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Monday, May 9, 2011

Weekend Review: Mothers Day Weekend and the 400 Mile Challenge

This is the card our Grandsons made for me.  They turned there hand prints into butterflies!  So cute.
How was your Mother's Day? Did you get breakfast in bed? Flowers? Plant? Were you taken out to eat, or did your family do all the cooking for the day?  Whatever you did to enjoy the day, I hope you felt special and loved.  For those woman who maybe didn't have a great relationship with there own mothers, I hope you were able to think of one good day, one good trait, one good thing about her. I know that this day can be hard on some people and for that I am sorry. 

Hubby brought home donuts to go along with his coffee for me.  Yes, it's not low carb but I asked for a few plane donuts to go with the coffee that he set up at night for me. So he did bring home a few and I gobbled them down as if I was afraid that someone would see me eating high carb, call me names, and snatch them from me screaming  "NO YOU CAN'T EAT THEM".  But I was too fast for them - they were eaten with great enjoyment because it's Mother's Day after all!!

I got to talk to both kids and I am so proud of them both. Daughter was cleaning out baby vomit from her hair and was still so happy to be a mom!  She is just a joy.  Our Son called from the beach on the west coast and told me that his oldest is eating them out of house and home and he is only 7!  Oh the memories talking to them brought back. He is a great son and a great dad - I love them and very proud of them both.

Later in the day Hubby did the cooking and made for dinner, baked sausage stuffed mushroom, grilled  beef tips and grilled veggies.  For dessert, we had strawberry short cake.  He is a great cook and I love when he does it.  When we were first married, I told him I couldn't cook and quickly set out to prove it. He cooked for may years (or he would have starved) while I learned the fine art of turning what I bought at the store into something resembling eatable food!

Shanae Button

Shanae over at Triumph and Tears took over the 400 mile challenge that Ellie started.  So click the button above to join the fun. When I started with the challenge just wanted to force my self to work off the loose skin that was created after I lost 33 pounds.  We all know how attractive  loose skin is on a woman in her late 50's who is fighting gravity anyways. Once I got started, I found that I really enjoyed moving and under this plan a lot of things count towards the 400 miles. I was able to keep moving without getting board and so I completed the challenge twice now. I'm on my 3rd go-around and put in a total of 71 miles so I am up to 879 for the year so far.  The stationary bike and step aerobics are my best friends right now.  How did you all do?


  1. Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day!

  2. Are you losing the loose skin? I always thought it was just the price I had to pay for losing 35 lbs. in my 50's as my skin has lost so much elasticity as I've aged. My exercise routine has pretty much been for maintenance. Perhaps I need to step it up a notch so I can lose some of this loose skin. ;-)

    Glad you had such a wonderful Mother's Day!

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

  4. What a great dinner hubby cooked for you! I bet it did taste delicious!! Those donuts were a great treat indeed! I bet you will enjoy thinking about them until next Mother's Day!


  5. So glad you had a happy day! I cannot remember the last time I had a donut. I love them so stay far away from the shops!

  6. Wow! Thanks for posting my button. I feel honored. Also, that is great how you are on your third go around for the fitness challenge. What a great reason to do it. I had never thought about loose skin. You are a great example! Keep up the good work. I look forward to hearing about your miles each week!


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