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Thursday, November 07, 2019

I was on such a high of being in control of my world- I could get in all my water, eat within my range of calories, exercise, blog, and all by noon!! (Well not the water ‘til later..) Then life invades. An 8:00 grandchild event and a 2:00 dental appointment have invaded my carefully controlled world. And an out-patient procedure tomorrow that will knock the exercise out for a day. Now my breakfast was rushed and I’m tired and cranky-a far cry from my “glory days”😂😂. So ok, I may be a bit of a control freak, but aren’t many of us? We can move along on the program as long as we are in control of our Situations, but when reality throws us a curve, I am throwing my hands up and saying, “What now?” or “Ok, I’m done, it doesn’t work”
Well, what now is that I sit down and calm down and re-evaluate my day. Ok, I can’t be in control of my meals or appointments. I can do these things differently, at different times. It really is not that big of a deal. But for me, there is comfort in routine-especially as a senior with limited mobility. The older I get, the more I value routine and control of what circumstances I can in my life. So, I need to adapt, be flexible. I need to stretch myself and say that it is a good thing-because it is! I WILL get in all of my Spark People activities as well as doctor and dentist appointments and grandkid activities. Because they are all important to make me a well-rounded person. I’m still here and still fighting!
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    I totally relate. My days are pretty much routine and even a slight change stresses me out. I've heard that with age, we get mellow but I seem to be going in the opposite direction. I hope I'm not remembered as that crazy mean old lady next For my health's sake and for those around me, I try to find the funny side in all the uncontrollable situations I'm in and when I look back at how I reacted... I just have to laugh at myself for expecting life to go by my Maybe a part of me is mellowing out.
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    33 days ago
    OH I hear you about routine. Unfortunately, as you've experienced, life is what happens when we're busy planning. **SIGH** The main thing is I hope you're feeling better. HUGS and speedy recuperation.
    34 days ago
  • GABY1948
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    36 days ago
  • RAVEN145
    Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.Dont resist them,that only creates sorrow.let reality be reality .let things flow naturally forward in whatsoever way they like.
    36 days ago
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