Tweendom is a word I’ve recently invented to describe my current state. Nothing to do with “tweens,” those between teenage and childhood. No, mine is about languishing in the unfocused world where decisions by others determine my daily life. Leaves me particularly unmotivated.
Being with family in Portland was great: as if I had a job again–things to do, purpose, and a lot of fun. Now I wait– for, a bank to give our buyer a loan. Next, for our co-op’s board to shine on our buyer. Finally there will be a closing, keys turned over to buyer, mover driving our stuff across country. Meanwhile, it’s a real push to do anything–even begin discarding stuff.
I’ve not been a dutiful blogger. Since I knew we’d make this move, been thinking about the changes that might bring about. Claude’s decision to close a chapter makes much sense to me; clearly she’s given thought to her new direction. For me, the decision has to do with the shape of my life in a very different environment–family, the city itself, and the retirement community.
My little spiral notebook is almost at its last page of recording steps, et al, since I began on February 29, 2008. I weighed 141 pds and did 25 minutes on the treadmill. Now I seem to keep at 139.5, walk regularly, have not stepped on a treadmill in months. My meals are smaller though I definitely need more chocolate-control.
June 22 – 5,729 steps
June 23 – 7,480
June 24 – 2,663
June 25 – 3,895 (flying back to New York)
June 26 – 4, 915
June 27 – 6,803
June 28 – 4,611
June 29 – 3,384
June 30 – 5,795
July 1 – 4,585
July 2 -5938
Thank you all for signing onto and staying with ElderExercise; it’s been a very important for me. If you are up for it, I’d like to continue.
Update: Sara’s hilly vista leads me to add my urban ones of two of the flights of stairs to the 125th Street subway station. These are from the street to the turnstile, followed by another to the train platform.