Posted by: Kimanzi Constable | January 31, 2012

Losing Weight

The mountain we want to climb!

Hello and thank you for visiting our family blog, it’s been amazing to see the response. As we mentioned in a previous post (, it’s definitely a scary and exciting journey. We’ve had so many people ask us: why, how will you afford it, why Hawaii, why not a coastal state and many more questions. We will answer these questions as we continue and start to finalize our plans. Again, thank you to those who have shown tremendous support!

What we want to talk to you about today is weight loss, more specifically, we want to lose a bunch of weight! We (Kimanzi and Tanya) are both over-weight, I want to lose 132 pounds and Tanya wants to lose 80 pounds. We want to lose it for the usual reasons but we also want to be able to go to Hawaii and actual enjoy it.

We don’t want to swim in the ocean, or climb a mountain or just go for a walk and be winded.

A friend of mine was talking to me today about Hawaii and said that they thought $60,000 a year is not enough money to live in Hawaii. It might not seem like it but it depends on what you think “live” means. Does live mean you have a house full of things that you only use three times a year? Does live mean you have cable, Netflix, video games and a bunch of other “stuff”? For us, we have done enough of that kind of “existing”.

It’s like this, at the end of your life will you remember all the “stuff” you had or will you remember all your experiences?

Losing this weight will be healthy for us but more than that, it will help us live a life off of $60,000 a year. We’ll truly enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer because we’ll be in physical shape to enjoy it.

We’re putting this on here because we want you to help keep us accountable, so don’t be shy and call us out if we’re slipping!


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