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Sugar, sugar everywhere!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I do feel like it's a losing battle with the sugar and all the activities and the school the kids go to. I hate that children are "rewarded" with sugar treats for everything! You all know my feelings..it's just so sad. But I can see how it's a losing battle. I am actually participating in something that really I have no choice due to wanting to make my grandson happy. Tomorrow night is a Cub Scout fund raiser for his pack. It's called Cup Scout Wars and each kids has to bring 12 decorated cupcakes to be voted on and then all the parents by tickets to bid on them. They have a theme based cupcake thingy. So my DIL who teaches school asked me if I could do the cupcakes. I said sure as I love her and want to help out. So the them is scouting and something to do with scouts. So I am going to make cupcakes that look like hamburger(cheeseburgers) as scouts always cook out. I actually found a you tube video of Martha Stewart making them. So they will at least by unique unless someone else see the same video. Anyway so here I am participating in the sugar game. But during the week at least my DH and I have control over breakfast as we are the only ones here to get the little ones ready for school. So at least no sugar while we are here for breakfast and we at least have influenced the night time "snack" and noticed that it is mostly fruit only.

Oh well, it is what it it and at least when I pick the kids up from school I walk to get them and they get exercise walking home with me and then as soon as homework is done we send them out to play.....so exercise in getting done as well.

Hope all of you are doing great.
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

  
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JANIEWWJD 4/23/2014 12:20AM

    I tell you, you are such a good influence on those children!!! Don't worry so much about the cup cakes!!!! At least someone will buy them. Keep walking with those kiddos and God bless you!!!
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JUDYAMK 4/22/2014 7:46PM

    Shame on the Cub Scout leaders for having sugar in their theme. Everyone in the nation knows the obesity among children in this country.The adults are to set an example. They could have done many other things. Have the children get different vegetable seed packs, they can plant them in little cups to get them started then transplant them. The instructor can add how important it is for the seeds to get light, sunshine and water, just like our bodies need to be healthy and strong. Then when the seeds produce vegetables they can make a food with their very own vegetable that they grew, then everyone can have a taste of the food,plus each one give a report on the importance of their vegetable with the vitamins and nutrients from that vegetable that makes our bodies healthy and strong.
They can also go to the gym and have a trainer talk to them about the importance of working out. Then they can go home and set up an exercise obstacle course in their home,and have sets of exercise they work out to plus record how many sets and reps they do.Then after a month have them go back to their cub meeting and report and show each exercise they were doing ,and what it does to that particular part of the body to make them healthy and strong.
Oh Sallie you must be seething having to make the sugar project,but it is for your grandson I know,but gosh you would think the leaders would know better to choose another project.
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Judy

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/22/2014 7:10PM

    awesome with helping limit the sugar

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GAYEMC 4/22/2014 6:54PM

    One of these days maybe the powers that be will come up with some healthy way to treat kids, like a bottle of bubbles for blowing? Hope the cupcakes come out great.

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SKATER787 4/22/2014 6:08PM

    Excellent. Throw some bacon in the cupcakes! That will teach them. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 4/22/2014 5:40PM

  Awesome Blog. Sugar is bad for you. I agree. Everything has sugar in it now it seems. The Big Food Manufactures are to Blame because of Big Money that they can make off of the Pubic. Money comes first for them. It is not right or fair. All we can do is to fight back the best we can by eating healthy and not buying their Products. You are having a Big Influence on your Grandkids. And one day they will thank you for it. That is a Great Idea making the Cupcakes to look like Hamburgers and Cheese Burgers. Would love to see the Photos when you have them. You are a Great Nana too. May God Be With You Always. Have a Marvelous Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.

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NAN111 4/22/2014 3:56PM

    Sounds like you're making a difference one step at a time. Love the burger idea! Definitely post pictures....I'd love to see it!

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MSLZZY 4/22/2014 3:34PM

    But you do it because you care. Wish everyone would get on the bandwagon and see that sugar is just not healthy!

