Saturday, April 19, 2014

Being a tourist in your own town

I have lived in San Diego for 39 years, practically all of my life.  Yet, I do know I tend to take it for granted that I live in such a gorgeous county.  I can drive to the beach, desert or mountains all in the same day.  We have so many lovely places to visit that cause tourist to flock to us all the time.  With my mom spending the weekend with me, I woke up today and said, "Let's go to Old Town.  We'll be tourists!"

Old Town San Diego is known as the birthplace of California.  As you can imagine, there is a lot of fantastic history in a city that now has over 3 million people in it.  I have been exploring in Old Town probably five times in my life and my mom has only been there once.  I knew there would be lots of great museums and great walking with fabulous weather and it just didn't disappoint.

We had a great time and got lots of walking in.  What was sad, though, was how critical I was being of myself when I was taking a look at the last picture above.  All I could focus in on was my arms and how much weight I have to lose.  Looking at these pictures now helps me remember that I am working on it and taking action towards having a healthier life.  Weight is coming off and that feels good.  I'm even wearing pants right now that are getting lose on me.  That feels amazing.  I have to remember that in the moment and not to be so mean towards myself with such horrible self-talk.  I will get there, I just need to keep doing the work.  I'm almost 70 pounds down from my highest weight so I need to remember it has been much, much worse.

Water Challenge Day 85:  Drank 178 of 178 ounces


happyinca said...

It looks like you ladies had a blast! I love the pics and your new lifestyle is paying off in being able to walk around our beautiful city! 10 months ago I had sciatica so bad that I couldn't have tackled Old Town. What an enjoyable way to get those steps in :-)

Kathy said...

We did have a great time. Yes, I loved walking in Old Town and getting a few miles in at the same time. We were both ready for a nap after being in the sun and walking so much, but it was fantastic.

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