Two months until our Hawaii trip!
Two months to lose more weight - 10 pounds...is it possible?
Two months to get rid of my "toddler tummy" - I swear, my stomach is so rounded that I look like a two-year-old in my new swimsuit...well, except for Lucy and Ethel - they are most definitely NOT toddler-sized (apologies to Gigi for borrowing this phrase!)
Two months to get the pets cared for, newspaper stopped, suitcase bought. What else am I forgetting?!?
Two months to scrape up every last nickel and dime we have in order to be able to do a few things while in Hawaii.
Two months to go on the biggest trip in our marriage since our honeymoon to Puerto Vallarta.
Two months to calm my nerves (Really Shelley, you're nervous? Hah! Couldn't tell!)
We finally booked our trip - the one that my parents so generously gave us the money for in June as our 25th wedding anniversary gift. Let me tell you, this was one of the more difficult things I have ever done - there are so many choices and options and deals that my head was spinning trying to figure everything out! You could spend a month going back and forth on all the different websites - we spent close to a week, and it was crazy. Just when I thought we had it set, another option came up...and of course we had to explore it. We ended up booking our trip from Texas to Maui via Portland, Oregon - yes it sounds loco but we are going to fly there and spend a few days visiting my parents, and then fly to Maui. Of course, it will be cool (hopefully not cold) in Oregon in mid-October, so I will look slightly schizo packing jeans and hiking boots along with a swimsuit, sandals and a couple of sundresses! Luckily for me, with all the weight that I've lost I can now borrow a jacket or fleece from my mom so I don't have to pack them - how cool is that?
One thing that I am excited about is that we were able to get the breakfast buffet with our hotel reservation. I am really looking forward to all of the delicious fresh fruits - and what a treat - they will be cut up and prepared and I don't have to do anything except fill my plate - woohoo! I figure we can eat a good breakfast, making sure to get some protein and whole grains in, and hopefully that will hold us so that we can get by with a very light snack for lunch, and then for dinner we can split most of our meals - the restaurant portions are usually so large that we end up doing this now. With our limited budget, we will probably end up losing weight while on vacation!
OK. I am going to do some cardio and some ab crunches now...lots of calories to burn off in the next two months!