Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Last day with drops... Day 37

The high point of my day was when I went to find one of my belts to wear with my jeans that were falling off and the belt was too big too! I had to get a knife and make a new hole so it would be tight enough around my waist. I guess that means it's time to go shopping soon, well maybe for Black Friday.

A person who will remain nameless since I'm not sure if they read this blog or not really upset me today, they told me that it was about time I decided to lose weight! I felt like crying and choking them at the same time, and thought that was the EXACT REASON I didn't want to share this blog or tell people about my losing weight to begin with. It's crazy a 1 mean comment can ruin a day. After that remark was made I wanted to give up, I was emotional and felt like "eating my feelings!" Instead I got a piece of gum and CHEWED THE HECK OUT OF IT! I was (am) angry, I don't know what goes through people's minds sometimes when they talk...

Any-who, I'm not tying to dwell on the negative. I'm ready for a change, I'm not sure what it will be but something will be different. :)

Day 36

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So day 36 was an okay day...  I was out running around and had a REALLY EARLY doctors appointment. My blood pressure had to be taken 3 times, the last time being with a done manually and getting the correct result of 120/80. The doctor told me I don't even have to come in for the 5th day because my four days of numbers didn't cause him any concerns. While I was there the doctor also had me get blood work done to check my thyroid and my hemoglobin A1C (sugar) both of which came back perfectly fine! 

Later in the day around 1pm I started not to feel so well, probably from the slight increase in my medicine that the doctor prescribed, so I ended up taking about a 3 hour nap. Even when I woke up I still felt groggy, tired, and weak! I was only up for a little while after that though, I even forgot to take my third drops and eat dinner. It didn't really matter because I felt a little nauseous anyways :(. My poor husband ended up going to bed early and missing dinner too because he was cramping up from his LOOOONNNGG run and trip into the sauna... He tried to be funny and flex his chest in the mirror and ended up screaming like a little girl because he caught a cramp in his peck instead lol!

That's all folks, that was my sad day 36!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Day 35 (R1P2D35) for all you HCG people!

Good afternoon y'all!

I had a very good day today starting with a loss on the scale for me. Also I was a little bit chipper since my tail bone was feeling better than it did yesterday, I looked forward to not cringing every time I was about to sit down!

For lunch I had steak, I had put an awesome rub on it and let it sit in the fridge over night. I normally avoided steak on this diet even though it was allowed because I more often then not over cook it and it ends up like a ROCK! Well today I decided to google the proper way to cook a steak so it's tender and juicy... OMG, BEST STEAK EVER made at home fore me. My husband ate a steak for a snack (lol, not lunch) and he ate 2 more on top of his 2 burgers with his dinner. I told him he was a fat boy in a skinny body eating all that food AND he has his last weigh in on Tuesday. If that was me I'd be watching everything I eat just to make sure I'm not over weight!

Today I was supposed to mow the lawn but my husband was kind enough to do it since I was in the back napping... THANK GOD because I really didn't want to do it :). He actually got a lot of exercise today since he ran around 10-12 miles this morning while I sorted through some of our stuff and put a lot in "file 13" (trash). I only have 5 more days left and I'm hoping for about 2-3 more pounds to be shed come day 40, I don't think that's too much to ask for. 

Enjoy your night every one!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Day 34.. K.I.S.S.


It's day 34 and I'm going to keep it sweet and simple since it's close to midnight and I'm tired! I had a very productive day preparing and freezing meals to eat once our household items are gone. The first thing I made were meatballs which I accidentally made two batches of so I ended up making veggie lasagna with thinly sliced zucchini instead of pasta. My husband wanted to try the lasagna so I let him and he said it was pretty good.

Top is mine, bottom is his!
Today was also grocery day as well which was a drag because my tail bone started hurting again today as soon as I opened my eyes! I think my husband bought every sweet in the store too... It was quite funny, he found a gelato by the ice cream and ate the whole pint right out of the container when we got home. He even had the nerve to complain that it was too small a portion!! I'll be surprised if he goes to sleep tonight, in fact he's grabbing a candy bar as I type this. He makes me laugh when he falls asleep eating candy in bed, when I try to move it he wakes up and swears he was still eating it! HAHA!

Ok, time to go to bed NIGHTY NIGHT NIGHT!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Day 33... Temptation almost got me!

