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These Shoes Are Made for Walkin'

Monday, December 26, 2011

How many of you remember that old song by Nancy Sinatra? It was pretty popular some time around the winter of '65, but I think it really was "These Boots are Made for Walkin." I've been thinking a lot about shoes lately. My Mom has a lot of trouble with her feet, mostly because of poor fitting (or no) shoes as a child in the depression years. So, I've occasionally gotten her some new SAS walking shoes as a gift. They are expensive, and with Christmas coming up, I had to decide if that was something I wanted to do again this year. Of course, I didn't have her size and I wasn't totally sure which style she would want, but I printed off an ad for the SAS walking shoe that I know she has had good luck with in the past and gave that to her, along with information about sizes and colors. She picked the color and size and now they'll be sent to her this week. It is so difficult to find something to give her, and as she says, “I'm almost 90! If you can't give me something to eat or wear, I don't want it!” LOL!! Shoes are coming her way!

I also have needed new walking shoes. Normally my daughter gives me her old ones, as it seems to me she buys a new pair every other week (that MIGHT be an exaggeration). She brought one pair with her when she was here for a visit in October, but they just didn't fit right. Wonder why...do you think because they were someone's shoes that were fit for them and conformed to their foot?? Anyway, I bit the bullet and went to a real shoe store the other day—where there is someone to wait on you and measure your foot and even slip it on and tie it for you? WooHoo!! Awesome to be waited on.

I bought a pair of New Balance something-or-others and paid a lot of money, but hey...I'm worth it. Besides I owed myself a reward and they're comfortable and I've been wearing them around the house and on the treadmill all week. I may even wear them outside soon! I'm pretty excited about having new shoes of my very own and I'm sure they'll make me love Exercise, which as you may know has been an on-going problem.

By the way, does anyone remember those x-ray machines at the shoe stores back in the 50s? A few of you might be old enough. I thought they were great fun at the time, but I suppose someone decided all that radiation might not be good for us.

We talk a lot about the journey we're on here at SP, and while I am still on the subject of shoes, I have to share this with you. On the SAS website, you'll find this statement, and it is so very true: "Life is a journey. Wear comfortable shoes!!!" So, if you don't have comfortable shoes that fit, it might be a really long journey! Happy walking and Happy New Year!!
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WVAWACKADOO 1/12/2012 6:46PM

    I need to get some decent shoes. I usually wait for a sale & buy the cheapest pair that I can find. They usually fit OK, but once I started walking 3-4 days a week, I have come to the realization that I need to have a better fit. Thanks for that post...needed to hear it...

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DIANEDOESSMILES 12/28/2011 10:19PM

    HI Jeannie !!

OH YES !! having the proper fitting shoes make the total difference ! WOOHOOO ! SO GLAD you have now have some !! YEAH YEAH YEAH !! Also that your so sweet to ur Mom and get her some. Awwwwwww!!!!! Thats such a GOOD IDEA !!! Mine is gone, or I'd USE that idea myself ! Oh yeah I surely would !

I get my shoes made for me using a wand and a scanner,,,,into a putah,,,, at the otho place where they make artifical limbs and things for feet. I am way to hard for a regular foot Dr to even fit, since I've had 13surgs on feet (#14 coming up on the 4th). So mine fit exactly for even the sneakers are made to fit exactly as so. Ahhhhh, but even with that, cos my feet are sooo bad off,,,they STILL HURT ! Oh it USED to feel heavenly, but not any longah.

You ENJOY those shoes !!! LOL When mine used to feel good,,,,I even WORE THEM TO BED !!!

PS : YES I do remember that song,,,,I was quite young, but it was SOOO POPULAR and my older brother played it over and over again. Later on,,,,I used it as a motivational song,,,,,,,,,,

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JILL313 12/27/2011 7:52PM

    Good fitting shoes are important and I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and actually get waited on as I probably have six or seven pairs of shoes I've ordered online and none fit me right. I'm between a 9 and 10 and very few stores make an 9 1/2 good fitting shoe. I've even bought 9 wides at times as it's almost like a 9 1/2. We have a SAS shoe store not too far from my house. I don't mind paying around $100 for good shoes but won't pay much more than that. What a wonderful gift for your Mom and she still had shoes to choose from! Did you buy walking gym type shoes? I usually wear flats as it's hard to bend down to tie my shoes--maybe Velcro or OMG losing weight is the answer there. By the way, I'm Too Young to remember those foot x-rays--LOL!!

