1. Camping Highlights (Part 3):

    • Long, gorgeous hike (4.60 miles)
    • The fresh air cleaning out my lungs
    • The cool quiet of the woods just after daybreak
    • Seeing a deer (we also saw four more by one of Steve’s feeders, but they ran too fast for photos)
    • Sharing the day with my love

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  2. Camping Highlights (Part 2):

    • Shooting Steve’s .45 and muzzeloader
    • Dinner by a husband-made fire
    • Talking and philosophizing about deep things
    • Stargazing under a brilliant clear night sky
    • Sleeping in the little tent together (on a cushy airbed, no less)

    (Source: happyhealthycook)

     
  3. Camping Highlights (Part 1):

    • Being up a tree
    • Shooting our bows from the two-man tree stand
    • I shot like a badass
    • I love riding on the ATV ohsomuch

    (Source: happyhealthycook)

     
  4. 19:12 19th Apr 2014

    Notes: 47

    Tags: my food

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    Post-camping trip dinner bliss.

    Post-camping trip dinner bliss.

     
  5. 07:47 18th Apr 2014

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    Not a bad way to start a long weekend.

    Not a bad way to start a long weekend.

     
  6. 13:39 17th Apr 2014

    Notes: 64

    Reblogged from grandmadeb

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    grandmadeb:

happyhealthycook:

Thursday crap:
Tired but annoyed at myself for not getting out of bed in time to walk before work.
I threw a pity party for about 5 minutes last night, venting to Steve about how I feel like I will never run again. Some days, I am tired of being in pain and I hit that emotional wall. Some days I cannot see any light at the end of my injury tunnel. It’s exhausting.
I did deep stretching this morning - twice - along with abs, arms and my PT routine. It helped significantly with my morning pain. So at least I am doing what I can.
I ate a massive amount of donuts and cookies from my work kitchen this morning. Massive. I won’t even say how much. This is the biggest fail in the 18 days of no junk thus far. Ugh. I feel gross. I wonder if I can ever make it through one week without totally going off the deep end with overeating one day out of the seven. It’s like I do it on purpose. I’m really upset with myself and I desperately wish I could reverse time by a few hours and undo it.
Moderate pace walk (13-14 min/mile) after work today, hiking for two days, then another moderate pace walk on Sunday should burn a lot of that off. Sigh.
I thought about quitting tumblr numerous times this week. I get like that sometimes - about tumblr, Facebook, all of it. It’s why I deleted my food blog once in 2009 (which, as you can see from my daily links to my recipes, didn’t last). I will let it pass. It will pass.
To end on a bright note: today is my Friday. Tomorrow morning begins 36 hours in the woods, only me and Steve, shutting out the world and being together. It will be good for my soul.

I can relate to the tiredness every morning, the tired of being in pain, and the binge eating when trying to eat well.  But I didn’t have a support group like tumblr or such a positive feeling about exercise that you seem to have.  I remember how in love with running you were.  Can you get in love with walking until you can run?  I don’t want you to give up like I did. But I am glad that you said “I will let it pass.  It will pass.”  I think not only does this relate to the quitting tumblr, but to the rest of your post.  Just don’t be too hard on yourself.  You are a beautiful person, in and out.  I know because my daughter said so.  lol


I can relate to the tiredness every morning, the tired of being in pain, and the binge eating when trying to eat well.  But I didn’t have a support group like tumblr or such a positive feeling about exercise that you seem to have.  I remember how in love with running you were.  Can you get in love with walking until you can run?  I don’t want you to give up like I did. But I am glad that you said “I will let it pass.  It will pass.”  I think not only does this relate to the quitting tumblr, but to the rest of your post.  Just don’t be too hard on yourself.  You are a beautiful person, in and out.  I know because my daughter said so.  lol

Well, aren’t you the kindest thing? Thank you so very much!
I will not give up and I do trust that it will pass - “it” being all of this. I am an optimist through and through… even if one day out of twenty, I wallow like this a little bit. ;)
And I like walking - I wouldn’t go so far as to say I love it, but it will do until I can get back to running. I will stick with it, and stick with my PT exercises and stretches and core work. My commitment to overall fitness is firmly in place.
It will get better. Maybe not soon enough for me, but it will.

    grandmadeb:

    happyhealthycook:

    Thursday crap:

    • Tired but annoyed at myself for not getting out of bed in time to walk before work.
    • I threw a pity party for about 5 minutes last night, venting to Steve about how I feel like I will never run again. Some days, I am tired of being in pain and I hit that emotional wall. Some days I cannot see any light at the end of my injury tunnel. It’s exhausting.
    • I did deep stretching this morning - twice - along with abs, arms and my PT routine. It helped significantly with my morning pain. So at least I am doing what I can.
    • I ate a massive amount of donuts and cookies from my work kitchen this morning. Massive. I won’t even say how much. This is the biggest fail in the 18 days of no junk thus far. Ugh. I feel gross. I wonder if I can ever make it through one week without totally going off the deep end with overeating one day out of the seven. It’s like I do it on purpose. I’m really upset with myself and I desperately wish I could reverse time by a few hours and undo it.
    • Moderate pace walk (13-14 min/mile) after work today, hiking for two days, then another moderate pace walk on Sunday should burn a lot of that off. Sigh.
    • I thought about quitting tumblr numerous times this week. I get like that sometimes - about tumblr, Facebook, all of it. It’s why I deleted my food blog once in 2009 (which, as you can see from my daily links to my recipes, didn’t last). I will let it pass. It will pass.

