Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
February 12, 2017 – I love my Sundays. I still keep my i-Watch on and track my activity but I don’t push myself on Sundays. It’s my day of rest. The scheduled I finally found that works for me is pushing it Monday thru Friday, Saturdays are a bonus if me and the hub workout and Sundays I rest. This schedule I can maintain for sure. Today, I kicked up my feet and watched movies on television while cuddling with the anipals. Now those are great times. Miles Moved: 1.33
February 13, 2017 – Coming off of the weekend, it feels good to move and take my daily lunch walk chasing my shadow. I always bring a jacket in case it’s too cool outside but most of the time the jacket comes off midway. And I finally found a great walk to do. I walk all the way around our work complex, through the parking lot making a circle, going back around the complex and then ending up back at my office. It’s a great walk full of hills. It does make me feel good afterwards. Miles Moved: 2.30
February 14, 2017 – Do you know what gets my goat? Bullies. Pure and simple. And they are everywhere – not just in schools. I’ll tell you a secret that I haven’t told many people in my life. When I was in middle school, I was bullied. Why? For being overweight. Then in High School, I was bullied for a different reason. Why? For being smart. And let me tell you something. It doesn’t stop there. There are bullies everywhere – in the gym, in the church, in stores and Lord forbid in the workplace. The little bullies just grow up to be big jerk bullies. I guess from being bullied from a young age, I learned to block a lot of feelings in my youth. Now that I’m older, I’ve learned that I don’t care what people think about me. I know that I’m a good person. Get to know me and I promise you will like me… really 🙂 But some people in this day and time still look at you and assume you must be lazy. It’s like people that judge a book by the cover. You never know what you have until you get involved. So for all those bullies out there – kiss my southern grits. Now 🙂 I feel better. That was my soap box issued for today. Miles Moved: 2.56
February 15, 2017 – Well we didn’t do too bad last night. We did split a dessert but also means half the calories, right? And hey, we do still need to live and celebrate special occasions. Got my walk in at work before the date so that counts too. This week, my i-Watch is set for 400 calories to be used for exercise. At the end of this day, I did 889! That’s a personal best so far this year. Go me! Miles Moved: 2.03
February 16, 2017 – I’ll be honest with you. I sure didn’t feel like walking outside today. It’s in the 50’s which would be awesome if their was no wind and the sun was fully shining. That was not the case here today. It was in the 50’s with LOTS of wind and the sun kept ducking behind the clouds. I took a small walk around the warehouse at work for 10 minutes this morning before work. Then for my lunch break, I zipped up my jacket, put on my hoody, put in my bluetooth with my music and hit the streets. Brrr and chilly willy! But today was a good day and I’m glad I walked. Not just for the obvious I’m moving and I did 20 minutes outside. But because one of the other tenants in our work complex was going to their car and stopped me for a minute. They told me how proud they were of me, that they had seen me outside every day and they had to give me an atta boy for walking in the elements I’ve done. ❤ Now, hey – that makes everything better. Miles Moved: 2.18
February 17, 2017 – Today I realized that I’ve been changing my way of living for 7 weeks. What have I accomplished? I’m definitely eating a lot better. My food choices have some kind of thought behind them. And if I know we have something special coming up, I definitely make sure we eat better and work out more. Makes sense huh? Why didn’t I think of the years ago? LOL. And one day this week, I really didn’t want to workout but I did anyway. I was talking to my sister about this and she said that’s when you can tell things are changing with my mindset. I don’t want to but I know I need to. There’s a big difference. It definitely helps walking at mid-day and gives me a little refresher for the rest of my day. Miles Moved: 2.32
February 18, 2017 – Today is my moms birthday. With that being said, not much is going to happen today besides a birthday dinner. We still have to live and celebrate life 😀 Miles Moved: 1.26
Thoughts for the week: Life is a work in progress. I don’t expect to make changes overnight. But I do expect to live each day – day by day working towards a goal. And YOU my friends don’t know how helpful you are or how much I appreciate your support during this change. I really love each and every one of you for sticking with me and reading my thoughts every week. I hope I don’t bore you ❤
This week walked: 13.98
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 87.03
January Weight Loss: -12.00 pounds (88 more to go!)
Next Weigh In MARCH 4, 2017
02/20/2017 at 2:10 am
your body needs such an do nothing day for recharging the batteries… and last sunday was such a day to hang around :o)
bullies are everywhere, yes, and I sometimes think even the bullies are different now, there is no longer a limit and they often jump over the enough is enough line… but maybe bully and bulls*it starts with the same letters for a reason… that’s what they have in their brain… if they have one…
02/20/2017 at 10:47 am
Exactly! Bullies are such cowardly creeps. They can go hang out in a corner together and bully among themselves – leave us other peeps alone for sure. I think I finally found a grove I can work with – walking 5 days and resting 2 days on the weekends. It seems to be working for me – YAY!
