an act of traveling or an excursion on foot
I chose this definition of the word walk because it is applicable to what I'm gonna share with Y'all today.I've talked about the struggles before that I've had with my weight for as long as I can remember, no matter my size. My growing up years were difficult and as a teenager I became anorexic. It actually had nothing to do with food or my weight, it was just the only thing in my life that I felt I had any control over at the time and it affected my health. I've tried almost every single "diet" you can think of, some of them very unhealthy and some quite expensive, just in an attempt to look better, feel better, be accepted, fit in, and probably a hundred more crazy reasons. I used to walk for exercise, but the last few years have found me out of the habit with one excuse after another for not just getting out of the house and doing it. One day last week, out of the blue, our oldest grandson asked if I still walked like I used to and I sadly had to tell him no. Then, a friend, understanding some of the stress I've been under told me that I needed to get out and walk. That reminded me of how Pappy used to tell me I needed to go for a walk when I'd get.....
let's just use the word "cranky"!
Neither our grandson or my friend knew that I'd been having that nagging feeling to get out and walk, knowing the physical and emotional benefits.....
and the spiritual because I take that time to pray and meditate on the Lord. Add to this that I had bloodwork done on Monday and my overall cholesterol is high, although my "good" is 84, I want to get that number lowered through diet (healthy) and walking.
Life can be a struggle sometimes but the burden can be lessened when we share it with friends! I've come across this quote twice lately and it seems applicable to use today.
"Tell the story of the mountain you climbed.
Your words could become a page in someone else’s survival guide."
~ ~ Morgan Nichols ~ ~
43 pounds less than my highest weight;
my goal is to lose 20-25 more