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what i learned from my old dog!

Friday, September 25, 2009

emoticonthis morning as i was on my walking journey my old friend skip always lags behind. bless his heart he is old, has sugar, and is a bit over weight from way too many treats. anyhow, as we were walking this morning i looked back and he is very far behind. now on most days when this happens he just goes to the side of the road and waits for our return( we live in the country on a very quiet dirt road). anyways again, i look back and don't see him so i figure he is waiting. i run a bit with the others, we walk a bit, i turn around just to checkl......and there he is right behind me. i just had to give him a high five.

where i'm going with this is matter how far behind we may sometimes lag, the pounds we lose or gain. we can come back and catch up. with determination, and drive. i told my dog skip i wish i could be like him. and that i needed to learn a thing or two from him. i say this as i have gained a bit this week. a half pound but still a gain. but will i give up, get upset? heck no i'm ready for the next week. i say bring it on. i can bring up the rear or i can move forward and win this race. i'm chooseing winning. i write this so i can look back at sometime when i'm feeling low and see how far i have come.

i want to turn around one day and see those old pounds behind me and the thin me coming in first. good luck to you all. michelle. emoticon

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CRKRJAK 9/25/2009 7:06PM

    Thanks for sharing. i love my dog she teaches me so much.

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YATMAMA 9/25/2009 6:49PM

    Thank you for sharing this, sister. The numbers on my scale are being stubborn again, too, but I will not let it get me down at all. I know I'm doing what i need to do and I will keep doing those things. We WILL reach our goals. ^5!!

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TITUS2WMN 9/25/2009 3:55PM

    Awesome blog, Michelle!!! Very inspiring. :o) Christine

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LATVIAN_SANDY 9/25/2009 12:19PM

    Thank you! That was wonderful. To all dog lovers - WooHoo!!!

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JHADZHIA 9/25/2009 11:02AM

    Hi Michelle,
We have an old dog too, who is limping, and has bad paws. But he never gives up and is always ready to go in an instant, especially to the off leash area across the river, where we are going this morning. I don't feel well, overdid it yesterday and I have sore ankles, but if he can hobble around, so can I!
Love our dogs! They never complain, are always there for us, they are more faithful than any human could ever hope to be! Its a never-ending love fest!
I Love emoticon

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IUHRYTR 9/25/2009 9:38AM

    Dogs make great companions, don't they? You have a terrific attitude. I'm confident you will succeed. -- Lou

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GIZZI315 9/25/2009 9:30AM

    I was walking with my old dog this morning too. What impressed me about her is her excitement when she gets the opportunity to go with me - her whole body wags! Lord, help me stay motivated to giver her that pleasure everyday, and to be just as jotful about it as she is!

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last chance day

Thursday, September 24, 2009

emoticoni need to give it heck this day. tomorrow is my weigh in. i haven't done so well this month in terms of loss, but i have stuck to my exercise and nutrition for the most part. that is progress in my book. so i begin this day with my usual walk, and exercises. tomorrow is the long walk/run. i have begun to do the everyother day. one day short walk and exercises, the next long walk/run. tomorrow will tell if it is working. my calories have been up this week. pms and me. as of tomorrow i'm goimg back to counting points on weight watchers. the trackers are helpful and i will continue to use them for my fruits, veg and water usage, but i need to switch up a bit and with points i seem to do a bit better. i dont know why that is but what ever works at this point. so till tomorrow, let's give it heck for the last chance workouts. michelle.

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YATMAMA 9/24/2009 10:41PM

    You keep up those holy habits that you have developed. You're doing GREAT!

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BELTONWALKER67 9/24/2009 9:54PM

    Sounds like you've got it all together and know what works for you. emoticonYou are doing an amazing job. emoticon

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PVILLELADY 9/24/2009 8:44AM

    You're making ENORMOUS progress, whether or not the scale says so tomorrow! Take your measurements as well--you may surprise yourself!!

