My beautiful 10 and 12 year old granddaughters from Texas arrived yesterday. What a good job my DD and her DH have done in raising these girls. They are beautiful inside and out. They arrived hot and tired from the drive, but brought their suitcases in and unpacked right away. After a healthy supper they thanked me and told me how good the meal was. We sat at the table and began working out a schedule of what we would do the 2 days we are staying here at the house. They offered their opinions, listened to our comments and we easily decided on the activities we would do. After that we read for an hour. They are in AP programs and have summer reading assignments for school. Then we went for a walk. The 12 year old loves to run. (My DD runs daily) The 10 year old and I walked the dog and the 12 year old ran. We ended up walking / running a total of 2 miles so yesterday I walked a total of 4 miles - a first for me. Today, we're going to the mall, a pottery making shop and the library. I wish raising my kids were this easy and fun! lol Being a gramma is great!
I had an argument with my DH which ended up hurting my feelings. I decided to take my dog for a walk instead of eating my feelings. I said to my husband "I want to be happy, so I'm going for a walk." I walked about 40 minutes and tried to relax, but felt worse instead of better. When I got home I called my DD and finalized the plans for the grand kids coming tomorrow. I felt much better by the time the call was over. I went to bed without eating anything extra and patted myself on the back for handling my emotions in a more effective way than overeating.
The grand kids are coming tomorrow. My DH is driving down to Trinidad, CO and their Dad is bringing them up from Amarillo. I can't wait to see them. My DD has finally gotten a job interview and will be interviewing during the time the kids are coming up. I don't know what to be more excited about, so I'll just be excited.
I've been exercising at least 30 minutes a day for a couple of weeks and actually put in a full hour yesterday. It's funny, the more you exercise, the more energetic you feel.
I went 2 days without weighing, wanted to go a week, but couldn't resist today, and I lost 2 pounds.
This morning I started looking at SP recipes for the first time. I am looking for fun, healthy things to make when my 10 and 12 year old grandkids visit next week. I didn't realize how many different recipes there are. I will have to spend more time looking at this part of the site. I am also looking for fun things to do around Denver with kids and have come up with several good ideas. I am enjoying getting ready for their visit almost as much as the visit itself! lol
I did it! My first 10 pounds! I feel good, healthy, optimistic and pleased with my efforts. Slowly I am learning ways to change what I eat and how active I am every day. I feel supported and encouraged and ready to go for the next 10 pounds. Now, if someone will tell me where I can find the "I lost 10 pounds" icon, I will feel satisfied and not feel like I wasted the last half hour looking for it! lol