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Am I the *only* weird one?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Am I the *only* weird one?

I don't think of myself as an emotional eater - but lately I seem to become depressed and munchy if my walk is threatened by inclement weather!

The old me would have just happily played on the computer - but this new me gets really stressed if one of my walks becomes *iffy* for any reason.

Thankfully Ray decided he too wanted a pedometer and at any time during the day he just ups and goes for a one mile walk - happily he loves for me to tag along, so long as I don't hurry him!

My beautiful Ray turned 88 last month and he's concerned about his knees buckling but his orthopedic surgeon assured us his knees are in great condition so I think he just needs to build up the knee muscles.

At 88 the muscles tend to atrophy at the drop of his butt, into his chair, lol. Just another cruel trick of nature and old age. It gives me new enthusiasm to keep on keeping on.

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JIM*S_QUEENIE 10/18/2009 10:22PM

    Getting old causes those knees to buckle?
Ack!! Is "59" old? I think my muscles have left me, also. I am having a difficult time with steps---my DH has had to push me and it just happened on this trip. Go figure!!
I thought my knee muscles were one of the few things that were okay with me!!
I hope both you and your husband are doing well and that the weather is cooperating so that you are both able to walk in comfort.
My DH loves to go for walks and I should do that with him more often!! Good bonding time, too!!
Peace and blessings,

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    Weird, not a chance!

Glad the two of you can find ways to spend time together even if you have to slow your walking pace down a tad.

Keep up your great efforts
Have a great and FUN day

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NITA-BERRY 10/13/2009 10:26PM

    Not weird at all...I find I get kinda grumpy when I can't get my workout routine going first thing in the morn. I must admit, I've gotten better at adapting through the day if the "day doesn't start right". Hang in there. You're just like the rest of us!
emoticon Nita

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BLUESKY104 10/13/2009 8:31PM

    Not wierd at all -- I too get like that when my walking plans are disrupted -- makes me think now that it is time to come up with "Plan B" just in case emoticon


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QUILTINGB52 10/13/2009 6:14PM

    You aren't weird....heck,I go visit chocolate & munchies at the store...then stand there & tell them, "I would love to eat you, but I chose not to" and come home without them!

Wonderful that you have a walking buddy! My walking buddy has 4 legs & he is often standing behind me, leaning into my legs to get my to "go faster". I have 2-speeds.....S-l-o-w and stop! LOL

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SUPREME5 10/13/2009 4:54PM

    trust me i will use my tread mill as i do walks outside as much as i would love to so do it when you can girl

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FORMYDARLINGS 10/13/2009 1:21PM

    I firmly believe that we will never lose that bored or upsetting eating demon in us. I think that while you can learn to recognize and control it, it luurks beneath our surface and it will always take our vigilance to keep it at bay. Work against it Linda. You are so strong, you need to relace that feeling with another action if walking isn't a choice. Find your outlet, quickly,


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FINDINGREALME 10/13/2009 12:40PM

    No, you are not weird...well, no more than the rest of us:-)

I also get agitated when something gets in the way of my workout. This is a good thing...not weird at all!!


TW If I am still kicking at 88, I will be happy. If I am taking walks with a buddy at 88, excellent! That is so cool -- you two are amazing!!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 10/13/2009 9:55AM

    I'm feeling the seasonal change in many different ways myself!

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AUTUTMNLYNN2 10/13/2009 9:38AM

    NO you are not alone! I admit it...makes me feel like I am in AAA..LOL

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CATHEITE 10/13/2009 8:58AM

    The shift in seasons is affecting me as well. Congratulations on WANTING to take your walks. When I have a plan and routine, I don't like it being messed with either.

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LADY_DONKEY 10/13/2009 8:37AM

    Yes, you are weird. (No, no, just kidding...) (And even if you were, so what? celebrate that!) :-)

I think it's the change in season, personally. It usually takes me a few weeks to make the adjustment. You're doing great!

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MARTY19 10/13/2009 7:17AM

    You are so lucky to have a buddy to walk with. Especially one who thinks he has a new wife. LOL! It is harder to keep motivated when you go it alone.


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SHEL151 10/13/2009 7:03AM

    Munchies have been horrible for me lately. Think its because we are heading into winter and my body wants to put its winter coat on! Trying to get back on track again. As far as walking, I am blessed to be able to go to the gym. I've been training to run a 1/2 marathon on Halloween and the gym has been a lifesaver with the weather. Keep on walking!!

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MSLZZY 10/13/2009 7:00AM

    You have become a creature of the exercise habit. I'm with you there. Now since the gardening is basically done, I have to find more ways to stay active. I still walk but miss the
busyness of harvesting and canning. So, now I am rearranging my whole basement to fill
the void of outside activity with inside activity. That should keep the munchies at bay.
I hope I'm still walking at 88!

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GONE2BEACH101 10/13/2009 6:42AM

    Nope, not weird at all...I know I am not looking forward to having to don warm clothes, shoes and socks to go for my beach walks!! Yeah...what's with the munchy thing??? I had ONE cookie last night!! Really unusual for me...I am not a sweets eater!!

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_VALEO_ 10/13/2009 6:29AM

    I have all kind of eccentricities, but sadly not this weirdness (yet!)

That's good news that Ray has a pedometer too and great knees to walk -is he very competitive?

I just bought the DS Game "Walk with me!", and I intend to challenge my DH so we see who will get the greatest number of steps at the end of the day.

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ELLENIRENE 10/13/2009 6:28AM

    Face it: you love to walk. It is a great feeling --and no, you're not weird. Walking is a great sport.

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