Vacation does not require anyone to be physically fit. But I can tell you (from experience), travel is a lot less stressful if one is of optimal size and shape. I share this with you because for as long as I can remember, I have always struggled with my weight. For all my accomplishments and proud moments, it is still the one goal that eludes me. But I’m trying. Some of you are battling with this issue and I want you to know, you are not alone. Many people are in your exact same shoes. Shoes that are hard to put on because that requires bending over and well, that can be somewhat of a winded and strenuous affair. But remember, after shedding those extra pounds and inches, you will fit better in an airplane seat. You won’t fear the roller coaster seat belt or restraints, you’ll feel comfortable eating in front of others again and you will want to tear off your clothes and jump into the ocean and so much more. And remember it could be worse you could be struggling with your weight issue and have a camera crew filming you (head to toe) doing among other things…eating. I am not making light of this, but I am hopefully sharing a comforting reminder that if you are dealing with this issue, like I am, then please reach out to a support system and remember, shedding pounds and inches and adopting a healthier lifestyle is not a sprint, it's a winnable marathon. Have a fantastic week!