Tracking, Walking….Good Day!

July 8, 2017

It was a Friday work at home/errand day. I saved my walk for the evening and I’m glad I did. The humidity was almost gone by 6:30 which made it perfect outside for walking circles around the neighborhood lake until I met my step goal.


Tomorrow is the funeral for my cousin Anna Lee and we have about a three hour drive each way. My mom should be here by about 7:00 in the morning, then we’re on the road. I’m thinking a long day ahead.

Tomorrow evening our daughter Anne and her family will be here from Oklahoma and we’re going to dinner with a group to celebrate Anne’s birthday. 

I have NO idea how I will get my steps in tomorrow, but it HAS to be done by midnight!

Here are Friday’s eats….
Breakfast – 8 SP

Big Ass Waffle recipe, but in pancake form.

Topped with warm Blueberries, Banana Slices, 1 T. Mixed Nut Butter and 2 tsp Pure Maple Syrup.


Lunch – 10 SP

Whole Foods Salad Bar…..Day Two. Rotisserie Chicken with lots of veggies and a little BBQ’d Chicken over there in the corner.


Dinner – 10 SP

Mixed Greens, Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, Rotisserie Chicken Breast, Avocado, Egg, Beets and Bolthouse Salad Dressing.

Daily SmartPoints Total = 28

2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year! (This goal has changed a little now that I have this fabulous Fitbit.)

“love the life you live, live the life you love”


2 responses to Tracking, Walking….Good Day!

  1. July 9, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Melanie…Great point about staying in it each day! I hadn’t really thought about it like that I guess, but you are SO right! I’m a short term goal person and that is probably why this is working so well for me!

    I have never done the diet bet, but I follow several people on IG that do that. Actually, Amy, the one that started the StepBet that I am doing is going to do another StepBet AND a diet Bet at the same time!

    I can not imagine moving and doing a challenge. I’m like…One thing at a time please. lol. I need to focus!

    I was not aware of the the annual membership but I’ll have to check into that. Thank YOU!!

    Good luck on your move. I’m am so glad you are not leaving me here on the blog though. 🙂 Thank you for that.


    Happy Sunday to you!

  2. Yay, you, on your Step Bet progress! I’ve done three SBs and won each time. I like the fact you have to stay in it to win it pretty much each day. That works better for me (I guess I need the structure!) vs. the way Diet Bet works, where you have four weeks to make your goal. (I’ve won a couple of the DB contests but lost several!)

    I’d hoped to do another SB this summer, but we are leaving Lee’s Summit and heading to the Phoenix area. (I’m getting tons of steps from packing, but I didn’t want the additional “pressure,” since moving is stressful enough.) Once we get settled in, I will sign up for SB again.

    One change to SB that I noticed recently is the annual membership option. I think I’ll do that next time and am wondering if you signed up for it — or just picked your first game. Seems like a better deal if you plan to do more than one.

    I’ll keep following your blog from AZ. 🙂