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Monday, July 21, 2014

So, I am looking forward to a lot of things coming up in my life...

--The wedding will be here before we know it...
--Work is getting more busy which we need and I love...
--I am more excited about Europe then I am my wedding (Shh...) I've never been out of the country besides on a cruise and I am looking forward to it.
--I am exicted to marry my best friend. I love him so much!
--I am excited to try new food and be with him for two weeks exploring some place he has never been. Almost all vacations we have taken, he has been there before.

I am most excited about maintaining my new lifestyle while over there. I will try new foods and not limit myself but I will portion food out and I will definitely get workouts in. I am looking forward to working out in a new places and being active!

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NIMIRRA137 7/22/2014 8:51AM

    It's coming up so quickly! I'm excited for you.

My cousin just got back from his honeymoon to Europe they did a few days at a beach resort in Spain, then went on to Barcelona, Paris and then Italy. So not the same places that you're going but they loved it. They did so much walking that I think you'll be fine with getting workouts in or being active. Europe is the type of place where you walk and site see. I wouldn't worry about your weight too much while there. Enjoy the food but don't go overboard, ya know?

I hope you have a great time there!

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MAGIK0731 7/21/2014 2:04PM

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

This months seems to be a roller coaster ride for me...

Early in the week, I was in a mad dash of stress... Food sucked, working out sucks, life was getting me down and wedding planning was driving me nuts but now


I feel amazing. I worked out yesterday. I am getting stronger with the running and following the C25K program. My final dress fitting did not stress me like I thought it would. My food is on track and work is busy but not so busy I cannot manage it. I feel great!

I feel good. I feel like the running helps me get things into prospective and I cannot wait to go again tonight. I never thought I would be a runner and while I am at a snails pace, I am pushing myself and will call myself a runner.

Today I am 31 pounder lighter then I was one year ago... Slow and steady wins the race right?

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Monday, July 14, 2014

I never imagined being this stressed out so close to the wedding...
We jinxed ourselves with how easy it was in the beginning; even with it being destination. Everything seemed to fall into place for us. We were lucky!


It is chaos. It is hectic and I am losing my mind. Prices keep changing from original contracts, expectations are going down and my insanity level going through the roof.

The only positive I have is through the stress of work and the wedding, I have managed to keep my stress eating away and I will still be getting to the gym this evening.

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SPICEMWE 7/15/2014 9:07AM

    Sorry to hear that things are getting a little chaotic, but I'm proud of you for not stress eating. That can be tough!!

If you have copies of the contracts with prices, show them to the people who are trying to change things. Put your foot down and don't be afraid to enlist help (parents, fiance, bridesmaids, etc.) if you're getting overwhelmed. They're there for you too!


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NIMIRRA137 7/15/2014 8:08AM

    Oh no! Sorry that the wedding is turning so hectic now! Sounds like you're doing good handling the stress. Work out the stress instead of eat it.

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CMCLAIRE 7/15/2014 7:47AM

    Oh bless you, it's really getting to crunch time! Well done for not stress eating - always such a temptation! emoticon

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GRACEGETSFIT 7/14/2014 4:49PM

    You have a great attitude about wedding planning. :) The stress is temporary, but the choices you make have more lasting effects. Good for you for choosing health! :)

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Mistakes but feeling good

Friday, July 11, 2014

I made a few mistakes yesterday after writing my blog...

I went out to lunch after I said I was proud I didn't do it the day before. My lunch was amazing... but not good for me. I had a better meal for dinner but still not great. I did workout after wanting to not all afternoon. I did it though and I felt good about it.

I went on a date last night with FI and he said how amazing I am looking and he loves everything I am doing. He knows my dress fitting is coming up and agreed to go to the gym on Sunday with me even though he fell off the band wagon. He said he would do it for me.

Work has been crazy and wedding stuff is getting worse when I thought it would get better but I am managing to keep the stress down enough to where I don't feel like eating everything.

I am happy... Its been a long time since I can say that. I know I am not close to where I want to be but I am happier and feeling good.



Thursday, July 10, 2014

I had a few non scale victories this week..
My "skinny" jeans fit. They are not my skinny jeans from like high school but I bought them in 2012 and could never button them... never thought to get rid of them. They fit... Almost too loose but they look better than my other jeans.
I bought a large shirt instead of extra large and it fits well.

I have been drinking my 4 bottles of water everyday. This is day 5 of my water intake being where it needs to be.
I skipped going out to lunch yesterday at a place I am known for ordering crap at to eat my tuna over salad with carrots and cucumbers and a yogurt. It is my new favorite lunch!

The scale has not moved but I feel good. I am doing the right thing and if that means it doesn't move, so be it. I am happy!!

Can someone help me pack for my honeymoon? I do not know what to pack for 2 weeks in Paris, London, Amsterdam and Belgium. It says high 82 and low 68.... Big difference to this FL. girl.

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NIMIRRA137 7/10/2014 12:31PM

    Congrats on the NSV! I'm hoping to have one of those with my pair of pants in a few months. I too bought them years ago but couldn't ever button them.

Skipping lunch and sticking with your lunch is a big victory! I think saying no to certain foods can be difficult.

You've probably told me before but where in FL are you at? Even though you probably don't want to over pack, I recommend packing layers for changing temperatures. Plus stuff that can be worn interchangeably multiple days if you don't get it dirty/sweaty.

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