Journey with Friends – Week 25 

26 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 18, 2017 –  Today’s plan – get this awful cold out and get rid of this migraine.  Of course somewhere in there involves cleaning the house and doing laundry.  A woman’s job is never done, right?  Miles Moved: 2.02

Monday, June 19, 2017 –  Okay so it’s 12 weeks until “D” day – you know the revealing of the mystery.  So game plan tragedy.  That’s 12 more weeks of hard walking, no sugars/sweets/sodas.  I need to step it up a notch and kick some ass.  Today started out well 🙂 Miles Moved:  4.67

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 –  Yesterday was a great start for my 12 week plan of taking over the world.   Okay maybe not taking over the world but doing something for myself on this journey – snickers.  I’m not walking as much as I did yesterday but I will still be kicking it today.  The last couple of mornings it has been rainy outside so it’s not hot-hot but it’s humidity hot.  I guess you can’t win either way huh? Miles Moved: 3.68

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 –  I can really tell this week with stepping it up on my walking (no pun intended-LOL) that my body is feeling it.  My thighs and butt are really getting some great workouts.  I’m doing my main exercise/workout in the morning before work.  Then throughout the day, I do spot walks from anywhere between 5-15 minutes at a time.  You know to stretch my legs and to give myself a break from sitting at my desk.  It seems to be working.  Miles Moved: 3.92

Thursday, June 22, 2017 –  Sighs.  It’s raining today.  Big time here in the south.  I think we are going some of the effects of Hurricane Cindy.  It’s been so bad this week with the rains that I believe I need to wear my floaties to work… just in case I get caught outside in the rain.  I didn’t walk outside today for obvious reasons but I think I moved pretty good inside.   Miles Moved: 2.37

Friday, June 23, 2017 –  I wore my “I can’t adult today” t-shirt.  That tells you everything I’m feeling today – LOL.  I need the weekend, some rest and relaxation.  Maybe some wine.  Wine fixes everything – LOL 🙂  Miles Moved: 2.18

Saturday, June 24, 2017 –  I’ve earned it this week.  Today I’m walking my 30 minutes but I’m not pushing it.  I’m doing a small walk and then me and the hub are heading to the spa.  It’s time for us to get some pampering – my nails need it desperately, a little chair massage and relaxation.  Bring it! Miles Moved: 1.21


Thoughts for the week:  Make a goal and shoot for it.  For me that’s working.  Every week I make a challenge for myself.  That gives me something to look forward to with the week.  Sometimes it might be small and sometimes it might be something big – like this week.  I’ve ‘trained’ my body for six months now in walking.  I was determined to hit 10,000 steps in one day.  And it’s a juggle.  You have work.  You have home.  You have to take care of the kids/cooking, etc.  It really doesn’t leave much time to walk 10,000 steps in one day.  I’ve been close before but this week I hit it on the nail!  

So I hit it.  Is 10,000 steps over now?  Of course not.  Now I challenge myself to do it again.  Remember small goals turn into big accomplishments. ❤



This week walked: 20.05

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  313.79


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31 responses to “Journey with Friends – Week 25 

  1. Ray Laskowitz

    06/26/2017 at 1:32 am

    Hurricane Cindy? She wishes. Mild tropical storm best. 😁pigs weren’t even flying. 😂

    • Piglove

      06/26/2017 at 12:09 pm

      See, there you go. Not even a storm really, right? Until pigs fly in a storm, there is nothing to worry about- LOL

  2. easyweimaraner

    06/26/2017 at 1:35 am

    yes…small goals can turn into big accomplishments… that’s a good mantra we can keep in our mind when we are so not in the mood to do something…. we would need some rain here… it’s still hot and we wait for some rain drops…

    • Piglove

      06/26/2017 at 12:10 pm

      I would gladly send you some rain. I’ve had enough of it here. I feel like I’m getting webbed feet. Little steps is all I can do here lately. 🙂

  3. The Canadian Cats

    06/26/2017 at 3:00 am

    You are awesome girl!! Despite all the possible obstacles you just keep trucking. You are my hero…no foolin’


    • Piglove

      06/26/2017 at 12:11 pm

      aaww I appreciate that. But trust me. It’s been a challenge for sure lately. I’m so tired and ready for a break of some sorts. Hopefully the September surprise will keep pushing me right along.

  4. CarolMaeWY

    06/26/2017 at 3:33 am

    You put on the miles last week girlfriend. Way to step it up. Loved your t-shirt by the way.

    • Piglove

      06/26/2017 at 12:15 pm

      aaww thanks my friend. I appreciate that. I did kick it up last week. I’m having a late start to it this week but I’ll get there. And that shirt is one of my favorites – thanks!

