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Adventures in Belize, Part 1 with Pics

Saturday, February 09, 2013



Today was our first full day in Belize on vacation, and I must say it is HEAVEN. It was about 85 degrees today, sunny skies with just a few clouds and a light breeze. We decided the first thing we wanted to do here on Ambergris Cay was get familiar with the island so we took a 2 hour walk, down the beach and through the town of San Pedro.



Headed back before lunch and rode up the beach on bikes. Stopped at the Blue Water Grill for wonderful cashew chicken salad and then continued on up the island onto the northern, relatively deserted and quiet end. Rode our bikes (free bike, kayak, snorkel gear where we are staying) for about 2 hours.





Upon getting back to our hotel we decided there was still daylight to be had and headed out in the sea kayaks for an hour. Loved it! That was probably my favorite part of the day...



Finally, we headed in and popped into the pool here at the hotel until sunset.



It was a wonderful and pretty active day! Hope you enjoyed the photos - tomorrow will be sailing to Caulker Cay on a catamaran and snorkeling. It is possible that rum will be enjoyed on the way home....

  
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JLPEASE 2/11/2013 10:33AM

    Sounds like you are having a blast!


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NGCHILD 2/11/2013 8:28AM

    You look great!! Have a fabulous time on vacations!!

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KITHKINCAID 2/10/2013 8:45PM

    So jealous. It looks GORGEOUS....and so do you :)

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I_WILL_ROCK_125 2/10/2013 1:46PM

    Looks beautiful. I can't wait until the day me and my husband can take a real vacation.

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ROCKMAN6797 2/10/2013 10:39AM

    It sounds like you both are having a relaxing time. The pictures are beautiful!

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JASI27 2/10/2013 9:38AM

    Looks like you are having a great time. Great pics, thanks for sharing.

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SMOKINGUN 2/10/2013 9:26AM

    Great pictures. Glad you are enjoying yourself. Belize looks just as I imagined. Have a great time snorkeling. I may have a little rum & Coke tonight also. Keep us posted as time allows but most of all have fun!


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KITT52 2/10/2013 8:39AM

    have fun and enjoy

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/10/2013 8:22AM

    Wow, that Belize looks amazing, thanks for sharing the photos!

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JSTCHLIN 2/10/2013 7:16AM

    Stop... you had me at Rum! LOL. Love the pics. Glad you are having such a great time. Thanks for sharing your 85* weather, palm trees and relaxation and recreation experiences as I woke up so sore from shoveling snow for 3 1/2 hours yesterday. HAHA.

Take care and stay healthy

Mike

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KONRAD695 2/10/2013 4:52AM

    Flat out wonderful. You look AMAZING. I'm so happy that you are getting some relax and recharge time. You deserve this more than anyone I know. Glad you are having a wonderful time.

P.S.- Also glad Ron is having a good time.

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GIANTOCR1 2/9/2013 11:54PM

    Pictures are beautiful as well as you..Sure wish I were down there in the sun and sand. Relax and enjoy your vacation, you deserve it.

Can't wait for more pictures as the week goes along.

PS: You look great in that swimming suite...

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SPUNKYDUCKY 2/9/2013 11:17PM

    Note: comment from Spunky's dad using her computer back home in WV:

You do look amazing. I think the photos are terrific. What fun Kayaking. Anyone doing any fishing ,naturally I would ask that. I think some Rum may be had here with my diet coke. lol Love the scenery around the pool looking out toward "sunset"? have fun snorkeling. Dogs say Hello!
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DOING-IT4ME 2/9/2013 11:13PM

    Looks like a gorgeous place to visit - you look like you're enjoying yourself and managing to work in fitness while siteseeing - awesome! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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RHEYNKLAW 2/9/2013 11:13PM

    Who's that smokin' hottie with the cute boyfriend?
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BIGMAMAT 2/9/2013 11:07PM

    Looks crazy beautiful and sounds like you are having a wonderful time! Enjoy you much needed break. Love, Love, Love the pics! keep em coming emoticon


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MAKINGHERPROUD 2/9/2013 11:05PM

    Beautiful pics!

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FABAT402009 2/9/2013 10:54PM

    You look so beautiful and Belize is jaw dropping! Have to add it to my vacation list of places to travel.

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JENNIEONFIRE 2/9/2013 10:48PM

    You look amazing and so happy! Congrats on how far you have come and enjoy yourself! I love the picture of you second from the bottom you look like the Little Mermaid with your hair like that :)

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Greetings from Belize!

Friday, February 08, 2013



Hello sparkies!
I am on a much-needed and earned vacation this week. Ron and I flew into Belize City today and then hopped a small Cessna prop out to Ambergris Cay. Walked on the beach and had a wonderful dinner at a local place (Caroline's Kitchen) - yummy snapper and steamed veggies with some cerviche appetizer. Having recently crossed into Onederland (by about 0.2 lbs) I am dedicated to enjoying my vacation while making healthy choices! I will try to check in this week and will definitely post pics when we get back. Hope you are all having a great week!
Warmly,
Hollynn

  
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ROCKMAN6797 2/9/2013 3:19PM

    Have a great time Hollynn!

