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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Over the weekend, my mom mentioned to me something her doctor had told her. It was basically along the lines of "For your first 30 years you can basically do whatever you want to your body (i.e. cheese steaks and beer) and you'll likely make it through. How you treat yourself in that next 30 (30-60) though has critical impact on the quality of life in what could be your final 30."

It is important to me that I'm a good influence on my children. That hopefully I'm lucky enough to be around to be an active grandparent. I want to live as much life as possible without illness and becoming a burden to my family.

Short-term success is great, but sometimes it's tough to tackle difficult changes now when the need isn't quite as dire. It was nice to have the reminder that this stuff is also groundwork for how I want to live in the future.

Just thought I'd pass this on. Hope everyone is having a great week!
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NYARAMULA 4/3/2013 5:18AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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BEANIES_MOM 4/3/2013 4:07AM

    Great Advice! emoticon

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CC3833 4/2/2013 11:31AM

    So true! and kinda scary! But that is exactly why I am on this journey. My family has a history of bad joints and weight related illnesses. I don't want to be one of those people. I don't want to have to take ridiculous amounts of medications, multiple surgeries, etc. Not in the cards for me. Also I want to get in great shape before I have children. I heard the recovery time is so much faster when you are in shape to begin with. You're doing great! Keep it up!

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KABMPH 4/2/2013 11:17AM

    Wow, I love this advice. I will try to take it to heart. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing, Amy!! emoticon

I also think that it's hard to transition from the first 30 years to the next 30 years. It has been for me. My body has been easy to take care of and essentially pain-free up to age 30, but now that I'm 36 things aren't working like they used to and it's so frustrating. I need to change my mindset about my body and accept it for the aging miracle that it is. emoticon

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DOTTY7267 4/2/2013 10:51AM

    Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 4/2/2013 10:49AM

    emoticon So true.

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