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Note to teenage self:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Dear teenage self,

I know it is glorious that Mom started stocking the pantry with goodies: candies, chocolate covered granola bars, nuts, and pop. That does not mean you need to grab a couple of snacks and a pop every evening as you enter your room to read. The extra calories cause a 10 pound weight gain each year. That's not a good thing! It's better to grab an apple and glass of water from upstairs to enjoy with your book, or a nice hot cup of tea. Avoid the pop and high-calories snacks! Oh and going for a walk every afternoon is a good idea as well.
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  Too funny. I can't go back and tell my 20 and 30 something self she is making poor choices. All I can try to do is listen for the whisperings of my future 60 year old self telling me that the hard choices I make today are worth it.

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ZOORHO 1/30/2013 12:19AM

    Too bad we don't listen to ourselves

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HEALTH4LYFE 1/27/2013 4:22PM

    We had a pantry in the basement, and also our bedrooms were there too! Know exactly what you are saying! Great job on the blog! Let's use that wisdom we have now to bring ourselves closer to our goals. emoticon

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GREENKATS 1/27/2013 2:26PM

    Haha. That CURSED pantry! Too bad mom and dad didn't LOCK the stupid thing. emoticon

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HIKER-SQUIRREL 1/27/2013 10:23AM

    emoticon great advice!
So hard to resist junk when we are kids, or appreciate how quickly all those calories add up.

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GRACIEC 1/26/2013 9:40PM

    Amazing how easily a bad habit could have been replace with a good habit! You know it now!

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DWEBI09 1/26/2013 5:23PM

    Wish we could go back and tweak some things!

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CHERYLN 1/26/2013 4:01PM

    It's hard to resist the treats at that age when they are right in your face. Maybe that good walk would have counteracted the effects of the treats. Oh well, you've got control of that situation now.

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PRACHI17 1/26/2013 1:48PM

    great advice

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SINGER73 1/26/2013 1:13PM

    That is awesome advice. I wished I would have followed it as a teenager.

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NANCYPAT1 1/26/2013 12:02PM

    Great idea to send your teenaged self that message. Now if the teens today get it, they won't be here when they get to our age.

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