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Here it is day 33 and I would think that I wouldn't be craving or thinking about cheating this late in my journey, WRONG! Of course since we have Halloween candy in the house (hubby keeps it in the fridge) every time I got to get something out of the fridge there's all kinds of chocolates staring me in the face... :( Several times I thought about trying just 1 little piece, what would it hurt? It would mess up all my hard work, because if I ate one it probably would've turned into 10!

Today I also had my 3rd day of having my my blood pressure checked... The receptionists in this particular part of the hospital are so rude! Every time I've walked in they are talking about personal things and act like no one's even there until they are ready, half the time they don't speak up when talking to you, and there have also been times when they ask questions that is clearly right in front of their faces just to be difficult. Don't let me get started on the nurses, 95% of them are 10 times worse, but the one that I saw today is my favorite! So my pressure what excellent 117/72 (or 73 not sure).

After a not so great experience at the doctor's I was so excited to come home to a package I had been waiting for FOREVER it seems. I joined a site called Influenster months ago hoping to get samples of products that I wanted to try but not necessarily pay for before I tested them (a friend referred it). A HUGE box was in the mail way bigger than I could've imagined, I mean when I think of a sample I think of some small and trial sized. They sent me 3 large, full sized bottles of Palmolive and I can't wait to use them because they smell SO GOOD! I also get beauty sample from a site called Birchbox, there's nothing like being able to try products before you pay full price and find out you don't like it!

All in all my day was ok, y'all have a nice night!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Day 32

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GOOD EVENING!

My day was pretty productive for the most part. I woke up early and completed 30 minutes on the treadmill, I keep it at a pace of 3.2 and incline of 5. After that I finished some school work to ensure that I get ahead and have nothing to worry about while we're moving. I still haven't measured myself for my day 30 weigh in so I think I'll just skip it and save it for day 40.

I went to the hospital and was there for about 2 hours trying to request a copy of all my medical records, pick up medication, and have my blood pressure checked. Once again my blood pressure was okay at 130/72, I'm continuing to hope for 3 more days of normal numbers. The nurse was so inappropriate with her conversation and aggravated me so much that I was sure my blood pressure was going to read through the roof, but it didn't.

Before I left the hospital I picked up 2 cookies for my husband since he's been trying to be so good with his eating lately. I thought he would eat one today and maybe save one for the weekend, but I think he practically inhaled them both! It's funny how I'm not even craving sweets when they are right in front of my face now, if anything they smell too sweet to me.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Day 31


Today was my first day going back to the doctor to have my blood pressure checked. I really didn't want to go, but got up after a short name and drug myself to the hospital. Of course I ended up waiting about 45 minutes and as I set I found that I was getting frustrated, how long does it take for someone to come take my vitals? I knew I needed to calm down so I just closed my eyes and tried to steady my breath. When I finally got called back I was so nervous I just knew my numbers would be through the roof, but once again closed my eyes and tried to relax as the cuff was put on my arm. THANK GOD 121/73, it was so beautiful to see and the nurse even asked me why I was there with such good blood pressure... Well, I get to go back tomorrow!

My tail bone is feeling better right now, but I'm not getting my hopes up since the pain went away before and came back STRONGER than ever. I've just been trying make a conscious effort not to do anything that might aggravate it besides things I can't control like sitting.

OH OH!!! I just remembered, I was looking over the calendar and I realized I could fit a short 26 day round in that would start 2 days after Thanksgiving and 2 days before my anniversary! I'm excited about that, it's be a great way to end the year being that much closer to leaving the 200's behind me.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Update w/ Day 30

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**OOPS I accidentally said day 40... I wish, it's only day 30!**

OH HAPPY DAY, only 10 more days left for my 1st round... At times it felt like I was starting the same day over and over again (in the beginning). I guess I'll start by telling y'all I am officially 247.7 pounds, and yea I know I only lost 3.1 pounds this last 10 days but I'm satisfied with it. I'm hoping for another 10 pound loss these last days on the diet, but we won't know if I'll get it until day 40...

This morning I had my doctors appointment and to my surprise my blood pressure was higher than I've ever seen it before, 138/92 I think... I can't imagine that it's anything but stress causing it, but the doctor is making me come in for the next 5 business days and have a nurse monitor it! Those 5 days will determine if she's going to put me on medicine for it or not, so I'm going to try to RELAX AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE and maybe even do some yoga. Now about my tail bone... She says it is bruised and it might even be fractured but she won't know about the fracture until my x-rays come back in a few days. :( Either way I'm told there is nothing they can do except give me medicine to ease the pain while it heals. I was told no more reverse crunches EVER! Boy was I glad I had gotten my feet done and decided to shave before having to put on that lovely hospital gown for my x-rays!!!

