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Half way to goal 1 and feeling GREAT! So, walked 48 minutes last night, my longest walk since starting this quest for a healthier me. My reward, I am down 15 pounds as of this morning’s weigh in.
I’m looking for suggestions to celebrate this accomplishment. I decided it can’t be new clothes because I have a long way to go and I don’t want to buy things that aren’t going to fit in a month. I’ll probably just take in some pants.
My thirty pound goal is new sneakers so I can’t do that yet.
I am NOT celebrating with food because that is just counterproductive.
I’m leaning toward a new hairdo.
Here are some of the benefits and drawbacks of walking daily:
1. Fresh Air and Sunshine. Who doesn’t need more of that?
2. Every day I walk, whether morning or evening, I see at least one form of wildlife. From birds to snakes, rabbits to squirrels, deer to dogs. OK, dogs aren’t wildlife, but you get the picture.
3. Walking clears out the cobwebs. While I’m out there, I think about a current projects I’m working on. Sometimes ideas pop up.
1. Sore feet. It’s been a couple of weeks so I think I’m going to head shopping for a new pair of sneakers.
2. Potential sunburn. I tend to walk just as the sun hits the horizon. Tonight I went a little earlier and I think my skin felt the difference.
3. Aching back, legs, hips. Yup, if your obese like me, walking can do a number on your lower body. I’m hoping as I lose weight, this will lesson over time.
Regardless, I forge on ahead.
How do you celebrate?
Normally, we all gather at my Mom’s house as she has the biggest dining room. Mom cook’s the bird. Each of the three siblings makes a dish or two and brings it over. Dad usually brings the same chocolate cake (LOL).
Less than two weeks ago, Mom fell and broke her femur. She has since been moved to a rehab facility. Luckily, it is in the same building when my grandmother lives. So to make life easy on us all we had to change things up.
Tuesday night, my daughter and I went to the facility where the staff puts on a Thanksgiving dinner for the patients and their families. We brought Mom and Nana downstairs and the four of us had dinner with a man and his sister who is also a patient there. It was lovely. Four generations of my family together. It was great!
Tomorrow, we are picking up a feast from a local place so no one has too cook. We’re still eating at Mom’s. My daughter insisted we make dessert, We already make pumpkin bread with fresh pumpkins. In the morning we’re mixing the batter for Chocolate Molten Lava cake. We’ll toss it in the oven during dinner. Then, we’re bringing it to the facility to have dessert with my mom and grandmother.
Not much tradition but we’ll all be together and THAT is what’s important.
No Thursday early black Friday shopping for me. No Way!