Friday, February 15, 2013

Trust the kids

My daughters have begun to take better care of themselves through diet. My oldest daughter is a chef and the other one(the baby) is mom to 2 and always busy. So here I am--- retired and with not much of an excuse to ignore my health. I have a lovely guy to enjoy, a good home, 2 lovely dogs, 3 kids, 4 grandchildren, and some of my health. So, I am listening to my girls and trying some new stuff. It can't hurt. A lot of what I am learning is helpful for diabetes. So I'll be ahead anyway.
I am paying attention to foods that are good for me and I have purchased a juicer. It was a real eye opener. I can use a lot of fruits, ginger, kale, beets, etc. And in the blink of an eye I have a healthy drink. And I have decided to keep the fiber and use it in other things so I don't lose the nutrition. You can make it sweet, salty, or whatever you choose according to what you add. You can add salt. You can add sugar or honey. You can add protein powder. How about adding some vodka? Well, maybe not vodka. Anyway, I plan to freeze the fiber and add to meatloaf, or make veggie broth, or whatever else I can think of. And then there is adding yogurt, or frozen bananas and making it a smoothie. I think I'll have a lot of fun.

I am still having a problem staying away from carbs. Too many carbs and my blood sugar goes up. I constantly remind myself of the results of letting my diabetes get out of control. I suppose that will be for the rest of my life.

Now the fun part of getting old. I have found that I understand every Maxine cartoon I see. I have found I can laugh at things I used to consider so important. And I don't need any more clothes. (for now) Needs are dropping like flies. But how to get rid of the I wants. I don't know yet.

Smile. We're still here!


  1. I am trying to lose weight but it is coming off way to slow for my liking. I haven't broken the 10 pound mark yet. In fact, I have gained weight! I really do not know how it is possible because I am following Weight Watchers. I don't know. As Evelyn Couch says on Fried Green Tomatoes,


  2. Judy...this is great advice.

  3. My comment just disappeared so I'll try again! *LOL* This is great advice and I Love the saying about eating foods with no Commercials, Sage Advice! This year I'm attempting to improve my diet and lose weight for health reasons... nothing tastes as good as being healthy and looking good feels! Thanks for stopping by with kind words and an Uplifting Blog Visit.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  4. I had to change my diet when I got ill. The threat of extreme pain made it fairly easy to make the adjustment! A friend gave me a fat free vegetarian cook book and although my intention wasn't to lose any weight I have lost a stone by cutting out fats. I have a sweet tooth and still bake cakes and biscuits from the cookbook and they taste great!
    Wishing you success.
    Miss Cellany /:-)

  5. I have been trying to eat better-meaning healthier. But it seems like all the junk-not-good-for you food direction is so much easier.
    I have wanted to get a juicer for a while now....

  6. Great idea. I've been contemplating getting a juicer. I think I'll just have to take the plunge and buy it!
    Glad you are finding a healthy alternative :)