Friday, July 01, 2011
I haven't blogged in awhile (not really my thing) but thought I would update.
I have gained alot of weight partly due to my inability to exercise as much as I was, partly b/c of age and hormones, and partly b/c of eating.
My back has gotten very bad and it is very depressing for me since I can no longer do the things I used to do - bike ride long distances, walk long distances, swim, teach my classes. But I have a great doc now at Johns Hopkins and after trying various conservative things we have now scheduled disc surgery for September 6th. I will be out of commission for a few months but hopefully will be able to go back to teaching my fitness classes in the winter.
In the meantime, good things have happened within my family - my twin boys graduated high school a couple of weeks ago and they are getting ready to go off to college. One is going to Northeastern (Boston) for architecture and the other is going to Berkeley (San Fran) for biomedical engineering. We will be empty nesters in a very short while and will miss them but we are very happy for them and proud that they are such great kids.
I am trying very hard to be a "glass half full" person so let me state that besides my back issues, my life is very good and I am a very lucky person. Good family, great husband (almost 26 yrs married and 31 together), beautiful home, easy life, great friends.