Monday, July 23, 2012

Mamavation Monday: The Side Effect of Camping

So, I think I told y'all that I was going camping last week. We went and it was fantastic! I was nervous before we went because it'd be the first time for just the three of us. Seriously though, it went awesome. The boys and I had a great time just hanging out, talking, reading and playing cards. Each of the boys got to be in charge of the fire one night and they both cooked their own food. It was fantastic seeing them gain confidence. A year ago, they wouldn't have done anything like that.

There was one side effect though. I actually ate three meals a day. Those of you who have been following along for a while know that this is a big deal. For a while, I went days sometimes without eating. Over time, I've been working on eating again. When we went camping, I had a meal plan and we ate three meals a day, nearly every day. I think one day we skipped lunch because we got a late start.

Now that I'm home, I'm discovering that my body is going huh..that was a good idea. Yay! I still have my moments where I don't want to eat, but they're slowly becoming fewer and further between. On top of that, today I started to clean up/clear out the space where I used to workout. When life became overwhelming, I let that space fall into chaos as well. It's not quite ready for me to get back to work, but it's about halfway there.

Of course, now that things are falling back into place, I'll be leaving home for about 10 days. Yep, that's right. Starting this Friday, I'll be in Phoenix for 10 days! I'm a little bit nervous and a whole lot excited. Instead of rushing places, I'm going to get a chance to sit and just relax with friends. Honestly, I don't do this very often. This is the first time, other than when I go to Canada, that I'll be taking time with friends just for me. It's going to be awesome.

So, my friends, if I'm not here next'll know why! I don't think I'm going to have an internet connection much, if at all, while I'm gone so I probably won't be able to post. However, when I get back, expect a new post and maybe..just maybe...some pictures. I know some of you have been waiting to see the pictures from back in May and rumor has it, they've had to be passed on to a second editor. I'm told that's because of my day glow sunburn and not because I looked wretched. I had considered doing another small shoot when I go out there but we haven't managed to work anything out. Who knows, maybe he'll get a new toy and he'll use me as his guinea pig again.

Until I return...have a great week!


Carter Family

I am glad that you were able to go camping just the 3 of you guys. Im not brave enough to go camping with just me and the 3 boys yet but Im sure in time that will come. Great Job on the eating I am sure you will find out the weight loss is much better when your body is getting the fuel it needs. Have fun on your trip

Krissy Higgins

You are brave! I keep talking about taking my 3 by myself, but I haven't summed up the courage yet.
It's hard to think sometimes that eating HELPS you with weight loss; but its such a huge thing. I'm glad to see things are getting back on track for you.
Have a great trip! 10 whole days??! So excited for you.. Enjoy!


Congrats on the camping. I HATE camping, so I'm really impressed. I am still trying to retrain my brain to understand that we really DO have to feed ourselves, not starve ourselves. Our culture has done some crazy stuff to our mentality about losing weight!

Sarah M

Oh, you are making me miss camping! We didn't have a chance to go this summer so now i'm even more excited for next year!! Have a great time in Phoenix!

Lena B

Whatever you do - I hope you are having fun. I hope to try camping in September. Have a great week

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