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Approaching Birthday

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Next month I am 65. The birthdays happen every year but it is amazing when you reach a number that seems to define the next stage. My health is good and there are no overwhelming money worries and I have a very loving family. So the basics are covered which is really important and they are not by chance but being conscientious always. Working took up so much of my life and time that when it ended a few years ago I took on part time work to fill the hours. Now I have hit a place where I am looking at what to do for the next years. Some of the activities I thought would be a part of my life have been eliminated because of husbands physical limitations. I can and do go off by myself but it is not the same. It is surprising how little time I have ever spent thinking about what I like to do and it is hard to figure it out.

Also the NUMBER is a mental stumbling block, something I am working with right now. At least it is a beautiful sunny day and everyone is relatively healthy. emoticon

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DEDE824 9/30/2012 6:03PM

    Hope you enjoy this milestone birthday! Just think of it as having the 5th anniversary of your 60th birthday!! It's a real blessing to be healthy. I turned 70 this August and that really did sound different. Even tho my husband had been in his 70's for several years, it was different when it was my age!!

Have a blessed year, and think about your "bucket list". emoticon

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    It is hard to contemplate what to do with your life when you retire. I found that balance is the key. It keeps me from getting bored and boredom and lack of exercise are what kills people our age. These are the golden years when you should do what is important to you and leave the rest behind.

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TEACHING1ST 9/30/2012 5:53PM

    It's hard to tell anyone that it's 'only' a number----it's a big one, Sunny! Maybe think of all you've accomplished and like you said, you are comfy in many ways. Can you find a hobby that you've neglected? What about volunteering for something, taking a community college class, join a bookclub----these are all things I can't wait to do when (and IF) I ever get to retire! Money is a huge issue since my husband passed away but once I can tap into IRA's and other funds I know I'll be okay. I hope you can find somehting to take up well deserved rest time!

Happy early birthday!


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Making a commitment

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I am trying to redo the way I live with food. Food is entertainment and a friend when I am bored, anxious and lonely. To be healthy and have more energy, food must play a smaller roll in my life. Cooking has been fun and a way infill up my time. But with husbands multiple health issues I have had to just stop and keep it plain and very simple. Food problems restrict our ability to go out to eat with friends which has made it difficult. Struggling to work this all through.

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TEACHING1ST 9/4/2012 7:21AM

    Could you fix it 'plain and simple' and fix 'the works' on the side, assuming it would be healthy but 'more' than what he can eat? I hope it works out---that's a problem, I'm sure!


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The truth about maintaining weight

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Long term, those who ate more fruits and vegetables and less meat and cheese were more likely to sustain weight loss.
It is ultimately not your metabolism speed that determines if you are too heavy, experts say, but the amount you eat and how much activity you get.


Sleeping is elusive

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sleeping through the night is something I rarely am able to do. There are lists of do's and don'ts about getting to sleep and staying asleep, and I follow them all. But sleeping through the night is still a desire not a reality. The thoughts race through my mind which keep me from falling back asleep when I wake up in the middle of the night. I worry about the future, my daughter, my husband, the economy, things I have done in the past, being old and being alone. I am starting on a concerted effort to sleep better. Falling asleep is no problem, staying asleep is the issue. My first goal is to sleep for 5 hours each night. Then to extend the time a small amount each night. Sleeping is important and I feel my concentration slipping when I haven't had enough sleep.



Sunday, August 12, 2012

Went out to dinner last night and didn't do too badly. One piece of bread and let H have the salad with dressing. I had chicken instead of steak but I did eat it all. Then we had ice cream. It doesn't really appeal to me but it looks very standoffish if I don't have some. The weight wasn't too bad today and I plan to make good choices today.

Tomorrow Monday, I want to do a 10 minute interval early in the morning. Hope I choose to do it.
Today is a sunny day


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