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SEPPIESUSAN 2/9/2013 3:18PM

    Congratulations on your significant weight milestone! Enjoy your vacay.

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CHANDTE 2/9/2013 10:38AM

    Have an amazing trip...you deserve it girl!! Way to stay healthy on your trip!

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I_WILL_ROCK_125 2/9/2013 9:39AM

    Hoping you have a great time while you are there.

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FEB_SHOWERS16 2/9/2013 9:08AM

    emoticon Have fun!!!!!!

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JSTCHLIN 2/9/2013 8:07AM

    Sounds great. Enjoy yourselves. Take care and stay healthy.

Mike

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BETHSWORLD 2/9/2013 7:31AM

    Have a great time and good job on the food choices!

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CAPECODLIGHT 2/9/2013 7:22AM

    Have a wonderful, one-derland vacation. I envy you the warmth you are experiencing. Enjoy!

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CORNERKICK 2/9/2013 3:03AM

  Have a great vacation

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ALASKABRED 2/8/2013 11:41PM

    That sounds great! Enjoy your vacation and the wonderful seafood! emoticon

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FABAT402009 2/8/2013 11:08PM

    Have a blast and can't wait to see vacation pictures when you come back.

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Simple Plans for February

Friday, February 01, 2013



February Goals
Back to Basics!

I am going to be gone for much of February so I think that it will be especially important to stick to what I know will work. Below are reminders to myself:

1. Log into spark every day (when out of the country on vacation, journal about Spark if unable to log in)
2. Log calories... especially on vacation - stop pretending not knowing exactly what it is or how to log it is an excuse for not logging.
3. Exercise every day - start changing it up a bit...same thing every day doesn't get it done
4. Get some sleep - you know that stress and lack of sleep = lack of progress
5. Set realistic expectations...just because you don't lose 2 lbs a week doesn't mean you aren't making progress. Honestly- forward is forward. Find some grace for yourself
6. Look in the mirror and find something you like. Seriously - the image in your head is not accurate. For those of you who don't know - I really struggle with the girl in the mirror - I am actually pretty good friends with the girl in pictures. But then my little inner fat girl starts thinking things like "I don't really look like that. People will think I photoshopped that...etc). I digress, but honestly I have to learn to like what I see in the mirror - even as not perfect as I am.
7. Reward yourself...often
8. Live in the now. You can't get to the past, and the future will take care of itself.

So there it is. My "simple" plans for the month.
Hope everyone had a great first day of February!

Hollynn aka SpunkyDucky

  
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RUDITUDI2000 2/3/2013 11:01AM

    Your vacation plans sound glorious! Sounds like you have a great plan in place to reach your goals. You look great! emoticon

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KITT52 2/3/2013 9:09AM

    sounds like a good workable plan

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ROCKMAN6797 2/2/2013 11:00PM

    You are going to have an AWESOME February Hollynn.
BTW, very nice picture, you are looking great!

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/2/2013 10:04PM

    this is a good plan .... but what I really wanted to say is what a beautiful girl/lady you are !! what this old woman would give to be young and look like you again....... AWWWW... the beauty of youth. Be sure to achieve your weight goals while you are young and don't waste your youth being overweight like I did !!

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ASHMOMOF4 2/2/2013 11:18AM

    Making a plan is a great way to stay on track! Enjoy your vacation!

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JSTCHLIN 2/2/2013 8:53AM

    Enjoy your month, a short yet busy one for you. Belize is one place I haven't been. Scuba diving on the reef is second only to Australia. Enjoy your time.

Take care and stay healthy

Mike

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/2/2013 8:47AM

    Great plan!

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LANA2520 2/2/2013 8:41AM

    good plan you can do it take pic

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ISLAMOM 2/2/2013 2:27AM

    You'll do great!

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SPUNKYDUCKY 2/2/2013 12:06AM

    7 days in Belize followed by 4 days of skiing = perfect vacation!

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 2/2/2013 12:05AM

    I really like this list, and especially when you are traveling, it's too easy to just say "the heck with it." I know you will succeed because you are taking the time now to set yourself up for success. I'm rooting for ya! BTW, I've been out of the loop on Spark for a while, so if you've said where you're going on vacation, I missed it. So, where are you going? I wish you safe journey and traveling mercies. Enjoy! emoticon emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 2/1/2013 11:14PM

    good plan

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New Swimsuit...winter motivator

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My new swimsuit arrived in the mail yesterday. It is a cobalt blue one piece with a zipper in the front and a small belt at the bottom (Bond girl style). I am actually excited to wear it! Knowing that I have vacation in 12 days and want to look great in this swimsuit is all I need to keep my on track for the next 2 weeks. I wish I had bought this suit a month ago!

