HARROWJET's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HARROWJET HARROWJET's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Just for fun: 40 things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339382 Borrowed from ONEKIDSMOM: Learn 40 things about your friends and let them learn 40 things about you. <BR> <BR> 1. Do you like blue cheese? <BR> I have never had it <BR> <BR> 2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes? <BR> Tried it once but I was never a smoker <BR> <BR> 3. Do you own a gun? <BR> No <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favourite sweet drink? <BR> Tim Horton's French vanilla cappuccino <BR> <BR> 5. Do you hold any diploma(s), degree(s) or certification(s)? <BR> business school certif... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:59:40 EST St. Patrick's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334263 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/388ee9d3-ff1c-49dd-98de-b065f437d7ab.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4352dae4-1e54-44a8-8912-4d0ce705c89a.jpg"> <BR> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:44:32 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328681 This latest re-start is not going well. I am tracking which is a good thing but I cannot see progress yet. I will continue on and hopefully have a break through soon. <BR> <BR> On a happier note, we went to a Maple Syrup Festival Sunday afternoon. It was a sunny day but it sure was cold by Lake Erie. I didn't take any pictures of the lady with the big pot over the open fire boiling down the sap to make syrup. What caught my eye was the natural ice sculptures made by the water splashin... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 10:50:57 EST Life Is What You Make It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323512 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/433668f2-ffe6-48f1-81f0-f83abb10453d.gif"> <BR> <BR> No one is responsible for your weight loss success. No one but you. Yes, you! <BR> <BR> The day you take complete responsibility for yourself and your choices is the day you start a journey toward grand personal fulfillment. <BR> <BR> You're the only one who lives your life. Believe it or not, you do have the power to succeed at anything you choose. The strength to fulfill your dreams ... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 15:58:13 EST Focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322281 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a10b9f4-a747-4b86-9301-7f3b5b5c8c9a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Focus on your strengths and not your weaknesses. <BR> Be yourself and don't wait for the approval of others. But most important, have a positive and humble mindset no matter what situation you are in. <BR> Count your blessings, not your problems, and you will realize how beautiful your life truly is. <BR> <BR> - Troy Amdahl Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:06:18 EST Move Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321798 I don't know how those who write daily blogs do it. I don't seem to have ideas I want to write about but I like the idea of having a daily blog. Finding an inspiration for the day is how I am choosing to do it for now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/367fdfd6-14bf-43eb-b89e-580972608a52.jpg"> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:01:30 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321237 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc802bf9-6af1-4352-89f4-630490994c9b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was asked where the pictures come from. It is <link>simplereminders.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:34:13 EST Day 3 of Latest Re-start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320924 So far things are going well. I am remembering to keep track of everything I eat. I have not really eliminated anything but I am watching sugar and carbs. So far, nothing is happening but it is still early days. I can do this. Let's hope it is soon so that I can find a pretty dress for Brianne's wedding on June 24. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:43:55 EST Day Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320546 It has been a good day. Having a Springlike day helps. My mood is always improved when the sun is shining. I have been keeping track of everything I eat. If I can continue to do that when it is week 3, I will be quite happy as week 3 is when things usually start to break down. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:01:25 EST Restarting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319809 My weight has been creeping up again. Am I brave enough to actually post it? My BMI says that I am obese. I have a hard time with that. I know I am fat but obese? That is not important. I know I will feel better if I eliminate some of the extra fat I am carrying around. My knees and other parts of my body are starting to complain. My knees are what pushed me to get rid of 35 pounds and keep it off for the past number of years. ('Dieting' has been going on for so long that I no longer... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:58:24 EST What a Beautiful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318519 Today was February 19 but it felt like it could be April. The temperatures were in the mid-50's, perhaps higher. When I went for my walk this afternoon, I was wearing my spring jacket. Hubby went for a motorcycle ride. I saw several other bikes. There were also about four convertibles with their tops down and many dogs being walked. It was a wonderful day. It will be hard to have winter return as it most certainly will since Spring is a month away. