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Journey with Friends – Week 21

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, May 21, 2017 –  Finally a day that I could somewhat rest.  I did get my circles filled on my Apple i-Watch.  I’ll be honest with you.  It was definitely a challenge today.  I finally just had to break down, put Houdini in his stroller and take a walk around our block in our neighborhood.  Of course, we went right by Nana’s who lives up the street so we had to stop so Houdini could say hello.  It was a miserable walk though – so hot outside!  I’m afraid that when summer finally kicks in, I’m going to be one sweaty mommy!  Miles Moved: 1.71

Monday, May 22, 2017 –  Well – LOL – my plans were to get up early this morning and hit my treadmill.  It didn’t work out that way though.  I had a hard night last night sleeping with pain.  Pain didn’t want to go away no matter what medicine I took or what white noise I had in the bedroom.  Nothing helped so I didn’t really go to sleep until 5AM and the anipal clocks go off at 6:30AM.  So, as soon as I got to work, I did my walk outside.  Really muggy because we have rain coming our way sometime today/tomorrow.  But I was able to talk to a girlfriend while I walked which was wonderful

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 –  Sleep still escapes me.  Darn the RA in my hip.  I can not find relief.  I can walk through the pain but trying to sleep and feeling the thud-thud-thud of the pain does not help.  I will try to treat myself well tonight before bed and see if that helps.  Miles Moved: 2.40

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 –   Finally, I’m exhausted enough that I slept like a baby last night.  On the other hand, I slept so hard that I talked in my sleep all night and according to my husband was looking for my sandwich in the sheets – LOL.  Talking in my sleeps beats walking in my sleep which I also have been known to do.  Never a boring moment here at the Hotel Thompson – that is for sure! Miles Moved: 2.81

Thursday, May 25, 2017 –  I’m tweaking my food intake starting today.  I want to see the scales move as well.  This walking is doing some amazing things to my legs and butt but come on scales play nice to me 🙂  Miles Moved: 2.17

Friday, May 26, 2017 –   I’ll be honest with you. There are some days that I want to sleep in. Some days that I want to go to bed early. And some days that I just don’t want to work out. I’m like everyone else. What motivates me?  Knowing that I want to be healthier. Of all things in life, that is my goal. Miles Moved: 2.40

Saturday, May 27, 2017 –   Today was awesome. I made Jim go walking with me. That way he sees and feels first hand how I do. Heck, I think he enjoyed it. Miles Moved: 1.43


Thoughts for the week: Me and Jim were talking tonight about our new way of living. It’s funny how our lives have changed. Now we eat to live instead of living to eat. It’s funny how we have changed these past course of months. 


This week walked: 15.69

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  249.64

Just an interesting tidbit of information. I’ve walked almost 250 miles this year so far. To get to Tybee Island, it is 256 miles. So I’ve almost walked 👣 to our beautiful place in the sun. Fun fact, huh.  ❤️

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Journey with Friends – Week 18

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, April 30, 2017 – So much for taking it easy on Sundays as my day of rest – LOL.  Me and the hub unit decided to take my mom to lunch and then shopping afterwards. Me and my mom walked so much shopping for awesome deals.  You know how you are looking for one thing and then it snowballs into another thing and then another thing.  Rolls eyes – that’s how it went today.  But I think I got a few things for the Hotel Thompson that I have been looking for.  And when we finally settled back at the Hotel Thompson, my mom told me that the Hotel Thompson finally felt “homey” after the renovation from a couple of years ago. It just takes a while to get everything just right, you know.  Miles Moved: 2.61

Monday, May 1, 2017 –  It’s so good to be back to work some weeks just so you can exercise more and move more.  I took a really good walk during my lunch break AND when I got home later this afternoon I took another walk on the treadmill.  I just felt like I had a lot of excess energy to get out of my system.  It felt great moving.  Miles Moved: 3.02

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – Today marks 4 weeks since the car accident.  The doctor told me it would take 6-8 weeks to recovery.  I feel like I’m almost getting there.  I’m still having the occasional swelling in my sternum which prevents me from bending over.  But other than that, my body seems to be adjusting and getting better.   Miles Moved: 3.40

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 –  I was hurting a bit yesterday but today it’s like I have my second wind.  I’ve been sleeping like the pits the past couple of nights.  But today while walking, I kicked it up a notch and made some good timing.  It feels so good to move.  I just hate that this weather is getting so hot.  That I can’t take – LOL.  AND, I need to get my eating back to the way it was.  I’ve let that go a little for the past couple of weeks but now it’s time to eat clean.  I haven’t done that bad this week but I know there is always room for improvement.  Miles Moved: 3.25

