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Old 05-29-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Hello from New England

Hi everyone,

I'm looking forward to our first trip away in ages -- this August! It will be hard to wait.

BTW, can someone reassure me that I won't be the only fat American on the shore/tours ... I am hitting the gym but am also having panic attacks seeing all the bikini-clad hardbodies in the photos so far!

I've been lurking and reading and want to thank everyone who's posted pictures and helpful information, including trip reports -- it really helped me get up the courage to make a reservation (RPRM).

I couldn't be much more psyched!
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The average weight of topless women in PDC is about 380 pounds. It should be illegal.

BTW ... welcome to the forum.
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking forward to our first trip away in ages -- this August!

I couldn't be much more psyched!
Hey, Mama!!

Dontchya be giving that "all those bikini-clad hard bodies" ANY more thought, ya hear?? Yeah... they are there (and usually standing too damn close to me to make my flabby thighs look all the worse), BUT.... there are P L E N T Y of the average, yeah-I'm-packing-some-extra-pounds-but-hey-I-worked-hard-to-get-here!! types there too!! So.... my heartfelt recommendation is to keep hitting the gym if it's making you FEEEEEL good (and yeah... it's good for your physical innards too), but don't put undue pressure on yourself to measure up to any stereo-typical PDC beach person - cuz that person does NOT exist!!

In my opinion, all you need on the beach in Playa to look good is a big for whoever sees you! I was packing a good extra 10 lbs. this past trip (all of which landed between midthigh and lower abs), but all in all, it didn't matter a bit. I was with the man I love and more often than not, also accompanied by peep or peeps from this forum who also have a special place in my heart.
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I'm sick of the Greenpeace people always pushing me back into the ocean!
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking forward to our first trip away in ages -- this August! It will be hard to wait.

BTW, can someone reassure me that I won't be the only fat American on the shore/tours ... I am hitting the gym but am also having panic attacks seeing all the bikini-clad hardbodies in the photos so far!

I've been lurking and reading and want to thank everyone who's posted pictures and helpful information, including trip reports -- it really helped me get up the courage to make a reservation (RPRM).

I couldn't be much more psyched!
Hey Mama...welcome to the nut cage! Really, don't worry about any of that stuff. Just please for me...don't let hubby in a speedo...those are just wrong on so many levels, I can't even start the list!
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Mama, welcome to the forum.
Don't worry 'bout a thing.
There should be a song with that title.
Oh, I think there is.
Have a great time.
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Old 05-30-2008   #7 (permalink)
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You guys are the best!

Thank you so much. I'll be the sandbag wearing the brown one-piece bathing suit. Can't wait to get there and mingle with you all in town.
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Hey mama!!! Welcome and I second what those above me said. Don't worry, be happy...there are plenty of people of all shapes and sizes. And ya know what, it's all about relaxing and having a great time. I'm heading back to Playa in August after being away for almost 2 years, and I can't wait! When are you going in August? Maybe we'll see ya there!

You gotta go and get one of those countdown timers like I have in my message, so that you can see it every time you post and get a little more excited!
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Mama, welcome! From one New englander to another... don't worry about a thing. PDC is very relaxed and has a live and let live attitude. There are all shapes, sizes and flavors.. so not to worry. Mostly, keep working out cause it is good for you!!
Eileen, when are you heading down? Me very jealous!!
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Mama, welcome! From one New englander to another... don't worry about a thing. PDC is very relaxed and has a live and let live attitude. There are all shapes, sizes and flavors.. so not to worry. Mostly, keep working out cause it is good for you!!
Eileen, when are you heading down? Me very jealous!!
I think it was YOUR trip report about Shangri-La that really got me working on our trip! So thanks for that, drewl! We're heading to the Barcelo Maya from August 10-19...9 DAYS!!! Woohoo! Cannot wait!
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Hey mama!!! Welcome and I second what those above me said. Don't worry, be happy...there are plenty of people of all shapes and sizes. And ya know what, it's all about relaxing and having a great time. I'm heading back to Playa in August after being away for almost 2 years, and I can't wait! When are you going in August? Maybe we'll see ya there!

You gotta go and get one of those countdown timers like I have in my message, so that you can see it every time you post and get a little more excited!
Hi Eileen, great idea! I hope it works here. We'll be there around the same time, it looks like! I am super-psyched. I can't wait to see the town and experience an all-inclusive for the first time. Thanks so much for the pep talk! I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to wait until August, to tell you the truth. I am so distracted when trying to work.
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Hi Eileen, great idea! I hope it works here. We'll be there around the same time, it looks like! I am super-psyched. I can't wait to see the town and experience an all-inclusive for the first time. Thanks so much for the pep talk! I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to wait until August, to tell you the truth. I am so distracted when trying to work.
Nice counter mama... oh, and you are now super sunk. Cause this site is addicting.. remember not to overbook your trip.. and also remember that you will be in the tropics, so tropic time applies.. but it's all good and don't worry about a thing.
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Hi Eileen, great idea! I hope it works here. We'll be there around the same time, it looks like! I am super-psyched. I can't wait to see the town and experience an all-inclusive for the first time. Thanks so much for the pep talk! I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to wait until August, to tell you the truth. I am so distracted when trying to work.
Yep, it worked! So what's the name of your resort? I don't know 'em by the initials as a lot of people here do! So yeah, it looks like we'll be there at the same time, which is excellent. And drewl's advice is good...we always try to get off the resort for a few runs into town and maybe one or two snorkeling excursions, but mainly we just try to chill, relax on the beach, drink, eat, and repeat. This time, we're very interested in getting down to Tulum and Akumal. Then again, we may just lie on the beach! Whatever moves us!
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Nice counter mama... oh, and you are now super sunk. Cause this site is addicting.. remember not to overbook your trip.. and also remember that you will be in the tropics, so tropic time applies.. but it's all good and don't worry about a thing.
I'm a big fan of the rinse and repeat!! Tulum is worth the trip, and it's not far.. also the beach there is great!
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Old 05-30-2008   #15 (permalink)
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I wish we had more than three nights, but that's all the babysitting the grandparents can handle. We're staying at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya -- which sounds awesome, although I suspect we are more in-town-hotel people than resort people. I just couldn't resist the allure of drink service by the pool. Next time maybe we'll strike out on our own for hotels. Because I can tell there WILL be a next time!

We are hoping to do the Yucatreks Tulum & Beyond tour, even though it will take up a whole day and we have only two full days, because it will get us out of the resort and doing things we might not do otherwise. Sounds awesome.

Then there's a day to lounge around in the sun!

I am having trouble not starting to pack my bag now.
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