Hugs & Love,

Jill

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SPEEDY143 12/27/2011 7:29PM

    Good shoes = happy feet emoticon

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GRANNYSUE9 12/27/2011 10:38AM

    Not only do I remember the song by Nancy Sinatra, but I have the 45 record! I have a closet full of old records!

So glad that you treated yourself to a pair of shoes that fit right and feel good. It does make walking and exercising a lot easier.

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CAROLYNINJOY1 12/27/2011 8:06AM

    Bravo for treating your feet kindly & getting good shoes that fit. You are definitely worth it!

I remember those X-ray machines too. Scary to think how many of us were exposed to so much radiation. But it was cool to see bones in my feet.

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GRANDMACOO 12/27/2011 6:24AM

    I buy new running shoes about every 300 miles, so use my "old" ones as everyday walking around shoes. They fit well, aren't really too worn, and are comfortable. I do a lot of standing during the work week, and one place I go has cement floors, so they are also cold during the winter. These shoes keep my legs and feet from aching, so they are worth it.

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MNABOY 12/26/2011 11:33PM

    Hanoi Jane did sing that song. I like MBT and have had them resoled so they are getting down to a reasonable price. We should wear shoes that fit well and help carry our body.

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TUBLADY 12/26/2011 10:59PM

    I remember the X-ray machine. We were just talking about it yesterday. One of my nieces was showing me shoes on line and I got to talking about how I have a wide toe but very narrow heel so I always got my shoes at Arbuckles Shoe store and how expensive they were for my Grandmother to buy back in the 50's.
She remembered the store and talked about the X=ray feet machine. It gave such a true picture of your foot for correct fit.
I buy expensive shoes when it comes to ones I need to walk and workout in. It's so important. I have had feet operations in the past from waring ill fitting shoes.
My dress shoes or heels can be less expensive for one only wares them for a short time.
But my Nike's and Reebok's I ware a lot.
I'm glad you got something practical for your Mom. Mom's are hard to buy for. They usually have everything.
Ware those new shoes on all your walking and workouts, you will be needing another pair before you know it.
Take care,
Tisha

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TORTILLAFLATS 12/26/2011 8:59PM

    You ar so right, I need new comfortable shoes! Mine or worn out and makes me walk funny. But where do you go to get waitd on.LOL

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MARTHASPARKS 12/26/2011 7:42PM

    If my feet are not comfortable it throws off my entire body, so I always buy good shoes, too!

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ESILBO 12/26/2011 2:44PM

    YOU ARE SO RIGHT...I TOO ENJOY THE ONE I BOUGHT, THIS SUMMER...IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE AND WE ARE WORTH IT...
LOVE
LISE

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Shopping When You're in Between...the Good and the Not-So-Good

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Having shed 48# since last May, I'm at a point where my clothes are mostly all too big. I've taken some slacks in, but now they only have a pocket opening big enough for my thumb to fit. I've discarded and sent clothes to Goodwill and the shelter for battered women. I've dug through the closet and come up with some odd looking things I'd forgotten I had. It's pretty bare-bones now, although there are still a few things in sizes I must have bought in the last millennium! They're still too small to wear.

So...having quite a few additional pounds to shed yet, I'm not interested in buying a lot of stuff that will soon not fit anyway if all goes according to plan. I decided to try go to one of the stores I know has great clearance sales, especially on the out of season stuff. I haven't had a chance to get to Goodwill yet, but will check it out next week.

Hahahaha...what a joke! Found 7 things to try on in various sizes since I have no idea what size I actually wear now. Also, I have this “little” problem known as a big (aka fat) tummy/middle. I carry a lot of my weight there and feel most comfortable in pants/slacks/capris with elastic waistbands. I did manage to get everything on—everything from a size 16W to a 20WP and a 1X to a 2X top. That was the good news.

The not so-good-news is that nothing...and I mean NOTHING...fit! It all was too tight, too loose, too short, too long or just plain ugly! Disappointing to say the least, but mostly I don't care. I'm really comfortable in my sweats these cold fall days, and maybe Goodwill will have something I can use. By the time Spring rolls around I may be a normal size. I can't wait to figure out what size underpants to buy!! Hehehe...that'll be tricky business!!

  
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SALSIFY 12/15/2011 4:46PM

    I've got the same problem. I've lost about 50lbs since May, but I don't want to spend money on clothes which I hope will be too baggy for me in a few months time.

I'm sitting here in my 'before' trousers with the waistband safety pinned up so they won't fall down and an enormous jumper which was big even before I lost weight.

