Papa’s World – One final beach walk with friends!

Dottie Sherry Jim

They were leaving mid morning for their trip back to Va. Beach

where they have lived for a number of years.

Our other friends – who live 50 miles away

had gone home the night before

as appointments awaited them in the morning.

We have been getting together for the past 25 years

when we all moved away

having been friends prior to that for at least 10 years.

The beach – as it always has – called us to walk one final time!

Jimmy

For years and years we took beach vacations together

raising our families

Jim and I played softball together back in the late 70’s!

Now the little ones are all grown up

and have little ones and big ones of their own

Grand children – the years have passed

but the love of the sand and surf remains!

Beach life – Boggie Boards – Wave riding with tubes – Sipping a favorite brew

all things we loved to do – but I no longer ride the waves –

I still sip a brew – and I still walk the surf!

One last walk on the beach – just as we have done countless times before.

Life has been good to all of us

we still get along and get together

friendships last and last!

Papa Jimmy Sherry Dottie

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Papa’s World – COVID TEST – before we go back home! NEGATIVE!

Social distance – being careful – getting ready to go home for Christmas – keeping the faith we are doing this right!

We have been walking – staying away from groups of people –

social distancing – knowing that we wanted to spend Christmas with the family!

We went on line – Sherry is the tech one –

and through CVS – set up our information –

scheduling a test time!

It was not that hard – and the CVS was maybe 3 miles away!

We drove to the CVS test site – we were the only ones their at our scheduled time!

We pulled up to the window much as you would for a bank –

The lady spoke through the window and asked for our insurance – medicare and ID.

We passed them through and she typed in all the information

and in the window drawer – she gave us back each a brown paper bag

with our cards inside plus the material we needed to swab our own nose!

In case we did not understand the written instructions and pictures on what to do –

She explained step by step as we went through the procedure!

It was not difficult at all and we did our own samples.

Just put the swab up as far as you can go and rotate for fifthteen seconds

as she counts off in each nostril!

No fuss – no mess – easy – a cave man could do it!

After we were done – the swab went into a sealed vial with liquid it it.

And put back into a sealed plastic bag with our information in there.

I then got out and deposited the two bags into a medical box –

wiped down the box with a sanitizing wipe they provided and drove off!

It was that easy and covered by our insurance.

We were each provided with our own personal site – to see the results!

Our tests came back in just two days and were on our own personal web address!

This was a relief as now we could journey home –

see our family for the holidays

knowing that we were Covid19 free!

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I hope this gives you a idea on how to obtain your Covid19 test.

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Papa’s World – Conway S.C. – Old Churches and a walk through history!

Sherry walking the historic section of Conway S.C.

We like to explore and I love old towns and history of the area!

We had completed the River Walk and then headed onto main street.

This being Sunday – there were no stores open!

Which surprised me as there were lots of people on the River Walk.

A cool little garden and fountain just off main street!
I assume this mural has a part of the history of this town!

Walking – taking in the sites – and then we both noticed just how many old

historic churches were here!

Maybe that is the reason for stores being closed on Sunday?

This church was too big to get in one photo – and had been built in the 1800’s!
The first view you get of this church walking up to it – the previous picture was the center of the church!
The right side of the church – this church took up almost the entire block!

We also looked at the first church that was built here

Thinking that the people had outgrown it!

The first church built in the early 1800’s!

A beautiful stain glassed window!

Thsi was a very solid built building

but I think it ended up being too small

So they constructed the second church!

I want to go back and spend more time reading the grave stones!

We also walked by one other large church that sat on the river-

and had drive up docks for boats

and signs for people who came to church using the River!

This was also as large as the big one here.

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we will go back someday and explore more

and will make sure the stores are open!

I love these large old Oak trees!

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Papa’s World – after scrubbing down the Lanai – we treated ourselves – 3 hours on the beach!

Our little escape for three hours!

We did a job that Sherry has been wanting to do – wash the walls of the Lanai down by hand!

The Lanai is screened in and has a vinyl siding – which with storms – gets dirty.

