I enjoyed reading this blog post
I am working to stay healthy, both for myself, my future and thirdly, to be able to do a good job as a 24/7 caregiver for mom.
Also working to help some nonprofits raise awareness and money.
I do not have a nonprofit and do not accept donations. The money I donate every year comes from a very modest monthly income. Some of my donations go to charities, but most goes to folks in the trenches.
I have cut way back on my trips in order to save motel and gas costs that can go directly to charities and end users.
I hope to be an example of how we can Keep Going, no matter our age or circumstance.
I do what’s most important all day, every day, and I make the decision as to what is most important.
Insulin, cholesterol, constant eating throughout the day.
Did we misunderstand cholesterol?
How much does insulin have to do with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s?
How much does constant stress affect diabetics?
Do we ever let the stuff inside of us rest anymore and do maintenance?
Exciting questions now being pondered.
Is Lisa Genova correct about building more stuff in our brain to replace the dying parts?
Have our bodies had time to adapt to all the new stuff we are eating, drinking and doing?
Interestingly, my friend thought his mother was becoming cognitively impaired, but found out her hearing was failing and she was faking hearing people, so they later thought her memory was gone. She couldn’t remember what she didn’t hear. She purchased hearing aids and she is good to go.
Another wonderful and precious person from my peer group passed away. As already noted in a previous post, many are already gone, and many are suffering. Life is so wonderful, but sometimes comes with extremely difficult times. We can always find somebody that suffers more than us, but that doesn’t relieve the pain, mental or physical, that we experience.
Amongst all of the noise, a friend left.
It would start after my Naval service, about age 22. It would consist of 30 miles weekly at a pace of 12 minute miles.
I would read everything possible about nutrition, exercise, aerobic and light resistance, light yoga, stretching and balance stuff. I would incorporate each into my life.
I would not allow it to be my life, but would allow it to be part of my life.
I would have fun.
My gut or instincts, whatever you wanna call it, would be my expert.
Being 68 years old has brought with it some sad news. It’s a gut feeling, no numbers kept, but my peer group by age, 68, has diminished more than any other age, and not by just a little. Nobody, of course, knows when their last day is.
My gut also tells me to eat as best I can and to exercise. I want to live many more years.
I listen to all of the noise about what I should be doing, spit out what I think are the bones and Keep Going.
I put it on every morning when I get out of bed and take it off every evening when I get back into bed.
I don’t really enjoy carrying my phone all of the time. I tote the phone to track my miles on Charity Miles.
I shoot for at least 10,000 steps a day, but I average over 15,000.
I have used a pedometer for years, wouldn’t be without one.
Check out http://www.charitymiles.org
Even though a little over three years of my time has been spent keeping mom safe, the miles continue to add up.
Let’s see, from 1.1.2016 to today, 4.10.2019, the miles on feet are 4,591, for an average of 3.84 miles per day.
My miles on feet per day is trending up from the 3.84. In 2019, the daily average was a bit over 6.