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Kelli's Quest for the Cruise!!

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    Kelli's Quest for the Cruise!!
    Hello fellow Chasers!
    As most of you know, I am not going on the Chaser Cruise and it sucks...considering I am "CruiserKelli" and all. There are several reasons that I gave as to why I'm not going...it's way too expensive; I don't fly, so getting to Miami is tough; I can't get the time off from work and I don't like Carnival cruise line. But the more time goes by and the more my SNC withdrawal kicks in...the more I want to go on the cruise....so I have come up with an idea to get the 2 things in life that I want more than anything...to go on Chaser Cruise 2012 and to get healthy.
    I figured out a way to use one thing (the cruise) to get the other thing (my health)...I'm writing to tell you of my Quest for the Cruise! For me, getting healthy means needing to lose 200 pounds...no small feat. So I have pledged to my family that I am going to lose 50 pounds by the end of July and WHEN I do (and not one day or one pound sooner), I am booking a cabin on the Chaser Cruise! I am using the end of July as my target because it's before final payment is due so I'm hoping there will still be space available and it gives me 29 weeks to do it (a healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week). I recommitted myself to Weight Watchers last week and I've already lost 2.2 pounds! I'm right on schedule! My hope is that once I add in the exercise that I will hit my 50 pound goal sooner than the end of July....because the sooner I hit it....the sooner I book it!! AND I WILL HIT THE 50 POUND GOAL AND I WILL BE ON THE CHASER CRUISE!!!! I even spoke to my boss about the time off already! 
    I am so excited and fired up! I've done really well on WW before, I lost 59.8 pounds a few years ago but had a few life altering things happen and I gained most of the weight back. I know that for me, I need something to shoot for; something important to have as a goal and right now, the cruise is that important to me and I know that it will be the catalyst to push me to be successful. So....I am going to post updates on here and on Facebook and stay accountable and I can't wait to see my SNC family on the cruise!!
    P.S. - Dear SNC....please come up with another awesome incentive for my next three 50 pound short term goal markers!!  I know with SNC, I can do ANYTHING!!!
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on 14 January 2012 - 8:02pm
Hello fellow Chasers!
As most of you know, I am not going on the Chaser Cruise and it sucks...considering I am "CruiserKelli" and all. There are several reasons that I gave as to why I'm not going...it's way too expensive; I don't fly, so getting to Miami is tough; I can't get the time off from work and I don't like Carnival cruise line. But the more time goes by and the more my SNC withdrawal kicks in...the more I want to go on the cruise....so I have come up with an idea to get the 2 things in life that I want more than anything...to go on Chaser Cruise 2012 and to get healthy.
I figured out a way to use one thing (the cruise) to get the other thing (my health)...I'm writing to tell you of my Quest for the Cruise! For me, getting healthy means needing to lose 200 pounds...no small feat. So I have pledged to my family that I am going to lose 50 pounds by the end of July and WHEN I do (and not one day or one pound sooner), I am booking a cabin on the Chaser Cruise! I am using the end of July as my target because it's before final payment is due so I'm hoping there will still be space available and it gives me 29 weeks to do it (a healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week). I recommitted myself to Weight Watchers last week and I've already lost 2.2 pounds! I'm right on schedule! My hope is that once I add in the exercise that I will hit my 50 pound goal sooner than the end of July....because the sooner I hit it....the sooner I book it!! AND I WILL HIT THE 50 POUND GOAL AND I WILL BE ON THE CHASER CRUISE!!!! I even spoke to my boss about the time off already! 
I am so excited and fired up! I've done really well on WW before, I lost 59.8 pounds a few years ago but had a few life altering things happen and I gained most of the weight back. I know that for me, I need something to shoot for; something important to have as a goal and right now, the cruise is that important to me and I know that it will be the catalyst to push me to be successful. So....I am going to post updates on here and on Facebook and stay accountable and I can't wait to see my SNC family on the cruise!!
P.S. - Dear SNC....please come up with another awesome incentive for my next three 50 pound short term goal markers!!  I know with SNC, I can do ANYTHING!!!
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yarp24's picture

