Oh, and I'm happy and very proud to report that not only did I not gain the usual 3 pounds this time around, but I didn't gain ANY! As a matter of fact, I LOST 0.4 pounds! It's a miracle! I allowed the occasional splurge hear and there but for the most part I tried to eat like I normally do at home (which required me bringing some of my own food) and it worked! Plus I did a good, 45-minute, fast, partly uphill walk 2 of the days, and lots of other walking (like in the parade) the other days. Now, if I can just get through our week at Long Beach and our next Crescent Bar trip, I can hopefully start making some real progress.
Getting ready for the parade
We won for Best Costumes
The girls in their 4th of July dresses