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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yeah, finally got the blog to work again! I click on the edit an old one and it allowed me this to do a new one. Must have something to do with the pop-up.

I love walking. I have had more success this week thank goodness. Was getting frustrated with a gain in weight.

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WALIDGAZALA 4/12/2012 4:41PM

    It seems very nice to walk during this weather.
Enjoy the Spring.

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Excitement!! Woo Hoo!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Isn't it amazing what a little success can do for the ole attitude?! I have been taking predisone for tennis elbow (actually tomato elbow). It made me all puffy. Well it also gave me the added energy to walk every where which I am thankful for the added boost in my step. Each time I've weighed since starting it my weight was going up, up, up! Well not this morning!! I have lost back. Still have some water weight but I have a feeling by the end of next week I will be down a full 5 pounds. I guess I shouldn't have included this "false" weight but it is exciting whether it is real or water.

I have been eating only veggies with the occasional fish, milk, and eggs in my diet since the start of Lent. I like this new way of eating. I also watched the movie, Fast Food Nation. I may not return to eating meat unless I know it came from free-range organic source. Of course to choose this source means added cost so that will certainly keep my meat consumption down!!

Have a great day all!

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SPOKENWORD 3/20/2012 5:40PM

    Woohoo! Congrats on being down 5 pds! Keep up the good work!

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PEPPYPATTI 3/16/2012 12:08PM

    Way to go on all the walking!!

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Destination Walking!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

emoticon So I am now doing "Destination Walking." So what is this new idea of mine?! Well, I love to walk but sometimes the motivation isn't there so I decided to add an incentive - destination walking. I will walk to my favorite coffee bistro - Sweet Sallies - for an iced coffee. I thought it was much further away but turns out to be only 2.5 miles round trip from my house! How cool is that. On Tuesday I leave work early at 3:30 pm since I didn't take my lunch hour. Race home, get my shorts & tee shirt on (75 degrees here in TN - how blessed am I?!), and run out the door. I make it to Sweet Sallies in record time. My steps are brisk and energetic!! Order an ice water to drink there and an iced coffee with skim milk to take with me. Yum! Less than $3 bucks and tip the barista the change. Yummy ice water slurped down and now back to walking. Off I take and soon I am rounding the bend where I work and see my student GA leaving. Hi Courtney! She says, "wow, you are doing what I want to do - be in shorts and enjoying the weather." Yup, I sure am. I pull my cell phone out to check the time...doing great. Read some text messages and back to brisk walk. Uh oh! Where's my change? I paid the coffee with a $20 bill. No change in my pocket. Oh no, I must have pulled it out when I was getting my phone! Ugh! So I race back to where I stopped to said hi to money. emoticon

Oh well, an expensive cup of coffee but a wonderful "destination walk."

This morning - Wednesday - I decided to head off on another destination walk - AA meeting before work. This takes about 10 minutes to walk from my house. I am walking briskly because the meeting starts at 7:00 am and it now 7:25 am. It is okay to arrive late but want to get as much from the meeting as I can. Here we go. As I pass where I can decide either to go to work or to go the AA meeting I look at my phone for the time. Hmmm 7:30am - work or meeting?? meeting or work?? I make the right decision and continue on to the meeting. Wow, it is packed. I count 17 cars and 25 people. We have great meetings here in Cookeville, TN. I am so blessed. I skip out at 8:00 am before the closing to get to work at 8:09 am. Fun, fun!! I am loving this destination walking.

Later today I plan on walking home and then back to the cafeteria to join my husband for dinner - salad bar. emoticon Sounds like fun doesn't it? Get out there...walk...destination walk. emoticon

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AUGGIE1DOGGIE 3/16/2012 9:14AM

    Thanks for the comments! I love the Powell area. I grew up in Tazewell.

I agree MNJones2! We walked every where as kids! I didn't think anything of walking from my granny's to school, to the playground, back, and then running through the woods till dark.

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PEPPYPATTI 3/14/2012 9:52PM

    Where I live in Powell there is no place to really walk to, so on one of my team we do a Virtual Walk to wherever we want. I just finished walking to Memphis & today started my way back home. It is a fun challenge to see how many miles & where you go to that day.

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MNJONES2 3/14/2012 4:35PM

    Thanks for sharing the idea - as a kid/teenager I walked everywhere and was in shape! You are right - walking is a great idea, especially with gas prices creeping up more all the time.

Sorry about your $$ though. that is tough.

Best wishes on your journey to good health

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Look not at the past for you cannot re-live it nor live in it.

Look not to the future for you cannot predict it nor live in it.

Live in the here and now. Our gift is the present!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 2/16/2012 11:35PM

    So true z- just take one day at a time!
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