Good job, Kelli! Keep up the great work while on vacation. You can do this! :)

mama2josh23's picture

Congrats Kelli..... you will be booking that cruise before you know it! :)

CailinAingeal's picture

Yay!!! .8 two days early is a great loss. I am so happy to hear you will be able to go to a meeting while you are on vacation. It is so easy to get into the mindset that you can let your good habits fall to the side because you are on vacation and going to enjoy yourself. But you have planned to stick with the plan and still have a great time!!!

cruiserkelli's picture

My "Quest for the Cruise" Update....had to get weighed in 2 days early because we leave for our vacation tomorrow. We are going to Hilton Head, SC and will be back next Saturday, the 24th. Usually when I weigh in early I gain, but this week I lost .8 for a total of 16.4 down and 33.6 to go!! I have already scoped out a WW meeting in Hilton Head and there is one on Thursday morning, which is perfect since my normal weigh in day is either Thursday or Friday (depending on what day of the week I'm off from work). We will be weighing in on vacation and I'm even packing all my WW tools to take with me...my food scale, measuring cups and spoons and my low point Turkey Meatloaf Muffins and a pack of the WW whole wheat rolls. I plan on losing weight on my vacation this time around...no time for playing or slacking off....must make my 50 pound goal ASAP!!!

I will have my laptop so I'll be able to keep in touch with you all while I'm away. We will be driving there so if I get bored in the car, you'll see me on Twitter! Have a good week and Jennifer, I will be waiting to hear how your weigh-in goes this week...good luck!!

Nesa's picture

Way to go, Tara!

CailinAingeal's picture

Yay Tara!!!! :o) Are you exercising too? Make sure to keep drinking your water and that will help with the extra sodium.

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Hey Sandi! Thank you for your message!!! I really appreciate it!!! :)

Laura, I think that's a GREAT idea. I will DEFINITELY be walking around KKV after our lunch! :)

I'm VERY happy to say that I had another great week! I lost 4.6 lbs.!!! :) I truly was surprised as this was a high sodium week for me. However, I'm really, really pleased! Thanks to everyone for their encouragement!!! Kelli, I am sure you will do GREAT over vacation!!! :)

sandiracerqueen3's picture

Good job Jennifer!

sandiracerqueen3's picture

Oh, and Kelli too, but I tell her that every day....sometimes twice a day....you know how mothers are!!!
Tara knows I'm proud of her, I sent her a message!

cruiserkelli's picture

Jennifer!!!!! That is an AMAZING first week!! Way to go!! I'm so proud of you! Keep that momentum going!

Nesa.....thanks again for your support and encouragement!

Nesa's picture

Yeah, Jennifer! That's so awesome! Rooting for you ladies all the time!

CailinAingeal's picture

I just got back from my first week's weight-in. I decided to weight a day early since I will be out of town on a chorus retreat this weekend. I am down 6.6 pounds. :o) I am so excited I am boucing off the walls....hmmm, wonder if I get activity points for that? I have already made sure the resort has a gym and we are taking food for most of our meals...packed lots of good stuff.

Nesa's picture

Way to be dedicated, Kelli! I really admire your strength and determination in this! All your hard work WILL pay off and you WILL be on that cruise ship! I just know it!

cruiserkelli's picture

Okay...this was a good week...finally. I am down another 2.6 pounds for a total of 15.6. I still have 19 more weeks until the end of July (the deadline I set for myself) and I have 34.4 pounds to go. It is do-able but not without alot of hard work and determination...I'm giving it my all and I really hope to get it done sooner than the end of July...the sooner I hit 50 pounds then sooner I can book the cruise.

