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Monica, Alexis, Xavier, Bailey (The Dog), and Nadeen (@whiskyd) holding Bailey

 What a Grrrrrreat Sunday!!!!!  I started off the day in Orlando!!  We spent the night there so I could wake up early and find the Silver Spurs Arena where they were holding the CPE Nationals!!  This is where I met the Beautiful Love muffin by the name of Bailey and her Lovely mom Nadeen ( @whiskyd )  Nadeen is one of the first Tweethearts I added to my Twitterverse!!!  She is my little Twitter “Inner Voice”!!  I NEVER know where she’s going to pop up!!!  Her tweets ALWAYS make me smile, laugh, and/or think!!!  I am extremely happy we were able to FINALLY meet!!!  She shared her life with me on May 22, 2010…. and for THAT, I am Grateful!!!!  I LOVE YOU NADEEN!!!! 

After meeting Nadeen and loving up on Bailey, we headed to Aquatica!!!  It is Sea World’s Water Park!!!!!  We have 2 year passes to both Aquatica and Sea World!!!  Such great FUN IN THE SUN!!!!!  My Highlight at Aquatica was that the life jackets snapped WITH EASE!! No more “thinking light and sucking it in!!! LOL!!! (Celebrating the small victories like one of my tweethearts always reminds me to do) Can I get a WOOT WOOT!!!!! 😉

Dolphin Habitat Waterslide

Dolphin Slide Under Water View

Loggerhead Rapid



Big Surf Shores


 We Had A WONDERFUL SUNDAY!!!!!  Looking forward to going back to Orlando (60-90 min drive depending on the traffic) for the upcoming  3 Day weekend!!!  

What a Grrrrrrrreat Way to go into the work week!!!!!  

My update post from last weeks goals: coming soon!!! 😉 Until then…. 






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Hello, My Friends!!! HAPPY TWEETSGIVING!!! (The picture above is the Thanksgiving Tree at one of my nursing home) Yes, I’m well aware that TODAY is the Day AFTER Thanksgiving, but I decided that I wanted to share my  Blessings with you anyway!! 😉 Besides…to know me is to know that I truly Practice the Act of BEING THANKFUL EVERYDAY…..Thats just “How I Roll!!!” 😉 

I am so Grateful for so many things this year!!!! I’m going to take this opportunity to list a few! They are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER! Here We Go!!!!!! 



The UNCONDITIONAL Love of my Dad!!!! 


My “Partner In Crime”…My Brother: Dr. Lewis Holmes III (@KenpoDoc4) 


My Wonderful friends…. New & Old (This was given to me by a friend who knew my Love of Dexter) 


My 2 Year pass to Sea World and Aquatica  




My “Local” Support System and Training Squad 

This weekend, I had an awesome time…just chatting with my new DEAR friends….I will say a special prayer tonight for @slorunnermom, @cunningmom, @TeeTee_71, @phatbff, @wildfirefitness, @knitster, @BwJen, @whiskyd, @MizFitOnline, @mommas_crew, @IAmSucceeding, @jeepjenn, @FabFattieShan, @KyraTX, @Fitarella, and @Msjathletics  for keeping my company…Keeping me smiling, and warming my HEART & SOUL This Weekend!!! THANK YOU!!! {{{{Hugs}}}}…. 




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August has come and gone and September is moving at a rapid pace! The highlight of August was the #ffchallenge3 held by the Totally Awesome @fabfatties AKA Shannon and Angie! Ive often said that THIS weight loss journey is going to end in SUCCESS! Day by Day I continue to meet wonderfully supportive people on Twitter, Facebook, and here in my Everyday Life! There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not TOUCHED, INSPIRED, & MOTIVATED By many of you!! On Labor Day weekend, I went to Sea World In Orlando! I had my pedometer on my hip and I was ready to burn some calories while having a little “Active Rest” I was expecting to Sweat Off A Few Pounds! I was NOT expecting to be INSPIRED AND MOTIVATED LIKE I WAS THAT DAY! I would Like to Share some of the “FANTASTIC WONDERS” with you!

One of the first things I saw was this tank…”The Great Barrier Reef” Its not Australia(which I’ve been) But it was Simply Beautiful and The Next Best Thing!

After we fed the Sea Lions, Took a ride in a simulated helicopter to see polar bears…Brrrrr and saw some really cool penguins, We RAN over to see the SHAMU show! This is where I Had a Motivational “Rebirth”!! These Whales and their trainers TOOK MY BREATH AWAY!!

FYI..I took ALL of these pictures with my Blackberry cellphone! We were in the front row for this show! The seats clearly read “SPLASH ZONE”!! I figured….”How Bad can it be?!?” Well….there was not a single piece of dry material on my body when those whales got done with me!!! I also Eventually lost both of my Blackberries to the Shamu “Soak-A-Thon” BUT….IT WAS SOOOOOOO WORTH IT!!!

We were dripping wet so we walked to the Dolphin Nursery to watch “Flipper” and friends swim around while we let the sun dry our clothes! They were jumping but I never got the shot!! Hey, Its a cellphone!! What do you expect?!? LOL!

Yes, My Friends, I LOVED the show so much, that I went back!! BUT this time, we sat in the middle and HIGHER UP…. The Theme of the Shamu show is …….“BELIEVE”

Absolutely ANYTHING Is Possible!!! Running that 5k/10k/Marathon, Lifting the Weight, Passing the Test, Getting that Promotion, Hitting your Goal Weight….It Can ALL Be Yours….If You BELIEVE!!

When Times get Tough…and THEY WILL… We need to lean on each other to ELEVATE us past the stumbling block and LAUNCH US TO NEW HEIGHTS!!!
(Like the female trainer in the top right of the picture that jumped off of Shamu as he dove in the water….AMAZING!!!)

Lastly, I just want to say CONGRATULATIONS To ALL My DOWNSIZING DIVAS, #ffchallenge3 participants, and EVERYONE ELSE who is in the “Weight Loss/Fitness” Journey with me!! We may not be at the finish line yet BUT We are IN THE GAME!!! That makes us ALL WINNERS!!! TAKE A BOW!!

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