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Friday, March 19, 2021

On the first day after I sprained my ankle. I was lucky enough to have my daughter to keep me fed all day, but it gave me insight into her diet during this year when she was living alone, with her pay at her airline job cut because of Covid, and her work boring because there’s not a lot to do.

Both DH and I had weight problems in middle age, but I seem to have got away without long term health effects, through pure luck and maybe better choice of ancestors. There are a lot of serious conditions and shorter lives on his side so I was really anxious that DD should eat healthy food after moving in with us. We haven’t been eating less, but plenty of fruit and vegetables and meat. She said it’s reduced her craving for sweet snacks.

I first noticed a change in shape even though her weight stayed the same - an inch off the waist. I went to meet her at the station today and she looked slim. She’s thrilled to find she’s just lost more than a kilo. My weight has gone up a kilo because stress from DH’s op has lessened! Oh well!
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    Well, that's happy news! Another good benefit from Cathy coming home to stay with y'all! Oops on your small weight gain, but isn't it good that your stress has been reduced and things are going better? I hope these good times continue!
    47 days ago
    Stress can work with or against you... glad DD is following your lead.
    52 days ago
    Good for your DD taking on healthier nutrition. It is a struggle. And glad she was able to help you out when you sprained your ankle.

    HOPE DH is feeling better each day. It's slow but each day makes a difference.

    53 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/21/2021 11:07:45 AM
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    You have certainly had an abundance of stress this past year with your online teaching and DH’s health issues....it is wonderful that your DD can be with you to visit and help!! Isn’t it great that she is eating healthier and seeing the results?! Kudos for being such a good role model! emoticon
    53 days ago
    Lessons from our children!
    54 days ago
    Nothing like a role model!! And we just feel so much better eating the good stuff!!
    54 days ago
    I'm glad that your daughter picked up your good eating habits. My 4 children were all fed the same way when they were growing up, but now one is overweight, one is average and the last 2 are slim.
    54 days ago
    Cheap and easy food is usually not very healthy for us and does increase cravings for more. I know it's harder when you aren't feeling well or are stressed. What helps me is "mindful cooking"? I think of how healthy it is, how 'pretty' the veggies are, how it will energize me, how lovely the smell as it simmers or sizzles. I enjoy the chopping and prepping of the ingredients. And of course, asking it, as I am prepping or cooking it, to help my body use it for good.
    55 days ago
    I agree with her WOE...very few carbs.
    When my carbs creep up and then I cut back I can see my midsection getting smaller.
    Hope your stress levels decline soon.
    55 days ago
    Sounds like your daughter has found an eating pattern that supports her health and well-being. emoticon

    And, wise words there from BESSHAILE!

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    55 days ago
    That is great news for your daughter.
    A kilo - 2.2 pounds, right? May you follow your daughter's lead.
    So smart to be aware of the gain now. As the stress lessens, take the opportunity to focus on yourself.
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    55 days ago
    Hooray for your daughter. and may your body decide to follow hers. With lots of water to flush out junk you didn't know stress was holding on to.

    Hope you're enjoying early signs of spring.
    55 days ago
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