And he said.... Current mood: determined So I went to see the doctor for a checkup. He asked about my exercise, and I proudly said I was walking about an hour a day. He smiled cause last year I wasn't doing any. But, I added, I'm not losing any weight. It's been 18 days...in a row. AND HE SAID, "Don't pay any attention to the scale." I was already upset because the doctor office scale weighed two pounds more than I had at home. AND HE SAID, "Carol, you are walking to strengthen your heart, you're walking to improve the circulation in your lympatic system, you're walking to lower your cholesterol and you're walking to strengthen your bones. Pay no attention to the scale." Now I never want to take health for granted but I have been walking a hour a day so that I could wear a bikini on my new lounge chair that is coming next month for my one year anniversary. You'd think if my walking could multi-task all those issues the doctor mentioned, it could also add get rid of my "muffin top and the "pouch" where my C-section scar is from 1978. I told Bill I'd walked my 18th day in a row AND HE SAID, I'll be more excited when you tell me you've just walked your 180th day." One hundred and eighty days! I didn't sign up for that. That's a long time. Surely my "muffin top" and "pouch" will be gone way before then. 4:41 AM - 2 Comments - 4 Kudos - Add Comment - Edit - Remove
I am blessed to live in San Diego. People come here for a vacation and I get live here all year long. I taught 2nd grade for 43years and retired in 2013.I still volunteer in a 2nd grade at my school every Thursday. I have two grown daughters that are a very important part of my life. I am married a wonderfully patient man with two daughters a son and two granddauhters, and we live with two very entertaining cats. While I enjoy champagne at a wedding or special occasion , I do not need alcohol to have fun and it is never an option if I am upset. I truly can find joy in simple pleasures. I do not drink coffee, I am so blessed to take care of my youngest granddaughter once a week. She calls me Gamma and Bill is Popi. Hearing her say her names for us brings such joy to my heart.