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It is a beautiful sunny day in the deep south. I have stayed on plan, walked with my BF at work and feel good. About to head home to a planned yummy stuffed pepper supper.... Read more
Back at It
How is it that it is so easy to stop something, hard to start up again? I'm back with Spark People after a two month break. I like being here, I just need to keep at it.... Read more
Flexibility is One Key
Yesterday I was feeling bad because I had 2 cookies for a snack. BUT I recorded them and adjusted my dinner so I came out in my goal range. This is teaching me that flexibility is important. Being aware of what I eat means that I can fit d... Read more
I bought new shoes Friday and tried them out yesterday. Not only are they lighter than my old walking shoes, they are prettier!
I needed new walking shoes. Mine were well past the use recommended and I could start to feel it.
It m... Read more
Sometimes we just have to listen to our bodies.
Sometimes we just have to listen to our bodies. I was feeling really tired Friday, so I didn't do as much walking. In fact my walking was down all weekend. But I stuck to my plan and did OK for the week. I was feeling guilty Friday but when I... Read more
Finding Progress When Looking Back
I just about have my AT (AppalachainTrail) tracking spreadsheet up-to-date. I was looking back over it and see that I have increased my walking considerably since I started. The first weeks were around 5000 steps. That has gone up to well ove... Read more
What I Learned as a Child
Did you learn some positive habits as a child?
For me, the two that come to mind is a love of walking and veggies.
OK, I whined and complained when my parents' made me walk. Their basic rule was, if it was less than a mile and the wea... Read more
First Week Back - It went well
My first week back went well. I tracked my food, I walked, and I planned my meals. Last night I set up lunches for the week & menus for supper. Two pounds down was my reward. Since I lose slowly that was a pleasant surprise.
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Made it through the work week.
First week back watching my diet and walking. It went well, even with the high temperature and humidity, I walked both inside and out. Kept within my calorie range too! I've planned meals for the weekend and printed them out. Now to just kee... Read more
Tired, but Stayed on Track
I was dragging when I got to work this morning. But I managed to stay on track on eating and did two shorter walks - a total of 45 minutes. I just listened to my body and didn't push. Got through one more day.... Read more
Back on Track
This past year or so has been a challenge at work. I've changed companies and positions and am much less stressed. Yeah! But, as with all changes, some things get ignored & with me it was my eating and exercising - until I had my physical. N... Read more
Still on that Virtual AT Hike
Iím over 2/3s of the way across NC to the TN border. Iím going along the gorgeous heights above Fontana Lake. I stopped at the Nantahala Outdoor Center on Friday. Oh, I love that place. Since this is my fantasy, I kayaked down the Nantahala... Read more
Dreaming - Turn it Upside Down Ė Walk then Work?
What if you only worked after you walked to work, no matter how far you had to walk?
On my way home from work last night, I realized that I had now walked further this month (138 miles) than my daily commute (110 miles). Hmmm, that brings... Read more
Spring is Blooms in East Central Alabama/ West Central Georgia
Spring is in close to full bloom here in east central Alabama. The dogwoods, azaleas, redbuds, etc. are all blooming. It is spectacular. Check out the link to Calloway Gardens just across the line in Georgia.
I found a great map of the A... Read more
Met Two Goals This Weekend!
I had a very busy week at work last week, so didnít get a chance to post my progress. I kept at my walking for the third week. Iím averaging over 30 miles a week and have passed my first check point on my Fantasy (virtual) Hike of the AT. Iív... Read more