Thursday, June 27, 2013

My Lose Weight Quickly Update and My Best 4th!

Make sure to take a look at My Weight Loss Blog Directory!!!

Lose Weight Quickly!

My daily adventures with THE 100 diet is coming along pretty well.  I started the morning with Scrambled Eggs with Cheese and Sausage.  My son and I went out of town today so I had to make a quick McDonald's stop today.  I got a Quarter Pounder with Cheese  and removed the bun.  By the time we got to stop I was really hungry.  When we returned home, my dinner was a veggie only salad and a chicken breast.  I cheated and looked at the scale this morning.  I am making progress!  Yeah!!!  This morning after 2 days on the diet, I was down 2.5 pounds.  Hopefully by the time I do a weigh-in next Tuesday I will see lots more progress.

Finish the Sentence Friday!

This week's Finish the Sentence Friday sentence is:

The best Fourth of July I had was.......

The Fourth of July should be a fun time.  It hasn't always been that way for me.  My first husband died on July 3rd.  It took me many years to really enjoy the 4th again. 



In the last several years, my youngest son has played travel baseball and we have traveled all over the country most of the summer.  We spent several of the 4th's at baseball tournaments.  We were with the same team for several years and had loads of fun with all the wonderful families from the teams.  So our 4th's were lots of fun!  We didn't do fireworks.  I can't remember the last time we went somewhere for fireworks.  Maybe it will fireworks this year!!!


Friendship Friday!



The theme is vacation.  

I would like to have a vacation this summer, but I'm not sure if that will happen.  We went to Florida for spring break.  We have to go to college with my son for orientation in July.   My son and I went on two trips to Europe last year.  We went in April 2012 and November 2012. 



 My husband is worried about paying for college, so I think he would like to stay at home and save money for a while.  My son was trying to talk him into another family vacation in August before he leaves for college.  He would like to go to the Northeast.  My son and I went there a few years back, but my husband has never been.  I don't think he will get anywhere with that idea, but he can try.



I have just been blogging since February, so I have never taken a blog vacation.  Maybe the next time I take a trip I will take a blog vacation.



I am linking with:

Finish the Sentence Friday
Friendship Friday
Fun Friday
Freedom Friday
TGIF
Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop



24 comments:

  1. GREAT start, Betty! Hope it continues!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Gwen! I just want steady results!

      Delete
  2. Sorry about the death of your husband. I am glad you finally got to enjoy July 4 again! xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I am looking forward to spending the 4th with family!! I hope you have a great holiday!!

      Delete
  3. It is difficult for me to stay off the scale, I think after I get weighed in next Friday as I am on vacation this Friday, I will stay off the scale until then...

    Congratulations on your progress:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I usually sneak a peak at the scale everyday. I think I just need to know that I am not going up. I get excited when I see a little loss, but my weight fluctuates, so I can be down for a couple of days and then just take a jump up seemingly for no reason. It is probably due to hidden salt in foods.

      Delete
  4. You are doing awesome on your diet and keep up the good work Betty. Seriously, so sorry about the loss of your husband on July 3rd and could totally understand it not being a good day at for some years. I do hope you get to do something fun like fireworks this year though and thank you sharing and linking up with us again!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Janine!! I enjoy your hop. Next week's sentence sounds like a fun one.

      Delete
  5. Northeast? How far Northeast? :))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We would like to go as far as Maine!!

      Delete
  6. I admire your persistence on your weight loss. I had a baby over a year ago and I'm still not motivated enough to shed the weight.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks!! You probably don't have the energy, with keeping up with a little one.

      Delete
  7. All the very best with your weight loss plan! You are doing well. The loss of a loved one certainly spoils some special dates for awhile. I am glad that you are now able to enjoy July 4th attending baseball tournaments. I hope you get a vacation soon. I am a new Follower of your Blog. Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Judy! I am looking forward to watching my grandson play baseball over the 4th holiday this year. Just spending time with family makes is a wonderful time. Thanks for following and have a glorious 4th!!

      Delete
  8. Loss can take such a toll on holidays and specific times of year, can't it? It is hard to overcome those painful associations. Wishing you fireworks this year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your great wishes!! I am hoping for your family to have a joyous 4th this year!

      Delete
  9. Loss anytime is so incredibly painful and when it occurs near a holiday, it's fairly impossible to associate that holiday with anything but grief. I'm so glad you're able to enjoy the Fourth again and congratulations on your weight loss. I hope your son gets the trip he wants!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kristi!! I don't know if he will get the vacation this year or not. I am sure he will travel lots in his future. I just hope I get to travel with him again.

      Delete
  10. Beautiful pictures, looks like such a fun trip!

    I'm sorry to hear about your first husband. I can only imagine how hard it was overcoming a trauma like that. I wish you a wonderful holiday with your family this year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Katia! I hope you have a glorious and eventful 4th this year!!

      Delete
  11. Congrats on the mini weigh in.

    Two trips to Europe in one year is awesome. :)

    Kids going to college...bittersweet awesome. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. The trips were awesome and I hope to go back again in the next few years. I had been to Europe about 20 years ago. I think I enjoyed these trips so much more.

      I am excited for my son to get his start in life, but I will miss having him at home.

      Delete
  12. Awesome! Keep it up! It's consistency that pays off in the long run. You should have a lovely surprise for yourself in pounds lost by the end of the month.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Marion! Yes, I just have to stick with it and make permanent lifestyle changes. I'm ready!!!

      Delete

Please take a moment and let me know what you think about this post. I love reading your comments. I try to answer every comment, maybe not immediately, but as quickly as I can.

Thanks!!! Betty