Monday, February 28, 2011

Gone Hiking!!

Please forgive my silence!   I'm making up for lost time in my beloved mountains!   I've hiked over 60 miles this month.

Mr. B and I have just returned from a Fabulous February weekend in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.   On Saturday, we did a beautiful hike in the Cataloochee Valley area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  He leaves on Friday for a week in France with one of his choral groups. 

My eye doctor appointment last Tuesday brought a good news, bad news scenario.   The good news is that he was very pleased that my corneal eye infection continues to heal "nicely."  The bad news was two more weeks before being given the green light to wear my contacts again.  He said the infection had been quite severe and attempting to put them in too soon could do more damage and was just not worth the risk.  I didn't like it one little bit, but simply decided to make the best of it. 

I have done well with healthy eating all month and expect some good things on March 1.  I will do quite well while Mr. B is gone and look forward to a significant weight loss in March!

In the meantime, I'm taking full advantage of warmer days and cooler nights.  It is perfect conditions for hiking and I'm choosing to spend every free moment in some area of the National Park.  I am so very lucky to live within an hour of most entrances and have promised to NEVER take that for granted!  So, forgive my lack of posting.   I promise to be back soon!

What are your plans for March?


  1. I love the photo including your shoes... I have one like that, and it's one of my favorites. There's something special about capturing that moment.

    So glad you're having a good month, and 60 miles is great!! Are you ever afraid of bear when hiking in the mountains?

    My March includes my first 5K event (next Saturday), family visiting from out of town, and just continuing on life's journey.

  2. Sharon, I wouldn't expect anything less of you, considering you live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Hike some for me, until I get back there some day and enjoy every minute of it!

  3. Cute picture:) I was just thinking about it being a new month. And how I need to make it a consistent month. Can't wait for the weather to warm up so that I can get back on my bike.

  4. Hi there friend...maybe my plans will include a hike with you? What do you think?

  5. Welcome back! I thought you must be outside enjoying the great weather.

    Just last night, I thought that I have only one eating challenge during the month of March, so I plan to make the best of the month. Our board retreat is Saturday, all day and food will be provided. I won't get a choice either. Other than that, I should be able to be in the weight loss groove.

  6. We were just in Tennessee! What city do you live in? How far from Chattanooga?