On Facebook yesterday I posted a screen shot of my face in my day 3 video and the same for my day 29 video since I was wearing the same shirt. I couldn't believe how much smaller my face was, my mom said I looked like Mr. Peabody with my glasses lol! Hopefully my chest and stomach follow suit and start shrinking more and more.

Well I will check in with y'all tomorrow and keep hoping for the best for these last 10 days! I'm trying to drop BIG numbers these last days, and am working my hardest to do so. I've even already been on the treadmill for an hour today and plan on at least another 30 minutes tonight.

Monday, October 22, 2012

11 Days Left...MAYBE! Day 29 :)

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Good evening everyone. I was down again today, but I haven't even been losing a pound with each loss this 10 days. No big though!

This morning I treated myself to a wonderful pedicure, it was much needed me time! I got to relax and not worry about anything for about an hour and I was even the only customer in the shop the WHOLE TIME. I even chose a bright red color that I would've never chosen in the past, I wanted something different. When I got home I even took a nice long nap because I had another rough night with my tail bone bothering me again. First thing this morning I did make an appointment for tomorrow at the hospital.

After my nap I searched online for some more recipes for after day 40 which is pretty time consuming copying, pasting, and saving all of them. I like to make sure I save a picture with each of them so I know exactly what it is. Lately I've been going back and forth trying to figure out if I want to add an extra 10 days to this diet or even do a second round in about a month... I'm not sure. I've been looking so forward to day 40 that I think I would end of cheating on day 41 any way and I also think I would end up having an extremely hard time doing another 40 days after a month break. My husband doesn't want me to do it again because he says I was cranky the first week of this round lol!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fully Committed for 28 days

This morning I was up and out the house at BLORA (Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area) for a 10 mile race my husband participated in, we were there by 7am. There were so many people out there participating from high school students to senior citizens. I'm proud of husband getting 22nd overall out of over 200 people and 8th in his age group for that run.

I'm down for the second day in a row and very happy about it. At lunch time I pre made meatballs and chili to freeze so I didn't have to defrost meat each day. Plus I bought tuna and finally found my SPICY BLACK BEAN BURGERS!!!!! Go me :) I went walking today on the treadmill, but felt a little bit bad for Omar because his back was aching after his race and he really wanted to walk outside with me... So for dinner I had tuna with lettuce and I talked my hubby into trying the HCG meatballs of course he had them on wheat noodles with some spaghetti sauce but he loved it. I can truly say that the meatball recipe is one I will continue to use after my 40 days.

My husband talked to me about my eating after this diet and voiced his concern telling me not to go overboard adding all the junk back to my diet. We both came up with a good idea (I think) to have one thing that I want to enjoy each day, but only eat one portion of it. Like if I want ice cream I can have it one time that day and if the portion size is a 1/2 cup, that's all I get to eat. Sounds like a good plan and we'll see how it turns out. The goal is to just not gain any of this weight back!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Day 27

Sorry I was feeling a little lazy tonight and didn't do a video or putting pictures... Nothing really interesting to share today though.

So guys, I finally saw movement on the scale this morning! YAY! Now if I could get down a few more pounds before day 30 I'll be very happy.

Today I was thinking about all the extra calories I'll be eating soon once off this diet. I started searching Pinterest for healthy meals and saving them to a folder on my desktop. It's going to be a HUGE deal for me to come up with a schedule of some sort and stay consistent. I know I'm going to keep cooking at home and planning my grocery lists to keep from compulsive food shopping.

Hopefully when we're settled into our new place I will meet some new people to work out with. There's a nice park with a trail and long stairs up a hill that would be a great FREE place to go and get a good sweat at! I'm sure I'll also be getting some exercise just from living on the 3rd floor!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Day 26 Some people IRK ME!

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Hey y'all! I actually can't believe it's so close to the end of this portion of my weight loss journey, days 20-30 seem to be passing by pretty fast for me... Probably because I've been so busy lately, but I'm not complaining one bit!

