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Puerto Rico!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

So tomorrow morning I am leaving for Puerto Rico. Yesterday was not the best day. My bf left for PR on Monday, but since teachers are in school through today I couldn't leave until Thurs morning. I was feeling a little crumby. Kids weren't terrible, but they weren't a joy to be around either. I was also seeing wonderful pictures he and his friends were posting up of all the fun things they are doing in PR (without me lol).



I feel like I am missing all of the action and by the time I finally get there from Thurs-Sat there won't be anything left for me. It also kind of sucks being alone without being able to hear from him or sleep with him. He is texting me a lot, but I was still kind of feeling down. Monday I had my first training session at Gold's and it was great. I decided yesterday to go to the gym too. It takes me around an hour and a half to get there after school (when I leave around 4). If I were to leave earlier it probably wouldn't take that long, but around the Baltimore area at that time traffic is terrible. I got to the gym and did the treadmill for a while. I needed to do laundry and pack, so I wasn't planning on staying for hours... but I am proud that I went and did something. I was also impressed that EVERYTIME I have gone into the gym (this was my 3rd time) the staff addresses me by name. The woman who signed me up saw me when she was talking to someone in the locker room and said, "Hi, Sara." She didn't have a computer where my name popped up and I wasn't wearing a name tag... she just remembered. Later when I was finishing on the treadmill she stopped by the machine and asked how my training session had gone. I was impressed. Of course if you act like you care about your members they are more likely to stick around, but still I was happy to see that they are making an effort to make me feel like a person and like I matter. It is still interesting to see how many incredibly buff and beautiful people are at this gym, but I think it's great. Watching the Raven's Cheerleader work out with the personal trainer in front of me is great motivation.

I got home, put in my laundry, and started to pack. Correction-- I attempted to pack. I didn't realize that my size had changed so much from the very end of Aug when I was in PR last. All of my summer clothes were XL's and all of my shorts were size 13 juniors. Now I am a medium shirt and a size 9 juniors. I know that I've been on the right path and it's been around 16 lbs lost since school started, but I didn't know that it was that big of a physical change.

Luckily, last weekend I found a jean skirt and 2 jean shorts from Pac Sun on sale that were in my size (they were all $6 each!). It was also cool because I've NEVER bought anything from Pac Sun. After stripping my closet and digging through everything I could find I was able to put together a few summery outfits. I was getting quite frustrated for a while, but I had to keep it in perspective that althought it sucks not having any clothes it would suck even worse to be that big again. Here are some of the things I came up with..





I am also really excited that a lot of people I know have been joining SP (and may even be reading this right now!). Two of them are friends from college that I haven't seen in quite a few years. They both hit me up on FB after I had been posting things about working out and posting skinny pics. The others are coworkers.

Overall, I am very excited to leave for PR tomorrow morning. This will be a huge test, since I won't be tracking my food. I think I am well equipped to make healthy choices and to stay on track towards my goals. See everyone in a few days:)

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CLPURNELL 11/28/2012 6:56PM

    Glad you had a great time!

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SKINNY_MINNY120 11/23/2012 8:01PM

    Being away from your loved ones sucks! =[ I'm glad you finally got out there though. Your booty shorts look bootylicious. haha. Hope you enjoy yourself! emoticon

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KIMPY225 11/21/2012 12:29PM

    Have a lovely time! I am sure there will be plenty to do when you get there!
I am glad you have some new friends here on Spark!

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OPTIMIST1948 11/21/2012 11:55AM

    Grrl -have you looked at your @$$ lately?? You do not have to worry about missing anything because when you show up with that booty, the action will come to YOU!

PS. And its really nice that a gym remembers you. Makes it much more fun.although the 1.5 hour drive might not make me feel really joyful...

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/21/2012 9:54AM

    You look great! Very nice that you have those new shorts and skirt to wear on your trip. You've gone down a lot in size in this time and it's annoying to have to replace clothes but GREAT that you have accomplished so much

Great job on spreading the Spark! Getting your friends on fb to join and showing them you are the real deal! Love your enthusiasm!

Don't worry--there will still be more things to do when you get there! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Have a great time!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 11/21/2012 9:44AM

    So exciting!

Hope you have a great time! Enjoy your trip:)

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DMEYER4 11/21/2012 7:13AM

  congrats on your new body and good luck on your trip to pr

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