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Journey with Friends – Week 33

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, August 13, 2017 –  Today we rested – LOL.  We all bundled up on the sofa and watched movies – some funny, some serious, some cartoons.  It was a great day of just being together.  Miles Moved: 0.84

Monday, August 14, 2017 –   I know some of you are following me on Facebook.  Some have questioned if the great surprise we have for September is what is currently going on with my other blog.  The answer is no 🙂  The other blog is entirely to itself and I’m working on that for me.  The great surprise is still coming in September – next month.  It’s good too.  Huge you might say.  We are all excited at the Hotel Thompson.  The final countdown is getting close.  Plans are being made.  Lists are being taken care of and then looked again several times for completion.  Trust me.  We will keep you informed.  Miles Moved: 2.78

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 –   The eclipse is happening Monday close here to our area.  I can’t believe how many visitors we are getting around here.  If you are in the path, are you getting visitors so soon?  I guess everyone wants to make sure they get the best spot.  Miles Moved: 2.39

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 –   At this point in Summer,  I can not walk outside.  Today the humidity was 90% and the temperature was close to it.  Talk about walking in a pile of sweat.  I’m sticking with walking inside (I’m sure work loves my paths I’ve created in the building – LOL) and using my treadmill.  It’s the only way I can exercise without being a pile of water afterwards.  Miles Moved: 2.30

Thursday, August 17, 2017 –   I can tell by the end of the week, I’m getting wiped out.  I guess that’s a good sign somewhat.  Not wiped out per say as in drained.  I mean wiped out in a good way from exercising.  By the time the weekend nears, I’m ready for a recharge of some sorts.  Miles Moved: 1.95

Friday, August 18, 2017 –   Finally Friday!!  I have worked hard all week because tomorrow I plan on having a planned small cheat.  There is something that me and Jim have been looking forward to all week that is a one time thing.  I will not miss a memory.  This is the great thing about living healthier vs trying to drop a lot of weight at once.  I’m living.  We can’t be ‘perfect’ every day.  And I have to still think of my blog too, right?  Travels in the South needs material – LOL  Miles Moved: 1.46

Saturday, August 19, 2017 –  Let me add that the planned cheat was happy and awesome.  Look for pictures this weekend on Travels in the South.  And I didn’t overindulge.  I wasn’t feeling up to par today.  Stupid allergies had me going something fierce this morning.  Miles Moved: 0.28


Thoughts for the week:   Friends, I know you have been wondering why all of the doctor visits lately, the waiting game for the return phone calls, etc.  I do have another blog that I’m keeping on the side about that journey.  If you would live to follow that blog and find out what is going on, you can check it out at https://brjourney2017.wordpress.com/  That blog is strictly about my new journey.  I will not be posting everyday on it and at times it might be a little graphic.  Thanks my friends for all of your support ❤


This week walked: 12.00

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  402.06

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with Friends – Week 32 

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, August 6, 2017 –  Day of rest.  No watch wearing.  No keeping up my pace.  Nothing.  Zip.  Nada.  Rest.  Just like God intended.

Monday, August 7, 2017 –  Long day at the doctor offices today.  I was so ready to get this day here and over with.  Went from one doctor office to the next.  Joy.  Finally got home and had to take a nap just to have some down time to myself.   Miles Moved: 1.10

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – I think waiting for a doctor to call you for anything should be way up there on the list of life’s most aggravating moments.  Nothing yet.  So install of stressing, I took a long walk outside in between showers.  I think I can almost feel the seasons changing.  My allergies usually fuss up during those times and all day today I haven’t been able to get any relief from the running nose, scratchy eyes syndrome.  Miles Moved: 2.42

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 –  Late in the day after my walk, I couldn’t take it anymore.  I called the doctors office.  They spoke with me for a few minutes and then asked me to give them until Friday for my case to be reviewed.  I know I haven’t said much to a lot of people about what is going on but when I find out something, I will let everyone know.   Miles Moved: 2.12

