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OH NO!

It can’t be October.  You do know what that means, don’t you?  It means that it’s time for my 6-months checkup at the doctor, as well as my annual physical.

Ordinarily it wouldn’t bother me, but this time…once again…doctor is going to look at me over her glasses, and say, “You haven’t lost any weight.  Are you exercising?”  I will have to confess that I am not…tho my weight will bear witness to that fact without my saying a word.  (But I haven’t gained any either…so that’s good.)

I WANT to exercise.  Really I do.  Well, on some level I do.  I know I NEED to.  I know my health depends on it.  Doctor says I have “metabolic syndrome”…high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and pre-diabetic.    So what does it take for me to actually get off my duff and “do the work” to improve my health?  I don’t know.   I hope it’s not a heart attack or full-blown diabetes that is going to motivate me to finally begin an exercise program.   Oh….and did I mention that I have osteopenia too?  Not quite osteoporosis…but close.  Some weight-bearing exercise would really help there too.

So wish me luck.  Wish me motivation.  Wish me determination.  Wish me scary Dr. Oz shows that will convince me I’m going to die next week if I don’t start moving my ass.  I know I NEED to.

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THOUGHTS ON 9/30/2010

It’s a beautiful day today.  There is a hint of fall in the air, with an early morning chill, and gorgeous sunshine and blue skies.  It got warm today, almost 75.  Too warm for the last day of September.  I am ready for fireplaces and  pretty sweaters, not capris and sandals. 

On the other hand, this good weather means that hubby will be working.  Since his company has threatened to have some down time this winter…like 3-4 months off…the longer he can work  now, the better.  This is the first time the company has actually closed their doors for a few months, instead of leaving a skeleton crew (hubby included) to handle whatever winter sales may come along.  I guess the economy has taken it’s toll, and it’s now more cost productive to shut down til March.

I am so tired of all the economy worries!  I am in my early 60’s…worries about money are supposed to be behind me at this age.  We should be getting ready to settle into a great retirement…not still working and wondering if the monies you have left are going to be enough.  But, I guess it is the new world order, and we will just deal.

This world is not my home….I’m just a’passing through.  My treasure is laid up, somewhere beyond the blue.  I keep telling myself that more and more these days.   Thank you, Lord, for an eternity that will not be affected by economy, war, and the problems of aging.

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