Seven Weeks

It has been seven weeks since I started my spring fitness program! The time is flying by and I am seeing some results.

  • Physically –
  • I have lost a whopping TWO pounds, but I continue to tone and tighten up πŸ™‚
  • My balance is way better
  • I feel much better
  • My blood oxygen level is up and my pulse is slower and stronger
  • I started walking this weekend. I am starting with a goal of 5000 steps per day but I plan to increase as I am ready. I have read lately that 7500 steps is optimal.
  • Mentally –
  • I am doing better at the little puzzle games that I play πŸ™„
  • And… I installed a router extender to our wifi AND set up our security camera this morning! πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

Emotionally – This is where I have noticed the biggest difference lately. I honestly thought, that with spring’s arrival and my efforts to improve my health and well-being, that my life would really get better! I was wrong. In the past few days, we have had family DRAMA, we have been BLEEDING financially, and we lost our little dog, Kat. Our life is one old country blues tune. BUT… I am doing ok. Seriously ok. My family are still the loves of my life, our finances will turn (as they always do), and despite the absolute heartbreak of losing Kat – I am okay. I am not trying to contain or control the pain in my heart. I am just letting it go with the flow of tears and staying grateful for the years we had. πŸ’

On a side note, my little seedlings are starting to take. I add a few more each week and thin out the ones that are getting a bit too crowded. Our weather is improving, but it will be a while before I can start moving my little garden outside, even for a few hours a day.

That’s it for today. Take care and have a great day!πŸ’ž

PS… Thank you again for all of the kind and compassionate messages following our loss last week. We were very touched by each an every one. πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž


26 thoughts on “Seven Weeks

  1. Good to hear all this improving news! I have had you on my mind the last couple of days. I too have lost a whopping 2 pounds after renewing my fitness and eating, and I did the happy dance. Keep on keeping on–and love the photograph of the flowers in the heading! Violets? Pansies?

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  2. Whoo hoo! Two pound loss is better than a gain! πŸ˜‰ And it is all about feeling better and being healthier. I was thinking of you just yesterday. I haven’t been on WordPress much lately, but I have to get back on here and see how everyone is doing. The flowers are Pansies. I filled out ‘welcome’ sign basket with them a couple of years ago.

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  3. I’m glad that you are staying so positive with all of the adversity in your life right now, big respect from me. That’s never easy, Anne-Marie. And, two pounds lost! Here’s a big virtual hug for you, you deserve it! β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸ»

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  4. wow Annemarie, I am very sad to hear of your loss. I hate when pets die. Its always so heartbreaking.
    I am happy to read about the progress your making with starting the fitness programme, well done!

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  5. 2 pounds is a good start, Anne. With all those steps you are taking those falling off pounds will increase. Good for you letting those tears flow you do whatever you need to. Your little plants look healthy and a pretty green. Sending you hugs sweet Anne.

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  6. Thank you, Mags. πŸ’ž My sister Elaine sent us the nicest card this morning so I should be treated out now. I hope I lose a few pounds but I am happy to be feeling better. πŸ˜‰

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  7. Thank you, Carol Anne. It is heartbreaking to lose a pet – and I know it is heartbreaking for others to hear, but anything that is worth as much as a beloved pet comes at a price. Kat will always have a place in our hearts.
    And thank you! I hope to be in better shape this summer than last. πŸ˜‰

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  8. Hearing that you are starting walking inspired me today to walk on my treadmill so thank you for that I really appreciate it I needed a kick in the butt πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  9. Well no πŸ™‚ actually I’m have a sore back right now but it’s okay I’m gonna keep pressing on and work I’m getting fit I need to get fitter 😊

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  10. I have noticed a real improvement in my mood since I began to aim for 5000 steps a day back in December. It seems to be achievable, so I haven’t tried to increase to the ideal 7500. Congratulations on seeing the more important things than weight such as balance and heart rate improving.

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  11. I’m happy to hear that you are doing okay and are focusing on the positives. I must say, I am impressed with all those little seedlings. I’m hoping to plant vegetables this year, something I’ve never done before.

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