The past couple weeks have been such a whirlwind. So many things have happened and changed and gone forward.
First, let me tell you about Hawaii. Two week ago, Matt and I went on a trip to Kauaii with his family. I had never been to Hawaii so I was very excited. And I was so right to be excited! It was so much fun. We went on a 9 mile hike, did a kayak/hike trip, went to a luau, and ate a lot of good food. I am IN LOVE with mochi brownies. I am so glad that we don’t have those on the mainland. Then, my diet successes would be forever doomed.
Matt and I had a great time with his family. His brother also got engaged on this trip so fun was had by all. During this trip we found out that we don’t really enjoy the touristy stuff. We enjoy going out into the rural areas and finding the small hide-away places and farmers markets. One of the best times was our hike. Just out in the nature and seeing the seldom seen sites. When we plan our next trip we’ll definitely plan things out based on this direction.
Since getting back one major thing has changed. The deli has closed! Due to things we couldn’t change with our landlord, we decided to close up a couple months earlier than our lease. It has been a wonderful two and a half years but it is time to move on to my other numerous pursuits. I’m excited for the new prospects but there is a lot of work ahead to move forward on it all.
The closing is exciting but also a little sad. It’s a major life change that I’m ready to seize. At the same time it’s been difficult and stressful. The stress of closing plus the week vacation has meant that I put on a little weight. Right now, I am at 146.8 pounds. Not too shabby. Now going forward I will be going back to the Medifast route. Without the temptation of the deli, I am hoping it is easier this time.
I have a race coming up! November 17th I am registered for a half-marathon. Time to get to work hitting the pavement.
Have a great day all! This is a time of moving forward and I can’t wait to succeed with my weight loss, my running, and my new ventures. Wish me luck!