Monday, April 27, 2009

...and We're Walking

Let me tell you, if this post had a soundtrack, it would be "These Boots Were Made for Walking" by Nancy Sinatra or maybe "I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash because this weekend, Tom and I did some walking! We love to walk anyway, but we doubled our usual weekend efforts. Why? First, because the weather in our part of the country was gorgeous! Hot for a spring day (yesterday 89 degrees) but windy, which helped keep us cool. Our secondary motive, however was to help me meet my weight loss goal. I'm 1.8 pounds away and our Weight Watchers session ends this Thursday! Only 1.8 pounds!!!

Saturday, we walked about 3 miles through a beautiful, very old local cemetery. We love walking through the cemeteries near our home, but hadn’t been to this one for a number of years. We both enjoyed it so very much.

After that, it was a pretty typical Saturday, went to the grocery, ran a couple of errands, worked in the yard. We fixed a huge salad with lots of great veggies for dinner.

After an awesome church service yesterday, we cooked up a quick lunch, changed into our comfy clothes headed outside again. This time, we walked a couple of miles on the track around a soccer field near our home. Surrounded almost entirely by woods, it’s beautiful…lots of wild flowers blooming along the edge of the track. Afterwards, we made our way back home and spent about an hour just relaxing in the back yard, listening to music and chatting (Glorious rest!) Then, we took about a 1/2 hour drive to visit a local arboretum (which happens to reside within a park.) What an incredible place! The walking trails are surrounded by a vast array of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers. Truly God's creativity on display. We took a trail that was said to be 1 mile in length, but somehow managed to cross onto another trail along the way. Let me tell you, we walked ALOT further than 1 mile! Afterwards, with the help of their map, we concluded it was more like 3 and possibly more. It was positively gorgeous and we enjoyed it greatly, but we were two tired, sunburnt little cowboys by the time we finished! I carried my camera the entire time, in the hopes of capturing a few photos, but it was so windy yesterday (great for cooling you off when you walk, not so great for taking photos.) Maybe next time. = )

I typically walk 2 miles each night...I'll probably do 3 this week. I'm also being extra careful with my points, too. For some reason, this last 1.8 pounds has proven to be quite stubborn! I realize by sharing this I'll have to tell you how the weigh-in goes on Thursday. I'm hoping for a great report!

Hope it was beautiful where you live and that you, too had a great weekend!

11 comments:

LisaShaw said...

Precious first congratulations on reaching your goal shortly. I love weight watchers. I do WWonline flex.

I also love walking outdoors at the park and indoors to Leslie Sansone so I totally relate.

The weather is beautiful here also so I'll venture more outdoors.

Thanks for sharing a beautiful and healthy part of your time with us :) You are such a joy! Love you.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so proud of you! What a great workout both days of the weekend. We both love walking, especially on gorgeous days like we had this past weekend. The salad with lots of veggies sounds like the perfect lunch. It is what we had also. Maybe you can take the walk again and take pictures for all of us.

e-Mom said...

Lol, Nancy Sinatra's "Boots" was the first 45 single I ever bought... a very LONG time ago.

Glad you had such a neat weekend full of walking. :~D

Tricia said...

I know you will reach that goal! Praying that 1.8 pounds will just disappear!!

Blessings!

Becky said...

Wow...congratulations on having your goal within sight! WooHOO! Good for you.

I, too, am sort of 'stuck' right now in my own battle of the bulge, but Lord willing I'll get past it and get on a roll with losing it a bit faster. I read that eating protein and exercizing is the key to getting that scale move in a 'stall'.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh yes...you know we will all be anxious to hear the good news! What a fun Sunday...

Stay Cozy & Keep up the good work,
Carrie

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I'm SOOOOO excited for you Tracy. You've been so faithful and are almost at the finishline!
WHAT AN INSPIRATION!

Kristen said...

Congratulations on the weight loss accomplishment! Truly hard work and dedication goes into that! Bless you! No matter what happens Thursday - you are an inspiration!

Loved catching up w/ your weekend! What a wonderful way to fill those days. I too love walking in cemetaries... Resurrection Ground!!!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Wow, it sounds like you had a great weekend. Good luck reaching your weight loss goal. That's amazing to be so close.

Kathy S. said...

Way to go!! Awesome to accomplish a goal!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

You go girl! Yes, we want an update and pictures, please. That's awesome...

peace~elaine