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Old 08-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #991
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Amber, you are amazing. Your have come so far and worked so hard. You are truly beautiful. It took me forever to read your journals but I have finally caught up. What a journey you have had. You are such an inspiration. I hope I come to love exercise as much as you. I have only just started and it is not my favorite thing yet. Hope you are having fun on your trip.

I am a returning poster who had VGS in March of last year. I have been in a 5 month slump and I am officially the slowest loser my doc has. I feel as long as it is going down and now up I am a winner. However, I do have about 60-70 more lbs to lose. The nutritionalist says I am eating too many carbs, so here I am again.

I feel like I know you already, reading your journal. I look forward to really getting to know you.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:20 AM   #992
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Cathy:
Glad you stopped by I can relate, I have been on a downward spiral this summer with losing my job and 3 big vacations of eating and drinking at all inclusives not a good thing, so today is start over day!!!! LOL

Seabreeze- enjoy your trip!!! I am glad you are still healing! 44 years you are my hero! I know you have a great hubby that is taking good care of you!!!!

So the trip was fabulous, I have been to many islands and places and Cancun probably a dozen times but this resort and this week with Tony was even better than our honeymoon. I am seriously depressed being home!

I will see if I can post some pics later but most of you are on Facebook and saw them al, releasing the baby sea turtles was the highlight of the trip for me, they protect the eggs that are laid then at night whichever babies hatch they let you help release them int he ocean, they said one out of 100 survive I was bawling like a baby watching them go everynight, LOL They were so dear!!!!

The damn pina colodadas and fish tacos did me in 17 pounds of bloat! I have gained 27 pounds since my lowest of 199.6 after surgery so this is it, I must be down to that by 9/27 that was my start date 2 years ago so enough messing around I ate and drank every possible carb, so it is back to hard core exercise and watching what I am eating, no more fooling!!!!!!!

So I am 226.4 this morning, everything is tight, I could see the pics blowing up as I went all week, LOL But no mas!!!!

Here are some pics:
This was the view from our terrace, we had an oceanview for 4 nights then moved to a suite for the last 3 OMG I loved it, 24 hour room service I didnt even make coffee they delivered it and we would watch the sunrise over all that blue water!!


Fish tacos my favorite meal there, everyday for lunch, LOL



This is for ang, I hate birds, LOL

We watched 2 mamas come on the beach at 11 pm and lay eggs it takes hours for them to dig and lay 100-150 eggs


This baby hatched and was 30 minutes old when I was holding him


THe main reason for my outstanding weight gain, fruity freaking drinks all day, LOL Look at my gut expanding! LOL


More drinks


The tub in our suite, Tony arranged a rose petal bath for me


This was an outdoor retaurant that served the biggest lobster I ever saw, it was so good, you had to pay $60 for that but it was worth it in this little grotto only 3 couples there



I never had such good beef anywhere every piece was so tender and so flavorful, I still can barely eat pasta though, so I left that, LOL Not that it mattered on the scale!


The suite included a free cabana, and you got a 20 minute foot massage everyday! I mean that was living!!!!

SO they had a lovely gym which we went to once, LOL But I did play beach volleyball 3 days twice a day, LOL Other than that my main exercise was walking from the chair to the pool, LOL And I guess beach walking we did enjoy getting shells! The lifeguard the last day came and found me and brought me 8 beautiful shells she had gone diving for cause she knew I liked shells, the people were so sweet and dear there!

So the highlight of the hotel was this button, "Your wish is my wish" anything you needed you called that button and the man took care of it, I told Tony I am installing one of those buttons, LOL Maybe I can call him and ask him to make me weigh 180 pounds, LOL
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:28 AM   #993
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:57 AM   #994
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Wow, it looks so amazing - and so do you!
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Hey girl, glad you had a good time. Love the pics, also the pics on FB!
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:39 AM   #996
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OMG. It looks so fan-freaking-tastic!!! I'm so happy for you and your adventures this summer!!! Now you can add them to your collection of memories and they will sustain you as you work diligently to get and stay in wonderland. I believe you can and will do it!!! You are focused, determined, and hard working!

And you and Tony look so healthy and happy! Fantastic lady!!!! I'm proud of you and for you! (Not that I had anything to do with it, but I'm still proud!)

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #997
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Welcome home! I've missed your beautiful face around here.

Your trip looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for all the pictures.
You looked SO happy and content, and I love that yellow bikini!

That bloat will be gone in no time, we all know you Amber! You'll hit it hard and voila, all gone!
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:50 AM   #998
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We definitely missed you. It looked like a trip of a lifetime. So glad you and Tony had the time together with no interruptions. Your lives are so hectic and I imagine It will get even more hectic with work starting as well as school for the kids.

I'm excited! I'm going to have lunch today with a "friend" from the JUDDD site. We discovered we are very close to each other this week in CA. We have chatted on the phone.....now I am so looking forward to being together in a couple of hours.

I know you will get back on track with your eating and exercise and all will be well shortly.

