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Long weekend ~ Lots of pics :o)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

We had a blast on the train. Well on the way to LA we pretty much slept through it. Woke up about 5:45 then went to breakfast at 6 after watching out the window for a few. Then at breakfast we were able to continue to watch our journey to LA. I did really good with my food while we were gone, and even got hubby to go to 2 vegetarian resterants while we were there.

The first day we went and checked into the hotel. Our train was supposed to get in at 9:30 am and was early so we hopped in the rental car and decided to find the hotel and see how early we could check in (we had requested early check-in) We were in our room a few min. before 10am , I was impressed. After that we went and found the veggie place I think it was called Pure Luck, after that we went down to the farmers market walked around there for a couple hours, got some peaches, and went to our favorite place... Coffee Bean :o) We don't have those in Tucson. After that we went to Whole Foods across the street, man am I jealous of the size of that store, it was amazing!!!! Then we went to find The Viggie Grill for dinner, yum yum!!! After that we picked up my mom and her boyfriend at LAX.

Sat. morning we didn't all get hot water for our showers :o( but they gave us the breakfast buffet to make up for it. Boy was that nice. I was able to get an egg white omlette with veggies, and I got some fruit, and a light and fit yogurt. Then we were off to out drive to Hearst Castle. We had fun there and got back to our hotel about midnight.

Sunday we decided to go find a crepe place for breakfast, after not being able to find two places we were excited to find the third then when we saw they were closed we went next door to Jinky's. After we got seated we realized that it was aparently a place that the stars frequented. We recognized one person, but I'm really not one for recognizing people. I was able to get a healthy breakfast tofu scramble then we were off to go walk around the farmers market again (where I got my Moose) before we went home. We had fun and were able to go back by Coffee Bean Befor we went home :o)

On the train ride home we played a couple games, read, and went to dinner. They even gave me something off the menu, because there veggie dish was cheese pasta. I got a baked potato, salad, with a bunch of steamed veggies :o) Before we knew it we were back to Tucson, what a great way to travel.

Now we are back home to work :( but our garden did well with the drip system we installed :o) I really hope we get some stuff to eat from it :o)

Gym update. I went Tuesday and did about 45 min of cardio and yesterday I did about 30 min of cardio whoo hooooo!!!!!! I also plan to go today. Last night we ended up going to Pei Wei, didn't make the best choice but I did only have half of it and saved the other half for lunch today I got the Pad Thai Tofu bowl :o)

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and week so far. Cheers to the Summer!!! I better get back to work, here are some pics from the trip

A pic from the train us playing our game. This is my Mommy :o) lol

Hubby and I at the outside pool at Hearst Castle. This time the other side of it.

A painting that is going to be made into a Chistmas stamp this year from Hearst Castle

The beloved Bean :o)

The cafe we went to Sunday morning, where we saw one of the guys that use to play in ER

Looking out the back of the train

Arriving back in Tucson with my Moose :o) (he slept almost the whole way back)

Moose watching the game for a little while

A Elephant Seal Having fun splashing around

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DANCETAXI22 5/29/2009 12:26AM

    I love the moose! And it was useful as a pillow on the train, I would bet!

My daughter and I took the train from Portland, OR, to Monterey, CA. She was about two and brought her favorite stuffed animal, Ucky. (He was a big yellow duck) I definitely used that thing as a pillow on the way. Bad part of the story, my little girl got the flu, started throwing up (thank goodness for the diapers), hit the duck on occasion, I'm using it as a pillow. We were a walking disaster area when we got off that train. Typhoid Danette and Leah! Sorry, bad mom story!

So anyway! Good for you eating so healthy on the trip. That can be so tough! It helps if you can just find the right things to eat. Sounds like you did.

Thanks again for adding me as a friend! Talk to you soon,


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SALINA78 5/28/2009 7:47PM

    What a GREAT trip!
Thanks for sharing!
I love the train idea too!

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TINK9305 5/28/2009 5:45PM

    Funny thing about the moose when we were on the train they asked about kids we said nope then he looked confused at my moose. When I said oh this is my moose, he looked at me wierd and laughed. lol ha ha ha :o) I love my moose that my hubby got me outside of the farmers market :oD I've got a thing for them this past couple years. This one is cool, he turns into a pillow.

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BOBBI1968 5/28/2009 5:37PM

    Thank you for including all of the pictures - what a nice trip you had!! You were exceptionally well-behaved with your eating on your trip - good for you!! I hope you had a wonderful time! Glad to have you back and loved reading about your trip!!

BTW I love your moose!!

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KRYANPRINCESS 5/28/2009 2:23PM

    Such a great trip!! Lots of yummy food choices you had! We should try the train sometime it sounds like a very unstressful way to travel! So glad you had fun! emoticon
And great work on the gym!! Keep up the great work!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yes I'm a scale-a-holic , even though I only officially weight in once a week a weight myself once or twice a week. It seems to keep me in check and I know my body can fluctuate 3-5 lbs from night to morning. It works for me. Once upon a time through my journey a wrote a story about being a scale-o-holic, I think it was at a point that I was stuck despite my honest efforts. I'll try to find it sometime and post it.

