WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR JANUARY 2022
barbiecat Posts: 16,060 Member
This is how it feels in my neighborhood for the start of January 2022. No matter what the weather in your neighborhood, the start of the new year is a good time to make a new start on the journey to health and fitness.
It has been helpful to me to take this journey in the company of others who have similar goals so we can encourage and support each other.
Please join me and others on this journey.
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My one word theme for 2022 is "continue. I have acquired many good habits and attitudes in the last few years and this year I want to emphasize continuing them. I also want to say "continue" to myself when the going gets tough.
Barbie in NW WA
Thank you Barbie!!
Happy New Year's!!0
Thank you Barbie!!
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Thank you Barbie - Happy New Year!0
Machka - I thought of you when I read this.
My 2022 goals are a continuation of my 2021 goals.
House > Office > Computer become more specific as they go along. I have a number of thing which need to be done in the house (sleeping room, dining room, etc.) but most importantly the home office needs a whole lot of work. And along with that I need to organise the drives on my computer into a better filing system.
The goal is to have an organised and decluttered house.
Fitness/Sports > Cycling > Audax Tasmania also become more specific as they go along. There are a number of fitness/sport things I'd like to try, with a focus on cycling, and a large part of my cycling endeavours includes my volunteer work with Audax Tasmania ... and maybe even riding some events again myself!
The goal it to improve my fitness level.
Garden is a very small category because that's my husband's domain but I'd like to finish weeding the place and get some flowers and other plants going to choke out the weeds.
The goal is to have a relaxing and functional area outside for reading, exercise and socialising.
Medical is mostly my husband's appointments, which I also need to attend because I'm his ears and cognition.
The goal is to keep him as healthy as he can be.
Education/Career ... little things like becoming really good at SQL, brushing up on VB, and learning data analysis software.
The goal is to expand my skillset.
I've got a new year to work with ... I've got a list of things to chip away at. If I just finish organising the sleeping room. If I just finish the weeding. If I only make a start at organising the files on my computer. If I just start working on things, I've made progress.
M in Oz9
Happy New Years to those celebrating already.. xoxo here is hoping 2022 is much better than 20214
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Worked today, then took Jerry home, went to WalMart to get a prescription and buy gas, then Food Lion to get items on sale, then home. (exciting, huh?)
The foot MD place saga: I got an email saying that I had messages. FINALLY I was able to see them. One looked like a letter saying that I was in their office yesterday. Made no sense at all. I know I was there. The other was some sort of thank you for letting them see me. Huh?
Maybe someone can help me. There is this guy at work, Jerry. Now I know that he has some sort of emotional issue. He used to go to this place, Connections, that deals mostly with people over 18 who have emotional issues. Anyway, whenever I ask him to do something (not a big thing, just something like getting the lettuce for me out of the refrigerator) he gets so angry. The other day I asked him to get the tomatoes for me, he threw them down on the floor and ½ of them went all over the floor. Another time he was leaving so I said “before you go, would you please get the pickles for me?” He threw down his coat. Most of the times I just ignore his outbursts. Today this one manager told him that he needed to go home because she had asked him to clean the floor of the refrigerator which he didn’t do and she told him that the reason they aren’t getting new trash cans is because he throws them around when he’s asked to clean them (this is part of his job). Is there anything I can say to him to get him to calm down?
Kylia – wish I could say the same thing about my weight as you do. I guess I’m about the same as last year. Well, at least it isn’t up!
Lisa – I like your word “recover”. Applies to so very much
Rori – thinking of you. Stay safe. You may not be close to the fires right now, let’s pray it stays that way.
The one manager asked me to do extra prep tomorrow. Not like that’s out of the ordinary. But tomorrow is the last Sat. that I’m supposed to work (yea).
Allie – I’m getting excited for you and Tracey, too.
M – what is so special about a verification code expiring within 10 minutes? Why is that preferable to having it expire in, say, an hour or two? Newcomers used to expire in 24 hours.
WooHoo, I just realized that I don’t have to go into work tomorrow until 9 which means that I’ll be able to exercise. Yes!!! The plan is to do a Weight Watchers Time Crunch Training DVD (one of the new ones)
Happy New Year everyone!
Thank you Barbie for a fresh start.
Happy New Year Ladies. Hubs and I stayed home and cooked steak and lobster for a couple we’re friends with. It was a nice quiet evening. I think I’ll go relax in the bath now.
Okie in the TX Hill Country
Happy New Year gals. Wonder what the new year will bring.
Betsy in NW WA3
OregonMother Posts: 1,410 MemberHappy New Year!! My 15-year old went to spend the night with some friends to celebrate, so hubby and I had food to go from our favorite restaurant. They do excellent gluten free food. Our anniversary is tomorrow, so we are going to the coast for two nights, coming back Monday morning. This should be a good time for agate hunting, so we hope to bring home a few. Apparently, Oregon allows you to harvest a gallon a day or three or four gallons a season. I do not think we will find a gallon of agates. Finding a handful will make me happy.
I don't usually choose a theme for a year, but I think I will for this year. Healing. My body needs to heal, but I think I also need to work on healing some broken relationships.
