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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Yesterday was my parents 64th wedding anniversary. That's a long time! What is the secret to their sucess? Could it be that Mom loves to talk and Dad can't hear, lol.

Isn't life ironic? Mom has been overweight her whole life and now at age 88, she has found that food is no longer important to her and she has no taste for it. She has been losing weight slowly and now all of a sudden she has been told for the first time that she has to eat more. Her MD said that perhaps her teeth are bothering her and that it is affecting her eating. I say, she is 88 and running down, maybe life is just happening.

My Dad wants to snack constantly on nuts and hard candy. He's 90 and taking care of Mom. MD says to take away his snacks and he will eat more healthy foods. He always ate whatever Mom served but now that she doesn't cook hardly at all, they eat mostly sandwiches and whatever us kids bring them already cooked. It works for them as they are fussy eaters to begin with.

I think that they reached this ripe old age all by themselves and that they should be left alone to do as they please. Why is it that people always try to rule others? What works for one person may not work for someone else so to each their own and just live and let live. Ha! Enough adages for one post, lol!
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    Well when I reach the ripe old age of 90 I will be looking to eat the crappy stuff because I will feel I earned it lol. My father-in-law is 87 and I told him I am sure he will be around til his 100's like his family tree and he said Heck Who Wants to Live that Long, lol. Keep on Keepin on Sweetie.
    1728 days ago
    yes . i agree . we will always have a do gooder that says this is better for them then what they are eating now . who knows if they are right or not but at this point why tell them no you can not eat that candy bar or that ice cream . have a great day .
    1731 days ago
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    I agree - live and let live.

    1735 days ago
    My dear mother lived a long and healthy life until age 97. She lived one year longer than Jack LaLanne, the exercise expert. Mom never drank "bottled water" and I don't believe that she ever did a push-up either. (smile)
    1735 days ago
    Absolutely agree. They should be able to live out their lives in a way that makes the most sense for them. My inlaws are the same way - and we just let them be that way.
    1735 days ago
    I agree, let them be and let them eat what they feel like eating. Snacking on nuts actually sounds quite healthy to me. emoticon
    1735 days ago
    I agree with you. Let'em be! Chris emoticon
    1735 days ago
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