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Day 107 Check In.../A Trip to Taos

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Day 107 Check In...

Weight - 180 - ok, enough of the 180s already! I'm ready for the 170s!!!

Exercise - 1 1/2 hour hike on the mountain trail

Calories - 1410

Fiber - 30

Freggies - 2 - really need to work on this again!

Water - only 6 so far, but still working on it.

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We had a fun time at Taos today. The scenery on the way was absolutely breathtaking! It is part of the Enchanted Circle which is a scenic drive. We ate lunch outside at a cute little restaurant called Graham's! Shared a reuben with my friend and it was the best one I have ever had! Here is a picture of our group! This is my niece (with the dark hair) and her family, my mom and dad, family friend, me, Itty Bitty and DS.


After lunch, we walked The Plaza and did a little shopping. Here is me with my niece, mom, and family friend.


After a little shopping, we headed back to Red River just in time for a lovely mountain shower! I love the rain in the mountains. It is so soothing, and almost cleansing to me. We spent the rest of the afternoon resting and playing games.

Tonight, I went on a hike through the mountain trail all by myself. I can't remember the last time I spent that much time alone. I love spending as much time as I can with my family, but it was also nice to be alone with my thoughts for a while. I felt refreshed and re-energized by the time I got back home. I was still amazed by how my body handled the steep climbs of the mountain trails. At the end of the trail there is a very steep descent where they have built steps into the side of the mountain. After going down them, I felt so good that I decided to turn around and go back up the steps and do the trail again! I am lovin' these new strong legs of mine!

Thank y'all for reading my blogs and all of your sweet encouraging comments! I have not had time on this trip to get back and thank you all personally, but I read all the comments and am amazed by how many friends I have cheering me on the way! Thank you, my sweet friends!
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I'm going to try to head to bed early tonight! We have a busy day ahead tomorrow! There will be a parade through Main St. at 9:00 followed by games on the lawn at the Community House! They do old fashioned sack races and egg tosses and it is great family fun! Tomorrow night, there will be more line dancing and family games!

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th tomorrow!

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TAMWIL2 7/5/2013 12:20AM

    emoticon job on the mountain trail. I'm not sure I would have been able to turn around and go back UP for a second hike...at least not yet. You sound like you are having such a wonderful time, thanks for sharing it with us.

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4RASCALS 7/4/2013 5:53PM

    What a wonderful place to vacation. Sounds perfect. Impressed with all your exercise, and activities, and still have time to keep us updated. 170 here you come. Love the family pictures

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ROCKPORT9 7/4/2013 4:15PM

    With all your exercise, I would not worry about the 180s. You are losing fat and building muscles. emoticon Enjoy your time with family. What a fun time! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/4/2013 3:20PM

    A marvelous adventure!

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AUTUMNHOPE 7/4/2013 3:02PM

    What a great vacation ! You really are coming into your own.

You really look happy in your pictures & I still think 180 looks GREAT on you. I know you want 170's, but if 180 looks like that on me I'll take it
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So glad you are challenging yourself & finding your power emoticon

Thanks for sharing this with us. It makes me feel like I'm there for a moment emoticon

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STAY39 7/4/2013 1:04PM

    Goodness this place sounds like Its right out of an old movie! What an awesome family vacation! Great job with the hike- alone is brave but can be so therapeutic. Good for you doing it twice! I am so happy for you right now! Great pics too! Keep them coming! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon !

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NHES220 7/4/2013 12:14PM

    Have a great 4th. I know what you mean about the 180's - I seemed to be in them forever and just got out and I know you will too! Sounds like you are having a great time, love reading about it in the blogs!
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KIWIANN 7/4/2013 9:32AM

    Sounds like a great day! Happy 4th of July!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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NILLAPEPSI 7/4/2013 8:03AM

    You go girl!!! All that hiking is easy for you now. Doesn't that feel awesome?

Great photos!! emoticon emoticon

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AFERARI 7/4/2013 2:13AM

    So glad to hear that you're enjoying your vacation! I'm impressed that you're keeping up withe Sparkpeople at the same time!

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 7/4/2013 1:08AM

    Sounds like a lovely day, and you're really reaping the benefits of getting into shape.

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MSHEL7 7/4/2013 12:30AM

    Wow, all that line dancing and walking and hiking you are getting in a lot of great steps. You are going to be fit and trim when you get back from your vacation. I am so proud of you for keeping up your journey and not letting a change of pace get you down. You are doing so good. Way to go. Lovely pictures of you and your family.

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