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you're never too old to exercise

Monday, August 08, 2011

When I started spark people,I met a wonderful old lonely lady.Her name is Martha and she is 70.Our walking group was walking and every day she would wait on us to hand out waters,trail mix or just to ask how we were doing.She walks her little dog Walter and we invited her to walk. Her reply was heavens no I'd just slow ya down but you go on,I'm too old anyway!So,we asked her everyday to walk and she said the same thing each time.So,one day Lydia asked could we please walk Walter since,she was too old!After a while she said okay!We brought Martha Easter,Mothers day,4th of July and birthday presents she was elated.It always felt like she wanted to say something but would chicken out.We still offered to have her walk with us since Mildred and Angel are slower too.I said"Honey we would never leave you behind"She thought about it and shyly refused again.One morning we were coming around our usual route and who should be standing there ready to roll with a new walking outfit and new sneaks?Martha!!!We were thrilled and she is so funny and loves us all.We have lost 10 of our 18 walkers due to the fact they are in the military and move alot.Martha does'nt miss a walk and neither does Walter!!her husband has her convinced that being old means HAVE NO FUN!She now says to him BAH HUMBUG YOU OLD FART!!LOL...... emoticonSUSAN

  
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MAMAG476 8/10/2011 3:57PM

    Go Martha! I want to be so lucky. Good job Chris to keep encouraging Martha with that Yes you can attitude that you have. Sometime I feel older people now a days feel they have nothing to offer because our world is so fast paced. Hurry up ready, set,go. You know what I mean. Thats sad. I think we could all learn to slow down a little and enjoy the journey. emoticon

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TRESSWANN 8/9/2011 7:42PM

    I have a friend who is perpetually 80. She must be over 90 now. She does what she calls Meals on Heels, swims three mornings a week and complains when people stop short walking on the street. And this doesn't include her volunteer activities.

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MARTHASPARKS 8/9/2011 11:39AM

    Bravo for your walking friends for including Martha and asking her until she did join you. You're right; you are never too old to exercise. My mom is 80: she has done a mini triathalon, does hot yoga and bends like a pretzel and is a Master's swimmer who hold several national records. She says it's because she is outliving her competition but the truth is that she can outswim all of her children and we are all former competitive swimmers! She takes 2 medications: one for osteoporosis and the other is a mild diuretic. Compare that to my 12! Never, ever, ever quit exercising. She didn't and I did. She'll probably outlive me. SO: Go Mom, go! Martha may be joining her!

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FRAN0426 8/8/2011 7:02PM

    How great for Martha, you persistance paid off, bet this walking with your group is a highlight of her and Walters day. How nice your group took the time to include her even when she just waited for you to pass by.

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BARBAELLEN 8/8/2011 6:25PM

    Well, I'm an old lady, almost as old as Martha, and I'm now into day 3 of the 30 Day Shred! I'm here to tell you, I AM too old for this!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 8/8/2011 5:43PM

    YES!!! I'm so happy you gave me a happy ending. Good gravy! You know how to hang it out there!
Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful that you ladies have each other!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/8/2011 5:40PM

    How awesome she is out walking with ya'll. My last walking buddy was 64 and there was nothing slow about our walks. emoticon

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MISSDEBBIEOG 8/8/2011 3:39PM

    Go, Martha! And kuddos to you for always encouraging and including her! You really made a difference for her!

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I cant be still !

Sunday, August 07, 2011

I am not your typical couch potato and can run circles around my husband(on a bad day)I was in the back of the house in the bedrooms cleaning up and my husband said WOMAN BE STILL! It's not that I dont want to be still i just cant!I have been this way all my life.And I sleep better at night when im ON THE MOVE!My husband is the opposite and loves to relax with a beer and pork rinds.I am just busy alot and my mind is often on overload so,I make up for it by getting things i need to do,DONE!I also volunteer when i am able and love people!!here are some emoticonfor ya'll emoticonSUSAN!

  
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SWEETYOUNGTHING 8/10/2011 8:40AM

    I'm that way too but I've learned to let my body "just be" as I've aged. Hopefully, you can be still when it comes time to sleep :-)

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JOURNEYTO60 8/8/2011 9:49AM

    It's a great way to be! Keep active and on the move!!

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SHASSYSUE2 8/7/2011 8:55PM

    emoticon Back at you!!!!

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SANDERSON83 8/7/2011 7:22PM

    I feel ya! emoticon

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BARBAELLEN 8/7/2011 6:31PM

    You are a piece of work! A really great piece of work! Don't change.
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MARTHASPARKS 8/7/2011 6:21PM

    Amen! I am exactly the same way and don't need to justify it. When I feel good, I go!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/7/2011 6:04PM

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DIZZYDOC 8/7/2011 5:48PM

    Good for you. You are the one on the right track mentally and physically. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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Hankenstein!!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Hank is a fellow sparker,I'm sure many of you know!He always made me laugh with his blogs & vlogs!whatever I said to him he dropped by my blog to offer support,jokes,poems and friendship.Whatever he was going through,he felt that his situation wasnt near as bad as someone elses.He had so much to give to the spark people!I want to say that he was an inspiration and I stopped by his page on a daily basis to leave a message.I sure hope all is well with him and sunnybunny112,They were a joy!!All of you that respond to my blogs I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!YOU ARE SO SPECIAL TO ME!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon SUSAN

  
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NEENSTER1 8/18/2011 6:20PM

    I miss them so much emoticon I hope they are doing well.

