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Around the World in 18 Days

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I'm back from my whirlwind trip! We arrived home last night from an 18 day trip to Istanbul, Cappadocia and New York! It was a long, enlightening, challenging, unbelievable, incredibly special trip! And the best news is: I only gained one pound! I can't believe it! There was food, food, food: Turkish food galore, chicken Parmesan, pizza, cupcakes, wine! It was an active vacation but I was still certain I'd packed on the pounds. Nope! I must have used some of my new Spark knowledge. Now that I'm home, I'm very, very motivated to get back on the grind and hit my goal for the year! Only 11 pounds to go -- a pound a week!

My new job starts in two weeks so I don't see myself having a ton of time to blog and participate as I have been. BUT I will make time to track food and water, read blogs and write statuses. You guys are all in my thoughts!

In closing, my favorite pics taken on my vacation. I took these pics while hot air ballooning Cappadocia, Turkey!



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JAHINTZY 10/17/2013 8:37AM

    Such a cool trip! and a wonderful photo of yourself in the balloon! I'm kinda jealous because I'd love to see Turkey some day. Congratulations on the adventure and the new job :)

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LYNSEY723 10/16/2013 8:06PM

    I miss hot air balloons!!! I grew up in New Mexico where they have the International Balloon Fiesta each year. AMAZING to see!!!

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DOINGMYWORK 10/16/2013 1:04PM

  It looks soooooooooooooooo pretty, glad you had fun & it only cost you a pound lol.



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EMILYBEHNKE 10/16/2013 12:56PM

    Sounds like it was awesome--good for you for making the time to do these once-in-a-lifetime trips!

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PATTISTAMPS 10/16/2013 10:44AM

    What an AMAZING trip! Welcome back. I have hot air ballooned, and LOVED it. And looks like you had a mass ascension! Very COOL! (we did the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, so know what that is like)

I know you are going to get back on track, and hit that goal!! 11 pounds! WOO HOOOOOOO!!

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OLIVIANIGHT 10/16/2013 10:38AM

    WOW! What gorgeous photos! And well done you for only gaining one little pound : )

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LAILATN 10/16/2013 9:56AM

    Amazing pics! Good for you for not gaining more than a pound!
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FUNLOVEN 10/16/2013 8:42AM

    Looks like a ton of fun! emoticon on keeping that weight in check. I sure have missed you.

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POOKASLUAGH 10/16/2013 8:09AM

    Wow! Those are gorgeous pics and it looks like you had the time of your life! Fantastic.

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PHEBESS 10/16/2013 4:56AM

    Great photos! And congrats on maintaining all during your travels!

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JO88BAKO 10/16/2013 12:43AM

    Glad you had such a great time and got back home safe. You really used your Spark tools, awesome. Hope to see you at the campfire soon.

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KING_SLAYER 10/15/2013 10:52PM

    Sounds like you had a great trip! And to come only one pound up is awesome!

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SHERRYBETH84 10/15/2013 10:22PM

    Glad you had a wonderful time! The pics are Great!

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PKCTTS 10/15/2013 10:15PM

    Incredible pictures! You lucky girl, that sounds like a wonderful trip and the no weight gain is fantastic. Way to go!

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TRAVELGRRL 10/15/2013 9:13PM

    Sounds like a wonderful trip! We just got back from hiking the Inca Trail in Peru, another awesome trip! I find I usually don't gain a lot of weight on vacations -- there may be a lot of food, but it's usually better proportioned than American meals, and Duh! All that walking!! Love your pictures, you look so happy and radiant!~

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CAPECODBABE 10/15/2013 8:34PM

    beautiful pics! Congrats on the new job emoticon

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