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Skinny vs. the Volcano

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

While in Hawaii, you can't NOT visit a volcano, and what better way to see one than to...Hike it. I hiked the Diamond Head volcano with my BFF's daughter (AB), she was such a great tour guide the whole time I was there, and she was willing to take me to do lots of things and better than that...she was willing to do it with me, even though she's hiked Diamond Head several times, what a girl. We got there about 10 and boy was it a hot one already, sheesh, how hard could it be? I mean I consider myself fairly physically fit, but the heat can and will knock you back down to earth and let you know...you are not in shape for this kind of weather, so take it slow and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.



Off we go with my new hibiscus fanny pack, filled with water bottles and camera of course. The five-mile race I ran two days earlier was at the base of this volcano but I had not done my homework on the hike, so I didn't know what I was in store for and besides....I love adventures.

The path was winding, very rocky, had to be careful where you stepped so you didn't twist and ankle, quite a nice hike thus far, a few shady spots for a breather from the hot sun, and AB says we are almost at the top - yeah. Then she points and says "look at all these steps" - my jaw dropped to the ground. All I could think about was how bad my hamstrings and buttocks would probably be killing me the next day after climbing up all those (175 steps)....one super hamstring/buttock workout coming right up, ready or not - didn't know I was being treated to that kind of a workout.



I made it up the steps, no problem (glad no one had a spy camera on me or timing me to see how long it took, lol), we made it to the top.





What a view of Waikiki in the background. I had to zoom in closer.


WOW, that was worth the climb. The hike down was harder than the hike up, had to put on the brakes using those quads, I figured they would be sore too, but I was totally fine the next day, no soreness at all. The hike up was only 3/4 of a mile and the top was 762 feet and it took us about 2 hours for the whole experience, it sure seemed a lot higher than 762 feet.

At the park exit there was a truck selling shave ice, lemon-lime for me please, it's been a million years since I've had a "snow cone" but we sure needed something icy after that, the vendor was even giving out wet, frozen paper towels to cool you off - that sure came in handy to wipe the sweaty brow....Ahhhhhhh.

I am so glad to have been in shape for a hike, if I would have visited Hawaii 5 years ago, my story would not have included hiking volcanoes, what a great experience, so happy to have had the opportunity. Hawaii was fantastic thus far, and only day 4 of 14.


  
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JLITT62 6/24/2013 9:10AM

    Catching up with ya!

I think you made a really wise decision about the race. I'm still battling off & on knee problems since my last HM & have had to resort to wearing a knee brace sometimes when I run - which I hate, but I hate being in pain more!

I wear contacts so I have to get my eyes examined evey yr. I'm crossing my fingers that it's NOT diabetes, but if it is, all that hard work is notin vain - I'll bet you it would be much worse if you hadn't turned your life around.

Still crossing fingers it's just cataracts - that's a pretty easy surgery!

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BILL60 6/20/2013 5:50PM

    Way to go, Stud!! There's absolutely no holding you back. So, when is that biking century coming?

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SHARON10002 6/19/2013 11:20PM

    Wow, what a workout! Don't know if I could have made all of those stairs! I love Waikiki. We lived on Oahu for 3 years and our son was born there. If you still have some more days, I highly recommend hiking (or driving) up to Round Top. Your friend will most likely know about it. That's an even more spectacular view! Also, if the Cazimero Brothers are playing anywhere - they used to play at the Royal Hawaiian and the Ala Moana Hotel, I hihly recommend going to see their show for a TRUE piece of Hawaiian culture and music.
Thanks for posting your pictures. Brings back many wonderful memories.
Aloha

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2HAMSDIET 6/18/2013 5:35PM

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LISAINMS 6/18/2013 3:12PM

    Great photos! It is a great NSV to realize that changing your life enabled you to see something that you would not have seen before.

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SUEAZZI 6/18/2013 12:47PM

    I love adventure! emoticon Adventure + workout = pricelessness! Hiking up a volcano... so awesome! I've hiked Blue Hills through my years but would love something a little more challenging, it's on my bucket list! Go Skinny! emoticon

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MOMMACASSEY 6/18/2013 10:57AM

    Aw, stairs do sound like work when a hike sounds like outdoor fun!

Good to know you weren't sore! Way to go!