So – with soap and water and some cloths – we cleaned it all down

Took us about two hours –

and then we treated ourselves to BEACH TIME!

A few people were out – being this was the middle of the week. It was in the low to mid 70’s!
Looking South on North Myrtle Beach – we decided to walk North – toward the pier two miles away!

This day – we did not spend all the time sitting – but walking for most of it!

We walked to the pier two miles away!

We try to walk three miles a day – and as much of that we can on the beach!

Sherry – while walking – will do her network marketing business with her phone!

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This has always been a dream of mine – walking in the sand and surf every day!

Always a view in the sky – dark clouds contrasting with white – and then blue skies – and sunshine!

We had never walked all the way to Cherry Grove – point pier –

And – along the way we collected shells for a church group back home!

Beyond the tall buildings – just visible – is the pier – so you can see just how far we walked!
Tidal pools forming behind me as I walked through the surf. The water felt warm – and some pools we had to walk around as they were above our knees!

This day – just to walk was relaxing – cleaning the Lanai –

A day in the sun – living life to the plus!

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Sherry – walking – no shoes – no worries!

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A Celebration of TEAM GENERATION – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2021 will be year number 15 in the formation of Team Generation!

Formed by a mother ( MORMOR – Swedish for Mothers-Mothers)

and her two daughters –

To bring health and nutrition into the families

of friends – family and stanger’s across the nation –

It has prospered in that pursuit!

The many faces of health and nutrition

Today – we celebrate another year – one that we will never forget –

The COVID19 year!

Team Generations – the leaders at conference – wishing a Happy New Year – to those who could not be there!

HEALTH and NUTRITION – building ones immune system – being as healthy as you can –

a insurance policy to help combat a virus.

Not a cure – not a miracle –

but whole food nutrition –

the nutrients of food we eat –

good wholesome food!

The Pandemic is all around us – all around the World –

The abnormal has now become the Normal.

In Team Generations – the priority is eating healthy!

One family – one day at a time – one child – bringing health into their lives!

This at the best of times is very hard to do –

fast food – process food –

snacks – candy –

calories – fats – oils – carbs!

Celebrate – a way to combat – unhealthy living – in red – daughter Debby!
Conference – a way to learn – to talk – to listen – TEAM GENERATION !

Regional’s and semi yearly conferences – comparing notes and experiences.

Environmental concerns – health is all related!

A celebration of ideas – a way to communicate – living healthy – nutrition – lives – real food!

Thank you to all members of Team Generation – those that were there and those that were not!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!

Papa’s World – In his own words – Jim Martin – how I lost almost 100 lbs.

Jim Martin at 350 lbs.

I first met Jim some years back – his wife Claudia is a close friend of my wife Sherry!

Jim is a very large man – standing 6’5 ” of taller!

He loves to cook and always was making BBQ for his employees!

Claudia was interested in what Sherry was doing for her health.

Then – Jim became interested.

He sent me this email – I had no idea he was writing it.

It is such a story of health and a journey for a individual

who one day said enough is enough!

IN HIS OWN WORDS – JIM MARTIN!

 My name is Jim Martin, and I am 65 years old. I live in Reston, Virginia, I still maintain a full-time job.

Heaviest Weight: 350 pounds

Current Weight: 260 pounds

 I struggled with my weight my entire adult life. It led to binge eating and weight gain. Before trying Juice Plus, I had done yo-yo diets my whole life. My weight has gone up and down 50 to 80 pounds over the years, but nothing ever stuck. 

Before Juice Plus, a typical day consisted of a lack of sleeping of no more that 4 to 5 hours a night and grabbing either a breakfast burrito with an apple juice or a chicken biscuit from a drive thru. I would go to work at my incredibly stressful sales job from 7:30-4:30 and get little to no movement at work. I would always eat out for lunch and pick very unhealthy options—sometimes I would even get dessert (cookies) with lunch!  After work I would come home and eat dinner around 6:30 pm and sit on the couch until it was time for bed. Before bed, I would usually have ice cream or another dessert. Sometimes I would wake up and get a “midnight snack.” I was literally eating around the clock.   

