So a bit more about me this go-'round. I stepped on the scale Friday morning and was very happy with the number I saw. I was down 3 lbs. The week previous I had only been down 0.4 lbs.
The number on the scale does not define me.. but it sure as h*ll made me smile Friday morning.
Consistency pays off.
I walked around 22.5 miles on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday combined. That was a busy weekend! I burned a lot of calories, so was a little looser with my intake, but still mostly reasonable. No whole bags of whatever for this lil brown duck, nope!
Friday, I worked at the emergency rescue set up by OHS for a seizure they executed back in November.
Saturday, we did a training walk with a friend of 6 miles along my favorite Columbia River trail.
Sunday, we worked on the dog path at the shelter.
I've been working at the emergency rescue at least once a week, every week, since it started. It's in a separate location from the main shelter. I've even spent whole weekends or weeks working at the rescue, caring for the animals there.
That is, in fact, where lil Miss Katie Mae came from.
Once she was surrendered, Bill had decided he loved her too much to let her go to any other family. Fortunately, our other five dogs have mostly agreed with him.
That's the only photo of all six of them that I have for now.
Left to right: Millie (gray), Maggie (red and white), Bubba (white), Katie (red), Benny (gray), Pudgy (red plaid).
I'm hoping to one day get them all lined up and all to stay so I can get another picture.
I can dream, right?
So that's the story of our sixth dog! Yes, I have the Crazy Dog Lady tshirt and wear it often. Rescue work and volunteering has become a large part of what I do when I'm away from work, which is not often enough! It's nice that it's becoming a more active part as well.
All in all, I'm ready for the sunshine we're having here at Portland and all the sunny hours we can be outside. May the sun shine on you as well, wherever you are!