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I did it because I can

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I am working to get my spark back.

Yesterday, I walked 11,746 steps. Thru the cold weather, I have been having trouble getting 5000 steps a day. Even with a case of what feels like bronchitis and a wind advisory yesterday, I walked to the store, to work, then to my in-laws. The best part of that story is it was a choice.

When my husband went to start his truck yesterday, it just didn't happen. Since he works 30 miles from home, I told him to take my car. I am only 1.5 miles from work. I told him I would walk.

I got a text message from my father-in-law that he would take me to work. I declined. He is disabled and I would not have him get out in that wind to take me to work. I assured him that I would be fine.

On my way to work, I pass the post office. I seen an elderly lady walking with a cane. Her other arm was carrying a package. Even though we have a handicap ramp there, there are no automatic doors. So I rushed up the steps to open the door for this woman. Yesterday's random act of kindness. (I have been trying to practice this whenever I am out in public. I recommend it to everyone.)

Wind blown is a way that would describe me when I arrived to work. I was 30 minutes early. I took time to make myself presentable, as I work with the public. When they found out that I walked, of course, my boss said she would have sent one of the others to get me. I told her that I was fine and assured her that my legs are not broke, lol.

Hubby's truck still is not running. So, again today, I will walk to work, and continue to walk so long as it is not snowing, raining or under 30F. My goal, 10,000 steps a day.`

*Note* 1 year ago, I was walking with a cane due to pain. Although I still suffer from chronic pain, I do things because I CAN! Don't limit yourself. 70 pounds gone makes a big difference in my life.

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CAJUNBUCKEYE59 2/13/2013 4:59AM

    emoticon For the inspiration that you give to our group..... emoticon emoticon

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WEBEZE 2/13/2013 3:07AM

    emoticon emoticon How inspiring.

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MARYANN2323 2/12/2013 2:28PM

    Very proud of you. WooHoo. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 2/12/2013 11:55AM

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BIGPAWSUP 2/12/2013 8:28AM

    Absolutely awesome! You are terrific! emoticon

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GABY1948 2/12/2013 8:22AM

    emoticon emoticon and I would expect nothing less of you, on the walking and thinking of others or the random act of kindness...too bad these random acts are such a dying breed! Keep it up maybe someone else will "catch" it and so on! emoticon

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WHISPERINGPINE9 2/12/2013 8:03AM

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NANCYRUBIO 2/12/2013 7:42AM

    You are a great wife but watch that bronchitis.
You are also a wonderful human being and I admire
your wonderful heart. emoticon

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DAJAMOGU1 2/12/2013 7:17AM

Inspirational--both for walking and for the good deeds. THanks!

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AZMOMXTWO 2/12/2013 6:41AM

  way to go I love being able to walk
and to be down 70 pounds is great keep up the good work

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BLUENOSE63 2/12/2013 6:41AM

  Wow now that's a WOOHOO day! You should be very proud of yourself not only for thumbing your nose at the weather but taking the time to help others.....if more people would do that it would be a much better world!

If you have a WooHoo jar, put that moment in the jar. If you want to know what a WooHoo jar is, check out BOGUSANNIE's page, she and I have decided to start a WooHoo revolution

Have a great day

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