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Yam-Yam 11-30-2012 03:43 PM

Crazy in a good way
 
My life, I mean. It's just crazy. But, in a good way.

Every time I think things are going to settle down into a routine, another opportunity pops up and off I go again. Have suitcase. Will travel!

I so appreciated a surprise phone call from JUDD BUDD, Seabreezes, the other day. She called from Hawaii to check and make sure I'm ok since I've been so MIA.

Life has been filled with family and friends, holiday parties, food, travel, grand kiddles staying over at my home for days and nights on end (with lots of cookie baking!) and more travel.

It looked like after Thanksgiving I was going to be looking forward to several solid weeks at home, but DH just informed me we will be staying at a beautiful hotel on the Sacramento River next week. We have a room reserved with a view of the river, so it will be nice.

I know there are some great restaurants where we will be dining, so again, I have to figure out how to JUDD while traveling.

You would think I'd be an expert by now, huh? But, not so. I still fall off the wagon quite regularly.

Still amazing to me is how the pounds have pretty much stayed off over this past year. I started JUDDing on December 22, 2011 so my one year JUDDiversary will be coming up just before Christmas.

Believe me, I still want to get more fat off this old bod. But, there is some celebrating to be done for losing and keeping it off for a year.

Please forgive me for not being here as often as was possible in months gone by. There is always a chance that things will settle down after the new year begins. Fingers crossed!

I love and appreciate everyone here and all the support on this forum. :hugs:

KeirasMom 11-30-2012 03:47 PM

We'll be here whenever you're able to stop by. Enjoy your travels, and family, and friends!

Yam-Yam 11-30-2012 03:50 PM

Dawn: Love your new Avatar! And, I read about you renewing your vows in Vegas. How exciting! I agree with Nancy: we want to see lots of pictures!

If you do live streaming video, will the JUDD BUDDS get to participate?

That's just so exciting!

You look awesome, Sweetie!:jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

How is your DH feeling? The last update I read was just after a week. I'm going to have to go back and find that post and read more updates. :hugs:

Librarygirl 11-30-2012 03:52 PM

So nice to hear from you Yam Yam. I love hearing from the JUDDD regulars! It's so amazing how JUDDD keeps working it's magic, and it's encouraging to newbies to hear how people have lost and stayed that way! Well done on all your travelling. It sounds like a blast!:hugs:

Shari4 11-30-2012 03:53 PM

I think that's why JUDDD is so do-able!! You can do it and still live your life! How many times have we dieted & put our lives on hold? Too many for me!! Enjoy your time with your DH! My DH & I rarely have more than an hour or two to ourselves. It's hard to do when you're full time caregivers. But, we don't complain & we still love our lives & our family! :heart:

Enjoy your trip & the view!! :hugs:

JayLynn 11-30-2012 04:26 PM

Yam Yam, sounds like my kind of crazy! I love to travel and see new places as well as visit new ones. We made three trips to California in the last year and I hope to go to Europe in the spring.

It is so fantastic that we can live and enjoy our lives and still lose, maintain, or just plain feel good.

Have a great time and enjoy every crazy minute!

sunday 11-30-2012 04:43 PM

I am envious of this kind of cray-cray! I say make mine a double and I will be happy! :hugs: Good to know that you are happily crazy! :love:
Can't wait to have some "me" time.

Carly 11-30-2012 04:58 PM

Hi Yam-Yam! I've been thinking about you and said "Where in the world is Yam-Yam" then I said "She could be just about anywhere!":hyst:

Enjoy! That's what life is about- feeling good, being with friends and family and TRAVEL. If only I had more time (away from work) and more funds... I'd rarely be home!

KeirasMom 11-30-2012 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Yam-Yam (Post 16109483)
Dawn: Love your new Avatar! And, I read about you renewing your vows in Vegas. How exciting! I agree with Nancy: we want to see lots of pictures!

If you do live streaming video, will the JUDD BUDDS get to participate?

