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Stay Young With Me

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Got this in an email today. Wish I could figure out how to share the cute illustrations that came with it.

Stay Young With Me!!

We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are!


Try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of
Whelan's and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph: Tried everything twice...loved it both times!

Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

Enjoy the simple things.

Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the
guilt is.

Tell the people you love that you love them at every opportunity. I love you, my special friend.

Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second time.

if you don't send this to at least 4 people - who cares?
But do share this with someone.

Lost time can never be found.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

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STEADFASTNSEE 1/13/2013 9:39PM

  Loved it; and could imagine the pictures with it!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 1/13/2013 10:02AM

    I love it! Thank you for sharing!

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CELEST 1/13/2013 5:13AM

    Really is excellent advice IF we put it into practice.
I'm certainly going to keep trying.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/12/2013 8:30PM


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YIDDLE 1/12/2013 7:18PM

    Thank you! I love this and will send it on to some wonderful friends, too.

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    Lots of great advice! :)

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JERZGURL_NAN 1/12/2013 4:43PM

    thank you for some wonderful advice and reminders

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Dance till ....

Sunday, January 06, 2013

A friend posted a cute picture on Facebook today along with the following:

Tomorrow is never promised to anyone,
so Dance till your feet ache,
Laugh till your side hurts,
Say "I love you" to those you love
for tomorrow may never come.
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Love it! Love it! Love it!

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ANGELCOWBOY1 1/7/2013 6:11AM

    emoticon So true.

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CELEST 1/7/2013 2:40AM

    It is wonderful. It would be such a great world if those things were done daily.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/6/2013 10:21PM

    I love it, emoticon

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ALIGIRL07 1/6/2013 9:48PM

    I love love love this!!!! Thank you for shareing!!!

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Amazing how dumb I can be.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

One of the issues I find with myself on this health and fitness journey is that I tend to be watching calorie consumption but not always paying attention to the results of my choices in regard to my blood sugars. I am type 2 diabetic. I know the need to eat wisely and to eat on a regular schedule...and to make good food choices.

Yesterday, I learned (I hope) a good lesson. DH and I were going to have a dance lesson at noon. emoticon That was fine. Got done at one and had planned to get lunch while we were out and about. HE decided we should stop BEFORE lunch at the social security office where we were to show them a document (marriage license). You KNOW nothing goes quickly in those environments...and even though our reason for being there was short, the wait was not so short. I began to not feel so good and correctly assumed it was because of our delay in having lunch. Next st0p was lunch.

OK...ate well, lean meat and lots of veggies and immediately felt better. I also served myself a very small taste of what I think was bread pudding. I KNOW better. I have been mostly off wheat for months now. Certainly didn't need the sugar content either and I knew all that. I had more bread pudding....thinking about the bread part...but not the sugar...and knowing I shouldn't have had any more. STUPID.

Not long after we got home, I started getting sleepy. We had planned to go to a dance last night but DH had a chemical reaction to someone's perfume or soap while we were in the SS office (he had to leave the building..his glands were rapidly swelling and he felt it in his sinuses and throat also). By evening, DH was feeling like he was getting sick...and I was ready and wishing to go to bed WAYYY too early. I was actually glad to NOT be going dancing. WHAT??? emoticon

This morning, I was wondering why I was SO tired last evening. Then I realized how much wheat I must have eaten. I am not gluten intolerant..or wheat intolerant so that was a bit much of a reaction to have. THEN it occurred to me that the bread pudding was probably loaded with sugar!!!! I probably sent my blood sugars through the roof (too bad we didn't go dancing...I could have worked some of it out of my system). I sure hope I didn't do serious damage to myself with that!

SO, today I am feeling fine. Blood sugar test was not out of the ordinary range for me this morning...but I am NOT happy at the dumb choices I made yesterday. emoticon I also realize that it is possible that the low blood sugars contributed to my not making good choices...though by the dessert time of the meal, I would have thought that would no longer be an issue.

I am hoping I will learn from this eating disaster of a seriously bad choice on my part. I am sharing it to help ME remember, and maybe to help someone else THINK about that shouldn't-have-it-but-I'll-have-a-taste choice BEFORE they pay the consequences.

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    We all do this sort of thing! Does that mean we're all dumb? LOL I don't think so. We tend to be harder on ourselves than we are on others - just ask me. lol What's important is realizing it before we fall deep into bad habits that harm us in their repetition. You are very good at that!
So - forgive the past; move ahead and do better in the future!

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PICTUREME40 1/6/2013 6:53PM

    emoticon Live and learn. You might just have to give yourself a time out before thinking on having dessert. Don't beat yourself up to bad for not being perfect.

