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"Milagro Beanfield War"

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Sunday Stealing: Weight

Hi! I'm your host Bev 2 Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This 3 feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal 4 all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise 5 to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and 6 intelligent questions. Cheers to all of us thieves! 

 Now that we've had a big Thanksgiving dinner, here are some questions about weight from Adventures in Nonsense.

1. My biggest barrier to weight loss is.. Well, I've lost nearly 35 pounds, in all, from being sick.  I SO have to stop this! Lol

2. What is your relationship with food like?  My family was poor.   I got just enough food to eat to keep up with being a little hyperactive girl who ran or walked everywhere.  I generally walked a mile and a half to school and then back nearly every day.  

Anyway, I stayed pretty trim for the first 20 years of my life.  Outside of singing and academics, PE was my favorite thing, so that helped in those early years.   Unfortunately, as soon as I could get enough to eat, I had a weigh problem.  Calories in/calories out were no longer on the negative side.  I had to learn to count them.

3. What was the last time you had fun that made you smile for a few days. Playing with friends in our MMPOLG.

4. What are triggers in your life that lead to eating?  hmmm..  Anger, maybe.  I was last seen scooping a few spoons of chocolate chip ice cream when that Dumb OX did something that dissed the wounded vets.

5. What inspires you to be healthier Love...

6. Name two foods that you think are “bad”.  That's dead easy.  I never buy either one because I can't trust myself to not eat the whole box/bag.  Fritos, and those little round crackers ... what are they called?  Risko?  Ah!  Ritz!  I LURV them so never, EVER do I buy them. Boy, are they good though. 

Ritz Crackers, 12-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) 

7. Are your expectations for yourself too high?  Were..  I liked to do well at everything I put my hand to. However, life taught me that  striving for perfection in everything isn't wise.  You'll only drive yourself nuts this way.  Do your best and be happy. I quit trying to be "good enough" to be loved by some people in my life.  They weren't worth the effort.

8. Would you like more fun in your life? I think a person can to make their own fun.  So I have as much fun as I can probably stand.

9. What is your one comfort food?  One?  Darn.  I guess it's ice cream. When something near to this  question was asked of a 76 year old grandmother one year, her answer was, "Eat more Ice Cream".  I'm totally DOWN for that!

10. How would you give someone encouragement?  I would probably advise them to set small reasonable goals. And then, after achieving those, set bigger ones.  I'd also tell them that getting deflected from one's goals is one of the tests in life. 

"Eyes on the Prize" How long have the blacks and poor been after the goal of equal protection under the law?  Everyone who wants this knows it's a long, hard road but it's something that is one of the most worthy goals for a nation of people.  "Keep your eyes on the Prize". 

 And yes, BLACK LIVES MATTER! To anyone out there who doubts it!

And now, my own little rags to and riches heritage:  

Here's a link to a NYT article about "Hillbilly Elegy" This film is excellent.  I have a McCoy great grandparent in my background from my maternal grandma, who married my grandpa, much to the dismay of his aristocrat Mamá.  My grandparents fell in love over the music of the Kentucky Hills.  He was a Heavy Equipment Mechanic called to the hills by a job, and she was a coal miner's daughter.  She sang, and he played guitar.  They had a good life together but both died much too young.

11. Do you get enough sleep? No, but I can take naps; so about three times a week  I'll catch up with a nap.

12. What activities make you feel more relaxed  I love to knit, to read (apparently) angst filled non-fiction books, cozy mysteries, and watch mysteries on Netflix and Prime, "The Great British Bake Off" and .  I watch various chick flicks from the home collection, like, "Romancing the Stone", "Princess Bride" and my all time favorite movie, "Milagro Bean Field War".

13. Where do you need to practice forgiveness in your life?  Forgiving people who caused me or my children some real harm.  I've just forgiven that, over and over, in my mind until it's almost only a whisper now. I can just brush it off my shoulder now, like a little Fritos chip.

14. What is one thing you have not done because of how you looked?  Looks never stopped me from doing something I wanted to do, because I never really cared that much about how I looked.  Of course, now, I wouldn't be caught DEAD in a swimming suit. haha  

"Killer Whale Spotted, Body Surfing, at Black's Beach!  Film at 11!"

15. What would you like more of in your life? Being healthy enough to re-build my garden that has been destroyed by drought, wind, and neglect.

