Journey with Friends – Week 12

27 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!

Sunday, March 19, 2017 –  Today was suppose to be a rest day and in all aspects is was… except for the market shopping, running errands, doing laundry and cleaning the house – LOL.  Funny how those things sneak up on you during the week.  But moving does add up in the end.  Miles Moved: 1.76

Monday, March 20, 2017 – My sister said it would happen.  I would start ‘missing’ my walks.  She was right.  By the time the weekend is over, I’m ready for a walk by myself.  Something about walking by myself gives me time to think about my life and I can somewhat meditate.  It really does help me to relax so I can finish out my day.  Today I ordered me some Lee’s Dream jeans off of their website.  They have reviews that they are the next best thing beside sliced bread.  I finally need to get some new pants.  My current jeans look like a family has moved out in the butt and legs – hasta la vista family don’t come back – giggles. I also ordered some ‘workout’ clothes.  Summer will be here soon enough with the heat.  I will need to change clothes before I walk and then change back.  I foresee it already. And the good news is that I ordered two sizes smaller than I normally wear on everything.  Now I’m keeping my fingers crossed that everything fits when it comes in.  Miles Moved: 2.61

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 –  Today was hill day with my walk.  Lord have mercy.  I *hate* hills but my butt and legs love them.  Go figure huh?  And I’m going to tell you something that has never EVER happened before.  Are you ready because this is good.  Takes a deep breath – here it goes.  My boobies are disappearing.  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about that.  They had separate zip codes and I think now they are starting to live in the same city.  I’m beyond excited!  Miles Moved: 2.47

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 –  Okay my Lee yoga jeans came in.  Do I like them?  Do they fit?  YES BY GOLLY ON BOTH ACCOUNTS!  I absolutely ❤ them and they fit but before long they might not.  It’s times like this that you look back and finally feel like this new way of eating is paying off.  These have got to be the most comfortable pair of jeans I’ve ever worn.  I will probably start wearing them next week.  I might even show up to work all decked out in clothes that actually fit wearing heels.  HA – That should be interesting to see if anyone else notices my hard work lately.  Now I’m waiting for my ‘workout’ clothes to come.   Miles Moved: 2.49

Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Today was windy outside again. It was 57 degrees so it wasn’t awfully cold but with the wind it had a little shiver to it… that is until you start walking and getting hot.  So with that, it was perfect walking weather – LOL.  I’m tired today and I didn’t want to do the walk at all.  Most would be good to themselves and do a short walk.  Nah – I forced myself to do the longer walk.  Afterwards I felt so much better.  However, I am looking forward to the weekend for a break.  Miles Moved:2.06

Friday, March 24, 2017 –  I am so glad that today is Friday – I so need this weekend and a break for my ‘ordinary’ schedule.  I just have to get through exercise today and today has hills in it – yay!  LOL.  And I need to do double time since we went out with friends last night.  I may have eating more than I should… such as life huh?  Miles Moved: 2.37

Saturday, March 25, 2017 –  Fun day today – YES!  I’ve needed this for so long.  Me and the hub unit went to the spa together – massages/nails.  I feel somewhat human again.   Miles Moved: 1.49

Thoughts for the week:  It’s so hard to keep doing something when you ‘think’ that it is not working.  I’ve been walking since the first of January.  I started out slow.  I don’t think I did more than 15 minutes at a time then.  Then in February, I jumped in wholeheartedly with 30 minutes.  I kept waiting – not so patiently some times – for something to show and to make a difference.  It took 84 days for me to *finally* see proof.  I mean heck I felt my body changing but we want to see proof too.  You know what I mean?  I’ve always been told, “Find something you can live with and stick to it.”  It has taken me years to find something and I think I have.  I really can say that I can live this way the rest of my life.  Thanks my friends for listening to me this week.  How was YOUR week?

This week walked: 15.25

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  114.64

January Weight Loss:  -12.00 pounds (88 more to go!)


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33 responses to “Journey with Friends – Week 12

  1. Tails Around the Ranch

    03/27/2017 at 9:49 am

    Such inspiring news! And new clothes…how exciting. Keep up the good work!

    • Piglove

      03/27/2017 at 9:50 am

      I know! I’m actually wearing a new outfit at work today. I’ve gotten lots of stares like something is different but no one has pinned it yet. Of course, I work with a bunch of guys who notice *nothing* – LOL

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        03/27/2017 at 9:52 am

        Oh trust me, they’ll notice the new skinnier version you even if they don’t mention it. They are boys after all. 😉

      • Piglove

        03/27/2017 at 12:08 pm

        Just got back in from my walk. It is HOT out there today. I think I’m melting!
        P.S. No one has said anything yet

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        03/27/2017 at 12:43 pm

        Patience, Grasshopper. 😉

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        03/27/2017 at 12:43 pm

        And kudos for walking when it’s hot. Gold star for you!⭐️

      • Piglove

        03/27/2017 at 1:44 pm

        Thanks sweet friend!! I hope work doesn’t mind when I start tearing off clothes when I work – LOL

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        03/27/2017 at 2:15 pm

        That’s a sure fire way for the guys to notice and say something. Most likely…”you cut your hair lately?” They’re so observant. LOL 😂

      • Piglove

        03/27/2017 at 4:54 pm

        Oh my gosh YES. I’ve had several say, “There’s something different about you today.” This is so hilarious to me. They are guys for sure.