      • CarolMaeWY

        06/26/2017 at 12:38 pm

        Yes you will get there. You have so much support.

      • Piglove

        06/26/2017 at 1:30 pm

        Thanks sweet friend!!

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    06/26/2017 at 5:12 am

    10,000 steps is a big one. Congratulations. Of course you’ll do it again. And again. And again. One foot in front of the other.

    • Piglove

      06/26/2017 at 12:16 pm

      YES! It was such a HUGE accomplishment. I’ve come close a couple of times last week but not there. It will happen again for sure. I know it! Thanks for your support ❤

  6. ixcanaan

    06/26/2017 at 5:54 am

    Yaaaa!! Congratulations on the 10,000 steps!! I am impressed!! Not only does it take a lot of energy, but it takes a lot of time. You are so right about finding the time for that much walking in a busy day of working, taking care of home and all of its responsibilities and of course you still have to sleep! You are my inspiration!! Onward and upward!!

    • Piglove

      06/26/2017 at 12:17 pm

      aaww thanks sweet friend. I made a few changes in my workout schedule last week. It does take a lot of dedication to moving during the day to hit 10,000 steps in one day. My next goal is to hit 10,000 steps twice in one week. Small goals you know. Smooches! ❤

  7. katsrus

    06/26/2017 at 8:12 am

    Hope your feeling better. Enjoy your week.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      06/26/2017 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks sweet friend. I really am somewhat ❤

  8. Nylabluesmum

    06/26/2017 at 10:34 am

    WOW that is ALOT of miles walked June! Well done!!! I admire your persistent & dedication….you go Girlfriend!!!
    Sending you ❤ & {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen

    • Piglove

      06/26/2017 at 12:18 pm

      It’s definitely a step in the right direction sweet friend. Lots of stumbling blocks but you just have to keep on swimming, right? ❤

  9. Hailey and Zaphod

    06/26/2017 at 12:08 pm

    Congrats on hitting 10 000 steps in a day. YAY!
    Can’t wait for the big 12 week surprise!

    • Piglove

      06/26/2017 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks my friend. We here at the Hotel Thompson definitely can’t wait for it either – giggles ❤

  10. Murphy & Stanley

    06/26/2017 at 1:02 pm

    You moved all week so that is great to keep building on! Well done! Keep fighting for it! I believe that successful aging #1 requirement is to keep moving. Actually I believe this so strongly I had it tattooed on my arm lol!


    • Piglove

      06/26/2017 at 1:31 pm

      I love that!! I may have to look into something like that for me later. Smooches.

  11. Miss Harper Lee

    06/26/2017 at 1:54 pm

    Congrats on the 10,000 steps! You’re setting and reaching your goals despite challenges and obstacles, and that’s fantastic. I can’t wait for the surprise. 🙂 Have a great week!

  12. Tails Around the Ranch

    06/26/2017 at 5:42 pm

    Keep eating that elephant…one bite at a time (so to speak). Great work, June! We’re cheering you on! 🎉

    • Piglove

      06/27/2017 at 10:45 am

      aaww thanks my friend. I really appreciate that. One day at a time for sure ❤

  13. AmyRose🌹

    06/26/2017 at 9:48 pm

    Hey you go! And I mean it! Baby steps, small increments is THE way to achieve a goal. It is when we chew off more then we can swallow … piggy style … oops no offense, Bacon, that we become discouraged and so walk away from our goal. You should be so proud of yourself! I sure am!! *claps and yells YAYOO!* 😄☺️😇

    • Piglove

      06/27/2017 at 10:46 am

      aaww thanks my friend. I’ve really needed this suppose this week and I thank each and every one of you. For some reason, I got myself kind of down – I had way too many thinks I was working on at one time. Smooches ❤

      • AmyRose🌹

        06/27/2017 at 11:41 am

        Smooches back. We can at times be our own worst enemy. Be nice to you.

  14. speedyrabbit

    06/28/2017 at 12:14 pm

    you will get there,we all have faith in you.My job changed this week…and Monday I racked up 5.25 miles in work,then Tuesday I walked 4.20 miles and today I racked up another 5.36 miles,plus the new job is more physical on the rest of the body too.I’ve started a little note on my phone jotting down each days total to keep track of things for my self.Keep up the good work,xx Rachel

    • Piglove

      06/28/2017 at 1:18 pm

      aaww thanks sweet friend. I’m a calculator too. I like to keep up with the numbers and what I’m doing every day. It gives me goals to keep. You are doing awesome with your walking!! I’m in awe of you sweet friend ❤

      • speedyrabbit

        06/28/2017 at 2:51 pm

        That is only what I have done as I’m doing my job,plus all the lifting ,it’s surprised me…who knew that I could walk that far while putting our delivery away at work,xx


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