Next week, we leave on vacation so I will be weighing in early...on Wednesday and we will be weighing in during vacation. There is a Weight Watchers meeting in Hilton Head and we will be attending and getting on the scale so....no excuses and no fooling around...not even on vacation. That is so not like me...lol...normally vacation is party time for me where food is concerned. It's all about one great meal after another and one great restaurant after another...but not this time. We are cooking and eating in for most meals. I even made a double batch of my Turkey Meatloaf Muffins and threw them in the freezer to take with us...I am prepared!

I'll check in again before I leave for vacation and I'll have my computer with me so I can see how all of you are doing....hope you all are having a good week!!

cruiserkelli's picture

Thanks Nesa!!

Laura...that's a fun idea (not...lol...I'm not ready for the gym yet). I know that I need to learn that it's the fellowship of the MAC lunches that's important and not make the food important. That's my problem...I tend to get all caught up in the yummyness on the menu and have a little party with that....lol. I need to focus on the people and forget about the food. If I could do that in all situations, I'd have this food thing beat! I am looking forward to seeing everyone after the long winter months and I could care less about the food! I can't wait to see my MAC family!!!

laura_9's picture

So i'm thinking maybe the MAC's should stop having our meetings at food places and have it at a gym...! LOL or at least a LONG walk afterwards??? At least four of us are on a get ready for the cruise weigh down! Way to go Kelli and Tara!!! Love ya!!

Nesa's picture

Totally cheering for you girls! I know you'll meet your goals! :D

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Thank you, Kelli! :) Ummm, 'beat you to 50'??? I'm not so sure about that! You know how 'first weeks' usually go! Let's just keep the numbers going down! :)

cruiserkelli's picture

TARA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooo very proud of you!!!! That is an awesome first week number! You may beat me to 50!! Keep up the great work!!

GML's picture

Keep up the great work, Kelli, and all of those who have been motivated to join in!! You go girls!!!

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Just returned from my Week 1 weigh in and I lost 4.8 lbs.!!! :) I am very pleased! I know that it's just the first week and I don't expect to maintain that every week, but...I'M SO EXCITED!!! :) Thanks for your motivation, Kelli!!! :)

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Awww, I didn't want you to cry, Kelli! ;) I can't wait to see you, too! #MACsRock

cruiserkelli's picture

Tara...yes...dwlz is completely updated with the points plus values...awesome tool!! Thank you for your sweet message...it made me cry. I'm so thankful to have you in my life too. I can't wait for our MAC luncheon!! Miss you and can't wait to give you a big hug!!

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Sandi, I was curious if dwlz was updated since going to PointsPlus. Does anyone know?

sandiracerqueen3's picture

Hungry Girl is also on the Cooking Channel....also check out this site....DOTTIES WEIGHT LOSS ZONE.....she has a large list of restaurants with the points for many dishes as well as loads of information. We are all in this together and will be so lovely come October!!! Good luck and God bless!

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

So, I've jumped on the 'get fit' wagon!!! I joined WW on Monday night and so far this week...it's been pretty good! We'll see what happens on the scale on Monday! :) Kelli, I'm so glad you put this out there and even more glad to have you in my life! Can't wait to see you soon! :)

Claire Troote UK's picture

Don't get disheartened Kelli. It's still a move in the right direction. You can and will do this.

Lisa N.'s picture

Kelli - .4 pounds is still headed in the right direction. 13 lbs. is more than one fifth of the way there and you just started a couple of weeks ago. You can do thi....we can do this!

Gabriella's picture

Kelli, keep it up!! You got this:)

cruiserkelli's picture

Kinda disappointed in the weight loss today. Only down .4 for a total of 13 pounds. Good news is, I am had a great conversation with Ryan Blanck today and I'm totally psyched about the future of my weight loss efforts!! He's helping me get my activity level up so I can get my weight down! I'm gonna make my goal and get on that cruise! Ed's buying us a new treadmill that we will hopefully pick up tomorrow and that'll help too!

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