Sunday, April 20, 2014
Well, my spark tracker says I walked over six miles today. It was actually a lot of hiking. We did a lot of steep uphill and downhill! I KNOW I burned a lot more calories than the tracker is saying I did. I wish I'd used my hiking boots. I don't know where my brain was at. The sneakers worked, but hiking boots would have been so much better- even though they would have let some mud in (thanks to the dogs). I need a new pair of boots...heh.
I did use my new foot bath when I got home. :)
My husband and our daughter and her husband and I went hiking for over 2 hours. I did take some pictures with my phone.
Here is looking down a bluff over the lake.
Here I am with my backpack and jacket slung, having just taken my glasses off.
Here are a couple of pictures from the highest point we were at on bluffs.
As we were nearing the parking lot there was an Amish family heading to an area overlooking the lake.
Didn't see much in the way of animals on our trek. A few garter snakes, a couple chipmunks, some great blue herons on nests, and that was about it.
I was just a little surprised at how many people we saw there on Easter, other than us. :) Good for them though!
Oh yeah, we saw a bunch of wild turkeys crossing the road on our way home.
I hope each of you made some good memories too.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday was a full day with family. We had one birthday at the end of March, one a week later and two (twins) in April, and to celebrate all at once was the idea- plus the best way the family could all get together for Easter was to do it the day before Easter. So it was a full house and a good day.
I am allowed to have 3 "cheat meals" a week, if I want to, on my eating plan, so I wasn't too worried about having a little bit of cake, so I tried all three kinds (yeah, can you believe it?!) I took a forkful of one, and a very small piece of the other two.
Looks like I stayed in my calorie range for the day, so that's good. :)
Oh yeah, one of the birthdays was mine, and I got a mini trampoline (I've liked the idea one of my spark friends has of running on hers, and I see there are lots of exercises on youtube and so on to follow too) for those, a burning bush (I've wanted one of those plants for some time), and a gift card to Amazon. Yay :) It's nice when people go in on something together to get what you want (they do ask for lists of ideas!). Oh yes, hubby and I got a joint gift of a foot bath that is supposed to massage your feet. I didn't want to tell her we already had one. But hey, now we could both soak our feet at the same time, right? hahaha
One family had a couple hours trip, but the other much longer. Sounds like they were planning to go part way home and then stop at a hotel so it wouldn't be such a long drive back in the morning.
It was nice to see and be with everyone. :)
I hope you each have/had a lovely celebration as well.
Happy Resurrection Sunday/Easter!
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Yay, I'm so happy to have gotten rid of five pounds this first week back on track with food and exercise! I can see and feel the difference.
Two inches off my waist. An inch off my hips. Half an inch off my thigh.
I've been sticking to my eating plan and doing a variety of exercises daily (trying to do a different dvd each day -been using some to try from Netflix too).
Above all that, I just love the way I FEEL. I have so much more energy and alertness that I didn't have before (though I notice that seems to be especially when I follow a certain little book for healthy smoothies).
I'm off to walk the dogs!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Well, my sister didn't get there 'til this evening, last I heard from her (that was when she was expected to arrive), and my friend, that was to come over this evening, never called so I hope she's okay. I did go out with a friend for a belated birthday meal today and enjoyed that. I had Chicken Fresco and a side of broccoli and a side of spaghetti squash, with lemon water to drink. I did well on my food choices. My friend and I had a really good visit.
I walked the dogs and also did Walk Away the Pounds (one of the stretch band interval dvds), and used some weights for my exercises today.
Some of the daffodils are standing tall again- the snow couldn't keep them down. The sun has melted most of the snow today.
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