At risk of harshing everyone's buzz, I have seen the future and it is frightening.
Reason # 4,748 to stay active: it becomes SO much more important as you age.
My poor MIL can barely walk 100 feet without needing to sit down. She's not heavy, she doesn't have osteoporosis, she's physically fine. She's just weak.
She was never active in life. And she has a life of 100 percent inactivity now. She moves from her bed to her chair in the dining room.
My goal, in adopting my new habits, was to lose weight.
But along the way that desire morphed into a real yearning to be fit and active -- to feel free, the way you feel when your body can do things without pain and pressure. When your joints move smoothly and the muscles pump deeply. It is to feel eternally youthful, no matter your age.
My pledge to myself this morning, even if I never lose another pound -- and seriously the way the scale has been behaving recently I'm starting to think that's a very real possibility -- is to never stop walking, never stop stretching and to lift weights as far into my dotage as I possibly can.
Aside from my terrifying glimpse into the cruelties of old age, things went ok with MIL. Thank you all for your prayers. We got the necessary documents signed. We'll see where all this goes. Still don't have her money back, though.
February 12th, 2016 Hardly Recognizable
17 hours ago