Good Sunday to everyone! So, we are now at the under four week countdown to the uncontrolled food environment of Vegas. I can't wait to go!! This is a girlfriends trip to go out for five nights including the night of the ACM (Academy of Country Music) awards. My friend Deb found a great blog for me: The Vegas Vegan. This makes me feel better! I can't wait to go because it will be fun to get away with my friends, and I can't wait to go because I am ready to be gone for five days. The pools will be open and the sun will be out. The sun is out in Kansas today and this morning I noticed the arrival of chirping birds -- spring is in the air! I hate winter, so this is fabulous news!
I realized this week is full of motivation for me. First of all, I set up the Facebook group page for my 25 year high school reunion. I actually am going to two 25 year high school reunions. I got invited to one that I did not graduate from but went to school with a lot of those folks from K-8. The second is the reunion of the school I actually graduated from. This is very motivating for me. Can I tell you how lucky I am not to be the 4th from my class to be on the deceased list? I am very grateful for that. So, now I am out to be what weight I want to be at so that I can shop cute for the reunions!
This is me on the far left circa 1987:
That is my friend Deb just to the right of me. She is the Vegas Vegan blog finder!
I also have motivation because I am going to Florida in July. I love the Gulf Coast of Florida! We took all five kids, daughter-in-law and grand baby last summer and stayed in a beach front condo. In retrospect, I really did not feel well last summer. I am excited to go back this summer and be there while I feel good. I am taking the two youngest and staying at my mom and dad's. I'll be thinner and feeling better. I enrolled the youngest in Dolphin Camp. How fun will that be for the girl from Kansas who loves Dolphins? She will have a blast with the "what I did this summer" assignment in August.
So, this is March, June, July and August motivation for me. By August I hope to be at my goal weight which will not only make me as cute as I can be at 43 but as healthy as I can be too.
I have found some things this week that make my nutrition journey better. First are these great vegan crackers:
The other thing I found was some dairy free dark chocolate and it is really good although a little on the expensive side so I won't eat it too often: