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Hoping My Examples Are Copied

Monday, June 04, 2012

I hope that I'm teaching by example. Last time I was around this set of grands was 2 years ago, just after they finally figured out I had fibro. Then I was barely able to do anything, spacey and achy.

Now I can keep up with them! Sure I've been sneaking my naps in, but I'm walking with them both mornings and evenings. When we go somewhere I can keep up. This is the greatest!

I hope to be teaching them by example. I reach for fruit between meals. I eat a chip or two at a picnic, but have grapes nearby to reach for instead. My water bottle is filled to the brim everytime we go somewhere. emoticon

The other thing they have noted is that before we go anywhere I fill a snack baggie with animal crackers.

. emoticonI introduced them to smoothies that didn't come from a frozen mix. The first time out they loved them. The second time I should have put some stevia in. The berries weren't so sweet. Hopefully they will try again.

Wouldn't it be great to get them to carry water to the park with them? On the next leg of the trip I think I will pick up souvenier water bottles for them. Maybe that will help get them into the habit. emoticon

  
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BARBIE176 6/6/2012 5:41PM

    You are definitely leading by example! emoticon I like the idea of souvenir water bottles. We've got to teach our young loved ones early so they don't live through the pain that we have lived through. Keep up the emoticon work. emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/6/2012 4:09PM

    Actions speak VOLUMES more than words do! You are doing a GREAT SERVICE to them, not to mention to yourself! emoticon emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/5/2012 10:24PM

    you are sooooo kewl !! Roc
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CANDOK1260 6/5/2012 12:11PM

    i am surprise the smoothies wasn;t sweet enough i never anything but fruit and yograt amybe you should use a kid favor yourgut in it next time. I love the idea of walking with grandkid. i walk with neighbort dog alot. you shoudl know the neignbor my sis and the dog is my dog neice.

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KATI5668 6/5/2012 11:25AM

    what great ideas & yep they should be proud of the changes in you & your ability to enjoy life & fun times with them!

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SWIMLOVER 6/5/2012 8:57AM

  You are setting some really emoticon examples to your grandchildren. You
are doing just emoticon for your own health! Keep Up The Good Work!
Water is the best drink we can have. We drink too much soda in this country.
Smoothies are a emoticon snack. You are doing wonderfully!

GOD BLESS!
Louise

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GINGERPAWZ 6/4/2012 10:55PM

    You are setting some Awesome examples for your grand kids. My son came to me today and asked if he could try some lettuce. This is a kid that has never liked lettuce only because his dad don't like it. Keep introducing new items to the grand kids and they will come around to your way of thinking.

Take care,

Sharon

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/4/2012 8:00PM

    emoticonI'm so glad you are doing better this time when you are around your grand kids! You are setting great examples for them and I hope they really take note! Even better is that you are all having fun and that you are able to keep up with them!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ASHAIXIM 6/4/2012 4:55PM

    a container of Flavored Yogurt and a 1/2 a frozen banana (but it in half and throw it in a baggie) and a little extra fruit to make it that "flavor" makes a great smoothie and the banana and yogurt till add the sugar to it :)

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DAISY443 6/4/2012 4:36PM

    Great example - even better is the situation of your health! What a great thing!

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CAROLIAN 6/4/2012 4:24PM

    You are setting a good example emoticon

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JERZGURL_NAN 6/4/2012 3:43PM

    I am so pleased that people are introducing water to children. We started giving it to the children here at pre-school a few years ago, more often throughout the day. When they have fresh fruit and a carb we add the water to the snack vs more fruit juice.

Just learning to love water alone is a great step. Congratulations and YES - you are leading a wonderful example, even if they don't get it right away, they WILL. Hopefully it won't be 30 yrs from now that it 'clicks in'.

Bravo

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NICKI109 6/4/2012 3:17PM

    Sounds like you are setting some great examples AND having fun. What a great combination. Enjoy!!

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Walking Up a Storm

Friday, June 01, 2012

Now that I'm over jet lag I have been walking and exercising more than I thought I would! Though I can't view my "inside routines" because I didn't bring the laptop I have the opportunity to walk trails or just around the neighborhood. It is so beautiful here.

Last night we went to dgs little league game. Instead of sitting on the bleachers we walked all around the park. I have so much energy today.

I must admit to having a bit of a struggle with food. Mostly because of the different times the family eats.

Today it will be the postponed graduation dinner. I'm keeping a close eye on the sodium during the day and have my choices picked out from the on-line menu. Last vacation I didn't care. This one I won't go back with pounds packed on.

Thanks for all the well-wishes from the last blog!

