Weight Loss Journey Day 18

View from the lanai

View from the lanai!

Can I just say that airport food is ridiculous! Incredibly expensive, high in calories, and when you’re up for hours and hours and all off schedule . . . I just wanted lots of coffee on the plane, but of course I can’t stand their coffee without adding sugar and creamer . . . and I’ve been up since 2 a.m. Denver time and eating these little airplane snacks  . . . then of course we were starved and wanted a real meal once we got to our destination.

Way off calorie count by the time we settled in at our condo, and feeling heavy from the weird food, but not satisfied. Geez!

We eventually settled in for the night with a cleansing salad topped with walnuts and enjoyed with a glass of red wine while sitting in our lanai. (New word for Paula. Don’t I sound elegant?)

I’ve been thinking about how much I hide—like before I left home how I hid to cry, or how I almost didn’t type that I had a glass of wine because some of my friends don’t do alcohol.

But here’s the thing, I’m enjoying God’s incredible gifts: this wholesome food, beautiful sunset, glass of wine, and a lanai to sit in as I embrace it all.

Real Time Update:

Here I am, sixty something days after I first saw that gorgeous beach. But in some ways today was special like that. After several straight days of highs less than 10 degrees, I awoke to a toasty 28. I was no longer hindered by the cold! Spent three miles wandering the neighborhood, gazing at snow-capped peaks, and letting joy bubble forth after a difficult few days. Later, Jerry actually felt like walking with me (He hurt his back and couldn’t walk with me for most of these last 60 days, as I talked about in an earlier post,), so I got more sunshine and clocked another mile. This all led to making one of my more elegant meals for the family and feeling that I could enjoy it with them thanks to all the calorie burning. Gotta embrace the moments of beauty in this life!!

What about you?

What moment are you embracing today? Also, how do you handle traveling while seeking to eat healthily?



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8 thoughts on “Weight Loss Journey Day 18

  1. God and my everyday life January 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm Reply

    Thanks for being real and not hiding Paula. We could all use a little more transparency in our lives.

    Eating while travelling has to be very proactive for me – taking along LOTS of healthy choices so that if that is all I am stuck eating, it is still better than the packaged garbage out there. 🙂

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 18, 2013 at 10:38 pm Reply

      Yes. Next time I fly I need to be better prepared with healthy food.

      And thank you for your kind words. I’m getting ready to edit the blog that will post in a few days. I’m going to edit out a few things to honor others, but I’m trying to find the courage to leave most of my personal stuff in there. I want this blog to be real . . . sometimes it is hard to know the line. Actually, you could say a prayer for that!

  2. mariekeates January 18, 2013 at 7:32 pm Reply

    For me today it was all about snow! It stopped my long walk but I still had an adventure going out in it and then checking out the garden.

    I always take my own snacks when I fly too!

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 19, 2013 at 12:30 am Reply

      just hopped over there and answered my own questions, Marie. Sure enjoyed your pictures!

      • mariekeates January 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

        More snow forecast today too so I think I’m going to do some cooking. 🙂

  3. Paula Moldenhauer January 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm Reply

    How much snow did you get, Marie? I’ll have to hop over to your blog and see if there’s a picture!! Did you have anything growing in the garden that might be harmed by the snow, or was it just good moisture for it?

  4. Rosemary Donahoo January 19, 2013 at 8:03 am Reply

    Paula your blogs are so GREAT!!! I am sure the one your thinking about editing is just super, DON’T CHANGE A THING!!. You really are a neat person inside and out, your blog just makes me feel to wow if she can do this anybody can. Glad you had a few days of R & R, now you can get back on the right tack and be proud of what you have accomplished.

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm Reply

      Thank you, Rosemary. What’s kind of fun about how I’m organizing the blog is that I’m reliving two months ago when I first started while also thinking about how I’ve changed . .. it blows me away to think about the past and to see how far the Lord has taken me into a new lifestyle. I’m so grateful!

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