Musings coming from the Inn in Honolulu.
Monday, April 09, 2012
Thank you everyone who commented on my last blog about my issue with all the focus on food while here.What you all said made sense and I shared it with my hubby, So when I need it, he reminds me of what I told him you all said. Especially that this is a once in a lifetime thing and to not worry, I'll get back on track when I get back. I made an attitude adjustment and simultaneously my son started paying attention to my need to find better choices. I think what happened is one night my husband said we were not going to meet them for dinner that night since I'd exceeded my calorie count by too much and couldn't eat out again that day. Since then my son has really considered my needs. We're still eating out and having things he wants us to try while here, and he has picked one sweet treat per day for us to try. Today(Easter) it was manasadas, which are really donuts. I took one bite of 4 kinds, not even totaling a whole serving. This week sometime we will have shave ice, which is a snow cone with ice cream in the bottom of the dish. On Easter the only candy I had was 3 dark chocolate eggs by Dove. That's it!
Anyway, miracle of miracles, I stayed within calorie range for two days in a row. And I didn't feel like I cramped anyone's style. I feel victorious.
Today, Easter, we went on a hike up a ridge. The climb was steep. My heart rate was way up when we got higher and higher. But my legs never felt tired or shaky or weak. All my walking and squats have paid off! I wonder how sore I'll be tomorrow?! Well the climb was fun and exhilarating and I loved every minute! We were climbing upward for nearly an hour! I would never have been able to do this pre Spark! I only slipped once on the way down, but caught myself on my hands as I fell backward and my butt didn't even touch the ground. My arm strength is great from all those pushups I do! I didn't want to land on my butt as a protection for my back. My chiropractor is thousands of miles away!!
My reward for this climb was a fantastic view of mountains and ocean views. You could see the ocean from two sides. The water was that beautiful aqua that you picture for waters in tropical places, not that gray of the atlantic near North Carolina. I'll have to post a picture when I get home. It was breathtaking at this spot. My son and his wife and baby had climbed this before. They got a great workout now that she weighs 25 pounds. They have a carrier and my hubby and son took turns carrying her. My hubby carried her all the way up and my son climbed down with her. They are obviously strong. My hubby fell asleep at 8:00 tonight. It's 8:30 and I'm still going strong. I can't get over how good I feel. That climb was one of the most important things on my to-do list for this trip. It's been raining and cloudy off and on this whole time, and fortunately it didn't rain on our hike. But it hasn't been good swimming weather. I'm praying for some good swimming weather. On Wednesday we plan on going to Hanauma Bay, where we could go snorkeling and see some beautiful fish and coral. Pray for good weather for us. Wednesday night is the night we fly back to NC.
I hope to get a chance to post another blog before this vacation is over. I'm very fortunate that my hubby brought a gadget from work to plug into my computer to allow me to get online. The Bed and Breakfast we're staying at has wi fi but Duane said it's not secure, so he doesn't want me to use it. When I'm at my son's I check in with SP sometimes on his iPad. Though I had 25 points, he didn't have flash so I couldn't spin the bonus wheel. And my SP settings are still on Eastern Standard time, so by the time I got home to spin it, the sparkpoints page said it was a new day. It's only 25 points...so no real loss. I'm just glad I can get on at all!