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In the Box

By Mary Weaver

Mary Weaver

July 29, 2013 2:56 p.m.

Mary Weaver is on weight loss journey with HMR, a clinically monitored weight management program through Sarah Bush Lincoln, and is sharing her experience with our community. She resides in Neoga with her husband, Ray.

Day 37, 38, 39

Ray and I went camping. I got off work late on Friday and we didn’t get camp set up until after 10 pm, so it was a long day. Food was easy to pack, though all I had to do was take shake mix and water. Ray said he would do the five shakes a day with me after I begged, twisted his arm and told him he would be proud of himself. He has his first shake was at 5 pm tonight. I had no problems during the weekend, I just took my blender, but I did notice over the weekend I ate 4 pounds of ice.

Saturday morning I slept in, but was up on my bike before 8 am. It was so quiet and calm. I could hear hundreds of locust and the birds seemed to be waking up with an occasional crow calling out. At one point on my ride, a hawk flew less than six feet in front of me at eye level then landed on a tree and sat there like he owned the forest. A few fishermen were on the lake, and when I crossed the dam, I could see fish jumping out of the water. I think I rode my bike close to 10 miles. It was such a beautiful weekend.

My cousin, Kam, was camping and we had a cookout Saturday night. I brought fruit, which was my contribution as I drank a shake. Kam is a great cook and she made ribs, chicken, steak, (all over the camp fire) potatoes and corn on the cob with sliced tomatoes. There was homemade ice cream and I wasn’t tempted. It felt so weird.

Saturday night I put in a Chuck Norris move, The President’s Man. I want to be like Chuck! He is fearless…and very, very foolish. By himself, he took on two dozen bad guys who had kidnapped the first lady. Thanks again for all your comments and at-a-girl you all have sent my way.

The best way to communicate with a fish is to drop him a line.

I am In The Box.

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