Meet My Pal…Ronda

I’m just a little behind in sharing this story, however I feel it was well worth the wait.

A number of months in the past, I wrote a weblog submit titled….Shonda Smolley. Listed here are just some strains from that weblog publish.

“I really like this little running a blog nook of my world for therefore many various causes. I’ve shaped relationships from this weblog and my Instagram account that I by no means imagined have been potential. The relationships are nice for help, accountability and even a great amusing, however I’ve truly made a number of pals too.

One weblog reader of mine has really develop into a pal of mine. Since I didn’t ask her if I might weblog about her immediately and I do respect the privateness of others, I’ll name her Shonda Smolley. She’ll know I’m speaking about her and the identify will make her giggle.

Her feedback on my weblog actually began to attach us. She noticed similarities in the 2 of us, and commenced to share them with me.

Quickly, we began exchanging emails that included a bit of extra private info. Ultimately we exchanged telephone numbers and now we textual content one another. The truth that she has an “on-line good friend” that she has shared private info with has her household involved. lol

I’m going to shock her in the future quickly and name her up!

We actually do have quite a bit in widespread, which is what introduced us collectively. She makes me snicker and I really feel like I’ve recognized her for a while. 

I do not know how she discovered my weblog or if she even is aware of how she came across it.

We’ll meet this yr. I simply comprehend it.”

Okay, her actual identify is Ronda, however I hadn’t requested her permission to weblog about her again then, so I made up a reputation, and typically, I feel I’m humorous. Please go learn all about how fantastic Shonda Ronda is in the remainder of that weblog submit.

A number of weeks in the past, Ronda despatched me a textual content. She and her husband have been going to go to her son and daughter-in-regulation in Oklahoma and she or he was curious how near my home she could be. I used to be so excited! She was going to be a few four hour drive away and I knew we have been going to satisfy!

We determined to satisfy midway. I appeared up what metropolis was proper smack in the midst of the place every of us have been coming from, and located a cute espresso store that appeared like a fantastic place for a meet up. We every had a two hour drive.

As soon as we set the date we exchanged all types of foolish textual content messages speaking about how excited we have been for our meet up!

She arrived on the espresso store earlier than me and despatched me a textual content to let me know that she was there. She stated the espresso store was good after which for the final a number of  minutes of my drive, I felt like somewhat child heading to a play date.

Once I walked within the door and noticed her it was identical to I used to be seeing an previous good friend, but we had by no means met in individual.

We hugged and cried and laughed, in that order.

As I used to be hugging her, and crying and laughing, I observed over her shoulder two women within the entrance window of the espresso store taking our image. I assumed that maybe she had introduced her daughter-in-regulation and a pal together with her. As a result of actually, who drives alone for 2 hours to a small city that you simply’ve by no means been to earlier than to satisfy an internet pal??

I stated by way of my tears, anticipating assembly her daughter-in-regulation….”Is that your daughter-in-regulation?” to which she replied…” No. That’s only a stranger that I requested to take footage of us assembly.”

Cracking up. Completely one thing that I might ask somebody to do.

The women then came to visit together with her telephone and informed us that it was an awesome second to observe and to take pleasure in our time collectively.


We talked about the truth that we had by no means heard every others voices earlier than. She sounded precisely like I assumed she would!

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I’m so glad she thought to have somebody take footage! 

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We met at 10:00 am and we have been nonetheless chatting away after 1:00 pm.

I’m fairly sure that we might have talked nicely into the night. We each knew that we might meet someday and now I look ahead to our subsequent meet up!

Love you Ronda and thanks a lot for reaching out to me on the weblog and for turning into my good friend! Can’t wait to see you once more!

Listed here are yesterday’s eats….

Breakfast – eight SP

1/2 Serving of Massive Ass Waffle batter in pancake type topped with Chocolate Almond Butter, Egg White Omelet full of one Laughing Cow Cheese wedge and 1/2 a Kiwi.

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Lunch – 9 SP

I used to be enjoying with Candy Potato Toast. I topped three of those small candy potato rounds with Smashed Avocado, then one with Tomatoes, one with Smoked Hen Breast, one with Scrambled Egg and topped these with Every little thing However the Bagel Seasoning after which one with Almond Butter.

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Dinner – 14 SP

Dinner out. Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad and a Beer.

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Snack – three SP

1/2 Cup of this Oatmeal Cookie Halo Prime!

Are you able to eat simply half Cup? 

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Every day SmartPoints Complete = 34

2017 Objectives
Make time every week to Meal Plan
Drink one hundred ounces of water every day
Train 5 days every week
Eat three meals and one snack day by day
FOUR one hundred Mile Strolling Challenges this yr! (This objective has modified somewhat now that I’ve this fabulous Fitbit.)

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“love the life you reside, reside the life you’re keen on”

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