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Day 3: WOW!! Still Going!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This morning was hectic!

I was busily fixing breakfast and then getting myself ready to get out of the house and have some "ME" time with my hairdresser and my pedicurist. Then there is a bit of shopping at Costco afterwards. It makes for a very long day, but so worth it!

As I was getting ready I could see those little brown eyes glaring at me from a distance as Buddy laid inconspicuously in the hallway so I would have to step over him to get out of the house!! I glanced his way and said, "Don't worry Buddy... I'll be back early enough to take you for our walk! I promise!"

Scurrying out of the house with a quick kiss good bye to DH and a hug around Buddy's sweet neck, I headed off for my day. It was beautiful today. It would have been a great day for a long walk, but not possible.

I got my day finished and hurried home in the midst of evening traffic. By the time I got all the groceries unpacked from the car (with DH help) it was getting dark. There Buddy was with those piercing brown eyes reminding me of my promise. I said to DH, "I promised Buddy a walk tonight. Do I still have time?" He said, "Go! This will wait!" He was right.

I put on my pedometer, and discovering that the battery died, and then grabbed the leash and a flashlight. Buddy was waiting at the door without an invitation. Another example of his mind reading abilities!!

We headed down the steps and up to the top of the driveway. I had to take shorter route down the street to the end of the culdesac and back since night's blackness was falling fast.

It was a short adventure but nevertheless it felt so great getting it done! As I was approaching the driveway on our return I thought about DH saying that if I did this short walk just 10 times week I would get 5 miles in!! So far this week I'm at 3 miles just with this short little walk!

What do you know? Amazing!! Baby Steps!

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NFGFANIAM 1/24/2013 12:19PM


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    i love buddy !!!! there's nothing like the eyes of a westie to keep us on track. they do know how to reach us heart and soul. i'm so glad you and buddy are making this journey together and you are sharing it with us. we are all being reminded that baby steps is how we all had to start this long road to a healthier life. keep the walks going and the wonderful blogs !!

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KALANTHA 1/23/2013 7:29PM

    Love your attitude!

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NFGFANIAM 1/23/2013 7:06PM


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    I totally love Buddy. I know I've told this before but he is the best investment you have ever made. He can get you out there when no one else can. YEAH BUDDY!!!!

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NANALD 1/23/2013 11:43AM

    Buddy the motivator! Go Buddy! I do think we forget the value of the little things and the all or nothing mindset is an ongoing problem for me. Thanks for the reminder that every little bit is important! emoticon

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ILOVEROSES 1/23/2013 3:35AM

    emoticon You kept your promise to Buddy and both of you enjoyed the emoticon

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