From371to184's Journal, 18 September 2017

Weekday walk number 17: ("the Rocket") 2.2 miles in 54 minutes, at 2.4 mph - a lot of folks out, enjoying the mild weather (mid 70s, low humidity, sunshine)... but the same folks (from every generation) don't want to make eye contact, much less speak back, to my ever-so-chipper, "Good morning!"

Diet Calendar Entries for 18 September 2017:
1750 kcal Fat: 147.77g | Prot: 66.57g | Carb: 39.34g.   Breakfast: McDonald's Sausage Patty, Scrambled Egg, Duke's Mayonnaise. Lunch: Ready Pac Shredded Iceberg Lettuce, Pimento (Canned), Tomatoes, Vlasic Dill Pickle Spears, Perdue Simply Smart Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders (2), Kraft Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese, Food Lion Blue Cheese Dressing. Dinner: Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage (Beef, Pork, & Turkey Mix), Hooters Blue Cheese Dressing. Snacks/Other: Taste of Inspirations Authentic Belgian Dark Chocolate with Hazelnuts, Baken-ets Traditional Fried Pork Skins. more...
3871 kcal Activities & Exercise: Yard Work (gardening) - 1 hour, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 54 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 6 minutes, Sleeping - 7 hours. more...
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For me...I say "Good Morning" and "Hello there!" to everyone I see ...when I am out. Like you, the response is mixed. Some don't even hear. Some are surprised. Occasionally , I get a scowl. Many times a "Hi" back. What I have learned...from doing this...is that I have to do it for myself. I have to say...I am here.. and I see you. I do care. Most times I am renewed.  
18 Sep 17 by member: Judyrose1997
Diet is more important then exercise my experience.  
18 Sep 17 by member: proctorleo
Change your diet 
18 Sep 17 by member: proctorleo
@Judyrose1997 - as always, you enlighten me. @proctorleo - I'll agree that diet IS more important than exercise... but, why should I take your advice? And what about my WOE do you think is NOT working? 
18 Sep 17 by member: From371to184
I wish I could do that much walking. I have a knee that was destroyed by my time in the military so I can't walk more than a hundred feet or so before it starts to hurt. Using a cane helps, but I really need to get it fixed. When I get my weight down I plan to approach my doctor about it. 
19 Sep 17 by member: michaelltaylor
@michaeltaylor - rooting for you then, keep on striving! 
19 Sep 17 by member: From371to184
While diet is the most important factor in weight loss, activity is super important for future health and quality of life, doesn't hurt our diet that our activities burn calories too :-) IMHO 371T184, walking is an awesome activity for many reasons!! 
19 Sep 17 by member: Steven Lloyd
@Steven Lloyd - exactly... burning calories starts with "lifestyle changes" long before the wisdom of engaging in "planned activities/exercise"... the whole "walk before you learn how to run" mentality. Some, like myself, may never be more active (aerobically) than moving my walking from "lifestyle" (to/from car, multiple blocks away)... to a "planned activity" (on weekends, walking to/from neighbors 2-3 miles away). There is definitely wisdom in pairing burning calories (at any stage) with our WOEs - thanks for contributing! 
19 Sep 17 by member: From371to184
I lost 2 lbs a day and walked 30min to 1hr it was a green diet kale, spenish blended with other fruit with some protein.  
19 Sep 17 by member: proctorleo
People are surprised and some suspicious when I say hi and smile at them. Like, why are you so nice? what do you want? BuT then there are those "old school" that remember friendliness. Don't stop being friendly. It's much needed today. : ) 
20 Sep 17 by member: mamacastro
@Mamacastro - I agree. I guess we live in such a jaded society where everyone has their guard up, because they figure that every interaction is an opportunity to be taken advantage of? 
20 Sep 17 by member: From371to184
where I walk is around a park twice (1 mile), there are the regulars (like me) all are like clockwork. I know two of the walkers names. All say good morning or at least hi. We are friendly around my parts! keep on smiling and saying "Good Morning" you never know who's day you may brighten.  
20 Sep 17 by member: Little Red Fox

     
 

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