apricot is now available with 30% less sugar?
with thoughts of health this is Good News...
a healthy weight is desirable
hampers this goal
making it somewhat elusive
even with medication
I have little interest in "working out"
when sweating is involved
my routine must be gentle
Yoga, walking and swimming
my joints make themselves known
with searing pains that keep me awake at night
osteo arthritis has set into my hips
my knees creak and click
but I do not want to complain...
here's the Bad News...
has reared it's ugly head
our upbeat and fit secretary has breast cancer
she will be away while she undergoes post surgical radiation
there is a dark cloud hanging over our school
it's as if we are holding our collective breath
hoping for good news
in the Bungalow we have been touched by cancer
in our immediate family
and that of close friends
some have lost their fight
others continue their struggle
some are in remission
a few have passed the 5 year mark have been told they are "cured"
We must do all that we can to ward off and protect ourselves from this insidious disease...
attitude and perspective are important
moderation is essential
schedule regular check ups and annual mammograms
performing monthly breast exams
taking charge of our health and listening to our gut feelings
being aware of things that might be different or unusual
so working towards improvement:
eating smaller portions
healthier food choices
and worrying less
engaging in physical activity
that does not exacerbate a pre-exisiting condition
it shouldn't hurt
what is vulnerable
getting enough rest
engaging in fun activities
learning something new
dabbling in a hobby
adopting a pet
fostering your social life by
cultivating and nurturing friendships
balancing all activity
with some personal quiet time
a new book
about fabulous vintage clothing
I hope that you have something great to read...
and someone with whom you can share your thoughts and fears.
I sincerely hope that this post which is rather dark
has not cast a dark cloud your way
a very good friend of mine used to say...
This too shall pass