Saturday, August 3, 2019

Darn Darlene!

I can't believe that I did what I did last night. It is embarrassing, but it was well worth it and I have no regrets.

Last night Tony and I worked with Darlene and before we adios-ed our dear friend after cleaning up the kitchen, we all checked our pedometers and told each other how many steps we had walked.

And please note that "Darn Darlene," is the new nickname that I've given to her, because she keeps out-walking me.

Darn Darlene was close to 11,000 steps, as she locked up the kitchen, and I was trailing her by nearly 2,000 steps. Tony had walked over 8,124 steps and I was thrilled that I had at least beat him in our daily steps.

When Tony and I got home let's just say that I was semi- depressed about Darn Darlene out walking me and it didn't seem to bother Tony at all.

After I had hugged all of our dogs, I poured myself a glass of my cheap, fine, boxed wine and then I went into the bathroom to put on my pajamas, because I wanted to relax and watch a couple of episodes of Heartland, before going to bed.

While I was in the bathroom, Tony knocked on the door, and said, "I just got a message from Darlene. She wants me to tell you that she has walked 12,644 steps today."

Well that good news hit me like a lead balloon and it nearly pushed me over the edge knowing that Darn Darlene had out-walked me again. So I decided that I had to do something about it. Then I put my socks back on and slipped on my pink Crocs.

After coming out of the bathroom, actually it is the shower-room, because we don't have a tub, I bravely went into Tony's man cave and asked him to show me Darn Darlene's message.

Then I went into the big room, turned on Heartland, grabbed my glass of fine wine and started walking around the house—sipping wine, as I watched Ty fall off a cliff and then watched Amy and her magnificent horse rescue Ty.

I continued strolling inside The Cabin, drank one more glass of wine, until I had watched two more episodes of Heartland. And yes, I know that I looked like a fool.

When I checked my pedometer I was way ahead of Darn Darlene's 12,644 steps, but just to make sure she wasn't home walking around or secretly dancing to add more steps, I decided to walk some more, even though Tony and the dogs had already gone to bed.

So I tip-toed around the kitchen and the big room and paced myself until I hit this mark—14,456 at 10:11. In hopes that I had out-walked Darn Darlene. Then I went to bed, but it took a while for me to fall asleep, because my feet were sore from all of the walking.

This morning when Tony and I went to work I was anxious to find out, from Darn Darlene, if I had out-walked her. And the good news is I won yesterday's competition by 1,812 steps! And when I told Darn Darlene and Sarah about what I did last night—they teased me and they could not quit laughing about it.

As I finish writing this I have already walked 4,749 steps today and it is not even noon yet. Tony and I are going to be working again tonight. So it should be interesting to see who wins today's step competition, because when we get home tonight—I'm not walking.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!


Anonymous said...

I am congratulating you early because I KNOW you are the winner! You are doing awesome and as long as Tony has you on the same team Win Win Win! You still win each day even if the numbers do not reflect that. Because you two are working together getting in healthy habits and that makes you a winner

cousin nancy said...

Hi Anon! Wow, thank you for the kind words and encouragement. The way I see it is "You win some and you lose some (pounds).

Anonymous said...

Nancy, do you need a walkaholic intervention :) hehehe. Susan G from Fort Worth.

Anonymous said...

Susan G. from Fort Worth. Nancy, have you seen or heard about this yet?

cousin nancy said...

Hi Cousin Susie! If you and the cousins will come down here and see me, I will let you perform a walkaholic intervention, but only while hiking around Big Foot Ranch!

I have not seen or heard about this, but I will check it out as soon as I finish typing this.

cousin nancy said...

Hi Cousin Susie! I just checked out the link and I wish I had that boxed wine with Cheez-its the other night when I was walking around The Cabin while watching Heartland. Thank you for letting me know about this classy, handy package.