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Saturday, May 12, 2012

It's early here but I just had to get down this thought I had after reading about the obesity epidemic in our country.
I was at a resort for about a week, it was great fun, I did a lot of hiking and eating too. I am not Happy by the scale this morning but I know I'll work hard and get the extra weight off.
My concern is the people I was around me, it's true people are getting bigger. When I was 350 pound I felt very isolated, I felt I was always the fattest person in the room or party..I can remember trying to find ways to hide my body, and finally I just stayed home most of the time....This week while shopping and going to shows in the Branson area I was shocked at how many obese people were there. It use to be 1 in four and now it seems 50% of people were obese, not like me a few pounds over weight but obese.
I was take back on how many times I was called small, tiny or even skinny a few times....when looking at close other ladies would say things like if I was small like you this would look fantastic on me and other such comments. It was an eye opener to me, I am short but far from small....it worries me to see so many children over weight, struggling to walk and keep up. What is the answer, I'm going to be watching the TV program about these issues, hoping to find some answers for myself as well. We have been blessed that our 5 grandsons are all thin boys, their Mother has been a personal trainer for the last few years, telling us she got the motivation from me, seeing how even at my age I turned my life around....she keeps her 3 boys on the move and limits there sugar and junk food intake, making them mindful of eating and not making an issue over a clean plate....the other 2 grandsons are really young little guys but once again there Mom limits there junk food too, no soda or candy except for special occasions...and they get outside and play like boys and girls should....so far that has worked for them.....oh ya they both eat healthy, get plenty of exercise too, the set a good example ...

Well I feel better getting this off my mind....today lets find ways of eating healthy, getting exercise and making these habits our normal routine and lets become better role models and examples for our young people....Health is the best gift you can get and share...

Happy Mothers Day to you all
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  • RAINBOWMF
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    2734 days ago
  • SOCKITTOME
    Our society of convenience has not done us any favors in the health department. I'm sure we didn't have such an obesity problem when people had to do more physical labor and we didn't have all the fast foods around. Ah well...the price we pay for convenience!

    2739 days ago
  • NASFKAB
    Thanks Happy Mothers' Day to all mothers HUGS
    2742 days ago
  • POSITIVELY_EB
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    HUGS!
    2742 days ago
  • MAKINANIMPACT
    What a role model! I have to agree also, We are in one of the healthiest states (Colorado) but I even see it also, I would do what I could to not be noticed, now it's not so bad, I'm border line normal/overweight. My kids now know that I can never park up close to where ever we're going to shop because "I can never find a parking spot". They don't even bring it up any more. I have found that if I can limit somethings and pick my battles with other things that they'll always be busy to make up for lapse of judgement. My kids have noticed how far I've come and I think that, that helps! It's not just words!!

    Have a wonderful Mother's day and enjoy!

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    Kelly
    2742 days ago
  • WARMSPRINGDAY
    You are a role model for us. Thank you.

    And happy Mother's Day to you.
    2742 days ago
  • TRAILWALKERJO54
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    this is what North America needs .. you are right!

    and good role models like your dil..

    enjoy your weekend

    Make Sunday about you --even though you are not a mother .. YOU have a mothering spirit so get Gary and go for a walk and enjoy ..

    hugs Jo
    2742 days ago
  • LAINIESNEWLIFE
    That's some great insight, Kitt!!! I've always been ashamed of the fact that all my bad habits were passed onto my son. We are both working hard at eating healthy now. Rocky has lost almost 100 lbs from his highest weight. I'm lost 80 lbs. It's coming off slowly but surely. It helps to have Spark friends like you who truly inspire me.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Take care!!

    Hugs,

    Lainie
    2742 days ago
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