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Chugging along

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

The #backontrack challenge here at SP has proven to be the kick in the bum that I needed to get myself together. I've done well with exercise this month; I've been taking advantage of the relatively low humidity and I've been taking walks every day. I have to take two walks, because my dog likes to walk, but he is so old and slow that he can only go about half a mile at a time. So I walk him his slow, pokey half mile, enjoying his company and letting him sniff and pee all he wants (he's earned the privilege. I do have one rule, however: no peeing on mailboxes or flowerbeds. It just seems rude. He can pee on hydrants, telephone poles and street signs to his heart's content). After the Old Dog Half Mile, I drop him off to rest in the A/C, then I go back out for another 30-45 minutes of fast walking. I'm really enjoying it.

I've also been listening to SP Radio while I've been cooking and washing dishes. It's helping me focus on the healthy changes that I need to be making. And I got to hear Kitty on the radio!!!!! emoticon

My efforts to moderate drinking are up and down. Last night I overindulged. Today, however, is another day and I am determined that I will abstain tonight. I have to go get blood drawn tomorrow morning, so that is another incentive to stick to decaf green tea tonight.

Tomorrow my best friend and her boyfriend are flying in from Maine to spend a long weekend. I'm so excited! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THROOPER62 8/11/2013 5:50AM

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2BDYNAMIC 8/10/2013 11:32AM

    I know lots of people who do the same thing .......... walk the dog, then yourself! ........... Have lots of fun w/ your friends!

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BIGPAWSUP 8/8/2013 9:08PM

    Sounds like you are doing wonderful! Congrats.

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NILLAPEPSI 8/8/2013 11:23AM

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MELISSIMAUS 8/7/2013 10:24PM

    Sounds like a good day. Hope you have a great weekend with your friends!

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CAPECODBABE 8/7/2013 10:09PM

    LOL My dog gets lazy in the hot weather.

Have fun with your BFF this weekend!

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CAROL_31649731 8/7/2013 8:55PM

    Walking is the best exercise you can do--slow with your dog's good . . . a little faster by yourself afterwards, even better. Good for you!!!! emoticon

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PEG2584 8/7/2013 8:32PM

    I like the idea of the Old Dog Half Mile - that could actually be me. LOL

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A_NEW_CHAPTER 8/7/2013 8:15PM

    The Old Dog Half Mile - sounds like an event we should sponsor!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your friends!

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