Thursday, August 10, 2017 –  I’m finding here lately that walking has been a special time to kind of forget about everything and just move for a bit.  It’s been wonderful to relief some stress that way.  Even in between some of the rain, if I can’t walk outside I’ve been using my office warehouse as my personal trainer area.  But on the other hand, stress has been wonderful in dropping a few pounds this week – go me!   Miles Moved: 2.17

Friday, August 11, 2017 –  Don’t you hate it when doctors say they are going to call and then they don’t?  I know emergencies come up but still. Aarrgghh. That’s okay. I will forget about it for the weekend. Miles Moved: 1.51

Saturday, August 12, 2017 –  I ended up going to work for a bit today. That’s one way to get your mind off of everything. Monday will be be here before we know it. Miles Moved: 1.32


Thoughts for the week:  Life is all about goals and bettering yourself.  It’s not a race and we all cross the finish line at our own pace.  The most important thing is to never give up.  


This week walked: 10.64

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  390.06

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with Friends – Week 31 

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, July 30, 2017 –  You know Sunday should be a day of rest.  I think from here on out Sunday will be that for me.  I’m not going to wear my i-Watch this day.  I’m going to be nice to me and rest like I should.  This is a pattern I need to add to my schedule every week.  Remember these are changes for a lifetime, not just for here/now.

Monday, July 31, 2017 –  The humidity is so wonderful here today in the south.  Sounds weird huh?  Usually it is like 80-90% and walking outside in the heat will make you go bananas.  Today though, the humidity was only 40%.  With that and the temps being in the mid 80’s, it was like heaven outside.  What an awesome walk and way to start the week.   Miles Moved: 2.50

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 –   Day by day. That’s how to do this. Day by day. Step by step. Not sweating the future. One foot in front of the other.  I’m trying not to stress about the other things in my life. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, right?  Miles Moved: 2.62

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 –  I really hate the fact that once a month women crave things beyond their control. Like sweets. I can look at something sweet and my butt gets wider. My hub on the other hand seems to have no problem with eating because of monthly cravings. Unfair Mother Nature. You are a witch. Miles Moved: 2.02

Thursday, August 3, 2017 –  My walk was great today. I need to keep focusing on walking away the stress and the things I can’t change that are out of my hands.  Miles Moved: 1.75

Friday, August 4, 2017 –  Come to me beautiful weekend and lie to me about how much we are going to get done – LOL. I plan on getting lots of rest and relaxation. Miles Moved: 2.20

Saturday, August 5, 2017 –  Errand day. Don’t you just love looking forward to the weekend only to try to run all of your errands in one day so you can at least have one day to rest?  Now that’s a mouthful huh?   Miles Moved: 0.90


Thoughts for the week:  Sometimes the best medicine to take for stress is not a pillow. Sometimes it requires something physical. I think the more I stress lately, the easier it is to toss the sneakers on and hit some trails for walking. That seems to be the best thing to relief any pent up aggravations of stress. One day at a time my friends. 


This week walked: 11.99

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  379.42

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with Friends – Week 30 

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, July 23, 2017 –  Didn’t do too much today.  Next week is going to be a busy week.  Lots of doctor appointments.  So excited.  Really, stop me now.  LOL – really that was sarcasm.   Miles Moved: 1.24

Monday, July 24, 2017 –  The stress levels are strong this week.  Did several small walks throughout the day to try to keep my stress levels down.  Went and saw the vampires at the doctor’s office and had my bloodwork done.  Don’t you just love a tech who can get the vein on the first shot?  I know I do!  Mine this morning was awesome.  She didn’t play games and I was in and out within 30 minutes.   Miles Moved: 2.66

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 –  Walking is definitely my friend this week.  This stress is causing my neck to hurt so badly.  I will not let the added stress slow me down.  Nope.  I will not!   Miles Moved: 2.48

