Let’s Get Real

I need to get in shape. I need to get healthy. I need to lose 60 pounds. (YIKES!!) Can’t believe I’m going to post this picture publicly, but here goes.

I feel like I look like a big whale in that photo. YUCK!!!

I’ve been walking a couple of miles 3-4 days per week, but that’s not enough. I need to eat better. Way better. Yeah, my grocery list for tomorrow’s shopping looks a little bit different.

But breakfast is the difficult meal. I’m not hungry when I first get up. I don’t have much time in the mornings to prepare breakfast. I need some help coming up with ideas for a quick breakfast that is healthy, preferably high in protein.

Help! What have you got? What’s your go to healthy, high protein breakfast for busy mornings?

A Short Sunday Hike

Ah…we made it back to Long Hunter State Park today. It’s been way too long. We didn’t hike far, probably a mile or maybe a smidge more. But it was blissful.

This park is one of my happy places.

Hope you’ve had a great Sunday, too.

Amazon Prime Day Score

My Amazon Prime Day steal arrived today. I’m so excited! I’ve had the Instant Pot Duo Mini on my wish list for months. I bought it Tuesday at 50% off. Yay! I made perfect brown basmati rice in it tonight for supper. It’s going to be great for our RV life.

Did you shop during Amazon Prime Day? What was your amazing find?

Mother’s Day 2019

Mom holding me the day she brought me home after having me.

Today is another first without Mom. The first Mother’s Day. It’s still hard. It’s still impossible to understand that she’s not here, that I can’t just pick up the phone and call her.

Grief work is hard. Still. But I do know God is good and His GRACE will see me through this. I know that eventually I will smile instead of cry when I remember.

Happy Mother’s Day in heaven, Mom. I love and miss you.

Freedom Update

A couple of months ago I shared that Daniel and I plan to significantly downsize, sell our home, and buy an RV to live in full time in a few years. We are both super excited about this plan. We’ve moved up the date to 7/25/22, but hope to be able to make the move before then.

We’ve done some RV shopping, changed our minds a couple of times, but our current first choice is the 2019 Jayco Alante 31V. It’s a smallish gas powered class A. I’m posting some pictures from the Dunlap Family RV website. We met a salesman there who we really liked, so plan to buy from him when the time comes.

We’re so excited about this adventure. Three years seems like such a long time, although we both know it isn’t.

What we’re focused on right now is how to make a little money while on the road and going through all our belongings to downsize. Both of these take serious consideration.

Part of my plan for money on the road is to take my writing more seriously than I ever have. I’m writing every day, at least a couple hundred words. I’m dedicated to my dream of writing.

The downsizing, y’all. Wow!! Where did all this stuff come from? LOL There’s just so much!!

I’ll update on our freedom plan next week.

Have a great weekend.