Monday, August 15, 2011

Time for a change…

While away enjoying my BWCA trip I was thinking about the future. Of course my new life style change needs to continue, I so want to tone up my muscles, work on running a full 5K. I want to continue learning how to cut calories and keep the nutrition and taste. I want to explore my new body and enjoy the new sizes I’m able to wear. Now to learn how to shop and mix and match things. There is lots I still plan on doing to enjoy this new body and the new me.

So I am bidding this blog farewell. I am going to incorporate this blog into my everyday lifestyle blog. By next week I will redesign my other blog so it can be a bit more me and not all kids and crafts and all. Not sure how it will work, not sure if anyone will follow me but it is something that I need to do. It’s been a terrific ride having the two blogs but it’s just now time to move one.

I want you all to know how much I have appreciated all your support, loving words, prayers and so much more.

Now before I go there are two weeks left of the Slimmer this Summer Challenge. So since I’ve missed the last two updates because of my vacation I’ll do them all here.

I have done well. In fact while gone I lost 3 more pounds. I really figured I’d of gained because of all the processed foods I had eaten but I’m betting that the 30 miles of paddling and 28 miles of hiking is what helped all of that. We climbed some mighty big hills, went from 1020 feet elevation to almost 1500 feet, just about straight up. We had plans on going further but decided to base camp and explore. The group I was with wasn’t the strongest group I’ve gone with but that was fine it was a great trip anyways.

So this week it’s back to work. I don’t feel the greatest but also came home with a period from hell. No complaints though because it waited until our way out to start so I’ll live. It’s hard to get back into the swing of things after being out in the wilderness for 9 days. God made the most awesome countryside. I’m going to end this post and this blog with pictures from our trip. Take care my friends and if you wish to follow me to my regular blog please feel free to do that. If not, I understand….this is a weight loss community and what does scouting, kids, driving bus, daycare, cleaning, crafting and my regular family life have to do with all of that. Well for me it’s life. I do plan on visiting and learning and commenting on you all. You’ve been my inspirations, cheering gallery and so much more, I’ll still be there for you. God Bless you all!!!

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14 comments:

Brandi. said...

Love the pictures! I wanted to do some hiking this summer, but life got in the way. =)

Angela Pea said...

Excellent photos!

I recently combined all of my blogs into one - it's the whole me now (faithful, crafty and healthy) all in one place. It's so much easier!

Good luck with the switch over!

Bruce said...

Good luck Julie. Thanks for the support!

Michele said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Love the loons and the other small bird. Sounds like an amazing canoe trip. That sheer wall of Jill that you portaged must have been tough.

Yes, you have condition far to leave this blog behind. You have truly become the "new you" like the title of this blog. Congratulations!! I will be following you. Enjoy learning more about dressing for a smaller size! Michele

EmptyNester said...

You sure do know how to enjoy your part of the country! Ok, so from now on do we just visit you life of riley blog? What? LOL

Princess Dieter said...

I am so glad you got to a good place weight-wise, got all up and active, found your mojo and are ready to move on. Weight blogs are supposed to end, the moment they've done what they needed to do for the blogger. You feel your'e there, good for you!

I don't tend to follow any "just me and my life blogs", as I like focused particular-subject blogs. So, I do hope that every now and then, maybe ONCE a month, you'll pop in HERE and just give a few sentences to tell us how you're doing with health issues/weight/exercise. I'd like to know you continue to do well... I"ll keep you on my blogroll for a couple months in the hopes you will update sporadically. Later, J! Be well ALWAYS, and happy, and full of your usual good cheer and vivacity!

Shawn said...

Nice ending to your blog. No worries, I follow your other blog already!

Blessings my friend,

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Julie, I hate that you are leaving this blog but I understand why. I will see you on the other one. Take are and congrats on the pounds lost. sometimes the weight comes off when we aren't trying so hard. Good luck.

Miss April said...

Best of luck!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Congrats on your loss. Best of luck on training for you 5k. You are a strong woman and can do hard things!!

Take care
~Margene

TheBlogWriter8 said...

You look awesome! You ARE awesome!

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