The older we get the harder it gets to fight aging. Mid-June I had shoulder surgery Given the fact that my surgeon has stopped me from doing most of the physical activities I enjoy, including playing tennis, swimming, cycling, sailing, fishing, even running, to get my heart pumping Iíve been limited to walking and hiking.
Luckily, Carolisa Pomerantz has been patient with my disability and spent 4th of July weekend with me at the Sierra Club lodge on Mt. Baldy. There we enjoyed two of our favorite hikes, to Mt. San Antonio Falls, and Ice House Canyon. With our current drought, the water flow was way down, still it was great to get outside and soak up the joys of nature.
Iím engaging in regular physical therapy and remain optimistic that Iíll have full use of my shoulder before ski season. There is one bright spot: Iíve become very conscious of what Iíve been eating, trying to limit my calorie consumption to only the most nutritious lean meats, fish, other protein sources like non-fat cottage cheese, and veggies, doing my best to ensure that I get at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits a day. Despite my limited physical activity, since June 20th, Iíve lost 13.6 lbs.
I realize that I have more weight to lose, so I'm forgoing a lot of my favorite foods including most cheese and battered fish. I'm also pushing away from the table sooner leaving leftovers for later. It's odd knowing that I can't balance my input with major calorie expenditures later; but it's good practice for my sunset years. As the anti-aging documentary "Reverse Aging Now" shows, calorie restriction is a major factor in boosting longevity.
Don't forget to watch the anti-aging documentary "Reverse Aging Now," on ReverseAging.TV. Photo of Paul Suchecki by Carolisa Pomerantz Anti-Aging Diary c. 2015 Checkmate Pictures - Paul M. J. Suchecki - webmaster