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Journey with Friends – Week 12

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.  Oh.my.goodness.  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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Journey with Friends – Week 11

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!


March 12, 2017 –   I think the i-Watch needs to have housecleaning put in for one of the exercises you can perform.  Really I do.  The past couple of Sunday’s me and the hub unit have spent cleaning and moving things around here at the Hotel Thompson.  There’s no telling how many calories you are burning off while washing/drying/folding clothes, sweeping/mopping the floors throughout the home, cleaning the tub/toilet in the bathroom and taking trash out.  Are you with me on this?  LOL  Miles Moved: 1.10

March 13, 2017 –  Back to the hills today – how much fun can one girl have?  Today’s routine was this:  walk the entire parking lot, then do the cardiac hill up and down twice and then repeat with a total of four times around the parking lot in 30 minutes.  And let me add it was 40 degrees with wind outside today.  I bundled up, zipped up my hoodie and hit the ground walking.  Another day down for sure – what a way to start a Monday!  Miles Moved: 2.60

March 14, 2017 –  It’s cold outside.  Okay I said it. I’m not ashamed of that.  I live in the south for heavens sake.  It’s not suppose to be this cold like ever really. It was in the 30’s today and the wind was something wicked.  I emailed my sister that lives in Chicago.  She let me know really quick what cold weather really is and then sent me this weather warning… of course after telling me to bundle up before walking.  And I did walk.  In the cold.  Bundled up like a snowman.  Spring where are you?   Miles Moved: 2.22

March 15, 2017 –  Again with this crappy weather.  Our winter has been pretty mild so why Mother Nature are you being a witch this week?  Don’t you know I have walking to do – goals to meet?  I did 25 minutes outside until my face was frozen.  I did the last 5 minutes inside walking around the office making my own paths around desks and other obstacles.  But in the end, I got my 30 minutes in.  Please make the weather better tomorrow.  Miles Moved: 2.08

March 16, 2017 – Went to a friend’s restaurant last night with the hub unit. Let’s just say I ate a little too much of the good stuff.  But never fear.  The voice of my sister pushing me along was with me today encouraging me to do double time on the hills.  Heck, I walked so hard today – full 30 minutes outside in the cold 40’s weather – that my i-Watch gave me a medal.  See that and eating a decent dinner tonight – a delectable salad – who could ask for more?   Miles Moved: 3.54

March 17, 2017 –  Oh my goodness!  I have the worst migraine today.  Needless to say I didn’t move much.  I don’t get these often but when I do – WOWZER!  It’s going to be a low key day today. Miles Moved: 1.11

March 18, 2017 –  I feel so much better today!  Yesterday was so dark and today I’m back baby!  Gotta make up for a day missed from yesterday so today it will be errand day.  Miles Moved: 1.90


Thoughts for the week:  Let’s talk about encouragement this week.  Friends, you do not know how much help you are in encouraging me each and every week.  It’s like my little club encouraging me to walk five days a week.  Thank you very much for your support, encouragement and ideas  ❤

And my sister Tina.  She bought me my i-Watch for Christmas so I could get healthier.  I can’t thank you enough Tina.  Between that I-watch knowing you are always looking at my activity rings and you being in my head guiding me what to eat and do, I don’t know how I could do this.  You are totally awesome and rock!  Smooches to a better *US*.  


This week walked: 14.55

TOTAL 2017 Miles: 143.36


Weight Loss:  -12.00 pounds (88 more to go!)  *Scales aren’t moving lately.  I’m fixing to shoot them.  However, I can feel the changes in my body – which is better than the scales moving, right?

 
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Journey with Friends – Week 10

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!


March 5, 2017 –   A day of rest.. until you add in grocery shopping at the market.  How much fun can one person have – LOL?  But the groceries are bought, put up and it’s time to rest in the afternoon.  All to get ready for tomorrow.  Where did the weekend go?  Miles Moved: 1.80

March 6, 2017 –  Didn’t get my walk in this morning.  I went to the post office and stood in line for what seemed like forever!  So I had to postpone my morning walk to the afternoon.  It was a bit warmer outside but the wind was fabulous.  It was almost like the wind you would feel off of the water near the beach.  We have a huge storm brewing in our way sometime tomorrow.  Must get these walks in outside before the rain!  Miles Moved: 2.60