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 –  So my sister stated today that she wants to do a marathon run/walk in every state by the time she is 50.  OMG – she is so good!  I think she needs to go for it.  Heck, who knows I might actually do one with her in this neck of the woods.  Are you up now from passing out on the floor from me saying that?  It could happen.  One never knows what I will do.  My sister has influencing me in so many ways with this new lifestyle.  I really look to her for guidance and encouragement.  I think everyone should have a sister like her in your life ❤  Miles Moved: 2.49

Thursday, July 27, 2017 –  I went in for some tests today at the doctor’s office.  It was planned, something in/out kind of thing.  My life is never that simple – LOL.  One ‘simple’ thing led to another test and then to a meeting face to face with a radiologist doctor.  Rolls eyes.  I was so glad to be back at work and who says that, right?  Miles Moved: 2.61

Friday, July 28, 2017 –   Yes!!  Thank goodness for Fridays.  If ever a weekend was desired, it was this weekend. I’m planning on rest, relaxation and snuggled. Bring it!  Miles Moved: 2.26

Saturday, July 29, 2017 –   Come at me Saturday. I’m so ready. Bring on the snuggles. Miles Moved: 0.69


Thoughts for the week:  Baby steps and remember to breathe.  Those have definitely been my words to live by this week.  When times get tough and stressful, take a walk.  I’m trying my best to walk away that old ugly Mr. Stress.  I don’t think giving up is even in my vocabulary anymore – which is an awesome thing! As you can tell from this week, I’ve had lots of stress and doctor appointments.  I really don’t want to elaborate at this point in any details except to say pray for me.  Life goes on.  Thanks my friends.


This week walked: 14.43

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  367.43

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with Friends – Week 29 

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, July 16, 2017 –   Day of rest.  We did absolutely nothing this day.  We rested.  We slept.  We watched television.  We took our medicines and played nice.  We spent time between the sofa in the room and taking naps in the bedroom.  I think this really paid off.

Monday, July 17, 2017 –  I’m feeling so much better today.  I think we may live!  I think I only had a coughing fit one time today.  That is a great improvement for sure!  I broke my walk into two walks today in/around the office.  I didn’t do the walk outside.  The humidity is still horrible and we had showers on/off all day.   Miles Moved: 2.52

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 –   Finally I’m feeling like human again – it’s a miracle! LOL.  Feeling better physically and then what hits me?  A toothache.  Whoever could think that something so small as a tooth could cause so much havoc and bring you to your knees?  I can not win lately – shaking my head.  I’ll just see if I can walk away some of this pain.  I think by having RA, I’m used to having some type of pain every day.  But I think I’ve had my share lately.  Miles Moved: 2.71

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 –   When life gives you lemons, find a friend with Vodka is what I say.  I’m just going to keep walking.  My body is going to have to do more pain than this to keep me down.  Here that Karma?  Find another friend.  Must keep swimming!  Miles Moved: 2.09

Thursday, July 20, 2017 –  Today there were lots of doctor appointments – walking not so much.  It seemed like one continuous test after another.  Give me a break is what I said by the end of the day. I was ready to close my eyes and sleep off everything.  (More about tests/results next month when everything comes back – just pray for me.)  Miles Moved:  0.60

Friday, July 21, 2017 –   Must get lots of things done at work.  It seems if you turn your back to the ocean, the ways seem to try to overcome you.  Not going to happen.  I am the queen of paperwork.  I will survive! Miles Moved: 2.37

Saturday, July 22, 2017 –  Spa Day I don’t think I’ve ever needed you as much as today.  Come to me sweet Chow and take care of me like you always do ❤ Miles Moved: 2.51


Thoughts for the week:  I find that when life keeps throwing things at you, the best thing to do is be kind to you.  I live with constant pain.  It’s not a matter if, “Are you in pain today”.  The more adequate question is, “How bad is the pain today?”  I think living like this rises my threshold of daily obstacles that gets thrown at me constantly.  Never underestimate what you are capable of handling.  You would definitely be surprised ❤


This week walked: 13.80

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  353.00

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Journey with Friends – Week 28 