Thursday, May 4, 2017 –    Mother Nature hates me.  LOL – Really she does.  I love walking the path I made for myself around my building complex at work.  But today, Mother Nature said, “Nope.  Not going to happen.”  It has been raining likes cats and dogs.  And usually I would grab my umbrella and get at it – if there is no thunder or lightening.  Well there was none today so I did just that.  Too bad the wind didn’t want to play.  It blew my umbrella inside out!  So, I went to plan B which is making the inside of my office my personal treadmill.  It’s not like the good walk outside but it does in a pinch – and in air conditioning! Miles Moved: 2.50

Friday, May 5, 2017 –   Mother Nature Part 2:  the rain continues.  Sometimes it’s so hard that I’m thinking of building a boat.  But it’s okay.  I continued making treads in the carpet and warehouse here at the office.  I even had a co-worker walk with me for a short time.  I got this!  Miles Moved: 2.51

Saturday, May 6, 2017 –  It’s like it never rained here at all in these parts.  Got up this morning and everything was beautiful, the birds were singing and Mr. Rooster next door was doing his cackling.  But at last, I got up and out and me and the hub walked the stadium down the street from us.  Then we did bunches of errands moving around, lifting groceries, etc.  It really felt great after being holed up the past two days.  Miles Moved: 2.00


Thoughts for the week:  So in texting with my sister over the weekend, she had a perfect month for April.  What exactly does that mean?  It means that she completed all three circles daily on her i-Watch.  That’s a feat in itself.  No down days. She also logged 100 miles in April.  You know this means war, right?  LOL – what’s a little challenge between sisters.  She threw the gauntlet and I caught it firmly.  That’s the way we have always been together.  It’s awesome.  She keeps me in line and May I will rock!  Here is my first week in May – a perfect week!  I so got this Tina – you better watch out for my dust!


This week walked: 19.29

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  198.67

 
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Journey with Friends – Week 3

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!


January 15, 2017 – And on the seventh day, God rested.  Thank goodness for Sundays.  Sundays are my do nothing day.  No workouts.  It’s a me day to do what I want/need, like catching up on my blogs and watching some television to see what’s going on in the world.  I like to refer to it as my no worry day.  I don’t have to watch the clock for time.  But on the other hand, it’s also my catch up day with cleaning and laundry.  So no workouts but these other activities do count too, right?  Miles Moved: 0:41 (which is not really accurate because I didn’t wear my i-watch for most of the day)

January 16, 2017 – We were off from work today in honor of MLK.  This gave me lots of time to get up and move it – move it. I persuaded the hub unit if I took him out for breakfast he would then do my errands with me and then walk the stadium down the street.  I think he enjoyed it although he’s not admitting to it – LOL.  When we got home, he said he wouldn’t mind walking the stadium again.  I’m sure Lucifer misses me but hey the great outdoors was calling my name today and I grabbed it.  This is going into my third week.  Last week was up/down.  This week will be so much better.  In fact, I’m pushing hard between now and the end of the month to step it up a notch.  In fact, on my i-Watch today, I completed all of my rings on my activity!  Miles Moved: 2.06

January 17, 2017 – Back to work today!  Today was a busy day with being off for the holiday yesterday.  I did manage to get in a quick walk outside and around the building.  Unfortunately I wasn’t wearing my tennis shoes so guess what I got.  Yep – nods head – two blisters under both feet.  Joybells – I’m so excited.  But you know what?  When I got home, I put on two pairs of socks and my tennis shoes and hit Lucifer – go me!  I felt so much better.  I’m not going to let some blisters get in my way – no way!  And today, I filled all of my rings again – go me!!  That’s 2 days in a row.  Miles Moved: 2.61

January 18, 2017 –  Icky – it’s trying to rain outside today.  I really enjoy getting my walks in around mid-day to break up my routine.  I did bring my umbrella into the office in case I can get out.  And yes, I brought my tennis shoes today 🙂  I thought I would tell you more about the ‘rings’ on the i-Watch.  The red is your ‘move’ activity.  Currently, my red is set to burn 320 calories a day (this goes up/down weekly according to what you are doing).  As you get closer to your goal of 320, the red line circles around.  The green is your ‘exercise’ activity.  It is set for 30 minutes a day.  You can set your workout clock on your i-Watch and exercise throughout the day – you don’t have to do everything at once.  All of your exercise adds up to your day .  And the blue is your ‘stand’ activity.  This one really comes in handy with me because at times, I forget to get up from my desk and move around a bit. I hope that helps you understand more about my activity rings.  Miles Moved: 2.74

