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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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cruiserkelli's picture

Thanks Amy and Gabriella!!! I appreciate the support more than I can say!! You are both awesome!!!

Gabriella's picture

single digits:) That is amazing!! You're almost there:) and now there's a count down on the site for the cruise which hopefully provides extra encouragement and motivation and not stress. Only 8 left, you can do it:)

amywolter's picture

way to go, lady!!! i'm behind you 110%!!!! so jealous that you get to see the guys next week!! take lots of pictures for me!!! i still have about 4 months until i see them!!!! hope you have fun!!!! i'll be at the beach :)

cruiserkelli's picture

Hi everyone!
Sorry for not posting here for a while...got in the habit of posting on Facebook instead. I apologize...but you haven't missed much. In a nutshell, the last 3 weigh-ins kinda sucked...lol...up until yesterday. I stayed the same then lost .6 and then gained .6; so for 3 weeks, I basically stayed the same. Hello, plateau! But this week, the scale gods were smiling down on me and I lost 3.6 for a total of 42!!!! I am only 8 pounds away from my Quest 50 pound goal...single digits...finally!!! I'm so excited to be able to see the guys at Longwood Gardens on Wednesday so I can tell them....SINGLE DIGITS!!!! Yippee!!!!

Gabriella's picture

Hey Kelli, Hope you are close to (if you haven't already) getting your tickets for the cruise:)

amywolter's picture

way to go, kelli!

Gabriella's picture

Congrats!! Kelli:) almost there:) on a completely unrelated note, I was talking with my friends and found out she also listens to SNC:) It totally made my day b/c most of my friends haven't heard about SNC unless I have enlightened them:)

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My Quest for the Cruise update....I have finally reached another milestone...I have lost 10% of my total body weight which earned me a special keychain at Weight Watchers!! Now I can put my 25 pound weight loss charm on my new keychain! I lost 1.2 pounds this week for a total (since January) of 34 pounds!! Slow and steady wins the race...lol!!! Best thing was, my mom made her 10% today too so we actually got to celebrate together!!

In other news...how are the rest of my Chaser family doing on your weight loss quests?? Fill me in...I know I've been keeping up with some of you on Facebook but if we're not keeping up on there; then please update me here....I'm hoping you're all progressing too...slow and steady equals healthy!!

Gabriella's picture

Congrats:) You are almost there:)

cruiserkelli's picture

OOPS - Meant to post this yesterday....For those of you who don't follow my Facebook updates; here is the update from yesterday....

This week I lost 4.2 pounds for a total of 31.6 since I started my "Quest for the Cruise" in January!! My total weight loss from my highest weight is 38.8. I'm only 18.4 from my quest goal and I am doing this!!

If you want to see my progress, please send me a friend request on Facebook....I'm Kelli Frehmel Price or cruiserkelli. I have posted a picture on my Facebook profile every time I lose 10 pounds so there are 3 progress photos in my "Quest for the Cruise" photo album. Of course, I'm wearing a most awesome SNC t-shirt that is a couple sizes too small....my goal is for it to fit perfectly by the cruise! Thanks for all the love and support!!!

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Hi Kelli I just wanted to let you know that I am totally supporting your efforts. WW according to my research and experience is the best program for weight loss. Several years back I also lost a lot of weight on the program and was able to keep it off for a long time. Unfortunately, I too had some life changing issues which attributed to some weight gain. However, I still strongly recommend it to all my friends and family.

You also have a great goal:The Chaser Cruise. It sounds like a fabulous time. I don't much care for Carnival either but I hear its a great partying cruise line.

I know you can achieve your goals with your positive attitude. This fellow Chaser wishes you the very best. Go Girl!
I am still hoping I can convince my husband to book it.

cruiserkelli's picture

Kelli's Quest for the Cruise Update...teaser....I'll have an update later...keep watching this space!! It'll be worth the weight...oops....I mean...wait!!

Gabriella's picture

Hope all of you are reaching your goals:) keep up the hard work:)

amywolter's picture

yay, kelli!!! whole numbers are always nice to see!! tara, we're here for you!! you can find the wagon, you may just have some bumps in the road, we all do!!!! i'm stalled right now, but with my new encouraging chaser friend (thanks kelli!) i've got my head back in the game!!! i want to look hot for the shows i'm attending in december ;)

cruiserkelli's picture

This week's update - down another pound...yippe...another whole number...lol. Total since January, 27.2....slow and steady wins the race and goes on the cruise.

TARA - Your wagon is waiting outside...get on it!!! You can do it...I know you can. Slow and steady. One day at a time, one meal at a time. How can I help you?

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

I can't even FIND the wagon right now!!! :( Need.to.get.back.on.track. :(

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Yup...that was definitely us. I remember you said that as you came back to your seat after the intermission because you're husband was standing up looking for you...how funny is that?? I should have paid better attention. We'll meet soon...I'm sure of it!

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okay, i think you were right next to us!! funny!! if you remember a girl getting through the aisle by saying "the front view is better than the back view" as i had my body facing towards you as i tried to get in and out of the row, then yes, we were right next to you!!!
no, i will not be at longwood gardens in august, previous plans :( BUT, i'm sure we'll meet sometime, as i think most MAC's meet eventually!!!

