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Friday, August 19, 2011

Last Day Off & 1 Or 2 Giveaways

I don't know how many of you are wondering what exactly Chris and I did get up to yesterday. Well, I'm lucky enough to live in probably the most beautiful city in the world (Once I earn the right to use my beautiful new Cannon Rebel T2i DSLR camera I will definitely post more pictures of my city to prove it) and the surrounding area is just as gorgeous. My city is situated right on a lake and is surrounded by beautiful mountains and even has a glacier that is visible from the city. What more could you want!? Anyways, Chris and I decided to take a drive up the lake and we went across a little cable ferry and we took a short walk to one of the creeks to see if the Kokanee run had started (the fish not the beer). It was a beautiful sunny day that wasn't too hot and we walked hand in hand to the creek where starting very shortly there will be thousands of bright red fish swimming up it to spawn. Well when we got to the creek I kicked myself for forgetting my other, quite unimpressive camera compared to the one I'm waiting not so patiently to use, because it was absolutely gorgeous. We watched and watched and watched and didn't see any fish until we were just about ready to walk away then one poor lonely bright red fish swam up to the bridge we were standing on. Poor guy/gal...swimming against the flow of the river would be hard work! No wonder they die right after they do their thing. But it was exciting to see. Next week we're gonna take the kiddo to see the "sheepies" as she's so fascinated with fish.

Anyways, after our little walk we drove down the lake a little more to have lunch at the restaurant we had our 3rd date at (ah romantic...). This place serves some amazing food and you can sit on the patio overlooking the lake. The people sitting at the next table ordered calamari...one of my weaknesses. I love calamari and it smelled absolutely delish. And there I was trying not to drool all over the menu I was trying to decide what would be appropriate to eat. I eventually decided on the grilled chicken breast burger (chicken breast my butt, it was maybe 5-6 oz of a chicken breast fillet!) on a whole wheat bun with veggies and not enough mayo to counteract the dryness of the bun and a side salad...healthy? Yes. Satisfying? Not at all. I also should mention that I had water with a  slice of lemon rather than the iced tea I so desperately wanted. I managed to make it out of the restaurant unscathed (I'm not going to count the 1 single fry that I stole from Chris's plate) with the smell of calamari still in my nose. We later went for a 2km walk together. Yay for healthy choices and exercise.

I was perusing some blogs this morning and came across Poison's post about doing a giveaway for reaching 50 followers (You can see that post and enter her giveaway here. And if you're not already a follower of hers, let her know I sent you to give me another entry into her giveaway). This got me thinking. If it weren't for my wonderful followers, I probably would have given up on this blog thing a while ago (and possibly even my weight loss journey), so I think appreciating my followers is a good idea. I'm going to think of a giveaway to do and I'll post details when I'm ready to do it. Hopefully you'll all enter both Poison's giveaway as well as mine :)

Finally, today is my last day off before starting another 6 day stretch. Man am I going to be excited when I actually get my full 4 days off. Maybe I'll actually feel rested by the time I'd have to go back to work! I plan on goin for a nice long walk today (hopefully Chris will join me) but that's really it. Maybe clean up the house a bit, but it's not really messy so that shouldn't take long. Hope everybody is having a great day!

8 comments:

  1. yayyyy for giveaways......I have one at my blog as well as we speak!!!

    and I totally agree with the follower thing.....It is what keeps me going and accountable every single day!!!

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  2. Your day sounds wonderful. And I agree about followers-love the comments and support!

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  3. I love calamari. Yummmy. congratulations for resisting the calamari and choosing the dry chicken filet burger (I'm with you, I'm not big on eating a chicken fillet sandwiched between a bun) concoction.

    I'm new to the blogging world, and I'm loving it. I love reading about everyone's journey and I love writing and organizing my own thoughts too...

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  4. Yes, followers are wonderful. I love the feedback and knowing that there is support out there. We are never alone in the blogosphere!!!!

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  5. Taryn you are funny! You gave me a big smile with your comment today! Thank you! I love doing giveaways. On my other blog I have had a few and they are great! Maybe when I hit 50 followers I will have to do one too!!

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  6. Hi Taryn, I just wanted to leave a comment letting you know I have just read through your blog. I love how enthusiastic you are and how you keep setting yourself challenges!! I can't wait to keep reading about your journey :)

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  7. I know exactly what you mean I think this blog and followers is truly what keeps me motivated and pushes me!

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  8. You are a sweetheart, thank you for your comment. <3

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