MISSMONZY's CalorieKing Blog

Hi,

My name is Monica I need to get healthy. I'm 35 years old (two weeks from 36!) and I've pretty much been overweight for as long as I can remember. I was sort of a lonely child so I guess food was my friend. I turn to my "friend" anytime I feel sad or lonely but also when I feel happy and positive. I would pretty much rather eat than do anything else.

Below you will read about my virtual journey that I've started. I'm really proud of myself that I've actually been motivated to ex... Read more

Dixon, California Stop

Thursday, March 12th 2009

Hello All,

Okay - so I've been lazy about writing this blog. I haven't been lazy about walking just blogging. So I guess that's not really being lazy .. just procrastinatory (is that a word??)

Anywayssss ..

I reached Dixon, California on March 1st. Here's some info on this stop.

- Silveyville was the orginal name since the area was first settled in 1852 by Elijah Silvey. He came as a gold digger but realized he could make money faster if he opened an inn-slash-saloon inst...

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I made it to Vacaville!

Thursday, February 19th 2009

Hello All,

With all the rain we've been having here, I haven't been walking on my lunch as much as I would have liked. I substituted with Core Rythms exercise a few days. Today, since I'm off and it's pretty blue sky day, I went to the park and walked the entire trail that winds around it. I've never actually walked the entire thing before so I'm pretty proud of myself for that. It's great exercise of course, since it's hilly and all kinds of muscles get worked. It was a good day for i...

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Fairfield, California

Tuesday, February 10th 2009

18 miles.

Driving 18 miles takes mere minutes.

Running 18 miles? A couple of hours .. if you're a fast runner.

Walking 18 miles? Well, if I walked 18 miles without stopping it would take me 6 hours or so and I'd be dead. In Fairfield.

I don't want to die in Fairfield though, so I just walked and exercised a mile here or twenty minutes there until I finally made it. I even did 5 miles on an exercise bike one day because the 18 mile stretch was so daunting. It took m...

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Destination #2

Thursday, January 22nd 2009

Hello Again,

Okay so I actually reached destination number 2 last Saturday but I haven't really sat down and completed my research so I'm considering today my destination-reached day. But for the record it was really last Saturday!! LOL I'll try to be more vigilant about it in the future.

Okay so where in the world am I? Why Benicia, California of course! Never thought I'd be excited to be in Benicia but here I am.

- Benicia was founded in 1847

- Benicia was the sixth si...

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First Destination!!!

Tuesday, January 13th 2009

Hello,

Okay .. well it took me a week but I made it to my first destination! I originally wasn't counting my daily steps but now I think I might starting counting them towards my journey. Otherwise I'll be 80 before I reach Pike's Peak. But for now I made it to stop number one ...

Martinez, California

-Martinez means "son of Martin" in spanish ..

-In 1849 Martinez was a weigh station for 49er gold rushers .. awesome! By 1850 it was the county seat of Contra Cos...

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