Weight Loss Journey Day 24

I know I am thinner. Though my tummy barely shows a tan, the exposed places do. I look good. Well, at least better. Surely the family will see the difference.

I am torn in two. So lonely for Jerry I can’t stand it. But loathe to leave this place.

Kathleen and I go exploring.

We have to climb a sea wall

adventuring corner

and slip into the ocean

adventuring coral

to reach a new, mossy rock beach.

mossy beach

We wade, feeling the freedom of an empty beach and crashing waves.

adventuring freedom

Discover coral


Find seashells. (One later scurries away from us, trapped in the bathtub. We return the little creature and its home to its natural habitat. We’ve no desire to take captives.)

sea shell home

We watch the birds as they stand

bird on beach

And take flight.

bird in flight

I see my dream house. It’s even yellow.

adventuring dream house

We adventure. Walk. Swim. Burn calories.

Evening comes. We eat healthy. Enjoy a glass of wine. Watch our last sunset.

sunset on beach last

Take a stroll in the in the moonlight.

moon on beach

Not ready to let go, we watch a movie about a couple on a beach. And we pack.

Real Time Update:

Talk about a wonderful way to burn calories! We scrambled over rocks and coral, waded the ocean, shuffled through the sand–had an adventure. Once home I was determined to keep walking, and I’ve had some adventures right here in my own neighborhood .  . . but you’ll have to tune in over the next couple of months to hear about them.

What About You?

What’s your favorite way to burn calories? If you can’t be on a beach, how can you turn exercise in an adventure instead of a chore? How do you embrace nature and activity in every day life?


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4 thoughts on “Weight Loss Journey Day 24

  1. Caryl Kirtley January 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm Reply

    My favorite way to burn calories? Walking on hiking trails in the Colorado Rockies with one of bestest friends ever!!

  2. Paula Moldenhauer January 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm Reply

    I sincerely hope we can do that soon, Caryl!! And maybe I’ll even be able to handle it now that I’m down 30 lbs. lol

  3. mariekeates January 28, 2013 at 8:14 am Reply

    I love walking adventures, mind you I usually end up getting lost lol

  4. Paula Moldenhauer January 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm Reply

    Love that, Marie! I found a nature trail I didn’t know existed and just loved it, but pretty soon I realized I was getting tired and wanted to go home and wasn’t even sure how far away home was! It was a long walk that day, but wonderful.

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