Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
(British – Statesman / September 22, 1694 – March 24, 1773)
Holidays and Celebrations:
Dear Diary Day (USA)
Finally the first day of Fall (I always thought it was September 21st).
A bouquet of leaves that have already turned red hold today’s “Quote of the Day”. My mother always said the shorter version: Whatever’s worth doing is worth doing well. This phase has often prevented me from just doing things. If I can’t do something well I tend not to just get the job done. So somedays I need to just tuck this quote aside and ” Just do it”.
Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge
to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.
~ Paul D. Boyer (American – Scientist / July 31, 1918-June 2, 2018)
(Muslim – Feast of Sacrifice)
Hiking, walking, biking, kayaking, swimming…
I believe the longer you keep active the longer you can keep doing things. My A1C’s are unfortunately staying at 6.8 for a year, so I’m now officially a diabetic. Although 6.8 for a diabetic on medication is an excellent number, for me it’s too high. I know the quick answer is to loose 20-30 pounds, but as you get older this is so much harder to do and I enjoy eating. As one lady I know (who has lost her sight and is unable to do the wonderful things she used to do) said: Eating remains a true pleasure when all else fails.
So having a label doesn’t really change anything except that I need to keep active and watch my diet. I don’t want to start taking the medications so I should start to work seriously on loosing weight.