March 7, 2017 –  Got my morning walk in – YES!  For my daily walks during the week, I walk around our building complex at work.  I  have several different paths I have figured out for thirty minutes – that’s how long I walk.  The paths are ‘marked’.  They are just something I have walked in different areas around the building and one complex over.  It depends on how I’m feeling that day as to what “path” I walk. I put my ear buds in, crank the music and walk whichever path I decide.  The different paths keep it new and the music keeps me update.  Whatever works huh?  Miles Moved: 2.57

March 8, 2017 –  I have to share this my friends. Both of my hips were hurting today – like something wicked more than the normal.  So I decided to go for my walk.  A few minutes into my walk, they stopped hurted.  What?!  Tell me that my body has not gotten adjusted to walking and now craves it?  LOL – the thought huh?  Miles Moved: 2.44

March 9, 2017 –  The entire time I walked today I repeated to myself, “I so don’t want to do this.  I so don’t want to do this.”  Isn’t that funny?  But I kept on walking – one foot in front of the other determined that I *was* going to do this.  And here’s a little bit of something for you.  There is a hill where I walk.  It’s not totally bad but it does have some elevation to it.  I walk it 2-4 times per walk.  Now I hate that hill.  There’s no other words for it.  It’s elevated and I get hot and sweaty walking it.  However, as much as I hate it personally, my butt loves it.  Giggles – that’s something to think about huh?  Miles Moved: 2.44

March 10, 2017 –   Now that is too funny.  I was called to a co-workers office in the afternoon.  She advised me to look out her window.  What did I see?  I think I’ve started something.  There were two other people outside who have started walking.  Ha!  Im bringing healthy back.  I don’t think those two people knew each other but isn’t that great?  Miles Moved: 2.28

March 11, 2017 –   Errands.  I really need a weekend and a day of rest. Miles Moved: 1.57


Thoughts for the week:  Persistence.  I think I’ve lived by the word lately.  And also the phrase never give up, never surrender.  The scale is not moving but my clothes are fitting differently.  Even my shoes are fitting differently.  I must not give up.  


This week walked: 15.70

TOTAL 2017 Miles: 128.81


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

 
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Journey with Friends – Week 9

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!


February 26, 2017 –  With the stress of the washer/dryer delivery and having a couple of asthma attacks over the past several days, today I just treated myself nice.  You can’t beat someone when they are down.  And trust me friends.  I was DOWN today.  Thank goodness that the delivery is behind me.  The asthma is behind me (I feel so much better now).  The errands are behind me.  Now I can concentrate back to normalcy tomorrow.  Today, I didn’t even get dressed for most of the day let alone put on my i-Watch.  I’m not even beating myself up today, which I would in the past.  This is a lifetime change, not a six month or year change.  I’m okay with myself for letting go today.  I think we need to do that every once in a while anyway.  Tomorrow though – back to the grind!  I promise! ❤

February 27, 2017 – Back to work, back to normalcy and back to walking.  Yeah baby!  It really felt good after missing the past several days.  You don’t think my body is adjusting and starting to – gulps – love walking, do you?  LOL  Miles Moved: 2.47

February 28, 2017 –  Let’s be real shall we?  This is life.  Life happens.  I like to say that I take stress pretty well but with all that happened over the weekend, I failed.  Not just failed but failed miserably.  Okay the hub unit says I didn’t but we all know ourselves better than anyone else, right?  So let’s get it out there and admit to some things.  I’m human.  I didn’t walk (exercise) for FOUR days. I didn’t monitor what I ate like I should.  No I didn’t overindulge or pig out but my food choices could have been better.  And here’s the big admission.  I drunk a soda.  A real fully leaded Coke.  Sigh – it’s out now.  I broke and broke terribly especially when the asthma attacks started happening Saturday.  Was it as good as I remembered – HELL YEAH!  Am I over it now so I can move on and get back to living clean?  YES-YES-YES.  I was beating myself up and I thought twice about posting.  Then it dawned on me.  Some of you actually do read my journey on my weight loss.  I refuse to sugar coat my life.  So with that being said, you get the truth – the real me.  It may not be wonderful every week.  But the good news is I’m back baby!  Miles Moved: 3.11

March 1, 2017 –   The rains are moving in today.  Hopefully they will tend to happen during the nights so I can get my walks in outside.  I mean I do have my treadmill Lucifer but I really enjoy getting outside and feeling the sun on my body which might I add I’ve never wanted before.  Strange huh?  And I’m happy to say things are back to their old selves.  I’m on a mission friends.  ❤ Miles Moved: 2.24

