Monday, October 4, 2010


Yesterday was a pretty much an uneventful day. I slept late even though Gary woke me up when he got up at 7:30. I was able to go back to sleep, dreams some dreams and woke up at 9:00. They say getting enough sleep is good for those trying to lose weight so you do what you gotta do.

After church we fixed lunch. Gary said we had some hot dogs in the fridge and I thought well I could have a couple without bread and some fruit. I discovered they were fat free so that allowed me to have one on a bun with a side of fruit and I watch a little football before heading out for a walk. I decided to take my camera along with me and shoot some fall pictures.

It was a beautiful day for a walk with a chill in the air, although I found out that I wouldn't feel that crispness as I kept walking.

I noticed quite a few people were out decorating their yards but the leaves really hadn't really started to fall yet here in our part of the Midwest. So I 'll continue to take my camera with me on walks as that change progresses. Sometimes it just takes a while just like with our bodies. I enjoyed my walk taking notice of my surroundings and charted my route when I got home and it was another three miles plus.

(Here's a picture of our backyard -- I guess the leaves that have made it to the ground have landed in our yard ... I guess Gary will be getting some exercise this coming week)

The other event of the day was to do something that makes me feel younger and better about myself ... that being, it was time to get rid of the grey. I take after my mother in that my first grey hairs came in my 20's. It just seems to be at my roots though. Like I said previously you do what ya gotta do. I hope I did enough to see the scale give me good news at my meeting tonight.


Ann (-14 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Pretty decorations! Thanks for taking us on your walk with you ...

Another 3 miles - you are doing so well. That scale doesn't stand a chance! LOL

Do you have a walking plan for the week?

NAN said...

Your house looks nice! I had a long day and for the first time in 6 weeks was forced to eat out. I was not impressed with KFC grilled chicken but the green beans were good. I (shame on me) stepped on client's scale and it looked good! I hope you have a good weigh-in, Mensa. I still need to walk more UGH! I need to really commit....

TinaM said...

Great pics :)
It makes me sad lol. I have two cameras. Both broke, and I LOVE taking pictures of Fall coming in!

I saw my first silver hair at 19 so don't feel bad :) So far it doesn't show enough for me to care, so I guess I'm lucky. In fact, it's all in a row. I'll probably end up with a skunk looking stripe soon!!!!

Bernice said...

Sheilah, You are doing so wonderful! You should be so proud of yourself! Thanks for suggesting that I check out your daughters blog it did help me get excited about Zumba! You will be at your goal in no time! Good for you! Thank you for all your support! It means a lot!

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me the brand of your new gym/walking shoes--I seem to have the same foot problem you described and thought I might copy your shoes. Thanks! --Carol

mensa said...

I do appreciate all your comments, I never realized how important they could be in my journey, but they truly are.

@Nan, the houses in the pictures aren't mine, they are just houses I saw along my walk; however, the yard full of leaves is ours and the leaves are still there :)

@Anonymous ... actually my shoes are from Target. They are Pro Spirit which listed right up there with others in Consumer Reports.