It's funny, I've gotten some backlash for my losing weight with one particular person telling me that I'm trying to fit into what society wants me to be. All I can say is that they are full of *CRACKER JACKS* (my nice way of putting it)! I'm doing this for me, for my health, for my sanity, and for my family so they can go some where and SIT DOWN. What is the harm in my wanting to live a longer and more enjoyable life? Sure I could live to see the age of 90 or 100 but what's the use in that if I'm in a nursing home, or have had a limb amputated because of diabetes or another health problem!

Once again my reasons for weight loss are to prevent or slow down any health problems I might have later in life. I want to be able to enjoy doing simple things like riding a roller coaster or just walking through an amusement park without feeling winded all the time. Being over weight is NO FUN no matter what anyone may tell you, and I am just now starting to like the way I look in my own skin. I was always the one behind the camera because I didn't want what I looked like to be documented for everyone to see forever.

So, for anyone wanting or needing to lose weight you have to do it for yourself first or it's going to be a LONG and HARD road to travel. I think this is the easiest I've ever had losing weight and I don't feel like I'm torturing myself, all because I was finally really ready to do it and made goals for myself. Also I couldn't have done it without this blog and support of my family. It feels great to just put everything out in the open and not have to feel like I'm keeping everything to myself.

THANKS!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Skipped Day 24... On to Day 25


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Sorry y'all for skipping Day 24, I wasn't feeling well last night and just went to bed. I have my doctors appointment today to see what's going on with me though, hopefully it's nothing serious.  Not only am I having knee and tailbone pain, but my stomach gets a pain when I move certain ways too. I think last night I had the worst sleep ever, not only was I uncomfortable but I caught myself dreaming about buying hoodies... WEIRD! The strangest thing was that I was the only adult shopping for myself, the rest were shopping for their kids.
Day 25 started super early for me, another morning of being up before dawn... It was for a good reason though. Now I'm already super tired and know I'm going to be taking a nap once I get home from my appointment. I already have it all planned and can feel the pillow under my head as I type this lol! I know that once we move I'm going to need to find a job fast before our military health coverage runs out, I'm on too many medications to not have coverage! It would suck to run out of my thyroid pills and potentially gain every last one of these pounds back... No meds and exercise is like running in place; your feet are moving, but you're not going anywhere!
Once thing I haven't mentioned is how much younger I think I look with just the 20 pounds off. Before when I was close to 300 I felt like my face looked SUPER BLOATED, my eyes always looked half shut, and I looked like I was pushing 40. Some of the choices in clothes didn't help either because when you shop at larger stores sometimes I feel like the selection is towards senior citizens! NO BUENO! It's funny, my husband is always talking about "fit nation" which is his idea that he's going to get EVERYONE skinny and put all of the plus sized stores out of business... I told him to go for it HA!
Well y'all that's all for today, catch you tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day 23... 17 left and counting!

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Howdy y'all!

I made a grocery run today mainly to look for my black bean burgers, but they were still not stocked. Maybe someone is buying them all as soon as they hit the freezer! Any-who... I ended up getting some veggie crumbles instead. Maybe I'll make myself a little taco salad tomorrow without the cheese, sour cream, guacamole, or taco shell!

While looking in the mirror this morning I could see that I've lost weight, but one thing that bugs me is my legs seem to be shrinking faster than any other part of my body. What's the deal with that?? Oh-well, I'll take what I can get I guess! I'm still doing the 30-Day shred along with some other strength training to ensure that I at least tone a little bit because I don't want one of those stomachs that I have to tuck into my pants like a shirt!!!

One negative to a floor exercise I'd been doing is I think I might have bruised my tail bone, because it's been hurting for about 3 days now. I'm going to call tomorrow and try to get it checked out because it's SUPER UNCOMFORTABLE! Plus, that would be a very unpleasant 22 hour drive back to VA if it really is bruised... I'm always getting hurt doing something simple. :( 

Today I finally gave away a pair of size 14 jeans I purchased from American Eagle my freshman year of college (about 9 years ago). I was wearing a 13 at that time so I figured they would fit, they didn't and I never returned them thinking I would lose the weight. HAHA, we see I didn't and I just couldn't let them go all of these years... Well, they are gone now and I know once I get back down that American Eagle will have other jeans that I like.

Monday, October 15, 2012

22 Days In

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Good evening every one!


