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Saturday, April 30, 2011

So, I've been wanting to tell you guys something for weeks...

I am going to HAWAII!!!!!

My sister decided this was the year to go, booked the trip and is taking me with her. We leave May 21st. I can't even begin to tell you guys what a dream come true this is for both of us. This is the one place I've always wanted to go, but never got to. Some of that was money, but mostly it was.. the plane ride.

I am seriously seven different flavors of terrified of plane trips, but I do them anyway. Most are easy in stretches of 2 or 4 hours.. but this is going to be 11. 11 hours on a plane? Aaaiiiieeeeeeeeee! I am trying just to focus on seeing those white sandy beaches, and what it will mean when I get there.

I've set a goal of being 185 by the time that we go. According to spark, that means that I need to lose 3 pounds per week.. which is crazy and I am not sure I can work with it. The important thing though, is that I have a goal. Hopefully I'll at least be 189 by the time we go.

This trip is so much different then it would have been had this been offered 54 pounds ago. I wouldn't have likely met the maximum weight requirements for the things that I most want to do while we are there. Like horseback riding. Which varies from 250 to 230, depending on where. Or been able to do some of the kayaking, which requires you to be in decent shape. I would have been worried about needing an extra seat for the plane, or at least a belt extender.

Much of the trip likely would have revolved around food/eating, not being active at all. Coming back feeling relaxed, but sluggish, and having missed a lot of the beautiful scenery that makes Hawaii special.

There are beaches all over the world, you know? Sitting on one, soaking in the sun isn't the only objective. If it was, my sister would be a lot richer for not having booked us to the island, and I wouldn't be freaking out about an 11 hour plane ride! lol.

So come along and do the pre-hula with me if you are scared about something too, and maybe we'll both get through it together.

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