March 2, 2017 –  The rains waited last night until after I got home.  I’m loving this sunshine during my walks.  Before when I worked through lunch, I would never see the sun.  That’s a crying shame!  And with my walks, I’ve created a playlist for music to listen to while putting in walk time.  It has some fabulous upbeat music from all generations.  It’s fabulous!  Miles Moved:  1.96

March 3, 2017 –  I weighed this morning.  The scales has not moved.  However, I *know* my body is changing and that makes me happy.  I’ll go with the way I “feel” anyday over that stupid scale – giggles.  And today during my walk, it was cold and windy outside.  But that was okay.  I dressed up in a coat with my hoody looking like a snowman doing my 30 minute walk.  Call that determination you stinking scales – LOL!  Miles Moved: 2.37

March 4, 2017 –  Errand day – don’t you just love the weekend to catch up on everything – LOL.  Miles Moved: 1.57


Thoughts for the week:  9 weeks adjusting to a new way of eating and living.  There have been ups and downs but for the most part I’ve adjusted.  There’s a lot more to go one step at a time chasing my shadow one day at a time.  Thank you my friends for your support! ❤️


This week walked: 13.72

TOTAL 2017 Miles: 113.11


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

 

 
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Journey with Friends – WEEK 8

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!


February 19, 2017 –  Today was a test.  A test of strength and dedication.  Yesterday we took mom out for her birthday.  I did amazingly good with my choices of food.  No problems there and I even got a little walk in with some errands we did afterwards.  Do you remember the dilemma we had last month with the refrigerator?  Well guess what went out today?  The washing machine decided it was done and called it turned in it’s resignation.  Shaking my head.  Of course it would do that when it was full of water and dirty clothes.  So after getting out all of the dirty clothes, wringing them and taking them to my moms to do, we had to go shopping for a new washer.  And while we were at it, get a new dryer.  Why the dryer?  Because the dryer is pushing 30 plus years and I know it will probably decide to quit next month.  That’s the way it works, right?  So I was tested this date fully.  And by the time all was said and done, I was craving a real Coke like something you wouldn’t believe.  I want to say thank you now to all the peeps who are on my Facebook page that helped me out in my time of need and talked me down.  You are the best ❤  I did not get a Coke.  I did not drink any sodas.  I drunk three glasses of water and called it that.  So, I’m still no soda’s since December which is a miracle.  Miles Moved: 1.28

February 20, 2017 –  Before I started changing my lifestyle, I tried on a pair of Levi’s that I used to wear.  Don’t we all do that?  I could barely get them over my bum and don’t even think about buttoning them.  One edge was far east and the other far west and they were never to meet again.  This morning, I tried them on again to test the waters.  Over my legs, over my butt with ease.  Shocker!  And the button side and whole side almost touched.  You can pass out now – I almost did.  Eight weeks and I can *almost* button them.  Now that is a feeling that makes you continue this path.  Miles Moved: 2.62

February 21, 2017 –  Do you ever have days that you feel short?  I’m 5’8″ and most of the time, I walk talk and feel tall.  But there are days when I walk that I feel so short like the ground is so close to my face.  Isn’t that funny?  I woke up this morning to a very high pollen count.  Pollen is so early here in the south!  Usually we don’t get pollen until next month.  My nose and my eyes were having a race to see who wanted to misbehave the most this morning.  I went for my walk and I think I dryed everything out.  At least I can breathe now for a while.  Miles Moved: 2.60

February 22, 2017 –  I had to get my walk in today.  I have a funny feeling that I will not get much exercise the next couple of days with everything that we need to get done. But today’s walk was good. Thank goodness for that. Miles Moved: 2.92

February 23, 2017 –  Yep I was right.  Today was a circus for sure. I do not recommend appointments for the accountant, lawyer, post office and nails all in one day.  And, I may not have walked per say but I did enough bending up and down cleaning out the laundry room in preparation for our new washer/dryer installation scheduled for tomorrow. Miles Moved: 1.32

February 24, 2017 –  I hate waiting for any delivery. There I said it. I waited all day for the delivery of our washer/dryer who didn’t get here until after 5:30pm. Then, the wrong cord was ordered for the dryer. They have to come back out tomorrow. Lucky me. And again I didn’t get to walk but while waiting for the delivery guy I cleaned the house all day.  Miles Moved: 1.62

