Monday, February 24, 2020

A week from.........

OH my word...this past week had it all!  Fun, pain, bad food choices and .....victory.... yes, victory!  It was a week of craziness for sure and it ended with my normal weigh in.  How in the world was I going to do on the scales after all that crazy in my life?

We started our week out with a little trip away. We decided to go down to Front Royal for a little overnight trip.  We have spent a fair amount of time in that area hiking the trails in the surrounding mountains.  We actually had plans to hike, but well....we got sidetracked with roaming through small towns.   We started by stopping in Harpers Ferry, WV on the drive down to Front Royal (VA).
It was COLD!
  It is always fun to walk through that town and stroll through the quant shops.
Every time we go into tis one store, I stop to admire the door handle.
 After our Harpers Ferry stop, we headed down to Front Royal and we roamed through that town.
They have cool shops also!
 We explore and visited the general store....which is a store that has just about anything!  It's always  fun place to explore!  (I even bought a nightgown!)

Of course we tried on cowboy hats!
 We had a nice relaxing time in Front Royal but on Sunday we decided to change our plans.  We decided to make the drive to Manassas, VA to visit a candle shop....and the other stores also.
Actual mailbox in Manassas
 Yes, we went for a candle shop.....they have really nice candles!
 While in Manassas, we visited the Manassas Museum.

 And roamed through more shops.
 On the way home we even had time to check out a mountain bike trail system.

It was a a great little getaway!   But shortly after we arrived home my back started to hurt a little bit.  Within an hour it was not a 'little pain'.  It was an all encompassing pain that left me quite immobile!  Oh it was a bad flare up of my lower back issues.  I babied my back all night and hoped that a good nights rest would do the trick to get me back to normal.

But alas.....Monday morning I woke up and I could barely move (I didn't sleep well all that night either)   I didn't go to work because of it!  Luckily a day of laying flat brought me to a point where I could at least navigate....slowly and carefully a day at work.  So back to work I went on Tuesday. I was moving gingerly for sure.  But I made it!  

I even made it outside on Wednesday for a walk!

While I remain tender and achy, each day I can see some improvement in my back!

My food.....holy moley!  Let me tell you that while we were away I blew through my daily points....AND my weekly points!  A day at home on Monday didn't help. When I got up off the couch at lunch I started with a healthier option for lunch..but the pain and boredom drove me to make some reallly bad choices!  OOPS.  So by the time Monday night was done I had not only eaten all of my weekly points......I was in the negative!  BADLY!

On Tuesday I stepped onto the scales and my jaw dropped!  My weight was down.  WHAT?   I got back on track on Tuesday with my eating (So much easier to do while I'm at work......less temptation...I just eat what is in my lunchbox!).   And I started to hope for fantastic things on the scales..   All week long I hoped and prayed!

Friday morning rolled around and I stepped onto the scales.  I was so nervous!   But that nervousness changed to elation!

Why yes....I actually lost 2.8 pounds! I have no clue how.   However, I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth!  I'll take it....and I'll keep my eating in check this week because I am SOOO close to my next reward AND regaining my 100 pounds lost status!   That happens in 2 pounds!   I can do it!!!!!

I won't lie.  This week was rough.  But the scales were kind!  It doesn't always happen that way.  Sometimes it's the exact opposite (the previous two weigh ins). There is no rhyme ot reason.  That is why we have to stay the course and not let those numbers define our efforts!  Take the losses when the come........and keep doing what is right when the numbers don't show up!  


Anonymous said...

Hope your back is feeling better and congrats on the loss, great pictures and sounds like the trip was a lot of fun

Shelley said...

Weigh ins can be so crazy, but after all you went through with your back pain, I'm really happy that you showed such a big loss - congratulations!

Mrs Swan said...


I'm glad your back is feeling better! Congrats on the loss! :)

Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats on the loss. You needed this. Hope your back is better soon so you can get in your bike rides.

Paula C

Felicia said...

That's awesome!it sounds like a fun adventure! I hope your back is feeling better soon!

MaryFran said...

Thanks! We had a great time!!!

MaryFran said...

Thanks! I don’t know how...and I ate horribly on that weekend away!

MaryFran said...


MaryFran said...

I know!!! Spring is around the corner and I want to ride!!

MaryFran said...

Thanks! We love our little adventures!