I did buy a nice top a couple of weeks ago in UK size 16 (US 14/12??) and was thrilled because it looked good and was cheap. It's the first thing I've bought for my top half (which is usu. 2 sizes bigger than down below) in that size for years.

I've asked my husband to give me cash to spend on clothes for Xmas. This is because if I'm holding money which I can only spend on clothes, I tend to do better. If I'm left to my own devices, I don't buy clothes.

Hope you find some things in goodwill!

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LILBITWANNABE 12/8/2011 12:34AM

    Keep going and before you know it, you'll be in the next size down:) I do get impatient during inbetween sizes though! I generally only shop clearance racks or Goodwill because I don't plan on staying in them for long:) My problem right now is bras!! Mine are too big and frumpy now and every single new one I've tried on just isn't right. ugh But hey, I guess we'd rather have the problem of inbetween sizes than having to buy bigger sizes;) Keep it up, you're doing great!

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JILL313 12/1/2011 8:34PM

    Jeannie, Love your blog and your great casual attitude as I'm all for comfort now and forget about anything too tight as my tummy is also my biggest problem as feel like I look like I did when I was 7 months pregnant many years ago--LOL! I'm sure not a "clothes horse" either and love elastic waists too as it's all about being comfortable at this stage in my life. You've lost a lot of weight and maybe TUBLADY has a good idea in going to the Goodwill to buy most of her clothes.

They are supposed to be here tonight between 7-9 pm to temporarily board up our broken windows. I sure wish they could have come earlier but right now Pasadena is in an emergency state. I'm looking forward to being able to sleep in my bed tonight as I am exhausted that's for sure.

Love You,

Jill

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SPEEDY143 12/1/2011 7:36PM

    IT'S" called a fatty curtain... I hate that name but it sure describes what it is. I'm all over the size charts for clothing too... it really depends on how it's cut. Long is important for me, in both tops and sleeves, got to cover up those "wings" as well emoticon

For now I wear my sweats with a drawstring and tops I've had forever.... Everything is really too big, but for home who cares. I have a nice pair of black pants and a couple new tops from Walmart that will do until I'm ready to spend any real cash on a new wardrobe... I've never been a clothes horse but I'm actually looking forward to dressing less matronly emoticon

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TORTILLAFLATS 12/1/2011 7:04PM

    Jeannie, I would call that a Blessing in disguise. Great job on shedding those 48 pounds. I seam to be gaining right now but not because of bad eating. My body seams to have a mind of its own and must have hit the reverse button. LOL,

You just might find something cut and inexpensive in AZ. Keep up the good work
Gail

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ESILBO 12/1/2011 5:28PM

    JEANNIE...LOL...I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN....I STILL HAVE TO LOSE IF I WANT TO FIT THE SUMMER CLOTHES I BOUGHT FOR THE TRIP...
FOR ME TOO, PANTIES WILL BE A PROBLEM, SOON...LO...NOW I AM IN THE ONES THAT WERE TOO SMALL...THE ONES YOU PUT IN THE BACK OF YOUR DRAWER...LOL emoticon

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VTMAID 12/1/2011 4:27PM

    It's so hard to find clothes to fit us "shrinking violets"! I run into the same issue looking for business suits or things appropriate for the office. Like you, I have the tummy thing going on, but honestly? My big problem is my HUMUNGOUS thighs! I used to be a tennis player years ago and had muscular legs......now, not so much. I have fat, fat legs. If I were a turkey, I would be a hungry man's delight!
I don't have the answer, either, except like you--I try for clothes with elastic "all you can eat buffet" waistbands!
Hugs,
Karen

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GRANDMA1951 12/1/2011 2:40PM

    I love our Salvation Army. It's a inexpensive way to buy things but still look good. And who wants to pay big money for clothes that won't fit in six months??? Good luck shopping.

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Oh, My...How the Times have Changed (A Funny--to me--Birthday Story)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yesterday I celebrated my 68th birthday (for you doing the math, that means I was born in 1943)! For some reason, each year my Mom calls me to tell me my birthday story, which typically has amounted to a weather report for the day I was born. She's always told me there was a blizzard and the doctor wanted her to come to the hospital a little early so she wouldn't get stuck in the snow. I have to set the scene for you, though. In 1943 WWII was raging all over the world. Dad was in the Army Air Corps and stationed in France at the time. Mom was living with Dad's parents and the household included both grandparents, one of my cousins, two of Dad's younger sisters and Grandma's deaf bachelor brother besides my mother. Quite a house full of people, but everybody did what they had to in order to make ends meet.

