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Grandkids Diet Plan

Thursday, August 19, 2010

So, here I am about to collapse. emoticon Step wise I've done quite a few, but have a few more to do before the day is out. I tended the three little ones - 7 yrs, 5 yrs, and 8 mos. for over three hours. My ears are ringing and my knees are weak. But the exercise is certainly piling up. There are the deep knee bends up and down with the baby. emoticon There are the various press positions emoticon...also with the baby. There's the vacuuming moves to try and keep small stuff up...also for the baby. Then there's the constant running emoticonback and forth for snacks for the big ones, the wrestling...also with the big ones and the various other games they and I managed to think up. One of the constant games is picking up the toys. I'm the best at that one. Then there's the getting as much as possible out...the kids are the best at that. Next time I hope to play coloring and reading. I wonder if they will go for that??? Meanwhile, I'm sure being challenged in every way with this new Grandkids Diet Plan. emoticon Cheers and hugs! emoticon

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 8/26/2010 1:22PM

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NURSNANA 8/20/2010 1:10PM

    I understand what you are talking about and it does wear you out, but it is so much fun to be with your grandchildren. My daughter is leaving her 3 littl boys with us for the weekend, so she and her husband can have a little beach vacation. The oldest is 6 and the twins are 3, very active little boys! Nana will have lots of activities ready to do and I am putting up our Walmart swimming pool and I bought a lot of stuff on sale to play with in the pool. I may get in with them! I am sure I will be totally worn out and hurting, but it is worth it to be with them and have fun! You might want to try playing with Play Doh when the baby naps, the older kids would love it! We make all kinds of things, Pizza, Pies, snowmen, birds nest, snake etc. It is a lot of fun! Enjoy, but try to take good care of yourself too. Hugs, Nancy
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PHEBESS 8/19/2010 5:30PM

    LOL! Maybe you should do this every week!

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DARK-WING 8/19/2010 4:01PM

    I love the grandkids diet plan. I wish I got to do it more often.

Enjoy!

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ROCKYCPA 8/19/2010 4:00PM

    Very cute but I am sure you enjoyed every minute of it. You would do all the time just to spend time with your grandkids.

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Never a dull moment

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Now-a-days there's never a dull moment at my house. With our daughter and her three little ones always on the move I use all I have to keep going. Though fatigue can become overwhelming and I must retreat to rest a bit, for the most part I'm keeping up pretty well. We've also been looking for a condo to downsize to and let the kids have the house for a few years. We've found what I think could be just perfect for us. It's a little smaller than I'd hoped, but the location is great for my DH's commute and for me to really enjoy some big city living. We made an offer, but we must wait and see what happens. It is such an exciting time. My diet is suffering a little these days --- not the calories, but the content. Fortunately one of my grandsons loves smoothies and both the boys love to help make them almost every morning. What a delightful way to start the day. After that, things get pretty crazy. Like I said, Never a dull moment here. I'm loving ever bit of insanity, every hug and kiss, every "I love you". How could I ever ask for more?! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 8/18/2010 9:39PM

    Got to love those nutrition packed smoothies. I used to make them for breakfast and the kids would say to their friends I am feeding them ice cream for breakfast.

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SARAHTAIT 8/18/2010 5:21PM

    I can totally relate to you about the fatigue. I am really struggling with it also. I guess it has alot to do with the fibro-I don;t really want to diagnose myself with chronic fatigue syndrome but I sure do have a lot of fatigue that I have to deal with-so much so that it interrupts my life. Even getting extra sleep doesn't work-it seems the more I sleep the more I want to sleep. Not sure what the answer it. We have to figure this out. Enjoy the little ones while you can and conserve your energy for your precious ones.
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Sarah

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LKWQUILTER 8/18/2010 2:42PM

    With all the chaos and little ones, you are really burning the calories. Enjoy the time together. Those little ones sure grow up fast.

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Off and Running...Or at Least Walking!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My grandkids have been here since Tuesday. I'm already so exhausted. But, it's such a good kind of exhausted. I haven't done any organized exercise, but according to my pedometer I'm getting more than enough steps along the way. What a joy it is to be on the go with such fun little ones again. What's that saying...What doesn't kill you makes you stronger??? hmmm If this keeps up I may actually get stronger. That would be a bonus. Have a great day!

  
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SMILEYBEE 8/14/2010 11:22AM

    Enjoy those grandchildren! I'm heading down your way to visit mine next weekend; I can hardly wait! Our little grandson's adoption will be finalized and we will be celebrating big time! emoticon

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BHAWKINS00 8/12/2010 5:41PM

  Sounds like you are getting adequate exercise the fun way! Treasure those moments and grandbabies!

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BRADIA 8/12/2010 3:27PM

    Have a great day you too. I know what you mean, because I have two grandaughters that live such a long distance away that I am always anxious to have them around.

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MYRTLEBEACHWINS 8/12/2010 12:31PM

    Color me jealous, what a fun week you have had getting all those hugs and kisses. It's so great to be blessed. Happy health to you and them. Keep it up.

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And All Is Well With My World!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My daughter and her three little ones arrived yesterday and they are settling in. What a blessing it is to hug those little ones and hear their voices. They make me get up and out to play with them. I know they are very good for getting fitter and healthier. If I survive us all being together day and night I know it will make me so much stronger. Hopefully, my DH and I will soon select a condo to buy and the kids will have the house to themselves. That will be awhile though as we intend to buy something to have remodeled and will live here mostly until finished. Still, even when we're not living under the same roof we will be living in the same general area. I can reach out to hug those kids whenever I want. I will be babysitting a fair amount in the next three years and will cherish every moment. I know they will be helpful in the weight loss category, too if I pay attention and keep to a decent eating plan. When I stepped on the scale this morning I was delighted to see the number showed a one pound loss. I've not been at this weight in a very long time. Part of this is due to getting my thyroid medicine adjusted so my metabolism is working better again. Partly it is that I'm trying to be more active. I know I can't blame it on the kids moving in late yesterday afternoon, but what a delight to see the change today. Yes, it is a great morning. And all is well with my world. Have a great day!

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 8/11/2010 12:06PM

    Wonderful. Sounds like you are very blessed.

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Waiting

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

As I write this I'm awaiting the arrival of my daughter and her three little ones (7, 5, 8 months). They will live here for the next three years. My son-in-law will close his practice next spring and begin a critical care fellowship here. It will be wonderful to have the little ones near. They've lived with us twice before while they were in transition. The difference is that this time my DH and I are looking to downsize to a condo. I'm hoping to find something this week. But, then more fun begins as we intend to remodel whatever we buy and I'll be babysitting grandkids a good part of the time while my daughter either goes back to school or takes a teaching job at the community college. So much is so unsettled. So, here I wait. One of my biggest personal challenges is that in the midst of all the change and turmoil I intend to keep on track with SP. We'll see. Hope all my spark friends are having a great week! emoticon

  
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LAVENDERLILY 8/10/2010 5:47PM

    Aren't Grandparents wonderful! Your daughter is very lucky to have you. Enjoy the little ones!

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