Sunday, August 10, 2008

Welcome to my Neighborhood & Some SNAGS

             

I've been taking some new directions in my life lately.  One is walking.  I started at lunch a couple of weeks ago with a ten minute walk.  Now, I'm doing 30 minutes at lunch daily.  I walk Grizzly around our cul-de-sac at night which is about 1/2 mile.  Now, I haven't lost one lb. :( but my blood pressure is super, and my pulse is lower than it's been in years.  I'm going to tweek my diet around a bit although I thought I had or was at least eating the same as pre-exercise.  Plus I can have little conversations with myself and many times God which helps relieve the stress. 

I walked a couple of miles around my neigborhood today and photographed my journey.  LOL...probably pretty boring but I did a photo slide and captioned it.  It's sort of rural; something I love after the "burbs."  I love being able to walk outside and see woods.  So, if you care to see a piece of my world, feel free to take in a bit of the video.  The music is from Rockyou.com and will last until I add enough entries to "lose" it.

36 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

All are wonderful!  :)
Sugar

chat2missie said...

Good for you getting in all that walking!  I need step it up myself.
Missie

freemansixpack said...

just loved your walk...looks like a wonderful place to live. Dont give up on your walk's based on lbs. Your already making good progress. Keep up the good work!
Have a great week ahead.
-april

nay0114 said...

Girl I loved your little walk. You have some nice country scenery to look at. I'm in the city so nothing but sidewalks here. Boring. I need to start doing that myself. I would love to walk in the night I just can't handle the heat. I thought about starting out in my neighborhood and then going from there. Baby steps.
I need to diet so badly. I would like to live to see my grandson grow up. If I keep going the way I am that may not happen.
Love your tags. I need to learn how to do that noise stuff. I can never remember I did it once and now forgot LOL. That tells you how often I use my PSP.
Take care, Chrissie

sunnybethe said...

I didn't realize you were out in the country.  That hill must be a real bear in the winter.  It's so great to see "real trees" and woods.  Hehee...YOU rocked ME : )  hugs,  Bethe

nelishianatl said...

I know you love the country since you're out of the suburbs.  We are sorta out of the country too.  I didn't even know about Rockyou.com.  That's so cool I'm gonna try it.  I like your snags to.  Thank you for taking me on that walk with you.  I enjoyed seeing it all.

Nelishia
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fisherkristina said...

Wow!  Beautiful part of the country you live in!  PA is beautiful, isn't it?  The "burbs" part, boardering on rural, LOL!  I love it too!  That looks a lot like where I live, in central PA.  But Chris, we have a more modern but stop, LOL.  Love you girl,

Krissy :)
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lv2trnscrb said...

cute snags!! I loved your neighborhood!! its so pretty out there!!! I'd carry a stick with me when I was walking just in case there were stray dogs roaming out there

it looks very serene out there; bet it is nice and quiet at nighttime! You have such a nice looking home; love the pool area!!

good for you with the walking!!! just fine tune your diet a bit; more protein and veggies, not a lot of carbs; you'll see a difference in your weight

I was hoping to see a picture of the Griz!!

betty

redpoppy007 said...

Thanks.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))Walking is good excerise and its good for the stress.I shoud do that myself.Have a good week.

bhbner2him said...

I really enjoyed going for a walk with you!!  And I took a couple of the snags.  ;o) Barbara

nortenadcorazon said...

*Chrisssssssss!!! Yes U R Very Lovely! CONGRATS! on Ur descion to start walking...I have been contemplating if I myself should start...we have a Park at the end of my Longg Block! ...I just recieved what I needed to start Manana...Thank U! I mean It! I Loved how U took pics for Us I felt like I was a part of it all ...what Beautiful Scenery!
Have a BEAUTIFUL week ahead , Dear Lady :)
Smiles&BiGG HuGGs
Debra
PS Gracias for the always great snaggs and This SONG!

bojgill4375 said...

Oh wow Chris those pictures were so great and loved the music.  That was neat how you did that. Hope you boyfriend is doing great. I walked one time with a friend in the mall... 3 miles 3 times a week and I felt really good while walking. Thanks for sharing.

bojgill4375 said...

Hmmm the comment area is different?? I usually read and comment? I thought I was commenting on the video. Great that you get to talk to God and sure that it helps.  Hugs, Janie

seraphoflove9001 said...

