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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Hi....life's been full of distractions lately......

Work has been really busy and stressful. Days are long, I miss my sparking as hte best time for me to do it is on my breaks at work......When I get home at night the last thing I want to do is turn on the computer.

Hubby and I took a road trip To Carmel and Monterey for some R&R last week. Its a favorite place for both of us. Its a 5-7 hour drive so steps were not a priority and I was really behind on them.

We walked the wharf, and around the towns window shopping. So much fun. Went wine tasting, olive oil tasting, and just looking at everything.

My favorite always is the Monterey Bay Aquarium......we saw.....
sharks in the deep sea exhibit


and jelly fish. lots and lots of jelly fish


There are so many sea creatures to see and so much to learn as they always are doing new research on how to not harm our oceans and keep the ecosystem working. They have a camera in the bay but way out where it is too deep for divers to go and they find all these interesting sea creatures. It's just amazing what they look like.

We explored the Carmel highlands and we saw a beautiful sunset


We didn't see any sea otters. This is the first time there were no sea otters in the bay when we were there. We did see a huge school of dolphins.

The seventeen mile drive is beautiful. The estates in between the woods and beaches are breath taking. It's fun to imagine who must live there. I would get lost in a home that big!

All in all it was quite relaxing. We took highway 1 home so it was even longer but WAY MORE BEAUTIFUL! The beach cows always make me smile. If I was a cow I would want to live at the beach too.

I didn't track, but also didn't over indulge so came back even no loss no gain. Which to me was a HUGE victory. It means I am learning to put into practice what I have been learning. Because life will have it's distractions and how you handle them is all the counts.

When we got home, we had been talking about getting a second dog.....


The beige one is Bonnie we rescued her last October. The black one is Clyde we rescued him over the weekend. He needs to be house trained and has anxiety at night in his crate. His crate in in our room so he's not alone, but we can't have him out when we sleep until we get him potty trained. Sleep has been interupted a bit, but it is well worth it. So that is distraction number 2.

I feel good, because with the trip and work stress, and doggie distractions, I have not fell back to my old eating habits. My food has been the healthy stuff I started to cook regularly on this journey. The crock pot is my closet friend during the week. I'm grateful that my hubby will eat leftovers so I can cook a bit large batch of 2 meals and rotate them for a week night meals.

I take one day at a time. Everyday I stay on the healthy path is a victory. I will get back to my stepping. I've hit my 10K a few times just not consistently, but as long as I am aware of my health and do the best I can with all the distractions I'm on the right path.

Life will be full of distractions and that's fine by me. Bring'em!

Hope you are all well and ready for distractions. Holidays are around the corner, they always bring TONS of distractions. Plan on it incorporate every thing you have learned and beat them.

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LOVELYPAMPA 10/13/2013 1:55AM

    I'm so glad you got the opportunity to relax and unwind as you've been so stressed lately. Visiting Bay Aquarium is always fun to watch especially those wall size aquariums. Glad you got a chance to see everything including the 17-Mile Drive. Can you believe those rich houses?! OMG!!!
I see you went wine tasting. On your way back on coastal freeway Hwy-1, you must try Castoro Cellars in Harmony right on hwy-1 (near Cambria and hwy 46 which crosses from hwy 1 to 101) and near Hearst Castle. Having tried lots of wine tasting, Castoro is one of our favorites.
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_VALEO_ 10/10/2013 7:03PM

    Congrats on learning to treat yourself during your vacation! Good luck with Clyde. It looks like Bonnie has already adopted him.

It seems like you're ready to handle all these new distractions in your life.
emoticon You're indeed on the right path!

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