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Week 3 – Oh boy

Week 3 should be titled the good, bad and the ugly.  Let’s start with the ugly.   I messed up and had a cheeseburger from Burger King plus and Icee.  I was trying to be so good.   I feel so ashamed, so low, the tragedy of it all(Hell, it did taste good).   Well, I fell off the wagon, bumped my head , but I am OK(holding an ice bag to her head).   Now for the bad.  I missed a day of walking.    I just did not feel like going.   Simple.  I did start back the next day.  Back on the horse.    Now for the good.   Drum roll please.

Here is my daily routine.

Start with the day at 6:00.   Put the coffee on and plug-in my phone.  Dress in my one killer workout clothes, check the weather and take my vitamins for the day.  It is best for me to take them with food.   I will usually have some oatmeal or toast with fruit for breakfast.   I am out the door around 6:50.   Arriving at the mall around 7:05, I turn my pedometer on my phone and start my walking for the day.


With a smile on face, I can say I am doing a little over a mile now.  I can’t speak for my legs, since they are a little upset with me.   They feel like they are doing all the work.   I promised them I will involve the rest of my body to help with the load.  Starting Monday, I will be using arm weights.  They are only 2 lbs each, but this will help me  tighten my arms and extend my workout.  I showed them to my legs.   They seem to like the idea.   At least we back on speaking terms.  They are so stubborn.



I have elected to weigh myself at least once a month.  If the  numbers don’t add up, it can swing either way.  Putting added pressure on yourself, sets you up for failure.   My goal is to become the best I can be.   Losing the weight is a bonus.  Striving for a healthier lifestyle is my main focus.








Now, I have invested in a blender to make smoothies.   I have been doing my research and found that I can add vegetables and fruit to get a great tasting smoothies(my paycheck has to catch up for the purchase of a juicer).  I have not used it yet, but I am very excited.  I am hoping to use the smoothies to replace one meal, probably lunch.    I will try for twice a week and work my way to  5 days a week.   If any one is making their own, please send me your favorite recipes.   I would love to try some.


Oh, I forgot.   I purchased some flax-seed powder to add to my baking, food and smoothies.   Ah, health, I can taste it now.   Go big or stay at home.


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Week 2



Like my outfit.   Yes, I know.  Looking good.      Well it has been an interesting week.   I met with one of my fellow walkers.  Her name is Nicole.  Sweet lady.  Walking for health reasons.  We walked together until she had to go.  I sensed she wanted to talk.  I slowed down and we had a lovely conversation.    I was also attacked, I mean approached by another walker.   Apparently the group of mall walkers have been walking for more than 20 years together and their practice is to walk with anyone that they see walking alone.  While I appreciate the gesture, I am on a time crunch.  The mall does not open until 7:00 am, we only have one car and my husband goes to therapy in the am.  I have about 30 minutes to complete a mile and get the car back.   Since I have been walking, I have seen groups, singles and couples.   The singles usually walk by themselves.  Not one person has approached them.   They are walking just like me.  I would like to say I was singled out because of my snazzy outfits or my  stunning good looks.  Maybe the fact that  at 54, I am 20 years younger than all of the other walkers.   Maybe it is because I have beautiful caramel colored skin.  I speak to everyone that I pass, even the ones who don’t speak back.


This incident happened on a Thursday.   The door I usually go in, was locked.   The reason I know this is because two of the regulars informed as they were walking out.  The suggested I seek another entrance, since they saw other walkers already inside( Does this sound like an episode of  The Walking Dead.  The Dead watchers know what I mean).  I thanked them and we all started our daily walk once inside.   Nicole only walks Mon – Thurs.   My other partner did not show.  We shall see on Monday.  We shall see.

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