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Friday, August 01, 2014

Quick update!

My steps counts for vacation look amazing. We did tons of walking. I doubled my average every day….. and I probably doubled my average calories each day too. We packed breakfast/lunches but I swear dinner and our many brewery visits negated it all. I feel kind of bloated and my skirt is tight today – not good signs!

Got off to a rocky start at vacation – my neck tried to give me a migraine so the first night I was in bed pretty quickly. The second day, not 15 minutes after we got on the beach, I had to call 9-1-1 for stranded swimmers. The lifeguards were not on duty yet and I think this guy and his wife got caught in a rip tide and panicked. It was a bit scary but I am SO glad that I brought my phone to the beach and we were there to help. Beach patrol & 911 responded very quickly and were able to pull them in before they… well… drowned. Lesson here folks is to never swim without a guard around, know your strength and the ocean, and know what to do in a rip tide.

Besides that, we relaxed on the beach, played some arcade games, and saw a Spanish Galleon. I’ve got a little sunburn in a bad place, let’s just say I missed a critical spot that doesn’t usually see much sun. Ouch!

I don’t know why coming back to work on a Friday was a good idea, but here I am. Still a lot of uncertainty and craziness and such going on here, but the time away really did help.

Got my meals planned for next week. I’ve been breaking in my speedforms so hopefully we have some good walking weather days. If not, I REALLY want to get into pilates or yoga again. My BF had a big talk about it at the beach and I think at least 2x/week I should be doing it. I can’t build strength and sanity if I don’t stick with it! I’m really trying to find stuff with a good mix of exercise and mental help lol. Plus my skirt really is a bit tight today and that is no bueno.

Anyways, hope you all had a great week!
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    sounds like you had a very eventful vacation! Good for you for saving those swimmers, i would have been terrified! So glad you stayed mostly on track and have a great plan to keep it up.
    2065 days ago
  • SLEE103
    umm wow, how do you always find yourself in crazy situations? glad you were able to call for those people!
    Happy for your vacation, glad you enjoyed your time!! Way to go on planning your meals!
    2066 days ago
    OMG, you saved their lives! That's amazing. So glad you were there at the right time and had your phone. People are always underestimating how dangerous the ocean is--that thing is a HUGE body of water and super powerful.

    Best of luck getting back on track! I need to do that too.
    2067 days ago
    Glad you had fun. It's nice to get away. Your skirt will ease with a few days of going back to your normal routine!! That's what happened for me over this past week.
    2068 days ago
  • RAINA413
    I know you will get yourself right back on track!

    That said, I am so glad you were able to take a vacation! After the year you have had, no one deserves it more than you.

    Loved all the photos you posted on FB, especially the one with the Spanish Galleon! How cool was that?!?!

    I am so glad that you had your cell phone so you were able to assist in the rescue of that couple. How terrifying!!!
    2069 days ago
  • IRP1114
    Welcome back! Glad you had a good vacation.
    Glad you had your phone too!! Scary. Hope that sunburn heals quick!

    Sounds like you have a plan and are jumping right back into things. Way to go getting meals planned already. That is awesome ; )!

    2069 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/1/2014 2:58:18 PM
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