Easter Day!

April 21, 2014

Easter Day was great, but I’ve been anything but a “Weight Watcher” for the last two days!

I did make it to my meeting (with Charlotte) for the first time in three weeks on Friday morning! It felt great to get there. I’ve maintained my weight now for several months with no loss. I’m getting eager to get back to losing those final pounds, but taking a break from the scale has been what I needed mentally and I don’t regret the decision to do that.

My ultimate goal in my weight loss journey all along has been to be healthy, and since realizing I really could run 3 miles, I feel really good about what my body can do.

The “21 Day’s of Simple Weight Watcher Meal’s” has been great for making me eat a variety of food’s, but I didn’t end up losing any weight during the process. (I had no intention’s of not doing the 21 Day’s consecutively, but sometimes things just don’t go as planned.)

Here’s how the weekend went….

We had an engagement party on Saturday night, (filled with yummy food at Brio on the Plaza) which then led to an unplanned evening out on the Plaza with our friends from the engagement party for a few drinks and laughs. We then hit the tail end of a neighborhood party that we thought we were going to miss completely! Needless to say, I had a great time, but did NOT count points!

A portion of our Eater plans was to attend Mike’s families traditional Easter Dinner in Winchester, Kansas, a nice little hour and a half drive away. So we hit the road, and I looked like I just rolled out of bed all day long.




The crock pots started rolling in around noon……dinner was at 12:30.



Followed by rolls, deviled eggs, potato salads…….



and of course, the dessert table.



l was undecided on what crockpot to pick from, such a variety….but I topped it all with a nice big Kale and Quinoa Salad!



Just a nice, small, quiet Easter Dinner with the family……(Mike’s mom is one of nine!)

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One of Mike’s cousin’s sets up a little photo area and does a great job! First up? All of the Great Great’s! This was entertaining!




This is Mike and his cousin’s that were there. It’s unbelievable how many more there are that weren’t able to come!!

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The after……



Then the Easter Bunny arrives, throws candy everywhere, and the little ones go crazy!!

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Now that our kids have kids of their own, it’s a lot to pack them all up, make the drive, then get back to town to spend time with other extended family members, but we’re hoping to start our own tradition soon so we can have the kids’ Easter Egg hunt in our own backyard.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your families!

“love the life you live, live the life you love”