This year I happened to be with Mom on my actual birthday. We had an interesting conversation, which follows:

Mom: Guess I'd better tell you your birthday story.
Me: Yes, it wouldn't be the same without it!
Mom: You know we had a blizzard that day.
Me: Yep, that's what you've told me.
Mom: I rode to the hospital in a red Buick!
Me: Red Buick? I never heard that part before. Who had a red Buick? (I was a little nervous now, as I've heard my birthday story scores of times and never ever heard anything about a Buick!)
Mom: Dr. Moulton.
Me: Why would Dr. Moulton give you a ride to the hospital?
Mom: Well, I was going to have you at home, but he came by and said he thought we were going to get a big snow storm and I should go to the hospital.
Me: He just stopped by?
Mom: No, Grandma had the neighbor call him because she said I was going into labor. (Grandma had 9 babies, so I guess she'd know.)
Me: So, you just went to the hospital with him?
Mom: Well, not right away. I told him I didn't want to go, but he said the government is paying for it anyway, so you might as well. So, I did.
Me: Well, kind of convenient for him, wouldn't you say, since he owned the hospital?
Mom: Yeah. He took me and dropped me off because he had to go check on some baby pigs at his farm.
Me: But he made it back?
Mom: Oh, yes. With time to spare even if we did get a blizzard that night. I had to stay in the hospital for 10 days. Dr. Moulton made me stay an extra day.
Me: Was something wrong?
Mom: Well, he looked at my fingernails and said they looked funny so I should stay another day.
Me: Fingernails? What was funny about them?
Mom: I don't have a clue. All I know is that when I got home Grandma said at least I didn't have to lay around in bed anymore!!
Me: How did you get home, Mom? In the red Buick?
Mom: Oh no, a neighbor came with his truck and picked us up. Grandpa's car wasn't working that winter. The neighbor took one look at you and said you were the biggest baby he'd ever seen!

For crying out loud...some things never change!!!

**A few people have asked me how big I was--9# is what I was told. Guess that was kinda big for a first baby, but all the same...the biggest baby he'd ever seen? How rude was that! LOL!

  
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LILBITWANNABE 11/17/2011 11:41PM

    Aw that's sweet to hear your story every year:) Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

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VTMAID 11/17/2011 8:20PM

    That was the funniest story! What a hoot!
Hugs
Karen

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MASTERPIECE8 11/17/2011 11:16AM

    What a laugh! I love the story. Fingernails looked funny? Ah, the times were so different. Left your mom at the door and went home to check on the pigs. Oh, Jeannie, this is the best story. But the ending - the biggest baby I ever saw. I'm still laughing.

One problem. If I fall off this chair and crack my head on my desk from laughing, I will be so embarrassed because I'll have to file my own workers comp claim!!

Barb
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EARTHMOTHR 11/17/2011 3:47AM

    Love the ritual of the birth story. Make her record that. It's a keeper!

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JOANOFSPARK 11/17/2011 1:36AM

    loved the story of how you were born and the dialogue with your mother...sounds like it's become a tradition.....and that makes it even more special.. but....I gotta say....biggest baby he ever saw?? come on........9# is not that big.....I had a nephew who weighed 10 lbs at birth.......and I have heard of a 14 lb baby as well.....now that would, I think, be the biggest baby ever......well, we can but hope........*gulp* I think I would certainly want to be out for that birth.

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TXMEMAW6 11/16/2011 9:35PM

    What a wonderful story. I'm sure you never tire of hearing it. How fortunate you are to have been able to share you birthday with your mom. I did laugh at the conversation you shared. As usual, a great blog!!
Hugz,
Sharon

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JILL313 11/16/2011 9:10PM

    I LOL at the dialogue between you and your Mom about the day your were born. . .my Mom never said much about mine just that I came real fast which seemed to please her, wouldn't it you--LOL! I was also a big baby around 9#s, I guess that's why I'm big boned and tall as neither one of my parents were. I always love your blogs and this is a goodie!

Love,

Jill

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SPEEDY143 11/16/2011 8:50PM

    Love it... not only do I get to hear my birth story every year but I get to tell my kids theirs. Ahhhh, how BIG were you? emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 11/16/2011 5:30PM

    LOL! Times certainly have changed. I am only 37, but my mother chose to have me at home. The stories she tells are funny. Of course she did a practice run with my middle brother.

