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Ups and Downs

Sunday, June 21, 2020

This quarantine has been crazy, for sure. I canceled my trip to Peru. Meanwhile, I've been working "with" my husband, raising funds which I send him, and he buys food staples and cleaning supplies for those hit hardest by the quarantine in his community in Pucallpa. We call the mission "Bags of Blessing or Bolsas de Bendiciones.

Because the JCC closed for the quarantine, I ended up putting back on TWENTY FIVE POUNDS! I did try to maintain fitness using my stationary bike. But I have slacked off, especially as temperatures have risen.

But this morning, as my bowels woke me at 5 am (what my son calls the "buttcrack" of dawn) I decided to get on the bike before it got too hot. It's a Sunday, a good day for beginning anew.

And my friend told me the community center is looking to reopen by appointment early next month. So maybe, just maybe, we can get back into the pool! Man, I'd like to go DAILY!

I will probably not be able to get back to what I was PRE quarantine by the time I resume work in September (IF school reopens!) But I'd like to at least head in the right direction.

I do have some positive things going, though. I'd started a medication for lowering my cholesterol. Friday I went to the doctor (all masked up!) 3 months after starting it, and the good news is, it has been very effective for getting my LDL's down! And my BP was deemed good (138/80).

And while I am not as fast or as flexible as I was in my youth, I am for the most part pain free (like, I don't take anything for pain). So, all in all, life is good.

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    Overall, good news, health wise anyway.🤗
    No fun this quarantine stuff, we been self quarantined here in Spain over 60 days, but finally we ca get around with wearing a mask.
    I am sure travel will be back in a Snort while and you can travel.
    Take care , emoticon
    47 days ago
    The pandemic has caused upheaval for so many of us. I have not been going to the gym either. Our gym has re-opened, but I don’t think it is safe right now in my community. Cases are increasing. I think all you can do is be kind to yourself, and do the best that you can. It is wonderful that you are raising money with your husband for a charity in Peru. They have been hard yet.
    47 days ago
    Keep going! You got this!
    47 days ago
    Keep pushing, you can do it 😊
    47 days ago
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  • GEORGE815
    Way to go
    47 days ago

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!

    “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.”
    – Robert H. Schuller

    47 days ago
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