February 25, 2017 –  Again another entirely day of waiting. The delivery got here finally after 6:00pm to change the cord. The guy was here for less than ten minutes. What a pain in the butt!  Miles Moved: I didn’t wear my I-watch today.  I was cleaning and didn’t want to hit it or get it wet


Thoughts for the week:  Persistence.  That’s a really hard word to come to terms with at times.  We all want instant gratification.  Trust me.  I’m no difference.  It’s taking me eight weeks to see physical changes and that is persistence.  So far technically, I’ve only lost 12 pounds (our next weigh in is scheduled 03/04/2017).  But everyday I feel changes and shifts in my body.  It’s happening and I have to keep working towards my goal.  That’s when we have to keep telling ourselves, “Keep going.  Don’t stop.”  Just when you think you can’t, you see or feel something different.  This is a blurry picture but you can see the difference.  See how lose the pants are?  Finally!  Something you can see that makes you feel like persistence is a good thing.


This week walked: 12.36

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  99.39


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

 

 
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Journey with Friends – WEEK 7

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!


February 12, 2017 –  I love my Sundays.  I still keep my i-Watch on and track my activity but I don’t push myself on Sundays.  It’s my day of rest.  The scheduled I finally found that works for me is pushing it Monday thru Friday, Saturdays are a bonus if me and the hub workout and Sundays I rest.  This schedule I can maintain for sure.  Today, I kicked up my feet and watched movies on television while cuddling with the anipals.  Now those are great times.  Miles Moved: 1.33

February 13, 2017 –  Coming off of the weekend, it feels good to move and take my daily lunch walk chasing my shadow.  I always bring a jacket in case it’s too cool outside but most of the time the jacket comes off midway.  And I finally found a great walk to do.  I walk all the way around our work complex, through the parking lot making a circle, going back around the complex and then ending up back at my office.  It’s a great walk full of hills.  It does make me feel good afterwards.  Miles Moved: 2.30

February 14, 2017 – Do you know what gets my goat?  Bullies.  Pure and simple.  And they are everywhere – not just in schools.  I’ll tell you a secret that I haven’t told many people in my life.  When I was in middle school, I was bullied.  Why?  For being overweight.  Then in High School, I was bullied for a different reason.  Why?  For being smart.  And let me tell you something.  It doesn’t stop there.  There are bullies everywhere – in the gym, in the church, in stores and Lord forbid in the workplace.  The little bullies just grow up to be big jerk bullies.  I guess from being bullied from a young age, I learned to block a lot of feelings in my youth.  Now that I’m older, I’ve learned that I don’t care what people think about me.  I know that I’m a good person.  Get to know me and I promise you will like me… really 🙂  But some people in this day and time still look at you and assume you must be lazy.  It’s like people that judge a book by the cover.  You never know what you have until you get involved.  So for all those bullies out there – kiss my southern grits.  Now 🙂 I feel better.  That was my soap box issued for today.  Miles Moved: 2.56

February 15, 2017 –  Well we didn’t do too bad last night.  We did split a dessert but also  means half the calories, right?  And hey, we do still need to live and celebrate special occasions.  Got my walk in at work before the date so that counts too.  This week, my i-Watch is set for 400 calories to be used for exercise.  At the end of this day, I did 889!  That’s a personal best so far this year.  Go me!  Miles Moved: 2.03

February 16, 2017 –  I’ll be honest with you.  I sure didn’t feel like walking outside today.  It’s in the 50’s which would be awesome if their was no wind and the sun was fully shining.  That was not the case here today.  It was in the 50’s with LOTS of wind and the sun kept ducking behind the clouds. I took a small walk around the warehouse at work for 10 minutes this morning before work.  Then for my lunch break, I zipped up my jacket, put on my hoody, put in my bluetooth with my music and hit the streets.  Brrr and chilly willy!  But today was a good day and I’m glad I walked.  Not just for the obvious I’m moving and I did 20 minutes outside.  But because one of the other tenants in our work complex was going to their car and stopped me for a minute.  They told me how proud they were of me, that they had seen me outside every day and they had to give me an atta boy for walking in the elements I’ve done.  ❤ Now, hey – that makes everything better.  Miles Moved: 2.18

February 17, 2017 –  Today I realized that I’ve been changing my way of living for 7 weeks.  What have I accomplished?  I’m definitely eating a lot better.  My food choices have some kind of thought behind them.  And if I know we have something special coming up, I definitely make sure we eat better and work out more.  Makes sense huh?  Why didn’t I think of the years ago?  LOL.  And one day this week, I really didn’t want to workout but I did anyway.  I was talking to my sister about this and she said that’s when you can tell things are changing with my mindset.  I don’t want to but I know I need to.  There’s a big difference.  It definitely helps walking at mid-day and gives me a little refresher for the rest of my day. Miles Moved: 2.32

