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Mother’s Day Hike and Lunch

Posted by Susan on May 11, 2009


Yesterday’s Mother’s Day adventure was a lot of fun . We ended up taking Matt’s mom to the same place we hiked a few weeks ago , Sunny Valley Nature Preserve . It is a pretty easy trek , and really beautiful . We took a few different trails and did them so they all intersected so that she could see as much of the place as possible . She loved the place and I am sure the company wasn’t too bad either ( wink , wink ) !

It turned out to be a pretty nice day . A bit chilly to start but once we got going it was comfortable . The Preserve is fuller and much greener than the last time Matt and I hiked it so it was almost like we were seeing it for the first time too .

It was nice to catch up and chat about things , something we don’t always have time to do . It was also nice to share with her something we enjoy so much . We hiked a little over 2 miles . Some spots were a little muddy , other spots were very muddy ! But it just added to the adventure of it all ! ( We warned her ahead of time to wear shoes she didn’t really care about , you never know what you will run into on the trails !)

After the hike we took her to one of our favorite places for lunch . They had a nice Mother’s Day Menu so there were a loy of choices . I had my usual Grilled Chicken Caesar , hold the cheese and crutons ….dressing on the side . I am still not confident enough to branch out and try to practice portion control with my favorite meals yet ! One day ! ( I hope )

All in all I think the day turned out well . I hope she enjoyed it as much as we did ! Later that afternoon , I was thinking about my Mom and how much I wished she was still with us .Matt and I were on our way to Home Depot , stopped at a traffic light talking about it . Out of nowhere a Monarch Butterfly flew past out car windshield and back into the woods ! Ever since my mother passed away , I always see Monarch Butterflys at the oddest times, and always when she is on my mind . The odd thing about yesterday was , it is way too early in the season for them, they are usually around here in late Aug. Plus it was way too chilly yesterday . I took it as a sign that she was with me in spirit , even if she couldn’t be with me in body . It made my day !

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Happy Mother’s Day

Posted by Susan on May 10, 2009

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there in blogland ! My Mom is no longer with me but I think about her with love today as well as everyday . I miss her very much . As I get older I see more clearly all the lessons she taught me , and all the ways I am like her . I also see how much I resemble her , and that makes me happy . Later today I will visit her and bring her some flowers as a thank you for raising me with the feeling that I was always loved unconditonally . For always making a home for me that was secure and safe . I love you Mom !

Although I don’t have my own Mom on this beautiful Mother’s Day , I do have my husband Matt’s Mom to celebrate . She is pretty awsome as well ! We have a fun day with her planned , and I am looking forward to it. We are not so much into giving gifts . We like to give time instead . So when special occasions come up, like today, we try to plan a special day and give that as our gift .

Thankfully is an incredible day here in Connecticut ! We had a back up plan just in case the weather didn’t cooperate , but since the sun is shining , the original plan is on ! I will blog more about it tomorrow .

Yesterday was crazy ! So much to do ! I got more than most of it done though . I did some cooking , all sucessful I must say , more on that later in the week . I ended up still cleaning the house at 9:30 pm !!! But I am done now, finishing the last of the laundry , I still have some cooking for the week to do later , but I feel almost caught up ! ( Whew ! )

So, everyone have a great day ! Stay active , stay focused and positive ! And all the Mom’s out there enjoy your very well earned day of celebration !!

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Finally Friday !

Posted by Susan on May 8, 2009

My favorite day of the week ! It is finally here ! This week has been tough for some reason food-wise . I stuck to my calories , but found myseld really hungry for some reason . I would just eat and 10 min. later I would be hungry again . I am just glad I was able to resist.


Tomorrow is my weigh in and I hope I lose something . I am really losing weight painfully slow . My workouts were great this week , and inspite of my constant hunger , I ate well too . I guess I will find out tomorrow.


This weekend I am planning an extra cardio session in the morning , and the usual yard work , and housework . Sunday we are hiking with my husband’s mom , and also taking her out to lunch afterward . I am already planning what I will order. I get stressed when we eat out , but I will just do the usual grilled chicken of a bed of romain , dressing on the side. not exciting, but at least I know exactly what I am eating and it is easy to track the calories .


That is it for now. I am exhausted and getting ready to relax a bit before going to bed. Happy Weekend Everyone !

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