extra pounds. By the time I had 3 kids I was 240ish; then along came the quads and I gained up to 310 but lost down to 240 by the time I brought the three survivors home (there really was a lot of "baby weight" - dropped about 40 just in the before delivery & after delivery weigh-ins)... then providing milk for three will take weight off you pretty quick! lol

But somewhere along the years weight climbed and my highest took me to 343... I've lost 50 of that now in the last year (roughly) and I'm wavering between 285 & 290 right now but THIS just gave me some added incentive to spark things to push me off this plateau and get those pounds moving off again!!!

The image of me holding/carrying (trying to get anything done) with 2-year-old SEXTUPLETS hanging on me... WOW!!!
My goals just became TODDLERS!!! lol :) :) :) :) :) :)

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AMJSATURN 11/24/2011 9:06AM

    This journey is difficult.. but none of us will give up trying.

I am weighing more today than when I was full term with my 28 year old daughter.

Now I that is about a 50 pound sack of potatoes, and a 10 pound bag of sugar.

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CLAUDEM1 11/23/2011 8:53PM

    I had a similar thought last week, only mine was VERY daunting. My 23 year old daughter, Katelin, weighs just under 160 lbs. She is beautiful and well proportioned, but I am carrying Katelin around every day. I need to lose about 150 lbs!

You can do it! 24 lbs. is closer than you think.

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BOOKWERME 11/21/2011 8:49PM

    Well, some adjustments to my thinking. His Mom says he weighs 29 lbs...and he certainly feels like it when I lift him. My belly is not the size of his torso...but it is too well padded.

Whatever the adjustments, though, I still need to lose those pounds and as Walid says in the first comment, "[My] body will be delighted if [I] lose the 24..."

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/20/2011 4:01PM

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CELEST 11/20/2011 1:14PM

    It is incredible to think we all carry other humans around our bodies.
Great visual indeed...and renewed motivation.

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GOOSIEMOON 11/20/2011 1:08PM

    Interesting perspective!

I had a moment like that recently when I was bringing a 50-pound bag of dog food into the house and realized I had lost that amount! My gosh - it was heavy!

Good luck with your journey (and your grandson is adorable)!

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WYO_CASEY 11/20/2011 11:56AM

    Weird to translate it into a visual item (or person)! You can do it and you'll be a better person for it!

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WALIDGAZALA 11/20/2011 8:37AM

    I am sure your body will be delighted f you loose the 24 and change your life style as well. cause this last thing is what it will keep it fit

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Beat Disease with your Feet...BHG article info

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Better Homes and Gardens June 2003 page 314 had a article that I appreciate NOW so much more than I did then! I tried to find a link, couldn't but my daughter did!

Walking can help with Heart Disease, reducing chance of stroke, warding off Diabetes, protecting from Alzheimer's, saving bones, lowering risk of colon cancer, relieve depression and anxiety! Good reasons to get moving!

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CLAUDEM1 11/23/2011 8:58PM

    Alzheimer's, too? My mom has Alzheimer's and she barely moves around her apartment. Thanks for the heads-up. I'm going to share that with her.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/17/2011 5:07PM

    Great info. thanks.

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