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I Don't Want To End Up Like This!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Today I received an email with this picture attached. While it is funny in a way, I decided I don't want to ever have to go grocery shopping like this.

So, I'll keep doing my exercises to strengthen my legs and stay mobile as long as possible. If I ever get to the point of needing to ride in a shopping cart to go to the grocery...just put me out to pasture!
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    Yeah, I definitely wouldn't want to end up like that either!

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    1708 days ago
    There is so much wrong with that picture I cannot focus on just one. A good negative reinforcement for healthy diet and movement.
    1710 days ago
    You and me both ... did you see all the pop around her? No wonders she can't walk if that has been her diet. Seriously ... good reminder to keep tracking and moving!
    1711 days ago
    I saw the mention of this blog on one of my friend's feed and thought I'd look it up. Recently I've been thinking of my own aging process and would certainly not want to end up like this but just maybe she prefers to do this than stay at home all alone. It doesn't matter how we view such a site, the reality is that aging is not for the faint hearted. All the best to you.
    1711 days ago
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    Hi Ramona, Like we've heard a picture is worth a thousand words. It sure makes me think hard about what could lie ahead without healthy eating and moving more. Thank you for sharing this. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1711 days ago
    I finally got rid of my walker and can use a cane! emoticon I have to use the scooter at the grocery store too like Gail.
    We'll all work together to get stronger and be able to use our legs and walk again!! emoticon emoticon
    1712 days ago
    Hi Ramona, I so agree with you. I am using the motorized scooters in the store because I can only walk about 50 to 100 steps before having to sit a few minutes. It is very slowly getting better again. The other day I sit in the car while hubby ran into the store for something. I watched the people walking, something everyone takes for granite. I know I did. This has been a life changer but I am so determined to get my strength back. With God's help.

    1712 days ago
    This reminds me of when I had to ride one of the electric-powered carts because my knees were too far gone to be able to walk. Thank God I no longer have to ride on one since I have had my knees replaced. I hope I never have to go back to that again. I, too, am thankful that I am now mobile enough to not have to rely on a cart to get me around in a store. God, indeed, is truly wonderful!!
    1712 days ago
    Yes, I second those thoughts, Ramona! emoticon
    1712 days ago
    I recall once when my daughter was to big to be in the cart, but was acting out. I adopted her knowing she was an emotionally special needs child. I picked her up and plopped her in the back of the cart. Age difference yes, but otherwise, she looked a lot like that lady. The picture brought back memories and made me laugh. She was astonished and trust me, what a wonderful change in behavior! She did NOT want to ride in the back of the car EVER again!!! emoticon

    I watch a friend of mine, just a few years older than me, walk on a walker now. Her coordination is very poor. Each day that I see her, I utter a prayer for her, for her safety and her joy and a prayer of thanks for all the mobility and stamina that I have. GOD is sooooooo good!

    Thanks for the reminder! emoticon
    1712 days ago
    My gosh, it seems like she would have to have some kind of fitness to either climb over the top of that cart or to climb through the front of it to get into the cart. emoticon Maybe she's really good at yoga!

    But seriously, I want to always be in good enough shape to stay out of a cart too.
    1712 days ago
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