Daily Prompt: Connect the Dots

Daily Prompt: Connect the Dots
by michelle w. on November 8, 2013

Scour the news for an entirely uninteresting story. Consider how it connects to your life. Write about that.
Kate Middleton Slimmer Than Ever at London Poppy Day Event With Prince William: Pictures

Us Weekly
November 7, 2013 9:30 AM

What is Duchess Kate’s secret?! With Prince William at her side, Kate Middleton greeted staff at volunteers at Kensington Palace in London on Thursday, Nov. 7 for London Poppy Day. Befitting the day’s “poppy” theme, the new mum, 31, wore a long red coat that was belted at the waist and emphasized her svelte, slim frame — which appears to be more or less back to its pre-baby shape less than four months after Middleton gave birth to son Prince George.
For the event, Kate and William, also 31, rode aboard a 1960s-era Routemaster bus and chatted with actress Barbara Windsor and folks from the Royal British Legion Poppy Day Appeal.
With 2,000 uniformed personnel, veterans and supporters out and about at London tube and train stations across London’s mass transit network — collecting donations and putting on military performances — London Poppy Day hopes to raise 1 million British pounds in a single day for the British Royal Legion. The holiday also marks the end of World War I.
The royal couple’s social calendar has only just begun to heat up as the extended holiday season kicks off: They’re set to host a winter wonderland gala (featuring Taylor Swift!) for homeless charity Centrepoint Nov. 26 –and they’ll spend the Christmas and Boxing Day holiday with both the royal and Middleton families for baby George’s very first Christmas.
As for Kate’s enviable figure? A source tells Us she does yoga with an at-home trainer once a week.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kate Middleton Slimmer Than Ever at London Poppy Day Event With Prince William: Pictures

If anyone is interested, the link is: http://omg.yahoo.com/news/kate-middleton-slimmer-ever-london-poppy-day-event-143000136-us-weekly.html
This was an uninteresting news story for me, yet my life is connected to this story in two ways.
First of all and as most of you know, my youngest daughter had her son on July 23, 2013. Kate’s son was born on July 22, 2013. My daughter is also back to pre-baby size and guess what? She takes a Yoga class once a week, but she also works out at her gym 2 to 3 nights a week.
Secondly, having just found out yesterday that I have Chronic Kidney Disease, I have to lose more weight. As a Diabetic, with a bad liver and now bad kidneys, along with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, there is not much I can eat anyway.
On top of that, I knew I had osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, but now my blood test showed positive for RA. I will be seeing a RA doctor in December. Anyway, my Nephrologist, (Kidney Doctor), told me to exercise more. Yoga is about the only exercise I can do and I have to move slowly at that. I can still walk, but not very far at a time.
So, there you have it. Now go and connect the dots!

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    1. Thank you for your caring advice. I try to drink a lot of water and usually manage to get at least 16 ounces a day; some days less and some days more. I appreciate your support. I know I’m going to need lots of support throughout this ordeal and the ones upcoming.


  1. Yoga poses can be done as slow/still as you want/need. Also look into doing pranayama (breathing) exercises. They may be much more beneficial to all your health conditions. Also, have you tried a raw food diet? It may be difficult to do during the cold months though.


    1. Years ago, I did yoga faithfully. I was flexible, healthy, and thin. I did the breathing exercises regularly too. Somewhere down the line, I just stopped. Now it is time to start again. I bought a book on yoga for arthritis that has several poses I can do from a sitting position.
      My daughter mentioned the raw food diet and I think I could do it in the warmer months, but I do like my chili’s, soups, and stews in the cold months. I gave up crackers and corn bread a long time ago, learned to cook low-fat and with low salt. I go for my Diabetes check-up every 6 months and was pleased when I went last week, that I had lost 30 pounds since my last visit, and I hadn’t even been trying. I think it was all the running back and for the between my home and my daughter’s home babysitting.
      Thanks for caring and I’m sure I will need you support throughout this ordeal and the ones to come.


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