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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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Lauren_8's picture

Way to go Kelli and Tara!!

Gabriella's picture

hi Kelli,
hope all is going well:) I was busy finishing up classes then moving so I was offline for a bit, but hope you had a good holiday and new year!

cruiserkelli's picture

Thanks Gabriella and Amy!! I appreciate the support more than I can say!! And my Quest continues...

Today's Quest After the Cruise Update: I lost 3 pounds this week for a total of 46.4 and I got my 45 pound star award!! Slow and steady...that is me!!!

Gabriella's picture

keep up the good work all:) and Kelli congrats on being Chaser of the Month:)

amywolter's picture

kelli, you already know i'm proud of you!! i can't wait to see you in hershey, i'm so excited and i think i have my sister equally as excited!!! keep up the good work, and i am finally "back on track"

cruiserkelli's picture

Thanks WebCrew! Now I know it's official!! I'm honored to have been chosen...thanks again for the support and encouragement and the excitement of being Chaser of the Month!!

cruiserkelli's picture

Thanks Cheryle!! You look pretty amazing! I appreciate the support and encouragement....believe me, every kind word is so helpful. Can't wait to see you again!! Hopefully, before the next (maybe, almost, possibly) cruise...lol.

SNCMusic.com WebCrew's picture

So inspiring to see all your hard work pay off, Chasers! Congrats to all!

Also want to congratulate Kelli on being November's Chaser of the Month here on SNCMusic.com!!! :)

Cheryle's picture

I am soo proud of you Kelli!!! Keep up the great work! I lost 40 lbs myself and am still on the quest for another 25-30 lbs of loss!! You are beautiful!!! Keep on keepin' on, missy!!!

cruiserkelli's picture

Tara!!! I am so very proud of you (which you already know), but I wanted to give you a special shoutout here too!! Congrats my sweet friend and keep up the awesome work!!

CailinAingeal's picture

Tara, that is AWESOME!!! Congratulations on a 6.6 loss and passing the 50 pound mark. You may still have a long journey ahead of you but if you can lose 50 pounds then you can lose the rest.

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Soooo, Kelli knows this already, but...even in being trapped at home because of Hurricane Sandy for a few days...I did it! I'm OVER the 50 lb. mark!!! I lost 6.6 this week for a total of 51.2!!! I AM SO EXCITED! Alas, there is still a long way to go, but I'm so thankful to have encouragement!

cruiserkelli's picture

Thanks Tara!! I'm so proud of you too!! You have shown such determination! I know how hard it is to get back up after you've gotten off track. I regained more than 50 pounds that I had lost a few years ago and it took me until now to get back on track...so the fact that you did it after just a few months is a testament to your drive and determination. What you are doing is inspiring to me too. You're amazing progress as well as Angie's transformation; Jenn Kirk Lyon's accomplishment (going back to WW and losing over 30 pounds so far and working out like a fiend!) Mary Day Smelser, Annie LaDuca and Denise's amazing marathons...I feel like a slacker compared to all of you...lol...but it excites me to think I may have helped someone to feel better and get healthy. You are all helping me more than I can ever say and I love you all for it!! So...THANKS and let's keep it up!! Here's to getting to 50 and beyond!!

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Hey everyone! It's been a long time that I've posted on here, so I thought I should update, too! I'm so thankful for what Kelli started because it got me going in March. She, along with other Chasers, like Denise and Angie, have been keeping me motivated. I, too, desired to lose 50 pounds before the cruise, but I only made it to 42.4-which I'm thrilled about. Since the cruise I've lost another 2.2, for a total of 44.6! I'm VERY happy even though I didn't make my goal. (I should also mention I fell off the diet/exercise track for about 10 weeks between March and now.) Anyway, v inspired by fellow Chasers and proud to be a MAC!!! ^__^ Keep it up Kelli! You're doing GREAT!

cruiserkelli's picture

KEITH!!!

Of course I know who you are!! Not only did we become friends with you and your girlfriend but we actually met your lovely mom first. I'm so glad you found me on here! I'm also on Facebook, my user name is Kelli Frehmel Price. Feel free to friend me on there. We have a very active group of SNC Chasers in our area. We are called the "MACs" as in Mid-Atlantic Chasers. We all live within several hours of each other and we meet for lunch at least once every few months; sometimes more often. I met many Chasers from Texas so you may end up with an awesome subgroup also!

