Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I've been absent from the site for several months - just was getting overwhelmed with trying to keep up with this site - my yahoo groups - my regular email - etc. I was also walking at the local park - that stopped. I wasn't participating in my Boy Scout Troop like I had in the past.
Then something changed - last week I went for a doctor's appt. All is well but confirmed what I already knew in some aspects - arthritis - I have it in my right hip and have had pain mild/not so mild/none at all for the last 7 or so years. I also have high heridaty cholesterol which I've been taking meds for.
Bottom line - 1 - if I lose weight my arthritis will be better - 2 - my blood work showed my cholesterol has gone up so I now have to double my meds.
Ok - I can live with all that
What changed? Well for some reason I came back to the site and read a blog ( I belive it was from Pixie-licious) - one of the things that stood out to me was "little effort in = little effort out and much effort in = much effort out" or something to that effect. In other words we get out of something what we put into it. That was like a V8 moment to me (you know that commercial that the person gets bonked on the head because they coudda had a V8?) So..........
I'm trying to put more effort in - I went to a Scout meeting last night and stayed the whole meeting instead of going home within a half hour saying there was nothing for me to do. I also signed up for 3 additional merit badges - cooking - family life and gardening (I already am a Geocaching MB Councilor). I stayed for the whole meeting and actually stood in the circle at the end (something I hadn't done for at least a year). Effort in = effort out - quit standing on the sidelines expecting them to bring you stuff to do and then complaining you have nothing to do!!!!! Geez how simple does that sound!!!!
Walking - I was walking early part of the year - then just quit (part of that overwhelming) I was feeling pressure by it - feeling like I HAD to do it everyday. Well I DON'T but I WILL do it when and as often as my body feels it can. That's the best I can do. I also have podcasts on my IPhone that I want to listen to - what a perfect combination. I also decided that since I have my IPhone out I might as well take some picture of where I walk and post them (others motivated me with their pictures and it was a delight to see where they were walking)
So....enough for now.....must continue my day - oh and this is one of the first things that greeted me on my walk this morning
If you look really close there is a bee in the flower