That's just so exciting!

You look awesome, Sweetie!:jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

How is your DH feeling? The last update I read was just after a week. I'm going to have to go back and find that post and read more updates. :hugs:

Thanks Yam, yours is pretty awesome too! Re: streaming, I'll definitely post a link or give directions how to view it when the time comes (if it's allowed).

DH is doing great! He has lost 45 pounds in 3 weeks! :eek:

Okay, back to your regularly programmed Yam-Yam awesomeness! T/J over.

Lyric's Mom 11-30-2012 08:33 PM

You'll be in my neck of the woods! I live along the Sacramento River close to the Zoo in Land Park. Hope you have a great time out here--I love it and can't imagine living anywhere else!

gotitnow 11-30-2012 08:36 PM

Yam Yam...so so good hearing from you. Happy for you enjoying your life like you do.:clap:

You have always been a "stand-out" delightful personality here! (we are blessed to have so many like that on this board) and just want you to know how much you are missed when you are away! Hope to have you around more soon!:hugs:

Phyl:heart:

LoCarbGal 11-30-2012 09:26 PM

Yam Yam, glad to hear from you and that you're continuing to enjoy your travels and keepin the weight off! Have loads of fun!

gotsomeold 12-01-2012 03:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Yam-Yam (Post 16109472)
... Believe me, I still want to get more fat off this old bod. But, there is some celebrating to be done for losing and keeping it off for a year...

:jumpjoy: There is a LOT of celebrating to be done for losing, living a complex and sometimes way-too-stressful life, and keeping it off! :jumpjoy:

Yam-Yam 12-01-2012 08:40 AM

I'm not going to have time to address everyone, but I LOVE reading your comments, my JUDD BUDDS! Love you ALL! :heart::hugs:

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Originally Posted by JayLynn (Post 16109553)
Yam Yam, sounds like my kind of crazy! I love to travel and see new places as well as visit new ones. We made three trips to California in the last year and I hope to go to Europe in the spring.

It is so fantastic that we can live and enjoy our lives and still lose, maintain, or just plain feel good.

Have a great time and enjoy every crazy minute!

Thanks, Jan! I do love my nutty life. I'm all over the place, disorganized, always making lists and crossing things off...but I love it!

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Originally Posted by Carly (Post 16109608)
Hi Yam-Yam! I've been thinking about you and said "Where in the world is Yam-Yam" then I said "She could be just about anywhere!":hyst:

Enjoy! That's what life is about- feeling good, being with friends and family and TRAVEL. If only I had more time (away from work) and more funds... I'd rarely be home!

:rofl::rofl: So true! Carly! YOu are doing great! Are you calling goal yet?

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Originally Posted by sunday (Post 16109579)
I am envious of this kind of cray-cray! I say make mine a double and I will be happy! :hugs: Good to know that you are happily crazy! :love:
Can't wait to have some "me" time.

I do get "me" time but also lots of everyone else time, too. The Sacramento trip is a business conference for DH's company. There will probably be social hours and dinners but I'm going to get in lots of walking if the weather is not too wild.

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Originally Posted by KeirasMom (Post 16109961)
Thanks Yam, yours is pretty awesome too! Re: streaming, I'll definitely post a link or give directions how to view it when the time comes (if it's allowed).

DH is doing great! He has lost 45 pounds in 3 weeks! :eek:

Okay, back to your regularly programmed Yam-Yam awesomeness! T/J over.

OMGosh! -45 in 3 weeks is so awesome! He must be thrilled and I know you are so proud of him and relieved that the surgery and recovery went so well. I cannot WAIT to see the pictures and video of your Vegas vow renewal. How romantic! I adore romance!:love:

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Originally Posted by Lyric's Mom (Post 16109967)
You'll be in my neck of the woods! I live along the Sacramento River close to the Zoo in Land Park. Hope you have a great time out here--I love it and can't imagine living anywhere else!

