Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Yesterday I took a trip with a group from church to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It was so nice to get away for the day and hang out with nature!

I had some toast then squeezed in a quick 3 mile run before we left knowing I wouldn’t want to run when I got home. When I got to church they had doughnuts… and chocolate milk… and I couldn’t resist 😉

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After some brief problems finding the trail, we were finally on our way! The hike lasted a little over an hour and covered just over 3 miles.

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waterfall

 

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I was starving when we finally made it to the beach and eagerly devoured my lunch – PB&J, broccoli & carrots, and an apple.

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I wasn’t planning on going swimming but people looked like they were having fun so I caved 😀 Lake Superior was pretty cold, but really refreshing!

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Frisbee was played and rocks were picked

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We hiked back and within 10 minutes of leaving we were caught in a torrential downpour. God blessed us with a beautiful day hiking though, so I’m not complaining! We stopped at Hardee’s on the way home. I didn’t want anything because a) I don’t like fast food and b) I had this waiting for me at home!

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I watched the Tigers, pinned, and was more than ready for bed at 9:00. I’m a grandma 😉

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WIAW – Getting better

Posting 3 days in a row? I must have some free time, lol! It has been quite awhile since I took part in a WIAW… I’ve missed it!

This is Sunday’s eats. Well.. dinner at least! I didn’t take any other pictures 😉

First: Church! My church just got a new priest and so far I really like him. I think he’ll really help the church!

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shirt: Topshop

maxi skirt: Kohls

I am so happy I bought this maxi skirt. I was really unsure if I’d get the guts to wear it, but I love it! It was soo comfy.

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hahahahahah!

The rest of the day was pretty chill. (I had run a half marathon the day before!) Then Mom and I headed over to my aunt’s house for dinner – chicken on the grill. I don’t really eat plain chicken so I had a bowl of cereal right before and wasn’t planning on eating there. When we got there I saw corn… and the chicken actually looked kind of good. I had eaten less than an hour before and it’s totally not in my normal. It’s like I’m scared of eating meals too close together.. but I ate there too!

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I’m struggling right now with only eating when I’m hungry. I’m trying to eat 4 or 5 small meals rather than 3 big meals a day.  It’s really big to me that I put aside that I had just ate and ate another meal! I know it bothers my family when we go to family dinners and I don’t eat there because it didn’t work in my “schedule”. And then I went back for a second plate!

And then my aunt brought out these…

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I could have easily said no and not had any ice cream. But you know what, it sounded good, and I wasn’t going to deprive myself of it just because I hadn’t mentally scheduled it earlier! I’m getting a lot better with that. Months ago, I would have every meal planned 3 days ahead. I’m kind of liking not even knowing what my next meal will be. Don’t get me wrong, I would never starve myself or do any harm to my body. Sometimes I just feel like if I’m not careful of what I eat then I’ll end up back in my old body. I have to think of all the other changes I’ve made though, like exercising and just being more active.

Then we had a girls’ night with pedicures 😀

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Whew! I wasn’t planning on getting that wordy but it felt good to get out. I really think that I’m coming to a peace with my body. I love eating and am not going to worry about it. I think it’s okay that I have a huge appetite – doesn’t running burn tons of calories? 😉

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And a picture of Cleo just for good measure 😀

Hope everyone’s doing great!