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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Apparently I really needed some retail therapy today. I did a 30 minute walk on my break, thinking the whole time about walking at the wildlife sanctuary after work. I thought it would be a good idea to stop at the store on my way home to get new shoes and socks to keep in my car since last time I was going to walk at the wildlife sanctuary I didn't follow through because I didn't have walking shoes with me. Today I decided that was crazy, just go home and change shoes, which is what I did. Halfway through my walk I'm going at a pretty good clip when BAM! My shoe breaks. I love these shoes, they're like Keens, but way more affordable. This is the third summer for these shoes so I guess they did okay.

Anyway, I went to the store to get a new pair to find them on clearance since the focus is moving to fall, and one pair in my size. I still have no shoes in my car, but I keep a pair at work for my break, so it's okay. Besides if I don't stop at home before heading to the wildlife sanctuary I won't have peanuts for the chipmunks. Then again, I didn't notice any chips today.

I don't know what I'm going to do when the snow comes. I have an audio workout on my iPod that I should be able to do in the room that will be empty during the day once school starts, or maybe I'll look into joining the gym that's right down the road. There's still time, but I don't want to start the excuses again. This is the longest I've worked at losing weight since high school, but that wasn't a healthy way of doing it.

This is it. My eating habits are so different from how they were and I'm dusting off my exercise DVD collection. The weight came off quickly in the beginning, but these past few weeks have shown nothing, yet I am still working at it. Defeat is not an option!
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  • DAYSPRING-STAR
    Love your commitment! You go, girl! You can do it!
    2803 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
    What about snow boots that are made for walking in the woods and are warm plus will keep out the wet snow too?
    2804 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12235216
    Love your attitude!

    "Defeat is NOT an option!"

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    2804 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2316251
    You are doing just emoticon Don't just go by the scale. Exercise is a Very Good Thing and you are doing it. NEVER GIVE UP! emoticon

    GOD BLESS!
    Louise
    2804 days ago
  • IMREITE
    i workout in my basement. way cheaper than a gym. i get workout DVD's from the library. i won a gift card a while back so i used it to get 2 pairs of good shows. this way i have a good pair ready to exercise in.
    2805 days ago
  • 1STATEOFDENIAL
    Remember that the scale is only one small measurement that easily lies. Keep an eye on your measurements and how you clothes fit - that's a better way to see progress. Oh and when you wear out a pair of walking shoes you're doing pretty good! Though usually it's better to replace them before they break, as for weeks before that they will have little to no support. As for when the snow comes, if you start planning for it now it will help. Is there a community center nearby? What about just walking in the mall (and leaving your purse in the trunk of your car)? There are many ways you can get in the exercise, just think out of the box.
    2805 days ago
  • TIGRKITTN
    What brand of shoes? I love Keens, and totally can't afford them.

    Sounds like you're doing great with the exercising. I really ought to walk at work during my lunch, but I'm usually wearing the wrong kind of clothes or shoes. Need to think about how to work that out...!
    2805 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I love the way you talk about exercising. It sounds as if this has become a part of your way of life!
    2805 days ago
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