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thinkin 'bout past few days-

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

We have son #2, the Air Canada Pilot here----with his daughter-our Grand Daughter-
Son#1,3 and 4, have been out a lot to visit-share meals-
It seems we were all on that horrid "'Hope Diet""--you know--eat everything and hope for the best---

If one needs to lose weight, one must be strong enough to make better choices----sez me!!
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    This is a powerful blog in a thought provoking kind of way.
    Thanks for the captions.
    I am still hoping our small family will be together for a couple of days after 20 years. You are a lucky lady ours never found work locally.
    Thanks Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2331 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/23/2013 1:12:16 PM
    I have been working from home these last few months and am finding it really hard to keep my will power in check. When I worked in the office I had my lunch and snacks packed and while I still do that now, I find my mind wondering as to what else I can eat. At other times I get so busy that I find by late afternoon that I have not had lunch!! Not good when trying to keep my blood sugars from dipping and spiking!! I have been also trying to eat more veggies and less fruit in order to lower the sugar content of my diet. Still no weight loss. I have to stop talking about joining a gym and getting in the pool a few times per week and just do it!! Talk is not action!!! Although moving my mouth to talk instead of to eat is a definite benefit!!


    2331 days ago
    That overactive fork & knife gets this gal everytime & do I ever know about that "Hope Diet!" ! emoticon

    It sounds quite wonderful to have all your sons & their families with y'all. I like picturing y'all making memories that will last your lifetimes. Enjoy!

    God bless!
    2331 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Ohhh, the hope diet...yea, I have tried that many of times unsuccessfully! Happy to see you are getting so much family time!
    2331 days ago
    time spent with family is so important but usually involves the table. there are many ways to build memories and togetherness around the table without meals or snacking though------board games, card games, puzzles......and outside lawn games , walks or biking, shooting hoops........enjoy the fun, then eat again
    2331 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I have done the Hope Diet...just didn't know it was CALLED that! emoticon So glad you are having such a wonderful time with your sons and grandchildren!

    Enjoy it while you can...summer is FLYING by!
    2331 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Luv the "overactive fork and knife" quote!
    2331 days ago
  • CAT609
    Yes, that is my problem lately! I hope for the best. Well, it isn't working! I have to try a new strategy! Believe it or not, we did look at puppies over the weekend, but talked ourselves out of it. I will know when the right one comes along. Indie will give me a nudge, I am sure:) You are never pushy! Have a wonderful day!! emoticon
    2331 days ago
    Hope springs eternal!

    Know it was fun having the son and Granddaughter visit! emoticon

    And keep striding forward!
    2331 days ago
    My Hope Diet doesn't normally involve food. It normally is hoping that the universe will stop trying to test my limits!

    New day, new attitude, new focus.
    2331 days ago
    Nice that your family is so close knit. That is a blessing. I have to say, ONEKIDSMOM has the right idea, though. Get the plate taken away after about 20 minutes (we usually enjoy the first few bites of food the most anyway!) and continue to enjoy your family's company!

    HUGS and hope that "HOPE DIET" is off the plate !
    2331 days ago
    Remembering what you really, really want is hard when surround by folks who make you really really want to linger over your time with them. Lingering over time does not necessarily have to mean continuing to eat, though... have the server take your plate away and sip your water and keep on savoring your family!

    You can do this! emoticon
    2331 days ago
    The "Hope Diet"...I can relate to that. Not the most effective diet but we keep trying it anyway...darned overactive fork! emoticon
    2331 days ago
    My "hope" diet largely consists of consuming food and hoping it directly passes through me without me gaining weight. It isn't working so far emoticon
    Enjoy your time with your family! You are creating precious memories!!!
    2331 days ago
    I have been choosing a different hard these past few days and I feel good about my choices. I wish you well on your journey! Glad to hear of the time that you are spending with the family too!

    2331 days ago
    I do the "hope" diet alot myself! Not on purpose really. . . it just sort of happens when I'm not paying attention. emoticon Glad you are getting to spend so much time with the family. That! Must make you feel very, very good, no? Oh, and I love the "choose your hard". I never thought of diet/exercise like that, but it's absolutely true! Thanks for the reminder. Hope you have a lovely day my friend. Stay strong!!! emoticon
    2331 days ago
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