Wyoming Recap (February 2017)

At the end of February, I spent ten glorious days in the mountains of Wyoming. Let me tell you, it was much needed! What did I do while I was there? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING…..

Well not really, but for the most part! You have all heard me say that Wyoming is my happy place and it seriously is. Just look at this gorgeousness…

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March Goal Progress: Week One

So it’s officially been one week since we started my private Accountability group on Facebook. Let me know if you want in, we have some fabulous ladies in there! πŸ™‚

For the month of March, I finally decided to set some goals for myself after gaining 12 pounds in the past few months! You can read about those goals here. I thought I would post a weekly recap on Wednesday about how things are going, so here we go!

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February 26, 2004

A day that will be burned in my mind forever.

It was the day that I lost my Mom.

February is always a hard month for me, and my body usually knows it before my mind even realizes.

The first few years I just chose to stay at home on this date and do nothing. If I had to work, I’d take a vacation day, but I would always spend it alone. Then I gradually started to do something on that day that would remind me of her, like go shopping and buy a purse. She was always on the hunt for the perfect purse. πŸ™‚ Then when my Aunt and Uncle moved to Wyoming, I started coming out here. At first, it was just to get away, and now it’s my place to go and celebrate her life. 

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her and how blessed I was to have her as a mother πŸ’—

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I’ve fallen and I can get up

I wrote a little bit about this on myΒ InstagramΒ the other day.

Since September I’ve gained 12 pounds….

I have been gradually losing for the last two years, and I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out what is going on. Have my eating habits changed drastically, was it the holidays, is it winter, is it water, is it stress, is it….

And you know what, it’s probably all of the above, but it doesn’t matter what it is… What matters is that I do something about it. So I’m putting it out here to all of you that I’m going to fix it. I’m tired of doing this over and over again. It’s time to reboot and refocus. I started the 21 Day Fix again, and that lasted until birthday parties, Chicago and a Super Bowl party….

This is real life, and I need to get back to making better decisions.

One of my favorite food bloggers (Andie Mitchell) has a cookbook called “Eating in the Middle, ” and this is what I strive for, but struggle with EVERY DAY. I don’t like to restrict myself too much, but if I start to let other food back in too much, it becomes a downward spiral. Food addiction is a real thing, and I wrote about itΒ here.

SoΒ I’m taking this week in Wyoming to reboot and refocus, so when I get back, get ready because:

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Sit down, Talk me (Another life update)

Another life update! See my previous life update here.

Over the past few months, there has been a lot going on!

At the end of October, my cousin and our friend took a cooking class, it was so much fun! We made chicken, butternut squash risotto and beautiful apple tarts!

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That one time I tried to ride a mule…

Other possible title: Facebook versus Real Life

So let’s start here….

Possible Facebook Status: Great day of horseback riding in the mountains! πŸ˜ƒπŸ’—

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Reality: This horseback ride lasted 20 minutes for two of us. πŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸš«πŸ΄πŸ‘ŽπŸ»

Now let’s see if I can do this justice, as it’s all a bit of a blur….

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Wyoming Recap! (Part 2)

Continuing on!

After a few days with my Aunt and Uncle, we headed over to Pinedale and stayed at the Rivera Lodge Bed and Breakfast! It was super cute and the kids saw a moose in the kitchen window! The lodge is right in town, but the river runs directly behind it and apparently the moose are frequent visitors on the river path. They also provide a really nice breakfast in the morning πŸ™‚

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