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2/9/20 12:00 P

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Congratulations Grandma Sharon!!! Grandkids sure are special💕I see you on FB busy at work with all your kids, much respect to you👍
Today I’m learning how to plow our driveway, (we have a long driveway!) should be interesting lol! All these years here and never plowed snow so probably should learn:)
Also going on week 3 of treadmill trying for at least 4 days a week of cardio... it’s a start.
Haven’t lost a pound, not as easy as a few years ago to lose!
I’ll check in on you all later


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2/9/20 9:51 A

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Congrats on the anticipations, Sharon!

Boys are such fun... but then, being the mom of an only son, I'm prejudiced.

- Barb

Defeat is temporary: giving up makes it permanent! Never give up!

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2/9/20 12:47 A

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Connie! So glad to see you here! (And of course the rest of you ladies too.) Congrats on your retirement! I'm still hanging in there, although chasing after the littles gets harder every day.

Hey everybody, Lisa and Ryan are pregnant for the second time, and we went to their gender reveal party tonight. It's a (nother) Boy! We are over the moon. He's due on June 13, my Grandma's birthday. That would be his great, great grandma. How cool would that be if he decided to make an appearance on time!

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2/7/20 4:18 P

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I’m happy to see some action going on here👍 Definitely need to catch up!


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2/7/20 3:59 P

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so glad to see so many of us 'in a similar' boat!
we're in this with each other

Become Your Best!
Have a TERRIFIC day!
Patricia Kaine MD, OFS
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Good to see you here, Connie! I guess I'm an old veteran of retirement now, two years in, and I still think it's awesome! Good time to prioritize taking care of ourselves!

- Barb

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2/7/20 3:31 P

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Hi Ladies!!! Back on treadmill past couple weeks! Time for me to get in shape and be accountable -so here i am!!
I’m now retired, kids are all back around town and no excuse for me to not to take a little time for some much needed “self care!”
What better place then here👍



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2/7/20 11:57 A

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You, too, Sunny? I'm babying my back with heating pad and Advil the past couple of days. It was an ankle a few weeks ago. Seems like the longer I hang around, the more body parts join the chorus!

May we all feel better and gently move toward healthy!

- Barb

Defeat is temporary: giving up makes it permanent! Never give up!

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That is all of us, Barb. Finally feeling like doing some exercise so back to the bike last week and added weights this week.

Arthritis has really given me a fit this year. Ugh...

Take care and do have a Fab Friday.

Sunny

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2/7/20 11:24 A

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So much truth in this, isn't there?

I know how to eat for health. I just don't always do it!

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Came across this today:

Here's Today's Tip... "The Healthier Direction".

Most people know what it means to eat healthy (at least in a general sense). Most people know that the majority of processed, packaged, fast foods are not as healthy as vegetables and fruits. Most people know that sugar-sweetened beverages (i.e., sodas) are not as healthy as water. Most people know that stuffing themselves with typical restaurant-style meals and desserts is not as healthy as eating home-cooked meals made with fresh ingredients until theyre just satisfied.

Simply put, eating healthier isnt really about a lack of information. Most people know enough to move the needle in a healthier direction. If knowledge was the only thing that was needed, then wed be doing our job by saying things like, Eat less and move more and Eat real food, not processed garbage.

The reality is that we dont just eat because we need to. Most of us store more than enough energy (in the form of fat) to fuel our metabolisms for extended periods. The truth is that we eat for many reasons other than metabolic need, and a big one is that food is a coping mechanism for most people. And if we want to change our eating habits, we need to find new, healthier ways to cope.

The first step in doing that is understanding how and why we use food to cope. Here are 8 of the most common examples:

1. Stress eating. Instead of resorting to so-called comfort foods when youre stress, how can you cope instead? Meditation, yoga, taking a walk outdoors, and breathing exercises are a few examples.
2. Emotional eating. When were sad or depressed, we often reach to food to pick us up. What can you do instead? Call a friend, talk with a therapist, or journal.
3. Reward. We often reward ourselves with food. How else can we reward ourselves when weve done something good?
4. Social reasons. Social gatherings almost always center around food. Thats okay. Instead of focusing on the food, focus on the people.
5. Boredom. How many times have you caught yourself elbow-deep in a bag of something while watching TV? How often do you go to the fridge or pantry when youve got nothing else to do? We can think of countless ways to better spend your time, like writing a thank you note, reading a book, or taking a walk.
6. Anger. We often eat because were angry. How does that usually work? Typically, it makes us feel guilty on top of anger. What are some better ways to deal with that frustration?
7. Pleasure. Are there healthier ways to find pleasure instead of food? Or, can we eat more mindfully and still get the pleasure we seek?
8.Love. We often equate food with love (something we learned from an early age), and eating can even become a substitute for love. Where else can you find love?
Just a few things to think about...

Make today a step in the right direction!

Change That Up

Become Your Best!
Have a TERRIFIC day!
Patricia Kaine MD, OFS
co-Leader of Emotional Eaters


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