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In the Box

By Mary Weaver

Mary Weaver

August 08, 2013 9:13 a.m.

Day 43-49

I spent several days camping with my granddaughters. During the time, I was able to stay on the program….have blender, will travel. We did not make fancy meals. The girls had a lot of fresh fruit and some junk food, but not too much. On day 43, Thursday, I weighed in and yea, yea I lost 5.4 more pounds. I did get weighed in the morning instead of the afternoon, and I don’t know if that makes a difference. Total weight lost 28.8 lbs. Tommorrow, day 50 will be another weigh-in.

Spending time with the kids I learned: WHY I LOVE BEING A GRANDMA.

Teaching campfire safety
Cassie, age 6, “Can I chop some wood?”
Grandma: “No, your mom will be mad if you cut something off”
Cassie: “Maybe you can chop a lot of wood Grandma and you won’t have fat arms anymore”

Teaching biking safety
Grandma: “Cassie, get on the right side of the road.”
Cassie: No response
Grandma: “Cassie, get on the right side of the road.”
Cassie: No response. Grandma louder:”
Cassie, get on the right side of the road, NOW”
Scarlett (age 6): “Grandma, she UNDERSTANDS, instructions, she doesn’t FOLLOW them.”

Wound care:
Cassie: “Grandma, I have a bug bite, I need a Band-Aid”
Scarlett: “Grandma I have a bug bite too, I need a Band-Aid too.”
Violet(age 2) holding up right index finger with no noticeable wound: “Me too, me too.”

About watching TV:
Scarlett: “Grandma, if you watch more than 7 hours a day of TV, you will get brain rot. I don’t worry about that because I know that 3x3 is 9 and as long as I know the answer, I know I don’t have brain rot”
Grandma: “What happens if you do get brain rot?’
Scarlett: “You have to go to the Emergency Room.”
Grandma: “What happens there?”
Scarlett: “They take your brain out and clean it.”

They get tired at bedtime:
Cassie: “Grandma! Scarlett is staring at me”
Grandma: “Then don’t look at her, shut your eyes and go to sleep”
Cassie: “I can’t. She is staring too hard and she is going to start grinning at me”
Grandma goes to sleeping area where Scarlett is staring bug eyed at Cassie with a grin.

On the way home:
Grandma: “Did you girls enjoy camping?”
Cassie and Scarlett: “Yes!”
Grandma: “What did you like best?”
Cassie: “Spending time with you Grandma Weaver”

I am In The Box.

Categories: Weight Loss

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