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Lucky 13/Jan Fit Adventure Wkend #2 (pics)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Clearly I'm behind in recapping my adventure weekends. ;) Despite my new (and temporary) trend of not exercising in January, I was pretty busy every weekend with a fitness related event. :)

During the weekend of Jan 12-13 I got to meet up with some Sparkers from far & farther! 4A-HEALTHY-BMI (Angela) was in town for a convention so GEE-KNEE (Jeannie) and NIMNIX (Xin-min)came down from Long Beach to San Diego.

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With my 5 year Sparkversary coming up on the 15th of Jan, I was filled with nostalgia, and gratefulness for the wonderful people I've been able to meet through Spark. Both Jeannie and Anja have been good and close SparkFriends that I've been able to see throughout the years. They've each lost over 180 lbs. (The side note being that I could have passed that milestone as well a couple years ago.)

For having so much in common, we are definitely a demonstration in diversity - with our own struggles, our own victories and experiences...and our own choices in exercise, tracking, and nutrition plans! It's fascinating. Xin added more uniqueness to our team because she is a fighter and trainer, with her own perspective and references.


Angela carries a portable scale, with a commitment to tracking that I wish I could emulate. Here she is measuring the quarter of a pistachio baklava that we split after our protein-filled greek salads. :)


GEE-KNEE & me


4A-HEALTHY-BMI & me

*We took pictures with NIMNIX, but they are on someone else's camera and I haven't seen them.


NIMNIX, 4A-HEALTHY-BMI, GEE-KNEE & me
Although the temps were dipping down into the 30s for the low, we had planned an after-dinner jacuzzi dip! :D It was boiling hot. Hahahaa! And we convinced someone to take a picture of our GUN show!!




Good morning, sunshine!




We slept over in hopes of an awesome workout in the morning. Good thing Jeannie is so tiny, because she and I squeezed onto this one. Following dinner the night before we made a grocery store run to pick up some greek yogurt for Angela, and some kind of healthy version of instant oatmeal for the rest of us. At her recommendation, we tried "spun/creamed honey". Pretty good stuff!




Teenie Jeannie being my test model for the self-timer pic.



Woo!


4A-HEALTHY-BMI, GEE-KNEE, NIMNIX & me
Although we had a good strength session with some AMAZING moves demonstrated by NIMNIX (like this awesome impossible spider hop rotation/crazy thing).. I really should have pushed harder for heading out to the coast because even though it was a cold day, the views were crisp and gorgeous. Next time I'm determined to be a better advocate for my home town! Also, we didn't realize there was a TruFoods cafe right down the street that we could've visited for breakfast!


There will be a next time. We will make it so!
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GEE-KNEE 3/12/2013 12:26AM

    I want copies of these pictures... email me.

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GEE-KNEE 2/21/2013 10:07AM

    I was so proud of my arm muscles until this picture... mine look so tiny in comparison... I guess more strength training is needed before next year :)

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GEE-KNEE 2/21/2013 9:35AM

    I am hoping to do this next year too. Our computers all died and we just got them fixed, after a very expensive trip to the apple store, and now I can't seem to find the camera. So once I find the camera, I will upload the photos.... love seeing you Joce (and Angela and Xin-Min too)... we'll see each other soon. xo

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NEWHEARTSTART 2/15/2013 12:44PM

    Looks like you girls had a great time.

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G.I.JANE 2/14/2013 8:20PM

    Looks like you had a blast! emoticon

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NEWLYFAERIED 2/14/2013 6:07PM

    Well Done, and what a great pic sessions!!!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaayy
yyyyyyyy for sparkpeople, awesome sparkers, new friendships, and new us!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woooooooooooo
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ALOFA0509 2/14/2013 4:24PM

    You guys look gr8. That scale is impressive, never in a million yrs for me!! emoticon .. What a Fab wknd emoticon

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ABB698 2/13/2013 11:45PM

    Awesome that you got to spend time with other Sparkers! We all know those are the bestest times! :) Miss you!

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BETHSWORLD 2/13/2013 9:54PM

    Looks like you ladies had a great time. It's so nice to see you all have stayed so close throughout the years! You look as beautiful as ever emoticon

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AGRLNKY 2/13/2013 3:29PM

    Thank you for sharing! I find this very inspiring!

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CHERYLL1949 2/13/2013 12:44PM

    Wow you all look great! emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 2/13/2013 10:57AM

    I noticed that you went to a Greek restaurant. Me likey!
Seems you had a great time! Well done ladies!
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JESPAH 2/13/2013 10:18AM

    Make it so! /Jean-Luc Picard

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MARTY728 2/13/2013 10:13AM

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HIPPICHICK1 2/13/2013 9:40AM

    So awesome to spend good times with good friends!


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KIMPAINTS 2/13/2013 9:38AM

    Well that was a good time!! I had a blast just reading about it. How fun to get together with Spark friends..I would love to hug you for sure..Thanks for sharing.. emoticon

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RAINYFRIDAY 2/13/2013 8:39AM

    Awesome!!

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SEATTLE58 2/13/2013 5:05AM

    How fun and cool and all those other things, that you all emoticon friends could get together! Oh, I'd love to be with you too! emoticon is right and I'm so happy for you. A true incentive! emoticon

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TAWANDA_IS_BACK 2/13/2013 12:13AM

    Love the fact that you are able to get together with other Sparkers. I've met one here and hope to get together with her soon. She is such a sweetheart and an inspiration (NewTink). Anyway, enjoyed the pics and reading of your outing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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