Saturday, November 14, 2009


A little update, I know its been a while since I last posted.

Last weekend my parents visited from Utica, NY for four days. We went to the Grand Caynon. Went on a mull ride, hiked down three miles and back three miles in the Caynon. It was a great time. From there we went to Claremont, CA to visit my 95 year old aunt who is dieing with Pancreatic Cancer. She was with her nurse and wasn't very responsive. She was always very upbeat, even just two weeks ago. It was sad, that she wasn't more responsive. She did however say she could hear us and was just very tired. We went in the mountains near by, it was beautiful. We came back to Las Vegas that night, yeah lots of driving. The next day, Tuesday, we walked the Las Vegas strip a bit, had dinner at Del Toro at the Palazzo Casino, where I work. I had Tortellini, bread and water. At the higher end places the food is good, but they don't give you as much, which is good for my program. That night we went to Jersey Boys, also at the Palazzo. I didn't realize how many of the songs that I have heard over the radio that they sing. It was a great show.

I have been doing well, keeping to my plan. I weighed in the second week of my weight loss challenge on Tuesday and lost 3lbs in the first week!! I weighed in at 169, the first time I have been under 170lbs since the middle of 2008.

This morning, Saturday, I ran 11 miles with my Team Challenge group. I felt good, although my knees where a little sore. Dec. 6th is the Rock and Roll half marathon here in Las Vegas, I think I am doing well. Been running three to four times a week for about 20 miles a week. Getting closer to my fundraising goal of $1500, I am at $810 right now. I got lucky, the Venetian Foundation, same company as the Palazzo where I work, gave me $250 to support my efforts. That helped a lot. Any support is greatly appreciated- , I know how tough times are right now, but its a great cause and I has really helped me with my training and losing my weight.


Dieting*Dancer said...

Wow, you are doing so well. Congrats on the loss!! Great pictures! I'm sorry to hear about your Aunt.

Keep up the good work =)

cmoursler said...

Great job emmett. It must have been nice to see your parents. My little brother lives in vegas and my parents just went to see him as well. He took them down the strip and also to san diego, which is just gorgeous. I am sorry about your aunt.. I hope she isn't in too much pain and they are managing that well. You look Good.

spunkysuzi said...

Nice pictures! Sorry to hear about your aunt, it's always such a hard thing to see.

Gina said...

Wow, you've been busy! Glad you had a good time with your family. Thanks for sharing those awesome pictures.

Great job sticking to your weight loss plan, and good luck training for the upcoming race!