It's Thursday at camp.
My last Thursday at camp was way more eventful than this time. I ate two large bowls of Graeter's Raspberry Chocolate Chip ice cream. (Last night we estimated that it was somewhere between 40 and 50 grams of SATURATED fat...) Then I played Hungry Human Hippos...
I wound up leaving in an ambulance and spending 2 nights in Bethesda North hospital. I had a small heart attack.
What a difference a year makes. In the past year I've lost 15 lbs. I've take my diet more seriously. This year at camp I'm eating this stuff called "salad". And without excessive amounts of this stuff called "ranch dressing".
(Having said that I must confess - I did have some Graeter's vanilla today... but NO Hungry Human Hippos)
I take exercise more seriously. I get moderate amounts (30-45 minutes) of aerobic exercise 5 times a week.
I take rest more seriously. Two naps this year - and I don't try to see how many steps I can take. In past years I went between 25,000 and 39,000 steps every day. This year I've gone between 18,000 and 21,000.
Most importantly - I don't take life too seriously. Stress kills.
In the past year I've started something called "Great Things Happen every day". It's a Facebook post, and more recently a vlog. It celebrates the little things that make life great. I've found that taking time to enjoy those little things makes everything better.
It's not quite a year yet - but this camp, and this past year, has been a great one. (Every day).