I expect it will be beautiful with a view of the Tower Bridge, right? My DD, her hubby and three kidlets (plus cute Puggle - my grand doggie) live in Sacramento. I'm hoping to spend some quality time with her while we are there.

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Originally Posted by gotitnow (Post 16109972)
Yam Yam...so so good hearing from you. Happy for you enjoying your life like you do.:clap:

You have always been a "stand-out" delightful personality here! (we are blessed to have so many like that on this board) and just want you to know how much you are missed when you are away! Hope to have you around more soon!:hugs:

Phyl:heart:

Love you, Phyl! I always miss you all so much when I'm running around and have no time or computer to get in touch with you all. It does feel like "home" when I can sit in my living room and have you all here with me. Thanks for all your encouragement to me. You are definitely a stand out super rock star JUDDer!:notwrthy::hugs:

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Originally Posted by gotsomeold (Post 16110121)
:jumpjoy: There is a LOT of celebrating to be done for losing, living a complex and sometimes way-too-stressful life, and keeping it off! :jumpjoy:

Amen and Amen, Sista!:laugh:

I had an awesome and welcomed DD yesterday. It makes me so happy to see that scale go down so quickly after I've been so indulgent.

What a "find" this place is, huh? I had never heard of JUDD or ADF before last December. Now, here I am, a seasoned rotater with a plan I'm sure will serve me well the rest of my life and keep me so much healthier than I would have been without it.

And, I have all of you! I feel like I hit the Jackpot. :D Forget Powerball and the lottery. This is better than getting a winning ticket!

Zib 12-01-2012 09:56 AM

Lyric's Mom - how are you doing with this crazy weather and flood threats? Is the Sacto River okay? Are you high enough not to be threatened.

stephdray 12-01-2012 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Yam-Yam (Post 16109472)
I still fall off the wagon quite regularly.

Still amazing to me is how the pounds have pretty much stayed off over this past year. I started JUDDing on December 22, 2011 so my one year JUDDiversary will be coming up just before Christmas.

Believe me, I still want to get more fat off this old bod. But, there is some celebrating to be done for losing and keeping it off for a year.

We miss you here but are so glad that you're off living the good life! I'm living it vicariously through you. Now look at what you said above. This is what's so amazing.

JUDDD does not require perfection. It just requires consistent application. You have this marvelous magic spell in your suitcase with you that you can invoke whenever you need it.

Go forth, be free. We love you!!!

Yam-Yam 12-01-2012 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stephdray (Post 16110888)
We miss you here but are so glad that you're off living the good life! I'm living it vicariously through you. Now look at what you said above. This is what's so amazing.

JUDDD does not require perfection. It just requires consistent application. You have this marvelous magic spell in your suitcase with you that you can invoke whenever you need it.

Go forth, be free. We love you!!!

Thanks, Steph! There is that old saying "Progression, not Perfection," right? :high5:

I always remind myself "this is not a race" and as long as I'm hangin' in there and going in the right direction, I'm a happy girl. :)

Maybe I'll lose 20 pounds in 2013. Maybe I'll only lose 2 pounds in 2013. If I don't gain back what I've lost, it will be a win. If I lose, it will be icing on the cake. :yummy:

Kissa 12-01-2012 03:00 PM

:hiya::hiya::hiya: Yam-Yam!

Always a joy to see your posts. Glad you are still enjoying your wonderful life, enjoy the travels and the grandies.

See you again when you get a chance to drop by.:clap:

Luv2Eat 12-01-2012 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Yam-Yam (Post 16111117)
Maybe I'll lose 20 pounds in 2013. Maybe I'll only lose 2 pounds in 2013. If I don't gain back what I've lost, it will be a win. If I lose, it will be icing on the cake. :yummy:

:up:

Seabreezes 12-01-2012 06:49 PM

Hi, glad you are so busy and enjoying it. Hope the weather clears for your Sacramento adventure.