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CARDAMOMMA 4/22/2014 2:38PM

    Your grandkids are SO LUCKY to have you! We were fighting the losing battle from the other end--our kids were always eager to go to other people's houses where all the goodies were! At their school, cookies, brownies, and cupcakes go with every event, and the school guidance counselor always has candy on tap...
But now they are 12 and 17 and they understand how to choose for themselves--they're much more self-moderating than I was at their age!

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NEW-CAZ 4/22/2014 12:46PM

    That's the way to do it!!!!!!

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SLENDERELLA61 4/22/2014 12:20PM

    We do what we can do and be the best role models we can be. I agree with you completely, and I'd even make the cupcakes if my grandkids needed them. But I love when Gwen sits on my lap and eats stuff off my plate she says she won't eat, like brussel sprouts and snap peas!

Have faith that the positive things you do will make a difference. -Marsha

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BARB4HEALTH 4/22/2014 12:11PM

    We grandmas have learned a lot and can only hope our kids and grandkids listen. A friend of mine told me one time, "If you sling enough mud, some of it will stick." I don't consider good info mud, but I understood what she meant. I, too, try to have more healthy things here for the grandkids. Then again. sometimes I just cave in!

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NASFKAB 4/22/2014 12:09PM

  great job making them healthy

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/22/2014 11:39AM

    Onse step at a time, Gramma. You are having an influence!

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_LINDA 4/22/2014 11:38AM

    You are doing great with what you have to deal with. Unfortunately, the parents are the ones to decide how they are raised. But hopefully, the influences you are able to make will have an impact on their future..
Those cupcakes sound interesting. I don't suppose you could 'stealth' better nutrition into them, for example, by using whole wheat pastry flour, cutting back the sugar, finding healthy substitutes as Spark Recipes has done with so many things.
Enjoy your day!

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CTONYAN 4/22/2014 10:31AM

    You're a good Nanna..!

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CTONYAN 4/22/2014 10:31AM

    You're a good Nanna..!

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CLASSYLADYMAY 4/22/2014 10:21AM

    I know must be hard. !! I would have a hard time. Good thing for me. No kids here so I don't have bad stuff around. Also I take magnesium which really helps with cravings. So I will pray you deal well with all the sugar at your place. Good thing cupcake go and don't stay there.

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LIS193 4/22/2014 10:19AM

    Have fun making the cupcakes!
It IS sad to see the promotion of sugar in schools but like you said it is what it is and sometimes you have to go with the flow.. You already made a lot of changes in their diets and are a good influence. Small but important victories!

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/22/2014 9:46AM

    That sounds like so much fun making cupcakes for the scouts! That's awesome you're making them look like hamburgers and cheeseburgers! Great idea! I can't wait to see the pictures! Hope you have a wonderful day!
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JENNA3 4/22/2014 9:17AM

    I agree with AALLEY2. You can always make them interesting. Cupcakes made with black beans, beets, using bananas for the eggs and applesauce for the sugar can be great treats. You could experiment with them the your cub scout as a science project and then share them at the next meeting when you get something that works.

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AALLEY2 4/22/2014 9:09AM

    emoticon I have a great idea for you the next time you need to make cupcakes. Have you ever heard of cupcakes made with beets? They are so good! You could also make them look like a hamburger. You could replace some of the sugar with purιed prunes or applesauce too. Here is the link to the recipe. Try it, you will like it, unfortunately, it doesn't matter for my body type, if I eat too much of anything with sugar or flour, I will gain. Good luck with your Cub Scout cupcakes! Have a great day!
I forgot I can't add the link, the name of the website recipe I like is called red velvet vegan chocolate cupcakes at Begin within nutrition. emoticon

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GOANNA2 4/22/2014 8:51AM

    Ouch, that was a lot of sugar to handle. At our school
we are trying to stop kids even having those poppers
which claim to be fruit juice but contain so much sugar.
The manufacturers are to blame as they have made
everything for children's taste buds laced with sugar.
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1CRAZYDOG 4/22/2014 8:47AM

  All I can say is I fought the same battles all throughout the kids' elementary school years. **SIGH** Obviously it still hasn't changed! And I hate to say it, but it gets worse as they get older and are even more influenced by the choices of their peers and "fitting in". Lord love a duck! BUT you are setting an awesome example for your grandies with how you eat, and someday it'll sink in. I found that out with my DS. DD -- not so much but she's 18 (vs. DS who is going to be 22 and is on his own and asking ME for recipes. VICTORY!)