I LOVE your attitude! Go get 'em, girl!!


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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

emoticonIt's wednesday. this is my favorite day of the week. I can't begin to tell you why. It just always has been. I guess because the end is so near. Of the week that is. lol. As i was walking this morning and saying my daily prayers i realized that i really have come to enjoy that time. Ive said it before and i'll say it again, i love exercise. Walking is my favorite pasttime. I get to spend time with my dogs, myself, and nature and god. what more could anyone want.

this week i have an extra challenge with my weight as i gained last week. not a lot but enough to make me work harder this week. so far i'm up on the exercise and about the same for calories. i slacked last week on the exercise and i think that had a lot to do with it. also pms but that is a story for another time and any woman out there can atest it is a downfall to all on a diet. I mean journey. sorry i fell back to my old way of thinking.

i want to wish all a very good day and remember we can get there from here. we just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other. michelle.


morning walk

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

emoticonif you've ever heard the song" i saw god today" you will understand this blog. i saw god today, i was out with my dogs for our morning walk when my big dog started barking, out of the woods comes the most beautiful deer across our path. what beauty to behold nature at its best. sorry you fellow hunters i just can't do it and don't really like it, killing for sport now more than food needs. but i understand and i let others do what needs to be done to keep the population down. but it was awesome.

i have come to love my early morning walks. the quiet is perfect to get my prayers in, enjoy the quiet for a bit(i work in a busy pharmacy), and spend some quality time with my pups.

so the next time you are wondering what to do for cardio, or your just bored, may i suggest getting out for a brisk walk, you never know what be waiting around the bend. have a blessed day. michelle.

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IUHRYTR 9/23/2009 6:06AM

    So true. We can't see nature's miracles if we never go outside. -- Lou

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YATMAMA 9/22/2009 11:25PM

    What a blessed, blessed time.

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NJDIETZ 9/22/2009 5:29PM

    I know what you mean.

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BELTONWALKER67 9/22/2009 4:46PM

    I, too, love my walks whether in the early morning or the early evening. I love walking the neighborhood and seeing/visiting with my neighbors and admiring their pretty yards. Usually in the evening is when everyone is out and about. The early mornings are more quiet and peaceful.

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MAMONTOYA 9/22/2009 12:52PM

    I know EXACTLY what you mean by the early morning walks. You can actually hear the quiet calm air. Don't your senses seem to be sharper than any other time. Thank you for sharing your blog. I enjoyed reading it.

Have a wonderful week.


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Saturday, September 19, 2009

emoticonthis is how my day has made me feel today. a bit loopy. my son works 11-7 shift and calls this morning with a flat tire. i have to shake the sleep out of my eyes and go to his work to help him out. we get the tire off and have to go to his house to get another tire take it to the gas station and have it put on the old rim, then go back to his work and fix it. man what a way to start the day. needless to say i got no walk this morning and with getting up before i really intended to i felt off kilter all day. does anyone else have moments like these? sometimes i feel like it is just me. i'm glad i could help him though. i actually got to be a blessing to my child today. kinda feels good. so till next time. have a blessed day all.

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TERESA6262 9/20/2009 6:19PM

    I absolultey LOVED helping my daughter recover from the delivery of my grandson this past week. I got VERY little sleep in.. but talk about DELIGHT! What a joy to be a part of their first few days of bonding. I was SO GLAD and BLESSED to be able to take a whole week off from work and fly home. It was NOT what I had planned...but I AM SO GRATEFUL i could do it! GOD IS GOOD! Your son is blessed to ahve a mom who feels blessed to hlpe him! that's what families are for!

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PVILLELADY 9/20/2009 6:45AM

    Isn't funny how they still rely on good old Mom to come to their rescue? Sometimes it makes us feel very happy to know our older children still need us!


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YATMAMA 9/19/2009 8:43PM

    Get to bed a little earlier, Mama. Good job!!!

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