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10 years ahead


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Next week I turn 60. I'm having a party and I have no bones about telling people I'm 60. Because 10 years ago, it looked like I wouldn't make it. In the last 10 years all my eating and no exercising sins caught up with me. High blood pressure, diabetes, sore hip and knees, asthma, insomnia, incontinence what a dreary list obesity presented me with.
But now I've lost 20 pounds and I exercise for 40 to 60 minutes a day. My goal, 20 more pounds gone this year by staying in my calorie zone and exercising.
My blood pressure isn't perfect but it is down, my sugar excellent for 6 months. Knees painfree, sleeping better, and I can go up and down stairs and bend over with no problem.
Still working on that painful hip and getting up off the floor, but Woo Hoo.
So how will things be in 10 years?
At my goal weight, will have walked in a 26 kilometer walk, still exercising because walking and aquacise are for any age. No incontinence as I continue my exercises. Good blood pressure and sugar, no asthma, sleeping quite well. I will be retired and my books published. Continuing with volunteer work, traveling, writing and being with my friends. Playing with my many grandchildren.
Looking forward to the next 10 years.
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AUNTB63 4/24/2013 6:54PM

    Well said.....your positive attitude should be an inspiration for so many. I will be turning 67 this May and feel like I am 57 now that I have lost some weight and exercise regularly.....Here's to a happy and healthy next 10 years. emoticon

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NHES220 4/24/2013 5:42PM

    Well good for you and I hope you have a great party. You certainly have reason to celebrate and plenty to look forward to. Your grandson is pretty adorable and your health is getting better! So, enjoy the party and celebrate with your family and friends!
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