I don't think I can stress enough how ready I am to see day 40 come and go... I'm so ready to go back to eating the amount of calories I was before (about 1460). This might be part of the reason I'm tired all the time, low calories plus doing to much is tiring me out.

Tomorrow I need to check the grocery store and see if they have MY spicy black bean burgers... I'm not really feeling meat right now, just been munching on A LOT of veggies. I know I need the protein in my diet though so I am going to get it somewhere.

There's been one thing on my mind lately, and it's been about how hard it will be to maintain my new weight. I've heard so many horror stories (true, maybe not) about how people gained every pound back PLUS MORE. I think I'd be pretty devastated if that happened to me. Then I think about how fast people on the Biggest Loser lose weight and most of them maintain it for years after and I'm a at ease. It's a rational fear though, especially since I've lost weight before and gain it all back plus some before.

Have a great night people!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Day 21

Today I realized that I've had a lot of days where I either stalled or barely lost 1 pound... Funny thing is, I'm finally not frustrated about it. It's out of my control!

I've been up on my feet all day packing boxes, doing laundry, sorting papers, and whatever else to get ready to move in exactly 32 days. I'm so excited about it, ready to be back on the east coast with my friends and family but not too excited about the job hunt my husband and I will be continuing. One thing I started thinking about was how to get in exercise while we're on our 2 day trek across the US. I was thinking it was impossible, but then remembered my husband doing push up and sit ups at every rest stop the last time we made this trip. I just laughed and video taped him before, but looks like I might be right along with him this time. Maybe I'll just walk around the rest area... If my dad comes out to drive back with us, scratch all that because we're driving straight through!

Today I had a salad for both for lunch and dinner, the first one with tuna and the last one just a lot of veggies. I wasn't really in the mood for meat, plus the veggie patty I made (tried a new brand) came out like cardboard... YUCK! I just threw it away, hopefully on my next grocery trip they will have the brand I like in stock.


The first week of this journey was pretty though trying to get used to not eating all of the sweets and other junk, but now these eating habits have become routine. One weird thing that has been happening to me is when I smell some fried food or sweets being baked it makes me feel a little bit sick at times. My husband and I walked past a Popeye's one night and I had to pick up the pace to get away from the smell! Then today my husband was heating up a corn dog in the microwave and I had to spray air freshener in the kitchen so I wouldn't gag. Some things just don't seem appealing to me right now I guess.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

It's finally here, Day 20

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As slow as the days were passing, I never really thought TODAY would get here!  I'm so relieved that I'm half way done.

It's Saturday, so of course it was grocery day... I decided to switch up my menu because I've been eating the same things over and over again, it's getting quite boring! Today I grabbed some prepackaged albacore tuna steaks off the shelf, and some spicy black bean veggie burgers. In the check out line I also threw the "Diabetes what to eat" magazine in the cart. No I don't have diabetes, but plenty of my family member do and because of my PCOS my doctor told me I will eventually get it. So, why not take control now and find out how I should be eating? Plus my grandmother is diabetic and when I was taking care of her I ate what she ate and that was probably the healthiest I've been in my adult life! I've already seen some great recipes I can't wait to try once these last 20 days are up.

Let me get down to the "nitty gritty," I know everyone is waiting to hear if and how much weight I lost days 10-20. My personal goal in my head was to lose the same amount as the first 10 days (11.1 lbs) or just 10 lbs. That didn't happen though, I had so many stall days and a day were I actually went up 0.6 lbs... So, day 10 I weighed in at 258.9 and today on day 20 I weigh 250.8. Not what I wanted, but I'm still headed in the right direction! So in 20 days I have a total loss of 19.2 lbs.

For the next 10 days my plan is to stop stressing so much, I know it's messing with my sleep at night and then I'm tired all day. Also I need to get a hold on my emotions, I keep getting all emotional when I don't see the numbers I want on the scale and that lead to more stress. Now that I'm half way done, I need to start preparing for my healthy life post HCG... I'm sure it will be interesting to say the least. One thing that amazes me is the fact that I had gone strong for 20 days without cheating, I never thought I would make it even this long.

Here's to 20 more day STRONG, no cheating!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Day 19 UGGGHHHH

What a total and utter DISASTER today was!

Once again my day started earlier than I wanted it to AND I planned on being super productive to ensure I met my goal weight by tomorrow... Seems like my plans didn't matter!