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:31 AM   #999
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You are back and I am back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE The pics. You do not look like you gained a pound. Your tunny looks so GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glad yall had fun. Now we can work on getting the bloat off together.
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Amber, I loved looking at your photos. Everything looks so beautiful and relaxing there. I can totally understand why you would be bummed to come home! Glad you had a good time and a great second honeymoon.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #1001
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:54 PM   #1002
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Oh girls it was so fun, we had such a good time it sort of sucked that he was sick during parts of it, but as long as I had tacos, booze and sun I was good, LOL

So my poor body is in detox today I am being so careful!!!! I went to my aunts she had friends over to the pool I took my chicken breast and veggies, no booze!! LOL
Got to the gym so now to stay focused, I am freaking fat I can feel it on me, so that is a good thing to keep me going, I get drained tomorrow maybe he can hook me up to the lipo machine, LOL

Seabreeze- that is awesome!!! It is always fun meeting other people from the board!!! I will come to you in Hawaii anytime, LOL
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:33 AM   #1003
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Ok got to gym yesterday and today trying to get my groove back, ate so carefully and starved and was up .2 today I wanted to throw that darn scale across the freaking room!!!! After eating like a hog for a week and half starving myself yesterday I figured I would be down 20 pounds LOL Oh well I am sure I am in for some adjustment but I got my head focused now I feel fat and gross so that is keeping me going!

I saw my trainer things have been crazy for her we are working out together on Friday she might be moving to KY with her new BF, IAM maybe she will be close to you!!! He is a nuclear engineer and has two offers either in Allentown here in PA or KY, so I am hoping it is PA, so she will still be a little closer, it was good to talk to her and I told her I need help, I got fat! She said you look good to me, I said OMG I gianed weight with these trips but I am steadfast and determined to get this off.

Heard my new boss too last night, she cant wait for me to start so I am studying 8 more chapters to pack in before the exam on 9/4.

OK off to study!
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #1005
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You aren't a pork roll...LOL I thought you had gained 30 pounds or popped a stitch...LOL You know u will drop those 17 by next friday!!! Yea all summer I have toyed with these same pounds. WE ARE HERE WITH YA!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:13 PM   #1006
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It is so frustrating to each so good all day and show a gain the next day. I feel your pain.

Your pictures were great. You looked fabulous in all of your bikinis. Looks like y'all had a fantastic time. Love the turtle pics.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #1008
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Your pictures are beautiful. I have all faith in you that you will get right back to it and start losing. You've done it before, you will do it now!!!
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:33 PM   #1009
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Hi Amber,

Well I confess, I've been a lurker on your journal for some time, too shy to say hello... But I have truly enjoyed following along on your journey and find you really funny and inspiring at the same time! Hope you don't mind if I tag along.

Have a great night!

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:32 AM   #1010
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Maxi- I am glad you are along for the ride!! It seems to go on and on and on!!! LOL

Oh girls so I go to get drained and I said will check my right side I feel like there is something going on there, he is like here and I darn near flew out of my seat, right on my appendix! Good grief, but I dont have fever or puking, so he said keep an eye open, it could be from the beach volleyball or my appendix or an ovary or a UTI, good grief!!! SO now I am worrying with that!!!!!

I am up again! OMG I cant believe it!!! It better start moving I am eating so carefully no snacking working out, ughghg!

Then this morning the coffee pot is running all over the counter the kitchen rug, I want to be back in Mexico!!! LOL
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3 weeks ago the batteries on my scale died.... I havent replaced them yet... The non thing is so liberating! I can tell things are dropping again... not being able to keeps my eating clean & walking (well the tension with DIL keeps me walking so I can get away for an hour). Why dont you just take the batteries out & do what you know works for you? I look at my every now & then & tell it " you dont have control of me any longer & I am not going to fix you for a while so get used to being lonesome!"
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:26 AM   #1012
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Thats awesome Faithful!!!

Sorry that your side hurts Amber. I hope its nothing serious!!!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:02 AM   #1013
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Oh Amber, so sorry about the pain. Hope it is just a strain and will soon go away. Does it hurt at the gym?

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:22 AM   #1014
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Good Morning, Amber! Sorry you're hurting and experiencing the vacation deflate. Hope you are having a good day!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:58 AM   #1015
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Amber, I'm sorry you're hurting! Please be careful with that and make sure you go in quickly if you think for a second something isn't right!! Ended up with DD18 at the ER a couple weeks ago with the thought that it was her appendix.... after alllllll the tests, they determined they had no idea wth was wrong with her... she's been fine ever since. She is however, a tiny little thing and heaves these ginormo toddlers up & down at a preschool, so maybe it was muscle strain? At any rate, just be careful please!

Sorry about the gain, but you KNOW it's not real!!! Hang on tight dear, you can do this!!!
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Went to the gym, I am still not feeling great but I am hoping it just goes away I am sure it is some Mexican bug or something in me, LOL I am feeling in control I was hoping to see a whoosh soon but still no, ughghggh but I am steadfast I have had 3 days now of no cheating and being very careful!
My aunt had 2 back surgeries so I am taking her to hot yoga on Tuesday, I have not done that since my surgery either so we will be a sweaty hot mess, but good for both of us!

Me and Nan go to the casino tomorrow, it is the one thing she enjoys, so I am getting salad, not sushi and not the yummy burgers!!! And I hope we win!

Big coffee mess this morning, Tony must have knocked the carafe, I came down in my haze and hit the on button and went to throw in laundry, coffee everywhere, had to scrub the rug and out it out, now the grounds are all stuck in the parts I Cant take out, so I am cleaning that, I swear it is always something!!!!
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Glad for the ablation everyone I know that has it feels 100% better!!!!
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My mom only want to go to Walmart and the Maryland Live Casino....LOL Hope the side is just a mere muscle pull.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:43 PM   #1019
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Hmm, that doesn't make sense, Amber, it seems like you should be dropping weight. I am worried there is something going on with your painful area. Perhaps you should consider going to your regular doctor to check out the pain.

Do you have a fever?
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That stinks about the coffee mess.

Have fun at the casino.

Stay the course and the scale will start moving!!!
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