The first time I heard about Juice Plus was almost a year ago. I was not into fitness at the time, but back then I thought Juice Plus would help me lose weight and promote a good immune system. However, after years of putting on weight, I started learning more about it and decided I wanted to give it a try and joined the “Shred Your Way” Facebook group.

My turning point came on January 6, 2020 with the “Shred Your Way” Sugar Shred Challenge, No sugar for 10 days.  As a result of completing this challenge, I have completely removed sugar from my diet for the past 11 months. I have no sugar cravings or desire to eat sweets as I did in the past. This all happened two months prior to the COVID lockdown and I was stress eating like crazy. It was a Monday morning and I stepped on the scale that I had been avoiding for months. After I read it, I just said, “That’s enough.” Something had to change.

My goal when I started this journey was to be in better shape than I was when I was 45. Back then, I was 260 pounds and less than 20% bodyfat. From the start of this journey to get healthy, I told myself that I wanted to be in better shape in the next year than I was in the last. 

I found that adding Fasting, Healthy eating and Walking to my journey

I loved it so much, I added the Fasting (Zero Fast), Food Monitoring (MyFitnessPal) and Walking (Fitbit) apps to help me stay on track. It has been a huge help in my journey. Tracking the fast, steps, and foods It helps me to see trends, and with that I can make adjustments.  I love being able to look back and see how I have done. The Shred Your Way Facebook group has also been a great source of motivation.

I currently follow a 16:8 fasting schedule, walking 8 to 10 miles a day, and eating about 1500 to 1800 calories a day, while trying to keep it flexible. Most days I end up following 17:7 Fasting, 25,000 steps and 1600 calories. I change my fasting times to suit my lifestyle. If I want to go out and have a big dinner with my wife, I will just do a longer fast leading up to it, so I stay in a deficit. And some days when I am hungry, I will break my fast at 13-14 hours (minimum of 13 hours to be considered fasting). I listen to my body and hunger signals. That is what I love about intermittent fasting—it is all about flexibility. 

The first few mornings I started fasting I was so hungry, but honestly by the second week my body had adapted well. That is part of the reason I have been able to do this so long (coming up on 7 months). It is not a struggle for me to follow the plan.

Aside from the weight loss, fasting gives me freedom from food, walking gives me the movement I need and Juice Plus give me a healthy immune system. I no longer feel like food is my source of comfort. I can focus my thoughts and feelings more. I also did change my overall diet. I discovered tons of extremely healthy choices. However, that is another writing exercise.

Here is what I typically eat in a day:

Breakfast: Black coffee, breakfast cereal (Ezekiel or Sola brands, no/exceptionally low sugar) blueberries, raspberries, almond milk, and chia seeds.

Lunch: Arnold whole wheat bread or a Mission brand low carb whole wheat wrap, turkey or ham, mustard, lettuce., tomato and Kettle Brand avocado and Himalaya salt potato chips.

Dinner: Taco Bowl (steak, brown rice, pinto beans, salsa, cheese,) Kevin Brand Chicken entrees with steam veggies.

Snacks: Mixed nuts or, protein shake (1G or less sugar) or apple or protein bar (2G or less sugar)

Dessert: 1oz70% Dark Chocolate

I feel completely different now that I added fasting and walking to my Juice Plus daily routine.  I no longer have a need to eat wasteful and harmful foods like sugar. Before, I would always eat a huge lunch and then be worthless for hours afterwards. Now, I experience the mental clarity that comes from eating the right foods, fasting, and walking. I am tracking all my calories in MyFitnessPal because I wanted to stay in a deficit, which was key for weight loss. I aim to eat 1,800 calories each day. I walk 7 days a week. It has been great.

These three changes contributed the most to my weight loss success.

Change 1: I gave myself more than a year to reach my goal.

