So far, so good on the wellness program. Saturday, the first day of the program, was a little more challenging because my wife and I spent about 5 hours of the day in the car, making a mad dash to the Atlanta area for an hour or so to see the Dekalb Farmers' Market we'd heard about on PBS. It was pretty cool, and definitely worth the detour if you're already in the Atlanta area. We got some neat veggies we can't find here in Greenville - even found some stuff we enjoyed in China!
Sunday will probably be the hardest day of the week for the wellness program with the different schedule involved with Sunday School, church, choir practice, and church again. I got on the stationary bike late Sunday evening, and just couldn't make myself do it, thereby losing a point. Week days and most Saturdays should be much easier, though. I already have earned 14 of the 15 points earnable by this time, and my scales say I've dropped a pound or two already! And drinking all that water each day is already a lot easier! Those of you who read my last blog post will appreciate this - my personal trainer Becka still looks gorgeous!
BTW, I *promise* that, after this, I won't often mention the wellness program in my blog posts. It's still so new that it's on our minds more at the moment than it probably will soon be. If something funny comes up in connection with it, though, that will be a good time to capitalize on it with a blog post.
If this wellness program makes me feel younger, that will be great. I think some of my new freshmen think I'm Methuselah's older, surviving brother, even though I'm not a day over 60! I recently received some good stuff about aging that seemed appropriate at this time.
(I don't know who wrote the following account, but it was not I....)
I felt like my body had gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over!
A reporter interviewing a 104-year-old woman asked, "And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?"
She replied simply, "No peer pressure."
Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Florida, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore. Jacob suggests they go in.
Jacob addresses the man behind the counter, "Are you the owner?"
The pharmacist answers, "Yes."
Jacob: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"
Pharmacist: "Yes, of course we do."
Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"
Pharmacist: "All kinds."
Jacob: "Medicine for rheumatism and scoliosis?"
Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, jaundice?"
Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The works."
Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, and medications for Parkinson's disease?"
Jacob: "How 'bout Depend, Poise, and other adult incontinence products?"
Pharmacist: "We have crates of them - so you won't run out ... so to speak."
Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers?"
Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes."
Jacob: "Good! We'd like to use your store as our Bridal Registry."
This all made me think of a cartoon I'll share below....
"Being is more important than doing. But being what we are has an impact on what we do." - Dr. Gary Weier
Young at heart, but slightly older in other places.
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