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The funk I'm in...

Friday, September 17, 2010

I hate it when I feel like this & am happy that it only happens rarely.

I live in a retirement town. By that I mean, people in their golden years come here to live out their lives & die.

My cousin passed away 2 Friday's ago.

I went to a funeral viewing last Wednesday evening & saw the body of a robust man, just a year ago, all shriveled up & looking terrible.

This town has nothing to do in it except sit around & watch the cactus grow.

I'm from California & there are 40 activities to take part in within a 5 block area.

It's not like I haven't tried to get involved w/ stuff around here. I joined a C&W band, that lasted 6 months, then the band had no more bookings.

We joined a 'line dancing' class, took a Spanish class, went back to college & joined a gym.

I get up in the AM(3:30) & hit the gym most mornings. I go to work & I go home. I get up the next day & start all over again. This has been going on for a year.

Even though there are invitations to fellow workers, friends from the gym & old friends that are maybe traveling within 200 miles of where I live... I have had 2 people in 5 years stop by my home & have a beer.

No one has asked me over for to watch a ball game & I don't go to bars anymore so I have to look at myself & wonder, 'What in the cornbread country F**k is wrong w/ me???'

I'm sure this will pass & is only a temporary thing. It is just depressing to think that all I have to look forward to is rotting away in this town & dying.

Yep, I'm a little depressed, sorry.

Ralph the Draftsman

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CHERYLL1949 8/31/2012 1:11PM

    I know how u feel. I moved here (Sierra Vista,Az) 3 yrs ago. I'm from Dallas and there was something always to do their and my family is their. I met a man online and we knew each other 2 wks and got married. I wanted a new life. Well be careful what you wish for. Anyways if you have the means MOVE! Life is too short!! emoticon

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GREYGRANNIE 9/17/2010 3:05PM

    Understand!! We do have family around but it's been a long time since friends have invited us out to do anything. Maybe in these days of TV on demand, internet on and computer chatting, texting, and electronic gaming people have drawn away from real personal contacts. No one writes letters mailed with a stamp any more.

Does anyone play cards any more? The only cards I play are on the computer playing solitare.

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CHRISSYG2151 9/17/2010 1:04PM

  ralph, you're dealing with lots of loss right now, and I'm sorry to hear of these people who are no longer with us. Maybe you can start a regular poker night at your house, or if you're into football join a fantasy league? I know they're not "active" activities, but they're social.

And I'm learning myself here (I'm a newbie) that this is a great place for support. So hang in there and things will get better!

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Need to get to the gym ...

Friday, August 27, 2010

& get some lifting in. I'm keeping up on my cardio but need to get back to lifting.


Don't know where my energy went...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I think all of my gitty up & go, got up & went. All the iron in my blood turned into lead & went to my ass.

I have had no energy to get up & hit the gym for the past 3 days. I've not been sleeping well & I'm fighting w/ the satin sheets all night long. The 1st night I kept slipping off the bed & the covers kept falling off the bed.

We changed out the top sheet & now the sheets won't breath. I'm soaked w/ sweat in the night.

I'm going to change the sheets & get a good nights sleep...maybe I'll get some energy back.

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TAILSFOX 8/26/2010 2:04PM

    LOL at sewing velcro to your jammies!
Hope the sheet problem works its way out soon, getting no sleep sucks!

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SHEILAS6 8/24/2010 11:43AM

    hahahah, and good luck with convincing Staci to ditch the satin sheets!! We could sew velcro to your jammies and to the sheets......well, just an idea.

BUT HEY! LOOK AT YOU!!! you do look defined and fit enough to change the sheets on that bed!!! Really, RC, you do look great!!

Good job my man!!!

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JOYCE561 8/24/2010 10:53AM

  Good luck with getting some energy.

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Starting to see some definition...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

in my shoulders & upper arms. I'm walking daily & biking or elliptical along w/ it. I lift every other day along w/ my walking.

Haven't lost an ounce put am wearing my clothes better.

One of these days nothing will look great on me, hehe.

Ralph the happy Draftsman


I'm gettin' there...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I benched 225lbs, 4 times & again 3 times this AM at the gym. I'm 60 years old & getting stronger by the week.

I'd like to be able to do 12 reps for 2 sets. Then I'll be strong enough to up the weight a little. I'd sh*t bricks 7 build a wall if I could bench my weight (280) even 1 time.

DUH!!! If I lost some weight I could more easily bench that weight. Oh well, I'm working on it.

Ralph the happy Draftsman

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SHEILAS6 7/23/2010 9:59PM

    Ralph, you are doing so well with the weights!!

aahahha, looks like you are tossing them up in the air.....be sure to catch them!!! emoticon

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