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Vacation time and lessons learned

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My husband, children and I just spent 5 days in Cancun. We had a wonderful time. It was relaxing, the weather was great and it was so nice to just "hang out" with my family. I really am blessed to have such an amazing husband and the two best kids on earth!!

We spent most of the time at the beach or in the pool. I walked around in a bathing suit, didn't worry about my hair and makeup (except for dinner time!) and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I felt very self aware on this vacation. I felt that I was judging how I looked, how much weight I still have to lose, compared myself to every other woman I saw and occassionally let it bother me. But then I realized something...a year ago I would have jumped out of the pool and covered up, I would (literally) cry because of how bad I felt I looked. This year, on this vacation, those feelings were much less than they have been in the past.

I don't look great in a bathing suit but I wore one without crying! I ate and drank too much, but I went to the gym twice while on vacation (me, really??)! I didn't fear jumping back on the scale on Monday morning. Between the traveling, the booze and the sodium I expected worse. So I have 5 lbs to lose again....I've done it before, I will do it again!!

I am proud of what I've accomplised. I am proud of how I gain insight to myself with every pound I lose. I owe so much to finding this website and all of my Spark Friends.....

Wishing you all moments of happiness..in a bathing suit!! :)

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  • ADESSO1234
    I'm so proud of you Jules-way to go! It's awesome that you were able to see how far you have come in your thinking and attitude. I admire you're ability to go out and have fun and enjoy life and spending time w/ your family-even if you aren't exactly at your goal yet. My hat's off to you- I need to be more like this.

    Glad you had a great vacation.

    Love the new hair-you look hot:)

    I'm going to the hairdresser tomorrow-need my color done-maybe change up the cut a bit.

    3924 days ago
    Good for you, look how far you have come. And heck 5 pounds on vacation in Cancun that is nothing. You will lose that quick. Great Job and sounds great that you spent quality time with your family. emoticon
    3926 days ago
  • KATH131
    You have come along way! I used to feel that way, too, about being in a bathing suit. But, you know what I did find out? I'm the only one that thought I looked really bad! Remember, we are our worst critics! :) Of course, sometimes that is what keeps us on track, right?

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