Monthly Archives: January 2018

for Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Regular walking today (non excercise) 2,545 steps.

Brisk walking today (for excercise) 10 000 steps

Total steps 12,545 towards a 10,000 step goal.

a paradigm shift?

I think of things now, such as my 3 year old cousin that died with polio, my 7 year old cousin that died with leukemia, my 19 year old cousin that also died with leukemia. I think of my 12 year old schoolmate that died during an asthma attack. I think of Fred, that at age 19, died in Vietnam. I think of my brother that at age 57, had a massive heart attack and didn’t make it.

I’m 67 years old now, yeah 67. I’m sad, no, not for me, sad they didn’t have longer. I can’t stay long though, you know, feeling that way.

Ah, maybe I’m finally figuring out that my life, my journey, is not about me. It’s about helping others that are less fortunate than I am, sharing what I have, but not with those who want it, but with those who need it.

stronger than ever here – I will do all I can !!

My life has been one blessing after another. Looking back on what I have said before doesn’t reflect that, and it shouldn’t, because I did not feel that way before. I do now, and have for some time, I’ve grown, I’ve become embarrassed if I sense I’m seeking sympathy.

What changed? What’s different now?

Knowledge, what I know is different, what I let sink in, how I view it, the paradigm.

Example – this afternoon I read approximate numbers that are staggering.

In the last seven days, between 115,000 and 175,000 human beings have died from a lack of food, water, shelter or a combination of those. That’s amazing, hard to relate to. I’ve never done without.

Those folks do not just “die” – they suffer first. Babies see parents die and parents see babies die.

I cannot imagine that, and those numbers go on, just like the ones above, week after week after week.

from the NIA (Laurie Ryan Ph.D)

You may have already heard that the NIA has awarded a new cooperative agreement establishing the Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial Consortium (ACTC). We expect the ACTC to accelerate and expand studies for therapies in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

That paragraph was taken from the article the link below will take you to.

Maria Shriver and Bill Gates @TODAYshow – #ENDALZ

@TODAYshow posted this on Facebook this morning.

Getting back to fighting weight

Every so often a moment comes along that alters your life, it leaves an imprint. In 2001 a bleeding ulcer did that for me. I weighed approximately two hundred and seventy three pounds, and was miserable. Using timeless principles and a new found motive, I went to work. The loss of one hundred and eighteen pounds was my reward.

When my trip across America began, the scales showed about one hundred and fifty five pounds. At one point, while pushing that stroller full of gear, even more weight was sweated off.

Over the next few years, I slacked off and the “reward” for that was a weight gain of approximately thirty pounds.

Was I okay with that? Nope, not at all. So I got up, got dressed up and went to work again. My goal, for now, is to look down at the numbers and see one hundred and sixty five pounds. That’ll come soon, five pounds to go and I’ll celebrate success again, maybe a small chocolate milk shake.

for Monday, January 29, 2018

Regular walking today (non excercise) 3,105 steps.

Brisk walking today (for excercise) 10,025 steps

Total steps 13,130 towards a 10,000 step goal.

Who am I competitive with?

“If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better”

$7.7 trillion dollars because of Alzheimer’s disease

January 25, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) Recent research data developed by IHS Markit and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) projects the cumulative total cost of Alzheimer’s disease between 2017 and 2030 will be $7.7 trillion – $3.2 trillion in health care costs and $4.5 trillion in the value of unpaid caregiving.”

The paragraph above came from the article this link will take you to. Thanks to Sissy Bowen for posting this on The Caregivers Companion Facebook page today.

for Sunday, June 28, 2018

Regular walking today (non excercise) 4,722 steps.

Brisk walking today (for excercise) 12,500 steps

Total steps 17,222 towards a 10,000 step goal.