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Easter photos

Monday, April 21, 2014



So Easter went just fine with the ex-wife. She is a widow so she will always be at our holiday gatherings and we all make the best of it for the kids. The table was full of foods I couldn't eat......or ones I won't eat like lamb, ham, scalloped potato, green beans, sauces, rolls, butter, pineapple casserole, lemon cake, chocolate cake, Easter candies, deviled eggs, etc.
I made my own food and had a baked sweet potato green beans, half deviled egg, a little butter, and chicken. So I was happy and satisfied. Funny how none of the other rich foods even tempt me anymore. And everyone is so used to me eating my "own stuff". So it all worked out fine. Granddaughter though had to be "cut off" from eating too many deviled eggs.....she had like 7 of them before we all realized it!!! she sure can eat! But it was a good day and the weather cooperated so that was nice.

I weighed in this morning at 103.5 so I have some room to "play" if I want but looking forward to eating my yogurt and fruit and such today.

I must say I was happy to send the grandkids off to a full day of school today......kinda need the break if you get my drift. DH and I are going to work on a garden project...supposed to warm up a bit today so that should be nice.


I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday and all will have a great week.
Sallie

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 4/22/2014 11:54AM

    Great pictures. What a lovely family!

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JUDYAMK 4/22/2014 5:22AM

    good family visit was nice for Easter. Sallie I so admire you on passing all that food up, now that is dedication,plus having the ex there, do you talk to her? I could not do that,but then I have no kids or grand kids so hard telling probably would.Easier for me to say because I am not in that situation. We also had a wonderful sunny Easter. Take care
Judy

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_LINDA 4/22/2014 12:50AM

    Wonderful photos! So glad you will get a chance to do something different while the kids are in school! Enjoy!

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JANIEWWJD 4/21/2014 11:59PM

    I'm so happy that you had a good Easter, Ex and all; LOL!!! Seriously, it's wonderful that all of you get along for the children. That's the only way to live!!! Have a great Tuesday and have fun!!!!
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ALEXSGIRL1 4/21/2014 7:45PM

    great pics happy easter

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GAYEMC 4/21/2014 5:32PM

    Glad you all had a nice Easter dinner, great pics Sallie!

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MJ7DM33 4/21/2014 4:06PM

  Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

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LINDA! 4/21/2014 3:32PM

    Great pictures!

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PEGGYO 4/21/2014 3:03PM

    My DH and I worked in our garden today too

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IDLETYME 4/21/2014 2:44PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day (you can handle a little stress). Enjoy the garden project with your DH. Thanks for sharing your day with us. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 4/21/2014 2:35PM

  Awesome Blog. Beautiful Photos of the Family. Sounds and looks like Everyone had a Wonderful Time. Hope DH and You enjoy working on your Garden Project. today. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 4/21/2014 12:18PM

    Great pics, great family and lots of smiles. Glad you had such a great day! Enjoy your gardening today and the respite from the kids!

When will you go back to Mexico?

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1CRAZYDOG 4/21/2014 11:30AM

  Beautiful pictures. Glad it was a nice gathering. HUGS

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/21/2014 11:11AM

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful family Easter picture! " Love it" I hope you have a wonderful day....full of lots of sunshine!
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LIS193 4/21/2014 10:49AM

    How lovely to have all the family together and enjoy each others' company and a good meal too. Too funny on Lyla eating all those eggs..she loves her food :)

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BUTEAFULL 4/21/2014 10:27AM

    nice food spread, looks very similar to what ours was

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BOBINVA 4/21/2014 10:05AM

    Beautiful family.

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PEG2584 4/21/2014 10:02AM

    Wonderful pictures of the family!

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    Nice family pictures :) emoticon for sharing!! emoticon

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EMMACORY 4/21/2014 9:24AM

    Family time is precious. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I can not imagine DGD eating that many eggs! emoticon

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GOANNA2 4/21/2014 9:18AM

    Glad you had a great day. You are fantastic not
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Thanks for visiting my blogs Sallie.