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MZSLYDE01 6/18/2013 10:36AM

    Just liking ya

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MZSLYDE01 6/18/2013 10:36AM

    Oh man how awesome. Those stairs look a bit scary though. Sheesh they are soooooo narrow. I might have tripped knowing how clumbsy I am.
What an awesome view though - I would have attempted for that view.
OH AND I HAVE TO COMMENT ON YOUR CUTE TOP. I love it.
And you say you are wanting to work on your tan more this week - You are already dark lady. I am pasty white compared to you.
Another thing I am noticing - Look at how clean it looks - the city and the water.... WOW... NICE

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MYLADY4 6/18/2013 9:58AM

    How fun!!!! I hear you about the heat, it can be so draining.

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SAMI199 6/18/2013 9:44AM

    emoticon What a view!

emoticon I love your sense of adventure.

emoticon on being in such great shape-those look like a lot of stairs.

emoticon for sharing your trip -it looks amazing & so do you.

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COFFEEMUG2009 6/18/2013 9:41AM

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LADYJ6942 6/18/2013 9:36AM

    Awesome, enjoy

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TRAINER_T 6/18/2013 9:22AM

    emoticon thanks for sharing I didn't even know this was there when I was on Maui last year! What fun, you totally RAWKED it girl emoticon emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/18/2013 9:20AM

    Dang! Wish I could have gone with you! Great job and what a great trip!!! emoticon

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ONMYMEDS 6/18/2013 9:17AM

    Wow, what a view. Great job!!

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ANGEL32192 6/18/2013 9:12AM

  That is soooo awesome! GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!! Looks AMAZING! That is on my bucket list!!!!!

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THATGIRL0515 6/18/2013 9:10AM

    You don't need no stinking T-Shirt to prove it!

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NKING1982 6/18/2013 9:10AM

    Sounds like so much fun! Glad you enjoyed the hike, and enjoy the rest of your time!

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FUSCHIA6 6/18/2013 9:08AM

    Way to go! What a perfect way to get your exercise in & to remind yourself of how far you have come. Celebrate this victory!
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MYUTMOST4HIM 6/18/2013 9:03AM

    My family hiked St Helens in Washington state back in 96 or 97 and visited gift shops that sold souvenirs made out of ash - it was neat

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I Have What ???????? You could too.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Went to eye doctor for a way overdue eye exam, it had been 5 years since my last one (I know, I know... I'm supposed to do it annually). What finally pushed me over the edge to get it done now was that I dropped my prescription sunglasses and they broke on the very first day I was in Hawaii on my vacation, what a tragedy that was, but I made do with a cheap pair, but it made things more fuzzy than ever, uggghhhhh.

I have noticed my vision has been getting continuously worse over the past few years but in the last 6 months it has really bothered me. I was rather excited to get new glasses, to update the old ones I have, to update my style a little bit, a more modern pair with some bling perhaps, lol.

He examined my eyes and told me that glasses would not help, nor correct what was wrong with me now....CATARACTS in both eyes, with my left eye being really bad. Cataracts, really????? I am too young for this, as the doctor pointed out, but he said there are many causes of cataracts, like Diabetes.

OMG.....Diabetes, really???? I made a lifestyle change over 4 years ago so I would not be unhealthy, how could I possibly have diabetes now????

Inquiry minds had to google that....apparently you can have Type 2 Diabetes with no symptoms, so I have scheduled a full physical with bloodwork to find out if I do have diabetes. It never crossed my mind that I would possibly have that, especially since I eat healthy and live a very active lifestyle. However it's not a total shock since just about everyone in my family has it. I hope everything turns out ok with that, will know something in a few weeks after all the appointments are complete.

WOW, talk about having a bomb dropped on you, a double whammy....cataracts and possibly diabetes.

I have appointment with another eye doctor this week to discuss my options....meaning cataract surgery, hoping to get this whole fuzzy eye problem taken care of real fast, not being able to focus properly is rather frustrating.

Diabetes is the main point of this blog....if you had not had a check-up in a while, please make sure to do so, ya never know, especially if you have a family history of it. Better safe than sorry.

  
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JOHNSONZ 6/18/2013 6:25PM

    Wow...that was interesting. Glad the glasses broke - and glad you will get them both checked out. Lots of great comments here. You have made amazing progress over the years. This will not get YOU down - I bet it makes you fight harder. Good luck with doctor.

