Thursday, May 16, 2013
Well, it's now almost month and a half since I got my great lab results. So what have I done since then? Stuck to my Wheatbelly food plan; exercised great on some days but not as consistently as I was; and gained a pound. So I'm just in a holding pattern. And this is okay, I needed a break after the intense push I'd been on. But where does the break end and the long slide into laziness and procrastination begin? I think right about here. My next goal is just 10 pounds, I just want to get into the 140s.
On the work/retirement front, I've done some research and I think I could make a go of it with social security and part time work, but the big problem is health insurance between now and turning 65. I'll be 63 in July, husband 64 in September. I'm tempted to take the gamble that nothing expensive will happen to us before Medicare, but I realize this is a big gamble at our age. So I'm thinking if I can hang in there for 7 months, the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges will start covering people in Jan. 2014. I can do anything for 7 months, I tell myself... well, we shall see.