Sunday, April 22, 2012
My lovely Aussie visitors have just left and we miss them. Baily searched the entire house for them this morning then looked at me like "Where are they?" I was lucky enough to have these bright and well mannered guests here and I enjoyed them very much.
I would love to say it was the company that made me fall into the deep dark sugar frenzy, but that would be a lie. They had nothing to do with it, it was all my doing. I honestly don't know why I did it. I had a bit of Pizookie a few weeks ago, then a week later I just went crazy. It was so horrid, I can not tell you how bad I was except to say it lasted several days until I crashed. I woke up feeling awful, barely moving, missed my hike and did not mind. Sugar does that to me and I really wonder what my problem is. Why do I give into these ridiculous sugar binges where I cannot step on the brakes. It is tantamount to a turbulent tumble downhill.
Interestingly, I had stopped entering my food intake in the nutrition tracker during this time period. I worked backwards to track my dood intake but i coukdn't remember what I had eaten. I have no doubt diligent food tracking could have made a difference as i have often said, tracking deters disasters.
I am always saying it because it is true, just because I fell down does not mean I am stuck here. It is a new day and I am cleaning house. I AM CLIMBING OUT...
Climbing out of this dark hole of sugar insanity with triple helpings several times a day.
I will make sure to get my workout today. I completed the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge so I have my guide to get me out of this dark sugar chamber and back in the well zone.
I am so grateful for the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge for giving me the tools I need to make these changes. I maintained my workout routine beautifully throughout this time period.
On a different note tomorrow is Murphy Hiker's birthday. The Aussie's were so sweet to treat him to a birthday song and round of for he is a jolly good fellow. Tomorrow we are going out for a salad and small birthday sundae to celebrate. Life is good my fellow Sparkers and we can have our cake and eat it too, just not the whole cake.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Just 200 miles north of Los Angeles you can enjoy wondrous rock formations and recall historical motion picture moments.
More than 400 movies and hundreds of television episodes have been shot in the Alabama Hills, located just west of Lone Pine, California. From Fatty Arbuckle to Roy Rogers, John Wayne, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Humphrey Bogart, and, more recently, Robert Downey, Jr., Hollywood stars have been coming to the Alabama Hills.
The Alabama Hills are a golden-brown wonderland of rounded hills and twisted rock formations created by faulting.
I did have an extremely embarrassing experience while visiting the Alabama Hills Rock formations. It was one of those things you can laugh about after the fact.
We arrived to Lone Pine and immediately followed our hiking hearts to the Alabama Hills Rocks. We did just a little bit of bouldering when I ripped the back of my pants from the very top of one side all the way to my knees. My entire rear was exposed and I was not laughing. I was trying to hold the two ripped edges together as best as I could, but I wanted to crawl under a rock. The folks with me were great about it. Now I just think is it too funny for words.
Lesson learned: Try wear rip resistant pants when you go hiking near boulders!
This formation resembles a heart
Mount Whitney in the background
I really enjoyed and laughed my head off on the driving tour after I changed my pants. I Would love to go back and finish the hike though.
We enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the Alabama Hills Cafe & Bakery. The portions were generous, food was delicious, service superb and the walls were beautifully painted by a local artist named Elton.
We also went to a burger joint that was delicious with a great menu. There were signed photographs everywhere of celebrities who had visited.
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