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Journey with Friends

23 Nov

Oh my friends – the overwhelming support that you have all shown me this past week has been so totally awesome!  I have been blown away by the suggestions, the wonderful comments and the encouragement.  I just know I can do this now.  And did you notice my blog heading, Journey with Friends?  It has been suggested that not only can this be a place for “ME”, it can be a place for others as well that are going down this path of better health.  Some place where we can all meet up once a week for encouragement and strength.  Please feel free to share any of your wisdom – great recipes, motto’s, encouragement, ideas, suggestions and/or your weight loss stories and goals.  Together we can do this!


Now, for my week. My first goal is to get my blood work where it needs to be.  My next blood work is scheduled at the end of January/early February.  The second goal is to lose weight and be healthier.  My ultimate weigh loss goal is 100 pounds but I’m breaking that up into smaller 25 pound goals of course four times until goal.  It’s not a race with this weight loss goal – it’s a way of life in changing my eating habits.

This past week, I made several changes in my lifestyle.  One of them was eating.  In that time, I lost 6 pounds!  I am thrilled beyond belief with that.  I also started walking more and taking care of me better.  This week I will still be concentrating on doing better with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.  Thanksgiving I will take a break and call this a no diet day 🙂

How did you do my friends?

 

 
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27 responses to “Journey with Friends

  1. CarolMaeWY

    11/23/2015 at 1:23 am

    Very, Very Proud of you, Mother of Bacon! 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼
    How is Hubby doing with your change in eating?
    Have a great week! 🍁 Enjoy Thanksgiving! 🍁 🦃 🍁

     
    • Piglove

      11/23/2015 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you my friend! It is definitely a change of lifestyle. Hub unit is hanging in there as well. June

       
  2. Athina

    11/23/2015 at 2:27 am

    Oh yes, yes!! With friends along your side (even ones you’ve never met!), you can do anything!! Wishing you all the best, this will be an awesome journey -and a very successful one, I’m sure! Hugs to Bacon!! 🙂

     
    • Piglove

      11/23/2015 at 9:37 pm

      Aaww. Thanks so very much my friend. I really appreciate all of the support. June

       
  3. Fozziemum

    11/23/2015 at 3:56 am

    You are amazing…you know why..i have been resisting treats but caved on the weekend..felt the huge garden workout earned it..it’s not easy making changes to old habits we all know..so you go you good thing go! Love Bev xxxxand yes super proud xxx

     
    • Piglove

      11/23/2015 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks my dear friend. I’m trying with everything going on and it is a lifestyle change. It’s hard changing habits of nearly 50 years. June

       
      • Fozziemum

        11/24/2015 at 5:59 am

        June i know..i had a bad day today..very down and tired and for some reason have wanted to eat all day..no idea why..i think we all need to maybe be kinder to ourselves at the moment..ups and downs are part of it..you got this i know you have! Love Bev xx

         
      • Piglove

        11/24/2015 at 8:22 pm

        aaww thanks sweets. It is a lifetime work in progress. I understand and accept that. This week due to the holiday, I’m giving myself a free pass. I will not be upset over weighing in this week. In fact, I might not even. June

         
      • Fozziemum

        11/26/2015 at 7:09 pm

        You go girl..we all need to cut ourselves some slack sometimes xxx

         
      • Piglove

        11/30/2015 at 11:15 am

         
  4. Genevieve

    11/23/2015 at 6:22 am

    I love the hundreds chart. We had lots of uses for them when I was a teacher. I like that you’re using it for your journey to good health. Also, having Thanksgiving be a no holds barred day is a good idea. That kind of day is needed every now and then. You only live once, after all.

     
    • Piglove

      11/23/2015 at 9:40 pm

      Amen to that my friend. This is a lifestyle change for the rest of my life. With that in mind, one day for thanksgiving in living in the present will be a great day for family. That way I don’t think I’m denying myself. June

       
  5. onespoiledcat

    11/23/2015 at 7:28 am

    PAWSOME!!! Very well done – six pounds is a lot in your first week and should be a HUGE push of encouragement as you head down the path to your goal. You have a LOFTY goal but we know that when you get there you will be feeling not only proud of yourself, but healthier (plus you can go out and buy a whole new wardrobe which is always a big plus…..). Seriously – CONGRATULATIONS! You’re rockin’ it!

    Love, Pam (and Sam)

     
    • Piglove

      11/23/2015 at 9:44 pm

      Aaww. Thanks so very much! It is a battle but it helps with other changes I’ve made in my life. Everyone’s support is such a huge part in making it happen. June

       
  6. easyweimaraner

    11/23/2015 at 7:55 am

    BRAVO!!!!! it’s great to have such a chart, sometimes we need something what gives us a fat YES! when we stuck or when we feel blue. My mom took a photo efurryday when she entered the scale and the photo landed with a YAY! on the fridge… next to the phorto she made of herself before she started her die-t.

     
    • Piglove

      11/23/2015 at 9:46 pm

      Yes! Pictures never lie and I have one as well to post at a later date of the before. I’m trying to weigh only twice a week and that’s due to something else I’m up to 🙂 June

       
  7. Hailey and Zaphod

    11/23/2015 at 7:58 am

    Change is hard, but if you set small, realistic goals it is doable. Wishing you all the best!

     
    • Piglove

      11/23/2015 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks my friend. I’m breaking this down to four mini goals of 25 pounds each. Hopefully this will make it easier. June

       
  8. sheilaenglehart

    11/23/2015 at 8:16 am

    Changing numbers is important, but how you feel is what really matters. Always move toward being your best!

     
    • Piglove

      11/23/2015 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you my friend. That is so very true and what I’m working towards. June.

       
  9. mavimet

    11/23/2015 at 8:48 am

    Great start! Please remember that there will be some ups and downs in the journey, but keep your eye on the goals you have set. I have found that the use of a fitness tracker (I use FitBit) helps in that it gives you a daily goal in the number of steps you take and has you keeping track of the food you eat as well. There are also other apps that exchange information with FitBit to give more insight and encouragement. I also use MyFitnessPal and Walking4Fun.

     
    • Piglove

      11/23/2015 at 9:48 pm

      Awesome problems. Thank you so much my friend. I will definitely check those out. I really appreciate your help with this journey. June

       
  10. gentlestitches

    11/23/2015 at 3:45 pm

    Yay! Well done. Walking and water. Two of the best tools. I walked more this week too. 👟👟

     
    • Piglove

      11/23/2015 at 9:50 pm

      Yes!! See we can all do this together. Moving is key and water is helping me in so many other ways that I will share later 🙂 June

       
  11. katsrus

    11/24/2015 at 5:52 pm

    You are doing great! Very proud of you.
    Sue B

     
    • Piglove

      11/24/2015 at 8:27 pm

      Thank you so very much my friend. I really appreciate your help and support. June

       

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