Okay we all know I have been getting ready for the cruise that never came. I was supposed to go on a cruise to the Bahamas with my oldest daughter as a way of showing her how proud I was of her previous year’s grades in school. Due to her poor behavior I took away said cruise. In taking away the cruise I also took away my motivation to lose 30 lbs by June (yes the one that just passed). Next I was going to take a cruise to Cozumel in November but since I am returning to school – boo, I canceled that cruise as well (so fun being responsible). So I had zapped all attempts and motivation to get off my fat ass to lose these damn 30lbs… until, I saw my legs. This summer in this gawdawful heat, I have been attempting and (mostly) succeeding in walking 2 miles a day. I have also been eating salads like crazy, since we eat pretty healthy (truthfully – I feed them healthy and I eat junk) it wasn’t a big transition. Their favorite so far is my grilled chicken caesar salad and my taco salad. We eat them for lunch and a light dinner. I have substituted most soda drinking with cucumber water (surprisingly sweet) and lemon water. So my legs and my stomach have gotten tight over the last month and a half. Today (instead of working) I went thorough all my “skinny” clothes and could fit a lot of them, yea me. So to reward myself, what am I doing @ 12:23 am EST, you ask. Cooking brownies and making ice coffee, I know… I know. Back to planks, treadmills and bicycle crunches in the morning… oh wait, I have been avoiding them too!