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GRANDMA1951 8/12/2011 9:58AM

    I've been looking for him and miss his deily vblogs. Anyone hear from him? Is he okay?


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SANDERSON83 8/7/2011 11:52AM

    I couldn't agree more! I think it's so strange that he just disappeared without any warning!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/7/2011 10:49AM

    It is hard to say goodbye to friends. emoticon emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/6/2011 9:51PM

    Awwww... Yup, I know him. Yup, he's great. So are you, gorgeous.

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Watching the sunrise

Friday, August 05, 2011

I sat out on my patio for a few moments before heading out to donate blood.The sky was a picture of beauty,the birds were screeching the dog was chasing rabbits and I was having a peaceful moment.I asked myself how lucky am I to have this?So many people are having medical problems(been there)We b-tch and complain about things that are really not important!I want some things for the house but dont need them at all.A cool breeze rustled some leaves on my patio,like a whisper and at that moment i knew that the world is good.Never mind the heat coming on with the sunrise.I was just happy to see another one!!Many cant say the same.......RIP Uncle John!! emoticon SUSAN

  
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AHAPPYLIFE 8/6/2011 12:55AM

    I totally agree - take the time to enjoy what life has to offer! RIP mom & dad!

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MARTY19 8/5/2011 8:56PM

    It is moments like this that make life special.

Marty

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MARVEEME 8/5/2011 8:27PM

    It's a good day if I can still fog a mirror.

SPARK ON!

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BARBAELLEN 8/5/2011 7:22PM

    Ahhhh, my porch is my refuge too. Those peaceful times do help put a perspective on things. Somehow, gratitude and resolve usually prevail. Glad to hear you had such a nice morning!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/5/2011 5:06PM

    What a peaceful morning. emoticon

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ARLENE_MOVES 8/5/2011 4:46PM

    Awwww -- that sounds so refreshing and peaceful. I have one too - my deck surrounded by a beautiful, (dry!) yard. I even use it in the winter -- bundle up and go out to have coffee -- clears the head.

Also, giving blood is a good thing -- I should do that too!

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IILAAD65 8/5/2011 4:19PM

    That's my "quiet place" i go to when needed!! Lucky you!!!

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miss sheila has a tan,whoopity doo!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Okay,I gasp when I see people that have tans so leathery brown that I can't tell thier nationality.Yesterday,while having lunch with my daughter a woman came up to me and smiled and says to me,Hi my name is Sheila! I think im in a commercial or something!Hi,I answer and Im Susan,we shook hands.What can I do for you Sheila?(I love talking to people)Kayla was getting a salad.So she sat down and whispering to me asks,How long have you had spider veins?HUH?She goes on to explain she is addicted to tanning salons(I couldnt tell)And if she quits tanning(she's had skin cancer 5 times)can she live with the unsightly veins in her legs?I answered as truthfully and gracefully as I could(as to not scare her)ARE YOU KIDDING ME I ASK.I'd rather have spider veins any day than cancer!!Do you realize what you are saying?There are millions of people fighting for thier very lives and you worry about spider veins?Maybe you can contact a Psychiatrist and get help!I actually gave her my number for a friend to talk to(yes,im nuts)She gratefully hugged me and left.My question is..Why do so many people walk around looking like a leather sofa?dont ya know the sun and tanning can kill ya?........ emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARTY19 8/4/2011 7:34PM

    When I was younger, I spent hours in the sun using baby oil. Now I use a sunscreen (30) every time I go out. I get a tan but I stay protected and don't look like a leather couch. LOL!

Marty

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BARBAELLEN 8/4/2011 7:20PM

    This stuff with strangers seems to happen to me all the time, and I wonder why ME? I even put Social Services' referral number in my phone so I can give it to people who'd be better off talking to professionals. I've always thought I was a stranger magnet, but I don't want to be, and I won't give out my phone number. You are so nice!


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DUSTYGIRL25 8/4/2011 5:29PM

    HaHaHa! I love that, A leather sofa! I really don't know what people are thinking sometimes. So good of you to be so polite to her.
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SUECHRIS50 8/4/2011 2:50PM

    Rob,Im always in the sun!But,im not out trying to bronze myself i wear tons of sunscreen and a hat!I do have a farmers tan! emoticon

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RATFINKROB 8/4/2011 2:45PM

    I have to admit I have a tan. I have never been in a tanning booth, I live in the worlds largest outdoor tanning booth; Texas. It will be 110 again today so most of my family's fun activities involves water and very little cloths. We buy sun block by the case, but if you are in the sun everyday you will get a tan. We do work very hard on making sure our kids don't burn.

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MISTYRIVER64 8/4/2011 2:26PM

    O you are both so right. WHY???? INDEED! I used to want so much to have dark skin but I realize now the damage that can and will happen so now I stay in the shade, wear a hat and/or slather on the sunscreen! And spider veins?? Got them and I don't care. At least they won't kill me.

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NATAZOEL 8/4/2011 11:58AM

    Not only does over tanning give you cancer, eventually it will make you look older than you really are!!!

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