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SUEAZZI 6/18/2013 1:03PM

    Sunglasses breaking turned out to be a good thing! Glad you are following up and also going for a complete physical. You've been focused on a new fit and healthy lifestyle, keep up with all annual appointments and take care of you. Good luck! emoticon

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PURPLESPEDCOW 6/18/2013 11:38AM

    DH found out he has cataracts now, but surgery not needed yet. Diabetes is not a death sentence as you are already making healthier choices in your life. Hope things go well for you at the doctors.

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JCBRITT 6/18/2013 9:08AM

    Breaking your prescription sunglasses was a blessing in disguise. My eyes have been bad for years. I wear the cadillac of glasses, no line bifocal with transition lens. I have to tilt my head a certain way at night to be able to read the clock across the room if I wake up during the night. So poor vision both near and far. My husband has just recently had to start wearing cheaters and he looks to me for sympathy...LOL..Don't get too stressed from a side comment from your first opinion. Good luck!!!

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SAMI199 6/18/2013 7:10AM

    emoticon That is a real shocker-but I know you have already changed your lifestyle around-thank goodness. I hope you get good news from the docs.

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2HAMSDIET 6/17/2013 10:54PM

    I got my first cataract in my mid 40's. It was the" youthful" kind as they grow really fast vs ones more older people get. Causes for the fast growing ones can be blows to the head or they have no clue why. Second one developed 52 and I just had it out. No signs or talk of diabetes with them. Only things health wise that has developed is low thyroid, gluten and diary intolerance. Google the kinds and you will see what they are talking about and which kind come with what diseases. it was very helpful to me to understand it bite before I saw the doctors.

Do get your cataract surgery at the biggest place you can find. My first was done at a location that had 25 to 30 dr. and did surgery 5 + days a week. Moved out of state then went to a small location and the care just wasn't the same. Had pain for a couple of weeks. The first location used lots and lots of drops in the eye.

If I could do it over I would have flown back to the big place and I would have gotten the lens that you need readers for. They talked me into fancy lens as they said I wouldn't need glasses any more. I can't see well and now need fancy glasses for every thing. I wish I had gotten distance vision only lens and just needed readers.

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LAURELSPARK 6/17/2013 9:12PM

    Sorry to hear about your problems.........I never thought about getting checked for diabetes but probably should.

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VERONICAVW_140 6/17/2013 11:58AM

    Thanks for the heads up!

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CELIAMINER 6/17/2013 11:33AM

    Sure hope you get a clean bill of health instead of the diabetes diagnosis! Sending positive vibes. Good luck with the cataracts! I am developing them, too, but they are not to the point you describe.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/17/2013 10:04AM

    WOW! I'm glad you've caught it though and both can be treated if, in fact, that's the case. You've done so well, so just think if you didn't make the lifestyle changes you made! Keep it up. You can do it! Keep us posted as to your doctor's appointments. I want to know 'cause I care!!! emoticon

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LISAINMS 6/17/2013 10:00AM

    You are also blond with fair skin and more than likely blue or hazel eyes. That makes you something like 10x more likely to have cataracts at a younger age. My grandfather had cataracts removed at 50. He never had diabetes. So it could just be the odds against you. You're smart to get a full physical. Make sure you do a fasted glucose test and ask what you need to do to prepare. My former doctor gave no instructions. New doctor was very specific to not eat after 9pm - I had to be 12 hours fasted or the results would be flawed. I'm sorry your eyes are going fuzzy. I hope that's all you have to contend with!

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WADINGMOOSE 6/17/2013 9:52AM

    The good news is that diabetes can be well managed through diet and exercise so it's not like you'll have to make huge lifestyle changes if you are diagnosed - you might just have to go on pills or insulin. But what an unpleasant surprise.

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EVIE4NOW 6/17/2013 9:46AM

  wow double whammy is right. Hope they don't find diabetes but if they do know that it can be managed. Good luck.

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LOVESLIFE48 6/17/2013 9:43AM

    Oh wow!! I hope your doctor visits works out for you!! emoticon

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HALFFAST 6/17/2013 9:27AM

    Sending well wishes your way! I'm having the fuzzy vision thing so I guess I better go get checked out too :(
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SCRAPPINPOLLY 6/17/2013 9:23AM

    I am so sorry to hear this! I hope everything works out for you!

