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Old 09-13-2012, 12:39 PM   #361
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QOTD Thursday, September 13, 2012: Is there something that you dream of doing just for you? If you feel comfortable, please share or just share how you feel at the end of the first week of the challenge.[/SIZE]

My dream that is just for me is to run a marathon. I want to be able to do all of the disney marathons someday, whether they be a 5k, half, or full. I think it would be amazing to look back with my kids and grandkids someday and show them what a strong woman can do when she puts her mind to it.

This week I am not feeling too hot with how I have done. We got back from vacation on monday and I was up and am still trying to get it off. We have not had a chance to go grocery shopping so we have no food in our house making choices very limited. We are going to do our shopping on Monday so I will be able to get back on track!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:16 PM   #362
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I totally feel you there. I have never looked the way I "should" look, so it is all about estimation. The trick of course is to see yourself as you really are and realize you have become "buff" when you do and not fall into that "if I lost 5 more lbs I will be perfect" mentality making your goal unobtainable.
It's quite the trick too. I absolutely don't want to get obsessive. I don't need 6 pack abs "Buff" for me is really more of a state of mind about my body than being super muscular. I know I don't want to have super muscular Madonna arms. My 5 yo niece who lovingly calls my upper arms "jigglies" would be so disappointed with absolutely nothing to poke at
I also know that I don't want to be "skinny". I would feel weird. I don't want bones sticking out all over.
Basically, my standards are not wanting my abdominal "pouch" to hang over a bikini bottom in a muffin top fashion and I would absolutely love to have a circle belly button instead of a horizontal line However, I think that if I'm feeling ok in a bikini, I won't have rolls
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #363
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:11 PM   #364
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The sub office finally called and offered me a position--but it was 6.25 hours and I had thought I was only working half days. Since I was expected at the school in 15 minutes for a training I took it. The teacher and I then talked to the principal to find out what was going on. He said he'd rather have me working that part time position as part of the full time position and just have a different sub in the building part time. So it was nice he wanted me around, but just a bit confusing for a while! Anyhooooo. Tuesday I started and it's going well. Kindergarteners are so stinking cute. The kiddo I specifically work with is an angel. And to think the parents thought he was going to be trouble; they should see the rest of the class! I'm not sure where they are in the hiring process, but they booked me for the rest of the month. kaching

DS1 arrived safe and sound at my parents' place. He was supposed to let me know when he left for the 2 hour drive and of course he didn't! He's trying to squeeze visits in before he leaves for college next week. Saturday the family goes to DH's parents'. I'm trying to decide how I feel about a baby leaving the nest. He's a high maintenance child and pretty much I've been waiting for this day for 18 years (), but I'm surprised at how sad I feel. Boy those apron strings are strong.
Congrats on the sub position!
I know what you mean about the high maintenance child. I'm sure I'm going to feel exactly the way you do when she leaves the nest!

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I have been missing in action. DH and I spent 8 days playing with Mickey and Goofy at DLR. Stayed at PPH and had EMH each day and got to get on cars almost every day. And did not stick with the original eating plan so stepping on the scale was proof that not sticking with the plan can be a problem.

But I'm back now. I do have a plan to run the Tinkerbell half in January so I have a written plan for the run/walk/run training.

I do keep track of my eating on myfitnesspal, when I'm not on vacation. I am constantly amazed at what I eat and how many calories it is. Sometimes it is a real wakeup call for me.

While at Disney we averaged 18,000 steps and almost 8 miles each day. Now I just have to keep that momentum going, minus the poor food choices.
Did go out to run this evening but ended up short after an asthma attack.

As for a dream just for me that was DH and my trip to DLR. We stayed on site, at at Napa Rose, took a couple of tours to learn about Disney. It was just us, no kids or grandkids. We got to be the kids.
Your DLR trip sounds fabulous! I find that as long as I jump right back on plan, Disney vacation weight comes off quickly. Sounds like you are already getting back on track.

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The thing is that my pain has been away completely when I'm on vacation. The urologist suggested really looking into yoga and other stress-reducing. I know this sounds loony tunes, but making time and finding the budget for yoga (which I used to love at one point when I lived elsewhere and had a gym membership) is making me stressed out just thinking about it!!! I don't know how I can do less than I'm already doing to reduce my stress, and I can't imagine fitting a schlep to a yoga class into my schedule, either. So I have to do some hard, honest thinking with myself about what I can do to reduce stress. Thinking and planning which in itself also seems stressful...
I know what you mean. If I had time to do activities that would reduce my stress maybe I wouldn't be so stressed! Maybe you could do a yoga DVD. Or if you can make yourself a list of poses, you could do those while watching TV or listening to any music. That's what I'm trying to do since I can't get to a class on a regular basis.

