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We got back this week from our Happy Place.  Okay, it’s MY happy place.  The rest of the family had moments of magic interspersed with moments of “can we just go back to the room where the wi-fi and AC work?”  Sigh.  Kids!

We’ve passed an important milestone though.  We will never have to take a toddler to Disney World again.  We will be taking her to Disneyland- no worries.  But for the near future there is not a huge family trip on the horizon that would involve taking #OhLucy on a plane cross country.  This pretty  much sums her up right now.   A kind young newlywed groom looked at her with gentle eyes and said, “She’s just amazing!” as she played around the Star Wars props at Darths Mall.

Well.  Ahem.

Amazing is pretty much the best word to describe #OhLucy.  As in… look at her laying on the ground like that, kicking and screaming,  “Nooooooooo, I don’t want to ride Dumbooooooo!”

Isn’t she… Ah-maaaazzzzinnnggg?  Yup.  She sure is.

Dumbo LucyNow for some updates!

Mammogram Report
Remember this post?  The one where I mildly freaked out about turning 40 and having to go in for a mammogram?  I’m happy- relieved, thrilled, celebrating- the report of “normal boobs” that came in the mail yesterday.  Huzzah!  Get yours checked if you are turning 40 this year ladies.  It was gentle and easy an not scary – except for the idea behind it of course.  Worth it though.

Star Wars
Our trip to Walt Disney World was inspired by the annual Star Wars Weekends.  I recapped the Feel the Force experience this week and will most likely do a few other Star Wars related trip reports this week.  If you don’t like Star Wars, this is not the blog you are looking for!  Just kidding- don’t leave me!  Fair warning though, there will be some additional Galactic related posts coming.  I think it’s helpful for people attending this year to get an idea of what to expect, but it’s also a great way for people to research who might be interested in going in the future.  And of course, it helps me remember all the magic if I put it on the internet.

Star Wars Half Marathon goes on sale this week.  EEEEP!  DVC and AP holders will be able to register June 4.  Originally I reported June 3 as the DVC date, but the site has been slightly edited and it appears June 4th is the actual date.  Sorry for getting your hopes up, DVCers.  If it helps any, I fully support you guys getting an extra day jump on the rest of us.  It sounds like an easy perk to add to your membership costs.

Tips Star Wars 1

BIG fail on my part! I let things slip in the preparation for our trip (cut me some slack, I had 4 kids and myself to pack for!)  I am back on track this week but pretty sure I’ll run 95% of my training inside for the foreseeable future.

You see, summer has arrived in Arizona.  It came on fast and hard.  One week we were in the high 80s and low 70s.  The next… BAM.  100+ degree days by 10am.  I’m not complaining, just adjusting.  It’s hot, yo.  Africa hot.  Good thing I have a DVR full of Glee episodes and love my treadmill!

weather Phx

I don’t want to jinx it- weigh in is tomorrow and Tuesday.  But.  I think I have this one.  Phew.  A minor miracle since my workouts and eating plan were hugely interrupted with my trips this month.   I actually came back from Walt Disney World minus 2 pounds- who does that?!  That’s a testament to all the walking we did.  I wish my fitbit was working that week because I’m quite sure I did multiple marathons over the course of the week.   I’ll report back tomorrow or Tuesday on the results of Round 1.

Just a reminder, if you want to play in another game this summer, I have TWO for you to choose from!  And actually, you *can* do both if you want to.  A $30 Big Bet game and a $10 Small Bet for those looking to try things out.  Game kicks off on June 4th and we’d love to have you join us!  Lose 4% in 4 weeks and be ready to rock your 4th of July parties!

how to join Diet Bet

How was your week?  Help me get back on track with my workouts:  whats your best summer weather tip to making sure you get your workout in?

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Sunday 1st of June 2014

Great job on the Diet Bet. A friend of mine did one of those a couple years ago and "won" her money back and some extra. She has done amazing on her weight loss and most of all, kept it off! Glad you enjoyed DL and the story of Lucy and the newlywed is hilarious!


Sunday 1st of June 2014

I think I'll make a little money this round too- fingers crossed for weigh in! Yeah- Lucy. She's something else. LOL Glad I could share the giggle.


Sunday 1st of June 2014

We used to always say that about day in May you wake up and bam! It's summer! I'm realizing it's getting on that time of year around here too where I have to start my long runs at 7am instead of 8am.


Sunday 1st of June 2014

Seriously. It was overnight! lol It's fine- just hanging inside a lot. But if you don't get outside to play by 9am, fugettaboutit.

Lauren @ Lauren's Glass Slipper

Sunday 1st of June 2014

Glad to hear all is well after your mammogram!! Always good news. And way to go on losing 2 lbs at Disney! Beast mode! :0)


Sunday 1st of June 2014

Thank you Lauren! I was pleasantly surprised with the loss. And of course, happy with the mammogram results! phew.