Weight Loss Journey Day 17

My super cool new glasses

My kicky new I’m 47 years old reading glasses

Even with flying and being totally off schedule, I stayed in calorie count. Yay! It helped that I carried an apple in my purse, had my BeFull shake for lunch, and that Kathleen had healthy, low calorie food at her place for dinner when I arrived.

I’ve never been away from the whole family for this long before. I’m sure the boys will survive without me, but will I survive without them? When I left I told them that the first thing I hear when I return had BETTER NOT be, “what are you making for dinner?”

Oh the glories of the eve of an adventure with a best friend! In many ways I feel like a kid again, only the adult in me doesn’t want to turn tonight into a slumber party. I need my beauty rest.! Tomorrow we get up at 3 a.m. and head to sunny Florida! Heard that right after I left Denver the temperature dropped. They’re supposed to get snow. I like snow, but this is one time I’m glad to miss it!

Oh . . . and both of my friends are optometrists, so they checked my eyes and told me the only issue is that I’m 47. I could buy reading glasses at Wal-mart and be fine. Only they didn’t let me do that. They sent me home with two kicky new pairs of reading glasses. One is purple and one is pink!

Real Time Update:

I can’t tell you how much I learned on this vacation. Weight dropped off, both physically and emotionally. It was the perfect timing. We had lots of space to exercise and eat right–and process life. Which I did. A lot. I hope you’ll read the next 6 posts ’cause I go deep. (At least I think I will. Still asking myself how much of them I’m really going to post!)

Oh! Here’s some super exciting news about today! Life Force International, who chose me to beta test their new weight loss program, BeNew, invited me to tell my story live! If you want to listen in, here’s the information: 5pm PST/6pm MST! Dial 1-206-402-0100 & enter access code: 299215#

What About You?

Have you gone somewhere new and learned something new? I’m now pushing 50 and proud of it, baby. How do you handle aging? Glasses? Do you have a best friend story?

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4 thoughts on “Weight Loss Journey Day 17

  1. Jan B. Parrish January 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm Reply

    Love your new blog and reading glasses. Great layout and so good to see you writing again!

    I’m pushing 50 too and I couldn’t be happier. Starting to get some silver in at my crown and I’m just going to leave it. Kinda blends in with my hair anyway.

  2. Paula Moldenhauer January 18, 2013 at 12:17 am Reply

    I love your attitude, Jan! I’m excited about this part of the journey, too. After all those years of focused child-rearing, I’m learning to think about what life is beyond the mom stuff . . . and thanks to the weight loss and exercise I’m beginning to understand how much life I have left to live and to believe I have the energy to live it.

  3. Rosemary Donahoo January 18, 2013 at 4:13 am Reply

    This was adorable!!! So where did you fly into and how far into Florida did you go? It sounded like you need a break from the hum drum, but still stayed on the diet, losing weight to boot. You are on a roll Paula. Love the phone conversation also.

  4. Paula Moldenhauer January 19, 2013 at 12:34 am Reply

    We stayed right on the beach at Siesta Key, Rosemary. It was gorgeous! Have you stayed there? And thanks for the encouragement!

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