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A Walk in the Park!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Well a friend, SKINNYJEN7 invited me to meet her at the city park today here in town and walk while the kids played and that is just what we did.

She walked some before I got there and then I think together we walked about 15-20 minutes, approximately. We did sit down on a bench in the shade and take a breather for a bit. We need to set another date to do it again. it was nice getting out of the house for a short time and talking to another female, LOL! The kids were good too and played well. We might have stayed longer, but my two needed to use the restroom and the ones there were locked. I do not like exercise and walking can get boring, but when you have someone to talk to it makes it much nicer.

Oh yeah, she mentioned that she keeps the "add a food" page minimized on her computer all day and just adds as she goes and I thought, "DUH, how come I never thought of that before?" So, I am going to try that and try tracking my food AGAIN! Maybe I will succeed this time!

Well, I need routine... I am not sure how to get started on one that I will stick with. So, I think I am going to take a notebook and try to jot down some ideas I have learned from FLYlady along with stuff I know I need to get done or WANT to get done.

Also, I have been spending more time in prayer with My Father in heaven and reading that book I mentioned in the last blog has really helped me with realizing just how blessed I am and how things could be so much worse than they are.

Here's to another great day in Spark-land!

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    That's cool Shannon. Walking can be good and boring BUT with a friend even better!!!
    4692 days ago
  • 250STRONG
    Hey friend! I'm home! I haven't gone back to read how things have gone in Shannon-land while I was gone, but your walk in the park sounds wonderful! Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and check in. Talk to you soon!
    4692 days ago
    Hello BEAUTIFUL friend Shannon!! I am so happy that you had a walking partner! (AND a teeny bit jealous!) =) Sounds nice! I had a few precious moments with God today, worshipping to Newsboys "He Reigns" in the van....goosebumps and all! I think God was throwing out a teaser. =) He was reminding how much I LOVE being with Him! It was a blessing. I love that you know exactly what I'm talking about...yep and I love YOU, Shannon. You're such a faithful friend. I'd better get to bed, but I wanted to drop in and say g'night first! Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
    4693 days ago
    Shannon, whoaaa this is good news, that you got out for a walk, I bet the kids loved it too. I hope you do make plans to meet up again, real soon. Maybe you will find you do like getting out and seeing all the beautiful nature in the park.

    I am a nature nut!!!!

    Luv to you Girl!!!!! emoticon
    4693 days ago
  • MCHELLE1971
    good for you Shannon!! It always feels really good to get out and exercise.
    4693 days ago
    emoticon on getting out there,YOU GO GIRL!!!!! You are blessed to be living close to a fellow sparker.
    You will get things worked out.Just allow the Lord to lead you and you can't go wrong.We know His plan is always the perfect plan.Keep going forward allowing the Lord to light your path.
    Be Blessed,
    4693 days ago
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'm really glad you got some fresh air and some girl time.
    Love ya, sis

    4694 days ago
    Hi Shannon! Im so glad you got to get out and take a walk in the park! I absolutely love to walk and especially with a friend to chat with. I also love the idea of minimizing the food page...duh i never thought of that either LOL this skinnyjen7 is one smart cookie! you are so lucky to live near another sparker and have a walking buddy! I loved the last blog also and copied the bible "Because God loved me" based on 1 corinthians 13:4-8 and i read it everyday..something i needed to hear. I am so happy you have been able to spend quality time with our Lord and Savior! I was actually thinking about getting some audio cds of the bible or bible stories to listen to while i walked...would be interesting and something different. let you know how that turns out! Have a blessed week. Felicia
    4694 days ago
    Sounds like a nice pleasant afternoon mixed with a little get and go! Just what I like when I am not taking a day off!

    I certainly notice a calming voice in your blogs the last few days, glad you have one!

    4694 days ago
    Way to go on the walk. I, too, don't like exercise (even when I was thin) and walking is boring; however, it is really nice when you have someone to walk with. Most of the time, it is by myself, so I can certainly relate. You are probably saying...yeah, I think you are addicted to exercise, but I really am not. I have to force myself...I have no set routine, as I have to keep it the garage sales came in handy (got walking in) got some good priced exercise equipment (so I have lots of variety) and a lot of it, I do with no equipment.

    YOU CAN DO IT! I CAN DO IT! WE CAN DO IT!.... p.s. tracking food is extremely helpful, but sometimes does get difficult to do...I think this was the first weekend I didn't...and I felt guilty as sin...but I really needed the break...and I stayed within reason. I just can't not track any keeps me on track. When I don't....I find it is too easy to go off beat...and struggle more.... I like the suggestion! YOU CAn DO IT!
    4694 days ago
    Yep, take a deep breath and relax....take it all in and let Him take it over. I just typed a blog myself. I've not been where I need to be. We all fall, but we all get back up, too. Have a great day! emoticon
    4694 days ago
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