Wednesday, August 29, 2018

{ Wednesday's Word - Walk }


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


  1. Sorry to hear of your struggles, aka your walk in life. I think each of us has a certain 'walk' that we take, sometimes good sometimes not so good. One thing for sure, keep walking with the Lord and everything is going to be okay. ((hugs))

  2. I absolutely adore ""Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could become a page in someone else’s survival guide." This has truly ministered to me and I do INTEND on using it in more ways than you know dear friend. Oh Deb....girl, I get you! We all have some kind of struggle and each our struggles may differ in some way, form or fashion. My struggle may be different but knowing that I have a God that not only knows my struggle (s) and still loves me like I am, but having sisters in the Lord that will pray for me and cheer me on is such a blessings. We all need a little encouragement from time to time. One day at a time Sweet Jesus....that's all we can ask for my friend. I used to walk too Deb. Just flat out can't do it in the heat and I am not paying the price that a gym wants. Try to be faithful with arm and leg workouts to keep old ARTHUR from getting worse and yet I struggle. Girl...praying for you and me now! LOL! Love you friend.

  3. Hope you will be able to get out and start walking again. Just a little walk would make a make a big difference I'm sure.
    As you know I am a walker and can't imagine not getting out and walking each morning. : )

  4. Walking is such good exercise and I wish you great success with your new regime! Keep us posted!

  5. I need to walk but it seems to be a vicious cycle. I need to walk because I hurt but I don't walk because I hurt and on and on it goes. I have some Leslie Sansone walking DVDs if it rains so I am without excuse!


Kind words are like honey—
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Proverbs 16:24