Friday, January 13, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week (Vol. 25)



I.  Walks in the park, even in 23 degree weather.  There's something about being out in nature that helps me keep the mental clutter at bay.


II.  I completed a Nielsen survey back in December and sure to their word, they sent me $5 for completing it and returning it in a timely fashion.


III.  Walks with my walking buddy after work.  I do enjoy the talks we have while pounding the pavement and I'm so thankful for her support and friendship.

IV.  Having a 3-day weekend ahead of me.


V.  This: 


VI.  The weight loss progress I've made as evidenced by my belt.  In August of last year, I had to use the very last hole.  I'm currently in the first hole.  I've lost 4 inches from my waistline.



VII.  This: 



VIII.  Having lost 4 inches from my waistline, I can now wear my favorite belt, a belt that I haven't been able to wear in probably 7-8 years!  



IX.  After a very frigid start to the new year, having several days this week with temperatures in the 50s and 60s, despite the rain, was very nice.  Yesterday, I went sans jacket!


X.  Conversations with friends, young and old, male and female, face to face, on the phone, or via text.




Hoping this finds you having a great Friday.  May your weekend be even better.  As always, thanks for stopping by!
  

19 comments:

  1. You have a walking buddy? Now I'm wondering what else you've been hiding from us.

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    1. Oh, E Man... LOL! Yes, I do on workdays. On non-workdays, however, it's just me, myself, and I at the park. It's a nice balance.

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  2. I don't have a walking buddy. I'm weird. I like to pop headphones in and zone out. Again, well done on all your progress.

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    1. On non-work days, I am solo. Just me, an audiobook, and the park. Thank you, Erin!

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  3. I totally get the walking outside even when it's cold. I just HAD to this week as well, too much time inside was driving me crazy. :)

    -Abby, http://therealhousewifeofdc.blogspot.com/

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  4. awesome progress; keep it up. i would totally walk outside but it's all ice and shit right now :(

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    1. Yeah, I can't see where ice would not be conducive for walking. Hang in there and thank you!

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  5. Happy non scale victories to you! So fabulous.

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  6. Friday the 13th doesn't scare me...ANY day can be just like Friday the 13th in a school!

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    1. I'm right there with ya! I used to look at ppl and I'd say, "It takes a lot to scare me - I work in a public school..." LOL!

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  7. All. Of. This. Makes. Me. HAPPY!
    You go on with your bad ass self.
    I haven't gone on a walk in a long time because it's like a danger zone outside. Icy patches and my metal spine don't mix but I'd love to get out there and just get some serious fresh air and some sun. It looks glorious in your pics!
    That dog picture slays me.
    And I'm like you, I don't care what the number says on the calendar. It's Friday. Boom.

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying very hard to exhume my inner badass. I'm starting to see glimpses of her here and there.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. Good for you on the weight loss as evidenced by your belt. You must be so proud of yourself, that's awesome girl.
    I don't like the cold (says the girl that lives in Canada) but I love walking on frigid days. The air, the quiet, hearing trees creek and crack from the cold.... I love that.

    Have an amazing weekend Ericka! Take care of yourself. :)

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  9. That's super awesome that you've lost 4 inches!! Congrats!! Enjoy your three day weekend!!

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  10. Way to go on the inches lost! That is so awesome! I love taking walks on my breaks at works -- its nice to get out of the office.

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