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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Have I mentioned you guys are awesome? My lovely Spark friends who keep me focused and going whether I'm feeling up or down (or sideways and inverted). Always commenting with a kind word and always supportive. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

You, my lovelies, have helped me push to the end of Level 3 of the 30 Day Shred. Tomorrow is my last day and goodness knows I've had to dig deep. I appreciate all of you more than you know.

It's been an interesting week. Very busy. But I'll try my best from now on to stay connected on here. Today was my second to the last day of the Shred. It's also day 15 +16 of the yoga challenge. Doubling up to make up for skipping on Saturday because the videos seemed light enough for it. I also have a 35 minute bike ride. Yes, stepping that up just a little bit.

Had a HUGE pile of veggies for dinner. Lots of volume, not so many calories. Also had a pear with lunch. Didn't quite make it to 5 servings, unfortunately. I really want to focus on meeting that before I leave.

Also focusing quite a bit on water intake. I want to try hitting the 3 liter mark everyday. That's 12 cups. I read this online

www.dailymail.co.uk/fema
il/article-2480491/How-dri
nking-litres-water-day-too
k-years-face.html


Some are claiming pics are improved due to good lighting but you can't deny she looks younger, light or no. And drinking water doesn't add calories, nor does it hassle me so what can it hurt? Any of you want to join me for a December water challenge?

I still have so much to do. My sister's boss is ordering the red velvet cake sandwiches so it'll be a pretty big order. My mom is ordering for her friends as well. Another lady is ordering Choc Oat Nut cookies for her kids' teachers.

My usual student is still popping up for 2 hour lessons in the afternoons. Plus I'm having another class tomorrow morning at 9 with another student to cover for one of the other teachers.

I have yet to start packing anything for my trip. I don't know how I'm going to pack up my life in a couple bags to bring halfway across the world just yet. I'm slowly meeting with friends from high school and uni and it really is starting to dawn on me. I'm getting married and I'm leaving here for good.

I still have that exit seminar to attend once I get my documents back from the Embassy. Should be this week.

I'm still hoping to lose 5-ish pounds before I take off. Have 3 weeks to go so it's not out of the realm of possibility. I know we'll be eating a lot when I get in, what with Christmas and the wedding. His uncle apparently took matters into his own hands and went ahead and booked a restaurant for us. Lol, his family is super excited and I'm so glad (and slightly flattered) that they want to be part of this special time.

In any case, I've told myself that once we've settled back in, I'm going to continue on my journey and hopefully not go overboard during all the merrymaking. I doubt I'll get in a proper workout for a week or two until we head home (we're having the wedding in NY where his mom's side of the family is and staying till after New Year)

Sorry. Blog length getting longer the more I ramble on. Proceed with the rest of your day, lol. Have a good one.
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DRPEPPIE121 12/3/2013 1:29PM

    Good to hear so much great stuff going on!

And YOU ARE WELCOME! Been my pleasure! I've not been totally on here as much as I'd like because of the holidays (fam more important), but hopefully I'll be more active on here by Thursday.... my week is kinda nuts right now catching up with stuff around the house and work.

Excited you've done so well with the Shred! Very encouraging! Can't wait to hear how you've done.

Anyways! Back to work! Just wanted to say hello!

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ABAKER34 12/3/2013 8:21AM

    The woman in the article definitely looks younger. I've noticed my looks better with all this water I've been drinking, definite correlation. You have such an exciting month ahead of you, best wishes on everything that is to come!!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/3/2013 7:40AM

    Hang tight. Keep breathing! HUGS

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