Overall this month has been much more challenging than the last. Despite daily exercise my weight has only dropped a few lbs this month, but I am keeping my head up. I know that I am headed in the right direction. I think it is time to swap up my exercise routine a bit so I started doing some DVDs this week in addition to my usual skiing and gym cardio.

Hope all is well. Off to work!
Spunky

  
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CHANDTE 2/9/2013 10:41AM

    Make sure you post a pic of you in your new suit! :)

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KONRAD695 1/27/2013 7:32PM

    If you're in the next Bond movie, I expect to be an extra. And not one of those miscalanious guys that was blown up. I should have a line like "Well Spunky, I don't think you need walk by anymore, he noticed you the first time" ( you're the counter spy, I'm your minion) or I'm the counter spy you uncover.... "Well Spunky, where do you keep a gun with a suit like that" BAM- SUPER PUNCH TO THE FACE you say "RIGHT Here" then we see your "Spunky Strut Boots" step over my limp body How about Spunky in the red dress having a cocktail guess who's serving. Some jerk off is really under your skin but you show nothing Looking up from the slant of your right eye you say with a half sultry voice "Hey Connie, do me a solid?" Moments later Mr. Jerkoff goes into another room and you're the only one left in the bar I re-enter sceene Give you a wink, you smile.

OH WAIT- I was day dreaming- Yea, bathing suit. Have a nice trip.

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GIANTOCR1 1/27/2013 4:36PM

    Have a great time on vacation and wearing the new suite.. I'm sure you look amazing in it.

Marty

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ROCKMAN6797 1/27/2013 2:55PM

    Now that is motivation, you got this Hollynn!

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JASI27 1/27/2013 11:50AM

    I love swimming and getting a new suit is always exciting. Have fun on your vacation.

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OLIVIANIGHT 1/27/2013 11:49AM

    Ooh sounds sexy! Way to get motivated : )

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/27/2013 10:26AM

    Ah yes, a swim suit is great motivation! I'm sure you'll look great in it = )

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JSTCHLIN 1/27/2013 9:30AM

    Sounds nice. Switching things up is always a good thing when it comes to exercise and eating habits. You got this!

Take care and stay healthy

Mike

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FITMARY 1/27/2013 9:30AM

    Have a lovely trip!
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CAPECODLIGHT 1/27/2013 9:21AM

    I'm not ready for a bathing suit, but I love your idea. I think I'll pull out a pair of shorts I want to look better in come spring.

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PJBONARRIGO 1/27/2013 9:10AM

    What a great idea! I am sure that you will enjoy wearing your new bathing suit; have a great vacation! emoticon

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Where I am right now - pics and measurements

Wednesday, January 23, 2013




I promised myself I was going to take measurements and get some 360 view pics for later comparisons this month. I have been avoiding measurements because I didn't want to see numbers that were bigger than where they used to be...but part of moving forward really is leaving the past in the past and living in today. So here is where I am today - I look forward to checking in at the end of next month to see how much progress I have made!

Weight: 205
% Fat: 34.8
Neck: 13.25 in
Arms at thickest: 15.5 in
Upper Chest: 37.5 in
Mid Chest: 41.5 in
Lower Chest: 33 in
Waist: 32 in
Hips: 47.5 in
Thigh: 27.75 in
Calf: 17 in
Waist to hip ratio: .7

So that's where I am. Not bad and I am happy with the progress I am making.
Being happy in the now is part of moving forward :-)




  
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CHANDTE 2/9/2013 10:39AM

    You look gorgeous!!

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KONRAD695 1/26/2013 2:17AM

    I think the road in front of you better watch out, because you are going to hit it with a steam roller!! You are doing an amazing job with your streak, fitness, and counting. I commend you on all the continues effort. emoticon

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RUDITUDI2000 1/25/2013 8:35AM

    That shirt is totally rockin! You are doing great...love "part of moving forward is being happy in the now...." emoticon

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KITT52 1/25/2013 8:02AM

    you look happy and healthy...great job

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LIVESTRONG2010 1/24/2013 11:23AM

    So true you have to be happy with you to move forward! emoticon

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SADWHITEWOLF 1/24/2013 8:23AM

    Fantastic! You look great!

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LANA2520 1/24/2013 8:10AM

    congrat you look good girl keep it up emoticon

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FEB_SHOWERS16 1/24/2013 8:10AM

    You look absolutely stunning! Congratulations on your progress! You're doing great!!! emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 1/24/2013 8:07AM

    Great job Hollynn!
This is an excellent idea and one that will provide you with a picture story of your journey to great health! Keep inspiring us!

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FITMARY 1/24/2013 6:31AM

    Good for you! Looking great!

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CAMAEL100 1/24/2013 5:42AM

    Great figure!

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LILLEAN 1/23/2013 6:01PM

    Pretty pics

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GIANTOCR1 1/23/2013 5:28PM

    Looking great.

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KITHKINCAID 1/23/2013 5:21PM

    beautiful, curvy lady. a girl after my heart :)

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