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I'm Over It

Monday, November 18, 2013

I'm over my bad attitude. I felt sheepish and petty reading posts from people who have or have had major health issues while I complain about wrinkles and a diagnosis. The doctor didn't even put me on meds for blood pressure. I should look at it as a warning and encouragement to eat even better. I still may make it to 65 without being on any prescriptions regularly.

So today I am thankful for my health and fitness. I'm looking forward to the half marathon in 6 days. After my niece and nephew encouraged me, I also signed up for a 5K six days after that. My sister who lives in Tucson will be visiting and wants to cheer for all three of us. I told them I might be slow as I may not be totally recovered, but it will be okay. I'll listen to my body and run hard only if I feel like it.

So, I'm back on a positive track, accepting my 64 year old body, and thankful, truly thankful, for all I have, including my great SparkFriends!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STEVEN_D 11/19/2013 10:16AM

    Wow-you sure get a lot of love from everyone. I want to be 64 with wrinkles.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/18/2013 10:43PM

    I think venting is a good thing!!! It is especially good for lowering your BP if you vent and then move on and guess what? You've done that! Yea Marsha!!!

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_LINDA 11/18/2013 9:37PM

    Nice to have you back! Consider it an aha moment! You are the flip side of youth. For most of us it comes with all kinds of nastiness and annoyances. Unfortunately, for most of us that means wrinkles, and for those of us having lost a lot of weight, baggy skin and mega stretch marks. I like what my sister said about it (SABLE77). They are not stretch marks, they are victory marks, showing you have won the battle!
You have certainly fought hard and won the battle to be a fit & fantastic rocking senior!

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MEXGAL1 11/18/2013 7:56PM

    Boy, I feel you girlfriend. As you know, I have had a real struggle for over 4 years now and thought I would never enjoy life again. I unfortunately take a ton on meds. But I am so thankful that they are working and I haven't had a flare up in like 5 months. Woo hoo.
getting older sure isn't for weak folks.

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IAMWINNING 11/18/2013 6:38PM

    Marsha, my thoughts and prayers are with you. It's nice to see that you're taking control of things, clobbering those negative thoughts/feelings when they come - as you know they will. But with a good attitude, you're conquer them all.

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FROSTY99 11/18/2013 6:30PM

    All we ever have to do is look around and see those who are so much worse off than we are and it will make us thankful-at least that works for me.

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BLUENOSE63 11/18/2013 5:42PM

  We all need to vent every now and then.....glad to hear you are feeling in better spirits today.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/18/2013 5:29PM

    It's perfectly understandable to feel the way you have been. I'm also grateful to those who inspire me to remember that the feelings are valid but temporary. The amazing people on this site are great for perspective shifts.

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BOOKAPHILE 11/18/2013 3:17PM

    You are so cheerful and positive the overwhelming majority of the time! Everyone gets a bit low now and then. I'm glad you're feeling better. Enjoy your run.

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BURGUNDYBABE 11/18/2013 3:12PM

    Don't criticize! We're all human, and I'm glad to see you are back to your upbeat self:)

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SEAJESS 11/18/2013 2:51PM

    emoticon Glad you're back 'cause a whole lotta people need your light.

emoticon But please, don't beat yourself up for feeling bad about your wrinkles. Minds are always going to offer us thoughts, including unskillful ones, right? That's just how we're built.

emoticon The story I see is someone being human, hitting a bump, being honest, asking for help and then moving on to better things! Inspirational for not only those of us who cringe at our wrinkles (anyone else have belly wrinkles???) but fall down on our meal or exercise plans or otherwise be human.

emoticon Love Marsha and the whole Spark Rainbow of lovely, amazing, inspiring human beans! (Five servings a day recommended!)

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/18/2013 2:12PM


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WATERMELLEN 11/18/2013 1:29PM

    No need to criticize yourself at all for temporary discouragement . . . but so glad you're feeling your upbeat self again!

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PMFISH 11/18/2013 1:17PM

    I call those days pity parties and cannot handle more than half a day of one. Positive is just so much better, no matter what your situation. Keep up the good work! You are just naturally a positive person.

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SMART4ANDREY 11/18/2013 1:07PM

    Healthy doesn't happen on it's own.
Most of it is your achievement!
Congrats, I hope to be able to run HM when I'm 64.
Nay, I will be able to run Marathon when I'm 64!!!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/18/2013 11:54AM

    I'm glad you're feeling better. I had to go back and read your last blog.
I'm 18 months past that milestone 65th birthday and I've learned to be grateful that at least grey hair and wrinkles don't hurt.

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/18/2013 10:55AM

    It's one of my biggest goals in life - to stay med-free.

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NATPLUMMER 11/18/2013 10:53AM

    Some people who do all the right things....exercise, eat right, get enough sleep, low stress can still have high blood pressure. It's not always caused by lifestyle.

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HARROWJET 11/18/2013 10:27AM

    I knew you would feel better. emoticon You are my inspiration. emoticon
Keep moving forward.

Judy emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/18/2013 10:25AM

    All the love and support makes it easier to see it isn't so bad after all. HUGS!

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JOYINKY 11/18/2013 10:11AM

    I love how this has turned into a family thing for you and how you support one another! Enjoy!

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GABY1948 11/18/2013 10:06AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon THAT's my girl!

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NEW-CAZ 11/18/2013 9:57AM

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LAILATN 11/18/2013 9:52AM

Way to be positive! You rock!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/18/2013 9:25AM

    That's great! Have a wonderful day, and keep up the positive attitude.

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JUST_TRI_IT 11/18/2013 9:15AM

    Good for you!! Have a great run... Slow and determined...

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CSKIES1 11/18/2013 8:15AM


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