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, July 9, 2017 –  For the most part, I’m over this summer cold.  But this hacking cough still persists.  At times its like I’m trying to cough up a furball.  This cough has to go.  I wonder if I can sweat it out?  Miles Moved: 1.67

Monday, July 10, 2017 –  I’m going to have to find a solution to this heat outside.  It is way too hot to be walking outdoors in the heat.  Diablo my treadmill has gotten some workout but I just can’t seem to get into the groove of things with my chest and this cough. Miles Moved: 1.82

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 –  Moved a bit more today.  I put a call into my doctor and who said that something is going around with this hacking cough.  The only thing she knows to get rid of it is cough syrup with codeine.  I’m picking it up after work.  I really hope that works. Miles Moved: 2.57

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 –  I’m feeling so much better this morning!  The doctor told me to take it easy for a couple of days and to take my cough syrup.  Hopefully by next week I can be back into the swing of things all the around.  I hope anyway!   Miles Moved: 1.78

Thursday, July 13, 2017 –  Arrgh – this summer cold is killing me.  At times I have absolutely no appetite and the smell of food makes me sick – yay.  Then there are times that my stomach won’t stop growling.  Then my voice goes and then comes back hoarse as all get out – which I think the family enjoys – LOL.  I have no energy.  My energy got up and left without me it seems.  I’m taking it easy the rest of this week to see if I can’t shake it off.  Miles Moved: 1.07

Friday, July 14, 2017 –  I definitely am not filling my Apple i-Watch rings today.  My chest feels heavy (more than normal – giggles) and the codeine cough syrup is making me sluggish like I’m drunk.  It’s so weird.  But my cough is going away.  Cough or sluggo – which one should I pick, right?   Miles Moved: 1.23

Saturday, July 15, 2017 –  Today’s goals – get REST.  And that my friends is basically what I did all day.  Please make this crappy cold go away and find another home.  Karma where are you?  Miles Moved: 0.62


Thoughts for the week:  Life is not a race.  Sometimes we have to take a breath and be okay with yourself.  I’m sick.  I must take care of myself and get over this.  If I can’t take care of myself, I can’t take care of the family.  So I shall put myself first this weekend and come back strong on Monday.


This week walked: 10.76

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  340.20 

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with Friends – Week 27

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!


NOTE:  Sunday, July 2, 2017 through Tuesday, July 4, 2017, I took a much needed break from all exercise for my birthday.  It was a blast and I am now ready for 10 more weeks of hard dedicated commitment ❤

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 –  I didn’t think that taking off 4 days would be so bad when getting back to the exercise routine this morning.  I was wrong – LOL.  It doesn’t help that it was 80 degrees with 80% humidity outside as well.  I was purely miserable for sure afterwards.  I just need to get up earlier and hit my treadmill during these hot days.  Of course that would be easy … and we all know that easy is not in my vocabulary apparently – LOL Miles Moved: 2.76

Thursday, July 6, 2017 –  Why do short weeks at work always seem the longest?  It always seems that way here… especially the first week of the month when I’m the busiest.  It’s still so hot here with the humidity high.  I’m trying to walk Diablo the treadmill at home.  It’s not the same as outside but it dos the job, right? Miles Moved: 2.30

Friday, July 7, 2017 –   YAY!  I can see the light of the start of the weekend.  Happy Dance – here I come!  Of course walking will be involved this weekend – gotta get back in the grind!  Wish me luck.  Miles Moved: 1.62

Saturday, July 8, 2017 –  Errands, errands and more errands topped with Houdini going to the spa.  I’m not sure which one of us enjoys it more – me or Houdini – giggles.  It’ll be good to have my baby boy all smelly lovey dovey. Miles Moved: 1.89


Thoughts for the week:  I took a break this past week from all things exercise.  I still watched somewhat the items I ate but ate a few things I have been choosing not to have.  I think this helped me so much in coming back with more of a vengeance to do another 10 weeks of dedication.  Remember we can’t all be good all of the time.  We do have to live ❤


This week walked: 8.57

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  338.01 

 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2017 in Journey with Friends

 

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