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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

That's the sound of the clock as the seconds, minutes,and hours of our lives pass.
There is the perception that as we get older time passes faster.
Of course we know that's not true. ???
We are just more aware of time, and what time we have.
When we were younger, we were always wishing for time to pass quicker.
How many of you wished the week away, wanting the weekend to arrive?
Many of us probably still do.
Time needs no help.
It passes all too quickly on it's own
I find it hard to believe that one week has passed since my knee replacement.
I spent weeks preparing for it. Trying not to get anxious.
I made arrangements, learned how to give myself the blood thinner shots.
Then the day was here, it went smooth. It was over, the recover was starting.
Now I am in to the seventh day of recovery and I can't believe how fast time passes.
I am doing very well.
It seems everyone I knew believed I would come through this chapter of my life with flying colors.
Do I just give off the persona, of I can do anything?
I am always saying believe in yourself.
If you have belief it will radiate to others.
I am experiencing a tranquility in my life that was missing for many years.
When we accept who we are and embrace that person, it frees us .
Our family got together for Easter Sunday Brunch.
My son in law called and said he was picking me up , was I ready.?
I told him in about 30 minutes.
He sid no, I need to pick you up right now.
I told him, give me 10 minutes.
I was showered, but that's all.
In the next 10 minutes I dressed, had my dress and jacket ready.
Put on some lipstick, ran my fingers through my hair. I keep it short on purpose.
And its got a slight curl to it.
Found a pair of sandals that fit my feet. They were still swollen from the operation.
Took a couple of pain pills, grabbed my sunglasses, they are prescription, and I was ready.
The day of me dashing out the door in such record speed it unheard of.
And as time goes on, I thought the face needs a little more help .
At least that's what I used to think.
I got so many complements from everyone, on how relaxed and wonderful I looked. My skin and the sparkle in my eyes. I wondered if they had been drinking too many mimosas.
Later I got a glance of myself in the mirror. I did look nice. My skin seemed to have a natural glow and I looked relaxed.
I had the best time, just sitting there, talking and enjoying the conversations.
I wasn't worried how I looked, what people thought of me.
I felt free to just to be me, and enjoy all those around me.
We discussed what a difference a year brings.
Last year the Easter brunch was held in the same place.
I had recently embarked upon my weight loss journey..
I was just under 300 lbs.
Hopeful but with a long ways to go.
I was using a walker, because of my size and the strain on my back and knees.
This year, I was 165 lbs. , I was still using a walker, but it was for the stability of my new right knee.
I was wearing a size 12 , a beautiful hibiscus print, linen maxi dress, With a belt to take it in some. A linen reddish coral jacket.
Finally I was comfortable . In my own body, without a lot make up or clothes to conceal my flaws and imperfections.
I have come to terms to age gracefully and enjoy each and everyday .
My sister in law and I sat there and discussed our age and where the years have brought us.
Through marriages, deaths , births and to the present.
We both agreed we have come far, but we have more miles to go.
We laughed about one of her friends who says she will ware a thong on the beach in Rio when she is 85.
We both agreed we don't want to ware a thong on the Rio beach or any beach.
But we want to be able to walk on the beach at 85 and be as healthy and fit as we can be.
What we are saying is you can age, you don't have to get old. You don't want to be caught up in yourself so much that you miss the life that's going on around you.
My body added a lot of water weight during the hospital stay. Something like 25 lbs. in 3 days. I have now lost all but 9 lbs. Wouldn't it be nice to lose all weight so easy?
I have been working out everyday. Making myself go through the knee exercises.
I won't lie and say they are easy to do. It hurts . But I want to have complete mobility of 190 % of my knee. Or as close to that as possible.
I go to my first PT class at the gym tomorrow. Going to have those classes twice a week for six weeks.
So dear friends, thank you for all your support.
Reach higher today and challenge yourself to go the extra mile. Take on this attitude in all your actions.
Better to lean toward the bizarre and outlandish, then the old and stale.
Spread your wings, you might be surprised how far you can go.
Peace and Love,
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    You are doing amazing as usual.
    3646 days ago
  • TISHA80
    emoticon As usual, you are incredibly inspiring! :) I really think you can do anything. Thank you for always motivating me to be the best me that I can be. I'm so glad that your recovery is going so well. My internet was down for several days, and I thought of you. I'm glad to be back and see things are good with you. Keep up the hard work and I'm sure you will do well! Have an amazing day! emoticon
    3660 days ago
    So happy to hear your recovery is going well. I agree with you in being confident and happy in where you are now. I think of last year, and then I think of next year, and I sure hope I weigh the same next Easter as I weighed this year!
    I too gained some weight with surgery. And I hardly ate anything. I wasn't hungry and have trained myself NOT to eat unless I'm hungry. And still I showed a 2-lb. loss from before surgery until this morning. I'm sure it will come off soon, I've been eating little, but also haven't been moving much. I take pain pills and sleep mostly.
    I'm hoping to be riding my bike and playing with the grandkids when I'm 85! But no thongs for me either!!
    3660 days ago
    Tisha - you are a champion. I always say that people 20 years older than me are old, and still do. At some point it gets a little shaky, but the big thing is to just keep going. Getting back in shape is a great thing, and you set the standard.
    3661 days ago
    Tisha you amaze me! What an inspiring blog! Thank you so much for just being you! You are beautiful on the inside and outside. My new mantra...never get old just age gracefully.
    Now go kick some hiney in the gym doing your PT. Show 'em how it's done!!
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    3662 days ago
    I have been guilty of wishing time away. With 7 kids ranging from 3-18 I've realized that time goes by WAY TOO FAST. AFter seeing my kids seem to go from kindergarten to college and high school in a blink of an eye I've learned to enjoy each of the stages my kids are in and not even to wish the bratty years to be gone. Thanks for the reminder! I'll enjoy the moment, not wish it away, but even learn to FLY and maximize my growth through each phase.

    I'm glad to hear your recovery is going well.
    3662 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    What a lovely gift your blogs are, just as you are a lovely gift to those around you. emoticon
    3662 days ago
  • JILL313
    Yes, Time Only Seems to Fly By as we get older . . .We all are given the same 24 hours in a day--but what we do with it is important and makes a difference in our lives. I am so glad you're doing so well . . .I can't believe it took you only a year to lose all the weight!! Continue to Heal and enjoy your PT in the gym. God Bless You Dear Friend.
    3662 days ago
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    Loved your blog. I liked the challenge yourself to go an extra mile today part.....it is a good thing for us to do. Shake it up and not get bored by our old routines. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon
    3662 days ago
    You are so inspiring!! I remember when I had about 60 pounds of water, and it came off fast. Too bad it all doesn't go that fast. You are sure reminding me to love the body I have and be content with it, thank you, aging has been hard to come to terms with.
    3662 days ago
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