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Balancing Appetite and Exercise

Sunday, June 02, 2013

emoticon Today it's hiking in the mountains. I'm really getting exercise in on this vacation. My new problem is re-learning to balance. With all the new exercises and activities I work up a ravenous appetite by evening. The first few days were ok. Yesterday we went to the high school's outside band concert/picnic. I ate twice as much as usual and was still hungry.

I am still eating healthy with the exception of the potato salad (and to come graduation goodies).

The other difference is that at home I usually eat more in the morning and lighter in the afternoon/evening. Here it is "normal" with a family meal every evening, and most nights dessert (which I usually forego).

Mind you, this isn't complaining. It's being realistic about adjustments.

  
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KADULAC 6/3/2013 6:15PM

    I love hiking in the mountains. I can't wait until DD has a day off and we can go. It's great that you are aware of what is going on with your hunger, that helps control it with healthy food.

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SILVERWITCH59 6/3/2013 1:56PM

    At least you are aware Of the situation and working on it. Try keep some almonds or something nutritious on hand to nibble when you get that hungry feeling. I have noticed a snack like that before a meal really gets me under control :) Enjoy your vacation emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 6/3/2013 9:14AM

    I hope you have a great hike and good for you for trying out new forms of exercise. I struggle with my appetite, too, depending on what I do for exercise (if I swim laps I feel like I could eat forever!). Hope you're having a great visit!

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FUNGIRL81005 6/2/2013 11:31PM

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LOVETOLAUGH56 6/2/2013 10:19PM

    seems like we all have to make adjustments when visiting with others, but hope you are having a great time with family

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RGEETING 6/2/2013 7:32PM

    It's good that you are seeing the differences, and making the needed adjustments.

Enjoy! :)

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VONBLACKBIRD 6/2/2013 2:35PM

    Something about the fresh air of outdoor activities that trigger my appetite. emoticon

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BABYSMAMA12 6/2/2013 2:21PM

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Kid-friendly Recipes

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Grandson and I went walking today. We talked about what he'd like to do to celebrate the end of the school year. We ended up talking about having an ice cream party.

We have gathered recipes for homemade. SP has recipes that you don't even need an ice cream maker for. We're also going to make some of our own toppings. He was all about strawberries and chocolate.

I spent some time this morning looking at healthy recipes, starting with the ice cream. I'll have a cookbook by the time my trip has ended.

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SILVERWITCH59 6/3/2013 2:43PM

    Oh yummy. I love fun with the Grands :)


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SEATTLESIMS 6/3/2013 2:19PM

    Frozen bananas whirled together in a blender or processor with a splash of milk is a great healthy banana 'ice cream'!!
have fun sounds like a great idea!

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HAKAPES 6/3/2013 8:33AM

    Good idea.
Looking forward to hear your experiences and learning!

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SUGARSMOM2 6/2/2013 9:28AM

  that sunds so wonderful . I really miss my grandson and the great grandsons are not here either . so to hear about you having a good time with yours makes me all warm and fuzzy inside . enjoy your time with family .

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PINKYYSUEE 6/2/2013 12:19AM

    Thats awesome! You'll have to let us know how it turns out :)

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DOVESEYES 6/1/2013 11:41PM

    What a lovely idea!!! Enjoy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RGEETING 6/1/2013 7:24PM

    Great memories for your grandson (and you, too)!
Enjoy! emoticon

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REBECCATKD 6/1/2013 4:59PM

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LOVETOLAUGH56 6/1/2013 4:19PM

    Ice cream, a good warm weather treat
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MOONGLOWSNANA 6/1/2013 1:37PM

  Two of my granddaughters go to a school that has a "Drum out" on the last day of school. The band all plays drums with different rhythms and clapping as the kids come out of the school once class at a time starting with the kindergarteners and ending with the graduating 8th graders. It was impressive and a nice ending to the school year. After that my daughter took the kids to the DQ and I declined those unneeded calories by taking my recycling to the dumpster and getting gas in my truck. I know if I had gone to the DQ I would have eaten a blizzard or a sundae and I just didn't want to tempt myself! emoticon for the last day of school!

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PINKNFITCARLA 6/1/2013 1:29PM

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FIRECOM 6/1/2013 1:27PM

    I look forward to seeing your cookbook.

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Fun Morning, Blessed Day

Friday, May 31, 2013

This morning my dd and I walked 2 of her kids to their elementary school. It brought back so many memories of me being in the San Diego school system as a student.

The kids assembled outside. After the pledge of allegiance the kids did a "Friday dance" and song. It was adorable. The kids were so full of brightness and joy. It was catchy!

Once the kids were inside we viewed sidewalk art that each class made. What talent! This was an activity they did yesterday but we didn't go because one of the grands was sick.

We walked back in the sunshine and fresh air, had a healthy snack and just enjoyed the morning. DD had a couple of errands to do. Sprouts was on the way so I got to stop in and get some fresh produce for the family. We'll be having a watermelon snack a little later. The day continues to be marvelous.

Later, we'll welcome dgs home from his last day of high school. DD found a photo of him on his first day of kindergarten. I am so blessed to be here on this particular day because I was with him all those years ago on that special day.

  
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FIRECOM 6/1/2013 1:29PM

    I felt the joy right along with you. Thanks for a great blog.

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NEWCHINELO 6/1/2013 9:45AM

    lovely!

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DOVESEYES 6/1/2013 12:46AM

    What a lovely day thanks for letting me share it!!!