02/20/2017 at 3:41 am
Good for you June! All those miles walked is a long ways. Soon you will be craving your afternoon walks and hate if you can’t go outside. Your shadow is disappearing too. 😎
02/20/2017 at 10:47 am
aww thanks sweet friend. It’s definitely a work in progress for sure. One day and one step at a time.
02/20/2017 at 4:59 am
I love the sound of putting thought behind the food choices. That’s definitely the right kind of mindset. And it’s a program you can live with long term. You definitely need to celebrate moments in life – with half of a dessert and celebratory dinners with thought behind them. I also like the way you plan for these times by cutting back calories and stepping up (literally!) exercise in the day before. Smart. Smart. Smart. Mom weighs me every Monday and cuts my treats if I gain a pound. Mean. Mean. Mean.
Love and licks,
02/20/2017 at 10:48 am
Poor beautiful! I’m looking forward to the next weigh in date – 03/04/2017. We are only weighing in once a month. I think this is helping me a lot to. It’s not a for now change – it’s a lifetime change. Huge difference. Thank you so much for your support! ❤
02/20/2017 at 7:50 am
That sounded like it could be my post except I love to walk every day possible It quiets the noise that the bullies make in life. I was bullied, and also want to add for my entire working life harassed for just being gender female as well. Bullies at any age are Power thieves. Can’t be powerful from real strength within so they attempt to steal power from others. The real question is how do we minimize the damage they do? LeeAnna
02/20/2017 at 10:50 am
That is the question! We all think that once we leave the bullies at school that are scott free. That’s not true. We then meet bigger bullies in the work force. It never ends. I just keep smiling and walking. That’s all we can do for now. You hang in there too ❤
02/20/2017 at 9:02 am
Fiona here. Mama and I am so proud of you! You have accomplished so much….body and mind. My Mama is very strange about weight. One time, when she was divorcing her second husband, she went on the Vanderbilt diet….something like Atkins, and lost a lot of weight. Then after her car accident, she weighed 98 lbs for 3 years. The irony of that was that everybody, including her Dr initially, was yelling at her to gain some weight. Her BMI was 12. But her Dr backed off after the first year, and she is very careful about what she eats, but she Is now a more normal weight. You just can’t please everypawdy, so you have to please yourself. So now Mama thinks if we walk enough, and watch what we eat…that’s her, not me,….she can reward herself. She knows she will never get back down to 98, but that’s ok. Keep up the awesome work….it’s a marathon, not a sprint! And we are sorry you were bullied…bet you are having the last laugh on that one! Xxxxxx Fiona & Mama
02/20/2017 at 10:52 am
aaww thank you sweet friends. We know our own bodies for sure. It’s one day at a time for sure here. I’ve always been overweight. But something clicked this time. I’ve heard about your mindset doing that but never believed it. But it did! You start to look at food differently and your tastes definitely change. It’s an awesome experience. ❤
02/20/2017 at 9:23 am
One of the things I like about blogging is that I really like people based on who they are, not what they look like. I can’t see them so I don’t know if they are young or old or whatever. What I do know is that they share the same values and are kind. Most are animal lovers (no one is better than an animal lover!). I think you are beautiful. I love that you change your hair sometimes and get all girly. I do too. Other times I’m just regular. At the end of the day we both value family (furry included).
02/20/2017 at 10:53 am
Amen to that my sweet friend ❤ We just love you too!!
Tails Around the Ranch
02/20/2017 at 9:42 am
The steps are adding up, girlfriend! Way to go. So proud of your continued spirit and determination. As for those bullies…tell ’em to go pound sand. Keep up the good work.
02/20/2017 at 10:54 am
Snorts!! I love that. It’s definitely a work in progress. I’m so touched by everyone’s support. That helps me so much in walking and getting to my goal!!
02/20/2017 at 4:08 pm
You totally ROCK June! I admire your resolve & commitment to get yourself healthy!
You are awesome…..& nothing you write about is boring.
You GO Girlfriend!!!!
((((hugs)))) Sherri-Ellen ❤
02/20/2017 at 5:31 pm
AAWW thanks my sweet friend. It’s definitely a work in progress and I’m taking one day at a time. I really appreciate your support ❤
02/20/2017 at 5:51 pm
My last job had bullies. They are awful. Keep up the good work.
02/20/2017 at 5:54 pm
Thank you so much sweet friend. Bullies suck – there’s no way to sugar coat it. Hugs to you and thanks so much for your support 🙂
Hailey and Zaphod
02/20/2017 at 5:58 pm
I am fortunate enough to currently not have bullies in my life, but I am also a childhood bully survivor. It started in Kindergarten because I was nice to the disabled kid . . . last until grade 11. Has happened but less frequently in the adult years.
02/21/2017 at 9:24 am
Bullies suck. I’m so sorry my friend. They leave a lasting impression on us forever it seems. Hugs ❤
03/09/2017 at 1:12 am
You’re doing great and we all have to have a rest day to recharge our batteries,keep up the good work,love ya,xx Rachel
03/09/2017 at 9:39 am
Thanks sweet friend!! It’s definitely been a little crazy in these parts lately but I’m walking on!! Love ya back!!