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What a Beautiful Day!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's Saturday, so no rush, right? emoticon Woke up just before sunrise and decided to just sit back and watch it. So amazing! Started my Bible study about 5 a.m. and received a phone call from a neighbor just a few minutes later. We'd talked last night, and she wanted to walk with me and Babe this morning! emoticon Of course, since I was spending my morning watching the sunrise, I wasn't anywhere NEAR ready to go. We agreed to meet shortly after 6, though. Already a good day!

Stayed right in my nutrition range (I think). Had to make the best possible guess for some things as we'd met our birthday daughter at Costco and tried some of the samples for lunch. Also picked up nummy produce. Tried to find the sockeye salmon we usually get there, but didn't find it this time. Found some that will work quite well, though, at Yoke's. Hubby wants salmon for Father's Day dinner. Never object to that!

Also, worked out menus until Friday of next week and went to one of the best produce stores to pick up the goodies. Even listed the quantity on the shopping list. Even with good food like that, a person can eat too much and it's not good. As much as I love fresh produce, I'd be right there! emoticon

The scale didn't give me the result I'd been hoping for, but that's all right. I'll be below 160 next week, so I don't care. I can already tell there's improvement with the way my clothes fit and the wobble when I walk.

Reading The Spark, I wrote down my values and goals. There isn't much difference from the past several years except I decided to write down my dream. My long-term goals include taking care of my body as God means for us to do, being able to play with my grandkids (and greats) until my life is over, and walking several trails. These include the Cascade Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, Lewis & Clark Trail, and hiking throughout the Highlands of Scotland. I've wanted to do those things for many years, but never really worked toward them. They were always "someday I want to ... " There's no reason I can't do this, and I've simply decided I will.

These hikes would not be day hikes. My mid-term goals would include shorter hikes at various local trails, eventually working into weekend and longer hikes. These are going to take some planning and research as well as improved strength and ability on my part. Immediate goals will be daily walks and strength training (probably starting in a couple weeks when I feel my current efforts are stable). One of my immediate goals was discussing this with my hubby as he would be my first choice to partner with me on these trips. I think it would be wiser and more fun with someone else. He's thinking about it.

I'm thankful for:

A beautiful sunrise and day to enjoy

The chance to walk and enjoy the day

One of the best night's sleep I've had in months
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