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Day 1 of 5% spring challenge, mini golf, sun burn and a new lease on life!

Sunday, April 08, 2018

emoticon It's the first day of the 5% Spring challenge. I'm aiming at losing 15 pounds.

It's the first weekend in ages since I actually had no plans. What to do, what to do? On Thursday night, as I was riding the train home from work, I saw a miniature golf place right off the train tracks. Looked fun, I play (badly!), husband plays, so I suggested we make a day of it. emoticon

Now, we have a mini golf place much closer to home, but this place looked like it was bigger and nicer, so we got into the car, and took a 40 mile drive down the freeway for a Saturday date. emoticon

We played 18 holes emoticon , waved at a few trains that passed by, enjoyed the sun emoticon and then looked for an area restaurant to have a late lunch.

I have a friend that lives in the area and I had texted her to get suggestions on local restaurants that were nice, but new to us. She made a suggested and we headed out to try and find the place. After nearly an hour of meandering, we gave up and found a "Corner Bakery" to eat at. You might ask why we couldn't find the restaurant. I think the young lady at the mini golf place was sort of shocked that we did not have smart phones, so no handy app to give us coordinates. Made me wish for the old Thomas Guide days! And if you don't know Thomas Guide, well, you're just lots younger than I am!

At lunch, I began to realize that we had enjoyed the sun emoticon a bit too much, as the back of my neck was beginning to sting. I wore a hat to cover my face, but my neck is sunburned and I expect the freckle factories are working on overdrive!

All in all, it was a nice day. Sitting here now, I realize that part of what made it nice, is that I actually felt like doing something. I've felt tired for years. Between working and the commute, and just trying to keep up with stuff (you know, laundry, house cleaning, groceries, etc.), I just have not felt like doing anything in a long, long time.

Now at nearly 50 pounds down and exercising on a daily basis and having the option of working from home 3-4 days a week, I think my energy levels and my interest in enjoying life is finally coming back! emoticon

I'm looking forward to this challenge and today was a good way to kick it off! Go Dawgs! emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD17713391
    Sounds like a wonderful day! I know what you mean about feeling like doing things again... Isn't it wonderful!
    I think of this stage as being the real transformation, the phase when we reap the rewards of improvement and relearn how to do all the fun stuff again that will keep us feeling great and healthy.

    Yay You!
    1203 days ago
    Nobody here calling your planning OC, hmm maybe I should, but that would just be mean to return the favor. Thin, often blurred, line between planning for long term success and being OC, it’ll be part of your journey and discovery.
    1205 days ago
    Susan, I JUST HAD to hit the "I like" button!!!

    Shedding the weight that kept us down for soooo long is like a snake shedding its skin. FREEDOM and feeling GREAT!!!

    In the next 15-20 lbs it gets even better!!

    Come UP with a list of things to try,,,long and short term. I'd even put down things you don't you'd like!! Sometimes those are the BEST surprises!!
    1205 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    Great blog! Have a really great week. emoticon
    1205 days ago
    Sounds like you had a great first day. I haven't played miniature golf in ages, sounds like a trip my hubby and I should make soon.
    1205 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14641362
    Not only did you get out but we’re lucky to have quality time with hubby. Sounds like a great day.
    1206 days ago
    Good for you!!! It sounds like you are getting healthy in more than one way. Enjoy the challenge!
    1206 days ago
    PAWESOME! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1206 days ago
    How fun you were blessed with sunshine. We had a cold windy day where I am.
    1206 days ago
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