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GRAMMAP1 5/31/2013 11:58PM

    Being Grandma is such a lovely experience. We now have three Gr. Grands.

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LOVETOLAUGH56 5/31/2013 10:38PM

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Thanks for sharing, glad you are having a nice time

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JPAMPY 5/31/2013 9:42PM

    Awwww!! That is so special!!!! I hope God will keep me around to be able to walk my grandchildren to school. (My children are ages 4 and 2) emoticon

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LEANNAW4 5/31/2013 8:06PM

    What a wonderful day! How special to have those memories and be able to share this time with your family. :-)

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RGEETING 5/31/2013 6:37PM

    How nice it is that you can be there for all these special (some big, some little) events! Love being grandma! emoticon

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LINTPICKER 5/31/2013 4:58PM

    Awesome! sounds like you have some special memories to store away!

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JRRING 5/31/2013 4:40PM

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Just Plain Weird

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Yesterday I flew to San Diego. I was having horrible pain in my tailbone. Trying to be still made things worse. By the time I got to dd's I was in bad shape. Trying to baby the tailbone I succeeded to cause pain throughout my entire back. I knew it would be an early night for me.

We had a relaxing afternoon catching up. I sensed dd wanted to tell me something but wasn't sure if she should. Finally she told me not to be alarmed if lights started going off and on. Seems that every now and them the family has heard the switch clicking and the lights go off and on. As the family was getting ready for bed 2 of us were still downstairs. I went into the little bathroom and said to the air, jokingly but firmly, "don't mess with me."

No sooner did I park on the throne that the light clicked off. I screamed and got everyone running to my rescue. Not only could I not get out of the room I wasn't exactly all the way dressed. I did manage to get the door open and dd got the light back on for me. Everyone knew what had happened.

I came out shaking like a leaf. As I calmed down I realized my back was no longer hurting! So the joke is on whatever caused the situation. Today, ready to take on the world!

  
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LOVETOLAUGH56 5/31/2013 10:40PM

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what a weird fix. Glad it wasn't more embarrassing for you!

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LIVINGFREE19 5/31/2013 4:28PM

    The thought of seeing a ghost is just cool! I guess you didn't get to see a ghost, but got to see them in action, how awesome!

I'm glad your back is better anyways!

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GINGERHAWK 5/31/2013 10:54AM

    So sorry to hear that your back was troubling you during travel but glad to hear it's better now. Also, how weird about the lights. It sounds like they may need to get an electrician in to check things out!

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ADAPTOR 5/31/2013 10:10AM

    Any ideas of who the prankster entity is or why they may be playing with your friend?

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LOVESLIFE48 5/31/2013 8:46AM

    Wow!! That IS weird!!! My mom and son would love that!! They like super natural kind of stuff!!

Have a wonderful weekend!! emoticon

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BARB4HEALTH 5/31/2013 8:10AM

    emoticon Strange, but you handled it. Got a good report out of it.

emoticon and also had me laughing!

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PINKYYSUEE 5/30/2013 11:21PM

    lol...sounds fun...lol

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SILVERWITCH59 5/30/2013 9:24PM

    Please send the back fixing poltergeist my way .. That's all emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 5/30/2013 8:45PM

    Wow, that is strange! Glad your back is better though :-)

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KADULAC 5/30/2013 8:03PM

    That is strange.

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FUNGIRL81005 5/30/2013 5:52PM

    well good job on being aligned good!!! You got that right..."Don't mess with YOU!!!"
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PAULALALALA 5/30/2013 4:48PM

    Wow! That is just downright strange!
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RGEETING 5/30/2013 4:33PM

    definitely an emoticon !

Is it kind of like when your thumb hurts and someone steps on your toe so you won't be thinking about your thumb? :)

Glad you're feeling better!
Have a great visit with dd!

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HAKAPES 5/30/2013 4:30PM

    :-)

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What's on Your Memorial Day Menu?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Did you find some healthy new things to start new traditions with? Are you making healthier versions of favorites?

Here we smoked a turkey so it will be turkey burgers, tomato salad made with olive oil and vinegar, a tray filled with baby carrots and other finger veggies. Dip for those: a little blue cheese in some plain Greek yogurt.

Dessert: Watermelon if we pick on up, otherwise jello with fruit.

  
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KADULAC 5/30/2013 8:01PM

    We had grilled steaks, green beans, and yellow sunburst tomatoes. Your dinner sounds yummy.

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PINKNFITCARLA 5/27/2013 8:43PM

    I was at Mom's. We had turkey burgers grilled with salsa in them on whole wheat rolls, cucumbers and onions in vinegar, deviled eggs, pasta salad and broccoli slaw (all made lighter) and grilled zucchini, asparagus, tomatoes and peppers marinated in fat free italian dressing. It was yummy!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 5/27/2013 6:16PM

    emoticon sounds yummy

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NEWCHINELO 5/27/2013 11:27AM

    Lovely!

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DOVESEYES 5/27/2013 10:14AM

    Great blog have a great day!!!

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MEXGAL1 5/27/2013 10:09AM

    I will not be tempted as I have my meals prepared for me by a chef and they are made without gluten, sugar and dairy....so I pulled out the Salisbury steak with mushrooms for today's main meal.
Happy Memorial Day.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 5/27/2013 9:51AM

    A new way to cook ribs during the auto-racing yesterday MMMM MMMM Good!

Make Today a Great Day!

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