I can't wait to see your videos as you had a really amazing setup and I am a sucky photo/videographer...lol. My hubby usually does that job instead of me. I've already introduced him to you via my videos as you (the back of your head, actually) are in most of them....hahaha!! I told you I'm a terrible videographer....I wasn't kidding...lol. Please keep in touch; tell your mom and girlfriend (I can't remember her name but your mom is Martha, right?) that I send my best to them. Feel free to email too...my email is cruiserkelli@yahoo.com. Gotta get ready for work...yuck!! Have a great day!!! Kelli

Keith Chasin' Chaser's picture

Way to go Kelli and nice to see you again (profile pic). My girlfriend and I enjoyed meeting you. Thanks for the glow sticks at the concert!
I was the guy in front of you with the tripod, hope I didn't block your view :)
I'm am proud to be a part of the SNC family, because that is truly what we are.
All of us sharing one love and interest...music and Straight No Chaser.
Feel free to email me and keep in touch, I have lots of pictures and video to share which is why I'm starting a Texas based SNC Fan Club...my new email is allaboutsnc@yahoo.com
Any other SNC family members feel free to drop me a line anytime to talk about the guys.

Gabriella's picture

Hope you had a great time on the cruise and arrived home safely.

Lauren_8's picture

Kelli, congratulations!!! Keep at it. You should be so proud of yourself!!

maialyksU's picture

If there's a will there's a way! With SNC as inspiration,you can do anything you put your heart into. Congratulations on your success!!!

Gabriella's picture

Congrats Kelli:) Only 4 days till you can enjoy your well earned reward, you must be so excited!! Thanks for the prayers for the exams and reports, I know they are helping as I am almost with my biomechanics lab report for monday- just not looking forward to the next one being due the following monday- we are running 9 different bending tests on plate-fixated bone which means it will probably be a 30 page report since this current report is only 14 pages and we only ran 4 tests.... oh well only 10 weeks left then finished- till grad school starts...

cruiserkelli's picture

For those of you who aren't following my progress on Facebook....here's the last pre-cruise weigh-in results....

Quest For The Cruise Update....okay peeps....this was my last weigh-in before the cruise (for those of you not going, we leave for Miami on Tuesday). I lost another pound for a total since January of 44 pounds!! Even though I didn't hit my goal to lose 50 pounds from January to July, I did achieve a few notable milestones...I am down 51.2 pounds from my highest weight (when I started Weight Watchers back in 2004) and I am officially out of the 300's....I now weigh in the 200's (but that's all your gettin' from me...lol...I'm sure you can figure it out.). I plan to NEVER see that number on the scale again and I'm going to work my tail off to make sure I continue on the downward track that I'm on now. Thanks for the support...my quest continues...now it's the Quest For Good Health! XOXOXO

Lauren_8's picture

Kelli, you should be so proud of yourself!! Keep it up. Use a small dessert sized plate to help as well. It helps make everything seem bigger and give you a better idea of portion control.

amywolter's picture

way to go kelli!! so proud of you and i know just how hard it can be sometimes!! you better have lots of fun on the cruise, especially since i need you on there taking pictures for me, since i am not going!!! i can't wait to finally meet you in december!! keep up the good work and don't let all your hard work go when you are on the cruise. trust me, i know how tempting all that food can be ;) can't wait to hear your final pre-cruise results :)

cruiserkelli's picture

Thanks Gabriella!! I've really appreciated your support over these months...it means alot. I will keep you in my prayers that your exams and reports go well. Don't work too hard! Talk to you soon!

Gabriella's picture

Hi Kelli!!
That's great progress:) and I am so glad to hear that your going on the cruise, you have worked so hard and definitely deserve this!! Hope you have great time!! Be sure to have lots of fun, someone has to have fun for me while I take exams (I actually have a massive human factors engineering exam on the 11), write lab reports and design proposals, and fill out job applications- at least my consolation is only 11 weeks left till graduation:) (sorry last part was a tangent) back to the point, I am really excited to hear that you are getting to go on the cruise:) Hope your quest continues to cruise along:)

cruiserkelli's picture

Thanks for all the support! Lost another pound this week for a total of 43.0. I have one more weigh-in before the cruise, on Thursday. I will post the results here...good or bad. That will be the number I take with me on the cruise. I had hoped to reach my 50 pound goal by now but sometimes you just have no control over how your body releases the weight. I can honestly say I've given it 100% without slacking off but my body didn't cooperate like it did when I was younger. Just because the cruise is here doesn't mean my quest is over. I'm just going to rename it and continue. I need to lose 200 pounds all together so this 43 is just the beginning. I'll keep ya'll posted and thanks again for all the support. I couldn't have come this far without it!!

reclausman's picture

Keep it going, Kelli!! I recently saw this quote in a book I'm studying and I thought it worth while, "It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference." - Bear Bryant. Keep it up! :D

Gabriella's picture

Hi Kelli, hope all is going well:) My senior design circuity was getting me down but I knew exactly where to look for inspiration:) Thanks.

ngj3's picture

What an inspiring idea! Great job, Kelli! Keep on keepin' on! Looking forward to meeting you on the cruise!

Lauren_8's picture

It's so inspiring reading everyone's posts. Kelli you should be so proud of yourself!!

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