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:51:50 EST Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313649 Home, there is no place like it. <BR> <BR> It was a long day, driving through some nasty weather but we are safely back home. I haven't finished unpacking but I am going to bed. We are home a day earlier than we planned to be when we left so I will use Friday as my 'catch-up' day. <BR> Thu, 9 Feb 2017 21:27:42 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312424 “Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving.” ~ Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> Today we are preparing for the over 800 miles drive back to Ontario. The drive is the part of vacation I don't like; however, to see different areas of the country, time in the car is necessary. <BR> <BR> It was over 60*F again today and sunny. It will be hard to face the cold again and other winter weather. Our winter coats and boots are in the car, just in case. Tue, 7 Feb 2017 16:25:47 EST Monday, February 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311978 I woke up feeling much better this morning. It was another beautiful day. The temperature was about 61*F. We went for a drive this morning. This afternoon we went back to Brookgreen Gardens. The pass we purchased last week is good for a week. We walked around a different area of the garden. <BR> <BR> After we left, we looked for a place in Murrells Inlet for a late lunch. We decided to try Drunken Jack's Restaurant and Lounge. It was a good choice. We enjoyed watching the pelican ... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 20:53:12 EST Sunday, February 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311379 This morning I woke up with a headache. There were a couple times during the day when I felt like I was going to be sick but so far I am still here. <BR> <BR> After a couple cold days, the temperature today was about 60*F. I finally had a chance to walk on the beach. Other times when we have stayed in Myrtle Beach, we have had a place close enough to the water that I could get lots of beach walks. This time we are inland a bit - too far for me to get to the beach unless that is where we... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 19:28:16 EST Thursday, February2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309846 It is difficult to imagine there will be 6 more weeks of winter when the temperature was 75* today (according to a sign I read outside a school). It was a beautiful day. It will be such a shock to our bodies when we return to Ontario and snow. <BR> <BR> We spent much of the day at Broadway at the Beach. <link>www.broadwayatthebeach.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Many of the shops are closed for the winter. Some are starting to re-open now that it is February. We didn't care. We enjoyed walki... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 20:47:42 EST Wednesday, February 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309187 It is 67* F this afternoon in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Today we visited Brookgreen Gardens. <link>www.brookgreen.org/ </link> I took loads of pictures but unfortunately, I forgot the 'thing' I use to upload pictures to the computer. I hope when I do get to upload the pictures, I remember why I took them. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> There were even some daffodils in bloom. Daffodils happen to be my favourite spring flower. <BR> <BR> We visited the Lowcountry area and the Wildli... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:55:49 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298252 I had a good day. This morning we had breakfast with our friends John and Betty. We meet with them most Saturday mornings. <BR> <BR> On our way to and from the restaurant, we drove by Jack Miner's Sanctuary. <link>www.jackminer.ca/ </link> <BR> <BR> Back in Nova Scotia, when I was still in elementary school, there was a story in our reader about Jack Miner. I don't remember anything about the story, and, at the time I had no idea that someday in my future, I would be able to visit th... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:59:31 EST If you want 2017 to be your year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294520 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/176f0676-b1c2-4886-9110-5940b1ed1731.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Don't sit on the couch and wait for it. <BR> Go out. Make a change. <BR> <BR> Smile more. Be excited. <BR> <BR> Do new things. Throw away the clutter. [I am currently working on this one.] <BR> <BR> Go to bed early. Wake up early. <BR> <BR> Be fierce. <BR> <BR> Don't gossip. <BR> <BR> Show more gratitude. <BR> <BR> Do things that challenge you. <BR> <BR> Be the change you want ... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:41:36 EST Point Pelee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289753 Point Pelee is one of Canada's national parks. For the past couple years, we have purchased an annual pass for this park. This year, 2017, is Canada's 150th birthday. <BR> This year, there is free admission to Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast! <BR> <BR> Point Pelee boasts the southernmost point of land in Canada. <BR> <BR> This is a picture google found for me of what we used to see. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7d91887-5b49-4ef7-89f0-5da69276f1bc.j... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 18:42:58 EST Good Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288754 Here we are in 2017 already. Let's hope for a good year. <BR> <BR> I am off to a good start. Today is my kind of day. It is -2*C and sunny (that's about 28*F). I decided before I got out of bed that I would go for a walk this afternoon and I did. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1406504b-28ee-4d8c-b8ba-c17c77925dd9.png"> <BR> <BR> It was good. I covered 2.4 miles. I am trying to decide what is an achievable goal for January. On a miserable day, will I be willing ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 15:00:05 EST What IS Boxing Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285496 WHAT IS BOXING DAY? <BR> <BR> Boxing Day is a centuries-old British traditional gift-giving day once recognized across the British empire. Today, Boxing Day is considered part of the Christmas season’s festivities in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. <BR> <BR> In Canada there are Boxing Day sales, similar (I think) to the Black Friday sales in the U.S. Usually I have been too busy to check on any sales because in years past, after our... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 10:14:56 EST Christmas Blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284902 God grant you lightness in your step, <BR> A smile on every face you meet, <BR> Loved ones gathered at your hearth, <BR> And at your door, good friends to greet <BR> A holy hymn upon your lips, <BR> A window candle burning bright, <BR> And may the Good Lord bless your heart <BR> And come to dwell there Christmas night. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5264223-15a4-4a45-8426-cd1b277193c1.png"> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 13:18:52 EST Exercises to Help Uplift Your Mood (by Louise Hay) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277500 I have been struggling with depression for the past week or so. I am not sure why. I don't have any reason to be depressed that I can think of. It could just be the time of year. <BR> <BR> This morning I read this article by Louise Hay. It is my intention to do the exercises she suggests, even if it takes me all month or longer. <BR> <BR> Judy <BR> <BR> "One of the common emotional disorders in our culture is emotional pain. Emotions such as sadness, frustration, and overwhelm all ha... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:51:50 EST December 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275375 It was almost 1 p.m. and I had about 554 steps on my tracker. Time to walk. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8c98a93-110b-42cc-8b72-793e53943d13.png"> My first goal was to hear her say '1 mile'. I hoped my tracker would vibrate to indicate I had reached 6500 steps at some point. <BR> <BR> After the first mile, I decided to go for a second. I was following the different leaf-covered paths through the trees. I was thinking about the various goals I could set ... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:53:33 EST December http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275008 Can you believe it? It is December already. Overnight it got colder too. <BR> <BR> This morning Himself and I went for breakfast using a gift certificate we won as a door prize last year. From there we drove to the city. I was supposed to sign some papers but just as we got there, she called and told us we didn't need to come in. We went to the mall where I tried on a dress at Sears. It fit and since it was on sale, I got it. The line-ups at cash were quite busy. <BR> <BR> My walking... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 20:40:51 EST The Value of a Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274516 Today was day 30 of my current walking streak. It was that fact that got me out tonight for my walk. It was a nice day and if I had been wise, I would have walked this afternoon. That did not happen. What did happen is that I came home from hospice and took a nap. I could not convince myself to walk. After Hubby left for darts tonight, I knew it was now or never. I could not have November fade into memory with a lost streak. It was cold but I expect December will be colder. I was dre... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:05:47 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273944 The temperature this afternoon was in the low 50s. I had to wait until after 2 because I was waiting for a phone call but I had a good walk. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b360124c-8321-40e3-b7e6-d7dabc069f98.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7fb57a89-769c-4a86-8da3-4a7fd957d405.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d113149-3667-4caf-ab67-3afb4a9208a8.JPG"> This is a good time of year to see nests in t... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:39:27 EST Monday, Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273453 This afternoon I walked in the rain. It wasn't pouring and I managed to finish 2.22 miles but so far I have not met my step goal of 6500 steps yet. I have been thinking about what my goal should be in December. Perhaps I will continue to walk. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:15:54 EST Saturday and Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272838 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a94872dd-6f05-476b-8fc7-ee6ae5e42459.png"> 2.11 miles <BR> <BR> I walked Saturday afternoon. I was not feeling well. I came home and had a nap. <BR> <BR> As soon as Himself left for his meeting in the city this afternoon, I left for my walk. I walked to the end of Snake Lane and back. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a838d5d0-3313-46e8-a45b-531e87e98fc7.png"> 3.88 miles; 7*C/44*F <BR> <BR> I was dressed for cold but quic... