Sunday, September 30, 2007

Computer is working again!

The computer is working again.

I was just scanning some photos in this morning before I got to work (cleaning).
By the way - I now have a FLICKR account - if you aren't familiar with this, it is awesome! I am downloading all of our extensive collection of pictures on there (really -- if anyone cares except us).

P is away. Again. In Charleston. I was going to go with him, but work was really crazy and I had been away, I would have had to fly into Myrtle Beach, etc. So I stayed home and did housework and exercised.

Something is bothering me lately. People frequently make remarks about how much I exercise, how thin I am (I am average), and how dedicated I am. Many of these people I work with, some are family. These are usually made with a sort of rudeness and envy to them, causing me to explain, which I really, really don't need to do. Would they rather I be lazy, fat, sick and/or unhappy? Because I won't be ever again. Let's face it, many people are very very lazy and get no exercise. I'm not saying all people are lazy. I'm not even saying that people that don't exercise are lazy. Many people do not require the amount of exercise that I do to be healthy and happy. Remember, I simply LOVE exercise. I love to be active, and exercise is something I choose as a hobby (I have no children, remember?). Also please remember that even as much I like exercise, many many times I dont' feel like doing it - I'm sore (remember I have FM), I'm tired, I'm hungry, I'm running late, I'm crabby, I have things to do. The difference is that for the most part - I make myself do it anyway. I make it a priority. I would rather take a hike or work in the yard than watch TV. And that is the difference between you and I. I am not somehow better than you or you than me. I like exercise, I like lifting weights, I like the gym. If you are envious of me, than please keep it to yourself. Plus you expect to get the same results (which are average, remember) that I do. How often do you exercise? I'd like a flat stomach, but I don't do enough ab work. I know that and accept it while still trying to address that deficiency.

Let's recap the exercise for this week - I sure wasn't perfect!

Sunday - 6 mile hike w/P - 2.5 hours
Monday - walked at lunch for 30 minutes. cardio at gym - 40 min/arms/some abs weights - 45 min
Tuesday - walked at lunch 40 min
Wednesday - walked at lunch 30 min, cardio at gym - 40 min abs/legs - 45 min
Thursday - none. Two trips to hospital
Friday - walk at lunch 45 min, two trips to hospital
Saturday - gym - arms/legs/step for 1 hour, walking for 30 min & tons of cleaning

It does really hurt that others feel the need to attack me and be critical of me. I have several health problems that make exercise a necessity. It is not an option.

There I am done with my rant now. I am tired of the stares and the whsipers from people. Thanks for listening.

Oh - and if you are nice I will put up my FLICKR account so can then share in the excitement of our life in pictures.

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