Tuesday, May 25, 2010

the BIG weekend and a SMALL dream

This is it kiddies. Memorial Weekend here in the United States is just 3.5 days away. And if you remember, this is THE weekend that your little ol' Amy is going to reclaim her water skiing throne. I am excited. I am ready. I am scurrrred!

I really just want to skip the two ski's all together and go straight to the slalom. But what if I can't get up (you have to drag a long time on one) and fatigue myself and then can't get up on two!? ARGH! Decisions decisions.

We are heading up to my parents on Friday.

My weight is holding steady about 2 pounds up from my lowest. And I am okay with that. I am actually very grateful that it's not more.

Do you know what we actually brought into the house this weekend? TWINKIES! Lard filled moist cake logs basically. I used to be such a sucker for the Twinks. Now, the only thing they really taste like are fat. It's the weirdest thing.

I had a wonderful Sunday. I went out of town with a friend to meet her family. I live in Florida, but this part of the panhandle is only a stones throw from Alabama, so one day you can be on a white sandy beach, and the next in the backwoods of the country. And I love the backwoods. It reminded me of home. Open spaces, green, cows, (not green cows, but green grass and cows), animals, simple and gentle people. We spent the entire day four wheeling (which by the way is a workout when you are riding on the back of one of those suckers...my biceps are so sore from hanging on), went swimming in a creek, and just hanging out with her family. It was perfect.

And it was good for my soul.

27 comments:

  1. My word verification was excidid. I just thought that was kind of cute and needed to be shared. :)

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  2. I am also a former water ski buff. I would just start out on one. I have NO doubts you can do it. Hint: wear your weight lifting gloves if you don't have water ski gloves. The hardest part, as you know, is holding your grip. IF (and I doubt it) you can't get up on one, then two will feel really easy. I remember a few years ago after losing about 75 lbs, I went water skiing. My biggest fear was that the boat wouldn't be strong enough to pull me up. Make sure the driver is an experienced one used to pulling skiers. Don't want it too slow or too quickly of a pull up. Make sure and get video!

    Oh, I thought maybe you had decided not to do a blog anymore when I checked it this morning and it said "This blog has been removed". My heart dropped a little. So glad it wasn't real. : )

    Have a great holiday weekend. uh, this time take some miralax or MOM with you. ; )
    peasout... Laura

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  3. For the record I was about to put out an:

    A.M.Y.A.P.B!!

    So glad you are back and your soul is feeling good. Twinkies are the Devil. I love/hate those things. They are as you described "Lard filled moist cake logs."

    Glad you had fun with your friend and I hope you have fun skiing.

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  4. Can't wait to here the ski report, I bet your stronger now than ever before, so I think you can get up on one. Good luck, and have fun!

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  5. For real, can you have someone take video for a ski vlog? How cool would that be? (For us anyway.)

    Have fun!

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  6. Glad you had fun! Can't wait to see pics of waterskiing!!

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  7. Don't forget "THE SECRET" - you will water ski this weekend - yay amy!

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  8. Glad to see you back up and blogging. I have kind of been slacking on blogging with the six kids, and life and the great weather I feel like I am not sitting around as much. Missed you immensely. But now I need to go pee.

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  9. Sounds like a great weekend...lose those green cows!

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  10. Your soul deserves such goodness... Love ya Ames!

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  11. Have a blast this weekend and take tons of pics. You'll totally be able to ski - no worries! Positive thoughts your way!

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  12. Have a great time waterskiing! Glad you're taking good care of yourself.

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  13. GOOD LUCK!!! I can't wait to read about your next acheivement. Just channel you inner Go Go in the Vacation video. Maybe you should get a TIARA to wear....hey, might help. GOOD LUCK GIRL!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RHTiXvELNg

    I decided to post the video in case I was totally dating myself. LOL!

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  14. Good luck with your skiing! I'm sure you'll be a star!

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  15. I am sure you will do great, in looking at your track record and all that you've accomplished so far I have no doubt! Please post pics and video when you return.

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  16. Glad I found your blog! I'm going to be scheduling my band surgery for either July or August. I would do it tomorrow if I could...I've been waiting over 14 months! Blogs like this are really inspiring and helpful. I've had to wait so long to do this (insurance) that I forgot how excited I was! You look spectacular. Thank you for sharing all this with the world!

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  17. Glad you had a good relaxing weekend. I know you'll get up on those skis!

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  18. Sounds like a great day spent with a friend...chiken soup for the soul.
    Good luck water skiing...of course you'll be able to get up...you're wonder woman.

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  19. There is no maybe - you are going to get up on the skis and have a blast (of course this is coming from the person who is too chicken to try water skiing but I might one day) :-)

    Can't wait to hear how you go - make sure there is pics :-)

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  20. Have a great weekend Amy!

    Start with the slalom...you'll pop right up like a little kiddie at your weight!

    Oh, and I still remember a science museum exhibit we saw...a piece of homemade cake and a twinkie, both under seperate domes of glass for months...you could barely see into the cake one there was so much slime and mold in there...the twinkie...I swear you could still eat it...looked perfect...non-food LOL.

    Have a blast girl and cut that wake! -BG

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  21. Sounds like a relaxing weekend. Can't wait to hear how you do with water skiing. You'll probably be doing tricks by the end of the weekend.

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  22. Remember to stay away from those evil snacks your mum has around lol... but most of all.. HAVE FUN angel. xx

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  23. Glad you had fun. Have a great time this weekend. Can't wait to see the pics!!

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  24. Hi Amy, Hi guys.

    I initially intended this comment to be for your post about "things you wish someone had told you before you got banded" but i realized it was so far back that no one would see it. so i hope you don't mind i'm leaving it here...

    I am still in the research phase. Just starting actually. And I could use all the help and info I can get. I want to read everyone's blog but its soo much. I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the info. So if anyone has any advice, tips, words or wisdom for me can you please email me at myvoiceover@gmail.com? i would truly truly appreciate it.

    ps. i'm 5'0 and 265lbs. i was 282lbs and was able to get down to the 260s but i'm stalled here. Never been able to lose more than 20-30lbs on my own. Also I have PCOS which i just found out at last year. i'm 30 and i want to have a baby. Thats my back story. so if any one can relate please please email me. i'd so appreciate it.

    thanks!
    melissa

    ps. amy i love your blog

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  25. Hope things are going well for you and you get up on those ski's.

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  26. That looks like such fun... We are getting nothing but rain. Can not wait for the sun.

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