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Finisher Medals are NOT Equal

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Aloha !!!!!

I just returned from a great two week vacation in Hawaii, what an awesome time. I was so excited to be going to Hawaii (my first trip) and even more excited that they were having a half-marathon during the time I would be there, so of course I had to sign up, I was looking forward to bringing home a souvenir race medal. I was excited about it when I signed up (in January) but after running my first marathon in March and doing something to my knee it was really more of a dread since I hadn't been running nearly as much and no more than 5 miles at a time since then. I was determined to do it anyway. As race day approached I was seriously doubting the knee would hold up so I decided that I would run the 5-mile portion of the race instead of trying to push it the whole 13.1, I didn't want to have a sore knee for my entire vacation.

I would be running this race with my BFF's daughter (AB) and this was her first race ever, she had signed up for the 5-miler so I was happy to run with her, but still a little upset with myself since I wasn't doing the "half". The evening before the race I opened my suitcase to get out my running gear and oh the horror.............I had forgot my running shoes. How in the world could I have forgotten the most important thing in the world, I wanted to cry. Luckily AB wore the same size and was happy to loan me a pair. This was turning into a nightmare, not only was I worried about my knee, now I would be running on borrowed soles, OMGeeeeee.

Race morning arrived (race started at 5:30 a.m., wow that's early) and I was so worried about the knee, was I doing the right thing in even attempting to race? I was doing it anyway, I had been looking forward to running around Diamond Head volcano, and wanted to be able to say I did it. I was happy to meet up with a long lost friend (Constance) that I hadn't seen in many years at the start line. We were childhood friends and it was the icing on the cake to be able to see her and best of all, I got to run with her and catch up on the last 17 years, where has the time gone?



I had told AB not to worry about running with me (the slow old people, lol), for her to go ahead and "kill it" since this was her first race and was going for a personal best, or the "gold" as I call it, lol. Off she went, I didn't even see her at the half way turn-around, she was faster than lightning. I don't remember her finish time but she did very well taking on a 5-miler for her first race. Way to go AB !!!

I jogged the entire way, just really not into it, but I was enjoying the company of an old friend and the scenery around Diamond Head was awesome. I hit the five mile turn around, waved goodbye to Constance and wished her luck on the rest of the race.



The way back was me, myself and I. I decided just to take in the scenery and enjoy the moment. I saw a beautiful lighthouse on the course and wanted to stop for a pic but I didn't want to stop running to snap a photo, in hindsight I wish I had stopped for that picture, I just wanted to be done....the hills were kinda killing me and the shoes were horribly wrong for me, but I finished.....slooooowwww, but I crossed the finish line for the five-miler. AB and I had a dude at the finish line take our picture, thanks Hawaii dude.



We were driving back from the race and I was checking out the finisher medal and OOOOHHHH the horror......the medal had "Half Marathon" on it.
WHAT ?????? I didn't run a half marathon, how in the world could they give every finisher of the race the same medal???? Hellooooooo.... one size does not fit all per say. I was so upset. In all my experiences they give medals for the different distances, but not this time. This was one medal I was NOT HAPPY to receive, it was unearned....I DID NOT complete a half marathon, I felt jipped and cheap for having something I did not earn, so now hear this........

ATTENTION Race Directors: All medals are not equal

On a more pleasant note....the lighthouse that I passed on the course on the coast as I jogged by ......I saw the same lighthouse again, 2 times, each time from a different view. First it was running past it, darn it I knew I should have snapped a picture.

Second was from at the top of Diamond Head, which I hiked the next day, and my oh my, what a lot of steps to climb on that one, but so worth the time and effort.



And lastly, I saw it from the water while sailing on a catamaran, I thought that was kinda neat to have seen it from 3 locations.



More details on the trip in next blog.







  
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SHARON10002 6/13/2013 10:43PM

    Yeah, the Hawaiians are pretty laid back. . .but in my humble opinion, you deserved and earned the medal for going forward in spite of your knee, and forgetting your running shoes, and running in borrowed shoes, and finishing! I think you deserve an old fashioned "Atta Girl" for this one. Why not look at it as a souvenir of your trip rather than an unearned medal?


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LORI-K 6/13/2013 4:06PM

    LOVE THE PICS!!!! So beautiful!!
I am with you 100% on the medal!! I would be EXTREMELY unhappy about the wrong distance!!! UGHHH!!!!
And no running shoes?? The horror!!! Well, I am glad you made the best of everything! You always have a way of seeing the positive.


