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Week 19, 20, and 21 Update – Greetings from Alaska!

Greetings from Alaska! I’ve been behind on my weekly updates due to my work travel schedule and now I’m on vacation with my family for two weeks.  I’ve ranged from 156.0 to 157.2 in the last two weeks.  Here in Ketchikan, Alaska (small town with population 8,600), there is no gym, no scale, no fitness buddies, and no nutritionist here.  So, all my tools are in my head. Everything is all me!   I still want to continue healthy diet and a lifestyle despite being away from my normal routine–which is a challenge–especially when you are surrounded by fellow foodies!   So, in this time of being away, I will allow myself to splurge a little bit, but I will not allow myself to completely lose what I have worked for in these last several months.  Now is the time to not be so crazy strict on reaching a numeric goal, but to embrace the present and live life! Healthy things I need to remember: while I’m on a two week vacation: Spiritual – Nature is absolutely gorgeous here!  …

Rodeo Days

There’s a certain energy about Houston this time of year as Rodeo season kicks in full gear.  Texans near and far from the city celebrate with music, food, and rodeo culture!  We proudly put on our boots and our cowboys hats and we strut our enthusiasm for weeks to come!  Here in Texas, we party loud, big, and proud! Last Friday, I was lucky enough to be invited–last minute–to the Pitbull concert! Thanks Janella!   She hooked it up with the best parking EVER, and we had seats in the McNair Suite–the owner’s suite!  How lucky was I? After a crazy work week, Mr. Worldwide delivered!  The energy in NRG stadium could blow off the roof!  I was always a fan of Pitbull–but now I’m a superfan.  He carries such a positive presence in his performance–and he just lives in the moment!   Whatever tensions I felt prior to the concert melted away once the dazzling lights illuminated the stadium and his flirtatious/bootshakin’/Latino bravado persona graced the stage.  I felt like a college girl partying again–how fitting I was with …