Journey with Friends – Week 24 

19 Jun

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, June 11, 2017 –  Another day of running around until late at night.  One of these weekends, I have got to slow down and just get some rest… yeah right. I think it should be three day weekends and four day work weeks.  I like the sound of that.  What about you?   Miles Moved: 1.65

Monday, June 12, 2017 –  I’m stepping it up a notch for the next 12 weeks.  I’m changing my walk routine for the early morning hours so that it might be a little cooler outside on the hills.  My next goal is to hit 10,000 steps in one day.  I’ve gotten as close as 8,000 steps but never 10,000.  I’m going to get it though in the next 12 weeks – you just watch and see!  Miles Moved: 3.19

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 –  It’s going to happen.  I’m telling you – 10,000 steps will be mine – LOL.  Yesterday I did almost 7,200 steps.  Shaking my head.  It’s a personal challenge now.  And you do know me.  I’m always up for a challenge and I will get it.    Miles Moved: 2.79

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 –  Thank goodness I’m walking in the mornings and bringing a change of clothes.  I really feel like I’m stepping it up this week and boy does my body feel it!  But, never fear it’s a good feeling 🙂  Miles Moved: 2.94

Thursday, June 15, 2017 –  And there you go – hello Summer Cold.  aarrgghh – I don’t have time for you germs.  Please go elsewhere.  Heck, I can even give you some forwarding names just not me okay.  Not doing a huge walk today but I will definitely will be doing some walk during the day for sure.   Miles Moved: 1.99

Friday, June 16, 2017 –  And there it is.  A summer cold with a migraine hanging on the horizon.  Yay.  Awesome.  Great news.  I’m so excited – NOT!  I’m being nice to me today and this weekend.  I will be filling those Apple i-Watch rings but I will not be running any marathons.  Miles Moved: 2.40

Saturday, June 17, 2017 –  I tried to be nice to me today with this cold. I think I’m feeling better. I hope anyway. Tomorrow starts another week. I will do housework and errands tomorrow.   Miles Moved: 1.31

Thoughts for the week:  Kicked it up a notch this week by changing my walking.  Still these scales are being stubborn and sticking to the same number.  See normally, I would be frustrated and give up at this point – heck I would have given up weeks ago with the scales not moving if I’m being truthful.  But this is not a quick weight loss.  This is a journey in getting healthier.  I look in the mirror and see a different body than I did six months ago.  I look leaner.  Heck, I’m still overweight but my doctor recently told me some information that really sticks to me.  Healthy is healthy.  It doesn’t mean healthy is skinny.  There are skinny peeps that are not healthy.  There are some bigger peeps that are healthy and vice versa.  It’s about how you feel about your healthy.  I feel pretty good at this state.  I’m never going to be skinny.  I’ve accepted that years ago.  I would like to be smaller and I have a size in mind.  It may not be what others think of but it’s my happy and healthy.  

This week walked: 16.27

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  293.74


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24 responses to “Journey with Friends – Week 24 

  1. easyweimaraner

    06/19/2017 at 1:41 am

    aaargh that cold-gremlin again… this beast can ruin efurrything… and when it has his meowgraine-bro in tow it becomes a hell-day ;o( Scales are liars, you see the results better in the mirror and with watching how the clothes get slacky….

    • Piglove

      06/19/2017 at 10:37 am

      This is so very true. My body has changed so much over the past six months. Those scales are nothing but liars and should be tossed out the front door with the garbage. AND I feel so much better today – thank goodness for that. Hugs!!

  2. CarolMaeWY

    06/19/2017 at 5:36 am

    If we could we’d knock that cold in the head along with the migraine. Hope you got your rest this weekend.

    • Piglove

      06/19/2017 at 10:37 am

      I really did get a lot of rest and I feel so much better today. Thanks ❤

  3. ixcanaan

    06/19/2017 at 7:30 am

    I agree, June … it’s all in how you feel, not in what the scales say. And I am in awe … 10,000 steps!! I am still working on getting 5,000 steps and it is not easy! Good work and good luck kicking that cold!

    • Piglove

      06/19/2017 at 10:39 am

      Thanks sweet friend. The cold is gone like yesterdays bath water. Of course it took me the entire weekend to get it gone along with that migraine but I feel so much better now. 10,000 is a goal for me. I sure haven’t hit it yet. I usually get around 4,000-7,000 steps a day. I’m stepping it up – snorts – for the next 12 weeks.

  4. sheilaenglehart

    06/19/2017 at 7:35 am

    Mastering the mind is most of the battle.And sweating. Sweat that cold out of your pores. And maybe try a cocktail of apple cider vinegar and honey with enough water to chase it down. Cuts the recovery time in half.

    • Piglove

      06/19/2017 at 10:39 am

      Oh my goodness – that does sound like something that would knock that icky cold out for sure! Thanks for the tip my friend. I’m writing it down for next time. I feel so much better today – thank goodness! ❤

  5. Tails Around the Ranch

    06/19/2017 at 1:23 pm

    Reaching 10000 steps is a great feat done with great feet. 😇 Keep moving toward it and try to stay cool this week. Keep up the great work!

    • Piglove

      06/19/2017 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you so much my friend. AND I’m taking your suggestion about the baby wipes. They are awesome in a quick pinch from this stupid heat. ❤

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        06/19/2017 at 1:54 pm

        Work like a charm if you don’t have shower facilities at work. 🙂

      • Piglove

        06/19/2017 at 1:55 pm

        We do have shower facilities but working with a bunch of men there’s no way I’m getting that vulnerable with those jokers around here – LOL. I’ll stick with the wipes and shower when I get home.

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        06/19/2017 at 1:55 pm

        Good plan. 😉

      • Piglove

        06/19/2017 at 1:56 pm

        Smart too. I could just see them getting my unmentionables and flying them up the flag post. Shaking my head and laughing

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        06/19/2017 at 1:58 pm

        Oh dear…I’d say don’t wear any that day but that has it’s own accompanying issues, doesn’t it? 🙂

      • Piglove

        06/19/2017 at 2:08 pm

        Snorts – Oh most definitely.

  6. Skyler Braveheart

    06/19/2017 at 1:32 pm

    So sorry you got a cold AND a migraine. That’s rotten. Remember, you are building muscle too, and I think muscle weighs more than fat. So proud of you June! Hope since you are healthier, you cold will go away faster.🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖little buddies for Bacon…..

  7. Hailey and Zaphod

    06/19/2017 at 3:05 pm

    It is just a number. How you feel is much more important. Can’t wait until you hit 10 000!

    • Piglove

      06/19/2017 at 5:50 pm

      Thank you sweet friend. That’s exactly how I feel – it’s just a number. It has no control over me. ❤

  8. Cupcake

    06/19/2017 at 3:47 pm

    Sometimes not giving up is flat-out victory! Yay, you!

    • Piglove

      06/19/2017 at 5:50 pm

      aaww thanks. That is one thing I’m learning. Just keep swimming ❤

  9. Murphy & Stanley

    06/20/2017 at 11:35 am

    Stay with the course and you will get there! Hot, humid weather will try to defeat you but you can get past it! You will get 10,000 steps (and more). Are you wearing a Fitbit? BTW, read something today that really resonated with me. It boiled down to this: I am NOT fat. I HAVE fat, as does everyone, but I am NOT fat. I really liked that and it is on my mind this morning.


    • Piglove

      06/20/2017 at 2:02 pm

      That is a totally awesome thing to remember. We all have fat. I’m feeling better and healthier and have learned over the past six months that weight is just a number on a useless piece of equipment they call a scale – LOL. And I wear a Apple i-Watch that tracks all of my movement including exercise and calories.


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