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Old 10-01-2007, 07:38 PM   #1
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DreamCruiser..100 The Dream continues, A Halloween TRIPPIE, NEW 11/17

Cast of Characters:
First there's me... Pam aka Dreamcruiser100, The Dis'er of the family!!
Then there's DH... Who wonders how I can spend hours on the Dis' board, although he can spend hours on Fordtruckworld LOL

and of course DD.. Our Miracle and the light of our lifes, and 8 year old dream come true!!




So WHY A DREAMCRUISE???

As Julie Andrews once sang...Let's start at the very beginning...a very good place to start!!!

It all started with 4 little words, LET'S HAVE A BABY!!, seems easy enough right...........WRONG!!
Without boring you with all the details, It seems as I am unable to carry a baby of my own without the help of daily shots
to the abdomen or complete bed rest for the entire 9 month pregnancy. It took having 4 miscarriages and a billion visits to different doctors
to find this out.

OUR MIRACLE ARRIVED!!!

After daily steriod shots and 9 months of bedrest our beautiful daughter was born..... 118 pounds had been added to my normally size 10 body, I became
OBESE, there I was 8 years later well over 275 pounds, still
unable to pull it together, or get the weight off...UNTIL I had a LIGHTBULB MOMENTat a Christian Womens Conference a little over a year ago. The question
we were given during one of the lectures was, What are YOUR favorite things?......I thought....I thought some more....I broke down and cried, sobbed, and finally realized
I had NO IDEA what I loved, I could tell you what my FAMILY LOVED....but me...I hadn't given it a thought in almost 8 years...I WAS LOST in the business of being a
full time wife and mother, I had taken down all the full size mirrors in the house, I had resigned to being a "BIG" lady, and took the comments, the looks, and misconceptions
of being BIG in stride, and found myself immune to them, until that very moment, when I realized that I was not my BEST self and How could I give my family the BEST
If I was LOST...well I came home a changed lady, I began to write down things like, raquetball, biking, waterski-ing, THAT'S IT!! I LOVED DOING things, and at
my weight I was unable to do them. The journey began......... one that is still continueing today............
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:22 PM   #2
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So you want to lose 100 pounds???

That's what I told the trainer when I met with him. The convenient thing
of it all was I now work part-time as a Program Director for the YMCA. I had
the blessing of working in a place that supported a healthy lifestyle..and one
of the best trainers in the world (ok so I'm a little byest) THIS MAN KICKS
MY HINEY, AND I DO MEAN KICKS!!!

I diet, exercise, diet, exercise, train, diet, exercise..blah blah blah.. I start thinking I deserve a reward for all this hard work..

OF COURSE...A FAMILY CRUISE...A DISNEY CRUISE!!!,
a DREAMCRUISE
I'll plan for October for a 100 pound loss.

DH thinks its a great idea, we are booked (ok so we had some booking issues, who cares, they got fixed right) OCTOBER 27, 2007!! I am a huge fan of
planning so of course I google and find THE DISBOARDS!! I need a name yep, what else dreamcruiser100!!!!
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:31 PM   #3
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Well, months pass, pounds drop...LIFE HAPPENS..pounds come back on..The cruise gets closer....I make amazing DIS friends on our meet thread....Pounds drop...pounds come back..still working hard, still having my HINEY KICKED 3 days per week..Have I lost the 100 pounds I was dreaming of................
.........................................NO, but thats not what really matters, I won't be sporting the bathing suit I had hoped to wear, or that pretty little black dress.... I am happier, I am healthier, I am continuing my dream of cruising 100 pounds lighter, and I am 65 pounds down!!!! I am still a "big" lady,wearing plus size clothes. But this will be my
DREAMCRUISE!!and I will book on board again..YEP..I can do it...100 pounds..piece of cake ( with splenda of'course )
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:37 PM   #4
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This is so good I just cant wait to meet you and your family. We are all going to have a great time.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:17 AM   #5
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Thanks
You just made me cry before work!!!!!!

You go girl!

cant wait to meet you and your family!
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:21 AM   #6
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Our Miracle!!


Me and DH taking a picture of ourselves
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:24 AM   #7
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:29 AM   #8
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:30 AM   #9
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:59 AM   #10
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Love the photos! I'm rootin' for ya to reach your goal! And can't wait to read more. We go 1 month after you & I can hardly contain myself. Reading TRs gets me through it.

And I know exactly how you feel about the pregnancy issue. Modern science gave me my twins!
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:34 AM   #11
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Good for you! I waited a long time for my little ones too!!

Look forward to reading your report!
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:53 AM   #12
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Good for you!! Can't wait to be able to read the rest!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:45 PM   #13
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Way to go! I am cheering you on! It is almost time for our cruise! Can you believe how quickly the time has gone by?
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:56 PM   #14
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I'm in for this trippie too.

Your title caught my eye because I too am trying to lose 100 pounds. I have lost 40 so far and our cruise is in Feb. 2008 and I'd love to reach my goal (or even be close) by then.

I can't wait to see how it all turns out for you. Keep writing. Your fans are waiting ... and rooting for you!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:21 PM   #15
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Well Pam you went & made me cry darn you...........
The whole story is just so touching & I "know" you & love you already. Good grief.
You know I am right there with you on this whole weight loss journey....I still have a way to go too, but I try to keep on plugging along. You have done amazing so far & I know you can do it. We just have to keep cheering each other on & believing in ourselves. There will be ups & downs & I am ok with that. I always say "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming" like Dory. I am not going to be where I want to be by the cruise either, but I know I look better than I did when I started this journey & I feel better too.
I can't wait to meet you!!!!!!!!!!
Can we go yet????????
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