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All I could do was laugh...

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

This morning as I was starting to do my Wii Fit, I got bored of it quickly...so I decided to go for a walk. I hadn't showered yet, but with the heat and humidity I decided that it was pointless to take a shower before the walk since I'd be all sweaty by the time I was done walking. So I put on some walking clothes (one's that I wouldn't normally wear out in public) and headed out. It was relatively early, so I figured there wouldn't be anyone around to see how icky I looked. I was wrong...I ran into 5 different neighbors that were out heading to work. I was thinking "Really?? Any other time I don't see them, but today when I look all sweaty with bed head, I run into them"...lol All I could do was laugh and think to myself at least I'm out there doing it.

I love the feature on here that lets you map your route. I never knew before how far I walked when I walked around the neighborhood...now I can see exactly how far I've walked. Today it was about 1 1/2 miles. Now I'm going to set a goal to increase it. :o)

  
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BUSSMOM 8/3/2011 12:41PM

  As my dad used to say...

"sometimes you just gotta slap your knee and laugh"

I am glad you could find humor in your walk. And congrats on making a new challenge in your walking routine.

=MB

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BNELEPHANT 8/3/2011 11:50AM

  You know they probably thought 'on look at them getting in their exercise. I should do that.' At least that is what I would think! Good job for getting it done early and with the heat!

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CANMTCA 8/3/2011 11:44AM

  I find it liberating when people seem me for what I realy am. It takes a lot of pressure/expectation off for me and even more so when I see others on their "off" mode.

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Reality bites...

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A few weeks ago I went to the Dr for an issue I was having with swallowing. While I was there I was sent for bloodwork since it had been awhile since I had it done. I was always a firm believer of "If it's not broke, don't fix it"...if I wasn't sick, I didn't go to the Dr. I went from not taking any medication, to now taking 6 pills a day. Boy was that a reality check! So now it's time to get serious about my health. I turn 40 in a couple months, so I want to make some big changes before then. Quit smoking, lose weight, and get my blood pressure and cholesterol down. I don't want to be a slave to medications forever!

  
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BLUEPATCHES 8/2/2011 7:55PM

    Boy what a reality check! At least fore-warned is fore-armed... you have the knowledge now of what you need to do to get and stay healthy. Give yourself a big pat on the back for taking THAT step.

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TOLLER43 8/2/2011 7:50PM

    Hang in there. You'll get there!

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DAEDALIA 8/2/2011 7:49PM

    Welcome! You can DEFINITELY do it. I quit smoking after 25 years. I quit cold turkey. It was hard. But it was worth it! Have faith in yourself and PLEASE take advantage of the community and support that you can get here at SparkPeople. It has really helped me so far! Even just the motivational articles have helped me stay the course. Good luck! And we're here if you need to talk, need to vent, or need a shoulder to cry on. :)

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JUSTJUSTY 8/2/2011 7:45PM

    emoticon Take baby steps, don't burn yourself out. Remember you are on a life long journey, this is not deprivation, you deserve it, and you will get there!!

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