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"Beach Vacation: Take 3"

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

In 2007 we first visited S Padre Island. I was over 200 lbs.... you can see a pic of me in my photo section. Even though S Padre Island instantly became my idea of paradise, I was miserable because I was so big, I knew I looked awful, and I did not have the energy to enjoy it like I should.

3 years later we made it back there.... in August of 2010. You see, in MAY of 2010, I had just lost the bulk of my weight, getting down to a nice 140 lbs. I felt good! I felt like I looked good! But, I had let my weight creep back up to 155 or so lbs by the time we made it back to S Padre in August. So part of me felt good because I wasn't 200+ lbs, but I was way disappointed in myself because I was 15 lbs over what I was just a few months prior. The swimsuits I bought when I was 140 lbs were ridiculously tight... I still saw some major belly rolls in my pics. And I was in a bit of a funk every time I put on a swimsuit.

In two short months we will be heading to paradise again. This is a huge motivator for me to really focus and get my excess weight off. I DO NOT want a repeat of the last time we went there. I want to go on vacation feeling thin, fit, and happy with myself and my body in a swimsuit. Let me remember this for April and May as I focus on eating healthy and exercising regularly!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHERLYN-WILL 6/16/2013 10:31PM

    So did you go yet? Since it is Mid June?

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DMILLER78 4/11/2013 11:54AM

    You will look awesome Helen! Have a wonderful time!

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HOLLYM48 4/2/2013 7:20PM

    You can do anything you set your mind too!
Good luck as you plan for a wonderful vacation. No matter how much you weigh, you are still an awesome and beautiful woman!
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JENNJO322 4/2/2013 8:25AM

  You can donit!!!

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JLITT62 4/2/2013 7:49AM

    We made it to south padre once when we lived in Austin & yes, I loved it!

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