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    Sounds like a nice time. emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/21/2014 9:12AM

    Glad you had such a wonderful day!

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GEORGE815 4/21/2014 9:07AM

    Yes Easter this year was great. Thanks for sharing yours.

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Happy Eater to those of you that celebrate

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I was so excited this morning looking at the grandchildren's Easter Baskets. They only had one piece of candy....a white Easter bunny. Then lego's for grandson and other little toys and such. Wow, so totally impressed. I was prepared for a lot more junk but I guess some of the things we have been doing and carefully saying have sunk in. wow. Now a confession....when I was a little girl my mother put together beautiful baskets full of tons of goodies....there was always a white chocolate Easter bunny. One year I sneaked and ate the whole thing before we went to church. When I got to church, of course I was sick and I threw up in my Easter Bonnet....at least I was resourceful. But do you know to this day I can not stand the smell of white chocolate. Funny memory.

So today will be a day with ex-wife for dinner...but as mentioned before we all get along okay for the sake of the kids. Son is planning on making lamb and ham and pineapple casserole, scalloped potatoes. So I have my meal plan.....one baked sweet potato, green beans and chicken strips that are already cooked and ready to eat. So I am going to stay on plan. The good news is that I hate lamb and wouldn't eat it anyway and I can take ham or leave it and that sugar based pineapple casserole is another thing in the past I have eaten until sick. Remember those days? So glad I believe those days of gorging are behind me.....wish I had learned the lessons I know now way back when.....could have prevented many years of suffering.

I hope you all have a terrific day and if you have treats make them small!
Sallie

  
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NICKYCRANE 4/22/2014 11:02AM

    Happy Easter! We had 3 Easter receptions with nnibbles and one fantastic Easter supper with 24 hours! To my amazement scales were back to normal this moring, after all that plus a wedding earlier in the week!!! I treated easter as you did your birthday dinner, tho I did some portion control with the junk food! Told our visiting priest hebneeded to get rid of his spare tyre. Cant remember how it cropped up, but I was able to say it positively, perhaps in conjunction with all of us joking about his smoking. He says its difficult to keep his weight down as his parishioners give him far too much food. I sympathise. Dont know how I would cope in his position...

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LINDA! 4/21/2014 3:34PM

    I think it is great that everyone gets along (the ex) for the sake of the children. It doesn't always happen but takes a lot of work on the part of the adults to do it. emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 4/21/2014 12:14AM

    I truly admire your positivity!!!! Don't ever change!!! I pray that you had a very Blessed Easter Sunday with your family!!!!
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FIT4MEIN2013 4/20/2014 5:28PM

    Love the victories! The kids will benefit from that one. It is funny how a food can be a turnoff after a bad experience. I cannot eat raspberry pie for anything! I had a gall bladder attack after eating some and to this day cannot eat it, though I know that it had nothing to do with the gall bladder attack.

Hope your Easter was wonderful until the end!

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123ELAINE456 4/20/2014 1:26PM

  That is Great about the Grandkids Easter Baskets having only One White Easter Bunny. That is Wonderful News about you are having a Very Positive Effect on the way they are eating now. I'm very Proud of You for it. keep It Up. Have a Wonderful Dinner and your own Special Meal. Good for You for sticking to your Diet Plan. Happy Easter and Have a Marvelous Day. Take Care.

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ALIHIKES 4/20/2014 12:41PM

    Happy Easter! It sounds like a very healthy celebration meal for you!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 4/20/2014 12:09PM

    So great to hear that your healthy example is paying off!

I hate white chocolate too. To me it tastes like chemicals, not sure why but I can't stand the sight or smell or taste of it.

Happy Easter Sallie!

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PEGGYO 4/20/2014 12:08PM

    have fun

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NEW-CAZ 4/20/2014 11:49AM

    HAPPY EASTER!!!

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LIS193 4/20/2014 11:11AM

    Happy Easter! Your efforts are paying off :)
Have a great time and your food sound much nicer than the "real" dinner...

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FANGFACEKITTY 4/20/2014 10:51AM

    Happy Easter! So very glad your healthy example is having an affect.

