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Back home in Colorado

Saturday, July 06, 2013

After 5 days of travel, shopping in Tucson, staying with friends in the AZ desert and making our way to Colorado we are back home.
The lake is very low and our lake view is now a beach with green growth view but a tiny trickle of river going through it.
It is good to be back here and everything felt instantly familiar. There are a few hiccups, like the water pipes to the washing machine either froze or perished and we had a small flood when I turned it on, and rapidly off again!
My weigh-in was something I dreaded, looking at my tummy I expected a decent gain but I was pleasantly surprised - 136.1 :) less than half a pound! That means only 1.2 to get back to my goal weight (I was up a little before we left - goodbye dinners etc) and less than 2 to my posted weight.
We stopped for groceries on the way home and I got most things except for my breakfast staples: flax seed and chia seed - the store didn't have it. I'll get some next week when we are in Pagosa or Durango and get to a health food store.
My breakfast this morning was a Trader Joe's (LOVE that store! nearest is 4 hours away) Green smoothie

It tasted much better than it looks :) Almost like apple juice, a little too sweet for me but in the absence of my usual breakfast it was fine.
My friend in AZ grows her own veggies and I had a cooler full to bring back - I'm looking forward to kale, chard, salad greens, zucchini and squash. YUM!
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    Those green drinks are surprising, a lot of times!
    1205 days ago
    Our Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are a few hours away also so I have never been there. But talking to friends we may take a road trip.
    We have been eating a lot of fresh greens from the garden along with turnips that we are already pulling from the ground. So nice to have totally fresh in your own back yard.
    1205 days ago
    Welcome back to Colorado! So glad that you had a safe trip. Hopefully you'll be able to get some rest.
    1208 days ago
    I've never been to a Trader Joe's, but lots of people mention them in their blogs. Sure makes me curious.
    1208 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I am happy that you had a safe trip. I hope you enjoy your visit at home.
    1208 days ago
    You sound so happy! Enjoy your time and eat all those great veggies for me emoticon emoticon
    1208 days ago
    Welcome home. Glad you had a safe journey back home.
    Good job as well with the weight.
    Enjoy the rest of the summer in Colorado.
    1208 days ago
    Glad you are safe and sound!! Enjoy the veggies.
    1208 days ago
  • IRP1114
    Glad your trip went well! That is awesome about your weight not being up by much. Many of us gain traveling. You are doing great! Glad you found a Trader Joe's. They do have flax seeds but I think they only have the already ground up ones. I know what you mean about the green juices being too sweet. Even at juice bars they tend to make them too sweet for me. Maybe next time you could dilute it with a little coconut water ; )! Good luck with the water issues. Hope it is a simple fix! emoticon
    1208 days ago
    Sounds like you had a great visit in AZ and got a great veggie haul.
    1208 days ago
    Yay! You got some Kale!

    I am sure it is nice to be back at home...

    Sorry about the flood and way to go for not having too much of a weight gain. It will be off in no time!

    Smoothie looks good. No Trader Joe stores here :-(
    1208 days ago
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