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Thinking positively about weight and exercise!

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Remember when you were young and you played hide and seek, or jumped rope? I even remember roller skating and it was such fun. Here we were exercising and did not even realize it. Swimming was another healthy exercise, and swim we did several times a week. I was never a tiny person so swimming did help me maintain my weight.

The seasons are changing, so fast it seems, even with our situation of having to wear masks and social distancing we need to be sure we are active and we (our family included in that we) are thinking proactively and doing something physical to maintain our health.

Magnificent positive, encouraging positive, active positive, thought provoking . OK I know enough about positive. However no matter how down in the dumps you are , take tiny baby steps, one at time to get into the right mood to begin. Start with watching what you put in your mouth and once you have that going , then think exercise. WALK, WALK. Slow walk, free swinging arms and walking, listening to music while walking, memorize your homework while walking. run and walk, slowly at first.

.Start journaling about what you eat. Be realistic and don’t tell fibs. Be honest.

  • Write down everything you eat or drink.
  • Include condiments you are using, how much and how often.
  • Look at portions. Look at big portions and think do I really need this? Look at what you are taking or asking for as second helpings. Don’t do it.
  • If this is depressing you, then remember baby steps, and you don’t have to tell anyone what you are doing, just do it.
  • Look at what time you are eating and if you can do anything about changing the times. Maybe that means helping with the preparation to get the meal on the table earlier.
  • When you reach a goal you have set, celebrate. Don’t go nutz just a small celebration.
  • Do not put off till tomorrow, what you can do today!
  • Smile and when someone says you look like you are losing weight, just say thank you and smile.
  • Helpful tips below:

Eggs a good source of protein.

Remove bun, cheese and ketchup and it would be acceptable..
No salt , no butter and a lesser amount, would be acceptable.

Good luck keep working on losing before the holidays?

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Mindful Aging

A beautiful post written by our daughter Kathy . Thank you from me and Grandma also. She would have loved this. I want everyone to know the fence is painted!!!

It ties in with blogging and all the heartfelt work very dedicated people put into their blogs, day after day with no recognition. So recognition is great and makes one feel really good.

Mindful Aging

My mom is Barb, her mom was Helen. As I read Barb’s story about  “Comedy Relief-Painting The Fence” it made me think of her mom. Barb’s legacy is her purposeful choice to live every day as positive as she can and to keep going, even if it is in a small way, every day.  It’s hereditary, her mom, Helen, left this legacy to her family and friends.

First,  I have to confess, I told my mom to spray the fence! She firmly stood her ground and said she had a plan. She would tackle a little painting everyday until it was done. She blogged her story in July. 

She is nearly done painting the fence.  A couple of people have helped an hour or so, but a majority of the painting has been done by Barb. 

Standing in the back yard, looking at the fence and knowing the obstacles that she encountered makes me realize the strong, independent, stubborn lineage of woman in my family.  This fills me with awe and joy.

The first obstacle Barb encountered was the attack of the evil insects that peppered her with bites. Bites that stubbornly itched and lingered for weeks afterwards. The bites were sustained while painting the fence behind a bush. Barb was miserable but undaunted.

Another barrier was the blazing, tropical like  heat of August. My birthday is in August, my daughter was born in August. August is flipping hot!  Painting in the heat of August has to be as uncomfortable as being pregnant in August. Barb didn’t let the heat derail her end goal of a hand painted fence by September.

The most recent hurdle was painting the fence behind the raised, rectangular, wooden garden box that is partially surrounded by lattice at the base. Barb crawled underneath the garden box and painted the fence! Age and arthritis did not stop her progress.

Strawberry patch looking sad right now. Almost time to cover.

My mom chose to set a goal, break the job into smaller, manageable tasks, and tackle the job. The secret to her success as a woman is her mindful choice to live  life on her terms whenever possible.

Her mom, Helen , a breast cancer survivor, decided to take piano lessons and tap lessons as she was aging. The vague memory of watching my 71 year old grandmother on stage at a tap recital surfaced when I read “Comedy Relief-Painting The Fence”. 

My goal is to age as they have shown me through their actions and to pass the gift to my daughter, daughter in law and future grandchildren.

Kathy (the second oldest of the six kids)

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Autumn, goals and the future.

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Autumn and college football! Husband is glued to the television. He has been waiting and waiting for this. He has watched all the re-runs several times and was ready for the real thing.

The weather has been great not too hot this last couple of weeks. The fall flowers look beautiful and the yard has been well kept this summer. The fence is totally painted and next the bushes and shrubs will be trimmed to get ready for the cooler weather.

