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Sunday, October 04, 2020

Hello, friends!

I haven't been as active on SparkPeople for the past month, but I'm back and pumped for the Fall 5% Challenge! I knew I would have to ease up on weight loss last month because of going back to school and adjusting to going back to hectic "real life" for the first time since March.

My (step)son is 6-years-old and in first grade. He tends to be on the fence about school, but he was really excited to go back.

I work part time at the same elementary school he goes to, so we go to school every morning together. Our school was one of the only ones in our state to open full time in September, with 1/3 of students going all virtual. Obviously, we've had a lot of new procedures to get used to to stay safe, but we've been staying positive.

My husband and I also took a long weekend to celebrate our first anniversary. I knew I wouldn't want to be tracking calories while we were away, but we opted for a very active vacation to Bar Harbor, ME and Acadia National Park! We had a fantastic time, even though we were very worn out in the end.

We did a lot of intense hikes, including the Canada Cliffs, Gorham Mountain Trail, and the Beehive.

The Beehive was definitely the scariest, with iron rungs to climb up when the path got too steep. The trail was narrow with a steep drop off down the face of the mountain.

We made it and I'm proud of the progress I've made! I've definitely gotten stronger over the past few months. I can't wait to tackle the fall challenge!
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    Happy anniversary! Looks like a great vacation - what beautiful scenery! I hope school continues to go well, these are strange times and it makes everything a little more stressful. Best wishes to you and your stepson while you're going in every day!
    192 days ago
    I am so impressed with your hiking ability.
    Back to school is certainly different this year. All our grandkids are adults now with only the 2 youngest still in college. SIL is teaching PE virtually in his district. DD (Hayburner1969) is teaching music in person in a school with reduced capacity and protocols in place. Hoping for the best.
    194 days ago
    So cool!!!
    Being healthy and strong enough for a trip like that is what it’s all about!
    Best wishes on the fall challenge, back to school/work, and congrats on your anniversary!
    Thanks for the update!
    196 days ago
  • JILLIAN0216
    Happy belated birthday! Love the pictures.
    197 days ago
    A belated Happy Anniversary
    197 days ago
    That looks so cool! I'm planning on going on so many trips next summer (hopefully when my old hiking stuff fits again!).
    197 days ago
    SO COOL on the trip up herah to Maine!! Glad you enjoyed, and being outdoors is so much safah!!

    LOVE the pics!!

    Hope you had some lobstah. There's a tiny hole in the hall type of place near me, that the lobstah sandwiches are RAVED ABOUT!!
    197 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Amazing!
    198 days ago
    Wow...that's amazing! You're much braver than I ever would have been. Love your idea of a wonderful active trip for your anniversary. Congratulations on your 1st anniversary! Jeannie
    198 days ago
    That looks like a nice weekend getaway.
    198 days ago
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