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It's been a good few days with today being the best!!

I've really been eating well and exercise has been good. It's like something has happened and everything has fallen into place. I'm not sure what I did or how I did it but it happened. I no longer find myself craving sweets, I'm no longer stuffing myself but stopping when I'm full, I find myself making good choices even when not so good ones are available. I'm glad it's happened I just wish I knew what it was so I could tell people about it and they could do it too.

I've started walking the dogs in the morning. It's for them (Rocco and Nala both need to lose weight) and for me. Once I get my butt out of bed and moving I'm ready to exercise. So heading out with the dogs is a good warm up. By the time I get back I'm raring to go. I did take Friday off because I had plans of making today and tomorrow big exercise days. Today has worked out so far. I got up this morning and walked the dogs then came back and did the Firm Maximum Cardio Burn. …

163 is where I'm starting....

Over at Renee's site she's having a little 6 week challenge and I've joined it. The plan is to lose 5 lbs by Labor Day. Since I forgot to weight myself yesterday I weighed this morning and that's where I'm starting. So 5 lbs would take me down to 158. I'd really like to hit 155 so maybe I'll secretly shoot for that.....

I am over my muscle soreness. The Firm on Saturday really killed me. Going for a long ass bike ride on Sunday didn't really help matters. Yesterday morning I could hardly get out of bed; so instead of aerobics as planned I walked on the treadmill for 45 mins or so. Even walking was hard my butt hurt so bad. This morning things were much better so I did The Firm again and although I could feel all my muscles I wasn't in agony.

Eating has been going really well. It really is like something has finally clicked in my head and I get it. I don't crave sweets or fatty stuff like I thought I used to. I really would prefer to eat healthy. I…

They call the wind Mariah.....

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So me and the black Mariah went for our ride and it was awesome. I rode probably 16 miles in under an hour - woo hoo!!!! Of course, now I am dying. My ass and legs are sooooo sore from yesterday and today, it's hard to get up and down. It's a good sore though; something I haven't felt in way too long. So after bathing and eating breakfast I decided to go hang on the beach with the kids. It's an absolutely beautiful day here in Hawaii and I just couldn't resist. It still amazes me, even after 12 years, this is where I live:

That little island is known as Chinaman's Hat because it looks kind of like the hats the chinese used to wear when working the sugar cane and pineapple fields. Those mountains behind the Hat are the Koolau Mountains of Kaneohe. They run down the center of Oahu and are some of the most beautiful mountains in the world.



This book is the story of Chinaman's Hat and very cute. So yeah, this guy is hanging out under the water right by my house!!







Something new and different.

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So I'm trying this new blogger publisher that I picked up off Renee's site (Renee I hope you get something out of this). Sometimes I like to work on my entries for awhile and logging onto blogger each time can be annoying so I'm going to give this a try.

Well, about 5:30 this morning tons of sirens went flying by our house causing Rocco to howl like an old hound dog. This is Rocco; all 98 lbs of him.
So he sits on the end of the bed howling up a storm as all the emergency vehicles go by. After a few minutes of this both the hubby and I are wide awake and no chance of going back to sleep. So, I've been up since around 5:30 on the first Sunday in a really long time where I don't have to work :(.

I did get a chance to see the end of the Tour de France. Lance took #7; that is truly amazing. You know, over the course of the last 3 weeks I've seen a lot of info on Lance and it really stops and makes you think. First off, clearly he won the genetic lottery. I heard a Dr…