A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hi From Panama City!!

Hi everybody!!!  Dwayne, Scarlette and I got to Panama City this afternoon and we're staying in a cheapo motel until we can check into our condo on the ocean tomorrow.  This place is horrible, lol.  I feel like I'm on a Griswold family vacation.......Dwayne tried to take a pic of the outside of the hotel for me to show you, but it was already after dark when we got that bright idea.

Here we are tucked "safely" in our room....with the .45 close by. :)

How do you like our matching double chins?  lol

On to the Challenge winners!!!!

So far, I've heard from 2 people who met the Challenge by losing at least 10 lbs this month.

Miss Haneefa @ Black Girl Gets Fit lost a total of 12.6 lbs this month...AWESOME!!!!

Larissa @ Weighting For the Fall lost 10.3 lbs. this month and is now in ONEDERLAND!!!!

Congrats ladies!  You will soon be the proud owners of a tacky beach souvenir!

If there is anyone else who hasn't reported in yet, that met their 10 lb. goal, leave me a comment as soon as you can!  I'll be going souvenir shopping soon and I don't want to miss anyone!

Now I want to send out some honorable mentions to some people that may not have met the 10 lb. goal, but still made some great strides during this month and I want to give them some recognition!

Phluffy Princess @ Fighting My Fat Gene finally left the 160's behind forever and is now in the 150's!!!! 

Leslie @ Something Brilliant Is Brewing & Alex @ Adventures of a DONE Girl Named Alex have both made it to ONEDERLAND this month!!!  Great job ladies!!!

Linds @ Ramblings of a Fat Girl made huge strides this month in the 3 Day for the Cure fund raising and training.  She's already logged in 17 miles so far this week....rock it girl!!!

Michelle @ 279 took the leap and joined Weight Watchers just in the last week or so and has already lost over 7 lbs...congrats to her for taking control and making this commitment to her goals!!!

My oldest and dearest friend, Pam @ The Rest of the Journey, left a joking comment at the start of the Challenge that since she couldn't concentrate on hard weight loss right now, due to being pregnant, that she would make her goal to NOT GAIN 10 lbs. this month!!  lol  I'm proud to say that she did very well....her gain was quite minimal...I think less than 2 lbs....so YAY Pam!!  :)

There were a few people that joined my challenge who are already very close to goal (if not already beyond goal..266!!!) and didn't really know if it was reasonable to expect a big 10 lb. loss in a single month.  But they joined anyway, probably more out of friendship to me and wanting to participate in something with their friends, so I appreciate the good nature of them joining in and being part of the team!!!

There are 3 that I can think of off the top of my head (and there may be more!), and they are
Dawne @ 365 Days To A New Me
Sean @ A Daily Diary of a Winning Loser

These 3 have just had super fantastic success and progress on their journeys and inspire the rest of us to no end....giving us hope that we can do it, too!!

Oh...and a big shout-out to Sean for really ramping up his exercise during this challenge....something that he regularly posts about wanting to improve....and has even joined Spinning classes this month, as well as starting riding a bicycle!!  Way to go Sean!

Thank you to every single one of you for joining me in this challenge.  I hope we can do more in the future....I'll have to think of some new ideas and angles that people might be interested in.  If anyone reached a milestone or made big strides in their progress and I somehow missed it, feel free to tell me and I'll post about it!!  This weight loss business is hard work and everyone who puts in the effort deserves the recognition!

I'm going to try and do some more posts this week with pics of us gallavanting around the beach, as well as some of the souvenirs I buy....but so far the internet connection is REALLY BAD....very slow.  We'll see if it gets any better when we get in the condo tomorrow.

Hope everyone is having a nice, relaxing weekend & I'll check back in with you later!!!  :)


  1. Have fun in Panama! I could use a vacation myself.

    I lost 20 pounds this month but I wasn't part of your challenge.

  2. P.S

    You already look like you have a tan.

  3. Have a fantastic time! THANK YOU for hosting this , I really appreciate it.

  4. ack!
    Looks like fayetteville north carolina.
    Good job on keeping protection handy.
    Surprised you went out after dark lol.
    Have fun on your vacay!

  5. I'm so happy for you! Congrats on a much needed break from the day to day!!!
    Loved the challenge---and you are so wonderful in your words for me.
    I feel good---and thank you for the inspiration you give me!

    my best always,
    now get in that condo!!!!


  6. Thanks for the shout out, girl!!!

    I hope you have an amzing time on your vactation! You have SOOOOO earned it!!!

  7. *Tear* Thank you so much for the recognition! I truly enjoyed participating and look forward to future challenges. Miss Haneefa KILLED it! I wanna lose 10 lbs in a month like you big losers! LOL.

    Have fun...I can't wait to hear more about your fun weekend!

  8. Awww...thanks for the mention..mmmuwah!
    Have fun...hope the oil stays away from the panhandle for you!

    BTW...I got the clothes yesterday and am happy to say that it looks like a HUGELY successful box this time (excuse the pun) -- I'll email you about them later - thank you!

    Have fun and behave yourself!

    PS - I love how disinterested Scarlette looks in that picture! LOL

  9. That's a great photo of you guys. Have fun on your holiday. Thanks for the mention. I'm glad I participated as it got my ass in gear. lol!

  10. Have a great time on vacation! And thanks for this awesome challenge! I go on vacation next week so hopefully I won't go too crazy with all the weight I just lost! :)

  11. I hope you have a blast on vacation. Unfortunately I didn't come close to succeeding in the challenge but it was fun anyway. I'm hoping my month of maintenance will be followed by at least an 8 pound loss in May. Wish me luck. ;)

  12. Hi Tammy. So great that you've inspired so many people to make some significant progress this last month. And of course, the overall winner is YOU so I hope you remember to buy yourself something extra tacky ;D

    That place looks scarier than the Bates Motel lol. Hope you were careful in the shower ...

    Bearfriend xx

  13. hey!! have a GREAT vacay.. hopefully the condo is better than the no-tell motel! :)

    I left a prezzie for you on my blog.. give you something to do when you're back home again.

  14. You and Dwayne are so cute together. Have a fabulous vacation!

  15. Congrats to all for losing any weight at all. Hope you have a wonderful time in Panama City. Enjoy!
    hugs, Kathleen

  16. LOL it does kind of look like that motel where the Griswolds stayed!

  17. My husband and I have matching double chins.

    Have fun on your vacation. Looks like you already are!

  18. Hope you have a wonderful vacation! After that hotel just think how much you will appreciate the condo! ha!

  19. just found you --- WOWSERS -- what a journey you've been on!!!!! Keep up the good work. You have made AWESOME accomplishments -- you go girl!