The Great Outdoors!
I have had more time to spend outside this summer than I have had in over 10 years. The last 10 years we have spent traveling with my son and his travel baseball team. The last 3 years my husband has stayed home and I have traveled with my son. My husband retired from his job of 30 years and took a new job so he didn't have the vacation time any more.
I spent 4 days a week traveling most of the summer and then 2 weeks in late July in Florida last year. I was also working 3 days a week. I just didn't have much time to do anything else. I have had much more time working in my garden this year and much more time to sit on my deck. I take my iPad out there and keep up on all my blogging friends. The last few days have been a little hot to be out there much during the day. We have had the hottest temps of summer over the last few days. I have been sitting out in the evening.
I decided to just take some pictures of my deck today and post them for you all to see. This is my place of quiet and refuge. I think I need to do some decorating to make it more homey. What do you think? Any ideas?
Daily update on my dieting
I have gotten into a routine with my eating now. I have been doing very well in the food category. I don't crave things with wheat or sugar. My weight just seems to be at a standstill, but I really can tell a difference in my belly fat. It is just melting away. When I started my diet back a few months ago, I was in a size 12 pants, and now I am comfortably in a size 8. Actually, I have been still wearing some of my size 10 and 12 shorts around the house. I don't want to go buy more size 8's because I plan on getting smaller before I buy much of anything new. I had a few size 8's from the last couple of years. I think I have a few size 6's somewhere in there too!
My husband said I would have much more room in my closet if I just kept one size. The problem is I have been going through a few sizes each year. I think last summer I was down to a size 8 by this time also. That's about the time I started back up. I believe the 2 weeks in Florida did me in last year. I really don't think I will have that problem again this year. My only worry is feeling a little lost when my son leaves for college next month.
When I get to the size I plan to stay, I think it is time to purge all of the extra sizes from my closet.
Have you gotten rid of the sizes you can't wear right now? Are you going to? Do you keep them hoping you will fit them in the future?