    To end on a bright note: today is my Friday. Tomorrow morning begins 36 hours in the woods, only me and Steve, shutting out the world and being together. It will be good for my soul.

    I can relate to the tiredness every morning, the tired of being in pain, and the binge eating when trying to eat well.  But I didn’t have a support group like tumblr or such a positive feeling about exercise that you seem to have.  I remember how in love with running you were.  Can you get in love with walking until you can run?  I don’t want you to give up like I did. But I am glad that you said “I will let it pass.  It will pass.”  I think not only does this relate to the quitting tumblr, but to the rest of your post.  Just don’t be too hard on yourself.  You are a beautiful person, in and out.  I know because my daughter said so.  lol

    I can relate to the tiredness every morning, the tired of being in pain, and the binge eating when trying to eat well.  But I didn’t have a support group like tumblr or such a positive feeling about exercise that you seem to have.  I remember how in love with running you were.  Can you get in love with walking until you can run?  I don’t want you to give up like I did. But I am glad that you said “I will let it pass.  It will pass.”  I think not only does this relate to the quitting tumblr, but to the rest of your post.  Just don’t be too hard on yourself.  You are a beautiful person, in and out.  I know because my daughter said so.  lol

    Well, aren’t you the kindest thing? Thank you so very much!

    I will not give up and I do trust that it will pass - “it” being all of this. I am an optimist through and through… even if one day out of twenty, I wallow like this a little bit. ;)

    And I like walking - I wouldn’t go so far as to say I love it, but it will do until I can get back to running. I will stick with it, and stick with my PT exercises and stretches and core work. My commitment to overall fitness is firmly in place.

    It will get better. Maybe not soon enough for me, but it will.

     
  7. 12:42

    Notes: 64

    Tags: mepersonal

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    Thursday crap:
Tired but annoyed at myself for not getting out of bed in time to walk before work.
I threw a pity party for about 5 minutes last night, venting to Steve about how I feel like I will never run again. Some days, I am tired of being in pain and I hit that emotional wall. Some days I cannot see any light at the end of my injury tunnel. It’s exhausting.
I did deep stretching this morning - twice - along with abs, arms and my PT routine. It helped significantly with my morning pain. So at least I am doing what I can.
I ate a massive amount of donuts and cookies from my work kitchen this morning. Massive. I won’t even say how much. This is the biggest fail in the 18 days of no junk thus far. Ugh. I feel gross. I wonder if I can ever make it through one week without totally going off the deep end with overeating one day out of the seven. It’s like I do it on purpose. I’m really upset with myself and I desperately wish I could reverse time by a few hours and undo it.
Moderate pace walk (13-14 min/mile) after work today, hiking for two days, then another moderate pace walk on Sunday should burn a lot of that off. Sigh.
I thought about quitting tumblr numerous times this week. I get like that sometimes - about tumblr, Facebook, all of it. It’s why I deleted my food blog once in 2009 (which, as you can see from my daily links to my recipes, didn’t last). I will let it pass. It will pass.
To end on a bright note: today is my Friday. Tomorrow morning begins 36 hours in the woods, only me and Steve, shutting out the world and being together. It will be good for my soul.

    Thursday crap:

    • Tired but annoyed at myself for not getting out of bed in time to walk before work.
    • I threw a pity party for about 5 minutes last night, venting to Steve about how I feel like I will never run again. Some days, I am tired of being in pain and I hit that emotional wall. Some days I cannot see any light at the end of my injury tunnel. It’s exhausting.
    • I did deep stretching this morning - twice - along with abs, arms and my PT routine. It helped significantly with my morning pain. So at least I am doing what I can.
    • I ate a massive amount of donuts and cookies from my work kitchen this morning. Massive. I won’t even say how much. This is the biggest fail in the 18 days of no junk thus far. Ugh. I feel gross. I wonder if I can ever make it through one week without totally going off the deep end with overeating one day out of the seven. It’s like I do it on purpose. I’m really upset with myself and I desperately wish I could reverse time by a few hours and undo it.
    • Moderate pace walk (13-14 min/mile) after work today, hiking for two days, then another moderate pace walk on Sunday should burn a lot of that off. Sigh.
    • I thought about quitting tumblr numerous times this week. I get like that sometimes - about tumblr, Facebook, all of it. It’s why I deleted my food blog once in 2009 (which, as you can see from my daily links to my recipes, didn’t last). I will let it pass. It will pass.

    To end on a bright note: today is my Friday. Tomorrow morning begins 36 hours in the woods, only me and Steve, shutting out the world and being together. It will be good for my soul.

     
  8. 19:30 15th Apr 2014

    Notes: 48

    Tags: edward

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    We hit the affection jackpot with this girl. She gets cuddlier by the day.

    We hit the affection jackpot with this girl. She gets cuddlier by the day.

     
  9. 18:27

    Notes: 39

    Tags: my foodwalking

    A hard effort walk in gorgeous spring afternoon weather followed by a perfect dinner of Skillet Chili Mac. Feeling deeply content. 

     
  10. 13:42

    Notes: 13

    Tags: abitofsilliness

    abitofsilliness replied to your post: Monday things: Another selfie in one t…

    I’m sure you have all the knowledge and motivation you need to continue your PT routines at home. But I understand how much better and nicer it is to actually go!

    Thanks Sarah. I definitely have the motivation! I did my entire 35-40 minutes of PT exercise/stretch regimen, plus my usual abs and arms strength work, both yesterday and today. I will do them again Thursday and Friday and so on, four days a week (five for stretches). I want to get better and I have to at least do what I can.

    It is nicer to actually go, though. I hope I can go back in a couple of weeks to another session or two.