Hey everyone! How has your summer going? Time has been flying by since Al graduated. We had our annual July 4th picnic on the 6th. We had a great time with all our friends and family who were able to attend. We had around 45 people this year. Being a host is a lot of work but so worth it to see everyone laughing and having a good time. Between trying to visit with everyone, cooking and ending the evening with some fireworks for the kiddies, the day goes by so fast! I put my sister Joanne in charge of my phone to take some pictures. This is what happens when I put her in charge:
First picture. Everyone, meet Jo! LOL
We had badminton, horseshoes an a slip n’slide set up plus water gun fights and a few tossed a frisbee at random times too.
My cousin Liam – sliding home 😃
My grandniece Sophia 💗
Even with all the celebrating, I have managed to keep working out (although not as much as I want) AND this week I finally broke through a plateau that has been staring me in the face since June. I am now down 24 pounds! I have another 14 pounds to lose to hit my goal. I attribute this to sticking to my eating plan with no cheat days. I have had some cheat foods here and there but have kept them to portion sizes and not over indulging. This is key! You can enjoy your favorite foods and still stay focused!
Dan is away this week on business. He is down in Orlando for meeting and some team building. The hotel he is at was kind enough to extend the stay through the weekend for employees that want to bring their families. So, I am flying down tomorrow evening to join him! I am excited and a little nervous since this will be my first time flying by myself (and my first time in Orlando!). I just want to get there already!! We have old friends coming up from S. Florida to join us for a few days. We haven’t seen them in a year since they moved and I can’t wait for them to show us around Sea World on Saturday! I plan on letting lose a little but still keeping track of my meals and fitting in a WO or two. I packed my resistance band so that I have no excuses!
One more thing- I want to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes in regards to my sister Theresa’s diagnosis with BC. Thankfully, the cancer was caught early and did not spread! Now she has treatment scheduled to kick this for good! Keep her in your prayers for strength and good spirits to help her through this time. Thanks in advance!
That’s it for now. Do you have any vacation plans for the last half of summer?
How do you stay focused on your goals while traveling?