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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Well, I've made it through all of the agonizing trips (and phone calls) for my dad, and the High School reunion. I'm more than exhausted, but ready to kick off the new season by getting back in shape and on a roll again.

I'm checking out my local Turbo classes, and gearing up for a little (slow) weight-lifting. Noticed the arms are getting a little soft, so I'm ready to get working again!

I have a pretty tight schedule coming up - lots of work and house-guests, so I have it all planned out to fit my needs first. I hope I won't have to travel up north anytime soon now that my dad is a little more settled. He is just in the waiting game now - because of his age there really isn't a whole lot that they can do but make him comfortable. I am working on getting him moved down here so that I can be closer to help him out - we'll see... His pain is still there, but more manageable now. A lot less discomfort, so I am grateful for that!

The reunion was a blast!! All of my hard work paid off and it was a great night. I reconnected with so many old friends, even ones from college afterwards. I just love Facebook and how it keeps us all connected now!

I was SO hot in this pic! The AC died while I was setting up & my makeup melted off - lol! I was also not used to the heat of the Central Valley after being away for 4 years (I think it got to around 105 that weekend!)

Thanks to ALL OF YOU who have sent me such kind notes and have checked in with me these past few weeks! It means the world to me to have such amazing support, and I hope to return the favor to you! I'm SO READY to get back into my weight-loss groups here on Spark and enjoy some friendly competition again - BRING IT ON! :)

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    You look great. So glad you had a good time at your reunion.
    3903 days ago
    Let me tell you something CA girl...you look JUST LIKE (younger, don't tell her I said this) my friend who's a Cali girl! Must be in the air!

    Such a sweet and cute piccie. You don't look "hot" you look HAWT :)
    3903 days ago
    Nice pic !
    3903 days ago
    Gald you had a great time at your reunion, Looking forward to hearing how Septemer will go for you
    3903 days ago
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    Love the pic of you and dh. Glad to hear your dad is comfortable and that you are planning on moving him closer, I know those long trips back and forth have taken a toll on you. So glad your reunion went well. emoticon emoticon

    We are all ready to get back on track... emoticon
    3904 days ago
    So great to see your sweet face and your hunny! You guys look so cute together!

    Glad to hear your dad is doing okay with this all and you are trying to get everything together to get him closer. That will be nice. We're here for you -

    Any trips to Westlake Village soon?
    3904 days ago
    I remember that song...now it's stuck in my head.

    Your timing is perfect. We're all gearing up and making new goals for September. Glad to have you back!

    I hope your dad can be moved closer to you. I lost my dad to rectal cancer about a year ago, so I remember the "keep him comfortable" stage. Remember the good times and cherish the now.
    3904 days ago
    My blogging has been really off - I would start one & get distracted (my mind has been all over the place) so I probably thought that I did... o_O time has just flown recently!! The awesome thing about my dad is that he is in his late 80's - I was SO LUCKY to have been blessed into this family & my parents decided to have "just one more" (he was 50 when I was born), although I am missing out on so much because of his age (I lost my mom to cancer when I was 25). So he has had a very long & happy life - couldn't ask for more than that. He is grateful & at peace with it all.
    3904 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/2/2010 9:58:26 PM
    OMG - I did miss that. I'm so sorry to hear it. I wish I could say or do something. That has to be so hard for everyone. My thoughts are with you all.
    3904 days ago
    Thanks girls - Defenately didn't mean I'm hottt :) It was really hot that night... I was disappointed with my weight gain, but I told my friends they had to accept I wasn't skinny bones anymore. They love me anyway & that is what counts!

    That is my hubby Tony :)

    @Thirdxacharm - Yes :( He was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. The doctors are just taking their time, as they can't really do anything for him. No surgery at his age, which is a bummer. The crazy thing is that my husband's dad & my brother-in-law have both been diagnosed w/prostate cancer this year too - CRAZY!!!
    3904 days ago
    So glad you are BACK! You look wonderful in the photo!
    3904 days ago
    Hey, did I miss a blog about your dad??? Last I read, they were still doing tests and not sure what was wrong but today's blog sounds like it's serious. Gosh, I'm sorry to hear that.

    I'm so glad your reunion turned out great! I knew it would. Is that your hubby in the picture with you? You look beautiful!

    Glad you're back and hope to see more of you on spark.
    3904 days ago
    Back to reality for us all!

    And yes you were HOT in that picture. You looked good, melted make-up or not.

    3904 days ago
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