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Hoping My Examples Are Copied

Monday, June 04, 2012

I hope that I'm teaching by example. Last time I was around this set of grands was 2 years ago, just after they finally figured out I had fibro. Then I was barely able to do anything, spacey and achy.

Now I can keep up with them! Sure I've been sneaking my naps in, but I'm walking with them both mornings and evenings. When we go somewhere I can keep up. This is the greatest!

I hope to be teaching them by example. I reach for fruit between meals. I eat a chip or two at a picnic, but have grapes nearby to reach for instead. My water bottle is filled to the brim everytime we go somewhere. emoticon

The other thing they have noted is that before we go anywhere I fill a snack baggie with animal crackers.

. emoticonI introduced them to smoothies that didn't come from a frozen mix. The first time out they loved them. The second time I should have put some stevia in. The berries weren't so sweet. Hopefully they will try again.

Wouldn't it be great to get them to carry water to the park with them? On the next leg of the trip I think I will pick up souvenier water bottles for them. Maybe that will help get them into the habit. emoticon
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  • BARBIE176
    You are definitely leading by example! emoticon I like the idea of souvenir water bottles. We've got to teach our young loved ones early so they don't live through the pain that we have lived through. Keep up the emoticon work. emoticon emoticon
    2146 days ago
    Actions speak VOLUMES more than words do! You are doing a GREAT SERVICE to them, not to mention to yourself! emoticon emoticon
    2147 days ago
    you are sooooo kewl !! Roc
    2147 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    i am surprise the smoothies wasn;t sweet enough i never anything but fruit and yograt amybe you should use a kid favor yourgut in it next time. I love the idea of walking with grandkid. i walk with neighbort dog alot. you shoudl know the neignbor my sis and the dog is my dog neice.
    2148 days ago
  • KATI5668
    what great ideas & yep they should be proud of the changes in you & your ability to enjoy life & fun times with them!

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    2148 days ago
    You are setting some really emoticon examples to your grandchildren. You
    are doing just emoticon for your own health! Keep Up The Good Work!
    Water is the best drink we can have. We drink too much soda in this country.
    Smoothies are a emoticon snack. You are doing wonderfully!

    2148 days ago
    You are setting some Awesome examples for your grand kids. My son came to me today and asked if he could try some lettuce. This is a kid that has never liked lettuce only because his dad don't like it. Keep introducing new items to the grand kids and they will come around to your way of thinking.

    Take care,

    2148 days ago
    emoticon I'm so glad you are doing better this time when you are around your grand kids! You are setting great examples for them and I hope they really take note! Even better is that you are all having fun and that you are able to keep up with them!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    2148 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/4/2012 8:00:57 PM
    a container of Flavored Yogurt and a 1/2 a frozen banana (but it in half and throw it in a baggie) and a little extra fruit to make it that "flavor" makes a great smoothie and the banana and yogurt till add the sugar to it :)
    2148 days ago
  • DAISY443
    Great example - even better is the situation of your health! What a great thing!
    2148 days ago
    You are setting a good example emoticon
    2149 days ago
    I am so pleased that people are introducing water to children. We started giving it to the children here at pre-school a few years ago, more often throughout the day. When they have fresh fruit and a carb we add the water to the snack vs more fruit juice.

    Just learning to love water alone is a great step. Congratulations and YES - you are leading a wonderful example, even if they don't get it right away, they WILL. Hopefully it won't be 30 yrs from now that it 'clicks in'.

    2149 days ago
  • NICKI109
    Sounds like you are setting some great examples AND having fun. What a great combination. Enjoy!!
    2149 days ago
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