Overcoming Obesity

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dinosaur Valley Adventure

One of my passions I discovered this year was hiking. I figured since I am working on getting back into the grove, what better than doing something I enjoy :)

My son had his best friend spend the weekend with us so, how was I going to encourage them to get off the couch and step away from the video game remote control? DINOSAURS!!!

Fortunately, we have a wonder state park about and hour and a half away from us that is actually an archaeological dig sight... yea, no joke! It is called Dinosaur Valley and is located in Glen Rose TX. We got up extra early this morning and hit the road ready for adventure.

As we got closer to the park, the boys (even though they are 14) began to fantasize and talk about Dinosaurs roaming the Earth and lurking in the deep sea of trees. I found myself getting wrapped up in their fantasy world and imagined huge dinosaurs walking along with us.

We entered the park and decided to park at Track Site #1, there are three in total. Off we set in our adventure. Reading every sign, climbing up and down hills, crossing shallow water, through the thicket and beyond the path... we finally stumbled across tracks. How exciting. Its amazing to know that Dinosaurs roamed the very place we stood millions of years ago.

We hiked for 3.5 hours and played a good 1.5. We had a great time! The boys enjoyed skipping rocks across the water, catching frogs and tadpoles. I joined in on the fun, I just couldn't resist. We enjoyed our sack lunches and laughed and enjoyed each others company. We really had a great time.

It was very nice to get outside and get moving. I have to admit, not working out for the last six weeks has really taken its toll on me. Not to worry, I know I will regain my momentum over the next several weeks.

After driving back to town, I took my sons best friend home and went grocery shopping. Again, I found myself standing in the diet pill section looking for that thing, that little something to jump start my weight loss. I am not sure why I feel so weak. (It couldn't have anything to do with the Donuts I had for breakfast or the Chicken Finger Basket I had for dinner... yea, fried city galore). I did pick up a Detox kit... SlimQuick Cleanse and Detox. I also bought SlimQuick Ultra Fat Burner. Yea, I know... no magic pill will do it but I figured the detox will help remove toxins and waste which will hopefully give me a little jump start. I am not going to start the Fat Burner pill until I have completed my cleanse, which will be in 14 days. I am hoping that in the 14 days some of my sugar and fat cravings will have decreased and maybe I won't use the SlimQuick Fat Burner. Time will tell.

Here are a few pics from today


  1. I used to go there as a kid! We used to go camping just south of Glen Rose, WOW those pictures bring back memories!

  2. That looks awesome! I can't believe there are real dinosaur tracks there! How do they weather millions of years?!?!? Incredible!

    Great job getting out there and moving again! Before you know it you'll be back on track and losing weight again!

  3. We all have to find the path that is right for us for weight loss. If you need the help of detox or something else use it and don't beat yourself up over it. That is counter productive. Be cautious however, with the pills. You don't want to hurt yourself, so be sure and get something reputable, or even prescribed by your doctor.

  4. ((( hugs ))) Looks like some nice family times in the pics! Congrats on the new job!

  5. You mentioned that you are an emotional eater, and that you'd tried numerous times to lose weight in the past. Did you try Overeaters Anonymous at any point?

  6. I love that place! We went during a drought, a lot of really cool things show up that are usually covered by water.

  7. Congrats on your weight loss and hiking adventures. Thanks for being an inspiration!

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