Monday, August 2, 2010

Back again... (Jennifer)

We went to Old Forge again this weekend. It was such a great time.  I really enjoyed myself.  I ate way too much on Saturday and I am pretty curious how that will play out on the scale come Thursday.  But I dont feel totally guilty about it.  It was a family gathering and I enjoyed myself.  I was able to get some exercise in.  One day I jogged 3+ miles including this hill that was awful.  I actually had to walk for about 10 seconds going up it.  It was pretty steep.  The next day I did 4 miles running which included the hill 2 times in which I again had to walk a bit up it in order to feel like I wasnt going to die.  Then after that 4 miles I walked the dog 2 more miles which involved the hill again.  Sooo...I may not have behaved exceptionally well but I did exercise and that is way better than I would have done in the past.  In the past I would have eaten twice as much as I did (maybe even more) and not exercised an ounce.  My hubby came with me this time and it was something new for us.  We dont usually get to run together.  It was really nice having someone to watch the girls while we had some time together even if we didnt speak a word.  It was still a bonding experience.

Yesterday we saw a bear.  Three actually.  I think the cub ran into the road first.  We slammed on the brakes and then came the mama and another cub.  Of course I didnt have my camera but did use the cell phone to snap a pic.  Not the best quality but its all I have!  So cute but the noises mama made were scary nonetheless.
The deer we see all the time.  But this was amazing!


Lesia said...


M said...

Don't dwell on the food you ate. All that running is sure to pay off!

John said...

Looking good Jennifer!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

I agree with M and John totally.
And how amazing to see a cub and he mama. Fun but kinda scary. :)


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Wow, that is some good running!! Very nice. You have to enjoy yourself now and then so I'm glad you don't feel guilty! Glad you had fun!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I am so happy that you and your hubby are bonding over something so good for you! That is GREAT!
That is so cool to see the bear and cubs!

Hahah! YES! I agree with your comment on my blog~ WOW! That is what I was thinking ! WOW!
Have a pretty day!

dawne said...

Way to exercise!!! And, it's wonderful to compare how you ate compared to the past as it truly shows how far you've come. Congrats on handling yourself better than last year.

99ToGo said...

Glad we found eachother! Our starting points and progress so far are similar :)

Same with the last few days, apparently! I also ate more than planned, but have gotten some good exercise it, so I am happy not to feel like "I blew it". I have to avoid those three words like the plague that they are.

Cute bear. Outside the car. Not so cute up close; especially with mama close by!