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Long overdue . . . weigh in, vacay recap, and YIKES. . . and more pics than you really wanted

Thursday, March 17, 2011

So . . . Thursday through Sunday . . . I was here:

(Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico)

So. Freaking. Amazing. I was up at 6am every morning . . . awakened by sun, birds and the sound of the ocean. I strapped on my tennies and went for walks and jogs on the beach every morning. (I didn't run barefoot because of jellyfish, and these guys:

SO CUTE! But will pinch ya if you step on their little hidey holes. And there were TONS of them!!!)
I ate fresh fish and shrimp, drank water and sunshine, swam in the sea (how could anyone resist that beautiful water?) and got a tan (you can kinda see it in the photo of me. I'm UBER tan there! heh. Shutup). It was just what my head needed.

Now I was at the beach with quite a few INCREDIBLE bodies. But instead of letting that get me down, I let it inspire me. Sitting in the most gorgeous place on earth whining and moaning to myself that I didn't have the body I wanted wasn't going to do me a DANG bit of good. I have to work for what I want. I know this.

So instead of letting that keep me in my street clothes . . . I happily jumped into my swimsuit (plush body and all) . . . and cavorted on the beach. Sure I wobbled a bit more than everyone else. SO WHAT! There were naked ladies on the beach. NO ONE was looking at me. LOL

But I made myself a promise. Every time I go back? Less of me will return. EVERY. TIME. Until I'm one of those hot bodies on the beach in a itsybitsy teenieweeney bikini! (yellow doesn't look so good on me, polkadot or not.) ;) We'll see if I ever get the courage to go topless. That all depends on my hard work. :D But I won't rule it out!!

Anyway. . . so that was promise #1.

Then I came home and got busy again . . . ran last night, P90X tonight
(check out THIS upper body ST workout. I mean . . . YEAH BABY. No cardio here. . just workin' my musckles . . . not too shabby.. . .

And tomorrow, I'm gonna take another step up. (AND PLYO. . . Plyo better look the eff out!)

Then I went through my clothes. I have 4 items that I need to get back into ASAP.

1. pair of blue shorts. They never quite fit me, even when I was at 199 . . (juust about) . . my goal is to have those shorts LOOSE by the time I go home. (end of May/early June)

2. the green shirt from my photo page (with the black skirt lookin all shmexy). Again, this will be LOOSE by the time I go home.

3. Pair of AWESOME wide leg trouser jeans. I'm *almost* in these . . and I'd like to wear them before it becomes UNBEARABLY HOT here. (I mean seriously. You don't want to put on clothes it gets so hot here . . just breathing makes you sweat. Jeans? HAHAHA yeah. Not till DECEMBER.) So I'd like to wear them this summer. Loose and baggy with a belt!! (and possibly get them taken in!)

4. The coolest jacket ever. This is quite tight on me, and will be the last of the items to fit. BUT IT'S AWESOME:

Oh yes. I will wear this jacket. I will turn heads.

My first finish line is the end of May.

Ready. .

Set . . .


EDIT . . . *runs back* WHOOPS! Weigh in!

After a week off of P90X and 4 days at the beach (with not perfect eating) . . .

I was down 1 lb.

I'll take it. NOW FOR MOAR!

*runs off again*

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CUTENHEALTHY 5/15/2011 10:55PM

  I love your enthusiasm! Love your white jacket. Your vacation location looked and sounded amazing. Your photographs are beautiful, are you a photographer?

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_TRIXIE_ 3/22/2011 1:07PM

  The next time you head back to QR on vacay, you're taking me. I'm just giving you plenty of heads up. We can run/walk the beach together and eat all sorts of yummy, healthy foods. And get tan. Yup. I'm coming.

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RUNNINGNP2B 3/21/2011 9:33AM

    What gorgeous pictures Mere! Glad you had a great trip and fantastic for losing weight while in paradise. Nicely done ma'am, you will meet those goals, no thinking otherwise!

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ABETTERCHERYL 3/17/2011 5:41PM

    That looks so incredibly beautiful there. I've been in QR before too... I have the passport stamp to prove it! It's beautiful. So proud of you for not getting insecure but instead choosing to just let it inspire the hell out of you. Awesome.

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TIGERJANE 3/17/2011 4:54PM

    Such a beautiful area! The water really does look all turquoise like am postcard. Glad you were able to relax and enjoy it and not feel self-conscious! Vacations are NOT a time to worry what others think! Love that sundress you have in one of your pics, and that white military jacket is awesome. You're gonna rock this and reach that goal!

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PNW_GIRL 3/17/2011 4:13PM

    OMG friggin paradise!!!! I'm glad you got to refocus and recenter yourself. NOW you can work on getting back in those clothes.

You're doing so well, love, I KNOW it'll happen!!!! :)

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RUSSELLORAMA 3/17/2011 11:51AM

    Both you and the beaches look beautiful!

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_APRILSUNSHINE_ 3/17/2011 11:27AM

    I get motivated and energy just by reading your blog!! Oh, and I am still SUPER jealous of that beautiful place you call home right now!!!

Way to kick some serious tail on p90!!!!

Luv ya!!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 3/17/2011 11:25AM

    Awesome job. With that motivation and your determination, you'll be there by 5/1 I just know. Keep up posted and show us how goregous you are in those outfits

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TIFFANIE150 3/17/2011 11:24AM

    Proud of you, girl! Can't wait to see you in the white jacket!

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MAGPIE17 3/17/2011 11:16AM

    Loved reading this, Mere! Way to find motivation on vacation! ;)

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IRISHLASS117 3/17/2011 10:46AM

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 3/17/2011 10:12AM

  I love you somuch mere!!! Youcan do this.

I love those beaches.

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DOLL2THEWALL 3/17/2011 9:52AM

    Those beaches, but mostly you, my dear, are BEAUTIFUL!

I am so proud of you. :)

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SASSAGAIN 3/17/2011 6:50AM


fun in the sun and losing weight! I knew you could do it!!

You look rockin in both pics of you. The first is awesome! LOVE IT!

And of course ya know that I really heart seeing people in their sweat! How fantastic is it that you got on a great sweat while doing ST???

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and I'm still totally jealous of all those pics.....

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BILLALEX70 3/17/2011 5:18AM

    Mere I totally agree that those beaches are amazing. I've missed it since returning to drab, dull, cold Ohio.

I don't think you need the jacket to turn heads! Maybe I can get a raincheck for that race once you're back.

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MGWIFE 3/17/2011 5:01AM

    You are too funny, but I think I needed your shot of motivation to get my butt going again. I would say good luck, but you aren't going to need it :-)

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