And now, HERE is a link to answers this week from all the other participants in this MEME.  Give it a spin.  It's fun!  Lord knows, we need more fun in our lives.



  1. I just saw the movie "Hillbilly Elegy" this week...what a great movie. Glen Close DISAPPEARS into her character. *** I have accepted that I need a 1-2 hour nap every day and it has changed my life. *** I have given up so much because of my appearance, because I was too embarrassed at how fat I was.

    1. She certainly did just that! It is a stellar performance! I can think of no other word than, "Beautiful".

      Weight is so tricky. When I first got sick in the eighties, I started putting on a lot of weight as I just couldn't move well at all. I finally got back down in my 60's. When broke and dislocated my shoulder August last year, set up another Yoyo weight and then sick again and *poof* it peeled off. It was scary.

      What I mean to say is that when you get sick, you can get very sick, and the extra pounds help you not to eat up your muscles and bones. Just go walking if you can. And you have an amazing lot you got done in the time you've lived. A LOT. Please don't be sad. You are amazing!
      Naps are supposed to help the body and since all the primitive societies still have a sleeping pattern that is more natural for a human body to take the time to rebuild itself, then we should nap as soon as we can. We heal faster that way, because let's face it, we are hurting and that means shifting and restlessness over 8 hours.

  2. I haven't seen Hillbilly Elegy but had a difficult time with the book. So if your anger falls from your shoulder like a whispering Frito, do you eat it then because you can't resist Fritos? Inquiring minds want to know.

    1. Yes, I would eat it, if it didn't hit the floor. lol
      The film is so beautiful. I haven't read the memoir but my guess is that it's even more evocative of that time than the movie which is perfection.

  3. I have my favorite movies, too--plus I discovered dogs and fireplaces on YouTube. I let the fire crackle in the background as I putter around and pretend the dogy sleeping in front of the fire is mine.

    1. Oh! Aren't they great? I haven't seen the dog sleeping in front of them but I'll go to YouTube to find them. And, we have a dog who now sleeps all the time. Thanks for cluing me in to them. ♥♥♥

  4. Ah Ritz crackers. Lovely. I have the same problem with Sour Cream and Onion Pringles. I've eaten a whole tube and almost made myself feel sick on a couple of occasions - and we have some in the house right now: MUST NOT EAT THEM!!




    1. I SO understand this! I must not BUY them or I will EAT THEM ALL IN A DAY! Lol

      Oooooo sour cream and Onion Pringles.. Ooooo!


  5. I enjoyed my visit here today. I did not do Sunday Stealing because I was busy decorating. I also wa working on my Gratitude journals. Today I am printing things for Advent. I like to knit too. I also believe that black lives matter. I think the BLM movement has been taken out of context. All people of all colors should be treated as equal, but it is not the case. Yes things have improved somewhat the past few years, but it is evident in these last couple of years that there is a lot of hate out there. I am trying to teach my grands that they are special because God made them unique. But not all people think like that. I pray daily that their little hearts will not experience hate. My hubby and I just watched On the Basis of Sex and it was such a good movie. I like that you are a peace blogger, so am I. I sure hope President Elect Biden can bring some peace to our country. Enjoy your week!

    1. Hi Susan, a fellow knitter! It's really fun and relaxing to do.

      I did Gratitude Journal when the twins were small. They helped my stay focused on the positive side of all the big changes my little babies brought to the family.

      I understand the "busy" part of this time. This is the first time in four years that I want to decorate the house. We'll see how far that takes me.
      The Black Lives Matter movement was leapt on but shouldn't have been. The fact that it was just points out how bad things are. Blacks and other people of color have just been hammered by a broken system of justice and morality for the better part of two centuries. Racism is just not a moral stand! As you say,there is blatant racism going in this country, and it needs to end.

      Quakers are/were always Peaceable, but it's really been put to the test. I decided that it was time to take the "strife stuff" down and declare again for Peace.
      Haven't seen that movie but will hunt it up. Thanks for the suggestion.
      President Biden will need everyone who believes in a free people's right to rule their own country, to step up and try to work out these big divisive, vindictive problems, and they are BIG. I'm going to pray for him and for the country everyday. I think it's my duty as a Quaker and as a Christian. We need to HEAL....


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