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Traveling and Sparking


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I'm halfway through my visiting week. I spent Saturday and Sunday with my son in Colorado. He picked me up at the airport...along with my daughter-in-law and granddaughter. We all went shopping all day. I put over 15,000 steps on my Fitbit between the airport walking and shopping. At the Denver airport, when I got to one of the sets of escalators, the one that was going up was off. I had to walk up them with my carry-ons. Glad I am "kind of" in shape! Also, on the plane, the gentleman next to me took up his seat and part of mine. I felt really bad for him. I tried to be pleasant and give him as much room as I could. It just helped me to confirm that I really need to do this. Flying overweight is the pits. The smaller you are, the more comfortable you will be.

So, we shopped all day. My daughter-in-law finally found the "perfect" dress for my granddaughter and her pictures. She did look adorable in it. Here are a few of her pics from our photo shoot on Sunday.




We met up with my daughter and son-in-law and new granddaughter at Texas Roadhouse for lunch and then went and had the pics done at Target. This is my first visit with little Bronwyn. She's such a little cutie. Her and mommy are doing fine...she's still got her days and nights a little mixed up and mommy is adjusting to breast-feeding. I keep telling her it will get easier...because it will...they will adjust...she will sleep again... Yesterday, they took a long nap together in the afternoon and it was so cute.

Here are some pics of Bronwyn at the photo shoot.



And here are the cousins together.



DD and I went to the grocery yesterday and I picked up some things that I can eat while I am here and hopefully count and stay in range better. I've gained a couple of pounds so far during this traveling session. I brought a travel scale with me so that I could keep myself accountable and it's helping. I have not binge-eaten, but I have over eaten. So, I'm just trying to eat in range and record everything today. It's been an emotional trip for me and I am an emotional eater...so it's hard. But I'm trying.

Hope you all are having a good week! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
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KHORAH 4/3/2013 12:26AM

    Beautiful babies, Looking at those pictures of your granddaughters makes me miss mine.. I will be able to see my four grand babies in Denver next month, can't wait. You are doing good and it shows.

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BAZOOKABOBCAT 3/28/2013 9:13AM

    Look at those babies! They are so gorgeous! And good for you for sparkin' as you travel.

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REBECCAMA 3/26/2013 12:51PM

  My husband is one of those overweight people when he flies. He has some traveling to do soon and I paid extra to get him good seats as well as I could, but I know he will still be uncomfortable.

Cute grandbabies!

Good for you for bringing the scale. I am not sure I would have, but way to go!! Keep tracking!!

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LOPEYP 3/26/2013 12:42PM

    Love the photos! Both babies are adorable.
You are doing great traveling with your emoticon . I'm sure you'll drop the "travel pounds" when you return home.

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SBNORMAL 3/26/2013 5:53AM

  Beautiful babies and walking!

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SBNORMAL 3/26/2013 5:52AM

  Beautiful babies and walking!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/22/2013 12:53PM

    The little princesses are beautiful!! I loved the outfits! Enjoy your visit!

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THETURTLEBEAR 3/21/2013 8:20PM

    Adorable!!!!

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LAURIETAIT 3/21/2013 2:03PM

    Such cuties. Shopping for baby stuff is fun isn't it. Although I find it really tough when they grow out of an outfit that you really like. It happens soooo fast. I find that flying often messes with my weight so that extra weight may disappear when you're home and settled again. Enjoy your visit. Don't let worrying about your weight spoil your good time.

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ROSEWCI 3/21/2013 6:16AM

    Beautiful grandbabies!!! You are blessed!!!
Great job of taking your scale along!!! I do the same!!!
And I know how hard it is to remain on track w/traveling! Keep pushing honey!!! You're definitely worth the effort!!!

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ANATASHIKI 3/21/2013 5:06AM

    emoticon cute kids and great outfits emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/21/2013 12:44AM

    OMG I just noticed the little matching shoes...HOW CUTE! :)

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DS9KIE 3/20/2013 10:35PM

    your grand kids are sooooo cute

your doing great on you eating, cause its real hard to eat well on a trip.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/20/2013 10:22PM

    They are BEAUTIFUL!! And so stinkin' cute. :) Look at those precious little dresses!! You must be the proudest grandma in the world. :)

Well done on the eating and walking, too! And YES it really is horrible having to fly or travel in any way, really, when you're really overweight. I've been the obese person jammed into the seat and struggling the entire flight to keep my legs and arms on my side of the seat rest so as not to infringe on the space of my neighbor. It really sucks. Things are so much easier now that I can fit comfortably into any seat! One of the many, many benefits of getting healthy!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your visit! (And I hope your daughter gets through the breast-feeding and sleeplessness without too much trouble.)

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SHARON10002 3/20/2013 9:58PM

    Oh my goodness, Cathy! They are absolutely adorable! Little Bronwynis so alert and is smiling already! Hope you have a wonderful time with your family. I can see them having some fun when they are older - emoticon !
Don't worry - just enjoy! emoticon

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DUXGRL1 3/20/2013 9:33PM

    OK. I am now officially having a cuteness attack!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/20/2013 7:01PM

    They are adorable!

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DLDMIL 3/20/2013 6:08PM

    They are soooooooooooooooo cute. Congrats Gramma Cathy

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LOSINIT52 3/20/2013 5:15PM

    What precious babies. They are adorable. And you are doing great. Life is grand!

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MNTWINSGAL 3/20/2013 4:38PM

    Adorable! And I'm so glad you are enjoying your trip. Make the most of it!

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WORLDSERIES11 3/20/2013 2:34PM

    Cathy, your granddaughters are ADORABLE!!!! Enjoy your time them!!

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BAKER1009 3/20/2013 2:28PM

    OMG!!! The cuteness is killing me! You must be in heaven! Congrats Cathy!!

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LOISDESK 3/20/2013 12:27PM

    What darling babies! :) Enjoy your travels and getting in your steps while you're visiting!

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MIZCATHI 3/20/2013 12:20PM

    The trip sounds heavenly and the pictures are the proof! Being a Gramma must be so much fun and special. I hope I get the chance. You'll be ok, keep taking care of you so that you can have fun with the girls. And fit comfortably on a plane so you can do this often. Hugs.

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ANDYINBC 3/20/2013 12:18PM

    Sorry, hardly read the words as those pictures were just so darn cute. Your grand daughter is an absolute angel.

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CDCSMITH2013 3/20/2013 12:06PM

    They are both beautiful! Seems you have a good plan to try not to go too far off the path you're on with regards to your health and fitness.

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KANSASROSE67 3/20/2013 11:50AM

    What darling pictures! Just enjoy your time with your family and do the best you can. No binging is great and every good eating decision you make is a plus. Have fun!

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