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Tooth Brushing, Snowbird Migration, and Other Random Thoughts

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Last week I wrote a blog about brushing my teeth with my left (non-dominant) hand and how difficult it was. I wanted to report that I am making progress. I think I've done it for 5 days now, and while I'm getting marginally better at it, I still have to go over the teeth using my right hand when I think I'm done. So, while I seem to be learning how to use my left hand for brushing my teeth, I haven't noticed any changes in improving my will power, which after all was the reason I started the whole process. Maybe it's too soon to tell—I think I'll keep trying for a while. If you wonder what I'm talking about, check out my last blog!! LOL! I can tell you that it IS giving me a new appreciation for all those folks who have had to learn to do things with the opposite hand (stroke and accident victims, e.g.).

We live about ¼ mile from a major highway that we can see from our front windows. It is called the Avenue of the Saints because it was built to connect St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO, and because of that, the original highway, which runs right in front of our house, became a rural state road with little traffic. That's why I can walk on a paved road with a great degree of safety. But, I digress...every year about now we can easily see the traffic on the busy highway because the crops have been harvested and there's nothing obstructing our view.

The semi-annual migration of snowbirds is visible on the highway! RVs of all descriptions are migrating south—motorhomes towing their toads (that's what they're called, honest), usually with a ladder and bicycle strapped on, pickups towing the 5th wheels with bicycles and lawn chairs on the back, and various and sundry vehicles towing travel trailers. They're all looking for somewhere warm to spend the winter months, and many traveling in this area are heading to south Texas. Once they get to Texas they're called Winter Texans and they spend their time going to flea markets, pot lucks, music jams and dances, volunteering, and visiting and shopping in what may be the last safe place in Mexico (Nuevo Progresso). They have to come back home in the Spring to rest up, which usually begins happening about mid-March. I know all this because we used to be Winter Texans, but last year ventured a little further (? farther) afield to Arizona. We'll go to Arizona in January for a couple months again this year, but we no longer have an RV so have to rent a place to stay.

Lastly, we had our grandsons for a visit this weekend. Isaac (8) and Ian (5) are typical rambunctious boys who still like to come see us for a few days. There is one regional restaurant chain they like to visit called the Pizza Ranch, which serves pizza, broasted chicken, salad, etc. Saturday evening we took them for dinner and they both ate a good meal, including milk and salad. Isaac was trying to eat a couple more bites of pizza when he said, “I'm so full my stomach hurts.” Before I could say anything, Ian said to him, “Well, Isaac, if you're full, stop eating!” For heaven sakes...how come no one ever said that to me? I can't believe a 5 year old would get it and I still can't seem to get it through my head!

I think that's enough of today's mindless wanderings. At least it isn't mindless eating at the moment! Wishing you all a wonderful week and many successful days ahead!

  
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LILBITWANNABE 11/7/2011 11:00AM

    It's amazing how smart kids are! My son will even say no thank you to a piece of chocolate or a cookie if he's recently eaten and is full. I'm trying to learn by his actions (lol I think we have it mixed up since I'm supposed to be teaching him:), but I still have a lot of practicing to do!

Arizona sounds like a great place to migrate for a bit. I will be blogging about how I hate the cold really soon! Maybe you could post pics sometimes to send warm thoughts?:)

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VTMAID 11/6/2011 8:05PM

    Glad you had a nice weekend. I had forgotten that you were trying to switch brushing hands, but maybe the fact that you are still doing it says something about will power after all. I think I would have given up by now using my opposite hand. In my case, it would be using my right hand as I am a southpaw. Speaking of which, how exactly did calling a lefty a southpaw start?
Hugs
Karen

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JILL313 11/6/2011 8:00PM

    I just love reading about your random thoughts and I'll hand it to you as you have good determination to use your left hand it seems hoping for more willpower--overall you're doing great so hopefully you'll decide to just use your right hand soon. . .Evidently I'm not that coordinated as I tried it a few times but OMG am I a klutz--yes is my answer. I know you're probably getting pretty cold there so must be looking forward to spending some warm months in Arizonia. Do you have any friends that will be there also? What kind of things do you do there during the day--you can put your bikini on as it's warm enough to swim outdoors in Winter there--LOL!! Your GS sounds wiser than we are--how come it took us that long to take a 5 year olds good advice? I've been known to stuff myself, in the past, when I was so uncomfortable and felt like my tummy would pop--how stupid is that? I'm actually satisfied with less food now and can't remember the last time I felt like a big stuffed turkey--LOL! So, I guess I am making slow turtle like progress.

