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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Summer is here are you ready.....

We have been very busy as most know who read my blogs...

Last night we took time out of busy days to visit with my sister and my favorite brother in law....(he is my only brother in law) I was so surprised to hear the topic of conversation was quinoa ..not sure I spelled that right....they were talking about eating healthy, getting more protein and eating less red meat and meat in general....I was thinking ..."am I in the right place....who took my sister and BIL" when I started spark people my family were very supportive an happy for my success but one day when I was talking about a different way to eat, eating more fresh foods, clean foods my sister jumped on me and said enough already, we are sick of hearing about this healthy crap, good for you ....you lost the weight now move on.....I puffed up my self....(I am 6 year younger and they still think of me as a child) told them in a not so quiet voice, THAT I CAN'T GET OVER IT...THIS IS A LIFE LONG STRUGGLE AND IF I EVER WENT BACK TO MY OLD HABITS THAT I WOULD GAIN WEIGHT BUT THE WORSE PART WOULD BE I WOULD NOT FEEL WONDERFUL AND BE HEALTHY'
it hurt my feelings back then but I did decide to not being healthy things up unless asked....my neice on the other hand would call me to ask a few questions about healthier foods and she and her husband started a healthy life style for there family.....
So last night things were brought to light that maybe I was on to something with my eating clean and healthy, just because you feel better and for health reason......as I listened I was happy and suprised, hey I thought they finally got it.....
so never give up, it takes times for some people to get on board.....I gave them some good information where to find healthy food ideas....mostly I stressed do what is right for you....don't fall in to any traps and think things have to be one way....do what works for you....find the food the exercise that makes you want to stick with it....find that happy place where food is not the high light but where your healthy is the most important element.....
live can be wonderful when your healthy and happy

Have a healthy week...........



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  • CRYSTLE4HIMTX12
    emoticon Glad your family is coming on baord and you are able to share what you know.
    1624 days ago
  • SOCKITTOME
    That's exciting, Kitt! Sometimes the best thing you can do is just be a good example. The people who are interested will get it when they're ready. You and your family are a case in point!

    1624 days ago
  • KATHYJO56
    Kitt, I couldn't be happier for your sister and bil. It looks like some people are starting to sit up and take notice. It always happens when we least expect it. emoticon
    1625 days ago
  • TRAILWALKERJO54
    oh so true never give up ..

    I am glad your family -mostly - have got it!

    keep up the fight !

    night
    1625 days ago
  • 1FARMER
    I guess your sister and brother in law were jealous and they probably got it back then . But they didn't want to do the hard work you did too get healthy. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    1625 days ago
  • RAINBOWMF
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    1625 days ago
  • NADINEL
    I am glad you are a living testimony to healthy eating. They noticed!!!
    1625 days ago
  • LAINIESNEWLIFE
    Kitt, that's awesome news about your sister and brother-in-law. I remember when you told us about that episode and how you felt. So glad that they are on track. You gave great advice!!!


    1625 days ago
  • BARBARAROSE54
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    1625 days ago
  • BUSYGRANNY5
    Keep on keeping on, Kitt!!!
    1625 days ago
  • NASFKAB
    great that your family are following you emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1625 days ago
  • WORKNPROGRESS49
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    1625 days ago
  • FELINEBETTER
    Wow! Good for you, Kitt! You not only do an amazing job in looking after yourself, but you have a lot of patience and tact! I could feel for you when you said they still think of you as a child -- as I'm the "baby" of my family! Now, 40 + years later, they sometimes look at me as if to say, "When did you get smart?" lol It's the same kind of thing. It is hard when you making major changes in your life not to talk about it. Other people, like your family sometimes see it as preaching! Really, I think it boils down to their own insecurities.

    But just look at you, Kitt -- you have shown them -- and more importantly - CONTINUE to show them the healthier way. emoticon emoticon
    1625 days ago
  • WARMSPRINGDAY
    It takes time for people to change. Your silence, but consistent healthy lifestyle probably spoke more loudly than any "convincing" words that you may have tried to use.
    1625 days ago
  • BUTTERFLYGRACE
    emoticon Way to go, Kitt! One, for not giving up on yourself! Two, for not giving up on your family! You are a glorious example of health and the benefits of taking good care of yourself. I'm so happy for your sister and BIL!! May they continue to get healthier too!!!

    We Spark rather we want to or not!! emoticon
    1625 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Keep 'sparkin' it Kitt!

    You got the light and you should let it shine as a beacon for all to see!
    1625 days ago
  • NORASPAT
    Well said KITT that is what I say !!

    It is up to YOU!!! and your self motivation for certain.

    NO-ONE can do it for you. !!

    VERY few can do it without the support of others. Friends, Family or Strangers.
    Support is just that =HELP!

    Thanks Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1626 days ago
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