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 13:58:44 EST Mission Accomplished http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272149 The supper dishes were finished. I had not been for a walk. I thought about using the treadmill but couldn't build myself up to it. I decided to head out. It is trying to rain. I didn't even wear my glasses. I thought my phone would never announce that I had done 1 mile but she finally said the words and I turned toward home. Let's hope Saturday is a better day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4fdbb04-941a-4b1a-a2da-aac46027861f.png"> 1.18 miles <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 21:32:26 EST Thursday, Day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271619 Today my friend and I arranged to meet for lunch in town. I walked to Danielle's. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ee20a89-c842-4ec6-bff1-4582596e0aae.png"> <BR> <BR> It is .61 miles from my house and it took me 20 minutes. <BR> <BR> Carol offered to drive me home but I know myself well enough to know if she did that, I would probably not finish my mile or reach my step goal. I crossed the street and decided to walk on the Greenway (the old railroad track that ... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:34:19 EST Wednesday, Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271295 It was a busy morning. No walk. After lunch I had a dentist appointment. It was raining on the way to the city and raining harder on the way home. I accepted that it would be a treadmill day if I wanted to continue my streak. <BR> <BR> After supper when I took the recycle box to the curb, I saw that it was no longer raining and actually not too cold. I got ready and headed out. When I walk in the dark, I stick to the sidewalks. Many people have their Christmas lights up. There are so... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:17:31 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6270852 My evil twin tried to discourage me from going for a walk this afternoon but I managed to escape anyway. It was almost 5 and getting dark but once I got out, I had a good walk. <BR> <BR> Just yesterday, I upped my step goal from 6000 to 6500 steps daily. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38748e62-ee97-41ab-a478-5d076a6fe421.png"> Walked 2.34 mi on 2016-11-22 <em>248</em> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:16:52 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6270471 This morning I walked to my yoga class and then back home afterward. It was cold but I was dressed for it. Altogether it was about 1 mile <BR> <BR> This afternoon about 3, I decided I needed to go for a walk. I covered 1.4 miles. It felt good. <BR> <BR> My rash seems to be going away. <em>224</em> One of the medications, is giving me a dry mouth. Since I need to drink more water anyway, it is okay. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> for day 21 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:11:04 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269885 Day 20 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> This afternoon, I walked outside. It was cold but I knew if I didn't go today, I would have trouble all winter. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2655252-f357-4382-b41b-14de28510cef.JPG"> <BR> <BR> It is quite cloudy. I wonder just what those clouds are hiding. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3e7e058-4349-41ba-bebf-3dead23cc9d9.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I walked on the trail, hoping to avoid some of the wind.... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:34:39 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269457 This afternoon I walked on the treadmill. It was short but it is done. <BR> <BR> We are experiencing a dramatic change in the weather. It was raining off and on all morning and the temperature is dropping. At noon when we left the grocery store, there was a hint of snow. It only lasted a couple minutes but it was snow. The wind and rain during the night brought down more leaves. All that to say, I didn't want to walk outside. I couldn't face the cold. I WILL, just not today. <em>4... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 16:12:04 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269127 Day 17 <BR> <BR> This morning I traveled to Leamington (30 minutes away) for an 9 a.m. meeting with other Hospice reception volunteers. It was too early to walk before leaving but I did walk as soon as I was back home again, about 11:15. Because I was not feeling A-1 I walked slowly. I covered 2.26 miles. I had a massage scheduled for 12:15. After discussing how I was feeling with Jenny, we decided that I needed a nap more than a massage. I had a nice nap. I hope tomorrow I feel bette... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:42:55 EST Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268674 Thursday, day 17. I kept my promise to myself and went for a walk this morning. It was very foggy early this morning but by the time I went out around 10, the sun was shining brightly. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c904332c-6840-4688-af2e-d46e61831055.JPG"> the corn is gone from the field on one side of the road <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fd6bed5-3c49-47f8-9e18-f812bfd9cd17.JPG"> and the field on the other side has been plowed... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:14:10 EST Days 15 and 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268129 On Tuesday I walked downtown for my haircut. It wasn't a long walk but I walked. <BR> <BR> Today, my walking was minimal. I will have to make sure I get a longer walk on Thursday. They say the weather will be changing soon. I can see the treadmill getting more workouts. <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:37:40 EST Days 13 and 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6267000 I forgot to write my blog on Sunday. I didn't even think about it until I had turned the computer off for the night. <BR> <BR> I walked late Sunday afternoon. I walked until my phone app said 1 mile and then I turned around and came home. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b08e696b-a2bb-464a-9933-b30e84b8b819.jpg"> Many trees still have their leaves; this is not one of them. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23bccd8d-aaf8-48d9-a24d-effc0bf... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:56:32 EST Saturday, Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6265942 Today I wanted to make up for some of the shorter walks I had this week. I walked 3.3 miles this afternoon. It was another nice day. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Day 12 Sat, 12 Nov 2016 23:31:38 EST Friday, Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6265452 I walked downtown this afternoon for the Remembrance Day ceremony. It was an opportunity to wear my new winter jacket. It kept me warm on a cold day. The ceremony was nice. <BR> <BR> Day 11, <em>248</em> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 22:18:55 EST Thursday, Home Again, Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264974 We got home tonight just after 5 after driving from Boyne Falls, Michigan back to Canada. We stopped In Windsor to get Buddy and then went to Amherstburg to get Wiggles. Both dogs were happy to see us. Fortunately, they both behaved according to our grandchildren. <BR> <BR> Home and unpacked. Now it is dark. No walk yet. Can't quit on Day 10. Out into the dark. At least I am on home turf. I stayed on the sidewalk. It is very windy. I covered 1.4 miles and met my goal of walking at... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:07:38 EST Wednesday, Petoskey, Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264444 This morning we ate breakfast (poached eggs on toast) before we left for today's exploration. We drove to Petoskey which appears to be a growing city. <BR> <BR> First stop was Hobby Lobby. I got excited to think that Himself would stop there. It turns out he didn't know what type of store it was. He thought there would be model boats and trains. I did get to walk around the inside perimeter before he pulled me out. <BR> <BR> Next we stopped at a sporting goods store. He is looking fo... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 17:07:40 EST Tuesday, Mackinaw City, Day Eight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6263962 We woke up to a much different day. The temperature was a least 10* cooler and it is raining. Sometimes it rained quite hard. We had to sit through a time-share 'lecture' at 9. I was glad it was scheduled for today and not yesterday. I would have hated to waste such a beautiful day inside. We declined all their offers and they gave us an $80 mastercard for our time. We used $30 for lunch. <BR> <BR> We got in the van for our drive to Mackinaw City. We took a scenic route. We saw some... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 17:45:29 EST Monday, Boyne Mountain, Day Seven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6263441 Boyne City, Michigan - temperature 65*F/18*C. Not bad for November 7. I understand the county school buses back home did not run because of fog this morning. <BR> <BR> We drove into Boyne City to find some breakfast. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96f2da5f-c3df-40db-8e18-cb34d6bda87e.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Getting some food helped. Then we had strength to walk around and do some window shopping. Some places are closed for the season. You can tell it must be very bu... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 17:27:52 EST Sunday, Day Six http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262969 Today it was a bit of a challenge to get my walk. We left home this morning to drive to a time-share in Michigan. We got here about 4. There was the usual settling in and before you know it, it is dark. I didn't want to break my streak. It was only 7 but it was dark. I had brought my yellow jacket to wear in case what happened, happened. <em>30</em> Anyway, I just stayed on the sidewalk and walked as far as I could one way and then turned around and walked back to the end of another ... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 20:18:02 EST Day Five, Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262372 According to Runkeeper, I walked 2.78 miles in 1:09:11 minutes. This is slower than usual because the last part of the walk, I forgot to pause my time as I walked through the pharmacy. Since I am currently working on consistency more than time, it is all good - because I went for a walk. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Sat, 5 Nov 2016 16:27:51 EST Day 4, Best Day So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6261898 2.32 miles; 50:18 minutes <BR> <BR> Day 4 <BR> <BR> Weather 10*C/50*F <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32694e5e-b54a-4172-8996-a06495a36ca7.JPG"> There were pretty clouds in the sky. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0599e46-ac6c-4b1e-b452-2de419898344.JPG"> This gentleman stopped his bike to take some pictures. When I caught up, we discussed how hard it is to capture true colours. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 13:09:22 EST