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CADDYBROWN 1/5/2013 9:37PM

    Hope you are all better now. We all do dumb things. Just us being human!


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    Hope you are much better today. I well know his reaction. Been that way countless times myself and it takes days to feel human again.

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CINA-MINI 1/5/2013 9:03PM

    I have been eating sugar WAY too much. I know better, but I have "hand to mouth" issues. After reading your post, I realize that I CAN and WILL do better. Thanks for sharing your lesson learned. Hopefully, I can learn it as well.

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Choose Life

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I was chatting with a friend this morning...she is struggling with her efforts to improve her health. I told her to stop expecting miracles (despite her great hopes and plans) and to focus on taking one step at a time, one choice at a time. Each day we face many choices..what to wear, what to eat, where we go, what we do. Those choices add up. Our results in reaching our goals are not so much a result of ambitions goals as making good choices...all those little choices we make each day.

There is a Bible verse found a Deuteronomy 30: 19 which I took out of context a bit and applied in a non-spiritual sense. I believe that God did give life to humans. I also believe that HE expects us to take care of the gift he has given each of us. In the scripture, God says: I have put life and death before you...and you must choose life in order that you may keep alive, you and your offspring."

No matter what our religious beliefs, we all can apply the thinking here...that each of the choices we make each day reflect whether we are choosing LIFE or not. Good health, a reasonable weight, balanced activity and a healthy diet all are requirements for keeping alive. Thus, I want to Choose LIFE...and encourage you to do the same.

CHOOSE LIFE that you may keep alive.

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MOMOSG 1/2/2013 10:59AM

    I CHOOSE LIFE! Thank you for sharing. I get what you mean about taking it a bit out of context in the sense that this scripture isn't directly speaking to taking care of our physical bodies. If we truly respect the life Jehovah has given us, then it's appropriate we take care of our bodies. It's so easy to see that smoking, drugs and abuse of alcohol dishonors God. So why is it so easy to ignore the fact that abusing our bodies with a consistently bad diet and a utter lack of exercise is really the same thing? I have been guiltly of this to varying degrees throughout my life and trying to be conscious of it every day. Not to make me feel some huge amount of guilt over each morsel I put in my mouth but rather to get me to the point where making better choices becomes a natural habit out of respect for the wonderful life I have been given.

Thank you so much for reminding me of this. I think I've overdone it a bit while visiting with my parents!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon
emoticon (SP needs an emoticon that says LIFE!) LOL
Wonderful application Asta! Definitely a keeper for me!
Every day we make that choice - Every day is Day 1!

Comment edited on: 1/2/2013 9:02:47 AM

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CELEST 1/2/2013 6:32AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Im going with choosing life also. Wish we could still wear bands around our heads with the message dangling before our eyes. LOL

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TATTER3 1/2/2013 5:42AM

    I love this! I really do want to choose life!

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CADDYBROWN 1/2/2013 5:31AM

    YES. This is what I should be thinking in my head when I am making those decisions about food and activities. Thank you for putting that into words for me.


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ANGELCOWBOY1 1/1/2013 9:03PM

    Great blog -I'm choosing life!

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SLIMINDOWN31 1/1/2013 7:15PM

    Love it! Choosing life!

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Fitbit - more stair climbing

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Excellent! You've earned the Hot Air Balloon badge!
You've climbed as high as a hot air balloon travels, and that's 2,000 floors! You'll have to double it for your next badge.

"lifetime" is since early June 2012.

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MOMOSG 12/28/2012 11:33AM

    Thanks for the feedback on the FitBit. It sounds like a worthwhile investment. I wondered about the sleep tracking and other features. I'm sure it will tell an interesting story for me too. I'll save to get one sometime in January or February.

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MOMOSG 12/28/2012 10:27AM

    Excellent! So how do you like the FitBit? Do you find any advantages over this compared to say a pedometer?

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FATDADDY531 12/27/2012 9:45AM

    I'll have to admit Asta, that is pretty cool! I'm inclined to think your floating on air about now! emoticon emoticon

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AGRLNKY 12/27/2012 9:17AM

    That's awesome!

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TATTER3 12/27/2012 7:40AM

    Yea !!!!

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MA_DIDDLES 12/27/2012 7:05AM

    absolutely remarkable. A big emoticon for U GF. MA

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CADDYBROWN 12/26/2012 11:07PM

    Good job! You will be ready for those stairs at convention in no time.


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STEADFASTNSEE 12/26/2012 8:48PM

  WOW Asta 2,000 floors?? Great job!

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