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Friday, October 29, 2010

Shiny Happy People

And here I on my Adventure. I am only hoping that I'll use the same "A" word to describe it when I come back. I leave Sunday morning - since I'll be in Atlantic City with my son tomorrow, I had to do all my packing tonight. So I'll be blogless until I'm on the West Coast!

Packing was...easy. Let's see: workout clothes, workout clothes, and workout clothes. For the first time ever when packing for vacation, I don't have to worry about what will look "cute" or what I might need if I go to such and such a place.

Then again, this is not exactly a vacation.

Sure, I get to go to Malibu. OK, OK they have an ocean there. And there's a pool and it's called a "resort." I get it.

But, I am looking at this as more of a jumpstart to a new "me" - me, 2.0. The me that's been inside this whole time, who yelled to get out but was easily shooshed with a cookie or two. The me who stopped caring about health and the happiness that self confidence brought. Note, I did not say the happiness that being thin brought.  It's all about shining from the inside out. And, along with many friends I know who deal with being overweight, I just don't feel so "shiny" on the inside anymore. Putting others ahead of myself (hello, fellow Moms) and allowing stress to become a chocolate-covered crutch got me to a "dull" place. And here's my chance to do something about it...not all at once... but it's a starting point. One of my favorite quotes, by Maria Robinson, is "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." 

Here's my start, today. I'll be sure and keep you updated from sunny Malibu.

So peace out for now...It's time to get my shine on.


  1. Don't let the word "resort" fool ya:-)
    I was there for 2 weeks and loved every minute. Well maybe not hike #1 in over 100 degree heat! You will have a great adventure. Looking forward to reading your blog. Take care

  2. Excited that you are here with us!! It was great to meet you and can't wait to get to know you see how you change for the better in EVERY aspect of you life!