An Extended Trip Home

I had the pleasure of spending the holidays with my family in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho followed by what was meant to be a week and a half in Seattle. My days in Seattle were spent reconnecting with friends and before I realized it my week turned into a month.

I was a bit nervous to be back home in Seattle. I left on this amazing journey to blog under “Losing Weight Off the Interstate” and what if no one saw my accomplishments? What if they thought it should be more? You have all read this in past blogs, it was a true concern of mine. It was silly of me to be nervous, regardless of my body size and my weight accomplishments I have done something pretty amazing for myself and I am proud of where I have been and what I have done. I am sorry I doubted myself and my friends. I really should give us all more credit. Every single person who I encountered was loving and supportive.

While the trip home was good for my soul it was not good for my weight loss journey. I carried my workout clothes around with me and pushed them aside to find clothes to meet my friends out for coffee, lunches, happy hours and dinners. My heart and stomach were full the entire time, my workout log was quite empty. I was without a car so I did continue my new NYC habit of walking a lot which helped some.

I have zero regrets for having extended my trip, I was able to reconnect with my city, my friends and even got to be a part of the amazing 12th Man by going to a Playoff game and celebrating the victory of winning the NFC Championship in the streets of Seattle.

I took a lot of “selfies” on this leg of my journey, sadly I didn’t capture a lot of my friends but here are a handful.

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