January 19, 2017 –  There’s a lot to get done at the worky place today.  I’m feeling kind overwhelmed.  I got in one quick walk around the parking lot and that was it.  I think with the work that I have to complete, my lovely blisters and things that I have to get done at the house in the next couple of days, I need to distress tonight.  Walked Lucifer when I got home.  Didn’t get all of my rings filled on my activity levels, but I can live with that.  Got so much done at work.  Miles Moved:  2.56

January 20, 2017 –  Woke up with a migraine.  Don’t you hate those?  Stayed low key today and tried to take care of me – my head and my feet.  Didn’t move too much.  Miles Moved: 0.87

January 21, 2017 –  Today is a new day!  Feel so much better.  Got the hub unit out with me and we ran so many errands together.  Miles Moved:  1.80

Thought of the week:  In the beginning, I was thinking that I just *had* to move ever day and work out.  I’m just starting.  You can’t take someone that is so sedentary behind a desk and blaze through life.  It’s about finding a balance that works for me.  So next week, I’m focusing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday during the week working out hard.  Saturday I will do the same with the hub unit in tow.  The other days (besides my day of rest Sunday), I will still move but not focus on the working out.  I’ll see how this works out.  I’ll keep you posted.


This week walked: 13.05

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  33.44


First Weigh In 01/15/2017:  -6 pounds

 
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Journey with Friends – Week 2

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!


For the new year, I’m going to keep a diary here on my Journey with Friends on my week.  I hope it makes you smile, laugh and if the occasion arises, inspires you to kick me in the butt to get me off my butt.  I’m also using Apple’s i-Watch technology to keep track of my movements throughout the day.  I hope you enjoy it friends!

January 8, 2017 – And today is a day of rest from everything.  Sundays will be my day – a day that I don’t have to push myself.  A day that I don’t have to count calories per say.  It’s me day.  The day I will kick my feet up and not monitor anything.  I like that.  It gives me a break for sure.

January 9, 2017 – This morning I was going to roll out of bed and into the workout room to Lucifer.  It didn’t happen so much – giggles.  However, I did take two small walks at work and then after dinner, me and Lucifer did meet up.  I’m doing random hills on the treadmill.  Doesn’t sound too bad but let me tell you, I’m on program 2 and building my way to program 10.  Those hills come out of no where and kick your butt.  And last night I kicked it on Lucifer.  I guess screaming out, “Who’s your mommy”, to the treadmill was a good thing – LOL!  Miles Moved: 1.93

January 10, 2017 – For some reason today, I woke up yucky.  I hope I’m not coming down with another cold.  I really don’t have time for this.  I didn’t keep my date with Lucifer tonight; however, I did walk at work a bit during a couple of breaks.  My food intake today was not the best.  Lowers my head in shame.  Miles Moved:  1.14

January 11, 2017 – Again, I skipped my date with Lucifer and I admit that tonight I was not on plan with my new way of eating.  I did take a really LONG walk at work during break.  That made me feel good.  I’m still having issues with my nose – it keeps running.  Maybe it’s the weather?  Maybe it’s my sinuses?  Maybe it’s just my body trying to stall me out from this way of eating?  Miles Moved: 1.25 miles

January 12, 2017 – Enough is enough! I have been such a slacker this week.  Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was this new way of living.  I made my date with Lucifier and we had a hot date – really hot.  In fact, I almost made all of my circles today.  It was a proud moment!  Miles Moved: 2.12

January 13, 2017 – Finally it’s Friday!  Thank goodness for that.  What a long week.  I think it is really helping me to take a little walk for lunch.  Even if it is not a treadmill day, this walk helps me to get in some of my time.  Miles Moved: 1.37

January 14, 2017 – Saturday’s have been interesting.  It’s not my normal treadmill day but yet I still feel the need to get a walk in doing something.  So today was errand day and trust me there were a lot to do  at the end, I was worn out in a good way!  Miles Moved: 1.86

Thoughts of the week:  This week was not as good as last week.  There were some stumbling blocks and no my food was not as clean as it should.  And this was weigh in week.  Can I get a drum roll please?  I am down 6 pounds – ❣️ I will take it!!  The next weigh in will be in two weeks.

This week walked: 9.67

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  20.39

 
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Journey with Friends

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!


