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We Share Things Back And Forth

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My Wife Loves To Cook

When she makes something

Instead of us eating it all

We are close to our neighbors

We share meals and desserts

This way we get a taste

Enjoy eating different things

My wife is trying her hardest to watch her weight

For years I could eat anything and never gain a pound

Then last year I started to gain pound after pound

I still was just as active as before

It came to a point where I couldn't take any weight off

It is a slippery slope

So I started making better choices for foods

More fruits and vegetables

I have been eating more watermelon than I have had in years

It is really healthy

I have been eating prunes and ginger

Still drinking a lot of water

Taking vitamins and trying to make any changes necessary

Staying healthy is so important

I am trying to pull out any good experiences

If you start with good stuff

You end up a little better than when you started

I hope everyone is not just getting through their day

It would be so much better

Everyone finding new ways to feel good

Appreciating who we are

Starting with eating right and staying healthy

Not just for a day

But for our entire life

Comments

DREAM ON (author) on October 15, 2020:

Ann Carr My mouth was watering when you said you are going to make your own fruit juice. Then you mentioned walking down by the water. I always loved the sounds and smells of the beach. Thank you for all your good wishes. What are your neighbors like? We will find old ways we love and new ways too to bring out the happiness in each of us.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 15, 2020:

Amen to that! We have a pretty healthy diet, with a few treats only now and then. Since lockdown, we've grown a few vegetables and fruit and I've started making our own fruit juice - yummy! Not only is it good but I know exactly what's in it; no additives or funny stuff.

A walk a day down by the sea is my cure, especially if I get a little fed up with all this Covid lark. I can't be anything but calmed or elated when I watch the waves, mirror-calm or frothing white horses, or see the broad sands at low tide. The wide sky takes me to far away places whilst still firmly planted on the ground.

We have had to re-jig our lives a little and that's a good thing - a chance to do better. Having neighbours to share with and help makes it even better.

Cheers to you and to your neighbours! Keep safe and well.

Ann

DREAM ON (author) on October 14, 2020:

Sannyasi Raja Maybe we can all share our food experiences and help each other. Our neighbor makes some of the most delicious desserts and she is nice enough to share them with us. My mouth waters every time. How lucky are we? Thank you so much for reading and your support. Have a good night.

DREAM ON (author) on October 14, 2020:

Anupam Mitu I am on my feet at work all the time. When I am home I go out in the yard cutting grass in the summer, rake leaves in the fall, shoveling snow in the winter. They say drink plenty of water. I am curious about what other people like and do. This way I learn from others and it saves me time and energy. Thank you so much for dropping in. I hope your day was beautiful. Good luck to burning off those unwanted pounds.

DREAM ON (author) on October 14, 2020:

Anupam Mitu Your weight goes up and down. Because you are so active I don't know why your gaining weight. I love sweets now and then too. Try cutting back and having a few bites instead of the whole thing. Do you eat fruits and vegetables every day? They fill you up and keep you eating right. I love cookies and I could eat them every day. Instead, I will eat an apple or something more nutritious. Other times I grab a cookie and share it with my wife. So later I can have another one and share that one too. So I feel like I am eating a lot and actually I am eating a little a few times. They say don't eat right before bed because you don't burn off the calories. Keep me informed on any new ideas and I will do the same. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on October 14, 2020:

Oh, that's great! I am still not able to control my food intake. I gained twenty kgs after my first childbirth and reduced that within a year. Gained again the same and reduced in 6 months. But then somehow what happened I don't know, I am eating a lot when I am either thoughtful or excited. I love sweets and can't avoid them. Fortunately, I am workaholic (as my friends say) and do the workout on regular basis.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on October 14, 2020:

Oh, that's great! I am still not able to control my food intake. I gained twenty kgs after my first childbirth and reduced that within a year. Gained again the same and reduced in 6 months. But then somehow what happened I don't know, I am eating a lot when I am either thoughtful or excited. I love sweets and can't avoid them. Fortunately, I am workaholic (as my friends say) and do the workout on regular basis.

Sannyasi Raja from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 14, 2020:

Good advice you have for everyone.

Keep writing.