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LISAINMS 6/13/2013 3:27PM

    Bummer about forgetting your shoes and receiving a medal you did not earn. That stinks. My solution would be to put a piece of masking tape over it with "5 mile" written in and hang it with the rest of them. Beautiful photos. How is the knee feeling?

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NATPLUMMER 6/13/2013 2:25PM

    Sounds like a great vacation! Great job on the race :-)
That is pretty crappy about the medal.

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SUEAZZI 6/13/2013 11:02AM

    I'm so happy you had a wonderful vacation in Hawaii! What a whirlwind with the race, although your intention was to run the HM I love that you embraced running the 5 miler... in borrowed soles no less! You listened to your body and followed your gut... good call. I agree with you on the medal and how it unsettled things with you but I know there is more on the horizon for you, you'll always be a hero in my eyes... you keep me on my toes!

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MPETERSON2311 6/13/2013 10:55AM

    You deserve a medal anyway! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures.

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LAURELSPARK 6/13/2013 10:55AM

    Sounds like you had a great trip regardless of the running shoes fiasco.....

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THATGIRL0515 6/13/2013 10:45AM

    What you need is some POG! You a WINNER no matter what the medal says! emoticon

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MZSLYDE01 6/13/2013 10:19AM

    OK That just isn't right - I can't believe they would just give those out like that. Strange. But you know what - We know you can do that half marathon NO PROBLEM. But it's still not the point.
Anywho - Isn't that really cool how you saw someone there you hadn't seen in years... What a small world it is. That's awesome.
Hey - DON'T FORGET YOUR SHOES.... LOL
Love ya

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LINDAKAY228 6/13/2013 9:52AM

    Beautiful pics! I may have a chance to go to Hawaii next year and so hoping it happens as I've never been there and would love to see it. So sorry about the things that went wrong with the race before but glad some good things came out of it during though. I would be upset to with a medal I didn't earn! Why in the world would they do that because it cheapens the medal for those who did the half to have a lot of 5 milers running around with the same thing who didn't do it. Hope the race directors learn something through this! Just love the pics of the lighthouse!

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SAMI199 6/13/2013 9:45AM

    What amazing pictures-I've never been there..but will have to add to do the list of places to go.
Sorry about the medal-I'm proud of you for making the best of a race that just wasn't going the way you would have wanted it to.

You are always a gold medalist in my book!

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JANEMARIE77 6/13/2013 9:37AM

    sorry about the medal hard to believe they would do that I totally get what you are saying Hawaii is amazing have fun

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2HAMSDIET 6/13/2013 9:37AM

    emoticon emoticon I think the medal is a sign of just more things to come for you. You didn't give up or forget about it. emoticon

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THESB25 6/13/2013 9:30AM

    What a bummer about the medal and forgetting your shoes -- When I do super sprint triathlons I'm always dreaming I'm going to forget something. In fact I dreamt just the other night that I forgot my goggles. Making sure I pack those this weekend :)

Great photos!

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My Baby is Married....One Happy and Proud Momma

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Life has been such a whirlwind since March, getting prepared for my baby's wedding. It was a lot of hard work, sweat and tears put into it, and it was one of the happiest/saddest days of my life. Congrats to my baby girl and her new husband, wishing you all the happiness you both deserve.




Thanks to everyone who helped us make this a day to remember.

  
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JOHNSONZ 6/17/2013 7:24PM

    Wow thanks for sharing your beautiful Photos.
Congrats!
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1HOTMAMA2BE 6/17/2013 10:06AM

    She's absolutely beautiful. Just like her mother!!!

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MPETERSON2311 6/13/2013 10:55AM

    HOW GORGEOUS! congratz!

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You did such an amazing job as their wedding planner-Congratulations!

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HALFFAST 6/13/2013 9:24AM

    Aww, congratulations! You both look beautiful!

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SUEAZZI 6/12/2013 12:32PM

    Such a beautiful daughter, and day! I can't imagine the mixed bag of emotions that go along with the event! The pics are great and you look fab in mint. emoticon

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MZSLYDE01 6/12/2013 11:48AM

    So awesome. Her hair was even more beautiful that day. Woot Woot.
Handsome Son-In-Law. She is a lucky girl - and he a lucky boy...
Glad your back lady.
BRING IT

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BOOCH6 6/12/2013 7:40AM

    You guys look awsesome ! All your hardwork has paid off, both for your daughter's beautiful wedding and mom's great bod ! So glad you're back. Missed you !!