After I dropped my husband at work I took our car in to replace all the tires and get an oil change, THAT'S IT. I arrived at my appointment time which was 9:15 am and they got to work right away. Too bad they realized they didn't have my tires in stock and had to order them, so I had to sit and wait for them to arrive. That wasn't too bad, what's an hour wait... I could do that. The tires arrived, but while we waited the mechanics did some routine checkups and said I needed an alignment which wouldn't take long. I told them to go ahead and knock it out! I waited and 12pm rolled around, I was sure I'd be leaving in the next half hour. I waited some more and 2pm was approaching, so I asked what was going on. BOY DID I OPEN CAN OF WORMS! Some bolts were stripped on my car and every time they tried to lower it on the lift some "parts" under my car would shift, they tried to order the bolts but NO ONE HAD THEM IN STOCK! I got the alignment for free, but didn't get home until 6pm.


Today I was just so frustrated, angry, sad, and tired! I don't know how many time I cried because I was hungry or frustrated... I hadn't eaten all day long and only had 2 bottles of water which I drank by 10:30 am. I had my mind set on cheating, I had even told my husband I wanted a stuffed crust meat lovers pizza when I got home. :( Of course he told me not to do it, but I was mad and didn't want to hear his opinion. He walked all the way up to the shop from his job to come comfort me, it didn't really help because we were still stuck there.

When we finally got home, out of curiosity I wanted to know what I weighed.. I was sure I had lost like 10 lbs (exaggeration) from this morning from being starved! I got on the scale and I was up a pound! How could that be? I was devastated, and threw myself on the bed in tears! I just felt like I couldn't catch a break today. So for dinner I DID NOT eat pizza, instead I returned to Chipotle and ate a salad with chicken and salsa. It gave me the satisfaction of eating out because I was emotional, but I made a healthy choice while doing it. I hope I do not have any repeats of today, because I just couldn't handle it again!

Good night everyone, see you tomorrow (Day 20) for my weigh in!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Day 18.. Another day, another stall!

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Ever feel like you want to scream? Yea, well that's how I've been feeling these last couple of days with the scale. I just don't know what this stalling is about and I frustrated!

So today I decided to try the shot (1/8 cup) of vinegar and see if it works... First of all I HATE vinegar so I wasn't too excited before I drank it. Second I held my nose closed so I wouldn't smell or taste it which did help. The problem was once it hit my throat it felt like warm acid was ripping my throat apart!! OMG it took everything I had to choke it down, then I had to hold my nose and breath slowly through my mouth for 5 minutes to ensure it didn't come back up! That was the first and last time I will be doing that, whether it works or not.

Once again I had every intention of getting out but ended up laying around all day, I don't know what's going on with me. I think I'm going to have my thyroid rechecked at my appointment just in case my meds need to be adjusted. I've always been a person that likes to sleep when given the chance, in fact my mother used to call me "sleep-asorus- rex" lol. I guess I never quite shook my love of sleep!


After my husband came home I decided that my day wouldn't be a total waste and I'd get out and walk. I didn't want to, but knew I needed to exercise even if it was just for a hour. It was still nice and warm outside and felt good to get the fresh air, plus I'm sure it will put me back to sleep for the night HAHA! 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Day 17

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Here it is Day 17 and I'm so exhausted!

Yesterday I did absolutely NOTHING... Well, if you count wallowing in my self pity of the scale lol.  I had a headache basically all day and just laid around in my pajamas.  Today started out promising, but ended not too much better.

This morning we were out of the house no later than 5:45 a.m. headed to Dana Peak Park for a race. I wasn't too happy at first, but once my body started waking up it wasn't bad. (we had a long night of fixing a bike!) The view was so beautiful out there, we even got to see the sun rising over the lake! My husband participated in a race with 2 other team members that also happened to be his coworkers. They did an outstanding job, I was amazed at how much endurance they all had.

After the race I helped my husband pack up his equipment and attempt to turn it in, only to find out the place had closed for the day. BUMMER! That stuff was HEAVY, 3 tuff boxes, 2 ruck sack, and so loose items to carry to and from the car 4 times. :( I was not a happy camper. Oh well...

Once I dropped my husband off at work I came home with every intention of updating my blog for the day but the bed was CALLING MY NAME. I answered and went for what I thought would just be me laying around and maybe surfing the web.. Sike, I got sucked in like a baby after some warm milk! I think I needed it though.

So, here's to a better tomorrow! A brighter Day 18...