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New low!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Got on the scale this morning and saw 132.4! Yippee. Now if I can make it through the weekend w/o blowing it I'll be set! It is funny every time I get to a new weight, I fluxuate until I get used to that new style of living. It is a learning process.

Discovered last night that I can't eat fried fish tenders. I felt sooooo sick after I ate them. Too greasy. I only had 6. Oh well. No loss. I have to be careful of fried foods as my system can't handle them very well. Especially since I had my gall bladder out. That made it worse. The sick feeling hits sooner than later!

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Maxwell Falls

Monday, June 18, 2007

For Father's Day, dh, Jake, Molly and I hiked Maxwell Falls in Evergreen. It was beautiful but a little warm for me. I forgot to bring water for myself so definitely my own fault. I forgot how far it was from the lower trailhead to the falls. It was a little too long for Jake. He wanted out of the carrier and was not a happy camper on the way back to the car.

Decided to go grocery shopping yesterday. DH is not allowed to grocery shop for me anymore! Every time he goes he ends up getting all junk food and no healthy stuff. I planned out what we are going to eat this week and bought what we needed. Only got 1 bad thing-a glazed doughnut. (I allow myself a doughnut once a week.) While I was putting away the groceries, I discovered dh had also purchased 6 pizzas last week. I just rolled my eyes and continued to put stuff away. He knows I'm trying to reach my goal of 128 but he still buys that stuff. Irritating. He said after the hike he discovered just how out of shape he was. Maybe he'll get a clue and eat healthier too!


Added Pictures of White Ranch and Lion's Gulch

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Just added pictures from Molly and I's past 2 hikes. Molly is fully recovered and looking a bit trimmer after that last hike! I think we will do a family hike on Sunday for Father's Day. We will be hiking a shorter hike in Evergreen at Maxwell Falls. It is an old favorite and a very pretty, shaded hike.

Dh and I celebrated our 10th anniversary tonight. We went to Fuddruckers. (Kid friendly hamburger joint.) Jake loved it. He had chocolate chip cookie all over his face by the time we were done!

On a sad note, my Dad's brother died today. He was the last surviving brother. I'm glad we got to see him at the end of March. He was so clear and recognized us all. He was very happy to see us and Jake. It was a wonderful visit.


Poor Molly!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Molly is still walking really stiff. She tries to wag her tail and play a little but she is hurtin! I thought I would be too but not so. I even did my power lift class yesterday and I'm not sore either. We did lots of squats and lunges but nothing. I must be getting in shape! Too bad my baby belly is still hanging around. It too is beginning to get smaller but I'm ready for the jelly belly to go!

AF hit today too so that was a wonderful surprise this morning. Luckily I had something at work with me or else I would have been hosed. My chair at work is a light yellow. Nice, huh? I'm also up a pound and a half. I suspect AF has something to do with that. I did sneak a couple oreos last night though.

DH went to the store last night and that usually means 5 healthy items that I put on the list and 25 bad items. He got a bag of oreos, orange slices, and I haven't discovered what else. I didn't want to know!


Lion's Gulch

Monday, June 11, 2007

Molly and I hiked Lion's Gulch yesterday. I thought it was 3 miles round trip but by the time I got back to the car and looked at my instructions again, discovered it was 3 miles one way. So! We ended up doing an 8 mile hike rather than 4. (We did the meadow loop at the top which was another 2 miles from the meadows.) I didn't feel it until the way down. My feet were really starting to hurt by then. Of course, I hadn't had lunch yet either so my stomach was rumbling. I did take a granola bar and Cliff bar with me so that was good. I didn't take enough water either but I rationed it so that worked out ok. Molly was running circles around me on the way up. In and out of the creek as we crossed it several times. Once we made it to Homestead Meadows where the old homestead cabins (what's left of them) reside, I took some pictures and we continued on to do the loop. The weather was perfect and we saw very few hikers. We ran into some park rangers a couple times (which was reassuring!). I got lost once and had to back track twice but we made it back to the meadows. (Note to self: Pack a compass!) On the way back down, Molly must have sliced one of her pads on her paw so she was limping the 3 miles back to the car. We stopped a couple times so she could rest. She just laid down in the stream. A few times I looked back and she had stopped, wagging her tail at me, like please carry me? Just broke my heart. I can't carry her as she is a 85 pound dog. And the trail was very rocky (which didn't help her paw either I'm sure). I slipped once on the gravel, luckily didn't sprain my ankle. But we made it back to the car. I had to lift Molly into the back of my Pathfinder. She was out the whole way home. I called her name a couple times to make sure she didn't die back there, but she looked up. I got up this morning a little stiff through the ankles. No hyper greeting from Molly. She looked like she was 100 years old the way she was walking. No more 8 mile hikes for Molly. I'll post pictures of Lions Gulch sometime this week. And White Ranch when I find time. Next weekend, I think we will take it easy and do a shorter hike, but at higher altitude. Lions Gulch starts at 7200 ft and climbs to 8500 ft. Here's a blurb on the history of the area from www.coloradojournal.com:

The trail climbs Lions Gulch for three miles to Homestead Meadows, an area where the U.S. Forest Service has preserved the remains of several interesting cabins and other homestead buildings that were built between 1890 and 1920. Most of them were abandoned during the Depression of the 1930s. The loop trails that connect the homesteads are quite level and make for easy walking.


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