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PS. Since we were unable to do the graduation dinner yesterday we went to Cold Stone Creamery. I got a delicious smoothie that didn't blow my calorie range!

  
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CANDOK1260 6/3/2012 5:17PM

    hope the vacation is fun and like you on track health wise

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GINGERPAWZ 6/3/2012 11:41AM

    Enjoy your family and the events around it.

Have fun,

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Sharon

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KITT52 6/3/2012 7:19AM

    great job

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/2/2012 10:10PM

    Great job! Boy you certainly have changed since joining SP! I'm so proud of you!! Keep up the great work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATI5668 6/2/2012 8:39AM

    isn't it just the best when you can indulge & yet not blow it!!
great choice..sounds like you are having a blast...hurrah for you!!

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DANCINCAJUN1 6/1/2012 8:26PM

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PARAEAST 6/1/2012 6:10PM

    Boy do I have to watch that sodium too. I have hbp so you know I must watch it.
Have a good day and enjoy the gradduation dinner. Sounds like fun!!

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DAISY443 6/1/2012 11:49AM

    Sodium is a constant challenge for me! Even though I never add salt, it still adds up!
Enjoy that graduation dinner!

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Vaction Begins

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

emoticon I made it to San Deigo. What a crazy trip, but I'm here safe. Would you beleive when I got to my connection they told me I was never on the first plane? I just wasn't on the manifest.

Today I'm able to enjoy the surroundings. It goes without saying I'm enjoying being with the family, too.

DGD gets promoted to jr high tomorrow. Then it's out to lunch to celebrate. It's a big day here! I've looked over the menu online so hopefully I will be able to make healthy choices and celebrate properly.

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I am just so happy!

  
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FUNGIRL81005 5/31/2012 10:23PM

    ENJOY!! emoticon emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/31/2012 4:16PM

    Glad you made it there safe and sound. Have a great time with your family!

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CAROLIAN 5/31/2012 2:44PM

    Have a great time emoticon

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KITT52 5/31/2012 8:36AM

    have fun

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DAISY443 5/31/2012 7:47AM

    Enjoy!

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SUZHOLLE 5/31/2012 5:04AM

    Have a great time! emoticon

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SWIMLOVER 5/31/2012 1:56AM

  Have A Really Wonderful Time!

GOD BLESS!
Louise

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/30/2012 11:49PM

    emoticonAh, that is a crazy mistake! Good thing YOU know you were on the plane! emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 5/30/2012 9:27PM

    have a wonderful time .... I'll be thinking of ya and all that fun !! Roc
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Now Where to Walk

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hubby and I went for an after-dinner walk Friday. It was meant to be short and leaiurely. As we walked down the long country road he told me to look up, straight ahead. I thought he was giving me a tip to improve my posture and speed. He wouldn't answer my question as to why. That look meant there was a snake. I began to panic. I did as he said knowing that there was no place to go but forward.

It was a dead snake, but I have a phobia of them dead, alive, stuffed or smooshed in the road. We went on but had to turn around and pass it again. Of course I'm praying, thinking of the Moses story the whole time. Once again we passed the snake. I couldn't look. I took hubby's hat and made it into a blinder and let him lead me by the hand. I was probably holding my breath until I was sure it was behind us.

I slowly recovered my composure and kept walking towards home. Lo and behold up ahead I see something in the middle of the road. I shuddered and refused to go on. Now I'm between two snakes. At least the one behind us was dead. The one ahead was very much alive, and a baby rattler to boot. It must have been hit, though. It was alive, but stunned. More prayers, more realization I had to trust God. There were fields on either side of us so chances were there were more hiding. I refused to go ahead. Being a country road it was a bit of a wait til a car came down the road. Yes! It would hit the snake. But no, his wheels were on either side of it. I was so disappointed. Awhile later another vehicle came down the road and "smack". I watched it get flung up and smack down on the pavement. I was assured the poisonous creature was dead and I could go on.

Hubby and our border collie had to check out the remains. My back in spasms from tensing up, I somehow passed the scence and made it home safely.

Now what will my walking plan be? As it turned out the first snake was a rattler,too. Maybe I should take my chances in the foothills - I think the bears are keeping the rattlers off the trails.



  
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HAKAPES 5/28/2012 1:40PM

    Was that really a rattlesnake? I only know it from National Geographic channel and from the zoo. That sounds kind of scary.

Would you make some pictures on your next walk?
I'm really interested on your country walk surroundings.

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GOLFLADY11 5/25/2012 11:24AM

    Yikes! I wqouldn't be heading out either if I knew there were snakes OR bears! They do have walking in place videos or you could dance to a video! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/25/2012 9:01AM

    Oh, bless your HEART!!! I am not afraid of snakes AS LONG as I know they aren't RATTLERS! If I were to think it a rattler, the SAME thing would happen to ME! Isn't that funny how our minds work??? FREAKY!