February 18, 2017 –  Today is my moms birthday. With that being said, not much is going to happen today besides a birthday dinner. We still have to live and celebrate life 😀 Miles Moved: 1.26


Thoughts for the week:  Life is a work in progress.  I don’t expect to make changes overnight.  But I do expect to live each day – day by day working towards a goal.  And YOU my friends don’t know how helpful you are or how much I appreciate your support during this change.  I really love each and every one of you for sticking with me and reading my thoughts every week.  I hope I don’t bore you ❤


This week walked: 13.98

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  87.03


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

Next Weigh In MARCH 4, 2017

 
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Journey with Friends – WEEK 6

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!


February 5, 2017: I’m definitely living for my Sundays – the day of rest from all exercise.  The big game is on tonight so I’m sure I will get some exercise from jumping up/down and screaming at the television.  That counts, right?  Giggles.  Miles Moved: 0.95

February 6, 2017: I’m so excited!  I finally got my green exercise ring to move and I am kicking it like you won’t believe.  My goal this week is to have perfect circles in everything – activity, exercise and stand – all week long.  I think I can do this.  Some people have asked what the circles do.  I have an Apple i-Watch that does everything ❤ .  On the Apple i-Watch, you have an activity app that keeps up with three things – your activity, your exercise and your stand.  Your activity ring is the red ring.  That tells you how many calories you are burning for that particular day.  For this week, my calories are set for 370 calories therefore my goal is 370; however, as you can tell from the picture, I’m normally doing twice as much as that – yay me!  Your goal calories changes from week to week.  It can be higher or lower and gives you something to shoot for.  The exercise ring is the green ring.  It is recommended that you do some type of exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and that is your goal.  If you do more, the green just keeps wrapping around like the red.  And then there is the blue ring.  That is your stand goal.  The app is set up that it wants you to stand 12 out of 12 hours.  Which means, if you sit too long not doing anything, your watch will buzz to let you know you need to get up and move.  Neat huh?  I hope that explains more.  I’m in LOVE with this i-Watch and can’t thank my sister enough for the gift.  It has really helped mt to be more aware of what I need to do everyday.  And the stand reminder is awesome at work because sometimes I get too involved in paperwork and forget to move.  Miles Moved: 2.23img_9123

February 7, 2017:  My RA in my hip has really been giving me a tough time today.  It may be the wetness in the air due to some rain we are suppose to be getting.  Do your bones/joints let you know when rain is coming?   It’s the pits for sure.  But still, during lunch at work, I got up and moved it around the parking lot.  In fact, I think I kicked it really well 🙂 Miles Moved: 3.06

February 8, 2017:  The rain did come in – thank goodness!  But my hip is still giving me problems.  It *hates* me moving.  Regardless, I hurt if I move and I hurt if I don’t move.  So what am I going to do?  Walk of course – LOL.  Miles Moved:2.34

February 9, 2017:  People around my office complex are starting to recognize me from walking so much.  I think it’s cute.  If they are outside of the building when I come around, they now wave and tell me how proud they are of me getting out there and moving.  Crazy huh?  It really does inspire me to keep going at it especially when my hip is yelling.  Miles Moved: 1.96

February 10, 2017: YAY!  I never thought Friday would get here.  I have to say that I almost had a perfect week.  I was so tired last night that I went to bed early missing two hours of stand time.  But I’m good with that.  Today I felt really great so I kicked it up a notch on my lunch walk. Felt awesome!  Miles Moved: 2.70 miles

February 11, 2017:  Today’s agenda is to run errands in the morning, movie in the afternoon and then rest.  Lots of rest.  Miles Moved: 1.16


Thoughts for the week:  As time has went by, there has been several changes that I’ve seen.  My body is one.  My tastes is another one.  I use to be a huge potato chip fan.  I loved them – all of them.  But these days, I don’t want any of them at all.  Just thinking of them, turns my stomach.  And I’m also happy to say that I still have not had a single soda.  It has been 43 days now since my last one last year.  Some days are easier than others.  Some days I struggle and realize that this is a lifetime change.  So how did you do this week my friends?


This week walked: 14.40

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  73.05


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

 
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