I don’t know if you guys like long post or bunch of short ones but tonight just to get caught up I’m going to do a long one. You can read what makes you happy and just skip the rest, it’s up to you. So first because it’s due…
So this week we were suppose to do better then we did before. Well I didn’t do that all, I know I said I’d walk/jog 20 miles and lose 2 lbs. I surpassed the miles, 32 miles this week. Between hiking, Valleyfair, the airport and my last two days of jogging I made this goal. I however did not make the 2 lbs loss goal. However starting tomorrow I have joined another challenge (which I am not going to share or post about, it’s just going to be me getting back to where I was when I couldn’t run anymore, where I was when Mike told me he was leaving and where I was before all the hardships happened this year) and I will get back to 175 and than see where life goes from there.
Week 13 - (begin August 26) - LOW CARB WEEK & NO EATING OUT
Skip the bread, pasta, cereal and rice this week. Stick to fruits and veggies and lean protein. While we're at it, let's ditch the restaurants, too. Make it a double challenge and hope that it pays off big next week!
Dinner out isn’t on the challenge I’m now starting so that will be a good thing. There is a little bread and rice allowed so I’m going to stick with the menu that’s available but everything is in small portions with lots of fruits and veggies and lean protein so I think that will all work out for the best. I am so hoping to get back into the swing of eating right. I have always said meal planning is hard from me.
So good luck this last week to everyone that has joined in on Rochelle’s Summer Sizzle Slimdown Challenge. It has been awesome getting to know you all and learning something from each and everyone one of you.
NOW THE MORE…………
You all know Mike came home for last week and I was in heaven. We had a great visit, a great bunch of days to visit family and friends and lots of time to just enjoy the three of us together.
Wilbur waiting for me to come home to stay.
This was taken by our game camera in the garden. Can you guess what it is?
Valleyfair. I took one of my daycare families and Scott and Mike to Valleyfair. Really when I say I took, I drove their suburban and we went our own ways for a bit, met up and played together, went our own ways and met up again 9 hours later. It was the perfect day to go. The sun was shinning, there was a tiny breeze and we had a blast. I am so glad we went.
On our way home we stopped to “visit” great grandpa. We had a picnic dinner and explored the cemetery. The oldest headstone was 1755, Edgar Parker. It was really hard to read and we’re not positive that what it said but tracing the letters and number it looks like that. Grandpa would of loved the kids playing and visiting with him. I still cry thinking about and missing him.
We have a few spots where are trees are starting to turn. I am not ready, at all, for fall or winter. I really prefer summer time.
Mike and I went hiking and stopped for a picnic at Portsmouth mine campground.
We stopped and played in the water on Wednesday before we headed to the Hasskamps for dinner and a wonderful visit.
Mike took our 1 ton out for a ride and was all smiles. He’d really like to own this truck or one like it one day soon.
We went to Music in the Park on Thursday. It’s the last one of the year, I’m going to miss taking daddy to this each week.
We went Geo-caching on Friday. We found 3 out of 3. This one was the coolest. It was in an old cow culvert with a little stream running through it. We took our shoes off and padded through the water and found it. It was really the coolest we’ve ever found.
Friday night we had game night and dinner at mama and daddy’s. We played croquet and as you see the goose that is in love with me followed me everywhere.
And Saturday I sent Mike back to school. We have never been in an airport, never flown, never any of this so for the first time Mike flew in a not to big but not to small airplane from Minneapolis to Denver. He said it was like a rollercoaster ride. Not a fun ride but much faster then driving or riding a bus.
This wasn’t any easier sending him away this time then the first time. Also this one is for 4 months, not just 2, a visit from me, and 2 more. I won’t get to have and hold and see him until December 21st. That is forever!!! I have not come terms with it yet but know it’s a must and I know he’s doing great and something he wants to be doing however he’d love to be home too but school is where he needs to be. I love that boy so much and am so proud of him.
So there, you guys are caught up. If you made it to the end, congratulations, I know this was a bit long. But you know me and wanting to share. One more week of our SSSDS challenge, a new challenge beginning and so much uncertainty in the job part but I will do this, I will make it, I have too.
Take care my friends. Blessings!!