By taking a longer-view approach, I do not get discouraged by little missteps. I still have plenty of time to reach my goal. When you set a short timeframe to reach your goal, you can get discouraged if it does not happen “fast” enough.

Change 2: I focused on healthy eating at first.
I’ve done diets before, and when you change everything in the first week, you drain yourself of willpower and end up falling off the wagon.  I just focused on finding healthy food choices that minimize or eliminate SUGAR. SUGAR is the killer of any plan that includes weight loss or a good immune system.

Change 3: I do not get discourage… focus on the big picture

Life happens, and if I get down on myself for being human, that is not going to help me in the future. So instead, I give myself grace and understand this will happen. I acknowledge it and move on instead of making myself feel like a failure.   I could barely walk a mile without resting, now I can complete a 10K in less that two hours. It takes one step at a time.

I hope my successful journey can help other archive the life changing experience this has been for me.   I think the most rewarding part about making this change has been the mental clarity and focus that comes in the last few hours before breaking a fast. I do not feel mentally drained. But the weight loss has made the biggest difference. It is going to allow me to live an active life well into old age. If I had continued putting on weight, I would have been in extremely poor health within the next five years. But now I feel strong, and I do not feel deprived.

The new Jim Martin – at 260 lbs.

As a side note – Claudia Martin has literally folllowed in Jim’s footsteps.

She now walks with him and has lost 55 lbs. !

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Papa’s World – Of course – we played pickle ball!

Cindy Jim Dottie Papa

Cindy said “OKAY – WE ARE GOING TO WALMART”!

Okay – what for?

“WE HAVE OUR PICKLE BALL RACQUET’S AND EVERYONE NEEDS ONE!”

So – there you have it – we played Pickle Ball

on the tennis courts which also had

Pickle ball courts in our gated community!

Buck Jim Papa Sherry

When Sherry and I were spending the Winter months

with my brother in the Villages

we played some Pickle ball down there.

So – we had a idea how to play

Keeping score and shouting it out

when you served – well – sometimes that is a challenge

as you move around back and forth

and each side has a number!

It can be a little bit funny seeing seniors yelling out numbers!

And – Cindy had started taking lessons!

But – after some discussing the rules

we started to play – and it became a contest!

This time we split up and no longer guys vs the gals!

Jim Cindy Papa Dottie

We were there for over a hour

in the sun and shade

and it was a fun time!

Now – we were not as nimble as we once were

but we were nimble once as we were once upon a time!

Cindy Jim Buck Dottie Sherry Papa

I guess this may be part of our get together from now on.

Papa & Sherry we won our set vs Jim and Cindy

It was a friendly competition!

A lot of laughs and joking around!

Sherry and I won one set and lost another.

Jim & Buck before Buck took a tumble at which time we called it a day!

It was fun – and we played after our walk on the beach

and before we left for our final golf match

Gals vs. Guys!

Papa and Dottie Pickle ball Champs for seniors!
At least for this senior! LOL

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Papa’s World – Walking the streets to beach golf cart parking lot!

The view back toward the community of Ocean Keyes where our leased Condo is.

We have two ways to do our WALK each day.

First – we can take the car – with our chairs and beach stuff

Drive the half mile to the parking lot access.

Where it costs $2.00 a hour to park.

Or – we can walk with or with out the chairs and beach stuff.

The beach and Ocean are just beyond the horizon

This day we decided to walk – leave the chairs and beach stuff behind

and walk the streets – explore a little more

and cross the main street to another beach access.

We walked about a mile North on a side road and then crossed the main street to a beach access we had never been to before

The walk took us along a less traveled street that runs

along side the main street.

Then after 15 minutes of walking we turned toward the Ocean.

And to our surprise –

this parking lot was restricted to GOLF CARTS ONLY!

Seems like there are hundreds of golf carts here.

You are allowed to drive them on any street

that has a speed limit of 35 MPH and under.

You are allowed to cross the streets

that are above that 35 MPH and I assume at red lights only.

Except at the beach access parking lots.

The parking lot – this one did not have bathrooms

or a place to wash the sand off your feet.

