So after talking with an old friend and learning how he had lost 18 LB’s in the last two months by walking (little jogging) for exactly 1 full hour everyday. I thought yayyy!! I can do this too! As I have mentioned before, I have gained 20 LB’s in the last two years through love, laugh and happiness.
I bought a harness for my puppy, trained him on the leash and off we go. By the third day, we have it down and I’m feeling really good. I can feel the weight dropping off and falling to the earth as I walk. I feel like the sewing slaves in the movie OZ, when they start unzipping the thick skins that they had to wear and reveal their dancer bodies.
I mapped out a route in our residential community for my hour and I’m watching the clock on my Iphone and note that we are on the home stretch. Oliver and I are walking along one of the main roads and a car coming from the opposite direction is about to pass us when someone leans out of the car window and yells…
“Eat a Hamburger”
I turn and yell back as they drive off…
“I did, why do you think I look like this!!”
Then the skinny, very fit jogger passes me. So they weren’t talking to me, oh embarrassed. I ask the jogger about it and she just throws out that it happens all the time as she turns a corner.
I look around and just keep walking, it’s a journey.