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I will guiltily admit that we started stocking Uncrustables in the freezer for those split second morning decisions when we realize we're gonna have to buy that day, and so they're a fraction of the cost. I love them so, so much but I wouldn't recommend them to anyone because they are a terrible habit to get into. I know you can make your own PB&J, but these are just kind of the FORM of what a perfect PB&J sandwich should be. I can't explain it. They're terrible. Don't do it. But I love them.
Yes! Exactly this! I buy the wheat bread, reduced sugar kind so I can feel smidgens better about myself.

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I really want to go back to Walt Disney World for a really nice, long and romantic trip with Matt one day when we can afford it. Eat at lots of nice places I've always wanted to go to, do the Behind the Seeds tour and the Wild Africa Trek, spend unreasonable amounts of money on pins and memorabilia I may or may not every really use... This would definitely be just for me because he did not love the place when we went with my family last time. ("Honey, I want you to want to go to Disney World!!") I'm telling you, those guys who never went as a child--just NO sense of nostalgia or appreciation for good healthy commercialism!!
Aww, that sounds like a fabulous dream trip. I'm sorry Matt doesn't get the Disney magic. I have the opposite "problem". I lucked out that my DH never went as a child but loves Disney parks now; however, he doesn't have interest in going anywhere else!

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I saw someone else said something similar... but what do I want just for me? I want to be "buff" too but I want to wear a bikini for the first time since I was.. 2. Yes.. 2 years old. A toddler.

I don't even know what weight I would have to be at to be "buff". So my goal weight is just what I *think* it might be at this point. When I lost 60+ pounds all those years ago (10 but who's counting), I was in a tankini at 162. I wasn't bikini ready. So I'm thinking 155? 152? 150? I have no clue. I'm 5'9". I know what my range is on the WW chart, but if I go as low as the low number-- will I look sick, is that obsessive, will I still be healthy? Again, I have no clue!

Whenever I mention this crazy thought to my family - they say "You looked fine when you reached your goal last time" and "Don't get obsessive about it, it's not healthy". I look at pictures of myself from then and while I DO look just fine...I don't want to be JUST fine. The little voice of doubt in my head echoes the sentiments of my family, but there's this other little voice in me that says "What if" and I'm liking this voice more and more- it's the same one that got me to run that 5k and to say I was going to work toward a half marathon. What if I could wear a bikini? What if I could run a half marathon and then a marathon? What if I COULD go lifetime at WW? What if the little voice of negativity could be silenced forever?

So that's it- a bikini. But don't hold me to it ;-)
I'm glad you shared this. I like that you are listening to that little voice. As long as you are maintaining healthy habits to get to the lower part of the WW range, go for it!

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QOTD Thursday, September 13, 2012: Is there something that you dream of doing just for you? If you feel comfortable, please share or just share how you feel at the end of the first week of the challenge.
Hmm...that's a tough one. If time and money constraints disappeared, I would get back into performing. I've had the chance to choreograph as well as take some dance classes this year - those have been great, but infrequent.
My near-term dream is crossing the finish line of the marathon in January.
As for week one of the challenge, it's going well. I got in all of my workouts and have been working on adding more produce to my diet.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #365
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Very quick post. Supremely busy!!

I am taking the asst coaching postion for the middle school XC team. I'm in charge of the roster, uniforms and other basic paperwork - fun times. LOL
Oh and I am the official team photographer.

I have fantabulous news!!! DS16 is running varsity Saturday!!! We are soooooo excited!!! Any prayer would be greatly appreciated! If he continues to do well he will solidify his place on the Varsity team and not be seeded on the bubble.

DS11 is doing drama, he is the only boy with middle and High school girls. The HS is a boarding school and these girls are from all over the world, they adore DS11. It's funny!! I am in charge of walking the kids up the hill every day for practice.

DS10 starts basketball tomorrow. So my one slow day has now turned into a crazy driving day.

