- Mar 18, 2015
We bought a treadmill! DH and DS have been discussing it and scouting prices, and a reasonable one went on sale last week, so we picked it up Sunday. - Now I have no excuse not to walk, even when the weather doesn't cooperate or nobody else wants to go.
I think it's a combination of both. I "choose" healthy things like salads frequently, but I'm lucky because I actually like them. - DH doesn't particularly, so the same choice is a sacrifice for him when it isn't for me.
Excellent point! I have way less leeway now than I used to as well.How much of our health is luck and how much is lifestyle?
The luck part is how much neglect my body seems to be able to take, due to the lifestyle choices I make. But with age, that luck margin has become more and more narrow.
Health is on my mind motivating me this week. I am focusing on MY need to still get my blood test numbers moving in the right direction. I feel like I had a little reminder from a Dr when there with DD this week ... She has been having auras off on and for a couple of years but they seem to be increasing in the last few months - so went to talk about her. He asked if there was any family history so I told him about the few I had had in the last 6 months and my particularly bad one - I asked why I had been referred to a neurologist and DD wasn't. He thoughtfully replied I was refereed to Neuro because there was a possibility my bad aura was in fact a Transient Ischemic Attach (read mini stroke). So I left there not panicked but feeling a little uneasy with a reminder I need to be doing all I can. I had convinced myself after that one back in November - that it really was just a migraine and not to worry. Then the day after the Drs with DD came the shocking news that Luke Perry had passed at only age 52 from a Stroke - RIP Luke. I watched 90210 back in the day and DD and I watch Riverdale together It all really has me thinking and I am wondering if I am receiving whispers to remind me to do all I can do to stay on track with improving my health.
Oh you poor thing - I thought I had mixed up the time difference between us!You all just reminded me it's Tuesday! (It was Monday in my head, because we had a snow day yesterday. ) Here's a topic:
Luck - I think could be attributed to genetics/family history - metabolism, body type etc. but I think we get to push that only so far. (which I have done).
I've learned so much about this day thanks to this thread. I've only heard it called Fat Tuesday or Fasnacht Day. Never heard it referred to as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday. I love learning new things. So I also had to look up the difference between fasnachts and paczkis. Determined neither are on my diet...but I did have a little piece of a fasnacht for traditionHere in my part of Ohio we just call it Fat Tuesday. Because by the end that is how you feel. The amount of doughnuts (paczki's) people eat around here is amazing.
My motivation is coming from getting compliments from other teachers at work..."Did you lose weight? What are you doing?" It's nice that people are noticing. So now I'm motivated to keep going.
I think some people can be genetically lucky in their build or metabolism. But for me, I know if I don't watch what I eat and stay active, I will gain and gain and gain. So for me to stay healthy, it's work. Sometimes it seems like hard work, other time it just seems like habit.
Yes, the Fassnacht displays are up everywhere here in PA!I've learned so much about this day thanks to this thread. I've only heard it called Fat Tuesday or Fasnacht Day. Never heard it referred to as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday. I love learning new things. So I also had to look up the difference between fasnachts and paczkis. Determined neither are on my diet...but I did have a little piece of a fasnacht for tradition