Catch Up Time!

One of the joys of walking with my dogs and grandchildren is the changing scope of nature.  Sadly I often leave my phone and its handy camera at home and I miss capturing their wonder.  But we were so excited to get so close to this  mallard hen on one walk, and to be able to observe the Great Blue Heron (aka Wild blue flamingo!) on several occassions.

My weightloss numbers are horrible – and rising higher ( not the plan at all!)  My graph reminds me that life is not linear and even though the line is nice and neat, the reality of it isn’t.  Then my daughter reminds me that this is a journey, and I know from experience that journeys never go quite as planned, but I always reach my destination.

I can’t remember which day I started this post, but I’m planning to end it today!  It’s June 5, 2017 and I have lost exactly ONE pound since I started this Walking App.  However… that’s not the whole story – so here is a quick summary!

  • I’m not bored by the program but grateful for the variety it gives, in addition to the daily dog and grandchildren walks.
  • I’m brisker when I think about being brisk – especially on those days I’m only with the dogs.  It’s hard to be brisk with an toddler – unless they’re bent on escaping!
  • I do stairs more fluidly, especially first thing in the morning.

If I could locate my phone – I would have better numbers, but I do know that I am getting over 10000 steps in most days.  This is also encouraging for me!

When the journey is long, it is best to be slow and steady – to make small changes and persist in maintaining those changes over the long haul.  Here’s to June and further adventures with the flora and fauna in our neighbourhood.

Cheers, and walk well.





About Marcia Stehouwer

I have a great life (most days) and a small budget, so being frugal is one of my favourite hobbies. I started this blog after procrastinating for 3 months, on April Fool's Day. I knit, I read, I knit, I work... I am also about a quarter of the way through my goal to lose 100 pounds. So between knitting, working, reading etc., I also do some walking!
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