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