Sunday, May 2

Day trippin'

I love me a little day trip now and then.

So after my Saturday weigh-in at Weight Watchers, where I found that I lost 4 lbs. last week, I decided to celebrate by taking my big sister on a little day trip down to the Blue Owl Restaurant in Kimmswick, Missouri. Just take a look at the pies! Ok, so not the wisest of all choices but it was a relaxing drive and, if my estimation is correct, I'll have worked off all the calories in a year or two! The lunch was seriously delicious.

Then my sister suggested we stop at the Sisters of Mercy retreat center to take a walk. It was amazing. (That's their photo, not mine.) About 70 acres of fields and trees with paths. We didn't walk around the whole thing but walked for a couple of hours. Sat on benches now and then. Was lovely, quiet, and peaceful.

I told her about a book I've been reading, The Art of Possibility, and how it suggests that you can recreate a relationship, if you wish, by recognizing that you created the original one so you can create another one, one that works better for both. I probably wouldn't have told her that if we'd gone shopping after lunch. Something about walking through the fields reminded me of home and made me think that we can remember our old selves but still choose to be different than before.

Was a really nice day. And, without planning to do so, I met several of my goals for the week all at once. Walking, meditating, expressing an emotion outside my comfort zone, and spending time with a friend.

A good day. I hope you've had a good one, too.


Lynilu said...

The best weight loss is a total change .... of life style (walking, not shopping), of emotions (relationships), of eating (well, we all need an occasional treat!), etc. I think you're doing just that!

Your day sounds marvelous. :)

Diana said...

Reading about your day actually made me feel better! It sounded perfect and congratulations on the pounds lost Mary Ann. That is wonderful!
Love Di ♥

Onedia said...

Seems like one of those magical days to me.

hillgrandmom said...

Your day sounds beautiful and the walk in the Retreat Centre--truly serenity.

B.S. said...

Congrats on your weight loss! The Blue owl sounds like my kind of restaurant. In fact, your whole day with your sister sounds as close to perfect as can be. I find posts like this one to be most inspiring!


Barrie said...

I love reading about how very well you're doing. :)