My daughter and I got home from Colorado on Sunday (actually Monday morning). We had a great time (although not long enough). We covered over 1400 miles and walked mountain trails and Estes Park blocks.
I did indulge my sweet tooth with some home-made ice cream and crunched a few chips and salsa but I'm sure because of all the walking I managed to not gain anything - and that was my goal.
Now it's back to my "safe" routine.
Hope all my sparky friends had a wonderful week and survived this heat wave that seems to be plaguing most of the midwest!
I feel like I've been out of the loop lately - we've been so busy at home that I sometimes don't even get to the computer to log my food over the weekend. And I know I will probably not have access to a computer while on my vacation - this will be my first true test.
Daughter #2 and I
are leaving tomorrow for a road trip to Colorado to see a dear friend of mine. We planned this little adventure to get away and I don't think we gave much thought to how many miles we're actually going to travel. Denver, CO is a long way from St Louis. If I am honest, I'm a little overwhelmed at the number of miles we'll be driving.
We do love to drive and with her, there's never a shortage of things to discuss. And though the destination is important, the focus of the trip will be the time she and I get to spend together - alone - in a car - on an endless stretch of highway -
We'll be away from home for five days, five days where I'm on my own and have to make food choices from who knows where...but D2 is my biggest supporter. She and I have already planned our snacks and what we'll be putting in the cooler.
I know it will be a great adventure. I plan to take lots of photos and maybe find a good way to get that 30# photo I've been promising to put up on my page
I cannot remember the last time I was able to be outside (in the summer) without feeling like I was melting. Don't get me wrong - it's dangerously hot here in St Louis right now - but I can actually be outside without my heart pounding and rivers of sweat pouring down my face.
My daughters took me to the Verizon Amphitheater on Friday (outdoor venue) to see Lady Antebellum. This was my Mother's Day gift and at the time they bought the tickets, they had no idea that Mother Nature would be placing good ole St. Louis under a heat advisory.
The temperature was 102 at 7pm and let me tell you, it didn't cool off when the sun went down. We were sweating but it just made me feel so great about how far I've come....I was able to walk from the parking lot to our seats and actually sit in the seat comfortably.
We consumed a lot of water
(and OK - we did have a frozen lime margarita and a grape sno-cone) but it was a great time and I was able to enjoy the entire event.
I don't think I could have made it this far without the support of all my great Sparky friends. I am enjoying every step of this life changing journey. I'm just sorry I didn't get on the road sooner!