Journey with Friends – Week 11

20 Mar

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!

March 12, 2017 –   I think the i-Watch needs to have housecleaning put in for one of the exercises you can perform.  Really I do.  The past couple of Sunday’s me and the hub unit have spent cleaning and moving things around here at the Hotel Thompson.  There’s no telling how many calories you are burning off while washing/drying/folding clothes, sweeping/mopping the floors throughout the home, cleaning the tub/toilet in the bathroom and taking trash out.  Are you with me on this?  LOL  Miles Moved: 1.10

March 13, 2017 –  Back to the hills today – how much fun can one girl have?  Today’s routine was this:  walk the entire parking lot, then do the cardiac hill up and down twice and then repeat with a total of four times around the parking lot in 30 minutes.  And let me add it was 40 degrees with wind outside today.  I bundled up, zipped up my hoodie and hit the ground walking.  Another day down for sure – what a way to start a Monday!  Miles Moved: 2.60

March 14, 2017 –  It’s cold outside.  Okay I said it. I’m not ashamed of that.  I live in the south for heavens sake.  It’s not suppose to be this cold like ever really. It was in the 30’s today and the wind was something wicked.  I emailed my sister that lives in Chicago.  She let me know really quick what cold weather really is and then sent me this weather warning… of course after telling me to bundle up before walking.  And I did walk.  In the cold.  Bundled up like a snowman.  Spring where are you?   Miles Moved: 2.22

March 15, 2017 –  Again with this crappy weather.  Our winter has been pretty mild so why Mother Nature are you being a witch this week?  Don’t you know I have walking to do – goals to meet?  I did 25 minutes outside until my face was frozen.  I did the last 5 minutes inside walking around the office making my own paths around desks and other obstacles.  But in the end, I got my 30 minutes in.  Please make the weather better tomorrow.  Miles Moved: 2.08

March 16, 2017 – Went to a friend’s restaurant last night with the hub unit. Let’s just say I ate a little too much of the good stuff.  But never fear.  The voice of my sister pushing me along was with me today encouraging me to do double time on the hills.  Heck, I walked so hard today – full 30 minutes outside in the cold 40’s weather – that my i-Watch gave me a medal.  See that and eating a decent dinner tonight – a delectable salad – who could ask for more?   Miles Moved: 3.54

March 17, 2017 –  Oh my goodness!  I have the worst migraine today.  Needless to say I didn’t move much.  I don’t get these often but when I do – WOWZER!  It’s going to be a low key day today. Miles Moved: 1.11

March 18, 2017 –  I feel so much better today!  Yesterday was so dark and today I’m back baby!  Gotta make up for a day missed from yesterday so today it will be errand day.  Miles Moved: 1.90

Thoughts for the week:  Let’s talk about encouragement this week.  Friends, you do not know how much help you are in encouraging me each and every week.  It’s like my little club encouraging me to walk five days a week.  Thank you very much for your support, encouragement and ideas  ❤

And my sister Tina.  She bought me my i-Watch for Christmas so I could get healthier.  I can’t thank you enough Tina.  Between that I-watch knowing you are always looking at my activity rings and you being in my head guiding me what to eat and do, I don’t know how I could do this.  You are totally awesome and rock!  Smooches to a better *US*.  

This week walked: 14.55

TOTAL 2017 Miles: 143.36

Weight Loss:  -12.00 pounds (88 more to go!)  *Scales aren’t moving lately.  I’m fixing to shoot them.  However, I can feel the changes in my body – which is better than the scales moving, right?


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27 responses to “Journey with Friends – Week 11

  1. Broken Crayons

    03/20/2017 at 9:14 am

    Loved your post!

    • Piglove

      03/20/2017 at 11:56 am

      aaww thanks my sweet friend. I really appreciate that.

      • Broken Crayons

        03/20/2017 at 3:29 pm

        The pleasure is all mine! 🙂

  2. onespoiledcat

    03/20/2017 at 9:20 am

    Just think about it kiddo – TWELVE POUNDS is a lot of weight to have lost and you are sticking with your program so the rest will happen. Plus you’re doing this the right way – slow but sure. Yep – we’ve all got faith in you but the best thing is having faith in yourself and I think you’ve got that!

    Hugs, Pam

    • Piglove

      03/20/2017 at 11:58 am

      aww thanks so very much. I really appreciate that – especially today. Can you believe someone told me this morning, “You can tell you’ve lost weight and it’s shifted but you still have a long, LONG ways to go.” WTH kind of comment is that? I’m continuing with my lifestyle. I’m loving how I’m starting to look. The only person that needs to be satisfied and happy with that is moi. ❤ Hugs to you my sweet friend for the kind comments.

  3. easyweimaraner

    03/20/2017 at 9:35 am

    congrats to your medal !!! even the i-watch is with you :o) I agree with you for the sh*tty weather… I currently want to add the f-word to every word I say, today spring starts and it is like spring… in alaska or siberia… ;o(((

    • Piglove

      03/20/2017 at 12:00 pm

      Oh no! I feel you with the weather. Today was the first day in weeks that I enjoyed my walk without bundling up like a snowman. It was comfortable outside – especially after doing walking and getting heated up a bit. And trust me, I said that F bomb several times this past weekend. Shaking my head. Houdini got sick and we spent two days back/forth to the vet office. He’s okay now but guess who has allergies and a sinus infection?

