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What makes a TRUE friend!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I must admit, I have a lot of friends....good true blue friends.

I also have HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TRUE BLUE FRIENDS....and they are sort of rare, but ones I value with all my heart.

My oldest online friend is Susie....we go back from BLC website days from 07. We keep in contact every day. We text our food and how are day is going. Because of our friendship, we had to get the UNLIMITED texting plan! LOL....yet...as frugal as I am....it is so worth the extra 10/month.

I have two other food buddies.....Dot and Kim. We post our food at day's end.

I am lucky to have them. I cannot imagine my life without these three.

NEVER in my WILDEST dreams would I have think of having a fitness buddy! NEVER!

We have been friends for awhile now. Heather has always made my day with her humor and honesty. She is a true pal and I can be my true MEAN self at times! LOL! and yet...she still likes me! HA!

We are fitness buds now. We both have SPAT and have named them. Heather may be 20 years older than myself, but we are on the same LEVEL as far as fitness goes. I am NOT sure what that says about ME...but it sure says a lot about her! I want to be like Heather when I grow up. She may be retired, but she is one active son of a gun!

WHY ARE WE SO COMPATIBLE?

Yes..the same level, but it goes BEYOND that. She doesn't lie or exaggerate her accomplishments. She pushes me. We have set up our own goals to get that GLOW on SPAT and that is what we strive for each and every day. ( weekends are not always an option..LOL).

The days I do more than she does...she is PROUD of me. Says so. If I am lower..she is STILL encouraging. I am the same for her.

Just recently.....someone who I once considered a friend......said I don't REALLY exercise....I just walk.....

For the most part...I do just walk.......so that part is true.

NOT EXERCISE?


well...


I could go on a whole tangent on that subject matter, but I won't. I know differently.....and that is all that matters.

In the past, I would have been hurt....I would have been angry.

Now....I just don't care.

Some people have to put down others to make them feel better about themselves. Really quite sad actually.



and you know what? People like that are not friends....at least not one I once considered a friend...more like an aquaintence now.

and you know what?

It is alright.

Too many people are toxic without them knowing or meaning to be....and......they may never change. The art is knowing when to let them go without regrets...or guilt. They may mean well..but ...they are a slow poison in your system.

True friends.....support you ....cheer you on....and even set you straight when you need it.....but ...to tear you down to make them feel better about themselves.....

NOPE....not in my world. Not anymore.

HEY...got 17948 in steps today...walked 8.9 miles....

YEP...got my exercise in......

and PROUD OF IT.

My legs and feet.......they KNOW my walking was real!
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  • SSDOWNS
    Way to go!
    You have so got this!

    Keep up the great work you have been doing.

    2648 days ago
  • JHOPPER
    Girl, you are on a roll and don't you let anyone pull you down! Not EVER! I'm glad you have the support of true friends and that you see the difference. Hugs!
    2648 days ago
  • LOUIE-LILY
    Well said! It sounds like you are blessed and fortunate indeed to have the friends you do! The amount of walking you are doing is awesome and in my book . . . most certainly qualifies as exercise - BIG TIME! I am a walker also. I am trying to get in 10,000 steps at least but it's very hard because I have a desk job. But I find all kinds of ways to add steps to my day and I try to make up for it during my "real" exercise when I do my "real" walking or dvd's. Keep going - congratulations to you on your accomplishments!
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    2648 days ago
  • MABELL1WFTX
    The proof is in the pudding and your RAMBO is speaking loud and clear. Your number of steps each day says it all. I have always been proud of the walking that you do and you are so consistent with it. Just wish I could join you with your on land walking EXERCISE. Once could walk up to 6 miles a day and I so miss it. Just be happy in what you do and don't pay attention to what others say.

    Besides, you do the Jillian tapes and other DVDs, so walking is not the "only" exercise you get. I would say that getting up at 4AM and doing the exercises you do and then being on your feet all day is TRUE exercise.

    Love you
    2649 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/26/2013 10:59:41 PM
  • WATERWEEZE
    Love your Blogs and love you Mary!!!

    2650 days ago
  • ROMNEY3
    Um and how much weight have you lost "not exercising" Some people are just so stupid!

    2650 days ago
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  • PJSTIME
    Walking is exercise and 8.9 miles is a great day of that exercixe. Besides they say walking IS one of the best forms of exercise and you don't have to have any special equipment just some good shoes.

    I am glad you have so many friends to keep you accountable and help you with your ongoing healthy lifestyle.
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    2650 days ago
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    emoticon ...almost 18K in steps in one day is emoticon That is a lot of walking and a lot of EXERCISE!

    I am glad that you have a buddy ... sometimes that makes all the difference :))

    Spark on ~ Cookie
    2650 days ago
  • CHALLENGER15
    Wow! Close to 20,000 steps! My goodness...

    Walking has been both exercise and therapy for me...I was just telling my DH yesterday that that made for pretty cheap therapy! LOL

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    2650 days ago
  • SHARONSPARKLE
    I dare anyone to say that 8.9 miles is not exercise! You have some really great friends so don't worry what anyone else has to say.
    2650 days ago
  • HMJ5053
    And was this so called friend sitting on her butt as she said "you don't REALLY exercise....you just walk..... "

    You are so fortunate to have found the other kind of friends... the ones who lift you up to be the best that you can be!
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    Wishing you success in your journey to live a healthier life!
    2651 days ago
  • ROCKYCPA
    emoticon - good for you!
    2651 days ago
  • HOLDINGMYOWN
    AW~~~ emoticon emoticon ( *blush*~*blush*) emoticon

    I love having you as my exercise Buddy and as my friend Mary! Like I said...It is like I have two baby sisters now..One blood one and one online one! emoticon

    You my exrecise Buddy ...EXERCISE big time! That is now twice in a week you got 17,000 steps! That is emoticon

    I am reaching my goal of 10,000 plus steps 5 to 6 days per week but as I have said to you...SOME of those 10,000 steps to me are a LOT easier than the ones you get! The surgeon general in his wisdom has decided to convert things like MY leisurely swimming and MY water jogging into a way too many steps for what I figure I deserve~~
    One Saturday with no swimming...just walking and doing some indoors on my treadmill...I could not believe how tired my legs were...
    When I get part of my steps via my swimming/jogging I do not have the sore legs.

    To help me feel I have deserved the Glow Trophy...I have reclassified my swimming & jogging to a catagory that gives me about half what I would actually get. That makes me go emoticon when I do get to 10,000 steps!

    BTW...YOU are really my BABY sister...my sister here is only 11 years younger than me!
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    2651 days ago
  • HEARTOFCHRIST
    Way to go! Walk away the pounds girl!
    2651 days ago
  • GRLTAZ
    Well said and I am so happy for you getting all that EXERCISE. Just because it is not aerobic, does not mean it is not exercise. I am proud to see you so strong and mature. Keep on keepin on ! TC
    2651 days ago
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