I loved your video. :o) And thank you for the cute snags. :o)
Lisa

mcknansmom said...

great video!  and I should be walking too.  just so hot here, still...
have a great week!
tina

preciousone25 said...

You have a BEAUTIFUL walk... no wonder you enjoy the walk... I would too.  My neighborhood walk would be BORING & HOT!!!  No greenery like yours, just crowded dwellings, I'd rather walk on a treadmill.... LOL!!!  I LOVE the pic of the woods!!!

Joann

queenb8261 said...

LUV LUV LUV the photos. And the blinkies. And YOU of course. Sorry I haven't been by. Things get better then twice as bad. I can tell you have lost weight! You look beautiful. I'm still trying to get over the attitude I got when Rich gets 5 weeks of vacation a year.  He just finished up 2 of them and I didn't get to go anywhere. You see, I'm the Grandmother of the fing year babysitter, don't you know. I can't say no. I haven't been feeling too good but a few days out of this freakin flatlands with OR without Hub would have been good enough. Oh well. Sounds like you are doing good. Getting out. Breathing that fresh beautiful rural air. Taking those beautiful walks.  Take care my friend.
Luv ya Barb

lanurseprn said...

I loved sharing your walk! You live in a beautiful area! WOW that alone would be incentive for me to get outside and exercise. Thanks for sharing this.
I'm so glad you are walking. You'll feel better.
Love ya, Pam xoxox

queeniemart said...

I think it is so great that you are walking and i LOVE it that you cared enough to take pics and share with us. Thanks. I love your area where you live. It looks truly peaceful.
i Love You

brodietrish said...

Great Video. Really enjoyed taking a walk with you, if I watch it every day do you think it would make me fitter? Love Pat x

springangel235 said...

That was a great walk Chris.   I really enjoyed the tour of your area...how nice.  Lpve the snags too....enjoy your week!!!
Joyce

nightmaremom said...

thanks for the exercise :)   Your neighborhood is fabulous!!   Driving in the snow would be a bit fun... but it's nice the salt dome is near you.  LOL  Tags are great as always
hugs
d

nedmoh said...

I enjoyed taking the walk with you Chris ...love Jeanxx

heavenlybama said...

Beautiful Chris.  It looks like where I live except we don't have a bus route.  Good for you on the exercise.
Hugs,
Dana

firestormkids04 said...

What a wonderful walk!  We have nothing but oil wells and factories around us, LOL.  I snagged all of the tags.  Thank you for the work you do.  Blessings, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere

tpiez4me said...

I loved your country walk....very peaceful looking!  I can see why that hill bothers you!

jaymact1 said...

What a lovely entry really enjoyed walking with you. What a lovely area you wive in it looks so nice and quiet just right for a Sunday stroll.  LOve Joan.
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eyesbaerle said...

Thanks for taking us for a walk....LOL
Neat photo slide :) Well done! I like the area you live in.
I applaud you for your simple, but profound changes in life.
Keep it up and enjoy it. Thanks for the awesome blinkies. Hugs, Maria

jmoqueen said...

Wow that is quite some walk xx  Glad your enjoying it :o)

Jenny

midwestvintage said...

 Loved the walk.  Makes me want to ride my bike on it.  I love how you did it.


                         Julie

astoriasand said...

Thats some walk Chris you are doing well.It looks pretty lonely for me though I am very timid in quiet places in todays world LOL!! Hope you go well with the diet change too.Yes what a pretty girl she is.LOL!! Keep up the good work I loved the video.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

sugarsweet056 said...

loved my walk with you, think i lost any weight? lol
love where you live!!!!
hugs,
sugar

carolhehe said...

What a wonderful place to walk, I bet you really enjoy your space there.

pprrrr39 said...

What a great walk.............. thoroughly enjoyed that.

Such a lovely place to be able to walk through...... looks very quiet and relaxed.

Thank you for the cute tag and blinkies too
hugs Jayne

bgilmore725 said...

I enjoyed the stroll through your neighborhood... loved it! I love the countryside...if I were to walk through my neighborhood, and out of it, I'd be in country as well. I loved the shot you took of yourself... lovely, indeed! So good to see you, Chris! Hey, maybe you can come walk with me in my neighborhood... I'll do a video clip! Loved your choice of music... good match. Have a lovely weekend. bea