Yesterday we had an *awesome* time on our trip! It's been so relaxing and fun. It is nice to get away with the kids and dog, and I am feeling happier than I have in a long time.
We left early in the morning; I was fueled by a black coffee and a protein shake. We had perfect weather for the drive: sunny and warm. Two hours into our drive we stopped for a break and I had a sugar free caramel latte while the kids had pumpkin bread. Then we headed to our dog sport event. It was *so* fun. I love being around other dog people and watching our dogs perform. The event club celebrated with cake, but I had a Medifast bar and some water instead. I had to be on my feet quite a bit for several hours, but with my meds and compression sleeve on my knee, I was fine and had no pain. Well, my feet did hurt, but the knee issue seems to be resolving. I still have to walk slowly and rest frequently but it is obviously on the mend. I am planning to be fitted for new supportive shoes while I am here, too.
I had another Medifast bar in the late afternoon and then we visited a kid park and a dog park, checked into our hotel, and had dinner, which for me was a green salad with grilled chicken and almonds. It was so good... it had some shaved cheese on top that was super flavorful, and it didn't even need dressing.
At night the hotel staff was handing out big, fresh, warm cookies and glasses of cold milk, which my kids really enjoyed. I had a one ounce bag of potato chips.
This morning we are heading out to the park for a nice walk after a breakfast of black coffee, hard boiled egg whites, and sausage. The hotel did have the cinnamon rolls on the buffet but somehow they are not very tempting when I think about the added pain to my knees and feet they would cause. I do wish the hotel had some fresh fruit (other than overripe bananas) and veggies (nothing whatsoever was offered).
I wish all my days could be as relaxing and joyful as these days are!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend too.
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