Well we are back from vacation and I wish we were still there.  I had spent so much time worrying about the drive up and back to Maine that it took away from a bit of the fun of vacation itself,but the mantra above kept me going.  I recently bought this magnet and I have it directly next to the handle on my refridgerator door since it’s somewhere I visit often and I need a reminder that I need to keep pushing myself.  On my white knuckled drive through the Jersey turnpike in the rain, I kept repeating these words.  Ever since our car accident in June, I have dreaded driving on highways and in the rain, let alone both!!  I am hoping it will continue to keep me going so I can get over my apprehensions and realize that the accident wasn’t my fault!  It’s going to take some time, but I have too many places I want to go and people I want to visit that I can’t let my lack of control over the rest of the world keep me from doing what I want to do.

Once we finally got to Maine, we had a great time exploring Mount Desert Island, but mostly Acadia National Park.  We did quite a few hikes and long walks on the famous Rockefeller Carriage Roads.  We picked a 3.2 miler for the first walk and apparently I forgot to mention that it has the steepest climb of all of the carriage roads.  I know it was challenging, especially for my parents, but they were troopers and stuck with it.  We were all smiles once we were done and the view was well worth the effort!  It was such a revelation for me that things I used to dread (ie. exercize of any kind), I now enjoy and look forward to.

As for eating, it was pretty challenging to eat healthy since we ate out most of the time, but we usually only ate a late breakfast and dinner.  I was so excited to get a salad when we got home, so we went to Sly Fox where I had a Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken (dressing and feta on the side).  I devoured every bit of it!  I swear I was in veggie withdrawal!!!  We’ll see how Weigh In Wednesday goes tomorrow, but I’ve been doing well with eating since we’ve been back, so hopefully I’ve already reversed any weight I gained.  I guess we’ll see tomorrow!