A Big Victory 

Hi, guys!  I noticed that I mostly eat the same foods over and over, so I decided that I’m not going to post food journals every day, but just do it on days when I eat differently, because no one really needs to see another picture of a turkey BLT or hummus pitas!  On that front, I’m happy to say that I was on target today with 40/40 Points Plus.

But on to the news at hand.  Yesterday I did something I’ve wanted to do for a long time: I walked across Brooklyn Bridge.  Then I walked around in Manhattan. Then I walked back across the bridge.  In all I walked seven miles.  I am so happy

I’m glad to have crossed this off my bucket list (I don’t actually keep a bucket list, but it would have been on there if I did!), and I’m even happier because it shows me how far I’ve come.  I don’t think I could have done this even a year ago.  Even though I’ve lost only a little over twenty pounds, the change to my health has been dramatic.  

There are a lot of bridges in New York, but Brooklyn Bridge has always been my favorite. I mean, just look at the architecture!  It takes my breath away every time I cross it in a car, and I’ve always wanted to cross on foot.

 I was with my family and it was such a beautiful day. After we’d crossed we stopped to warm up at Starbucks (because of course we did).  

We walked around a little looking for a place to buy gloves because kiddo’s hands were getting cold, then stopped at a park so she could jump rope a bit.

 

I loved this sculpture. 

 You can’t really tell from the picture, but it was purple, and that is a basketball.

I was intrigued by this one and found it very interesting once I’d read the plaque.  

 

When I took the picture my camera’s face finder actually lined up with the green box. 

I found this sign amusing. 

I used to live half a block from the last stop on the R line, so this shot is extra special to me.

We bought a sketch from a guy who thought we were tourists to commemorate the day.  I hope to get a frame for this today.

 
 

I thought my thighs were going to stop working but they got me back to the car.  All that walking translated to 15 activity points, so bonus!

The best part is that the walking felt easy (well, until maybe the last mile) and I was able to just enjoy the day rather than aching and dragging. Progress!

  

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