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This really stuck with me today. It can’t express how I feel any better.  It also reminds me of what I need to do in my life. What I think about constantly, but don’t follow through with. That I need to just speak and not walk on eggshells. That I need to do more for myself and what makes me feel good.  

I want to thank, Rachael, a friend on Facebook. One of the very few friends that I have on Facebook, that I have never actually met in person. I adore your drive for life. For peace. For health. For education.  ♥


Round 3 – Day 27

Vegas June 27, 2011 (179 Pounds - Size 14)

178.4… I got on the scale this morning, read my weight, then got off thinking… How in the hell did I go up a pound while sleeping?  Well, that tells me not to weigh myself before I have fully woken up.  You’re down a pound silly girl!  Cool!

Here comes the weekend again though! That is always scary for me. My plan for tonight is salmon for dinner since I am out of the pizza fixings. My Husband likes our Family Pizza Nights on Friday, but tonight he will have to enjoy just a Family Dinner Night… With salmon. Actually, my children will be ecstatic! All four of them would pick salmon over pizza any day and I must admit, I am grateful for that.

I am still just so happy from yesterdays post Vegas weigh-in.  🙂

Diving In

There is that extremely intense 2 seconds before diving in. Anticipating the cold water. I never jump in, I always dive.  Into the ocean, the pool, a glacier lake, river, or cenote. It’s always the same. Only a hesitation for a split second, then I am in. Exhilarated, heart pounding & always happy I did. 🙂


WordPress A Post A Day/Week #40 ~ Describe Your Last Vacation

Describe Your Last Vacation

Well my last vacation with my family was in June, but I want to tell you about the last “adult” vacation I had.  It was a surprise vacation for me from my Husband for our 10th Wedding Anniversary.  He took me to Cancun.  We stayed at The Royal.  An all-inclusive adult only resort.  It was amazing!

I wanted to back up though that tell you what happened at before we left.  We were to be leaving on Easter Sunday.  The Friday before we went out to dinner with some friends for Indian food.  My stomach was feeling odd before we left.  I thought it was hunger pains. To make a long story short, by the next morning at 4:30 a.m. I had driven myself to the ER.  I was diagnosed with an appendicitis.  A couple of hours later I was in emergency surgery for an appendectomy.  Come Sunday morning, Easter morning, I was recovering in the hospital.  Needless to say, we were not flying out for my surprise Anniversary trip that day. Andrew had to change all of the reservations for a week later.

Our trip started out with a driver picking us up to take us to the airport.  We had cocktails on the plane and a great flight. We laughed, held hands, talked and enjoyed ourselves.

Our shuttle picked us up from the airport. We arrived at the resort and it was just beautiful.  Not too large either.  Just perfect! After registering in a private registration area while drinking champagne we went to our room.  There were rose petals on the bed, champagne on ice, chocolate covered strawberries and other sweets and an amazing view of the ocean.  It couldn’t have been better.

The coolest thing about this trip was that Andrew planned it all and each day was a surprise event.  We would get up in the morning and I would quiz Andrew on what I should be wearing, what I should bring.  Bathing suit, no bathing suit… water shoes… good camera, waterproof camera… things like that.  It was fun and exciting.

One of the days we walked down the road from the resort.  To my surprise we were going scuba diving.  It was my very first time and I got to do 2 dives that day.  It was amazing.  It rained a bit that day too, but it didn’t matter.  I just couldn’t believe that I got to actually dive in the ocean the first day that I learned to dive and with only a very short instruction.  Amazing!!

Since it was an all-inclusive resort we got to enjoy all the wonderful food. There were several restaurants on the premises that we had access too. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner was always a special treat.  Something different each day. Japanese, French-Mexican, as well as several others. Small private dinners with a private Chef. Sharing a table with people from around the world.  It was so cool!

My favorite breakfast of all time.

As you could imagine the sunsets were amazing in Cancun.  I can never resist them.

Each night there was a different show in the central area.  Every one would gather and relax on the comfy couches and chairs.

The pools were beautiful.  Surrounded by in the sand cabanas and lounges.  Relaxing never felt so good. Being able to hang out at the swim-up bar while enjoying the weather. This resort is a must to visit again. The beaches and sea was always calling my name.  We even swam in the rain.  It was coming down so hard it stung my skin at certain times.

On another day we took a cab to the local water park.  Andrew had signed us up to be Dolphin Trainers for the day.  Talk about smart animals.   Wow, these dolphins were so cool.  This is one thing that I would love for my children to do sometime.  We were educated about them.  We swam underwater with them.  We played with them.  What a cool day that was!

The last day we were there I was surprised with a Hummer Jungle Tour.  I got to drive my own hummer while following our guide in his.  Our first stop was to the Mayan Ruins not far from our resort. Our guide gave us a private tour.  I loved listening to his stories. He was well-educated and knew so much about the history of the area. Our next stop was at a cenote.  They are underground caves and natural springs probably a good 30 feet under the ground.  We climbed down the make-shift stairs and ladders.  There were underground docs built.  Stalagmites hung from the ceilings and walls.  The water was crystal clear.  We swam, jumped from the ground floor in to the pool, swung from the zip-line and dropped into the water.  There were hammocks hung over the water and small lanterns to light up the cave.  It was nothing like I have ever seen before.  After swimming we had lunch.  There was a misunderstanding of how long the tour was, so we had to skip the second cenote and the zoo.  Since we had to get to the airport I got to haul ass through the jungle on the way out.  So fun!  What a fantastic trip this day was and the best way to end the most wonderful trip.




One last thing… my gift from Andrew.  A beautiful set of diamonds set in platinum… an Anniversary Ring.  🙂   xo

WordPress A Post A Day/Week #39 – Describe Your Dream Vacation

Describe Your Dream Vacation

I’ve always wanted to go to Africa.  Spend a week in the jungle.  Sleep in a hut listening to the animals at night.  Watching the animals stroll by during the day.

I love reading books that took place in the early 1900’s people traveled to the most wonderful places, stayed in huge beautiful tents, lived on the land. Enjoyed the land.  I know that people travel now, but it is so different.

The second week would be spent on the coast in Africa, exploring and scuba diving.  

I will get there one day.

The photos that I have added to this post were taken at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park here in Arizona.  What a wonderful place that was.  🙂


WordPress A Post A Day/Week #35 ~ When teleportation is finally possible, where will you beam yourself first?

When teleportation is finally possible, where will you beam yourself first?

I am going to beam myself to Italy early in the morning.  Eat fabulous food for the day, meet wonderful people, hitch rides, dance, listen to music, go to the galleries and museums, see Juliet’s wall, drink wine at family wineries, swim in the sea, then be home to tuck my Boys in for bed.

Easy enough.  🙂