We hiked around Balanced Rock. They went one way and I went the other. I took about 15 minutes. When we met one of the GC went with me. When she spotted them, she said com on Grandma and took off running. I didn't realize I could still run lol. We beat them.
This is one of the window arches with DS, DIL, and all 5 GC in it.
Here is some of the snow we came across.
This is Elephant Arch. If you can imagine 2 elephants with the trunks touching.
This is Landscape Arch where we ran into the snow covered trail. I was going to take a picture of the trail on the back but had a senior moment lol. The arch has a 290 ft. span.
We had a great day, but it was good to get home. We were only gone 12 hours. I logged over 15,000 steps that day.
I was reading The Spark today and realized that I had reached a Breakthrough Point when we went to Arches National Park. Normally when I go hiking with the kids they go at my pace. We went on three different trails and that is what I thought they were doing.
When we got on the trail to Landscape Arch, I got out of the car and started on the trail knowing that it wouldn’t be long until they caught up with me. When I got to the snowy part of the trail I stopped for a minute to see if they wanted to hike in the snow. They didn’t come so I went on and on and on.
I was hoping that they hadn’t stopped at the snow and were waiting for me to come back. When I got to where I could see the arch they finally caught up to me. It was one mile to the arch. We finished walking to the arch and then I started back. They were still looking when I left. I was back at the start of the trail before they caught up with me.
I may not be loosing weight but I am much healthier. I just can’t believe that I can keep up with them now.
I start out gung-ho and with a positive attitude but then “something” happens. Part of it is lack of planning. I planned lunch but didn’t plan the dipping bread. Sometimes it hurts to be honest but I know that is what I have to be. After adding in the bread I just gave up. If I know that I can’t meet my diet goals, I say “why try”. Didn’t plan a healthy dinner. I haven’t ever planned meals ahead of time but think that is what I need to start doing.
Am I also afraid of loosing weight? I lost three pounds in the first two weeks of SP. Then I stayed the same for the next three weeks. This past week I lost 1 3/4 pounds. This week my eating is off to a bad start. Am I purposely sabotaging my diet? I know that I will feel better and have more energy if I loose the extra weight. If I loose it, will people expect more of me than I can give? My best friends are overweight. Will it affect our relationships? I keep telling myself to think positive but that doesn’t always work.
On the positive side, I am exercising a lot more and enjoying it. I am getting my office cleaned up – slowly but surely. I am loosing some of my excess baggage. I do feel more like doing things. I have more energy after I exercise. With all these positives, why do the negatives keep popping their ugly head up? I wish eating was as easy as exercising!!!
Wow, no GC today. Will spend Friday with them going to Arches Nat. Park in Utah and have two more of them spend the night on Friday.
Today I will meet all of my goals.
I will also take Mom to lunch and shopping. We will probably go to Carino's for lunch (an Italian Restaurant). I will have minestroni and salad with the dressing on the side. That will be a very good meal with lots of veggies. They do have dipping bread but I will only take what will fit in my calorie allowance.
I joined SP Feb. 2 and lost 3 pounds the first 2 weeks. I thought this would be a cinch lol. I have set reasonable goals.
Exercise 10 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Keep a positive outlook. Stay within my calorie allotment. Walk at least 7000 steps a day, 6 days a week.
I have practiced portion control for a long time. Last year I lost 10 pounds for the whole year just by portion control.
I have been weighing every day and if I lose a little I give myself permission to have another sweet. I decided not to weigh this past week. I had an appointment with the trainer and she weighed me – oh no. Since then I have been weighing myself on he Wii Fit when I exercise. Not weighing is hard to do. For years the first thing I did in the morning was weigh myself. I have been at this lifestyle change for a long time and know what I need to do. Since joining SP I have added drinking 8 glasses of water a day and increasing fruits/veggies from one a day to three. So that is good.
This week my goals are:
Exercise at least 10 minutes a day.
Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Walk 7000 steps each day, 6 days a week.
Keep a positive outlook.
I WILL NOT WEIGH MYSELF EXCEPT ON WEIGH DAY.
I will post these goals where I will see them frequently.