JAQUANAH

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My victory bracelet - 12 pounds lost. Use your imagination to see that rock as a V for victory.



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Playing individualized Scrabble with great-grandsons Evan and James


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  • v THENUNN61
    i find you very inspirational thank you for your blogs :)) emoticon
    2900 days ago
  • v ZANNACHAN
    Thanks for the goodie! And the well wishes.

    My grandmother is 93 and I have long said that I want to be like her when I get old(er, LOL!). She lived independently until about a year ago; now she lives in an assisted living place because the house finally got to be too much but she's still relatively active and still doing things she's long enjoyed, including detailed beading and needle work. She's pretty healthy for a woman even a decade or two younger. She did have a heart attack about 15 years ago, but she did everything that the doctor told her--exercised, changed her diet, etc. I don't want a heart attack, but I hope that I am able to live as long and healthy a life.
    2954 days ago
  • v ZANNACHAN
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    You know, I read an article awhile back about how we tend to do what the people around us do. Which can be hard when the people around us aren't doing healthy things--like it can be hard to say no to that cupcake when everyone else is eating one. But at the same time, if even one person makes a change, there is a chance that others will follow. You go out to eat and you order a salad, maybe the next person will too (or at least think twice before ordering the chilli cheese fries). I know that I have found in my circle of friends that seems to be what happened; when I started only one other friend was trying to make healthy choices; now most of them are. 5 years ago, none of us had any regular workouts; now, again, most of us do. We help each other, encourage each other, and inspire each other.

    I don't have kids, so that isn't a factor for me. Growing up, I was raised not to waste food, but my dad usually could finish anything we didn't--not a healthy trend. But for me now.... I'm a big believer in left overs, so I'm okay wiht serving smallish portions, eating until I'm full, and then refrigerating the left overs for later, usually lunch. Maybe that will help you balance the kids with your husband's wish to not eat food? Teach them to serve small portions, that they can have seconds if they are still hungry, but not to waste food by taking more than they can eat.

    My biggest challenge as far as meals go, but not one that they mentioned, is that I eat too fast, a hard impulse to stop because not only is it something I've been doing since I was a kid (in grade school because we wanted to go outside to play, in middle school and high school because lunches were short--only 18 minutes, less really because I had band which always cut into lunch, and in college because I rarely had more than 20 minutes to eat lunch and get to my next class. And I have had a number of jobs that gave me only 15 minutes to eat. But also because I have so much I need to do, all the time, that it's really hard to not resent taking time out to eat, let alone slow down. But if you eat quickly, it's really easy to over eat. That has nothing to do with being married, though.
    2955 days ago
  • v 1BEACHWALKER
    Hi: Well, looks like FL is about to get a brush with Hurricane Irene! Yikes! You are more in the path than we are over here! Hopefully it will veer off and you won't feel it too much! Do you have a place to evacuate to if need be? I hate times like these-makes me nervous! Take care! emoticon
    2976 days ago
  • v 1BEACHWALKER
    Thanks for the rain! Wow-did we ever get it last night and now today we are about to get a storm! That is too funny though how we got some after we talked about it! Maybe your Native American name has rain powers, along with those rain emoticons! I used to tease everyone about doing rain dances for rain (since I am 1/2 Cherokee). Everyone got a kick out of it! I hope that TX and OK get some rain soon-it is terrible the drought they are going through right now!
    Have a great evening! I am getting ready to sit down to a good chicken dinner we cooked in the crock pot-haven't used it in awhile! emoticon emoticon
    3001 days ago
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