We are still wearing masks where ever we go and personally I am fine with that. We tend to stay at home as much as we can and even social distance when family is around. Some of our family we have not seen much of because they have had illnesses one person after another. Hoping everyone stays healthy as winter is right around the corner.

Important for all of us to remember to keep pursuing our good health. Especially in this trying time we have been facing. Enter into this fall with some great expectations for yourself. Keep yourself busy with school, hobbies, sports and reading. Maintaining a positive attitude, no matter what, is tough but needed. Doing nothing and feeling sorry for yourself can have an impact on your health.

Maintaining your good health takes work, just like having a blog takes work. Plan how you are going to adjust your food intake to keep yourself motivated to eat healthy. To keep interest in your blog going you have to decide how hard you want to work and what your goals for the rest of 2020.

Goals for 2020 – not many months left to accomplish those goals you set at the beginning of the year. Decide which of those goals you want to achieve and work really hard between now and then, on the one most important to you.

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Autumn and Essential Oils

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Essential Oils have become a part of our lives. That doesn’t mean we don’t take our regular medications or follow our physicians recommendations. Our journey with essential oils has come about slowly and we are researching what we use.

Have found cloves, peppermint and lavender a great blend to help with arthritis pain and pain associated with your neck and shoulders. Again not a cure all but certainly does get relief if it is used properly. That means not starting at the bottle or wondering if you should try it or not.

Used essential oils to help relieve the nerve pain, experienced by my husband after his bout with shingles. I am not making a cure all statement, just stating a fact the he had good response with the oils in relieving the chest pain. The relief is for several hours and then the burning returns. It seems to be improving each day, for which we are so thankful. You can tell when the burning does return.

If your physician tells you to consider getting Shingles vaccine be sure you consider doing that as you do not want to get shingles.

Autumn and fall right here with colors changing so we are going to try and use some new oils such as

  • Cinnamon Bark – Doesn’t the name alone make you think of Autumn and hot cinammon doughnuts? This essential oil might be helpful in an infection disease situation caused by a germ or parasite.
  • Peppermint – Long used to help with digestion, minty odor.
  • Cypress- Just sounds woodsy! You know that smell you notice when walking through a woods. Might be helpful to improve your circulation. Going to try it.
  • Eucalyptus Blue – sounds interesting doesn’t it. Maybe it will be helpful with your breathing?
  • Stress Away – need I explain further. You might be surprised.

Always important to be aware of any side effects that might occur when you are trying a new essential oil for the first time.

  • A skin test to make sure you are not having any reaction to the essential oil. Just a small amount on your skin. Don’t use water to wash it off. Put a little cooking oil on the spot, if you have a reaction.
  • Always store your essential oils in a dark cool area.
  • Do not use your essential oils on children, infants without reading all the information about using an essential oil.
  • Just like so many other things you need to be informed and safe.

Hope you will try Young Living essential oils. May cost more but quality is good.

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Life is like swinging on a swing.

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When I was a child the most wonderful thing to do was ride a tire swing, go to a park and swing or go to my grandmother’s and ride the neighbors glider swing,which we did for hours. Up and down, back and forth, up and down back and forth. Doesn’t that equate to what life is about?  Getting hard knocks, picking yourself up, shaking yourself off and starting all over again.

This last week blogging would go into that category of hard knocks definitely like swinging, up and down. That is exactly how I felt working on my blog. Up and down. Several people I know have had hard knocks this last couple of weeks.  Difficult health issues to deal with,  job issues, family issues, stress and anxiety.  Made for an interesting week, but made me see even more life can not always go the way we wish it too.

Learn how to deal with what is going on in your life:

  • Pray – Difficult to do sometimes. Remember God is there for us we just have to ask and talk with him.  In his time, not yours and maybe for a reason we have not even thought about.
  • Work on the most important issues first, think does that pertain to your health, getting a job,or working on the mental health issues? Take a deep breath and get yourself organized.
  • You will find an organizational list in selectionsfrombarb – resource – library. Library is pass-word protected – HELEN
  • Exercise for at least 20 minutes daily. Do 15 minutes if 20 too much.
  • Eat sensibly,

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This blog is a personal informational blog. It contains my opinions, does not reflect the opinion of any organization I am affiliated with. This blog does not contain professional advice, only suggestions, informational ideas and tips. If a readers relies on anything in this blog it is at their own risk. This blog may contain mistakes and errors. I reserve the right to change this blog and change my focus or content at any time.

Information found on this site related to Young Living Essential Oils , is meant for educational and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any disease.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

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