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the things I've had to give up in 2007...

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THE THINGS I'VE HAD TO GIVE UP IN 2007

Well, actually, I quit smoking last year in August.  This year I had to give up the following.

-Sugar

-Caffeine in any form

-which meant chocolate

-and coffee

-and my diet coke

-Super salty foods

-uber fatty foods (anything fried)

-driving

-some types of music

-lost a grandmother

-lost friends

-bridges fell between me and my inlaws

-lost my sense of humor

-had to move (don't consider that one such a loss)

-kids' lives got turned upside down (and yes, it was all my fault)

-my independence

-two kinds of medication (Yay!! Was happy to give that one up!) in trade for one.

I did manage to gain something this year.  That was a closer connection to my family.  Relocating due to health matters also allowed me to be in regular contact with other family members who I had gotten somewhat detached from.  I also gained some other things...

-a different perspective

-my dignity back

-my clean conscience

-a deep appreciation for living life to its fullest

-a better appreciation for my own gifts, talents, and nature.

-and even stronger admiration for my GOD.

-I learned not to beat myself up so much

That said, I am almost afraid to say good riddance to 2007 for the fear of 2008.  I pray, though, 2008 is much, much better.  I want to believe that this next year just might be the year that I quit having panic attacks.  The year that I make my mark (in a good way) in history.  The year that the underdog gets to win.  The year that I bounce back to who I was BEFORE the military got a hold of me.  The year I get to have fun again.  The year that a new cure is discovered that really does cure something.  The year that a politician really does something beneficial for humankind.  The year for some kind of good news.  I would be interested in what others are looking forward to in 2008.

 

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four4meComment by four4me - December 25, 2007, 1:57 am
SPY wrote THE THINGS I'VE HAD TO GIVE UP IN 2007


Well, actually, I quit smoking last year in August. This year I had to give up the following.


-Sugar ---- me to although i cheat sometimes

-Caffeine in any form ---- supposed to but i cheat here also

-which meant chocolate ---- never gonna give it up totally

-and coffee ---- this one hurts the most no coffee anymore boy do i miss it.

-and my diet coke ---- never drank the diet but have all but swore off of all colas.

-Super salty foods ---- yep same here

-uber fatty foods (anything fried) ---- occasionally

-driving ---- not yet

-some types of music ---- hasn't affected me yet but i do have to be careful of some action shows cause my heart to race.

-lost a grandmother ---- no immediate family members passed

-lost friends ------ yep it a constant in life as we get older

-bridges fell between me and my inlaws ---- no problems here

-lost my sense of humor ----- ha ha ha come on cheer up

-had to move (don't consider that one such a loss) --- I want to move but it's not looking good

-kids' lives got turned upside down (and yes, it was all my fault) ---- me too yet i still try and cope with it.

-my independence --- i will try my damndest to hold on to it.

-two kinds of medication (Yay!! Was happy to give that one up!) in trade for one.

ME too! plus and added 3 additional meds.

What i gained medical knowledge beyond my wildest dreams kidneys, heart, and lungs, and a few other assorted organs. A complete diet work up. One step grandchild and one of my own had a son so now i am officially a grand dad. Whom everyone has coined POP POP. What's that phrase if only i known better i would have taken better care of myself. This really hits hard as i was always conscience of it until i turned about 45 then i went down hill.

I really hope things work out for you spy. I will also try and stay abreast of my ageing process.


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justxploringComment by justxploring - December 25, 2007, 5:41 am
I hope 2008 will be a better year for you Spy. I like the list of things you gained. I need to learn not to beat myself up so much too and to get a new perspective.

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed holiday season.


3.
angelmComment by angelm - December 25, 2007, 9:03 am
Merry christmas!!
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spy153Comment by spy153 - December 25, 2007, 9:27 am
four4me, glad someone could relate. But I'm just 38 ! I'm certain all of this is just temporary. I keep telling myself it will go away. That is what the doctors tell me, anyway. One day I will wake up and it will all just be gone.
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spy153Comment by spy153 - December 25, 2007, 9:33 am
Merry Christmas justxploring and angelm and four4me. I hope 2008 brings good things to all of you.

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