We try to find the ones that have both.

Rather than sit inside – we walk – explore –

drive to other areas

and enjoy our new found area.

Usually after dark we watch Netflix for a hour or so.

And once again walking back another route

upon arriving back at the gate to our community

we are greeted with the new Whie Swans and the ducks and Mallards.

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Sherry and Tom ( Papa)

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Papa’s World – When Swans come for a visit!

I saw a child in a stroller – sitting and gazing

Her mother had stopped

and they were watching the White Swans

as we drove our car through the gate

of the beach side entrance.

You can see the Swans – Mallards and in the top right corner – the wheel of the stroller

We talked to the mother as that child gazed entranced

sitting motionless

watching the graceful three Swans

Suddenly a big Mallard came too close to one of the females

The Big male Swan rose up and beat its wings as its

head and neck came quickly forward toward the Mallard.

The baby never flinched – just watched in awe as the Mallard

turned and swan away.

The big male watching over the other two

The mother somehow knew how the Swans just appeared overnight!

She said the state runs a wildlife management program

Where Swans are placed into a enviroment

conducive to their lives.

This is what happened here

They were placed and now they cruise from one end to the other

One half mile in one direction.

Here they are just outside our top floor Lanai

Our condo sits in the opposite direction of where we saw the mother.

I have seen them going back and forth all day long.

People are watching them paddle about –

some are feeding them bread

Sherry looked it up and it said this was okay

it was better if it were a bit soggy

also lettuce leaves

They graze the pond bottoms near the shore lines.

I have watched them swim toward this fountain

and all of a sudden they start flapping their huge wings

and a very loud noise erupts as they tread water

and take off in flight

never going much higher than 10 or 15 feet

above the water – to gracefully cruise into the

bay where we saw the mother and child.

For now they are here

I hope they remain

I hope they mate and hatch little ones

just as the little child gazed at their graceful

floating in the water.

I can imagine a line of little ones following these three.

WHEN SWANS COME FOR A VISIT!

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Papa’s World – Sunset Beach – Ocean Isles Beach – morning walk!

Good day – our mornings start off like this!

It has only rained one time in the 25 days

we have been here!

We DO NOT watch the NEWS!

But I do get on the scale every day!

We decided to take a little trip

as two beaches were not that far away!

The first was SUNSET BEACH – NC.

And here we are driving over the causeway!

Looking North on Sunset Beach
Looking South on Sunset Beach

This beach a few years ago –

was voted one of the top beaches in the country.

And – judging by the number of people here

in the off season – I can see why.

This entrance had bathrooms – water to wash off

and looked really inviting.

Selfie at SUNSET BEACH!

But since this was a day trip

we only stopped to check it out

parking in the Summer might be a problem as well as traffic!

Time to reflect – time to look around – our dream is real!

On to our next beach destination

OCEAN ISLES BEACH N.C.

This area is a target of where we might end up!

It is only 40 minutes to our friends house in Magnolia Greens

and right in the heart of so many fine golf courses!

Plus in 30 minutes or less

we are right back in North Myrtle Beach!

Over the causeway to Ocean Isles Beach

largely a residential beach

buy what you want BEFORE you cross the causeway!

But – I like this area better than Sunset Beach!

Looking North along the beach

no where as crowded in the off season as Sunset Beach!

Looking South along the beach

and the sand is not hot on your feet!

There might also be a problem in parking as I noticed few lots

but parking was encouraged to park off the road

but alongside of the road.

Public access was plentiful but not as nice as

Sunset beach – just paths between houses.

A cup of coffee – sitting on the beach

we will return here as it is peaceful

no high buildings

Bathrooms might be a problem!

Our early morning walk on North Myrtle Beach!

If we could find a place here – we would.

It is that nice.

We continue to look –

Rising early to see the sun

And then the beginning of our three mile walk on the beach

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Someday soon we will make a moonlit visit to the beach!

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Sherry – about to begin her walk – with her phone behind her back – doing her Network Marketing business as she walks – living the dream because of what she does!

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