I much prefer white chocolate to milk, but I am fortunate that I am not a big chocolate eater ( plain chocolate; if it includes caramel all bets are off!). I always preferred the hard boiled eggs in my Easter basket as a kid, for some reason that was the only time of year we ever had them.

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/20/2014 10:29AM

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter! Enjoy your day! Thanks for being such a great sparks friend! xoxo
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_LINDA 4/20/2014 10:02AM

    Have a Happy Easter! That is great about the kid's baskets! Glad you can have your own food. I have never liked ham but Mom always has it because its my brother's favorite. I have gotten away from any meat and am happier for it.
We are hopeful our family can get together even though they are all working this weekend.

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MSLZZY 4/20/2014 8:25AM

    Have a Happy Easter. Our Easter dinner is over so healthy choices today! HUGS!

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Nice day yesterday

Saturday, April 19, 2014

As a family we went to a little zoo near Philadelphia.....it was cute and grands could feel goats and such. then we went to eat at California pizza which had GF pizza for me.....but it was pretty greasy....I used my napkin to take some of it off so that helped but really when you are not used to the grease it doesn't taste good at all....so I gave most of it away.

You know, I really am trying to just ignore and not comment on the awful eating habits of my step-son and his family. I think I am doing a good job at it.....I really would never want to have them upset with me. But I do worry about how they eat...so unhealthy but like so many other Americans. I was looking around the zoo with Mommy's and their children and I saw so many obese people. I know I am more sensitive to it now that I am reading that book...by Michael Moss...Salt, Sugar, Fat How the Food Giants Hooked us. It makes me so mad at what they add to all the packaged foods trying hard to keep you addicted. I truly feel that the weight problem in America is effecting us so negatively. People's bodies are starved for good nutrition. That is why when you eat some chips...one serving never satisfies you...you want more and more. So the Food giants are getting their way and making tons of money....and it's all about money. In this book the food giants even admit that their foods contribute significantly to the countries health troubles from diabetes to heart disease to cancer. Their goal though is to shield us from this knowledge.

I hope you all don't think I am pompous or arrogant just because I finally got it right for myself and am not longer addicted to crap. I just love my family and friends so much that I would love for them to feel better by eating more healthy. I am so worried about Americans.....it is a sad state. I believe that is why America is dropping quickly in things like education. Got this quote from an article
U.S. Students Still Lag Behind Foreign Peers, Schools Make Little Progress In Improving Achievement

Anyway, off my soap box.....I just keep my mouth shut as the grands "Daddy and Mommy" keep offering packages snack that are total junk even when the kids don't ask for it.......but like I said it breaks my heart.

I truly sound my age....don't I? We grew up playing outside and never wanted to come inside even to eat. Mom had to force us....and we couldn't afford all the packaged stuff...it wasn't until I was a teenager and got a job and could go out and buy junk food that I got addicted. And addicted I was.....I could eat a whole Pepperidge farm cake, the whole package of Sarah Lee cupcakes, whole bags of chips...etc. So for sure I know first hand how addictive there were. I wish I had this knowledge when back when as I would want to believe I could have prevented the pain of being a fat teenager.

Geez, sorry for going on so much about this.
Hope you all have a wonderful day full of good decisions and healthy choices.
Sallie

  
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CHERIJ16 4/20/2014 9:20AM

    emoticon but sometimes it is easier said than done.

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JANIEWWJD 4/20/2014 12:43AM

    I truly admire you for all you have learned about yourself and your own body. I know exactly what you mean about not wanting your loved ones to eat unhealthy food. Sometimes, our hands are tied because people just don't listen. Anyway, try to have a good time and a Blessed Easter Sunday!!!!
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SLENDERELLA61 4/19/2014 11:05PM

    I was raised on Twinkies and Hostess Snow Balls. Mom bought pre-packaged meatloaf to bake about once a week, canned chow mein with those high-fat crunchy noodles, and all kinds of packaged foods. We ate lots of Oreos and ice cream. If we had something cooked from scratch it was probably pot roast or steak. If it was chicken, it was fried.

I guess what I really want to say is that even if the kids are raised like that, the human body wants to heal. When the kids get old enough to eat on their own they will be able to make their own decisions. Hope they do.

