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  1. heathermama
    June 17, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    yes, i have done that in the past. it is silly really. maybe you need to go get yourself a hot sexy suit that fits you now and just have a kick ass time. 🙂

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      June 17, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

      LOL- I would go for the sexy suit if I wasn’t going with the work kids. I’ll have fun then freak out when I see the pictures later 🙂

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  2. marlenedotterer
    June 17, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    I do know you can’t lose 60 pounds in 20 days. You’d be too sick to go to San Diego even if you managed it.

    I’ve done the same thing – swearing I’d lose the weight by the time I … fill in the blank. I never have done it and I’ve gone to every major event bigger than I should have been. The weight is coming off now, but even fasting two days a week makes it come off slowly. About half a pound a week.

    I agree with Heather – wear clothes that fit you well and make you look good, and have a great time! But keep working on the weight.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      June 17, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

      Very true, I know that isn’t safe or healthy and honestly I’m not willing to suffer that much. I’ll have to try on my suit and see how it fits, maybe I’ll go shopping this weekend.

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  3. Shannon Nicole
    June 17, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    “Slow and steady” is the key. Start now for next year. Do a little exerscise each day, pull back a little on the calorie intake, (*they* say just cutting back on 100 calories a day will make a huge difference in a year!) And, go down to Macy’s, break out the charge card and get yourself a Miraclesuit. You will feel–and look–like a whole new woman.

    And won’t it be fun to have a great time on this trip AND get to see your progress via your pictures from next year’s trip?

    Have a great time!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      June 17, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

      Very very true I need to get into a good rhythm and just be steady on consistent, but wouldn’t it be great to just wake up and shazam- perfect healthy body.

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      • Shannon Nicole
        June 17, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

        Shazam perfect body–WHILE eating ice cream! With rainbow sprinkles because they’re pretty.

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  4. August McLaughlin
    June 18, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    Sounds like human nature to me, Alica! Emotional eating can be a good thing in some ways. It shows that we’re trying to cope, and can serve as a signal that something worthy of attention is up. Our brains also need carbs to produce calming chemicals, so cravings for dense sources often pair with anxiety, stress, etc. Those pounds are probably just water weight that will go away naturally as you revert to your typical habits. The important thing, IMO, is carrying on and being good to yourself.

    Yep, went a bit nutritionist-y on you there… LOL Hope you don’t mind! Lots o’ love. 🙂

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      June 19, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

      Rational loving advice is always welcome August! I do have to say I find these moment of crazy and emotional eating last shorter amounts of time then they use to. I’m going to take that as a good sign.

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  5. lynettemburrows
    June 19, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    LOL! Alicia, this is so me! I do this when I go to a conference, a vacation, whatever. I make a promise I’ll do better next year and I do, for a while. Making a permanent change . . . well, I’m still working on that. 🙂 Someone once told me you need to love your body. If you can’t love all of it, admire a part that you like – your ankles, your hands, your ears, whatever. If you can’t find a part you love, love what your body does for you – type, stand, walk, talk, think, etc. Supposedly once you love your body, you will want to take better care of it. (Note how well this has worked for me! LOL!) At any rate, Have FUN!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      June 19, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

      I have heard from many people that they had to love themselves as they were before they were able to lose any weight. I just might have to try it.

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