Thursday, July 17, 2014

Getting active again

Until my foot problem, I was doing lots of things. My foot put a big crimp in all of my activities. Within the last few days however, I've begun resuming being active again.

I plan to play golf with friends. Also, I take golf lessons with a group from the local junior college at a nearby driving range. I have a good friend who has a golf simulator in his garage and I play simulated golf on his system about once each week. His simulator has golf courses from all over the United States in memory.

On my apartment patio, I am growing a bunch of flowering plants. They are all in bloom now.

I've got a big tub on the balcony which is serving as a pond. There are several pond plants growing now. One of them is a flowering lily. No flowers yet from this lily, but several new leaves have sprouted! I have hopes for flowers from this lily plant.

I do nearly all of my shopping by driving on my electric bike to the market. I use a backpack to carry what I buy back to the apartment. Since I am not able to carry too much in that backpack, I go shopping nearly every day.

I workout at the YMCA about three times each week. Very important for me to exercise, since I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I am taking a lot of vitamins which is supposed to curb osteoporosis. Vitamin D3 and calcium in very large doses.

I am also beginning to do activities at a senior citizen center which is close to my apartment.


  1. Glad your foot is better & you are able to get back to your fun activities.
    Stay well.

  2. As you know, staying active slows the effect of the years.

  3. George, I'm happy to hear you're living life! Praise God! Prayer for you, continues...

  4. Your an inspiration to all of us George. Keep er goin:))

  5. George, after all your hard work setting up the garden and fountain I am so glad you have flowers, leaves, and progress...... Hope the water lily produces a beautiful bunch of blooms !!!! You are so amazing and as Al said such an inspiration !!!

  6. Good for you George. I hope you stay healthy and active.

  7. I have concerns when you say you are taking large amounts of calcium. I hope it is a decision with your doctor. There was a recent report on large doses of calcium and heart problems. One does. to know what to believe anymore. BTW, my husband just got back from his doctor because of his foot pain, and he was diagnosed with gout.

    1. I am taking 5000 units Vitamin D3 in the AM and again in the PM.

      Calcium 600mg in the AM and again in the PM.

  8. Sounds like you're doing good with the vitamins. We take mega-doses of Vit C, 12,000 mg plus Calcium, VitD,E, Omega, Q10, multi megas. Diet can't do it and neither can the body. Here is the scoop on Calcium.

    "The Institute of Medicine sets the daily tolerable upper intake level (UL) for calcium based on age as follows: Age 0-6 months, 1000 mg; 6-12 months, 1500 mg; 1-3 years, 2500 mg; 9-18 years, 3000 mg; 19-50 years, 2500 mg; 51+ years, 2000 mg. Higher doses increase the chance of having serious side effects. Some recent research also suggests that doses over the recommended daily requirement of 1000-1300 mg daily for most adults might increase the chance of heart attack."

  9. Recently my doctor lowered my intake of calcium. He said there are risks associated with intake of large doses of calcium...but I didn't ask what....I assumed brittle bones. I will ask the next time I see him. Take care George.

  10. George—Diana and I send you our very best wishes for a full recover. I'm only now getting us caught up on all your life "events" of the past few months.
    Regards, Allen, Diana, (Rooney and Daphne too) Russell

  11. Hey George! Where are you? Miss reading about your daily adventures!

  12. George - too long in between posts. Let us know how you are and what is going on.

  13. How are you, George? Long time since your last post.