But, yes, it makes me really sad to see some of the choices my daughter makes when it comes to feeding her kids. Their daddy and my hubby don't help much either. And school. Geez. The 7 year old gets rewarded with candy daily for good grades and good behavior. Then they have fund raisers selling junk food and they have an every Friday snack store with junk. What can we do?

But there are times that both kids eat vegetables really well and the little one loves all kinds of fruit. I just try to be a good role model and encourage them to eat with me. Sometimes it works. Your disadvantage is distance, but even when I'm with them almost daily, they still are not fed ideally. I guess all we can do is all we can do!

I also spent time two weeks ago with family members very addicted to food. It is hard to witness their behavior. Very sad. And I know I was once much like that. I guess I am just grateful for where I am now and hope to have some influence.

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/19/2014 10:17PM

    Yay, Sallie! You should be proud of yourself and if anyone sees it as pompous it is THEIR problem. As for me? I think you are awesome! emoticon

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JUDYAMK 4/19/2014 9:13PM

    oh gosh Sallie never would I think you are being pompous stating the truth. When I learn of something that is the right way I want everyone to know about it also. You plant little seeds of knowledge along the way and one day they may take root and your stepson's family will eat healthy!!!
Judy

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GUNNSGIRL91303 4/19/2014 7:16PM

    I totally understand where you are coming from, I have the same problem with daughter and her kids. Our 14 y/o granddaughter is already chubby. They eat terrible but I have learned to keep out of it.

I grew up hearing how pretty I'd be if I lost _____ amount of weight. It only made me eat more, sneak food more and contributed to my weight problem. It does no good to lecture or try to educate people. Just lead by example, which you do so well, and know you can't do much more than that.

I hate fast food and the corruption of the food industry but when it comes down to it people have the right to eat any way they want. I laugh when people say fast food should be outlawed. However, I do wish there were more restaurants that offered healthier fare and am glad to say that here in Seattle that is catching on fast. We have several restaurants that offer great menus missing the allergens such as gluten, eggs, soy, dairy, corn...lowfat options, healthier dessert options and lots of organic restaurants popping up. Its happening, just slowly. I hope it catches on in the rest of the country!

Sorry to ramble, enjoy your family and Happy Easter! Thanks for the pinata by the way!

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LIVELAUFLUV 4/19/2014 2:30PM

    Glad you are having a good time! It's tough to watch the way that our kids eat, as we know what we did and how hard it was to undo the damage!

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MSLZZY 4/19/2014 12:36PM

    You live and learn. Some of us just take longer.

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PEGGYO 4/19/2014 12:35PM

    you probably wouldn't have listened back then either.

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BUTEAFULL 4/19/2014 11:51AM

    IF ONLY...we knew when what we know now...
have a fun Easter with the kids

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NEW-CAZ 4/19/2014 11:34AM

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/19/2014 11:20AM

    Fantastic blog! You are being an awesome grandma!I agree with everything you've said. I too have gotten "off" the processed food! Hope you have a wonderful day with the grandkids!
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LIS193 4/19/2014 10:35AM

    Sallie, we share the same soapbox.. I sometimes fear I'm coming off as arrogant or "know it all" but it's because we CARE!
Keep at it and slowly, slowly it will sink in..

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ROCKYCPA 4/19/2014 10:35AM

    I understand your message but also know from experience that telling someone what they are doing never works - they have to realize that they need to change their habits. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your time with the grandkids!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/19/2014 10:31AM

  You are doing it right! I agree with everything you've said. I too have gotten "off" the processed food/sugar/salt/fat merry-go-round. But all you can do is enlighten others then it's up to them to act on it.

HUGS

Have a wonderful Easer.

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_LINDA 4/19/2014 10:25AM

    Its the same with my brother's family -McDonald's is a regular food provider and diet coke is all they drink. My sister got the message but was unable to convert her family who hated her healthy food and went back to their processed. Interesting fact is my sister's daughter loves to cook desserts, but never eats any herself. She is training to be a pastry chef but has a lot of discipline not to indulge. The first thing her daddy had taught his boy was to cook bacon & eggs in the microwave so that is his favorite breakfast.
It is hard to stand by and watch their self destruction..

