Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Next week I turn 60. I'm having a party and I have no bones about telling people I'm 60. Because 10 years ago, it looked like I wouldn't make it. In the last 10 years all my eating and no exercising sins caught up with me. High blood pressure, diabetes, sore hip and knees, asthma, insomnia, incontinence what a dreary list obesity presented me with.
But now I've lost 20 pounds and I exercise for 40 to 60 minutes a day. My goal, 20 more pounds gone this year by staying in my calorie zone and exercising.
My blood pressure isn't perfect but it is down, my sugar excellent for 6 months. Knees painfree, sleeping better, and I can go up and down stairs and bend over with no problem.
Still working on that painful hip and getting up off the floor, but Woo Hoo.
So how will things be in 10 years?
At my goal weight, will have walked in a 26 kilometer walk, still exercising because walking and aquacise are for any age. No incontinence as I continue my exercises. Good blood pressure and sugar, no asthma, sleeping quite well. I will be retired and my books published. Continuing with volunteer work, traveling, writing and being with my friends. Playing with my many grandchildren.
Looking forward to the next 10 years.