Doing well here!

Off to our first holiday dinner tonight. I'll get to see a lot of people I haven't seen for a while. It will be lovely and it is an UP day!

Hugs:hugs:

Yam-Yam 12-02-2012 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Seabreezes (Post 16111655)
Hi, glad you are so busy and enjoying it. Hope the weather clears for your Sacramento adventure.

Doing well here!

Off to our first holiday dinner tonight. I'll get to see a lot of people I haven't seen for a while. It will be lovely and it is an UP day!

Hugs:hugs:

Have fun at the party! It's wicked weather in my neck of the woods. DH says the weather is supposed to be much better by the time we head out Tuesday morning. :hugs:

sterlinggirl 12-03-2012 08:09 AM

:hiya: Wow i dont get on the boards much of late my self, but im not enjoying my time like you are.. just work work and more work for me lol.. :hugs: I wondered where you were though..Funny how we miss our friends we meet on here, and how so many times i wish i could just pick up the phone and talk to many of you! :heart: I look forward to seeing more of you when things settle down and you have that internet time~ Miss you my friend~ :heart:

Yam-Yam 12-03-2012 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by sterlinggirl (Post 16114315)
:hiya: Wow i dont get on the boards much of late my self, but im not enjoying my time like you are.. just work work and more work for me lol.. :hugs: I wondered where you were though..Funny how we miss our friends we meet on here, and how so many times i wish i could just pick up the phone and talk to many of you! :heart: I look forward to seeing more of you when things settle down and you have that internet time~ Miss you my friend~ :heart:

Kimberly: :hugs: I know, huh? We are a bunch of buddies and I do wonder where people are. What ever happened to Sheridan? She was the originator of "the pants don't lie" I think. I miss seeing that cute avatar of the lady in the bathrobe.

Well, one thing I know for sure and have learned with all my comings and goings is that I do much, much better losing weight when I'm home and in some kind of settled routine for a number of consecutive days.

Last Friday morning I was :eek: after stepping on the scale and doubting if I could get it to come back down. This morning I was :jumpjoy: on the scale and :notwrthy: because it's come down an unbelievable 6.2 in only 3 days!

Isn't that shocking and great? !!! I'm still 3 pounds above my stats so I have to figure out a way to be really good this week at that nice hotel on the river. We leave tomorrow morning, and today is supposed to be an UD.

I think I'll keep it an UD and try to have maybe a 700 DD tomorrow.

If I could just maintain this week and then have 5 or 6 days of normalcy and strict rotations, I think I can get back to my stats and beyond before all my house guests arrive for Christmas.

Sorry for the long ramble! Just thinking through my fingers.

YOU surely are doing great, Kimberly! You have kept off what you lost and I can't believe you are going for 10 more pounds. You look so great!!!

b_lou_who 12-03-2012 09:26 AM

always fab to hear what you get up to dearie!
the longer I am in this game the more I value the maintained loss, so cheers to your year!

Joyjoy 12-03-2012 04:21 PM

Yam, wow. You really show us how it can be done while on the fly! I LOVE your example.
Thanks, sister. Enjoy your travels. :):heart:

Carly 12-04-2012 01:42 AM

Yam-Yam I just saw your note asking if I was getting ready to call goal. No not yet. I think I want to see 120 and then decide. I doubt that I will go down to 112- especially due to the extra skin, but I think I would want the high end of my bounce to be 120 max, so probably try for 117:dunno:

kiwib 12-07-2012 02:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Yam-Yam (Post 16111117)
Maybe I'll lose 20 pounds in 2013. Maybe I'll only lose 2 pounds in 2013. If I don't gain back what I've lost, it will be a win. If I lose, it will be icing on the cake. :yummy:


Hi Yam-Yam, I'm Brenda -- recently converted from Dukan (lost 60lb in about 13 months) to JUDDD ... and I love what you wrote here! I will memorize this and use it as my motto for 2013!


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