I think it’s because Brent is home, but I have thrown caution to the wind a bit (okay, a lot) with my eating. I have let myself splurge... dang it. I have been so bad bad bad! Fruit Pizza, beef jerky, 1/2 PB & J sandwich, carmel popcorn, movie butter popcorn, diet soda, chips (just a couple, tho)... at least it wasn’t all in one sitting. And I actually did say “no” to licorice. Yay for that. I don't like the way most of this food makes me feel. Yucky. It’s BACK ON PLAN tomorrow for sure!!!
But the GOOD has been fabulous. Thursday was our 26 mile bike ride, Friday we hung out and went to yard sales. I got some new boots with heels... again, I haven’t worn heels like... EVER! And I got a new hot pink purse and hat. Those who know me, know that I name my purses. And lately, my daughter and I are getting back into listening to the “Wicked” soundtrack so I had to name my purse “Galinda”, of course!
Friday night, some awesome friends of ours hosted an open house for us to be able to say goodbye to our friends before we move next month. It was truly thoughtful of them and SO wonderful to see everyone. So many friends showed up (over 70)... how amazing is that! Very humbling actually! Actually it IS amazing because I have convinced myself many MANY times that I have NO friends - which has been the source of my greatest heartaches. That will be a whole different chapter to cover in the book of my life, I tell ya. I am mighty good at convincing myself of anything negative but that has been an IS changing! We are really going to miss all the friends we’ve made here in Oregon... I can’t even think about it right now, because it brings an immediate lump to my throat. We are so blessed!
Then Today (Saturday), we went and climbed Multnomah Falls. We can’t move from Oregon without having climbed this!
At the Very TOP of the Falls!
Squirrels... practically ran over my shoes... SOO cute!
WOW! You know what? It totally didn’t kill me at all!! It’s about 1 mile up at a steep incline. It was amazing and perfect weather with an overcast sky but not too cold. On the way down, it was a little hard on Brent, but he did awesome.
I can’t imagine how hard it would be with 145 more pounds on me! I treasure EVERY new experience. I kind of feel like a kid experiencing life all over again.
We didn’t bring any flowers! Drat! What were we thinking?
Then, later on, we treated ourselves to the new Pirates movie in 3D.
My new pink hat and purse, Galina. This is what cool looks like! Talk to the hand.
(Brent told me to pose like this - he likes it when I have an "attitude"!)
SO.... training for my run is resuming on Monday. I’ve got some friends joining me on this 5K run in just 2 weeks. How cool is that! I’m so excited to have Joy running this with me too... and she WILL be kicking my butt because that woman rocks hard! It is key for me to BELIEVE that I can accomplish anything - including this run. It’s a daily effort for me to believe that the best will happen; and to believe and think positive thoughts about myself and others, and then to act on it. But the more I practice... the easier it gets to believe. And there is power in believing!!
God Bless.... XOXO ~Margene