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Monday, October 28, 2013

So I followed all your advise and drank lots of water yesterday and ate right. I even passed up the homemade chili and cornbread that my step son made. Which I could have eaten as far as Gluten free goes but I just wanted to get the bloat off from eating out so much lately. The good news is I was down 2 pounds today to my happy 106. So that really does show you how much salt and "stuff" is in restaurant food.

I am having a great time here in Pennsylvania with the grandkids. The only thing that really bugs me is watching how addicted my granddaughter is to junk food, especially sugar. I love her so much that I don't want her to go through what I went through as a teenager and being so heavy. I so wish that back then we had the knowledge of what to do to get "off" the junk and to treat it as a drug...which is what I do now. I know that once I start eating it I can't stop. Anyway when we are in charge of the children after school and before school, I don't let them eat all the junk. I so tell them they can have something healthy and they are learning what "Nama" will let them have and the good news is that they love fruit and veggies. But my DIL buys all kinds of junk. She herself likes junk but is a runner and that helps. Funny thing too is that she just approached me as she wants to lose a little weight and was asking my advise....well I was honest and said that she had to stop eating the bags of Sunchips she eats. I told her when she eats them that there is no nutritional value in them and that she craves more and more because her body is looking to be satisfied with something good for it. So I am proud of her and she hasn't had them for like 5 days. I also told her to write down everything she ate. She liked that idea so I ordered her a little book on Amazon that is a food diary. She is using it and likes it. Now don't get me wrong...she is a tiny person and doesn't have much to lose but she doesn't want to be like her mom who is obese. Anyway it's all about food here and constant eating and eating junk. I just keep my mouth shut as I don't want to interfere. I just do what I can while I am in charge of the kids. I will be here to help my granddaughter when she or if she wants my help if she becomes a fat teenager. I know I will be able to help her not suffer like I did.

I hope you all are doing just great and had a good week end.
Jack Frost here this morning. Chilly!
Have a great day and wonderful week
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    Sounds like a great time. Share your knowledge, just don't push it.
    1572 days ago
    Of course junk food is way to available and cheap on the market today. You can buy more junk for the price of an apple. Once your body gets use t not eating the junk it will not want it. I keep plain Greek yogurt in my fridge for snacks and to have with fruits as a treat. Kids can have freeer treat made from fruit nd juices in the warm weather. So many healty treats went yu start looking. I lov going to our local farmers market and trying some of the uusual fruits they have vilable
    1572 days ago
    Way to go lady! Glad you got rid of the bloat. Nothing better than leading by example! You sound like you are really enjoying this trip and I think that is wonderful.
    1572 days ago
    we'll start calling you the food watchdog, keep em in line for their own good
    1572 days ago
    Yay you!! Love those grandkids! Glad you're having a wonderful time and giving their parents a model for healthy eating! I believe there's a reason for everything, and clearly one reason why you are visiting through the holiday is to help this family on the road to healthy eating!!
    1572 days ago
    keep teach healthy they will love you
    1572 days ago
    Nice you dropped that bloat weight.
    1572 days ago
    Keep helping your family make good choices.
    1573 days ago
    Wow! You have done awesome teaching healthy habits! Way to go and glad that the water helped with those bloaties.

    Alas alack, nothing, even Sunchips, are sacred, eh! LOL
    1573 days ago
    Glad you are enjoying your stay and helping your family to a healthy lifestyle. Your advice is great and I am sure your daughter-in-law appreciates your advice. Enjoy your time with the grandkids. emoticon on returning to your healthy weight. I don't think I could have passed on the chili though.
    1573 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Good for you trying to help the kids eat healthier! Great idea giving the daughter a food diary! Those treats sure can be addicting! That is great she is staying away from the sun chips!
    Hopefully all your healthy influences will stick with her family long after you have left.
    Congrats on the return to normal weight (very hard to pass up on the chili!
    Keep up the fabulous work!!
    1573 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    It is funny that some people think of Sunchips as a healthy alternative. Air-popped popcorn for me! emoticon
    1573 days ago
    We do have to walk a fine line advising the next generation (especially daughters-in-law!) about living healthy lives.
    My son and DIL are around 40 and are really just now learning about nutrition themselves and trying to do right by their little ones, but- again- too much sugar and too many treats, imho.
    1573 days ago
    Happy for your excellent day yesterday!

    However, as for myself, weight variations from one day to the other I interpret more for hydration, and to how much food I have in my intestines. I weigh in every day, and when I see there a pound or more of difference from one day to the other, I'm sure there less water in my body.

    1573 days ago
  • LIS193
    Glad you are having a great time and well done setting a great example for your family. Your DIL asking your advice shows that she noticed what you are doing and appreciates your input... with a little help the kids may eat better over time as well :) If there is less junk in the house they'll eat less.
    1573 days ago
    Glad you're enjoying your time with your grandkids! You are setting a good example for your family, hopefully your DIL will realize the old adage.. "junk in junk out" doesn't begin and end with adults.

    Have a blessed day!
    1573 days ago
    Teach by example and some of it should stick. Have a great day!
    1573 days ago
  • SKATER787
    Grandma landed in a junk food war zone. :)
    1573 days ago
    I go through the same thing with my son - he's 26 and eats hardly any green vegetables at all, even when I make them for dinner!
    1573 days ago
    I am so glad to hear you are having such a great time with your grandkids! They are so lucky you are their Nama! It is awesome your teaching them good habits about eating healthy foods! Have a wonderful day!
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    1573 days ago
    Even Sunchips? Say it isn't so... emoticon Well, I wish someone had the guts to say 'stop eating the junk' to me before I spent my teenage years fat. Good on you.
    1573 days ago
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