So anyways on to the point I was 169.6 whoo hooo, now I just need to maintain on our trip. I can!!!! It will be easier since I have decided to eat mostly fruits veggies and beans, no meats. It make healthy choices easier for me and I love the food. :o)

I have about 5-6 more hours of work before we go home to pack, the day is going by very slowly. Aftr work should go by fast getting kids dropping them off, packing, etc. Atleast I don't have to give my seedlings extra water now since mother nature decided to take care of that task for me. ha ha Our garden is doing good for a late start, we got some shade up this past week and hope to finish it Monday when we return, I will post more pics of it soon :o)

Here is a couple pics from the Breast Cancer 3 Day event that we participate in. Last year we both were a part of the crew in Phx and the year before we both walked. ***This year we are crewing Phx and hope to be able to start fund raising to be able to walk in Denver, if not we will crew there too

This first pic is me and our dear friend Karin

Here is a pic of dear hubby and me day one waiting for the walkers to start arriving so we could load their bags

This last one is a picture of us with all the gear and tent crew after we finished unloading and sorting the bags, so much fun and great people!!!

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DANCETAXI22 5/22/2009 12:09AM

    That is great that you are planning ahead for what to eat! I just got back from vacation and perhaps should have done a little of that type of planning. I just dove into the frosting instead. Ha!

Have a great trip, and I'd love to hear how it goes.

Take care!


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SALINA78 5/21/2009 10:37PM

    YAY for 169.6!!!

That 3 day thing looks SO neat!
How great that you guys are a part of it.
Thanks for sharing!!!

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Maybe next week

Thursday, May 21, 2009

OK my weight in wasn't all bad, but it wasn't as good as I hoped. I was down .2 , hopefully next week I will be under 170 :o) While at home I have decided to start sticking to the diet that sparkpeople gives me very closely to see if that helps. I am very happy though that it did move in the correct direction this time.

I am so excited about our trip. We leave late tomorrow night, ahhhhh. I still haven't packed. Atleast we are leaving late so we have time to pack after work. :o) Tonight it's finishing up my sparkpeople stuff then get my food ready for tomorrow.

Heres a couple more pics from Hearst Castle last Summer

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BOBBI1968 5/21/2009 11:31AM

    Big Congratulations on your 2 pound loss - you are doing GREAT!!

I hope that you have a fabulous get-away! Sounds like you guys will have a great time! Enjoy yourself and let us know about your trip when you get back!!

Take Care!!

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KRYANPRINCESS 5/21/2009 1:38AM

    I agree! Down in good! emoticon

Have fun!

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SALINA78 5/21/2009 12:48AM

    Down is good!

Fun plans! I'm excited for you!!!

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Weigh In Day Tomorrow

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I have been extremely good this past week with my eating I think and I really hope the scale moves in the right direction tomorrow. I would really ike to see under 170 :o) Work has been a little stressfull after working from home all last week with my daughter being sick. But it's all good things will get better and this too shall pass.

We don't have any kids this weekend so hubby and I decided to find an inexpensive trip to go on. I'm so excited, we are going on a train trip to LA then we are going to stay the night there and drive to Hearst Castle (4 hours) and do another tour or two (we did our first one on a road trip last Summer) Then we are going back to LA for the night and back home on the train Sunday. We have wanted to take a train ride for so long. :o) :o) I'm sure we'll take lots of pictures. I am hopeing to stay on track with my healthy eating and get some activity in.

Please send good vibes to my scale!!!

Good night, Amy

Hubby and I at Hearst Castle last Summer outside by the pool

he's a pic of the inside pool

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KRYANPRINCESS 5/20/2009 6:24PM

    Oh how exciting! Even more fun that you guys get to go spend some time together! YAY for you two! Have a blast! I bet the train ride will be so relaxing! Good luck on the scale tomorrow! I'm sure you will do great! emoticon

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HOLMGIRL4 5/20/2009 2:01PM

    Sounds like you've got an exciting weekend planned! Have fun!

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BOBBI1968 5/20/2009 12:15PM

    That sounds like such a fun trip! You two look so cute together in your picture!!

Best wishes on your weigh-in!!!


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99TREV 5/20/2009 10:47AM

    Way tooo excited!!! Cannot wait to go.

You are doing so great, you have helped motivate me even more, thanks!!!

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SALINA78 5/20/2009 9:56AM

    I hope the scale is pleasant for you tomorrow!

What a neat/fun trip planned!!!
Those pics are really neat!
Have fun!

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Great early morning hike!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Well we did it we actually got up at 5:30 am and went for a hike for almost 2 hours. It was quite energizing and fun. It's a good thing it was energizing due to all the crazy events that came up. Everything is all quiet now and I am back at home :o) Tomorrow we are going to the Tuna Does Vegas play at the newly remodeled theater :o) Should be fun. I am also going to push myself to get up by atleast six and go for a power walk for atleast 1 hour. Hope everyone had a great day!!!! Here are a few pics from our hike. Today we climbed mountains !!!!! The hardest was getting up so early lol

Dear hubby and I after the hike back at the parking lot

Me hiking

Me and hubby at the top

The veiw fron the top, see how high we were :o)

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BOBBI1968 5/20/2009 12:42PM

    Those are great pictures! You're lucky that your husband does things like that with you!! My husband and I golf together but I don't think I could get him to go on a hike with me.


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KRYANPRINCESS 5/17/2009 1:17AM

    Oh what a great hike!! So cool!! I really want to do some hiking here but my man won't hike with me...he's afraid we might come across a snake or two!! LOL!! You go girl with your powerwalk in the morning! I bet it will feel awesome! emoticon

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STACEYSGETNFIT 5/17/2009 12:43AM

    That's great! I just got back from a week long camp, and I found out that I love hiking too! I hope you had a great time - good for you for scheduling your power walk!

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