For the new year, I’m going to keep a diary here on my Journey with Friends on my week.  I hope it makes you smile, laugh and if the occasion arises, inspires you to kick me in the butt to get me off my butt.  I’m also using Apple’s i-Watch technology to keep track of my movements throughout the day.  I hope you enjoy it friends!

January 1, 2017 – Today is the day.  The first day of starting this new way of eating and living.  I’m excited.  But isn’t everyone the first day of the year?  I’m not sure what the year will bring but I’m taking it one day at a time.  I’m hitting the treadmill at the house.  Miles Moved: 1.25

January 2, 2017 – Second day and you know what?  I’m still feeling good.  Not hurting half as bad as what I thought.  Although my RA still likes to say who is in charge.  I’ve got this.  I walked the treadmill again.  I really need to give him a name.  How cute huh?  I spoke with a friend (Joanna) and she told me that she named her treadmill Toby.  That’s cute and I like it.  I’ll think about it.  Miles Moved: 1.59

January 3, 2017 – First day back to work.  I went with a great attitude – a positive attitude.  This is the new year and I got this.  I’m loving the i-watch that my sister gave me for Christmas.  This think rocks!  It tells me when to get up and move for a while which is awesome.  Sometimes I work at my desk and get too involved in what I’m doing and forget to move.  I know that’s silly but it happens.  I also made myself do a ‘quick’ exercise twice while at work – walking to the back of the building and around three times – all in heels at that – go me!  I even had enough energy to walk the treadmill when I got home.  I’m doing random hills at 20 minutes right now.  When I got off the treadmill, I was a pile of sweat.  The treadmill hates me – LOL.  For some reason, I thought of the perfect name for the treadmill – Lucifer.  Miles Moved: 1.81

January 4, 2017 – Boy can some days be trying?!  Not a really good day but you know what, I just keep swimming.  There will be stumbling blocks – stumbling people that enter your life.  I have to learn to shrug it off and let it go.  Stress doesn’t live here.  There’s an awesome app on my i-Watch called breathe.  Trust me, I used it a lot today.  Tonight, I’m skipping my date with Lucifer.  I’m being good to myself due to my day.  Miles Moved: 1.48

January 5, 2017 – I’m much better today friends.  Thank goodness for that!  If only my brain would have shut down last night so I could have slept more firmly 😦  But this morning when the clock went off, I jumped up and went for a walk on Lucifer.  Okay, maybe I didn’t ‘jump up’.  It was more like a drag me from the bed to get ready.  But hey, once I did it, I felt so much better.  And tonight we are celebrating the hub unit’s birthday a day early due to the incoming ‘snow’ we are suppose to get.  Don’t you love that.  In the south, we see one snowflake and we shut down – LOL.  Miles Moved: 1.85

January 6, 2017 – Last night I way overdid it.  Doesn’t that always happen when you go out to dinner?  Jim wanted to go to a buffet and well that’s enough said there.  It was a special occasion and both of us had a little too much eat.  On the up side, my calorie intake has been low this week and I did meet my goal of walking on Lucifer 4 times.  I feel good about that.  And even though I’m not walking Lucifer, I’m still getting up and moving during the day.  Miles Moved: 1.38

January 7, 2017 – It’s really strange how your mindset changes about getting healthier.  After we ate breakfast this morning, we looked outside at the great Snowmaggedon 2017 here in the south – insert rolling eyes.  My first thought was it’s way too cold outside and I didn’t walk the treadmill today but I wanted to move.  What to do… what to do.  So me and the hub unit went to our local Target to do some window shopping and walking.  What a perfect combination, right?  Miles Moved: 1.35

So bottom line – how do I think I did this week?  Not bad.  I have some improving to do.  I’m still balancing exercise and moving with counting calories.  I’m trying to keep our meals exciting.  The big thing is getting into a routine that I can live with – it’s all a learning experience.  So how did YOU do last week my friends?

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  10.72

 
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Journey with Friends

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!


Hello sweet friends.  Here we are at the beginning of 2017.  A new year for a fresh start in the right direction.  This is going to be our year – I just know it!  I was off last week which gave me plenty of time to prepare everything for my new way of living.  All junk food and sugary snacks have been evicted from the Hotel Thompson.  The key thing is going to be preparation and me keeping  stress at bay.  We got this.

So today I will leave you with my start pictures.  In a couple of months, I’ll show a comparison.  Who is with me on this adventure? ❤️



 
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Christmas Card 2016

 
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