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Amy....I think you were sitting right next to us...lol. Looking at the stage, we were all the way on the right (my husband had the aisle seat) in the 3rd row. Were the people next to your husband tricked out in glow stuff and the women really loud (my mom and I just go nuts when we are at an SNC show...need to show the guys the love...lol)? If so, that was us! There were 4 of us though....my mom's hubby was probably the person sitting next to your hubby; then my mom, then me and my hubby on the aisle. Sorry you won't make this luncheon but there will be another. Will you be at Longwood Gardens in August? Maybe we'll meet there!

amywolter's picture

kelli, yes i was at reading. we probably didn't meet, because i just became a part of MAC after reading and really starting to get into the snc discussions and such. where were you sitting? after looking at your picture, i think you may have been near my husband and myself. we were on the right, 3rd row back, and there were 3 people to my husbands right and the remainder to my left.
unfortunately, i will not be able to attend the luncheon on 6/2. i work until noon in wyomissing and then i have a prior committment at the reading liederkranz (local german club), later that day and evening. kinda bummed, but hopefully we'll have another meeting/luncheon that i can attend before the concerts i'm attending in december, otherwise i guess i'll try to meet as many people as i can at the hershey and allentown late shows. i am plugging along, and i do try to switch it up, which is good, but still frustrating!! :) i'm always moving once i get home, i have a 4 year old. sometimes we play soccer, sometimes we walk, sometimes we dance, but we're always moving!!
thanks for the encouragement, and we will make our goals!

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Thanks Gabriella!! I appreciate the support!

Amy!!! Were you at Reading??? How did we not meet? Are you going to be at the MAC luncheon on 6/2? If so, then we'll definitely get to chat! You're doing awesome too...I totally understand your struggle with the 45-50 pound plateau (I plateaued at 59.8 pounds a few years ago and never got to 60 or beyond...just started yo-yo-ing back and forth and then gained almost all of it back). Just keep plugging along...eventually, if you keep within your point target you should be able to break that plateau. Try switching stuff up...if you eat the same thing for breakfast everyday, do something different. If you walk everyday, try doing something different...like jumping rope, or walking up and down steps or even running for a few seconds and then walking and doing that a few times...anything to shake things up. You are right...we CAN do this!!

amywolter's picture

keep going girl!! that is awesome!! i'm doing ww too, and joined about a year ago! i'm currently stuck at the 45-50lbs lost mark. i hit 51lbs about 2 months or so ago, and have just been bouncing between 45-50. i go up 1, lose .8, up 2, down 1....i've even gone back to my very first week journal and started doing exactly what i did that week! it's started to help again, but i've become kinda lazy about it, and i know i cannot be lazy!! i have about 45lbs to go, and i would love to lose it by christmas!! so, here's to us and our goals!! we can do anything!!!

Gabriella's picture

:) Keep it up kelli!! You can do this!!

cruiserkelli's picture

Okey-dokey....here is a much delayed update on my "Quest for the Cruise"...I have finally reached the 1/2 way mark. I am now down 26.2 pounds. I've been having a few rough weeks on the scale...losing each week but a fraction at a time (.2; .4; etc.)....very frustrating. This week, I finally lost a whole number, 1.4 (of course, it started with a 1...lol). I am staying the course and I'm just as focused and just as determined (although twice as frustrated...lol). I may not make my goal by the date I set but that is okay, because it really was a random date. When I set that date, I did not take into account the effect that being a peri-menopausal female would have on my efforts. I can honestly say that I have not cheated once; I've stayed on program at all times; I've tracked EVERYTHING and my losses are just so small. I know that slow and steady is the best way and once I get this 50 off...I will be okay with the fractional losses. I'm just very impatient because I set this goal and I want to reach it. I know when I did this before and wasn't as diligent the weight just fell off me...not the case now. I refuse to give up or slow down though...I will do this. I WILL make my goal before the cruise in October and hopefully by August, when I attend my next SNC show. Keep praying for me; I need all the positive vibes I can get! Love you all!!

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Ok Kelli.... I will either have on a solid green shirt or a salmon colored shirt with ruffles and jeans. My son will be wearing jeans and a red/black polo shirt.... (at least that was his decision this morning. LOL) We didn't get the preshow dinner and our seats are section 108, Row S, Seats 21 and 22. I will look for you and you look for us... the poster should be a give away! We have had one at every show... ;)

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I'll have a pinkish blouse on that has sparkly stoney things around the collar and black pants...plus I'm trying to lose 200 pounds so I'm pretty easy to spot...lol. Plus, I just got a perm so I have short, poodle looking hair....hahaha!!!

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I bought some glow sticks at the dollar store Wednesday night and they had these really cute things that are kind of like wands but they have like 5 (bracelet size) glow sticks coming out of a handle.... My son is SO excited about them. And seeing as most Chasers know about the glow stick thing do you really think that description is going to help me find you.... LMBO! :)

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Look for me mama2josh23....I'll have glow necklances, glow sticks and glow bracelets....come get some!! We'll be at the VIP dinner before the show too.

mama2josh23's picture

Congrats Kelli..... that is awesome! I will see you tonight in Reading! Just look for me, or my son (he will be holding another poster that I have made for the guys to sign).

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Hey everyone! Weighed in early this week because I was going out of town yesterday, today and tomorrow. I am happy to report that I lost 2.6 pounds for a total since January of 23.8. My grand total (from my highest weight is 31.0). I am pleased with that number although of course, I was hoping for a little bit more so that I could have gotten to the halfway point of my goal of 50. I get to see the guys tonight in Reading (I am jumping out of my skin with excitement!!!) and I wanted to tell them I had lost 25 pound by now....oh well...I've ALMOST lost 25. LOL!! Well...hope to see lots of you tonight in Reading and tomorrow in Newark!!!! Til Thursday....stay safe and happy!!! Love to all....Kelli

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