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Saturday, November 04, 2017

I realized that it is true. My emotions lead to my sinning (mindlessly eating), Last week was very emotional for me. Two big impacts and one little one. Little one--my friend turned 60 and it was a reminder I am next. 60 is just a number but I am feeling all those aches and pains. I remind myself I am much more active than my parents were at this age. I am worried I will get dementia like my parents. There is nothing I can do to change my age. For the aches and dementia concerns I have to try to be healthy. Which I have made a lot of progress.
My best friend retired after being together for 21 years. We had fun at work and together things ran very smooth. Now I am adjusting to someone new. She does great work and is a very nice person. I will adjust but It just isn't the same. I am very happy for my friend because now she can enjoy her grandchildren more.
Seeing my cousin after 26 years was very emotional. We were always very close growing up but as life can do , we didn't get much time together once families started. Time and distance. So we got together last weekend and had a great time, we laughed, we cried. Both of us have lost a parent with dementia over the last 3 years (they were siblings). I had my mom along and she didn't recognize my cousin. My mom did very well that day and enjoyed talking about the past. So at least she remembered my cousin even though she didn't recognize her.
So nothing earth shattering has happened but I let it affect me. I am back in control. I am the responsible driver of this body's future.
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    1169 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your experiences; they are universal. I lost my mom after a six year struggle with dementia. I used to dedicate one mile of every run to her, while she lived in a nursing home, often running with tears streaming down my face. There was no short cut. We all went through it together. May you find strength in good health for you and for those you love. emoticon
    1170 days ago
    It is always great to get together with family. We can't stop aging but we can work on being healthy and active through our aging. I feel better then I did 10 yrs ago. Stay strong and healthy.
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    1170 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    1170 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your heartfelt blog. Life offers its challenges and joys. We're endowed with emotions and thought--sometime these two are at odds with each other. But we must endure, by those who depend on us and for ourselves. I wish you the best going forward. Keep on Sparking.
    1171 days ago
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