So while I am here, I won't be taking an active role in this challenge. I will do my best to weigh in and post when I can but I'm going to be one crazy mama until November.
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QOTD Wednesday, September 12, 2012: It's Woo Hoo Wednesday! Give yourself a big "woo hoo" for helping yourself to be healthy and share something that you did this week to help you with your goals. Hopefully you don't feel like you've been on the wildest ride in the wilderness!
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I would like to learn how to swim and not Panic if my feet can't touch
the bottom of the pool. I'm very short
Do you know how silly a grown women looks in a panic in a 5 foot pool at Disney

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I hope so and I plan on Journaling and I'll be ready to report when I get back (No Computer/Internet for 7 days)
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You CAN silence that negative voice. I did it. However, it is CONSTANTLY trying to come back, so it is a long-term journey, just like the weight loss. Every time I have a "bad" week or get a bit above my maintenance goal, that negative voice starts telling me that I am on the slippery "upward" slope back to 219 pounds. But I don't listen to it! I know, in my heart, that I can maintain this healthy weight for the REST OF MY LIFE! I have the skills, I have the tools, I have the know-how! That negative voice is just a VOICE. It is not my will or my strength or my determination. It is just background noise. You can do it! .....................P
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as for the end of week one - I feel good as I tend to do great at the beginning of these journeys as I'm all gun ho about being good staying on track keeping up with journaling and doing my Zumba but we'll see if I can continue thru the whole challenge !
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This week I am not feeling too hot with how I have done. We got back from vacation on monday and I was up and am still trying to get it off.
It does take a bit to get that vacation weight off, but not as long as if you waited to get yourself back on track!

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I know what you mean. If I had time to do activities that would reduce my stress maybe I wouldn't be so stressed! Maybe you could do a yoga DVD. Or if you can make yourself a list of poses, you could do those while watching TV or listening to any music. That's what I'm trying to do since I can't get to a class on a regular basis.
This is a great idea! Does your DD get into the act, too?

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Completed the 20 minute run! So excited!


Joy, have a magical time! We will see you in a week! :flower3

Thanks for the nice comments on my coaching this week! I always have a great time coaching.

Don't forget to PM your weight tomorrow to Samantha (kollerbear) and PM Maureen (octoberbride03) if you don't see your name on the updated list.

Good luck everyone! :cheer:

P.S. That is the first time the poof fairy actually made me post the same thing twice instead of poofing my post!

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Ah!!!! Things have gotten crazy around here, and fast! I had to work a surprise 10-hr shift today, didn't get home from DBF's last night until after midnight, and agreed to work an 11-hr shift tomorrow...oh, the things I do for spending money!

Speaking of spending money, I leave in just 14 days on my trip!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I'm about halfway packed and so ready to get the rest packed up. This weekend I'm working on my costume for the race! I'm going as a hotel maid for the Hollywood Tower Hotel- can't wait!!

Onto the questions (I need to catch up!!)

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QOTD Wednesday, September 12, 2012: It's Woo Hoo Wednesday! Give yourself a big "woo hoo" for helping yourself to be healthy and share something that you did this week to help you with your goals. Hopefully you don't feel like you've been on the wildest ride in the wilderness!
I kinda feel like I've been on a wild ride! But I will say for my goals, last night I made easy fried rice from WW, instead of buying it from a Chinese restaurant that's chock full of points. It was so tasty!

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QOTD Thursday, September 13, 2012: Is there something that you dream of doing just for you? If you feel comfortable, please share or just share how you feel at the end of the first week of the challenge.
There are a few things I want to do for myself. One of them is, when I hit goal I want to treat myself to a new Dooney and Bourke Disney purse, one of the big ones! There are several other things I want to do for myself, but that's the one at the forefront as of now. Right now I have one of the small ones and it is just NOT big enough...but when is a purse ever big enough, ladies ?

I think I start coaching tomorrow!! I'm so excited to get my coach on, I think it'll help keep me going til I leave

See you tomorrow everyone!
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I will be back tomorrow with replies. Have a great evening all!
I would really like to run a marathon. Looking at signing up for a 1/2 this May and perhaps a full one at Disney in January. These are my goals ...

I also want to travel. I love seeing places and know I will be able to one day. I am in the midst of raising my sons and my time spent with them is more important.

I was at a meeting today and we had to share what we did this summer. One teacher from another district who is in her 60s shared that she went on vacation by herself this summer when her husband did not want to go (it was in the middle of tomato harvesting ). Anyway, she shared that she went to France and got up the courage to visit a nude beach. Of course our next question was .... did you lay out nude? And she said on her second day she did! She said life is too short to sit on the sidelines ...! I want to be her when I grow up!

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I can give myself a woohoo for deciding on fruit for dessert tonight instead of cookies and for making it to the gym 3 times this week! WOOHOO!