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123ELAINE456 4/19/2014 10:13AM

  Awesome Blog. Well Said. And how true all of this is. I understand fully your message. God Blessings Always. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a terrific day. Take Care.

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ROBBIEY 4/19/2014 9:57AM

  I truly understand you message. emoticon emoticon

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Lyla's real birthday

Friday, April 18, 2014



I know you all are most likely getting tired of photos of the kids and I but what the heck. Yesterday was Lyla's real birthday so my DH and I took the kids to an antique race car place. They loved it and then we went where Lyla wanted to go for lunch...her favorite place, Chick Filet. Lyla was a little mad at me as she is a food hound and I ordered her 4 mcnuggets instead of 6....but thought for a 6 year old 4 was enough....poor thing is still addicted to food. All she thinks about it seems....but we lived through it as she ended up eating half her brother's sandwich as well. But we didn't allow desert as they were all going to to out with the ex-wife/other grandma for dinner as well.

But we had a good time and it gave "mommy" time to relax at home alone....with her sinus infection.

I do hope all of you are doing just great. Have a good, good Friday.
Sallie

  
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FRAN0426 4/19/2014 12:59AM

    Beautiful pictures, you all seem to be enjoying the time together. Our granddaughter also loves food and does eat more than she should, and now she is getting self conscious about her weight

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JANIEWWJD 4/19/2014 12:30AM

    It really is amazing how happy these children look when they are with you!!! You have such a good influence on them. Keep enjoying yourself and posting pictures. I, for one, really enjoy them!!! God bless you and have a terrific weekend!!!!
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FIT4MEIN2013 4/19/2014 12:10AM

    Great pictures, Sallie!

Hubby and I were talking about you tonight. Well, I was talking about you while hubby listened. emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/18/2014 11:31PM

    emoticon all around! HUGS!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 4/18/2014 8:45PM

    Never get tired of pics, they are great! Looks like a fun place.

I'm hoping the chicken nuggets there are bigger than at McDonald's because 4 nuggets aren't much food!

Glad you are having so much fun!

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/18/2014 3:57PM

    I never get tired of all your great pictures! It looks like Lyla have a wonderful birthday! You and your DH rock as grandparents!
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SLENDERELLA61 4/18/2014 3:36PM

    Great pictures! It is sad about the food and kids. Some days my grandkids are fine with cantaloupe and strawberries, but sometimes it just has to be "fruit snacks(fake dried fruit) and cookies. Sometimes their mom gives them PopTarts for breakfast. Chocolate milk is preferred over white, although they don't care if it is nonfat or not. Guess all we can do is be good role models and try to offer healthy choices. -Marsha

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JUDYAMK 4/18/2014 3:16PM

    never get tired of your pictures of the kid's Sallie, why not show them off, looks like you had a good day.
have a great rest of the day.
Judy

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LIS193 4/18/2014 12:07PM

    Look like a wonderful time! Great pictures :)

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PEGGYO 4/18/2014 11:28AM

    great pictures

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1CRAZYDOG 4/18/2014 11:16AM

  Glad Lyla had a good birthday! Hope your DIL is feeling better.

Tired of pictures of your grandchildren????? NO WAY, JOSE! lol

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123ELAINE456 4/18/2014 11:13AM

  Sounds and look like Everyone had a Wonderful fun Time.. The Photos are Beautiful. Keep Them Coming. Get Well real soon. God Blessings Always. Have a Marvelous Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.

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EMMACORY 4/18/2014 11:07AM

    Enjoyed the pictures. Hope they realize they have cool grandparents! emoticon

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GAYEMC 4/18/2014 10:50AM

    I'm gathering by everyone's dress it was a bit cold.

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_LINDA 4/18/2014 10:28AM

    Enjoying the photos -keep them coming! My big sister always used to snatch food off my plate -brings back some memories!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 4/18/2014 9:17AM

    Nice pictures!! emoticon emoticon

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GOANNA2 4/18/2014 9:12AM

    Lovely photos.

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GORDON66 4/18/2014 8:50AM

  The photos are terrific! Sinus infections can be really miserable so take care of yourself. emoticon

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