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65 tomorrow. a true senior!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I will be 65 years old tomorrow.

I am feeling really good! I have been getting so much more exercise, and eating in a very healthy way for about 3 weeks now.

I feel so much more optimistic. This getting old stuff is not so bad.

I was so fortunate that my health issues have all been structural. Arthritis and back and knee issues are inherited in my family.

I have had back problems since my twenties. My back is so very good since my surgery. Color me grateful.

My knee surgeries were both within the last 13 months. They are improving. It is taking a longer time because of my weight, I had to have a more invasive surgery, and because of the weight, they are healing more slowly. But, they are so much better. I can do so much more.

Grateful again!

So lucky to be living at a time when the medical community can do so much more.

Who said getting old wasn't a good thing. NOT ME!

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FOUNDER3 9/15/2014 4:24PM

    Thanks so much to all of you.

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ELIZACG9 9/15/2014 3:52PM

    Your look Marvelous! emoticon

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KNEEMAKER 9/13/2014 10:54PM

  Yep never give up. Old age is better than the alternative. Just Keep on Keeping on! emoticon

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LUNORZAHRA 9/13/2014 8:24PM

    Happy Birthday!! emoticon

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GEORGE815 9/13/2014 8:22PM

    Glad you are on the mend, and have a great attitude for future challenges.

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

I had such a great day. Had breakfast with two of my favorite and close people, Laura dn Derek.

Went to the grocery, only needed coffee, so did about 20 minutes of fast, for me, walking. I find it is easier for me to walk with a cart, so trying to build up,

Did 35 minutes on the recumbent cross trainer at the Y, over 4000 steps. Came home, called my friend Diana, and we went back to the Y, and spent an hour in the pool.

I feel so good.

Also ate lots of healthy food today.

This was a wonderful day for me

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FOUNDER3 9/8/2014 7:31PM


You are absolutely correct. When I am able to exercise regularly, I feel so much better about everything, and am so much more motivated.

I have seen a psychologist over the years at different times. Have been seeing this one for several years. Her niece, in the same practice, does hypnosis, and gives me a very reasonable rate because my funds are limited.

I do believe that both of those things are helping as well.

Between this, and the pain pills so I don't hurt so much when I exercise, I am feeling so much better.

Thanks so much for noticing, my friend.

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    I have noticed a strong relationship between your exercising, feeling happier and increase blogging. Glad to see you happy

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FOUNDER3 9/7/2014 7:23PM

    Thanks. Loved this day

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DYANNE4293 9/7/2014 7:22PM


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Busy day

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Had a funeral this morning. It was a lovely service for a lovely person. Very sad, but she was a woman of great faith, so that was soothing.

Came home and swam in the pool with my nephew and his children. We had a pretty nice time.

He and I then spent the rest of the day cleaning and emptying the pool so we could close it. LOTS of exercise, so that is good, and the job is done.

Knees and back are very tired and sore, but I know when I get up in the morning, I will feel fine.

I feel blessed with my life.

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FOUNDER3 9/7/2014 1:47PM

    Thanks girls. I appreciate the input and support! Bonnie

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PICKIE98 9/7/2014 7:50AM

    Sounds like your friend is where she worked to be all of her life.. happy day for her!

If we can wrap our heads around that fact, going to our next life with new people, ought to be easier..

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MELYROD18 9/6/2014 11:56PM

    May she rest in peace. It sounds like you had a good day. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Good day

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Had a pretty good day today. I am still feeling so much more positive and energetic.

My exercise today was walking around the grocery store shopping. That was enough.

My left knee is a bit sore, think I have been overdoing it a bit in my enthusiasm for having my free Y membership. Took a small break today but still walked.

Not having the compulsive feelings about food right now, and that is always such a relief to me. It makes me feel good not to have to deal with those horrible feelings.

I am going to enjoy it while I am feeling this way, and try to remember how it good it feels if I have another problem. I need to just remind myself, and hopefully can pull myself back out of the yucky feelings

ONe day at a time, I can do this.

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    So glad you are getting in more exercise. Do be careful and make sure you are strengthening all your muscles.

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EUREKA, had an aha moment! "exercised, and no longer felt like junk food"

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Had to get up at 6:00am to babysit for my great nieces. I am not a good early riser, but I had slept pretty well, so not too bad.

We had a nice day together, so that was all good.

Ronnie came home to relieve me about 3:15pm

On my way home, I am thinking, I am too tired to cook, what can I have from the fast food that will be kind of healthy. NOTHING.

As I came to my street, I drove right by, and drove the 2 miles to the Y. I have wanted this free membership for so long, I might as well make use of it.

I had a great workout, and no longer felt too tired and too hungry,

I came home and got my sore and tired body into the pool for some movement in the water. Felt very good. Stayed in about 15 minutes. Came in the house and rested for a bit, and got up and made chili. I ate a small sweet potato while waiting for the chili to be done. No butter. It was good.

I was very excited that I had turned the day around. I was on the , OK, I blew it this afternoon, so it doesn't matter what I eat now train. HAH, fooled you, I did not have to give up this day.

Small victories, one day at a time. I'll take 'em!

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FOUNDER3 9/3/2014 9:44PM

    Thanks Sunny and Patti.

I agree, if I continue, I will continue! Healthy choices and exercise.

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PATTISTAMPS 9/3/2014 3:36PM

    Excellent choices - another NSV!!! Keep that Spark BURNING!! emoticon

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    What a wonderful set of choices and I am sending you positive thoughts to make healthy choices today.

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LUNORZAHRA 9/2/2014 9:17PM

    If you keep that up it'll become a habit!
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