For goals -- continue with a plant based diet; work up to 10,000 steps per day; and start swimming again, once or twice a week would be great. I also hope to finish reading through the Bible (I bought the Message version a couple months ago, and I'm already in Judges) and finish Augustine's City of God. I have found Augustine very comforting, especially Book one, chapter 11. It is a short chapter, about death, so I read it at least once a week. I've put it in the spoiler below.Chapter 11.— Of the End of This Life, Whether It is Material that It Be Long Delayed.
But, it is added, many Christians were slaughtered, and were put to death in a hideous variety of cruel ways. Well, if this be hard to bear, it is assuredly the common lot of all who are born into this life. Of this at least I am certain, that no one has ever died who was not destined to die some time. Now the end of life puts the longest life on a par with the shortest. For of two things which have alike ceased to be, the one is not better, the other worse — the one greater, the other less. And of what consequence is it what kind of death puts an end to life, since he who has died once is not forced to go through the same ordeal a second time? And as in the daily casualties of life every man is, as it were, threatened with numberless deaths, so long as it remains uncertain which of them is his fate, I would ask whether it is not better to suffer one and die, than to live in fear of all? I am not unaware of the poor-spirited fear which prompts us to choose rather to live long in fear of so many deaths, than to die once and so escape them all; but the weak and cowardly shrinking of the flesh is one thing, and the well-considered and reasonable persuasion of the soul quite another. That death is not to be judged an evil which is the end of a good life; for death becomes evil only by the retribution which follows it. They, then, who are destined to die, need not be careful to inquire what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher them. And since Christians are well aware that the death of the godly pauper whose sores the dogs licked was far better than of the wicked rich man who lay in purple and fine linen, what harm could these terrific deaths do to the dead who had lived well?
Much love to all.
Willamette Valley, OR8
Happy New Year!!
Neighbors have already started setting off the fireworks- first one I heard was at 6:30PM. I am sure they will go until about 2AM or a little later.
Glad I get to sleep in the next two days(dh is off so he won't be waking me up when he goes to work and gets home from work like he usually does).
I will be relaxing, watching tv or reading by myself- normal New Year's eve around here. He is usually asleep- I am sure he will be going to sleep soon after going to work at 4 AM this morning
I turned fifty in December, so I can now hang out with all you lovely ladies!
I will probably mention my family in my posts, namely my Boyfriend, who works in IT; my Girlfriend, who is going to college to work in IT, and my three cats Hana, Nyx, and Geoffrey. My boyfriend and girlfriend live with me. My eldest son also lives with me currently as he is going to trade school to work in HVAC. I am the stay at home cook, housekeeper, and "mom" for us, and in my spare time I do a lot of reading and occasionally work on a novel that may happen to get published someday. We all have food intolerances and allergies and so I do a lot of scratch cooking.
In 2022 I hope to actually do the legal marriage thing with Boyfriend. I am also going to have the rest of my thyroid out in January, so that will slightly delay the weight loss in late Jan/early Feb.
I may also be having a breast reduction; I've got the initial appointment with the Plastic Surgery people on the 3rd and I'll find out what the pathway is to that then. I was a 40F when I started losing weight (so not small) and while I have lost in the band, down to a 32, I have not lost any in the cup and am now a J. The mammogram this year told me that I have dense breasts, so there's not a lot of fat there to lose. I'm having trouble finding bras as I lose, and they get in the way of even gentle exercise and give me shoulder and neck pain now that I don't have belly under them to hold them up. As I need to start adding in exercise to help me feel better, things need to change. I don't know whether they will say "lose more weight" or "do this physical therapy to make the insurance company happy" or even "Yep, you qualify, when do you want to do it?" , and it's a big surgery that takes time to recover from, so I really can't plan out how my year is going to go until I actually know more.
I'd certainly like to lose another fifty pounds, or more. But as I said, the surgeries may get in the way of that, but it's all moving in the direction of improved health and that's the point of the journey. After all, I didn't get fat in a year, and I'm not going to get it off in a year either.
Machka - thank you, when I was talking with my boss yesterday she told me to make sure I stay on top of this and demand we get to the bottom of it. I have an ultrasound scheduled for Jan 12th.
Happy New year!!!!
Lisa - very similar, we had mice. I remember one time a gopher somehow got in the house it was between the floor upstairs and the ceiling from downstairs. There was a gap in the floorboard and when it stuck its head up Dad shot it with his .22. He didn’t remember that in later years until I told him about it.
I hope you’re enjoying your visit with your daughter and family.
Katla - Hummingbirds and snow seems so strange to me to read in the same sentence. I bet it’s a beautiful picture though.
Rori - how devastating for those families.
Allie - that lady would be breaking rules here, if you have cold symptoms you are to isolate until a negative test.
We have a lot of residents that eat heartily.
Debbie - your DH should learn to share, even walls. That’s a beautiful photo.
Michele - maybe he is employed there because of a treatment plan or something. I think in your shoes I would leave anything to be said to the manager. You could unknowingly anger him and then you give him a ride home. I would be very careful in your shoes.
It is a quiet New Years Eve here, it’s just past 10. DH went to bed to watch tv a couple hours ago. I’m watching Nashville’s Big Bash.
I have given some thought to a word for this year and I haven’t come up with one yet. I’ll keep thinking.
Tracey in Edmonton currently -31, supposed to be -5 tomorrow. I don’t imagine that will happen. 😂
Barbie thanks for starting us off again!
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022!!
Evelyn, Vancouver Island2
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