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Friday, January 18, 2013

I joined a shuffleboard league with a few friends and my partner. Until recently, he had been unable to play due to work, but has made the last two games and our annual meeting last night.

Previously I mentioned quitting my job. Don't get me wrong, to stay there six years meant I must have liked something about it! I did. The people, the organization and believe it or not, the meetings.

Sitting in the meeting lent me a sigh of relief. A pent up breath I hadn't realized I was holding.

This was democracy. I motion it in. Someone seconds it. Motion carried.

Mmm mmm.

I suppose it was a 'geek out' if you will.

During the proceedings, I made a few comments to my partner sharing opinions. He mentioned how passionate I was about it, and for half a second, I was elated, until I realized it wasn't a compliment.


I took offense, and it was another reminder, (it seemed) that maybe I do need to find my own activities.

Success is higher when it's a partnership - and it saddens me that for most of my journey it will be a solo road.

Do you and your partner see differently? How has your health and fitness been affected when coupled with a resistant member? How do you stay passionate, regardless of others opinions?

I clammed up last night, and then when I came home I ate two cookies. wth.

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HOBBESIS49 1/18/2013 3:02PM

I have to agree with 1935MARY's comment in reference to doing it SOLO giving it more determination and authenticity. It is like a secret power something not to really tell just watch me change.. What the determination does is to give me something that no one can take away. My own trip..power over my own life. Cooking meals on the other hand is harder when the other half doesnt' agree. I just don't change things I just eat more things I know are good for me and eat less of what I used to. I'm finding a balance. I have a teenaged son who can eat us out of house and home. Actually no one really seems to notice that I eat diferent if I don't make it some kind of announcement who cares. And by the way.. everyone needs a few cookies now and then. Sorry you had such a meeting that built you up and apparently let you just fall right there like a big balloon that lifted you right off the ground and then@#$%^&! I hate that.

YOU are doing good things 'be so very proud of YOU!

I enjoyed reading your blog.

emoticon Jane

Comment edited on: 1/18/2013 3:07:42 PM

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1935MARY 1/18/2013 11:48AM

    I struggle with my hubby. I have been doing this alone except for the support here. He is coming around some now, he is a work in progress. Doing things solo takes more determination and will power. The cookies were due to stress, Good Luck.

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