Woke up early yesterday morning with a bit of a tummy ache, which turned into a full fledged stomach flu of some sort.  Believe me when I tell you, when you reach my age, a hangnail is cause for alarm.  Fortunately I had an appointment for my annual physical and my doc put my mind at ease.  Nothing but a bug,

I really enjoy going in for my yearly exam, because I have a wonderful doctor.  Fortunately she’s young enough that she will most likely outlive me, so I can count on her for a while.  She always has just the right things to offer as far as solutions are concerned.  Since I’m generally healthy as a ox and built like one too, she suggested a weight management program for me as well.  This wasn’t a shock to me, since I’ve been overweight for most of my life, but the thought of being fully retired and quite a bit more sedentary, has put the fear of obesity into my brain.

Just like any bad habit, dieting has become a way of life for me up until the past 5-10 years and now it’s gotten the best of me.  When you reach that point it’s time to do something positive about it.  That doesn’t mean going out to eat to celebrate.  I know that the older I get, the more difficult this is going to be.

I plan to start getting into a regular work out plan.  I will also do some walking with my granddaughter and my husband.  I know the secret to losing weight is less calories and more exercise.  My life prior to retirement was more of a 60 hour work week for most.  I now finish writing in about two hours a day and have a whole lot of day left.  So it’s time to fill it with quality activities that will hopefully bring my weight back to normal.

I know this is going to be hard, but like I said, I’ve been dieting for most of my life.  I should know how to do it by now.  I will need lots of encouragement and positive thoughts, so please pray for me.

Before I get started, I’m going to make myself lunch.  Don’t worry – it’s a salad.



About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. well you certainly don’t look overweight to me…and I am glad you are feeling better!!!!

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  2. Karen says:

    Hello, fellow Minnesotan. I am pretty new to blogging on here (just a few days to be exact, and most of it’s trying to figure out what the ‘heck’ is a widget, a tag, a category, a page, a menu etc. etc.) I’m 63 years young, and I found you through Brandon J. Adams. He highly recommended you. 🙂 God bless, and may He truly give you success in your desire to lose weight.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      He there! Good to see another Minnesota blogger. I’ve been blogged g for


    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Blogging for .3 years and still don’t know what a widget is. I love Brandon’s blog. It’s refreshing to hear from a good Christian young man. I just turned 75, am a retired drama teacher and playwright working with kids k-12. I write because I feel it’s my way of serving God in these latter years. Glad to have you joining the family! I’m also known to have trouble replying because of large thumbs😊

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      • Karen says:

        Large thumbs, me too! hahaha Maybe it’s a Minnesotan thing. 😉 My husband and I minister at a local church, Resurrection Life Church in Eden Prairie. We lead worship (he’s worship Pastor and an assistant Pastor, I’m Licensed as a Christian Worker. I’ve never published anything but I like to write, albeit I am not trained. lol

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