Monday, January 4, 2010

My Last Day!!

As a 60 year old, that is. Yep, tomorrow I turn 61 and today I feel every bit of those 60+ years. It is cold outside, snow covered, slick on my walking path, and my meteorological knee tells me it's gonna be like this for a while. Darn it all. However, I will not let this deep freeze we live in deter me from enjoying my advancing age. As they say, "It beats the alternative!!". Amen to that.

I have moved some of my exercise equipment upstairs to keep from having to run up and down stairs too many times per day. Unfortunately, the bike, the dreadmill and the elliptical of death are still in the downstairs family room, so on the days I wish to ride, run or die, I'll have to go downstairs. Truthfully, the computer is in the downstairs area too, so I'll be down there anyway, might as well take a spin on something or another. I can pretty much guarantee you it won't be the elliptical of death. That thing is just to damned hard on me at this point. I'm not alone in that assessment, either. Everyone who tried to use it over the holidays said it was a beast, too. I feel semi-vindicated. :)

Since my pre-New Year's proclamation that I was returning to my journaling of food, I have been true to my word. I've left myself a little leeway, and am going to stick to my Wednesday Weigh Ins even tho' my new journey actually began in earnest on a Friday. So, after being 61 for one whole day, I will step onto the scales once again, and prepare to be dazzled!!!

In my ongoing attempt to find exercises that are reasonable for me to do, I have amassed a folder of pages from magazines and online ideas. I'm going to put them together in a coherent plan this week. I can't just jump from page to page willy nilly and expect to remember what I'm doing. I do, however, think I can put together a couple of routines that will work nicely. I'll rotate them so I don't get bored, and everything that CAN get moved, WILL get moved.

With all the pieces in place, I begin my 61st year with great optimism and hope. It is my intention to be blogging long into my "declining years" whatever age that might be. :)


  1. Happy one day early Birthday!! I hope you have a great birthday day and week! Heck, I hope that you have a great birthday month!

    My husband calls the elliptcal an instrument of death. :-)

  2. Happy almost birthday! Keeping track of food is hard but we can do it! For me it's the only way to be truthful about it.

  3. In case I don't get a chance to pop in, Happy Birthday. I'd say you could run up and down the stairs all day as I do at work, but your knee may not like that. Here's to 2010, may it be the best year ever.

  4. Happy (early) birthday, and Happy New Year! Rock 61!

  5. Happy early Birthday, V!! You're not old - you're simply blazing a trail for the youngsters in the crowd.

  6. Happy, happy Birthday! You are going to ROCK 61!

  7. Happy Birthday to you!
    Where's the "virtual" cake? And candles?

  8. Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday dear VRaz60
    Happy birthday to you.

    That's my best singing. My birthday gift to you is the writing of the song instead of the singing, because I can't sing!

    Happy working out and food logging, too!

  9. Happy Birthday i know this year is going to be your best one yet!!

  10. That's no lie! I don't know what it is about your elliptical but I swear the tension on that thing is set at only one level and that's impossible. As a 30-something with all original equipment in the knee department (all departments for that matter) - it's a pain in the a##!


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