August 16, 2010
I have been married for 31 years, have two great sons and now it is like starting all over again since the kids have all grown up and left the nest. All those years having to take the kids here and there and now you just sit idle. I sat depressed for at least 2 years but for some reason when I turned 50 back in December 2009 my wheels started turning again. I decided I needed to get my self in shape and made a goal that I would lose 65 pounds before I turned 51. Started my diet February 17th started walking 3 times a week watching everything I ate and as of today I have lost 40 pounds. I did my first 5K walk for breast cancer this year and plan on keeping that as my yearly routine. I plan on walking the 5K next month for heart awareness.
It is as if I am trying to make up for lost time. I may be 50, but I feel like a teenager again. I can remember my Mother always saying that she felt like she was so young inside, but when she looked in the mirror she saw this old face. I can understand what she was saying now. Funny how things your parents say when you are young seems that it takes you until you are an adult to understand what they truy mean. I do not have my Mother or Father with me today. I lost both of them 25 years ago. My Father died of lung cancer December 7, 1985 and my Mother died from Lucemia April 29, 1986. Those dates stay stamped in my brain just like their birthdays, Fathers Day, Mothers Day. I am not alone though I have 5 brothers and sisters that are older than me. I was the baby of the family. My oldest sister Kathy was diagnoist with breast cancer last year. She has went through all of the treatments and is cancer free today. They are distance away from me, but we have an annual family reunion each year in Oklahoma City.
Seems that in the process of trying to get myself in shape I have put a lot of attention into my favorite music/musician. I have always been a huge fan of John Mayer, but had never got to see him in concert. I purchased tickets to see him for the March 12th Columbus, OH and March 13 Louisville, KY shows it was awesome seeing him back to back. I would like to be with him for a whole tour. Twice just was not enough so when the Summer Tour started I purchased tickets to see him a Cuyahoga Falls, OH. I have a goal to meet this man they call John Mayer. I guess you could say I am in my mid-life crisis, but I just call it living.