HA!! NOT EXACTLY TORTURE!! My sweet Mom lives about 3.5 hrs away and i hadn't seen her in over 3 months! I made reservations at an AMAZING B&B...(got to check this out if you're ever in the area www.stardustinn.com ) we had an INCREDIBLE TIME! My Mom is 73, but about as young at heart as they come...and I surprised her with the trip to the lake, and a jet ski rental! She tore the lake up! We had so much fun! A weekend of lake fun, great food, and meeting new folks...it could not have been better! I felt so strong, and I know I'm not even back up to my old strength yet from 6 years ago before I put all of this weight back on. I'm down 33 pounds since the lap band...but this weekend gave me such a boost of fitness motivation! I think I'm going to start watching the scale a little closer...i've been letting it slide, and it's time to pay attention. I've got some plans...AND rode my bike to work this morning...was running late so I rode fast!! It was so fun...and i got there one time!!! Wow...i'm all over the place...so here...some pics from the weekend!!