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Old 04-03-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I wanted to post this here, since this is my "home" board.


Today, April 3rd, is National Walking Day.
http://www.startwalkingnow.org/about...alking_day.jsp
"Statistics show that 1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women are at risk for heart disease, and research shows that poor lifestyle is a major contributor."

So today- get up and walk for 30 minutes- Impact your life! But even better...impact another's life, as well.

Two months ago, RavenWolf shared with us why she was on her weight loss journey:
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Last year, 11 Sept, my best friends (and sister from another mister as we liked to say) died suddenly. This was just a few short months after my sister was hospitalized and almost died from anorexia. I was an emotional wreck, and hit an all time low. I had several months of deep depression and cut myself off from everyone but my husband and kids. During this time of reflection, I finally got myself together and knew it was time, I was ready. 1 January I started my weight loss journey anew, and have kept it up longer than I every have.

Just 2 weeks ago, my friend's sister let me know Laura's cause of death: It was heart failure. Even now it tears at my heart to write this, to think that her smile has forever been stolen from my life. She was a big girl as well. So my weight loss is not just for me and family, it is also for Laura. I want to be healthy so I will be available to her daughter for years to come, to tell her all the stories of the fun she and I had with her and my kids.
Today- We are walking for Ravenwolf's friend Laura.
Walk for Laura tomorrow--calling Ravenwolf, Lunarsongbird, everyone



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Thank you all. I'm going to write "For Laura" on paper and take a pic of me with it in front of me before I head out. I will be putting that on my blog. If any of you would like to do the same and email me a picture to use on my blog, let me know. It would be amazing to show her sister and 10 year old daughter the support! I'd also like to have a small photo book printed for her 10 year old to keep as a momento of all the love her mama received, and gave.
So who is with us?!
Don't forget to make a sign "For Laura" to lift up her daughter and sister in support. To show that people all over the nation are getting healthy for themselves- and in their mother's honor today.

Take a walk. And change a life. Today.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
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Here we are in Colorado Springs.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting this. I may not participate in the event because of where it's located, but I walk in solidarity.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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I never even knew there was a National Walking Day, so I'm glad this was posted. And, doing it in the memory of loved ones who have passed is a wonderful idea. That being said, I will definitely go for a walk today, and I'll be sure to take a picture for Laura and Ravenwolf, as well!
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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Well, I walked today (with my canes), even though I didn't know that it was NATIONAL WALKING DAY! I am going through chemo rounds right now, and I am so glad to feel well enuff to go for a walk today ... and I am happy to dedicate that walk to LAURA too!!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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Just did my Day2/Week2 of C25K and it was for Laura and Ravenwolf.

Lunar, you are too cute.

Rosebud, so happy you felt good for a walk. I think about you all the time.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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I did my 2 mile dogwalk earlier and it was for lunar in memory of her friend laura!
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:57 PM   #8
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It's so beautiful out right now, I mean it's cold but the sun is shining, and it's so awesome to get home after work and it still be light out. I will definitely take a walk in the name of Laura and Ravenwolf. Thanks Lunar!
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:03 PM   #9
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thanks for sharing this !! I will walk in memory of my dad...
I know he'd be proud to see me at my slimmest !!
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I just walked 5 miles with my pup!
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My stepkiddos and I made some signs and struck out on our walk for Laura today...here are a few of the photos we took:

About to head out!


The kids posing with their signs on the trail we were exploring.


My husband took a photo of all three of us together when we got back...this will probably be the one we'll use to send to Ravenwolf's blog.


ETA: Sorry these are so huge...wow!
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:11 PM   #12
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Just saw this so I'm going to go walk right now.

BRB!

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Awww, wow Ophelia, you have a beautiful family. I'm sure Ravenwolf will be very touched!
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You all brought tears to my eyes! Thank you so very much! I will be sharing my pictures here tomorrow. I need to get them off my camera.

Thank you all.
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I just went two miles but am glad I went!
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