I am SO GLAD your dear husband was understanding and kind about it! Some would have told you to get over it, or belittled. We sure have been blessed, haven't we?

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FUNGIRL81005 5/21/2012 11:06PM

    HA!!! That's CRAZY!!! Yucky SNAKES!!

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NICKI109 5/21/2012 3:12PM

    Ah, that would have freaked me out too. No way am I walking past a live one. Ugg!

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/21/2012 2:20PM

    I'm so sorry that you got so scared! I know you have an extreme phobia of snakes but I have to feel sorry for the snake too. :( He was just doing what a snake does. At least Mo is there to make sure you don't step on a snake that's alive or dead.


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CANDOK1260 5/21/2012 6:46AM

    OKAY ONE OF MY SPARK FRIEND SAW A COUGAR ON HER WALK YOU SEE A SNAKE NOW I KNOW WHY I WALK INDOOR. LOL emoticon emoticonWHA I REALLY ABOUT THS STORY IS YOU WENT FOR A WALK WITH YOUR HUBBY THAT GREAT.

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DANCINCAJUN1 5/20/2012 4:56PM

    but I really really miss the rattlesnake hunts in Oklahoma .... never went on them but the festivities surrounding the hunt were just awesome .... you had great protection with your DH along by your side .......... Roc
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BHOLMAN1005 5/20/2012 1:52PM

    That is scary, I know what you mean. One morning I went for a walk around the condo complex and my usually route was blocked by a bobcat--I turned and headed back hom

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CALAMITYJANE53 5/20/2012 10:52AM

    I'm sorry you have such a phobia. I'm also sorry for the poor snakes. I agree you might want to try the Walk Away the Pounds dvds with Leslie Sansone.

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LECATES 5/20/2012 8:32AM

    OOPs, sorry, but I had to smile at your blog---hard decision---bears or rattlers---is there a local high school where you could go and walk the track there? The Leslie tapes are good but for myself, I do prefer to be outside when I can ----but I am lucky, no rattlers in my neck of the woods and no bears either.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/20/2012 7:55AM

    I love the suggestion of trying the Walk Away the Pounds workouts. If you have OnDemand with your cable, you can find walking workouts there, too.

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BMW9295 5/20/2012 6:57AM

    WoW! I understand where you are coming from and you have my deepest understanding....

I know we all like to walk outside but..... there a many many dvd's by Leslie Sansone... they are wonderful. I would suggest looking at your local library to see if you find one you like before you buy one. If you decide you want to buy one you can find them at Walmart I know for sure or she has her on website as well.
It makes is so easy to walk at home.. in the house when it is raining or cold or have snakes on your path.

Just a suggestion. I wish you well on your journey.

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Free Sure Costs Alot

Saturday, May 19, 2012

* Customer Appreciation Day. I was given a coupon for a free hot dog, pop and bag a chips. I did eat the hot dog, though I planned to just eat half. I saved the chips and sent them to work with hubby. The pop got saved for cooking.

Putting jalepenos on the hot dog may have sped up my metabolism, but thinking of the sodium and nitrates I consumed cost a piece of my health. Not to mention the white roll it nested in. emoticon

* Buy One, Get Two Free. For me it's hard to resist a bargain. I have to think the product through. Sodium? Sugars? Fats? What are those two free products going to cost me? emoticon Maybe I can burn off the calories by doing 1000 emoticon Nowthat's expensive!

* Free cappachino or hot chocolate with (petrol) fill up. That was a promotion that used to suck me in. Of course with me, I was going to take advantage of the add-ins like flavored syrups or liquid chocolate or cream. OMG. That "free" once-a-week treat had the added bonus of feeling yuck, added pounds and loss of energy.

Free can turn expensive real fast. I'd much rather pass on the freebies and get healthy and energetic. emoticon

  
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SUZHOLLE 5/21/2012 4:53AM

    You are so right! emoticon

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KITT52 5/20/2012 8:49PM

    you are so right..it's like buffets, you want to eat enough to feel you got your moneys worth

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GOPINTOS 5/19/2012 7:57PM

    I hear ya!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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STARWARSFAN2 5/19/2012 5:44PM

    Free is tough to resist when a doe-eyed Kindergarten student is handing you a birthday cupcake! I feel your pain. emoticon

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KATI5668 5/19/2012 2:59PM

    yep...those dern ole calories & other nasties just sneak up on ya..& it is indeed hard to say NO to "free"!
good girl...WAY 2 GO!!!

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