Geez, another three months since I posted last. I'm finished with apologizing for my absence!!
I'm back at square one....AGAIN. Remember all that weight I lost? Yeah, I've found it again...plus some. I really didn't notice the difference until my pants starting getting quite snug. I've been enjoying life, work, TV, and great cooking by Paul and forgot all the important things like exercise, portion sizes, and drinking water. Also, the medications I've been put on in the past year have helped the weight stick back on too.
So, yesterday marked six months until my walk down the aisle, and I weigh more than when I got measured for my dress!! Crap!!! So, I'm taking drastic action. Now that I have an earlier work schedule and no more weekends, I started back at Weight Watchers once again since I can consistently get to meetings again. I've gained 30....yes, 30 pounds....since my last restart....and that was only 4 months ago. I've started the Buff Brides progam with some other gals who are at the six month mark until their weddings too, and I've dragged out all my videos again. I'm committed, and even better, Paul has agreed to follow the WW plan with me even though he won't be going to meetings with me.
For those into details, I'll share some wedding stuff :)
I have everything booked except for ceremony musicians, invitations, and the honeymoon. It is really hard to find nice invitations in my colors! I did get an estimate from one invitation design place and town and have a meeting with another one on Friday. I still have to pick out a veil and shoes, but the dress is ordered, the bridesmaid dresses are taken care of, and the groomsmen tuxes are picked out. Am I within our original budget? I have no idea! Guess I'll need to figure that out :)
To the left is my wedding dress (NOT ON ME!!! The color of mine is Diamond White, although this color is very pretty too) The picture really doesn't do it justice. To the right is the bridesmaid dress (in the exact color except there will be spaghetti straps)
Here are my Save the Date magnets. I wasn't originally going to have these, but with all of Paul's out-of-town relatives, we figured we better. Plus I got an awesome deal from VistaPrint and only paid about $30 for 200. (Ignore the white blurred out part of our last names!) We're sending these along with other pertinent info with holiday cards this year.
Here is a picture of our room we'll be using for the reception. We've picked the Holiday Inn Starlite Room. It really is beautiful and really doesn't need much for decoration. This picture has holiday decor, but it gives you the general idea.
I better get on to exercising before Paul gets home, so I'll share more as soon as I can!
Keeping My Head Above Water
I'm sooooo overwhelmed!! Trying to plan wedding stuff, working a crapload of overtime, getting bills paid, and keeping the fiance entertained is exhausting me. I feel like I just don't have enough minutes in the day, and when I do get a day off, I have to do all the tasks that I've put off because of the lack of time. I sure hope things settle down soon.
As I said in my last post, I did rejoin WW again. How is it going? Oh, it went well for the first two weeks...but then came a big wedding the day before weigh-in, I can't seem to control my urge to munch when I get home, and such good large meals made by the fiance make it tough. But, I'm getting better with fitting in exercise. We joined the gym and Paul loves the pool, so we've been trying to go as soon as I get home after 10-11 hour shifts. After that, it's suppertime, squeeze in a bit of TV, and go to bed. As I said, I just need more minutes in the day or be able to go on less sleep.
Good news! I found my wedding dress!! In my city, there are about 3 main bridal stores...David's Bridal, Interlude, and the French Door. David's has a great variety of plus-sizes, but ugh, none really appealed to me. I found great bridesmaid dresses at Interlude and some cute wedding dresses, but the wedding dresses I liked weren't anywhere near my size (but could be ordered) so I didn't even dare to try one on. I did try on some pretty fugly ones though. I looked at the French Door once because one of the designers I had my eye on was available there...I kept putting off trying on anything because I am so self-conscious. After my mom and I left the place we finally settled on for the reception, she convinced me to go there again. The manager let me browse and decide what I liked, and then she presented me with dresses she thought would look good on me. I found a couple in my size and she found three more that she liked that weren't. She jumped right in the dressing room, practically took my clothes off herself, and helped me get into all the dresses. I looked at the sizes she brought in (one was a size 12!!!) and thought to myself, "How in the world does she expect me to squeeze into that?" Miraculously, I fit into those smaller sizes without a struggle in order to make the right choice. We narrowed it down to the Maggie Sottero Ivy and En Vogue. When I looked at the En Vogue on the rack, I thought I'd HATE it....but that is the one I fell in love with once it was on me. I'd love to show a pic of me in it, but the store didn't allow pictures and she was in the dressing room with me so I could not sneak one. We're ordering it next week after I get paid...the manager said it could take about six months until it's ready, so no waiting to see if I lose some more weight...oh well! If anything, the seamstress can just take it in a bit if I lose a bit.
So, I now have the dress, the reception and ceremony locations down, and the cake baker (already knew my mom's cousin who makes cakes for a living would be the one) determined...now the only huge decisions pressing are the photographer/video and the florist. I'm clueless with these decisions so my mom is going to help me a bit :)
By the way, guess I had my 2nd anniversary of this blog on Monday. I used to be so good at posting...but then some people found out...and I got busy....and well...life happens. I wonder if anybody even reads this anymore since I rarely update! I'll keep trying to update more often, but I can't promise miracles!!
Posted by Ms Gigglepuss
8:10 PM |
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Please Disregard the Mess!!
Yikes, you can tell how long it's been since I've peeked at my blog...I didn't notice the background had disappeared. Luckily I had the header saved...the rest is a little messy, but it'll do for now!
So new news...I'M ENGAGED! I'll spare you all the details, but it happened on June 15th. Our tentative wedding date is May 19th, 2007. We have the ceremony location already figured out (my childhood church), but everything else is still being figured out. I'm so happy and excited...but, I think my mom is a bit more excited about planning than I am :)
Other news: I finally joined Weight Watchers again yesterday. My mom joined along with me, and one of my sisters wants to join as well (although she surely does NOT need it). Holy buckets, I think I've gained almost 25 pounds since my fiance moved in with me. I can't help it...he is such a good cook!! So, I need to make some more time to exercise once again and start watching my portions a bit more closely. I think I'm going to do the Flex plan like last time...although Core could work if I get Pauly to work more fruits and veggies in his meals :) We both could stand to lose some weight, so it'd be good to have some support.
And yes, I promise to blog more often...work has been keeping me busy, but I am finally getting some earlier hours so I'll have some good evening blogtime available!!
Posted by Ms Gigglepuss
2:10 PM |