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Cruise set for August, 2013

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Well, last night we booked our vacation for next summer which will be a cruise with the entire family in honor of my father in laws 90th birthday!! Everyone is so excited for this family reunion and I made a pact with myself! My mantra for the coming year is:

I will not be the heaviest woman in the family anymore!!!

I want to thoroughly enjoy every minute of the cruise with my family and I will not let my weight stand in the way of me doing anything! Every workout, every meal choice, I am inspired to do the best! I even, finally, have my hubby on board! Yesterday, while we were waiting for the elevator in the doctor's office, I found the staircase and we both ran up the steps, I know, but it's baby steps in the right direction! Never before have I ever felt such a resolve to finally get control of my health! I have set goals for myself and set up small rewards for when I hit those goals! I have 1 full year and I will lose this weight for good! And to further inspire me, I have signed up to do a 40 mile bike ride thru NYC with my son in May! I have a busy year ahead, and I will meet my challenges head on!

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LATTELEE 7/31/2012 6:48AM

  Good luck

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Water Park day!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Yesterday I went to my very favorite place for fun in the summer! I went to Splish Splash Water Park on Long Island, NY! Constant walking up hills and stairs made for a great workout, and the fact that you get soaked at the end of the stairs and hills, makes it a workout that really doesn't feel like a workout at all!! Add to the hills and stairs, carrying giant tubes gives your arms a great workout too! Spent 8 hours doing that!!! Today, it's back to the gym to face down the elliptical!!

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LOOKINGUP2012 7/27/2012 11:25AM

    Sounds like so much fun! emoticon

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CHODGES83 7/27/2012 10:53AM

    Sounds like a blast! I love "workouts" like that!

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CATLADYX8 7/27/2012 10:12AM

    Oh man, it sounds like a lot of fun!! I haven't been to a water park in 30 years!!! I am to chicken to get in a bathing suit. Glad you had fun and got some exercise too.

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Ode to the elliptical trainer

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Oh dear elliptical trainer, standing there in the gym all gleaming and smug! You snicker as I step up to you and I gulp down my hestitation! In the past few week since we were first introduced, you laughed out loud as I struggled to complete my allotted time, and you smirked when I got off, drained and exhausted and dripping with sweat! Well, this morning, I guess you were expecting the same gasping for breath and dripping, and my heart beating out of my chest, but alas, you were surprised this morning...I completed the time you gave me and then some! Suddenly, you are not so imposing and I am learning to conquer you and I am getting fitter and stronger!!! It's only a matter of time, dear elliptical, when I can do my entire cardio routine on your sleek back! HAHA

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AJIOTAL 7/26/2012 12:50AM

    Gotta love that elliptical..I lost 30lbs doing it 5 days a week for 4 months i felt GREAT

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CHRISNSTEVE 7/25/2012 4:02PM

    Thank you! It made me feel good all day today!

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TJWGCT-SPARK 7/25/2012 11:15AM

    Love it!

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KELLYPAQ 7/25/2012 9:42AM

    Good job! Keep it up.

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FELINA 7/25/2012 9:41AM

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That's fantastic ! Take that elliptical ! You showed it who's boss !

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