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Fire within me & amazing vacay planned (photo)!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I have a new reason to ditch this weight by May of 2014.

This is the pool next to the Sea in Turks & Caicos (in the Caribbean), where hubby & I have booked our 20th Anniversary trip. Is this not awesome you guys? Hubby let me choose the place to stay & I chose it simply for the pool alone. emoticon I talked to the owner of the apartment over the weekend & she said there is snorkeling equipment in the apartment. You can go on the other side of the pool wall for some awesome snorkeling.

I have not worn a regular swimsuit since I was in my 20s, so this is a huge deal. I NEED to get this weight off. I'm going to team up with one of my buddies at work when she gets back from vacay next week & we're going to work together & help to keep each other accountable.

Since I couldn't go to the gym last night, I did an amazing weight lifting workout & some hula hooping at home. I worked some different muscles than I usually work at the gym & was a bit sore even just after the workout. It was a great sore. I did the stairs twice at work yesterday & didn't have to use my inhaler. Progress!! emoticon

I'm feeling so much better & while the steroid hasn't increased my appetite, I have noticed that it's making me retain water even though I've increased my water intake to about 14 or 15 glasses a day. Ugh! That's ok, I come off the steroid on Friday. Hmmm. Steroids & weight lifting. Maybe my little girl guns will be bigger. Haha!!

What is your big goal? You need to put it in front of your face every day. When I pass that chocolate-laden candy dish at work or don't feel like working out, now I just look at the picture of that swimming pool & remember my goal.

Let's make our dreams come true together, y'all!! We sooooo can do this! I know it!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JESSIG5 7/26/2013 1:38AM

    It is INCREDIBLE!!

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GODS_TEMPLE 7/25/2013 2:25AM

    Nilla...that is a great reward for reaching your goal. I'll have to put my thinking cap on and decide what my reward will be! emoticon

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ANHELIC 7/25/2013 12:04AM

    Awesome blog. emoticon emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 7/24/2013 9:56PM

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CINDYAST 7/24/2013 5:21PM

    Beautiful pool! You can do it! The reward of going snorkeling will be awesome!
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BONNIEMARGAY 7/24/2013 3:40PM


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MATTEROFHEART 7/24/2013 2:20PM

    What a great thing to work for! The pool is absolutely gorgeous!!! So glad you are feeling better and ready to keep pushing towards that goal! I'm with you, sistah!!!

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MATER88 7/24/2013 1:20PM

    This sounds very exciting for you and your hubby! emoticon

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BAMAJAM 7/24/2013 12:00PM

  Wow----- What an exciting PLAN--- AND YOU WILL DO IT!!

Blessings to you!

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ILOVEROSES 7/24/2013 9:34AM

    Well done on your emoticon workout! You gonna really enjoy the rewards of all the work you putting in over the next 9 month! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 7/24/2013 9:30AM

    That is great motivation. You can do it!

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KIWIANN 7/24/2013 9:25AM

    What a great motivation!! emoticon emoticon

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 7/24/2013 8:58AM

    That pool looks like heaven! You will have such a great time in your swimsuit on your new healthy and smaller body! Definitely a great goal to work toward and you CAN dovit!!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 7/24/2013 8:44AM

    Cheers to Dreams coming true & emoticon on twenty years of marriage!

My husband and will be married 20 years on August 13th! Plus 6 years of dating prior. The years go by so fast!

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FELINEBETTER 7/24/2013 8:41AM

    Wow! Talk about paradise!!!! Happy Anniversary! This will definitely be a trip to remember!


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KARENE10 7/24/2013 8:34AM

    Looks emoticon !!!!!! Great goal to work towards! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DARLY55 7/24/2013 8:31AM

    That is a beautiful picture! I can see this is a great motivating reminder - do you have it on your refrigerator? What a great vacation spot! I can see it - you will be smashing in your new swimsuit! emoticon And here's an hourglass dress for your special night out!
I love your rock footprints!

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AUTUMNHOPE 7/24/2013 8:19AM

    emoticon looks like Heaven emoticon

I am SO glad to hear your lungs are improving emoticon

emoticon getting in a good workout while healing !!!!!

Great job getting a partner . You walked stairs & exercised with infected lungs . You beat emoticon breast cancer emoticon emoticon

You WILL reach your goal & post some great vacay shots emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 7/24/2013 8:11AM

    What a wonderful time you will have.. Such an extra incentive to get that body into A-1 shape. I am here to help you, even if it is just to root you along your way. emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 7/24/2013 8:10AM

    emoticon You can do this emoticon

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BEBOP4ME 7/24/2013 7:44AM

    What a wonderful inspiration! Good job lining up extra support to reach your goal!

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MAMISHELI53 7/24/2013 7:16AM

    That's great that you have someone to work with, and something to work FOR! And I rejoice with you in the progress of not needing an inhaler for the stairs! emoticon Press on! Shel

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RANGERFX 7/24/2013 6:27AM

    emoticon !! emoticon Enjoy that trip!!

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NYARAMULA 7/24/2013 6:19AM


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COCK-ROBIN 7/24/2013 5:30AM

    Go for it! You're worth it.

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MARYJOANNA 7/24/2013 5:19AM

  What a lovely goal to achieve! The pool and sea are beautiful!

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    YOU can sooooooo do this, Sheila! I believe in you! I know you believe in you! Looking forward to watching you make the journey to your GOAL!!! emoticon

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