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    Enjoyed your blog about the MO circuit vacation! emoticon emoticon emoticon hope you captured your memories!
    Dee from STL
    1725 days ago
    Thank-you for visiting mu blog!
    1802 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    If you are like me and have had or raised children. Then you know that our kids look to us to set examples for them to follow.

    It isn't always easy to do. Especially when it comes to what we eat and fitting in exercise. Most of us lead busy lives and sometimes it isn't easy to fit in regular exercise, but unless you make it a priority, you are risking your child becoming a couch potato and junk food junkie.

    So where do we start. We start by taking them shopping with us and teaching them to pick out healthy whole grains, fruit, vegetables and lean meats, poultry or fish.

    I have always tried to make my sons part of the process even in the kitchen. When it comes to handling the food that is just as important as knowing how to pick it out if we want it to remain healthy enough to eat. That is why wash, rinse and sanitize is such an important fact to remember when it comes to food prep and handling.

    After the shopping is done and everything is put away. Dinner is over with, we have the choice of sitting in front of the tv or going to our rooms and playing video games. Not in my house. We would go for a walk, bike ride or often a hike across the canal in the woods around Peanut Lake. The boys to this day are still very active and even belong to gyms. I am so proud that they take an active roll in their relationships as adults in meal planning and exercise.

    Remember that also snack planning is just as important. Not just for the children, but for those of us that want to eat healthy. We can prepare our snacks ahead of time and have them ready to go in a snack bag. This makes snacking healthier and convenient.

    So how about you, are there any suggestions that you can think of ?
    1815 days ago
  • v JAVAGAL47
    Hi, I see you joined TOPS. That is a great weight loss organization. But of course it does not have all the info, etc. we get here at Spark.
    I was a member for many years.((Sacramento Chapter #88) At one time I was best loser of the year and was on stage with best losers from other chapters during a TOPS convention. I was also a leader for several years.
    You will have lots of inspiration from these teams, plus the help from God who is always there for us, if we but ask.
    Sending love & hugs,Betty
    1893 days ago
  • v LYNSEY723
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I appreciate the support!
    2036 days ago
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