- Barb

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SHARON10002 6/11/2013 10:10PM

    What a beautiful bride, and beautiful family! Love how your dress matched your husband's tie! You look beautiful, too!

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SKFEREBEE 6/11/2013 6:15PM

    What a beautiful bride :o)

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BARDIC_GRRL 6/11/2013 5:29PM

    She makes such a lovely bride! Congratulations!

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VERONICAVW_140 6/11/2013 2:41PM

    Beautiful! Congrats to you and your family.

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LISAINMS 6/11/2013 2:36PM

    Beautiful! (That applies to both you and your daughter, lol) Handsome guys, too. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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MYLADY4 6/11/2013 2:22PM

    Oh how pretty and look at you in that shorter skirt. You and your daughter both looked great.

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1HAPPYSUSAN 6/11/2013 1:38PM

    Beautiful! Happy congratulations to all!

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BILL60 6/11/2013 1:03PM

    Super!! Momma doesn't look too proud!! (LOL)

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ELAINEROSE5 6/11/2013 10:09AM

    Congratulations to all! She looks like you. Great pictures!!!

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2HAMSDIET 6/11/2013 9:54AM

    what a beautiful family you have. emoticon

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COOP9002 6/11/2013 9:40AM

    Congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful daughter and her new husband. Blessings upon them both.

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LOVESLIFE48 6/11/2013 8:56AM

    Thank you for sharing!! She is gorgous!!! Love the dress!! emoticon

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JLITT62 6/11/2013 8:07AM

    She looks stunning . . . and so do you!

Now I can't wait to hear about HI.

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JANEMARIE77 6/11/2013 7:54AM

    emoticon so beautiful glad all went well

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GROEDER 6/11/2013 7:47AM

    It looks like it was a beautiful wedding!!!!

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JGIRL5799 6/11/2013 7:44AM

    Beautiful congrats Momma! There is tons of sweat put into a wedding, I know mine is in two weeks and man what stresses that causes LOLOL

Glad its over and they look very, very happy!

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JUST_BRENDA 6/11/2013 7:42AM

    You have one beautiful daughter... and a handsome son-in-law!

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Spark Radio Interview

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I feel so honored to have been asked to be interviewed on Spark Radio, it gave me a quick 7 minutes to tell a little bit of my story, so much more I wanted to say. Thanks to all my wonderful friends on SP that keep me motivated, you all are the best.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sparkrad
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5-days until the wedding, then off for a two week relaxation vacation, then I'll be back to SPARKING more often, miss you guys.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 6/5/2013 1:25AM

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BILL60 5/16/2013 8:27AM

    I was so impressed to hear one of my buddies being interviewed on Spark Radio.Way to go my "Heroine". Hang tough enjoy that Hawaiian vacation. You definitely earned it.

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SAMI199 5/16/2013 7:41AM

    You were awesome! Next stop GMA. How like you to mention us-your spark peeps. You are an inspiration & I'm glad SP has given you the opportunity to share your story.

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MOMMACASSEY 5/15/2013 10:06AM

    AWESOME awesome! It's so cool to see someone I recognize be recognized by SP.

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MPETERSON2311 5/15/2013 9:49AM

    ooo def. gonna listen!!

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THATGIRL0515 5/15/2013 9:27AM

    SUPERSTAR!

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SUEAZZI 5/15/2013 9:00AM

    Fantastic interview! So nice to put a voice to your face and name, it's just as I imagined it to be lol! You hit the nail on the head with everything you said, I sat here nodding my head up and down. I'm honored you mentioned my name, we motivate each other and that's a huge part of making journeys work... no matter how big or how small. Congrats my dear friend and enjoy your upcoming events; I cannot wait to hear about them! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GROEDER 5/15/2013 8:28AM

    HI Lisa,
I just listened to your interview. You were GREAT!!!!!!
I can't tell you how proud I am of you and your accomplishments. You are truly an inspiration to me and (I am sure) everyone who knows you.
I hope you have a great time in Hawaii!!! I will be waiting to hear all about the trip.
Gregg

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