Tuesday, July 21, 2009

it rained on us!

In case you are wondering why we are back so soon it's because it rained on us. Boo! I woke up this morning to the rain, so we had breakfast in the tent, and when it stopped raining I packed us up and we hit the road. We are now home, unpacked, showered, laundry is in the washer and dinner is in the crockpot. Go me!
I was dissappointed we didn't get to stay today, but glad we went up early yesterday so we could have fun when the weather was beautiful. We had a really great time!

We roasted marshmallows and hotdogs and did sparklers and all that fun stuff.
Our campsite was beautiful and secluded. In fact we were the only ones there. It made me a little nervous as it was the perfect setting to be axe-murdered by a psychotic woodsman, but that didn't happen.

Emma caught this toad and i gave up my dishwashing bucket so she could keep it for the day.
She named it Goggles.
There is a really tall tower that they used to use for looking out for forest fires (like that ever happens in Iowa). We climbed to the top and my legs are still sore!

Well those are the pics. We also found this neat lille sandbar at the river by our campsite that we waded on and made sandcastles but i didn't have my camera so no pictures. Overall it was a fun time, but I wish Chriss had been there, both for the adult company and the help.
I was really glad I have been doing so well with my eating and weight. It would have sucked if I was too weak and didn't have the stamina to keep up with the girls and haul the gear. Plus it's hard to have a good time when you are starving and obsessed with food and when you are getting your next mouthful. So hooray for camping while in recovery!
i say "in recovery" tenatively because I am still purging (didn't while camping though) sometimes and struggle with body image. I know I have a long way to go. Every day I want to lose weight and have to fight the urge to restrict. Most days I am convinced that I don't have what it takes to stay at this weight and am convinced that sooner or later i will return to my old ways. So for right now I am taking it one day at a time.
Didn't mean to get all negative all of a sudden. I just didn't want to misrepresent where I am in recovery :).
So the next challenge: Moving on the 31st. Yay.


Zena said...

OHHHHH no it rained on you...bummer...but yeah for yesterday and thanks for the photo update...your girls are so cute...and you are well stunning...Glad you didnt take ED along for the vacation...he didnt deserve to go...and really you deserved to have him stay home or out in the garage or in the shed or the GARBAGE CAN!!!...and I just want to share what I have learned throughout the day...Recovery is a process....TRUST THE PROCESS!!!

Love, Z

now.is.now said...

WOW what awesome photos! Did you set up that giant tent by yourself?! I am majorly impressed and blown away!

I'm glad you had fun. Your kids will remember this always. And I'm really glad you didn't have to deal with purging while there and felt strong enough and energetic enough to manage the trip. So worth it, rihgt?!

I have a crock pot, but I don't use it. I'd like to learn how. Maybe my recipe of the week this week will be one in a crock pot.

And - just so you know - I think you look FANTASTIC! You don't need to worry about needing to lose weight IN THE LEAST. (I know you intellectually know this, but thought you'd want to know that I also know this :) ) So.... no restricting, kay? :)

PTC said...

I'm glad you had a good time camping and that you weren't murdered by any psychotic woodsmen. That would have really put a damper on things. ;)

now.is.now said...

hahaha (in regard to PTC's comment). Yeah, just a damper. oh my.

Keely said...

I love your pics. :) The more the merrier! Sorry it rained, that totally sucks. That is one pimped out tent though! Wow! You are so in touch with nature and I love it! Everytime I read is seems your out and about picking mushrooms, camping, throwing stones in the lakes, taking walks at the park, hiking on trails, etc. It's a good thing. :)