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Well it's finally caught up with me... Have had three long workouts over the past week and though I had full intentions of going to the gym tonight, my body absolutely refused so I decided to take it easy this evening. Getting out of bed hurts...

In other news, the cat and I spent a good 10 minutes killing a roach. Let me say, I am terrified of roaches. Like can't get within 6 feet of one. And DM says I have to kill it...



So the next 10 minutes were spent with the cat chasing the roach in the kitchen while I worked on getting up my nerve to spray the roach with enough spray to kill an army. It's still twitching in the hallway... Which left DM laughing at me while I protested that I did spray the roach which is much better than I usually do.

But DDad's throwing it out in the morning because touching it is out of the question...

Completely post but I thought I'd share.
Thanks for sharing this story. It made me giggle!

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I have been missing in action. DH and I spent 8 days playing with Mickey and Goofy at DLR. Stayed at PPH and had EMH each day and got to get on cars almost every day. And did not stick with the original eating plan so stepping on the scale was proof that not sticking with the plan can be a problem.

But I'm back now. I do have a plan to run the Tinkerbell half in January so I have a written plan for the run/walk/run training.

I do keep track of my eating on myfitnesspal, when I'm not on vacation. I am constantly amazed at what I eat and how many calories it is. Sometimes it is a real wakeup call for me.

While at Disney we averaged 18,000 steps and almost 8 miles each day. Now I just have to keep that momentum going, minus the poor food choices.
Did go out to run this evening but ended up short after an asthma attack.

As for a dream just for me that was DH and my trip to DLR. We stayed on site, at at Napa Rose, took a couple of tours to learn about Disney. It was just us, no kids or grandkids. We got to be the kids.
This sounds heavenly!

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I really want to go back to Walt Disney World for a really nice, long and romantic trip with Matt one day when we can afford it. Eat at lots of nice places I've always wanted to go to, do the Behind the Seeds tour and the Wild Africa Trek, spend unreasonable amounts of money on pins and memorabilia I may or may not every really use... This would definitely be just for me because he did not love the place when we went with my family last time. ("Honey, I want you to want to go to Disney World!!") I'm telling you, those guys who never went as a child--just NO sense of nostalgia or appreciation for good healthy commercialism!!

Thanks so much for such a great first week of coaching, Lisa!!
Thanks Lisa for coaching too!

And Samantha, I understand about your significant other not enjoy WDW like you do. My husband doesn't like it at all (yes, he is crazy! ). I have gone 2 times with my sons without him. I keep telling him now that I have figured out how to ride (thanks to the DIS) it is a lot better than the first time we went (which was a disaster). He keeps saying .... maybe one day he will go back with me .... . But, I am married to a great guy so I can't really complain that he doesn't like Disney. He likes to fish and I can't stand it. Way to boring!

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Today was a long day! I am back in school at 30, and I feel like the homework is never-ending. This is my third week of class, and this will be the third weekend in a row where I have a test due (online) by Sunday night. I sure don't remember this much work from my first time though college...but then, maybe that's why the degree I earned back then turned out to be so useless in the job market. Ah, well. I am definitely learning stuff now - give me a blood sample and I can tell you how many of each kind of white blood cell is in it (yes, there are different kinds!).



Ha! You just made me realize I never actually said my name in my intro post! I'm Mike.

"QOTD Wednesday, September 12, 2012: Share something that you did this week to help you with your goals."

Well, so far, I have had precisely ONE soda this week, and the rest of the time I have stuck with my unsweetened iced tea. I have a MAJOR Coke habit when I am not trying for healthier habits...like, 3-4 a day kind of major. Morning, lunch, dinner, and sometimes after dinner. So I'd say one in a week is "woo-hoo" worthy.



My lunches are pretty boring. They are almost always dinner leftovers. Right now, that is even more true than usual because I'm trying to avoid fast food. Also because I try to make them a little healthier by taking smaller portions and bringing along a piece of fruit or some carrot sticks or something. So then the leftovers stretch for more meals than they otherwise would.

I have always wanted to get "buff" or at least defined with no moobs...but have yet to stick with a gym routine long enough to get past the stage where everything hurts.
Hi Mike! I hope school gets a little better. I always starts out hard until you get into a groove. Thanks for sharing about the white blood cells. No, I didn't know there were different ones. What part of the medical field are you studying?
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I've been wanting to sew more. For Halloween in 2008, my sister and I sewed princess dresses for ourselves for MNSSHP. I only did a little bit, she did most of it. But I really liked the experience. I was at a low weight then, and thought I would stay that way, but that dress has never fit me since. I've shied away from sewing because I didn't feel like my weight was stable. And then I just kept getting bigger.

