Thursday, August 9, 2012

27 miles

ok, so not all at once, but still I deserve a pat on the back, right? For the last 3 days in a row I have walked 8.997 miles each day. Between being able to get some exercise again (6 days smoke free) without huffing and puffing and the almost 9 miles a day walking, I am starting to feel so much better. I am not as tired ,I am more upbeat, I feel a sense of accomplishment, I feel like YEAH ME!!! I ROCK!! LOL!

The only drawback so far, blood blisters on the bottom of my feet. I stupidly grabbed the wrong pair of sneakers the first day, a favorite pair I have had for years that need new cushioned insoles.

Of course I did not realize it until I was on my way back from the first 4.5 miles, then the hard rubber from the inside the shoe (not sure I can explain this right, hope you know what I mean) where the cushioned part had worn away was digging into the bottom of my foot, causing the blood blisters.

I went home, took a nice shower and then soaked my feet for a while. They are still there, but they have turned hard and I am wearing the right shoes when I go for my daily walk. So no further problems.

Tomorrow, I have to wait for a package to come, something SO (Rich, my significant other of 31 years) ordered for a job he has. But I suppose it won't kill me to take a day off, although I hate to stop the momentum I have going. Now if the weight loss goes as well as everything else, I will be a happy camper.

I am not going to state my starting weight (not yet anyway, not ready to put that out there) but I will let you know how much I lose each week. I am forcing myself not to step on that scale until my weigh in day. I know I will make myself nuts if I keep checking.

A couple of days and I will see if this is starting to pay off. Even one pound down will put a smile on my face. It took me a while to put it on, I will not make myself crazy worry about taking it off too fast.

That is one thing I promised myself, no beating myself up. Take it one day at a time, if I fall down, get back up and be proud of even the smallest achievement.

So far, I am making myself proud!!! :)


  1. WTG, huge pat on the back! And ouch about the blisters!

  2. Speaking as someone who has lost 100 lbs, walking is the best thing you can do! That and drinking water. Keep doing this- and one day off once in awhile won't hurt. If you do have a really bad day- that's okay. Just start again.

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  3. Big congrats to you! You have far more stamina than I do. LOL!

  4. This is so inspiring! I *so* need to start walking... and fall is my favorite time of year so no excuses. It's almost here, after all! The pollens and allergy-producing stuff in the air will be a lot better in a few weeks, too! I'll do it! :-) Katharina