      • easyweimaraner

        03/20/2017 at 1:03 pm

        hugs to you all and lots of potp… I hope with the incoming spring all issues spring away from you…

      • Piglove

        03/20/2017 at 1:09 pm

        Thanks dear friend. I hope so as well. You know what they say, like mother like daughter or vice versa like father like son. Me and the hub both have allergies and guess who has them now – Houdini. Too funny

  4. ixcanaan

    03/20/2017 at 10:05 am

    Our weather is definitely cooler these last days … however, it has still been in the high 80’s so I can’t complain. Normally it would be over 120 degrees here this time of the year so we have been enjoying the fresh cool weather!

    Meanwhile, I want to thank you for the great motivation. I have been initiating a walking routine as well (with the piggy, two dogs and two of the cats, which can be distracting LOL) and I always feel re-charged and re-motivated when I read about your weekly progress. Thanks and keep up the good work!!

    • Piglove

      03/20/2017 at 12:01 pm

      aaww that means the world to me my sweet friend. It’s a great way for me to share my ups/downs with peeps. It’s life and it’s a journey that we have all experienced. I’m so happy that you enjoy it and it has motivated you. You go!! You got this. ❤

  5. speedyrabbit

    03/20/2017 at 12:11 pm

    You’re doing well lovely!I have a new phone and it has a health app,so I have been using in the las few days since I got it….3 miles today just in work…who knew I walked so much doing my job.oh just a little tip drink mor water and try green tea speeds up your metabolism ,xx Rachel

    • Piglove

      03/20/2017 at 12:38 pm

      Oh my gosh yes!! I love these health app’s – they are so helpful. And thanks for the tip on green tea. I did not know that. These app’s just make you want to do more – which is awesome. I try everyday to fill my ‘rings’ on my watch. It’s addictive!

  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    03/20/2017 at 12:50 pm

    Way to go. That’s the way to balance being a healthy person and actually living your life. Eating wrong, bad weather, and getting a headache will happen now and then. As long as it’s now and then and as long as you know what to do after the fact, you’re moving forward. So in your case – YOU’RE MOVING FORWARD – literally and figuratively.

    • Piglove

      03/20/2017 at 1:08 pm

      aaww thanks my friend. I keep telling myself this is a “lifetime change” and not something for the moment. When you finally wrap your brain around that, you quit beating yourself up over the times you can’t work out for not feeling good. I think I’m finally getting there in the hang of – I think – LOL. Thank you so much my friend for your support ❤

  7. Nylabluesmum

    03/20/2017 at 2:29 pm

    Hurrah June! Yu are simply amazing. So proud of you!
    And what your Sister sent you made me laugh aloud! Oh yes, we ‘Northerners’ have our “BIG” coats, hahahaha!!!!
    Hope it warms up there soon.
    ((((hugs)))) Sherri-Ellen 🙂

    • Piglove

      03/20/2017 at 2:43 pm

      Isn’t it the truth? Too funny. It was a lot nicer outside today here – somewhere in the 50’s when I walked. It was awesome! Now if the weather could stay like today – snorts.

  8. katsrus

    03/20/2017 at 5:42 pm

    Keep up the good work. Have a great week.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      03/21/2017 at 9:47 am

      Thank sweet friend. I really appreciate that!

  9. CarolMaeWY

    03/20/2017 at 8:50 pm

    You’re an inspiration June. 🤗

    • Piglove

      03/21/2017 at 9:48 am

      I’m trying just like all of us. Each day is a challenge. I’m trying this week to make the scale move down. It’s been pretty stubborn lately!

  10. Hailey and Zaphod

    03/21/2017 at 5:59 am

    I am chuckling because my Canadian self doesn’t find your weather cold. It starts to get too cold to be outside around -4F in my books. It was in the 30s on the weekend (and actually this morning), I thought it was lovely.

    Keep walking, you are inspiring!

    • Piglove

      03/21/2017 at 9:52 am

      I know! My sister from Chicago laughs at me all of the time. It just usually doesn’t get this cold here in the south. But yesterday was beautiful and today is going to be just as great. Thanks for your support sweet friend!

  11. Skyler Braveheart

    03/21/2017 at 9:34 am

    June, so proud of you! I think you might be getting addicted to your daily walks. Terrific! Cheering you on, Fiona & Mama

    • Piglove

      03/21/2017 at 9:53 am

      You think? I do kind of miss them when it’s my regular day and I don’t walk. 🙂 Thanks sweets!!

  12. Tails Around the Ranch

    03/23/2017 at 11:19 am

    I can deal with snow or cold, but loathe the wind. You’re a brave soul. Keep up the great work!

    • Piglove

      03/23/2017 at 11:47 am

      Just got back in from walking. It’s nice outside – lots of wind but that keeps you cooled down somewhat. Gotta keep going. Thanks sweet friend ❤


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