The rain welcomed us home today. And while it’s not super cold outside, I have to say that I prefer the sun and sand. Big surprise there, right? 😉 The truth is that I’ve never had so much fun on a vacation. I’m still far from my goal, but the difference I felt from last year is significant.
Have I mentioned how awesome it is to run around on the beach? This was the fourth beautiful beach vacation I’ve taken with the boyfriend, but it’s the first one (yes, first one) that I didn’t hide in the bathroom and cry a little.
At nearly 400 pounds, walking on the beach felt impossible. Don’t get me wrong, I did it, but it was a strain. I was out of exhausted, out of breath and self-conscious. But this time, I didn’t have to put on a happy face. I was just happy. I was able to walk/jog/swim around without feeling tired or clumsy. I was able to be myself without worrying that I’d embarrass myself by sinking so deeply into the sand that I’d fall over.
It was also easier to walk and shop. My friend, Sarah, and I left our guys in the dust as we tried to get some shopping done before the stores closed. My boyfriend bought a beautiful ring for me, and her husband did the same for her. Yay! 🙂