Sunday, January 3, 2010

Starting a new year

There is a little poll on CNN.com asking if people are optimistic about 2010 and the vast majority (73%) are. But is this simply because human nature causes us to be optimists? I dont know. I am hoping for a nice, peachy keen, rosy, sun filled, healthy 2010 but I am not getting my hopes up too high.

I spent all of 2009 in pain and visiting doctors, which was sort of a repeat of 2008 and the second half of 2007. Right now the only things that hurt are my back and my ankle and my sore throat (which is my latest ailment that I am determined to ignore unless it is still sore tomorrow morning where I will call the doctor) and my knee that I landed on when I fell. I am still working on the premise that if you ignore things they go away.

2010 is the year where I will lose that pesky 20 lbs I keep muttering about but so far I have not yet had any exercise in the new year. I did not go for a walk or to the gym on Friday because I was recovering from my little fall. Yesterday it was snowing. Today its snowing and I have my sore throat to consider. However it is supposed to stop snowing tonight and I will definitely get some exercise tomorrow. Sitting on one's butt does not promote weight loss.

But Happy New Year to us. This week will be busy for both. Walter took last week off and is only working Monday - Wednesday this week. Friday is surgery and Thursday is surgery prep. I am sure we will both be a tiny bit stressed (and crabby) as a result. Once we get that pathology report that tells us the whole story, we will have a better idea of what 2010 will bring.

2 comments:

diego said...

hope is a great power source. so don't stop for hoping the good things :)

Judie said...

I have a mini stair stepper I got at Target for less than $75. It doesn't do much but I can do something when I can't get out and it is easy to put away. Or move to in front of the tv...