Monday, August 24, 2009

Watching the old guy

Woke up at 4 am, so not so bad. I felt like I slept good last night. I am dreaming again. Before the zoloft and the hormones I used to dream crazy stuff every night. Not bad stuf, just crazy stuff. Last night I was dreaming I was doing the C25k by running in place. Can you even do that? I was wondering that in my dream.

Weekend was good. Nothing like going shopping with a 92 year old man to make you grateful ( and a little embrssed, he wore me out!) with a quickness. He had me going from store to store all morning Saturday. I have been watching him, noticing what food he buys. I mean he is 92! I have noticed that he has certain foods that he gets every week. That he loads up on fruits and veggies. He eats little meat, likes beans instead. He still lives in his own little place. A guesthouse in his daughter's backyard. He gets around with very little help. He has a very good quality of life. Plus he's sharp as a tack!

Went to the movie, (Time Traveler's Wife) dinner at my daughter's and then church Sunday. Worked both mornings at Mr 92's. So weekend was busy. Plus took a nap both days as well. I was feeling overly sleepy this weekend.

I got in my walks both mornings, and getting ready to go out again this morning. My food was...well I was in abuse mode. Made a 1 point soup, and pigged out on it. Tired to stay busy, as boredom is my licence to eat. I have a weigh in tonight, I peeked at my daughter's house and found a slight gain, so we'll have to see what happens tonight. Not freaking out. I am going to give myself a break. Body is going to do what it will to. It's a lifestyle. Not a race.

Feeling better. not anxious, just alittle weepy. Any little thing will set me off. It's kind of funny. My daughter was laughing at me the other night. So at least I am back to seeing the humor in my life. Thank goodness! Going to enjoy it.

Keep the mood and the food real.....enjoy the moment.


  1. Wow! I can only hope to be so energetic at 92. Choices we make now have something to do with that of course.

    Glad your spirits are coming around. Hope the sclae cuts you a little break because it did not sound like much of a slip.

  2. LMAO ... working out in your sleep is one way to get it done, eh? I wonder if you can burn calories that way. Interesting that you were running in place ... I wonder what significance this has (if any) hmmmm...
    Mr. 92 sounds like he's on to something eh?

    I love soup ... please don't abuse soup, D. :D

    Glad you're feeling better.

  3. Glad you're feeling better.

    Your 92yo man sounds like fun to work with! Reminds me of when I used to help my dad. I was amazed at what he ate, too. The man lived on spinach, green beans, veggies with every meal. As he got older, he ate less and less. Still turned to spinach--that was the last thing he ate. I wish I had got that gene from him!

  4. I wish I worked out in my sleep, at least I would get some exercise--and sleep. Hope you have a great week!

  5. That darn scale!! Sorry you were weepy. You talking about Mr. 92 made me wish for someone older to hang out with even if they wore on my nerves lol. Hope your week goes well.

  6. I too wish I could walk and get my exercise done while I was sleeping! Sorry the scale made you mad! I hope the rest of your day is much better!

  7. Mr.92 sounds awesome. Glad you got a weird-dream-free night's sleep.

    I'm a boredom eater, too. I try to keep an actual list of things that I can do at home to try to divert myself from snacking my way through the fridge. Some days it works better than others.

    I'm glad you are feeling better and proud of you for continuing to get in the exercise.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

  8. I'm a firm believer in the types of foods affecting our quality of life. My husband suffers from some digestive issues. This summer we've been eating a lot more meals that are meatless due to eating the produce from the garden. I've noticed that he suffers less those days and weeks!!!

  9. Old people really are fabulous. Working with him sounds like it would be a lot of fun.

    "It's a lifestyle, not a race" are great words to live by.

  10. Very interesting food observations about the 92 year old man! We could learn a lot from his habits, I'm sure.

    Glad the humor is back...I'm sure all of these feelings are still related to your body adjusting to being off the meds. Hope you have a great day, sweets!

  11. Glad it was a good weekend for you and that you're feeling more yourself these days. The 92 yr old man had some good ideas about food. Hope I'm as lucky to get to his age - AND still sharp as a tack.

  12. It's a lifestyle not a race <~~~~ Another of your gems that I'm gonna remember (and attempt to live by). Loved hearing about Mr. 92! :)

  13. I think dreaming about c25k is scary. don't do it.
    Sound super busy, missus! did you enjoy the film? Some sound words, its lifestyle definitely not a race. wish i could convince myself of that.

  14. The old "dream of convenience," eh?
    You really are doing good. And well!

  15. LOL, I think that dream means you want to give the C25K a try!

    I volunteer with some older ladies and I tell you, those that stay active and healthy have much better lives than those that stay at home and moan. I have difficulty keeping up with those 83year olds too.

    I agree with the whole idea that we are on a lifestyle change not a race thing. After reading the replies on Jack Sh*t's "Skeered" post, I too am switching my thinking to a more relaxed, lifelong approach. I want to be sure that it comes off, yes, but above all STAYS off. I don't mind how long it takes because the brain stuff takes longer than the body stuff anyway.

    Glad you are feeling more positive and your sense of humour is returning.

  16. There is a couple at my Mom's church - they have been married 76 years and still drive to church together!

    Good luck with your WI - don't sweat it! :D


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