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Up the Mountain!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

That's not a metaphor - I mean I actually climbed up a mountain. Or rather, a giant boulder. (It's the closest thing to a mountain we have in Atlanta!)

Saturday was a gorgeous day, but my husband and I spent the whole day working on the house we're trying to sell. As a reward for all that hard work, I decided to take the family to Stone Mountain on Sunday. We hiked up the trail (only about 1.3 miles to the top, but a good bit of it is hopping from stone to stone rather than walking on a smooth gradient) and then took the cable car down to go play in the park. A lady offered to take a picture of all of us in front of the carving, so I get to show and tell (I'm the one in the yellow shirt in the center!)



Naturally, the first thing I did was check in on Facebook and upload the picture, and within minutes, I was getting all sorts of compliments! One of my friends told me I look AMAZING and said she could really tell I've been working out, and another said that I "look so trim and svelte - whatever you're doing, keep it up!" and yet another told me that I look like a ray of sunshine. emoticon

I was surprised, because I figured I looked pretty sweaty from the climb, but it was exciting too. (Who doesn't love a compliment?) This is the first time anyone has mentioned a difference, and it was especially encouraging since I had been a little bummed about the scale not budging in a week and a half.

I still have a long way to go, but for a moment, I'm feeling on top of the world! emoticon
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OWENS2U 4/15/2013 2:36PM

    You do look great, your perspiration made you glow, lol. Don't always look at the scale. When you exercise you gain muscle and that adds weight but trims you down. Measure yourself as you go along and check how your clothes are fitting you. Then you should happier with what you're accomplishing!

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~Susie

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JTREMBATH 4/10/2013 2:52PM

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