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Change in Plans

Saturday, March 20, 2010

We tried to drive up to the cabin yesterday morning but were unable to make it on the snow covered mountain roads so we turned around and came back home.

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But we had a great quiet day at home during the snow storm.

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We spent a lot of the time cooking Spark Recipes with the girls. We made Strawberry Cheesecake shakes as a treat and cole slaw and banana nut bread for supper. For the rest of the meal we had leftovers and everybody cleaned up their own dishes. We had lots of fun!

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During the week the girls have been here I have stayed within my calorie range almost every day and have actually dropped a pound. That's because we ate only healthful food most of it from SP recipes. The girls loved all the food and ate really well. Wow you can live healthfully while pleasing children's appetites.

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RURAL3 3/20/2010 4:32PM

    Don't forget all the exercise you did :-)
What is coleslaw and banana nut bread? It sounds gross. But then again I probably read it wrong and they shouldn't go together, emoticon

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So Much Fun!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I just can't believe how much fun my DH and I had with the DGDs and with our DS yesterday! I actually got on skis (first time in 15 years) and went on the Bunny Slope with them yesterday morning! When they moved up to the Green slopes I stayed in the Lodge with DH. These old bones couldn't handle the faster runs -- or rather falling on the faster runs! LOL

The weather was beautiful and the girls and their uncle really enjoyed spending the day together while DH and I read out on the balcony of the Lodge. Talk about happy!

I can't believe the week is almost over! I have enjoyed it so much. Being with the girls has been great because I have actually been able to be with them - skating, running, biking, swimming and now skiing. I am participating in their lives rather than just watching. I love it and I think they enjoy having an active gramma too!

We are going to the cabin for one quiet day before they have to head back to Texas. We are expecting a snow storm tonight so maybe I'll get to keep them an extra day!

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HINOTO 3/19/2010 5:01PM

    Ah, I am so jealous! I've always wanted to learn how to ski, but with my back and my knee I'm not so sure it's a good idea now!

Glad to hear that you are having so much fun!

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RURAL3 3/19/2010 2:39PM

    I see that plan for snow whirling around in your head. It would be mine too. I am sure the girls had a wonderful time with their new moving grandma.

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ASPENHUGGER 3/19/2010 11:12AM

    What precious time with your grandkids! I wish I could have mine for a whole week. They live here in town, so that won't happen but what a gift for you that you get such a long time with them all to yourself!

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MARYHANNA 3/19/2010 8:25AM

    Wow! Your now picture looks so much younger than your pic from 2007. You are definitely not aging!

I skied for the 1st time a couple of years ago and am impressed that you are tackling the slopes! Excellent!

My son leaves in Colorado and loves it! Hope you enjoy the rest of the season.

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GABY1948 3/19/2010 7:30AM

    I'm so glad you are having such a great time! But even happier that you can participate WITH them this time! I know that is a great accomplishment!
Hugs,
Gaye

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EMILY-THE-GOOD 3/19/2010 7:18AM

    Sounds like a great time!

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Skiing Again

Thursday, March 18, 2010

We are going skiing again today! I am looking forward to another day on the slopes. The weather is supposed to be fair and sunny. We will be meeting DS there. I feel strong and energetic and ready for another day!

  
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RURAL3 3/18/2010 1:25PM

    Its a beautiful day here too. But no snow for skiing. I will go out for a walk though. Enjoy your time.

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GABY1948 3/18/2010 9:24AM

    Nancy, I am so glad you are having such a great time!
Hugs,
Gaye

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PEGGYMAS1 3/18/2010 8:41AM

    you go girl and have a great day. I'll be at work slaving away!!LOL emoticon
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What a Change!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What a wonderful day! I watched the DGDs in their ski school from 10 to 3. Then let them ski by themselves on the bunny slope til 4. They did great! I can't believe how exhausted I am from just watching them ski and walking back and forth at the bottom of the Bunny Hill. I know without a doubt I couldn't have done this last year at this time when I weighed 270 pounds. It is wonderful to have enough energy to actively enjoy the grandkids. Today we are going swimming at the Rec Center and for a Bike Ride on the St Vrain Greenway.

We went to Casa Bonita, a Mexican restaurant in Denver, after skiing and I ordered the same meal I had last year when the girls visited in July. Last year the meal was 1450 calories. This year I cut everything in half and gave it to DH so it was 750 calories. I came in only 100 calories over for the day. I enjoyed the meal and didn't feel in the least bit guilty for eating that many calories at one meal. I enjoyed the experience with the granddaughters and remembered the 80/20 rule.

Life is Good!

  
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RURAL3 3/17/2010 2:09PM

    Amazing what a year can do for you. I remember Casa Bonita. I was there several years back when we visited our friends who live in Windsor. It was pretty fun. Keep on having fun with the dgd's . I get to see mine on Friday. Her mother seems to have had a little change of heart. I pray its for keeps.

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ASPENHUGGER 3/17/2010 12:12PM

    What's the 80/20 rule?

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LOULOUBELLE2 3/17/2010 11:44AM

    Casa Bonita.....WOW, I'm jealous, haven't been there in about a year.....That's so much fun.
Good for you using portion control. Hard to do there. emoticoncontrol.

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ANNE403 3/17/2010 11:27AM

    I enjoyed reading your blog. Good for you! We have to treat ourselves sometimes & it is OK! Anne emoticon

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JULIEQ2011 3/17/2010 9:07AM

    Awe that's fantastic! What a difference a year can make?! I'm noticing some of the very same things and it never ceases to amaze me. Keep up the great work, you're truly an inspiration!

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PEGGYMAS1 3/17/2010 8:44AM

    your doing great keep up the good work!! Being a grandma is great I love spoiling the grandsons. emoticon emoticon

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SHER000 3/17/2010 8:31AM

    I am so happy and proud of you!!! Keep up the great work!!! You are doing excellent!!! emoticon

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GABY1948 3/17/2010 8:31AM

    Life IS good, Nancy. I can relate when you said, "I know without a doubt I couldn't have done this last year at this time when I weighed 270 pounds." I have been there too! So glad you have gotten so healthy!
Have a great time today again!
Gaye

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Skiing

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

We're off to the mountains to ski. I tried on my DH's ski boots and skis and tried to get up from a sitting position (as if I'd fallen) and set off really bad back spasms so I'm not going to try to ski. That's ok! I will enjoy it vicariously thru the girls! Life is still good!

  
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GABY1948 3/16/2010 7:57AM

    Good for you, Nancy! Good decision...take care of that back. Have a great time!
Gaye

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