Great Weekend!

June 20, 2016

I took a short break from the blog for a few days, and now I’m ready to get back to my daily routine, for a few days anyhow.

I’m taking a trip at the end of this week that I’ll talk about tomorrow, and I won’t be blogging while I’m gone.

It’s been a great week, and we’ve been fairly social.

I worked and sweated (a lot!) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the food truck with this crazy lady.



Friday, at 1:00 pm, in likely the hottest part of the day, I decided to mow. The sweat doesn’t show up in this picture, but I almost died. For real.


I went to my meeting Friday morning, and I’m up two pounds. I’ve definitely relied on food this last week while dealing with some emotions. When I don’t blog, it’s easier for me to eat too much and not track. It’s like I have no one, including myself, to be accountable to. I kept my eating to mostly whole foods, but it’s easy for me to overdue on even nuts and fruit when I start to snack and graze. I’ve also been enjoying a few too many adult beverages while hanging out on patio’s with friends. It’s a fault of mine, and the summer months are even more difficult.

Friday night we went to a winery with friends where we enjoyed Taco’s from the truck food, Chardonnay and some live music.



It was a beautiful night.



Right smack in the middle of Kansas.



Food Truck fun at the winery!



Saturday, I cleaned house all day long, and it needed it! Literally…..all……day…….long.

Sunday, I took my dad out to breakfast, then we had Mike’s dad and a houseful of family at our house in the afternoon. I kept it simple and we had Papa Murphys Pizza, and one of our favorite salads from a restaurant up the street. My Mother In Law brought a lemon cake (just for Mike for Fathers’s Day!) that was amazing, and I had a pretty good sized platter of berries available for everyone to munch on.



These little cardboard blocks have provided way more entertainment than I ever thought possible over the last several years.

I love that face!!



Jenga, always a hit.



Lots of good family time chilling and watching the KC Royals win after 13 innings!



Only a select few were “allowed” to sign her cast. I was on the list. Phew!



Our son, Jake, brought his drone. I gotta say, it was pretty entertaining.



A Bird’s Eye View (or a drone) of the hood!


Tomorrow, back to photo’s of food and tracking.

I have kept to my commitment of exercising one hour/5 days a week, and that feels good to be able to say!


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


8 responses to Great Weekend!

  1. June 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you Sue! It’s going to be an adventure!

    I’ll try to make up for the missing post when I return. lol

  2. Have a fun vacation. I will miss your posts. They truly inspire me.

  3. June 21, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Being on “the list” when it comes to those little ones feels so darned good! The girls even slept over. I love that they love their Gigi.

    Have a great week Ronda!



  4. June 21, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Oh, I’m so sorry you don’t like your job. Maybe you can find one you like better?? I’ve never moved away permanently, so I can imagine it would be tough.

    I’d be more than happy to meet up for lunch or coffee, any day of the week. Overland Park City Market is kind of fun for walking around and lots of produce to pick from! Let me know! Want you to be happy here.



  5. June 21, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Thanks Nancy. Summer months can be tough, but then I’m like….so is Fall, so are the Holidays….right? January is my healthiest month! lol

    Water and tea sound like a good plan. Keep telling yourself…Water…Tea…Water…Tea. You are right, your body will love you!


    Have a great week!


  6. Glad to hear from you.
    Love seeing your little cuties.
    I know how hard it is in summer to stay on plan.
    I’m having trouble with my fluid in my body ( I have lymphedema in my legs) but I’ve not been eating as clean as I could for some time now.
    My drink of choice is coke or root beer.
    When I’m down (or board) I want coke and crackers.
    This being the first day of summer I’m going to try and drink water or tea this season. This is me trying to talk myself into this –lol.
    My body would love me for this.
    Have a great day, stay cool, and thanks for being here!

  7. I have been in a little funk also, don’t like my job – at all! And husband wants me to keep it cause he’s a little cheap…. I miss everyone back home and it seems like there is nothing I can do about it. Went to WW yesterday and no loss/no gain – kinda like my mood!! 😏

  8. I am always amazed how someone can commit to blogging every single day… so, IMHO, I think you took a well deserved break! Regarding signing the cast: Isn’t it great to be on the “A” list? Our little 2.5 year old grand daughter is quickly picking up the “girl” trait of “being in charge” … polite way of saying that she’s getting bossy!!! …. And it was my turn to sit next to her at the dinning table this past weekend. No one else, just gramma – so we both were on “the list” this weekend” Monday – back to routine, I KNOW that’s good for me.