Love & Hugs,

Jill

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TXMEMAW6 11/6/2011 7:21PM

    Jeannie, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Since I live in Texas, we have lots of Snowbirds here. They are really good for our economy (lol). Good luck with the left-handed toothbrushing. Hope it will help your will power. I'm not exactly sure why it's supposed to help, but you never know. Glad to hear you had a good weekend with your grandsons. Grandchildren are such a blessing. Here's wishing you a fantastic week making many good choices.
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A New Method for Aiding Weight Loss

Monday, October 31, 2011

Got your attention, didn't I??

Have you read one of today's daily blog post about developing or improving your will power? If you haven't, check it out. I heard the author who was quoted on an NPR program a while back and thought his ideas on will power were pretty interesting.

He says we can start with two things that will help us to develop more will power. One is to sit up straight (Mom was right). The other is to brush your teeth with your non-dominant hand..

Okay, I'm thinking...I can try those things. It was time to brush my teeth anyway. I'm right handed, so I decided to try my left as advised. First of all...I couldn't even decide how I was supposed to hold the brush. After I finally got that figured out, I managed to poke myself in the nose with the brush—full of toothpaste, of course. Okay...got it in my mouth and I was stuck again. Which side of my mouth should I brush first? I know it didn't matter, but it was like being in a foreign country where you don't speak the language. I couldn't figure it out, but perseverance pays off and soon I was brushing away on the upper level. More or less, that is. After many gyrations and many minutes, I decided I had done a half-way decent job. But wait...half-way was the key here, as I hadn't done the inside of the teeth yet. Back to work with more gyrations and minutes, and finally I decided I'd done it. Sparkling clean and fresh!!

I'm not entirely sure how this is supposed to help improve my will power, but I'm all for making it better. The one thing I do know is that it took me almost 10 minutes to brush my teeth...10 minutes that I wasn't spending eating and or thinking about eating, and I also got a little exercise at the same time with all the physical activity needed to get the job done. I think Roy Baumeister might be on to something here. I can't wait to find out if I have good results with this new method!

  
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CJMOK1121 11/8/2011 9:03AM

    Jeanie: I just read your blog on brushing teeth. I will try it and get back to you.

CJ from OK.

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TXMEMAW6 11/2/2011 9:05AM

    I don't know why you have trouble using your left hand. I use my left hand for everything. Might be because I'm left-handed..LOL. I really enjoyed your insight into brushing your teeth. I'll have to try that (with my right hand of course). You're so funny and entertaining. Thanks for sharing and giving me a good laugh.
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LILBITWANNABE 11/1/2011 10:32AM

    hehe I couldn't help but to giggle through your recap of brushing your teeth:) When I was a bit younger I found the challenge of using my left hand intriguing and accomplished some things with it. Now I'm a bit out of practice, but the idea of a challenge sounds fun again so I'll have to give it a try again:)

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JILL313 10/31/2011 10:35PM

    Jeannie, You are so funny and I LOL while reading this. I had fun imaginging all the misguided effort it took you to brush your teeth and all of 10 minutes. For whatever reason, I have no faith in this idea--LOL! I'm also right handed and can hardly do anything well with my left hand--I'm a klutz is the reason for that.

Love,

Jill

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GRANPATTIE 10/31/2011 9:47PM

    Oh, Jeannie! You are so much fun! You have a way with telling on yourself that is so entertaining. Thanks, for that. As for me, I can't imagine what I'll hit when I try that. LOL!

Pattie

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VTMAID 10/31/2011 7:45PM

    I am not sure which is my non dominant hand! I write, eat, crochet and brush my teeth left handed, but play all sports right handed. I can sew and needlepoint with either hand. I can write somewhat legibly with my right hand and paint with either hand.
I think I am just mixed up, lol!
Hugs
Karen

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ESILBO 10/31/2011 6:15PM

    VERY FUNNY...IT WILL BE EASIER FOR ME WITH MY TEETH IN MY HAND...WONT GET IT IN MY NOSE FOR SURE...LOL
HUGS
LISE

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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 10/31/2011 6:12PM

    I read that blog too, I thought the non dominant hand thing was a little hokey, but now I'll give ie a try, THANKS for posting.

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SPEEDY143 10/31/2011 5:58PM

    Interesting... My frind had surgery on her dominate right hand and had to eat using her left for weeks.... she lost five pounds emoticonShe also spent half her day eating becuase it took so long... talk about enjoying your food... must be something to it emoticon

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