  2. speedyrabbit

    03/27/2017 at 12:06 pm

    I did 3 miles or just over on Mon,Tues,and Wed then spent 4 days in the garden tiding up and weeding and then did about a mile with Speedy for an hours adventure last night.So while I didn’t do much walking on my days off the gardening made up for that I think….well the back and legs were feeling it this morning.And today in work I walked 4 miles and then Spent an hour finishing up the last of the back garden as well… its going to come in wet for a few days tomorrow.
    Gosh new clothes…fabulous!You have done well in the last week…..keep going for it lovely,xxx Rachel

    • Piglove

      03/27/2017 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks sweet friend ((HUGS)). You are doing fabulous as well. I wish we could calculate yard work and house work. I cleaned the house yesterday like a mad woman – LOL

      • speedyrabbit

        03/27/2017 at 12:11 pm

        hahaha oh I forgot having done that as well…work is never done,xx Rachel

  3. Kate Crimmins

    03/27/2017 at 1:21 pm

    You are doing well!

    • Piglove

      03/27/2017 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks sweet friend. It’s definitely a work in progress!

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    03/27/2017 at 3:23 pm

    Your whole routine is starting to sound like…. a routine! Mom and I love routines. Great job! Congratulations on the new clothes. That’s is one of the best perks of weight loss. A legitimate reason to shop!

    Love and licks,

    • Piglove

      03/27/2017 at 4:55 pm

      YES and I’ve actually had fun shopping for a change which is so unlike me. Of course, I still have a LONG way to go.

  5. katsrus

    03/27/2017 at 3:34 pm

    Sounds like your doing wonderful. Keep up the great work.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      03/27/2017 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks sweet friend ((HUGS))

  6. Suzanne Gunter McClendon

    03/27/2017 at 7:27 pm

    I am glad that you have found something that works for you. David and I have started a daily walk, too. He is still battling some balance issues due to the strokes last year and the special shoes he has to wear (a gift from diabetes), but he’s doing it. We can’t walk for great distances or for a long time, but we have to start somewhere, right?

    Congrats on the new clothes. Whether those co-workers ever notice or say anything or not, YOU know and Heavenly Father knows. Phooey on the others. 🙂

    Oh yeah! Pam over at One Spoiled Cat told me about your site. Our neighbors have a pet pig and it was out on walkabout the other day. It had escaped their house. It went back home when they called, with its head down like it was a naughty child that had been caught. Too cute!

    Have a blessed week.

    • Piglove

      03/28/2017 at 9:15 am

      Hello my sweet new friend ((HUGS)). Thanks for your kind words. It’s definitely a work in progress. Starting slow is definitely the key. Me and the hub did the same. I think in January we did 15 minutes at a time. Now we have built up. And heck, anything you can do together is awesome, right? And you saw a piggy on your walk? That is too funny. I know they act just like children. Believe me, Bacon has a headstrong personality for sure. Hope to see you around these parts. I’m off for a visit ❤

      • Suzanne Gunter McClendon

        03/28/2017 at 6:22 pm

        Hello to my sweet new friend, too. 🙂 Hugs.

        Yes, it is awesome to be able to do things together. We are rarely apart anymore and that is just the way that I like it. I think you and your hubby are doing great!

        I can be pretty headstrong myself. Bacon and I have that in common. I seem to remember being called “pig-headed” a time or two as a kid. haha

        Thanks for visiting McClendon Villa. 🙂 Have a blessed day!

      • Piglove

        03/29/2017 at 8:27 am

        I agree. Me and my hub do a lot of things together. He is blind and frequently we joke about me being his “seeing eye wife”. It’s quite comical. And pig-headed – I never really knew what that was until Bacon came to live with us. Now I can see first hand why they call it pig-headed. I love it!!

      • Suzanne Gunter McClendon

        03/29/2017 at 3:48 pm

        How cool! I’ve called myself a seeing eye wife before, too. David has diabetic retinopathy, so is legally blind. Thankfully he is not totally blind. I may get to that before he does the way things are going.
        I had a little sister, so I knew a long time ago all about pig-headed. haha
        Have a blessed day. 🙂

      • Piglove

        03/29/2017 at 4:45 pm

        Well now isn’t this awesome?! Not that your hub is legally blind but that we have so much in common. It’s so great to know someone who can relate to the day to day obstacles. I’m so glad we met!!

      • Suzanne Gunter McClendon

        03/29/2017 at 6:59 pm

        I am glad that we met, too. 🙂

        I think it is great that we have so much in common, but not that our husbands have health issues. Like David says, these are the cards we’re dealt. We just do our best to make the most of it. 🙂

        Have a blessed evening!

  7. anotherday2paradise

    03/27/2017 at 8:04 pm

    Well done, you!! Sounds like you’re really making good progress. Keep up the good work. 🙂

    • Piglove

      03/28/2017 at 9:20 am

      Thank you my sweet friend. It’s definitely a work in progress. I think I need a shirt that says that – LOL

  8. angelswhisper2011

    03/28/2017 at 3:21 am

    Granny and I are purroud of you, Miss June ❤ Pawkisses for a Happy Healthy Day 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      03/28/2017 at 9:23 am

      aaww thanks so very much my sweet friends. I’m working on it… and it’s going to happen!

  9. Skyler Braveheart

    03/28/2017 at 3:20 pm

    Woo Hooo! You go girl!

    • Piglove

      03/28/2017 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks sweet friend! I really appreciate that.

  10. Nylabluesmum

    03/28/2017 at 3:47 pm

    Well done June! You are my ‘Shero’…..
    I totally respect & admire your determination & persistence…..
    Can you imagine you walked 15 miles last week??? That is blooming amazing!
    Keep on ‘keeping on’ my friend.
    Sherri-Ellen 🙂

    • Piglove

      03/29/2017 at 8:25 am

      aaww thank you my friend. Not every day is awesome. I fight myself many days of not wanting to walk but walking wins out. I’ve gotta make some changes. I really, REALLY appreciate your support sweet friend.


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