When I'm at my goal, I'm going to make a mannequin sized to my figure, and I'm going to sew for myself. Not just costumes, clothes too. I'd love to wear things I've made myself. I'd love to be able to tailor my clothes to fit me perfectly.

At the end of the first week of the challenge, I feel good! Everything that I set out to do this week has been accomplished. We'll see when I step on the scale tomorrow, but I've been keeping an eye on things and they're looking good.

As far as life goes, I've gotten many great ideas this week for the costumes I'm designing for the Tower of Terror run! The only trick is, can I pull everything together in time? I'm really hoping they come out as great as I'm imagining them in my head.
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Hi Mike! Nice to have more guys in the challenge! I couldn't help but notice your icon. Are you a Sherlock fan?
Absolutely! Can't wait for new episodes, but it may be awhile given that both Freeman and Cumberbatch are involved in the Hobbit movies. I cracked up at your gif last night and wanted to comment, but I was on my phone and for some reason the DIS app doesn't quote images like the main site does. So I guess I'll do it now.

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Their banter always slays me - once just because it's hilarious, and again because it reminds me of conversations between me and my SO.

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If it's a weight-related dream, then it would probably be to wear my Cinderella dress this December at my local Comic-con and feel every bit as beautiful as I know I can be.

As for a dream in general, probably to travel to England and spend a month there or go to a Hollywood premiere and meet my favorite actor.
Awesome dreams! Overseas travel is one of my eventual goals, too.

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Hi Mike! I hope school gets a little better. I always starts out hard until you get into a groove. Thanks for sharing about the white blood cells. No, I didn't know there were different ones. What part of the medical field are you studying?
I'm studying laboratory science - so eventually, I will be one of the folks who analyzes patient specimens to tell the doctor about their blood sugar levels, or electrolyte levels, or detecting cancer, that kind of stuff.
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QOTD Thursday, September 13, 2012: Is there something that you dream of doing just for you? If you feel comfortable, please share or just share how you feel at the end of the first week of the challenge.
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Wellll.....since you asked....aside from doing the half marathon, I want to get married again. DH and I have been married for 29 years and our wedding was very quick and not at all what I wanted. My church refused to marry us, my dress didn't come in and I had to where my sister's dress which although lovely was not my style at all, our reception was just a very casual affair in my Mom's back yard because we were sooo broke, just not what I had dreamed of. I know I am way too old to ever be on My Fair Wedding but I see those weddings that David Tutera pulls off and my heart just skips a beat. I want to shop for a gown, pick flowers, taste cakes and menus and plan them, just have that moment little girls dream of. When we got married, it was "the right thing" to do. Yes we loved each other but it was a pressure situation. Now, I want to marry my husband again and do it for all the right reasons....because he IS my soul mate and I DO love him to the ends of the earth and back and because quite frankly I can't breath without him!

So there is my way too personal wish for me.
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QOTD Thursday, September 13, 2012: Is there something that you dream of doing just for you? If you feel comfortable, please share or just share how you feel at the end of the first week of the challenge.
Wellll.....since you asked....aside from doing the half marathon, I want to get married again. DH and I have been married for 29 years and our wedding was very quick and not at all what I wanted. My church refused to marry us, my dress didn't come in and I had to where my sister's dress which although lovely was not my style at all, our reception was just a very casual affair in my Mom's back yard because we were sooo broke, just not what I had dreamed of. I know I am way too old to ever be on My Fair Wedding but I see those weddings that David Tutera pulls off and my heart just skips a beat. I want to shop for a gown, pick flowers, taste cakes and menus and plan them, just have that moment little girls dream of. When we got married, it was "the right thing" to do. Yes we loved each other but it was a pressure situation. Now, I want to marry my husband again and do it for all the right reasons....because he IS my soul mate and I DO love him to the ends of the earth and back and because quite frankly I can't breath without him!

So there is my way too personal wish for me. [/QUOTE]

Mine are pretty similar! I want to do a 1/2 in Nov of 2013, and I'd like to fit in my wedding dress again! Our photographer was awful and took terrible pictures, so I'd like to renew my vows and have good pictures taken! But I was 70 lbs lighter on my wedding day and before I had my son, so I'm not sure if that's even realistic to get back in my dress lol!
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